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by AnimaDictio
August 25th, 2011, 6:03 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 144827

Re: What are you reading now?

Just finished Key to Midnight by Dean Koontz. Currently reading Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay by Michael Chabon and The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. I'm fascinated by Historian . The slow pace makes it realistic and thereby interesting, but slowness of pace also sometimes makes me put i...
by AnimaDictio
August 25th, 2011, 4:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Ever Just Take A Writing Break?
Replies: 13
Views: 3812

Re: Ever Just Take A Writing Break?

I notice that if I go too long without reading, then I'll lose the ability to write, but whenever I read, I can't stop myself from writing too. The inspiration percolates. Blog post, love poem, novel, Facebook Note, etc. I have to write something.
by AnimaDictio
August 25th, 2011, 3:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I really need some encouragement right Now!
Replies: 21
Views: 7102

Re: I really need some encouragement right Now!

Writing is wonderful when you're full of ideas and passion. It's less wonderful when you're not. I can hardly blame you for choosing to experience the wonderful part, again and again, while avoiding the less-than-wonderful part. But there's a cost, which you're clearly experiencing now. For me, writ...
by AnimaDictio
August 23rd, 2011, 1:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Scene length and pacing
Replies: 12
Views: 7986

Re: Scene length and pacing

polymath, what does "three rising action scenes" and "three falling action scenes" mean?
by AnimaDictio
August 23rd, 2011, 1:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to be Friends with a Writer
Replies: 23
Views: 6401

Re: How to be Friends with a Writer

I've always thought of writers as members of a special club. I've never been inclined to discuss writerly issues with non-writers. How could they possibly understand?
by AnimaDictio
August 20th, 2011, 8:55 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Silly things we think about
Replies: 135
Views: 31919

Re: Silly things we think about

I'd love to see a good alien/pirate/cops and robbers mashup. Maybe alien raiders who rob the planet and take off and then alien cops show up later to track them down. And some humans help the cops by leaving the planet with them.
by AnimaDictio
August 16th, 2011, 1:15 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What's your favorite lesser-known holiday?
Replies: 21
Views: 3821

Re: What's your favorite lesser-known holiday?

I just read the entire thread and I'm noticing a definite food theme in cheeky's notifications. I like these food-related holidays!
by AnimaDictio
August 16th, 2011, 12:50 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: LOST- A challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Re: LOST- A challenge

LOST ending disappointed me for four reasons. #1. There was no huge battle in the end. For pretty much the entire final season, they were all preparing for this huge battle. I was whet for a battle. It was reduced to a fist fight between the doc and the bald guy. Grr! #2. That smoke monster was the ...
by AnimaDictio
August 16th, 2011, 12:37 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Silly things we think about
Replies: 135
Views: 31919

Re: Silly things we think about

First time to the thread. Hilarious! I just want to say that Ray Bradbury wrote the vacation-in-time short story and I loved it as a kid.

My thought today: Could I be happy in a polyandrous marriage? (One Wife, Two or More Husbands) I'm a man, by the way.
by AnimaDictio
August 16th, 2011, 11:35 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Rave about your Significant Other, Friends, or Family!
Replies: 15
Views: 6089

Re: Rave about your Significant Other, Friends, or Family!

A guy in my critique group is like a machine. He has great solutions for every problem I encounter. He's like in his 70's and I think he's read every book ever written and memorized their plots. A machine, I tell you.
by AnimaDictio
July 30th, 2011, 4:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29328

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

glj, that is one of the clearest and most helpful critiques I've seen. Thank you sooo much. I knew the opening stuck me as a little lackluster, but now I can see so clearly what I was missing before. dios4diva confirmed it. I'm over writing it. Too many similes and too much description right up fron...
by AnimaDictio
July 30th, 2011, 11:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29328

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

AnimaDictio - I have to admit, your second line made me think your protagonist was a horse at first, with the galloping heart and flaring nostrils. This certainly introduces tension from the get-go! It's easy to empathize with a mother who's fearing that her only son has been caught out in a deadly...
by AnimaDictio
July 30th, 2011, 3:38 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: First draft vs. published work
Replies: 11
Views: 2152

Re: First draft vs. published work

This is why I'm not discouraged by Dean Koontz's genius. I'm great at editing and revising until I get what I want, even if it takes a lifetime.
by AnimaDictio
July 30th, 2011, 3:24 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Help on my Fantasy Tag Line
Replies: 10
Views: 2558

Re: Help on my Fantasy Tag Line

dastardly? diabolical?

I sound like an eighteenth century train robbery caper.
by AnimaDictio
July 30th, 2011, 3:21 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Technology is catching up to Science Fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

Re: Technology is catching up to Science Fiction

I agree that old science fiction isn't as fiction-y anymore, but I don't think it's any harder today to come up with advanced technology that feels whiz-bang fiction-y. Consider how every single one of our institutions - marriage, school, government, religion - will change when artificial intelligen...