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Cal MacDonald

Freelance Creative Writer & Editor

1985

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Freehand Freelance Art &Wood Design - Gave 1 kudo
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Freehand Freelance Art &Wood Design - Gave 1 kudo
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Cal MacDonald - Updated status
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Laura Masciangelo - Over 30 days ago
Great Stuff! keep it going.
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
Thanks...will try...been co-authoring a work with a friend online the last few days and working on one of my own stories that seems to have a plot that I can't figure out where to go with ...go figure...story of my writing career...it's quite frustrating at times...
Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "Fan-fiction, Fan-fiction, Fan-fiction, posts for FB page, Fan-fiction...yep that's what I'm doin' today!! lol"
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Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "Fan-fiction, fan-fiction, fan-fiction...trying to write a war in a story of mine that is based in the Twilight Universe...such fun this is because from experience with my bandam stories I've learned that you never choreograph a fight scene you just let the story lead itself and you create as it comes. It's not the easiest tactic at times but is sure is loads of FUN!! This is the work that is nearly finished. Just a couple more chapters to go and there will be completed story to post on the fan-fiction website that I post my stories on. Hooray for that!! Once it's done then as always it will be on to another story!! Love, love, love, love to WRITE!!!"
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Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "Working on fan-fiction at this point and trying to create a short story for a job offer as well. It's coming along...haven't written a short story in a long time so this will be an interesting change of pace for me. I'm rather enjoying it. And of course have the movie Thor playing in the background, can't find better inspiration than that! Love Thor!"
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Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "Working on posts for the FB page, plan do some real writing later this evening as I try to get some chapters written to post on the fan-fiction website where my fan-fiction is posted and quite popular. Need to post new chapters there badly as it has been awhile since I did so."
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Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "About to start writing on my fan-fiction again...it's so much fun and I still have a story based upon a dream I had to be thinking about as well. I'm nearly finished with a fan-fiction work based in the Twilight Universe and if I didn't think there'd be trouble about copyright issues I'd sure post it up for those here to read. It's been so much fun working on it and now it's come down to the last couple chapters...a true finished piece even though I'm sure I'll go back and tweek it a million times for no story is ever actually finished. Time for music and writing...of course I'm always around if anyone has questions or wishes to chat. ;~))"
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Cal MacDonald - Added portfolio item
Living Tapestry of Champions is a article of sorts that I wrote to use as a post on the FB page I manage. It was very well recieved. It's meant to be informative to a point but creative and meaningful as well. ENJOY!!
Over 30 days ago -
Writing portfolio item
Tosh - Over 30 days ago
Nice work ;o) Hope you've had a creative and productive week so far. Peace my friend ;o)
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
Thanks I have to a point, been working on a short story for a possible job from here. And also working on my fan-fiction as always and posts for the FB page I manage. It's always productive for me in one way or another. Same to you.
Tosh - Over 30 days ago
That sounds nice and rewarding.
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
It is I enjoy it anyway and that is what is important.
Tosh - Over 30 days ago
You are exactly right...expressing our imaginations is a beautiful thing. Keep up the great job Cal!! Peace n HUGS
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
Thanks and you as well.
Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "Worked on daily posts for the facebook page I manage most of the afternoon. Now though, it's time for me to start working on fan-fiction, my stories mainly the one that has been going so smoothly that is based in the Lord of the Rings universe but also a couple others based in the Twilight universe. So much fun!! Who knows I might even put on some music or maybe a good movie in the background. Music has always been a mood-setting tool and also an inspiration for my writings whether it be poems, stories or even posts. Love music..."
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Janet Bradley - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Three cheers to a horse loving fan my sister in heart! Animals and nature rule!!!" to Cal MacDonald
Over 30 days ago -
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
Yes very much a horse racing fan...it is what the page I manage on Facebook is dedicated to...honoring all of the champions of the Sport of Kings...their stories are important and I love doing that sort of research and writing about their stories.
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Cheers to you and your love of the chase, keep on keeping it well and alive! Much applause to you and your love!
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, if you're on FB, the link to the page I manage is in my profile here, you're welcome to come join and learn about all the great champions of the Sport of Kings.
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Thank you Cal! Im working on it!!!!! Yaaaa Seabiscuit !!!
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
Seabiscuit has quite a legacy...as do many others...currently I'm sitting here at home wearing a California Chrome Tshirt so yeah...I got ya!! lol
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blame/553829637988346 there's the link again just in case...
Cal MacDonald - Added portfolio item
This poem begins from the bottom of the page. It is meant to be read from bottom to top. The lines do not begin and end at the same points to help the reader visualize a staircase leading upward to the Upstairs Room. This is one of my own original works. Enjoy!
Over 30 days ago -
Poem Writing portfolio item
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
This is beautiful Cal, I love your ingenious creative flair!!!!
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
Thank you very much, I enjoyed writing that one. It has actually become part of a family cookbook, or the opening to one anyway.
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
I want to post my fan-fiction or some of it here but I'm not sure I want to risk the copyright stuff being as fan-fiction is written using already set characters and worlds and I don't want trouble in that sense. Not sure just the basic disclaimer statement that is allowed on fan-fiction story sites will work here...
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Yes, I would definitely be careful of that, there are predators everywhere!!!!
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
Yes there are for sure...this world gets crazier by the day.
Freehand Freelance Art &Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
Very visual, very well painted with words
Cal MacDonald - Modified profile
Upgraded to a Basic membership.
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Tosh - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Lovely writing skills, Cal. Keep up the awesome job." to Cal MacDonald
