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by CycoMerlin14
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Writing and GTD?
Replies: 11
Views: 9282

Wishcraft is about as far as I go with self-help.
by CycoMerlin14
Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Wordtrip Changes AKA State of the Website
Replies: 47
Views: 48324

xcheck24 wrote:if it's a donation. . .wouldnt the price be up to the person donating?


Some places like free museums do suggested donations, like three dollars or so. It doesn't mean that you have to donate that amount, or donate at all.
by CycoMerlin14
Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Wordtrip Changes AKA State of the Website
Replies: 47
Views: 48324

I'm sure I can make donations. I work well with donations. Blah blah blah.

Hey, Charles, what's a reasonable donation? $5? $10? Every month or so...?
by CycoMerlin14
Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Wordtrip Changes AKA State of the Website
Replies: 47
Views: 48324

pengwenn wrote:Would you (and anyone else) be interesting in a non-fiction writing challenge?


Yes, yes, and yes.
by CycoMerlin14
Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Wordtrip Changes AKA State of the Website
Replies: 47
Views: 48324

I agree with Wyndham. I was a member of the late and sadly not-so-great Writer Buddy forum. It had its goods for awhile until they changed it into proffessionalism, which no one was interested in. I think the desire to get published is nice, but shouldn't be the prime reason why a forum exists. I th...
by CycoMerlin14
Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Write what you know? Are you so sure?
Replies: 15
Views: 9518

Pretty much what Thoreau did while living at Walden Pond...

By the way, that's a really good book, full of things that would be nice if we did but don't do because we're human, flawed, etc...
by CycoMerlin14
Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Write what you know? Are you so sure?
Replies: 15
Views: 9518

Said statement should simply be changed to "Just write it."

Get it? Like Nike. "Just do it."

Ahahaha... :roll:
by CycoMerlin14
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoWriMo less than two months away!
Replies: 66
Views: 35438

3. See, even THINKING about it is stunting me creatively. I can't come up with any more. NaNoWriMo fixes that. You're bound to have thousands of little ideas marinating in your head, unbeknownst to you. So when NaNo comes up, and that semi-huge 50,000 word deadline looms over you, there's too much ...
by CycoMerlin14
Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoWriMo less than two months away!
Replies: 66
Views: 35438

Same here. I have work, but that's barely anything...

So, can we share our NaNoWriMo names? I'm looking to add buddies to my list. (Mine is my wordtrip name).
by CycoMerlin14
Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoWriMo less than two months away!
Replies: 66
Views: 35438

Augh. November is PERFECT for me. The smell of dead leaves and the cold chills all around. It's perfect. I love it.
by CycoMerlin14
Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: How to write a novel
Replies: 6
Views: 6234

That was actually a funny entry on novel writing.
by CycoMerlin14
Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Strangeminds there I go.
Replies: 26
Views: 18909

There's a whole rack full of them over there by the corner.

And welcome. This is truly a wonderful place.
by CycoMerlin14
Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoWriMo less than two months away!
Replies: 66
Views: 35438

Definitely doing it again this year, but only if I can fix my computer in time... :(
by CycoMerlin14
Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: What reoccurring things do you have in your writing?
Replies: 23
Views: 11360

Dashes, ellipses, and tangents. I seem to have no organization when joining one thought with another. And I love love love emphasizing my point by repeating a word over and over and over again. And beginning my sentences with prepositions. Also beginning new paragraphs with desperate "also's." And i...
by CycoMerlin14
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Novels for Novelists
Replies: 65
Views: 40641

May we add a young adult fiction genre?

Because I would add Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson (she's at the top of my list because she knows well the voice of a young person.)
by CycoMerlin14
Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Novels for Novelists
Replies: 65
Views: 40641

How about short story collections? It's not a genre per se, but it definitely represents part of the craft. I'd throw "The Lone Raner & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" by Sherman Alexie in that category. That book is amazing. My picks: Sci-fi: 2001: a space oddyssey, by Arthur C. Clark (highly, HIGH...
by CycoMerlin14
Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Octavia Butler, RIP
Replies: 10
Views: 6133

I loved her book, Wild Seed. She was an amazing writer, and still is. Hey, her writing lives on, so in a way she's kind of immortal in what she's left behind. :-D
by CycoMerlin14
Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: WHERE do you find your writing ideas?
Replies: 52
Views: 31644

I find them after drinking a chocolate brownie frap., and spending a few hours in Barnes and Noble. But once I get home, I lose all the ideas. I should bring a notebook there next time. *smacks past self upside his head* Sighs... the important thing is that I observe careless details and take notes...
by CycoMerlin14
Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Manuscript Format Question
Replies: 11
Views: 6338

I just add a space after an ellipsis if the sentence ends there. If it doesn't and keeps going, no space.
by CycoMerlin14
Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: What's Your Title???
Replies: 40
Views: 23015

63.7% with 'Mind Basin.' =)
by CycoMerlin14
Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: NaPoWriMo?
Replies: 11
Views: 6841

though I think to keep in line with the spirit of NaNoWriMo, you'd need something like a 4-5 poems per day average... that's an insane poem level to try to maintain per day, IMO. We don't have to conform to a familiar standard of NaNoWrimo's. We can deviate. I just want to brush off some of my poet...
by CycoMerlin14
Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2005
Replies: 90
Views: 43874

I didn't make it to 50,000, but I reached 33,000, with a large chunk of usable material for a novel. I still feel accomplished. :D
by CycoMerlin14
Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: NaPoWriMo?
Replies: 11
Views: 6841

Penguin wrote:That sounds awesome! I'd bring up the number of poems though, as some write short poems. How about lines, so writers of short and long poem could have fun. How about 1,000 lines?


I wouldn't have any specifications. I would just keep it simple. 30 poems in 30 days.
by CycoMerlin14
Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: NaPoWriMo?
Replies: 11
Views: 6841

NaPoWriMo?

I know April is the national poetry month, but I was wondering if we could hold a National Poetry Writing Month excursion. 30 poems in 30 days. Not a big challenge, but one could accumulate quite a number of poetry. I haven't written any poetry in a long time, and now I'm feeling the urge to do so. ...
by CycoMerlin14
Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:16 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Twas the day before NaNo
Replies: 3
Views: 3038

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