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by ladymarella
December 22nd, 2011, 4:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Character Differentiation
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

Re: Character Differentiation

I love coming up with back story and ended up with a lot of it last night, which was really good. Really helps you to delve into the psychology of a character
by ladymarella
December 22nd, 2011, 4:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Character Differentiation
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

Re: Character Differentiation

So, I went on a date tonight. I knew him beforehand from the pages of my novel, but eight and a half pages later I feel as if he is really coming alive to me. Thanks for the great advice everyone. Claudie, the list idea sounds great, but I really do feel i am the sort of person who works better with...
by ladymarella
December 21st, 2011, 2:00 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 151318

Re: What are you reading now?

My latest reads, after gruelling months of exams: 'The Sunne in Splendour'- Sharon Penman Amazing novel of Richard III, and so well researched. 'The Number One Ladies Detective Agency'- Alexander McCall Smith Absolutely loved this one, so different 'Holy Fools' Joanne Harris A different sort of conc...
by ladymarella
December 20th, 2011, 6:46 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writing Slope
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Writing Slope

Wanted to share this with you guys.
It was my birthday two days ago, and my mother bought me an antique Victorian rosewood writing slope.
It fits beautifully on my desk, and I spent this morning writing my novel at it.
Makes me feel very much like Jane Austen :)
by ladymarella
December 19th, 2011, 5:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Character Differentiation
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

Character Differentiation

i have been thinking lately about the characterisation in my novel. There are several characters who I feel I know extremely well, and to me they are fully formed. There are others, that are not fully formed as yet; I am still building the pictures of them up in my head. the problem I am running int...
by ladymarella
November 27th, 2011, 6:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Any words of wisdom for a pantser?
Replies: 14
Views: 1761

Re: Any words of wisdom for a pantser?

I think I sit somewhere in the middle. I plot as I write. For example the plot point that once open my novel has thankfully been moved one third of the way in. I always have an idea of what's going on, and before I write a scene I have it outlined in my head. I am now 65,000 words in, and it is only...
by ladymarella
November 20th, 2011, 4:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novels With Multiple Plot Lines
Replies: 22
Views: 4659

Re: Novels With Multiple Plot Lines

Well I had an extremely successful outlining session yesterday, thanks to all your wonderful advice :) I dragged out my pile of drafts which is extremely thick and sorted them into piles according to plot strand, and found scenes that I had all but forgotten about writing, and that i am sure have no...
by ladymarella
November 12th, 2011, 10:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novels With Multiple Plot Lines
Replies: 22
Views: 4659

Re: Novels With Multiple Plot Lines

I've started with the scene cards, and whilst I'm not far through, and haven't laid them all out yet, I feel it's going to be really helpful, and I've already noticed several major plot holes that I need to see to. On the subject of books to read- does anyone have any suggestions of lit fiction/hist...
by ladymarella
November 8th, 2011, 4:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novels With Multiple Plot Lines
Replies: 22
Views: 4659

Re: Novels With Multiple Plot Lines

Thanks Charlee, I now know what the top thing on tomorrow's to do list is!!!! I thin I just needed that encouragement :D
by ladymarella
November 8th, 2011, 3:38 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novels With Multiple Plot Lines
Replies: 22
Views: 4659

Re: Novels With Multiple Plot Lines

Thanks for the suggestions! Really gives me something to think about. Sanderling, i feel stupid now, but I'd never really thought too much about trying to find similar books, but this now gives me even more excuse to reread the Poldark series which was a large inspiration when i was first getting my...
by ladymarella
November 6th, 2011, 7:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novels With Multiple Plot Lines
Replies: 22
Views: 4659

Novels With Multiple Plot Lines

I have been following these forums for a while, and have even posted a couple of times, but now that my final high school exams are finally over, I decided that it was time I started to get more involved here. I am in the middle of writing my first novel, an historical drama set in the early years o...
by ladymarella
October 14th, 2011, 7:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What inspired you to write in your genre?
Replies: 17
Views: 2357

Re: What inspired you to write in your genre?

I write historical fiction. This is because I have always had a weakness for history, and I have been reading 19th century fiction since I was 12. One of the reasons i think I love the genre is that it opens up new worlds, allows me to learn something new, and i love the intricate social systems and...
by ladymarella
August 11th, 2011, 2:39 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29819

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

ladymarella: The first line of the letter is a bit jarring once you learn it's a wife speaking of her husband's demise, and to his brother no less. But maybe that's the kind of person she is--not one to soften the blow. It sounds intriguing, none-the-less. And even though it doesn't seem like my pr...
by ladymarella
August 4th, 2011, 11:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29819

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Would love to have a go at critiquing, but am currently in the middle of a most stressful exam period. ladymarella -- good to see another historical fiction in the making! You have an excellent grasp of the language for the 19th century (although I thought it smacke...
by ladymarella
July 31st, 2011, 2:25 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29819

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

Thankyou dios4vida. Great to get some good feedback, especially as this is my first novel. The letter-prologue is one of my favourite parts of it, and I was reluctant about doing this form at first, but it's the only way I felt I could set up the situation properly. Glad you liked it :)