I think I'm just offbeat! I've loved animal fantasy since I was a kid and I also love slightly creepy stories, so rats seemed to be the perfect combo! Nightshade has rats with hearts of gold and then some very foul fellows!
One of my characters is Romanian, and although I've watched plenty of films with accents, I'm having difficulty putting it to paper. I've looked over some of my chapters, but I need my character to have a strong accent, and unfortunately in some cases, it looks as if this character could be anyone.
Thanks Erika, I usually write an appreciation note to myself for my birthday, but have missed out a few years now, so since the writing turned out to be so lengthy, I decided maybe someone else could also benefit from this letter. Maybe I can turn it into a book by focusing on in dept experiences. Thank again!
Any man who fears poets fails to understand human nature and the life of the imagination. I've never understood how anyone can take Plato seriously... and his idea of ideal forms, having some reality somewhere, just seems goofy.
Thank you Erika for the kind words about my blog. I'm still blogging and am now working on a children's book. I'm actually reading a lot of children's stories right now to get ideas for tone, voice, perspective, etc. Lately, the more I write, the more inspired I get. And you?
I'm working on a book. My blog is: http://lessonsfromthemonkimarried.blogspot.com/ My book is also Lessons from the Monk I Married. It's about my 13-year journey with my husband who was a former Korean Buddhist monk. 3 of my chapters are on the blog. Like many people here, I'm just looking for support. I still haven't had a chance to work my way through how this site works. Any comments or advice would be helpful.
I'm happy to hear that you have something to submit :) How far over 1200 words are we talking? I'm new to this site and just navigating around, any advice you have on how best to connect with other women writers is much appreciated.
thank you so much for your comments! I appreciate it very much. It is important to hear a voice of a peer.
The comments you made absolutely make sense and are very helpful!
This storiy mean to be like a sketch - not a full pucture, but needs to be more developed as you mentioned.
Thank you, thank you.
Please let me know if I can be of help.
So wonderful to be a part of this group and connect with you.
HI Erika - thank you very much for your welcoming comment. Your response is very important to me. Hope you will take a look at my stories and let me know what you think.
Have a great day and thanks again!
A YA bilingual novel - I'm intrigued! The novel that's slated to come out next year is tentatively called The Moonflower and takes place at a youth hostel in Moab, Utah, and NYC. the narrative flows between two characters, a boy and a girl; a runaway and an alcoholic whose lives intertwine. The second one is completely different, more upbeat and is set on a Reality TV show about cheerleaders in Florida. The one I'm procrastinating on now is a companion piece to the Moonflower, picking up the story of one of the minor characters. I'm glad that you asked, because I need to work on giving a concise answer! I don't know if I did the job though . . . I am trying to be Zen about the whole process. I love your six word memoir too - that would describe me as a teen. I went to a boarding school for two years on a scholarship and I hated it! (The source of many of my neuroses I'm sure!)
At 12:53pm on September 17, 2009, Amy Mennot said…
All the editing I have done is for friends and colleagues, but I'd be happy to help out another writer if they're in need a fresh set of eyes.
"I wish I could go, also! What a team. I had the privilege of Ruth's company at UO/Eugene's Women's Writing Symposium and wish we had done a chorus line of Sister Sledge's song. I remember my residency at Hedgebrook where, out by…"