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by courtneyv
February 17th, 2011, 12:33 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: 282791

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

Title: Dropping Like Flies Genre: YA horror Word Count: 255 *contains profanity Sometimes when a person awakens from a coma, even a thirty-seven-hour one, things can be all out of whack. But no one said anything about weird, freakin’ noises. What the hell was that? Wasn’t I in my room, steeling myse...
by courtneyv
July 21st, 2010, 2:26 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: 282791

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

Title: Checkmate Genre: YA suspense Words: 242 Majesty jolted and nearly crapped a brick when the gun flipped up and aligned with her head, the gun before his face…like he instinctively knew where she hid in the brush…like his hand possessed a freakin’ heat sensor or something. The nice, thirty-foot...
by courtneyv
June 30th, 2010, 2:45 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Creating an author web site
Replies: 19
Views: 3725

Re: Creating an author web site

I just made a site for my unpublished book, Kings & Queens , with Wix. It's a bottom-barrel host, barely offers anything (the stats are from Google Analytics, it doesn't have email capabilities and it doesn't seem like you can self-host a blog if you're on Wodpress), but the flash site builder is wi...
by courtneyv
June 30th, 2010, 2:33 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Creating an author web site
Replies: 19
Views: 3725

Re: Creating an author web site

Transitoria wrote:My question is in regard to my website, TammySetzerDenton.com, where I have posted an excerpt of my novel, MAN OF THE HOUSE,in order to start building a platform. By publishing this excerpt on a personal website, am I breaking any rules that might sabotage future publication?
An excerpt is fine.
by courtneyv
June 30th, 2010, 2:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Creating an author web site
Replies: 19
Views: 3725

Re: Creating an author web site

Transitoria wrote:My question is in regard to my website, TammySetzerDenton.com, where I have posted an excerpt of my novel, MAN OF THE HOUSE,in order to start building a platform. By publishing this excerpt on a personal website, am I breaking any rules that might sabotage future publication?
An excerpt is fine.
by courtneyv
March 10th, 2010, 6:22 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Good Books - Bad Endings
Replies: 39
Views: 6097

Re: Good Books - Bad Endings

The Lovely Bones by Alice Seabold The beginning was picture perfect to me (now when I think about it, those first few chapters might have had the whole 'workshopped-to-death-by-the-critique-group syndrome but nevertheless, they were excellent and drew me in immediately) but by the middle it began t...
by courtneyv
March 10th, 2010, 1:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41204

Re: Share your opening sentence!

Just registered for the site, and I'm digging the first lines. Here's mine. An April sunrise should be a wonderful thing to witness, but for Lucas Pike waking up before nine in the morning was a scrotum-tightening pain, a rude welcome to the snotgreen day at hand, and as he relaxed face-up in his b...
by courtneyv
March 10th, 2010, 1:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41204

Re: Share your opening sentence!

Ooh! Nice! I like the second one especially, Charlee! Here's mine: Nathadria, the girl everyone had forgotten, decided to leave Hell. That's great. Definitely makes me want to read. Here are opening lines from two YA suspense novels in progress. Even with the two days' rest, my head still didn't fe...
by courtneyv
February 1st, 2010, 2:28 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192461

Re: Ask Nathan

adtabb wrote:For instance, I can barely see the fonts on this forum, and hope I am not making too many mistakes.

Thank you,

April Brown

If you click on the page and hit CTRL with the PLUS sign, blogs and other online sites will often enlarge. Didn't know if you knew that. I just tested this one, and it does.
by courtneyv
February 1st, 2010, 12:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: All right vs. Alright
Replies: 14
Views: 2568

Re: All right vs. Alright

"All right" is preferred, so in narrative I use it, unless I'm in First Person, then it’s on a case by case basis) I DO however, use "alright" in dialogue or thought when it's an exclamation or question. {"Alright! Who made this mess?" or "Alright? Why are you acting so weird?"] ...and not a state o...