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by abc
July 25th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Canada or New Zealand
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Canada or New Zealand

New Zealand has been in some movies. The Lord of the Rings (although it was representing Middle Earth and not starring as itself). Whale Rider. Some others. To live. Although, you know, probably not really. But, if things get really scary and terrible person gets re-elected. It's not easy to get up ...
by abc
July 25th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Canada or New Zealand
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Canada or New Zealand

Canada is closer. And they have great bands. New Zealand might be more progressive, but they drive on the other side of the road and I'm pretty certain I would never get the hang of it. Also, it's a long flight. Both are pretty pricey. Canada is probably colder, no? But if the world ends, New Zealan...
by abc
July 21st, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Wattpad?
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Wattpad?

Hey, wondering if anyone has experiencing using Wattpad? And if it was positive? I'm not into fanfiction, but I think it might be an interesting and cool way to challenge oneself to do more writing and get it out there (while we wait for traditional things to take off, if they take off). Or as a way...
by abc
June 8th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's your favorite writing spot?
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: What's your favorite writing spot?

One of the coffee places in town. I like having action around me. I like seeing other people with their laptops working on their stuff. It helps that I'm there to do the thing. Iowa City has the famous writer's workshop, so there's always writers around (hey look, it's Ethan Canin at the DMV) and wr...
by abc
September 21st, 2017, 1:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Waiting
Replies: 3
Views: 4040

Re: Waiting

This is good advice, J. T. Shea!
by abc
September 16th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Thoughts on a male protagonist written by female
Replies: 5
Views: 4944

Re: Thoughts on a male protagonist written by female

The other way? I don't think I even question it. Trying to come up with some books (google?) but I can't ever recall questioning it--although I have seen some amusing pieces where others have noticed how men tend to write women noticing their own bodies more than they ever really would in life. If t...
by abc
September 15th, 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Thoughts on a male protagonist written by female
Replies: 5
Views: 4944

Thoughts on a male protagonist written by female

Curious to know if it bothers anyone when a protagonist is different gendered than the writer? If you decide to read the book do you read it with suspicion? I'm thinking more about women writing a male protagonist just because I suspect that gets judged more than the opposite. Perhaps not, but that ...
by abc
September 15th, 2017, 2:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Waiting
Replies: 3
Views: 4040

Waiting

Waiting is painful. I know *they* say to get used to it. That it is part of the process, the game, whatever, but it sucks. Whether you are waiting to hear back from agents you have queried or publishers your agent has submitted to, it sucks. Do people talk about how much it sucks? How every hour of ...
by abc
June 2nd, 2017, 7:41 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Scariest Books
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

Scariest Books

I want to read more horror, but creepy horror not gory horror. What are some of y'alls favorites? I recently read Harvest Home, which was spooky enough. Penpal = super spooky. I do like John Connolly. What are some hidden gems out there. The spookiest and the creepiest?
by abc
June 2nd, 2017, 7:35 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 4
Views: 6089

Re: What are you listening to?

New Arcade Fire song, of course. Over and over. I've been playing a lot of Cvrches. Car Seat Headrest. Those two new LCD songs. Lorde!
by abc
April 8th, 2017, 3:48 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Top 10 TV shows of all time
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: Top 10 TV shows of all time

You really really do (need to watch Deadwood). Lists are fun!
by abc
April 8th, 2017, 3:40 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Top 10 TV shows of all time
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: Top 10 TV shows of all time

My favorites? Because I never really watched The Honeymooners or anything. 1. Deadwood 2. The Wire 3. Arrested Development 4. Fargo 5. Breaking Bad 6. The Office (UK version) 7. News Radio 8. Twin Peaks (season 1) 9. Freaks and Geeks 10. Broad City Damn this was hard. Honorable mentions: Girls, The ...
by abc
August 11th, 2014, 4:47 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: So I noticed this agency wants query and a synopsis...
Replies: 1
Views: 8441

So I noticed this agency wants query and a synopsis...

I am unsure how to send an email to the agent whose agency requests the following: please send a query letter, a 1-page synopsis, a brief bio (including a description of your publishing history), and the first 10-15 pages of your manuscript. I mean, I know that seems pretty self-explanatory but I do...
by abc
May 15th, 2014, 10:01 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Chipotle Reads
Replies: 1
Views: 3221

Chipotle Reads

What does everyone think of this?

http://vnty.fr/1lDbF2f

Literature on your cup or bag? I'm surprised I like it, but I do. Toni Morrison while I eat my burrito? Cool.
by abc
April 16th, 2014, 11:26 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 143373

Re: What are you reading now?

Laini Taylor! Dreams of Gods and Monsters. Really enjoyed this series.