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Forum: Tips & Advice 06-29-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,315
Posted By donnaf
Myers: That was well written and gave me some...

Myers: That was well written and gave me some ideas. As soon as I have the scene written out half way decent I will post it for review. Thanks!
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-29-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,315
Posted By donnaf
Thank you, I'll have a look at it.

Thank you, I'll have a look at it.
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-29-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,315
Posted By donnaf
Unfortunately, the victim is murdered. The story...

Unfortunately, the victim is murdered. The story follows her "life" after her death. They'll get theirs but it's going to be a while.

I just don't want to write something that is tacky and...
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-28-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,315
Posted By donnaf
Doing better these days. Had an unexpected move...

Doing better these days. Had an unexpected move to deal with that threw off the writing mood for a while. Nice to see Writers Beat is still around.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-28-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,613
Posted By donnaf
I haven't been here in ages but it is good to see...

I haven't been here in ages but it is good to see the site is still here. I was a member in several other groups a while back but Writer's Beat was/is my favorite. I think it is still worth coming...
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-28-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,315
Posted By donnaf
Advice on writing a sexual assault scene needed

I really don't want to be insensitive to those who have been raped or appear to be glorifying the act. Does anyone have any suggestions on how such a thing could be written in a "tasteful" and...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-02-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By donnaf
My former IIC was at one time a college professor...

My former IIC was at one time a college professor who had a student named Gonorrhea. The girl pronounced it Ga-NOR-ria but it was spelled like the STD.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-29-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,968
Posted By donnaf
Seeing what you mean there. I imagine everyone...

Seeing what you mean there. I imagine everyone has a skeleton or two they'd rather stayed buried. Sometimes the media makes mountains out of molehills just to get ratings up.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-29-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,968
Posted By donnaf
I didn't mean that seriously, Mike. I personally...

I didn't mean that seriously, Mike. I personally can't see why anyone would think Trump would make a great candidate but some folks do. At least no photos of him wearing a bra and snorting coke off a...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-29-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,968
Posted By donnaf
Okay. Suddenly, Donald Trump doesn't look so...

Okay. Suddenly, Donald Trump doesn't look so bad, lol!
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-18-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,179
Posted By donnaf
I'm working on it right now as well. I don't...

I'm working on it right now as well. I don't think at this point I like it as much as Mockingbird and I think Mockingbird is the better book as far as her writing and storytelling goes. It does...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-21-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,435
Posted By donnaf
Yeah, I have doubts at times but then there are...

Yeah, I have doubts at times but then there are times when I'm thinking I'm at least as good as E.L. James. If she can get published then I should have at least a miniscule chance as well.:D
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-21-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By donnaf
I like Writer's Digest as well but I don't buy...

I like Writer's Digest as well but I don't buy that many writing magazines anymore as I feel this site is more helpful. But WD is good and they often have articles on different publishers and they...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-20-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 14,618
Posted By donnaf
I'm sure there are topics many are not...

I'm sure there are topics many are not comfortable writing about and some that others feel they can shed a light on by including them in their work. As someone who hopes one day to write for a...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-20-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 14,618
Posted By donnaf
No, I mean I like for there to be logical...

No, I mean I like for there to be logical reasoning for the things that happen in my stories. Yes, it's my story, my made-up world, but, to me, it seems it will be more believable if there's that...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-19-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 14,618
Posted By donnaf
I like to insert a bit of reality into the...

I like to insert a bit of reality into the fiction to make it more relatable.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-15-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,857
Posted By donnaf
pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream

pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-13-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By donnaf
I wasn't counting myself lucky, Nacia. I don't...

I wasn't counting myself lucky, Nacia. I don't want to know anyone I work with that well and as a supervisor it was extremely unprofessional. (Not that he understands the concept of being...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-12-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By donnaf
I consider myself reserved, not shy. Reserved,...

I consider myself reserved, not shy. Reserved, to me, means someone who doesn't engage in a lot of idle banter and joking around. I like to know the people I am talking to before I start popping...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-10-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By donnaf
Maybe I should copy this and send it to my...

Maybe I should copy this and send it to my dumbass supervisor.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-10-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By donnaf
Your Opinion Please

Do you equate being meek or timid with someone who is by nature just a quiet person?
Forum: Fiction 03-08-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By donnaf
That's a lot of dialogue at the opening. This...

That's a lot of dialogue at the opening. This part has clunky feel to it:

“What is so damned important that you wake me from my bed?” the man exclaimed at the young officer, no more than twenty...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-08-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,411
Posted By donnaf
I usually start writing but find eventually I...

I usually start writing but find eventually I need to stop and plot out the next few chapters or else I don't really know where I want to go with the story. It helps me get from point A to point B.
Forum: Fiction 03-07-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,447
Posted By donnaf
I've read through the other critiques to see if...

I've read through the other critiques to see if there's anything I can add and I think JoeMatt has pretty much hit everything I was thinking of commenting on and then some.

I really like this. ...
Forum: Fiction 03-07-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By donnaf
The dialogue is good. I think the chapter as a...

The dialogue is good. I think the chapter as a whole could use a bit of "fattening up". Even when we're talking to other people things are going on around us and we notice them. I think it needs a...
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