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by breathe
September 10th, 2012, 3:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The hardest part of the novel
Replies: 26
Views: 6107

Re: The hardest part of the novel

Sanderling: Good advice. I guess I just feel old and unorganized. Too much to think about. I have to disagree though (amicably) with "amico" (the commenter above me): I don't need what I read or write to be mind-blowing, earth-shattering gold. I mean, I think that would be taking myself and a book t...
by breathe
September 7th, 2012, 10:45 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The hardest part of the novel
Replies: 26
Views: 6107

Re: The hardest part of the novel

Beginnings are easy in the first draft because it's fun and flies off the fingers (beginners are harder when going back to revise because I realize how much it sucks and can't get it right and can or should do this or that or this or that instead). Middles = tricky all the time (steam running out). ...
by breathe
September 7th, 2012, 10:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When do you (personally) query?
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: When do you (personally) query?

I'm not even anywhere close to thinking about querying. Honestly, I don't even understand all that stuff because I'm still on Step A :|
I always assumed that I would 1st draft, revise, reviese, revise x million, go through CP's, revise again, CP's, revise again. Then Query.
by breathe
September 2nd, 2012, 10:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: red-faced rookie
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Re: red-faced rookie

Wow, you've all been incredibly helpful. Each response helped me in some way, so to all commenters: thanks! And Sommer Leigh, your advice is solid. And I particularly liked the last paragraph. It got me thinking and I liked what you said. Cheeky (sorry I think I have your name wrong, I can't flick b...
by breathe
August 29th, 2012, 10:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first novel and other stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 3118

Re: Your first novel and other stuff

So many thoughts running through my head after reading this thread. First of all, group hug for the Branforumers. I love hearing how everyone approaches the writing process. I have a secret fear that I'm not really a "writer", but more of a "pretender" because I have a VERY difficult time finishing...
by breathe
August 29th, 2012, 10:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: red-faced rookie
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

red-faced rookie

Okay, so this is where I reveal how much of a rookie I am...still working on a WIP (MG) and oddly finding that as I get nearer to the end, the amount of writing I do each day wanes (I've gone from 1000 words/day to 500)...not sure if this is because I kind of know where its going, so its lost the ap...
by breathe
August 25th, 2012, 9:26 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first novel and other stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 3118

Re: Your first novel and other stuff

Thanks for the FB. I have written in the past, but I consider this to be my first for some reason (maybe because I plan to sit and revise it afterward rather than just save it and never look at it again). I found a good quote on writing that I think must be really true: "To gain your own voice, you ...
by breathe
August 24th, 2012, 10:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's your editing style?
Replies: 15
Views: 8291

Re: What's your editing style?

I like the idea of paper and pen (I'm not in editing mode yet, so I'll cross that fire when I get to it). But I also know that printing will cost me a lot of money, so I don't know. It's likely I'll end up just saying "forget about it" and just re-writing the whole thing anyway because the first one...
by breathe
August 24th, 2012, 10:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first novel and other stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 3118

Re: Your first novel and other stuff

Thanks everyone for such good FB and discussion. I have a lot on my mind now and can't really get it all out. I did kind of start with an outline (I couldn't sleep one night - well, I can't sleep every night - but this particular night I got up and just outlined stuff because I was lying in bed play...
by breathe
August 21st, 2012, 10:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first novel and other stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 3118

Your first novel and other stuff

Hi guys, I'd just like to hear some experiences about your first novels, or the first novel you counted as "real" (maybe because you completed it + revised it fully). I'm only 1/3rd way through a WIP and feeling it is something that a kindergartener would write. Actually the kindegartener would prob...
by breathe
August 20th, 2012, 7:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Separate email accounts for personal and writing ? names?
Replies: 18
Views: 5673

Re: Separate email accounts for personal and writing ? names?

Hmm, things to think about I guess. I'm only a new fish in the writing tank, so I'm not worried about being on FB and stuff like that. I'm way way way behind on technology and have no clue about them or access to them (every kind of technology and social media outlet from ipods to ipads to things) b...
by breathe
August 20th, 2012, 7:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to find word count on your favorite novels
Replies: 5
Views: 15168

Re: How to find word count on your favorite novels

Try this: http://www.renlearn.com/store/quiz_home.asp

You just click on "Quiz store" in the above tab (I think the page is open to it now) and enter the title of the book in the prompt there...it doesn't have all the titles I've looked for, but it has a lot!!
by breathe
August 16th, 2012, 3:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Separate email accounts for personal and writing ? names?
Replies: 18
Views: 5673

Re: Separate email accounts for personal and writing ? names?

I don't know how you guys link accounts and things... I think I'm going to keep it simple and have one for personal and one for writing contacts/writing blog (if I get blog in future). I don't do FB or twitter and stuff anyway. MattLarkin: Do you use that writing/editing email account also to attach...
by breathe
August 12th, 2012, 7:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Separate email accounts for personal and writing ? names?
Replies: 18
Views: 5673

Re: Separate email accounts for personal and writing ? names?

LurkingVirologist: Do you have family contact you via the professional account also ? I think I might set up a 1) personal for family...so it has to be my name...but anyway... 2) writing related (contacting writers or whatever...would it be okay to comment on people's blogs with this email or is th...
by breathe
August 12th, 2012, 1:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Separate email accounts for personal and writing ? names?
Replies: 18
Views: 5673

Separate email accounts for personal and writing ? names?

Hi, I posted this on another writing forum and wanted FB here also..thanks. Hi, wondering if you guys (with blogs or not , etc) keep your personal email and your "writing" email separate? For example, personal email might have family type contacts or whatever... whereas whenever you email other writ...