Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

editing for authors ad

A publisher or agency using Google ads to solicit your novel probably isn't anyone you want to write for.


Go Back   Absolute Write Water Cooler > Welcome to the Water Cooler > New Members
Register FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-08-2008, 05:23 AM   #1
Ralph Pines
In Search of the Throne of Stars
 
Ralph Pines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 1,772
Ralph Pines has a spectacular auraRalph Pines has a spectacular aura
Smile Hello Folks!

New to this forum, working on my first novel (novella). Think I have something that might, just might be publishable, then again maybe not. Will see. Now working on the second draft.

You can find my first draft (yes the first rough draft) here:

http://ralfast.wordpress.com

Thank You all!
Ralph Pines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 05:35 AM   #2
writerterri
It's a dorky day!
 
writerterri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Good'ol Southern California *quakes*
Posts: 6,742
writerterri is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswriterterri is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswriterterri is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswriterterri is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswriterterri is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswriterterri is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswriterterri is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswriterterri is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswriterterri is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswriterterri is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswriterterri is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Welcome to AW Ralph! I find all you need to know about your WIP here at the cooler.
__________________
I'm not middle aged. I'm middle seasoned. TL Wies

Check out my etsy shop!
Awesome new stuff just posted! TerriberriOriginals.etsy.com


Now that the hard stuff is out of the way, the easy stuff should be all up hill. TL Wies

The tallest mountain you will ever climb is getting over yourself.


writerterri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 05:52 AM   #3
StoryG27
Weird is what I do.
 
StoryG27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: TN
Posts: 10,136
StoryG27 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsStoryG27 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsStoryG27 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsStoryG27 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsStoryG27 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsStoryG27 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsStoryG27 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsStoryG27 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsStoryG27 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsStoryG27 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsStoryG27 is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Ralph! Welcome.
__________________
AKA: storygirl
StoryG27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 05:57 AM   #4
crimsonlaw
Roll Tide Roll!!!
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 210
crimsonlaw is on a distinguished road
Welcome! Enjoy exploring this place! You may want to post your request in the beta reader forum. There are lots of folks there who are ready and willing to help everyone in reviewing their work. You'll be impressed by the quality of feedback you'll get from folks there. Again, enjoy yourself here!
__________________
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
crimsonlaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 06:23 AM   #5
willfulone
I am a zebra...
 
willfulone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: where I can be found
Posts: 2,478
willfulone is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswillfulone is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswillfulone is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswillfulone is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswillfulone is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswillfulone is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswillfulone is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentswillfulone is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Welcome.
willfulone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 06:39 AM   #6
oarsman
Salt water is the cure
 
oarsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: on the water
Posts: 1,707
oarsman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsoarsman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsoarsman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsoarsman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsoarsman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsoarsman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsoarsman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsoarsman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsoarsman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsoarsman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsoarsman is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Welcome, Ralph! Glad you joined.
__________________
Glenn
oarsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 06:53 AM   #7
Ralph Pines
In Search of the Throne of Stars
 
Ralph Pines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 1,772
Ralph Pines has a spectacular auraRalph Pines has a spectacular aura
Thank you all. I'll probably post something as soon as I start my second draft. I got at least one good review of sorts but it was biased, she is an ex-girlfriend of mine.
Ralph Pines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 07:54 AM   #8
mchl41
New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
 
mchl41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Phoenix, az
Posts: 23
mchl41 is on a distinguished road
Wecome to AW! Don't worry about writing it over again and again. Thats a good sign, your recognizing improvements you need to make. I had to rewrite my first two chapters twice. Its a labor of love. Have fun and keep writing. There are great people here to help you. Have to go, my kids are tearing up the living room.
mchl41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 08:00 AM   #9
Arisa81
Benefactor Member
 
Arisa81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 4,359
Arisa81 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsArisa81 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsArisa81 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsArisa81 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsArisa81 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsArisa81 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsArisa81 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsArisa81 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsArisa81 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsArisa81 is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsArisa81 is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Welcome
__________________

Arisa81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 08:08 AM   #10
jamiehall
Bereaved Snarkling
 
jamiehall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,221
jamiehall has earned our admirationjamiehall has earned our admirationjamiehall has earned our admirationjamiehall has earned our admiration
If you want critique, try posting it (one chapter at a time) in the "secret" forum here that is called "Share Your Work" (scroll down, it's password protected but the password is right there).


jamiehall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 09:19 AM   #11
CACTUSWENDY
An old, sappy, and happy one.
Requiescat In Pace
 
CACTUSWENDY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sunny Arizona
Posts: 12,862
CACTUSWENDY is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCACTUSWENDY is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCACTUSWENDY is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCACTUSWENDY is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCACTUSWENDY is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCACTUSWENDY is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCACTUSWENDY is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCACTUSWENDY is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCACTUSWENDY is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCACTUSWENDY is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCACTUSWENDY is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Cool

Welcome to AW. Hope you enjoy your stay with us.

How do you like your popcorn?
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] love you guys..
http://softwinger.wordpress.com/

Posted on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com

Don't forget to give a buck or two towards the Number One writing site online.


You are only a shadow standing in your own sunshine.[/SIZE]
CACTUSWENDY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 11:25 AM   #12
Chrisla
practical experience, FTW
 
Chrisla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,244
Chrisla has a spectacular aura
Welcome and congratulations on finishing a first draft.
Chrisla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 02:09 PM   #13
Mumut
Well begun is half done...
 
