Celise Downs

YA Hiatus

October 3, 2014 | Writer Moment,Writing Movements

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted on this blog. For the time being, I’ve decided to take a hiatus from writing YA to try my hand at writing adult romance.

Posted by Celise Downs @ 10:41 pm | Criticisms

Pickin’ up the pencil

March 5, 2014 | Book One,Draven Atreides,Draven Atreides, Teenage Informant Series,Revision Heaven,The 4-1-1 on Me,Writer Moment

It’s been a long-ass time since I’ve posted on here. I haven’t worked on anything new in a few years and therefore had nothing to say.

But I’m happy to say that I’ve picked up the pencil again and have started to edit Book One in the DA series.

I got inspired to change up the series a little bit and now I need to go back and change some things. I want to give it more of a journal look and have the focus of Draven’s assignments be more about what got her into the Y.I.D (Youth Informant Division) in the first place.

Postings will go up on the Draven Atreides site soon.

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The Fiction Project 2013

November 8, 2013 | Art House Co-op,Book One,Draven Atreides, Teenage Informant Series,The 4-1-1 on Me,The Fiction Project,Writer Moment,Writing Miscellany

After 2 years, Art House Co-Cop brought back The Fiction Project2013 and gave me a second chance to be creative. This time, I actually participated. And here’s the finished product.

Still running with the Draven Atreides theme (since that’s my latest WIP, even though I haven’t worked on it in a while), it contains the Prologue from Book One. I then gave it to my niece (who’s the inspiration behind the character and whose pics you see throughout) and allowed her to get creative. This time, I wanted the text to be written out and gave her a couple of pics to use, but overall, I allowed her some creative license and this was the result. I hope when it goes on tour that it’ll get checked out a lot. One day, I hope to actually create a product that can be digitized.

Front Cover

Front Cover

Inside Front Cover

Inside Front Cover

Random story page

Random story page

Draven's Profile

Draven’s Profile

The Contract

The Contract

Tykota Blackhawk

Tykota Blackhawk

Draven's Badge

Draven’s Badge

CSA

CSA

TOP SECRET!

TOP SECRET!

Author Info

Author Info

Side view

Side view

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The Sketchbook Project 2013: Prompt #16

August 13, 2013 | Draven Atreides,Draven Atreides, Teenage Informant Series,The Sketchbook Project 2013

I’m participating in The Sketchbook Project 2013. The theme is Narrative and the title is “Things I Write About.” The stories in this little book are inspired by the writing prompts from “642 Things to Write About Journal” by San Francisco Writer’s Grotto. Each prompt, written on one page, will be followed by a colorful envelope glued to the back of the page. Each envelope will contain a story based on the prompt written on lined paper, an index card, a scrap sheet of paper, or even a Post-It note. Who knows? The contents will be a surprise for whomever reads it. Each week, I will post a prompt until my little book has been filled.

About the project: The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project where participants from all walks of life are sent a sketchbook and have until January 15th to fill the pages and return it for inclusion in a traveling exhibition and permanent collection at The Brooklyn Art Library. Anyone – from anywhere in the world – can participate in the project.

LOLLIPOP

My best friend Poe is addicted to root beer flavored Dum-Dum lollipops. She carries a handful of them in her big ‘ol purse and I never really see her without one. She’s either talking around it, sucking on it, chewing on it, or using it to make a point when she’s talking to us.

It drives Rico ca-ra-zy. LOL. One time, she accidentally popped him on the cheek with the candy side. LOL. He said something in Puerto Rican (probably cuss words) and threatened to poke out her eyes with the stick and shove it down her throat.

I’m pretty sure he was just kidding.

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The Sketchbook Project 2013 Prompt #15:

August 9, 2013 | The Sketchbook Project 2013,Writing Movements

I’m participating in The Sketchbook Project 2013. The theme is Narrative and the title is “Things I Write About.” The stories in this little book are inspired by the writing prompts from “642 Things to Write About Journal” by San Francisco Writer’s Grotto. Each prompt, written on one page, will be followed by a colorful envelope glued to the back of the page. Each envelope will contain a story based on the prompt written on lined paper, an index card, a scrap sheet of paper, or even a Post-It note. Who knows? The contents will be a surprise for whomever reads it. Each week, I will post a prompt until my little book has been filled.

About the project: The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project where participants from all walks of life are sent a sketchbook and have until January 15th to fill the pages and return it for inclusion in a traveling exhibition and permanent collection at The Brooklyn Art Library. Anyone – from anywhere in the world – can participate in the project.

THANK YOU

Shannon’s mother must’ve had one too many margaritas thinking I would be interested in reading about trolls with big feet and pointy ears. But I had to send the woman a thank you note.

No problemo.

Dear Grandma,

Thank you so much for giving me THE HOBBIT for my birthday. I really loved reading about Bilbo Baggins and his A-MAZING adventure. That Gollum creature sure was freaky! My best friends have been trying to get me to read that whole series forEVER. Now I can tell them I started from the beginning. Thanks again.

Love you,
Draven

The movies are long enough. Forget reading the friggin’ books!

642 Prompt: Your grandmother gave you a book that you refuse to read. What’s the book? Write a thank-you note to your grandmother, pretending that you read it.

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