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by emilycross
November 20th, 2010, 3:19 pm
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: 274786

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

Title: DarkShines Genre: YA urban fantasy Word Count: 253 Sitting in the car, IT waited - watching. The girl had been standing in the alley beside the club for about ten minutes. IT had been there longer than that - waiting for her. The doors of the club were closed and locked. No one would be allow...
by emilycross
September 30th, 2010, 2:08 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What's your favorite song that tells a story?
Replies: 58
Views: 13879

Re: What's your favorite song that tells a story?

The long black veil by Johnny Cash

by emilycross
September 18th, 2010, 8:52 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Gender roles: Emotionally weak heroines
Replies: 58
Views: 16376

Re: Gender roles: Emotionally weak heroines

I don't think the problem lies with the heroines shutting down when the going gets heartbreakingly hard to deal with. I get that part, sometimes regular life is so much to bear that you just need a day or two in bed with ice cream and a few 80s teen comedy movies to keep you company. ( The Breakfas...
by emilycross
January 15th, 2010, 2:18 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: It's hard out here for a pimp
Replies: 15
Views: 2919

Re: It's hard out here for a pimp

Wow, excellent post. I can definitely see how these conferences are worth the money (networking etc.) but can i ask a stupid question, do these conferences happen outside the U.S. as well?
by emilycross
January 15th, 2010, 12:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Psychology or Madness of Writers Block
Replies: 5
Views: 1332

Re: The Psychology or Madness of Writers Block

Thanks Terry! Sophie - I completely agree, in the AW forum, one of the members Ken said something which i actually stuck in my signature: ... think improvement, rather than publication, and your confidence issues will evaporate. I became so concerned about the world of publication, i think it impact...
by emilycross
January 15th, 2010, 11:22 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writers Block Is NOT A Lie
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Writers Block Is NOT A Lie

Very similar to my own post here - it seems ultimately its down to 'not obsessing' over it and leaving it be. In my experience thats when the juices begin to flow
by emilycross
January 15th, 2010, 11:19 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writers: The Pleasure Seekers
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Writers: The Pleasure Seekers

Interesting theory - as a procrastinator extradonaire - the 'j'concept is very true!

Good Post, best of luck in the contest :)
by emilycross
January 15th, 2010, 5:43 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Psychology or Madness of Writers Block
Replies: 5
Views: 1332

Re: The Psychology or Madness of Writers Block

But the more I stressed about not being able to write, the worse it became. And when I stopped beating myself about the head with one of my many notebooks and decided if I was meant to write, I eventually would again, I was on the road to recovery. Thanks TrishTash - I was the exact same. Nothing a...
by emilycross
January 14th, 2010, 7:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Am I losing my mind?
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Re: Am I losing my mind?

All writers are a little bit mad, you have to be ;)

Great post,

best of luck in the competition :)
by emilycross
January 14th, 2010, 7:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What I learned about voice from Simon Cowell
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Re: What I learned about voice from Simon Cowell

But strong voice is like the Sasquatch Man, you hear a lot about it, everyone is looking for it, and when you find it, you’ll know.
Brilliant :)

Best of luck in the competition!
by emilycross
January 14th, 2010, 7:22 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The Church of Procrastinology: The Ten Commandments
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: The Church of Procrastinology: The Ten Commandments

Finally! I knew the day would come when we would become organised!! Of course, i'd come to church but you know that would involve moving and Jerry Springer has just come on and well you know ;) Great post! basically this one summs me up 6. Thou Shalt Go and Make a Cup of Tea or Coffee Every Time Tho...
by emilycross
January 14th, 2010, 7:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Before and After
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: Before and After

Very true!

I'm gaining lots of wise quotes wandering this forum, adding yours to my list :)

Best of luck in contest!
by emilycross
January 14th, 2010, 7:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is it a good thing, or is it a bad thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Re: Is it a good thing, or is it a bad thing?

Definitely something to keep in mind. Really excellent post!

Best of luck in the contest!
by emilycross
January 14th, 2010, 7:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Help for the OCD, Computer "not-so-literate" Writer
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Re: Help for the OCD, Computer "not-so-literate" Writer

LOL, have you ever posted on absolutewrite? I'm not one for being a perfectionist (not by anyones standards) but i'm always super concious over there!

Great post, I think we've all been the newbie and have felt this way :)
by emilycross
January 14th, 2010, 7:11 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How I Got the Best Agent Ever
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: How I Got the Best Agent Ever

Hillarious! Classic! :)