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by bronwyn1
April 21st, 2010, 4:56 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339109

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

http://bronwynscottmcc.blogspot.com/201 ... cters.html

Question to anyone: Do you recycle your characters, i.e. have them as the MC in one novel and in another, have them only as supporting characters?
by bronwyn1
April 20th, 2010, 3:44 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339109

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

http://bronwynscottmcc.blogspot.com/2010/04/different-kind-of-query-conundrum.html I need help writing a query letter of sorts (not a straight fiction query, but it's kinda like that because it needs to be professional and stuff...haha) for interviewing someone over email (about say, historical aspe...
by bronwyn1
April 19th, 2010, 10:42 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 144549

Re: What are you reading now?

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
by bronwyn1
April 19th, 2010, 5:17 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339109

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

http://bronwynscottmcc.blogspot.com/201 ... erson.html

Just a standard open question post about which person you prefer writing in (like first or third)
by bronwyn1
April 19th, 2010, 5:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41326

Re: Share your opening sentence!

Here's the first sentence from my latest WIP:

The old woman set a meaningless photograph in front of me.
by bronwyn1
April 18th, 2010, 11:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do your reading habits influence your writing?
Replies: 13
Views: 5047

Re: How do your reading habits influence your writing?

Well, usually when I read a good book (i.e. a book that is both well written and has an interesting and engaging story), I use it as a sort of goal post and say to myself "If I can write something as equally awesome as this, I'll be happy." I set that book as a sort of goal post or something...hahah...
by bronwyn1
April 17th, 2010, 5:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are your pet peeves about your own writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 4867

Re: What are your pet peeves about your own writing?

I forgot to add that sometimes (and especially in my YA manuscript), my writing is really stilted and way too formal. And wordy. I'm pretty terrible with the wordiness.
by bronwyn1
April 16th, 2010, 5:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Strong Female Characters
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Re: Strong Female Characters

To me, a strong female character is one with a clearly defined personality and drive to succeed in whatever her endeavor is. I agree with Sommer that it doesn't mean she needs to be completely self-sufficient at all times and never rely on anyone else, but she should never be overshadowed by anothe...
by bronwyn1
April 15th, 2010, 9:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Scrivener and Windows Alternatives
Replies: 15
Views: 3168

Re: Scrivener and Windows Alternatives

Scribble wrote:Man, I feel like such a noob using MS Word!
Me too! Though I would love to try out all of these fancy novel-writing software programs
by bronwyn1
April 15th, 2010, 9:10 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are your pet peeves about your own writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 4867

Re: What are your pet peeves about your own writing?

I have a lot (and I mean A LOT) of super long sentences (like at least 40+ words) all strung together. So as I edit, I try to find ways to split these sentences up. Also, I have way too many -ing clauses, sometimes three -ing clauses in a row. That and I noticed too as I edited that I didn't know ho...
by bronwyn1
April 13th, 2010, 10:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Bestsellers that don't live up to the hype
Replies: 29
Views: 5604

Re: Bestsellers that don't live up to the hype

The people in Honors English this year had to read The Inheritance of Loss and practically every single one of them hated it. I think they thought it was just really pretentious.
by bronwyn1
April 13th, 2010, 9:04 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query (Revised 2x) - YA
Replies: 12
Views: 1975

Re: Query (Revised 2x) - YA

I think it's a great query. Now you tell me if I'm nitpicking: It sounds too grown-up. I was expecting literary adult novel, and then at the end I find out it's YA. I may be wrong, but I thought the query ideally should reflect the voice of the manuscript. Does your manuscript rely on such words as...
by bronwyn1
April 13th, 2010, 8:14 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query (Revised 2x) - YA
Replies: 12
Views: 1975

Re: Query (Revised 2x) - YA

Thanks for your comments Matthew! :D I'm glad you think my story sounds interesting. Ugh, I totally have that trying-to-turn-a-query-into-a-synopsis problem, as I've noticed throughout my query drafts. I have to remember that the events as I relate them in the query do not have to be in the same ord...
by bronwyn1
April 13th, 2010, 7:18 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Authonomy: The Future of publishing?
Replies: 26
Views: 7988

Re: Authonomy: The Future of publishing?

I second all the comments that say that Authonomy is a really good resource for unbiased feedback/beta reading. That's basically what I use it for, since I absolutely suck at playing the whole social game (or whatever it is that gets you to the top of the charts). Also, like many others have said on...
by bronwyn1
April 13th, 2010, 7:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10969

Re: What are you writing now?

Oh lord, I'm juggling editing my completed YA MS + an idea for adult fiction + a really really epic and ambitious idea for a work of literary fiction. The latter, I hope I can finish and not get too discouraged by what I'm trying to attempt (which is like 3-4 different POVs, three of which are in th...