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Writers' Cafe / Re: Page flip kicks me on the way out...
« Last post by Betsy the Quilter on Today at 07:58:37 AM »
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.

Not every one was better off as a child.  Some children had horrid childhoods and made better lives for themselves as adults.  I had a good childhood, and have a much better adulthood.  And am enjoying this stage of my life despite loss--which makes me appreciate the friendships and family that have been in my life.

I keep finding new things to enjoy at each stage of life, despite the bits that suck.  :)

Betsy
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Pantser-turned-plotter going back to pantsing...
« Last post by Sarah Shaw on Today at 07:58:16 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.

As a pantser, I have had to train myself not to forget the plot or get too lost in a labyrinth of tangents. It's always a little bit tense, towards the end, wondering if you'll manage to really pull it all together, but that's the only way I can do it. And having just figured out how all my plot threads fit together in my WIP I'm amazed once more at how beautifully it all, somehow, works out. It just makes writing feel like pure magic.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is mountain man romance the new thing?
« Last post by Allyson J. on Today at 07:55:31 AM »

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.

I just wrote a virgin hero. I made it believable because the heroine (a prostitute) showed him what to do. But, then again, I don't write alphas. My heroes are fairly average guys, or guys with some sort of disability.
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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Moving Cross Country... AGAIN!
« Last post by Jane917 on Today at 07:54:34 AM »
So I leave next week. My estate sale went very well and I am amazed at how much I have purged! The last big item, my Smeg fridge left today, my sister bought it (at a very good price, of course!) and now I'm using an ice chest! I'm finishing up with tossing and packing and cleaning. Hired cleaners for tomorrow and used an app called Task Rabbit to find guys to load my trailer.

By this time next week, I should be in a hotel in Amarillo, TX!

:)



I loved that Smeg fridge! Glad it stayed in the family. Happy packing and travels.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Page flip kicks me on the way out...
« Last post by LadyG on Today at 07:47:36 AM »
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.

Wow, you're just a little bundle of sunshine, aren't you?  :P
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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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