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by MAP
January 16th, 2013, 4:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Current Trend of Using Action Noun Titles
Replies: 6
Views: 2428

Re: The Current Trend of Using Action Noun Titles

I don't like the titles you've listed except Inception (it worked well for that movie), they feel too generic to me, but I do like some single word titles like Twilight and Matched and Soulless. I also like titles like Crime and Punnishment, Pride and Prejudice, and War and Peace. I like titles that...
by MAP
September 26th, 2012, 12:58 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Les Mis
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: Les Mis

I read the unabridged version of Les Mis. The book was amazing, so much deeper than the musical which I also loved. Really it was one of the best books I've ever read in my life. So read it. :) Honestly, I think you should read the abridged. There are long passages in the book that are purely philos...
by MAP
August 16th, 2012, 1:21 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: HELP ME!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2071

Re: HELP ME!!!

There is also The Ringer. The series on WB staring Sarah Michelle Gellar. I haven't seen it, but from what I understand the bad twin takes the good twin's identity only to find out that the good twin really isn't that good.
by MAP
August 16th, 2012, 11:56 am
Forum: Books
Topic: HELP ME!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2071

Re: HELP ME!!!

In Lost, Mr. Eko is dressed as a priest to do a drug run on a small airplane. His brother, who is a priest, comes to warn him that the police or military are on their way to arrest him. His brother gets shot and dies, and Mr. Eko takes his place as a priest.

Could that be what you are thinking of?
by MAP
July 15th, 2012, 7:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Family interference
Replies: 21
Views: 4090

Re: Family interference

I have a husband and two kids. My husband is working on getting his PhD right now so he's usually not available to help me with our kids. I've learned to juggle my time. But they are a little older now. When they were young, it was hard to find time to write. But if I had to choose between writing ...
by MAP
July 13th, 2012, 1:23 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Animation Character
Replies: 16
Views: 5663

Re: Favorite Animation Character

Mine is Prince Zuko from Avatar, the Last Airbender animated series. Best character arc ever.
by MAP
April 20th, 2012, 3:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: POV - 3rd person slipping to omni??
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: POV - 3rd person slipping to omni??

I don't think there is anything wrong POV-wise. But do you really need " as everbody contemplated what they had just heard." I think that is shown just fine by the room being silent. What else would they being doing besides thinking over what they had just heard? So honestly, I'd just do with the dr...
by MAP
March 9th, 2012, 12:29 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Scene
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

Re: Scene

I've had a hard time with setting the scene too, and I've worked really hard on it. My last beta reader complimented me on it, so I think I'm getting better. I did a blog posting on it; here is a link . I go in a bit more detail, but realy I think it is about seeing the surroundings from the POV cha...
by MAP
February 22nd, 2012, 11:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writers with Small Children
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: Writers with Small Children

My kids are 6 and 4 now, but I started writing when just before my second one was born. You sneak the time in when you can (I write at night), but be realistic and don't beat yourself up if you aren't getting the progress you want from writing. Even if you only write a page a day, it will add up. Yo...
by MAP
January 26th, 2012, 10:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Protagonist blog idea
Replies: 9
Views: 1622

Re: Protagonist blog idea

My only caution is that it needs to be very clear that this is not a real person. People don't like to feel duped. Other than that, go for it. Could be fun.
by MAP
January 19th, 2012, 10:27 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 341563

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Romanticizing the Stalker What responsibility do YA writers have in promoting healthy relationships.
by MAP
December 22nd, 2011, 3:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Character Differentiation
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Character Differentiation

The way I nail down a character is backstory. To me, real people aren't a list of traits but are shaped through their experiences. Delving into their family life and childhood always helps me discover who that character really is even if none of it shows up in the text. I suggest thinking about the ...
by MAP
November 29th, 2011, 2:48 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 341563

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

by MAP
November 29th, 2011, 2:44 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Finally broke Amazon top 100.
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: Finally broke Amazon top 100.

Awesome!!! Keep up the good work. :)
by MAP
November 29th, 2011, 2:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: wanna make the innocent looking sis a bad guy
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: wanna make the innocent looking sis a bad guy

There is a million ways to do this, and Mira asks a lot of great questions. I think it boils down to who took the MC's sibling and why. Then you can figure out why Marci would help the villian, if she is even Marci.

Good luck with this. It sounds like an interesting story. :)