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by Evelyn
October 20th, 2010, 9:57 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum Game - a story 7 words at a time
Replies: 29
Views: 4569

Re: Forum Game - a story 7 words at a time

She rummaged in the refrigerator, and saw
a box of crayons and a skateboard.
"Skate-tagging again, Quincy? And where's my beer?"
“The witch used it for a spell.”

Quincy licked his paw. "A talking-cat spell."
by Evelyn
October 19th, 2010, 11:34 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum Game - a story 7 words at a time
Replies: 29
Views: 4569

Re: Forum Game - a story 7 words at a time

"Stupid cat!" she exclaimed, but then she noticed
he was out of food. "Sorry Quincy."
They had nothing left to eat, though.
She rummaged in the refrigerator, and saw
by Evelyn
October 19th, 2010, 5:13 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum Game - a story 7 words at a time
Replies: 29
Views: 4569

Re: Forum Game - a story 7 words at a time

Crystal sat at her desk, unhappily reading
her query letter for the 9,284th time.
Her cat, Quincy, jumped directly on the
by Evelyn
October 19th, 2010, 12:11 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum Game - a story 7 words at a time
Replies: 29
Views: 4569

Forum Game - a story 7 words at a time

Here is a game that is very popular on another Forum that I frequent. I'll start a story with the first seven words, and then we all add to it 7 words at a time. Have fun!


Crystal sat at her desk, unhappily reading
by Evelyn
October 19th, 2010, 12:06 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum game: the question game
Replies: 21
Views: 4698

Re: Forum game: the question game

Has anyone here not heard that old joke?
by Evelyn
October 17th, 2010, 10:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Help! My novel is on life support!
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: Help! My novel is on life support!

Hi Heather, You are so busy, yikes! Here are my thoughts: I think your poor novel could remain on life support while you work on a completely different project. Is there a chance you could get your creative juices flowing again by writing a short story? Or writing an essay about your childhood, or a...
by Evelyn
October 16th, 2010, 1:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Breaking the Laws of Physics
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: Breaking the Laws of Physics

Good one, Susan! Bravo. I liked your essay a lot.

(Whine: But those rules are so pesky! Do I reeeeeally have to follow them?)
by Evelyn
October 16th, 2010, 1:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I'm New -- Need Some Advice on Genre
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

Re: I'm New -- Need Some Advice on Genre

Hi SuCue, Your book sounds very interesting - I wish you the best of luck with it. I am wondering if you can call it something like this: "Commercial fiction with a humorous slant." "Literary fiction with a thread of humor." "Mainstream fiction with a touch of comedy." Anyway, I have "Jeff Herman's ...
by Evelyn
October 16th, 2010, 1:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 42289

Re: Share your opening sentence!

Here is the first sentence of GRAYLAND, my literary-minded science fiction novel:


Experiments featuring primitive humans were all the rage in University research, and finally – finally! – Marie was going to be involved.
by Evelyn
October 16th, 2010, 1:11 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Should wealthy writers win literary awards?
Replies: 32
Views: 10959

Re: Should wealthy writers win literary awards?

I agree. If they win on the merits of their writing, then in my opinion, they won...
by Evelyn
October 12th, 2010, 10:46 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What is the worst thing you have ever thrown up?
Replies: 16
Views: 3573

Re: What is the worst thing you have ever thrown up?

like strawberry-scented Ebola That made me laugh out loud. Okay, my worst barf experience: We were on a Holland America cruise to Alaska about seventeen years ago. There were five of us crammed into a tiny cabin, my husband, myself, and our three kids. Daughter starts barfing. Not nice in a little ...
by Evelyn
October 12th, 2010, 12:42 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Silent No More
Replies: 22
Views: 3787

Re: Query: Silent No More

Hi Candy, Your query grabbed me right away. I think it has great potential - it's new and fresh and I believe that's what they look for. It certainly made me want to read your memoir. Good job, I wouldn't change your query very much, and the best of luck to you! Evelyn Dear Agent; One in three women...
by Evelyn
October 11th, 2010, 2:50 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 113
Views: 23211

Re: How old are you?

I'm 46. I've been writing as long as I remember; I wrote stories as a child on my Mom's old Royal typewriter, and then read them aloud to anyone who would listen. I filled my school notebooks with doodles and story outlines and stuff like character names and their family trees. I even was known to m...
by Evelyn
October 11th, 2010, 2:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: It gets me every single time!
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

It gets me every single time!

Has this ever happened to you? I'll be working on my book, merrily editing and having a grand 'ol time. An idea will occur to me - a FANTASTIC sentence or two that is perfect in every respect. I'll write it into the scene, and then sit back and think what a great writer I am. Just as I'm about to pa...
by Evelyn
October 11th, 2010, 2:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How often do you read your manuscript?
Replies: 22
Views: 6681

Re: How often do you read your manuscript?

Interesting question. I've lost count of how often I read the manuscript. A hundred times maybe? Like others, each day I read what I've previously written and edit as I go. I find this helps with the flow between scenes and keeps the story cohesive and moving along. By the time I've reached the end,...