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by eringayles
May 15th, 2010, 3:29 am
Forum: Books
Topic: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE
Replies: 61
Views: 15323

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

I'm so glad I started this discussion. What a wealth of reading suggestions it's generated. Glad to hear, too, that angels and demons (sorry, Dan Brown) and fairies are in the race. Both are in my interest area. Most of you are thinking sci-fi thoughts though, and I agree with Sommer that lighter SF...
by eringayles
May 14th, 2010, 7:13 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Jane Austen
Replies: 7
Views: 1644

Re: Jane Austen

I loved the Austen era, and Dickens, and most classics, but ain't it strange how times change (love poetry too). If the classics were submitted today, the myriad of rejection slips would bring out the smelling salts, methinks - not due to the themes ('your concept is enthralling, your premise worthy...
by eringayles
May 14th, 2010, 6:46 am
Forum: Books
Topic: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE
Replies: 61
Views: 15323

PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

I know this topic reeks of betting on the horses, crystal balls, and palm reading, but just for fun, what do you think (based on your familiarity with the history of YA ) the next big YA genre might be? It seems a bit of psychological suspense is creeping in, horror is being fiddled with, and crime ...
by eringayles
May 6th, 2010, 6:15 am
Forum: Books
Topic: NEW J K ROWLING IS AUSSIE
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

NEW J K ROWLING IS AUSSIE

Australian Rebecca James, author of YA novel, BEAUTIFUL MALICE, is being hailed as new J K Rowling. Seventy rejections, then M$1 offer from Unwin UK. Psychological thriller dealing with the negativate malipulation of friendship. Released 1st May.
Very motivating!
by eringayles
May 5th, 2010, 7:22 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Google Invests in App that Predicts the Future
Replies: 8
Views: 2856

Re: Google Invests in App that Predicts the Future

The Answer is in Monty Python. All answers are in Monty Python... "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition..." (You could also watch Sliding Doors, which references the quotation. It is much good and full of good lines about writing - "Finished the book? Of course I haven't finished the book. I'm a ...
by eringayles
May 5th, 2010, 7:07 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Requested Material... what do I do?
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Re: Requested Material... what do I do?

BK, are you going to invite BG to your book signing party? She has the face of an angel, then morphs into a porcupine! Sad. . .(:
by eringayles
May 5th, 2010, 6:59 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Google Invests in App that Predicts the Future
Replies: 8
Views: 2856

Re: Google Invests in App that Predicts the Future

The problem with models that predict the future is that none of them are able to predict the Spanish Inquisition. Doh. Don't get it, Mr.B. But did you know that if the Pope had lived in that era, he'd be the Grand Inquisitor? Before the Conclave - as Cardinal Ratzinger- he was today's counterpart o...
by eringayles
May 5th, 2010, 5:54 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Requested Material... what do I do?
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Re: Requested Material... what do I do?

BG, you're crossing fingers and toes for BK? I can better that - crossing my boobies. Not an impossible feat when you're old and wise.
Seriously BK, what wonderful news! Good girl!!!
by eringayles
April 28th, 2010, 1:17 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What do you "do"?
Replies: 41
Views: 5979

Re: What do you "do"?

Teacher, then did post-grad in librarianship and worked as university librarian, hosted a T.V. program, wrote scripts (full-time for 14 yrs) for a theatre company. Currently teaching Literacy, and Speech/Drama to upper primary kids (11 - 12 year-olds). We're doing 'Wizard of Oz' in September.
by eringayles
April 25th, 2010, 10:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: YA sexy bits.
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: YA sexy bits.

Thank you, people. I'm afraid that sometimes my Irish-Catholic roots inhibit the risk-taking facet of my writing. Sex scenes don't daunt me, but I felt a little 'ikky' about the graphic aspect of the deflowering thing. You've really helped, and I'm going with the 'tell-it-as-it-is" option. I think, ...
by eringayles
April 24th, 2010, 12:42 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Strunk & White... what do you think of them?
Replies: 18
Views: 3544

Re: Strunk & White... what do you think of them?

I think Fowler is the boy for me, though, in the 'pronunciation - 'iz' ' examples, and for the sake of consistency, I think I'd stick with the s' for all examples of this type of possessive. Visually,the double 's' seems cumbersome.
by eringayles
April 23rd, 2010, 10:51 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Does the query system work? An analysis
Replies: 11
Views: 2365

Re: Does the query system work? An analysis

Yep, you've won me. Damned good approach. (Haven't got time now,to think it through with the care it deserves, but will get to it later)
BUT surely you know better than to call Mr.B a guinea pig !! Change to 'monkey'. Quick! before he reads it!!
by eringayles
April 23rd, 2010, 10:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: YA sexy bits.
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

YA sexy bits.

Okay, all you YA gurus out there, want a prickly one? My story is based on Irish Mythology. I have my own academic qualifications in this discipline, but I'm climbing to the top for authenticity, and using only the reference texts written by experts. I know that there are many opinions re the 'loose...
by eringayles
April 23rd, 2010, 9:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Strunk & White... what do you think of them?
Replies: 18
Views: 3544

Re: Strunk & White... what do you think of them?

As an English teacher, I've always used the 'Charles' teeth' rule, and every grammar teacher I know, and every gramma text I've seen agrees. Now, all my degrees are from Australian universities, and all my texts are published in the UK. Could this ( UK vs. US ) be the debating point? Everywhere I lo...
by eringayles
April 15th, 2010, 10:39 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What writing disorder do you suffer from?
Replies: 49
Views: 11117

Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

You lot are really scary! You're all mentally tarnished! I don't think i'll associate with you anymore - you could all be dormant serial killers!
But I'll be safe - after all, God can't die, hey.