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by CharleeVale
January 8th, 2013, 3:03 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Strangely Quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: Strangely Quiet

I was thinking the same thing...

I've been on vacation. Working on my thesis. I have a new SNI I would like to write.

Yeah. That's all. lol

CV
by CharleeVale
November 9th, 2012, 12:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?
Replies: 11
Views: 2071

Re: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?

I don't think I can pinpoint a single best 'feedback,' because the way I work with my CPs, feedback is a process and not a one-time thing. But I like it when it helps me. My favourite critiquers do the first thing. Start off with praise/assessment of all the good stuff and highlighting what really w...
by CharleeVale
October 31st, 2012, 3:27 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Where have all the Review Bloggers gone?
Replies: 9
Views: 4277

Re: Where have all the Review Bloggers gone?

I missed this topic when it surfaced several weeks ago, and I'll respond now. I'm a Book Review Blogger (Though Grad school has stopped me from posting since like September!) I don't do self-pubbed books (Unless I know the author personally) , and I'll tell you why. The amount of self-published auth...
by CharleeVale
October 31st, 2012, 3:19 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writerly Things to do in New York
Replies: 6
Views: 3904

Re: Writerly Things to do in New York

Check out Books of Wonder!

Arguably one of the most famous children's book stores in the world. They have signings and events all the time, not to mention a fabulous little bakery inside where you can get cupcakes!

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by CharleeVale
October 24th, 2012, 1:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER
Replies: 28
Views: 3356

Re: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER

I'm afraid Dystopian is almost certainly dead. In this last query run for me, I had 4 agents -- FOUR -- who loved my writing, and loved my story, but wouldn't sign me because the book was dystopian and they wanted me to write someone else. :(

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by CharleeVale
October 19th, 2012, 8:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 5855

Re: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep

I'm not sure if I'm in or not. I WANT to be in, but with grad school I don't know if it's possible. We'll see!

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by CharleeVale
October 17th, 2012, 1:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing under 'contract'
Replies: 0
Views: 657

Writing under 'contract'

So as most of you know I'm working on my thesis which is a stage play. And I can say that this is my first dose of writing under contract and how hard it really is. Granted, I have things in my way that normal writers don't have (graduate classes, homework, and the like), but I think the experience ...
by CharleeVale
September 4th, 2012, 8:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 3115

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

So a lot of you know I've been working on my graduate thesis, which is a stage play. And it's the hardest [many expletives here] thing I've ever had to write. I really like my concept. It's just flowing like molasses. For whatever reason, the words don't pour out of my mind the way they do when I'm ...
by CharleeVale
August 29th, 2012, 11:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What makes a dystopia?
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: What makes a dystopia?

I actually asked one of the commenters, and finally got an answer! I wasn't far enough away from the material to see this, but I guess some of my phrasing, and the way I described the villain (Crime Boss/Ganster/Gambling lord) made it seem like the US government had collapsed and that he had risen i...
by CharleeVale
August 29th, 2012, 1:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What makes a dystopia?
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

What makes a dystopia?

Ok, I'm admitting right away that this question comes out of frustration. The book I'm currently working on (Working title Bet Her Life , or BHL) is a YA Sci-fi Thriller. But I've had some problems, when I've posted excerpts, potential queries, etc. A lot have people have said 'Ooh, that sounds very...
by CharleeVale
August 26th, 2012, 12:07 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What do you do to celebrate?
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: What do you do to celebrate?

Sleep.

Cupcake.

Occasionally vodka.
by CharleeVale
August 24th, 2012, 1:10 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writers Who Run
Replies: 14
Views: 5958

Re: Writers Who Run

I wanted to do The Color Run, but it was BEA week when the registration came out, so there was no way I could get to it in time. LOL

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by CharleeVale
August 23rd, 2012, 1:28 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So Grateful
Replies: 2
Views: 2130

So Grateful

I just wanted to take a sec and say that I am so grateful for you guys. I recently started to get involved lightly with another writing community, and in the 4 months I've been there, though I have made friends, I've had multiple incidents of drama, cattiness, rudeness, and just all-around unpleasan...
by CharleeVale
August 23rd, 2012, 12:56 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your Favorite Fantasy
Replies: 16
Views: 1999

Re: Your Favorite Fantasy

"Sign bombing" Going to a bookstore and randomly signing copies of my book with secret messages. Maybe that lead to youtube videos or other fun prizes/content.

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by CharleeVale
August 23rd, 2012, 12:55 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first novel and other stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 1922

Re: Your first novel and other stuff

I've always found it easier to fix it later. To get it done, and then have the entire arc in your head so you can better see the changes. My first novel is still kind of unfinished. It rambled on and on and I kept chronically revising and never finishing it. I got through my second novel completely ...