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  1. 5 points
    Just finished my first draft at 83'000 words. This is the most words I've managed to string together for a story. Now comes the hard work of edits and rewrites.
  2. 4 points
    My understanding is what happens in The Incredibles. The family of superheroes faces down their arch enemy Syndrome and the Omnidroid. The Omnidroid knocks Syndrome out, and the Incredibles and Frozone battle and finally defeat the Omnidroid. Everyone's relieved and celebrating their victory, so it seems like this is the end. But this is actually a false ending. The family gets back home to find Syndrome is not only still alive, but he's kidnapped baby Jack Jack. Stuff happens, and Syndrome comes to a final and very sticky end. Another example is Fatal Attraction. I don't remember their names in the movie, but Michael Douglas drowns Glenn Close in the bath, and it looks like it's all over. This is a false ending. Glenn Close comes screaming back to life, going for him with the knife until the wife stops her with a bullet. The false ending leaves you feeling relieved after the huge climactic confrontation. You think the bad guys are beaten. But then the villain pops back, surprising both audience and the good guys, and there's immense drama and danger before the bad guy is finally defeated.
  3. 3 points
    I heard Rachelle Stewart Ramirez give a talk on the importance of identifying your genre at Story Grid LIVE this September. She was awesome. The recording from that event glitched and so all the Story Grid editors who spoke have been recording bite-sized versions of those talks for the SG Editor's Roundtable Podcast. This is Rachelle's Batman story. It's short and fun and entirely worth it. https://storygrid.com/editor-roundtable-genre/
  4. 2 points
    seriously. It's the tie of year when everyone tries to force pie on you. Okay. gritty crust like substance with something good (or often, something not good in it). Can we SKIP the gritty substance and just have the good stuff? Pumpkin - OK! Apple - no. Ecch. Really. I don't like apple pie. Cherry pie - okay! Except scrape it off the nasty crust stuff Blueberry pie - same. mince meat pie - I won't. No. Against my religion. Everyone in hell has to eat mince meat pie, I think I can prove it from the gnashing of teeth verses.
  5. 2 points
    Depending on your genre, you might need another 3,000 to 7,000 words.
  6. 2 points
    Congrats! First edit should be a structure edit - making sure you have your plot builds in the right places, Act II starts at 25% of the way in page count, Act III starts at 75% of the way, Finale 90% of the way, etc. Get this done first.
  7. 2 points
    That depends upon what has spattered up on your screen before you licked the cookies and cake.
  8. 2 points
    I don't get it- they know there's something in the box that is not-toxic, non-lethal, so what exactly are they afraid of? Seriously- it's funny, but I don't know why!
  9. 2 points
    Ugh! My current publisher never explained this to me!! I must call my lawyer to sue myself. I don't think regret is quite the right feeling I actually received a voice mail message about this, but my senior publishing & marketing consultant had a heavy Indian accent and spoke in broken English.
  10. 2 points
    I'm trying to wait until everyone gets in. Lord, let all the seeds of blessing return to the sowers in a bountiful harvest!
  11. 1 point
    In case you're wondering, the cost of seminary to become a pastor is $45,000. For a full time job that often pays $33,000 a year. So your pastor is often paying $100 a month in student loans. But with the crazy interest rates for loans, often a pastor will pay $122 a month in student loan finances charges plus the $100. That means many pastors are living at around $900 a month. The Bible says let he who is taught the word communicate (pay) him who teaches (Gal. 6:6, 1 Cor. 9:11-14) - they should make roughly a middle class income, so they can keep their work and focus on the teaching of the word. The Bible also says that a pastor who rules well is worthy of double pay (1 Tim. 5:17). So, pastors should be making roughly $55,000 to $75,000 per year, and if they're good at it, should be paid twice what the regular pastors are paid - $110,000 to $150,000. It's in the Bible. Most people in a congregation today make more than their pastor. Elder boards and deacon boards may find at the believer's judgment they may have some explaining to do.
