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Subject: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/15 at 9:59 am

Over the last few months it has developed that we have budding authors among our members.

Feel free to discuss the merits of book writing here.

Help when a blank page has to be filled in, or cures for writer's cramp?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/15 at 10:15 am

I started collecting notes around this time last year for an idea for a book, when on our winter break away from home, and have over 10,000 words of notes and storyline.

It started as horror, but due to sounding too hackneyed, the horror was cast to one side, and the main character developed into something else, which as far as I know has not been written before.

After having started recently I have 10 pages with 2800+ words.

I have a long way to go.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 09/27/15 at 4:02 pm


I started collecting notes around this time last year for an idea for a book, when on our winter break away from home, and have over 10,000 words of notes and storyline.

It started as horror, but due to sounding too hackneyed, the horror was cast to one side, and the main character developed into something else, which as far as I know has not been written before.

After having started recently I have 10 pages with 2800+ words.

I have a long way to go.


If you knew me well, you would know that I LOVE horror films, shows, books, entertainment, etc, etc, etc.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/27/15 at 5:39 pm

I really need to get moving on the sequel to my children's story. I started it-only wrote about a paragraph or two. I know a paragraph or two does not a story make.  :-[



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/28/15 at 12:14 am

I have started several books, (or I should say had ideas for characters) which is about as far as I've ever gotten.  Last year, my husband joined the local chapter of Nano-Wrimo (National Novel Writing Month) which always takes place in November (I think.)  I came along to a few of these get-togethers, as an unofficial member.  I was trying to force myself to be more social.  While I do go out to play trivia or Name-that-tune at one of several pubs, I really talk to very few people while there.  I have a hard time making friends, as I tend to be introverted.  Sooo, I went with my husband along to a few of these "meetings" (which consisted of ordering food (or drinks, if we went to a bar/restaurant) and chatting (not so much about our ideas for our own novels, but mostly events that the local chapter were planning.) After about a hour or two of general chit-chat, we'd all break out our laptops and try to work on our writing.
I felt I could not concentrate this way, but I do like to observe people (people-watch, if you will) so I felt it wasn't necessarily helping my writing.
The goal of Nano-Wrimo, is for you to put yourself on a schedule and to type a certain amount of words per day (or I suppose so many pages.) You were supposed to develop the habit of writing every day, and have a good start to your novel by the end of the month.

I am STILL working on getting my thoughts together.  I did have a novel started about a close-knit family of three sisters, and their spouses, children and was hoping to add some intrigue by having one of the sisters "disappear" and the rest of the family to look for her.  But I created about 10 characters and sub-characters, and thought that it was a little convuluted and gave up after that meeting.

One day, I am confident that I'll finish something.  Just haven't figured out what, yet.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 09/28/15 at 8:03 am


I really need to get moving on the sequel to my children's story. I started it-only wrote about a paragraph or two. I know a paragraph or two does not a story make.  :-[



Cat


take your time, don't rush it.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/15 at 8:07 am


I started collecting notes around this time last year for an idea for a book, when on our winter break away from home, and have over 10,000 words of notes and storyline.

It started as horror, but due to sounding too hackneyed, the horror was cast to one side, and the main character developed into something else, which as far as I know has not been written before.

After having started recently I have 10 pages with 2800+ words.

I have a long way to go.


I originally set out for 500 per day, but sometimes words do not come to me. This morning it was 100 words before breakfast.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/28/15 at 4:21 pm


I have started several books, (or I should say had ideas for characters) which is about as far as I've ever gotten.  Last year, my husband joined the local chapter of Nano-Wrimo (National Novel Writing Month) which always takes place in November (I think.)  I came along to a few of these get-togethers, as an unofficial member.  I was trying to force myself to be more social.  While I do go out to play trivia or Name-that-tune at one of several pubs, I really talk to very few people while there.  I have a hard time making friends, as I tend to be introverted.  Sooo, I went with my husband along to a few of these "meetings" (which consisted of ordering food (or drinks, if we went to a bar/restaurant) and chatting (not so much about our ideas for our own novels, but mostly events that the local chapter were planning.) After about a hour or two of general chit-chat, we'd all break out our laptops and try to work on our writing.
I felt I could not concentrate this way, but I do like to observe people (people-watch, if you will) so I felt it wasn't necessarily helping my writing.
The goal of Nano-Wrimo, is for you to put yourself on a schedule and to type a certain amount of words per day (or I suppose so many pages.) You were supposed to develop the habit of writing every day, and have a good start to your novel by the end of the month.

I am STILL working on getting my thoughts together.  I did have a novel started about a close-knit family of three sisters, and their spouses, children and was hoping to add some intrigue by having one of the sisters "disappear" and the rest of the family to look for her.  But I created about 10 characters and sub-characters, and thought that it was a little convuluted and gave up after that meeting.

One day, I am confident that I'll finish something.  Just haven't figured out what, yet.



Can't tell you how many books I have actually started.


Don't know if I told this story before-if I did, I apologize for repeating myself.

There was a time that I refer to as B.C. (Before Carlos), I lived with a guy. I got my first word possessor (before the PC era) that I bought second hand with the idea that I was going to use it to write my best sellers on. I would get a BRILLIANT idea for a story. I would tell this guy that I was living with about it. He told me, "It has been done before." That took the wind out of my sails. So, I dismissed that idea. Then I would get another BRILLIANT idea. Once again, I would tell this guy my idea and once again he said, "It has been done before." And of course that deflated my balloon. (Don't you love my analogies?  :D :D ;D ;D ;D  )

After doing this a couple of times, I realized a couple of things; 1.) EVERYTHING has been done before, and 2.) Don't tell this guy any idea I get for a story. I wrote my first book after he was no longer in my life.

Yes, it is true that EVERYTHING has been done before but that doesn't mean it can't be done again. For instant, Romeo & Juliet vs West Side Story or Lord Of The Rings vs Star Wars vs Harry Potter. And if anyone has ever read a romance novel...


My point is-and this is for EVERYONE, not just for Patty, just keep writing.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/15 at 4:30 pm



Can't tell you how many books I have actually started.


Don't know if I told this story before-if I did, I apologize for repeating myself.

There was a time that I refer to as B.C. (Before Carlos), I lived with a guy. I got my first word possessor (before the PC era) that I bought second hand with the idea that I was going to use it to write my best sellers on. I would get a BRILLIANT idea for a story. I would tell this guy that I was living with about it. He told me, "It has been done before." That took the wind out of my sails. So, I dismissed that idea. Then I would get another BRILLIANT idea. Once again, I would tell this guy my idea and once again he said, "It has been done before." And of course that deflated my balloon. (Don't you love my analogies?  :D :D ;D ;D ;D  )

After doing this a couple of times, I realized a couple of things; 1.) EVERYTHING has been done before, and 2.) Don't tell this guy any idea I get for a story. I wrote my first book after he was no longer in my life.

Yes, it is true that EVERYTHING has been done before but that doesn't mean it can't be done again. For instant, Romeo & Juliet vs West Side Story or Lord Of The Rings vs Star Wars vs Harry Potter. And if anyone has ever read a romance novel...


My point is-and this is for EVERYONE, not just for Patty, just keep writing.



Cat
I have decided it is myself that tells me if it has been done before, and never tell any one the outline.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 09/28/15 at 7:05 pm


I originally set out for 500 per day, but sometimes words do not come to me. This morning it was 100 words before breakfast.


I'm so proud of you!

Are you going to post like two paragraphs for us to read? I'll happily read it.  :P  :P

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 09/28/15 at 7:08 pm



Can't tell you how many books I have actually started.


Don't know if I told this story before-if I did, I apologize for repeating myself.

There was a time that I refer to as B.C. (Before Carlos), I lived with a guy. I got my first word possessor (before the PC era) that I bought second hand with the idea that I was going to use it to write my best sellers on. I would get a BRILLIANT idea for a story. I would tell this guy that I was living with about it. He told me, "It has been done before." That took the wind out of my sails. So, I dismissed that idea. Then I would get another BRILLIANT idea. Once again, I would tell this guy my idea and once again he said, "It has been done before." And of course that deflated my balloon. (Don't you love my analogies?  :D :D ;D ;D ;D  )

After doing this a couple of times, I realized a couple of things; 1.) EVERYTHING has been done before, and 2.) Don't tell this guy any idea I get for a story. I wrote my first book after he was no longer in my life.

Yes, it is true that EVERYTHING has been done before but that doesn't mean it can't be done again. For instant, Romeo & Juliet vs West Side Story or Lord Of The Rings vs Star Wars vs Harry Potter. And if anyone has ever read a romance novel...


My point is-and this is for EVERYONE, not just for Patty, just keep writing.



Cat


I don't care about originality, I care about the $$$$$$! Okay, just kidding!  8)  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 09/28/15 at 7:12 pm


I have started several books, (or I should say had ideas for characters) which is about as far as I've ever gotten.  Last year, my husband joined the local chapter of Nano-Wrimo (National Novel Writing Month) which always takes place in November (I think.)  I came along to a few of these get-togethers, as an unofficial member.  I was trying to force myself to be more social.  While I do go out to play trivia or Name-that-tune at one of several pubs, I really talk to very few people while there.  I have a hard time making friends, as I tend to be introverted.  Sooo, I went with my husband along to a few of these "meetings" (which consisted of ordering food (or drinks, if we went to a bar/restaurant) and chatting (not so much about our ideas for our own novels, but mostly events that the local chapter were planning.) After about a hour or two of general chit-chat, we'd all break out our laptops and try to work on our writing.
I felt I could not concentrate this way, but I do like to observe people (people-watch, if you will) so I felt it wasn't necessarily helping my writing.
The goal of Nano-Wrimo, is for you to put yourself on a schedule and to type a certain amount of words per day (or I suppose so many pages.) You were supposed to develop the habit of writing every day, and have a good start to your novel by the end of the month.

I am STILL working on getting my thoughts together.  I did have a novel started about a close-knit family of three sisters, and their spouses, children and was hoping to add some intrigue by having one of the sisters "disappear" and the rest of the family to look for her.  But I created about 10 characters and sub-characters, and thought that it was a little convuluted and gave up after that meeting.

One day, I am confident that I'll finish something.  Just haven't figured out what, yet.


What's your favorite genre in novels/books?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/28/15 at 10:51 pm


What's your favorite genre in novels/books?


In reality, I am not, in general, a fan of fiction at all.  I prefer reading true things.  But with my attention-span being the way that it is (I can barely concentrate for long anymore) *Hey look, squirrell!*

I would say I like short stories.  Given those parameters, I guess romance is my favorite, but not historical regency romance. I like something modern day or with a twist (like paranormal romance)
I prefer something that is a mixture of genres, mostly anything mixed with humor.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/04/15 at 10:51 am

For all of you who are curious, here is the first chapter of my children's book.


1. THE WOODS

Ten year old Lily Sherman stepped off the back porch on a June afternoon and started walking towards the woods.
"Be back by supper, Lily," she could hear her mother say from inside the kitchen door.
"I will,” she yelled back.
"And don't get lost," her mother added.
"I won't," Lily replied.
This was Lily's first chance to explore the woods that were in back of her house. Her family had just moved into the house a few days before from the city and her time was spent unpacking. She would stop unpacking to look out the window of her room which was on the second floor of the house and faced the backyard. To the left side of the backyard were many tall trees. In the middle of the trees was a path and Lily could see very little of what was beyond. The woods were calling to her. She knew she would have to go and explore.
Her first night in the house, before she went to bed, she looked out the window. She thought that she saw some small, flickering colorful, lights deep in the woods between the trees and the bushes that surrounded the yard.
"They are just fireflies," she told herself.
Lily let her imagination run away and thought about seven little men living in a cottage in her woods.  She imagined a man  sleeping there who fell asleep a long time ago. She even imagined that there was a gingerbread house in the woods. She knew that she must find out what was really in those woods.
As soon as she stepped onto the path that led into the woods she felt enchanted. There was something special about these woods but she didn't know what it was yet. She was determined to find out. The ceiling of leaves in the woods cut out much of the sunlight but there were patches of brilliance that shone on the path where the leaves let the sunlight in. The old leaves on the path crunched under her feet and she could hear the birds sing their happy tune.
Lily remembered what her mother told her about not getting lost and how there were stories about children getting lost in the woods. She knew if she followed the path and didn't stray from it, she would be fine.
The path must lead to something, Lily thought. Someone must have made it. Every story that Lily had read about woods went through her mind. She imagined the path was yellow and would lead to a beautiful green city. She started singing about following the yellow brick road and seeing a wizard. She looked behind trees expecting to find a tinman. She looked for a cottage. Enchanted woods always seem to have a cottage or a castle, she thought. Maybe a princess was being held against her will and Lily had to save her. After, Lily would be rewarded with riches.
To Lily’s surprise, the path was fairly short. As she reached a clearing, Lily was blinded by radiance of the sunlight. It was covered with bright green grass that reached almost to Lily's knees. Mixed in with the green were spots of different colors of the wild flowers that were in bloom. In the center of the clearing, there were rocks and fallen logs that seem to have been set up in a circle. As Lily walked to the center, she thought that maybe someone had camped there at onetime. She looked around.
On the north side of the clearing was the mountain. She looked up to see if there was a castle at the top. It was very difficult to see because the sun was to the left of her and even when she shaded her eyes with her hand, the light was reflected off the trees and she still couldn't see the top very well. She decided that she would have to go to the top to find out if a castle was really up there. She had climbed mountains before with her father when they went camping last summer but she never had done it alone. She wasn't too sure if she should do it now. After giving it enough thought, she felt that it would be better to wait another day to climb the mountain. It was already late in the day.
Lily turned to see the other three sides of the clearing. Two sides were covered by trees, the west side and the side she just came in through. There were some bushes that skirted the bottom of the trunks that had dots of reds, whites, oranges, and other colors of the wild flowers that grew on them. The huge trunks of the trees were different shades of brown. The further and further into the woods Lily looked, the trunks of the trees seem to get darker and darker in color and some even seemed to look black. The birch trees stood out with their white bark against all the shades of green and brown.  To the right of the clearing were the bushes that touched the backyard. She could see part of her house. As Lily's eyes looked around, many shades of green encircled the clearing as if it was a fence.
Lily sat down on a rock for a while. She didn’t want to move to her new home. She loved the city where she lived all her life. All her friends were there. Here, she didn't know anyone, except her Aunt Rhonda, Uncle Max, and her two cousins, Jeffrey and Peter, who lived near by. Lily only saw her aunt, uncle, and cousins on holidays. Now she would be able to see them more. Peter was in high school. He seemed really quiet to her and they didn't talk much. Jeffrey was only a year older than she was. Lily thought he was a pest and always teased her. They would be going to the same school. In the fall, she would start a new school. She hoped that she would meet someone else besides the creep she had as a cousin before school starts.
Lily's father thought that the country would be a better place to live. Her Uncle Max got a new job for her father and helped them find their house. Lily hadn't see the house until a few days ago. At first she didn’t want to move but now as she was sitting on a rock and looking around at everything, she decided that it might not be so bad. She thought this was the most beautiful place she had ever seen and it made her feel wonderful inside.
Lily noticed a faint smell of food that must have been coming from her house. The sun had just dropped behind the trees and the west side of the clearing was cover in shadows. She realized that it was getting late and she didn't want her mother to worry about her. She got up to start back towards her new home. She was startled by a rustling noise that came from one of the bushes in the center of the clearing and she froze where she stood. She wondered if there were lions or tigers in these woods.  Maybe there was a huge giant who eats little girls for dinner. The bush was too small to hide a large animal or a giant but this didn't stop Lily from thinking about it. There just might be a wicked witch who would cast a spell on her that would put her to sleep for a million years or would turn her into a toad.
It was probably just a bird or a squirrel Lily was trying to assure herself. But it wasn’t working.
With her heart beating loudly, Lily stood frozen wondering if she should run. She knew if she started running, whatever it was might start running after her.
Lily then heard giggling. It sounded like a small child's voice. She thought she was alone in the woods. Could she be mistaken? Could someone have followed her? She didn't know.
"Who are you?" the voice asked.
Lily looked around and didn't see anyone. "I must be imagining things," she told herself. The sound of the voice didn’t ease her fright any.
"Who are you?" the voice asked again.
"I'm Lily. Who are you and where are you?" she asked, still unsure of what to do.
"Lily. You do belong here," the voice reply.
Before Lily's eyes, a tiny person appeared on the rock she had just been sitting on. At least she thought it was a person. It stood about six inches high, with long, green hair, and had wings. She was wearing a dress that had leaves on it that looked like a vine.
"I am Ivy."
"What are you?" asked Lily as she rubbed her eyes to make sure that she wasn't seeing things.
"I am a fairy, the fairy of the ivy vine," Ivy replied.
"There is no such thing as a fairy. Everyone knows that," Lily said as if trying to convince herself.
"No such thing as fairies?" Ivy repeated. “Then how do you explain what you are seeing?"
"I don't know," Lily said. "Maybe my imagination is running away from me again."
Lily had imagined all sorts of things but never this good. She wondered if she was dreaming.
"How old are you?" Ivy asked.
"Ten," answered Lily.
"Most people stop believing in fairies by the time they are about fourteen and stop seeing us when they are about sixteen," Ivy informed Lily.
"Us?" Lily asked. "You mean there are more of you?”
"Oh, yes. Many more."
"Can I meet the others?" asked Lily.
"Someday, but I don't think you are ready to. You don't even believe that you are talking to me, now," Ivy stated.
Lily realized that Ivy was right. She didn't believe what she was seeing. Could fairies really exist, she wondered. If they didn't, how could she explain what she was seeing? She couldn't. Lily didn't know what to do. She didn't know what to say to a fairy. She had never met one before.
"I must be going," she said to Ivy. "Will you be here tomorrow?"
"I am always here," replied Ivy.
"I will come back to see you tomorrow. Good-bye." Lily ran all the way home.
That night at dinner. Lily wondered if she should tell her parents about what she had seen in the woods. She remembered that Ivy said that people stop believing in fairies when they were about sixteen.
"Do you believe in fairies?" she asked her mother.
Mrs. Sherman looked at her husband, who looked up from his plate at this strange question.
Mrs. Sherman replied. "I used to when I was younger than you are now and when I read Peter Pan for the first time. Why do you ask?"
"Just curious”, Lily said carefully not to reveal what she saw in the woods. "When did you stop believing in them?"
"Oh, I don't know. Probably about the time I was in high school," answered Mrs. Sherman looking at her plate so her eyes would not meet her husband's nor her daughter's.
Lily then knew what Ivy had told her was true. She knew she mustn't tell her parents about Ivy or the others. She didn't know what her parents would do. They knew she had an active imagination and would probably say that her imagination was running away from her again. Lily didn't notice her mother lost in her own thoughts.
"I heard you had a walk in the woods, today," her father said to her. "Did you meet any fairies?"
"Of course not. Daddy," she lied as she looked at her plate to avoid his eyes.
“I should hope not," he said.
Lily wanted to talk to someone about Ivy. She knew she couldn't talk to her parents and she didn't know anyone else. She wondered about talking to Jeffrey about it. Lily dismissed that thought right away. Jeffrey would just tease her. She thought about every word that Ivy said to her. She didn't understand when Ivy said that she belonged there. What did Ivy mean by that? Lily was determined to find out. She couldn't wait until her next visit to the woods.
That night before she went to bed, Lily stood at the window. She saw the flickering lights she had seen once before.
"Maybe they are not fireflies.  They must be the fairies," she said to herself. Lily thought about Ivy, and wondered what the others looked like. She imagined them dancing around the circle in the clearing, laughing and singing. She wondered if Ivy was telling the others about her.
She climbed into bed and closed her eyes. She saw Ivy, the woods, the mountain, the trees, and the circle in the clearing as she drifted off to sleep.




Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/04/15 at 4:11 pm

^ ^
I'll read it clearer when I have time. I just skimmed and scanned it.

But I liked the energy of the writing you have.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/11/15 at 2:45 pm

Too bad Philip has eye problems. He seems to have good ideas for his play/script. I hope he gets his eyes fixed and can see well.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/11/15 at 2:47 pm

I had to emit a page from my 90 pages because it became too sci-fi or like the movie, Aliens!  ;D

It's funny to me because my novel is more romance and thriller than sci-fi.

Along the path I go!  ;)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/12/15 at 7:28 am


I had to emit a page from my 90 pages because it became too sci-fi or like the movie, Aliens!  ;D

It's funny to me because my novel is more romance and thriller than sci-fi.

Along the path I go!  ;)


When is your book due for publishing?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/12/15 at 11:58 am


When is your book due for publishing?



Getting a book published isn't that easy, Howard. Once you have a manuscript written, then you start sending excerpts of it to publisher after publisher after publisher. Some people go through an agent (which is really the way to go) and the agent sends it to publisher after publisher after publisher. But, in order to get an agent, you have to send excerpts to agent after agent after agent. Most writers have been rejected numerous times before they get an acceptance. J.K. Rowling sent Harry Potter to 12 publishers before she was accepted. (13th time's the charm). I'm sure all those who rejected her are kicking themselves. And if you ARE accepted, then most agents/publishers want rewrites. They don't like this or that and want you to rewrite sections or even the entire book.

Today, if you don't want to go that route, you can self-publish. However, there are many self-publishing places out there. You have to do your homework to see which one(s) are reputable. Once you get it published, then it is up to you to promote and sell it. My sister did that for her last book. She is selling it on eBay, her website, and maybe a few other places. It is a lot of hard work doing it that way.

What I did was just printed up about 25 copies since I am not planning on selling it. I am giving it to family members & a few choice friends so I don't have to worry about trying to sell it.


So, the correct question here would probably be, "When will it be ready to seek an agent/publisher?"



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/12/15 at 12:05 pm


When is your book due for publishing?


Honestly, I have not even finished the first draft. There is no limit to how long the book will be, but I believe that it will be at least 300 pages.

As for when it will be published? Ask God.  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/12/15 at 12:06 pm



Getting a book published isn't that easy, Howard. Once you have a manuscript written, then you start sending excerpts of it to publisher after publisher after publisher. Some people go through an agent (which is really the way to go) and the agent sends it to publisher after publisher after publisher. But, in order to get an agent, you have to send excerpts to agent after agent after agent. Most writers have been rejected numerous times before they get an acceptance. J.K. Rowling sent Harry Potter to 12 publishers before she was accepted. (13th time's the charm). I'm sure all those who rejected her are kicking themselves. And if you ARE accepted, then most agents/publishers want rewrites. They don't like this or that and want you to rewrite sections or even the entire book.

Today, if you don't want to go that route, you can self-publish. However, there are many self-publishing places out there. You have to do your homework to see which one(s) are reputable. Once you get it published, then it is up to you to promote and sell it. My sister did that for her last book. She is selling it on eBay, her website, and maybe a few other places. It is a lot of hard work doing it that way.

What I did was just printed up about 25 copies since I am not planning on selling it. I am giving it to family members & a few choice friends so I don't have to worry about trying to sell it.


So, the correct question here would probably be, "When will it be ready to seek an agent/publisher?"



Cat


I will need to edit it first, right?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/12/15 at 12:41 pm


I will need to edit it first, right?



First, second, third.... ;)


My sister is in the process of writing another book (yup-another one). She asked me to proof it for her. Before I had the chance, she sent me another version because she rewrote a few things. She will probably rewrite it a few times before it will be ready to go. It does help to have someone else take a look at it-not just to proof it but to see if what you have written makes sense, if something can be written better, etc. etc.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/12/15 at 1:34 pm



First, second, third.... ;)


My sister is in the process of writing another book (yup-another one). She asked me to proof it for her. Before I had the chance, she sent me another version because she rewrote a few things. She will probably rewrite it a few times before it will be ready to go. It does help to have someone else take a look at it-not just to proof it but to see if what you have written makes sense, if something can be written better, etc. etc.



Cat


There is no official number or anything, but I'm guessing most authors have their novels edited at least four times before it's good and ready.  :D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/12/15 at 3:15 pm


There is no official number or anything, but I'm guessing most authors have their novels edited at least four times before it's good and ready.  :D



At least-possible way more than that.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/12/15 at 3:34 pm


Honestly, I have not even finished the first draft. There is no limit to how long the book will be, but I believe that it will be at least 300 pages.

As for when it will be published? Ask God.  ;D


and maybe in the future the book can be made into a film, Hey you never know.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/12/15 at 3:51 pm


and maybe in the future the book can be made into a film, Hey you never know.


Okay, I'm daydreaming now!  ;)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/15 at 3:57 pm

Due to the condition of my eyes, my book production has grind to a halt, but I am noting down ideas into a notebook.

BTW, on one of my brief moments of using a computer, I discovered that the anti-hero in my dark fantasy has been already used twice in two other books. For the moment I will still continue when I can.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/19/15 at 4:21 pm


Due to the condition of my eyes, my book production has grind to a halt, but I am noting down ideas into a notebook.

BTW, on one of my brief moments of using a computer, I discovered that the anti-hero in my dark fantasy has been already used twice in two other books. For the moment I will still continue when I can.



You can "write" it orally. Use a camera-or another device to narrate it.



Cat 

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/19/15 at 7:00 pm


Due to the condition of my eyes, my book production has grind to a halt, but I am noting down ideas into a notebook.

BTW, on one of my brief moments of using a computer, I discovered that the anti-hero in my dark fantasy has been already used twice in two other books. For the moment I will still continue when I can.


Welcome back.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/21/15 at 12:37 am


Due to the condition of my eyes, my book production has grind to a halt, but I am noting down ideas into a notebook.

BTW, on one of my brief moments of using a computer, I discovered that the anti-hero in my dark fantasy has been already used twice in two other books. For the moment I will still continue when I can.


My husband uses a software called "Dragon Naturally Speaking", and a headphone with a microphone.  It dictates everything he says onto the computer and also he can edit it orally by saying different commands.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/21/15 at 10:25 am


My husband uses a software called "Dragon Naturally Speaking", and a headphone with a microphone.  It dictates everything he says onto the computer and also he can edit it orally by saying different commands.



Something like that is what I was referring to.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/21/15 at 10:49 am

Page 91.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/21/15 at 11:06 am


Page 91.



YAY!!!!



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/21/15 at 1:30 pm



YAY!!!!



Cat


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Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/22/15 at 6:15 am



Something like that is what I was referring to.



Cat


The only problem with it is, (well several problems actually...) They update the software frequently, and the updates are not free to the people that buy the software.  Second problem:  The company has an agressive sales department, and they will pester you with phone calls very very frequently to get you to agree to an add-on or an update or something else from their company.  It got ridiculous, and finally my husband got them to take us off their list to call.  It took some doing though. 

But having said that, the software is really good, with nearly 100 percent voice recognition.  Since my husband has eyesight problems (and loves to talk, unlike me) and he is good at telling stories, he finds the software a good purchase for his needs.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/23/15 at 9:19 am


Due to the condition of my eyes, my book production has grind to a halt, but I am noting down ideas into a notebook.

BTW, on one of my brief moments of using a computer, I discovered that the anti-hero in my dark fantasy has been already used twice in two other books. For the moment I will still continue when I can.


glad to see you back. :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/23/15 at 9:20 am


Page 91.


That's wonderful :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/23/15 at 9:36 am


That's wonderful :)


92 now!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/23/15 at 10:23 am


92 now!


8 more pages to go till you reach 100.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/24/15 at 1:52 pm

One of my characters is kind of stupid, sorry, had to have a good laugh at his stupidity.  ;D  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/24/15 at 4:44 pm

I just started page 93. I'm at the beginning of it.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/24/15 at 5:26 pm

I haven't written anything solid in about six months. I'm slowly trying to get back into it with a short story (20 pages or less) and I think I'll just wait till January to try my novel again because I just have had a horrible year this year, and would rather just start clean and fresh in 2016.

But I'm happy for everyone else who are able to write. Enjoy it.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/24/15 at 5:32 pm

Are you going to put all your short stories into one novel of hundreds of pages?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/24/15 at 5:57 pm


One of my characters is kind of stupid, sorry, had to have a good laugh at his stupidity.  ;D  ;D


What do you mean by "stupid"?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/24/15 at 6:02 pm


What do you mean by "stupid"?


He's just goofy in the way he teases his sibling. Not really stupid, just funny and goofy as hell.  ;D  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/24/15 at 6:06 pm


I haven't written anything solid in about six months. I'm slowly trying to get back into it with a short story (20 pages or less) and I think I'll just wait till January to try my novel again because I just have had a horrible year this year, and would rather just start clean and fresh in 2016.

But I'm happy for everyone else who are able to write. Enjoy it.


How about writing a Michael Jackson novel?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/27/15 at 3:33 pm

I'm wondering if I should give my character a mustache, or not.  :-X  :-X

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/27/15 at 3:36 pm


I'm wondering if I should give my character a mustache, or not.  :-X  :-X


What kind of mustache?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/27/15 at 3:41 pm


What kind of mustache?


There's more than one?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/27/15 at 5:10 pm


How about writing a Michael Jackson novel?


It's been done to death. If I want to make a name for myself, I have to be original.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/27/15 at 5:16 pm


There's more than one?



Actually, yes.


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Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/27/15 at 5:18 pm



Actually, yes.


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e2/20/dd/e220dd1d6de7da5b6dd6d1341d8c7dfa.jpg



Cat


I think I want my character to have a Dali!!  :D  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/28/15 at 3:52 pm


I think I want my character to have a Dali!!  :D  ;D


Wouldn't you want your character to have a beard too?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/28/15 at 8:20 pm


Wouldn't you want your character to have a beard too?


I'm thinking about it.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/28/15 at 11:11 pm

I finally finished my short story and posted it to my blog.  ;D I know I'm in the zone--20 pages in like 3 days.

So tomorrow, I'll relax and regroup, and then Friday, I'll start in on a new one because I've been away from eroticas for 6 months and I don't ever want to get backed up like that again. I want to write plenty so I have a bunch of standby's to choose from. I have three drafts up already. I practice with the eroticas because if push comes to shove I'll just be a romance novelist, if the possibility of a horror or serious fiction career doesn't pan out. I can write a love scene to melt your face--at least that's what my readers say. LOL.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/29/15 at 11:14 am

20 pages in three days. So like 6-7 pages per day. Wow, that's inspiring me there.  :o

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/29/15 at 11:43 am


20 pages in three days. So like 6-7 pages per day. Wow, that's inspiring me there.  :o



That is what I meant by a book sort of writes itself.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/29/15 at 3:03 pm


20 pages in three days. So like 6-7 pages per day. Wow, that's inspiring me there.  :o


that's amazing.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/29/15 at 7:35 pm

Well thanks y'all. I've written ten but it's only about 7:30 I could be here a lot longer. I'd have more but I had to stop for about an hour to take a call. I got six months to make up for. I'm working while I can and enjoying it. Writing is my hobby so this is fun to me.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/29/15 at 8:05 pm



That is what I meant by a book sort of writes itself.



Cat


Interesting.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/30/15 at 11:51 pm

I completed my second story. Outlining another one. I should probably be writing the sequel to the one I just finished and I probably will once I finish this third one.
Cause I have "Trouble in Paradise" completed and posted. "Thick" is completed but still needing proofing and tweaking before I post it, I think I can make the love scene and finale a bit stronger. But I have the basic framework.
Then there's "Copy" which is just the working title until I can think of something catchier, and finally "Thick 2: Twice as Nice"....
I think that's all I got. I have some ideas I haven't jotted down as of yet.  :(

But I'm not posting as quickly as I finish them. I just want a bunch of backups. That's important.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/30/15 at 11:56 pm

Great job!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/30/15 at 11:57 pm

I'm at page 94. I just figured out I have to rewrite the first 1/3 of my novel, but oh well.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/31/15 at 12:08 am


I'm at page 94. I just figured out I have to rewrite the first 1/3 of my novel, but oh well.


Don't feel bad. I dumped the first 200 pages of my novel and starting from scratch in January. And with these short stories, I've thrown out as much as 50 pages before I had something suitable. It'll come.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/31/15 at 1:35 am


Don't feel bad. I dumped the first 200 pages of my novel and starting from scratch in January. And with these short stories, I've thrown out as much as 50 pages before I had something suitable. It'll come.  :)


Yeah, it's part of the writing process. Plus, I'm a very new writer.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/31/15 at 1:46 am

I've been writing since I was 9.

I just got a monkey wrench hurled all up IN my plans. Now in my earlier post, I I lined up all my stories, had them titled and on deck to be written. I've gotten my first side-effect of branching off into 3T writing--my friends becoming fans of the band.
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Now, I'm hung up on Taryll, to the left, and also in my siggy. Most people I know go wild for TJ, to the right. My friend Ebonie, got it out completely for Taj with the braids and now I done got roped into collaborating on a 3T story with her. This knocks my writing schedule out of whack and I DO NOT LIKE TO COLLABORATE. I like to be a solo writer. But I know if I don't do this sheesh, I'll never hear the damn end of it. I was set to do a Taj solo story to the point of co,piling my notes. Now it has to sit. I hate this because I have my ideas arranged in a certain way. This is annoying because I'll be pissed if I lose my ideas. Because I wanted to do a 3T story, then a story for each T and then my sequel. I been off the wagon for 6 months, I don't want to get messed up again!  >:(

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 10/31/15 at 7:43 am


I completed my second story. Outlining another one. I should probably be writing the sequel to the one I just finished and I probably will once I finish this third one.
Cause I have "Trouble in Paradise" completed and posted. "Thick" is completed but still needing proofing and tweaking before I post it, I think I can make the love scene and finale a bit stronger. But I have the basic framework.
Then there's "Copy" which is just the working title until I can think of something catchier, and finally "Thick 2: Twice as Nice"....
I think that's all I got. I have some ideas I haven't jotted down as of yet.  :(

But I'm not posting as quickly as I finish them. I just want a bunch of backups. That's important.


wonderful job. :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/15 at 10:20 am

Just to report, no progress for over a month, I am jotting down notes in a notebook, and to dictate I will still have to look at the computer screen. I may start writting with pen and paper.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/01/15 at 10:37 am


Just to report, no progress for over a month, I am jotting down notes in a notebook, and to dictate I will still have to look at the computer screen. I may start writting with pen and paper.


Do whatever can get you off on the right foot. Before I got a computer all my stories were exclusively written in those little black and white composition notebooks.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/05/15 at 7:03 pm


Just to report, no progress for over a month, I am jotting down notes in a notebook, and to dictate I will still have to look at the computer screen. I may start writting with pen and paper.


Glad to see you back on the site. Hope your eyes are better.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/05/15 at 7:05 pm

Yeah, whether you start at 9, 90, or 24 (like me), if you figured out you want to be a writer, well, hopefully your creative juices work.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/05/15 at 7:07 pm

96 pages in.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/05/15 at 9:25 pm

I'm annoyed because I'm trying my best to finish Copy, which I've retitled as Textbook, but right now I have a friend venting at me. And y'all can mark your calendars because it may never happen again, but for the first time in 20 years I do NOT feel like discussing Michael Jackson right now. And I'd like to put the kibosh on it tonight because Friday I'll be all under my feels with the last episode of Jacksons Next Generation if 3T breaks ups...AGAIN. But nooooo I just got roped into a rant about who's a good MJ look alike and who's not and I don't give a flying fudge at the moment. They're look alikes any joker can put on a glove and hum Billie Jean. My own glove is 5 feet away from me!

