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by Amanda Elizabeth
December 15th, 2012, 3:28 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Controversial thoughts about the school shooting today
Replies: 6
Views: 2180

Re: Controversial thoughts about the school shooting today

I actually haven't heard anyone blame writers...all I've seen is a ton of gun control rhetoric right now. And I think the last thing people should be doing are preaching -- for or against whatever the argument is about. Twenty six people -- twenty of them innocent children -- are dead. For Christ sa...
by Amanda Elizabeth
December 10th, 2012, 6:11 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Anagrams of your name
Replies: 9
Views: 5517

Re: Anagrams of your name

http://www.wordsmith.org/anagram/index.html

My First/Last legal name spells A LOT because I have three As, two Ms, D, S, U, E... Amanda Boyle(pen name) doesn't have a lot of "normal" words in it.
by Amanda Elizabeth
November 26th, 2012, 3:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Anachronistic Metaphors
Replies: 7
Views: 3810

Re: Anachronistic Metaphors

If it's told in the third person I don't really have a problem with it. Anyone retelling a story would naturally insert modern day metaphors and colloquialisms in the narration. If you're retelling a story passed down from your Irish ancestors you aren't going to break into a thick Irish accent and ...
by Amanda Elizabeth
November 26th, 2012, 3:16 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Technical question
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Re: Technical question

I'm pretty sure that falls more under a common phrase since its been around for fifty years. It would be like someone making sure people understood a reference to Romeo and Juliet. As for the commas...I give no advice since I believe they are the punctuation of the devil (Okay, maybe I just don't un...
by Amanda Elizabeth
November 26th, 2012, 2:46 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Why do you want to be published or why do you write?
Replies: 14
Views: 7191

Re: Why do you want to be published or why do you write?

If I didn't write I think I'd be that girl who talks to herself. It's always been an outlet for me -- During high school I'd be in class and write entire short stories in these notebooks with myself as a character. Now with a degree in psychology I know that was a coping mechanism for a crappy home ...
by Amanda Elizabeth
November 19th, 2012, 1:58 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Major Blunder with New E-Book
Replies: 17
Views: 4725

Re: Major Blunder with New E-Book

My first thought if I came across that is the writer probably a) didn't get it edited b) is very wordy and long winded. I don't trust a debut writer to pay $5 for a self-pub book that's that long. Your book is nearly twice as long as Atlas Shrugged and there is no way that would have ever become suc...
by Amanda Elizabeth
November 10th, 2012, 2:25 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 11502

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

I'm on track... 14,948 words. I was ahead but I feel like crapola and my head is way too fuzzy to write tonight.
by Amanda Elizabeth
November 5th, 2012, 1:03 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: I need a fake story idea...
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

I need a fake story idea...

So in the book I'm writing for NaNoWriMo the main character gets cast in The Next Big Book Adaptation...but I can't think of a decent plot to freaking save my life. She's 16, there is going to be a male romantic interest(in the fake book/movie) and since all these YA books have romance in them, obvi...
by Amanda Elizabeth
November 5th, 2012, 12:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 11502

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

I just pounded out another 2,001 words in 2 hours (and 5 minutes if you want to be exact) 7,991 total! I did a lot of outlining but there was research I just didn't THINK of. Like, my character gets lost her first time on the NYC subway...well, I needed to figure out how exactly she was going to get...
by Amanda Elizabeth
November 4th, 2012, 7:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 11502

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

How's everyone doing?? As of last night I'm at just under 6,000 words.
by Amanda Elizabeth
October 30th, 2012, 6:55 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does YA or Adult fiction,
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

Re: Does YA or Adult fiction,

If you notice (which you may not, I just read a lot of the genre), in many YA fiction the adults are either the antagonists, dead, or have a reason to be absent. And actually, off the top of my head it is almost always the case in sci-fi/fantasy (Hunger Games, Twilight, Mortal Instruments, Divergent...
by Amanda Elizabeth
October 29th, 2012, 9:07 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writerly Things to do in New York
Replies: 6
Views: 4821

Re: Writerly Things to do in New York

Check NYmag.com -- they have events for everything on there.
by Amanda Elizabeth
October 29th, 2012, 4:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 11502

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

I'll miss the sprints being on the west coast. Won't be home from work yet :-P
by Amanda Elizabeth
October 29th, 2012, 1:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 11502

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Well, with all the work I put into this brandy new piece, I'm going to see it through :)
by Amanda Elizabeth
October 29th, 2012, 1:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 11502

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Can NaNoWriMo be a WIP? I've been outlining and character sketching like crazy because I thought it had to be new.

Project: Untitled YA Contemporary
Word Count Goal: 50,000 words