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by Robin
July 16th, 2010, 9:28 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Peeta Vs. Gale
Replies: 32
Views: 6116

Re: Peeta Vs. Gale

SWOON!!! Thank you for recommending HG! I am loving these books. Cannot wait until Mockingjay hits. Team Peeta all the way. I read them both 3 times already trying to pick up who she might end up with. I think she loves Peeta, and its starting to hit her. I bet Gale will end up dieing to save Peeta ...
by Robin
July 16th, 2010, 9:25 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Summer Reading for kids
Replies: 20
Views: 4277

Re: Summer Reading for kids

Thanks Susan! I was wondering how RR's new books were. Will put them on the list.
by Robin
July 16th, 2010, 10:57 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: famous names, places and brands
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: famous names, places and brands

LOL! @steve.
by Robin
July 16th, 2010, 10:56 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Rapid Aging in YA?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: Rapid Aging in YA?!

Sounds interesting. I suppose it could work if its clear that the MC is still under 18, and has all of the conflicts/ voice of a young adult trapped in an aging body. Might want to ask this Q on twitter's #askagent thread.
by Robin
July 16th, 2010, 10:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing after a long break...
Replies: 27
Views: 5554

Re: Writing after a long break...

I like returning to my MS after taking a few weeks off. I feel like I'm reading with new eyes and I'm able to pick out certain sections that were bothering me and improve them. Just crank up the music and roll with it. I have to have noise while I'm writing, most of the times its my kids. Not sure h...
by Robin
July 16th, 2010, 10:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writers meet up in Atlanta
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Writers meet up in Atlanta

Sure. I'm in North Atlanta. Just let me know when/ where
by Robin
June 13th, 2010, 10:33 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Summer Reading for kids
Replies: 20
Views: 4277

Re: Summer Reading for kids

RLS wrote:Blubber and the fudge books by Judy Bloom. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
When she's a bit older, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (won the Newberry this year)
Loved Blubber!

Thanks!
by Robin
June 7th, 2010, 11:02 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First Page YA: opinions on voice and technique appreciated
Replies: 30
Views: 6703

Re: First Page YA: opinions on voice and technique appreciated

I liked the attitude. It feels real, very true to a 16 yr old girl.
by Robin
June 7th, 2010, 10:56 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The BP oil spill, have you seen this link?
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: The BP oil spill, have you seen this link?

Thanks for sharing... Talk about perspective.
by Robin
June 7th, 2010, 10:53 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Help Create an Epic Summer Reading Playlist
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: Help Create an Epic Summer Reading Playlist

Hope I'm doing this right:

1. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (added by Sommer Leigh)
2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (added by Robin---- this book is awesome to read while sitting next to the pool)
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by Robin
June 7th, 2010, 10:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Sentence Beginnings
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: Sentence Beginnings

Thanks so much, you guys! All of these suggestions have been more than helpful.
by Robin
June 7th, 2010, 10:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Four letter words and female characters
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: Four letter words and female characters

I don't think it matters as long as its true to your character. For instance, if you female MC (lets call her Jane) stubs her toe, what would she really say? If you'd prefer she not use swear words, maybe you can give her a little quirk- Diana Gabaldon did this in her Outlander (LOVE THIS) novels wi...
by Robin
June 1st, 2010, 2:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Sentence Beginnings
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Sentence Beginnings

I just read through 2 paragraphs that all began with "I" "he" or "We". The other 50+ pages have lots of variation, but these 2 paragraphs are giving me a run for my money!

How do you vary your sentence beginnings? What are some creative techniques?
by Robin
May 27th, 2010, 9:12 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?
Replies: 52
Views: 10153

Re: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?

The prologues... after reading the comments on Nathan's entry about prologues, there is a ridiculous amount of people who seem to have pure hatred for prologues. Again... WTF? Seriously? Some people posted 500 words rants about why prologue stink. I find them useless in some places, but I've read s...
by Robin
May 27th, 2010, 10:27 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Lost - Possible Spoilers!
Replies: 261
Views: 67743

Re: Lost - Possible Spoilers!

Wow! 14-16 extra minutes?!?! Can't wait.

Thanks!