I had it out earlier with a woman who said Taryll looked like Jermaine. I've filled my fighting quota for today.  >:(

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/05/15 at 10:28 pm

I'm marking it. 11/5/15.  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/05/15 at 10:31 pm


I'm annoyed because I'm trying my best to finish Copy, which I've retitled as Textbook, but right now I have a friend venting at me. And y'all can mark your calendars because it may never happen again, but for the first time in 20 years I do NOT feel like discussing Michael Jackson right now. And I'd like to put the kibosh on it tonight because Friday I'll be all under my feels with the last episode of Jacksons Next Generation if 3T breaks ups...AGAIN. But nooooo I just got roped into a rant about who's a good MJ look alike and who's not and I don't give a flying fudge at the moment. They're look alikes any joker can put on a glove and hum Billie Jean. My own glove is 5 feet away from me!

I had it out earlier with a woman who said Taryll looked like Jermaine. I've filled my fighting quota for today.  >:(


I have a title for mine too. I'm keeping it a secret for some subconscious reason. I can't put my finger on it right now.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/06/15 at 12:34 am


I have a title for mine too. I'm keeping it a secret for some subconscious reason. I can't put my finger on it right now.


I try to title mine before I start writing, because I have so many ideas piled up, I'd never find the document if I didn't title it. "Textbook" was actually supposed to be called "Stare" but I used that already for a Michael Jackson story a looooong time ago. And I still have people talking about Stare , too.

I always have a separate outtakes document so if I cut a part out I don't completely lose it. Because I've had certain passages that I've taken out of one story, and used for another. I'm almost OCD as I write because my technique is extremely detailed oriented. I noticed in the last three stories I wrote, I made reference to the female character's manicure. Elaine's were blue, Ali's were grey and Monica's are French-tips.I just go for realism. I just finished Thick and in it I have the male character, when his girlfriend is ion the floor playing with their dog, he passes her and runs his fingers through her hair. My friend read it, stopped, looked and me and said "that sounds like something someone WOULD do..." That I like to hear.
But as I get finished with Textbook, I'll have to revise a portion of Thick to get it up on the level. I dropped the ball a little bit with Trouble in Paradise. I won't repeat the same mistake.

Pardon my rambling. It's 12:30 and I decided it'd be fun to drink an energy drink--NOW, like an idiot.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/08/15 at 3:11 pm

I'm celebrating like I won the lottery. I had to go in and do a massive rewrite on my story Thick and I just posted it to my blog . It hasn't been a good 20 minutes since I put it up and its had 31 hits. I had people waiting on this. Feels good to be back in the writing seat where I belong. I have to do rework the ending of Textbook, but I don't really care that's an easy fix. Like 5 pages, maybe an hour? Simple. Thick was hard because it was a love scene and I spend half my time laughing at the characters as I write.

Now I'mma kick back and watch my trauma shows and relax.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/08/15 at 7:39 pm


I'm celebrating like I won the lottery. I had to go in and do a massive rewrite on my story Thick and I just posted it to my blog . It hasn't been a good 20 minutes since I put it up and its had 31 hits. I had people waiting on this. Feels good to be back in the writing seat where I belong. I have to do rework the ending of Textbook, but I don't really care that's an easy fix. Like 5 pages, maybe an hour? Simple. Thick was hard because it was a love scene and I spend half my time laughing at the characters as I write.

Now I'mma kick back and watch my trauma shows and relax.


31 is good. I went on a website once, but haven't built a fan base. I only got 3 reads.  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/08/15 at 7:39 pm

The rewrite is going to be a bloodbath.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/08/15 at 8:20 pm


31 is good. I went on a website once, but haven't built a fan base. I only got 3 reads.  8)


It went up...it's now 90. I don't know what happened. I joined a Taryll club and a 3T one LAST NIGHT. Put out the notice of the story, and went to bed.  I got up and I was an admin of the 3T club and had people in my inbox from the Taryll club asking abut the story.
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That's just direct hits. It doesn't count the ones that went to the overall blog and read from there.  And I spread my stories around between the different clubs. Now there's three guys in the club and some are hanging out for the solos with Taj and TJ if that's their favorites. My only thing is when I do what I call 2T stories I favor Taryll and Taj as opposed to a combo of either with TJ because I just don't feel TJ so much. TJ is gorgeous, but I just don't feel him. And I don't mind the writing because like I said at any time I can make the characters look like anything. I just write as a hobby. Always have.

I was mad when I wrote Thick because people were ragging Taryll for being portly. He has since lost the weight and it's like 2005 all over again. But I wrote the story as a study about how weight gain and negative body image can affect a person and those around them. And I know this well as I used to be a size 26 at one time. I think its my greatest work, period.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/10/15 at 9:20 pm


It went up...it's now 90. I don't know what happened. I joined a Taryll club and a 3T one LAST NIGHT. Put out the notice of the story, and went to bed.  I got up and I was an admin of the 3T club and had people in my inbox from the Taryll club asking abut the story.
https://41.media.tumblr.com/a5a983536b1e7b7eaa04afe8d9f0736f/tumblr_nxiz918r8k1sckw50o1_1280.png
That's just direct hits. It doesn't count the ones that went to the overall blog and read from there.  And I spread my stories around between the different clubs. Now there's three guys in the club and some are hanging out for the solos with Taj and TJ if that's their favorites. My only thing is when I do what I call 2T stories I favor Taryll and Taj as opposed to a combo of either with TJ because I just don't feel TJ so much. TJ is gorgeous, but I just don't feel him. And I don't mind the writing because like I said at any time I can make the characters look like anything. I just write as a hobby. Always have.

I was mad when I wrote Thick because people were ragging Taryll for being portly. He has since lost the weight and it's like 2005 all over again. But I wrote the story as a study about how weight gain and negative body image can affect a person and those around them. And I know this well as I used to be a size 26 at one time. I think its my greatest work, period.


They do the same thing on Wattpad. It's likely you've heard of Wattpad, but there's more preteens and teenagers on there than those over like say, 25. They count your reads and likes, it's fun.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/10/15 at 9:21 pm

I've just done page 97. Just starting page 98.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/11/15 at 8:52 am


They do the same thing on Wattpad. It's likely you've heard of Wattpad, but there's more preteens and teenagers on there than those over like say, 25. They count your reads and likes, it's fun.

I tried Wattpad years ago, but I wasn't too keen on it. I like Blogger better and have several blogs I work on simultaneously. I like how I can customize them as I like and change them and everything. And I don't really want to be in an area frequented by the under-18 set. My stories are erotic in nature and I don't want to ruin anyone's innocence. But I think I elevated the fan fiction genre. Because before I even got into MJ or 3T, I wanted to be a writer. That was my main thing, my main ambition--to write and be published. And when I started reading fan fiction it was literally worse than a 70s porno. No storyline, no plot, and the "love scene" was about as realistic as the restaurant scene from "When Harry Met Sally" it was horrendous. I started writing and people were surprised that there was a real core story leading up to the love scene.
With Textbook, which I put the kibosh on yesterday, I have a young lady seeking a book for a college course. The man has it and is willing to sell it to her. There's this whole hit-or-miss bit where the man is quite obviously enchanted by the girl, but as he's kind of geeky and socially inept he keeps falling short. Eventually his temper gets the best of him, it flares, he grows a pair and takes charge. (I used Taj--the one with braids)
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When I write for my favorite celebrities I study them and have grown pretty good at picking up body language cues from them. I explained to my friend Ebonie about Taryll one day and she was like I need to go into psychiatry. (I have no desire for the medical field) I like to have realism. I want people to read a story and think it could plausibly happen. And I actually prefer to write for 3T over MJ because I can dress them like regular guys and not have to throw so many rhinestones like I do for MJ. LOL But I just put extra and alot into my stories. Because the more I write, even if it is initially 3T or MJ they can be sponged out and replaced whenever I go to the printers. I mean my eroticas could one day be a collection of stories somewhere. And I'd love to see my picture on the back of dustjacket.
I'm pretty cute, I think I'd look good on the back of my book. LOL.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/11/15 at 3:55 pm


I've just done page 97. Just starting page 98.


wonderful. :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/11/15 at 8:37 pm


wonderful. :)


What should I do to celebrate once I get to 100?  ???  :(

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/12/15 at 9:05 am

I've got to jump on my grind. A friend of mine started a Taryll Fan Fiction Club, today, and with out thought I joined. I spit out coffee when I realized I only have THREE  completed stories total and he's only in TWO of them. I just got my work cut out for me, so that means my projects get rearranged yet again:

Thick 2: Twice as Nice (Taryll/Taj)
Lost in Translation (technically a TJ story but I can easily put in a Taryll cameo)
Thick 3: Unfinished Business (all of 3T)
(An unnamed Taryll project revolving around baseball. I hate baseball, but since I scored it earlier this year, I know something about the stupid game.  >:( )

I wish I could be how I was ten years ago, able to crank out one EVERY WEEK. And that was on top of being mama's nursemaid.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/12/15 at 3:11 pm


What should I do to celebrate once I get to 100?  ???  :(


celebrate with a special cake?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/12/15 at 4:56 pm


celebrate with a special cake?


I always reward myself. I'm going to have a Never-Ending Pasta Bowl at Olive Garden tomorrow.
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Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/12/15 at 5:01 pm

My 3T reader base is expanding. I completely forgot about my blog until I got a notice on Facebook that someone had shared the link to my 3T story, Trouble in Paradise. So I went over and checked my stats and hollered:
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I posted Thick FOUR DAYS AGO and it's reads have DOUBLED!  :o
And that's just the direct hits. Some people are hitting the overall erotica board and I'm closing in on that 40 thousand reads mark fast. I'm happy to know my 3T stories are as welcomed as the MJ ones are.
And I still have a story I haven't posted yet, and I'm 3 pages into the Thick sequel and once my Venom kicks in, I'll be on a roll.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/13/15 at 9:31 am


I always reward myself. I'm going to have a Never-Ending Pasta Bowl at Olive Garden tomorrow.
https://media4.giphy.com/media/V9zqL1ZILNTmE/200.gif


good for you, enjoy!  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/13/15 at 12:30 pm


celebrate with a special cake?


My birthday is coming up too. Perfect.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/13/15 at 12:32 pm


My 3T reader base is expanding. I completely forgot about my blog until I got a notice on Facebook that someone had shared the link to my 3T story, Trouble in Paradise. So I went over and checked my stats and hollered:
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I posted Thick FOUR DAYS AGO and it's reads have DOUBLED!  :o
And that's just the direct hits. Some people are hitting the overall erotica board and I'm closing in on that 40 thousand reads mark fast. I'm happy to know my 3T stories are as welcomed as the MJ ones are.
And I still have a story I haven't posted yet, and I'm 3 pages into the Thick sequel and once my Venom kicks in, I'll be on a roll.


I used to be on Wattpad. Itś exciting when you look at your reads, and it goes up, up, up.  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/14/15 at 1:18 pm

Iḿ at the beginning of page 99.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/14/15 at 2:17 pm


I always reward myself. I'm going to have a Never-Ending Pasta Bowl at Olive Garden tomorrow.
https://media4.giphy.com/media/V9zqL1ZILNTmE/200.gif


;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/14/15 at 5:43 pm


Iḿ at the beginning of page 99.


you have almost one more page to get to 100.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/14/15 at 6:11 pm


you have almost one more page to get to 100.


I dont know how deep I am into the book, because I have no idea how long the book will be. My guess is that Iḿ around 35% into the book. It feels like the intro part, and the warming up to the characters part of a book, is mostly over. Iḿ now in the meat of the book, as people might say.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/15/15 at 10:54 am

There's always a hater. I posted a new story last night and two different people came at me to try to down talk me and say 3T would be ashamed of me for writing my stories.  ::) And I was like really and went to the mat sacking them out and defending myself. It's literally not like this is my first time at the rodeo. But outside of the two, my three stories I've shared have close to five hundred reads, ALONE. That's not including the other 50+ MJ stories I've posted. But those hags knew what they were reading. I stated long ago that my stories contained "mature content" and the damn blog its on is called "Tiffeny's Michael Jackson Erotica" so they're not exactly playing Candyland and watching Disney films. IT's just annoying that someone sees someone doing well--I am extremely popular in the 3T sphere and making friends--and wants to drag them down. They don't know me. I'm stubborn AF and won't back down. Unless 3T or a real representative of them says "Tiffeny stop" I won't. Why? Just because someone doesn't like that I took a leather flogger to Taryll Jackson's backside. That man doesn't have a mark on him--it was just a story. IT'S FICTION.

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And now I'm gonna Spite Write something to curl her hair.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/19/15 at 11:49 pm


There's always a hater. I posted a new story last night and two different people came at me to try to down talk me and say 3T would be ashamed of me for writing my stories.  ::) And I was like really and went to the mat sacking them out and defending myself. It's literally not like this is my first time at the rodeo. But outside of the two, my three stories I've shared have close to five hundred reads, ALONE. That's not including the other 50+ MJ stories I've posted. But those hags knew what they were reading. I stated long ago that my stories contained "mature content" and the damn blog its on is called "Tiffeny's Michael Jackson Erotica" so they're not exactly playing Candyland and watching Disney films. IT's just annoying that someone sees someone doing well--I am extremely popular in the 3T sphere and making friends--and wants to drag them down. They don't know me. I'm stubborn AF and won't back down. Unless 3T or a real representative of them says "Tiffeny stop" I won't. Why? Just because someone doesn't like that I took a leather flogger to Taryll Jackson's backside. That man doesn't have a mark on him--it was just a story. IT'S FICTION.

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And now I'm gonna Spite Write something to curl her hair.


Yeah, creative types, whether writers or painters, take the good with the bad sometimes.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/19/15 at 11:52 pm

Iḿ only half a page from finishing page 100.  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/20/15 at 1:18 am


Yeah, creative types, whether writers or painters, take the good with the bad sometimes.

That I understand. Everyone is a critic. One of my friends said 3T sounded like a male version of TLC. I'm still playng them. I don't let opinions cloud my enjoyment.


Iḿ only half a page from finishing page 100.  ;D


Hey that's great! I know you've been working towards that! I'm proud of you!


On Topic: I finally broke 40 THOUSAND reads.
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Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/20/15 at 7:20 am


Iḿ only half a page from finishing page 100.  ;D


Congratulations. :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/20/15 at 7:20 am


That I understand. Everyone is a critic. One of my friends said 3T sounded like a male version of TLC. I'm still playng them. I don't let opinions cloud my enjoyment.

Hey that's great! I know you've been working towards that! I'm proud of you!


On Topic: I finally broke 40 THOUSAND reads.
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Wow, How were you able to accomplish that? :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/20/15 at 8:22 am

I just read majority of this topic. I really want to get my novel out there, but at the same time I don't want them editing anything. Nor do I want to be forced to rewrite the mistakes I already improved. My writing style for my book is how it needs to be. I may have to go the self publishing route.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/20/15 at 11:33 am


Wow, How were you able to accomplish that? :)

To be honest, it surprises me too. I guess I just have a circle of dedicated readers. Because when I post a story now, I just spread the links around a few fanclubs and my social media and the reads come. But I know I've had some readers since I started when my stories were pitiful. (I looked at my early work, the longest erotica was only seven pages. And in my last erotica, the love scene alone was ten pages.) I reckon I just provide a little escape from the world for my readers and I think that's what any writer wants to accomplish--create an alternate universe that people can be in and enjoy.
But to be honest, I focus more on the storyline than the actual love scene. Because my main priority is a good, solid plot. I just want to be entertaining.That's how my story "Thick" virtually doubled in legnth because I really wanted to show the mental breakdown of a man over his weight. So after he beat up on his little brother for what he mistook as him coming onto his girlfriend, I added two scenes. One where he eats his weight in Pepper Steak at a local buffeet and is thrown out for eating it all, and throwing up in the parking lot, and the other having the emotional breakdown and weeping in the shower, before begging his girlfriend's forgiveness.
And I always write like Michael Jackson and now, 3T, were to read it. Would I be happy handing them a photocopy or would 'I change something--that's my mentality. "Get it as close to perfect as possible".
But I learned if there's good talent on display--I hope I'm talented--the people will be drawn to it. And I see its happening for me. I'm happy.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/20/15 at 11:41 am


I just read majority of this topic. I really want to get my novel out there, but at the same time I don't want them editing anything. Nor do I want to be forced to rewrite the mistakes I already improved. My writing style for my book is how it needs to be. I may have to go the self publishing route.



Self publishing is the only way around not being edited. But there are drawbacks to self publishing-mainly you have to sell the book yourself. If you do go that route, word of caution. Do your homework in terms of self publishing businesses. Like everything else, there are good ones and bad ones. 



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/20/15 at 12:38 pm



Self publishing is the only way around not being edited. But there are drawbacks to self publishing-mainly you have to sell the book yourself. If you do go that route, word of caution. Do your homework in terms of self publishing businesses. Like everything else, there are good ones and bad ones. 



Cat


I plan to just advertise it as a free recommendation right now. It doesn't need to be sold. I just want my ideas to be heard and not to be taken. Right now, it has over 300 reads on SparkaTale and two complimenting messages. That's a reliever. If I'm lucky, a publisher will come to me.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/20/15 at 7:40 pm

Thank you for the congrats.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/20/15 at 7:41 pm


That I understand. Everyone is a critic. One of my friends said 3T sounded like a male version of TLC. I'm still playng them. I don't let opinions cloud my enjoyment.

Hey that's great! I know you've been working towards that! I'm proud of you!


On Topic: I finally broke 40 THOUSAND reads.
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The reads have probably gone up since you originally posted this comment.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/20/15 at 7:45 pm


I just read majority of this topic. I really want to get my novel out there, but at the same time I don't want them editing anything. Nor do I want to be forced to rewrite the mistakes I already improved. My writing style for my book is how it needs to be. I may have to go the self publishing route.


Iḿ guessing that your spelling and grammar are correct, at least. I don´t consider my story original, but if yours is, I´d like a link to it in my private message. I like people with originality, if not, at least interesting.

Good luck on your journey. I think Cat gave you good advice already.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/21/15 at 7:50 am


Iḿ guessing that your spelling and grammar are correct, at least. I don´t consider my story original, but if yours is, I´d like a link to it in my private message. I like people with originality, if not, at least interesting.

Good luck on your journey. I think Cat gave you good advice already.


