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by RachelHowzell
February 23rd, 2011, 2:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first Pargraph!
Replies: 80
Views: 25716

Re: Your first Pargraph!

Here's the first paragraph of my WIP A Devil Within: On December 2, 2010, a Thursday morning, 47-year old Juliet Hill drove to Santa Monica, California for a ten o’clock appointment with her obstetrician-gynecologist Marcia Kulkanis, M.D. Juliet had been suffering with diarrhea and nausea for two w...
by RachelHowzell
February 23rd, 2011, 12:55 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 327804

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Why, yes I do. Part Four of my series, The Life of a Chapter , in which I take you through the conceptualization and revisions of a single chapter from my WIP A Devil Within . And if you live in Los Angeles and are a geek and like robots, I have a cool place to send you. Hop on over to http://www.wr...
by RachelHowzell
February 23rd, 2011, 12:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first Pargraph!
Replies: 80
Views: 25716

Re: Your first Pargraph!

Here's the first paragraph of my WIP A Devil Within: On December 2, 2010, a Thursday morning, 47-year old Juliet Hill drove to Santa Monica, California for a ten o’clock appointment with her obstetrician-gynecologist Marcia Kulkanis, M.D. Juliet had been suffering with diarrhea and nausea for two we...
by RachelHowzell
February 18th, 2011, 6:28 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Belief: Reading makes you smarter
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Re: Belief: Reading makes you smarter

I think it enhances your intelligence. I find that when I've been actively reading, I'm better at crosswords, for example. I'm also able to express myself more clearly, in both written and verbal forms. Plus, you get to visit all types of places, meet different people, learn about random things when...
by RachelHowzell
February 18th, 2011, 6:23 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Silly things we think about
Replies: 135
Views: 31085

Re: Silly things we think about

If I will actually get lock-jaw if I eat or drink something that came from an opened refrigerated can. Still too scared to try...
by RachelHowzell
February 18th, 2011, 6:21 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum game: Random facts about you
Replies: 126
Views: 30560

Re: Forum game: Random facts about you

I was on The Weakest Link.

I've been kissed my Muhammad Ali.

I prefer to lick the cheese off the nacho-cheese Doritos rather than eat the entire chip.

I still, to this day, won't stay in a dark bathroom because I fear spontaneously saying 'Bloody Mary' three times.
by RachelHowzell
February 18th, 2011, 5:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block: Ignore It?
Replies: 19
Views: 2787

Re: Writer's Block: Ignore It?

Step away from what you're working on. Then, turn your attention to these ten things: 1. The dishes in the sink. 2. The laundry growing up the walls in your bedroom. 3. The cat box. 4. The receipts and tax documents that are spilling out of your drawers that need to be itemized for your accountant b...
by RachelHowzell
February 18th, 2011, 5:07 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 137709

Re: What are you reading now?

The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin. And I think I'll stay in that mode and move to Rosemary's Baby and then The Stepford Wives.
by RachelHowzell
December 22nd, 2010, 12:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Impatience.
Replies: 8
Views: 1433

Re: Impatience.

I am also impatient. So much so that I rush through edits sometimes just so I can be done with them. Over the last year or so, I've improved on this. Taken lots of deep breaths. Lots. And because my PS is a slow reader and because I am impatient, I read my draft to him. A few chapters every night. I...
by RachelHowzell
December 16th, 2010, 2:46 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 137709

Re: What are you reading now?

I'm now reading The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. I like it so far -- kinda reminds me of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell...

Rachel

http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com
by RachelHowzell
December 16th, 2010, 2:33 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How Do You Read?
Replies: 22
Views: 6210

Re: How Do You Read?

It depends on that time of month. Meaning: If it's that time when I'm not actively working on a story myself, I totally lose myself as a reader. The book can be total junk and I will read and flip pages and not care if the writing is clunky and the characters are cliched and wow, what else has this ...
by RachelHowzell
December 16th, 2010, 1:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Misery of Being Published....
Replies: 25
Views: 3576

Re: The Misery of Being Published....

Ah, the misery of being published. I'm a little late to the party but I'd still like to comment. I, too, was published by a big house but only sold ~10,000. Not enough books sold. But that wasn't the miserable part. The miserable part is when people keep asking you 'When are you gonna publish again?...