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by marilyn peake
January 14th, 2010, 7:45 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Before and After
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: Before and After

You speak the truth. I laughed, I cried ... I loved your post.
by marilyn peake
January 13th, 2010, 10:59 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Working the Internet...
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: Working the Internet...

My feelings exactly, Scott. You started a really interesting thread here. My goal is to be a successful novelist and short story writer, but I found it helpful to branch out into other types of Internet writing projects in order to expand my writing life, and I found that one small step after anothe...
by marilyn peake
January 12th, 2010, 9:59 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Working the Internet...
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: Working the Internet...

Thanks, Ryan. It has been motivating, but the odds of actually succeeding in today's extremely competitive publishing market are daunting, to say the least. I just keep on writing and trying to remain hopeful. :)
by marilyn peake
January 12th, 2010, 9:53 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 33
Views: 4894

Re: What are you listening to?

Holly,

Oh, definitely - that scene is also awesome!!
by marilyn peake
January 11th, 2010, 9:21 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Working the Internet...
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: Working the Internet...

Your plans sound fascinating, Scott! I hope you'll post an announcement if you open a Forum. Whenever you've posted information about your writing, it always sounds edgy and interesting. I'd definitely be interested in looking into any Forums you host.
by marilyn peake
January 11th, 2010, 6:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Editing - Hardcopy or computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 4449

Re: Editing - Hardcopy or computer?

I edit both on the computer and hard copy. When I do final edits, I print out the manuscript and read it on paper, but add all edits directly into the computer version.
by marilyn peake
January 11th, 2010, 6:04 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Working the Internet...
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: Working the Internet...

Congratulations, Scott, on being officially named a Stud :) ... and on being contacted by a literary manager who’s interested in your work! That’s awesome! In answer to your question, I’ve also had success using the Internet. One of the most exciting things that happened to me on the Internet was ha...
by marilyn peake
January 10th, 2010, 1:16 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 33
Views: 4894

Re: What are you listening to?

Holly, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND is one of my most favorite movies ever ! I have seen that movie sooooooooo many times, including both the regular and extended versions. Richard Dreyfuss is so good in that. I love the scene where he's throwing dirt and stuff into the kitchen sink through th...
by marilyn peake
January 10th, 2010, 1:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Juggling
Replies: 12
Views: 2263

Re: Juggling

This topic is close to my heart, as I'm sure it is for most writers. It's very hard, but I've been juggling lots of things for years and just try to set aside a certain amount of time to write each day. After finishing my most recent novel – a science fiction novel entitled GODS IN THE MACHINE – a c...
by marilyn peake
January 9th, 2010, 7:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you write?
Replies: 15
Views: 3063

Re: How do you write?

My process is the same as Scott describes, although I often know the ending or have a general idea of how I want the book to end.
by marilyn peake
January 9th, 2010, 6:53 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 147217

Re: What are you reading now?

Received an awesome Christmas present of the entire series of MONSTER graphic novels by Naoki Urasawa. Am now on Volume 7. Fascinating series!
by marilyn peake
January 9th, 2010, 6:46 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 33
Views: 4894

Re: What are you listening to?

Recently watched a couple of Lady GaGa videos, and realized that her catchy dance music would be fantastic for exercising on the treadmill. Went out and bought one of her CDs, THE FAME MONSTER (DELUXE VERSION). OK, I still need to get on the treadmill, but at least I have music ready for when I do ...
by marilyn peake
January 9th, 2010, 6:34 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite Wii Games?
Replies: 17
Views: 3523

Re: Favorite Wii Games?

We have the Rock Band for Wii, too. Definitely great fun at parties! Also popular at my house: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Super Smash Bros. Brawl Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games For Christmas, we also bought Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games, but ha...
by marilyn peake
January 8th, 2010, 1:15 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Movie review: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 12
Views: 2568

Re: Movie review: Sherlock Holmes

I didn't care for the SHERLOCK HOLMES movie either. Thought it was visually impressive, but seriously lacking in plot. I was tired, fell asleep about four times and still understood how the mystery was solved at the end of the movie! Interesting that it was directed by Guy Ritchie, Madonna's ex-husb...
by marilyn peake
January 4th, 2010, 4:33 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: YA mystery VS A mystery
Replies: 8
Views: 2105

Re: YA mystery VS A mystery

A literary agent would know much better than I do, but I think you should just write the novel however you think it will turn out best and then decide how it should be categorized. Some adult novels are short (e.g. THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy) and some children's and YA novels are long (HARRY POTTER...