The words I use, my spell checker detect as falsely used are uncommunicated, untopped or unconsciousing for example. They may not be appropriately used, but you will know what my narrator is trying to say. I fear that publishers won't except my writing style which represent the feel of my novel. Only certain words can be used.

Thank you, man. I'm sending a link now.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/21/15 at 10:15 am


The words I use, my spell checker detect as falsely used are uncommunicated, untopped or unconsciousing for example. They may not be appropriately used, but you will know what my narrator is trying to say. I fear that publishers won't except my writing style which represent the feel of my novel. Only certain words can be used.

Thank you, man. I'm sending a link now.


I have that trouble too. But that's part of being creative. Expressing your thought and meaning in the best way you see fit. Just work it out. I heard JK Rowling got turned down by about 20 different publishers before Harry Potter reached the masses. If you get turned down at first, keep trying. You'll make it.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/21/15 at 11:41 am


I have that trouble too. But that's part of being creative. Expressing your thought and meaning in the best way you see fit. Just work it out. I heard JK Rowling got turned down by about 20 different publishers before Harry Potter reached the masses. If you get turned down at first, keep trying. You'll make it.  :)


That's really relieving.. Thank you.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/21/15 at 11:59 am


That's really relieving.. Thank you.


I don't spend ALL my time mooning after 3T.  ;)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/21/15 at 12:21 pm


I have that trouble too. But that's part of being creative. Expressing your thought and meaning in the best way you see fit. Just work it out. I heard JK Rowling got turned down by about 20 different publishers before Harry Potter reached the masses. If you get turned down at first, keep trying. You'll make it.  :)



She was turned down 12 times-but lucky 13...  I'm sure those other 12 publishers are kicking themselves.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/15 at 12:25 pm

I have not progressed since my last report here, I had thought of a new direction for the book, but recent events put an end to that idea.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/21/15 at 12:39 pm



She was turned down 12 times-but lucky 13...  I'm sure those other 12 publishers are kicking themselves.



Cat


Sometimes life uses irony. Lucky 13, eh?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/21/15 at 12:40 pm


I have not progressed since my last report here, I had thought of a new direction for the book, but recent events put an end to that idea.


Your eyes are probably more important than some other stuff.  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/15 at 12:47 pm


Your eyes are probably more important than some other stuff.  8)
Too true.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/21/15 at 1:05 pm



She was turned down 12 times-but lucky 13...  I'm sure those other 12 publishers are kicking themselves.



Cat

I knew it was a large number. Thanks for the correction Cat.  :)




The reads have probably gone up since you originally posted this comment.


This is true:
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And I was feeling really down last night after my spat with that idiot and then I noticed a kind comment had been left on my blog:
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THIS is why I write. I've gotten so many messages that I inspire people to write. I cried over this last night I was so touched. I needed to hear that.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/21/15 at 3:41 pm

Are you all.....an open book?  ???

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/22/15 at 5:08 pm


Are you all.....an open book?  ???


Lord no.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/22/15 at 8:42 pm

I don´t think anyone is 100% open. That´s strange, or they´re sick, or something.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/22/15 at 9:31 pm


I don´t think anyone is 100% open. That´s strange, or they´re sick, or something.


I've known a few people who share too much too soon. Made for quite a few awkward moments.  :(

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/27/15 at 9:35 pm

Well. I've officially made it to page 101! Celebrate!  :D  :D  :D

This means that I have written 100 pages, and have just started page 101.

I gots to get more inky for my printery though.  :o

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/27/15 at 11:23 pm


Well. I've officially made it to page 101! Celebrate!  :D  :D  :D

This means that I have written 100 pages, and have just started page 101.

I gots to get more inky for my printery though.  :o


Congratulations! I knew you could do it! I'm so happy for you!  ;D
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Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/28/15 at 12:28 am


Congratulations! I knew you could do it! I'm so happy for you!  ;D
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Karma point!  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/28/15 at 7:05 am


Well. I've officially made it to page 101! Celebrate!  :D  :D  :D

This means that I have written 100 pages, and have just started page 101.

I gots to get more inky for my printer though.  :o


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Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/28/15 at 1:19 pm


http://rs105.pbsrc.com/albums/m237/hrhqueencat/Congratulations/balloons0311.gif~c200


I'm really starting to get into the deepest part of the book, which would make sense, since my story is no longer in the introduction phase.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/28/15 at 4:05 pm


Karma point!  8)


Aww thank you.  :)

On Topic: I'm starting to develop the relationships between the characters in my current story. I already tossed three pages because it dragged. I like for my short stories to be crisp, and to the point. Cause I always fear if I make my eroticas too long, people will skip over the actual story and jump right to the love scene. Which pisses me off if I write a 25-30 page story and only 10 pages are actually read! I'm doing the work for the fanclub and unfortunately in the 3T community, TJ is actually the most popular member of the band.
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He's model beautiful, but I have a block against him, because he looks so much like his uncle Jermaine. I abandoned a solo-TJ project because I just could not write it. At the moment I have TJ paired with Taryll just to lighten the burden until I can manage to write TJ solo. I really want to be done with this because I have a friend riding my back about another solo Taj story. I just know I want this current story strong, so if the chance presents itself, I can sponge out the Jacksons and have it as a straight short story. I'll write a solo TJ story eventually. I struggled with TJ even 10 years ago, when I first started this kind of writing.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/12/15 at 3:15 am


Aww thank you.  :)

On Topic: I'm starting to develop the relationships between the characters in my current story. I already tossed three pages because it dragged. I like for my short stories to be crisp, and to the point. Cause I always fear if I make my eroticas too long, people will skip over the actual story and jump right to the love scene. Which pisses me off if I write a 25-30 page story and only 10 pages are actually read! I'm doing the work for the fanclub and unfortunately in the 3T community, TJ is actually the most popular member of the band.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/4d/71/87/4d7187862f9235dc04f03391d75a8ae5.gif
He's model beautiful, but I have a block against him, because he looks so much like his uncle Jermaine. I abandoned a solo-TJ project because I just could not write it. At the moment I have TJ paired with Taryll just to lighten the burden until I can manage to write TJ solo. I really want to be done with this because I have a friend riding my back about another solo Taj story. I just know I want this current story strong, so if the chance presents itself, I can sponge out the Jacksons and have it as a straight short story. I'll write a solo TJ story eventually. I struggled with TJ even 10 years ago, when I first started this kind of writing.


One of my favorite parts of writing.  :P

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/12/15 at 3:16 am

I'm taking a break from writing to.....read.  ;)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/12/15 at 11:12 am


Well. I've officially made it to page 101! Celebrate!  :D  :D  :D

This means that I have written 100 pages, and have just started page 101.

I gots to get more inky for my printery though.  :o



Way to go.

I haven't don't much with my sequel. I think I wrote the first sentence and that is about it.  :-[

I guess I am having a hard time starting. I know, I just need to sit down and write, write, write. I can always rewrite later.

Oh, and my 11 year old granddaughter (who's birthday is today  :) ) told me that she loved the first story and wants more. I gave her the heads up on the sequel. She is the only one of the grandkids who have told me their opinion of the book. Of course most of them are really too young to read it at this point-without their parents reading it to them.


Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/12/15 at 3:55 pm

I'm still fighting with the same problem but I am determined to make a strong dent in it this weekend. Because I'm sick of this story actually and the only reason I'm doing it is because people kept asking me for TJ TJ TJ.  >:( I have other projects I'd rather do that are literally gathering dust because of this.  >:( I want to do at least a half-dozen stories before I have to think about him again outside of a cameo.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/12/15 at 8:18 pm



Way to go.

I haven't don't much with my sequel. I think I wrote the first sentence and that is about it.  :-[

I guess I am having a hard time starting. I know, I just need to sit down and write, write, write. I can always rewrite later.

Oh, and my 11 year old granddaughter (who's birthday is today  :) ) told me that she loved the first story and wants more. I gave her the heads up on the sequel. She is the only one of the grandkids who have told me their opinion of the book. Of course most of them are really too young to read it at this point-without their parents reading it to them.


Cat


If you like writing, you will write.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/12/15 at 8:24 pm


I'm still fighting with the same problem but I am determined to make a strong dent in it this weekend. Because I'm sick of this story actually and the only reason I'm doing it is because people kept asking me for TJ TJ TJ.  >:( I have other projects I'd rather do that are literally gathering dust because of this.  >:( I want to do at least a half-dozen stories before I have to think about him again outside of a cameo.


Yeah, my story sat, gathering dust (not literally, of course  ;D) for about nine months before I picked it up again. It was from January to October of this year that I 'took a break'.  :-X

Hope you write what you want after this section of your story.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/12/15 at 9:20 pm

Thanks, I managed to put down 2 pages as the opening for my story. I consulted my friend Jennifer and asked her if she thought I described TJ alright, she was happy. So that lets me know I'm doing alright. I got tired of trying to figure it out and micro-organizing, so I finally said to hell with it and I'm winging it with no real outline. All I know is the opening is an "afterglow" scene and then I'll spend the next 20-30 pages establishing the characters and getting around to the main event.

I need to pull myself off Wikipedia, but I found it interesting that there were A LOT of writers/artists whom I shared the same birthday (May 8) with. So maybe it's kismet I am on this path. LOL

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/15 at 2:59 pm

With my eyes now feeling better, in the new year I will continue writing on the computer.

Over the past months I have written down notes, plot ideas, so I have plenty tio get started on.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/30/15 at 3:25 pm


With my eyes now feeling better, in the new year I will continue writing on the computer.

Over the past months I have written down notes, plot ideas, so I have plenty tio get started on.


Entertain us!  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/15 at 3:29 pm


Entertain us!  8)
Not written down, I think I have the perfect opening and closing chapters, but I just have to accommodate what is in between.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/30/15 at 3:31 pm

I'm at page 103.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/15 at 3:33 pm


I'm at page 103.
That is good you have reached 100.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/30/15 at 5:17 pm


That is good you have reached 100.


Will I make it to 200?  ???

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/30/15 at 9:16 pm


Will I make it to 200?  ???


Don't go by pages. That'll drive you insane. Tell the story you want to tell. Some stories need more pages than others. There's no set limit, just tell the story how you want to.
The only sort of parameters I have are make the love scene at least 5-10 pages long. (kind of calls for it with an erotica) But that's for me in my short stories. In my long form stories, I can make each chapter as long as I like. The people read it. LOL I'm still working on my latest erotica "Take Care" and I know it's gonna be on the longer side, but I wanted to really develop the attraction between my two leads. There's only 3 characters--the male nurse, the girl who's sweet on him, and the girl's grandfather who the nurse is taking care of. However long it takes, doesn't really matter as long as I get the story told as I see fit.
But however many pages you write. I hope you like your finished product. That's the most important thing.  :) Good luck.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 12/30/15 at 10:45 pm


Don't go by pages. That'll drive you insane. Tell the story you want to tell. Some stories need more pages than others. There's no set limit, just tell the story how you want to.
The only sort of parameters I have are make the love scene at least 5-10 pages long. (kind of calls for it with an erotica) But that's for me in my short stories. In my long form stories, I can make each chapter as long as I like. The people read it. LOL I'm still working on my latest erotica "Take Care" and I know it's gonna be on the longer side, but I wanted to really develop the attraction between my two leads. There's only 3 characters--the male nurse, the girl who's sweet on him, and the girl's grandfather who the nurse is taking care of. However long it takes, doesn't really matter as long as I get the story told as I see fit.
But however many pages you write. I hope you like your finished product. That's the most important thing.  :) Good luck.


Yeah. Plus, there's the rewrites!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 01/07/16 at 11:59 pm

One man is dressed up as woman in one chapter.  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 01/08/16 at 12:03 am

What's your genre you are writing, or at least planning? I know that Apollonia1986's is partly romance.

Mine is a thriller/romance.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 01/08/16 at 12:25 am

I'm on page 105.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 6:03 am


One man is dressed up as woman in one chapter.  ;D
Oohh!!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 6:04 am


With my eyes now feeling better, in the new year I will continue writing on the computer.

Over the past months I have written down notes, plot ideas, so I have plenty tio get started on.
Admittedly, I have not made a start yet!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 01/16/16 at 12:35 pm


Admittedly, I have not made a start yet!


Write a book about an inthe00s troll that trolls people!!  :D  :D  :D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 12:40 pm


Write a book about an inthe00s troll that trolls people!!  :D  :D  :D
Interesting, takes notes right now.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 01/16/16 at 12:49 pm


Interesting, takes notes right now.


Or an inthe00s member who does decadeology a lot!  :o

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 12:51 pm


Write a book about an inthe00s troll that trolls people!!  :D  :D  :D
"Trip, trap, trip, trap!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/16/16 at 2:54 pm


One man is dressed up as woman in one chapter.  ;D



I started writing a book many years ago about a clone-she didn't know and discovered she was. Anyway, she was hetro but her best friend was gay, who took her to a bar with all sorts of characters and was introduced to a transvestite.


Hmmmm, I should revisit that story.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 2:55 pm



I started writing a book many years ago about a clone-she didn't know and discovered she was. Anyway, she was hetro but her best friend was gay, who took her to a bar with all sorts of characters and was introduced to a transvestite.


Hmmmm, I should revisit that story.



Cat
Our support is with you!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 01/16/16 at 3:24 pm



I started writing a book many years ago about a clone-she didn't know and discovered she was. Anyway, she was hetro but her best friend was gay, who took her to a bar with all sorts of characters and was introduced to a transvestite.


Hmmmm, I should revisit that story.



Cat


Sounds like the 24th century!  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/16/16 at 3:40 pm


Sounds like the 24th century!  8)



Not so much 24th century per say-but future. And it was basically about discrimination. In this case it was the clones who were discriminated against. But, there was also a romance going on, too. 

Unfortunately, I started it using my old dinosaur (using floppy discs if you remember those). Even though I can access it, I can't print it out or transfer it to this computer so either I have to write everything down by hand in that is on the old file or start from scratch.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 02/06/16 at 1:56 pm

I'm taking a two book break. I'm reading a Dean Koontz novel, then another novel. Then I'll zoom straight until I finish the novel's first draft.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/09/16 at 7:08 pm

I hope some of y'all are having a better time writing than I have been lately. Most of you know that as a dialysis patient, I try to utilize my hours in treatment towards my work. (I spend almost 10 hours in treatment a week) and recently an old man who had been int he hospital came back. And he's been hell ever since. He doesn't want to be there to start with, and spends the entire time (3 hours of my damn time) coughing excessively on purpose just to annoy the nurses. I came home with a migraine because of it and several of the other nurses had headaches too fighting with his belligerent ass. This is why I never want to work in medicine. He'd be dead if I had to take care of him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjChizWPdvs

Give a listen. This is what I had to put up with and this is only TWO MINUTES out of THREE HOURS. I'm doing my makeup because I'm not "actually" supposed to film in dialysis but all you see is me, so I don't really think I breached any privacy standards. If I did, I do not bare because Captain Son of a Bitch breached mine all day today.
I had to do this to show my own readers, Tiff isn't slacking, it's the environment that's tripping me up.  >:(

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/16 at 9:22 am

I must try and restart!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 02/10/16 at 11:18 pm


I must try and restart!


https://mensahekow.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/restart-button_slider1.jpg

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 4:18 am


https://mensahekow.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/restart-button_slider1.jpg
I clicked on "Restart" and nothing happened!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 4:51 am


I must try and restart!

I clicked on "Restart" and nothing happened!
In truth, I just typed out 100 words. now have to find my hand written notes.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 9:39 am


In truth, I just typed out 100 words. now have to find my hand written notes.
It did find that being on the computer this morning at bit of a strain on the eyes, and I was soon distract from the task.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 02/11/16 at 11:48 pm


In truth, I just typed out 100 words. now have to find my hand written notes.


What's it about?  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/16 at 6:34 am


What's it about?  8)
Yesterday, I was setting out the prologue, to add a mystery to the story.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/16 at 4:02 pm


What's it about?  8)
I just read through my notes and found an idea that could change the whole concept of the story life.

May be book number two?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 4:07 am

I was inspired at 11pm last night, I was on the computer typing out new ideas from my notes.

In fact, there was rubbish on television at that time.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 12:57 pm

Since sitting at the computer, I am adding my hand written notes to the draft.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/26/16 at 12:37 am

I'm feeling pretty good. I posted my Taryll story "Touch" about 4 hours ago. I went and checked the blog hits--I almost fell over when I saw 72 hits in just a matter of hours. So far the reviews have been positive. A few people on Twitter really liked it.  :) And I'm happy to fill a void for the 3T fans. Cause like no one writes.  :(

Taking a much needed rest on Friday and then its right to work on another story. If I delay my TJ story any further, I'll get cussed up and down and out. LOL.  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 02/26/16 at 12:40 am


I'm feeling pretty good. I posted my Taryll story "Touch" about 4 hours ago. I went and checked the blog hits--I almost fell over when I saw 72 hits in just a matter of hours. So far the reviews have been positive. A few people on Twitter really liked it.  :) And I'm happy to fill a void for the 3T fans. Cause like no one writes.  :(

Taking a much needed rest on Friday and then its right to work on another story. If I delay my TJ story any further, I'll get cussed up and down and out. LOL.  ;D


Your fastest and best record so far?  ???

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/26/16 at 1:05 am


Your fastest and best record so far?  ???


