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by eringayles
March 3rd, 2010, 5:59 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Suggest a book for me, please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1916

Re: Suggest a book for me, please!

Okay, so I'm going through a rough patch in my own work, and I need some inspiration. Unfortunately, I have no idea what to buy to get me back in my "Wow, I love this! I love writing! I love writing like this!" mind-set. So, could you guys please help me out with suggesting some books for me to get...
by eringayles
March 3rd, 2010, 5:38 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 137592

Re: What are you reading now?

I have at least 4 going at once - variety is the spice, right?
I'm loving Bones of Faerie -Jami Lee Simner. Terry Pratchett books (not really into him). Lord of the Rings (didn't get into it 20 yrs ago - liking it more this time). Seven Little Australians (wonderful!!)
by eringayles
March 3rd, 2010, 5:18 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: TWILIGHT - thoughts?
Replies: 107
Views: 24836

Re: TWILIGHT - thoughts?

Congrats, Lorelei. Couldn't find any reviews, so assumed vanity publishing. Admit I didn't spend ages searching. A shame publisher was so short-lived. Mine's been kicking for 80 yrs - hope ebooks don't cark them as well!
by eringayles
March 3rd, 2010, 5:17 am
Forum: Books
Topic: TWILIGHT - thoughts?
Replies: 107
Views: 24836

Re: TWILIGHT - thoughts?

We've all been told what to, and what not to do, when writing a novel. I'm sure there are many people who follow these pedantics with tongue lolling and mouth frothing; those who don't are probably the ones who ignore rules and command attention. The high-brow wanna-bees seem of the opinion that wri...
by eringayles
March 3rd, 2010, 4:47 am
Forum: Books
Topic: TWILIGHT - thoughts?
Replies: 107
Views: 24836

Re: TWILIGHT - thoughts?

Sorry Lorelei, but "the lady doth protest too much, methinks." Hey, I'm old, I've read almost nothing but literary fiction for twenty years, I've got the graduate degree in writing, and I don't like Ms. Meyer's work. As a reader I don't like poor writing, I don't like average writing, and nothing a...
by eringayles
March 3rd, 2010, 4:32 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are dialogue tags really that bad?
Replies: 44
Views: 8535

Re: Are dialogue tags really that bad?

Polymath, you are an enigma! Your linguistic command is post-tertiary, I would think, and your non-academic writing is vivid and flowing, so I'm thinking that you are a published author - and maybe even of blockbuster status! Or am I allowing my author's imagination unrestrained frolic? The hermitag...
by eringayles
March 2nd, 2010, 7:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10465

Re: What are you writing now?

20 000 words into a fantasy based on the Tuatha De Danaan (the old gods of Ireland). I studied a course, years ago, with the Uni of Dublin, which took students to the sites of the legends, but prior to that, I was raised by an Irish grandmother who knew the mythology, and passed it on. Part of the s...
by eringayles
March 1st, 2010, 10:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 39985

Re: Share your opening sentence!

Ok guys I thought this would be fun! You never know when you need to improve your hook right? So this is how it works. The person who posts (in this case me) posts their opening sentence and the next person rates your first sentence from 1/10 on the scale of whether you would continiue off that sen...
by eringayles
March 1st, 2010, 10:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are dialogue tags really that bad?
Replies: 44
Views: 8535

Re: Are dialogue tags really that bad?

In my grammar school days, the nuns had ironclad rules and steel rulers to beat the points of grammar into students' heads. Don't do this, don't do that. No opening a sentence with a conjunction word. No conjunction spliced sentences. No passive voice. No variant syntax. No. No. No. I got over it w...