I want to restart my story on this field. My first one did not work. It took a boring route such that I can’t even see a way out of the fog to save it! That happens a lot lately. I’m trying to find a happy, merry, light story but my fingers seek the … darkness. Grrr. I must control the words that get typed!
Get those stories written!
Is there an organization that seeks to cover up the slips of magic use in front of the general populous with various stories of propoganda?
I remember my first nano and it was fantastic. I think I was on cloud 9 for a solid year after I completed my first novel. I hope you have the same personal success. Nano opened up a whole new world about what I could and couldn’t not do and it was all about DOING THE WORK and always believing that you COULD!
Off to plot now.
I’m in for the science fiction class. Sounds great.
I still haven’t decided about which name I will use. I’m thinking right now of using my real name, but for years, I have had a pen name picked out.
I am a teacher and I wasn’t sure what I would write and what I would not want parents of my students to “look up” about me. At one point, I even had trouble with my parents even seeing me say……[Read more]
Gilroy, Hugs galore. Remember, writing can serve to restore you. Take it nice and slow. Make careful decisions about what you commit to and let the writing part help you out.
You can recover. I know this because other people have recovered from atrocities such as yours as well. Hang in there and get yourself well and back on the road.
Journal writing is always soooo private to me because I generally “spew” emotions into words. So I will keep it for a week, a month, or maybe 3 months… then I tear out the pages and rip them into tiny shreds so no one can read them. It helps get stability when you are “emotional”, whether high or low.
As a writer, sometimes, I will FREEWRITE…[Read more]
Apart from reading fiction, learning to write fiction is also trial and error with the writing process. One has to find a voice for each piece they write. One has to play with the grammar to see how it works properly and best and correctly. Crits help with this or other more informal feedback. Each different piece I finish, it seems like I am…[Read more]
Parrish replied to the topic Looking for YA novels/novellas w/ female characters for non-fiction project in the forum Children and Young Adult 6 years, 3 months ago
Divergent by Veronica Roth has a female main character. It will be made into a motion picture in March of 2014.
Ashe, I’m thinking that you’re thinking that I’m a wonder writer! Suddenly, I’m seeing saddled dogs carrying fairies who are being chased by aliens and tormented by the barbarian. CRAZYYYY! lol
Robert Heinlein wrote Glory Road and he keeps the reader at a fast pace towards the end of the novel. I think it’s important to focus on the words that are used to eliminate fluff out of the work.
Having said that, I will say that I LOVE fluff. I have no problem with Faulkner describing a scene using 4 pages. However, some tales need to be…[Read more]
Look up Charles Dickens… Oliver Twist. Several of his novels were published as serials, which I found interesting.
Sounds like you have a great plan. Best wishes on carrying it out!
I have a story I can’t find. I read it in an 8th grade anthology.
It was a group of beings that at the end of the story we recognize as apes/monkeys and they have learned to recite something for generations now. It turns out to be the rules for engaging a rocketship to go home to earth.
I thought it was Stephen Vincent Benet, but I cannot find…[Read more]
Parrish replied to the topic Keeping it Together – Question for Non-Linear Writers in the forum Writing-Related Questions 6 years, 3 months ago
Great question ashe.
I twitched reading this. ONCE, I wrote a scene out of order and I had to cut it and put it in another word document until I got to that point in the story.
Pitiful, I know!
Being female, I WANT to write female main characters. I have but I have found that a great deal of my own personality creeps in to that character’s story. I have to really keep a watch on that, making consciously different decisions some of the times that I would make in my real life if I were that character, namely doing more risk-taking!
I am…[Read more]
I plan scenes for each chapter! So I know right where my chapters will break before the story is written. I find it to be a “natural” process to find where to stop. When the topic changes, it’s a new scene. If the next scene has the same characters in a 1 POV story and is closely related, the chapter doesn’t change yet… unless a great deal of…[Read more]
Maybe back it up and change the conversation focal point. There is something you are resisting about telling the backstory or the background information you have on that situation.
Go ahead and plan out the backstory for that section so you will know more about what they can say to each other. Maybe you don’t know enough about that…[Read more]
You have continued to do a wonderful job with the site you inherited. You work so hard to keep things mello but not yellow.
Thanks for being you, Zette! You do an awesome job for all of us on the forums and in the chat room as well.
Parrish replied to the topic Mr Grey — I'm A Writing Fiend Level — 2013 Edition! — COMPLETE! in the forum The Business of Publishing 6 years, 3 months ago
Inspiring to see you rock on, Grey! Keep at it!
*Gasp… here comes NANO!
Baby steps Lisa! You can do it.
If you have a small goal of some sort, you may be more likely to make your wants come to fruition!
I like what Hobbes does. I think she writes at least 250 words a night and by golly those words add up by the end of the year! I love to watch her progress. Hobbes is an FM user in the chat rooms. I’m not sure if…[Read more]
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