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by CourtneyLeigh
September 1st, 2010, 1:04 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: MOCKINGJAY - spoiler edition
Replies: 58
Views: 15909

Re: MOCKINGJAY - spoiler edition

Mockingjay! Like many others, I enjoyed the book, and any problems I had with the ending haven't stopped me from loving it. As soon as I finished it, there were some things that were already pestering my mind. The state of Katniss and Peeta's relationship, Prim's seemingly pointless death, Katniss s...
by CourtneyLeigh
September 1st, 2010, 11:22 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Teenage Writers?
Replies: 47
Views: 12340

Re: Teenage Writers?

I love reading all these comments! Especially about the teachers/people who inspired you to write. Good thread, Leonidas. I think it's so cool to see productive/ambitious teenagers. As a sustitute/certified English teacher, it's so easy to get depressed by the students that JUST DON'T CARE. But ever...
by CourtneyLeigh
September 1st, 2010, 11:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you know when to end a chapter and start a new?
Replies: 17
Views: 5743

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

Well, crap. I think I need to go look at my chapters again. But, for me, intuition usually serves as my guide when breaking chapters. I've always broken as I write. Sometimes I already know what I need in a chapter and just write the chapter all in one take. In my own writing, I'm not a fan of break...
by CourtneyLeigh
September 1st, 2010, 10:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How much time do you have?
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Re: How much time do you have?

Unmarried, college graduate with school loans as my only major responsibility (nothing to scoff at but still manageable). My problem isn't finding time, it's battling the guilt I feel for using my time for pfft, writing. Is it making me money? No. Is it taking up hours and hours of my time which cou...
by CourtneyLeigh
August 21st, 2010, 2:47 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Good Books - Bad Endings
Replies: 39
Views: 5724

Re: Good Books - Bad Endings

Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy Ugh! I know that Hardy "foreshadows" her mental illness, but dang, it felt like such a cop out at the end. And it's not like I didn't know it was going there, but I hated them wandering around England and falling asleep on Stonehenge so that Tess could be ar...
by CourtneyLeigh
August 21st, 2010, 2:37 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Updated Query: The Between people Take 2... or maybe 3
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: Query: The Between people Take 2... or maybe 3

I like this query for two reasons. 1) Your query has a voice. Thinking about Nathan's recent blog regarding queries and how your query is your proof to the agent that, "Hey! I can write," makes me think of queries as audition pieces. You are given a very short amount of time to impress whomever you ...
by CourtneyLeigh
August 21st, 2010, 2:05 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: (This thread is not yet titled)
Replies: 38
Views: 9849

Re: (This thread is not yet titled)

Titles are fun, but I don't like to force them. I like to casually think about possible titles, maybe try one on for a while, see how it feels in my mind. If I start to get nervous about not having a title, it just ends up getting harder and harder to think of anything good. Also, as a personal pref...