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by MedleyMisty
September 14th, 2010, 11:14 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Dealing with Perfectionism
Replies: 11
Views: 3931

Re: Dealing with Perfectionism

I cringe when I look at my stuff from just last year. And then people tell me that my latest chapter is the best yet and I keep getting better (I publish my stuff scene by scene on my blog for free), and I go crazy wondering what's wrong with the earlier stuff. And oh yes - I also shudder when I get...
by MedleyMisty
August 18th, 2010, 11:21 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Boring
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: Boring

Haha - I guess I'm finding the article boring because I keep skipping around to all my other tabs. Ah, it gets good towards the end. Yeah, I've seen that whole dynamic at work before. On some Sims 2 story forums back in the day, the ones mostly populated by teenagers, I'd post excerpts from the stor...
by MedleyMisty
August 16th, 2010, 10:37 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 341590

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I managed to bust out a chapter in one day to meet my Web Series Writing Month deadline. :) Here's the index to the story. 10 Story Index 10.05 isn't high art - it's not the language fireworks of the introduction to 10.04. But it works, and I think that this part of the story called for more plain s...
by MedleyMisty
August 11th, 2010, 9:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you keep your WIP to yourself?
Replies: 25
Views: 3842

Re: Do you keep your WIP to yourself?

I publish mine on my blog, so...definitely not. LOL. :) But then I am all open and extroverted and have no interest in getting paid for writing at the moment. Money can't compare to the rush of a good stats page day and...let's see, I reply to most of the comments so divide by 2 - 1430 comments from...
by MedleyMisty
August 11th, 2010, 8:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....
Replies: 16
Views: 2681

Re: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....

If you want good lyrics, can't go wrong with Josh Ritter. And he does have a novel coming out soon. :) Here's an excerpt from his song "Temptation of Adam". Then one night you found me in my army issue cot And you told me of your flash of inspiration You said fusion was the broken heart that’s lonel...
by MedleyMisty
August 10th, 2010, 10:24 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Soundtracks
Replies: 15
Views: 3025

Re: Writing Soundtracks

I have so many writing playlists, it's not even funny. I think my main character (he's in my avatar :) ) has like five or six playlists just for him. There's the EmoTeen!Seth playlist, which has emo/angsty 90s alternative songs (I was a teen in the 90s, so the music helps me remember what it was lik...
by MedleyMisty
August 10th, 2010, 9:58 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Favorite Part of Writing
Replies: 23
Views: 7549

Re: Favorite Part of Writing

Wrote a blog post about this recently. Yay copypasta! :) Basically it's saying that my favorite part of writing is...well, writing. I don't really plot or do outlines or do a first draft and then edit. I have spent eight hours on a paragraph before moving on to the next one and although I do have a ...
by MedleyMisty
August 9th, 2010, 11:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Asphyxiating Alliteration
Replies: 15
Views: 2409

Re: Asphyxiating Alliteration

I do alliteration. I like to think I keep it in restraint, though. You know, Poe is my biggest inspiration as a writer. I read him so much as a kid and I can see his influence on me now. But I never even realized that my alliteration might come from him. Looking for an example to share.... I've been...
by MedleyMisty
August 6th, 2010, 6:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are you a Crafter or an Artist?
Replies: 46
Views: 10365

Re: Are you a Crafter or an Artist?

Definitely Artist. I want to hang out here because it's people talking about writing and literature, which are things that I love and love to talk about. But well - when faced with a forum full of craftspeople, it feels like I'm back in daycare in elementary school and finding out for the first time...
by MedleyMisty
August 5th, 2010, 9:52 am
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 284718

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title: 10 Genre: Dark YA Word Count: 243 The universe was white, silent, cracked. He counted ten cracks, ten faults in the perfection of time and space, before the hands on his shoulders yanked him away from the wall and sent him hurtling into the hard edge of a sink. He wanted to be a drop of water...
by MedleyMisty
August 5th, 2010, 9:46 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41637

Re: Share your opening sentence!

The universe was white, silent, cracked.
by MedleyMisty
August 2nd, 2010, 8:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's Your WIP?
Replies: 10
Views: 1565

Re: What's Your WIP?

10 :) It's the story of the villain of my Sims story as a 15 year old. Lots of angst and violence and crushiness, with a hint of alchemy. :) I guess it's like - I don't know. Last night I spent like an hour on a sentence. The rhythm of the sentence seemed to call for an adjective with the letters d...
by MedleyMisty
January 18th, 2010, 11:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 11149

Re: What are you writing now?

I recently decided to write a story about the events in my villain's sophomore year of high school, the turning point in his life where he started down the road to becoming the Seth of Valley proper. And yes, that's him in my avatar. :) And it's full text, no pics. I think I've learned all I can abo...
by MedleyMisty
January 13th, 2010, 11:38 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 146800

Re: What are you reading now?

Umm - my Edgar Allan Poe collection, a collection of early American "fantastic tales", thumbing through Hamlet because I've realized that my villain is sort of Hamlet-ish and my heroine is sort of Ophelia-ish and when I read essays about the themes and characterization of it I see things I can relat...
by MedleyMisty
January 13th, 2010, 11:32 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing
Replies: 24
Views: 5093

Re: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing

I found Gardner's The Art of Fiction at B & N Friday night and felt like I'd died and gone to heaven. It was exactly what I'd been looking for in the writing reference section for years and had never found. I fell in love when I read this sentence. "The first and last important rule for the creative...