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by trini
December 19th, 2009, 6:40 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Keeping Boys Reading
Replies: 46
Views: 9990

Re: Keeping Boys Reading

Trini - I'll have to check out the Cherub series, I hadn't heard of those before - thanks! Its a great series and I understand he has started a new series prequelling the Cherubs.Here is a link to the Cherubs Campus . My son also reads John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice books over and over. Both m...
by trini
December 18th, 2009, 10:22 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Keeping Boys Reading
Replies: 46
Views: 9990

Re: Keeping Boys Reading

My sixteen year old son started choosing reading as recreation when he was about twelve. He started with Harry Potter, the Deltora books and then went on to read Robert Muchamore's Cherub Series and then Maximum Ride series by James Patterson...he still reads but I don't know what these days...
by trini
December 18th, 2009, 9:23 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Top 5 Favorite Christmas Albums?
Replies: 17
Views: 3452

Re: Top 5 Favorite Christmas Albums?

I only have one. Go Tell It On The Mountain by The Blind Boys of Alabama...sublime. Clicky
by trini
December 17th, 2009, 2:06 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Critique - OSAA
Replies: 18
Views: 4276

Re: Query Critique - OSAA

I so want to read this. :)
by trini
December 17th, 2009, 1:59 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?
Replies: 45
Views: 12111

Re: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?

NHWriter wrote:
Nathan Bransford wrote:Only one correct answer, there is.
That's right: Firefly.
That's for goram sure!!!
by trini
December 16th, 2009, 9:45 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?
Replies: 45
Views: 12111

Re: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?

Launching the Bird-of-Prey and Warbird off opposite ends of my old loft bed at the same point so they collided was one of the coolest things I've ever done with Legos (seriously, try it sometime. The ensuing explosion of brick is awesome). If I still had my Legos I would totally still be doing stuf...
by trini
December 16th, 2009, 7:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Questions from a first timer.
Replies: 14
Views: 4352

Re: Questions from a first timer.

Lots of great responses in the thread. I'd just like to chime in with three blog posts: 1. You Tell Me: How Can You Tell if You Have Writing Talent? 2. Author websites (which has info on how much to share on your site or via journals) 3. Novel word count Nathan, Link number 1 goes to the Star Wars ...
by trini
December 16th, 2009, 7:42 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?
Replies: 45
Views: 12111

Re: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?

I loved Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back is still one of my all time top 5 movies. But Return of the Jedi killed it for me. Dead.

I grew up with Star Trek. I love it still.
by trini
December 16th, 2009, 5:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What works better for you: praise or critique?
Replies: 24
Views: 5125

Re: What works better for you: praise or critique?

I prefer the word feedback. And when offering it I use the technique I learned at Toastmasters. CRC: Commend, Recommend, Commend. Feedback should be encouraging and helpful. So I say what I like about a presentation or a piece of work, then I offer feedback around what I think might improve it and t...
by trini
December 14th, 2009, 2:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Critique/Review Sites and Groups
Replies: 22
Views: 4750

Re: Critique/Review Sites and Groups

A "Share Your Work" forum here would be great!
by trini
December 14th, 2009, 1:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Hand vs. Type
Replies: 24
Views: 4356

Re: Hand vs. Type

I type, for the same reasons as you Smurfhead. My hand can't keep up with my brain. I might take notes by hand...especially if I am out and away from my computer when inspiration strikes. Also the style of writing I developed was born on the computer so that's where I do my writing.
by trini
December 14th, 2009, 1:52 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?
Replies: 49
Views: 8728

Re: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?

JRR, Tolstoy, Shakespeare...I would have to add Mark Twain to that list...and Carl Sagan.
by trini
December 14th, 2009, 4:12 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you have a writing routine?
Replies: 14
Views: 3588

Re: Do you have a writing routine?

Such a great question! I am in the thrall of my first novel and so far its a whirl of characters and backstory. I have never done this before but from my earlier writing forays (poems and short stories) I know how important it is to have some kind of routine. I try and get to it in some way everyday...
by trini
December 13th, 2009, 5:12 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?
Replies: 49
Views: 8728

Re: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?

...But maybe I would just hold a dinner for five and spend the entire time being terribly intimidated and internally squeeing at so much brilliance all in one place. Haha! I was thinking the same thing about dining with Neil Gaiman. I would probably spend most of the evening either self consciously...
by trini
December 12th, 2009, 2:35 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Preface and backstory.
Replies: 17
Views: 5802

Re: Preface and backstory.

A preface is an author's introduction to a story. A prologue is an opening introduction narrated by a narrator or character within the body of a story. A prelude is an introduction of an action or an event preparatory to a main action or event. Backstory is pertinent detail happening in the past ti...