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Forum: Writing Markets 04-19-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By Arin Lee
The only collab. work I know any details about...

The only collab. work I know any details about was between an author and illustrator (Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell: The Edge Chronicles). I think it would differ greatly depending on the writers,...
Forum: Research Section 04-16-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,455
Posted By Arin Lee
If these posts haven't helped so far it may be...

If these posts haven't helped so far it may be better to be more specific, especially with descriptions like taste.

Just like any food or drink it'll come down to personal preference and the way...
Forum: Research Section 04-16-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,459
Posted By Arin Lee
English, non-religious but raised in Christian...

English, non-religious but raised in Christian community, 29yo

1. Creation of Earth in 7 days YES
2. Adam and Eve YES
3. Cain and Abel (first murder in the Bible) YES
4. Noah's ark and the...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 04-16-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Arin Lee
What the above said: If you want to write it then...

What the above said: If you want to write it then do so. Even if it only helps you develop "your voice" or for you to find the best way you work or just helps you improve it will be worth it.

Have...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 04-16-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 39,966
Posted By Arin Lee
Beta Reader Wanted THE DECADENT PRINCE is a...

Beta Reader Wanted

THE DECADENT PRINCE is a YA fantasy complete at 70,000 words.

Synopsis
In the confusion of a failed assassination attempt, Chiara Alstern witnesses the corruption that runs...
Forum: Writing Markets 04-16-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By Arin Lee
Thanks for the posts, you're all correct of...

Thanks for the posts, you're all correct of course.
Didn't even know there was a beta reader post what section is it in? (thanks for the link by the way). Consider this post closed and I'll move my...
Forum: Writing Markets 04-16-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By Arin Lee
Looking for writing partner

POST CLOSED: Admin feel free to scrunch into a ball and throw in the appropriate recycling bin.

My manuscript is written and edited and now I'm ready for another run-through to really polish it...
Forum: Fiction 02-02-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By Arin Lee
Hmm, she's still in the mindscape at the end,...

Hmm, she's still in the mindscape at the end, comes out of it at the start of the next chapter in fact. A little tweak may be required here...

Your point about contrasting when she's in the...
Forum: Fiction 02-02-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By Arin Lee
I laughed out loud when you said you supposed it...

I laughed out loud when you said you supposed it was about an architect or civil engineer. Chiara's actually only seventeen but her father worked in construction and it becomes apparent later that a...
Forum: Fiction 02-01-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Arin Lee
I agree. When I think I'm close to being done...

I agree. When I think I'm close to being done with a chapter or two I do another read through out loud and any bit I stumble over I know needs another look at.
This is a good method to sort out...
Forum: Introductions 02-01-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Hi~
Views: 359
Posted By Arin Lee
Welcome to writersbeat. Hope you'll find a comfy...

Welcome to writersbeat. Hope you'll find a comfy home here and stick around.
Forum: Introductions 02-01-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Arin Lee
Hi Blue, welcome to writersbeat. If you're not...

Hi Blue, welcome to writersbeat. If you're not blue what are you?
Personally I drink tea and guess I punctuate with just a touch of milk. If you have any biscuits or better yet cake they'd be a nice...
Forum: Fiction 01-26-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By Arin Lee
Need to find a more fluid way to explain the...

Need to find a more fluid way to explain the relationship between the characters. It started fine with who was older etc etc but rambled when it came to how they felt about whomever. The way it is...
Forum: Fiction 01-20-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Arin Lee
I don't read a huge amount of sci-fi but the...

I don't read a huge amount of sci-fi but the premise and the hints you drop in this chapter remind me of Peter F. Hamilton's work. If you've never read him then look him up (start with "The Reality...
Forum: Fiction 01-20-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By Arin Lee
You're most welcome ^-^

You're most welcome ^-^
Forum: Fiction 01-19-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By Arin Lee
Wow, that's a toughy. Maybe a little more of a...

Wow, that's a toughy.
Maybe a little more of a synopsis would help us. If you know what it's all about and what happens and you can't think of one then I can't see anyone else coming up with...
Forum: Fiction 01-19-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Arin Lee
Ending it at relentless reads better to me. ...

Ending it at relentless reads better to me.

Unnecessary if your target audience are likely to know what the word precipitation means. If you're trying to educate/elaborate then the sentence feels...
Forum: Fiction 01-18-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By Arin Lee
I can tell I'm going to be bouncing back and...

I can tell I'm going to be bouncing back and forth between too simple and too complex for quite awhile before I can pin this down. I'm glad to hear that the original enticed you to read.

By...
Forum: Fiction 01-18-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By Arin Lee
I think I've trimmed it in the right places,...

I think I've trimmed it in the right places, keeping the important bits in and building on them. Lots more voice from Chiara herself especially (maybe too much...or am I being paranoid now). Of...
Forum: Fiction 01-18-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By Arin Lee
Lmc71775, have you heard of NaNoWriMo? I wrote in...

Lmc71775, have you heard of NaNoWriMo? I wrote in this style before I'd even heard of it because I was fed up of starting something, stopping and losing the momentum to finish it.
The NaNoWriMo...
Forum: Introductions 01-18-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Arin Lee
Welcome to the site! Best way to start is head...

Welcome to the site! Best way to start is head over to the section you'll want to post in later and check out the stuff that's already there and chip in, don't be shy.
Forum: Introductions 01-18-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Arin Lee
Welcome to the site! I hope you find a happy home...

Welcome to the site! I hope you find a happy home here.
Forum: Fiction 01-13-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By Arin Lee
I love random spelling mistakes, they can lead to...

I love random spelling mistakes, they can lead to happy accidents; procaine, sounds like a real word...I may steal it =P
In fact, since I have a habit of using unnecessarily complex vocabulary I may...
Forum: Fiction 01-13-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By Arin Lee
@grossz and blinky; thanks for the...

@grossz and blinky; thanks for the clarifications, they're inspiring more changes to the ones I've already made.

@writetime and tamara8flo; it's so good to have previous comments supported and...
Forum: Fiction 01-12-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By Arin Lee
Took me a little while to get into the staccato...

Took me a little while to get into the staccato writing style but the bluntness to it was refreshing, not bogged down in useless words. I think the flow of the story would be harder to maintain in...
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