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by Nomad0404
July 21st, 2010, 11:54 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Summer Reading for kids
Replies: 20
Views: 3432

Re: Summer Reading for kids

Have you though about Wings and Spells?

http://www.aprilynnepike.com/
by Nomad0404
July 21st, 2010, 8:57 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Multi-Lingual Characters
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

Re: Writing Multi-Lingual Characters

So my WIP is based in an alternate WWII setting. I have multilingual characters who speak English for the most part but drop in words from their own language like mes amis or my favourite line "One dragon flambé!" Then I have whole chapters - basically the bad guys - in German, here I've not even st...
by Nomad0404
July 21st, 2010, 3:34 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Rapid Aging in YA?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1290

Re: Rapid Aging in YA?!

Isn't that the concept of films like 13 going on 30, Big and any of the countless Freaky Friday clones?
by Nomad0404
July 20th, 2010, 11:41 am
Forum: Books
Topic: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE
Replies: 61
Views: 14265

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Quill wrote:I'm pretty sure the teen guys' fantasy is beer.
You've obviously not seen Weird Science!! :)
by Nomad0404
July 20th, 2010, 11:36 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Funniest book you've read?
Replies: 36
Views: 8759

Re: Funniest book you've read?

Terry Pratchett - Discworld series. Making Money is his best. He's not just funny, he's brilliant. For comics (since you mentioned Larsen), I thought the early Dilbert were hilarious. Also, Calvin and Hobbes. Alot of people like Dave Barry and Sedaris as humorists, but I haven't read them. If you f...
by Nomad0404
July 20th, 2010, 11:26 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's your genre?
Replies: 87
Views: 9169

Re: What's your genre?

I read a lot of books like Clive Cussler, Dan Brown etc so Action Adventure Thriller? I also read a lot of Fantasy, Terry Pratchet, David Eddings, Robin Hobb, Naomi Novak for example Then there is what I think is YA Fantasy like Phillip Pullman, Jonathan Stroud and most recently Aprilynne Pike as I'...
by Nomad0404
July 13th, 2010, 9:41 am
Forum: Books
Topic: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE
Replies: 61
Views: 14265

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Isn't Stephanie Meyer backing Mermaids?
by Nomad0404
July 13th, 2010, 9:38 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 130136

Re: What are you reading now?

I've just bought Spells: A new kind of faerie tale by Aprilynne Pike.

Have started The Treasure of Khan by Clive Cussler and will finish that at some point as well.

Then I want to read the rest of the Temaraire books by Naomi Novak, I've only read the first one.
by Nomad0404
July 13th, 2010, 9:28 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you write 'linearly'?
Replies: 24
Views: 3313

Re: Do you write 'linearly'?

I write in scenes and then those scenes start to form the basis of the plot. Usually the whole thing starts with the MC or MCs and a pivotal moment in the book. For example in my current WIP I first worked on the moment when George meets the Dragon and names him Spitfire. The scene I currently have ...
by Nomad0404
July 13th, 2010, 9:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Absentee Parent Conundrum in Children's Lit
Replies: 32
Views: 12228

Re: The Absentee Parent Conundrum in Children's Lit

In my WP. I have an absent parent. However, they are replaced by other autority figures in the MCs life. Dad is off fighting in WWII, Mum is doing some strange, clandestine work with the MCs Uncle and then the MC becomes one of the most important factors in winning the war. Mum then has to decide to...
by Nomad0404
July 13th, 2010, 9:02 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How'd you come up with that?
Replies: 35
Views: 8616

Re: How'd you come up with that?

I daydream or dream 'scenes' I can quite clearly see them in my mind much like other people would view something on the TV or a movie. I have lots of them stored away and have new ones quite often. The difficult bit is to then put them onto paper so that the two match. Then when I have enough scenes...
by Nomad0404
July 13th, 2010, 8:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Favorite quotes about writing
Replies: 62
Views: 8178

Re: Favorite quotes about writing

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

Cyril Connolly - don't know who that is though.

Phil
by Nomad0404
May 20th, 2010, 2:40 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Bestsellers that don't live up to the hype
Replies: 29
Views: 5195

Re: Bestsellers that don't live up to the hype

Angels and Demons - Published 2000

Da Vinci Code - Published 2003

Which book is a rewrite of which? So many people read the Da Vinci code first, I'm so glad I read them them in the correct order.

Deception point is his best book and the Lost Symbol by far his worst.
by Nomad0404
May 20th, 2010, 8:39 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to categorize my work???
Replies: 14
Views: 2451

Re: How to categorize my work???

Based on that how would you categorise the movie (yeah I know it's a not a novel but it's the first thing example that came to mind) Message in a Bottle. That's Romance, possibly a Romantic Tragedy. Actually speaking of which what is Romeo and Juliet then? The greatest love story ever told (so some ...
by Nomad0404
May 20th, 2010, 8:25 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Injuries from writing?
Replies: 18
Views: 2643

Re: Injuries from writing?

Although not injured I do have my own silly problems I write on a laptop while commuting to and from work - the journey is around an hour each way on the train - invariably it's crowded and I sit on the floor cross legged with the laptop, unbelievably, on my lap. Only problem with that is my legs go...