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by katya152
October 1st, 2010, 7:16 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What's your favorite song that tells a story?
Replies: 58
Views: 14640

Re: What's your favorite song that tells a story?

Tough question! Lately it's "The Meanest Man in the World" by John Doe

or

pretty much any George Strait song ever recorded.
by katya152
July 30th, 2010, 12:36 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: likeability factor (Mad Men)
Replies: 14
Views: 4766

Re: likeability factor (Mad Men)

Just a few weeks ago I stumbled on an article from last year about the anti-hero on TV. Basically, it claims the trend will die because series can only take the narrative so far. They have to keep ratcheting up the plot until they hit the ceiling. http://www.newsweek.com/2009/01/03/too-much-of-a-bad...
by katya152
July 12th, 2010, 9:56 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 281464

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title: A Hole in the Neighborhood Genre: Romantic Suspense WC:275 I hid out in the kitchen, covered in bad perfume from all the hugging. I wouldn’t watch while they slurped their coffee and dropped crumbs on my mother’s Turkish rug. It was pristine after all these years. Dad vacuumed it every week, ...
by katya152
June 25th, 2010, 6:47 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum game: Random facts about you
Replies: 126
Views: 31104

Re: Forum game: Random facts about you

Random facts about me:

My husband and I got engaged three weeks after we met.


On Jaws: I LOVE JAWS! But surfing at Dillon Beach is still out of the question.
by katya152
May 9th, 2010, 5:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write a query before you're done with the book?
Replies: 25
Views: 7171

Re: Write a query before you're done with the book?

I started doing this accidentally as I was reading and learning about querying as I wrote the manuscript. Now I do this with almost every book idea. I write a query. If the query is weak or I'm not sure how to approach it, I know I need to keep working on the idea/plot before I start writing. Or may...
by katya152
April 20th, 2010, 1:09 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Which celeb/s have you met?
Replies: 32
Views: 10001

Re: Which celeb/s have you met?

Gosh, not too many. I know Kalyn Hemphill, the model winner from last season's Project Runway. We went to the same high school, church, etc. I know a few other models from my hometown. (They put something in the water down on the Texas Gulf Coast I guess.) Corresponded with Alicia Erian (author of T...
by katya152
February 27th, 2010, 10:30 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 140528

Re: What are you reading now?

All Roads Lead Me Back to You by Kennedy Foster. So wonderful.
by katya152
February 19th, 2010, 7:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: TWILIGHT - thoughts?
Replies: 107
Views: 25284

Re: TWILIGHT - thoughts?

I'm really pleased to see a conversation about what she did RIGHT, cause there's no denying that home girl hit the jack pot. I don't think the writing is that bad. I pulled out my copy a few weeks back and read the first couple of pages--it's decent, adverbs aside. I can hear Bella's voice, even tho...
by katya152
February 17th, 2010, 8:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Have you ever been inspired by a song?
Replies: 16
Views: 3228

Re: Have you ever been inspired by a song?

Have I ever been inspired by a song? Goodness, yes! My current inspiration is The Golden State, John Doe. However, my novel is not set in California. Maybe the next one. And soundtrack for current project is definitely the entire Raising Sand album by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant.
by katya152
February 17th, 2010, 8:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10763

Re: What are you writing now?

I'm working on the first draft of a mystery/romance/contemporary western. I am so ready to be to the revision stage...