Read Books By AWers!

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 > General Writing Interest > Young Adult
Register FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-12-2012, 11:10 PM   #25476
Thalia
better off with a really good lie
 
Thalia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Land of Always Winter
Posts: 7,036
Thalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthood
I've got the first chapter of MAAH full of notes. Onto Chapter 2! (which I personally consider a much better, because Emil is my FAVORITE forever and ever and also CORWIN ANGST)

ETA: Ely, have you read anymore MAAH? I'm asking in case there's any comments you'd like to put in, and also because I'm kind of insecure about Chapter 3.
__________________
“They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

-E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Thalia is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:10 PM   #25477
Elysium
believe
 
Elysium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In my computer....most of the time and Pennsylvania other times
Posts: 6,878
Elysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Had an idea for a short story. Rihanna's song Only Girl in the World has been harassing for the past couple of weeks and so I started thinking what would be like to be the only girl in the world. Don't know how it's going to turn out/or if I should write it.
__________________


UNFAIR
A Dark Retelling of Snow White
Elysium is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:13 PM   #25478
Thalia
better off with a really good lie
 
Thalia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Land of Always Winter
Posts: 7,036
Thalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthood
Sounds cool.
__________________
“They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

-E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Thalia is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:14 PM   #25479
Allaboutwords13
You Snooze, You Lose!
 
Allaboutwords13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: England
Posts: 1,279
Allaboutwords13 is well-respected
Sorry.. I guess it bugged me.
No worries.
__________________
Goodreads

"You know how it is in the kid's book world; it's just bunny eat bunny."
Allaboutwords13 is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:16 PM   #25480
Parametric
phoenix blazing
 
Parametric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bristol, England
Posts: 9,723
Parametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allaboutwords13 View Post
It's fine that you all don't like Twilight. But I bet if I, or someone else trashed a book you loved, you wouldn't take it. So, you know. Just saying.
I'll take that bet. It's okay if somebody (ahem, Zoom) doesn't like a book I like. The world is big enough for both me and them.
Parametric is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:19 PM   #25481
Elysium
believe
 
Elysium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In my computer....most of the time and Pennsylvania other times
Posts: 6,878
Elysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
I've got the first chapter of MAAH full of notes. Onto Chapter 2! (which I personally consider a much better, because Emil is my FAVORITE forever and ever and also CORWIN ANGST)

ETA: Ely, have you read anymore MAAH? I'm asking in case there's any comments you'd like to put in, and also because I'm kind of insecure about Chapter 3.
I LOVE Emil. And I think the beginning of Chapter 3 gives more of a glimpse of Corwin's character. I'm in the middle of chapter 3 so I'll get back to you.

ETA: I also love Corwin in this chapter. I love how worried about Emil he was. It was kind of sweet/cute. *goes back to read*
__________________


UNFAIR
A Dark Retelling of Snow White
Elysium is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:20 PM   #25482
MargoWest
the chart is not the sea
 
MargoWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,895
MargoWest has a double-platinum reputationMargoWest has a double-platinum reputationMargoWest has a double-platinum reputationMargoWest has a double-platinum reputationMargoWest has a double-platinum reputationMargoWest has a double-platinum reputationMargoWest has a double-platinum reputation
Haha this reminds me of Zoom's many lovely rants about The Hunger Games...

(Which I don't personally have much of an opinion on either way, but I'm in the minority there.)
__________________
"Someone told me once that explaining is an admission of failure." - Crush, Richard Siken
MargoWest is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:21 PM   #25483
lisalulu09
Potterhead Gleek
 
lisalulu09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Hogwarts
Posts: 15,452
lisalulu09 has earned our admirationlisalulu09 has earned our admirationlisalulu09 has earned our admirationlisalulu09 has earned our admiration
I'm going to listen to Glee on shuffle, because I don't know which album to listen to. Later, I will be using my iPod (headphones at night = need to be able to move with index cards...).

