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by Falls Apart
December 27th, 2011, 6:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novel soundtrack?
Replies: 20
Views: 3720

Re: Novel soundtrack?

It depends on the character whose perspective I'm writing from, but some general ones - Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, MCR, Skillet, TFK... all that stuff that, when I listen to it, I start writing scenes in my head without meaning to.
by Falls Apart
December 27th, 2011, 4:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Target Audience
Replies: 14
Views: 1835

Re: Target Audience

I was hoping that wouldn't be the answer. It seems in my attempt to write Young Adult, I have instead written a children's book. =( Ahh well. Don't feel bad :) I just realized recently that my attempt to write YA may have turned out adult. I'm on my fourth or so draft and I'm starting to think that...
by Falls Apart
December 25th, 2011, 9:03 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 1658

Re: Paradise

^^But on merriamwebster.com, it lists "affected with nausea or disgust" as the second definition. I'm probably wrong, though; I was in a rush at the time :)
by Falls Apart
December 24th, 2011, 6:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Character Differentiation
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Character Differentiation

One thing that I started doing is having a slideshow saved with pictures I found online of how I think the character would look. I've found it really helps them feel "realer" to me. Also, you should always know more about your characters than will ever be relevent to the novel. Even if his/her backg...
by Falls Apart
December 24th, 2011, 3:10 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 1658

Re: Paradise

Interesting :) My thoughts in red: Apartheid - noun. An official policy of racial segregation formerly practiced in the Republic of South-Africa, involving political, legal and economic discrimination against non-whites. Johan didn’t know if he had any right to think, never mind say this, but he was...
by Falls Apart
November 7th, 2011, 12:00 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Real-world people as models for characters?
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: Real-world people as models for characters?

As a general rule, specifically naming a person your character looks like is bad form. There are a couple reasons for this--one, pop culture is transient. If you want your book to last longer than the latest trend, you'll want to find another method. Two, not everyone is familiar with these figures,...
by Falls Apart
November 4th, 2011, 3:47 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 30
Views: 9190

Re: Game of Thrones

^^Exactly. If you really don't think he knows what he's doing ... The Red Priests were introduced at the beginning of book one, as were the Faceless Men (very briefly) and the Unsullied. This is long before they ever become important. The Royce family was in the prologue of GOT, but they only play a...
by Falls Apart
November 4th, 2011, 2:18 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 30
Views: 9190

Re: Game of Thrones

Best. Books. In the history. Of ever. Read the first book in July, and was absolutely glued to them for the rest of the summer. Like ... wow. Words cannot describe. Just the complexity of the plot, the development of the characters, the utter subversion and deconstruction of common fantasy cliches r...
by Falls Apart
October 27th, 2011, 7:10 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Does analyzing books ruin them?
Replies: 19
Views: 8471

Re: Does analyzing books ruin them?

^^ XD funny
by Falls Apart
October 24th, 2011, 10:23 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Does analyzing books ruin them?
Replies: 19
Views: 8471

Re: Does analyzing books ruin them?

^^ I think I'd agree with most of that--from a modern writer's standpoint. Because the point of what most of us here do isn't to convery deeply layered messages; it's to tell a story. Unfortunately for me and my English grade, F Scott Fitzgerald decided that his book wouldn't be good unless green li...
by Falls Apart
October 24th, 2011, 10:18 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Light YA recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 4030

Re: Light YA recommendations

Try Gordon Korman's older books. Actually, even his MG ones are pretty awesome. But his ones for teens . . . wow. The man can write comedy. I pretty much die laughing whenever I read his stuff.
by Falls Apart
October 24th, 2011, 5:05 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Article: Blogging bad idea for writers
Replies: 23
Views: 10961

Re: Article: Blogging bad idea for writers

I think blogging only has a point if you have something to say, though. Just starting a blog for the sake of publicity, and not bringing anything original to it . . . that's pretty pointless. But people who can come up with a new idea, or bring fresh perspective to an old one, there's definitely a p...
by Falls Apart
October 12th, 2011, 4:34 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Article: Blogging bad idea for writers
Replies: 23
Views: 10961

Re: Article: Blogging bad idea for writers

*simultaneously jumping back in after two months and waving to the other teenage forumers* This blog seems to be saying that blogging isn't financially rewarding. Agreed: in all likelihood, it won't be. If you're in it for money, or to become popular, then it's probably a bad idea. But if you just w...
by Falls Apart
September 2nd, 2011, 9:34 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Should authors smile in their book jacket photos?
Replies: 16
Views: 8672

Re: Should authors smile in their book jacket photos?

IMO, it's about the personality the author is trying to convey to their audience. This usually fits with the genre, but not always. For instance, George R. R. Martin is smiling on his, and A Song of Ice and Fire is hardly a feel-good series. But, as stated above, there's no reason for the author of ...
by Falls Apart
August 30th, 2011, 10:41 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A question for other YA writer's about appropriateness...
Replies: 5
Views: 1030

Re: A question for other YA writer's about appropriateness...

I think there can be "lines" for appropriateness in YA. However, domestic violence, rape, etc., are not necessarily over that line unless taken to the extreme. For instance, domestic violence in YA is generally limited to yelling, hitting, even shooting, but if it's downright chilling, like a man sh...