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by writersink
July 2nd, 2012, 11:12 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 18052

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

I didn't actually "do" the coffee shop June, so I'm ready to get comfortable for the July one! I'm suffering with a bout of the "Am I Crazies" right now. I just don't feel good enough :( Sorry to be a downer.
by writersink
July 2nd, 2012, 11:09 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 13813

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

And writersink, was it you who linked to the Pub Rants post? I'm sorry, I don't remember. Either way, thank you. I'm absolutely putting the cart before the horse. Back to writing I go...
Ha, it wasn't me, it was wilderness! You were close - we both start with W!
by writersink
July 2nd, 2012, 8:53 am
Forum: Books
Topic: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy
Replies: 34
Views: 12200

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

I personally think they just want as much money as possible. They probably think because it is Rowling people will be willing to fork out more in the same way people will pay more for a pair of sunglasses with a well known name of a designer on the side. So yeah, I agree with Doug.
by writersink
July 2nd, 2012, 8:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: My Novel is finish.
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Re: My Novel is finish.

Oh okay. So basically I have to find a critic partner then and send them my manuscript? Yes, and in return you would have to be ready to give them some really good critique back :) I'd recommend getting more than one: one person may not pick up on something dodgy which another person might. Plus, w...
by writersink
July 1st, 2012, 2:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Middle Grade Protagonist
Replies: 6
Views: 2234

Re: Middle Grade Protagonist

Sorry for coming so late to the party on this one. I think YES, but that is my personal opinion. Generally I tend to find children relate to people their own age. An eight year old is going to relate to an eight year old character's problems in a way they won't relate to an eighteen year old. Howeve...
by writersink
July 1st, 2012, 2:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Okay, Margo, Game On
Replies: 23
Views: 4263

Re: Okay, Margo, Game On

Hehe, poor Nathan! He has been surpassed on his own forums (I can't believe I just realized that now!) :D
by writersink
July 1st, 2012, 2:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing in 1st and 3rd
Replies: 12
Views: 1858

Re: Writing in 1st and 3rd

oldhousejunkie wrote:Thanks for the moral support, folks. I know it will be worth it, but I'm hating my life right now! I'm going to go bang my head against the wall right now.
Ha! That is exactly what I want to do! I'll bang my head right next to yours!
by writersink
July 1st, 2012, 2:25 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 197576

Re: The Introduction Thread

Welcome Cillian and Graeme! Make yourselves comfortable ;)
by writersink
July 1st, 2012, 2:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Weird Writing Habits
Replies: 31
Views: 5561

Re: Weird Writing Habits

MattLarkin wrote:
I tend to write whenever I have time, sitting in bed with my laptop in my lap. Does that count as a weird habit?
If you want it to! But if it is a weird habit, I much be REALLY weird, because I do that all the time!
by writersink
July 1st, 2012, 2:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing in 1st and 3rd
Replies: 12
Views: 1858

Re: Writing in 1st and 3rd

If it makes you feel any better, Oldhouse, I wrote my MS starting in first, then redid it in third, then halfway through, restarted in first with some third for another character, and now I am rewriting it again all in 1st from the MC's POV, except in one flashback scene. That's a LOT Of rewriting....
by writersink
June 30th, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 13813

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

Trixie,

It's weird, because leaving out the critique group, I'm experiencing all the same issues. I just want to echo all the other sentiments already given.
by writersink
June 27th, 2012, 6:43 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: PRINCESS OF SWANS -- YA Fantasy
Replies: 12
Views: 2971

Re: PRINCESS OF SWANS -- YA Fantasy

Dear Agent, Twenty-year-old Feyana Belmaron – the first ever female Prince of Swans, heir to the throne of Amgovar – should be the most powerful woman alive. Instead, she is a prisoner. After a wartime disaster killed the queen and irreparably scarred Feyana’s face, Feyana’s father confined her to ...
by writersink
June 26th, 2012, 2:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Formal Training
Replies: 10
Views: 1552

Re: Formal Training

I've never taken a "formal" writing workshop. However, I've learned so much stuff through writing blogs and through the other writers on these forums and on others. So I would say learning the way I am works best for me. It is tailored to what I need to learn more about, and I can research in depth ...
by writersink
June 26th, 2012, 8:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Constantly second guessing
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: Constantly second guessing

One: a fictional autobiography which has been my focus these past few weeks What's a fictional autobiography? I think you can write two books at once, like Charlee says, but I wouldn't recommend it. You'll probably end up favouring one over the other. If I can't make any decisions I can't finish a ...
by writersink
June 26th, 2012, 8:44 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Weird Writing Habits
Replies: 31
Views: 5561

Re: Weird Writing Habits

Mira wrote:Music especially will drive me nuts.
I'm the opposite. I can't work without noise in the background, as long as no one is directly talking to me. I NEED music otherwise I'll think of it as too quiet, and hence boring. Then, I simply won't write.