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Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-23-2010, 12:58 PM
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Posted By cdmaze
Not from myself so much, but I'm feeling it from...

Not from myself so much, but I'm feeling it from friends and family.

Ok, heres some background....

My kids are 9, 6 and almost 4. I dropped out of college years and years before they were...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   05-12-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,303
Posted By cdmaze
Thats the list I've seen, too. I always think...

Thats the list I've seen, too. I always think about different famous books and their word counts- The Great Gatsby, for example is 50,000 (approx.) But then, something like Lord of the Rings is more...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   05-08-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By cdmaze
This was a great question...good forums are hard...

This was a great question...good forums are hard to find. The National Novel Writing forum s awesome, too- but I'm not sure if it's year round. It may be, this year. I know it's hoppin' in November,...
Forum: Writing for the Web   05-05-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By cdmaze
Welcome!!!

Welcome!!!
Forum: Writing for the Web   04-24-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,489
Posted By cdmaze
Wow! Impressive start, I think. I read Anne...

Wow! Impressive start, I think. I read Anne Rice, so, nothing about this offends me!

I definetly like the was you start leading the reader into the horror through the senses- gradually. As though...
Forum: Gardening   04-22-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 8,658
Posted By cdmaze
Jumping in...I think I'm in Zone 8....Northern...

Jumping in...I think I'm in Zone 8....Northern California at about 4000 ft in the Sierras.

Everythings finally thawed out and we are having a tiny little heat wave. I'm tempted to plant...(as if...
Forum: Writing for the Web   04-20-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,489
Posted By cdmaze
I like it! It really makes me want to know more!...

I like it! It really makes me want to know more! Keep going with it! I am with you in the grammar flunkie category, so, I won't touch that!
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   04-19-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By cdmaze
I only have the attention span to write what I...

I only have the attention span to write what I want...so I often start with the "good parts" first. And then have to force myself to write the rest later. Either way- you're writing and thats good!
Forum: Writing for the Web   04-16-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,668
Posted By cdmaze
I had this thought yesterday, as I was writing-...

I had this thought yesterday, as I was writing- "What am I doing?" I was supposed to be cleaning, or something mom-like. And here I was, obsessing over my laptop screen. I had this total "I am...
Forum: Writing for the Web   04-10-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,668
Posted By cdmaze
WOW! That is really cool! A grant! You are my...

WOW! That is really cool! A grant! You are my hero. And congrats on the Short Fiction prize!
Forum: Writing for the Web   04-08-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,668
Posted By cdmaze
My old stuff truly sucks. Really, really...

My old stuff truly sucks. Really, really horrible stuff.

I confess I am lazy about writing and I'm one of those people who wants it to be good right off the bat with out any real work.

I'm a...
Forum: Writing for the Web   04-08-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By cdmaze
I think thats SO awesome, though!!! Taking on...

I think thats SO awesome, though!!! Taking on the writing AND the music!
Forum: Writing for the Web   04-07-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By cdmaze
Absolutely! We just watched Slumdog Millionaire-...

Absolutely! We just watched Slumdog Millionaire- I was thinking the whole time "How did they pull this all together? How much of the imagery was described in the script?"

I can't find any one...
Forum: Writing for the Web   04-07-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By cdmaze
I share snippets- but I too may delete the large...

I share snippets- but I too may delete the large section from the other thread...though, I can't imagine someone wanting to steal it or anything.
Forum: Writing for the Web   04-06-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,668
Posted By cdmaze
Still going! I'm playing around this month with...

Still going! I'm playing around this month with the whole Script Frenzy thing- converting it to a screenplay- but its great. I'm getting a lot of got ideas and the story is coming into sharper...
Forum: Writing for the Web   04-03-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By cdmaze
I'm only 5 pages in! I started late last night....

I'm only 5 pages in! I started late last night. I think I'm on a roll!
Forum: Writing for the Web   04-02-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By cdmaze
I downloaded Celtx- both DH and I love it. It...

I downloaded Celtx- both DH and I love it. It makes such simple work of it!We have Final Draft too, but I still like Celtx.
Forum: Writing for the Web   03-31-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By cdmaze
AWESOME! Don't stress- have fun with all the...

AWESOME! Don't stress- have fun with all the excercises, and just go for it!
Forum: Writing for the Web   03-31-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,489
Posted By cdmaze
Again, I'm left thinking I want to read more!...

Again, I'm left thinking I want to read more! Excellent! I think this is a great example of something sucking you. You give hints of what's to come and you it sets a mood of mystery that makes you...
Forum: Writing for the Web   03-31-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By cdmaze
No, not with the amount of kids you have! I...

No, not with the amount of kids you have!

I never would have done it last year if my husband didn't convince me to do it with him. It was fun! You only have to do 3 1/2 pages per day to make the...
Forum: Writing for the Web   03-31-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,489
Posted By cdmaze
I struggle so much with tense also...maybe...

I struggle so much with tense also...maybe theres a good book on that alone?

I can't seem to stay in one tense! I swear I read- I know what it all means, it's just that when I start writing, my...
Forum: Writing for the Web   03-31-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,489
Posted By cdmaze
I, for example, realize my writing is YEARS away...

I, for example, realize my writing is YEARS away from beeing seen by a real editor- I have so far to go. But I can't stop writing! I have to get these ideas out and working, and I figure the nuts...
Forum: Writing for the Web   03-30-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By cdmaze
I know some of you are doing Script Frenzy on...

I know some of you are doing Script Frenzy on April 1st, and I just wanted to get myself hyped a bit!

I wanted to hear what you have so far as preparation- research, inspirational film-watching,...
Forum: Writing for the Web   03-29-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,489
Posted By cdmaze
Quote: Originally Posted by MommyHawk...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MommyHawk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13458659)
Really?!?!...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   03-29-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,560
Posted By cdmaze
Ok, I don't have a perfect answer for you. But,...

Ok, I don't have a perfect answer for you. But, I am an artist and have illustrated some things.

Currently, though I'm drawing 4 pictures for a professor at UC Berkeley- he's writing a paper and...
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