carlianwhately, The Reader

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Carlianwhately, at various times in his life, has worked as a high-school speech team coach, newspaper advertiser, hospital emergency manager, investigator, and funeral home assistant.  Born in Ohio, grew up in Iowa, and spent the majority of his time working in Nebraska.  He currently resides in the Midwest with his wife and son.  Carlianwhately enjoys writing short fiction and is busy at work on a series of urban fantasy novels.  His next story will be published this April in an anthology by TANSTAAFL PRESS.

Recent Posts

Darth Maul: A disappointment on 12/10/2017 7:39:57 PM

I’m glad that I was not the only one disappointed.  I did like the idea of mirroring Obi-Wan’s abilities with the old samurai stories that inspired Lucas.  I however felt the creative team could have done this so much better with Maul’s ending.  It felt rushed and cheap when it should have been more epic.  

Introducing Myself on 12/7/2017 3:30:12 PM

Welcome to the site.  I'm new here too.  Hopefully you will have a similar positive experience!  Good luck with your writing!

I think I'm getting the hang of it! on 12/6/2017 9:12:31 PM

First off, thanks to everyone who has been helpful during my first couple of days on here.  I've been having a great time reading your stories and learning the system.  Tonight I sat down and started drafting out my first actual story.  It is going to be a modern crime thriller with a side of urban fantasy.  I'm going to keep it simple but allow room for growth.  The goal is to work on it at the same time as two simple children stories for my extended family.  Anyways, I really appreciate this site and hope to get to know you all better through your stories and forum posts.

what does warden mean? on 12/6/2017 9:04:00 PM

So it is like being sorted into Hufflepuff?  Crap...

New Author Checking In on 12/6/2017 4:19:34 PM

Thanks.  I figured that was the case but felt the need to clarify.  

New Author Checking In on 12/6/2017 4:10:03 PM

What happens when something gets unpublished?  Does the story go away completely or just revert back to a "still in works" status on the writer's page?

My Nervous Newbie Introduction on 12/6/2017 12:11:14 PM

I’m also new to the site.  So far, I like it here.  I hope you continue to have a positive experience.  Good luck with your writing!

New Author Checking In on 12/6/2017 12:05:19 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice welcome to this site!  It will be fun to read your work and share my stories.  

New Author Checking In on 12/4/2017 3:04:08 PM

That was totally the impression I got from Twine.  I was surprised that during my search for CYOA that I kept finding stuff like that instead of a simple way to tell a story.  Don't get me wrong, I really am intrigued about the options that can enhance a storygame.  I love the idea of "bells and whistles" but I'm afraid that I'll go too far down the rabbit hole tinkering with them.  Right now I'm lucky that I can fully devote my time to being an author.  I've spent the better half of the last decade researching and drafting.  It is great to finally have the time to dedicate to my dream.  In one year of serious commitment, I can now be proud to say that I've accomplished my goals.  I don't want to lose the momentum!

Was there more shit posting on this site then now? on 12/4/2017 2:55:57 PM

All I know is that I will try my damnedest to never again piss off a Thundercats fan.