aka J. Deschene

  • I live in Boston, MA
  • I was born on September 10
  • My occupation is Director
  • I am Female
  • Jdeschene

    There is a certain quality that's shared by the stories that scare me the most.  The problem is that this quality is difficult as hell to describe.  It's kind of a "darkness beyond language."  I'm not sure if I could say it better than that.

    Does anybody else have a feeling like this?  Can anyone else relate to this?

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  • Jdeschene

    I'm seeing a lot of people try to justify bad or lazily written stories with statements like, "I just wrote it because I was bored," or "This was just" this or "only" that.  If that's the case for the story you wrote, great.  None of that means you should post what you wrote to the wiki.

    What you post in a proper wiki article, as opposed to the Writer's Workshop, should be the best representation of your work that you can create at that moment.  A story that's ready for a permanent spot on the wiki will have taken effort to create, and probably at least a couple of drafts.  Devaluing your own work with statements like the ones I've mentioned is a great way to keep others from caring about it.  If someone comments on your story with suggesti…

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  • Jdeschene

    I was talking to recently about where different writer's minds naturally go. I find the subject fascinating because it's a little glimpse into people's different lives and realities.

    In light of this, I thought I'd conduct a little experience. Complete the following scenario. The exact number of words and level of detail you use is entirely up to do. All I ask is that you DON'T look at anyone else's response until you've made yours:

    The sound was coming from behind the door. It sounded like _____. Slowly, she opened it, and _____.

    I am really excited to see your responses!

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  • Jdeschene

    One Hundred!

    June 15, 2020 by Jdeschene

    You guys!  I did a thing!

    What it Looks Like marks my 100th story on the wiki!

    I feel like I need to thank everyone who's read and supported my work so far. You support me even when you criticize me because it helps me to be better. This community is a great one and I'm extremely grateful for it.

    I'm sure I've got at least 100 more in here somewhere, so stay tuned! Thanks again!

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  • Jdeschene

    I've always been fascinated by the subject of recurring nightmares.  There has to be a reason that they keep recurring, right?  Below are some recurring nightmares I've had at different periods throughout my life.  Feel free to use them as inspiration, and tell me some of your recurring nightmares.

    ETA: If you do use anything below as inspiration, no need to ask in advance, but please let me know when you're done!  I want to see what you came up with!

    When I was very young, somewhere between 2 and 4 years old (yes, it's rare to have memories from those ages, but I swear I do) I would have the same dream almost every night.  It would always start with me sitting in the back seat of my mother's car.  The car was parked outside of my grandmothe…

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