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by dios4vida
July 16th, 2012, 11:23 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tears
Replies: 28
Views: 4215

Re: Tears

I don't try to make people cry, mostly because I don't like sad stories so I don't write them. But I do try for those moments that are so touching they'll choke you up, maybe a tear or two, but I don't go for an all-out bawling session. Though I've also been known to cry at happy endings. I cried an...
by dios4vida
July 11th, 2012, 5:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 20034

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

So I finished my draft and sent it off to Matt for critique on Monday (YAY!) after two years of trying to get the stupid thing right. The next night Brian was awesome and brought home Chinese for dinner. Anyone care to guess what my fortune cookie said?

Your labors will bear sweet fruit.
by dios4vida
July 11th, 2012, 11:33 am
Forum: Books
Topic: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy
Replies: 34
Views: 13143

Re: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy

I think you're right, Mira, but I think that's also a terrible way to sell a book. I mean, it's like they're setting it up to flop - the cover is lousy, the blurb is lousy, the only motivation you have to buy the book is because you loved Harry Potter - but if people aren't super impressed by the st...
by dios4vida
July 10th, 2012, 2:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 20034

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

Mark.W.Carson wrote:I still hope that I can have a stand out among those. There are so few books already with a male MC in that realm. I would hate to have no shot after all this work.
There's no such thing as "no shot" if you've written a compelling enough story.
by dios4vida
July 9th, 2012, 11:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Sins
Replies: 16
Views: 2922

Re: Writing Sins

My characters "look" at everything. They do stuff with their hands, and I tend to describe emotion through their eyes a lot, but my goodness do they "look" at everything, all the time. It's ridiculous. (They also like to "smile", "grin", "glance", and "glare".)
by dios4vida
July 9th, 2012, 6:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 20034

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

I'M DONE!! I'M DONE!!! DonedonedonedoneDONE!!

:lol: <happy dance> :lol:
by dios4vida
July 9th, 2012, 4:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 20034

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

ONE MORE CHAPTER TO GO. I'm dying. Can it really be true? Can I actually be looking at the end of this book (draft - next it goes to the critique partner for an edit) right around the corner?? Oh, please please please let it be true!! Buckle down. Get some tea. And some M&M's left over from camp (ya...
by dios4vida
July 9th, 2012, 3:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 20034

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

This just shows we need a recipe section on this website. Books and food seem to go together like... a donut and a book... crap. Someone come at me with an analogy that doesn't involve food and books. Meanwhile, I am going to perfect an edible book made of bacon... Well, I can give you "like a book...
by dios4vida
July 6th, 2012, 12:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 20034

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

One...last...push!! That's all I need to get this draft finished (finally - it's taken 8 months longer to edit this loser than I was expecting). Two nasty, introspective, a-ha-here's-how-it-all-fits-together chapters to write and some tweaks on the final battle and I will be done. It's two, maybe th...
by dios4vida
July 5th, 2012, 12:31 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy
Replies: 34
Views: 13143

Re: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy

I think most hardback adult books when they are first released are between $25-29. The price comes down pretty quickly though after a few weeks-months. Yup. $27 is the most common. And a lot of times if you pre-order a book or get it on a first-week-release sale a hardcover will cost you $16. $35 i...
by dios4vida
July 3rd, 2012, 11:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 20034

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

Definitely Percy Jackson then. :)
by dios4vida
July 3rd, 2012, 7:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Characters with accents
Replies: 22
Views: 3552

Re: Characters with accents

It wouldn't have been like going into a full cockney accent or anything, but more like "hafta" instead of have to or "naw" instead of not. I would say even stay away from things like that. But of course it's your decision. CV Whereas I would say those kind of things are fine by me. Gotta love how t...
by dios4vida
July 3rd, 2012, 5:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy
Replies: 34
Views: 13143

Re: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy

The cover for the book was just released today. I think I'm becoming a conspiracy theorist after all. The cover is kinda "meh" and the blurb remains so..."blah." They've confirmed the e-book will be 19.99 and the hardback 35. Everything about this release is so weird . It almost feels like an exper...
by dios4vida
July 3rd, 2012, 5:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Characters with accents
Replies: 22
Views: 3552

Re: Characters with accents

I don't mind written accents, as long as they're subtle. When every other word has apostrophes and misspellings I have a hard time with it, but I actually like a few things here and there, like "yer" instead of "your" and things like that. But if I have to pause and figure out what they're saying, i...
by dios4vida
July 3rd, 2012, 4:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 20034

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

I agree with Sommer. Reading helps. I usually pour myself into another (non-writing) project for a while. Like, I crochet (like a little old lady!) so I'll focus on finishing a blanket or I'll start a new one. I'll work on that whenever I get the bug to write. If something REALLY just won't leave me...