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by lkblackburne
October 6th, 2010, 12:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Sally feels your pain. Harry just points and laughs.
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Sally feels your pain. Harry just points and laughs.

You could say that fiction is about pain. When you boil them down, stories describe characters taking hits and trying to emerge as unscathed as possible. Neighborhood under attack by zombies? Run hard and hope you have some painkillers on hand if they catch you. Or what if it’s actually a friendly, ...
by lkblackburne
June 10th, 2010, 5:37 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: 274099

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

Title: Midnight Thief Genre: YA Fantasy Maybe this James fellow wanted her dead. Kyra considered this as she peered off a ledge, squinting at the cobblestone four stories below. A false step in the darkness could kill her; even if she survived the fall, palace guards would finish her off. But she’d ...
by lkblackburne
April 16th, 2010, 9:17 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Which celeb/s have you met?
Replies: 32
Views: 9607

Re: Which celeb/s have you met?

Cool to read all the stories! I did a bit of celebrity stalking back in college. Natalie Portman was a year above me, so I'd run into her once in a while, never talked to her though, and sometimes had trouble recognizing her. Jonathan Taylor Thomas was in my class, and apparently sat at my lunch tab...
by lkblackburne
January 15th, 2010, 11:24 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The toilet wins every time
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: The toilet wins every time

Not to mention the public health benefits of plumbing too. All those diseases that used to spread from water contamination...
by lkblackburne
January 15th, 2010, 10:55 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Of working with a famous Editor and killing your darlings
Replies: 6
Views: 1889

Re: Of working with a famous Editor and killing your darlings

I was thinking of working with Alan Rinzler too, except I'm not sure I can afford him on a grad student stipend :-)
by lkblackburne
January 15th, 2010, 10:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writers Block Is NOT A Lie
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Writers Block Is NOT A Lie

I find that if I give myself permission to write crap and just start putting stuff down, or skip to a differnet part of the project, then the juices will eventually start flowing.