It might be the fastest turn over. The most popular story is a strict exclusive I did with Michael Jackson called "The Exhibition". That story was so far to the left I literally was too scared to post it to any of the forums--which is what I did before I established my own blog--and it's been two years. And people STILL mention that story when they talk to me. "The story where Michael did the one-man show? I loved it..." The  I'm thankful for my gift.  :)

I expect to see droves for TJ because he is the most popular member of 3T. And they've been on my back for months asking for TJ, so I have an idea and I will start writing on it. Fingers crossed. The hardest thing to do is put it over with the MJ fans because not every MJ fan is a 3T fan, but I'm so well known in that bubble for my writing some come over and look at my other work. Just hoping for the best. One day I will be a published authoress and I can say I started here...because people say I write like a "writer" and not just some kid who does fanfics. That's a great compliment.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/28/16 at 1:18 pm

I checked my blog because I was placing draft documents (I've got a hangup about doing that) for upcoming stories and I noticed that I was close to a hundred reads. I'm surprised. I thanked my readers of course. LOL.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/95/01/67/950167db0b1c3871b05a92650ad8bc3f.jpg

I am a little shocked because I wasn't that happy with the story and put it up because it had been so long. Most of it was written on coffee-sponsored binges in the middle of the night. LOL So even my weakest stories are alright I guess. I plan to make my next one stronger though.  :) I always want to improve. and it kind of has to be great because its the first TJ one and I've been getting asked for months about him...so i got my work cut out. Again. LOL.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 02/28/16 at 1:23 pm

When I was on Wattpad, I got 140 reads once for a short horror story I wrote!  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/28/16 at 5:31 pm


When I was on Wattpad, I got 140 reads once for a short horror story I wrote!  :)


That's fantastic! I'd have to go look and see what my most popular story is. What was your horror story about. I do a little horror from time to time, mostly around Halloween.

EDIT: I looked at my actual numbers and got floored.
https://41.media.tumblr.com/f6872f547b1ba44903c77170ab879f0c/tumblr_o3a6wzxkJf1sckw50o2_1280.png
That's for a Michael Jackson story I did. I vaguely remember it as Michael inviting this young woman to nap in his bed and he seduces her.
https://41.media.tumblr.com/0cdb9e69099f6c7da57b5dfc82e20b4b/tumblr_o3a6wzxkJf1sckw50o1_1280.png
That's self-explanatory. People went wild for the Taryll story because I've said before that TJ is the favorite member of 3T.
But this makes me proud. And that's just for direct hits to that particular story, it doesn't include people who go to the general erotica blog.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 02/28/16 at 10:25 pm


That's fantastic! I'd have to go look and see what my most popular story is. What was your horror story about. I do a little horror from time to time, mostly around Halloween.

EDIT: I looked at my actual numbers and got floored.
https://41.media.tumblr.com/f6872f547b1ba44903c77170ab879f0c/tumblr_o3a6wzxkJf1sckw50o2_1280.png
That's for a Michael Jackson story I did. I vaguely remember it as Michael inviting this young woman to nap in his bed and he seduces her.
https://41.media.tumblr.com/0cdb9e69099f6c7da57b5dfc82e20b4b/tumblr_o3a6wzxkJf1sckw50o1_1280.png
That's self-explanatory. People went wild for the Taryll story because I've said before that TJ is the favorite member of 3T.
But this makes me proud. And that's just for direct hits to that particular story, it doesn't include people who go to the general erotica blog.



A Little Nap, a love story?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 11:32 am

I just sat down in front of my masterpiece for around 30 minutes, and I only progressed 11 words.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/01/16 at 11:57 am


I just sat down in front of my masterpiece for around 30 minutes, and I only progressed 11 words.


I've had days like that. Be positive: its 11 more words than you had before.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 12:15 pm


I've had days like that. Be positive: its 11 more words than you had before.
O0

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/01/16 at 2:50 pm


I just sat down in front of my masterpiece for around 30 minutes, and I only progressed 11 words.


That's a very clean story.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:51 pm


That's a very clean story.
Make that 54 words now.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/01/16 at 2:55 pm


Make that 54 words now.


What's it about?  ???

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:57 pm


What's it about?  ???
It is the same I was working in before last year. It involves the life and defamation of an anti-hero.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/01/16 at 3:21 pm


It is the same I was working in before last year. It involves the life and defamation of an anti-hero.


I like the premise. It sounds good.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 3:23 pm


I like the premise. It sounds good.  :)
I have researched and there is (hopefully) no one else has used this idea of mine.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/01/16 at 4:07 pm


I have researched and there is (hopefully) no one else has used this idea of mine.


I'm sure it's a new idea. I wish you all the luck with it. Right now I'm just brainstorming ideas for m y next few stories.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 4:16 pm


I'm sure it's a new idea. I wish you all the luck with it. Right now I'm just brainstorming ideas for m y next few stories.
With reading and hearing about the current world situation, the storyline could easily change.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/01/16 at 6:31 pm


It is the same I was working in before last year. It involves the life and defamation of an anti-hero.


That's actually really awesome.  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/01/16 at 6:32 pm


With reading and hearing about the current world situation, the storyline could easily change.


My novel takes place in 2007.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/01/16 at 10:13 pm

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/03/d9/f8/03d9f819b25a932e551bc22b37b901bc.jpg

I've been brainstorming like mad over the weekend and I got 5 eroticas on deck to be written. Everything has a full outline except for "The Interview" and "Hunger" I completely forgot about one and started working on the outline for the other before I caught myself. Now I'm trying to straighten out the two outlines tonight. But they don't have to be that perfect. The first story I plan to write is "Take Your Best Shot" and then "Sitting"...so I got my work cut out for me. And "Rave" is an experiment to test the waters to see how well a story with only two of the brothers goes over.
It's all practice for when I feel like working on my novel again.
I have my dry spells but when my mind gets to going with ideas I have jot them right then. LOL
And if all else fails, I can just publish my short stories in volumes.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 3:28 am


My novel takes place in 2007.
Mine takes place over a span of years.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 6:14 am


My novel takes place in 2007.
Now I would like to see some documentaries, but my television do not show the kind I want.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 8:02 am


I like the premise. It sounds good.  :)

I have researched and there is (hopefully) no one else has used this idea of mine.
The research was covered this time last year, may be should update on that.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/03/16 at 12:02 pm

Inspiration bopped me over the head so I'm doing another cold write off the top of my head with no outline. Fingers crossed.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 12:06 pm


Inspiration bopped me over the head so I'm doing another cold write off the top of my head with no outline. Fingers crossed.
O0

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 6:02 am

I am frustrated!

Over the weekend I was mentally planning what would be my choice of a second preamble, and I am on the computer, I cannot locate the true location of an infamous event that happened in London. Reports and articles do not say online.

I hope to visit the location for inspiration when I am better.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/07/16 at 12:24 pm


I am frustrated!

Over the weekend I was mentally planning what would be my choice of a second preamble, and I am on the computer, I cannot locate the true location of an infamous event that happened in London. Reports and articles do not say online.

I hope to visit the location for inspiration when I am better.


You can make it up, doesn't have to be real. Well, I'm sure you know that.

It would at least have to be realistic, even if it's in a fiction.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 12:28 pm


You can make it up, doesn't have to be real. Well, I'm sure you know that.

It would at least have to be realistic, even if it's in a fiction.
Thats true, many thanks.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/07/16 at 12:59 pm

I finished my "pop-up" story in 2 days and posted it. It's already had about 60 hits. Taking my time with my next story though.

I see about making up fictional places. I do that all the time in my stories. Just know I "created" a Prevost, California for a story. Is there a real Prevost? I don't know but it exists in my story.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 1:08 pm


You can make it up, doesn't have to be real. Well, I'm sure you know that.

It would at least have to be realistic, even if it's in a fiction.
I have set my set on the location I want, now have to commit it words.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/07/16 at 3:11 pm


I have set my set on the location I want, now have to commit it words.


Sounds like a political, action scene.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 3:13 pm


Sounds like a political, action scene.
Not political at all, some police action involved.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/07/16 at 3:26 pm


Not political at all, some police action involved.


Snozberries gave me great advice I never forgot. She told me to show my work, not tell it in words.

Do you know what I mean?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/07/16 at 3:28 pm

As for action. Now I've got to read some of your writing. I'm tempted now!  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 3:32 pm


Snozberries gave me great advice I never forgot. She told me to show my work, not tell it in words.

Do you know what I mean?
Please let me reflect on that.



As for action. Now I've got to read some of your writing. I'm tempted now!  8)
My writing still seems primitive, work still has to be done on it.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 3:57 pm


As for action. Now I've got to read some of your writing. I'm tempted now!  8)
Sounds like I am approaching it the wrong way?

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/07/16 at 5:10 pm


Sounds like I am approaching it the wrong way?


Why? What's wrong?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 5:20 pm


Why? What's wrong?
At the moment it is not in a presentable way.

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/07/16 at 5:39 pm


At the moment it is not in a presentable way.


Ahh Philip, but that's why we humans created editing and learning.  :D  :D

On a more serious note, I posted two, or three years ago on here. My writing was pretty rough. And still is. In fact, the reason why I'm taking time off to read more books, is so that I can get a better feel for what at least decent writing is.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 8:05 am


Ahh Philip, but that's why we humans created editing and learning.  :D  :D

On a more serious note, I posted two, or three years ago on here. My writing was pretty rough. And still is. In fact, the reason why I'm taking time off to read more books, is so that I can get a better feel for what at least decent writing is.
We'll see.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 3:07 pm


Ahh Philip, but that's why we humans created editing and learning.  :D  :D

On a more serious note, I posted two, or three years ago on here. My writing was pretty rough. And still is. In fact, the reason why I'm taking time off to read more books, is so that I can get a better feel for what at least decent writing is.
The thing is, as I type I think film screenplay more than novel. Not much dialogue, and describe the scene more.

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/08/16 at 10:54 pm


The thing is, as I type I think film screenplay more than novel. Not much dialogue, and describe the scene more.


I forgot, you're typing/writing a screenplay, not a novel. I don't know about the 'frame' of a screenplay then. Probably better asking someone else, or researching.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 3:15 am


I forgot, you're typing/writing a screenplay, not a novel. I don't know about the 'frame' of a screenplay then. Probably better asking someone else, or researching.
Research is the key, I do have some film scripts in collection.

I have always believed that the picture tells the story more than words.

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/09/16 at 12:38 pm


Research is the key, I do have some film scripts in collection.

I have always believed that the picture tells the story more than words.


I like how Google has a lot of things. My generation is spoiled when it comes to information, but the internet doesn't have everything, so sometimes I am forced to go to the library.  ::)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 12:53 pm


I like how Google has a lot of things. My generation is spoiled when it comes to information, but the internet doesn't have everything, so sometimes I am forced to go to the library.  ::)
I do research on the Internet. I have collected the knowledge over the years.

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/09/16 at 1:22 pm


I do research on the Internet. I have collected the knowledge over the years.

I like doing research for my stories. That's what most of my pinterest is used for. I'm very visual when I'm putting things together for my stories.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/b3/d3/d2/b3d3d22ffce5a6157d2e50b3a859f24b.jpg
I throw all my ideas for clothing hair, makeup, places and characters into my Love Story Material flder. And since it's hidden, none of my nosy readers can see what I'm up to. (the first two pics of the girls and all the gym gear are for one story, and the mess of overalls is for another.) I'm horribly type-a like that.  ::)

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/09/16 at 7:53 pm


I like doing research for my stories. That's what most of my pinterest is used for. I'm very visual when I'm putting things together for my stories.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/b3/d3/d2/b3d3d22ffce5a6157d2e50b3a859f24b.jpg
I throw all my ideas for clothing hair, makeup, places and characters into my Love Story Material flder. And since it's hidden, none of my nosy readers can see what I'm up to. (the first two pics of the girls and all the gym gear are for one story, and the mess of overalls is for another.) I'm horribly type-a like that.  ::)


That's actually very interesting.  :)

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/09/16 at 7:57 pm


I do research on the Internet. I have collected the knowledge over the years.


I didn't start reading for real, until about July of last year, 2015.  :o

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/10/16 at 2:51 pm


That's actually very interesting.  :)


Thanks. I just like to have everything laid out in front of me.  :)

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/26/16 at 5:12 am

Dean Koontz book is almost done being read.  8)

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/26/16 at 4:59 pm

I'm almost done with that story with the two girls in it, I mentioned in a previous post. There's actually only three bits left:

The lead up scene to the love scene, the love scene itself (that's at least 10 pages by itself  :o ) and the ending.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/b1/27/25/b12725513225b2a6ab11e25576055887.jpg

I color code my stories like this because it helps me to be able to break down a story scene for scene and it makes writing easier for me than trying to do one overall thin, I have little milestones along the way to hit. LOL (of course, on my blog, it will be all red lettering to fit with the color scheme of it)
I may be a mess with everything else, but I'm incredibly organized with my stories LOL.  ;)

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/26/16 at 7:14 pm

Yeah, looks like my pages, but except I don't highlight mine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 2:22 pm

On doing research over the Easter weekend, my storyline has taken another turn.

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/30/16 at 3:24 pm


On doing research over the Easter weekend, my storyline has taken another turn.


A twist in the plot?  ;)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 3:25 pm


A twist in the plot?  ;)
A structural change to the development of the main character.

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/30/16 at 3:56 pm


A structural change to the development of the main character.


Oh! :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 4:20 pm


Oh! :o
I am having a deep think about it...

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/30/16 at 4:29 pm


I am having a deep think about it...


Don't think too hard, you'll get a brain ache.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 4:33 pm


Don't think too hard, you'll get a brain ache.
I am going to sleep on it.

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/30/16 at 5:26 pm


I am going to sleep on it.


Don't forget to have fun. Writing is supposed to be creative and fun too.   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 5:34 pm


Don't forget to have fun. Writing is supposed to be creative and fun too.   
I have not forgotten that, I think I will adapt with some imaginative creativity.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 6:12 pm


Don't forget to have fun. Writing is supposed to be creative and fun too.   

I have not forgotten that, I think I will adapt with some imaginative creativity.
Before a few ideas have come to me in dreams, let's hope it happens again.

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/30/16 at 6:46 pm


Before a few ideas have come to me in dreams, let's hope it happens again.


My ideas aren't that original!  :(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 11:08 am


My ideas aren't that original!  :(
Nothing came from my dreams last night, but the idea of sort out the timeline, it all my come clear from that.

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/31/16 at 11:25 am


Nothing came from my dreams last night, but the idea of sort out the timeline, it all my come clear from that.


The last dream I had, I was in the 1800's, riding a horse-wagon.  8)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 11:34 am


The last dream I had, I was in the 1800's, riding a horse-wagon.  8)
O0

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/31/16 at 3:27 pm

I'm actually incredibly annoyed at myself right now. I should have been done with my TJ story LAST WEEK, and I'm stuck on the love scene and I want to complete it because I have tons of ideas piling up.

But I know I have to complete this because my readers are expecting it and I've  talked it up so much, I HAVE to.  >:( I gotta learn to stop tooting my horn before a project is COMPLETED.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 5:16 pm


Don't forget to have fun. Writing is supposed to be creative and fun too.   
The changes are happening slowly.

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/31/16 at 6:55 pm


I'm actually incredibly annoyed at myself right now. I should have been done with my TJ story LAST WEEK, and I'm stuck on the love scene and I want to complete it because I have tons of ideas piling up.

But I know I have to complete this because my readers are expecting it and I've  talked it up so much, I HAVE to.  >:( I gotta learn to stop tooting my horn before a project is COMPLETED.


I know what you mean. I'm itchy to promise some people I'm on a page, or something.

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Written By: 80sfan on 03/31/16 at 6:57 pm


The changes are happening slowly.


I had a dream I jumped from building to building once. I flew with my legs, peddling like I was on a bicycle. I was like Super Mario in the videogames!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 8:10 am


I had a dream I jumped from building to building once. I flew with my legs, peddling like I was on a bicycle. I was like Super Mario in the videogames!
That is how you mind associates by putting things together.

One dream of mine has given me an idea for one part of a chapter.

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/02/16 at 9:14 pm

I'm finally back to making progress on my TJ story, but I am high on the caffeine and sugar of 2 caramel macchiatios and a deep fried Snickers bar.

A few minutes ago my friend and bane of my existence, Jenn tried to whine online, I shut that ass down in a hurry I am thisclose to peeling the clothes off my characters and I refuse to stop when I'm on a roll just to "entertain" and mollycoddle her. She's got Youtube, watch that. My story is already two weeks behind because of her. I should be in the thick of my Taj story right now. I got readers waiting on me!  >:(

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Written By: 80sfan on 04/02/16 at 9:21 pm

Ooh, two weeks? That can be troubling. And I'm nervous about my first 'love' scene in my book. Ooh, it's about to get intimate in my novel down the line. :o

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Written By: 80sfan on 04/02/16 at 9:26 pm


That is how you mind associates by putting things together.

One dream of mine has given me an idea for one part of a chapter.


You seem to already have a 'big pictured' idea about your novel. The devil though is in the details. I noticed I need to change some things about my characters, as a writer. Like I'm thinking of changing one of my characters to Asian, to add more diversity. I mean, I already have enough white characters.

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/02/16 at 9:33 pm


Ooh, two weeks? That can be troubling. And I'm nervous about my first 'love' scene in my book. Ooh, it's about to get intimate in my novel down the line. :o


Yeah I had to end a chat with her a minute ago because she started in with her "I hope I go to sleep and die, i should have died along with my mother" bullsheesh (Her mother died when she was eight and it comes up ALOT , trust me,) I ain't got time for that. And I don't want to get upset myself and lose my concentration. Not today, Satan. Love scenes don't bother me. I've been writing them since I was 14. Apparently. I'm still the first writer in the Jackson fan circle to have the characters make "noise" during the lovemaking. Just take your time and have fun with it. It shouldn't be a chore, it should be fun. My biggest task in any story is deciding how hairy to make the men. LOL.  ;D

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Written By: 80sfan on 04/02/16 at 9:57 pm


Yeah I had to end a chat with her a minute ago because she started in with her "I hope I go to sleep and die, i should have died along with my mother" bullsheesh (Her mother died when she was eight and it comes up ALOT , trust me,) I ain't got time for that. And I don't want to get upset myself and lose my concentration. Not today, Satan. Love scenes don't bother me. I've been writing them since I was 14. Apparently. I'm still the first writer in the Jackson fan circle to have the characters make "noise" during the lovemaking. Just take your time and have fun with it. It shouldn't be a chore, it should be fun. My biggest task in any story is deciding how hairy to make the men. LOL.  ;D


That's kind of morbid. About her mother dying and stuff.  :o

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/02/16 at 10:02 pm


That's kind of morbid. About her mother dying and stuff.  :o


My mother has passed on too (but I was 21 at the time) and while I miss her I don't let it destroy me like it seems to have done with her. I don't know that she ever accepted it and I don't know if she'll ever be able to move on from it. But I had a good day today. I want it to stay that way. And I hate for my writing to be affected negatively. Like I said I have an actual fanbase for my work and I would like to put out more than ONE goddamn story a month.  :o I remember when I used to spit out a story in a WEEK.

