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  1. Hi @RussChappell, it sounds interesting and, although I don't typically read non-fiction biography/memoir type books, however, I would be interested in reading yours. I struggle with walking out my freedom in Christ. I know He has set me free but I don't always walk as though I am free. I believe you are correct in that the book could be for anyone despite the original target YA audience.
  2. Hi @RussChappell I too would be interested in reading your book. I am not a young adult, but I used to be one Just curious, are you using fiction or non-fiction to get your message across to young adults?
  3. Thanks @lynnmosher, this was a very useful post and came just in the nick of time. I read it before posting an intended article on my website and did not realize I should seek permission for the quote. Especially since I was planning to link the quote back to her blog article. However, after reading this post and the attached article, I sent an email to the author requesting permission and forwarded a copy of the article I wanted to post. She replied back, after reading my article, giving me permission to use the quotes there as long is it was properly credited and linked back t
  4. Hi @Karl Munford, thank you for explaining what M.E. is. I had not heard of it before. It sounds similar to (in the sense of diagnosing and people assuming your "making it up") to fibromyalgia, which I never really understood until I experienced a small taste of it years ago as a side affect to Zocor. Fortunately, as I have zero tolerance for pain, they were able to catch the problem before it became permanent. They symptoms bled out of my body the same way in which they entered over a period of two weeks after the doctor's took me off the medication. I will pray for the manifestation of you
  5. What is M.E. (C.F.S.)? I've never heard of this before. If it's something personal or medical, and you'd prefer not to answer, that's okay. Just made me curious. I just purchased Save the Cat! Writes a Novel today as recommended by a couple of other authors. Also, Story Genius by Lisa Cron. I might have to check out your other suggestion, @suspensewriter , thanks for sharing it. I'm beginning to feel the same way @HK1. Hi @Karl Munford, thank you for posting this query. I too am relatively new to writing fiction, save for what I did in high sc
  6. Thanks @Shamrock for asking this question. I too have done some of the e-Courses they offer and was wondering the same about the market place. This is helpful information @lynnmosher for when I do start looking around.
  7. I can handle bossy very well. But seriously, you should think about it. I really think it's a great idea! Speaking as someone who had a very dark upbringing, life more often than not can be very dark. Especially if you don't have Jesus at the center of it. He is the true Light that brightens our lives. No offense intended, but I've learned to never say "never." Especially when Jesus is involved because through Him ALL things are possible. Probable, probably not, but possible, yes. We are talking fiction after all, and while it can be based in realty, it is
  8. I agree @Thomas Davidsmeier, I think it is a character many people would be interested in. I know I am and I was told to "write something you would want to read, chances are someone else will want to read it too." I was going to say, "I think I'm going to steal that opening line" because, it's a good one. However, after reading the rest of your concept, I think I might have to try and convince you to co-write the sequel with me. I really want to steal the whole concept, but I won't. It definitely has the potential of a book I would not only love to read but would enjoy writi
  9. Thanks @Thomas Davidsmeier! That gives me a lot to think about with my WIP. I'm starting to think I have a series brewing along the lines of Dee Henderson's and Dani Pettrey's books. Almost all of Dee's books tie together in some way with character's from the various books showing up in others. And Dani does something similar between her Alaskan Courage and Chesapeake Bay series. The protagonist in one book may be a supporting action in another telling a sibling's or friend's story. It's not 100% the same in that the "villains" in their books don't get saved in the
  10. Hi @carolinamtne, I was going to send the following to you in a private message because I felt like maybe I had gotten this discussion thread off topic or something. But it said you couldn't receive messages. I realize I may have read too much into your comments and you may not have actually been offended. Sometimes it's hard for me to tell. My friend tells me I worry too much about these kinds of things and she's probably right. That said, when the nagging feeling won't go away, I have to say something and try to make amends regardless. I pray that you or anyone else on here
  11. I see your point but I'm not sure if I agree completely or not. Without going into too much of the story let me get an opinion of my general overview on the story. Afterwards, if you (or anyone else) believes that having the "villain" get saved in the end will him become the "'de facto' protagonist of the story," then maybe that helps narrow down what I do with the villain in the end. So my story is about a young woman who as a child narrowly escapes being killed with her family presumably by her stepfather (back story stuff). As an adult she gets the sense someone is following/w
  12. What does that price translate to in US dollars?
  13. Thanks @PenName, those are great examples in the movies that I never put together until you pointed them out. Yes I can see how they are mirror images and you meant by "on the nose." I too am selective in what I read, more so than what I watch, and have not come across this dichotomy in literature. I also "get weirded out when a villain has a fan club," but maybe that's because my brother's favorite character is the Joker and my brother is weird. Seriously, it just seems odd to me on one hand to make them even a little likeable and yet on the other hand I get the necessity o
  14. Not to be dimwitted or anything, but could I get some literary examples of what "not being too on the nose with it" is or would look like? I am truly trying to learn so that I can improve my writing skills and for some reason don't think I'm grasping your example of the Avengers films clearly enough. Also, is there a point where you can make the villain too likeable? I actually do feel a little silly asking these questions, but I've always lived by the motto that the only truly stupid question is the unasked one.
  15. Thanks @Jeff Potts, those are some helpful tips!
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