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by karenbb
May 4th, 2010, 1:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tools in your Writing Toolbox
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

Re: Tools in your Writing Toolbox

I tend to pick up on things like transition and expression of time, because those are things I struggle with.
by karenbb
May 4th, 2010, 6:07 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 113
Views: 22608

Re: How old are you?

Geezer here...41. I've been writing forever, nearly everyone in my family is a writer (paid or not) in some capacity. Even my brother, the cop, is published. My WIP is my first novel. I also learned how to type on a real live typewriter. One of the best things I ever learned because it makes writing...
by karenbb
May 3rd, 2010, 8:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41349

Re: Share your opening sentence!

Robin,

thanks! I've written that sentence 50 times or more. That's last week's version and I'm quite happy with it but that's always subject to change.
by karenbb
May 3rd, 2010, 8:01 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: EVEN NEWER REVISIONS - QUERY - EXILED
Replies: 29
Views: 5068

Re: QUERY - EXILED

My two cents...it left me wanting details, at least a handful, to give a defined sense of where the story goes and what happens along the way. It's very vague, which makes me feel like not much happens, but your word count certainly doesn't match a book without much happening. I thought both line-by...
by karenbb
May 3rd, 2010, 11:58 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?
Replies: 48
Views: 11688

Re: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?

My first draft took 6 months, 105K words, but I wrote every single day (without exception) and sort of stopped sleeping. All of that said, I had been mulling over the story in my mind for three years before that, had several false starts, until it all clicked in. The story now is drastically differe...
by karenbb
May 3rd, 2010, 11:52 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41349

Re: Share your opening sentence!

this is fun...I've really enjoyed reading everyone's openings, especially since we've all likely written and re-written them 100 times.

Here's mine, from my completed (but constantly revising) work of women's fiction:

"A man named Patrick threw me a boulder today, cleverly disguised as a bone."