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by Emily White
May 10th, 2011, 8:46 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Zombie-Proof House!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2747

Re: Zombie-Proof House!!!

I want this. :)
by Emily White
May 10th, 2011, 8:30 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Let's Discuss Edward...
Replies: 21
Views: 5648

Re: Let's Discuss Edward...

Okay, I'm probably going to say something shocking here: I don't see how Bella's and Edward's relationship was as terrible as some people are saying. I have read SO many YA books lately that have portrayed female MCs who treat their male counterparts like crap while the guy essentially worships at h...
by Emily White
May 9th, 2011, 8:28 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 184440

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hello, everyone! I'm actually not a new member, but it's been such a long time since I've visited that I might as well be. :) My name is Emily White, I live close to Niagara Falls, NY, I primarily write YA sci-fi and fantasy, and I'm <i>very</i> excited about my debut novel, ELEMENTAL! And yes, I am...
by Emily White
August 2nd, 2010, 2:01 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 319005

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Contest!

Great prizes and a lot of fun!

http://steppingintofantasy.blogspot.com ... ntest.html
by Emily White
August 1st, 2010, 3:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Orignality in Fantasy (specifiaclly re: Creatures and Races)
Replies: 29
Views: 5928

Re: Orignality in Fantasy (specifiaclly re: Creatures and Races)

That's just it -- YOU want new and different things. You shouldn't dismiss the quite large group of people out here who don't want new things when it comes to this sort of fantasy. I don't want to read about an elf with a twist. I want to read about elves who are elves. People always go on about th...
by Emily White
July 20th, 2010, 1:13 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 319005

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Why Aren't Publishing Companies Doing This?? http://steppingintofantasy.blogspot.com ... doing.html

I'd like to get all your thoughts on why publishing companies haven't started using commercials to advertise new books.
by Emily White
July 8th, 2010, 8:02 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Any book collectors here?
Replies: 16
Views: 2521

Re: Any book collectors here?

Oh yes! I collect school books from the 19th century and earlier. I specifically like the science textbooks (of course the English school readers are fascinating, too). I have one collection that talks about life on Mars and how our telescopes have caught even the day to day doings of the Martians. ...
by Emily White
July 8th, 2010, 7:55 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: East Coast Heatwave
Replies: 29
Views: 3253

Re: East Coast Heatwave

That's hotter than the highest ever officially recorded! The hottest I can remember with humidity was 105 degrees at the Great Lakes Naval Academy, north of Chicago. We were there for a nephew's graduation, and the poor guys had to stand at attention for some time in the sweltering hanger. Towards ...
by Emily White
July 8th, 2010, 4:42 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: East Coast Heatwave
Replies: 29
Views: 3253

Re: East Coast Heatwave

I've lived through 130-145 degree weather wearing layers of clothing and body armor, so this is actually pretty bearable. Yowza! Where does it get that hot? Even Phoenix, Arizona doesn't get over 120. I think she's talking Iraq. Even the metaphors there are hot. Indeed. :D Iraq and Kuwait, actually...
by Emily White
July 8th, 2010, 9:15 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: East Coast Heatwave
Replies: 29
Views: 3253

Re: East Coast Heatwave

I'm surrounded by Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, so the New York temperature is slightly cooler here. To tell you the truth, I wouldn't even run the A/C if it weren't for the kids. I've lived through 130-145 degree weather wearing layers of clothing and body armor, so this is actually pretty bearable.
by Emily White
July 2nd, 2010, 6:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Absentee Parent Conundrum in Children's Lit
Replies: 32
Views: 12506

Re: The Absentee Parent Conundrum in Children's Lit

i don't think anyone is saying that ALL stories should or should not have absentee parents. each story and character should be considered individually. i think that some of us are saying that having absentee parents can come in handy, while others are saying that we shouldn't kill off parents (or m...
by Emily White
July 2nd, 2010, 5:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Absentee Parent Conundrum in Children's Lit
Replies: 32
Views: 12506

Re: The Absentee Parent Conundrum in Children's Lit

Though I do see (and understand) the trend in YA to use absentee or bad parents as a source of tension or a way to force the MC to learn to stand on his/her own two feet, I must say I prefer writing the opposite. In the WIP I'm currently editing, the MC was ripped from her parents and forced to spen...
by Emily White
June 28th, 2010, 4:45 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum game: Random facts about you
Replies: 126
Views: 29964

Re: Forum game: Random facts about you

This may sound a bit morbid, but I enjoy walking through old cemeteries, mostly the ones that are alone in some abandoned farm field, or just a random plot in the middle of suburbia where the old stones are surrounded by new houses and stores. Maybe it's my writer's mind, but so much is revealed ju...
by Emily White
June 27th, 2010, 7:23 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum game: Random facts about you
Replies: 126
Views: 29964

Re: Forum game: Random facts about you

Random facts about me: My husband and I got engaged three weeks after we met. On Jaws: I LOVE JAWS! But surfing at Dillon Beach is still out of the question. My husband and I did, too! :D This is a fun game! Let's see...well, I once sang the national anthem at a Minor League baseball game, I can sa...
by Emily White
June 14th, 2010, 2:22 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?
Replies: 55
Views: 12726

Re: So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?

I wouldn't worry about it. Nathan started the contest for people who follow the blog, not us forumites. I'm more of a reader myself. I come often, but comment rarely. :D Edit: I should clarify because it looks like I'm telling you to be inactive. What I meant to say was that you shouldn't feel guil...