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Written By: 80sfan on 04/02/16 at 10:11 pm

Oops! I should have been clearer. I meant it was morbid of her to mention it to someone, like bad timing and stuff.

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/03/16 at 1:38 am


Oops! I should have been clearer. I meant it was morbid of her to mention it to someone, like bad timing and stuff.


She is the queen of bad timing. It's after 1:30 am. And she's still carrying on. I got 4 pages written in the mean time. And she was like she was crying and almost threw up and shaking and sheesh. I'm gonna get under the covers soon, curl up, go to sleep and hopefully see Taryll in my dreams.( My only worry is paying my bills on time.) But whatever peace she's looking for, I hope she finds it But she will be on mute until I post my damn story. My story, readers, and blog come first.

And then a day later, I jump right into the next project.  :o  :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/16 at 8:58 am


Ooh, two weeks? That can be troubling. And I'm nervous about my first 'love' scene in my book. Ooh, it's about to get intimate in my novel down the line. :o
I cannot see any love interest in my epic, but I am thinking of a segment of it might be possible.

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Written By: 80sfan on 04/03/16 at 11:35 am


I cannot see any love interest in my epic, but I am thinking of a segment of it might be possible.


How about robot love? Two robots kissing and loving?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 12:44 pm


How about robot love? Two robots kissing and loving?
That will be another book, there are no robots in my book.

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/06/16 at 2:04 pm

I'm maybe 10 pages from being done with my story. I've had my chat turned OFF for the last 3 days and I've come leaps and bounds. As a reward I filled up my basket on forever21.com with goodies for when I finish. It's a little after 2 now. I hope I'm done by 3:30 when my James Cagney/ George Raft picture comes on.  :D

EDIT: I have completed the story and will proofread it after I catch a bite to eat. It took what, four days to finish the story--I wrote about fifteen pages in that span of time--once I shut off the chat and got Jenn out of my hair.

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Written By: 80sfan on 04/06/16 at 4:24 pm


That will be another book, there are no robots in my book.


Cops? Police?

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Written By: 80sfan on 04/06/16 at 4:28 pm


I'm maybe 10 pages from being done with my story. I've had my chat turned OFF for the last 3 days and I've come leaps and bounds. As a reward I filled up my basket on forever21.com with goodies for when I finish. It's a little after 2 now. I hope I'm done by 3:30 when my James Cagney/ George Raft picture comes on.  :D

EDIT: I have completed the story and will proofread it after I catch a bite to eat. It took what, four days to finish the story--I wrote about fifteen pages in that span of time--once I shut off the chat and got Jenn out of my hair.


Some friends can lack boundaries? We all misread our friends sometimes, not knowing they need time alone, or time to work. But it happening too much can limit how much writing time a writer has to write.

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/06/16 at 7:31 pm


Some friends can lack boundaries? We all misread our friends sometimes, not knowing they need time alone, or time to work. But it happening too much can limit how much writing time a writer has to write.


Exactly. I posted my new story less than an hour ago (It already has 26 hits) and I'm already outlining the next new thing. I like my writing it's my enjoyment and when I get in the zone I can go. And I've been in a good mood, thank God. My writing makes me happy. I mean I love it. I really do. And I'm just gonna put my foot down and do what I need to get done. Because I have a whole circle of friends, some of whom are battling depression like Jenn, and they don't bother me One is actually a painter and gets her emotions out on the canvas. But to each his own. Jenn's hobby is sticking to me apparently. LOL.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 10:48 am


Cops? Police?
Authorities higher than the police.

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/08/16 at 2:49 pm

My TJ story is moving like gangbusters. I posted it on April 6, and it already has 97 reads two days later. I usually wait until it breaks a hundred reads before I start up the next one...I better start up NOW. (I keep passing the link around my social media)

I knew the TJ one would move. TJ's been the favorite of 3T since the group came out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 2:51 pm

I am still hesitant in making major changes, I feel I could make a mess of it.

I know! Save original, and see how it goes.

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Written By: 80sfan on 04/08/16 at 4:43 pm


My TJ story is moving like gangbusters. I posted it on April 6, and it already has 97 reads two days later. I usually wait until it breaks a hundred reads before I start up the next one...I better start up NOW. (I keep passing the link around my social media)

I knew the TJ one would move. TJ's been the favorite of 3T since the group came out.


Wow.

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Written By: 80sfan on 04/08/16 at 4:49 pm


I am still hesitant in making major changes, I feel I could make a mess of it.

I know! Save original, and see how it goes.


You took the words right out of my head.  ;D

I wasn't going to type it out, or tell you anyways.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 5:01 pm


You took the words right out of my head.  ;D

I wasn't going to type it out, or tell you anyways.
O0

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 12:07 pm


You took the words right out of my head.  ;D

I wasn't going to type it out, or tell you anyways.
I have decided to keep it the way it is.

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Written By: 80sfan on 04/15/16 at 1:30 pm


I have decided to keep it the way it is.


Your choice. The hard thing about creativity is that there are no rules, or if there is, it's few.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 2:49 pm


Your choice. The hard thing about creativity is that there are no rules, or if there is, it's few.
I going have a read through before I continue.

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Written By: 80sfan on 04/15/16 at 3:37 pm


I going have a read through before I continue.


Or just let your mind go, and hop! Hopping is fun.

http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/1XP2/G33OYG44/FKL1XP2G33OYG44.MEDIUM.jpg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 3:38 pm


Or just let your mind go, and hop! Hopping is fun.

http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/1XP2/G33OYG44/FKL1XP2G33OYG44.MEDIUM.jpg
I will sleep on it first.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/17/16 at 4:08 pm

Love the bunny costume.  ;D

I'm working on my new story for my blog and I've gotten three pages along so far. And same old story, the only person giving me hell about it is Jenn.  >:( Now everyone else who follows me knows I'm working on a new Taj story. No one else has given me trouble (mostly because the Taj portion of the 3T fanbase is so starved for him, they'd wait to doomsday on the promise of a story to live vicariously through) I'll never understand how me doing something that I enjoy makes her think I dislike her. I can't revolve around her at all times. Writing has been my hobby for 21 years. I mean I've battled depression and never once has mt friends living their lives made me feel less important. One has three jobs and the other has been pulling double shifts at a restaurant and raising her son.
I know the girl is needy, but damn. She better just get ready because I have a poop load of stories on deck to be written for my blog over the next few months.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/00/9b/59/009b599faa48004d328e5e580f647b78.jpg
This is the background of my laptop. Everything circled in red has to do with one story or another. You even see a list of upcoming stories on the green Post-It. I love my work, it's my passion, really, but why can everyone ELSE understand Tiff needs space to create but her.  :(
Okay, back to work. LOL. Takes alot more than a whiner to stop my creative flow.

EDIT:
So, after I posted this, I tried to talk to Jenn you know, to make her feel better. And she had the intent of stopping me from my writing. So we fell in the same dialogue, trying to help her ass find a hobby, etc. No dice. I stopped briefly to look for Mary Quant and Biba clothing on Pinterest, because my girl character in my story--which I am still actively writing--is heavily influenced by the 60s Mod look. I didn't close the convo, I did leave her, I merely opened another tab. I was gone less than 5 minutes to find a dress. (My character is attending her little bro's birthday party near the end of the story) I go back and find this:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/70/e0/e3/70e0e31c4fa26b378c652b8126c3f7ef.jpg
(I honestly feel like if I don't take screencaps no one would believe me about Jenn's antics. Also when shes upset, she changes her icon to a black square. Guess it signifies her "dark place") So far, she hadn't replied to me and I'm not going to waste my time because I have a little less than 6 hours till my silent film at 11. But I am greatly concerned when she does this.
Again, I want to one day be a writer as my career. If I got deadlines staring at me and a publisher texting me to hurry with a manuscript, she's gonna have to just wait.  :( She's 23, she's not a child. I can't coddle her ass constantly. Yes at the moment my writing is a hobby, but I have to fine tune my technique like an artist or musician has to practice. And IF I am whining, please tell me.

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Written By: 80sfan on 04/20/16 at 10:43 am

;D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 11:02 am


Your choice. The hard thing about creativity is that there are no rules, or if there is, it's few.
Today and the next few weeks would be for me, but I cannot concentrate right.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/01/16 at 2:27 pm

I'm finding myself having to get started on my latest project earlier than I expected. On April 27, I posted my latest erotica "Defensive" and my rule of thumb is to not start work on a new story until the posted story has at least 100 reads. I went on my blogger to just SET UP a spot for the new story and glanced at "Defensive". I almost came unglued when I saw it at 103 reads already! So now I have to jump in and work on my new TJ story. Thank God I keep ideas lined up on stand-by. I didn't expect the Taj story--"Defensive"--to move so quick, but like I said the 3T fanbase is starved for stories and Taj is neglected the hardest because I guess people perceive him as the "ugly" one. He's not ugly. He''s cute, especially since he's thickened up.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/92/64/c0/9264c0cbff691b0993a44bd588d00e34.jpg
(TJ, Taj and Taryll Jackson promoting a magazine about their music)
So now I'm working on "Poolside" my story with TJ. (I'm keeping Taryll out of rotation for the moment because I had two stories for him come up back to back) I know the TJ story will fly because he's the favorite.
I just keep writing. It hones my craft, it fills a void in the fanbase, and I like contributing creatively. I always try to write like 3T will read the stories (I'd drop dead if they did, I really don't want them to read my stories! LOL) and I just try to keep it on the up and up.
It's May 1, I want to get at least two stories out this montha dn I hope I don't get dragged down into an emotional abyss.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/01/16 at 2:49 pm

I'm reading Stephen King as of now.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/01/16 at 3:49 pm


I'm reading Stephen King as of now.


I love King. He's one of my literary idols. I dabble in horror because of him. (and RL Stine)

What book are you reading? My fave is "Nightmares and Dreamscapes"

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/01/16 at 4:03 pm


I love King. He's one of my literary idols. I dabble in horror because of him. (and RL Stine)

What book are you reading? My fave is "Nightmares and Dreamscapes"


One of his newer ones, Dr. Sleep.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 10:42 am


One of his newer ones, Dr. Sleep.  :)
My local library does not have the book in stock!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/06/16 at 11:24 am


My local library does not have the book in stock!


That's strange, the book is three years old now. It should be in all public libraries by this time! 

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 11:25 am


That's strange, the book is three years old now. It should be in all public libraries by this time! 
I have to check other branches.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/06/16 at 11:35 am


I have to check other branches.


I haven't read his older books yet. I've only read two of his newer novels, Revival and Dr. Sleep. Perhaps his older books are better?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 11:38 am


I haven't read his older books yet. I've only read two of his newer novels, Revival and Dr. Sleep. Perhaps his older books are better?
The books from the 1970s and 1980s are his best.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 11:43 am


I haven't read his older books yet. I've only read two of his newer novels, Revival and Dr. Sleep. Perhaps his older books are better?
Go for Misery from 1987 and Needful Things from 1991.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 11:44 am


I haven't read his older books yet. I've only read two of his newer novels, Revival and Dr. Sleep. Perhaps his older books are better?
...of course The Shining, which Doctor Sleep is a sequel to.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/06/16 at 12:01 pm


The books from the 1970s and 1980s are his best.


That's what I hear a lot.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/06/16 at 1:07 pm

I think I read everything King my library had. Carrie, Firestarter The Tommyknockers...so many books

I actually own the Nightmares and Dreamscapes paper back. I liked it because I REALLY liked the TV series that was based on it a few years back and I just had to have the book.  ;D A friend of mine met King in Main at a fair and I've been so jelly ever since. LOL.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 10:26 am

The writing method of Stephen King is to sit at the typewriter and just type away, with a the general outline in his head (or notes), and sometimes not knowing how the book will end. Hence the long novels (i.e. The Stand), and it has been admitted by SK that the only book he has done research for was 11.22.63., of which I do recommend.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/13/16 at 10:28 am


I think I read everything King my library had. Carrie, Firestarter The Tommyknockers...so many books

I actually own the Nightmares and Dreamscapes paper back. I liked it because I REALLY liked the TV series that was based on it a few years back and I just had to have the book.  ;D A friend of mine met King in Main at a fair and I've been so jelly ever since. LOL.


He has a lot of classics!  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/13/16 at 10:29 am


The writing method of Stephen King is to sit at the typewriter and just type away, with a the general outline in his head (or notes), and sometimes not knowing how the book will end. Hence the long novels (i.e. The Stand), and it has been admitted by SK that the only book he has done research for was 11.22.63., of which I do recommend.


Yeah, like Cat (on inthe00s) says, the story has a life of its own.  :o

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 10:30 am


He has a lot of classics!  8)
In fact, I am watching "The Green Mile" right now, and it is one charming film.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/13/16 at 11:45 am

I THINK I have all of Stephen King on audio books. Haven't listened to all of them as of yet but a few of them.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 2:51 pm


I THINK I have all of Stephen King on audio books. Haven't listened to all of them as of yet but a few of them.



Cat
Up to a certain point I was reading Stephen King, about 15 years ago, I have read all up to "Desperation" and having read "Insomnia" before, I gave up, I could take him in anymore. But four years ago, as my holiday reading book was 11.22.63, which was excellent, and I am looking forward to seeing the television series.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/13/16 at 6:10 pm


I THINK I have all of Stephen King on audio books. Haven't listened to all of them as of yet but a few of them.



Cat


Well, aren't you a fan?  :D  :D  :D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/13/16 at 6:12 pm


Up to a certain point I was reading Stephen King, about 15 years ago, I have read all up to "Desperation" and having read "Insomnia" before, I gave up, I could take him in anymore. But four years ago, as my holiday reading book was 11.22.63, which was excellent, and I am looking forward to seeing the television series.


Well, even the best artists have an off book, or record.  ;)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/13/16 at 9:08 pm

I liked Desperation!!!  :o

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/13/16 at 9:18 pm

Just so the mods don't close this thread, please everyone interested, post in this thread about Stephen King.....

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=48418.30

OR, start your own thread all things Stephen King, especially his books!  :D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/14/16 at 3:15 pm


Well, aren't you a fan?  :D  :D  :D



I do like his stuff but I was able to get most, if not all of his books on audio in one swoop. PM me if you are interested to know how.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/20/16 at 2:17 pm

I was a dingbat and opened up a chat with that certain friend of mine and lost all track of what I was doing in my story.
I just tossed out the entire passage I was doing while I was chatting with her because it turned into a clusterfudge on the page. I just feel a bit of a crunch because I noticed I haven't posted any stories and I already talked up this new story real big in my reader circle and I want to deliver it.
I know I need to be more productive. I have too many ideas piling up and not enough work coming out. I don't want to be back to doing a story a week because it's impossible to pump out a 20-30 page story in a week, every week, but I want to see at least TWO stories go up in a month. Not just one.
Hell, at this point I don't even have any of my male leads introduced. Only TWO words of dialogue has been spoken.  >:(

I'm breaking for a couple of hours and will try again this evening.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/22/16 at 2:55 am


I was a dingbat and opened up a chat with that certain friend of mine and lost all track of what I was doing in my story.
I just tossed out the entire passage I was doing while I was chatting with her because it turned into a clusterfudge on the page. I just feel a bit of a crunch because I noticed I haven't posted any stories and I already talked up this new story real big in my reader circle and I want to deliver it.
I know I need to be more productive. I have too many ideas piling up and not enough work coming out. I don't want to be back to doing a story a week because it's impossible to pump out a 20-30 page story in a week, every week, but I want to see at least TWO stories go up in a month. Not just one.
Hell, at this point I don't even have any of my male leads introduced. Only TWO words of dialogue has been spoken.  >:(

I'm breaking for a couple of hours and will try again this evening.


Do you limit your time with her? If not, it might be so that you can benefit more by not always chatting with her.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/22/16 at 9:46 pm


Do you limit your time with her? If not, it might be so that you can benefit more by not always chatting with her.


I did, but I felt bad because her birthday was the day after that and she was depressed and I tried to be nice because she really was there for me when I was depressed on my birthday on the 8th. We were depressed for different reasons. But we're both okay now. And I did get ALOT of writing done while I was in dialysis. I doubled from 4 to 8 pages in less than three hours.
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I've just learned to leave my chat OFF until I reach a stopping point with my writing.
That's the only thing that bothers me. I want to have a bf/date someday but I know my work will suffer greatly because I will have to stop everything I'm doing to focus on the man and keep him happy. LOL.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/27/16 at 2:56 pm

I'm so excited i could just scream! My erotica blog finally hit 50 thousand reads!!!   ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/16 at 2:59 pm


I'm so excited i could just scream! My erotica blog finally hit 50 thousand reads!!!   ;D
50,000!!!!!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/27/16 at 3:00 pm


I'm so excited i could just scream! My erotica blog finally hit 50 thousand reads!!!   ;D


Woot woot!!!!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/16 at 3:01 pm


Woot woot!!!!
How does she do it?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/27/16 at 3:01 pm


How does she do it?


You have to keep writing at your own blog weekly.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/27/16 at 6:54 pm

Thanks guys.  ;D I was super surprised. I just went to my blog to make sure I wasn't copying a scenario I did and there it was. I about passed out. I only have 70 stories up on it, but I'm glad for it. I'm working on my latest now. I'm just thankful for my readers.

And they better come around when I publish my novel. I have a totally new idea for a story and I think it's different and will sell. (I hope)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/28/16 at 9:54 am

I wish my original trilogy was doing as good in views on FictionPress. The views on SparkaTale are so good, its scary. The FictionPress version is edited to how it needs to be, but has way less views. My audience is most likely on SparkaTale, but that version has many detail mistakes and I don't feel comfortable having it show as updated on the front page when its mark as complete.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/28/16 at 1:22 pm

I don't know what social media you use Spyro, but you could try promoting it on those, if you're a part of groups that way.

