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by SteevO
February 26th, 2012, 1:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Protagonist/Hero is also the bad guy??
Replies: 12
Views: 4957

Re: Protagonist/Hero is also the bad guy??

Thanks a lot guys.... I put those movies on hold @ the library. I've never heard of Bad Lieutenant, but just checked out the trailer, and damn it looks good. I'm looking forward to writing a tragic hero, and working on making him bad, but at the same time having people feel empathy for him too. Chee...
by SteevO
February 25th, 2012, 11:01 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Protagonist/Hero is also the bad guy??
Replies: 12
Views: 4957

Re: Protagonist/Hero is also the bad guy??

Thanks guys...and for the link. I think my guy is going to be more like the "Tragic Hero". :D I'm reading "Story Engineering" right now, by Larry Brooks. Very good stuff!
by SteevO
February 25th, 2012, 10:32 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Protagonist/Hero is also the bad guy??
Replies: 12
Views: 4957

Protagonist/Hero is also the bad guy??

Hello everyone. I've been reading a lot of how-to books and things on the net, about making our "hero" go through ups and downs and learning/becoming better/overcoming their past issues etc. However, in my story, my main charachter,my hero......is not a good person. He does some bad things, and spir...
by SteevO
February 19th, 2012, 12:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writers with Small Children
Replies: 9
Views: 1507

Re: Writers with Small Children

Hello fellow parents :D I've been trying so hard to get some writing time in, but it truly is hard. I have three- 11,8 and 4. It seems there are never enough hours in the day, and when the day is over, I'm too burnt out to think about writing. Oh well, the 4 year old will be starting school in Septe...
by SteevO
February 15th, 2012, 12:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Setting: Canada vs. USA
Replies: 16
Views: 2249

Re: Setting: Canada vs. USA

You've all been very helpful, so thanks! I have another. RE: setting- Say I want to use Toronto, and say, a specific area. Even a specific coffee shop/bookstore. For example, "Harold's Books and Coffee". Am I able to use that store in my novel? Is there issues using their name, and maybe being sued ...
by SteevO
February 13th, 2012, 1:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Setting: Canada vs. USA
Replies: 16
Views: 2249

Re: Setting: Canada vs. USA

Thanks for your reply Sanderling. I'm looking forward to using my own city as the setting vs. an unknown place.
Cheers
SteevO
by SteevO
February 13th, 2012, 1:16 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: My Avatar...
Replies: 5
Views: 2840

Re: My Avatar...

Thanks! ;)
by SteevO
February 13th, 2012, 1:12 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 196718

Re: The Introduction Thread

Cool!, I have story engineering coming in a few days, from Amazon. Donald Maass's book "Writing the Breakout Novel," is on hold at the library. Looks like I'm on the right track. :D
Does Margo know Mr. Maass?(ps- how do I pronounce that?)
Cheers,
Steve
by SteevO
February 12th, 2012, 7:47 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: My Avatar...
Replies: 5
Views: 2840

Re: My Avatar...

Been tinkering with "paint", that comes with windows.....
by SteevO
February 12th, 2012, 4:06 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 196718

Re: The Introduction Thread

Thanks for the warm welcomes guys. :) What book or two do you recommend for the beginning writer? I've been borrowing a ton of them from the library, but only found a few to click with me. Any suggestions?
I have stories in me....I just need to learn how to put them on paper! ;)
by SteevO
February 12th, 2012, 4:02 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: My Avatar...
Replies: 5
Views: 2840

My Avatar...

Hey all. I'm trying to find a picture that I can put up for an avatar, but I'm having a hell of a time. I'm taking pictures, editing them, trying to get the dimensions right, or the pic quality down. I believe it has to be 20kb or less. Not working for me. How can I find something to fit in there? T...
by SteevO
February 12th, 2012, 3:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your Best Advice to a New Writer
Replies: 28
Views: 6714

Re: Your Best Advice to a New Writer

Thanks to all who've posted in this thread. As someone who is extremely green in the writing depatment, I'm learning a lot. And when I say green, I mean it. I'm 34 years old, and haven't written since my last high school English essay!!!! :mrgreen:
SteevO
by SteevO
February 11th, 2012, 12:18 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Setting: Canada vs. USA
Replies: 16
Views: 2249

Re: Setting: Canada vs. USA

It will be okay. Just write. It will be okay. Thanks Brenda, and thanks to all who've written replies!
by SteevO
February 10th, 2012, 10:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Setting: Canada vs. USA
Replies: 16
Views: 2249

Re: Setting: Canada vs. USA

Thanks for all the replies everyone. I guess what I'm afraid of is, someone from the giant market in the US, picking up my book and reading that a murder took place in Halifax-on the east coast of Canada, and basically thinkng, "no thanks.."
by SteevO
February 10th, 2012, 2:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Setting: Canada vs. USA
Replies: 16
Views: 2249

Re: Setting: Canada vs. USA

Thanks again Brenda, you were right, no bite! :D

Great advice.....I definitely won't be writing about life in Nunavik, northern Quebec, or deep in the heart of the prairies!
SteevO