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by leakelly
June 25th, 2010, 4:17 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Prologue: Charlie's Junk Shop
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Prologue: Charlie's Junk Shop

Sorry all for the late reply, I've been on holiday's and got a lovely surprise when I got back. Thanks heaps for the amazing feedback. It's awesome that we can collabprate like this - truly one of the best things about the WWW! Gina Frost thanks for the suggestion, it definitely sounds better and is...
by leakelly
June 11th, 2010, 3:33 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Prologue: Charlie's Junk Shop
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Prologue: Charlie's Junk Shop

Hi all, This is a possible prologue for my YA fantasy novel titled Charlie's Junk Shop. I'm currently in my second draft and looking for some feedback, expecially of the 'craft' kind: my grammar and punctuation skills are terrible! I'm a little nervous - the excerpts and feedback I've read here so f...
by leakelly
January 16th, 2010, 6:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Merging narrative types and a question on prologues.
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: Merging narrative types and a question on prologues.

Aaah, thanks all! I'm glad I posted this question it's given me lots to think about. I now realise I'd automatically dismissed the foreshadowing and 'whispered conversations' options before I even gave them a go. Having someone else (outside of my own head) suggest the idea makes it seem somehow mor...
by leakelly
January 15th, 2010, 2:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: the drawer novel
Replies: 16
Views: 2712

Re: the drawer novel

If the story is great, and you're committed... it can work. I have to agree with this statement. I'm still working on my first novel, I just couldn't give up the idea or the characters. However, I'm on my fifth draft. It's taken almost two years to get to this stage and I'm expecting a lot more dra...
by leakelly
January 15th, 2010, 2:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Merging narrative types and a question on prologues.
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Merging narrative types and a question on prologues.

Hi all, This is my first post and I must admit that I am a little wary - I've read a few posts/blog entries/comments regarding prologues and the general consensus is to scrap them. However, I'm going to persevere and ask anyway. I'm wondering what the general consensus is on having a prologue writte...