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Forum: Writing for the Web   08-05-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,548
Posted By marsupial*mama
I know I'm in the minority here but Fall/Autumn...

I know I'm in the minority here but Fall/Autumn and Back To School aren't relevant in the Southern Hemisphere. A Day In The Life suits me better.
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   08-05-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,109
Posted By marsupial*mama
I did the whole twelve weeks earlier this year....

I did the whole twelve weeks earlier this year. I did it with a cluster on blogger which I found was the best approach for me: kept me accountable and on track, yk?

Good luck with it. When I...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   08-05-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By marsupial*mama
What you say is true for non-fiction - but not...

What you say is true for non-fiction - but not for memoir, which you treat just like any fiction story as far as I'm aware. If you're writing a reference book, a How-To, a Self-Help, an opinion...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   08-05-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,472
Posted By marsupial*mama
I stay inspired because I'm a member of a...

I stay inspired because I'm a member of a like-minded writing group who keep pushing me onwards, though like a previous poster, I'm getting rather sick of myself and my story now. It has been three...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   08-05-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By marsupial*mama
Really? That is not the advice that I've...

Really? That is not the advice that I've garnered over three years of writing my memoir - but I'm in Australia, so wonder if that makes a difference. I imagine there's a christian publisher out...
Forum: Writing for the Web   07-03-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,075
Posted By marsupial*mama
I'm www.twitter.com/HERevolution...

I'm www.twitter.com/HERevolution (http://www.twitter.com/HERevolution)
Forum: Writing for the Web   06-25-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By marsupial*mama
http://www.problogger.net/31-days-to...h-your-fri...

http://www.problogger.net/31-days-to...h-your-friend/ (http://www.problogger.net/31-days-to-build-a-better-blog-sign-up-with-your-friend/)

I'm doing this free course, not in real time, but in a...
Forum: Writing for the Web   06-25-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By marsupial*mama
An online buddy pointed out the...

An online buddy pointed out the 'interesting-ness' of her name 'Beccah Beushausen' having resemblance to 'Munchausen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munchausen_syndrome)' and that the clue to her...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   06-25-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
Posted By marsupial*mama
Quote: Originally Posted by Whistler...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Whistler http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13933770)
I'd be interested in that.

Well, I wonder...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   06-25-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By marsupial*mama
Isn't the theme just the main character's...

Isn't the theme just the main character's ultimate goal - such as forgiveness, redemption, emancipation etc? You can include symbolism that touches on those themes but overall, the theme is inherent...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   06-25-2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By marsupial*mama
There must be sections that you love and re-read...

There must be sections that you love and re-read and just rock on because you can't believe YOU produced that genius turn of phrase or successfully relayed a particular quirk or foible that the...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   06-13-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,095
Posted By marsupial*mama
Great advice for me too AVGM3 - thank you!

Great advice for me too AVGM3 - thank you!
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   06-13-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By marsupial*mama
Maybe there's already a template out there that...

Maybe there's already a template out there that you can adapt? I have a friend in Ontario who is in an outdoor leisure group for children. According to her, "There's no such thing as bad weather,...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   06-13-2009, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
Posted By marsupial*mama
Get yourself a copy of Julia Cameron's The...

Get yourself a copy of Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way and start working through the exercises methodically, preferably with a few creative friends. Doesn't matter whether you're a writer, actor,...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   06-13-2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By marsupial*mama
I have a memoir that I've been writing for three...

I have a memoir that I've been writing for three years but only this past twelve months has it received any regular editing attention. I attended an editing for publishing workshop at my local...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   05-14-2009, 05:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,565
Posted By marsupial*mama
I have been there too. My novice advice is...

I have been there too.

My novice advice is to assume you will do a rewrite. What you're writing now is likely to become an entirely different permutation of your original story by the polished...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   05-13-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,367
Posted By marsupial*mama
I've begun my writing schedule which I...

I've begun my writing schedule which I anticipate will see me with a finished first draft memoir by the end of July. Hopefully that will give me time to edit before submission deadline on Sept 1st....
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   05-13-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,565
Posted By marsupial*mama
"Anyone have any suggestions for thickening a...

"Anyone have any suggestions for thickening a novel?"

Create a subplot for your main character that intensifies or enhances the depth of the first story arc. If you already have your main story...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   05-13-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By marsupial*mama
If you join your local writers centre (every...

If you join your local writers centre (every state or city has one - make google your best friend) there will quite likely be courses that can guide you through the process over a specified time...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   05-13-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,565
Posted By marsupial*mama
Mine is a political memoir, but it's essentially...

Mine is a political memoir, but it's essentially the same journey I wish to take my reader on by the looks.

Have you examined 'The Hero's Journey'? You might find some inspiration in the...
Forum: Writing for the Web   05-10-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By marsupial*mama
Nice to meet you Caz. I spent a good while...

Nice to meet you Caz. I spent a good while reading your blog (now RSS). What else do you write? I noticed you commented in mine - thank you! I will enjoy following your adventures....
Forum: Writing for the Web   05-08-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By marsupial*mama
I posted a comment but couldn't get my blogger...

I posted a comment but couldn't get my blogger id to work so I'm anonymous.
Forum: Writing for the Web   05-05-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,069
Posted By marsupial*mama
Madsommer, I took a peek at your blog too. I had...

Madsommer, I took a peek at your blog too. I had some technical issues with a page break across the middle (not sure if that is you or me but I've never experienced it before). Gotta say, the "just...
Forum: Writing for the Web   05-05-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,069
Posted By marsupial*mama
Hi Katie, I checked out your blog ('nother EC...

Hi Katie, I checked out your blog ('nother EC mama here - though I can't report it was an easy journey). What kind of feedback do you want about your blog? Just so I can hone in on the specifics of...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   05-05-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,367
Posted By marsupial*mama
I'm not noveling - rather more like 'memoiring'...

I'm not noveling - rather more like 'memoiring' and I haven't written a word in several weeks as life has been in upheaval over family health and other things.

But now I have my writing space all...
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