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by stephmcgee
January 9th, 2011, 12:01 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Interesting Link
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Interesting Link

So cool! Thanks for sharing!
by stephmcgee
January 7th, 2011, 10:51 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Biting my nails here
Replies: 9
Views: 2551

Biting my nails here

Just sent my MS off to my first real beta reader. My baby is out there in the world for someone else to read. (Granted, I have sent parts out there for feedback a couple times, but this is the first entire MS beta crit that I'll likely get back.) I'm nervous. But looking forward to getting that fres...
by stephmcgee
January 7th, 2011, 10:46 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: We're not just writers, share your artistic talents!
Replies: 62
Views: 12874

Re: We're not just writers, share your artistic talents!

Thanks! I'm excited to get to share more of my photography in the future.
by stephmcgee
January 7th, 2011, 8:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Narrative time
Replies: 13
Views: 2242

Re: Narrative time

I should say this isn't YA. There are definite relationship issues, but they're more related to adult relationships. I figure an older audience could handle the larger time span. But I'm still worried about it.

Thanks for all the input everyone.
by stephmcgee
January 7th, 2011, 4:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Narrative time
Replies: 13
Views: 2242

Re: Narrative time

I probably don't show enough. I counted. And out of those 4 years, 1 week, 2 1/2 days, I show 43 of them. It's a challenge. One which I don't know how to overcome. I like the idea of parts, but I do agree that it can be jarring. I will confess I'd never thought about character change in the long spa...
by stephmcgee
January 7th, 2011, 3:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Narrative time
Replies: 13
Views: 2242

Narrative time

What's y'all's opinions on length of time a book covers? I'm struggling with this issue right now as I launch into revisions of my urban/contemp. fantasy. The book currently covers a time frame of just over 4 years. The majority of the book takes place nearly at the end of that span. The book starts...
by stephmcgee
January 7th, 2011, 2:06 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: We're not just writers, share your artistic talents!
Replies: 62
Views: 12874

Re: We're not just writers, share your artistic talents!

I got a film scanner for Christmas so I've started up again with my photography blog.

stephaniemcgeephotography.blogspot.com
by stephmcgee
January 6th, 2011, 9:04 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Huck Finn Gets Some Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 4590

Re: Huck Finn Gets Some Changes

I could barely get through Huck Finn, but that doesn't mean I agree with the censoring of it.

It just didn't grab me. But everyone deserves freedom of speech, even those gone before whose words live on.
by stephmcgee
January 6th, 2011, 1:05 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite characters' names?
Replies: 43
Views: 9304

Re: Favourite characters' names?

I loved the nickname Silk from David Eddings' Belgariad and Mallorean series. It just summed up the character in one word. Tamora Pierce's Alanna. I'd love to name a daughter that. Or Keladry. I just like names that are pronouncable, look semi-normal, and flow off the tongue. Like Varyen, from one o...
by stephmcgee
January 6th, 2011, 10:48 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339209

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Highly Effective Habits of (Writer) People

Link in the signature.
by stephmcgee
January 5th, 2011, 11:44 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339209

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Work-in-progress Wednesday with a call for a beta or two.

Link in signature.
by stephmcgee
January 4th, 2011, 11:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you deal with thoughts?
Replies: 23
Views: 3494

Re: How do you deal with thoughts?

I use italics. If you're consistent in how you set off the internal thought/monologue, you'll give your reader a visual cue so they'll know what they're dealing with as they go and don't get caught up on the how of what's being communicated.
by stephmcgee
January 4th, 2011, 12:08 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Quoteversation
Replies: 19
Views: 3876

Re: Quoteversation

"Well, I suppose if it were two African swallows." MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL "Certainly not. Oh no, certainly not. This will be a full grown mynah bird, full grown." Mrs. MacGruder - THE BIRDS “I speak over two thousand languages, including Dodo and Unicorn. I had a classical training.” Dr. D...
by stephmcgee
January 4th, 2011, 12:05 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339209

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Talking about inner scorecard versus outer scorecard.

Link after the signature.