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by SuzieQ
July 19th, 2010, 4:43 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: 285049

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

Title: Love: Film at Eleven Genre: steamy contemporary romance (249 words) "So that's her. The great Cleo Caswell." Alec had to admit she was a looker. Her long brown hair tumbled down her back in a soft waves. The bottom of the skirt of her red power suit hit her at mid-thigh, displaying long tanne...
by SuzieQ
July 17th, 2010, 10:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Of the characters you've written, who is your favorite?
Replies: 41
Views: 11413

Re: Of the characters you've written, who is your favorite?

My favorite characters are usually the ones I'm currently writing (and if they're not, I'd better be asking myself why), but of the characters I've finished writing, there is one who holds a special place in my heart. She's the heroine (yes, a main character) in a contemporary romance novel. She's n...
by SuzieQ
July 10th, 2010, 1:41 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Poison: Bourbon or Whisky?
Replies: 21
Views: 5731

Re: Poison: Bourbon or Whisky?

Neither! In Ireland, we drink real whiskey, with the 'e'.
Don't you mean "the water of life?"


My vote. Whiskey (with or without the e). Favorite brand. Jameson's.
by SuzieQ
May 2nd, 2010, 8:19 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 147397

Re: What are you reading now?

Just finished Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall. Don't know why I'm so fascinated with the FLDS practice of plural marriages, but this is the 3rd book I've read about it (Under the Banner of Heaven & Escape were the first 2) and each one illuminates some fresh aspect of the practice.
by SuzieQ
May 2nd, 2010, 8:17 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Funniest book you've read?
Replies: 36
Views: 9618

Re: Funniest book you've read?

Anything early Jennifer Crusie I find laugh out loud funny. Humor is all subjective, but in the romance genre, she's the best.
by SuzieQ
February 20th, 2010, 4:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should you share your writing before it's finished?
Replies: 22
Views: 6846

Re: Should you share your writing before it's finished?

I have a beta reader who sees just about everything as I write it. Of course, she's not a writer herself, so she's my cheering section. Totally uncritical and loves what I write. If I lie fallow for a while, she'll prod lightly, but she doesn't nag, never tries to change things, and acts as a soundi...
by SuzieQ
December 17th, 2009, 8:28 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing
Replies: 24
Views: 5128

Re: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing

If I could have only one book on writing, it would be Sol Stein's Stein on Writing. An often overlooked essential.