I'm mainly writing 3T fiction now, but I promote my work in 3T clubs, Michael Jackson clubs and Jackson family clubs. (don't ask how many, I lost count how many I'm in long ago) I spread it around to those outlets along with my Twitter, FB, and Tumblr. And as far as I know, no one else really does 3T fiction. I've seen one other woman do it, and that's about it. There's lots of MJ writers, though.  ;D

But there's plenty of other writing outlets you could try. Good luck.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/28/16 at 3:18 pm

I'm almost done with my story and it's the same sad story--Jenn is depressed I'm writing again.
Just for clarification this is the SAME story I've been trying to write all month and I'm about 5 pages away from ding-dang-damn end!
I managed to write an entire 14 pages in about 12 hours yesterday and it take me nearly that long if she'd quit bugging out.

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This is the angriest picture on my hard drive.   >:(

And she doesn't know next week, I'm jumping right into my next project. And it'll need extra attention because my weakest area is  TJ solo stories, but people keep asking for one and I'm going to deliver one.
I'm currently doing research toward the new idea for my novel and it'll be a flaming mess when I'm MIA for days.
Back to work. Not about to be dragged down.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 05/28/16 at 7:12 pm


I'm almost done with my story and it's the same sad story--Jenn is depressed I'm writing again.
Just for clarification this is the SAME story I've been trying to write all month and I'm about 5 pages away from ding-dang-damn end!
I managed to write an entire 14 pages in about 12 hours yesterday and it take me nearly that long if she'd quit bugging out.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/7d/2a/20/7d2a200680f391c6487aa16b5952e1b2.jpg
This is the angriest picture on my hard drive.   >:(

And she doesn't know next week, I'm jumping right into my next project. And it'll need extra attention because my weakest area is  TJ solo stories, but people keep asking for one and I'm going to deliver one.
I'm currently doing research toward the new idea for my novel and it'll be a flaming mess when I'm MIA for days.
Back to work. Not about to be dragged down.


14 pages in a day? Good for you. The most I've written in a day is about 5.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/29/16 at 6:42 pm


14 pages in a day? Good for you. The most I've written in a day is about 5.


Thanks. I used to get in more than that when I'd hand-write my stories in composition notebooks as a kid. My personal best for doing it by hand is 32 pages. LOL.
In other news I finally completed my story, it has about 60 hits since I posted it a few hours ago and I'm already researching the next one. LOL.  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: aja675 on 06/08/16 at 8:38 am

I have this idea for a story named Too Blind to See It. It's about a girl with an Internet boyfriend who turns out to be fake. Said Internet boyfriend is good at living two lives, but there is this enigmatic girl named Ashley who comes into the life of the protagonist who seems to be weirdly hateful of her Internet boyfriend and makes insulting comments about him being gay. It turns out that she was telling the truth in a seemingly jokey manner, for the protagonist's Internet boyfriend was a catfish account run by Ashley's gay best friend James and partially by Ashley herself. (By the way, this was partially inspired by some catfish scandal on some other forum where it turned out that a popular forum member was a fake one who was secretly a gay man who was using the pictures of someone he went to high school with.)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 06/08/16 at 10:19 am


I have this idea for a story named Too Blind to See It. It's about a girl with an Internet boyfriend who turns out to be fake. Said Internet boyfriend is good at living two lives, but there is this enigmatic girl named Ashley who comes into the life of the protagonist who seems to be weirdly hateful of her Internet boyfriend and makes insulting comments about him being gay. It turns out that she was telling the truth in a seemingly-jokey manner, for the protagonist's Internet boyfriend was a catfish account run by Ashley's gay best friend James and partially by Ashley herself. (By the way, this was partially inspired by some catfish scandal on some other forum where it turned out that a popular forum member was a fake one who was secretly a gay man who was using the pictures of someone he went to high school with.)


Actually, that's a very good story line.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/08/16 at 5:40 pm

I like that idea too. I'm working to use more technology in my stories too. But I'd like read your catfish-story.  ;D

I spent half the day stuck on my new story. In particular I wanted to have my female lead as a black latina, buy every time I searched for one, everyone came out looking like else Jennifer Lopez or Salma Hayek. They're beautiful, but I wanted a more "black" looking character. I'm extremely visually oriented so it's just part of my routine to have a picture reference. I knocked off for the  day and started watching short horror stories on youtube. Here's the kicker. My lead character's name is Dove Saldana (I named her after that actress, Theresa Saldana) and when I finally saw the girl I wanted to use to model my Dove after was in a DOVE SOAP commercial. It was perfect. I'm still laughing about it.  ;D Because I named her Dove before I ever saw the commercial because I just wanted her to have a bird name.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: aja675 on 06/23/16 at 7:11 am

I renamed my story to Too Blind to See It: That's What You Get When You Let Your Keyboard Win.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 7:36 am

I just heard on the radio an item that can change my approach to my anti-hero novel, but I am still at writer's block.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/23/16 at 11:01 am


I just heard on the radio an item that can change my approach to my anti-hero novel, but I am still at writer's block.



I don't have writer's block, I don't have writer's time. Busy doing other things. I am hoping that next week I can work on some photography projects that I have in the works. Haven't been able to get to those, either. I'm SUPPOSED to be retired. How come I am so busy?  ???  :-\\


Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 11:03 am



I don't have writer's block, I don't have writer's time. Busy doing other things. I am hoping that next week I can work on some photography projects that I have in the works. Haven't been able to get to those, either. I'm SUPPOSED to be retired. How come I am so busy?  ???  :-\\


Cat
I am semi-retired, so I get on with half the things I am meant to do.  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/23/16 at 5:39 pm

I shelved the story with the girl named Dove at the moment. I cold wrote a 27 page story (Scared Stiff) in about 5 days and posted it like 3 days ago. The reviews have been positive. I'm starting a new one in the morning (Dessert). It's another cold write. Then Ill circle back to the story with Dove. (Under the Weather) Then I'll work on my wedding story (Bridesmaid)

I didn't realize it was that much until I wrote it down. Wow. I'm gonna enjoy Dessert, that's a spite-write story. I love spite-writing.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: aja675 on 07/12/16 at 9:28 pm

https://www.quotev.com/story/7999017/According-To-Him-Harry-Styles-AU Who here has thought up of a story and it turns out someone else has written a story with the exact same plot? I thought of this kind of plotline, but someone else thought of it already.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 07/18/16 at 6:48 pm


https://www.quotev.com/story/7999017/According-To-Him-Harry-Styles-AU Who here has thought up of a story and it turns out someone else has written a story with the exact same plot? I thought of this kind of plotline, but someone else thought of it already.


Aw I'm sorry. I don't think I've noticed anyone with the same plot as myself but I have screwed up a couple of times and repeated a plot by accident. I wrote a story like 2 years ago for Michael Jackson called "The Rare Book" and one a few months ago for Taj Jackson called "Textbook". Both were kind of the same in that a film history student goes to said Jackson for a book to help with her story writing. The only difference was, Michael was a friend she knew and Taj was a stranger. Both were pretty steamy and so far no one's noticed the similarities. But if you find yourself with the same plot. try to find a way to make it different. That's what I do.
And it's nice to see I'm not the only one doing fan fiction.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 07/19/16 at 12:59 pm


https://www.quotev.com/story/7999017/According-To-Him-Harry-Styles-AU Who here has thought up of a story and it turns out someone else has written a story with the exact same plot? I thought of this kind of plotline, but someone else thought of it already.


I honestly don't care if I'm unoriginal. I just hope I don't outright copy, or plagiarize someone, word by word. Also, I hope it doesn't happen on accident, either.  :(  :(

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 07/19/16 at 9:51 pm


I honestly don't care if I'm unoriginal. I just hope I don't outright copy, or plagiarize someone, word by word. Also, I hope it doesn't happen on accident, either.  :(  :(


Unless your name is Melania Trump, I'm sure you won't.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 07/19/16 at 9:57 pm


Unless your name is Melania Trump, I'm sure you won't.  :)


;D  ;D  ;D

Oh, the shade!!!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 07/20/16 at 4:28 pm


;D  ;D  ;D

Oh, the shade!!!


;D ;D ;D

On Topic: I'm trying to finish up this love scene because I'm hell bent on having my story up for Friday to have a clear weekend to clear my mind and relax.  :) Another 5-10 pages and I'll be done. I can do that by Friday.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 07/23/16 at 8:10 am

Update: I have since completed Under the Weather, (it's had over 120 reads so far) and while I put the next Taj story Bridesmaid on the backburner I am still doing a story with Taj, called Leather. The idea came to me last night and I'm just running with it.

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I never stop. It's almost like a compulsion to keep on writing. I love it so much.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/16 at 11:08 pm


I just heard on the radio an item that can change my approach to my anti-hero novel, but I am still at writer's block.
Now I have the perfect chance to carry on, but other important matters leaves me with no inspiration.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 07/29/16 at 11:12 pm


Now I have the perfect chance to carry on, but other important matters leaves me with no inspiration.


Maybe you can put int in your book?? Your real life matters?  :D  :D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/16 at 11:14 pm


Maybe you can put int in your book?? Your real life matters?  :D  :D
I cannot see an approach to that, left me think about it, many thanks.

Btw, my main draft is back home.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 07/29/16 at 11:23 pm


I cannot see an approach to that, left me think about it, many thanks.

Btw, my main draft is back home.


Good luck!  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: aja675 on 08/20/16 at 8:38 pm

UPy5ZuhZPws Here's a trailer for my story.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 08/20/16 at 8:42 pm


UPy5ZuhZPws Here's a trailer for my story.


This is actually very cool. Karma point!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/16 at 6:07 am


Maybe you can put int in your book?? Your real life matters?  :D  :D
I can see an approach to that now, but my main draft is many miles away.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/16 at 6:27 am


I can see an approach to that now, but my main draft is many miles away.
I could restart from memory, but having two main draft may get confusing.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 08/21/16 at 6:33 am


I can see an approach to that now, but my main draft is many miles away.


Or not. A play/script doesn't always have to reflect real life.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/21/16 at 3:06 pm


I honestly don't care if I'm unoriginal. I just hope I don't outright copy, or plagiarize someone, word by word. Also, I hope it doesn't happen on accident, either.  :(  :(



A long time ago (in a galaxy far, far, away)-which I refer to as B.C. (Before Carlos), I came up with an idea for a book. I made the mistake of telling my significant other at the time. He said to me, "It's been done before." That just deflated my muse. Then I came up with ANOTHER idea for a book. Again, I made the mistake of telling him. Once again he said, "It's been done before." I don't know how many times I made that mistake before I stopped telling him my ideas. I think it was my dad who basically said that EVERY idea has been done before. It is just a matter of putting your own twist on the story.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 08/21/16 at 5:07 pm



A long time ago (in a galaxy far, far, away)-which I refer to as B.C. (Before Carlos), I came up with an idea for a book. I made the mistake of telling my significant other at the time. He said to me, "It's been done before." That just deflated my muse. Then I came up with ANOTHER idea for a book. Again, I made the mistake of telling him. Once again he said, "It's been done before." I don't know how many times I made that mistake before I stopped telling him my ideas. I think it was my dad who basically said that EVERY idea has been done before. It is just a matter of putting your own twist on the story.



Cat


Don't feel bad, Hollywood is repeating ideas themselves. There's been so many remakes lately, I'm wondering if there is an original thought left in Hollywood. I'm sure your ideas were great. This is why I try not to reveal my ideas to anyone. I'm as secretive as a spy when I'm writing. Because I don't like to hear murmuring from the peanut gallery.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 08/21/16 at 5:22 pm


Update: I have since completed Under the Weather, (it's had over 120 reads so far) and while I put the next Taj story Bridesmaid on the backburner I am still doing a story with Taj, called Leather. The idea came to me last night and I'm just running with it.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/d0/b1/e8/d0b1e8f305aa8652e2af95b4c55661cc.jpg

I never stop. It's almost like a compulsion to keep on writing. I love it so much.


I have since completed Leather. It went up on the 14th and has gotten 87 reads so far. It's expected because Taj is kind of the least fave member of the group, but I write stories for him for the niche of fans that love him.. Under the Weather has had 240 reads. I have moved on to my next project, Greedy, which I hope to have up before the month is out.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/59/c8/f2/59c8f25c4c70781900515c20d8b169e2.jpg
Trying something new, a "2T" story instead of all three, but I have a funny subplot planned for TJ. I like to have a comic relief in all my stories.
And I'm really trying to stick to popping out two stories a month to keep busy.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/21/16 at 5:43 pm


Don't feel bad, Hollywood is repeating ideas themselves. There's been so many remakes lately, I'm wondering if there is an original thought left in Hollywood. I'm sure your ideas were great. This is why I try not to reveal my ideas to anyone. I'm as secretive as a spy when I'm writing. Because I don't like to hear murmuring from the peanut gallery.



I know what you mean about Hollywood.

Having others look over your work can be VERY beneficial. I use Carlos & my sister as sounding boards. They will give me input, ideas, let me know what works & what doesn't. I do the same with them. Sometimes it might be the was a sentence is structured that needs reworking. Or it could be that there was something that wasn't addressed that should have been. Carlos isn't that good at editing-so he says. But, he does give me feedback that I can use. My sister REALLY gives me a lot of feedback. Sometimes I don't always like what she has to say-sometimes I will take her advice, sometimes not. But I ALWAYS take her advice into consideration. And the feeling is mutual. When I look over her stuff and give her feedback, sometimes she will use my advice, and sometimes she won't. And we both have read & reread each other's works many times over which each draft.




Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 08/21/16 at 6:14 pm



A long time ago (in a galaxy far, far, away)-which I refer to as B.C. (Before Carlos), I came up with an idea for a book. I made the mistake of telling my significant other at the time. He said to me, "It's been done before." That just deflated my muse. Then I came up with ANOTHER idea for a book. Again, I made the mistake of telling him. Once again he said, "It's been done before." I don't know how many times I made that mistake before I stopped telling him my ideas. I think it was my dad who basically said that EVERY idea has been done before. It is just a matter of putting your own twist on the story.



Cat


Yes, like even Harry Potter has Star War elements if you really think about it. A hero (Harry Potter) goes on a quest. Hermione is like Princess Leia. She doesn't feel 'that way' about Potter. Ron teases Hermione, as does Hermione. They're kind of like the Han Solo and Leia of Harry Potter.
Voldemort is inspired by Hitler pretty much.
Everything comes from something else.

I'm glad your father set your past partners straight, in an indirect way, of course.  ;)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 08/21/16 at 6:15 pm


Don't feel bad, Hollywood is repeating ideas themselves. There's been so many remakes lately, I'm wondering if there is an original thought left in Hollywood. I'm sure your ideas were great. This is why I try not to reveal my ideas to anyone. I'm as secretive as a spy when I'm writing. Because I don't like to hear murmuring from the peanut gallery.


Agree 100%.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 08/21/16 at 6:21 pm



I know what you mean about Hollywood.

Having others look over your work can be VERY beneficial. I use Carlos & my sister as sounding boards. They will give me input, ideas, let me know what works & what doesn't. I do the same with them. Sometimes it might be the was a sentence is structured that needs reworking. Or it could be that there was something that wasn't addressed that should have been. Carlos isn't that good at editing-so he says. But, he does give me feedback that I can use. My sister REALLY gives me a lot of feedback. Sometimes I don't always like what she has to say-sometimes I will take her advice, sometimes not. But I ALWAYS take her advice into consideration. And the feeling is mutual. When I look over her stuff and give her feedback, sometimes she will use my advice, and sometimes she won't. And we both have read & reread each other's works many times over which each draft.




Cat


The problem is finding someone you have chemistry with. If two people hate each other, the other person is going to be too critical (maybe not, but there's a good chance). If two people love each other too much, the other person might not be critical enough.

I think you have good people helping you though.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/21/16 at 6:31 pm


Yes, like even Harry Potter has Star War elements if you really think about it. A hero (Harry Potter) goes on a quest. Hermione is like Princess Leia. She doesn't feel 'that way' about Potter. Ron teases Hermione, as does Hermione. They're kind of like the Han Solo and Leia of Harry Potter.
Voldemort is inspired by Hitler pretty much.
Everything comes from something else.

I'm glad your father set your past partners straight, in an indirect way, of course.  ;)



You should listen to what the late great Joseph Campbell had to say about Star Wars. (Don't think he was around for the Harry Potter craze.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F7Wwew8X4Y


Both are the epic Good vs Evil stories. Those kinds of stories have been told since the beginning of time.


My father didn't set my past partner straight. He set ME straight. That was when I stopped listening to my past partner-and one of the many reasons why he is my PAST partner.



The problem is finding someone you have chemistry with. If two people hate each other, the other person is going to be too critical (maybe not, but there's a good chance). If two people love each other too much, the other person might not be critical enough.

I think you have good people helping you though.


I KNOW I have good people helping me. That is why whenever my sister needs me to read over her books (again), I do.


Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 08/21/16 at 6:48 pm



You should listen to what the late great Joseph Campbell had to say about Star Wars. (Don't think he was around for the Harry Potter craze.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F7Wwew8X4Y


Both are the epic Good vs Evil stories. Those kinds of stories have been told since the beginning of time.


My father didn't set my past partner straight. He set ME straight. That was when I stopped listening to my past partner-and one of the many reasons why he is my PAST partner.


I KNOW I have good people helping me. That is why whenever my sister needs me to read over her books (again), I do.


Cat


I also forgot that Voldemort could have also been Darth Vader. I also sense some Eastern religion influence in Star Wars, like Buddhism and Taoism.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/16 at 10:59 pm


Or not. A play/script doesn't always have to reflect real life.
I wish it to be portrayed as real life.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 08/21/16 at 11:17 pm


I wish it to be portrayed as real life.


