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*waving hello* hello to all
« on: April 30, 2009, 05:40:42 PM »
Hello, my name is Nicole-my sign in name is Gosserville--a world I've created.  I write YA, or so I thought but I've recently discovered that maybe I write MG.  What else...I'm a stay at home mom for my two kids, 3 and 11.  Yeah, it's like starting all over with the second.  I love the beach, twilight (the evening and yes the book) and I adore peanutbutter and marshmellow sandwhiches--my kids think I'm crazy, I can live with that...I've been called worse.

I'm working on a revision of my YA/Fantasy--The Secrets of Pretty Penelope.  I recently have taken it from first person, journal style to third person narrative.  That was in itself a huge feat but now I'm sort of back at the drawing board with this revision.  I've never before written third person, so you can only imagine the problems I'm facing.  The overuse of adverbs and adjectives are one thing, but I have a few tense issues as well.  So I've been reading/studying a lot of editing books but I am looking for a writing group, hint...hint.

My query is posted on the forum and needs lots of help.  So if you get the chance to take a look and have some helpful advice or criticism please feel free to leave me a note. 

Thanks. Gosservile or NC

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Re: *waving hello* hello to all
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 05:55:34 PM »
Welcome, Gosserville!!  ;D Peanut butter and marshmellow sounds strangely appealing.....

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Re: *waving hello* hello to all
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 06:29:48 PM »
Hi Gosserville.

My favourite snack is eating raw cookie dough. My wife thinks it's completely disgusting. (Which it is, but it still tastes good :wink:)

Good luck with your book.

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Re: *waving hello* hello to all
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009, 09:29:07 PM »
Hi, Gosserville.  Glad you joined us!  Welcome to QT.  I enjoyed your query and left a crit.  ...and it struck me as MG and not YA too. :) Best of luck to you.

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009, 09:30:15 PM »
Hey NC -
You've come to the right place...lost of amazing writers around here to help you out!!!  best of luck with rewrites (and yeah, they take a lot of work!!!) :clap: :clap:

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Re: *waving hello* hello to all
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 10:49:34 PM »
Welcome! Welcome!  ;D
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Re: *waving hello* hello to all
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009, 12:44:22 AM »
Welcome Gosserville!

You're in the right place -- a great group of supportive people!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009, 06:39:46 AM »
 :naughty: Welcome NC!!!
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Re: *waving hello* hello to all
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009, 09:52:13 AM »
Hi Gosserville, welcome to QT :welcome:

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Re: *waving hello* hello to all
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009, 10:53:09 AM »
Welcome to the forums, Gosserville!  ;D  Good luck on the YA/MG Fantasy edits!  I know how that goes...  :'(

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Re: *waving hello* hello to all
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2009, 12:08:17 PM »
Welcome Gosserville!  It sure is fun to try to write with little ones around, isn't it?

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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2009, 07:22:18 PM »
Hello and Welcome!

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Re: *waving hello* hello to all
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2009, 05:33:08 PM »
:welcome: Glad you're here, it's always great to meet another YA writer.  ;D
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Re: *waving hello* hello to all
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2009, 12:44:51 PM »
I write YA, or so I thought but I've recently discovered that maybe I write MG. 


Feeling yer pain--I had been under the impression that my spec fic was fantasy but hello? Totally paranormal. Imagine how surprised I was.

Welcome to the fray! :hmm: We're all works in progress here.
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Re: *waving hello* hello to all
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2009, 10:24:42 PM »
Hi Nicole,

Glad to have you hear. My problem is opposite of yours - my MG recently turned into YA.  :wink:

 :koolaid: Cheers!

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