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6/19/16 1:27 P

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6/19/16 4:20 A

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I'm going to move this interesting discussion over to the general discussion thread.

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6/19/16 1:01 A

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Blood Will Out. I have bookmarked it so I can find it.

Library of Souls came up digitally from the library. I have been on a wait list for months. Will read it first before rereading your daughter's stories. I own hers, but would like to reread them. I have another writer friend whose daughter has written a fun Sci Fi. She also is pretty good and would like to reread hers and see if anything new is out too.

I have not heard of wattpad. Looking it up now. Found it and signed in with Facebook. Wishing I had signed in anonymously. Looks like fun. I pulled up a few books to look up, but first those coveted digital library books I have waited months for.

Let me know when you are on Wattpad.

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6/18/16 4:18 A

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She's Felicity Knight, though for her second book she used Felicity R Knight because she found out there was a writer of bad erotica who published as Felicity Knight, and she didn't want to be confused.

I've started putting a few bits up on Wattpad - the first couple of scenes of my Regency I'm still editing (!) and the first story from my published book. Someone I beta read for said that she had a lot of interest roused by putting her earlier draft on Wattpad so I thought I'd give it a try.

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6/17/16 10:41 P

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Hi Doreen,
Have you read Adelle Abbott's Cinder series? It is delightful for people who love fantasy, sci fi and steam punk. The similarities and deviations from the fairy tales are wonderful and I love how she has woven all the characters together.

When will we get to read your stories? And wasn't it your daughter who has published. It was tricky finding her on Amazon in the US. I know I bought and read her book. Remind me of her name please, so I can locate it on Kindle to reread. I probably read 3-5 books a week.

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6/17/16 3:40 P

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I've decided to stop waiting for my cover artist to finalize the picture for my book, and do a temporary cover. It's a book of retold fairy stories, and there just wasn't anything good for Beauty and the Beast. My class has asked me to do a presentation next Tuesday on self-publishing on Kindle, so it would be kind of nice to get it out over the weekend.

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6/7/16 5:04 P

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I am working on a fairy tale for kids.Had a weird incident happen yesterday and am going to try to write it with my characters in mind.

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6/7/16 11:51 A

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I have several different sections started & need to go back & fill in more of the story parts. The part that I want to work on right now is called The Mega Mansion that the twin sister characters inherit from a couple that raised the twins for a while.

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4/27/16 11:12 A

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You have parallel story arcs. That should be fun. Do they have different POVs?

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4/26/16 11:16 A

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I found a way to combine both story starts into just one story/book. The first one is going to be a chapter/chapters in the second one. So this gives me a way to work on both parts at the some time.

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4/25/16 1:39 P

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Hi Lisa,
It looks like you are making steady progress on your weight loss goals. I had to peek at your page.

Are you a pantser or a plotter? I tend to go back and forth. For years I just wrote with abandon, but couldn't pull my story arcs together. Now I am plotting and trying to make sense of it all. But for pure joy, my recommendation is to set the timer for 20 minutes and sit down and write whatever pops into your head. Don't worry about grammar, punctuation or even a cohesive story line. Just let your characters speak and you be their secretary. I also take notes right in the middle. Such as: (Carrie is wearing a red dress and don't forget the carpeting. It will be important later.) or (This really sucks and I can't think what to write at the moment so I am going to describe my dog here.) Yep a lot of that nonsense got counted in my word count for NaNo, but it was all productive and usually by the time I was done describing Buddy's ears, I had another idea for the story.

I regret destroying my high school writings. In fact I like to keep that first draft of everything. You can see how much you improve. It is really easy to hide one copy on google docs in the ether. Then you don't have it cluttering up your house.

Are you doing Camp NaNo? It is almost over. I had planned to write 10,000 words of revision and ended up writing 5000 new words. We shall see if I actually edit the other 5000. My friend ended up in the hospital and I got the flu. But as you can see I am making excuses, because I am playing on here. I obviously can type. Good thing I just write for fun and therapy.

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Enjoy the writing process and remember you can always destroy any trace of bad writing when you're done! (your choice on how you want to destroy it - you're the writer) My writing enthusiasm comes and goes (gone at the present) but I always want to encourage other writers because I love to read and mysteries are a favorite category! As far as the losing weight, you are in good company - we just keep plugging away at it and celebrate every step forward. Good luck!

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4/25/16 11:47 A

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Hi there, welcome. Best of luck with the murders!

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4/25/16 11:43 A

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This is my first time trying to write more than just a few words or sentences at one time. I have some starting ideas for 2 different murder mysteries using some of the same people for both stories/books. I need to make time everyday in my schedule to work on my writing. I need to lose about 140 lbs. total.

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