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Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
Thank you so much. I spend a lot of time figuring out the craft of writing...now if I could just get my account here upgraded and get busy...I am looking forward to seeing if this freelance business is for me. I so love to write. I also want to add more to my portfolio, as in maybe the first chapter or so of one of my stories and such.
Tosh - Over 30 days ago
I understand about the freelanced thing, all of artist and writers look for that extra work that brings complete satisfaction to us. I really like this site for the other artist and writers I have met here.. always some good advice going around and a lot of encouragement. Peace and Create on my friend and thanks for stopping by to see my portfolio. I look forward to more of your writings.
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, yes as soon as I can find 3 extra dollars this week I'll be upgrading my account and adding to my portfolio so please let's keep in touch. Finally, I've found someone on here that will chat with me. Thanks for the encouragement, I really needed it. ;~))
Tosh - Over 30 days ago
You're very welcome. Have a nice week.
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
You do so as well and as always...keep writing!!
Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "Worked some on LOTR fan-fiction, and some on others in other universes. Still toying with the idea that was given to me via a dream, it's still on paper and nothing solid. The LOTR story is still coming along quite smoothly with lots of action-packed and tense moments. Loving it!!"
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Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "Working on Lord of the Rings fan-fiction story again...such fun! Plan to upgrade my account here this week so I can start accepting jobs...really need the extra experience and of course the money as well...don't we all. Hope everyone is having a stellar Friday...enjoy the weekend, I know I'm going to. ;~))"
Over 30 days ago -
Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "Worked some more on the fan-fiction story that is based in the Lord of the Rings universe tonight. It's coming along nicely. Also been working, on paper, writing down the details of a dream I had the other night. I think it may work itself into something of a fantasy tale of sorts once I can manage to expand it some. Such fun!!"
Over 30 days ago -
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
It's the characters for this new fantasy tale I may be in the middle of that are going to be the most difficult as in the dream, they were rather vague. Oh well just more details for me to create and play with. ;))
Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "Worked on a fan-fiction story that is based in the Lord of the Rings universe. It's one that myself and friend are working together as co-authors on. It's turning out real nice, but I'm not quite sure I'm ready to post it anywhere to be read or seen, unless there's someone out there who might want to read it or something. It's been a productive either way and that is what is most important...at least to me."
Over 30 days ago -
Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "In case anyone on here hasn't noticed, I enjoy conversation even if it's just with myself. I don't mind comments or questions. I will answer any and all that I feel comfortable answering. I also don't mind having new friends online or even new Betas. I love to learn from others, it makes me a better person. I may not have as much experience as most people on this site, but where I lack experience I make up for it in heart and the willingness to try. I've always been that way. I didn't go to school to become a writer I chose to try it and found out that I liked it. I've been learning the craft ever since and it has helped me through the toughest time in my life and it still helps me to cope with that loss even today. I won't apologize for being me, but I'm not one to back down from effort either."
Over 30 days ago -
Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "Writing daily posts for my FB page most of today. I think though I'm about to start working on my other projects for a bit...see if I can get some chapters written for my fan-fiction stuff. Looking to hopefully catch up with my Beta at some point and get some advice and bounce some ideas. Yes, for all those that are wondering, I have a couple of good friends that are writers and we like to be involved in the ideas for each other's projects...go figure...we've written a lot of really cool stuff that way. Love my Betas...they are awesome!!"
Over 30 days ago -
Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "I would post the link to my fan-fiction writings here as well if I thought they would be of interest to anyone. Of course none of the posted writings are finished all are still in progress and I've been told that writing fan-fiction is the best way for a writer to hone their craft, besides the fact that it's so much FUN!! I don't mind posting the link to a couple of them if someone is interested. Just leave a like or a comment....:)"
Over 30 days ago -
Cal MacDonald - Over 30 days ago
https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2671689/ here is the link to the fan-fiction site where several of my fan-fiction stories are posted. They have quite the following but might I remind those that want to read them that fan-fiction is written using already set characters and worlds so even though the story lines may be different the characters, worlds and such all are copyrighted and belong to the original artist or writer who created them. So please please don't steal. I am very careful to be sure that I credit those that have copyright to the characters and such that are used in my writings as per the fan-fiction websites policies and so far I have had no problems with my works. Feel free to read and enjoy. Thanks.
Cal MacDonald - Updated status
Said "Just finished posting for the 2nd time the story of Pan Zareta to the facebook page I manage after being requested to do so by several of its followers. It's funny, I am always getting requests for particular posts about certain horses, I call them fan-favorite posts and apparently the story of Pan Zareta is a fan favorite. The story of Nearco has also made its rounds on the page as well with at least two or three postings since it was posted the first time. I've also now been asked to post regularly on a group page on facebook that is dedicated to the stallion and sire Sadler's Wells. So I do post there some now as well. The crowd on that page is all from Australia and so my posts there are well liked as they don't get much news of American racing over there. So much fun. Love, love, love to be writing! It's my way of being set free!"
Over 30 days ago -
Cal MacDonald - Added portfolio item
Full-length One Act Play that I wrote also for Advanced Playwriting Class in college. This work has full copyright and is waiting for a staged reading to be performed so that I can go for full publication.
Over 30 days ago -
Script Writing portfolio item
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About Me:
I am an avid horse racing fan. I enjoy reading and learning about the horses and their stories. I love to write stories, mostly of a science-fiction nature. I post regularly my own work based in the genre of fan-fiction on a fan-fiction website. I manage my own page on Facebook dedicated to the stories of horse racing, mostly posting about the horses and the stories that have given the Sport of Kings its rich history. I love to read but spend most of my free time writing or brain storming for my next story. I love animals, good movies, and good music of all genres. Most of all though, I love to write and all of the tasks that go along with it. For those interested in the facebook page I manage the link is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blame/553829637988346
Location
Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States