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by Dana-Lynn
May 1st, 2015, 3:22 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How do I change my user name?
Replies: 0
Views: 4786

How do I change my user name?

I want to change my user name on here from Dana-Lynn to Danalynn Donovan. Can anyone please tell me how to do it?
:D
by Dana-Lynn
May 1st, 2015, 3:12 pm
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Summary for Big Mouth Blues -- YA Contemporary
Replies: 1
Views: 5344

Summary for Big Mouth Blues -- YA Contemporary

Summary/back-cover blurb for my YA realistic fiction contemporary novel Big Mouth Blues. I think one thing that might really be lacking in this is voice? Can anyone help me with that? ANY feedback, advice, suggestions, rewrites will be very much appreciated! :D Fourteen-year-old Kacey Dalton is a b...
by Dana-Lynn
November 4th, 2011, 7:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo: 30 Days of Support and Encouragement
Replies: 43
Views: 9789

Re: NaNoWriMo: 30 Days of Support and Encouragement

THANK YOU for this! It's all so inspiring.

This is my first year doing NaNoWriMo, and so far (as of the end of day 3 -- I'm waiting till the kids go to bed befre I start my day 4 writing adventure), I'm right on track. So far so good!


:D
by Dana-Lynn
April 5th, 2011, 10:46 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: BIG MOUTH BLUES, Contemporary YA query
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

Re: BIG MOUTH BLUES, Contemporary YA query

Thank you so much Emily J. and Wilderness. Some great suggestions. THANK YOU!


Please keep the feedback coming. :) I really need the help.
by Dana-Lynn
April 4th, 2011, 7:17 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: BIG MOUTH BLUES, Contemporary YA query
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

Re: BIG MOUTH BLUES, Contemporary YA query

THANK YOU so much for the suggestions, maybegenius. I'm really grateful for your input.

:o)
by Dana-Lynn
April 4th, 2011, 8:51 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: So I want to self publish...and I did!
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: So I want to self publish...and I did!

Wow, that's awesome. Congratulations on your success. It's nice to hear.
by Dana-Lynn
April 4th, 2011, 8:48 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Another writer beware
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Another writer beware

Wow, that's awful. Thank you for the link.
by Dana-Lynn
April 4th, 2011, 8:45 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: How NOT to respond to reviews.
Replies: 43
Views: 10458

Re: How NOT to respond to reviews.

Bottom line: She asked for the review. She got the review. She went bonkers. I've had critique partners like that. It's bad form to go off on the person giving their opinion even if you disagree vehemently. I doubt her work, though I have not read it and will not, is so good that some industry muck...
by Dana-Lynn
April 4th, 2011, 8:34 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: BIG MOUTH BLUES, Contemporary YA query
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

BIG MOUTH BLUES, Contemporary YA query

Hi, everyone. This is my 4th attempt at a query letter for Big Mouth Blues. Please feel free to tear it apart. Thank you in advance for taking the time to give me your feedback. :) I need all the help I can get. One sentence tagline: Fourteen-year-old Kacey Donovan masquerades as a normal teen want...
by Dana-Lynn
April 4th, 2011, 8:28 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Gender is Your Writing Style?
Replies: 18
Views: 5314

Re: What Gender is Your Writing Style?

This is neat. Thanks for sharing the link.

:oD
by Dana-Lynn
January 27th, 2011, 4:41 am
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Helpful Synopsis Worksheet
Replies: 5
Views: 2884

Re: Helpful Synopsis Worksheet

This worksheat is awesome! THANK YOU for sharing it with us!!!!

:)
by Dana-Lynn
October 4th, 2010, 8:57 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Big Mouth Blues -- Contemporary YA -- PLEASE HELP
Replies: 10
Views: 1439

Re: Big Mouth Blues -- Contemporary YA -- PLEASE HELP

This board is so awesome! Thank you all for your taking the time to give me your input. I am soooo new to writing queries . . . and this side of the writing process is so different from actually writing the novel. LOL! I still have A LOT to learn. All of these ideas and suggestions are amazing. Hol...
by Dana-Lynn
October 2nd, 2010, 4:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Favorite quotes about writing
Replies: 62
Views: 8173

Re: Favorite quotes about writing

I love this thread! Soooo many great quotes! I actually keep a file of Good Quotes in my Word documents. Whenever I come across a quote I like, I paste it into my file. :) Here are a my favs: Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. In...
by Dana-Lynn
October 2nd, 2010, 4:37 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Big Mouth Blues -- Contemporary YA -- PLEASE HELP
Replies: 10
Views: 1439

Big Mouth Blues -- Contemporary YA -- PLEASE HELP

Hi! I only recently discovered this board, but have been a member of Absolute Write for nearly 3 years. It's so exciting to find another wonderful community where I can get to know other fellow writers. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/EmoteSun.gif I'm have two completed YA novels...
by Dana-Lynn
October 2nd, 2010, 3:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Stuck at the 1/3rd way mark
Replies: 12
Views: 2418

Re: Stuck at the 1/3rd way mark

Sounds like you're on the right track. Maybe it was going so good in the beginning because something inside of you just NEEDED to get out. Then once you got it all out, that something inside decided it was time to move on. Give yourself a break and write what you love, read what you love, and work ...