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by marilyn peake
August 16th, 2010, 11:55 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Public Service Announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 3427

Re: Public Service Announcement

In my experience, when you see writers bashing other writers, it’s time to look elsewhere. There are so many writers that go to such great lengths to help other writers, it’s incredibly inspiring. I've had so many writers help me in so many ways, and I've tried to help other writers as well.
by marilyn peake
August 16th, 2010, 11:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Favorite Part of Writing
Replies: 23
Views: 7537

Re: Favorite Part of Writing

I love-love-love writing the first draft, especially the first half and the ending. I usually struggle somewhere in the middle of a first draft.
by marilyn peake
August 16th, 2010, 11:43 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Fess up...who's a gamer?
Replies: 38
Views: 9460

Re: Fess up...who's a gamer?

This summer, I became a gamer. Discovered that I love playing PORTAL and KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC.
by marilyn peake
August 16th, 2010, 11:35 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Sending short stories to publishers.
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: Sending short stories to publishers.

I love writing short stories. I’ve had short stories published in numerous anthologies. Because short stories are written so much more quickly than novels, I've found that having one short story or several short stories published in anthologies that include short stories by a variety of authors is a...
by marilyn peake
August 16th, 2010, 11:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you get yourself to write?
Replies: 40
Views: 10540

Re: How do you get yourself to write?

Mira, I found it difficult to find enough time to write when I wrote my first couple of (unpublished) novels, so I took a Writer’s Digest Writing course and then a couple of Writer’s Digest Advanced Writing courses through which a published writer critiqued my work. I think I might have found it dif...
by marilyn peake
August 16th, 2010, 10:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 144954

Re: What are you reading now?

Right now, I'm reading TINKERS by Paul Harding, the indie novel that won the Pulitzer Prize this year: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/books/19harding.html . Such beautiful writing! Recently, I've read several other wonderful novels: ROCK PAPER TIGER by Nathan's client, Lisa Brackmann, ANGELOLOGY ...
by marilyn peake
August 16th, 2010, 9:38 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 19703

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

Hi, JuiceinLA,

So far, I'm published by indie press. I've had a website for several years and receive about 11,000 hits to the site per month. I'm also active on Twitter, but that's much more recent than establishing my website: http://www.marilynpeake.com
by marilyn peake
June 15th, 2010, 2:06 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: My first partial request
Replies: 29
Views: 4371

Re: My first partial request

Way to go, bcomet! That's wonderful!
by marilyn peake
May 19th, 2010, 12:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: STORYTELLER - Example of Excellent Writing
Replies: 1
Views: 579

STORYTELLER - Example of Excellent Writing

One of the writing groups I’m most delighted to be a part of is a travel writing group run by William Reese Hamilton. He’s an amazing writer, with stories published in many literary magazines. He recently had a story, Storyteller , featuring his exquisite writing style published in Front Porch , the...
by marilyn peake
May 14th, 2010, 7:43 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Steven Spielberg Developing Multiple Projects on Outer Space
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Steven Spielberg Developing Multiple Projects on Outer Space

Looks like Steven Spielberg is about to delve into the subject of outer space in a really big way. In addition to “Super 8”, his upcoming movie with J.J. Abrams http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1526990617 , he’s working on a project called INTERSTELLAR (2011) which is described on IMDb as “An explor...
by marilyn peake
May 14th, 2010, 7:25 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Movie Trailer: J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Area 51
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Movie Trailer: J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Area 51

Last weekend, I saw IRON MAN 2 (which I loved!) in the movie theater. Before the movie, there was a mysterious trailer for an upcoming movie about Area 51 called “Super 8” directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. Online, there was no official trailer, just articles about the new mov...
by marilyn peake
May 14th, 2010, 7:13 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Underwater Video of Oil Gushing from Pipe in BP Oil Leak
Replies: 0
Views: 549

Underwater Video of Oil Gushing from Pipe in BP Oil Leak

Two days ago, the online version of The New York Times posted an underwater video of the oil continuously gushing from the damaged pipe in the BP oil disaster: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/12/underwater-video-shows-oil-gushing-from-damaged-pipe-into-gulf/?src=twt&twt=nytimes . Rather hor...
by marilyn peake
May 13th, 2010, 10:51 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Friday Night Lights
Replies: 19
Views: 5503

Re: Friday Night Lights

I only recently discovered this show and bought the first season on DVD. I think it's fantastic! I'm behind in a few shows I'm watching on DVD, including LOST and MAD MEN.
by marilyn peake
May 12th, 2010, 2:15 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: My first partial request
Replies: 29
Views: 4371

Re: My first partial request

Congratulations, bcomet! That's fantastic!
by marilyn peake
May 11th, 2010, 9:33 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Vast New Media Empire Forming, Part of It High Tech
Replies: 0
Views: 668

Vast New Media Empire Forming, Part of It High Tech

Very interesting article in THE NEW YORK TIMES today, "For Chernin, an Empire of His Own":
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/12/busin ... wt=nytimes