Doing all the important dates first.
__________________
Stupid Cupid - YA Paranormal Romance - On hold ()
Untitled - MG Fantasy - Resting
The Best of Us - YA Contemporary - On hold
Untitled - MG Fantasy - Resting
Sherlock Holmes' Apprentice - MG Historical Mystery - Writing the first draft

Reading:
"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" - JK Rowling

Twitter
Tumblr
lisalulu09 is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:23 PM   #25484
Thalia
better off with a really good lie
 
Thalia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Land of Always Winter
Posts: 7,036
Thalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthood
Thanks, Ely! Just let me know what you think as you go, if you can. That'd be awesome. I'd rather know people's immediate reactions than people's comments after turning the story over in their head a few times.

I mean, don't get me wrong. The latter type of comment is also really important. But I've had a number of those, and less in-the-moment ness.
__________________
“They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

-E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Thalia is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:25 PM   #25485
Parametric
phoenix blazing
 
Parametric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bristol, England
Posts: 9,723
Parametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by MargoWest View Post
Haha this reminds me of Zoom's many lovely rants about The Hunger Games...

(Which I don't personally have much of an opinion on either way, but I'm in the minority there.)
It is possible that one day Zoom and I may have to duel to the death over THE HUNGER GAMES. But for now, we can peacefully coexist.

(I'm stockpiling ammo. )
Parametric is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #25486
Parametric
phoenix blazing
 
Parametric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bristol, England
Posts: 9,723
Parametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
I'm also braced for incoming CAPSLOCK REPS.
Parametric is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #25487
Elysium
believe
 
Elysium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In my computer....most of the time and Pennsylvania other times
Posts: 6,878
Elysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
Thanks, Ely! Just let me know what you think as you go, if you can. That'd be awesome. I'd rather know people's immediate reactions than people's comments after turning the story over in their head a few times.

I mean, don't get me wrong. The latter type of comment is also really important. But I've had a number of those, and less in-the-moment ness.
No problem.
__________________


UNFAIR
A Dark Retelling of Snow White
Elysium is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:28 PM   #25488
Thalia
better off with a really good lie
 
Thalia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Land of Always Winter
Posts: 7,036
Thalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthood
Sorry, Para, but I'm on Zoom's side of that battle. it's not personal.

ETA: Aaaaaand... Already have all my chapter 2 annotations done. That was fast. I'll take this as a sign that Chapter 2 is either REALLY good or Chapter 1 is just sucky.
__________________
“They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

-E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Thalia is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:30 PM   #25489
Parametric
phoenix blazing
 
Parametric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bristol, England
Posts: 9,723
Parametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
Sorry, Para, but I'm on Zoom's side of that battle. it's not personal.
My vengeance will be silent, like the ninja.
Parametric is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:32 PM   #25490
lisalulu09
Potterhead Gleek
 
lisalulu09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Hogwarts
Posts: 15,452
lisalulu09 has earned our admirationlisalulu09 has earned our admirationlisalulu09 has earned our admirationlisalulu09 has earned our admiration
I've never read the Hunger Games.
__________________
Stupid Cupid - YA Paranormal Romance - On hold ()
Untitled - MG Fantasy - Resting
The Best of Us - YA Contemporary - On hold
Untitled - MG Fantasy - Resting
Sherlock Holmes' Apprentice - MG Historical Mystery - Writing the first draft

Reading:
"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" - JK Rowling

Twitter
Tumblr
lisalulu09 is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:33 PM   #25491
Thalia
better off with a really good lie
 
Thalia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Land of Always Winter
Posts: 7,036
Thalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthood
NINJA MONKEY PARA!

