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by AnimaDictio
July 19th, 2012, 2:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: If writing was a person....
Replies: 10
Views: 1766

Re: If writing was a person....

If writing were a person, I'd marry her, because she's straight from my soul and we're obviously meant to be together.

"At last!" the man exclaimed. "This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called 'woman,' because she was taken from 'man.'" (Genesis 2:23 NLT)
by AnimaDictio
July 19th, 2012, 2:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I'm High Right Now (because they like my book)
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Re: I'm High Right Now (because they like my book)

To you too!

Now, I totally want to read yours. :)
by AnimaDictio
July 19th, 2012, 2:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Family interference
Replies: 21
Views: 4053

Re: Family interference

My friends and family are all aware that I'm a writer. They really support the devotionals/sermons/religious advice stuff that I write. But few of them are supportive of the fantasy novel I'm working on. When I have brought it up, there was little interest. My wife is somewhat resigned to the fact t...
by AnimaDictio
July 19th, 2012, 2:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Weird Writing Habits
Replies: 31
Views: 5516

Re: Weird Writing Habits

I write on the metro rail (D.C. subway) which means that fellow riders can see the netbook screen. At first, it hindered me. But now, if I catch them looking at my screen, I look at them and they stop. Apparently, I have a scary enough glare. As for people looking over my shoulder from behind me, as...
by AnimaDictio
July 19th, 2012, 1:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I'm High Right Now (because they like my book)
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

I'm High Right Now (because they like my book)

I submitted the first 40 pages of my novel to a critique group a few days ago. Several of them independently said that the novel would make an excellent movie, one said "blockbuster," because of its "imagination" and the visuals." So, I've been daydreaming about getting calls from Steven Spielberg f...
by AnimaDictio
July 19th, 2012, 1:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tears
Replies: 28
Views: 3614

Re: Tears

I tend not to cry at sad parts. I tend to cry at happy parts or hopeful parts or the parts where the protagonist finds his or her strength. I also cry when I write such scenes of hope and faith in the face of insurmountable odds. SPOILERS **** Do you guys remember in that Pixar movie, The Incredible...
by AnimaDictio
May 10th, 2012, 11:05 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: I'm desperate for writing podcasts.
Replies: 9
Views: 5360

Re: I'm desperate for writing podcasts.

Thanks guys!
by AnimaDictio
May 9th, 2012, 5:01 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Combine the Last Movie You Saw and the Last Book You Read
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

Re: Combine the Last Movie You Saw and the Last Book You Read

The Avengers and The Collected Essays of George Orwell.
by AnimaDictio
May 9th, 2012, 4:47 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: I'm desperate for writing podcasts.
Replies: 9
Views: 5360

I'm desperate for writing podcasts.

While at work, I listen to radio (NPR, C-SPAN) and sermons but that can get old. I've always wanted a writing podcast I could listen to five days a week. Thanks to this forum, I discovered Brandon Sanderson's Write About Dragons lectures, but now that I've listened to all those, I want more. And Nat...
by AnimaDictio
December 6th, 2011, 11:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: My Malicious is too Cheesy
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: My Malicious is too Cheesy

Hillsy, I had a similar issue with my wip. It has three villains. The Boss, the Lieutenant, and the Underling (not actual character names.) All three seek to prove their merit by destroying the protag. (The protag is having a bad day.) The Lieutenant wants to overthrow the Boss and enlists the help ...
by AnimaDictio
December 6th, 2011, 11:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's Your Brand?
Replies: 7
Views: 831

What's Your Brand?

According to this http://chipmacgregor.typepad.com/main/2011/12/step-one-in-marketing-your-book.html , the first step to marketing your book well is knowing your brand. He says, for example, that John Grisham's brand is "exciting, clean legal thrillers." He also says that James Patterson, Debbie Mac...
by AnimaDictio
December 1st, 2011, 12:44 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The pressure of word counts
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: The pressure of word counts

I think 100,000 words is plenty of room to tell wonderful, powerful stories. Never mind that my first novel (work in progress) is already at 60,000 words and I've barely revealed the real players. I like the word count guidelines, but then I love challenges. Also, I never take any writing advice/gui...
by AnimaDictio
November 5th, 2011, 11:18 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Why do classics become classics?
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Why do classics become classics?

Thanks for that polymath. Very informative. Didn't Shakespeare also write for the masses? I think popular (trash) fiction can become classic as long as it maintains the features of classics as described by polymath -- originality in style and story, long term relevance, timeliness, and unconventiona...
by AnimaDictio
October 31st, 2011, 12:06 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What inspired you to write in your genre?
Replies: 17
Views: 2335

Re: What inspired you to write in your genre?

I think for most writers our stories are our stories. They arise naturally out of who we are as people. Genre is a social construct invented by booksellers or librarians or whomever in order to market our stories. I don't work particularly to fit within a genre, though my stories tend to come out as...
by AnimaDictio
October 28th, 2011, 11:00 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How fast do you edit?
Replies: 21
Views: 3117

Re: How fast do you edit?

Count me in the edit-as-I-go club. Everyone tells me to stop doing that, but I can't write new words until I've gone over the most recent few pages to refamiliarize myself with the spirit of that part of the book and I can't go back over without improving things.