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by sierramcconnell
September 1st, 2011, 5:50 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Should authors smile in their book jacket photos?
Replies: 16
Views: 7679

Re: Should authors smile in their book jacket photos?

Begin random statement:

I'm not going to have a book jacket photo. I think it would kill the entire book to have to see some exhausted ugly mug before reading. DEAR GOD WHAT IS THAT.

/random
by sierramcconnell
August 22nd, 2011, 6:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 13744

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

Dear Brenda, Thank you so much! That print is already dedicated for children's causes, but I am thinking about creating some work for breast cancer too. And now, the BEST of news: My surgery was Friday. It went well, and we have still needed to wait for the pathology report on the lymph nodes. They...
by sierramcconnell
August 10th, 2011, 11:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Camp NaNoWriMo!
Replies: 29
Views: 3444

Re: Camp NaNoWriMo!

I have a feeling I'd be farther if I didn't sit there and do this: "Nope." "Bad sentence." "Ack, wrong word choice." "Doesn't sound right." "I don't think I like that." "Already used that word up there." "Green sqiggly, must fix." "Why do I hate this paragraph? Delete." I've gotten into editing as I...
by sierramcconnell
August 10th, 2011, 10:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Camp NaNoWriMo!
Replies: 29
Views: 3444

Re: Camp NaNoWriMo!

I'm in August and I'm at 31066~! Woot woot~! I won July about halfway through and I'm on my way there for August. I'll probably also do November. XD
by sierramcconnell
August 10th, 2011, 10:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29186

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

Well, here goes nothing. This is my baby. Rip her to shreds while I cower over there in the corner. ________________________________________________________ Anika twirled her labret between the fingers of her barcoded hand. Through the passenger window, she scanned the area, noting the number of gu...
by sierramcconnell
August 10th, 2011, 4:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29186

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

sierramcconnell : Ok, this is the most spectacularly out there thing I've read in a while and that alone compells me to continue. Love your voice. Your characters and their world sound fascinating. And your talent for writing really shows. I really needed that today. Not that I'm having an off-writ...
by sierramcconnell
August 7th, 2011, 6:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29186

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

serramconnell: Thanks for your comments. I'm not as concerned with the drowning from the perspective of the victim or the person drowning them, as I am with the witnesses. Appreciate the article on drowning. Guess it wasn't obvious, that the person drowning can swim, if only he can get out of the g...
by sierramcconnell
August 6th, 2011, 5:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29186

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

OK, I admit it's a little more than 250 words(328 to be exact), but thought i needed to finish out, to make sense. The water reaches to our chins before we see the rise of bubbles that signals Peter exhaling the last air in his lungs. He drowns. I have to look away when Mom says to Tom, “I love you...
by sierramcconnell
August 4th, 2011, 1:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's My Name Again?
Replies: 27
Views: 6194

Re: What's My Name Again?

...and here I thought talking to my characters\dolls\ghosts was crazy. I might be the sane one. "Paul, stop moving around in the kitchen I will clean the damn sink when I'm good and ready!" (Paul being the resident kitchen ghost who gets irritated when I leave water in the sink, towels not where the...
by sierramcconnell
August 4th, 2011, 12:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29186

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

IMO, I think "the slaves had retired" is fine, because I read it as from the perspective of a young rich girl, and I didn't think she'd quite understand what kind of life the slaves lead. I agree with Sierra - that phrasing makes her sound naive, but I feel it's intentional. (I don't personally thi...
by sierramcconnell
August 4th, 2011, 12:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's My Name Again?
Replies: 27
Views: 6194

Re: What's My Name Again?

...why am I reminded of Stewie Griffin?

"Loooois..."

"Briiian..."
by sierramcconnell
August 4th, 2011, 11:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29186

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

I lay in my bed, watching the flickering flames of the fire cast shadows on the wall. It was well past midnight, for the slaves had retired to their cabins. The house was still. The fact that the slaves 'retired' gives me the picture of black gentlemen in livery turning into little cabin mansions o...
by sierramcconnell
August 4th, 2011, 11:46 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: For all those who care to know.....
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: For all those who care to know.....

As a fellow LJer for many years, I will tell you it's not the best option for use. There are many ads, there are hacks, and there is many instances of downtime, one that just happened last week while they were under attack. Six Apart is stationed in Russia, and hooray for Russian programmers. They a...
by sierramcconnell
August 3rd, 2011, 1:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's My Name Again?
Replies: 27
Views: 6194

Re: What's My Name Again?

Such an interesting thread. When I chose a name for a character, I really try to let it form and fit the character. I want it to portray in how it sounds and writes and I research ethnicity and meaning as well. It's a really fun part of the writing process for me. And then, when I use a name, that'...
by sierramcconnell
August 3rd, 2011, 8:29 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29186

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

sierramcconnell - You've done a good job with the writing in this opening. I admit to being a little confused at first through that first paragraph or two, as a bunch of unfamiliar names and associations are thrown at the reader (for instance, the banter about the pulse makes no sense on its own, w...