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by Richard A Kray
January 17th, 2010, 10:55 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: how many projects do you work on at a time?
Replies: 14
Views: 2429

Re: how many projects do you work on at a time?

Okay. This is something I have intimate knowledge of. I've written since I was maybe 7 years old. That's over 21 years of writing. I always had more than one project going. I've only recently started to take it seriously. So, when I begun my first novel, and then got another idea, I naturally said "...
by Richard A Kray
January 17th, 2010, 10:48 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: the drawer novel
Replies: 16
Views: 2714

Re: the drawer novel

Okay, so I think I have a unique opinion on this... My first novel, along with what is technically my second, are out on submission right now. (Everyone please cross fingers, toes, and any other appendages they feel appropriate. Thank you.) The thing is, that first one - the one I thought was comple...
by Richard A Kray
January 1st, 2010, 2:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 6436

Re: Writer's Block

My problem, when it comes to writers block, isn't content. I know my story. It's like a movie that plays over and over in my head. But sometimes when I go to write it out, I freeze. Writer's block get hold of me when I am trying to find the best way to tell the story using the most effective wordin...
by Richard A Kray
December 31st, 2009, 12:55 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Suggest a book for me, please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1916

Re: Suggest a book for me, please!

Okay, these are not fantastic, but they do have voice and can be funny. They're not paranormal, either, but they are fantasy. I really enjoyed Jonathan Stroud's Bartimous series in terms of Bartimous' voice. Well done I thought. I had some issues with the books otherwise. Note: I'm misspelling Bart...
by Richard A Kray
December 31st, 2009, 8:29 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Suggest a book for me, please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1916

Re: Suggest a book for me, please!

if you can stand reading about south Florida, I would recommend Carl Hiaasen - he's funny. I especially liked his book Native Tongue - it's an oldie but a goodie... I like most of his books - he's like Chris Moore, but instead of calling on the supernatural he normally sticks to funny, but human an...
by Richard A Kray
December 31st, 2009, 7:42 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Suggest a book for me, please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1916

Suggest a book for me, please!

Okay, so I'm going through a rough patch in my own work, and I need some inspiration. Unfortunately, I have no idea what to buy to get me back in my "Wow, I love this! I love writing! I love writing like this!" mind-set. So, could you guys please help me out with suggesting some books for me to get?...
by Richard A Kray
December 23rd, 2009, 12:45 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 6436

Re: Writer's Block

My problem, when it comes to writers block, isn't content. I know my story. It's like a movie that plays over and over in my head. But sometimes when I go to write it out, I freeze. Writer's block get hold of me when I am trying to find the best way to tell the story using the most effective wordin...
by Richard A Kray
December 23rd, 2009, 5:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?
Replies: 37
Views: 6584

Re: Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?

My favorite thing about writing comes in anywhere from a half hour to two hours to four hours into a session, when I'm absorbed in what I'm creating - when I know what I'm putting down is really good stuff and it just excites me to go on for hours and hours more. (Of course, life will usually interr...
by Richard A Kray
December 23rd, 2009, 5:21 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?
Replies: 45
Views: 11240

Re: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?

I'm a Star Wars nerd from way back. In fact, Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn was the first non-YA novel I ever read. I don't remember how old I was, but I was young. I've read a ton since, which is saying something since most of them are terrible books. (And that whole New Jedi Order series didn'...
by Richard A Kray
December 23rd, 2009, 1:04 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 6436

Re: Writer's Block

I have a feeling that Writer's Block doesn't exist. Which is not to say that writers don't get blogged... but just that writers get blocked for thousands of different reasons, both personal and technical. But we like to clump things together. It all goes into "Writer's Block", and ol' WB grows and ...
by Richard A Kray
December 22nd, 2009, 10:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 6436

Re: Writer's Block

[quote= I try to do that too, actually. And what scene couldn't be improved in any book at any time by making a car explode? It sure would liven up all those books we were forced to read in college and high school. (The Pearl comes to mind, which I had to read in 8th grade, I think. "I've lost every...
by Richard A Kray
December 22nd, 2009, 9:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Something I have discovered, how about you...
Replies: 14
Views: 2586

Re: Something I have discovered, how about you...

When I first decided to pick writing back up (after a tryst with the music industry/drugs and partying), my amazingly awesometacular fantasmorgsmic fiance bought me Stephen King's On Writing. He definitely preaches writing out of the mist or in the mist or whatever the saying was. So that's what I t...
by Richard A Kray
December 22nd, 2009, 9:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 6436

Re: Writer's Block

I try not to call it writer's block. It sounds too much like a disease or something. I just say, "I'm having a hard writing day." That way, it seems much more temporary, because (at least to me) it implies that tomorrow stands a good chance of being better. Also, if I'm having a hard time with a sc...
by Richard A Kray
December 22nd, 2009, 5:25 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 6436

Writer's Block

Writer's block. We all know it. We all fear it. We all get it. Or, at least, most of us do. I think. Actually, that's what this thread is about. Those of us that don't get writer's block: what is your secret? Those that do? How do you deal with it? (I am currently experiencing a bout, if you couldn'...
by Richard A Kray
December 22nd, 2009, 4:38 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is doubt part of the process?
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Re: Is doubt part of the process?

Obviously, doubt happens to all of us. As far as my critique/brainstorm partner and I go, we go between periods of thinking "everything I write is shit, how did I ever think I could call myself an author?" to periods of "I'm so excited, this stuff is great! I'm so glad I'm an author!" For me, my rea...