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Read a 391 page book in 4.5 hours yesterday. My family was very amused. They say I consume books rather than read them. CV I'm there with you. I can read a 300+ book in as little as 3 hours. My husband says I don't enjoy them because I read them too fast. It's not that, it's just that I get so into...
- January 29th, 2010, 11:51 am
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Have you ever been inspired by a song?
- Replies: 16
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Yes, I have. I love to listen to music when I'm driving or at work and sometimes I listen to the lyrics and suddenly a scene flashes through my mind and I get a whole new idea for another story. I think 2 of my MS were born like that, hehe.
I would say it's okay if you're just saying that the character is listening to the latest hit of X artist or you want to see the movie of X actor or that he/she looks like X things like that. Just as you don't cause any libel it's okay. I have mentioned popular songs in my MS and movies too and othe...
- January 29th, 2010, 11:40 am
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Switching POVs = manuscript death?
- Replies: 12
- Views: 1925
I've read many books that are in 1st & 3rd POV and personally I prefer them to just 1st POV. As a reader I get bored if there's only one POV. It has to be a very good plot for it to keep my attention. But that's just me.
This may not be comfort perse, because it's a long read but I'd say I like to revisit Don Quixote de la Mancha from Miguel de Cervantes. My dad has always said you need to read that book at least 3x in your life, once in your 20's, once in your 40's and then in your 60's. He says everytime you read ...
- January 20th, 2010, 11:58 am
- Forum: Self-Publishing
- Topic: Blog Traffic...Creating a Traffic Jam
- Replies: 17
- Views: 3259
Well I have no idea because I am new to the blogging world and I have only one follower, lol. But you know what, I'll follow you.
- January 20th, 2010, 11:47 am
- Forum: Books
- Topic: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?
- Replies: 49
- Views: 7500
I'm algo going with a dinner for more than two. Here's my list: For incredible imagination: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra J.R.R. Tolkien J.K. Rowling For good Plotting (and research): Dan Brown Just because I love their books: Jane Austen Charlotte Bronte Julia Quinn Catherine Anderson Nora Roberts D...
I asked my professor and said there's no problem mentioning brand names. You are only mentioning, you're not making money out of it, and yes libel is the only thing you need to watch out for. Hope that helped.
- January 19th, 2010, 2:21 pm
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: how many projects do you work on at a time?
- Replies: 14
- Views: 2339
Okay now I don't want to post after reading the post that comes before this one (Robena Grant). For the record, listen to what she wrote, I'm a lost cause, a lunatic? - yes, probably. I am working, when I say working means I wrote a scene a couple of ours ago on one story. That said I have 5 other s...
Well... I think it used to be okay for me to disappear whenever I got a new book, because my husband knows I have to read it immediately. When I started writing he understood and never ever complained about it. That said, I have a 6 month old baby now so disappearing is pretty much impossible unless...
I don't know where to start, I have written and erased this post a couple of times. Okay this is it: I have 1 MS done (1st revision). I have 2 almost complete MS, 2 halfway finished MS and 2 MS that are in the beginning stages. These are all contemporary romance. Now before everyone thinks I'm crazy...
I can tell you this, I've read a lot of books with brand names in there. I'm actually taking a class on intelectual property and we are right now on brand names (called trademarks) and to be sure and give you a true answer I will ask my professor. P.S. - I LOL about the writing a hip-hop song commen...