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by goldchevy
February 8th, 2010, 1:39 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What writing disorder do you suffer from?
Replies: 49
Views: 10651

Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

I'm a control freak. I tell you way more than you ever wanted to know. I have to add beats everywhere because I want to be sure you know what all my characters are doing all the time. By the time I finish revising, I think I will have cut about 100 pages of this stuff.
by goldchevy
December 11th, 2009, 1:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Male Protagonists in Young Adult Fiction
Replies: 9
Views: 3502

Re: Male Protagonists in Young Adult Fiction

Just want to chime in here with first-hand observation. I am sitting in a class of 35 high school seniors and we are all reading fairly quietly. The boys have their heads in books too. The titles of the books the boys are reading are New Moon, The Magicians Nephew, Twilight, Band of Brothers, Sacket...
by goldchevy
December 11th, 2009, 1:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many projects do you work on at once?
Replies: 38
Views: 8716

Re: How many projects do you work on at once?

I like to have two things going at the same time but each at a different stage. So while revising my first book, I started the research for my second book. Now that I have finished my first revision and shelved my first book for the next month or two, I have started writing the first draft of my nex...
by goldchevy
December 10th, 2009, 11:44 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Internet and Background Research for Writing
Replies: 12
Views: 2807

Re: The Internet and Background Research for Writing

Since my books are set in places I have never been, I use travel websites and blogs to give me a picture of what the place is like. I love reading first-hand accounts. Often they are funny and give me ideas for scenes in my books. I also love visiting the library at the local university. First it br...