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by rose
January 17th, 2010, 1:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: PSA: Writing can kill you
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: PSA: Writing can kill you

You peeked, didn't you?
rose, looking for the surveillance camera.
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 1:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The good, meaty inner-conflict stuff was taken
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: The good, meaty inner-conflict stuff was taken

Shades of Kinsey and Stephanie and Vic! I think there must be room for a Hester in there, Judy, but she would have to have some good reasons for being her slut self. However, if Tony Soprano can be a sympathetic character, I'm sure Hester can be, too. I'd read your series. And yes, I often write mys...
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 12:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Making Cliches Work for You
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Making Cliches Work for You

Sometimes the "glib cliches" (enclosed in quotes to indicate that I know that glib cliche is a glib cliche) that infest my work cause me to suffer author's paralysis, But I do love what the use of cliches can say about a character, though. I've been hoarding some malaprops for a future character who...
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 12:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Walking the Tightrope--How Writers Angst Over Their Work
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Walking the Tightrope--How Writers Angst Over Their Work

How well you captured the feelings and the cycles. But can we make the GOAT into a G-NOAT, for all those g notes we will earn once we write it?

rose
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 12:27 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.
Replies: 24
Views: 5075

Re: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.

Got your game face on, Lisa? <g>



Go Jets!

rose
by rose
January 4th, 2010, 9:10 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.
Replies: 24
Views: 5075

Re: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.

Tzarlaran, I feel for you. That first round draft choice would have at least been some compensation for a lousy season. Like the head coach, Rex Ryan, I thought the Jets season was over after that last game in December. But thanks to the way the games fell out and the generosity of your head coach, ...
by rose
December 20th, 2009, 3:57 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.
Replies: 24
Views: 5075

Re: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.

Cue Funeral March.
The Jets season is over

Hope the rest of you football fans have a better Sunday.
by rose
December 20th, 2009, 3:53 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.
Replies: 24
Views: 5075

Re: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.

And the answer to that question, as the Falcons just went ahead 10:3 with a little over one minute remaining is no. But, fool that I am hope beats on....
by rose
December 20th, 2009, 3:01 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.
Replies: 24
Views: 5075

NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.

The nail biter game of the day for me is the Jets Atlanta game, which is underway now.

Third quarter Jets 7 Atlanta 3

Dare I hope that the Jets won't find a way to lose this one???

rose, hyperventilating here.
by rose
December 18th, 2009, 2:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Seeking objectivity
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: Seeking objectivity

Demosthenes, I think memoirs are difficult to view with objectivity. I am a co-author on one in progress now, so I get to be my partner's objective eye. And we have a good editor and lots of volunteer beta readers who are mine. But for me, personally, nothing surpasses walking away and letting a wor...
by rose
December 18th, 2009, 1:41 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite writing distractions
Replies: 30
Views: 5978

Re: Favorite writing distractions

After years of practice, I feel that I have at last perfected the Art of Procrastination. There's High Level Procrastination which includes visiting blogs and websites and reading anything related to writing, publishing, or agenting. There's Low Level Procrastination such as playing endless, mindles...
by rose
December 13th, 2009, 1:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What We’re Going to Have to Give Up and Get Used To
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

Re: What We’re Going to Have to Give Up and Get Used To

I agree, a.r. As an example of what interactivity can do, look at how rapidly this forum took shape. I would bet Nathan's visitor count grew exponentially this week.

rose
by rose
December 13th, 2009, 1:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What We’re Going to Have to Give Up and Get Used To
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

Re: What We’re Going to Have to Give Up and Get Used To

Gordon, I was just going to search out your post on the specific uses of the preface/prelude/forward choices and thank you for making it so clear, when I came upon this one sitting at the top of the list. It should be required reading for all aspiring writers. And on a personal note, as a Mississipp...
by rose
December 13th, 2009, 1:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you write the same genre you read?
Replies: 46
Views: 12322

Re: Do you write the same genre you read?

What a great question, Mira. I usually approach the forum via the View Active Topics choice. For some reason topics of this writing subgroup do not make it over to that display selection, so I apologize for my late arrival. (Have we only been meeting like this for a week now? Good go, Nathan!) I hav...
by rose
December 12th, 2009, 12:53 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Good-Bye Man (round three coming up)
Replies: 31
Views: 6635

Re: My father had nothing to do with making that ship disappear.

And I in turn, have felt honored to work with Linda Brown on this project. She is a wonderfully fluid writer whose only weakness is punctuation, but I overcommasate and so we balance each other out. (I put that in to make her laugh when she reads this.) This is the adult narrative voice we have adop...