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by J Koyanagi
February 2nd, 2010, 12:18 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192547

Re: Ask Nathan

That's very reassuring, Nathan. :) I'll just stick with the italics. Thank you kindly!
by J Koyanagi
February 1st, 2010, 11:44 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192547

Re: Ask Nathan

I've tried searching to see if this has already been covered but didn't find anything. If I missed it, I apologize. There are a couple of telepathic characters in my novel, and I've used italics to indicate telepathic speech. With regard to querying agents, I'm concerned about losing formatting when...
by J Koyanagi
January 27th, 2010, 11:51 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Facebook vs. Twitter
Replies: 23
Views: 4269

Re: Facebook vs. Twitter

Twitter. I have a Facebook account, but I don't spend much time there.
by J Koyanagi
January 27th, 2010, 11:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: No Stars- The ensemble cast dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 1750

Re: No Stars- The ensemble cast dilemma

With questions like this, I always think, "Well, if it works for the book and the writing is solid, then go for it."
by J Koyanagi
January 17th, 2010, 12:32 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?
Replies: 45
Views: 11525

Re: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?

Trek all the way.
by J Koyanagi
January 17th, 2010, 12:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10905

Re: What are you writing now?

Speculative fiction. I'm querying a sci-fi novel and working on another. I also just finished an adult fairy tale short story. Dark fantasy, I suppose.
by J Koyanagi
January 12th, 2010, 7:48 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: anyone else having synopsis issues?
Replies: 9
Views: 1709

Re: anyone else having synopsis issues?

I've heard many people recommend writing the synopsis as if you're telling your story to a child. Makes sense. Keep it simple and hit the major plot points. I also found it helpful to write the "long" synopsis (mine is about 1000 words), then trim that down to a shorter synopsis (mine is 500 words),...
by J Koyanagi
January 1st, 2010, 5:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 33
Views: 5658

Re: Confession time

I usually get dressed to "go to the office", i.e. my home office, to write. Makes me feel more awake.

There are definitely pajama days, though.
by J Koyanagi
December 8th, 2009, 11:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?
Replies: 37
Views: 6844

Re: Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?

Favorite part? The thrilling moments when two (or three, or ten) pieces of the story come together perfectly, and in a way you hadn't anticipated. I love that. It's getting to know an entirely new side of your own work. The hardest lesson has been the amount of time it takes to craft a novel. I knew...
by J Koyanagi
December 8th, 2009, 11:06 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Outline or Out of the Mist?
Replies: 50
Views: 11844

Re: Outline or Out of the Mist?

I'm an outliner. Knowing the major twists and turns of the novel gives me more breathing room to write well on the journey to the end.