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by Mike R
January 18th, 2011, 9:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What makes you so good at what you do?
Replies: 21
Views: 11881

Re: What makes you so good at what you do?

My mind takes a seemingly mundane situation and guides it to some totally ridiculous conclusion.
by Mike R
January 17th, 2011, 8:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer Conferences
Replies: 49
Views: 7141

Re: Writer Conferences

How'd it go in Denver at the RMFW conference?

I've never been to the Pikes Peak Conference but I've heard good things.
by Mike R
January 5th, 2011, 1:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: critique group format?
Replies: 10
Views: 1210

Re: critique group format?

Our crit group meets every Tuesday. All of us write novel length fiction. There are five of us and one person is slated to sub every week; we go in alphabetical order to keep it straight. Usually we hand out 15-20 pages.Others can also submit but usually shorter bits. We take our copies home and scr...
by Mike R
January 5th, 2011, 1:23 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: in search of a writing conference
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Re: in search of a writing conference

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers has one in Denver in Sept.

Been there, great conference & lots of fun.
by Mike R
December 20th, 2010, 9:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Openings
Replies: 25
Views: 3515

Re: Openings

My first novel opens with the title character in a flight/fight for his life.

My second opens with the title character hiding out and trying to pull herself together after murdering her sister.

Of the two, I prefer action.
by Mike R
December 17th, 2010, 11:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your Editing Tricks
Replies: 19
Views: 16379

Re: Your Editing Tricks

I just go back and change stuff. Probably not the most scientific method. :D Me too. Though I've recently bought a book titled, 'Revising Fiction' by Kirt Hickman. I went to his workshop, well, part of it, and decided he might be onto something. Of course now I have to read the thing and apply all ...
by Mike R
December 16th, 2010, 7:37 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 197622

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi All, I just signed up on the recommendation of a friend. I'm a bit of a lurker but I do post now and then. I write fantasy. I have two books, the first is on draft four-hundred and fifty-seven and I'm doing edits on the first draft of number two. I don't have a lot of time right now but I'll be b...