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by AnnElise
February 12th, 2012, 9:41 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339640

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

What book made you want to become a writer? http://coldfirewriter.wordpress.com/201 ... -a-writer/

I tell my own story and readers have been telling theirs in the comments. Feel free to join in.
by AnnElise
February 12th, 2012, 9:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)
Replies: 54
Views: 13605

Re: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)

I have a lot of trouble writing male dialogue. My current protagonist is rather intelligent, so he's not the strong and silent type (mostly). I have trouble making sure his dialogue isn't too feminine so I'm trying to focus on concrete things rather than the emotions surrounding them. It doesn't alw...
by AnnElise
December 18th, 2011, 11:44 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 213
Views: 120400

Re: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog

Dear Nathan Bransford: There is one rule to surviving under the totalitarian regime of the Saviors: keep your damn head down. Darian is a sixteen-year-old street urchin struggling to survive in the impoverished city of Canberra. When an Incendaris magicker, Valora, offers to help him explore his wea...
by AnnElise
December 18th, 2011, 11:42 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: 283420

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

Title: Coldfire Genre: YA The platform stank of exhaust and urine. In the dark corners of the station, shifty, shaky people exchanged cash, packets of pills and suspicious metal cases. A teenage boy, the smallest of the lot, sat on the edge of a frozen bench, rubbing his numb hands together. He woul...
by AnnElise
August 28th, 2010, 6:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: what is your aim of writing??
Replies: 21
Views: 3420

Re: what is your aim of writing??

I write for fun. As a 'gifted' kid I was put into a lot of extracurricular programs in primary school. One of them was a creative writing class. Most of it was complete codswallop (I love that word) but after that I wrote more. Started writing fanfiction in high school because I could and then progr...
by AnnElise
August 28th, 2010, 2:10 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Multimedia or Straight Text?
Replies: 20
Views: 3337

Re: Multimedia or Straight Text?

I will always prefer straight text. If there must be something else, motionless illustrations are as far as I will go. Anything more than that detracts from the story and even the illustrations shouldn't be overdone. Count me as straight text, though.
by AnnElise
August 27th, 2010, 9:48 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 19717

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

So I am officially torn. My own site is being worked on, but won't be up for a month or two. I really hate Blogger.com's template options, and how their blog text box is so narrow and forces the reader to scroll early and often. Yesterday I checked out wordpress, and while they have more options, t...
by AnnElise
August 27th, 2010, 9:38 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Who first inspired you to read?
Replies: 14
Views: 2750

Re: Who first inspired you to read?

Easy. J.K. Rowling. Before Harry Potter, I did read but only because I had nothing better to do. Now reading is the better thing. Kudos should also go to my mother, who is a voracious reader, even more than I am
by AnnElise
August 27th, 2010, 8:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Teenage Writers?
Replies: 47
Views: 12938

Re: Teenage Writers?

Teenage writer here. Hi! I'd say my current year level would equate to Junior year. I manage to find time to write because I take a notebook (as in a paper one, not a laptop thing) to school. Lunchtime is my big writing session, though the time I get varies depending on which friends are hanging aro...
by AnnElise
August 27th, 2010, 8:18 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 194150

Re: The Introduction Thread

G'day to you too, Lillian. Nice to see a fellow Aussie around. Hello everyone else. I hope I don't make an idiot out of myself. I use my persona (alter ego?), Ann Elise Monte, when in the writing community. I'm seventeen, living in the Australian state, Victoria, about an hour or so out of Melbourne...