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  1. 4 points
    I'm curious about the writing schedules of individuals on this site? Do you have a set schedule for when you write, or is it more haphazard in nature? Do you wait for inspiration, or do you keep moving forward regardless? Do you have a "prime" time for writing, or do you simply write when you have time? Any discussion on this would be helpful. Thanks, everyone!
  2. 4 points
    I typically write after my wife goes to sleep and write between 9pm and midnight. It's when I feel the most creative, the most relaxed. I put on some music in my headphones, fire up Scrivener, and make some hay. I'm not regimented - I don't write every day. I write often enough that when I have an idea, I'm ready and able to write it out. I DO think about my novel kind of perpetually in the back of my head so when it comes time to write, I sort of know what I'm going to work on and when I start writing, it just sort of pours out. It feels fresh in the moment but my backbrain has been working on it for awhile before I actually commit the words to the page.
  3. 3 points
    Sorry about taking so long to introduce myself. I live in Los Angeles CA USA and we just went through a few thousand earthquakes and the emotional toll on my friends was necessary. When I signed up, I read something about the number of words and I thought I was close to being done with my book (Burning Baby) but I am only half way. Which was GREAT! I got a renewed passion for my book and writing again (I am only so so now but each book I get better!) I have a few books on Amazon and one my pastor is reading. For this book (Burning Baby) I will be looking for an agent and I have received a lot of great info here and links to more info. Which will bring me to a question that I have added to the forum - 'Followers, how do I track them'
  4. 3 points
    The plan (which often is not followed) is to write in the afternoons, so I can do outside things (ride the horse, walk, lead the lambs, whatever) in the morning before the heat sets in. Sometimes that works. Other times it doesn't.
  5. 3 points
    I try to write five or six days a week, most of the time in the late afternoon or early evening.
  6. 2 points
    I write when It's quiet in the house. The basement isn't flooding. The front door really opens. No doctor appointments. No medical emergencies. The counter space in the kitchen is seeable. We have clean clothes to wear. (Not to be confused with they were folded and put away.) The scene finally works out in my head. Mostly the first and last one. (Writing isn't a business for me. This story is a plan. That's all.)
  7. 2 points
    lol. That's reaching. Forkie is voiced by a male, Tony Hale, and at the end he is introduced to a spork dressed up like a female with a female voice. His bigger apparent issue is growing beyond his initial affinity for trash, but the scene where Woody rescues Forkie and walks him back to the RV does a great job of showing that dawning of wisdom, and at the end you see Forkie taking up that role when there's a new spork in town. If anything, it looked like discipleship to me.
  8. 2 points
    Will this be a permanent dye or something temporary?
  9. 2 points
    😄@Accord64 I am glad to see Chuck Norris approves! 😄 Wifey and I went out to a new restaurant that was pretty good. Now that I am forty I need to go shopping for my sports car! 😄 Not really I am happy with my life, the good Lord has blessed me beyond words. Thank you all for the birthday wishes!
  10. 2 points
    Or order in and throw away the wrappings to pretend it was homemade! 😁
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  12. 1 point
    I'm curious about how our authors write. Vote for your favorite method!
  13. 1 point
    Hello Christian writers, My name is Lisa Renee and I write Christian women's fiction. I'm keen to join the critique group and meet like minded people. See you there soon.
  14. 1 point
    Yeah, it worked for me, too.
  15. 1 point
    Convert your document to a PDF file and use the read-out-loud in Adobe Reader. The default voice is a bit robotic, but not too bad. You can find numerous free voices to download. I downloaded voice called "BBC Reporter." However, after a short time I had to stop using it because it was just too good. I was missing mistakes because I was too caught up in the voice.
  16. 1 point
    You should try it!
  17. 1 point
    I usually write between two o'clock and midnight- somewhere around there seems to work pretty well for me.
  18. 1 point
    While trying to find an agent, one of the items an agent is looking for is the number of followers I would have. 1. Who are these followers 2. Where do I find them 3. How do I track them My first thought is: Facebook - Not sure yet, working on it Twitter - the last thing I will be working on Website - I have a friend building a better looking website for me and he suggested that he set up a way to make a list of emails for that would give me a count of followers Amazon - From the books that I already have there - I will be giving a free digital download of these books to up my followers count
  19. 1 point
    Just looked up Breakthrough a minute ago; it looks so awesome! I'm thinking that might be the movie my neighbor had said she was gonna go see; the plot sounded familiar. I'm going to have to check into it!
  20. 1 point
    Wow, that's awesome to hear!! I've never heard of that one; I'll have to look it up. And God has brought salvation to whole cities in the past! If He could change a city, He can certainly change a movie studio. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to going back to the theater next month to see the Kendrick brothers' new release, Overcomer. I'm super excited about it!! Now there's a movie I don't have to worry about! LOL
  21. 1 point
    Yes, they look at your numbers. On FB, they look at how many friends you have on your personal page and/or how many likes you have on your author page. On Twitter, how many followers you have. And on your site, how many subscribers you have and maybe at how many return visitors you have. Not sure about that. I wouldn't give away all your books as free. I'd offer one. New subscribers could subscribe, get the books, and unsubscribe. You want them to stick around. Hope that helps some.
