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by Robin
February 14th, 2011, 9:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: One Line Pitch
Replies: 55
Views: 13086

Re: One Line Pitch

How does this one work?

Ata and her mother already have a difficult relationship because of a boy, but when her mother dies, leaving a trail of secrets that lead to Greece, Ata will have to face a mythic truth, a deadly foe, and a love so pure, it may cost her very own life.
by Robin
February 14th, 2011, 11:34 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81116

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

bcomet wrote:I had a poem published today, for which I was actually paid a token but symbolic amount.

A quiet squee good news to share.

Congratulations!!!!! Link?
by Robin
February 14th, 2011, 11:32 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Do e-books change the way you read?
Replies: 11
Views: 4302

Re: Do e-books change the way you read?

Yes, yes, and yes! I read more than I ever have before. My kids have even downloaded books to read on my iPad (w/o my permission, so I have to change my password). The instant gratification of not only ordering a book, but getting a sample, reading other's comments, highlighting passages, and using ...
by Robin
February 14th, 2011, 11:25 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: When there's nothing going on...
Replies: 13
Views: 1906

Re: When there's nothing going on...

Write your ending and then work your way backwards. If you know where you want to end, getting there is easier.
by Robin
February 14th, 2011, 11:22 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Have you ever gotten tired of reading your own novel?
Replies: 22
Views: 5339

Re: Have you ever gotten tired of reading your own novel?

Totally going to get one of those shirts-- Cheeky, count me in for 2!

I had to take a few weeks off from writing, got tunnel vision...
by Robin
February 7th, 2011, 10:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Other ways to define success
Replies: 24
Views: 5446

Re: Other ways to define success

I've got a good one. I just got a reply from a Beta that read "With your character depth and engaging prose, you should consider Lit Fic". I nearly fell out of my chair after reading that. Hell, when I started I didn't even know what "prose" were :) These small victories add a rung to that ladder o...
by Robin
February 7th, 2011, 10:43 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Other ways to define success
Replies: 24
Views: 5446

Re: Other ways to define success

I've got a good one. I just got a reply from a Beta that read "With your character depth and engaging prose, you should consider Lit Fic". I nearly fell out of my chair after reading that. Hell, when I started I didn't even know what "prose" were :) These small victories add a rung to that ladder of...
by Robin
February 1st, 2011, 8:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: One Line Pitch
Replies: 55
Views: 13086

Re: One Line Pitch

Okay, you guys don't laugh too hard at me, but last weekend I read every single movie description on Netflix to get an idea of how to craft a one-liner. All of them, except for some of the indies, followed the same protocol: Introduce MC and problem, state what happens to bring them to action (incit...
by Robin
February 1st, 2011, 10:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: One Line Pitch
Replies: 55
Views: 13086

One Line Pitch

Nathan's first paragraph contest got me thinking... we've posted our first sentence, first paragraph, queries, but what about the all consuming One Sentence Pitch??? Post your best One Liner! (btw, if you participated in NaNo, they are participating in Pitchapalooza http://blog.lettersandlight.org/p...
by Robin
February 1st, 2011, 10:45 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Hunger Games Movie
Replies: 24
Views: 3455

Re: Hunger Games Movie

Is it too early to stand in line for tickets?
by Robin
February 1st, 2011, 10:41 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What do you do when the rowing gets weary?
Replies: 15
Views: 2126

Re: What do you do when the rowing gets weary?

I think we all go through "the crazies". Just know that you have support and help, right here. The amazing people in this forum always make me smile on those crazy day and give me a boost of confidence when I need it most. So, have your pity party (I'll send cupcakes), take a break, do something els...
by Robin
January 25th, 2011, 12:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Story Structure Videos
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Story Structure Videos

I came across these really neat videos about story structure by Dan Wells. I'm a huge outliner and this is awesome!

Enjoy.

by Robin
January 20th, 2011, 9:12 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Thieves and ignorance.
Replies: 121
Views: 11859

Re: Thieves and ignorance.

Sommer, unfortunately thats the nature of the beast nowadays... The movie and music industries have been battling this beast for years. So frustrating and sad that people actually think its okay to have something for free.
by Robin
January 20th, 2011, 12:07 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONNECT (a family unplugged everything)
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONNECT (a family unplugged everything)

Overkill...

Everything is good in moderation. I think what this lady found more was what I like to call "PARENTING"
by Robin
January 18th, 2011, 9:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What makes you so good at what you do?
Replies: 21
Views: 11779

Re: What makes you so good at what you do?

Watcher55 wrote:
Robin wrote:
Middle children rock, by the way.
I'm fifth of nine - and I'm here to testify!!
two older brothers and two older sisters - me - two younger brothers and two younger sisters.
5th of 9?!?!! Wow, you are right in the middle. Nine? Wow. How far apart were you guys?