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by TheZies
August 5th, 2011, 10:16 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 319082

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Happy Friday! Off topic day. I'm going to do the EPL challenge for the coming "football" season.

http://idiocracyrising.com/2011/08/05/c ... section-3/
by TheZies
July 29th, 2011, 1:03 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 319082

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Happy Casual Friday! I talk about my final edits as I prepare for a possible trip to New York! (also make sure to check out my other posts about living a more active live.)

http://idiocracyrising.com/2011/07/29/c ... nal-edits/
by TheZies
July 6th, 2011, 7:23 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 319082

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

been really bad about updating.

but here is a post not so much about writing, but about relationships in that real world thing.

http://idiocracyrising.com/2011/07/06/c ... -the-ship/
by TheZies
June 2nd, 2011, 4:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's in a Name?
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

Re: What's in a Name?

yeah, the crazy thing is you name a Character and then several drafts later, you could never imagine them being anyone else.

my names are simple.
Jake
Michelle
Alex
rebekah
chelsea

but that's who they are. I can't see naming them anything else.
by TheZies
June 2nd, 2011, 4:53 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query / synopsis :: MASQUERADE
Replies: 9
Views: 1663

Re: Query / synopsis :: MASQUERADE UPDATED (5/11)

dragoness wrote: You should emphasize what is in stake- what can he lose? Only a date? Is he in danger? How?
(His sister adds nothing here, you can delete her)
much appreciated. Will focus more on what is at stake.
by TheZies
May 13th, 2011, 12:26 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 319082

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Casual Friday takes a look at first books and if they're terrible (via our on going discussion).

http://idiocracyrising.com/2011/05/13/c ... rst-books/
by TheZies
May 12th, 2011, 9:00 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do first books always suck?
Replies: 15
Views: 3744

Re: Do first books always suck?

I've been working on the first book for a while. It's a story I like and want to make work. I found a copy of some of the first draft. It was terrible. Bad enough that I wondered why I ever considered doing this :) but it's gotten better. LOTS better. I've written probably about 1,000 pages. Most of...
by TheZies
May 11th, 2011, 8:09 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query / synopsis :: MASQUERADE
Replies: 9
Views: 1663

Re: Query / synopsis :: MASQUERADE UPDATED (5/11)

Jake Wilson has just discovered that he has been assigned a project at work with his evil, red-headed ex-girlfriend. This is not just any ex-girlfriend. This is the ex-girlfriend. She’s the benchmark, but she also has a bad habit of showing up at the worst times … or the times just become the worst....
by TheZies
May 7th, 2011, 11:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: (This thread is not yet titled)
Replies: 38
Views: 9843

Re: (This thread is not yet titled)

I'm definitely a titler. I've already titled my next four ideas: Songs for the Day After How I Spent New Years with the Mob The Man Who Killed God The Machiavellian Debate It's fun and helps with my theme for the book. Though, I reserve the right to change the title at any point. I have a buddy and ...
by TheZies
May 6th, 2011, 4:15 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query / synopsis :: MASQUERADE
Replies: 9
Views: 1663

Re: Query / synopsis :: MASQUERADE

Also, I'm not sure coming-of-age qualifies as a proper genre. This character sounds too old for it to be young-adult, but maybe I'm wrong. If it is YA, definitely include your character's age and mention YA as the genre. He's technically a young-adult :) he's 28. The genre is almost impossible to p...
by TheZies
May 5th, 2011, 1:18 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 319082

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I told one of my readers that I thought a scene was terrible. They disagreed.

Which is why I wrote:

http://idiocracyrising.com/2011/05/05/t ... -relative/

enjoy!
by TheZies
May 4th, 2011, 10:26 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Running Dialogue
Replies: 15
Views: 2059

Re: Running Dialogue

Hey, guys, I think you may have dug a little deeper into this than you needed to. Did you ever think that maybe all the dialog needed was a little pause here and there? Could a character stand up? Yawn? Run their fingers through their hair? Now, I cannot say exactly what it needs without seeing the...
by TheZies
May 2nd, 2011, 1:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you "warm up" before writing?
Replies: 18
Views: 4069

Re: Do you "warm up" before writing?

I depends on what part of the process I'm in. If I'm in the creative process, then I don't really care how well it is writen. I feel I am a good writer, and I can make it pretty later. During the beginning stages, it's more important to get the story going. Once I've got a basic story/plot, I write ...