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by dios4vida
November 28th, 2012, 12:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Don't tell me I'm talented....
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Don't tell me I'm talented....

So apparently I'm a cheater, cause I've heard of this study before. Fascinating, isn't it? When I first heard the results I was a little surprised, but then as I thought of it it really does make sense. After all, it's easy to assume you can always perform well, no matter how much effort you put int...
by dios4vida
November 27th, 2012, 6:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Desperate for inspiration.
Replies: 5
Views: 2771

Re: Desperate for inspiration.

Well, most of the time when I'm ready to start a new novel I just pick the idea that seems the most exciting to me at the time, or the one I've been thinking about the most during the other project, and start running with that. While I worldbuild/plan (as much as a mostly-pantser does, anyway) I usu...
by dios4vida
November 26th, 2012, 10:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Technical question
Replies: 9
Views: 1696

Re: Technical question

Hillsy wrote:...and even that is really going out of your way to spoonfeed (HA!) the reader.
<groan>

I have nothing of value to add other than I agree with all of the above and to point out that Hillsy just made a really bad joke...and I'm ashamed that I chuckled at it. :)
by dios4vida
November 15th, 2012, 10:34 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Realistic Action
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

Re: Realistic Action

Um...yeah. I think so. Desperation makes you do really stupid things. Suppressed emotion like hurt, rage, fear, etc. only compound that desperation and therefore the stupidity of said actions. Accusing someone of something bad enough to draw attention to them and away from you would seem realistic t...
by dios4vida
November 9th, 2012, 10:21 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?
Replies: 11
Views: 3343

Re: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?

She said to me and I can't remember the exact quote, but it basically went when people say they really loved what you wrote or when they say they really hated it, and this applies to critiques by beta readers and by reviewers, ignore them both because they are both wrong. Basically neither can real...
by dios4vida
November 9th, 2012, 10:15 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?
Replies: 11
Views: 3343

Re: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?

Uh, yeah...can't delete the duplicate for some reason...carry on. :oops:
by dios4vida
November 8th, 2012, 7:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When do I tell someone I have written something?
Replies: 7
Views: 1730

Re: When do I tell someone I have written something?

Umm...yeah. What Sommer said. :) I was in the same position after I finished my first book. I had a sequel come to mind as I was writing and I was all excited about it. I "finished" book 1 (note the quotes, because it is so not in any kind of good enough shape to truly call it finished) and started ...
by dios4vida
November 7th, 2012, 4:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?
Replies: 11
Views: 3343

Re: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?

Awesome topic. :) Best feedback: actually came from a fellow Bransforumer and a member of my critique circle. She was almost 1/4 of the way through of my WIP and I explained a certain element to her and she said "Oh Man! That is so cool. Your story just keeps getting better and better! I told my 14-...
by dios4vida
November 7th, 2012, 10:55 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: When do I tell someone I have written something?
Replies: 7
Views: 1730

Re: When do I tell someone I have written something?

You might feel like you're the only one who has these kind of doubts and worries, but trust me, you aren't. I was reading through your post and I swear you took some of those thoughts straight from my brain! First of all, seriously, congratulations. Finishing a book, even just a first draft, is amaz...
by dios4vida
October 29th, 2012, 11:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many Characters do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 11900

Re: How many Characters do you have?

Per 11,500 words, would 7 characters be considered to many? That's not a question anyone can answer, sadly. For any given story, that many main characters may be just right. But it could be too many for a sparser, more intimate storyline like, say, a cozy mystery. Or it could be too few if you're w...
by dios4vida
October 29th, 2012, 11:21 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does YA or Adult fiction,
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: Does YA or Adult fiction,

I'm no expert in YA by any means, but just because a guardian disappears doesn't automatically change the age group of a book. There are plenty children's and YA that have characters dealing with these "grown up" issues for the first time, or trying to accomodate these new paradigms into their world...
by dios4vida
October 25th, 2012, 7:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER
Replies: 28
Views: 5396

Re: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER

Guys!! GUYS!! I just broke my personal record for most words written in one day. I'm a slow writer, normally writing between 500-1500 words a day. Today I sat down, once again so close to the end of this story that I'm utterly, completely passionate about, that I've been trying to write for three ye...
by dios4vida
October 25th, 2012, 12:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: On Post Apocalypse And Writing Perspective,
Replies: 11
Views: 2327

Re: On Post Apocalypse And Writing Perspective,

Then I don't really know what you call it then, when your not suppose to what the characters thoughts are. Only I'm suppose to know the characters thoughts. Edit: Ah here we go, Distant POV. My question would be why do you want to write the story this way? Normally a character's thoughts and emotio...
by dios4vida
October 24th, 2012, 1:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many Characters do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 11900

How many Characters do you have?

My curiosity is getting the best of me here, so I'm just gonna go ahead and ask. In your WIPs, or finished projects, how large is your cast? I know some people have these massive casts, with lots of main characters and myriads of minor characters, most of them named as well. I am definitely not one ...
by dios4vida
October 15th, 2012, 1:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The art of the one sentence synopsis
Replies: 20
Views: 3555

Re: The art of the one sentence synopsis

Beethovenfan wrote:Jane is a powerful musician who learns that her music can do more than simply appeal to the heart and soul; it can save them too.
Oy! You forgot the whole "Jane travels BACK IN TIME" part!! :)