Search found 22 matches

by Terry
January 19th, 2010, 7:08 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite quote
Replies: 55
Views: 9943

Re: Favorite quote

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~ Andre Gide, French critic, essayist and novelist
by Terry
January 19th, 2010, 7:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: American dialogue
Replies: 31
Views: 5684

Re: American dialogue

Nick, I've seen that too, here and there.

I think the Midwest won the American-English wars. In fact, I might go so far as to say, the Midwest is the real America and the rest of us are faux Americans. People in Florida often ask me if I'm English. There are a lot of midwesterners in Florida:)
by Terry
January 19th, 2010, 3:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: American dialogue
Replies: 31
Views: 5684

Re: American dialogue

I agree with the others. The holiday was the only blip for me. Nice job. Why don't you post some more? A novel written by an English woman, I read a few years ago, had a few British phrases said by Americans. So it is wise to check. I saw a funny video a while ago about an English woman going to a l...
by Terry
January 16th, 2010, 8:25 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The good, meaty inner-conflict stuff was taken
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: The good, meaty inner-conflict stuff was taken

I'm a mystery reader and your books sound good to me.
by Terry
January 15th, 2010, 5:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: These Are the Days...
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Re: These Are the Days...

Oh yes, my protagonist is a nuisance to me in the midddle of the night, too

Great post. Best of luck:)
by Terry
January 15th, 2010, 5:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Gender in fiction
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Re: Gender in fiction

Hey, I like this one. I'm a female writing a male protagonist. So this interests me.

Best of luck:)
by Terry
January 15th, 2010, 12:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writers: The Pleasure Seekers
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Writers: The Pleasure Seekers

Thanks Emily. I see we're on the same wavelength.

Best of luck to you too:)
by Terry
January 15th, 2010, 11:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Psychology or Madness of Writers Block
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: The Psychology or Madness of Writers Block

Great post! I can relate to this. Best of luck in the contest.
by Terry
January 15th, 2010, 11:09 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writers: The Pleasure Seekers
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Writers: The Pleasure Seekers

The New York Times ran an article just before the new year on Pleasure Procrastinators . Yes. You heard right. I can't believe it either. There are actually people who put off pleasure? OK, work, yes, chores, sure, but pleasure? I'll put off anything but that. Work is always there, misery drops out ...
by Terry
January 7th, 2010, 2:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does anyone write humor?
Replies: 18
Views: 3843

Re: Does anyone write humor?

I write some humor in my WIP, which is a murder mystery, so, it can't be all humor, people are getting killed after all.

Also, I will be writing some in my blog. It's part of my personality. The Class Clown syndrome.
by Terry
January 6th, 2010, 5:02 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: A forum game: three word story
Replies: 83
Views: 11307

Re: A forum game: three word story

(oops, sorry)
masterpiece-in-progress.
by Terry
January 6th, 2010, 4:59 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: A forum game: three word story
Replies: 83
Views: 11307

Re: A forum game: three word story

masterpiece.
by Terry
January 6th, 2010, 4:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Music or quiet when you write?
Replies: 64
Views: 16761

Re: Music or quiet when you write?

My story takes place in 1964. So I put together a playlist from that era to conjure up the spirit of the times.

And it does.
by Terry
December 31st, 2009, 2:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you write?
Replies: 15
Views: 3029

Re: How do you write?

I seem to write along in sequence, until a random scene from later in the story pops into my head, so I write that, then go back.

I like the card idea, though. Thanks for sharing it.
by Terry
December 23rd, 2009, 5:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 6691

Re: Writer's Block

My attention span can be short, so if I'm lagging behind a bit, I switch to writing something else. A short story idea, for instance. Something new, to excite me, and then before I know it, I'm back to my main story. Just needed a lift, variety, spice and all that is nice.