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by yoyo123
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: writing books
Replies: 23
Views: 3526

Re: writing books

Thank you for all the suggestions!
by yoyo123
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: writing books
Replies: 23
Views: 3526

Re: writing books

Thanks. Do you recall if he discusses dialogue in this book?
by yoyo123
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: writing books
Replies: 23
Views: 3526

writing books

Anyone have a favorite? I'm sure they have limited usefulness if you already know what you're doing, but as a relative beginner, I find I'm in need of something to help me along. I can't afford a class at the moment, so this seems a good place to start. Suggestions? I'm looking for something that fo...
by yoyo123
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Flash Fiction Exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: Flash Fiction Exchange

Not sure if you're still interested, but I'd be willing to exchange flash critiques with you. I have one that is ~700 words...I also have a micro version of the same story that is ~150 words. Would be happy to trade either or both. Just let me know if you're interested.
by yoyo123
Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Short critique exchange?
Replies: 0
Views: 810

Short critique exchange?

I have a very short flash fiction piece (~150 words) I'd like to get some feedback on. Anyone interested in swapping critiques? Obviously mine is not for the contest, but I can critique your first 500-ish words if anyone would like some initial feedback. Just let me know. I guess I'd call mine dark ...
by yoyo123
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 200
Views: 70610

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Alternatively, I have a non-contest-related piece of (fantasy-ish) flash fiction I've been toying with...if anyone wants to swap for that one instead it's only about 135 words. *grovels shamelessly* wotf007 Fair warning, it's my first attempt at this length.
by yoyo123
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 200
Views: 70610

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Ishmael, I wouldn't mind swapping. I have a sci fi with a 500-ish word opener. I sent you a
PM. If you're interested just let me know.
by yoyo123
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: online crit sites for flash fiction?
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: online crit sites for flash fiction?

Thanks, I might give that a shot down the road. But for now I'm fairly certain my initial attempts are terrible, lol! wotf007
by yoyo123
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: online crit sites for flash fiction?
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: online crit sites for flash fiction?

Oops, meant to post this in the writing forum. Sorry about that!
by yoyo123
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: online crit sites for flash fiction?
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

online crit sites for flash fiction?

I thought I'd try writing some flash fiction (short stuff, like 150 words or less) as an exercise. I figure it'll help tighten up my writing, or at the very least get the creative juices flowing before I sit down to work on my longer stories. Since it's not a length I've tried before, I was wonderin...
by yoyo123
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2490
Views: 461967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Howdy, all. I'm technically not new here, but just returned after a hiatus. I've been really lazy about writing lately, so I've decided to enter next quarter for the first time (and every quarter after that), just to give myself a kick in the pants to write more (and finish more!). I don't expect to...
by yoyo123
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q1 trade 7-8k
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

Re: Q1 trade 7-8k

If you're looking for another critique I have a sci-fi story (not intended for the contest) I could swap you in the 4-5K word range. Fair warning, it's fairly corny, so I'd be looking more for story/sentence structure type feedback (so I can carry what I learn over to my next story) rather than feed...
by yoyo123
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2490
Views: 461967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Too true! I had trouble getting my story started this morning, so I finally gave up and wrote the end first. Does anyone else do that, or am I just weird? I was going along pretty well until I realized I had written an entire paragraph using the exact same sentence structure...ugh! I think it's time...
by yoyo123
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2490
Views: 461967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Just hopping in to say hello. I haven't written anything in a looong time, so hopefully hanging out around here will keep me honest! I sat down this week and came up with about 30 random story ideas, so this weekend I'll give one of 'em a whirl. It'll probably STINK, but that's ok. I have the air fr...
by yoyo123
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Looking for an extra set of eyes re: balance issues
Replies: 6
Views: 5473

Re: Looking for an extra set of eyes re: balance issues

I don't mind being a test reader if you want another set of eyes. Just send me a PM if you're interested and I'll give you an email address. Fair warning though, I have only done a handful of critiques...I'll do my best, though! =)

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