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by Emily White
June 14th, 2010, 2:17 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: World Cup!!!
Replies: 154
Views: 28180

Re: World Cup!!!

I am NOT a huge sports fan by any stretch of the imagination, but all this World Cup love going on here piqued my interest. I checked out a game over the weekend and it was pretty fun to watch! But what's with all the buzzing? I kept thinking bees were swarming the house.
by Emily White
June 11th, 2010, 4:59 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?
Replies: 55
Views: 13227

Re: So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?

I entered, and I only have a few other comments posted. Sorry if this bothers anyone - I am pretty new to this site, and am so swamped with other items of life (kids, work), that by the time I get to read Nathan's blog post there are already so many comments posted that I can't imagine anyone would...
by Emily White
June 10th, 2010, 3:06 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 281449

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title: ELEMENTAL Genre: YA Science Fiction I never should have listened to the voice in my head. No halfway intelligent person would have gotten themselves lost in the middle of a pitch black prison ship for, oh, a few hours. I had creeped and crawled through at least a dozen different levels and co...
by Emily White
May 27th, 2010, 2:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The first chapter of a novel
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: The first chapter of a novel

I think the book should start where the story starts. There's usually something significant that happens to put your MC on the journey he/she will live through during the book, so start there. Someone used Twilight's slow start as an example, but the book started there because Bella's story started ...
by Emily White
April 29th, 2010, 5:27 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: It's Finally Happened: The Hive Mind Is Discussing One Book!
Replies: 11
Views: 4128

Re: It's Finally Happened: The Hive Mind Is Discussing One Book!

Lol, I don't think the guy needed any help. The rich getting richer... Though I guess it's pretty unlikely that such an event would select an obscure or up-and-coming writer. That would be nice, though. Could you imagine waking up one day and finding out that everyone on twitter was going to read y...
by Emily White
April 29th, 2010, 2:05 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336241

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

The Secret Year book discussion is going on today!

http://steppingintofantasy.blogspot.com ... ar_29.html

If you've read it, please share your thoughts. If you haven't read it, be warned--this is not a review, so there are lots of spoilers.
by Emily White
April 22nd, 2010, 9:40 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Best TV show of all time?
Replies: 48
Views: 6642

Re: Best TV show of all time?

Stargate SG-1, followed closely by Stargate Atlantis.

For comedy: America's Next Top Model. I just love watching a bunch of petty girls fighting with each other all the time.
by Emily White
April 22nd, 2010, 6:39 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Which celeb/s have you met?
Replies: 32
Views: 10001

Re: Which celeb/s have you met?

I have one kind of interesting story. A few years ago, I was volunteering as a role player during Robin Sage (Special Forces guerrilla warfare training) and our camp in North Carolina was right next to the race track. So, Michael Andretti and two other racers came by to hang out with us for an hour ...
by Emily White
April 14th, 2010, 11:53 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Bestsellers that don't live up to the hype
Replies: 29
Views: 5533

Re: Bestsellers that don't live up to the hype

I was not a fan of the Ender Series, by Orson Scott Card. Granted, I read all the books, but that had more to do with my obsessive need to know the ending to something, rather than a real desire to read more.
by Emily White
April 14th, 2010, 11:50 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Book club
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: Book club

How cool! Hope you love it as much as I do. I just got my copy yesterday! I am so excited! Anyone who wants to join in the discussion, there's still plenty of time. I've got a link to amazon.com for your purchasing convenience in the blog post. There is NO way you need two weeks to finish this. I'm...
by Emily White
April 12th, 2010, 11:36 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Start with THE HOBBIT or FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING?
Replies: 85
Views: 19661

Re: Start with THE HOBBIT or FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING?

I've never read The Hobbit. I started right with LOTR and didn't feel like I was missing out on anything. However, I will recommend that you also read The Silmarillion when you are finished with the trilogy. It is so good. Edit: Hmmm...this is what happens when I don't read all the comments first. I...
by Emily White
April 8th, 2010, 1:46 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Book club
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Book club

I've decided that I need something new to read and, as I love to discuss what I'm reading with others, I thought I would form a temporary book club on my blog. The book is The Secret Year, by Jennifer R. Hubbard. If you would like to partake in the discussion, visit http://steppingintofantasy.blogsp...
by Emily White
April 6th, 2010, 10:45 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Just got a new puppy...
Replies: 36
Views: 8566

Re: Just got a new puppy...

Now that's a snuggle puppy! I love the top picture with him all curled up! Too cute!
by Emily White
April 5th, 2010, 10:40 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Contest ideas?
Replies: 33
Views: 10755

Re: Contest ideas?

How about the best one sentence pitch? Your recent blog post has gotten me interested in seeing what everyone has.
by Emily White
April 5th, 2010, 9:07 am
Forum: Books
Topic: New thriller: Wired Kingdom
Replies: 10
Views: 2233

Re: New thriller: Wired Kingdom

Your book looks really interesting and I love your site! I might just have to buy a copy when it comes out. :)