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by writersink
August 6th, 2012, 4:52 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 10562

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

Sorry, just saw your twitter name in your sig file. Off to find you! (And no, I don't mean that to sound as creepy as it does!) I think I may have just died of laughter :D I wasn't around yesterday - something came up and I didn't get anything done :( I am pleased to report that I've spent most of ...
by writersink
August 5th, 2012, 4:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 10562

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

My biggest challenges today include: 1. To not turn on the TV. If I do, I will get sucked into the time vortex that is the Olympics. I've watched far too much of them already. Great job, athletes. Congrats on all your accomplishments. I just can't watch or else I'll lose my day. 2. To monitor my on...
by writersink
August 4th, 2012, 6:53 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: New vs experienced agents
Replies: 4
Views: 11195

Re: New vs experienced agents

I would do whatever seems right to you :) For me, while new agents may not have all the contacts and things, they'll be wanting to build their career alongside yours. I would say that I'm a new writer. I have no reader base or anything like that. They're a new agent. They might not have a contact li...
by writersink
August 4th, 2012, 6:48 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 10562

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

If I made a spreadsheet, it would be a very beautiful spreadsheet. It would be pretty and color coded and such, but it wouldn't help me at all! CV Exactly the same for me. I tried making one, but like most things I do it fizzled out when I realized I'm not the type of person who can be organized. I...
by writersink
August 4th, 2012, 6:44 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing From Loneliness
Replies: 17
Views: 6181

Re: Writing From Loneliness

I think my main reason for writing is the need to be in complete control over something, and to be the one who builds the worlds and decides what people say, and put my characters through tough times where I know the exact outcome, even if it isn't a nice one. I think that's the reason that I write...
by writersink
August 3rd, 2012, 5:15 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing From Loneliness
Replies: 17
Views: 6181

Re: Writing From Loneliness

I'm an introvert, which would surprise many people (I guess I'm a little like Brenda.) I seem fine around groups of people, but I don't tend to talk a lot, and if I do, and I feel there's too much attention on me, I start stuttering like crazy. After a while of being in a group I get tired and just ...
by writersink
August 1st, 2012, 4:35 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Queries that got picked
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: Queries that got picked

Thanks for sharing this Amanda! It's a great website. I shall commence the trawling of all the posts :)
by writersink
July 29th, 2012, 2:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Colson Whitehead's Rules for Writing: NY Times
Replies: 4
Views: 1744

Re: Colson Whitehead's Rules for Writing: NY Times

Haha I love this! Thanks for sharing :D
by writersink
July 25th, 2012, 12:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What do you do when an idea takes over?
Replies: 9
Views: 3071

Re: What do you do when an idea takes over?

So when you're working on a novel and inspiration strikes for something totally different, what do you do? I write it down, and focus on my novel. If it is good, it'll be the thing I work on next. However normally I find that after leaving it for a week, it isn't as amazing as I originally thought.
by writersink
July 23rd, 2012, 10:49 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 346615

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

A list of things you shouldn't do if you're an unpublished writer. I aim for it to be humorous, so I hope it pays off :)

http://ravenaguron.blogspot.co.uk/2012/ ... youre.html
by writersink
July 20th, 2012, 6:40 am
Forum: Books
Topic: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy
Replies: 34
Views: 12241

Re: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy

Maybe I misunderstood you, or I just know these things because I've been back and forth between Canada and UK a few times, but £17 is worth something like $30-35. So you're actually paying way more (which in my experience is usually the case with the UK..) I just typed covert $ into £ into google :...
by writersink
July 20th, 2012, 6:26 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Question about using real places in WIPs
Replies: 18
Views: 5362

Re: Question about using real places in WIPs

Amanda Elizabeth wrote: I think that would be a good question for Nathan if you are self-publishing. If you aren't, write the book, get an agent, get the manuscript sold and the publisher can handle that.
I agree. Just write the best book you can and worry about all the other stuff later.
by writersink
July 19th, 2012, 5:40 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 197942

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hey all, I'm a bit of a lurker and thought it was time I officially joined. My first love is writing science-fiction, but I've taken a bit of a detour lately. I sort of stumbled into the M/M erotic romance sub-genre and am giving it a solid try. I don't know if there are any other writers of this g...
by writersink
July 19th, 2012, 5:26 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Weird Writing Habits
Replies: 31
Views: 5566

Re: Weird Writing Habits

, but not if people are nearby, or especially if they're right behind me. I love that! Haha, yes, me too. And I also have the same problem. I can't write if someone is close enough to read, even if they aren't reading. It's just... what if ? And whether I'm writing Nano-crap, a paper for school and...
by writersink
July 19th, 2012, 5:12 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: I recommend blogger (vs wordpress)
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Re: I recommend blogger (vs wordpress)

How did you add the tabs on your blogger? I've been trying to revamp mine for the past few hours (I don't seen to be very good at this) and I can't figure out how to add a tab! Ooooeee, post a link! I'm a teen too :) I'd love to see what you're writing! Basically, on the dashboard, there's a tab th...