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Stone and Silt
by Harvey Chute

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Big Al's Books & Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Young Adult Nominee

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

Author Topic: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION  (Read 392 times)  

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CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« on: September 13, 2017, 10:52:08 AM »
OK, SO THE TITLE'S A BIT CLICK-BAITY, BUT WITH THIS PLACE, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO (OR WHAT) YOU'LL HOOK.

TODAY'S CAPS LOCK EXERCISE IS TO POST ABOUT SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY AS A WRITER - KEEP IT PG-13-ISH SO THE MODS DON'T SHUT THE THREAD DOWN.

TODAY'S SNACK IS DIPPED PRETZEL RODS - CHOCOLATE, WHITE CHOCOLATE, YOGURT, OR CARAMEL (FOR THE NON-CHOCOLATE CROWD) WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS, SPRINKLES (OR JIMMIES IF THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL THEM), MINI M&MS, OR PEANUTS.

WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY AS A WRITER? I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER! *CHOMPS A PRETZEL ROD*

ESPECIALLY IF I GET TO BUST DOWN SOME WALLS (IN THE BOOK, I'D PREFER NOT TO BUST ANY IN MY HOME).

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Re: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 11:04:41 AM »
When I can seamlessly add elements of my world-building into the story so that it feels like the right place and deepens the experience for the reader.
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Re: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 12:01:50 PM »
IMMERSING IN MY WORLD AND GETTING INTO THE WRITING ZONE REALLY FLOATS MY BOAT! SOMETIMES IT TAKES AWHILE TO GET THERE, BUT ONCE I'VE GOT MY BUTT IN CHAIR, SOMETIMES, THE WORDS JUST FLOW. THOSE ARE THE GOOD TIMES OF WRITING FOR ME!
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Re: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 12:26:41 PM »
MY BOAT IS FLOATED WHEN MY CREATIVITY LEAVES DRY DOCK.

POINTLESS ANECDOTE: AS A CHILD I WAS ABLE TO GET ONTO THE BOAT FROM THE ONEDIN LINE WHEN IT WAS IN BELFAST DRY DOCK, BECAUSE MY MUM WAS A BIG FAN OF THE SERIES AND KNEW SOMEONE WHO WORKED AT THE HARBOUR.


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Re: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 12:28:59 PM »
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY FLOATS MY BOAT? WATER.

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Re: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 12:33:16 PM »
MY BOAT FLOATS ON CHAMPAGNE! TODAY'S MY 20TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY SO I GUESS WE ALL KNOW WHAT FLOATS MY BOAT.

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Re: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 12:44:55 PM »
LICKS CHOCOLATE OFF PRETZEL ROD KDIEM PROVIDED - MMM.

I LOVE THOSE MOMENTS WHEN MY BRAIN SINKS DEEPLY INTO THAT CREATIVE ZONE AND MY CHARACTERS BECOME SO ALIVE THAT I CAN SEE THEM VERY CLEARLY IN MY MIND.  THAT'S WHEN THEY TELL ME THEIR STORIES AND I'M MERELY THE SCRIBE.

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Re: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 01:04:11 PM »
LICKS CHOCOLATE OFF PRETZEL ROD KDIEM PROVIDED - MMM.

I LOVE THOSE MOMENTS WHEN MY BRAIN SINKS DEEPLY INTO THAT CREATIVE ZONE AND MY CHARACTERS BECOME SO ALIVE THAT I CAN SEE THEM VERY CLEARLY IN MY MIND.  THAT'S WHEN THEY TELL ME THEIR STORIES AND I'M MERELY THE SCRIBE.
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Re: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 01:07:29 PM »
I LOVE THOSE MOMENTS WHEN MY BRAIN SINKS DEEPLY INTO THAT CREATIVE ZONE AND MY CHARACTERS BECOME SO ALIVE THAT I CAN SEE THEM VERY CLEARLY IN MY MIND.  THAT'S WHEN THEY TELL ME THEIR STORIES AND I'M MERELY THE SCRIBE.

ALSO THIS.
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Re: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 01:28:48 PM »
THE MOMENT WHEN IT ALL COMES TOGETHER AND I KNOW EXACTLY HOW MY BOOK WILL END.

ALSO WHEN I LET MY STUCTURED MIND LETS GO AND MY CREATIVITY RULES THE KEYBOARD.


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Re: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 01:30:31 PM »
MINE IS SIMILAR BUT SINKS MY BOAT.

I WAS READING THIS REALLY GREAT STORY AND TOTALLY ABSORBED. I COULDN'T WAIT TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED NEXT, THEN I REALISED I WON'T FIND OUT UNTIL I WRITE IT... THAT TOTALLY RAINED ON MY ENJOYMENT.

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Re: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 01:44:38 PM »
When I can seamlessly add elements of my world-building into the story so that it feels like the right place and deepens the experience for the reader.

YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.   >:(  (CAPS, BRO, CAPS!)

AS FOR THE TITLE QUESTION, MY BOAT REMAINS AFLOAT THANKS TO THE POWER OF ROCK AND ROLL.


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Re: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2017, 03:49:17 PM »
WHAT REALLY FLOATS MY BOAT IS WHEN PEOPLE BUY MY STORY, READ IT, AND LEAVE A REVIEW!!  ;D NOT THAT I'M HINTING OR ANYTHING!  :-X
I ALSO LIKE IT WHEN THEY TELL ME IT MADE THEM FEEL EMOTIONAL.
I LOVE FINISHING AND HITTING PUBLISH AND GETTING COOL COVERS AND WRITING STUFF THAT MAKES ME EMOTIONAL TOO.
I HAVE A LOT OF WATER IN MY OCEAN THAT FLOATS MY BOAT!
I'M HUNGRY AND NEED TO EAT AND THEN I NEED TO GO BACK TO WRITING SO I CAN FLOAT MORE BOATS...

 :o  :o I HOPE THAT WAS CRAZY ENOUGH FOR THIS THREAD.  :o  :o

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Re: CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY: WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT EDITION
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2017, 04:55:51 PM »
WHAT FLOATS MY BOAT AS A WRITER IS HAVING MY BOOK AT #1 IN THE AMAZON FREE STORE!

 

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