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by paulajewelry
April 30th, 2011, 6:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: W.I.P. Feedback: How Much Is Too Much?
Replies: 9
Views: 3260

Re: W.I.P. Feedback: How Much Is Too Much?

I have one beta reader who is also my brainstorming partner. She reads my first draft--knows the basic story--and then we brainstorm possible ways to make it even better. After a few revisions, my husband reads it for depth. He sees the details and helps me create layers for characters and plot whil...
by paulajewelry
March 12th, 2011, 8:15 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend any dystopian YA books?
Replies: 24
Views: 6146

Re: Recommend any dystopian YA books?

Another dystopian/zombie book is Forest of Hands and Teeth, more dystopian than zombie written by a competent author. I hate zombies but I liked this.
by paulajewelry
February 19th, 2011, 12:08 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Have you ever gotten tired of reading your own novel?
Replies: 22
Views: 5380

Re: Have you ever gotten tired of reading your own novel?

First, don't revise your ms more than three times. You'll develop blinders to problems if you revise too many times in a row. Take a break and write something new. During your hiatus, think of ways you can cut your ms by ten percent (Stephen King tip) and jot your ideas down but don't look at the ms...
by paulajewelry
February 17th, 2011, 11:22 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 283239

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title: The Day Stealer Genre: Paranormal Romance Words: 241 An albatross. I felt it strutting back and forth on top my shell as it bobbed on moonlit waves like a pearl-colored coffin, only my face exposed at one end, vulnerable to its hooked beak threatening even now to pluck my eyes for a morsel. P...