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Aoife Marie Sheridan replied to Maryanne Widau's discussion 'Musical Inspiration' in the group Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction Writers
"yeah I have to say I often have music playing in the background when i write and it can shape a scene.  "
Jul 17, 2012
George Stringfellow replied to Maryanne Widau's discussion 'Musical Inspiration' in the group Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction Writers
"I agree with those who say inspiration can come from anywhere.  You just need to be perceptive when the Muse strikes you.  For years I've used the classic rock music of The Doors, Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult - even EmmyLou Harris to…"
Oct 26, 2011
Matt T. Schott replied to Maryanne Widau's discussion 'Musical Inspiration' in the group Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction Writers
"I always listen to new age music or some kind of holy chanting while I'm writing.  It becomes like backround music for the part of the book I'm writing like in a movie.  When I go to rewrite a paticular chapter I will start…"
Jun 23, 2011
Franz Hansen replied to Maryanne Widau's discussion 'Musical Inspiration' in the group Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction Writers
"Not from a song. For me, it was the opening scene of a movie that inspired a short story that I wrote several years ago."
Jun 5, 2011
Maryanne Widau replied to Robert L. Allen's discussion 'Starting a new book...' in the group Fiction
"Well, the thing about the keyboard is that if I closed my eyes, what I would type would not look like words.   hr snwkkrg hrt brgore hr sae hrt translation He smelled her before he saw her. I need to brush up on my typing skilled so the typos…"
May 20, 2011
Maryanne Widau replied to Robert L. Allen's discussion 'Can description be too descriptive' in the group Fiction
"How did you fix your paragraph? I'm sorry to be critical, but coming from a readers perspective that was really wordy. In my opinion the characters thoughts on what he saw as he looked around might be better. By the way, do you have anything…"
May 20, 2011
Maryanne Widau replied to Robert L. Allen's discussion 'Starting a new book...' in the group Fiction
"I wished I could close my eyes and write...but I don't know the keyboard as well as I used to. I used to do so well in typing class in high school. I tried to brush up on my typing skills 10 years ago and it was a horrible experience, it's…"
May 20, 2011
scribbler replied to Maryanne Widau's discussion 'Musical Inspiration' in the group Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction Writers
"I can be inspired by a single sentence. As Anna said, inspiration can come from anywhere. When you're in a creative frame of mind, you'll see it everywhere. :)"
May 16, 2011
Aries replied to Maryanne Widau's discussion 'Good Openers' in the group Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction Writers
"Juliet McKenna changes perspective in her books constantly. The central protagonist is referred to be first-person pronouns, whereas the secondary protagonists use third-person. Another way to do an opening is to have it be set in a future, or an…"
May 16, 2011
Maryanne Widau added a discussion to the group Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction Writers
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Good Openers

Trying to decide how to open my story. Should I have a supporting character waking up outside discovering she has a horrible sunburn. The main character was to wake her before she burned, only to discover she's asleep beside her in a lawn chair. The secondary character is obviously angry.Or,Opening with an internal monologue from the main character. I also want to switch point of veiws between the main characters, is there a non-confusing way to do this?See More
May 16, 2011
Maryanne Widau replied to Robert L. Allen's discussion 'Starting a new book...' in the group Fiction
"I'm actually doing what you are right now. Starting from the beginning wasn't working for me. The problem I'm having is filling in the blanks. I'm starting to feel like I need a partner. I'm working on the opener right now…"
May 16, 2011
Maryanne Widau joined Authors.com's group
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Fiction

This Group is for Fiction Writers, and members who share common interests in this topic. We invite you to create your own Discussions, relevant to the Group topic. Please create your content within our guidelines.See More
May 16, 2011
Maryanne Widau replied to Pink Asassin's discussion 'Preconceptions on mythical figures(ever tried mixing it up?)' in the group Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction Writers
"I like that idea, I haven't tackled creatures yet; I will keep this in mind."
May 16, 2011
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May 16, 2011
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May 15, 2011
Maryanne Widau left a comment for Maryanne Widau
"I am a little concerned, I like the Twilight Saga, but I don't want to be accused of liking drivel.  I wrote some fanfiction for Twilight as a contest submission. I said I'd never do it, but I could not resist. I would like someone to…"
May 15, 2011

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Writer
Favorite Literature Type
Fiction
Favorite Genre or Category
Fantasy
Favorite Book
Twilight Saga
Favorite Author
Anne McCaffrey

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 6:20am on May 8, 2011, Kay Elizabeth said…
Hi Maryanne! Great to have you here and a warm welcome to Authors.com. :) Please feel free to introduce yourself on the forum and tell us how you found us.
At 4:26am on May 12, 2011, scribbler said…
Nice to meet you Maryanne. Welcome aboard. :) I hope you like it here! I look forward to reading what you share with us. The people are nice, trust me.
At 9:16am on May 15, 2011, Maryanne Widau said…
I am a little concerned, I like the Twilight Saga, but I don't want to be accused of liking drivel.  I wrote some fanfiction for Twilight as a contest submission. I said I'd never do it, but I could not resist. I would like someone to read it and give me an opinion on my writing style; I need some critique. I am working on a novel right now and I do not want to post anything original here for fear someone will steal my ideas. I won't to know if I need better discriptions and how to slow things down and let things flow naturally.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6979679/1/Until_Your_Heart_Stops_Beating I'm not getting any reviewsand I don't understand why. I've had over 200 hits on my story.

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