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by siebendach
June 22nd, 2011, 11:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Sex Scenes
Replies: 123
Views: 28414

Re: Writing Sex Scenes

Well, so much for my current WiP's sex scene on that basketball court after the big game . . .
by siebendach
May 13th, 2011, 2:57 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Let's Discuss Edward...
Replies: 21
Views: 5648

Re: Let's Discuss Edward...

I say that it would probably still be as popular. The difference would be that his behavior couldn't be explained away by what he was. Well, that's pretty much what I was going for. His behavior's so creepy and repulsive that it needs to be explained away. If a man regularly fantasized about a half...
by siebendach
May 12th, 2011, 8:53 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Let's Discuss Edward...
Replies: 21
Views: 5648

Re: Let's Discuss Edward...

I think one thing that needs to be considered about Edward is that he is a vampire. Well, of course that's the most important thing about him. Suppose he was written exactly the same, only as a flesh-and-blood boy (or man). Suppose all of his fantasy elements (sparkling and glitter, need to drink b...
by siebendach
May 11th, 2011, 9:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group

Rather than starting a group on your own, you might try the reverse. Join some very large group, where there's bound to be some people you'd like to work with. Make sure you exchange contact info with those you enjoy working with. When you get sick of the group, try and form your own with other peop...
by siebendach
May 2nd, 2011, 9:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group

My advice, if you want to be in a crit group, form one with a couple good friends and try other people out until you find people that fit. You'll need someone in the core with the ability to ask people to leave. If you don't have one of those, don't open the group or the inmates will be running the...
by siebendach
May 1st, 2011, 8:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group

The borderline of that (and I've heard this, but I didn't really mind either way) would be, "the level of violence here doesn't work for me". I could take that in stride. I hadn't thought of that, but it's a good point. After all, while you can't realistically complain about sex in a romance or vio...
by siebendach
April 29th, 2011, 10:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group

I don't know, I keep changing my mind about that one Frank. I try to be resilient in the face of rudeness, but I don't want to encourage it either. I think the rudest thing in critiquing is just complaining about the kind of story the writer chooses to write, which is very different than the writing...
by siebendach
April 28th, 2011, 11:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: Speed Dating of a Different Kind: Choosing a Writer's Group

If you’re already in a writing group, and recognize any of these traits within yourself, it would behoove you to pull one or two trusted members aside and ask them if you are this person. Then I beg you, for your own good and the sanity of others, stop. It’s one thing to be candid; it’s another to ...
by siebendach
April 24th, 2011, 9:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Why I Don't Tell People I Write
Replies: 27
Views: 3704

Re: Why I Don't Tell People I Write

Why don't I tell people I write? Becuase nobody wants to hear it. The blogs and message boards where writers congregate are an important outlet for me, to talk about my trials and tribulations (or more often, just read the impressions of others who are going through the same thing). I enjoy that ver...
by siebendach
April 16th, 2011, 11:04 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: megalomania as motivation
Replies: 16
Views: 5580

Re: megalomania as motivation

I'm sorry, I misread that as Huey Lewis style and my brain broke from there. [smacks self] Misread, nuthin'! (Cue cheezy '80s synthesizer) I useta help da peeples out --- but now I run this town Dishin' out the punishment --- and lay the smackin' down Now I'm big-time evil --- my plans are ironclad...
by siebendach
April 13th, 2011, 12:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Gender is Your Writing Style?
Replies: 18
Views: 5458

Re: What Gender is Your Writing Style?

How to have a masculine narrative manner? I don't know, but I did write something on Feb 18 about writing fiction for male readers:

http://siebendach.livejournal.com/#asse ... ndach-3484

I hope this helps. . .
by siebendach
April 11th, 2011, 12:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: A more specific pen name question
Replies: 0
Views: 478

A more specific pen name question

OK, suppose I write thrillers. (I don't, but suppose). My name is Casper Milquetoast and I want to use the pen name Brock Samson. "Casper Milquetoast" owns the copyright, because Brock Samson's not a real person. (Or, if he is, he's someone I've never met and had nothing to do with writing hte book....
by siebendach
April 6th, 2011, 9:41 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pen names
Replies: 23
Views: 2865

Pen names

Hi everyone, asking about pen names Most authors I know don't use them. Those that use them, tell me they're a pain in the butt. I believe them. But --- what if you intend on submitting resumes in the next couple years? It's common knowledge that prospective employers try to research you online befo...
by siebendach
March 29th, 2011, 12:00 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: How NOT to respond to reviews.
Replies: 43
Views: 10606

Re: How NOT to respond to reviews.

Well, self-pubbers hardly have a monopoly on bad behavior. Big publishers have been known to stop submitting ARCs to those newspapers whose reviewers offered anything less than slobbering admiration. Back in my newspaper days, my boss permanently barred me from any more review assignments after I su...
by siebendach
March 29th, 2011, 10:08 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have an author page on Facebook?
Replies: 14
Views: 4877

Re: Do you have an author page on Facebook?

Just to be clear: it does cost money to set up the author page on FB in the first place, doesn't it?
Does anyone remember how much it is?
And are you able to pay normally, or do they insist on drafting a credit card/bank account?