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by Username
June 19th, 2010, 1:17 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for Darkness Becomes Her
Replies: 23
Views: 3626

Re: Query for Darkness Becomes Her

I completely disagree with the post above - you don't have to pay for anything to become a novelist, or to get your work published. If somebody wants money from you, I'd strongly advise you to tell them where to go.
by Username
June 19th, 2010, 1:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Mentoring
Replies: 33
Views: 9312

Re: Mentoring

The only person who can teach you how to write is you - in private study. Totally disagree. I shudder to think how long it would have taken me to grasp certain concepts and techniques were it not for the generosity of a few professionals who took the time to 'pay it forward'. That being said, the w...
by Username
June 18th, 2010, 1:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Endings
Replies: 20
Views: 6901

Re: Endings

There's an extremely funny novel titled 'The Wonder Boys' in which Grady Tripp, the professor/novelist, can't finish his new novel, which clocks in at 2,611 pages. This is why some people will commence writing their novel by writing the ending first - because now they have something to steer towards.
by Username
June 17th, 2010, 10:44 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Incredible Race Query Letter
Replies: 57
Views: 7200

Re: The Incredible Race Query Letter

It's the leaping from tree to tree, as they float down the rivers of British Columbia, that I like... the Giant Redwood, the Larch, the Fir, the Mighty Scott's Pine... the smell of fresh cut timber... the crash of mighty trees... with my best girly by my side... we'd sing... sing... sing. "I'm a lum...
by Username
June 17th, 2010, 12:26 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Incredible Race Query Letter
Replies: 57
Views: 7200

Re: The Incredible Race Query Letter

Bah... I never wanted to be a novelist anyway... I always wanted to be...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zey8567bcg
by Username
June 17th, 2010, 12:18 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Incredible Race Query Letter
Replies: 57
Views: 7200

Re: The Incredible Race Query Letter

Hey, this is great - people are mentioning things that never even crossed my mind. About the age thing - I never put an ounce of thought into it. The story is just so ridiculous, or over the top, that I never bothered with those details. I guess I felt, because the story was meant to be surreal almo...
by Username
June 16th, 2010, 11:03 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: The Incredible Race
Replies: 50
Views: 10804

Re: The Incredible Race

And by the way, I've made some preconceived conceptions about some of the individuals posting at this forum - would you guys say, based on what I've written so far, that I'm a male or a female? It's amazing how many people get this wrong.
by Username
June 16th, 2010, 10:57 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: The Incredible Race
Replies: 50
Views: 10804

Re: The Incredible Race

What's that? You don't know who Hemingway is? Joe Hemingway! One of the most famous novelists of the previous century! Hemingway's most famous novel "The Old Man And The Bee", about a man who attempts to kill a bee with a rolled up newspaper, misses, and then spends the rest of the day being pursued...
by Username
June 16th, 2010, 4:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Mentoring
Replies: 33
Views: 9312

Re: Mentoring

The only person who can teach you how to write is you - in private study.
by Username
June 16th, 2010, 2:57 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: The Incredible Race
Replies: 50
Views: 10804

Re: The Incredible Race

JustineDell wrote:
Sorry I didn't have time to read your pages!
You're going to regret this when I become bigger than Dickens, Hemingway, and Christie combined.
by Username
June 16th, 2010, 12:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Music or quiet when you write?
Replies: 64
Views: 17401

Re: Music or quiet when you write?

E.M. Forster, while writing A PASSAGE TO INDIA, would sometimes by inspired by Proust - I wonder which parts of the novel were inspired by this?
by Username
June 16th, 2010, 12:08 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 220166

Re: Ask Nathan

LeVar Burton would LOVE to receive a copy of your novel. You have to send it to him. Tell him how much Reading Rainbow meant to you - I'm sure it would mean a lot to him.
by Username
June 15th, 2010, 10:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Plotters/Outliners - do you plan your exposition?
Replies: 16
Views: 2854

Re: Plotters/Outliners - do you plan your exposition?

And let's not forget about Dr. Spock - in addition to being the science officer on The Enterprise, he studied to become a pediatrician, and was the author of the best-selling "Baby and Child Care", published in 1946, and devoured by mothers during the 1950's and 60's. It's pretty amazing how these p...
by Username
June 15th, 2010, 7:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Plotters/Outliners - do you plan your exposition?
Replies: 16
Views: 2854

Re: Plotters/Outliners - do you plan your exposition?

This reminds me of a scene in "A Passage To India". Mrs. Moore spots a bee in her room, and has the sensitivity to pause and admire it. Forster, much later in the novel, re-introduces the bee, non logically, by placing it some hundreds of miles westward of The Marabar caves, and two years later in t...
by Username
June 15th, 2010, 4:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Plotters/Outliners - do you plan your exposition?
Replies: 16
Views: 2854

Re: Plotters/Outliners - do you plan your exposition?

Could you elaborate on the gun thing please?