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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is mountain man romance the new thing?
« Last post by Pandorra on Today at 07:44:45 AM »
This got me thinking... When someone finally wrote a CR featuring a male virgin, it became a HUGE success (Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan). Readers totally dug it. Why aren't there more male virgins in romance??? *runs off to adjust her writing schedule*


Yuck, an inexperienced man. How NOT romantic and hot is that? lol ... sorry but you're not going to get a decent love scene (believable anyways,) from a virgin male.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Pantser-turned-plotter going back to pantsing...
« Last post by Pandorra on Today at 07:38:41 AM »
I'd be interested in seeing before and after examples of writing that was pantsed and writing that was plotted. As a plotter, I think you have to train yourself to forget the plot and put yourself in the shoes of your characters as whatever story-moment you're writing.


I definitely see a lot less fun and spontaneity since I put the notes in mine.. but I figured if I could use it to get the structure down I could rework it in the hard edit.. not sure that's working for me though, I was averaging 5-7k words before that .. now in the past three days I wrote maybe 3k.. BUT I am also sick and have been sleeping rough in my recliner so not sure if the other factors are interfering.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Page flip kicks me on the way out...
« Last post by Modi Gliani on Today at 07:26:27 AM »
The nice thing about getting older is you've usually burned your hand on the stove enough times that you realize it's easier to cut your losses than to chase them  ;)

There is nothing nice about getting older. The adult world is a snake pit and we were all better off as children. And if you get really old, everyone you loved and liked is dead and gone.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: American's help foreign writers!
« Last post by Acheknia on Today at 07:24:49 AM »
I was thinking that about the suicide, but I didn't want to say it.

Anything that helps to clarify must be ok :)
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Writers' Cafe / Re: American's help foreign writers!
« Last post by paranormal_kitty on Today at 07:23:28 AM »
A guy wearing a jumper dress would be transgender, in drag etc :)
Sweater is fine for a jumper, a different jumper might be someone committing suicide from a bridge or tall building etc. :)

I was thinking that about the suicide, but I didn't want to say it.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is mountain man romance the new thing?
« Last post by lilywhite on Today at 07:23:05 AM »
Billionaire romance isn't going anywhere, ever. It may morph, but it's one of the oldest tropes there is. Pride & Prejudice? Cinderella? Hell, Beauty & the Beast has got to be the original alpha-hole, no?

And the tone of gleeful dismissal here is pretty gross. Y'all need to spend some time at Smart B*tches, Trashy Books. Looking down on romance writers (and readers) doesn't make you cool.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: American's help foreign writers!
« Last post by Acheknia on Today at 07:20:38 AM »
Jumper is a word I've found in books I otherwise wouldn't have known were by British authors. The first time I was puzzled by the context (a guy wearing a jumper dress? :) If you use sweater instead, does it sound strange to your UK audience, or do British readers have all-inclusive vocabularies?

A guy wearing a jumper dress would be transgender, in drag etc :)
Sweater is fine for a jumper, a different jumper might be someone committing suicide from a bridge or tall building etc. :)
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Page flip kicks me on the way out...
« Last post by TimothyEllis on Today at 07:19:32 AM »
I'll be glad to not read the first one of these in page flip--which is to say, I'll download it and page flip through it.

Thanks, I'm off to bed, and off to OZ Comic-con in the morning, so will be tomorrow evening for me, before I see the result.

Thanks for trying.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kill the dog? Again?
« Last post by paranormal_kitty on Today at 07:19:11 AM »
Back on the name track.

paranormal_kitty pointed out that Cujo is Portuguese. Cuyo is Spanish. (I am fluent in Portuguese, but I use Spanish mostly for swearing.) But she suggested Perr'on (that's an accent over the o). That works. Does Perr'onito work?


No, I told you that didn't mean what you thought it did. Read my message again lol. Perrón is slang for really cool, awesome, etc. You can name the dog that, but the meaning you were trying to convey wouldn't work for all the reasons I said (including the confusion of who's/whose in English to start with).
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Bookbub "deal no longer available"
« Last post by My Dog's Servant on Today at 07:16:41 AM »
Thanks, everyone!  That makes sense.  It wouldn't have surprised me had the newsletter been a month old, but since it was less than 24 hours old...  Bummer for the author, tho!
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