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  Topic: Flashbacks?
earthshoes

Replies: 7
Views: 5871

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:46 am   Subject: Flashbacks?
Hi Katie and FL

No. I don't think it sucks. I think it's pretty good. (Not perfect, just pretty good). My confidence on this stuff waffles. Tomorrow, I might tell you that it sucks. Smile In tru ...
  Topic: Flashbacks?
earthshoes

Replies: 7
Views: 5871

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:33 pm   Subject: Flashbacks?
Good? Bad?

Do you write 'em or not?

This is a subject of debate on another (writer's) board and I'd also really like the opinion of a published writer, if CM has any thoughts on it or the ti ...
  Topic: How much per day?
earthshoes

Replies: 19
Views: 17308

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:27 am   Subject: How much per day?
About a 1000 a day. Sometimes more, sometimes a little less. I can turn out a 1000 in less than two hours (often just an hour), which works well with my schedule---work, kids, homeschooling etc.
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  Topic: favorite writing books?
earthshoes

Replies: 8
Views: 6314

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:14 pm   Subject: favorite writing books?
"Telling Lies for Fun and Profit" by Lawrence Block (CM recommended that one)

"The First Five pages" by Noah Lukeman is a pretty good beginner's "how to avoid the slush pil ...
  Topic: Short Stories
earthshoes

Replies: 16
Views: 12260

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:03 pm   Subject: Short Stories
Ray Bradbury did this very successfully with Martian Chronicles (I'm sure there are others. He's just the first to come to mind). The trick seems to be to have good stories that stand up by themselv ...
  Topic: Becoming my Characters
earthshoes

Replies: 29
Views: 26310

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:18 pm   Subject: Becoming my Characters
I've actually been analyzing my own approach to character-building and thought about posting here to see what this crowd does about it (have posted this elsewhere, but am interested in what the straig ...
  Topic: The dreaded writer's block
earthshoes

Replies: 16
Views: 17899

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 6:39 pm   Subject: The dreaded writer's block
Three words:

Write through it.

Okay a few more:

Write through it and expect it to be crap. In fact, embrace the idea. Accept that you might have to rewrite it (probably, in fact). Let th ...
  Topic: MASTER OF FICTION!!!!
earthshoes

Replies: 29
Views: 9903

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 5:47 am   Subject: MASTER OF FICTION!!!!
To add something new to the wash--dialogue. Smile

And . . .

Focus and plotline development. Explain your approach to writing a book and why you do it that way (Planning seems to be one of your ...
  Topic: Editing...
earthshoes

Replies: 11
Views: 5694

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:37 pm   Subject: Editing...
I'm approaching this editing thing in stages this time around (this is my second completed manuscript). This first time through deals with major plot snafoos and inconsistencies and trouble-spots tha ...
  Topic: a curious question
earthshoes

Replies: 15
Views: 9887

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:07 pm   Subject: a curious question
This last time I wrote out a lot of notes and drew family trees and a rough plotline. I have no idea where all that went to, but the family tree helped solidify connections among the characters.
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  Topic: and than i knew
earthshoes

Replies: 23
Views: 12576

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:09 am   Subject: and than i knew
lay and laid

who and whom

that and which (I don't think I've ever gotten that one correct.)
  Topic: It is done
earthshoes

Replies: 25
Views: 13209

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:24 am   Subject: It is done
Very true.

Thanks Taco Bob.
  Topic: It is done
earthshoes

Replies: 25
Views: 13209

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:40 pm   Subject: It is done
Thank you Lara.

I took a sabbatical from short story writing so that I could finish The Witness Tree.

I may try my hand at one or two over the next month while I take a break between bigger p ...
  Topic: It is done
earthshoes

Replies: 25
Views: 13209

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:05 pm   Subject: It is done
Thanks John.

The hubby and I are going to buy a bottle of wine tomorrow and celebrate.
  Topic: It is done
earthshoes

Replies: 25
Views: 13209

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:43 pm   Subject: It is done
Y--It's going to need some editing (okay, a lot of editing, but not as much as my first effort did) and then I'll be in search of a market . . . Ummm . . . Maybe three to five years?

Thanks JennyO
 
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