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by craig
September 3rd, 2010, 10:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF
Replies: 27
Views: 5136

Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF

E McD wrote:Don't forget! :)
I didn't forget!

In fact, I just typed the words "THE END" in my WIP -- so I'm done my draft and ready for the editing process which I hope to accomplish this weekend!
by craig
September 3rd, 2010, 1:26 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: JACOB WONDERBAR - the cover!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3853

Re: JACOB WONDERBAR - the cover!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Hmm... Jacob Wonderbar kinda looks like you...
by craig
August 31st, 2010, 7:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you find your inspiration?
Replies: 8
Views: 1109

Re: How do you find your inspiration?

Usually, I start with no plot whatsoever. I start with a few scenes in my head that just have to be written into a book -- I can't exactly remember which scene it was that led to my current WIP. Sometimes the scene I wanted to show so bad doesn't actually make it into the final product. Oh, wait! No...
by craig
August 31st, 2010, 5:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF
Replies: 27
Views: 5136

Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF

I'm gonna go with a slightly different goal... I wanna finish a complete draft of my WIP by the end of the September long weekend (which means I may succeed before the weekend even starts). I haven't been able to write these past few weeks cuz of school work on a very heavy schedule or procrastinat...
by craig
August 30th, 2010, 3:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 40084

Re: Share your opening sentence!

First sentence from my (almost finished) WIP -- as you'll see, it's sci-fi...

"The dusky sunset gleamed off the tops of the habitat domes, strewn about the surface of Mars like a cluster of acne."
by craig
August 28th, 2010, 9:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Teenage Writers?
Replies: 47
Views: 12629

Re: Teenage Writers?

Apeprovost (sorry, don't know your name), you said that your algebra teacher inspired you to write. How many others have had this experience with a teacher? I told my English teacher last year about NaNoWriMo and by the end of it she stopped class for fifteen minutes so I could explain what it was ...
by craig
August 28th, 2010, 7:26 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Who first inspired you to read?
Replies: 14
Views: 2621

Re: Who first inspired you to read?

I used to dislike reading as a child. Then, in grade six, I was looking in the book section at the grocery store. "They have Star Trek BOOKS???" Hooked ever since. (That particular book was not so great, but it was like a gateway drug into more Star Trek, general sci-fi, thrillers, some horror, and ...
by craig
August 28th, 2010, 7:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: First, second and third person p.o.v
Replies: 33
Views: 4988

Re: First, second and third person p.o.v

I have to say that I'm not usually a fan of first person. I don't necessarily find it harder to write in first person, but, to be quite honest, I find first person to be fairly dull. (I wouldn't want to spend all my time with one friend, so the same goes for fictional characters.) I like to know wha...
by craig
August 28th, 2010, 4:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: what is your aim of writing??
Replies: 21
Views: 3312

Re: what is your aim of writing??

Mike has told me on quite a few occasions that he writes because he finds it really fun. In a generalized way, I write so that I get the story "out" before it eats too much into my daily consciousness. I'm a mix of both of these, but a little more on the side of "gotta get it out!" Oddly, I started...
by craig
August 28th, 2010, 4:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Music Suggestions for Writing
Replies: 14
Views: 2518

Re: Music Suggestions for Writing

If I'm hooked on to the internet, I listen to various SomaFM internet radio stations -- found at somafm.com. I typically listen to Beat Blender, but there are a few others I'll be trying out soon. (They have Space Station Soma -- might be good since I write sci-fi! I have to check it out!) If I'm no...
by craig
August 28th, 2010, 2:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Teenage Writers?
Replies: 47
Views: 12629

Re: Teenage Writers?

I'm no longer a teenager. I haven't been one for a whole lot longer than I care to admit. (My profile pic on here is deceiving as people tend to think I look up to nine years younger than I actually am.) [I'm 27] I just wanted to say YAY for teenage writers! And, also, don't let age stop you from do...
by craig
August 17th, 2010, 9:39 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite non-fiction book
Replies: 14
Views: 1976

Re: Favorite non-fiction book

An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action in the Twenty-First Century by Dr. James Orbinski This is Orbinski's memoir of his time with Doctors Without Borders where, among many other things, he recounts being a humanitarian doctor during the Rwandan Genocide. It is a truly inspiring and thought-pro...
by craig
August 17th, 2010, 4:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's your genre?
Replies: 87
Views: 9779

Re: Post Your Genre Here!

Tentative Title: Rebirth
Genre: Dark Sci-Fi
by craig
August 14th, 2010, 3:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Wackiest "advice"/comments you've gotten from non-writers
Replies: 36
Views: 10121

Re: Wackiest "advice"/comments you've gotten from non-writers

Here is the worst comment I have ever come across... "You can't be a good writer because you aren't hooked on drugs or alcohol and you don't smoke" UM? Really? Hahahaha! I don't work as a teacher, but studied to be one while in university. During my last student teaching placement, I went to the st...
by craig
August 13th, 2010, 3:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF
Replies: 27
Views: 5136

Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF

I'm gonna go with a slightly different goal... I wanna finish a complete draft of my WIP by the end of the September long weekend (which means I may succeed before the weekend even starts). I haven't been able to write these past few weeks cuz of school work on a very heavy schedule or procrastinati...