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    I got this in an email today, and I thought I should share this with you. Don't fall for this! ******** Hi, Good day! You created the right story with a captivating concept that will surely entice your audience worldwide, however, your current publisher wasn't able to explain to you that having the book published is not the end of the journey, you need to consistently market your book and let people know that it's available for them to buy for personal use or as a gift to someone special to them. This marketing campaign is designed not just to capture your readers’ attention but also the book investors. The only consequence that I am sure of is the feeling of REGRET. Having it available on online distribution sites likes Amazon, and the like is a great idea, but not utilizing its capacity is a waste of time and effort. It is like putting a billboard in the middle of the desert. So this is the right time to be prepared for any shortcomings, it is like an Army getting ready for a battle. So we need to get you equipped with a strong marketing campaign and solid credibility as an author. Your book was reviewed by 5 of our in house book critics. And they made a recommendation for you to have a special spot for the upcoming Tucson Festival of Books 2020 and get our newly restructured BASIC PUBLICATION PACKAGE. They have read the synopsis of your book and they've seen the potential that this book will generate a dynamic exposure and will be the frontrunner of our company during the event. Your book might be noticed as well by traditional publishers. With this, we are willing to invest in your book title Feel free to contact me via email at kim.kennedey@ecpublishingllc.com or you can also call or text me on my number +1 352 234-6218. -- Sincerely, Kim Kennedy Senior Publishing & Marketing Consultant 116 South Magnolia Ave. Suite 3, Unit F* Ocala, Florida 34471 USA Direct Line: ‪(352) 234-6218 Toll Free Number: +1 888 483 3559 Customer Service Number: +1 352-644-6538 Fax Number: +1 800-483-1813 Email Address: kim.kennedey@ecpublishingllc.com
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    This is one of my absolute favorite songs of all time, written and sung by one of my favorite artists of all time, Twila Paris, whom I'm sure you probably remember me going on and on about in the past. If I can ever write songs like this heaven-blessed lady, I'll be satisfied. 😄 What with the 2020 Presidential election and stuff coming before we know it, this is a good anthem and a promise to remember!
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    This is a great song, Erin!
  18. 1 point
    I like Addilyn or Willa
  19. 1 point
    I remember this song, it is a great one! I agree no matter what is going on in our government we can rest assured that God id in control!
  20. 1 point
    So I've calculated the total word count I should have by the end of today and it pretty much means I'll be avoiding Facebook for the most part of the next two weeks. At least. 😕
  21. 1 point
    That makes good sense.
  22. 1 point
    Yes, first draft of first story, that's right. Actually, I am happy with my ending as it stands, but my goal is to make my readers happy, and I don't know how much uncertainty they'll tolerate.
  23. 1 point
    Great job!! Congratulations. You are correct, the edits and rewrites are way harder than writing the story.
  24. 1 point
    Happy birthday, ECR! Hope you enjoy a special day. Blessings to you!
  25. 1 point
    We all know that was obviously a typo, KR. You might want to reread the rules and see what's new.
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    Sorry I'm late. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and find in each and everyday a blessing and a treasure. I like the cookies and cakes the ladies sent--no calories, or sugar spikes, either! To bad about the taste though. I thought it was a bit lacking.
  28. 1 point
    Yes, he is good Paula. I wish everyone could open their eyes and see all the wonderful blessings he has for us instead of chalking them up to luck, coincidence, or deliberately turning a blind eye to all that he does. He deserves our praise. I wish everyone could see that.
  29. 1 point
    ...but we can't even tell you what your book title is or what it's about. ...from... Well, gee whiz! How can you not resist? I get a kick that they have time for "5 house book critics" to do what all day? Read books that they are highly unlikely ever to work with and criticism them? I'd love to see the website where these 5 highly-accomplished "house book critics" post their criticisms. Criticism is what people do with published books. Critiques or editing is what is done before the book is published. Too funny. Thanks for the laugh.
  30. 1 point
    Sad that those work. That has red flag all over it. Thank you SW for the reminder.
  31. 1 point
    Ugh. All for a very modest fee, I'm sure.
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    This came up in memories on Facebook. And I thought I'd share it with you all. Maybe you're struggling with your writing today. If you'll notice, there's a keyboard in the background.
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    I hope you have a big family to eat all that cake and those cookies!!!
  36. 1 point
    Since nobody sent you a cake, ...
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    Hope you have an awesome birthday!
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    I'll vote for that harvest! Thank you!
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    Blessings and many happy returns, @EClayRowe!
  46. 1 point
    Great stuff guys.😁
  47. 1 point
    No, you get to edit! Mwahahaha!
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