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by marilyn peake
October 23rd, 2010, 11:54 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 82557

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

My SQUEE GOOD NEWS is that I had a second piece published on the Blog of Literary Agent, Sarah LaPolla, and a third piece accepted for publication on her Blog at a future time. Sarah published an excerpt from my short story, TIGER IN THE PLUM BLOSSOMS, here: http://bigglasscases.blogspot.com/2010/09...
by marilyn peake
October 23rd, 2010, 11:40 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 82557

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Wow, RBSHoo, that is an amazing number of hits on YouTube! Congratulations!
by marilyn peake
October 22nd, 2010, 2:43 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is there such a thing as being too controversial?
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: Is there such a thing as being too controversial?

Great post, Nathan! Right now, I'm reading NIGHT PROBE! by Clive Cussler. Politics run through it, but the story is such an amazing thriller, that's what stands out front and center.
by marilyn peake
October 20th, 2010, 9:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Twitter users - write some Halloween microfiction!
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Re: Twitter users - write some Halloween microfiction!

Sounds like fun! Thanks! I'll try to do this tonight.
by marilyn peake
October 20th, 2010, 9:28 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum Game - a story 7 words at a time
Replies: 29
Views: 4456

Re: Forum Game - a story 7 words at a time

They had nothing left to eat, though.

She rummaged in the refrigerator, and saw
a box of crayons and a skateboard.

"Skate-tagging again, Quincy? And where's my beer?"

“The witch used it for a spell.”
by marilyn peake
October 20th, 2010, 9:23 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum game: the question game
Replies: 21
Views: 4658

Re: Forum game: the question game

Isn't that door a portal leading to another dimension?
by marilyn peake
October 14th, 2010, 5:35 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What genre do you read the most?
Replies: 39
Views: 5864

Re: What genre do you read the most?

My favorite genres to read are literary, science fiction and fantasy.
by marilyn peake
October 14th, 2010, 5:32 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Chile
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: Chile

I loved following this story - so incredibly inspiring!
by marilyn peake
October 12th, 2010, 3:04 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 147325

Re: What are you reading now?

I finished reading FREEDOM by Jonathan Franzen, and am now reading NIGHT PROBE! by Clive Cussler.
by marilyn peake
October 12th, 2010, 3:02 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 147325

Re: What are you reading now?

unwieldy and Mark,

I thought Mitchell's CLOUD ATLAS was absolutely awesome. It's one of my favorite books.
by marilyn peake
October 8th, 2010, 11:41 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 82557

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Hi, Laura and Beth,

Congratulations to both of you! Very exciting that you both found such prestigious homes for your writing!
by marilyn peake
October 8th, 2010, 2:46 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 82557

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

maybegenius,

SQUEE is right! Congratulations! That is so incredibly awesome, especially with praise like that from Holly Black! Really wonderful news!
by marilyn peake
September 10th, 2010, 11:25 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 195086

Re: Ask Nathan

Thank you so much, Nathan. I appreciate your insight and expertise, and am very glad that I finally asked my questions here.
by marilyn peake
September 10th, 2010, 5:13 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique Friday 9/10/10
Replies: 33
Views: 29504

Re: Page Critique Friday 9/10/10

artrosch,

I like this a lot. One main problem is that, at the beginning, there appears to be a bit too much description that sounds like a list. If you could weave all your description into the story more naturally, I think the story would be more intriguing. Overall, I really like this excerpt!
by marilyn peake
September 9th, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 147325

Re: What are you reading now?

Finished reading TINKERS by Paul Harding, a profound and beautifully written novel. Am now reading FREEDOM by Jonathan Franzen.