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  1. #4976
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    With regards to writing techniques, I write in a very linear fashion, but I do have character conversations or (what I think are )particularly good lines scrawled in every notepad in the house, shopping dockets in the car, and on sticky notes (both on screen and physical), which then guide certain scenes.

    Fucshia, one of the MS I have on sub is two different timelines, over 100 years apart. I wrote the POV's as two individual books, because the 'voice' needed to be so different for each of the female MC's, then interspersed the chapters. Easy enough for the first half, just needed to provide little clues paralleling the story lines, but became more difficult as one character needed to become aware of the existence of the other. Still don't think I could've done it any other way, though, or the voices would have become similar.

    When writing from M&F point of view, I stick to linear, as I find their voices easy enough to make distinct. Well, I hope I do!

    Yes, I recall the days of writing longhand, then transcribing on a typewriter. Posted a photo of a 120k document done in this fashion on Twitter the other day. Funny thing is, I'm sure I used to have less typos back then. Maybe it was the fear of having to retype the whole damn thing that kept me straight? Of course, the MS sucked, and has been reworked 20x since being put on computer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krashnburn View Post
    I don't know how many of you write--if you go from beginning to end or jump around--but I find that when I'm in a funk, if I jump around to write the scenes I'm most excited about, the ones that made me want to write the MS in the first place, it gets me jazzed to work on the whole thing. Like writing a bunch of shorts, so they're small goals. Yeah, I may have to go back and tweak those scenes to fit what the end result needs to be, but they make me excited for the WIP. Those are usually my favorite parts of the book.

    Just a thought for all of us struggling to get into a WIP while waiting to hear on other things. Now to try and take my own advice...
    This is pretty much how I get most of each WIP done. I write out of order when the scenes come to me, and then slowly begin to compile them. After a while I go in and try my best to fill in all of the holes.

    My first book was basically written as a series of vignettes before it became anything close to a novel.
    My YA debut BURRO HILLS is coming from Diversion Books in 2018!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hester View Post
    Pinkbow, if you're up for beta-ing, I just finished a YA contemporary (needs some smoothing, but I'm thinking it should be ready for betas in a week or so--if you want, I could shoot over my first chapter, just to see if it's your thing--no worries if it's not!). And I'd be happy to do a beta-read for you in return!!!

    Thank you so much for the offer!!!
    Yes please!
    My YA debut BURRO HILLS is coming from Diversion Books in 2018!

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    Ooh, happy page 200 everyone!

    I actually have a WIP with two very different voices. I'm writing it linearly, but I really should consider the merits of doing each part individually. Maybe I'll draft linearly and revise each part individually to keep the tone consistent.
    The Thief's Apprentice, published by Lerner Books on October 1st!

    Represented by Transatlantic Literary Agency. Please come see me at bryanmethods.com!

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    Pinkbow, you rock!!! Thank you so much--I'll send you a PM shortly!

    My writing style tends toward the linear, although one WIP I'm on the verge of finishing (more or less) has flashbacks. I'm also incorporating another character's POV in the form of a "book within a book" (which means a fair amount of jumping around in the narrative, but it keeps me invested in the story).
    YA psychological thriller--repped and revising.

    YA sci-fi--drafting.

    YA mystery--drafting.

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    I've had a hella-good day. God positive feedback from agent on an article I just had published AND an update on book 1;s status AND promise for notes on book 2 soon. (dances around, tries to settle into working, fails, flails on the floor).
    literally a person. also, a literal person. and a literary person. and a contrary person.

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    New year, new avatar. hester's Avatar
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    YAY polish for good news!!!
    YA psychological thriller--repped and revising.

    YA sci-fi--drafting.

    YA mystery--drafting.

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    Yay polish!! Hope it's news you can share soon

    I just participated in #18debutchat on Twitter and I'm so excited to see it trended while we were doing it! I almost feel kind of like a real author now.
    My YA debut BURRO HILLS is coming from Diversion Books in 2018!

    YA LGBT Contemporary/Thriller - On submission
    YA Contemporary Mystery/Horror - Writing, 47k+
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    no news THAT big, but we have finally started round two and the editor list looks
    I'm not even correcting my earlier post, because all of the typos show my bleary happiness.
    literally a person. also, a literal person. and a literary person. and a contrary person.

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    Oh yay for a round two and great editors!!
    My YA debut BURRO HILLS is coming from Diversion Books in 2018!

    YA LGBT Contemporary/Thriller - On submission
    YA Contemporary Mystery/Horror - Writing, 47k+
    Short Fiction Online: Rabbit Suit

    Website
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