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by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - The Wishing Pool
Replies: 19
Views: 12453

Time for me to give this a try. Constructive criticisms greatly appreciated: +++ Subject: The wishing well Jimmy was not the most attractive of men, but he was very funny... the secretary at the office always told him so. He was an accountant by trade, worked in the depths of a big investment bankin...
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 18
Views: 12365

Wow October? You're right Mlou: time does fly! I didn't remember that I joined about a week before I began my 3rd NaNoWriMo win!
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 18
Views: 12365

Welcome Danny.

I'm also pretty new (I believe I joined in December). The challenges here I've found to be a great motivator... I was galvanized to write the first draft of an ebook I began 5 years ago!
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: How many characters are just too much?
Replies: 28
Views: 14189

It may be that some of those characters become more interesting to both you and readers, so they don't even remember the ones you don't mention later in your book.

No need to kill characters when they just fade away...
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: How many characters are just too much?
Replies: 28
Views: 14189

An older series now (Julian May's The Many Colored Land) introduced many characters as well. Some just faded into the background over time.
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Come on in....
Replies: 14
Views: 8669

A hale and hearty welcome to Wordtrip!

I recommend that you try a challenge ASAP. So far the one I joined is a great motivator.
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: What's Your Title???
Replies: 40
Views: 21558

I Won't Try Out For The NHL got 10.2%... good thing I'm giving it for free then. :)
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hi!!
Replies: 11
Views: 7229

I'll add my welcome, Hisimage!

Posting around on various threads in the hope of folks getting to know you is expected, not a whim! ;)
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hi!!
Replies: 11
Views: 7229

pengwenn wrote:Welcome!!!! It is kind of dead around here lately

Dead? There were over 200 posts when I came here now, all in one day!
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 5490

With it being the eve of Christmas day as I post this, I hope you all had a great holiday.

A happy Hannukah for those of us who celebrate it. Day 1 starts Monday! Hopefully, tomorrow (Boxing Day for the rest of you) will be much better than the tragic one of last year.
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2005
Replies: 90
Views: 40915

I think I said this in another thread, but: on the 25th I came in on the Validator with 50,194 words! This year I broke my own personal records on daily wordcount (over 3000 that day alone!) as well as for finishing speed. Montreal also did quite well for itself: 44 out of 105 participants won this ...
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Link for Sci-Fi Writers
Replies: 4
Views: 3776

It looks like a site I'll really want to scour through - at least, when I've completed NaNoWriMo 2005. :D (I just broke 10,112 words. The average for Sunday is 10,002. I never yet had this good a year.)
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Newbie, wvmoonshine
Replies: 9
Views: 6257

Hi Moonshine! I can empathize with life changes like that, although I was a writer at a young age, and moved over to Film. I have a BfA in it - but even in that, my strength was in the scripts. So I'm back to focussing on my writing again. :) Welcome! I'm fairly new here also. Hopefully we'll both f...
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Thanks Mur!
Replies: 13
Views: 7001

Starting from scratch. It's what I've done each year.
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Thanks Mur!
Replies: 13
Views: 7001

I felt intimidated before my first one in 2003; I'd never written that many words.

Since then my confidence to make it grew, which is why I broke 50k with 4 days to spare... then continued until I wrote "The End" 2 days later.
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Thanks Mur!
Replies: 13
Views: 7001

I've only done one more than you Writingmom... that shouldn't feel intimidating. :wink:
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Thanks Mur!
Replies: 13
Views: 7001

Hi Jeffrey (or do you prefer Jeff??) Either or is fine. I used the short form (Jeff) for many years... but ever since I started to use the pen-name of Boman Allan Jeffries, my full name has made sense to me. :D You should check out Novel Writing Week (which we're in the middle of) as a warm-up to N...
by Jeffrey Allan Boman
Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Thanks Mur!
Replies: 13
Views: 7001

Thanks Mur!

I originally checked this out thanks to Mur Lafferty mentioning it in her latest I Should Be Writing podcast. This is indeed a place I can find of use! I'm both a science fiction fan and so far a hopeful published author in the genre. So far I've been successful in the RPG field, with 4 publications...

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