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by dios4vida
September 8th, 2012, 10:21 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 4955

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

Well, the cardiologist said my heart is perfect and healthy and beautiful. ("Well of course!" I told him. "I'm awesome.") Of course that means we're back to the drawing board. CT Scan next week. This is going to be a very long weekend. Yay and Boo. So so so glad it isn't your heart - but not knowin...
by dios4vida
September 7th, 2012, 12:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 4955

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

Sommer Leigh wrote:Reading things?
I got Redshirts by John Scalzi from the library yesterday and I am stoked to start reading it. Growing up on Star Trek, the thought of a bunch of redshirts realizing what happens to them and revolting - I AM SO THERE!! :lol:
by dios4vida
September 5th, 2012, 2:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 4955

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

Sommer, I don't even know what to say. Hugs. Cupcakes. Prayers. You got it. <3
by dios4vida
September 5th, 2012, 1:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The hardest part of the novel
Replies: 26
Views: 6050

Re: The hardest part of the novel

I was actually just thinking about this question, Sanderling! For me, it's actually Act 3. Those 20Kish words after the midpoint OH MY GOSH twist but before the YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE chase to the final battle. Beginnings aren't too bad for me, I rewrite them often but that's not uncommon fo...
by dios4vida
September 4th, 2012, 12:12 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Word Count/Writing Challenge - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 11
Views: 2039

Re: Word Count/Writing Challenge - SEPTEMBER

I'm in for 20K. The most I've ever written in a month is 15, so here goes nothing! 9/1-9/4: 2876 9/5: 1488 9/10: 831 9/11: 1375 9/12: 314 9/13: 927 9/14: 299 9/17: 1753 9/18: 1465 9/19: 253 (yeah...kinda reached the end of my outline so now I have to figure out what happens next!) September Total: 1...
by dios4vida
September 1st, 2012, 4:58 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What type of reader are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 2896

Re: What type of reader are you?

Love this!! Thanks for sharing. :D I am: The Chronological Reader. Slow and steady wins the race, dear reader. You are the tortoise to the promiscuous reader's distracted-at-any-turn hare. You buy a book, you read it. You buy another, you read it. Perhaps you borrow a book at the library. You read i...
by dios4vida
August 29th, 2012, 2:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 10367

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

Hey, gang! How's August coming along for everyone? August has been one of those months that doesn't look productive but really is. My word count is miserable 5Kish - maybe - but I've gotten the entire third act (of four) of my WIP planned out! I'm not usually a plotter but since I studied Larry Bro...
by dios4vida
August 28th, 2012, 2:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Dear Reader - Meet my friend. Exposition...
Replies: 12
Views: 2752

Re: Dear Reader - Meet my friend. Exposition...

Yeah, pretty much what they said. Re: magic, I like to do it the way Sommer suggested with monsters. Someone's doing magic, it isn't working the way they want it to, and they think, "dang! Why can't I have this kind of magic that would pierce armor or melt my enemies' brains instead of this loser ab...
by dios4vida
August 27th, 2012, 1:12 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Most Random Thing that's Helped your Writing
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

The Most Random Thing that's Helped your Writing

I love rocks. I always have. One of the best days of school ever was in fifth grade, when my class took a trip to the Gem and Mineral Show we have here in Tucson every year. It's massive, with rockhounds and professionals and people selling every kind of rock and gem you can name. It was miraculous....
by dios4vida
August 27th, 2012, 12:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What do you do to celebrate?
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: What do you do to celebrate?

Didn't want to start a new thread - but - I FINISHED my first draft!!! I'm so excited and plan on celebrating by getting some ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery! Ha! Lame, I know, but it sounds good right about now in the 112 degree Phoenix weather :D ~Kristie AWESOME!! Congrats, Kristie. And from ...
by dios4vida
August 24th, 2012, 11:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first novel and other stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 3086

Re: Your first novel and other stuff

I think the thing that frightens me most is that I still don't know my true voice or real writing style or genre. So I have all these characters and ideas and I just want to go from project to project to keep getting them all out and then discover what is really me. But then I keep thinking "there'...
by dios4vida
August 23rd, 2012, 11:21 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first novel and other stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 3086

Re: Your first novel and other stuff

If the idea you're playing with just won't leave you alone, and you know it belongs with the story you've already started, then I say go back and fix it now. Finishing is a very important thing, absolutely, but if you know you're gonna add this in later anyway, you might as well do it now. I tried t...
by dios4vida
August 23rd, 2012, 11:07 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's your editing style?
Replies: 15
Views: 8255

Re: What's your editing style?

It depends on the stage for me. My first edit is on screen, but since I write the barest of details into my first draft it's more like a fleshing out rather than a real edit. After that, print and red pen, baby! I cannot edit my own novels on screen (though I can do Matt's just fine). I have to have...
by dios4vida
August 21st, 2012, 3:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Looking to change the world (thrillers anyway)
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Looking to change the world (thrillers anyway)

J.D. Robb's In Death novels have a very strong female lead, though they are definitely for mature audiences only.

I'm always in favor of strong female role models, so way to go!!
by dios4vida
August 20th, 2012, 12:45 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Most Favorite/Least Favorite characters
Replies: 4
Views: 2777

Re: Most Favorite/Least Favorite characters

Elbryan Wyndon and Jilseponie Wyndon of R.A. Salvatore's DemonWars saga. These guys always take the cake for me. They take their great burdens of power and use them to right the wrongs of the world. They struggle with the weight of their tasks, they long for a more normal life, but they never give ...