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by dode
May 18th, 2010, 3:21 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 35794

Re: Share your opening sentence!

"We're all immortal until we die" is probably my favorite so far because it stirs my imagination.

But mine

"He flipped the switch on the heart monitor, ending the noise of a stopped heart"
by dode
March 8th, 2010, 1:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does your MS go up or down in size?
Replies: 36
Views: 7537

Re: Does your MS go up or down in size?

This may have already been commented on in the same vein, but my first draft was about 80k. And i thought, 'it's got to be longer, longer longer. More stuff needs to happen.' And with each consecutive draft(2, 3, 4, 5, 6...) i added to the manuscript thinking it was for the best. Most of it was just...
by dode
January 15th, 2010, 10:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Anyone here write literary fiction?
Replies: 18
Views: 2348

Re: Anyone here write literary fiction?

thanks
by dode
January 15th, 2010, 7:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Anyone here write literary fiction?
Replies: 18
Views: 2348

Re: Anyone here write literary fiction?

I write literary fiction also, or at least my current project being lit, but i find it tough finding others that want to talk/discuss/live the literary life. The worst part is trying to get info for literary queries, or literary style, etc. 90 percent of the info out there in writing is for genre wr...
by dode
January 11th, 2010, 3:46 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 5576

Re: Writer's Block

I think whoever listed the types of "writers block" hit the nail on the head. Don't know where it's going Don't feel like writing Emotionally drained Exhausted from work/school/personal life... And the one I'm dealing with right now would definitely be the: this is my 8th revision of the same story,...
by dode
January 11th, 2010, 3:12 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you write?
Replies: 15
Views: 2528

Re: How do you write?

I'm very ocd, so I have to keep a basic outline with main plot points continually, even after i change something i have to change my outline immediately. I always know the ending, often writing it first so my entire MS can build towards that, weaving the thread from beginning elements to the ending ...
by dode
January 8th, 2010, 3:13 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite writing distractions
Replies: 30
Views: 4858

Re: Favorite writing distractions

definitely
Call of duty modern warfare 2.

Then after that i would have to say internetting on the internet machine in general. Just looking up stupid random stuff.

often i just turn the wireless adapter on my laptop off in order to "lock" myself out