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by mrswritebrain
January 14th, 2010, 10:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Alliteration Addicts Anonymous--AAA
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Alliteration Addicts Anonymous--AAA

Felicitations, friends! Thanks for foraying forth on this frosty forenoon to find filial feelings from your fellows. Let's untwist our tongues and clear the clutter from our craniums. Mimic me: Lascivious Lulu lounged languidly long Larry's lavender leather lounger. Father Farquar found five fun fai...
by mrswritebrain
January 14th, 2010, 8:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Music or quiet when you write?
Replies: 64
Views: 19407

Re: Music or quiet when you write?

I have a houseful of kids, so I like it quiet when I write. (I write at night.) But if I'm having trouble finding the voice of my 12-yr-old protag., I listen to his favorite tunes. That usually throws me back on track.
by mrswritebrain
January 14th, 2010, 8:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many of you belong to non-web critique groups?
Replies: 16
Views: 4244

Re: How many of you belong to non-web critique groups?

Wow, after reading the above I need to recount my blessings. I recently joined a crit group with about 6 members. They were very kind to me, first complimentary, then constructive, like crit rules state. And then they turned to each other's work. It was incredible. Let me state that most of these me...
by mrswritebrain
January 14th, 2010, 7:41 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Put Down That Book!
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

Re: Put Down That Book!

Love this, Susan.

The mother of 5 not-so-diminutive sons.

by mrswritebrain
January 14th, 2010, 6:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does anyone write humor?
Replies: 18
Views: 4694

Re: Does anyone write humor?

I'm in the midst of a humorous MG novel. There are very serious moments, but they don't last long. The magazine stories I've sold have had at least a touch of humor, even if they're adventure. I just can't seem to keep from slipping in something to ease the tension. I don't really have a process, I ...
by mrswritebrain
December 25th, 2009, 6:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Competitions
Replies: 11
Views: 6012

Re: Writing Competitions

I agree with Joel Q about the PPW Contest. The critiques I received last year were very helpful and thorough. This year's VIP judge for MG is from Scholastic--contests like this can be very beneficial. PPW requires an in-depth synopsis as well, so the entire premise of your book is critiqued, not ju...