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by Moni12
June 14th, 2012, 5:57 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group
Replies: 50
Views: 21162

Re: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group

I'm cool with it. I'm still in the middle of moving and taking care of psycho car stuff, but I should be in the Black Hills (my end destination) on Saturday and then things will be a bit more like normal.
by Moni12
May 22nd, 2012, 9:43 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group
Replies: 50
Views: 21162

Re: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group

I have added both of you, hillsy and dios4vida as friends. Here is my link: http://breakinglit.livejournal.com/

I don't know about the two of you, but I'm starting to get a little excited. I'll get my intro posted as soon as I can, probably sometime tomorrow.
by Moni12
May 21st, 2012, 7:51 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group
Replies: 50
Views: 21162

Re: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group

I'm fine with using LiveJournal and starting any time. For the proposal I thought it may be easier to just type it up as an intro post. That way we can describe the novel, maybe what we want each other to watch out for, and different themes we may have been trying to express or something. I guess wh...
by Moni12
May 14th, 2012, 9:29 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group
Replies: 50
Views: 21162

Re: Contructing a Fantasy Supergroup

I like the idea of starting out at 1000 words a week. Seems like a good jumping off point. But I'm a tad concerned about posting on LiveJournal. I've never used it, but I'm a little uncomfortable having my work out there so anyone can see it. Or is there a way to limit who can see it?
by Moni12
May 12th, 2012, 7:50 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group
Replies: 50
Views: 21162

Re: Contructing a Fantasy Supergroup

I'm interested. I'm just starting a new job, so I may be a tad slow with readings at first depending when we start. I just rewrote my "baby" in a different form of fantasy. If I had to compare my work to any author it'd be Neil Gaiman (although I'm not sure how like his work mine really is). I just ...
by Moni12
March 18th, 2012, 12:27 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Contests/Magazines
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: Contests/Magazines

Thanks, Ryan. I actually don't consider any contest or publication that requires a fee. Even if it's 5-10$ I know that after a while that'll add up.
by Moni12
March 13th, 2012, 6:19 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Contests/Magazines
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Contests/Magazines

I have a sort of supernatural short story. Does anyone know of good writing contests or magazines I could submit to? The only one I really know is Writers of the Future, but I don't think mine fits the genre requirements.
by Moni12
March 12th, 2012, 2:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Showing vs. Telling
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Re: Showing vs. Telling

Thanks for the help everyone! dios4vida, last week actually I started looking for those words and highlighting them so I could get them fixed. It's a great method!
by Moni12
March 6th, 2012, 10:32 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 140266

Re: What are you reading now?

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
by Moni12
March 4th, 2012, 1:30 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Characters Who Should Have Died
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

Re: Characters Who Should Have Died

In that case, maybe sometime I'll give the rest of the series a try. Besides the love triangle, though, I didn't care for the ending. It seemed awkward and forced.
by Moni12
March 3rd, 2012, 9:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Showing vs. Telling
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Re: Showing vs. Telling

Thanks for the help! Any tips on how to show?
by Moni12
March 3rd, 2012, 7:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: With a twist...
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: With a twist...

One thing I've enjoyed about books is the subtlety of the clues. Sometimes I can pick them out and other times I can't. It adds to the mystery of the story. I don't want to know what happens in the end. Usually that means it's because the story has been done many times before. Of course, sometimes I...
by Moni12
March 3rd, 2012, 9:41 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Characters Who Should Have Died
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

Re: Characters Who Should Have Died

I'm not going to lie, I was a little happy to see Katniss on the list. I was excited when the first book was told in present tense. I thought it'd be more powerful if she died. Also, the love triangle is the reason I have never read the last two books in the trilogy. As soon as it was confirmed in t...
by Moni12
March 2nd, 2012, 11:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Showing vs. Telling
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Showing vs. Telling

One of my weak points is that I know what it means to show, but I struggle with the how. What are your best tips on changing your telling to showing?
by Moni12
February 28th, 2012, 11:00 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 140266

Re: What are you reading now?

East by Edith Pattou