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by bcomet
August 13th, 2012, 2:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 13850

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

Hello again.
Wanted to report, that after a very tough year, I am myself again. I am writing. I am making art. I am hoping to begin dancing again in the future. And I am here again.
I just read through so many wonderful threads. This place is awesome.
by bcomet
August 13th, 2012, 1:56 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Cover Design
Replies: 23
Views: 7337

Re: Cover Design

Hi. I've been gone for awhile. So glad that I started this thread as there is much valuable information here now as well as many good resources. Thanks to all of you who continue to contribute to this thread!
by bcomet
February 20th, 2012, 3:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)
Replies: 54
Views: 13577

Re: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)

My biggest weakness, to date, is the failure to sell/market myself. I know. I know. But it is where I need my most help!
by bcomet
January 4th, 2012, 2:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novel soundtrack?
Replies: 20
Views: 2952

Re: Novel soundtrack?

I like complete silence when I write.

But I do have one novel that has a complete soundtrack addendum that connects into and complements the plot. I didn't plan for it, but it worked, sort of as a part of the "movie in my head" as I was writing!
by bcomet
January 4th, 2012, 2:12 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Group Dilemma
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Re: Writing Group Dilemma

Polymath, I know how deeply heartfelt your commitment is to writing and to writers you work with, both as equals and as editor. It shows from your comments all over this forum. You strive to move forward on issues always respectful of the writer as well as the writing. And you listen deeply to the f...
by bcomet
January 4th, 2012, 2:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: BransforumFest Scholarship!!
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: BransforumFest Scholarship!!

This is awesome dios4vido!!!
by bcomet
January 3rd, 2012, 1:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Group Dilemma
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Re: Writing Group Dilemma

Collectonian, The work has no plot, no character growth, no arc, no movement. They are all static pieces, like description pieces of still-life sets, (sorry to be gross) but more like a very dirty toilet. The writer has expressed delight and goals for shocking readers. She insists that this is where...
by bcomet
January 1st, 2012, 5:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Group Dilemma
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Re: Writing Group Dilemma

Polymath, I really appreciate your comments. They would mean even more, as a directive or set of considerations to explore, if I (or anyone else in this group ) were a teacher or leader or monitor of a writing workshop/class/etc. or an editor. But this is not the case. It is a group of equals with t...
by bcomet
December 30th, 2011, 6:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Group Dilemma
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Re: Writing Group Dilemma

Hey Fall Apart, I tried that - and that might work, but it feels awkward and unsustainable. Possibly even rude. I also think that it would just serve to make the whole group uncomfortable. Hey Beetovanfan! Thanks! I appreciate that. Along with the tough tough road of recovery, I know how precious li...
by bcomet
December 30th, 2011, 5:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Group Dilemma
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Writing Group Dilemma

Hi All. I've recently experienced a very sad event in my beloved writing group. Our group has been together for about four years and has been wonderful. Every writer in the group has grown. Occasionally, our original organizer (fearless leader) has brought in a new person when the group has lost a m...
by bcomet
December 15th, 2011, 1:39 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 13850

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

I wanted to report in. I have just completed six weeks –five days a week– of radiation treatment. It was *intense* enough that I had to make a decision to continue with it every single day. I completed my last treatment on Monday and have been sleeping for the last forty-eight hours. I burned painfu...
by bcomet
November 17th, 2011, 2:43 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 30
Views: 7717

Re: Game of Thrones

I just commented on this in another thread: Re: Novels With Multiple Plot Lines Postby bcomet » 17 Nov 2011, 14:23 Sanderling wrote:First, have you read many novels that have intertwining plots? This is especially common in epic fantasy, I think (eg. George RR Martin's A Game of Thrones,' I really l...
by bcomet
November 17th, 2011, 2:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novels With Multiple Plot Lines
Replies: 22
Views: 4522

Re: Novels With Multiple Plot Lines

First, have you read many novels that have intertwining plots? This is especially common in epic fantasy, I think (eg. George RR Martin's A Game of Thrones ,' I really liked that intertwining (and connecting!) in the first and third book. (The second book however just seemed like a connector book t...
by bcomet
November 17th, 2011, 2:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Need a short description!
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: Need a short description!

I think of the "brother" in The Wedding Crashers. He was marvelously weird and paranoid.. He'd be easy and fun to describe through his actions and gestures.
by bcomet
September 25th, 2011, 8:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 13850

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

Working my way through the medical and the spiritual of it. An unraveling, a regrounding of what's important, and a leaping towards/into what will heal me. Love. Of course.

Long days followed by lighter days. I LOVE the light!