Penname: shadesmaclean [Contact] Real name: Scott
Member Since: 12/08/10
Membership status: Member
Bio:

aliases: Shades MacLean, Scoot the Ko’An, Neko-Sen’nin
(in case you should run into me elsewhere in cyberspace)

interests: the 3 R’s, Reading, Writing and Rock & Roll

hobbies: writing, walking, video games, designing sigs/avatars and Winamp skins

Shadesmaclean is a college graduate who has been writing since high school. Currently working on the Tradewinds series...

Okay, okay, that last part read way too much like the beginning of a bestselling author’s bio, so let’s get real. I’ve been making up stories since I was a kid, and have been writing since I was in middle school. I wrote a couple books in high school… that never saw the light of day and never will, and the world’s probably a better place for it. In college I co-wrote the Book of Hondo with several friends’ collaboration, and later several short stories. In recent years, I’ve turned my attention to something that started in high school.

…Though it might be more accurate to say that it started way before that. When I was a kid, especially in middle school, I had several friends that I used to role-play with— nothing fancy, no profile sheets, no dice, no sourcebooks, hell, I didn’t even know what D&D was back then— my friends making up their own characters within a certain world, and me making up scenarios and other characters along the way. Much of the series I’m currently writing, Tradewinds, is loosely based on the world(s) of The Adventure (as we used to refer to it), adapted and written for an older audience. This is the third “incarnation” of the series, rewritten from scratch, with older drafts only serving as notes, and I can only hope it does justice to all my old friends’ imagination and the sense of adventure we shared at school and playing out in the woods when we were kids.

But enough about me, this place is really more about the writing than the writer. I just hope this shed some light on where I’m coming from when I’m at the keyboard.


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Stories by shadesmaclean
Summary:

Wherein an alliance ends in betrayal, and the betrayed try to face the fallout without having a falling out of their own…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adventure, Angst, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Supernatural
Warnings: Death, Graphic Violence, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 33 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 40930 Read Count: 2512
[Report This] Published: 07/03/11 Updated: 08/04/11
Summary:

Wherein our intrepid adventurers face unknown perils as they challenge the twisted depths of the Harken Building…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Supernatural
Warnings: Death, Graphic Violence, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 39 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 55705 Read Count: 2076
[Report This] Published: 05/25/11 Updated: 07/02/11
Summary:

Wherein Justin meets another fellow wanderer, Max and Shades risk a dangerous new escape plan, and the pieces begin to fall into place…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Supernatural
Warnings: Graphic Violence, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 23856 Read Count: 460
[Report This] Published: 05/08/11 Updated: 05/24/11
Summary:

Wherein two new friends make the most of Away From Home Syndrome, while an old friend fights for his very survival…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Adventure, Angst, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Graphic Violence, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 37210 Read Count: 797
[Report This] Published: 04/14/11 Updated: 05/07/11
Summary:

Wherein Shades must cope with being all alone, trapped in a life that’s been hollowed out, placing one foot in front of the other, but with each step he takes he can feel himself falling…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17569 Read Count: 378
[Report This] Published: 04/01/11 Updated: 04/13/11
The Road Trip by shadesmaclean Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Past Featured Story

Asleep at the wheel… It really seemed that night that we could have driven right off the face of the earth, and I believe we did, in a way.


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Suspense
Warnings: Death, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11344 Read Count: 1045
[Report This] Published: 03/25/11 Updated: 03/31/11
Summary:

Wherein a certain young man takes a wrong turn on his way home from work one night, the tale of his last day on Earth…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 27 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 35125 Read Count: 722
[Report This] Published: 02/24/11 Updated: 03/24/11
Summary:

Wherein our castaway crew finally leave the Isle of Paradise. Just not the way they expected. Once some doors are opened…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Graphic Violence, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20349 Read Count: 681
[Report This] Published: 02/02/11 Updated: 02/23/11
Summary:

Wherein Max gets an unexpected visitor, and word of the outside world, an account of smuggling, harrowing chases and treachery…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Graphic Violence, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 28680 Read Count: 664
[Report This] Published: 01/12/11 Updated: 01/30/11
Summary:

Wherein Max makes a new friend, and begins to adjust to his new life, even as he tries to pick up the pieces…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Warnings: Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 19768 Read Count: 3963
[Report This] Published: 12/20/10 Updated: 01/08/11
Summary: Past Featured Story

In the tropical islands of another dimension, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, as one boy's life is blown way off course...


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17606 Read Count: 2777
[Report This] Published: 12/08/10 Updated: 12/19/10