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Hayyim: The Living Planet
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This community is members-only. It is a place for me to explore the ideas involved creating the world concept for my first science fiction novel - a world where humans arrive on a planet inhabited by elemental shapeshifters. If you would be interested in reading postings about this book and/or would like to be involved in my creative process in writing it - giving feedback, offering suggestions, perhaps acting as a member of a reading focus group - apply to join this community and I'll add you as a member for such postings.

A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others. - Leo Rosten

This community is friends-only. If you'd like to join it, please:

1. Click "join here" above and then
2. Leave a comment in the "Welcome" entry and let me know the following. All comments will be screened.

- Who are you?
- How do we know each other? (Do we play an online RPG together? Do we know each other from high school or college?)
- How did you find my journal? (Did someone direct you my way because they thought we'd get along? Do we share common interests and you thought you'd like to see my views on them? Did you read a posting I put up on a community board or one of your LJ friend's journals?)

(Oh, and feel free to tell me how much you adore me and/or my writing style in general...I love those kinds of comments!)

And because it's only fair to show you a bit of text to help you decide if you'd be interested, here's a teaser:

Once upon a time we are told that life began for our ancestors on a planet that no longer exists, long ago eaten up by their sun as it aged and grew into a brilliant red giant. Even while the original Terrans raced to find a way to escape the hastening demise of their home, the force of our sun’s expanding rays coaxed life to spring up on our own sphere. Known by those escaping a dying world as a mere moon circling our lovely ringed sister planet, Galil, these refugees named our home Hayyim, because when they first arrived it seemed to them the very globe itself was alive.