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by E McD
September 3rd, 2010, 8:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF
Replies: 27
Views: 5129

Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF

Don't forget! :)
by E McD
August 16th, 2010, 11:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you get yourself to write?
Replies: 40
Views: 10220

Re: How do you get yourself to write?

This is a long video (20 minutes) but well worth your time. It's a talk done by Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) about the creative process. It applies to everything from writing to dancing to painting and every creative endeavor. My favorite part comes near the end, where she talks about the or...
by E McD
August 15th, 2010, 10:32 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you get yourself to write?
Replies: 40
Views: 10220

Re: How do you get yourself to write?

Don't die a dreamer. Die a do-er.
by E McD
August 13th, 2010, 3:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: WriteOnCon
Replies: 10
Views: 1445

Re: WriteOnCon

I saw your name bouncing around over there, Robin! I thought it was great and really informative. :)
by E McD
August 13th, 2010, 3:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF
Replies: 27
Views: 5129

Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF

Why not? We're making the rules here, right? LOL

Just limit yourself to a 72-hour period to get 'er done, and then post your results after Labor Day. :) Thanks for playing along, Robin!
by E McD
August 13th, 2010, 2:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF
Replies: 27
Views: 5129

LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF

Just among us. Create your own goal of words/pages to complete over LABOR DAY WEEKEND and do it! You decide your own ass-in-the-chair hours that work best with your schedule, so long as your goal is started no sooner than Friday, Sept. 3rd and met by the end of the day on Monday, Sept. 6th. What do...
by E McD
August 11th, 2010, 12:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....
Replies: 16
Views: 2543

Re: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....

Anything by Bob Dylan or Joanna Newsom.
by E McD
August 9th, 2010, 6:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pacing & the Passage of Time
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: Pacing & the Passage of Time

Nathan Bransford wrote:Here's my take from way back when: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2007/03 ... -pace.html
Thank you for this!
by E McD
August 8th, 2010, 3:12 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Asphyxiating Alliteration
Replies: 15
Views: 2340

Re: Asphyxiating Alliteration

So you all agree with me then. LOL
by E McD
August 8th, 2010, 12:20 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Asphyxiating Alliteration
Replies: 15
Views: 2340

Asphyxiating Alliteration

Now I love witty alliteration just as much as the next girl, but I just finished a novel with so many forced examples it was laughable. If done badly or overdone, alliteration pulls me out of the story. There's a lesson in moderation here. Restraint and Skill. If you're using four adjectives or adv...
by E McD
August 7th, 2010, 11:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pacing & the Passage of Time
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Pacing & the Passage of Time

Is the phrase "pacing" referring solely to the amount of action/reveal happening per chapter? Or does it also deal with the passage of time (in the story not in the amount of pages between)? I've just been thinking a lot lately about transitions between scenes, what's important to mention and what ...
by E McD
July 16th, 2010, 8:33 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Rapid Aging in YA?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1380

Re: Rapid Aging in YA?!

Thanks for the reassurance, guys! :)
by E McD
July 16th, 2010, 11:20 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: famous names, places and brands
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: famous names, places and brands

My understanding is that you can reference any company/brand as a point of reference or setting; however, you'd want to be careful in two respects: 1. In any way defaming the institution. 2. Dating your work. Of course this is different than full-on quoting large passages of copyrighted material - c...
by E McD
July 16th, 2010, 2:33 am
Forum: Books
Topic: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE
Replies: 61
Views: 14774

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Quill wrote:Dystopian mermaids fleeing the Gulf oil mess and running into pirates.
BWAH HA HA HA!!!! OMG, HA HA HA!!!!