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by trixie
February 27th, 2011, 11:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Harry Potter effect in my MG/YA writing
Replies: 9
Views: 4137

The Harry Potter effect in my MG/YA writing

Hi, My WIP is a MG book about a boy who is destined to save the world. He just also happens to be attending school in a converted castle in Ireland where all the students are placed into houses (academics, arts, business, etc). My crit group has pointed out the fact that I have a Boggart and a chara...
by trixie
February 17th, 2011, 3:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block: Ignore It?
Replies: 19
Views: 2865

Re: Writer's Block: Ignore It?

When I face writer's block, I try to first change my physical surroundings. First, I change my location. I used to have a lot of success writing at my desk over lunch. When that stopped working for me, I created a quiet writing "office" area in my house that is off limits to anything except writing....
by trixie
February 14th, 2011, 11:10 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Have you ever gotten tired of reading your own novel?
Replies: 22
Views: 5339

Re: Have you ever gotten tired of reading your own novel?

Thank you for posting this. I have this image in my mind of all you "real" writers (as opposed to this "wannabe") reading through your ms with joy and satisfaction.

It's nice to know that everyone goes through the phases. It makes me feel like maybe I can do this after all.
by trixie
January 28th, 2011, 5:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: writing podcast recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 578

writing podcast recommendations?

Hi, I'm looking to load up ye ole iPod with new podcasts geared towards writing. I need something, anything, to occupy my brain while plodding away on the treadmill through these bleak, cold days of hell they call winter in MN. Does anyone subscribe to or create podcasts that focus on writing? I've ...
by trixie
January 28th, 2011, 11:30 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Hunger Games Movie
Replies: 24
Views: 3455

Re: Hunger Games Movie

Oh, God. Kristin Stewart? sigh... However, I'd take Stewart over Megan Fox. Katniss isn't supposed to be a sex symbol. I agree with the other commenters that the movie gods should find a relative "unknown" for this role. I just finished book 3 last night. I will be interested to see how this is mark...
by trixie
January 27th, 2011, 2:24 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Hunger Games Movie
Replies: 24
Views: 3455

Re: Hunger Games Movie

I read some comments debating Robert Downey Jr vs Hugh Laurie for Haymitch. My vote goes to House.
by trixie
January 27th, 2011, 1:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Narrative time
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

Re: Narrative time

Steph, as a science nerd (especially all things NASA), I think your story sounds very interesting. I also think the time question would make sense. You have to make sure your characters are "trained," but understandably, you don't want to spend so much time on those two years because that's not real...
by trixie
January 19th, 2011, 5:26 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Printing a novel draft with Lulu?
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Printing a novel draft with Lulu?

So, is what I'm understanding that the problem arises if you A) assign an ISBN code, and B) make your work public (in theory, for purchase) on sites such as lulu.com or createspace.com? I have an ISBN code for my novel, but haven't opened it up for public purchase. Actually, it's sitting in my compu...
by trixie
January 4th, 2011, 5:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: critique group format?
Replies: 10
Views: 1186

Re: critique group format?

Wow, thank you all so much for your thoughts! To answer a few questions... There are 5 of us in the group and I would say we are all eager novices. We met through the local writing center and also successfully completed NaNoWriMo last year. We thought to continue the momentum, we'd start a Nano read...
by trixie
January 4th, 2011, 3:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: critique group format?
Replies: 10
Views: 1186

critique group format?

Hi, I'm starting a critique group with some colleagues from a fantasy writing class earlier this year. One of the people asked what format we should use for our critiques. When we were in class, we focused on the Two C's: Confused and Curious. As readers, we could mention places in the text we were ...
by trixie
January 4th, 2011, 12:41 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: in search of a writing conference
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

in search of a writing conference

Hello! I am interested in attending a writing conference in 2011 but it feels like everyone has a conference these days. Can anyone recommend a writing conference you feel is of "can't miss" caliber? My writing interests are more towards MG/YA action/fantasy, so I have already explored the SCBWI opt...