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by Fallen
February 4th, 2010, 6:33 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What writing disorder do you suffer from?
Replies: 49
Views: 10965

Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

Schizophrenia.

Being in my own head is bad enough, but then switching back and forth from my characters'... Nuts, I tell ya...
by Fallen
February 2nd, 2010, 5:52 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: All right vs. Alright
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Re: All right vs. Alright

Alright We-all say, a'ight, gotcha bubba. Lol. Go dialect diversity. And over this end... Yo awright, mate? I'm orright if you're orright. As for alright V all right...? Descriptivism v Presciptivist hmmm... Depends on my characters, I suppose. There's a distinct phonetic difference between saying ...
by Fallen
February 2nd, 2010, 5:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: writing advice from a bass player...
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: writing advice from a bass player...

Eesh, yep, that battle between writer and editor that goes on in us all. It's an evil one. Passion and logic, logic and passion. People have been sedated and wrapped up in a straight jacket for less...
by Fallen
January 28th, 2010, 4:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Music or quiet when you write?
Replies: 64
Views: 16741

Re: Music or quiet when you write?

Music most definately. Classical (Bocelli, Vittorio) Heavy rock (Iron Maiden, ACDC). Anything so long as as it's on and around my ears (got to block out those kids somehow).
by Fallen
January 20th, 2010, 3:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Me time, shme time
Replies: 9
Views: 1549

Re: Me time, shme time

Idiscussion about when I'm getting my @#$% face out of the @#$% computer and joining the family. Lol, loved that: I like your misses. We just got his and hers computers: his in the kitchen by the kettle, hers in the lounge over by the big comfy armchair, central heating and 'Mine's a tea' mug. I ju...
by Fallen
January 20th, 2010, 3:40 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Men and Fiction
Replies: 36
Views: 9910

Re: Men and Fiction

You'd get on well with my hubby, nick. Are you like him: you won't touch anything of Rankin's bar Rebus? My genre is horror and sci-fi; I think we total about six book cases between us, including some WW1 satire. Reading's like a bad case of piles: it gets worse the more you scratch it. Ihate a good...
by Fallen
January 17th, 2010, 4:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How important is likeability?
Replies: 8
Views: 1524

Re: How important is likeability?

To me it's a difference between a character being sympathetic and unsympathetic: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2009/02/sympathetic-vs-unsympathetic-characters.html I've just read the blog and Lord Foul's Bane comes to mind here. The MC raped a woman and spent most of the book angsting over it. So...
by Fallen
January 17th, 2010, 4:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Keeping Boys Reading
Replies: 46
Views: 9157

Re: Keeping Boys Reading

Well, I have a four-year old boy and seventeen-yera old one. I can honestly say my four-year old's read more books than my teenager. The school my youngest attends, they've signed up for E.R.R., (Early Reading Research). Kids are given a library of different books and they get to 'read it' whether t...
by Fallen
January 17th, 2010, 3:39 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Men and Fiction
Replies: 36
Views: 9910

Re: Men and Fiction

I must be going wrong somewhere; my hubby reads at every opportunity. And it's a male author. Hmm, I think we need to go have a chat...Ian Rankin's my rival.
by Fallen
January 15th, 2010, 7:16 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Advice From Amateurs?
Replies: 17
Views: 3398

Re: Advice From Amateurs?

I received a bit of flack from someone (on another community) who felt that there is nothing anyone can learn from an unpublished author. I highly disagree. . Oh, lol... I know who this is. And it highlights the dangers of writer's sites and its members going god on everyone. Just because a book is...