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lindsey-halfhill's picture
Nov.13.2008
I just joined redroom.com, and I'm glad that I did. This is a very neat place, and I'm quite comfortable already. Currently, I've been working on my NaNoWriMo novel. It is, as of today, untitled. I do have 12,025 words so far though. That's pretty cool if you ask me. Also, I might take my dog for...
mina-romerstein's picture
Nov.12.2008
Hi! So I'm trying my hand at writing after more than 6 dry years and the loss of every written word I ever had. Without counting on my health problems(while numerous none life threatening), here I am. I have started NaNoWriMo 2008 with out reason and more than a little fear. I had actually...
sarah-stone's picture
Nov.12.2008
This is a very short list -- it could easily be twice as long -- just a few of the books that my students and friends and I have found useful and illuminating. Some of the books on this list move into the territory of theory. A few of these are “career” books, though I include them with some...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.12.2008
 I am still chewing through this following excerpt of an article by Adam Thirlwell. There is a lot of meat for an author like myself who writes the whole damn novel following characters to see what will happen. I ponder the more intellectual and creative revelations at the edit stage. I do know...
david-niall-wilson's picture
Nov.12.2008
I am often asked about agents, whether you need one, who is mine, etc.  I've had a jaded, colorful history with agents, and might not be the best person to answer this question, but I thought - at least - I'd share.  Some of the top questions I get from new, and sometimes not-so-new, writers are: “...
terry-odell's picture
Nov.12.2008
Oxford University complies list of top 10 irritating phrases (via Telegraph.co.uk): "I personally" made third place – an expression that BBC Radio 4 presenter John Humphreys has described as "the linguistic equivalent of having chips with rice." Also making the top 10 is...
james-buchanan's picture
Nov.12.2008
As I worked on a book proposal for a nonfiction book that I would like to write it became obvious to me that I needed to better hone what the book is about. It is not a broad subject. Rather it is narrowly focused on the Americans who volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War of the mid 1930s...
robert-earle's picture
Nov.11.2008
Reading Like a Writer synthesizes Francine Prose's lifetime's experience in literature--as a reader, a writer, and a teacher. It's a splendid book because it is so learned, well-written, and insightful, presenting fiction (that's Prose's literary focus) in its component guises of words, sentences,...
john-erwin-doerper's picture
Nov.11.2008
Well, almost a train wreck. By early last week, I had typed some 27,000 words and thought I was heading for an early completion of the task. But then I made the mistake of reading what I had written.  CRASH! I knew I should not read and edit before 1 December, but it was too late because I had...
brad-green's picture
Nov.11.2008
Hazy Mitchell was small, large enough to have grown out of toddler walking some time ago but too small to leap between the bales of hay stacked behind her house. Call her that, however, and she flared like a lit match. Three weeks ago she busted open Tommy Luthor's lower lip for that very thing....