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by THB
January 15th, 2010, 11:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: the drawer novel
Replies: 16
Views: 2897

Re: the drawer novel

Thanks for the encouragement, especially Ink! It's good to hear someone say there's hope for the story if I keep plugging away at it (and carefully consider critiques).

Now then, I think I hear my characters calling . . .
by THB
January 15th, 2010, 8:34 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: the drawer novel
Replies: 16
Views: 2897

the drawer novel

Does one's first novel necessarily become a drawer novel? I read all the time about the writer who sweats and struggles over his or her first novel only to realize at some point down the road that it belongs at the bottom of a drawer. And in general, this makes sense, because how many people produce...
by THB
January 15th, 2010, 7:44 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Anyone here write literary fiction?
Replies: 18
Views: 3167

Re: Anyone here write literary fiction?

Yes! That's what I'm working on now. And it does seem tougher to find forums, blogs, etc. that focus on literary/mainstream.
by THB
January 14th, 2010, 11:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: You Know You're a Writer When...
Replies: 26
Views: 5096

Re: You Know You're a Writer When...

Other than the soundtrack part: yup, been there, done that. And it all feels oddly satisfying and insane at the same time.
by THB
January 14th, 2010, 8:55 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: It's hard out here for a pimp
Replies: 15
Views: 3292

Re: It's hard out here for a pimp

I love the title. I complained to a non-writing friend once about all the self-promotion writers are required to do in order to sell their work. She interrupted my lament and said, "Oh, get real. When you finally finish that book, you'll whore yourself any way you have to in order to get it out ther...
by THB
January 14th, 2010, 8:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Characters Versus Kids
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Characters Versus Kids

As writers, we pray for irresistible inspiration to strike, to discover characters or stories so compelling that they command us to drop every other pursuit until we’ve committed them to paper. But when they do show up, it’s not always possible to give them the unimpeded devotion they deserve, and n...
by THB
December 16th, 2009, 8:41 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?
Replies: 45
Views: 11833

Re: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?

May the Force be with you, but Star Trek all the way--especially Next Generation. TNG had great character development--especially Data and Worf. It succeeded in being hugely entertaining while exploring fascinating ideas like: What constitutes a person? What might the next step in the evolution of t...