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by LaylaF
October 1st, 2010, 7:47 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Is it okay to use profanity in YA or MG novels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1700

Re: Is it okay to use profanity in YA or MG novels?

Thanks so much Nathan...good food for thought. My WIP is in a contemporary setting, but will have aspects of the extraordinary in it; and for now is aimed at YA. I'm not sure how I will resolve this yet as it is in the very early stages, but your advice has been very helpful. Your forums are a great...
by LaylaF
October 1st, 2010, 11:39 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Is it okay to use profanity in YA or MG novels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1700

Is it okay to use profanity in YA or MG novels?

Hi Nathan... When writing a YA or an MG novel how appropriate/acceptable is it to use profanity, especially in dialogue? And is using it alot, okay or should it be kept to a minimum? I know that good writing should not have to rely on profanity, but in this case it's part of the vernacular of the pa...
by LaylaF
September 3rd, 2010, 2:24 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique Friday 9/3/10
Replies: 21
Views: 23768

Re: Page Critique Friday 9/3/10

I think this page is very well written and intriquing. I liked the way Rebecca used dialog to move the story forward. And especially liked the phrasing she used i.e. "Jim set his plate of uneaten hors d'oeuvres on a nearby table." and "Eddie swiped a napkin over his mouth." to show physical movement...
by LaylaF
August 17th, 2010, 12:29 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 316776

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title: Serendipity Genre: Commercial Fiction The old, blind man woke with a start; something was wrong, but, between the booze in his brain and the ache in his bones he was in no condition to think clearly. He rolled over, scooting closer into the doorway, pulling his makeshift, cardboard blanket n...