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by novicescribbler
Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Cover letters
Replies: 9
Views: 5366

Is begging admissable? How about mentioning starving children under your care?
by novicescribbler
Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoWriMo less than two months away!
Replies: 66
Views: 32311

I just might try (fear and trepidation in my voice/typing).
by novicescribbler
Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: What reoccurring things do you have in your writing?
Replies: 23
Views: 10156

My nemesis is up. For instance stood up, sat up, and ran up instead of stand, sat, or ran. Sometimes I need to use it though, so I have to watch out when I cut it. As in:
He held up his hand.
He held his hand.
by novicescribbler
Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Books on Writing
Replies: 37
Views: 50337

On Writing Well by William Zissner
It is really helping to clarify what I'm writing.
by novicescribbler
Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: TV time
Replies: 12
Views: 7838

Congrats Cherbo, I hope it works out.

The problem that I have with TV is that I'm just going to watch one more show, no just one more, no just ... oh, it's too late to write. I have to go cold turkey or I'm addicted. Sad but true.
by novicescribbler
Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Rejection!
Replies: 44
Views: 26744

What is Herman's guide?
by novicescribbler
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: TV time
Replies: 12
Views: 7838

TV time

Hi guys, Do you find that TV interferes with your creative process. TV consumes so much space in our lives, but that isn't the only reason I don't watch it. I find that if I watch TV then my creative side is drained. I can't daydream my story because that part of my brain has been used up. Sounds we...
by novicescribbler
Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: cliché collection
Replies: 269
Views: 108533

happier than a pig in sh**
by novicescribbler
Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: cliché collection
Replies: 269
Views: 108533

I went to a movie with my kids this weekend.

I'm as happy as a tornado in a trailer park.
by novicescribbler
Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: cliché collection
Replies: 269
Views: 108533

It ain't over till it's over.
It's all over but the crying.
It ain't over till the fat lady sings.
Over my dead body.
Over the hill.
by novicescribbler
Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: cliché collection
Replies: 269
Views: 108533

You have too much writing time on your hands! Great list. So I need to put pen to paper, get my nose to the grindstone, turn over a new leaf, give it a break, get busy and write the great American novel. Of course, the great American novel is not a cliche' because one of us, one of these days, soone...
by novicescribbler
Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: cliché collection
Replies: 269
Views: 108533

Chicken today, feathers tomorrow.
by novicescribbler
Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: No bannining, no copyrights, no books...
Replies: 15
Views: 8617

Me again. Good point about who gets to decide what is censored or not. I'm thinking that Wordtrippers should volunteer to form a committee and then tackle the job with a completely rational and writerly approach. Rock, paper, scissors? Is there anything that we all think should be banned on general ...
by novicescribbler
Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: cliché collection
Replies: 269
Views: 108533

Wow, you guys are good!

I'm green as grass so writing like this is a little out of my comfort zone but, hey, no pain, no gain.
by novicescribbler
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: cliché collection
Replies: 269
Views: 108533

I'm 'on the slippery side of downhill."

You guys are three bricks short of a load!
by novicescribbler
Mon May 29, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: No bannining, no copyrights, no books...
Replies: 15
Views: 8617

Hi Timberline, An interesting note on Twain. I read his biography a while back and found out that his purpose in writing the way he did was to record the south realistically (as he saw it) and to open the eyes of people to the situation. For instance there was something about a free black man crossi...
by novicescribbler
Mon May 29, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: cliché collection
Replies: 269
Views: 108533

cliché collection

What is your favourite/least favourite cliché? Does anybody have original words that are worth being overused? Animals: fat as a pig, sick as a dog, lazy as an old hound. Landscape: old as the hills, deep as the ocean. Original words worth remembering: My grandpa used to say "It'd take two of him to...
by novicescribbler
Mon May 29, 2006 12:51 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: No bannining, no copyrights, no books...
Replies: 15
Views: 8617

But, did you notice today's headlines that the king of Saudi Arabia is strongly suggesting Saudi newspapers run no photos of women because men are so easily led astray. Ah, the beauty that lies in a woman's eyes...and lies and lies and lies. _________________ Timberline: Just food for thought but ar...
by novicescribbler
Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Rejection!
Replies: 44
Views: 26744

My guy is a PI and I am getting quite attached to him. I'm doing some short stories right now and, because I have been immersed in the book, it is tough to switch him off and go with a new approach.
by novicescribbler
Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Filing rejection letters
Replies: 5
Views: 3635

I know what you mean about the acceptance file. Mine is sparse but I love the feeling of dragging a file into it. Talk about gratification. It is strange that for solitary workers we are so hooked on outside opinion. I am keeping a table above my typewriter to fill in so that I don't send the Beast ...
by novicescribbler
Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Filing rejection letters
Replies: 5
Views: 3635

Filing rejection letters

Ok fellow writers, the burning question of the day is: What do you do with your rejection letters? Mine are tacked above my desk, testimony to the fact that I am working. I have filed the form rejections in the back and my favourite one is on the front where I can see it. Got one the other day on an...
by novicescribbler
Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: WHERE do you find your writing ideas?
Replies: 52
Views: 28899

I get a picture in my head, just a snapshot of a character or a living thing that I've never met before and then I find out what they do. The thing that I find amazing is that unless I get into the chair and show some discipline (there's that word again) it just stays a snapshot and doesn't even get...
by novicescribbler
Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: PP - Tomcat Rear Cockpit
Replies: 9
Views: 9955

"Where's the ashtray on this thing?" said the rogue pilot as he lit up the sky.
by novicescribbler
Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Rejection!
Replies: 44
Views: 26744

I'll just take a peek at my email.
by novicescribbler
Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:49 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Silly Story ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 6604

I wrote out paragraphs of that book and made my children edit them. Not the section about the Grandparents 'romantic' liason - yuc. I doubt that we'll see that one in the movie.

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