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by Elizabeth Poole
February 7th, 2010, 7:47 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommended Fantasy Under 150K
Replies: 25
Views: 4424

Re: Recommended Fantasy Under 150K

Just throwing my two cents in, since I recently did a survey on what is the "acceptable" word count for fantasy, versus the word count of a lot of first time fantasy novels, and Ink is correct. Jim Butcher, for example, wrote the first of a series, and then went on to write the second and third. Eac...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 7th, 2010, 7:26 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing
Replies: 24
Views: 5005

Re: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing

I am going to second-third-fifth the previous mentions of: On Writing By Stephen King Writing the Breaout Novel and Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeamn Stein on Writing by Sol Stein Characters and Viewpoint and Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card ...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 6th, 2010, 10:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10907

Re: What are you writing now?

Nick said: Also I would totally go gay for my protag. Just sayin'. ROTFLMAO. Sounds like I want to met him! I am writing urban fantasy. I pretty much stay there, though the novels might have a splash of some other element, like western or science fiction. But even ideas that start out mainstream wi...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 6th, 2010, 10:00 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What writing disorder do you suffer from?
Replies: 49
Views: 10948

Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

Obesity.

I like words. A lot. I like to gorge myself on them until the novel gets fat and bloated…currently I am editing, and desperately trying to get my novel to go on a diet. I supervise the words it eats, but I suspect it binges on adverbs and passive voice while I am asleep.

*headdesk*
by Elizabeth Poole
February 6th, 2010, 9:54 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: I feel so out of the loop, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 3027

Re: I feel so out of the loop, but...

Wow, Magic. I haven't played that in a loooong time. I am glad to find more nerds. I had a B and W Clerics deck around Onslaught block that I totally WON A TOURAMENT WITH! Boo-ya! Darth Form Rejekdar, priceless. Makes me think about that Weird Al parody, The Saga Begins, where he parodies Episode On...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 6th, 2010, 12:12 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?
Replies: 38
Views: 11788

Re: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?

Interesting post. I don’t have a backup plan. I never considered the idea that I might not get published. I am sure that sounds naïve, and I don’t mean that I am free of self-doubt and discouragement (I have more than my share if you ask me), but it’s never occurred to me that I won’t someday, even ...