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by medussa74
June 3rd, 2011, 2:18 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Urban Fantasy Novel
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Re: Horror/Fantasy Novel

I'm intrigued. Would you like to message me, see if this will work out?
by medussa74
June 3rd, 2011, 1:19 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are We Too Suspicious?
Replies: 30
Views: 6893

Re: Are We Too Suspicious?

Ok...I have a stupid question. What exactly do you guys mean when you say "beta reader"? I get the idea that it's someone that reads and critiques your work, but at what stage in your writing do you seek one out? Once you have a completed first draft? As you're writing?
by medussa74
June 1st, 2011, 12:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Making Time to Write
Replies: 18
Views: 3296

Re: Making Time to Write

Oh, if we count the time we're thinking about our stories and not just putting words to paper (or computer screen), then I'm always writing. Any fragment of time I'm not actively involved with something else, I'm thinking about my story. I couldn't stop if I wanted. The few times in my life I didn't...
by medussa74
May 31st, 2011, 3:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Making Time to Write
Replies: 18
Views: 3296

Re: Making Time to Write

I usually manage to get about an hour a day in. Unfortunately, I haven't quite gotten the discipline of writing as soon as I hit the keyboard, so I don't usually get as much done as I like. However, when I did NANOWRIMO, practically my entire word count was created during my lunch break. Not quite s...
by medussa74
May 23rd, 2011, 11:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you write a fight scene?
Replies: 15
Views: 2661

Re: How do you write a fight scene?

In addition to the excellent suggestions already given, I'd say pay attention to the tempo of your writing too. Watch any given action movie, and most of the movement is going to be quick, with a few choice spots slowed down to accentuate. Personally, I'd rather write a thousand fight scenes than on...
by medussa74
May 21st, 2011, 4:08 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Opening page of my YA Steampunk novel
Replies: 15
Views: 3757

Re: Opening page of my YA Steampunk novel

Hello there! I love the tone of your piece; you do an excellent job of establishing a mood. Mostly what I wanted to comment on, however, is your use of POV in your introduction here. I don't have a problem at all with this narrator speaking directly to me, and in fact I believe it fits quite well in...
by medussa74
May 19th, 2011, 11:12 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 197180

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hello all... I've been playing around with writing for years and years and years. I've published nothing. Before now, I didn't attempt it. Hell, before now, I never seriously considered it. I loved to write, but I wasn't in love with it. The little stories I wrote where for my own amusement, and I w...
by medussa74
May 19th, 2011, 1:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Sex Scenes
Replies: 123
Views: 29814

Re: Writing Sex Scenes

Just a thought... doesn't the appropriateness of a sex scene depend on the characters? I mean, if your character was a horn dog, it would be odd to never have a sexually charged scene. The reverse would be true if the character was a prude.