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by Beethovenfan
November 8th, 2012, 5:10 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 193160

Re: The Introduction Thread

Welcome Chris and Ivin! You've come to the right place for good discussion and for a great place to hang out. I look forward to your comments!
by Beethovenfan
November 5th, 2012, 1:31 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: I need a fake story idea...
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Re: I need a fake story idea...

If it's fake anyway, then you could use a fairytale, folktale, or even the story form your favorite romcom. So long as you change the names of the player and the most of the major events, no one will care. Perhaps even use the Romeo and Juliet story.
by Beethovenfan
October 27th, 2012, 8:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 144507

Re: What are you reading now?

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness and The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris. Both are scrumptious. One is sad, but scrumptious. I'm reading SHADOW OF NIGHT right now too! It better not be sad! :evil: The Unnamed is sad. At least in the middle! Shadow of Night is more scrumptious. Whew! I'm about five chap...
by Beethovenfan
October 27th, 2012, 12:56 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 144507

Re: What are you reading now?

abc wrote:Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness and The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris. Both are scrumptious. One is sad, but scrumptious.
I'm reading SHADOW OF NIGHT right now too! It better not be sad! :evil:
by Beethovenfan
October 27th, 2012, 12:51 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for Till the Sun Comes Up (Adult Fiction)
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Re: Query for Till the Sun Comes Up (Adult Fiction)

I read your first few hundred words post from a few months ago (loved it) so reading your query was great because now I know what happens next. Awesome. You know, I think this query is pretty darn good. In fact, there's only one line that bothers me. I have it underlined below. It seems too much lik...
by Beethovenfan
October 26th, 2012, 2:26 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER
Replies: 28
Views: 5625

Re: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER

Brenda! I'm so proud! Perhaps taking a few days away to do projects around the house and spend time with family friends was what you needed. Whatever the reason, I am happy for you!
*throws confetti and hands out chocolate chip cookies*
:D
by Beethovenfan
October 23rd, 2012, 10:12 am
Forum: Books
Topic: The Birth of a Book
Replies: 0
Views: 1646

The Birth of a Book

Some of you may have seen this already. This is a link to a great video about what it takes it make a hard cover book. It's less than 2 minutes long but very informative.

http://www.wimp.com/birthbook/
by Beethovenfan
October 15th, 2012, 5:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The art of the one sentence synopsis
Replies: 20
Views: 3693

Re: The art of the one sentence synopsis

trixie wrote:Lol, Brenda. I thought the same thing. Jane goes back in time!! :)
Ha! I know, right? But as soon as I went there, my one sentence turned into 3, then 4, and then I knew it was a lost cause. :roll:
by Beethovenfan
October 15th, 2012, 12:28 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy
Replies: 34
Views: 11959

Re: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy

I was spoiled to the book the week it came out and normally that would drive me nuts, but in this case I'm grateful and my friend knew she needed to warn me before I broke down and bought it. It is very, very, very dark. I like dark stories, don't get me wrong. I especially like dark endings. What ...
by Beethovenfan
October 15th, 2012, 12:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The art of the one sentence synopsis
Replies: 20
Views: 3693

Re: The art of the one sentence synopsis

Oh man. I can see I need to spend some time on this. But here's what I got after spending a few minutes. Jane is a powerful musician who learns that her music can do more than simply appeal to the heart and soul; it can save them too. I don't know if that sums up everything. There is so much that's ...
by Beethovenfan
October 10th, 2012, 10:32 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 144507

Re: What are you reading now?

Currently reading SHADOW OF NIGHT by Deborah Harkness. It's the sequal to A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. This has turned out to be a pretty enjoyable series - vampires, witches, daemons, time travel...
But I'm a sucker for time travel stories. ;)
by Beethovenfan
October 2nd, 2012, 8:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Word Count/Writing Challenge - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Re: Word Count/Writing Challenge - SEPTEMBER

Well, I didn't join the challenge because I had a weird double-semester and thought I wouldn't be writing much (outside of classes anyway), but it turns out I wrote some 18 (handwritten) pages throughout the month, and I'm very happy about them. :) Progress I never thought I'd have! Congratulations...
by Beethovenfan
September 30th, 2012, 7:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Books As Books
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: Books As Books

I have a Nook and have yet to read anything on it. Yeah, I'm a traditionalist. However, I have allowed my young son to read from it. He loves it. It'll be the next generation that will fully embrace it, I think.
by Beethovenfan
September 28th, 2012, 7:48 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What T.V. shows are you watching?
Replies: 27
Views: 16310

Re: What T.V. shows are you watching?

My husband and I are HUGE Star Trek fans so we just recently finished watching all 7 seasons of Voyager. We also got hooked on Downton Abbey, and can't wait for the next season! Everyone has been telling me to watch Big Bang Theory, but we have yet to make the plunge.
by Beethovenfan
September 28th, 2012, 7:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does anyone,
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: Does anyone,

I don't even know how to write a short story. If I come up with a world, that in itself takes half a novel, then all the "story" that goes with it leads to the rest of the novel plus at least another. (I'm very long-winded.) :roll: