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by Cookie
December 1st, 2010, 2:34 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Is reading enough to spark creativity?
Replies: 31
Views: 4502

Re: Is reading enough to spark creativity?

Dreams can also be a wonderful wellspring of inspiration, provided you can remember them upon waking. I seriously have had the best ideas for stories from my dreams. It's quite amazing what my subconscious comes up with. I just wish I was that brilliant awake. Also, the shower. I don't know what it...
by Cookie
December 1st, 2010, 2:25 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your go-to book?
Replies: 29
Views: 3187

Re: What is your go-to book?

I would have to say LOTR or anything by Anne Rice. But for YA or Children's, I really liked Beastly and of course Howl's Moving Castle. I highly recommend both of those. I am on a pretty big paranormal/fantasy YA kick lately. Does anyone have any recommendations besides Crescendo (which I was eying...
by Cookie
December 1st, 2010, 2:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do terrible books get published?
Replies: 79
Views: 21322

Re: How do terrible books get published?

Poor misunderstood broccoli. Lol.
I know what you mean though. I sometimes feel that an author gets lazy. I recently read a book like that by a well known author. While the story was vaguely entertaining, it was just set up weird.
by Cookie
December 1st, 2010, 2:02 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your go-to book?
Replies: 29
Views: 3187

Re: What is your go-to book?

I would have to say LOTR or anything by Anne Rice. But for YA or Children's, I really liked Beastly and of course Howl's Moving Castle. I highly recommend both of those. I am on a pretty big paranormal/fantasy YA kick lately. Does anyone have any recommendations besides Crescendo (which I was eying ...
by Cookie
November 30th, 2010, 8:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is it about Norse mythology?
Replies: 60
Views: 6890

Re: What is it about Norse mythology?

Watcher, I will definitely check that out.
Fenrick, I would check out Shinto the Kami Way, for Japanese religion and mythology.
by Cookie
November 30th, 2010, 8:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is it about Norse mythology?
Replies: 60
Views: 6890

Re: What is it about Norse mythology?

Fenris, most of the research I have done is through books. I mostly peruse Amazon looking for titles that pertain to what I want to learn, the books. Barnes and Noble sometimes has a decent selection of mythology, but you really have to look. One book, Fingerprint of the Gods by Graham Hancock does ...
by Cookie
November 30th, 2010, 8:08 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Which opener grabs you the most? Women's fiction.
Replies: 24
Views: 7131

Re: Which opener grabs you the most? Women's fiction.

I like the second better. The words flow a little easier.
by Cookie
November 30th, 2010, 8:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is it about Norse mythology?
Replies: 60
Views: 6890

Re: What is it about Norse mythology?

JT, that is interesting to know about the anniversary. As an Irish and Norse (by way of my Scottish roots) lass, I feel I shall be thoroughly confused on that day. But! To the topic at hand, I am always interested in what people have to say about mythology. I must say, I have a slightly unhealthy ad...
by Cookie
November 30th, 2010, 11:02 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 140554

Re: What are you reading now?

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. I just started it.
by Cookie
November 30th, 2010, 10:59 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What genre do you read the most?
Replies: 39
Views: 5752

Re: What genre do you read the most?

I'm kinda all over the place in my reading. I'll read just about anything that catches my fancy, however I do go through phases. For a while it was mystery, then I went on a huge fantasy spree (I found it a refreshing break from all the murder and suspense.) Now, I'm kinda on a YA/ classics kick. Tw...
by Cookie
November 17th, 2010, 9:54 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 140554

Re: What are you reading now?

I've just started Snow Falling on Cedars. Before that was Frankenstein, which took me forever to read. OK, it was only like a week, but I couldn't dedicate enough time to it with trying to meet my daily word goals and all.
by Cookie
November 17th, 2010, 9:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo Word Widgets
Replies: 47
Views: 6371

Re: NaNoWriMo Word Widgets

Hey, I'd to be on there! My id is akari09. It might motivate me to not be so word lazy. Last night I attempted to write more, but I ended up spending probably a good hour coveting the Beatles boxed set on I-Tunes. The awesomeness! The price! The lack of money! Grrrr...one of theses days Beatles boxe...
by Cookie
November 2nd, 2010, 2:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo
Replies: 53
Views: 12151

Re: NaNoWriMo

Ok, I know I am a day late, but I just signed up. Eek. Luckily, I am traveling for work for the next 3 weeks, so I will have plenty of time to write with utter abandon on the bus. Or so I hope. I'm not quite sure which story to go with. There is a character in my head that won't shut up, so maybe I ...
by Cookie
September 20th, 2010, 1:25 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Which book have you read the most number of times?
Replies: 90
Views: 13563

Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

I'm with Lord of the Rings too. Read them probably four times. Now if only I could find my copy of The Fellowship, I'd start reading them again. :)
by Cookie
September 20th, 2010, 1:13 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 140554

Re: What are you reading now?

I'm reading The Count of Monte Cristo right now.