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by Jsee
July 20th, 2010, 3:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Benefits of Tragedy
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Re: The Benefits of Tragedy

Hey there! I DO live in Phoenix :)
by Jsee
July 8th, 2010, 5:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What you want to write VS what you write
Replies: 20
Views: 3066

Re: What you want to write VS what you write

To J.T. Shea: I am willing to bet on Pretentious Trash. I love reading it myself. Nothing better than fabulous characters, sexy settings and scintillating plotlines all spelled out with big words that make the reader feel oh-so-smart! Style is not chick-lit, more the classic, naive outsider looking ...
by Jsee
July 8th, 2010, 5:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What you want to write VS what you write
Replies: 20
Views: 3066

Re: What you want to write VS what you write

I also find a big difference between what I want to write and what I actually write. My goal is to write thought-provoking, complex, meaningful literary fiction. My reality is pretentious trash (hopefully, that is a genre). Fun, entertaining, interesting, well-written, but pretentious trash none-the...
by Jsee
April 12th, 2010, 6:27 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?
Replies: 49
Views: 7789

Re: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?

I was at a Diana Gabaldon reading in Phoenix (I agree she should have stopped after Voyager) and asked her about about my favorite author of all time, Dorothy Dunnett (author of the best books ever - The Lymond Chronicles), whose books are on Gabaldon's Methadone List (books to read while waiting fo...
by Jsee
April 9th, 2010, 6:54 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Lines from Novels
Replies: 30
Views: 5532

Re: Favorite Lines from Novels

"Isn't it pretty to think so."
— Ernest Hemingway (The Sun Also Rises)

Along with just about every other line from Pride and Prejudice.
by Jsee
April 9th, 2010, 6:51 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Why do you reread books?
Replies: 28
Views: 6810

Re: Why do you reread books?

In general, I am reaching a point where fiction, my once favorite friend, is failing to grab me, to pull me away from my daily life, to satisfy. Reading lots of non-fiction nowadays. Do you ever get the feeling that the pace and distractions of a more complicated life are hindering you from droppin...
by Jsee
April 9th, 2010, 2:29 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Why do you reread books?
Replies: 28
Views: 6810

Re: Why do you reread books?

There are numerous novels that I read and re-read frequently. There are simply so well done, so much better than most new books out there, that I read them because I know I will enjoy them, learn craft from them and will not be disappointed. Too many supposedly amazing books just do not measure up. ...
by Jsee
April 9th, 2010, 1:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10466

Re: What are you writing now?

Mainstream fiction in a psuedo-literary style (i.e. big words that sound smart together but within an easily accessible, engaging plot and well-developed, interesting characters). Set at Ivy League law school, written by a graduate of said Ivy League law school.