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by Robin
April 11th, 2010, 9:39 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Bestsellers that don't live up to the hype
Replies: 29
Views: 5533

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

Taylor- I LOVE James Fraser!!! He is definitely one of my faves. (thinking of him in the hot spring at the monastery) It just after Voyager, he lost his spark. I dont want to read about the relations of a couple almost into their 60s- Its just wrong... His character also got weaker in the later book...
by Robin
April 11th, 2010, 7:43 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Bestsellers that don't live up to the hype
Replies: 29
Views: 5533

Bestsellers that don't live up to the hype

I guess I started thinking about all of the books I read because they were bestsellers that were dreadful to read. Actually, I would rather have had my toenails plucked out while getting a pap smear at the Superbowl for a few of them :) I really don't even understand how many of these books get such...
by Robin
April 10th, 2010, 11:31 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: The Time Traveler's Wife was painful to read
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: The Time Traveler's Wife was painful to read

Thanks Holly! I am so glad I am not alone. So, should I add that I am a PR genius with proven experience on my query letter no matter how terrible my book is? (not that MY wip is terrible)
by Robin
April 10th, 2010, 10:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: adding a second POV
Replies: 9
Views: 1701

Re: adding a second POV

I like the idea of your MC finding a newspaper or something like that.
by Robin
April 10th, 2010, 10:14 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: New Manuscript - What do you think of this style?
Replies: 14
Views: 2710

Re: New Manuscript - What do you think of this style?

"MANSION PARK CEMETERY REACHES FULL CAPACITY I made a mental note to move before I died." I like this. it is like a foretelling. Questions: Does the MC have to be 12 yrs old? Your concept sounds like its for a more mature audience (YA). "forgotten and butchered people"- hmmm... sounds dark. Is it su...
by Robin
April 10th, 2010, 10:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: If you need to be reinspired
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: If you need to be reinspired

Sounds awesome! Glad you got some rest :)
by Robin
April 10th, 2010, 9:06 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: The Time Traveler's Wife was painful to read
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

The Time Traveler's Wife was painful to read

I just don't understand why or how this book was so widely praised. I absolutely HATED this read. It was a daunting task to finish this novel.
Have you read it? What did you think?
by Robin
April 9th, 2010, 9:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Partners
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Re: Writing Partners

Thanks for the link, I missed it earlier.
by Robin
April 9th, 2010, 5:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10763

Re: What are you writing now?

Emily- "The Giver in space" okay... I really want to know more now! It sounds quite interesting.
by Robin
April 9th, 2010, 3:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10763

Re: What are you writing now?

Thanks Emily! If you want I can send you a little synopsis and you can tell me (honestly) what you think, being a "huge greek mythology nerd" :)
I love sci- fi. What kind are you writing? Alien/ Planet- Destroying?
by Robin
April 9th, 2010, 1:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10763

Re: What are you writing now?

A romance novel (leaning toward general fiction with romance) with a Greek Mythological retelling.
by Robin
April 9th, 2010, 1:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: adding a second POV
Replies: 9
Views: 1701

Re: adding a second POV

Is the investigation necessary? can the story be told fully from the victim's perspective focusing on her emotion/frustration/pain and finally overcoming?
(sorry if this is off, I don't know the synopsis of your WIP)
I just would hate for it to be ruined by unnecessary information overload.
by Robin
April 8th, 2010, 9:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Critique Groups vs Online Writing Workshops
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Critique Groups vs Online Writing Workshops

I need another set of eyes to keep me on track and to push me. 1. Have you found critique groups useful or do they just respond with "that was nice"? 2. Online writing workshops- are they worth it? Which are your favorite? 3. Do you belong to any local or national groups, ie. Romance Writers of Amer...
by Robin
April 8th, 2010, 9:21 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Start with THE HOBBIT or FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING?
Replies: 85
Views: 19662

Re: Start with THE HOBBIT or FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING?

I think you should just jump into Fellowship of the Ring, (I take it you've probably watched all 3 movies already).
Enjoy!
by Robin
April 8th, 2010, 9:16 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 189864

Re: The Introduction Thread

I finally mustered enough courage to quick lurking and actually participate here!!
I am currently working on a romance novel with a mythological edge. When I'm not writing or reading I am a mom, wife, business owner, and shower singer.