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Ookami Taki
http://www.fanstory.com/ookami_taki
Location: USA
Gender: Female
Born: I plead the Fifth.
Interests: Family. God. The Craft of Writing. Crafts in general. Laughing. A lot. No, really -- a LOT!
Member: Standard
Joined: October 2014
INFORMATION
Lifelong student of the craft of writing and lover of well-placed words. I'm always interested in talking about writing and sharing resources that help writers grow.

FYI: Ookami Taki is a pen name based on an interpretation of my real name into Japanese.
FAVORITE QUOTE
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. -Albert Einstein
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Ookami Taki: One of the funny things about moving right before the holiday season: getting those free return address labels from organizations soliciting donations - and knowing that the address on them is kaput. I wonder if they can hold notes on the refrigerator.
November 15, 2014 at 8:16PM
    rosehill (Wendy): Not sure about the fridge use, but you don't have to feel guilty about not donating.
    November 16, 2014 at 3:09PM

Ookami Taki: I am moving and still trying to keep up with writing/blogging demands so I'll be off and on for a couple of weeks. I do stop in and read a little but I really want to spend quality time on reviews, so I'll pick that back up asap. Miss you!
November 12, 2014 at 3:58PM
    michaelcahill: Miss your reviews, even though you tell the truth. Hahaha!
    November 13, 2014 at 4:23AM

Ookami Taki:
November 7, 2014 at 11:41PM
    michaelcahill: Very lovely and truthful.
    November 8, 2014 at 12:00AM

Ookami Taki: Sorry I'm not around so much right now, but I'm mediating a love/hate relationship my vulnerable WIP is having with a sleek but demanding red pen.
October 30, 2014 at 1:36PM
    Ookami Taki: ...and NaNoWriMo. Must... write...
    November 3, 2014 at 9:53AM

Ookami Taki: I've compiled some tips and essays to help tackle some basic/intermediate craft-tightening techniques. I affectionately call it, "From Weak to WoW!" If anyone would like a copy, send me a PM, and I can either email it or send a link to a direct download according to your preference. Please do not list private email addresses here, just for privacy's sake. For more experienced writers, it's a good refresher. For those who may be starting out or feel like they need a little more to work on, it could help a lot.
October 28, 2014 at 10:40PM
    Ookami Taki: Here is the page to download. It is available in PDF, docx, rtf, and txt. Please let me know if a different format is better for you. Happy Writing!
    http://ookami.bekajoth.com/fwtw.htm
    October 28, 2014 at 11:11PM
    michaelcahill: This is a most helpful article. Thank you very much. Jam packed with useful information.
    October 28, 2014 at 11:25PM
    Ookami Taki: Dig in and enjoy! And pass it on :)
    October 29, 2014 at 12:37AM
    TAB_that's me: This is a very impressive document with wonderful tips. Just read a few pages but saved it so I can refer back to it! Thanks so much.
    October 29, 2014 at 12:09PM
    gypsycaravan: Thanks so much for sharing all this terrific information. I appreciate you taking the time to compile and share it. This is FanStory at its best.
    October 29, 2014 at 1:47PM
    rama devi: Ditto what Gypsycaravan said! Thanks!
    October 30, 2014 at 4:45PM
    Lovinia: Thank you. I love your spirit of community. Welcome to FS.
    October 30, 2014 at 9:48PM

Ookami Taki: To NaNo or not to NaNo; that is the question. This is my 8th year, so I guess I should do it just for tradition's sake. Or just because writing is da bomb-diggity!
October 28, 2014 at 7:02PM
    William Walz: Reminds me of my favorite movie from the thirties: Na No Nanette
    October 28, 2014 at 7:07PM

Ookami Taki: When we raise the bar, it doesn't make our writing bad, but it should drive us out of our comfort zones to reach a new standard. If we had good writing in the past, it's still good. We've just realized we can do better. And we can always do better.
October 28, 2014 at 2:25PM
    William Walz: Raising the bar doesn't help a heck of a lot. Going to the bar gets my juices flowing like nothing else. I always end up a sadder Budweiser man.
    October 28, 2014 at 2:56PM
    Ookami Taki: Can you hear me groan from here? That is such a bad pun that it's good, lol.
    October 28, 2014 at 4:30PM

Ookami Taki: I used to think the human brain was the most fascinating part of the body. Then I realized, well, look what's telling me that. -- Emo Phillips
October 28, 2014 at 12:27AM
    michaelcahill: Hahahaha!!! That is the wittiest thing I've heard all year!
    October 28, 2014 at 2:12AM

Ookami Taki: An amateur practices something until he gets it right. A professional practices until he can't get it wrong! -Unknown
October 25, 2014 at 7:53PM

Ookami Taki: You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books. You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, you shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself.
― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
October 23, 2014 at 12:58AM
    Genya: Hi and just wanted to welcome you to fan story. There are some amazing people here. Looking forward to reading more of your work. Genya
    October 23, 2014 at 12:01PM
    rjpurdy: I too would like to welcome you Ookami. Our conversation has piqued my interest and I hope to know you better. ~Peace & Grace~ Rod
    October 23, 2014 at 8:43PM
    Ookami Taki: I'm glad to get acquainted with you all too. I've been in a very dry spell where writing is concerned, and finding FS has fanned the flames again. Thanks for the warm welcomes! :D
    October 23, 2014 at 9:07PM
    LoannaLois: Welcome! This is a place filled with talent and helpfulness. I have met and have kept dear friends now. Blessings!
    October 25, 2014 at 6:34PM
    Drew Delaney: Welcome my new friend. I love the Life Long Student of the craft. Same goes for me.
    October 27, 2014 at 12:55AM

 
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