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by Cookie
February 17th, 2012, 7:31 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What pays your rent?
Replies: 39
Views: 10175

Re: What pays your rent?

Before my failed attempt at moving back to Boston, I was the publicist/tour assistant for an independent record label. Now I'm, ah, nothing.
by Cookie
February 17th, 2012, 12:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What do you do well?
Replies: 28
Views: 3723

Re: What do you do well?

This question has killed me for days. I'm a firm believer that we should be able to come up with things we do well in multiple areas of our lives. But when it comes to writing, I'm STUMPED. I had a hard time too. I think it's harder to point out what you suck at rather than what you're good at. Whi...
by Cookie
February 14th, 2012, 12:19 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Help! My main character has no character
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: Help! My main character has no character

It took me a long time to figure out my MC. Well, I had his character figured out after the major events in the book, but I had no idea how he was going to be prior to them. Sometimes, it takes a while for a character to come to you. Like Brenda said, I would suggest doing some character building ex...
by Cookie
February 14th, 2012, 12:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your writing space
Replies: 19
Views: 3337

Re: Your writing space

Your writing space looks like mine did before I moved. :) the walls were full of pictures/inspiring things. And I also had a mini island calendar. Now, since my room is teeny tiny I write either on the bed, which isn't very comfortable. Or I set up a tv dinner stand and a chair in the corner by my b...
by Cookie
February 12th, 2012, 11:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Use of Specific Terms in Fantasy
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: The Use of Specific Terms in Fantasy

I've been waffling on this. Part of me agrees with Mira and Falls Apart. However, in my wip, I refer to the weapons by their Japanese names, but mainly the ones that are Japanese weapons. But my world has a heavy Asian influence. So, I'm going to echo Mira. I would give the sword a name specific to ...
by Cookie
February 12th, 2012, 10:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What do you do well?
Replies: 28
Views: 3723

Re: What do you do well?

I think I'm in the dialogue camp too.
by Cookie
February 12th, 2012, 10:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)
Replies: 54
Views: 13471

Re: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)

This is one of those situations where I'm afraid to list them all... 1. Internet: I can't seem to log off and write. 2. Melting Pot Theory: this is where I keep coming up with another great idea, then another, and another... and before you know it, I have a thousand "great ideas!" in my story. This...
by Cookie
January 16th, 2012, 5:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official BransforumFest Scholarship Contest!!
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Official BransforumFest Scholarship Contest!!

I guess you can put me in too.
by Cookie
January 16th, 2012, 1:11 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Best Dystopian Novels
Replies: 15
Views: 6822

Re: Best Dystopian Novels

Here are some EXCELLENT ones I read last year: How I live now by Meg Rosoff (Printz award winner) Life as we knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer The Giver by Lois Lowery (Newberry award winner) I also once asked for recommendations in this genre and many recommended Cormac McCarthy's The Road . Enjoy! I ...
by Cookie
January 14th, 2012, 4:09 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Best Dystopian Novels
Replies: 15
Views: 6822

Re: Best Dystopian Novels

I know you said you have them on your Book, but I really suggest BRAVE NEW WORLD and 1984. They are the best by far, in my opinion. THE RUNNING MAN by Stephen King was pretty good. A more actiony type of dystopian. It's kind of like an adult version of HUNGER GAMES. WITHER by Lauren DeStefano was go...
by Cookie
January 11th, 2012, 7:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Bransforumfest Writing Retreat
Replies: 29
Views: 10528

Re: The Bransforumfest Writing Retreat

For everyone who is booking rooms: We have set up a block of rooms at the hotel (the Luxor). Call this number: 800-288-1000 And give them the code: TFEST when reserving the room. You can request whether you would like a single or a double. We have until Feb. 4th to book the rooms under the group. T...
by Cookie
January 11th, 2012, 6:53 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: YA vs. Adult
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: YA vs. Adult

I read both adult and YA, but I write adult. There have been many YA books that have fallen short for me. They'll have amazing premises, but it often falls to the background. There have also been very many that I absolutely love though. However, I think I prefer adult for the reasons Nicole listed. ...
by Cookie
January 6th, 2012, 8:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Bransforumsfest Critique Exchange
Replies: 29
Views: 3033

Re: Bransforumsfest Critique Exchange

dios4vida wrote:
Cookie wrote:Genre: fantasy
Audience: adult
Methinks I know who I'm gonna be matched up with!! :D
Methinks you're right. Lol. Mine is not quite epic, definitely sword, but not sorcery. More GRRM than Tolkien.
by Cookie
January 6th, 2012, 8:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Bransforumsfest Critique Exchange
Replies: 29
Views: 3033

Re: Bransforumsfest Critique Exchange

Genre: fantasy
Audience: adult
by Cookie
January 6th, 2012, 4:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing JANUARY 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3163

Re: National Novel Writing JANUARY 2012

First week: I wrote A LOT, but it was all handwritten. Will update when it's all transferred over.