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by JustSarah
October 28th, 2012, 2:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When looking for pictures,
Replies: 0
Views: 2765

When looking for pictures,

What would be the best place to look for pictures of underground tunnels, nuclear bomb shelters, and things like this? There are some photos of bomb shelters on google, but its not exactly on the scale of an underground New York City like I'm currently looking for. Its suppose to be an underground t...
by JustSarah
October 28th, 2012, 2:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many Characters do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 12148

Re: How many Characters do you have?

Actually for that matter, what is considered to many characters on a book by book basis? Does it depend on the size of the book?
by JustSarah
October 27th, 2012, 6:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should queries,
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

Re: Should queries,

I'm wondering, if I were selling a collection of connected novellettes (Stories between 5,000-17,500 words.) would I need to query for each story, even if each story is a sequel to the previous story? Anna has a story for age eight, for age ten, for age twelve, for age fourteen, for age sixteen, and...
by JustSarah
October 27th, 2012, 12:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should queries,
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

Should queries,

By being compressed into one query letter, if your doing connected shorts? My only other option was to serialize it in a science fiction magazine.
by JustSarah
October 27th, 2012, 12:26 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 7800

Re: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep

I have not decided whether I'm going to do a nanowrimo this year. I have an outline, however I have a hard time just getting past 4,000 words. Of course what I'm planning is connected shorts anyway.
by JustSarah
October 26th, 2012, 11:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Ok maybe this is a writing question,
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: Ok maybe this is a writing question,

I have an outline currently of roughly 102 story arc questions about the plot for me now. And then usually it takes about roughly a day per question to fully answer each.
by JustSarah
October 26th, 2012, 3:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Ok maybe this is a writing question,
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: Ok maybe this is a writing question,

I guess I'm sort of subverting the adult/child relationship? Its one of those downer things where a YA is dependent on their parents, but their parents are dead. They are forced to because life is out of control, and they must choose between death or subservience. Its not a "Schools out forever." ty...
by JustSarah
October 25th, 2012, 7:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Ok maybe this is a writing question,
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: Ok maybe this is a writing question,

How can you figure out of your story fits into a coming of age sort of thing? I know my character at some people grow up in military school.
by JustSarah
October 25th, 2012, 7:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: On Post Apocalypse And Writing Perspective,
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

Re: On Post Apocalypse And Writing Perspective,

Also, its not going to be a pure dystopian novel, or a pure post apocalypse novel. I'm going to try to write a believable and sympathetic religious character despite being not religious myself. Or rather more importantly her dad is religious. I have not decided if she's personally Catholic. The cou...
by JustSarah
October 25th, 2012, 5:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Ok maybe this is a writing question,
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Ok maybe this is a writing question,

What generally distinguishes an adult novel written about kids, and a young adult novel written about young adults? I'm sort of wanting to learn how Young Adults lives work so I can write about them, but I don't exactly want the young adults to be the ones that solve the problems all the time. Somet...
by JustSarah
October 25th, 2012, 4:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many Characters do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 12148

Re: How many Characters do you have?

Ok so its looking like the story is going to have around 19 characters for the first three timelines.
by JustSarah
October 25th, 2012, 3:44 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: On Post Apocalypse And Writing Perspective,
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

Re: On Post Apocalypse And Writing Perspective,

Well i was also briefly considering a thought driven method. I don't know. I guess I'll see when the draft is done. I went ahead and posted up some post it notes on a poster board, and jotted down character things like, name, age, gender, character role, motives, passions, quirks. Also, its not goin...
by JustSarah
October 25th, 2012, 5:15 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: On Post Apocalypse And Writing Perspective,
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

Re: On Post Apocalypse And Writing Perspective,

Then I don't really know what you call it then, when your not suppose to what the characters thoughts are. Only I'm suppose to know the characters thoughts. Edit: Ah here we go, Distant POV.
by JustSarah
October 25th, 2012, 1:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER
Replies: 28
Views: 5632

Re: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER

My goal for this year is complete roughly 20 pages of world development, about 85,000 words of character outlines, and character writing exercises to get into character. In the mean time I'm taking baby steps by jotting down character traits on colored post it notes, and lining them up by timeline: ...
by JustSarah
October 25th, 2012, 12:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: On Post Apocalypse And Writing Perspective,
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

Re: On Post Apocalypse And Writing Perspective,

Show and tell is something I can improve on though me thinks.<_< I used to be able to do it, I'm just a bit out of practice. Actually i guess showing, and not telling would be something your editor would help you with. I should be trying to show and not tell even if writing in first person.