I've been at a Hairspray mass rehearsal for three hours, and will be here for at least one more. That's why I'm here for a long period of time then gone for an hour. I think I have to disappear soon.
__________________
“They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

-E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Thalia is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:34 PM   #25492
Parametric
phoenix blazing
 
Parametric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bristol, England
Posts: 9,723
Parametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsParametric is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
I used up all my self-discipline on my second epic year-long rewrite of the same novel, and now I am flitting from project to project like a butterfly on amphetamines. Somebody hit me.
Parametric is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:35 PM   #25493
Thalia
better off with a really good lie
 
Thalia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Land of Always Winter
Posts: 7,036
Thalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthoodThalia is a candidate for sainthood
I would help you except I don't know what amphebatamabababimin-things are...
__________________
“They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

-E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Thalia is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:35 PM   #25494
dystophil
Wielder of the Literary Lead Pipe
 
dystophil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Somewhere in the Nevernever
Posts: 2,863
dystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
All this talk of epic dueling about book preferences makes me want to take a front row seat and order some popcorn.

Also, I could use some help in the self discipline department as well. Especially since I technically have homework and lesson plans that I should get to at least some time today...
__________________
BLOG TWITTER FACEBOOK

dystophil is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:38 PM   #25495
MargoWest
the chart is not the sea
 
MargoWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,895
MargoWest has a double-platinum reputationMargoWest has a double-platinum reputationMargoWest has a double-platinum reputationMargoWest has a double-platinum reputationMargoWest has a double-platinum reputationMargoWest has a double-platinum reputationMargoWest has a double-platinum reputation
*smacks Para with a fly swatter* And I believe you owe me an email!

Okay, so now that I've figure out what to do with SFN (sci fi novel), the amount of work this entails is slightly boggling me. I should start... nowish.
__________________
"Someone told me once that explaining is an admission of failure." - Crush, Richard Siken
MargoWest is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:41 PM   #25496
Elysium
believe
 
Elysium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In my computer....most of the time and Pennsylvania other times
Posts: 6,878
Elysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Tally - I'll rep you any comments that I have (just repped you).
__________________


UNFAIR
A Dark Retelling of Snow White
Elysium is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:42 PM   #25497
lisalulu09
Potterhead Gleek
 
lisalulu09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Hogwarts
Posts: 15,452
lisalulu09 has earned our admirationlisalulu09 has earned our admirationlisalulu09 has earned our admirationlisalulu09 has earned our admiration
My first index card is up on the wall! (It's New Year, so... it has to be up first, the others have to be arranged XD)
__________________
Stupid Cupid - YA Paranormal Romance - On hold ()
Untitled - MG Fantasy - Resting
The Best of Us - YA Contemporary - On hold
Untitled - MG Fantasy - Resting
Sherlock Holmes' Apprentice - MG Historical Mystery - Writing the first draft

Reading:
"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" - JK Rowling

Twitter
Tumblr
lisalulu09 is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:42 PM   #25498
Zoealea
Mmmm, caffeine.
 
Zoealea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The TARDIS (I hope)
Posts: 3,154
Zoealea leaves trails of profuse coolnessZoealea leaves trails of profuse coolnessZoealea leaves trails of profuse coolnessZoealea leaves trails of profuse coolnessZoealea leaves trails of profuse coolness
I'm on Para's side of the Hunger Games battle.
__________________
Lovely Lies-
27k/50k

Detachable (NaNo novel)-
1.6k/50k




Zoealea is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:42 PM   #25499
dystophil
Wielder of the Literary Lead Pipe
 
dystophil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Somewhere in the Nevernever
Posts: 2,863
dystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdystophil is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
On second thought, who needs self discipline when there's chocolate and caffeine. Margo, it should help to decimate mind-boggling workloads as well.
__________________
BLOG TWITTER FACEBOOK

dystophil is offline  
Old 02-12-2012, 11:43 PM   #25500
Elysium
believe
 
Elysium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In my computer....most of the time and Pennsylvania other times
Posts: 6,878
Elysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsElysium is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
TEAM PARA!
__________________


UNFAIR
A Dark Retelling of Snow White
Elysium is offline  
Closed Thread

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 08:25 PM.


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