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by emvtc
September 5th, 2010, 2:33 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First Page YA: opinions on voice and technique appreciated
Replies: 30
Views: 5717

Re: First Page YA: opinions on voice and technique appreciated

Hmm... What I have to say is, show us more of how she's feeling - the why. Why is she so snarky? Snarky characters can be great - but the why is very important. Give us hints to that. Is she channeling her hurt into anger? Or is it fear? I don't have a problem with her being mean, because people are...
by emvtc
September 5th, 2010, 2:28 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Forty Winks first page -YA paranormal adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 2601

Re: Forty Winks first page -YA paranormal adventure

Good starts, but there's a bit of repetition (ex: saying he's in the living room when you've already stated that). Once you've mentioned something, the reader will remember it. They're good like that. But also, everything's a little detached. Yes, you can tell us that it's odd that Gabe's home when ...
by emvtc
September 5th, 2010, 2:20 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Poem Exerpt
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Poem Exerpt

If I could just get a couple of general opinions - no real feedback is necessary, I'm just putting out some feelers here. Thanks! The trip is long But I have to endure Driving by farms Why? I’m not really sure The heat is getting to me Like a big char-broiled steak As my hunger increases My pain to ...
by emvtc
September 1st, 2010, 5:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Teenage Writers?
Replies: 47
Views: 12836

Re: Teenage Writers?

Hola, teenage writer - sophomore in hs. Awesome thread :D Started writing when I was 12. Have since then written about a dozen novels. All of them suck. I am proud of this. I am not afraid to suck. When you suck it means you can only get better. Hopefully, I am getting better, haha. Couple of writer...
by emvtc
May 16th, 2010, 3:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When Should You Feel Comfortable Calling Yourself a WRITER?
Replies: 20
Views: 7145

Re: When Should You Feel Comfortable Calling Yourself a WRITER?

Writer doesn't necessarily mean someone who's unemployed, a writer is someone who writes (duh). Any idiot can be a writer. Technically. An author is something entirely different. An author is someone who has sold a piece of writing and has been published. I call myself a writer (and I'm not even in ...
by emvtc
May 14th, 2010, 11:18 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE
Replies: 61
Views: 15068

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Since we're talking Young Adult, I'm going to leave out the Rick Riordan killings in the Middle Grade market. But I totally agree with angels - except for one thing. We are currently IN the new trend of angels. Do not be fooled by those who tell you that it is not upon us. It is nigh - or at least, ...
by emvtc
March 15th, 2010, 1:03 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Head-Hopping - what's the deal people?
Replies: 22
Views: 3601

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

What I don't understand is how it was okay to do it twenty years ago, but not now. It's a head-scratcher for me. Maybe some of the younger readers aren't used to it, but anyone over age thirty would certainly be familiar with it. Now, I don't think that's true. I'm under the age of twenty-five and ...
by emvtc
March 14th, 2010, 11:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Head-Hopping - what's the deal people?
Replies: 22
Views: 3601

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

As long as you maintain separate chapters and establish who the characters are I don't have a problem with head hopping. I love head hopping. I head hop - I mean, I'm not way extra-curricular with it, but it's fun as long as it's not head leaping. I especially love the villians' POVs. Not enough peo...
by emvtc
March 14th, 2010, 10:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: You Know You're a Writer When...
Replies: 26
Views: 4938

Re: You Know You're a Writer When...

1. You stare into the refrigerator and instead of grabbing something you let out the cold and wonder what you should do now that you killed of X character and how you're going to write X's funeral. 2. You throw in the laundry and wonder why the freaking load of jeans isn't clean until you remember t...