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by bySD
May 2nd, 2011, 7:20 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Proof of my Writerly Nerdhood
Replies: 20
Views: 6954

Re: Proof of my Writerly Nerdhood

I had a writerly nerd moment when I discovered there was a dictionary of literary characters at the back of the 1970 unabridged dictionary our neighbor gave us. There are a lot of hidden treasures to be had from an unabridged dictionary, I tell you.
by bySD
February 22nd, 2011, 4:54 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Habit: skipping parts or passages in a novel
Replies: 53
Views: 13610

Re: Habit: skipping parts or passages in a novel

I don't usually skip parts in novels, but I do in novellas. My mom gave me this one set she bought, and the middle story I read the first few pages, the last few pages, and didn't miss a thing. The whole story was a little trite.
by bySD
February 12th, 2011, 5:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How We Relate to Writing
Replies: 24
Views: 7874

Re: How We Relate to Writing

Writing is something I only love in the lofty, abstract sense, but for some reason stick to it anyway. Some days. P.S. That reason may the fact I enjoy writing more than I enjoy anything else I'm good at. Most likely though, it's just that there's not many other ways to get those pesky stories out o...
by bySD
February 8th, 2011, 8:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Semi-autobiographical Novel
Replies: 8
Views: 28437

Re: Semi-autobiographical Novel

I'm an escapist. I'd rather not write about my own life. However, I think if you're going to write a story, you had better pull on your knowledge of the world around you. Semi-autobiographical novels could get messy real-life wise, if modeled on other people and their experiences (a woman in GA got ...
by bySD
February 7th, 2010, 9:16 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 14215

Re: What are you writing now?

Currently I am making half-hearted attempts at everything because I made a list of goals for myself,. but I'm not exactly living up to them. Instead, I'm asleep.