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by Falls Apart
January 25th, 2012, 3:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)
Replies: 54
Views: 15881

Re: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)

Perfectionism. I've been working on my current WIP since I was fourteen. I just keep going back and deleting everything, then rewriting it, then going back again... I wish I could just be happy with what I write. No, scratch that; I wish I could write something I'd be happy with. Falls, I'm not sur...
by Falls Apart
January 25th, 2012, 1:32 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Your top-10 all-time favourite books
Replies: 42
Views: 12397

Re: Your top-10 all-time favourite books

^^Yeah, it is rather odd...
by Falls Apart
January 25th, 2012, 1:04 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)
Replies: 54
Views: 15881

Re: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)

Perfectionism. I've been working on my current WIP since I was fourteen. I just keep going back and deleting everything, then rewriting it, then going back again... I wish I could just be happy with what I write. No, scratch that; I wish I could write something I'd be happy with. Also, I'm bad at wr...
by Falls Apart
January 25th, 2012, 12:52 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Your top-10 all-time favourite books
Replies: 42
Views: 12397

Re: Your top-10 all-time favourite books

^^O.O Are you me? That's, like, almost my exact. same. list. From page two: Wow, almost missed this. That'll teach me to spend a weekend hiding in an internet-less room. My favorite books . . . *whips out 20 ft long list* 1. A Song of Ice and Fire , George R. R. Martin. Seriously. Can't. Read. Enoug...
by Falls Apart
January 15th, 2012, 11:27 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Best Dystopian Novels
Replies: 15
Views: 7860

Re: Best Dystopian Novels

^^Feed isn't set after a cataclysmic event. Neither is Oryx and Crake. Well, it contains a cataclysmic event, but that comes after the dystopia, not before it. Handmaid's Tale is kind of in between. I haven't read it, but I'm pretty sure Atlas Shrugged isn't, either (correct me if I'm wrong). One of...
by Falls Apart
January 14th, 2012, 9:19 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Best Dystopian Novels
Replies: 15
Views: 7860

Re: Best Dystopian Novels

My favorite dystopian is Gone, although that's also horror/supernatural. Also, Handmaid's Tale is really good. I'm not a huge fan of dystopias in general... even though I'm writing them... I guess what I think about it is... There are two types of dystopia novels. In one type, some cataclysmic event...
by Falls Apart
January 14th, 2012, 9:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novel soundtrack?
Replies: 20
Views: 3725

Re: Novel soundtrack?

I've recently developed this wierd thing for Gregorian chanting...
by Falls Apart
January 5th, 2012, 5:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: MG Boy Books vs MG Girl Books
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: MG Boy Books vs MG Girl Books

^^I would really disagree with that. That's not to say those things couldn't exist as a trend, though, just that the boys=toys, girls=dolls thing isn't set in stone. Personally, as a kid and now, I fit more with the male description than the female one... but maybe I'm just unfeminine :)
by Falls Apart
January 4th, 2012, 5:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: MG Boy Books vs MG Girl Books
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: MG Boy Books vs MG Girl Books

There really isn't much that distinguishes them, and that's including action. As a girl, I like action and always have and I know plenty of girls who are the same way. I think that what distinguishes them is really the genders represented in it. If none of the main characters are male, it's pretty c...
by Falls Apart
January 3rd, 2012, 9:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: MG Boy Books vs MG Girl Books
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: MG Boy Books vs MG Girl Books

It's a misconception that boys/men can't relate to girls/women, which is a major reason why so movies/books fail to pass the Bechdel Test. Will it be harder in the publishing world? Yes, probably. But don't let that stop you. Change needs to start somewhere :)
by Falls Apart
January 3rd, 2012, 9:18 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: YA vs. Adult
Replies: 9
Views: 2448

Re: YA vs. Adult

I've been reading adult books since I was really young, and I just tend to like them better, mostly because you can tell a story without someone screaming at you to think about the children. Also, I tend to be more interested in political intrigue and action/battle sequences, which, in YA, tends to ...
by Falls Apart
January 2nd, 2012, 5:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Target Audience
Replies: 14
Views: 1837

Re: Target Audience

^^Thanks :)
by Falls Apart
December 30th, 2011, 5:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Group Dilemma
Replies: 13
Views: 2166

Re: Writing Group Dilemma

What I'd say is something like, "Wow, Person A, you're writing is really life-like--maybe a bit too much for me. You're an amazing author, but I'm not sure if I can take it. Would it offend you if I just bowed out while you read?" As long as the person isn't hyper-sensitive, something along those li...
by Falls Apart
December 29th, 2011, 11:57 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Romance novel.
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Re: Romance novel.

Okay, you're in danger of verging into cliched territory here--young, attractive, wealthy playboy dissatisfied with the shallowness of his life, running from past hurts, current girlfriend is a materialistic blonde bitch, etc., but it has potential. You need to tighten some parts up, but on the whol...
by Falls Apart
December 27th, 2011, 7:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Poll: Why do you write?
Replies: 12
Views: 2289

Re: Poll: Why do you write?

Personally, for me? I guess it's more like scratching an itch. I mean, I can't not write. I literally can't remember a time when I wasn't working on writing a novel. Ever since I was six or seven, I've been working on some sort of project. Of course, they varied in quality... but it would take a con...