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by ninafromnorway
September 18th, 2010, 2:01 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: The Coming YA
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

Re: The Coming YA

I won't comment on the grammar, as what I can see has already been corrected. But I will comment on the story, which I thought was brill: I used to be a great fan of Xena, and I loved watching it all those years ago. I'd venture in to the world of the Warrior Princess, and laugh and be entertained b...
by ninafromnorway
September 17th, 2010, 5:24 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: You could win a 3 month mentorship with Angela Ackerman
Replies: 0
Views: 746

You could win a 3 month mentorship with Angela Ackerman

Angela Ackerman over at "The Bookshelf Muse" is hosting a competition in celebration of her 1000 followers. The prizes are: *5-First Page critiques *2-First Chapter critiques *A three month mentorship with Angela. So toddle over to her blog to find out how to enter the contest! (Trust me, it is real...
by ninafromnorway
September 16th, 2010, 3:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Long Ridge Writers Group and Writers Digest
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Long Ridge Writers Group and Writers Digest

I'm sorry I never got around to replying to this post (I honestly thought I already had). Thanks for you advice and encouraging words. Zeotrope looks like a great place to begin!
by ninafromnorway
September 16th, 2010, 3:34 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Dealing with Writer's ADD
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Re: Dealing with Writer's ADD

I have ADD, and am struggling not to write that new exciting idea. I do have two WIP at the moment, one in English, and one in Norwegian.
by ninafromnorway
September 16th, 2010, 3:31 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you know when to end a chapter and start a new?
Replies: 17
Views: 6010

Re: How do you know when to end a chapter and start a new?

I write in chapters, and to me it just comes naturally where the chapter should end or begin.
by ninafromnorway
September 12th, 2010, 3:10 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: YA - adventure/mystery - 1/4 Chapter 12
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Re: YA - adventure/mystery - 1/4 Chapter 12

I'm glad the emotion comes through, otherwise I'd be in trouble!
by ninafromnorway
September 8th, 2010, 2:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Long Ridge Writers Group and Writers Digest
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Long Ridge Writers Group and Writers Digest

Have you, or do you know anybody who hav tried the classes in LRWG or WD? I would love som feedback, as I am looking in to some of these courses this Autumn.
by ninafromnorway
September 8th, 2010, 2:31 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: The Sorcerer - adult horror novel
Replies: 11
Views: 2338

Re: The Sorcerer - adult horror novel

The 6 came from how the dialogue turned so abruptly. When I read, I like to know what the characters are doing; How are they standing, gesturing or sitting? What is the pitch in their voice? It is easy to misinterpret writing, as you never know how it's being said. "you're such a freak" could mean t...
by ninafromnorway
September 7th, 2010, 4:08 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: YA - adventure/mystery - 1/4 Chapter 12
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

YA - adventure/mystery - 1/4 Chapter 12

I was just wondering if my written English has improved from chapter one (written in December 09) to chapter 12 (written recently). I know my English speech has improved, as I don't have to substitute some English words with Norwegian ones, when I talk to my family. In chapter one I mixed the past w...
by ninafromnorway
September 7th, 2010, 2:53 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: The Sorcerer - adult horror novel
Replies: 11
Views: 2338

Re: The Sorcerer - adult horror novel

Story I'd give maybe a six. I really liked the beginning, and the way you described the different storm. It reminds me a little of "The Mist" by Stephen King. But you lost me at the same time as the dialogue, it didn't feel natural to me. And some places I felt a little tossed in to the paragraphs ...
by ninafromnorway
September 6th, 2010, 4:49 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: YA - adventure/mystery Chapter one (a little shorter)
Replies: 5
Views: 1342

Re: YA - adventure/mystery Chapter one (a little shorter)

Oh my gosh, I didn't even realize I hadn't mentioned if the MC was a he or a she. Wow, now that's close to pathetic! Yeah, I see your point. "I woke up and got out of bed"... boring... I already have a new beginning in my mind. I wish I wasn't too tired to be able to understand what else you are wri...
by ninafromnorway
September 5th, 2010, 5:39 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Which book have you read the most number of times?
Replies: 90
Views: 13807

Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

I think the book is translated to "The crazies". In Norwegian it's directly translated to "The crazy house" It's written by Karin Fossum, and I have read it four times and studied it in depth once. I don't know why I like this novel so much, there isn't really anything special about it. It is about ...
by ninafromnorway
September 2nd, 2010, 1:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: First, second and third person p.o.v
Replies: 33
Views: 5170

Re: First, second and third person p.o.v

It may be all true what you wrote about Meyer, but I'm still amazed with the fact that she has three children and wrote the first book in three months... I can barely find time to write a chapter in a week. Even now just sitting here, my 3.5 year old is standing in the windowsill, and my 1 year old ...
by ninafromnorway
September 2nd, 2010, 11:34 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: First, second and third person p.o.v
Replies: 33
Views: 5170

Re: First, second and third person p.o.v

Ah, yes it was a typo. When I write the book I am rather thorough, but here in the forums I tend to be a little sloppy, and don't bother to reread what I have written before I post it. Four years, huh? Wow! Well that's... four years... Yeah, so I heard this woman who never had taken a writing class ...
by ninafromnorway
September 2nd, 2010, 12:18 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: First, second and third person p.o.v
Replies: 33
Views: 5170

Re: First, second and third person p.o.v

Polymath Thanks again, I won't have to read this one more than twice ;-p I only changed the sentences to find out if I understood what you'd said. Here in Norway we have a thing called explaining something with a tea-spoon. It's lowering the difficulty of your language, so that even a child could u...