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by dios4vida
May 27th, 2010, 2:16 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Violent cartoons or t.v. shows you remember as a kid
Replies: 9
Views: 4666

Re: Violent cartoons or t.v. shows you remember as a kid

It isn't violent but have you guys seen The Smurfs lately? That show is wacked! No wonder my generation is so psycho!
by dios4vida
May 27th, 2010, 12:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Nerd for Words
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: A Nerd for Words

I learned early on when I would pull out my Mom's large, red-bound dictionary, open it to a random page, and start reading the entries just to see what cool words I could find. Now I know I'm a word nerd because: 1. I almost won my eighth grade spelling bee without even realizing it was going on unt...
by dios4vida
May 26th, 2010, 12:38 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Summer Reading for kids
Replies: 20
Views: 3951

Re: Summer Reading for kids

I would suggest the series "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" by Michael Scott. It's a mythology-based fantasy series that's written for kids but both of my parents, my husband, and myself love it. The new one (#4) was just released today...have my copy right here...resisting the urge to ...
by dios4vida
May 26th, 2010, 12:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Inspired by NB's blog post today...
Replies: 21
Views: 2796

Re: Inspired by NB's blog post today...

She does need to "almost turn the panther into a housecat?" I guess the author will need to verify. Also, not saying my suggested alternative are great. Just that maybe tame isn't the best word for the one-liner. Completely understand, Quill. Hope I didn't sound too nasty there, I just wanted to sh...
by dios4vida
May 25th, 2010, 3:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Inspired by NB's blog post today...
Replies: 21
Views: 2796

Re: Inspired by NB's blog post today...

A woman mutated with panther DNA struggles to tame the animal inside while searching for the reasons behind her change and outsmarting the scientist tasked with killing her. better? I like it. Might be even stronger and more essential by taking out the searching: "A woman mutated with panther DNA s...
by dios4vida
May 25th, 2010, 12:16 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?
Replies: 22
Views: 5837

Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Cappuccinos, Cappuccinos, Cappuccinos, Cappuccinos... Oooh, you're making me drool, FK7! My in-laws got me Keurig for my birthday last month (makes one cup of coffee/tea in less than two minutes, it's awesome and amazing and I can't live without it) so I know what you mean by needing your machine. ...
by dios4vida
May 25th, 2010, 12:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Inspired by NB's blog post today...
Replies: 21
Views: 2796

Re: Inspired by NB's blog post today...

[A woman mutated with panther DNA struggles to tame the animal inside while searching for the reasons behind her change and outsmarting the scientist tasked with killing her. better? I think that's much better! I'm intrigued, whereas before I kinda skipped over it and thought "meh." Good one senten...
by dios4vida
May 21st, 2010, 12:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Book title inspiration!
Replies: 20
Views: 8548

Re: Book title inspiration!

karenbb wrote:I think I'm going to play around with some of the suggestions and see if I find something else but otherwise be happy with the fact that I found a title that works.
Let us what you decide to do - if you keep Bring Me Back or come up with something new!
by dios4vida
May 20th, 2010, 7:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Book title inspiration!
Replies: 20
Views: 8548

Re: Book title inspiration!

I write fantasy which tends to be a bit easier to name (at least, in my opinion), but I'll share anyways. I got my WIP's title from a quote that I created specifically for the book. This quote is from an ancient religion, and I used it a few times in the story to describe my MC and later on as a clu...
by dios4vida
May 20th, 2010, 6:06 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Characters that make you swoon
Replies: 7
Views: 3561

Re: Characters that make you swoon

Jericho Barrons in Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. We still don't know if he's a good guy or a bad guy (I'm leaning toward bad guy with good intentions) but he's just so yummy!! Any guy who comes to a woman's rescue in a hot car and black leather gets my vote. Oh, and he's got a sexy Irish accent...
by dios4vida
May 20th, 2010, 12:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Two Competing Ideas...
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: Two Competing Ideas...

Is there one that you are more passionate about, even if it is an iota more? Or is one better formulated/outlined where it needs a little less work to write? I have a decent backlog of ideas, and how I prioritize them is: 1. How passionate am I about this book? Are the characters leaping through my ...
by dios4vida
May 18th, 2010, 8:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Injuries from writing?
Replies: 18
Views: 3230

Re: Injuries from writing?

I know this is an old thread but I have to chime in here. I have gotten several injuries from writing (well, sort of)!! I have a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Basically my body can't make collagen properly, it's very weak and breaks super easily. (Everything in my body th...
by dios4vida
May 18th, 2010, 12:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Embarassing lines in my book
Replies: 15
Views: 2464

Re: Embarassing lines in my book

HillaryJ wrote:
dios4vida wrote: "I hope it brings you LUNCH on your journey."
:)

That's straight out of LOTR. Now, is there anything that can give me SECOND BREAKFAST on my journey?
Wow, you guys are cracking me up! I was totally embarassed by that but now I'm loving it (no reference to McDonald's intended)! Thanks! :)
by dios4vida
May 17th, 2010, 12:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Embarassing lines in my book
Replies: 15
Views: 2464

Re: Embarassing lines in my book

I haven't done anything blatantly embarassing like that (that I know of, at least...) but I've had some interesting typos over the manuscripts. For instance, in my first book the protag is given a small box with magical properties that can shield her from enemies. The giver of this gift was supposed...
by dios4vida
May 14th, 2010, 5:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: You Know You're a Writer When...
Replies: 26
Views: 5282

Re: You Know You're a Writer When...

...you text in complete sentences, using proper punctuation and spelling. The rules of grammar must be obeyed!