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by BransfordGroupie
April 21st, 2012, 11:55 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: I had a dream - Multi Genre Mega Series?
Replies: 2
Views: 2337

I had a dream - Multi Genre Mega Series?

This is one of those dreams that is already half gone before you even sit up. And did I have a pen and paper beside my bed? No! The dream started with this violinist . And the rest gets a bit foggy. But I remember he (or someone) rewrites the story of the Titanic (yes I know overdone) from his POV a...
by BransfordGroupie
August 13th, 2011, 2:57 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Use Science to Find Your Next Read!
Replies: 6
Views: 2068

Re: Use Science to Find Your Next Read!

Wow! Love it. I was a big fan of Robert Jordan, so I gave him a whirl, and watayano I had read at least a dozen of the other authors that popped up. I was curious to find Dan Brown in the mix though (even if he was a little further from the centre.

I'll keep this on in my fav links though.
by BransfordGroupie
August 11th, 2011, 6:38 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Performance pieces for Eisteddfods - 9 and 11
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Re: Performance pieces for Eisteddfods - 9 and 11

Thanks, Charlee and Dio, there's some really great suggestions in there. Love the idea of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the car's noises. Speaking of Chitty Bang Bang, I've been trying to talk my son in to doing a duet with my daughter. It's called Doll on a Music Box, and I think they'd pull it off b...
by BransfordGroupie
August 11th, 2011, 8:38 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it
Replies: 31
Views: 6762

Re: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it

Here's another trailor (simple but effective) that grabbed my attention: Another Faust. I read the book, and it is a great read.
by BransfordGroupie
August 11th, 2011, 12:01 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Performance pieces for Eisteddfods - 9 and 11
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Performance pieces for Eisteddfods - 9 and 11

It's been a long time since I've commented on Nathan's forums (that doesn't mean I don't read my daily email updates). But it is all for good reason. I've discovered that I have 2 extremely talented children, and am finding myself more and more involved with helping them develop these talents (from ...
by BransfordGroupie
June 17th, 2011, 8:39 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The "Random Quote" game
Replies: 19
Views: 4255

Re: The "Random Quote" game

Either she was seeing some freak reflection in the glass, or someone was sitting in the driver's seat. From Midnight Kiss by Rebecca York. Gathering dust whilst propping up my keyboard. I have trouble writing steamy romance, so my mother gave me a Mills and Boon Silhouette intrigue to read. I must ...
by BransfordGroupie
April 20th, 2011, 2:22 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Sharing plot ideas that you couldn't/wouldn't write yourself
Replies: 19
Views: 3409

Re: Sharing plot ideas that you couldn't/wouldn't write yourself

Oh, there are so many good ideas here. I don't even want to talk about them, but you've given me the idea for what could easily be a longish short-story, if not a series. Thanks for the free idea! :) Oh come on! Share! Which one? I know, I know, you're going to write about how Cleo found her recent...
by BransfordGroupie
June 18th, 2010, 10:00 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 313367

Blog - SlushPile Hell

Just had to share this 'what not to write in your query' blog for a laugh. SlushPile Hell
by BransfordGroupie
June 8th, 2010, 1:33 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Monkeys vs. Bears
Replies: 63
Views: 21332

Re: Monkeys vs. Bears

Here's a Big emotional monkey for you.
by BransfordGroupie
May 24th, 2010, 9:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: First & third person in the same novel?
Replies: 7
Views: 2139

Re: First & third person in the same novel?

I'm in a writer's critique group and I'm reviewing a YA manuscript that I am really enjoying. But there is one thing that confuses me. The author has written the main character's perspective from 1st person, and the rest of the novel (everyone else's perspective) is written in 3rd person. I have ne...
by BransfordGroupie
May 24th, 2010, 8:52 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Signing in Waldenbooks
Replies: 4
Views: 2096

Re: Signing in Waldenbooks

Parnell Hall and a mystery writer's lament. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZoJ5OKmEJY&feature=player_embedded Awww now I have go to out and bye a book I won't even read (not into mystery). Poor guy, how depressing. Even put a distress call out for him on my facebook wall. I'm a sucker for struggle...
by BransfordGroupie
May 11th, 2010, 7:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is present tense ever okay?
Replies: 22
Views: 7869

Re: Is present tense ever okay?

If you are after Ya, the The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson is written in first person present tense. It starts in past tense, then moves into present tense within about 10 pages.

Hope that helps.
by BransfordGroupie
May 7th, 2010, 9:18 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Words I Can't Stop Using
Replies: 30
Views: 4920

Re: Words I Can't Stop Using

Writing in first person, I had the sinking feeling that my MC seemed to be trapped in her own little bubble. I kept thinking 'I need to extend her world, or something', but as I started editing, I found that all references to me, myself and I (and my, I'd, I've, I'll, and I'm) were really starting t...
by BransfordGroupie
May 5th, 2010, 6:06 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Requested Material... what do I do?
Replies: 8
Views: 1720

Re: Requested Material... what do I do?

eringayles wrote:BG, you're crossing fingers and toes for BK? I can better that - crossing my boobies. Not an impossible feat when you're old and wise.
Seriously BK, what wonderful news! Good girl!!!
I am speechless!

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by BransfordGroupie
May 4th, 2010, 9:03 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Requested Material... what do I do?
Replies: 8
Views: 1720

Re: Requested Material... what do I do?

LOL I can only imagine the tizz I'd be in if the same happened to me. Congrats BK, I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you. Let us know how it goes.