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by susaninvt
June 13th, 2010, 4:24 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: 284769

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

Title: Hope Genre: Romance (paranormal) Kathryn knew she would have a bad day when she woke up to the rumble of the snowplow. Sure enough, his whine announced the Doberman's launch onto her bed. Amid the unpredictable impacts of his paws, Kathryn flailed beneath the blankets in an attempt to get awa...
by susaninvt
February 27th, 2010, 9:31 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Do you need a Critique Partner?
Replies: 21
Views: 6768

Re: Do you need a Critique Partner?

Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie on this forum, but a long-time fan of the blog. My manuscript is going through (hopefully) its last re-write. It's evolved from a Fantasy, to YA Fantasy, and now to a romantic fantasy (no longer YA so I could get some juicy stuff in there) and is currently at 77,800 words. ...
by susaninvt
February 12th, 2010, 2:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: chapter question.
Replies: 18
Views: 2875

Re: chapter question.

I think it all depends on the genre and how you want to handle the pacing. I've read some fantasy books with very long chapters followed by a one pager. In some instances, the one page chapter was distracting and interrupted the flow of the book. However, in another book, it just helped to move thin...
by susaninvt
February 12th, 2010, 2:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Romance - mulitple character POVs?
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: Romance - mulitple character POVs?

Interesting. If so many events happen without the main characters being involved, I almost wonder if third person throughout would work better for you. How much insight does the reader gain from getting directly in their heads? Bohemienne, sorry for the confusion. The point of view is third person....
by susaninvt
February 12th, 2010, 2:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Romance - mulitple character POVs?
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: Romance - mulitple character POVs?

The third character isn't in the scenes with the 2 main characters until about 3/4 into the book. His scenes involve the events that lead up to the peak of the underlying plot, a final battle which drives the 2 main characters together and sets up the storyline for the planned sequel. I could find a...
by susaninvt
February 12th, 2010, 12:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Romance - mulitple character POVs?
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Romance - mulitple character POVs?

I'm revisiting a manuscript which was originally YA fantasy and converting it to a Romance with fantasy elements. It already had a romantic theme, so bringing it to the forefront of the story wasn't much of a stretch. With it being a fantasy originally, it had several character POVs (separated by ch...