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Old 03-11-2012, 08:40 PM   #27576
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And now I'm deciding whether to shower or start writing.
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I guess I should start to study now... Seeing how the test IS tomorrow.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:13 PM   #27578
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Done the prologue/preface of Sherlockettes~ I love it! It will need work, of course, but my villain is such a little sociopath while not being one at the same time.

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She turned to the two bodyguards behind her. “Deal with that,” she said, gesturing vaguely toward the corpse as she walked down the street. “I have a summer reading assignment to finish.”
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:29 PM   #27580
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Thanks! I'm going to work on Chapter 1 now.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:55 PM   #27581
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You're getting me all excited for Sherlockettes. :P
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:00 PM   #27582
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Awesome! I'm very excited too. Now I introduce my main cast of characters by name.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:06 AM   #27583
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:14 AM   #27584
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Hi, I'm new here... is this just a general chat thread? *noob*
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:15 AM   #27585
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:19 AM   #27586
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Hey there! Yup, it's basically a general chat thread, but it centers on writing a lot, especially teen writers- hence the title!

I'm Tally! I'm fifteen. I'm about to go onstage for a show, so I won't reply, but here are the three traditional TWFT questions for newbies!

1. What's your name/what do you want to be called?
2. How old are you?
3. What genre(s) do you write?
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TALLY, IS THAT AMANA BRYNES IN HAIRSPRAY?
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That's a killer opening. Just make that section your query letter and nothing else. You'll get tons of requests for that alone!
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:23 AM   #27589
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You're in Bristol? My favourite place!
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I'm going to plot in a minute.

I had a crisis this morning.
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Haha, awesome! I'm Eleanor, or El, I'm 18 and I write fantasy. Usually urban fantasy, but I'm not sure if my current project is one or not.

Um, so how is everyone?

EDIT: Yep, I live just outside Bristol. Going into the city tomorrow; apparently it's mother's day soon...
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:28 AM   #27592
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Hi! I'm Lisa, 19, and I write contempary and fantasy YA.
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Good to meet you! I lived in Bristol for three happy years - graduated the summer before last. My urban fantasy is set there.

And yes, Mother's Day is this Sunday. I'd better get something for my mum.
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Hi! I've had a few plot crises recently, what happened with yours?

And I've had two MCs living in Bristol, although both are rather nomadic in the way they move around the country, so in both occasions it was brief.
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Awesome! My mum wants red things for the kitchen, for some reason.

I'm watching Supernatural, are any of you fans?
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I am supposed to be plotting...

But I don't want to. I'm scared I'll have another crisis.
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I was freaking out about plotting and how many scenes I need and how long they should be... stuff like that.
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