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by Scribble
July 23rd, 2010, 7:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you celebrate finishing a book?
Replies: 30
Views: 8168

Re: How do you celebrate finishing a book?

Sit back and smile.

Then maybe go and drink some chocolate milk.
by Scribble
April 13th, 2010, 5:30 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG Novel Query
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: MG Novel Query

Kenpochick, I'm finally coming round with the idea of changing tea (it's just what a lot of people say up here in the north-east, when they mean dinner). A shameful admission, but I only just read Alice Through the Looking-Glass this weekend! I know, it's terrible of me to neglect it for so long (I ...
by Scribble
April 13th, 2010, 11:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: New Ideas Interrupting Current Work
Replies: 19
Views: 6271

Re: New Ideas Interrupting Current Work

I have exactly this problem, but like you I'm ignoring them and staying true to the course of finishing one story before I start another. Some days are harder than others, but writing them down, however patchy the outline and then saving them off seems to do the trick for me. I say Ignore their pesk...
by Scribble
April 13th, 2010, 9:07 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 193114

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan, I’m writing an MG contemporary fantasy in first-person present tense. Would a story told in that fashion be less likely to catch your attention rather than the usual third-person, past style? Does POV and tense matter much to an agent/publisher when considering a submission? I know Chuck ...
by Scribble
April 11th, 2010, 7:28 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG Novel Query
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: MG Novel Query

Thanks Stardog911, I think you might be right, the reference to 'tea' is a bit limiting as it pins the story down in a place (UK), that it doesn't need really (since the vast majority of the story takes place over there). But homework? Nah, Sarah doesn't fancy that, not one bit. She tells me it'd ha...
by Scribble
April 11th, 2010, 5:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Music or quiet when you write?
Replies: 64
Views: 16753

Re: Music or quiet when you write?

I stick WMP on random and start clacking away, though sometimes i skip tracks until it's a song that suits the scene I'm trying to write. Sometimes, songs have given me ideas for shorts.
by Scribble
April 10th, 2010, 7:00 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG Novel Query
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: MG Novel Query

Thanks Beth, I'm right in the middle of slogging through revisions, and glad to hear it sounds like something someone/anyone would want to read!
by Scribble
April 10th, 2010, 7:10 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG Novel Query
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: MG Novel Query

Thanks for the comments Rainbowsheeps, JoelQ and Chomsnumnum. Rainbow - the hidden mansion and teddy exist in our world and are kind of the guardian of the gate to the other side (so they come first). I've also tried to tighten that tricky second para. JoelQ - tea is dinner, as in tea-time. I guess ...
by Scribble
April 8th, 2010, 10:19 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG Novel Query
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: MG Novel Query

Thanks Justine, great comments and suggestions. Okay here's #3. Thanks for the patience everyone: Twelve-year-old Sarah doesn’t believe in any of that guff about magic or the supernatural, but that all changes when her little sister, Jane, disappears before her eyes during a game of hide and seek. S...
by Scribble
April 8th, 2010, 7:51 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG Novel Query
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: MG Novel Query

Thanks loads Emily, for both the kind words and the constructive comments, here's the revised version: Twelve-year-old Sarah doesn’t believe in any of that guff about magic or the supernatural. Maybe that’s because she’s never had to sneak into invisible houses, step through ancient magic mirrors, o...
by Scribble
April 7th, 2010, 8:31 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG Novel Query
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

MG Novel Query

Erm, here we go. I'm in the middle of revisions for my MG novel and I would like some fresh eyes on my query for it please. Any feedback is of course, welcome. Twelve-year-old Sarah doesn’t believe in any of that guff about magic or the supernatural. That’s because she’s never tried to sneak into in...
by Scribble
April 7th, 2010, 8:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Scrivener and Windows Alternatives
Replies: 15
Views: 3169

Re: Scrivener and Windows Alternatives

Man, I feel like such a noob using MS Word!
by Scribble
April 7th, 2010, 8:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Hot & Cold!
Replies: 22
Views: 3500

Re: Hot & Cold!

I'm glad to have company here.

On first draft, I'm all, 'This is freakin gold!'
On revision it's, 'What a pile of drivel.'

But then the two keep changing and I get awful moments of self-doubt where I want to chuck the MS.
I don't though, I'm still going at it now.
by Scribble
April 7th, 2010, 8:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Beta Basics
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: Beta Basics

The best reader is another writer who understands the craft, reads and enjoys your genre or area, and is both honest and encouraging. I like praise as much as the next person, but I want someone who will point out problems (and knows enough to recognize them). Good luck! Completely agree with you H...
by Scribble
April 7th, 2010, 8:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10979

Re: What are you writing now?

I'm revising an MG contemporary fantasy and have a half-written 1st draft of a YA fantasy sat on my computer gathering dust.