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by victoria
April 2nd, 2010, 9:56 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Which book have you read the most number of times?
Replies: 90
Views: 13558

Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

A Christmas Carol - by Dickens- reading it every year at christmas has become my yearly tradition (sad I know!!) Apart from that, I suppose 'I'm not scared' by Niccolo Ammaniti has been the most re-read book Fav as a child - the Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton and as a teen 'looking for Alibrandi' by M...
by victoria
March 8th, 2010, 2:13 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Peeta Vs. Gale
Replies: 32
Views: 5307

Re: Peeta Vs. Gale

The main difference I see between the two men in Katniss's life is Peeta puts Katniss first; she is his world. I think Gale puts the revolution first. We assume he loves Katniss, but she's not the sole focus of his life. As for Kat's feelings, she appears to love them both. My prediction: she'll ch...
by victoria
March 8th, 2010, 2:02 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does your MS go up or down in size?
Replies: 36
Views: 8593

Re: Does your MS go up or down in size?

Mine goes up - usually it's filling in scenes that I haven't elaborated on in my first draft (that while they're so clear in my head, aren't so on the paper!). My current WIP went up to 78, 000 from 72, 000
by victoria
March 5th, 2010, 9:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Swearwords. US vs. the rest
Replies: 22
Views: 2827

Re: Swearwords. US vs. the rest

hahah nice try!!! I'd never thought that the word damn would be an offensive word (seeing as how much it's used here in aust) and hadn't really thought much about AUS vs US lang use - so thanks!!! But on that point eringayles, I've always been mindful of not using aussie slang unless I was pitching ...
by victoria
March 5th, 2010, 7:21 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Head-Hopping - what's the deal people?
Replies: 22
Views: 3602

Re: Head-Hopping - what's the deal people?

I only like it when it's done seamlessly and there's no clunky transition between the two - but i also need it to be very clear that there has been a change in POV - I hate it when it isn't and I have to read back and work out when it happened.
by victoria
March 2nd, 2010, 5:09 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Books that Break the Rules
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Books that Break the Rules

Oh I must give this a read. The book that comes to mind when you mentioned breaking the rules was Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (that gave me a little hope that everything can be published! Although on a side note I heard Irvine Welsh speak today - he said that he believed that Trainspotti...
by victoria
February 28th, 2010, 4:39 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo
Replies: 17
Views: 2761

Re: NaNoWriMo

I signed up two years ago with great intentions but November seems to be such a busy work month I can't seem to clear enough time - for me I know that I'd rather take my time and write rather than push through to write 50, 000 words in one month that I know i'll either be very unhappy with and would...
by victoria
February 26th, 2010, 12:43 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 113
Views: 22258

Re: How old are you?

Ugh fine!!! I'll admit my age, I'm 22. As for me, I 'wrote' my first book when I was four (with some very creative spelling!), by 10 I'd won a few short story comps, but after that I wrote only for school assignments until taking a writing course at uni - I haven't stopped writing since :)
by victoria
February 25th, 2010, 6:20 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 189861

Re: The Introduction Thread

Yep!! Flinders all the way! I was very surprised (and happy) to see another south aussie, and yes I've decided I would love to hang on to my twenties! Hope you're heading along to writers week next week!:)
by victoria
February 25th, 2010, 4:56 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 189861

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi all! another south aussie here (who is just loving the hot weather!!!). Thought I'd take a few minutes to introduce myself - I'm in my 'twenties' (I vaguely remember Nathan blogging a while back about this very term, although I could be completely making it up!). ok, early twenties. I'm a speech ...
by victoria
February 23rd, 2010, 4:42 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336271

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I've just blogged about what we know about readers connecting with writing from what psycholinguistics & neuroscience research has told us.

I swear it doesn't get technical - I promise :)
by victoria
February 22nd, 2010, 5:46 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Qualified to Write???
Replies: 25
Views: 4164

Re: Qualified to Write???

There are thousands of students churned out of Uni's each year with english, linguistics and speech & lang pathology degrees. Just because they have an in-depth knowledge of writing (and can lecture you on semi-colons and dangling modifiers) does that automatically mean they can write? I personally ...
by victoria
February 18th, 2010, 5:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are you a good loser?
Replies: 14
Views: 2751

Re: Are you a good loser?

Not when it comes to scrabble
by victoria
February 18th, 2010, 5:45 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Process
Replies: 23
Views: 7310

Re: The Process

My writing process changes depending on what I'm writing, my current WIP started as a short story but I really loved the character's voice and felt I hadn't done them justice in the short piece, so I started again and re-wrote and kept writing. I like to have a fair idea of what I want to happen but...
by victoria
February 18th, 2010, 5:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Music or quiet when you write?
Replies: 64
Views: 16628

Re: Music or quiet when you write?

I have gotten into the really bad habit of listening to music whenever I type - and have found that without music playing I tend to stare at the screen and read instead of typing as if I need the music to help those neurons fire away :) At the moment I have a bit of everything playing: Ladyhawke, va...