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by meganstirler
August 8th, 2011, 10:44 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 353307

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

My first contest entry - Nathan's funny scene contest.

http://wp.me/p1H0Xz-1b
by meganstirler
August 6th, 2011, 5:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Calling all Sci-fic writers I need your help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Calling all Sci-fic writers I need your help!

I found this article an the Science Fiction Writers of America website.

http://www.sfwa.org/2011/03/guest-post- ... ry-worlds/

It's more about building civilizations or cultures, so I don't know if i'll be quite what you're looking for.
by meganstirler
August 5th, 2011, 5:14 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 353307

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

New blog post about how my writing is like the Yellowstone deer and my children are like wolves...
http://wp.me/p1H0Xz-14
by meganstirler
August 5th, 2011, 8:53 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Your Social Media Presence - Share!
Replies: 22
Views: 6357

Re: Your Social Media Presence - Share!

hektorkarl wrote:
Wow, go proofreading skills in a writing forum, eh? Thanks for noticing!

meganstirler.wordpress.com
Yeah, some things are hard to turn off. This is not always to my benefit. :)[/quote]

Oh, I meant me - I was being self-depricating. I totally appreciate *your* proofreading skills :lol:
by meganstirler
August 4th, 2011, 6:44 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Your Social Media Presence - Share!
Replies: 22
Views: 6357

Re: Your Social Media Presence - Share!

hektorkarl wrote:
meganstirler wrote:Blog: megastirler.wordpress.com

I've just started getting into social media for writing, so I'm behind in volume!
Just a quick heads up: Your link there is missing an 'n.' :)

Wow, go proofreading skills in a writing forum, eh? Thanks for noticing!

meganstirler.wordpress.com
by meganstirler
August 4th, 2011, 6:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Anyone else have theese kind of dreams?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Anyone else have theese kind of dreams?

I dream about my projects all the time - in fact, that's where most of my projects start. But I don't think I've ever stopped my characters mid-act while actually asleep. I do it sometimes in that stage of near-sleep when I'm still awake, but that's more conscious. I do find it a great way to try ou...
by meganstirler
August 4th, 2011, 6:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pure Adrenaline
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: Pure Adrenaline

I give myself terrible insomnia with those moments. They invariably come as I'm trying to go to sleep so I started keeping a notebook by the bed. But if it's a really good idea, then I keep thinking about it even after I write it down. Or I talk it out with my husband, poor love. He's a good sport a...
by meganstirler
August 4th, 2011, 6:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Here we go again--planners plus pantsers=?
Replies: 56
Views: 6929

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

I'm a pantser for sure, but I do plan out in my head as I go about my non-writing business. I got a lot of work on connecting the easy scenes done while commuting or bathing the baby. But I recently found a series of blog posts form Jim Butcher (the Dresden FIles and the Codex Alera) that described ...
by meganstirler
July 31st, 2011, 4:00 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Use Science to Find Your Next Read!
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

Re: Use Science to Find Your Next Read!

That was totally cool - thanks for the link!
by meganstirler
July 30th, 2011, 10:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 30050

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

Here's my contribution - it's been a long time since I've let anyone read this. I've been sitting on it for a couple of years and am finally getting back to my re-write: I picked my way carefully down the hallway, tomblike in its silence, looking for signs that the systems were still operational. It...
by meganstirler
July 22nd, 2011, 10:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tense
Replies: 19
Views: 2695

Re: Tense

On a marginally related note, I read a novel in a southwest lit class once that was written in 2nd person present. The author told us that a writing teacher told him you couldn't write in 2nd person and he took it as a challenge. There were several points of view in the book and every time he introd...
by meganstirler
July 19th, 2011, 4:21 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Your Social Media Presence - Share!
Replies: 22
Views: 6357

Re: Your Social Media Presence - Share!

Blog: megastirler.wordpress.com

I've just started getting into social media for writing, so I'm behind in volume!
by meganstirler
July 19th, 2011, 4:18 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Ghost Story - new Dresden
Replies: 4
Views: 1617

Re: Ghost Story - new Dresden

Mine's pre-ordered, too. I'm excited to see how Butcher deals with a protagonist who is incorporeal!
by meganstirler
July 18th, 2011, 3:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Am I the only one whos Characters have music themes
Replies: 14
Views: 2892

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

My WiP actually took a major change in plot because of the song I was listening to when I got to a certain scene! The mood of the song demanded something depressing and I guess it just slipped into my mind without my noticing. Now that song plays in my head whenever I think of that scene and vice ve...
by meganstirler
July 17th, 2011, 9:01 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 621
Views: 204122

Re: The Introduction Thread

I am a chronic lurker, but one of my fears as a writer is talking about my work so this is like the kiddie-pool for that, right? I've taught high school science for the last 10 years but I've been a stay-at-home mom for the last year as I moved to a new city after the school year started (and 6 mont...