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by Chantelle.S.
July 20th, 2011, 8:23 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Silly things we think about
Replies: 135
Views: 31856

Re: Silly things we think about

Why is it that I completely lose interest in a book where the Lord's name is taken in vain for no good reason, yet most of my own writing revolves around demons and devils trying to either break down heaven or find a place on earth? :?
by Chantelle.S.
July 20th, 2011, 8:19 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?
Replies: 159
Views: 38942

Re: Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?

Hi! I'm hoping I'm not a lone-ranger here or bringing the thread off its original topic. I live in New Zealand and was wondering if there are other kiwi's on the forum who would like to meet up at some point in the coming months? Or if they know of an active writing group on the North Island, I'll s...
by Chantelle.S.
July 20th, 2011, 7:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Genre confusion
Replies: 17
Views: 2552

Re: Genre confusion

Ah, right! I thought romance supernatural sounded awkward and wrong.
Thank you for all your help! :)
by Chantelle.S.
July 20th, 2011, 1:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Here we go again--planners plus pantsers=?
Replies: 56
Views: 6751

Re: Here we go again--planners plus pantsers=?

See, primarily I'm a pantser. If I have any kind of comprehensive outline, I either don't end up following it or I lose my motivation because the story's already on paper (albeit in abbreviated form). But without an outline, 99% of the time I wander aimlessly until I run out of steam and have to st...
by Chantelle.S.
July 20th, 2011, 1:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novel Writing: How Long Does One Take?
Replies: 16
Views: 2393

Re: Novel Writing: How Long Does One Take?

I would think it depends on how dedicated you are to writing a novel. I've rewritten a novel in a month by spending at least six hours every day writing it. It went that fast because I had a clear outline of the plot to work from. Plus it doesn't hurt to have the motivation - my support group at the...
by Chantelle.S.
July 20th, 2011, 12:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Genre confusion
Replies: 17
Views: 2552

Re: Genre confusion

@washingtonwriter - it's no problem at all. In fact the answer to your post helped answer some other concerns I had as well, so no need to apologise. I watched Sourcecode last night with Jack Gyllenhaal, and realised that my interpretation of my novel and The Time Traveller's Wife is a bit off. The ...
by Chantelle.S.
July 16th, 2011, 4:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Genre confusion
Replies: 17
Views: 2552

Genre confusion

Hi, just a random question I've been pondering the past few days. If you have the concept of time travel in a romance novel, without including any major historical events being altered or mentioned, and without the use of a physical time machine, does that make it sci-fi or fantasy? The novel is in ...
by Chantelle.S.
July 14th, 2011, 7:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Time of Day?
Replies: 19
Views: 2433

Re: Time of Day?

I don't know about the time of day. Sometimes I nip out at mid-day and go for a quick hike to some beautiful little secluded spot off the beaten trail, and then I write. Other times I'm still up at midnight only starting to work on a piece of mine (this never lasts long, I need my sleep). But I do s...
by Chantelle.S.
July 14th, 2011, 7:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Am I the only one whos Characters have music themes
Replies: 14
Views: 2806

Re: Am I the only one whos Characters have music themes

I don't have a specific song for a specific character, but I do have a general writing playlist like Cookie does. So far I've only got three songs on it, but it's oddly those three songs that make me WANT to sit down and write. I have alternative playlists for some of my fanfictions, too. Often I'd ...
by Chantelle.S.
June 29th, 2011, 8:45 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: YA writing: is a lower standard conscionable?
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: YA writing: is a lower standard conscionable?

1. Not at all. Considering how many adults there are out there who read YA, the standard ought to be on the same level. Then again, the standard might be held 'lower' by the critics. And they're not the ones writing these books, so what do they really know? 2. IF it's true, all I can say is shame o...
by Chantelle.S.
June 28th, 2011, 7:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Our Friend the Ellipsis
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: Our Friend the Ellipsis

I don't know about the publishing standard, but I've most often read them being used like this... so that's how I use them in my own writing.
by Chantelle.S.
June 28th, 2011, 7:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: YA writing: is a lower standard conscionable?
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: YA writing: is a lower standard conscionable?

My questions are: 1. Is it (generally) true that YA writing is held to a lower standard than adult fiction? 2. If so, does this set a poor example? 1. Not at all. Considering how many adults there are out there who read YA, the standard ought to be on the same level. Then again, the standard might ...
by Chantelle.S.
June 28th, 2011, 6:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: An Elephant Crashed my Wedding
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: An Elephant Crashed my Wedding

I'm sure the elephant will remember - they never forget!! Or so the legends go ;) I've never been to any of those places. It's shameful, considering I was born and raised in South Africa. Boo on me! That is a very very lovely story, though, thank you for sharing! And happy (belated) 20th anniversary...
by Chantelle.S.
June 28th, 2011, 6:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Need a few good suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Need a few good suggestions

Watcher, I am doing exactly some of the things you describe here, and I don't plan on being in this "limbo" state for very long. You are right, she is young enough that she very quickly learns some of the language. I guess I'm worried that readers will get bored before she gets there. Thanks everyo...
by Chantelle.S.
June 28th, 2011, 6:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Reading as writers
Replies: 20
Views: 5161

Re: Reading as writers

"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot." - Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Do you read as much as you write? Do you think writers ought to? Do you read as a writer? Or for pleasure? What are you reading now? Rebecca Http://r...