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by sierramcconnell
June 19th, 2011, 11:49 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 342869

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Paranormal 1232, or my second EVP tells me I'm not welcome in my apartment.
by sierramcconnell
June 17th, 2011, 4:38 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?
Replies: 159
Views: 39298

Re: Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?

I can't leave my area but it sounds like fun. We did briefly mention setting up Skype for those who couldn't make it. Maybe we'll have to add that to our planning committee. I do have a webcam. But don't be suprised if you catch me putting a doll in front of it and hearing a disembodied voice from ...
by sierramcconnell
June 17th, 2011, 4:18 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?
Replies: 159
Views: 39298

Re: Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?

Oh! And if you go to Vegas and are not familiar with that area of the United States. DRINK LOTS OF WATER. I know a few people who went to that area and they dehydrated fast because the air is totally different. They didn't take it seriously, the fact that there is bottles everywhere, and they got si...
by sierramcconnell
June 17th, 2011, 4:13 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?
Replies: 159
Views: 39298

Re: Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?

Cookie linked me here. I can't leave my area but it sounds like fun. I don't think I'd add much though. In person I'm that girl that sits there and listens to everything and nods and looks, but doesn't say anything. :D
by sierramcconnell
June 17th, 2011, 11:25 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Where's Your Focus?
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

Re: Where's Your Focus?

My biggest problem?

I have too many balls. SHINY, SPARKLY BALLS OF MANY COLORS!

And they keep coming at me. And I can't duck. I want to catch them all. :lol:
by sierramcconnell
June 14th, 2011, 12:06 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 342869

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I have two. I did one last night as a photostory for creepiness when I was playing with light and a dolly rocking chair and taking other photos. It was too inticing not to do. Tummy Trouble And then this morning before therapy I posted about Letting It Rest . The time to stop working on your MS is w...
by sierramcconnell
June 13th, 2011, 3:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Ages of main characters in YA novels
Replies: 17
Views: 10427

Re: Ages of main characters in YA novels

My MCs are 12, 17, and early twenties, though it's Sci-Fi and that's around the time of his 'fading' (he's a tree, and they don't live as long as humans do). He's still young, has goals he wants to accomplish, but is interrupted by the knowledge that he's dying. I haven't written that one yet, but s...
by sierramcconnell
June 13th, 2011, 9:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Ages of main characters in YA novels
Replies: 17
Views: 10427

Re: Ages of main characters in YA novels

Which is confusing to me, because age is a number, not a mentality. I was seven when I was cooking, cleaning, and keeping house. I could do laundry for gosh sakes. So if you have a "insert age here" doing "YA" things, why couldn't it be a YA book? I mean, after all, if there are plenty of adult nove...
by sierramcconnell
June 10th, 2011, 6:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Lyrics in Novels
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

Re: Lyrics in Novels

Permission to use song lyrics in book? Intellectual Property and Its Uses - Part Three: Lyric Reprint Permissions If you really want to use them, go through the proper channels. I have a scene with 1950s music and there are lyrics that need to be used. I can't just write my own, because then how ar...
by sierramcconnell
June 10th, 2011, 6:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Serial Comma Use
Replies: 18
Views: 2851

Re: Serial Comma Use

I did further research and it said that the not using it was for Australian, UK, and Journalism (to save space). This was a little out of date: http://www.protrainco.com/essays/serial-comma.htm This was more up to date, as much as last year: http://grammar.about.com/od/grammarfaq/f/QAoxfordcomma.htm...
by sierramcconnell
June 10th, 2011, 4:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Serial Comma Use
Replies: 18
Views: 2851

Serial Comma Use

Simple question: Which sentence is correct? Red, Blue, and White. Red, Blue and White. I go with the first one because it was how I was raised, and because it's what I'm used to by all the grammatical rules I've ever been taught. But this ms I'm looking at for someone is doing the second one, and I ...
by sierramcconnell
June 9th, 2011, 11:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Where do you get your story ideas?
Replies: 27
Views: 9536

Re: Where do you get your story ideas?

Wow! You guys have some unbelievable imaginations. Interesting to see that some of you do devise your stories from dreams. Sometimes I go the other way around and dream about the story I am writing. Sierra & Leonidas- Would love to walk around in BOTH your heads (and steal your stories, jk). Sierra...
by sierramcconnell
June 9th, 2011, 5:48 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Should self-published book be told
Replies: 10
Views: 2498

Re: Should self-published book be told

It sounds to me like what might be happening is the rarity of copies is driving the book sales, not necessarily the story. Though people do want to know what happened. This book will not have a "long haul" but will sell now and then be nothing. Is it a current events type of book? I would probably n...
by sierramcconnell
June 9th, 2011, 5:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Where do you get your story ideas?
Replies: 27
Views: 9536

Re: Where do you get your story ideas?

I'm a channeler. The characters come to me, and I build things around them. I'm also inspired by everything around me, and I do mean everything. From footprints to fuzzy inkpens, I can write a story. My dolls help a lot, they're the majority of my current stories, but I can pretty much make a story ...