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by ladymarella
July 30th, 2011, 8:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29885

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

So this is the opening of my WIP Mrs George Wedgwood to her brother-in-law, Mr Thomas Wedgwood, June 1778 Catchpool House Edron, Kent Wednesday My dear Thomas, I assume that you have not heard that George has been killed. Things such as this never seem to make the newspapers in town, which I find qu...
by ladymarella
July 26th, 2011, 4:04 am
Forum: Books
Topic: How Price-Conscious Are You When Buying Books?
Replies: 24
Views: 7729

Re: How Price-Conscious Are You When Buying Books?

Well I mainly buy second hand, because of cost, and also I read mainly older books. but reading this thread, where most of you are American I am shocked that you can get paperbacks in the $10-15 range and consider $20 pricey. Here in Australia your average paperback can be $25-35 easily, more if it'...
by ladymarella
June 14th, 2011, 7:33 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Does analyzing books ruin them?
Replies: 19
Views: 7484

Re: Does analyzing books ruin them?

I think a lot of it comes down to what the book's like. Recently i read Margaret Atwood's 'The Blind Assassin' and was blown away by the writing style and her ability as a word smith. I have found since I started writing seriously about four years ago I have started to pay much more attention to the...
by ladymarella
March 20th, 2011, 8:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Teenage Writers?
Replies: 47
Views: 13227

Re: Teenage Writers?

I am 17 and in my last year of high school. I have also been writing my novel in its current form for about two years. I do have trouble juggling everything, especially at the moment as I have my half-yearly exams coming up. How I get my writing done is I get up at 5.45am most mornings and get about...
by ladymarella
September 16th, 2010, 11:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your Writing Space
Replies: 23
Views: 6205

Re: Your Writing Space

i don't have a writing space as such. When I first started writing my novel i taught myself to write wherever, I can write with noise, distractions etc. Working on it during science class helped a lot with that.
by ladymarella
September 8th, 2010, 4:49 am
Forum: Books
Topic: MOCKINGJAY - spoiler edition
Replies: 58
Views: 16787

Re: MOCKINGJAY - spoiler edition

well I have just finished this after a five hour reading out loud session with my friends. we have read all the books to each other, which really prolongs the agony. I actually really loved the ending. We all felt beforehand that there was a chance it could turn into a really bad teenage sop ending ...
by ladymarella
September 3rd, 2010, 6:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Teenage Writers?
Replies: 47
Views: 13227

Re: Teenage Writers?

I'm sixteen and have been writing my novel seriously since I was fourteen. At the moment I'm getting a fair bit done, but with the amount of school work (I'm in Year 11, second last year of school here in Australia) it is slower than I would like. Probably not a good bit of advice to follow, but las...
by ladymarella
July 15th, 2010, 2:32 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Who has read your WIP?
Replies: 22
Views: 3795

Re: Who has read your WIP?

When my WIP is finished I'm giving it to my best friend because I absolutely trust her to give a ruthless critique of the entire thing. Also she's been the one I'm running most of my ideas past as I'm writing it.
by ladymarella
July 15th, 2010, 2:28 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Whom do you write like?
Replies: 53
Views: 10364

Re: Whom do you write like?

I tested the prologue plus the first chapter of my WIP. The prologue (which is a letter written in the eighteenth century) came out as Jane Austen. Not very surprised there. Part One of my first chapter also came out as Jane Austen, Part Two as William Gibson and Part Three as Jonathon Swift spelt o...
by ladymarella
March 24th, 2010, 10:19 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Which book have you read the most number of times?
Replies: 90
Views: 14062

Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

I am not usually a re reader either, but I must have read Wuthering Heights at least three times straight through, as well as all the times I've just read my favourite parts.
by ladymarella
March 17th, 2010, 10:46 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Good Books - Bad Endings
Replies: 39
Views: 6250

Re: Good Books - Bad Endings

Anna Karenina Excellent book, hated the ending. Not the bit that happens at the train station, but how he never tied it up and how the last fifty pages was just a whole lot of philosophical ramblings. Loved the rest of the book but
by ladymarella
March 16th, 2010, 3:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Double Narrative Structure
Replies: 19
Views: 5768

Re: Double Narrative Structure

A really good book with double narrative structure is 'The House at Riverton' by Kate Morton (called The Shifting Fog in Australia) It's told from the point of view of the one charcter but is set in two different time periods that are both revealed to the reader at the simltaneously. Morton's second...
by ladymarella
December 15th, 2009, 10:24 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Second Hand Books
Replies: 16
Views: 5099

Second Hand Books

How much of your bookshelf comprises of second hand books? For me, I'd say about 98%. It does help I read alot of the old classics, but going to a second hand book shop and splurging on three or four books, the combined cost about half what you'd pay for one new book, is suh a good feeling.
by ladymarella
December 15th, 2009, 12:10 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 152243

Re: What are you reading now?

Anna Karenina. Eventhough i read mainly classic fiction I am finding thw writing style of this one quite easy to read, except when it desends into chapters of Russian politics.
by ladymarella
December 15th, 2009, 12:06 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?
Replies: 49
Views: 8383

Re: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?

Shakespeare, Emily bronte and Suzanne Collins