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by Crystal
December 25th, 2009, 3:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: researching dialects
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

researching dialects

I have a character who is a Russian speaking English. I am having a hard time writing his dialogue. Is there a website I can go to that may give me an idea in how to make this work. "You are a very pretty girl. What a shame to ruin such beauty" Written like this it doesn't have that Russian aura abo...
by Crystal
December 25th, 2009, 1:10 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 133109

Re: What are you reading now?

I am reading a few books.

1 is Deck the Hall by Marry and Carol Higgins Clark
2 is The Second Coming by Max Lucado
3 is The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (My daughter is reading this series and I got hooked)
by Crystal
December 25th, 2009, 1:05 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Excertp from nameless novel.
Replies: 7
Views: 1764

Re: Excertp from nameless novel.

Erin that is the best compliment you could have given me. In my story the mystery isn't only who did this to her but what happened. Just knowing that I have peaked your interest and you want to read on and find the answers is exactly what I was going for in this opening scene. Thanks. Merry Christmas
by Crystal
December 23rd, 2009, 2:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Excertp from nameless novel.
Replies: 7
Views: 1764

Re: Excertp from nameless novel.

sjp, first off thank you for your comments. I appreciate them. Now, several of the things you mentioned are highlighted in yellow on my word doc. They are things I wasn't quite happy with but haven't figured out how to fix them yet. Seeing that you found them "not quite right" too tells me I was on ...
by Crystal
December 23rd, 2009, 11:31 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Excertp from nameless novel.
Replies: 7
Views: 1764

Excertp from nameless novel.

I figured since BransfordGroupie was brave enough to post part of her story on here I would too. Here's to hoping you all like it. Do or don't please be honest with your comments, sugar coating isn't necessary. I put on my big girl panties this morning. :) I can handle it. **************************...
by Crystal
December 23rd, 2009, 11:00 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 33
Views: 5181

Re: Confession time

Haha! Love. This. Question. PJ's, for sure. But maybe I'm just lazy. I write until around 2-3am, then my toddler wakes up at around 10am, and I write on and off during the day - still in my pyjamas. I get dressed at around 5pm so that when my husband comes home, it looks like I might have actually ...
by Crystal
December 23rd, 2009, 10:58 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is there a such thing as too much dialogue
Replies: 13
Views: 2778

Re: Is there a such thing as too much dialogue

This may be a crazy question, but is a novel the best way to tell your story? Screenplays are mostly dialog, or having been related to an agent for some time, I know that's mostly what they look at first time through No it is definitely a novel. And after another good read through of the first few ...
by Crystal
December 22nd, 2009, 11:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 6172

Re: Writer's Block

I am just hear to report that I have made it through my first real bought with "the block" :) I was absolutely stuck on chapter 6 and after some thought and a lot of re-reading 1-5 it became very apparent that chapter 5 was the problem, not 6. So I sat and worked through 5's problems. As soon as I w...
by Crystal
December 22nd, 2009, 2:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 6172

Re: Writer's Block

I am struggling with a block right now. My solution was to go back to earlier chapters and see if adjusting anything there could free up my mind for what is to come. So far it is working and I have added about 200 words to my previously blocked chapter. :) Good luck.
by Crystal
December 22nd, 2009, 1:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Critique/Review Sites and Groups
Replies: 22
Views: 4014

Re: Critique/Review Sites and Groups

LOL, Saint Nathan...that is funny.

I would like to post portions of my wip, but not in hopes that Nathan would read it. Not yet any way. If he reads it I want it to be the final product that I have submitted to him for consideration. :)
by Crystal
December 22nd, 2009, 1:04 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 33
Views: 4424

Re: What are you listening to?

Clay Aiken's Christmas CD and I am listening to it while writing but very quietly.
by Crystal
December 22nd, 2009, 1:02 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Holiday Plans - anything fun or just shopping?
Replies: 9
Views: 1674

Re: Holiday Plans - anything fun or just shopping?

I will be leaving early Thursday morning for a 5 hour trip home to see my family. My husband will be driving and I will be clicking away at my key board, hopefully finishing a chapter or two. :)
by Crystal
December 22nd, 2009, 12:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Something I have discovered, how about you...
Replies: 14
Views: 2478

Something I have discovered, how about you...

I am very much an out of the mist writer. I have to outline what so ever. This being my first wip doesn't mean that won't change at some point but that is where I am now. So here is what I have found. On my first go round my chapters are very short, straight to the point and get the story moving at ...
by Crystal
December 21st, 2009, 10:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 33
Views: 5181

Re: Confession time

I don't usually wear PJ's either. For me it is usually a tank top and sweats. But actually I do a great deal of my writing while I am in bed suffering from insomnia caused by my husbands incessant need to snore. :)
by Crystal
December 21st, 2009, 10:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Finding an unforgettable (and hopefully unused) title...
Replies: 16
Views: 3360

Re: Finding an unforgettable (and hopefully unused) title...

Wow Terry I love that title!!