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by writeitsideways
February 14th, 2010, 4:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Words Per Day
Replies: 13
Views: 2044

Re: Words Per Day

Wow, I feel so totally inadequate! A really productive session for me would be 1000 words. Generally, it's more between 400 and 700, although I only work on fiction first thing in the morning, for about 1-1.5 hours. I try not to self-edit too much during the drafting phase, but sometimes I can't hel...
by writeitsideways
February 13th, 2010, 2:13 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: The Complete Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: The Complete Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent

Hello,

I'm closing the contest now, but you can still check out Laura's website if you want to buy a copy.

Thanks,

Suzannah
by writeitsideways
February 10th, 2010, 5:57 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: The Complete Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent
Replies: 1
Views: 687

The Complete Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent

Hey all, Laura Cross of "About a Screenplay" gave me a PDF copy of her new book, "The Complete Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent," http://www.scenariowritingstudio.com/complete-guide-hiring-literary-agent/ to give away on my blog. She gave me a copy of my own to read through, and I really enjoyed it....
by writeitsideways
February 10th, 2010, 3:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Process
Replies: 23
Views: 7389

Re: The Process

That's quite interesting. I could never write a first draft by hand. In fact, I can't even stand note-taking by hand, though I do keep a notebook in case I need to jot down things quickly. My typing is so strong, and my handwriting is so poor, it's not worth it. I'm developing a kind of ritual too, ...
by writeitsideways
January 31st, 2010, 3:03 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 144986

Re: What are you reading now?

"Year of Wonders," by Geraldine Brooks. It's about the plague--very interesting.
by writeitsideways
January 31st, 2010, 3:00 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Have you ever been inspired by a song?
Replies: 16
Views: 3320

Re: Have you ever been inspired by a song?

Tragically Hip's "Bobcaygeon" is one I listened to a lot when my book was still in the mental composting stages. I loved the line, "But it was in Bobcaygeon, I saw the constellations reveal themselves one star at a time." Bobcaygeon is a small town in Ontario, which is where my story is set (Ontario...
by writeitsideways
January 18th, 2010, 5:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 11002

Re: What are you writing now?

I'm working on mainstream literary at the moment. And yes, it has a plot :)
by writeitsideways
January 15th, 2010, 7:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Anyone here write literary fiction?
Replies: 18
Views: 3027

Re: Anyone here write literary fiction?

@Ink That's crazy! I always laugh when I say I'm from Canada and people say, "Do you know so-and-so?" But apparently it's a small country after all! Did you ever have Dr. Jenstad as a prof? I took all her renaissance drama classes. She was my favourite. I haven't been back there since '02, and all m...
by writeitsideways
January 15th, 2010, 6:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Anyone here write literary fiction?
Replies: 18
Views: 3027

Re: Anyone here write literary fiction?

@matt mc: Nice to meet you :) @Sanna44: Another Susannah/Suzannah?? Awesome :) I've been blogging for a while, but if you're looking to get some great advice, I took Leo Babauta's blogging bootcamp a few months back and it's made a huge difference to the quality of my site. I really recommend it. @p...
by writeitsideways
January 15th, 2010, 3:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Hand vs. Type
Replies: 24
Views: 4027

Re: Hand vs. Type

Ugh, hand writing? My penmanship is so terrible, I can barely read it. I type everything except very short notes or reminders, and only if I don't happen to be around the computer. Like a few of you, I also use Scrivener. Most of the time I just put any notes-to-self in there. I think once you get u...
by writeitsideways
January 15th, 2010, 2:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Anyone here write literary fiction?
Replies: 18
Views: 3027

Re: Anyone here write literary fiction?

I went to university in Windsor! It does get hot there in the summer though--very humid. Although, not as hot as Australia ;)

Small world.
by writeitsideways
January 15th, 2010, 9:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Anyone here write literary fiction?
Replies: 18
Views: 3027

Re: Anyone here write literary fiction?

Oh, we's a lurking. I'm sort of a multi-genre fellow myself, but always happy to talk Lit. If you put Lit discussion up I'm sure you'll get a few biters. Especially if the bait is good... :) I might just do that :) And I noticed, somewhere in one of these threads, you mention that you're Canadian. ...
by writeitsideways
January 15th, 2010, 7:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Anyone here write literary fiction?
Replies: 18
Views: 3027

Re: Anyone here write literary fiction?

Yes! That's what I'm working on now. And it does seem tougher to find forums, blogs, etc. that focus on literary/mainstream. Good to find you! Surely there must be more lurking around .. I read through all the query critiques, but didn't end up commenting because I don't feel like I know enough abo...
by writeitsideways
January 15th, 2010, 7:45 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Advice From Amateurs?
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

Re: Advice From Amateurs?

I'm an amateur, but published writers visit my site all the time and thank me for my writing tips. I don't see why we should feel we don't have anything to share with others. Everyone's got a different perspective to offer, so why not take advantage of it?
by writeitsideways
January 15th, 2010, 7:38 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Anyone here write literary fiction?
Replies: 18
Views: 3027

Anyone here write literary fiction?

Hey all,

Just wondering if anyone here writes literary fiction, or mainstream literary. I've been reading through the forums, but it seems like most members are writing genre.

Anybody?

Thanks,

Suzannah
http://www.writeitsideways.com