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by Chantelle.S.
June 22nd, 2011, 3:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Why food is more important than sex
Replies: 9
Views: 1441

Re: Why food is more important than sex

Oh, gosh darn it. I have the perfect example of a book where food is constantly mentioned in great (juicy) detail, but I can't remember the name of it or the author. The basic plot revolves around a chef who takes a street-kid into his home and trains him to become his apprentice, all because the bo...
by Chantelle.S.
June 21st, 2011, 4:01 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: YA Paranormal Romance WIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: YA Paranormal Romance WIP

Thank you so much for your help! :D
I have a better idea what to watch out for with my other scenes now.
And thank you for the praise, too. :oops:
by Chantelle.S.
June 20th, 2011, 7:53 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: YA Paranormal Romance WIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

YA Paranormal Romance WIP

Hi! :oops: This is a scene I wrote a while back for my PR young adult series. I've gone over it a couple of times but I'm sure there's plenty of room for improvement. This is also the first time I'm sharing anything regarding this series with anyone since the thought of submitting it for publishing ...
by Chantelle.S.
June 14th, 2011, 10:47 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Concerns about the darkness in recent YA
Replies: 26
Views: 9006

Re: Concerns about the darkness in recent YA

My apologies if this sounds harsh, but as someone who has worked with suicidal clients, I have to say that this is not the way it works. It VERY much has to do with the individual. Not at all, I was just generalising. Reading things like that might be therapeutic for some, but it might send others ...
by Chantelle.S.
June 14th, 2011, 10:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Ages of main characters in YA novels
Replies: 17
Views: 10261

Re: Ages of main characters in YA novels

Maybe this will sound silly. I was wondering, does the main character need to be under 18 for a book to be YA? I always thought so, but I was wondering if there is some kind of guideline on what would make the story YA. For example, the content could be written for teens, but some of the characters...
by Chantelle.S.
June 13th, 2011, 7:29 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Concerns about the darkness in recent YA
Replies: 26
Views: 9006

Re: Concerns about the darkness in recent YA

I have to agree with all the points the OP made. There are dark YA books and there are the fluffy YA books. The issue is that no person aside from the writer (and the readers of that author) can tell you which category the book falls under, so a lot of the time young adults are subjected to reading ...
by Chantelle.S.
June 13th, 2011, 7:06 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Blog Post Parody Challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 2206

Re: Blog Post Parody Challenge

My passwords are always character names that I fancy, so it would be anything from Joe to Julian to Gabriel, and different variations of those names. It depends on what the password is for, so for my email I have a higher more 'complex' version of the name to keep people from hacking into it. I tend...
by Chantelle.S.
June 13th, 2011, 7:01 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writer Stereotyping
Replies: 4
Views: 1483

Re: Writer Stereotyping

I'm guilty of doing that to a couple of really great writers. In my defense, I didn't know what they looked like (I still don't, really) but I was under the impression that this one writer was a guy around my own age or a little bit older, you know one of those cool tough popular guys who have this ...
by Chantelle.S.
June 13th, 2011, 6:50 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Proof of my Writerly Nerdhood
Replies: 20
Views: 5879

Re: Proof of my Writerly Nerdhood

I had a writerly nerd moment when my favourite author added me as a friend on facebook. I squealed so loud, I'm sure the people on the next island were able to hear me. I also go into that awkward 'goofy-grin' face when I'm chatting or working with other writers I think are absolutely awesome at wha...
by Chantelle.S.
June 13th, 2011, 6:39 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81568

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Congratulations Cheeky! I'll bring pie to the celebration party. Because you can't have cake without pie. :lol: My hubby started writing a children's book. He read it to me the other night (and to the kids). It's still in the very early stages, and I don't think he's ever written anything before (as...
by Chantelle.S.
June 13th, 2011, 6:28 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Spread the E3 love!
Replies: 14
Views: 4996

Re: Spread the E3 love!

My husband and I have played at least one game by Ninja Theory...can't remember which one...<Googles company>...oh yeah, they did Enslaved: Odyssey to the West!! We just finished playing that like a month ago. It had an AMAZING storyline. Like AMAZING. Definitely an awesome game. It's post apacalyp...
by Chantelle.S.
June 11th, 2011, 5:19 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Spread the E3 love!
Replies: 14
Views: 4996

Re: Spread the E3 love!

Wow, I didn't know there were so many gamers on here! Games FTW! ^_^ I was absolutely obsessed with the E3 last year, so much so that I watched the life streaming of it in the hopes of catching something on the next Devil May Cry game. I was left disappointed, of course, but since last E3 and this y...
by Chantelle.S.
June 9th, 2011, 5:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Female Characters
Replies: 39
Views: 5636

Re: Female Characters

Well, what flaws would some of you suggest for a character in general? My book is for children so nothing too inappropriate. Well since it's for children, you would want to send the right message, or give them a life lesson within the characters. Off the top of my head I can suggest: A character wh...
by Chantelle.S.
June 9th, 2011, 5:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's Your Genre?
Replies: 46
Views: 9971

Re: What's Your Genre?

Horror and paranormal romance.
They kind of blur together and sometimes I can't tell for sure which is the more appropriate genre for a certain book.
by Chantelle.S.
June 9th, 2011, 5:12 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Where do you get your story ideas?
Replies: 27
Views: 9414

Re: Where do you get your story ideas?

I think a lot of writers get their story ideas from dreams (or nightmares). I tend to have a really good memory concerning my dreams, and I might not always remember everything as soon as I'm awake, but details of it would come back to me in dribs and drabs during the week. I've had one really stran...