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by Heather B
February 11th, 2012, 2:56 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Bransforumfest Writing Retreat
Replies: 29
Views: 10680

Re: The Bransforumfest Writing Retreat

Wow I'm jealous I'm not going :( You guys should be doing this in August/September when I'll have a free trip over there with work.

Would have loved to meet you guys :)
by Heather B
January 27th, 2012, 5:07 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Best Dystopian Novels
Replies: 15
Views: 6936

Re: Best Dystopian Novels

Brave New World can't be overlooked. Also recently I've read Legend and Divergent and those are both good. Cinder is more SciFi than dystopian but it has some of the same undertones. And I loved it more than the others.
by Heather B
January 22nd, 2012, 10:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing JANUARY 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3261

Re: National Novel Writing JANUARY 2012

Ah, Margo. Freaking love your covers, just saying.

And with all this writing, however will you ensure people stay off your lawn?
by Heather B
July 18th, 2011, 8:34 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Querying UK Agents?
Replies: 14
Views: 16853

Re: Querying UK Agents?

At least you guys have options. In Australia there are maybe three agents that rep fiction, and only one of those (that I'm aware of) is actually open for submissions. Publishers are harder. They play the game of ready, set, go and open for submissions at random time and include a cut-off date. So i...
by Heather B
July 18th, 2011, 8:17 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: [SPOILERS] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Replies: 12
Views: 4437

Re: [SPOILERS] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

I went to the midnight screening too and I've seen it twice more since then. I'll be going again this week sometime. I've always been a massive Potter fan but I've never liked any of the movies. Part one was a lot better than most but I still didn't have high hopes for part two. It was amazing. I to...
by Heather B
July 18th, 2011, 8:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Here we go again--planners plus pantsers=?
Replies: 56
Views: 6793

Re: Here we go again--planners plus pantsers=?

And I have the utmost respect for pantsers because I just cannot do it. For me, I need to start by planning out my characters and their motivations exactly. Then when I eventually get around to writing I need to know where my chapters start and where they end. With these things I can start, without ...
by Heather B
May 12th, 2011, 7:18 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Forum Launch Party for Jacob Wonderbar!
Replies: 42
Views: 9543

Re: Forum Launch Party for Jacob Wonderbar!

Man are those some yummy cakes...

First off, Congrats Nathan! It's been a long time coming!

Now who's bringing the space monkeys?
by Heather B
May 7th, 2011, 7:59 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Re: Facebook

Hey Guardian, I've added you. Your page looks awesome by the way. I'm a little jealous. Now, when I made the page for some reason it just didn't click to make it a fan page. Aw well. This is the link if anyone is interested: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100002312446681 Feel free...
by Heather B
May 1st, 2011, 7:06 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Facebook

I recently made myself an author page to start building a 'web presence'. My personal page isn't as professional as it could be with the amount of friends I have spamming my page each day but I have run into a bit of a problem. I'm not sure whether I should keep the page 'writerly-related people/pag...
by Heather B
May 1st, 2011, 6:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you "warm up" before writing?
Replies: 18
Views: 4342

Re: Do you "warm up" before writing?

If I'm not in the mood, I'll warm up by reading previous chapters to get that character's 'voice' in my head...
by Heather B
April 26th, 2011, 8:37 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Court of Last Chances - YA fantasy
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: The Court of Last Chances - YA fantasy

Excellent. Thanks you guys, it seems like there's some common problems. I'll fix and re-post when done :D
by Heather B
April 25th, 2011, 10:47 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Court of Last Chances - YA fantasy
Replies: 3
Views: 763

The Court of Last Chances - YA fantasy

Hey guys, so I haven't been around for a while, mostly because I've been flat-chat with work, uni and writing (yes I know, woe is me). I've put my previous query aside for the moment because even though the story is ready to go, I just can't get that damn thing sorted. So here is a new one. I don't ...
by Heather B
April 25th, 2011, 10:28 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 213
Views: 120972

Re: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog

Dear Nathan, If an Ellerwoman makes a promise she has to follow through. For Adelaide Williams, promising the impossible has become a habit. On her seventeenth birthday, Addy signs her contract with the Torrens Court, promising to do her job following their rules and regulations. When her first assi...
by Heather B
January 3rd, 2011, 5:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Market
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Writer's Market

So, for my birthday, I was given a membership to the Writer's Market site along with the deluxe edition book. Is any one else a member? Or have you been one in the past and found the site useful?

There is a lot on there so I'm still exploring...
by Heather B
January 3rd, 2011, 3:47 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Happy New Year Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 2243

Re: Happy New Year Everyone

I'm a little late, but Happy New Year, guys.

I've loved every minute of 2010 and these forums were a good part of it so I wish you all the best (and lots of cookies) for this year.