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by hannah_dreamergirl_3
December 30th, 2010, 4:49 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: The Time
Replies: 9
Views: 2365

The Time

First section of my current work in progress, currently named, THE TIME. It's a YA action novel. Be gentle with me please! ;-) Sorry its so long, its the first half of the first chapter, so six a4 pages lol I hope you enjoy!!! I blinked a couple of times as I tried to figure out where I was. Vague r...
by hannah_dreamergirl_3
December 30th, 2010, 4:44 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: teenage writers!!
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: teenage writers!!

Hi Nathan,

thank-you very much for the advice, the blog was very helpful :-)
I picked up on a comment someone made and wondered whether they are right in saying that young people shouldn't mention their age when approaching agents?

thanks,

Hannah
by hannah_dreamergirl_3
December 26th, 2010, 5:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 1st person to 3rd person
Replies: 8
Views: 1239

Re: 1st person to 3rd person

That is actually a very good point as when I read the book I was really irritated with the change...however my idea is to develop the idea of what is going on that the main character doesn't no about in order to develop the plot without having to have everything spelled out for the main chatacter. I...
by hannah_dreamergirl_3
December 26th, 2010, 2:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 1st person to 3rd person
Replies: 8
Views: 1239

Re: 1st person to 3rd person

You see I was going to have a one off chapter from the perspective of the 'bad guy' whilst the 'good guy' is unconcious, a little bit of explanation and a lot of suspense....but i think my own doubt is probably the answer lol. Thanks for the link, i'll take a look!!!
:-)
by hannah_dreamergirl_3
December 26th, 2010, 1:53 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: teenage writers!!
Replies: 3
Views: 708

teenage writers!!

Hi Nathan, I am 17 years old and from the uk and I have almost finished the first draft of my story, its the fifth full length manuscript I've written and the first that I feel as equally excited about at the end as I did at the beginning and so I'm hoping (after I've re-drafted many times) to seek ...
by hannah_dreamergirl_3
December 26th, 2010, 11:32 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do y'all do this?
Replies: 22
Views: 2588

Re: Do y'all do this?

Haha, I have to admit that I don't....I just imagine what it would feel like, I mean for the big stuff I can't very well, por exmaple, create a time machine and exprerience that to write about and tbh i have found that the minute details I use are more descriptive and what I see in my minds eye, wha...
by hannah_dreamergirl_3
December 26th, 2010, 11:28 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does anyone ever lose that spark?
Replies: 41
Views: 8798

Re: Does anyone ever lose that spark?

I go through phases sometimes with my writing, usually I have two months of writing insesintly, cool off for a week or two and then end up doing loads of writing again. I think the creative part of my brain needs a break sometimes....but I would sya to walk away from a story thinking you'll go back ...
by hannah_dreamergirl_3
December 26th, 2010, 11:22 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: 1st person to 3rd person
Replies: 8
Views: 1239

1st person to 3rd person

Ok, I'm having a little problem....I am currently 250 pages into my story and am at a point where I would like to add in a 3rd person section from the perspective of the 'bad guy', however my story has been totally in 1st person from the perspective of the heroine. Is this ok to do? Do I keep the 1s...
by hannah_dreamergirl_3
June 17th, 2010, 5:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Length
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Length

Thanks for that.
I'm not sure how to pin it down better, I'm 17 so I probably write for that sort of age, but the themes probably mid teens, so would that be YA, mid teens?
by hannah_dreamergirl_3
June 16th, 2010, 10:05 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Length
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Length

Hello!

I have just finished my first draft of a YA/teenage novel I have been writing for a year now and was wondering whether the length is ok.
It currently stands at 56000 words and is fifteen chapters long.
It is for ages of about 12/13 up to late teens.

Thanks peeps :-)

Hannah
by hannah_dreamergirl_3
February 17th, 2010, 7:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can you read while you write?
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Can you read while you write?

I can do both, in fact I tend to be reading several books at a time and it has no effect on my writing. What I do struggle with is keeping my current emotions out of my writing...if I'm sad, my charcters are sad etc.
by hannah_dreamergirl_3
February 17th, 2010, 7:09 am
Forum: Books
Topic: New writer needs reading suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 5635

Re: New writer needs reading suggestions

It's good to read, but remember a writers greatest tool is there imagination!
by hannah_dreamergirl_3
February 17th, 2010, 7:07 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 38873

Re: Share your opening sentence!

She shook the pen hurriedly trying to get the ink to flow once again, but failing miserably.
by hannah_dreamergirl_3
February 17th, 2010, 6:55 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should you share your writing before it's finished?
Replies: 22
Views: 6353

Should you share your writing before it's finished?

Other than my dad and my best friend I have NEVER shown anyone what I'm working on atm, I'm about a third of the way through and was wondering if you think it's a good idea to get people to read over your work as your going?

Thanks,

Hannah
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by hannah_dreamergirl_3
February 17th, 2010, 5:14 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?
Replies: 49
Views: 7522

Re: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?

No one tbh, they say you should never meet your heroes and I think for JK and Meyer I have such high expectations that I could only be dissapointed, if I ever did get to meet them I would be too star struck to be speak anyways!