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by jmcooper
October 5th, 2010, 7:18 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Not Just Scribbles
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Not Just Scribbles

It’s not a secret that art is expression. It’s not an epiphany that even children use art to communicate. But when you witness it, and especially when it concerns your own children, you better listen carefully and heed the expressions of little ones. Twice in the last couple of months, my children h...
by jmcooper
March 30th, 2010, 1:39 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 137484

Re: What are you reading now?

just finished Hunger Games and picked up Catching Fire today. Love.
by jmcooper
March 23rd, 2010, 12:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I'm full of prose--Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: I'm full of prose--Help!

:-) I've stuck it on reams. But who reads it? I feel like it has no home and it's probably just for me. Sad.
by jmcooper
March 23rd, 2010, 12:01 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 113
Views: 21697

Re: How old are you?

34, been writing since I could hold a pencil, and sometimes afraid I'll die before I'm finished.
by jmcooper
March 23rd, 2010, 11:55 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: I'm full of prose--Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 886

I'm full of prose--Help!

What can you do with prose? Where does it belong? I am lost in it.
by jmcooper
February 20th, 2010, 10:05 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing with ADHD
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

Re: Writing with ADHD

This is also near and dear to MY heart. I didn't even finish reading the thread after I got to this post. What you have described is my life and I am not sure how to deal with it!! I just finished an article titled "ADHD on Stage" because I have been wrestling with the challenges I have and how comm...
by jmcooper
February 8th, 2010, 12:45 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Literary YA--What is it?
Replies: 15
Views: 6394

Re: Literary YA--What is it?

Terrific stuff, everyone. I believe we are on the same page. My list for my next library visit is now about a mile long. I want to tackle this beast and you've all helped me with the initial process. Thanks! BTW... Nathan mentioned this thread in a recent blog post. I do believe we are famous! Hahah...
by jmcooper
February 4th, 2010, 3:30 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Time Suckers
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: Time Suckers

OH it's so pathetic, but FACEBOOK. Currently I am a SAHM and a normal day for my husband right now is about 6am-10pm. He's working 3 jobs to make up for me losing mine. :-( I have NO ONE TO TALK TO! Unfortunately, it's so addictive it also sucks up my writing time, my cleaning time, my reading time,...
by jmcooper
February 3rd, 2010, 4:41 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Avatar Troubles
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Avatar Troubles

I did try the delete post thing...will try again...but you are free to delete this post if it's still hanging around later....
;-)
by jmcooper
February 3rd, 2010, 10:10 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Avatar Troubles
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Avatar Troubles

um never mind. i just instantly figured it out. now how do you delete a post?
by jmcooper
February 3rd, 2010, 10:07 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Avatar Troubles
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Avatar Troubles

I want to put a cute little picture next to my name so I'm not just boring jmcooper. However, no matter what avatar I try to upload, the program won't allow it. I've tried resizing but to no avail. Any suggestions? I mean, this is really important...
by jmcooper
February 3rd, 2010, 10:01 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Literary YA--What is it?
Replies: 15
Views: 6394

Re: Literary YA--What is it?

Thanks for the suggestions! I have a running book list for the library and I'm adding these.
by jmcooper
February 2nd, 2010, 9:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Literary YA--What is it?
Replies: 15
Views: 6394

Re: Literary YA--What is it?

I'm not sure why YA appeals to me--I am 34--maybe because I was a voracious young reader and now I have children who I want to follow in my footsteps. There is something about a great YA book that keeps truth simple, yet deep. I've not found all that many that fit that category, to be honest. Most a...
by jmcooper
February 2nd, 2010, 5:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Literary YA--What is it?
Replies: 15
Views: 6394

Re: Literary YA--What is it?

I agree...but would Literary YA be a category of it's own? In the way that adult Literary fiction is sort of it's own thing? For instance, something like McEwan's Atonement would be considered Literary--I think--while something by Grafton is not. I wonder what YA falls into the Literary category? Th...
by jmcooper
February 2nd, 2010, 5:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Literary YA--What is it?
Replies: 15
Views: 6394

Literary YA--What is it?

I can Google with the best of them, but I'm curious: What do you consider Literary YA Fiction? And how does one go about writing it?