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by writeitsideways
October 4th, 2010, 8:02 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: 50 Procrastination Techniques for Aspiring Writers
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

50 Procrastination Techniques for Aspiring Writers

50 Procrastination Techniques for Aspiring Writers So, you’re supposed to be writing, but what are you really doing? How much of your writing session is taken up by petty, unproductive distractions? Perhaps these 50 procrastination techniques sound familiar: 1. Check your email. 2. Answer your email...
by writeitsideways
April 15th, 2010, 12:43 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 195109

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan, I recently happened to come across two different books, by two different authors, published by two different well-known houses, and with two different cover designers, but both books have the same photo on the cover. There are slight differences in colour due to digital manipulation, but ...
by writeitsideways
April 11th, 2010, 3:14 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: A Reliable Wife. Anyone else hate it?
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: A Reliable Wife. Anyone else hate it?

I actually quite liked it, but you're right about the repetitive sentence constructions. The chapters that were nothing but narrative summaries/lists irked me too. Loved the characters and story though! While we're on topic of bestsellers we hate, though, I got through the first 100 pages of "The G...
by writeitsideways
April 10th, 2010, 3:47 am
Forum: Books
Topic: A Reliable Wife. Anyone else hate it?
Replies: 2
Views: 748

A Reliable Wife. Anyone else hate it?

After seeing many great reviews for "A Reliable Wife," by Robert Goolrick, I finally read it. As soon as I picked up this book, all I could think of was Nathan's recent post on repetition http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2010/03/blog-post-on-repetition-repetition-that.html . I'd be willing to bet eve...
by writeitsideways
March 21st, 2010, 4:32 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Editing as you go: really that bad?
Replies: 24
Views: 4080

Re: Editing as you go: really that bad?

I'm like Ink in that I write pretty clean on the first go. I don't find a lot of grammar or spelling mistakes in the revision. Instead, I tend to fiddle with structure, cut irrelevant things, add necessary details, and improve my prose. So, for me, editing as I go is a big no-no. If I were to focus ...
by writeitsideways
March 18th, 2010, 8:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Double Narrative Structure
Replies: 19
Views: 5649

Re: Double Narrative Structure

Thanks ladymarella, Jaime and CharleeVale! I read "The Forgotten Garden" recently, and I'm on the look-out for "The Shifting Fog." Haven't heard of "East," but I'll check it out. Jaime, I do live in Australia, but I'm actually Canadian born and raised. I think there are a few Aussies on this forum, ...
by writeitsideways
March 10th, 2010, 7:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Double Narrative Structure
Replies: 19
Views: 5649

Re: Double Narrative Structure

Thanks, Marilyn :) I've been waiting for "The Poisonwood Bible" to come available at my local library. Looking forward to reading it!
by writeitsideways
March 9th, 2010, 5:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Double Narrative Structure
Replies: 19
Views: 5649

Re: Double Narrative Structure

Thank you for the recommendations! (re: House of Sand and Fog; The Time Traveler's Wife).
by writeitsideways
March 8th, 2010, 3:18 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 342866

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I've just posted my interview with Jennifer R. Hubbard, author of "The Secret Year." She's a client of Nathan's.

http://writeitsideways.com/interview-wi ... r-hubbard/
by writeitsideways
March 6th, 2010, 4:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Double Narrative Structure
Replies: 19
Views: 5649

Re: Double Narrative Structure

Thanks for the tips, Polymath. I appreciate your help. It all seems to be going well at this point, so maybe I'm just over-thinking the whole process. I just don't want to get to the end and then find a lot of weaknesses in the execution.

Cheers!
Suzannah
by writeitsideways
March 6th, 2010, 4:29 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Double Narrative Structure
Replies: 19
Views: 5649

Re: Double Narrative Structure

Is there some reason you can't just have odd numbered chapters from one POV and the even numbered chapters from the other POV? That seems like a simple enough way to have two POV characters without confusing the reader. Or is that what you guys are talking about? I had the image of a double narrati...
by writeitsideways
March 5th, 2010, 4:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Double Narrative Structure
Replies: 19
Views: 5649

Re: Double Narrative Structure

Thanks for the tips and the link, Polymath :) I agree that, in most circumstances, it's best to stick with a straight narrative structure. That's what I intended to do when I first started writing my book. But, as I got further in, I realized that without a dual narrative structure I would be forced...
by writeitsideways
March 5th, 2010, 12:45 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Double Narrative Structure
Replies: 19
Views: 5649

Double Narrative Structure

Hey all, My novel is told from the perspectives of two different people. Their stories--though separate--depend upon one another to reveal the plot. I'm wondering if anyone knows of either online or print resources with information on writing double narrative structure. I've been searching, but have...
by writeitsideways
February 21st, 2010, 2:09 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Qualified to Write???
Replies: 25
Views: 4252

Re: Qualified to Write???

All through school, I was told I had writing talent, so when it came time to apply to university, you can bet I applied for a degree in creative writing. Problem was, at 18 years old, I was way too young and naive to understand how the world works, let alone write a publishable book. The structured ...
by writeitsideways
February 18th, 2010, 7:08 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: TWILIGHT - thoughts?
Replies: 107
Views: 25793

Re: TWILIGHT - thoughts?

I'm an English teacher, and it drives me crazy that all students ever seem to read is Twilight. Seriously, they tote it around like a textbook. I'm sure I'm the only person on the face of the planet who hasn't read the series or watched the movie, so I can't really comment on the quality of the writ...