Mumut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 3,371
Mumut should run for PresidentMumut should run for PresidentMumut should run for PresidentMumut should run for PresidentMumut should run for PresidentMumut should run for President
Welcome and keep working on your novel. While you're not convinced it's ready it most probably isn't. But don't worry. There's stacks of help here.
Mumut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 03:31 PM   #14
donroc
Historicals and Horror rule
 
donroc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Winter Haven, Florida
Posts: 7,473
donroc is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdonroc is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdonroc is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdonroc is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdonroc is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdonroc is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdonroc is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdonroc is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdonroc is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Welcome and enjoy.
__________________


House of Rocamora, sequel to Rocamora and a novel of 17th century Amsterdam, now available in soft cover, Kindle, and assorted ebooks.


"Chronology is not destiny"
Donald Michael Platt

"If, as Napoleon said, History is a myth agreed upon, let mine be the definitive myth."
Donald Michael Platt

www.donaldmichaelplatt.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6OtI&feature=channel_page
donroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 03:32 PM   #15
Robert Toy
FOB and Slayer of windmills
 
Robert Toy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: La Mancha
Posts: 6,767
Robert Toy is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsRobert Toy is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsRobert Toy is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsRobert Toy is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsRobert Toy is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsRobert Toy is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsRobert Toy is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsRobert Toy is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsRobert Toy is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsRobert Toy is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsRobert Toy is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Welcome to AW!
__________________
National Sarcasm Society (Like We Need Your Support)

_________________________________________________
One poster’s opinion on my lack of being PC (in order received). I’m truly hurt…really, I am.

“You're not.”

“It's so tough to be PC! You need to be respectful and tolerant, and use your brain.”

“Reported. Try getting your head out of your ass before posting.”

“Because of assholes like you who justify racism.”

“Honestly, just stop posting. Every time you do, you just end up being more of a racist asshole.”
Robert Toy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 04:36 PM   #16
GordonK
practical experience, FTW
 
GordonK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 210
GordonK is on a distinguished road
Welcome Ralph.
GordonK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 04:40 PM   #17
Ralph Pines
In Search of the Throne of Stars
 
Ralph Pines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 1,772
Ralph Pines has a spectacular auraRalph Pines has a spectacular aura
Yeah it is going to take some work. I left a few things out the first time around. As for my popcorn, hot, light on the butter with healthy amount of salt!

:-)
Ralph Pines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 08:31 PM   #18
Round John Virgin
practical experience, FTW
 
Round John Virgin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: too close to civilization
Posts: 787
Round John Virgin has a spectacular aura
Hey, Ralph! Welcome aboard!
__________________
Thoughts for the day (or week or month):
"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly." (Thomas Paine)
"I'd lie to you for your love--and that's the truth." (The Bellamy Brothers)
"England, get out of Scotland!" (anonymous)

To read the first three chapters of Medusa's Daughter, visit:
http://lulu.com/content/690706

Round John Virgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 08:49 PM   #19
Ralph Pines
In Search of the Throne of Stars
 
Ralph Pines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 1,772
Ralph Pines has a spectacular auraRalph Pines has a spectacular aura
Posted the intro to my novel in the pw locked section. It is very short. Right now I am re-reading my novel and cleaning up the adverbs and trying to get rid of all that passive voice.
Ralph Pines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2008, 02:33 AM   #20
ima_brat93
In a World of her Own
 
ima_brat93's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: I live in sadness. SADNESS!
Posts: 369
ima_brat93 is well-respected
Hello, Ralph! ...So....what do you write? ^^ I write paranormal, myself.

-Sam
__________________
"The trees cry out as they die, but you cannot hear them. I lie here. I listen to the pain of the forest and feel the ache of the bullet in my chest, and I dream of the day I will finally crunch that gun-woman's head in my jaws." - Moro

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoombie View Post
So...run with it! Run with it, naked and screaming Nordic battle cries. That normally works for me.
Ha. Woot, Zoombie. :P
ima_brat93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2008, 10:04 AM   #21
sthrnwriter
A New Year to Admire
 
sthrnwriter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,617
sthrnwriter has a golden reputationsthrnwriter has a golden reputationsthrnwriter has a golden reputationsthrnwriter has a golden reputationsthrnwriter has a golden reputationsthrnwriter has a golden reputation
Ralph! Welcome to AW.
__________________
My Blogs: Southern Writemares, and Ghost Stories, My Website, Twitter, Facebook
sthrnwriter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 05:58 AM   #22
Ralph Pines
In Search of the Throne of Stars
 
Ralph Pines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 1,772
Ralph Pines has a spectacular auraRalph Pines has a spectacular aura
Fantasy/Sci-fi although my first novel falls in the general fiction category.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ima_brat93 View Post
Hello, Ralph! ...So....what do you write? ^^ I write paranormal, myself.

-Sam
Ralph Pines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 01:58 PM   #23
JenUK24
Jess aged 15 months
 
JenUK24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 224
JenUK24 is on a distinguished road
to AW.

Hope you enjoy your stay with us.

Good luck with your Novel.

J x
__________________
Live like there's no tomorrow, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.



JenUK24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Custom Search

If this site is helpful to you,
Please consider a voluntary subscription to defray ongoing expenses.

Buy Scrivener 2 for Mac OS X (Regular Licence)


All times are GMT +4.5. The time now is 11:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.