  22. 1 point
    Yes it would. Disney is now the leading film company right now. Already they've bought Marvel and Fox. It would take a lot of people to change the way they do things. But, God CAN do miracles. And Fox did do Breakthrough which was a Christian film.
  23. 1 point
    I haven't, either; but I've heard quite a number of unfavorable reports about it. Elsa is certainly not a perfect example for little girls to follow.
  24. 1 point
    You're right there; but we can pray! Who knows? Maybe one day things will change. I hope so. I'd like to see some sort of a revival among the people there. Wouldn't that be awesome?!
  25. 1 point
    I heard that about Elsa too. Ha! As if she wasn't bad enough already, slinking around singing that obnoxious song "Let It Go" all over the place! I was never a big Frozen fan to begin with, so that doesn't bother me as much. But I am super disappointed about Toy Story 4.
  26. 1 point
    I'd heard Disney might be making Elsa from Frozen gay, but I hadn't thought Pixar would do it. Guess I was wrong.
  27. 1 point
    Do you think Pixar really meant to do a deep sacrificial message or that's just what came across to Christians?
  28. 1 point
    The writing circles I'm in are open to everyone. I just started joining sites like this, mailing lists, online groups, and began hanging around with other writers, both Christian and normal. Before long, I started to recognize names in multiple places, just like I was in multiple places. Right now, a lot of the activity that I see is on FB. The biggest and most active is Realm Makers Consortium started by my friend Becky Minor. I've worked and hung around online with most of the Admins. https://www.facebook.com/groups/RealmMakersConsortium/ Another good FB group is Iron Sharpening Iron: https://www.facebook.com/groups/417974044985457/ I've met many of my writer friends right here at ChristianWriters.com - now K.M. Weiland and C.S. Lakin have moved on and have successful careers helping others learn how to write. Katie's got a number of sites from her page and on FB: https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/ https://www.facebook.com/kmweiland.author/ Susanne also has various sites: https://www.livewritethrive.com/ https://www.facebook.com/C.S.Lakin.Author/ Mike Duran is a Christian who writes for the mainstream. I really like his Reagan Moon paranoir novels. He's got a blog and a FB page and is very high profile. (He's also a really good guy - I've chatted with him at length about writing novels and publishing.) http://www.mikeduran.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMikeDuran There are many other people and places - I searched around until I found a way to get my toe in the door and kept expanding my search. After awhile, I began to run in to the same people over and over, and viola!, writing circles found!
  29. 1 point
    This is like a word I heard a longtime ago: medicalese. In both cases, the language is not understood by anyone not in that particular field.
  30. 1 point
    Everything has to be an agenda these days; they can't just make a nice pleasant movie that everyone can enjoy together anymore. They have to push their own crummy opinions on people!
  31. 1 point
    It's horrible! They seriously need to stop.
  32. 1 point
    You young whippersnappers have all the fun. Happy rest of your birthday!
  33. 1 point
    Apparently they were in the background in a scene, not very visible.
  34. 1 point
    You're right, of course; I just can't in good conscience watch it now that I know they're there. It's such a shame too; I loved the movie other than that.
  35. 1 point
    I've seen the movie twice and didn't notice it, but I have heard about this elsewhere. My personal take - we have gay and lesbian neighbors and they need the love of Jesus. I took my daughter and two grandsons to the movie and we laughed and had a great time and then talked about the lessons in the film. This is one more thing we can talk about.
  36. 1 point
    Hey, hope you have an awesome and blessed birthday, jonjovi!! 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂
  37. 1 point
    I just saw this thread, Lynn! I need to get one of those "word of the day" things; I always am looking through the dictionary to discover new words. A writer really needs a thorough knowledge of these things, and it's amazing how many words there are in the English language when we stop and think! 😮 I was reading through the Es last night and came across a couple of words you don't hear often: evince--to show or reveal. eviscerate--1. To remove the entrails of. 2. To deprive of vital content or force. I'll keep looking for more!
  38. 1 point
    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great one.
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  40. 1 point
    Word today...federalese: awkward, evasive, or pretentious prose said to characterize the publications and correspondence of U.S. federal bureaus.
  41. 1 point
    That's great to hear your passion and that you've done something about it. All the best with your writing and editing.
  42. 1 point
    Hi! Nice to meet you!
  43. 1 point
    Welcome aboard, Lisa! 🙂 It's great to have you here!
  44. 1 point
    Hi Lisa, welcome to Christianwriters! It is great to meet you, and have you here!
  45. 1 point
    Welcome, Lisa! Its great to meet you
  46. 1 point
    Welcome! It's great meeting you. God bless!
  47. 1 point
    I am praying for your dad, and the couple from church.
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  49. 1 point
    Hello, Kristine! Welcome to the group. Best wishes on your writing!
  50. 1 point
    Hi Kristine! I work with young people so I would be interested in reading your memoir as well. Thanks for sharing! 180Turtle
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