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by hurdygurdy
July 22nd, 2010, 2:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Absentee Parent Conundrum in Children's Lit
Replies: 32
Views: 13566

Re: The Absentee Parent Conundrum in Children's Lit

I am brought back to Colette's "The Ripening Seed". The parents/parent figures were there, but muffled to Vinca and Philippe, kind of like the Charlie Brown parent-muffle. Present, but to the characters themselves and what they were going through, minimally mentioned, because they were not needed. I...
by hurdygurdy
July 12th, 2010, 3:40 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Princess of Swans: first page critique (epic fantasy)
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Princess of Swans: first page critique (epic fantasy)

I wake up to a sharp poke in the ribs. "Get up, you lazy thing," someone hisses. I turn over and open my eyes. To judge by the few dim trickles of light, it must be just before dawn. A dusky silhouette sits on the edge of my bed. Noor , I think blearily. My eyes haven't adjusted to the twilight, bu...
by hurdygurdy
July 12th, 2010, 2:17 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 284607

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title: A Fragile Thread Genre: Paranormal/Gothic Romance Word Count: 254 “Anna, don’t stand up yet. Those horses are skittery.” Skittery, jittery, twittery, like me. I was frantically attempting to disentangle my boot from a ripped braid of fabric that threatened to disassemble me before I could fre...