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by craig
August 8th, 2010, 9:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Wackiest "advice"/comments you've gotten from non-writers
Replies: 36
Views: 10122

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

Another I get told when I finally admit to someone that I've written a book but no, it isn't published is, 'but writing a book is a big achievement. You should be so proud.' Then I tell them I've written two, both are unpublished. That's when I get the look . Ah, yes, that one. The ONLY person, I f...
by craig
August 5th, 2010, 4:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you keep your WIP to yourself?
Replies: 25
Views: 3697

Re: Do you keep your WIP to yourself?

I don't tell anyone -- and I tend to get evasive if anyone asks me any questions about my writing. I find it takes me so long to write, what with all my various things going on, and my plots and characters tend to evolve drastically -- so I don't really like having to update people along the way. An...
by craig
August 5th, 2010, 3:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: SAVE THE TREES!
Replies: 19
Views: 3172

Re: SAVE THE TREES!

So when it comes time to print a huge book, I put all this used paper in the printer and print on the blank sides. It still wastes ink, but it uses up the paper a second time before sending it off to recycling. That used to cause printer problems. Does it cause any problems for you? What kind of pr...
by craig
August 5th, 2010, 10:38 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: SAVE THE TREES!
Replies: 19
Views: 3172

Re: SAVE THE TREES!

My solution is to use used paper. Every time I print something off or am given a letter or other documents -- I save it when I'm done with it. So when it comes time to print a huge book, I put all this used paper in the printer and print on the blank sides. It still wastes ink, but it uses up the pa...
by craig
August 4th, 2010, 5:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Favorite Part of Writing
Replies: 23
Views: 7416

Re: Favorite Part of Writing

My favourite is a mid-process edit... What I have in my head isn't what usually ends up on paper in my first draft. I usually can't hit the emotion and darkness and effectiveness that I was aiming for, so I find it a bit disappointing. With a mid-process edit, when I rewrite many key scenes, I'm usu...
by craig
August 3rd, 2010, 10:19 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 187500

Re: The Introduction Thread

kymberry wrote:HI Craig, I didn't know Canadians said ya'll. I thought that was an Okie thing...
Well, I'm not exactly your typical Canadian. (Roughly translated: I don't like hockey. Or beer. Or camping.)
by craig
August 3rd, 2010, 1:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are you a Crafter or an Artist?
Replies: 46
Views: 10035

Re: Are you a Crafter or an Artist?

Hmm... Is it possible to be a bit of both? My writing stems out of artistry -- I have stories stuck in my head that I need to get out on paper. I write because I'm compelled to write. At the same time, being a bit of a dreamer -- I'd love to make a living as a published novelist -- so I guess that m...
by craig
August 2nd, 2010, 5:16 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 187500

Re: The Introduction Thread

Classic Camp wrote:my favorite book is Bram Stoker's Dracula.
That book kicks @$$! It's one of my favourites, too!
by craig
July 31st, 2010, 2:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Love Scenes: Straight and Gay
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: Love Scenes: Straight and Gay

I'm struggling with this right now in my novel. I don't quite fade to black, but anything I write beyond that sounds so STUPID. Even the kissing scenes are ridiculous. The love story is a huge part of the novel, and I do think a reader would be disappointed if I didn't go there, but OMG I can't qui...
by craig
July 30th, 2010, 9:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Love Scenes: Straight and Gay
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Love Scenes: Straight and Gay

So... I have a gay love scene coming up. Given the context, it'll be fairly mild (as in, it'll be in a public place, so it'll be passionate but lacking in actual sex). I got to thinking about love scenes as I've gotten closer to this one. In the sci-fi books I've read that have had both straight and...
by craig
July 30th, 2010, 9:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing after a long break...
Replies: 27
Views: 4455

Re: Writing after a long break...

Whew... after a few weeks, I have completely edited / rewritten major portions of my WIP -- which is now 80,000. Now, onwards and upwards! I gots ta finish the book! Let's see... a bad guy has to die, a neutral character has to die, one character has to have a breakdown, two guys need to get togethe...
by craig
July 30th, 2010, 9:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Naming / Numbering -- Help???
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

Re: Naming / Numbering -- Help???

For the people in the experiments, maybe try single words that fit that group (personal/physical similarities)? Or what they are exactly being tested on? But that's a total suggestion, since I don't know much about your WIP. Thanks! This is what I ended up going with! Without getting too into the d...
by craig
July 29th, 2010, 5:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Naming / Numbering -- Help???
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

Re: Naming / Numbering -- Help???

A random name generator is the most amazing thing I've ever heard of. (I am completely serious.) I've never heard of it before. It is an amazing toy. I've spent far too long just hitting the button and seeing what I get. Oh, the characters that have no home, no story, nothing but a name!! I hope it...
by craig
July 29th, 2010, 4:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Naming / Numbering -- Help???
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

Re: Naming / Numbering -- Help???

A random name generator is the most amazing thing I've ever heard of. (I am completely serious.) I've never heard of it before.
by craig
July 29th, 2010, 4:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Naming / Numbering -- Help???
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

Naming / Numbering -- Help???

While I LOVE to write and I always have tons of stories in my head, I seriously lack in creativity for names of places, characters, groups of people, etc... (In my current WIP, I've changed character names many times and I still plan to do some more complete changes.) Here's the predicament I've cre...