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by Crystal
April 26th, 2010, 4:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your favorite writing resources?
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

Re: Your favorite writing resources?

I read Kings On Writing and found it very interesting. I wish he had added more on the editing process but what was there was to the point and good. I was encouraged to find that SK doesn't plot cause, for the one I am working now, I didn't plot a thing. Now I just need to work on carving out that t...
by Crystal
April 9th, 2010, 4:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: adding a second POV
Replies: 9
Views: 1756

Re: adding a second POV

Thanks, all of you. I agree with the all in theory. If he is going to add his thoughts it does need to be in some sort of totality. But I'd still like to keep it to a minimum. Robin, I am starting to think that, yes, part of this investigation is very necessary in order to fulfill the story line. Ka...
by Crystal
April 9th, 2010, 12:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: adding a second POV
Replies: 9
Views: 1756

adding a second POV

I am slowly (emphasis on slowly) clicking along in my story. It's going well in my mind, for the most part, but I keep getting this nagging feeling that something is really missing. The more and more I think about it the more I think I have the answer. The investigation into the crime is missing. Ea...
by Crystal
March 23rd, 2010, 2:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is writing to you?
Replies: 11
Views: 1934

Re: What is writing to you?

Writing is my biggest joy and my biggest frustration. It is my escape and a place to escape from. It is my friend and my enemy. Writing is my dream and it is my nightmares. But in the end writing is mine and mine alone. No one can take it from me and no one can force me to do it. I do it on my time ...
by Crystal
March 23rd, 2010, 2:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does your MS go up or down in size?
Replies: 36
Views: 8850

Re: Does your MS go up or down in size?

I'm still working on my first draft so I don't have an answer to this, however I think mine will grow. In saying that I just finished reading Stephen King's On Writing and his theory, sent to him by an agent long ago, is this Finished MS = First Draft - 10% I can see how this works, just going over ...
by Crystal
March 21st, 2010, 7:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Style question.
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Style question.

I am writing a scene where my MC is reading a letter. In that letter are informative bits about what has happened to her. The letters are of course written from the pov of another character and she is reading his words. My problem is that I want to somehow interject her thoughts into this reading se...
by Crystal
March 20th, 2010, 3:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Editing as you go: really that bad?
Replies: 24
Views: 4045

Re: Editing as you go: really that bad?

So far, on my first novel, I write, write, write, get stuck, print it out, go back and reread what I have done. Here I'll mark any obvious typos, add things scratch things out, move stuff around and generally look for what kind of plot problem I am having that is stopping me from progressing. By the...
by Crystal
March 16th, 2010, 10:57 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: rewrite now added-Key in the Shadow- wrk title-
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: Key in the Shadow - wrk title- feedback please.

ok I did some reworking and this is what I have come up with. I am sure I still need to work the grammar and punctuation and such. Anyway, here it goes. I’ve been watching snow create a thick blanket in the streets below my hospital window for hours now. Every time I close my eyes I see his shadow a...
by Crystal
March 16th, 2010, 8:06 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: rewrite now added-Key in the Shadow- wrk title-
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: Key in the Shadow - wrk title- feedback please.

GeeGee55, thanks for the feedback, it was very helpful. Ellie G, This is still my first draft and I have yet to work on my grammar. lol. I will save that till way later as I only want to deal with it once. :) Thank you for pointing out your thoughts on voice. This story is supposed to be her view on...
by Crystal
March 16th, 2010, 6:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The power of encouraging words from the right source...
Replies: 3
Views: 734

The power of encouraging words from the right source...

I wanted to share this with you for a couple of reasons, 1. I am super stoked about it! and 2. I just wanted to encourage those of you that can give this kind of encouragement to others, please do. I have a good friend that is friends with a published author, I'm not naming names just in case he rea...
by Crystal
March 16th, 2010, 5:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Glad I Didn't Give Up
Replies: 13
Views: 2148

Re: Glad I Didn't Give Up

Congrats!!! I am so happy for you. This is so encouraging to me as an infant writer.

I got a small bit of validation myself today and it really made me want to buckle down and keep working on my novel. Good luck on yours.
by Crystal
March 15th, 2010, 12:47 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: rewrite now added-Key in the Shadow- wrk title-
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: Key in the Shadow - wrk title- feedback please.

I think this is a decent start. I find myself wondering what put Angelina in the hospital. From the nightmares mentioned it sounds like she may have been attacked, which is intriguing. Is this the first page? This is the first page, and yes she was attacked and you do get the "rest of the story" so...
by Crystal
March 15th, 2010, 8:22 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: rewrite now added-Key in the Shadow- wrk title-
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

rewrite now added-Key in the Shadow- wrk title-

Please be honest, I can take it. Thanks. The snow covered streets are practically deserted. Waves of white fell through the night creating a thick blanket on the ground below. I’ve been watching it pile up for hours unable to sleep. The nightmares are haunting and every time I close my eyes I see hi...
by Crystal
March 15th, 2010, 7:57 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First few Paragraphs YA suspense - Black Horse -Working Titl
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: First few Paragraphs YA suspense - Black Horse -Working Titl

wow that is really good and I definitely want to read more. I agree that the first sentence seems out of place, maybe you can use it somewhere else in the story, maybe when she is really reflecting on her relationship with her sister or something.
by Crystal
March 14th, 2010, 10:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: wordles
Replies: 1
Views: 498

wordles

I just made my wordle for what I have done already. It's really interesting to see the words I use the most. But now I am wondering what words really should show up the most. For those of you that have done wordles, what shows up the most for you. For me the biggest word was the name of the main mal...