That's interesting.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/16 at 11:20 pm


That's interesting.
Hence research to get but all right in appearance and facts.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 08/21/16 at 11:53 pm


Hence research to get but all right in appearance and facts.


I have done a lot of Google searches, and online researches for my story.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/22/16 at 2:04 pm

http://assets.amuniversal.com/139c9e1046460134a5d8005056a9545d



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: SpyroKev on 09/15/16 at 8:11 pm

I finished all 3 of my novels. I almost cried during the moments because now I have nothing else to do. Haha All I need to do now is make some last edits.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 09/16/16 at 12:27 am


I finished all 3 of my novels. I almost cried during the moments because now I have nothing else to do. Haha All I need to do now is make some last edits.


I'm delaying my writing until I read one more book! :-X  I'm almost done with the current one I'm reading.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/16 at 9:11 pm

I just have no time and inclination for restarting.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 09/16/16 at 9:41 pm

I had to shut down a hater quick as sheesh earlier tonight. I've mentioned my eroticas I write for a blog and every so often a naysayer comes wiggling out the woodwork trying to condemn me for writing my stories. A woman came at me saying what I was writing was rude and was trying to make me ashamed of my work, again.  ::)

And I had the clapback of the century for her. People want to bother me about the stories without knowing that the people whom I write about are fully aware of what I'm doing and have not said stop. Somewhere I mentioned it before that TJ Jackson asked about one of my stories and a friend and I explained what it was. He has since tweeted me on other topics, and never ever said "Stop writing eroticas Tiffeny" If he had I'd have stopped of course.
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TJ Jackson.

I'll never understand why other people are so hung up on what I write. I label my stories clearly as "erotica". No one's just holding hands in the damn stories. And as my blog has cracked 56 thousand reads, someone must like what I'm doing!

And just out of spite I'm going to brainstorm and come up with something to uncurl their hair.  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/05/16 at 7:02 am

I think I won't publish my book until I'm like 60 years old. I might take decades off just to enjoy the simple things in life.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/16/16 at 2:54 pm


I think I won't publish my book until I'm like 60 years old. I might take decades off just to enjoy the simple things in life.  :)


You sound like Harper Lee. She didn't publish "To Kill a Mockingbird" until later in life.
As for me, I'd like to see my success before I get grey hair.

In the meantime I'm hell-bent on finishing my new erotica Aggressive today/tonight and starting on my horror story Madness else tomorrow or Tuesday.  ;)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/16/16 at 2:58 pm


I had to shut down a hater quick as sheesh earlier tonight. I've mentioned my eroticas I write for a blog and every so often a naysayer comes wiggling out the woodwork trying to condemn me for writing my stories. A woman came at me saying what I was writing was rude and was trying to make me ashamed of my work, again.  ::)

And I had the clapback of the century for her. People want to bother me about the stories without knowing that the people whom I write about are fully aware of what I'm doing and have not said stop. Somewhere I mentioned it before that TJ Jackson asked about one of my stories and a friend and I explained what it was. He has since tweeted me on other topics, and never ever said "Stop writing eroticas Tiffeny" If he had I'd have stopped of course.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/d3/29/53/d3295355966c8229674751a6472b8b67.jpg
TJ Jackson.

I'll never understand why other people are so hung up on what I write. I label my stories clearly as "erotica". No one's just holding hands in the damn stories. And as my blog has cracked 56 thousand reads, someone must like what I'm doing!

And just out of spite I'm going to brainstorm and come up with something to uncurl their hair.  ;D


UPDATE: I did do a very outrageous story The Arrangement just to spite said individual and they have since left me alone. At the same time, I gained about 10 new followers on Twitter. LOL.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/18/16 at 10:57 pm


You sound like Harper Lee. She didn't publish "To Kill a Mockingbird" until later in life.
As for me, I'd like to see my success before I get grey hair.

In the meantime I'm hell-bent on finishing my new erotica Aggressive today/tonight and starting on my horror story Madness else tomorrow or Tuesday.  ;)


I love that book. It's been such a long time since 8th grade though.  ;D

Harper Lee sounds like she likes her alone time. For me, I might need some time away from the spotlight to breath.....a lot. It could be a lot earlier than 60, I never know!  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/21/16 at 5:56 pm

So yesterday I have decided on my next book and I hope I can finish it for my 7 grandkids for Christmas this year. It will be called "Find Yourself." No writing involved.


Here is the first page.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r92/aandcsattic/family/Find%20Me%201_zps3cz3ssvp.jpg



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 10/21/16 at 10:10 pm


So yesterday I have decided on my next book and I hope I can finish it for my 7 grandkids for Christmas this year. It will be called "Find Yourself." No writing involved.


Here is the first page.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r92/aandcsattic/family/Find%20Me%201_zps3cz3ssvp.jpg



Cat


Hey, that's philosophy, but within a kids book! That's crazy genius!  8)  8)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/22/16 at 11:25 am


Hey, that's philosophy, but within a kids book! That's crazy genius!  8)  8)



So, did you find them?

I picked out two more pics, I will work on them today. I am waiting to here from one of my step-daughters to find out if I should include her significant other's two kids in there, too. I don't want the two girls to feel left out if they come for Christmas.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/24/16 at 7:46 pm

I'm hell-bent on getting my horror story Madness up on my blog by Halloween. In the last two days, I've written about 12 pages into what I expect to be at least 20-30.I hope it's received well. It's not an erotica, though there is a romantic subplot between two characters but no one has actual sex. A bit of kissing, a bit of petting at the most. There is nudity, but it will come from another character being possessed, rather than being just for lovemaking. If I keep on with my focus and determination I should be able to finish it. I keep setting little goals in the story for myself and I'm almost to the one I set for today.
I'm just mad my illness stole so many days from me and I'm scrambling to play catch-up.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/24/17 at 8:57 am

I just noticed this. I had mentioned my Horror story Madness. I've since written and posted two more stories to my blog. 35mm and Three Years. Working on another one right now called Prankster and it's almost finished. LOL

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 02/24/17 at 12:46 pm


I just noticed this. I had mentioned my Horror story Madness. I've since written and posted two more stories to my blog. 35mm and Three Years. Working on another one right now called Prankster and it's almost finished. LOL


Prankster.  ;D

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/26/17 at 10:33 pm

Well I finally finished Prankster (my project for the month of February) and I'm already 4 pages into my project for March Too Creative. Prankster kicked my ass because it had probably too many elements in it. A natural disaster, a Prank War and a love story.
Too Creative is a "hot teacher boinks cute student" pure and simple.
It's like reinventing the wheel, but I know I put enough details in it, my readers will like it. I'm weak on TJ Jackson stories, so I'm writing him a touch edgier and see how it goes over.  ::) I always slip an experimental story in here and there.
Out of the stories I've penned I've only ever screwed up and repeated a plotline once. Basically a girl wanting to borrow a book for a college course. The original had Michael Jackson and it was book on Chaplin. I accidentally repeated the line for a Taj Jackson story, with a book on silent film, but I wrote Taj so far out of character, no one noticed. But I'm very careful not to repeat anything.
I write MJ/3T fanfiction to kill time until I feel like going after my police drama novel again.  :)

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 9:35 am


So yesterday I have decided on my next book and I hope I can finish it for my 7 grandkids for Christmas this year. It will be called "Find Yourself." No writing involved.


Here is the first page.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r92/aandcsattic/family/Find%20Me%201_zps3cz3ssvp.jpg



Cat
How did it go?

I am now reading for inspiration, for that idea for a novel I am writing, and already I have decided to approach the storyline from a different angle.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/16/17 at 11:50 am


How did it go?

I am now reading for inspiration, for that idea for a novel I am writing, and already I have decided to approach the storyline from a different angle.



They loved it. I asked them what should be my next project and the 5 that I asked wanted a sequel to my Fairy Story. So that is what I have been working on. I already had the story but just didn't have it down. I had Point A and Point B but how to get from A to B had been the problem. Then I would get a Point A.1 or an A.2 and again, I was having problems getting from one point to the other. With everything that has been going on in the last couple of months (have been super busy), I just haven't had time to write and TRYING to wake up my Muse, I have decided that it is just not going to be finished by this Christmas. They will get it NEXT Christmas. And by waiting for another year, I can include the baby in the photos.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 11:57 am



They loved it. I asked them what should be my next project and the 5 that I asked wanted a sequel to my Fairy Story. So that is what I have been working on. I already had the story but just didn't have it down. I had Point A and Point B but how to get from A to B had been the problem. Then I would get a Point A.1 or an A.2 and again, I was having problems getting from one point to the other. With everything that has been going on in the last couple of months (have been super busy), I just haven't had time to write and TRYING to wake up my Muse, I have decided that it is just not going to be finished by this Christmas. They will get it NEXT Christmas. And by waiting for another year, I can include the baby in the photos.



Cat
Splendid, but sudden an idea may come to in a dream, you never know?

...or have the fairies have problems with their own Christmas shopping?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/16/17 at 12:07 pm


Splendid, but sudden an idea may come to in a dream, you never know?

...or have the fairies have problems with their own Christmas shopping?



The story is pretty much an environmental story. A gas company wants to frack the woods where the fairies live and they are trying to save the woods. It is just the details that I am getting stuck on. I pretty much have the ending but how do I get to that ending?



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 12:08 pm



The story is pretty much an environmental story. A gas company wants to frack the woods where the fairies live and they are trying to save the woods. It is just the details that I am getting stuck on. I pretty much have the ending but how do I get to that ending?



Cat
Heavy research on fracking is required?

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/16/17 at 12:10 pm


Heavy research on fracking is required?



Sort of. But, in the story, they haven't even gotten to the fracking part because of protests and a law suit.



Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 12:20 pm



Sort of. But, in the story, they haven't even gotten to the fracking part because of protests and a law suit.



Cat
For research, I have learn when writing, Dean Koontz would research using children's reference books, etc. for you only need to know the basics required. In my case I still get bogged down with it all.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/27/18 at 1:17 pm

So, I have been rereading this thread. I noticed that one of the first post I wrote was about the sequel I had been writing. That was about 2 years ago and I am STILL NOT done with the book. I had promised the grandkids that I would write this. It wasn't ready for last Christmas and I had been hoping it would be ready for THIS Christmas. But man, this book has given me so much trouble. The first one was pretty much written in a summer (but then it took me 18 years of tweaking and figuring out what I wanted to do with it). My writer's block just seemed to be encased in cement. If it wasn't for my promise to the grandkids, I would have dropped this book a long time ago.

Then last week something happened. I think my Muse FINALLY woke up and I was able to write. The other day I sat here writing a few pages. I HOPE that my writer's block has FINALLY gone away on this book for good. I really hope to have it pretty much written by Sept. so then I can have others read it for editing and work on the pics before sending it to the printers and have it ready for Christmas. At least now I feel like I have some kind of direction it is going in.


Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 5:21 pm

I am now struggling, and I have put it to one side.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 11/02/18 at 11:58 pm


I am now struggling, and I have put it to one side.


I am sorry you are struggling with your writing. Maybe start off free writing. Just write whatever comes to your mind, and develop a story.  Sometimes our need for rigid rules can really limit our imagination and roads in our minds.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/03/18 at 12:15 pm

I have spent the entire month of Oct. working on the pics. I took a pic of a kid, cut her/him out-attached wings and then saved it as a JPG. Then I took that JPG and cut it out again. Why? Because I need the kid & wings as one. From there, I can add them to the background of other pics and "hide" them. If I didn't have them as one, you could see the wings behind the kid and it kind of defeats the idea. And I did that with at least 2 different pics of each kid (there are 8). Some I had to redo because I made a booboo and didn't save my work where I could rework it so I had to start all over again.

The pics are NOT done but I have reached a point where they can be done in a matter of days. The issue is I NEED a couple more pics of a couple of the kids. I won't see them until Thanksgiving. Of course, those few pics I have to start at the beginning. I can't quite finish the pics I do have until I have those other pics.

As for the story, I THINK it is done but I still need to tweak it a bit. But, every time I open the file to read it, I just don't want to deal with it so I don't. I have two months to get it totally done-book/pics and get it to the printers and wrap it up for the kids on Christmas. I KNOW I will get it all done by then. The kids WILL have the sequel this year. Then I have to think of what to do for the kids for NEXT Christmas.


Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 8:30 am


I am sorry you are struggling with your writing. Maybe start off free writing. Just write whatever comes to your mind, and develop a story.  Sometimes our need for rigid rules can really limit our imagination and roads in our minds.
I spent some of my offline time reflecting on it, but got no further on it, but to one advantage, a friend of mine is always have ideas, and he has one of his own, but I may help him.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/05/18 at 3:51 pm

After 3 years of pulling my hair out with this book it is finally DONE!!!! YAY!!!!! Tomorrow we are off to the printers. Hopefully, it won't take them too long to print it up.


Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 7:56 am


After 3 years of pulling my hair out with this book it is finally DONE!!!! YAY!!!!! Tomorrow we are off to the printers. Hopefully, it won't take them too long to print it up.


Cat
Congrats, and all the best with it!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/06/18 at 4:25 pm

Took it to the printers today. Should have the proof next week and if it looks good, then all will be printed soon after. Then I get to wrap them-all in time for Christmas. Oh, and I lied. It was FOUR years working on it.


Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/18 at 1:52 pm


Took it to the printers today. Should have the proof next week and if it looks good, then all will be printed soon after. Then I get to wrap them-all in time for Christmas. Oh, and I lied. It was FOUR years working on it.


Cat
O0

Excellent!

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/20/20 at 1:16 pm

Yes, I'm bumping this thread up.

I think I have mentioned that last year I was able to get all my old floppy disks transferred to a program that I can open on my computer. That included my old journal that took me about 6 months to read through. It also included a bunch of stories that I started. Actually, it was the idea of revisiting one of those old stories that led to try to get those old files transferred. (It was a story that I mentioned earlier on this thread about clones.) However, after looking at that story, I realized that it wasn't going to work. But, there was one that I had totally forgotten about. I only had a few pages written. But I also found some notes that I wrote about it. There was even a mentioned about it in my old journal that I dreamed about it-which led me to write the notes. So, I realized that this idea came from a dream. I also realized that this story COULD work and started writing.

The last I don't know how many months, I have been thinking about it and thinking about and thinking about but I have NOT written much in it. Then this morning I realized what is going on. The names are holding me up. I want to change the names of the characters and I have been spending WAY too much time just thinking of what names to change them to instead of WRITING THE STORY!!!

I have decided that I am just going to start writing and figure out the names later. I pretty much have most of the story in my head anyway so, I'm sure if I start writing, those names will come to me. 


Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/20 at 6:05 am


Yes, I'm bumping this thread up.

I have decided that I am just going to start writing and figure out the names later. I pretty much have most of the story in my head anyway so, I'm sure if I start writing, those names will come to me. 


Cat
Since this last bump to this topic, a lot has happened to the world, with many people in isolation, being safe. Some people have found it inspiring with producing products from home.

Cat, how is you book getting on?


I started collecting notes around this time last year for an idea for a book, when on our winter break away from home, and have over 10,000 words of notes and storyline.

It started as horror, but due to sounding too hackneyed, the horror was cast to one side, and the main character developed into something else, which as far as I know has not been written before.

After having started recently I have 10 pages with 2800+ words.

I have a long way to go.


Over lockdown and my shielding, with isolation, I have return to my epic, but I find it a struggle, I can build a scenario, but find it hard to produce dialogue and characterization.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/08/20 at 1:45 pm


Since this last bump to this topic, a lot has happened to the world, with many people in isolation, being safe. Some people have found it inspiring with producing products from home.

Cat, how is you book getting on?

Over lockdown and my shielding, with isolation, I have return to my epic, but I find it a struggle, I can build a scenario, but find it hard to produce dialogue and characterization.


Um...well...um... you see it is like this...um... ;) :D ;D ;D

Yeah, I haven't don't too much writing like I SHOULD. But, I am still keeping up with my journal.

What I did do (not a book) but I created a video called "My Story" which started with my birth announcement. It has pictures and videos from my entire life. I had been going through a whole bunch of pics and scanning the ones that I think should be included. (That is why I had posted a bunch of old pics on pic board.) Every time I thought it was done, I remembered something that I had forgotten to include.  ::) But, it is done now. I don't know why I did it and I'm sure VERY few will even see it. No, it will NOT be made public!


Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/20 at 1:52 pm


Um...well...um... you see it is like this...um... ;) :D ;D ;D

Yeah, I haven't don't too much writing like I SHOULD. But, I am still keeping up with my journal.

What I did do (not a book) but I created a video called "My Story" which started with my birth announcement. It has pictures and videos from my entire life. I had been going through a whole bunch of pics and scanning the ones that I think should be included. (That is why I had posted a bunch of old pics on pic board.) Every time I thought it was done, I remembered something that I had forgotten to include.  ::) But, it is done now. I don't know why I did it and I'm sure VERY few will even see it. No, it will NOT be made public!


Cat
Thank you for the update.

For me, by pure chance today, I saw a video on YouTube of an event in London during the 1980s that involves what would be a chapter or two of my epic. It has re-inspired  me.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/08/20 at 2:22 pm


Thank you for the update.

For me, by pure chance today, I saw a video on YouTube of an event in London during the 1980s that involves what would be a chapter or two of my epic. It has re-inspired  me.


Good for you. Any inspiration is good.


Cat

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/20 at 11:23 am


Good for you. Any inspiration is good.


Cat
The one thing I need to do is to go to the location in London to (re-)feel the area. The event happen on a London bridge, but where exactly on/under the bridge needs precise research, on the north bank or south bank. But at the moment traveling is not recommended.

Subject: Re: "We all have a book inside us". The Book Writing Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/09/20 at 1:22 pm

As I was saying about my video whenever I THOUGHT I was done and then I thought of something else or changed my mind-I rendered it last week-meaning it is DONE! But, last night I watched it again and thought of some things that I wanted to change. So, I will be working on it some more. I'm sure I will completely finish it and be totally done with it. Sign of an artist. Never satisfied with their work.


Cat

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