Monday, March 29, 2010


What would make you the happiest in life?

Mine would include: never have to worry about money ever again, second would be: to have a chief cook all my meals, third would be: to make a GOOD living at writing.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

polishing your manuscript?

Second to last edit… what or how do you do it? What is you routine? What order do you edit in?

In so many words; I am trying to decide the best way to edit my rewrite. I am just trying to get advice from others on what has worked for you, such as editing for scenes first, and then breathe life into stale dialog, then poorly written description and so on.

What would be your best advice on polishing your hopefully finished manuscript?

Thx for reading and any response you might leave.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I need your opinion!!

I need your opinion!!

I was reading my online writing workshop material, and it said don’t bother with the trials on the quest, just get to the point…

This has confused me a little… I think experiencing problems and failing or overcoming them, is key to building the character in the readers mind. Now, I love to see the MC struggle and fight to get to where he/she is going. I write things that shape the character; I don’t just have “FILLER”…

I am wondering if you fine readers agree with this. I haven’t written enough or read enough to get a clear idea.

So my main question and you can add whatever you see fit to it, is this: when you read a book do you hate to follow the main character on a journey, with lots of challenges, or do you prefer cut and dry reading that just gets to the point?

Or maybe I am missing the point that is trying to be made, maybe its all about the issue of trial and error and how that dosen't work well in a novel, everything should move the story forward, not try and try again type of challenges. Because all my challenges move everything forward, ie--plot, char growth... thx just felt confuse by this advice.

Thx and hope I didn’t confuse you all…

Sunday, March 21, 2010

What is the most frustrating thing about writing for you?


For me, it’s not being able to know if what I am writing is coming across the way it should to the reader. Is the way I form my sentences making the reader see the story and not the words. I just hate not being able to judge my work like I can others. I know if I read a book, i can tell if it is good or not, what made sense, what kept me reading… but with my own work I see what I know is coming, I see what it should be not what it is… so that’s what frustrates me the most.

What frustrates you?

Sunday, March 14, 2010


What makes reading your first choice of entertainment?

Why do you choose to coz up with a book though hundreds of pages?

Why do you love to read?

What makes a book so remember able you read it over and over, and buy it for friends and family?

One last question: what is the worst thing (i.e. grammar, flow, it’s boring, or weak characters ext… ext...) in a book that you let go and kept reading to the end?

Just trying to get some outside points of view… thx for any response you might leave.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Rush of Writing.

The Rush Of Writing.

I am on the last part of my first-draft, roughly 50 pages left. I have just started to write about my climax and let me to you… I am feeling a rush--a rush I haven’t felt since I realized I could write a novel.

It feels so amazing—so wonderful… the words can’t be typed fast enough; the visualization is so vivid, I am part of the story.

I hope anyone who has begun the journey—the adventure of becoming a writer. Gets to feel this; gets to experience this—this nearly indescribable experience. If I can convey this in my writing… even to the slightest degree, my hope of being publish just became that more realistic.

What have been your experiences that you would be willing to share?

If there is anything I can do to help you in anyway… like reading manuscripts, helping you find answers, needing someone to talk to… please feel free to send me an email.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Describing people what do you prefer...?

Describing people what do you prefer...?

When describing characters I fall into three categories, which do you prefer or does it matter or would you use all three?

The generalizing description: The popular boy flaunted his perfect complexion and matching wardrobe, and spoke in a mocking tone.


Small details added in: The tall brown haired boy was as popular as the expensive clothes he wore, tones of high-society played in his mocking voice.

Then really detailed: The wavy brown haired boy looked down on any student not wearing the latest fashion trend. Trends he normally set, his popularity made him practically royalty. His pompous attitude cut to the bone with his educated vocabulary.

When I introduce a character I typically go into one of these templates. I normally don’t reflect on witch one that would have worked best until my second rewrite. I was just wondering what one (if any) you found best, or related best to you?

Thx for reading and any comment you might leave…