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- October 1st, 2010, 4:19 pm
- Forum: Procrastination
- Topic: What's your favorite song that tells a story?
- Replies: 58
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My immediate reaction to this post was to say "Puff the Magic Dragon." As a kid, I LOVED that song, but now I can't get "Meet the Fockers" out of my head. So disturbing. Puffing the magic dragon...childhood fantasies were shattered. So I'm going with another song choice. Living in a suburb of Nashvi...
My sense is that pacing is directed by the genre, and if it's a literary work, then perhaps by the focus. Is it active or adventurous? Is the plot complicated or does it contain a mystery? 60K is a median word count for YA. You have some room if you believe the story and the characters need more de...
I'm replying to myself because I just found a very similar question posed a month ago on this board. So, let me focus my question just a little...do you think YA fiction differs from "grown up" fiction in terms of pacing?
I'm working on my first novel. YA fiction. The first draft is finished and I've had several friends and colleagues read it. One of my readers is a very analytical high school English teacher who writes book and film critiques, and I really value his opinion, but I'm not sure how to handle some comme...
- September 3rd, 2010, 3:52 pm
- Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
- Topic: Page Critique Friday 9/3/10
- Replies: 21
- Views: 22350
I loved the use of food to show your characters' state of mind, and the dialogue was well done. I always think it's preferable to write dialogue using as few tags as possible, which you did beautifully. I did get a little lost in the middle, particularly where Eddie said "But most aren't." I think t...