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Re: Writing by johnnyBgood! on 4 December 2012 1:10am
Lonnie, I almost cried reading the prologue. I wish you well with the book but I'm too emotional to enjoy such a read.
Re: Writing by Loretto on 4 December 2012 1:32am
@Mike Thank you Mike. I wish I had used the same editing principles for Mona, but I was trigger happy and hit "publish." I have learned my lesson.

@John you'd enjoy the book John. It deals with Home Rule politics in Ireland. I know the prologue seems sad, but by the end you learn who the mother and baby are.

Anyway, I've purged, written and published! Thanks for the positive feedback. If I keep writing I'll get the 10,000 hours of practice needed to make me good, at least that's what Gladwell promised in Outliers.....right Pete?
Re: Writing by Lounge Trekker on 4 December 2012 5:06am
That's right, Loretto. At 20 WPM...that's only 12 million words! Or 4oo days of non-stop writing. But then, in theory, you'd be one of the best.
Re: Writing by Loretto on 6 December 2012 2:42pm
I am heading in to New York city tomorrow for Tropfest, a symposium on how to tell stories on screen. Liev Schreiber is hosting it/speaking at it.

A friend told me to bring business cards so I printed a few up. I also included the wix author's website on it. So for anyone intested it is a free website setup that you can use to show/adverstise your work.

Here's the link to my one:

Last night in writing group six members asked for a proof of Death and the Bereavement Group. The professor/teacher asked if I had a literary agent!!! I was delighted. She says my writing is like Woody Allen's and Patricia Higsmith's and Emma Donoghue's. Because of Blake Synder's book 'Save the Cat' the writing process isn't flowing furiously like it did for Mona, and The Foundling has been greatly improved with Mrs. Teabag's help. But I find it interesting that I seem to be getting better feedback about a dark comedy than the historical fiction I wrote before this. Hmm?

Anyway hope everyone is still writing. It's a very healing thing, and fun too.
Re: Writing by Loretto on 7 January 2013 3:04pm
Ah, I would love to get your feedback on my updated author's website. All this stuff I am doing is free by the way, so anyone can do this.

Re: Writing by tucsonmike on 8 January 2013 1:13am
Loretto I will take a look @ your new site.
Re: Writing by suzulu on 8 January 2013 5:59pm
It looks good, Loretto.
Re: Writing by Loretto on 9 January 2013 1:05am
Thanks Sue! I just did a website for Kevin's store today. Will share link later. I did the photographs also.
Re: Writing by Loretto on 2 March 2013 2:56pm
A bit of shameless self promotion here:

Two Reviews of my book The Foundling

1. A very interesting, insightful introduction to Irish politics of the 1800's (which I knew nothing about) all wrapped around a beautiful love story. The characters and their love story come to life! I totally lost myself in their world, and in the book.......Can't wait to read the next in the series.

2. I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your novel. I read it in two days being unable to put it down. I developed a deep affection for the little family that grew up around Robert at Shannon Oaks. It broke my heart when Dermot was shot and the family split up by the growing rebellion.The pace of revelations in the story was excellent. I was irresistibly drawn in. Also, early in the story I thought that maybe Robert would become involved in the resistance movement but as the story developed my hope that he and Mairead would make a new start in America was fulfilled. I really canít wait for Stained Glass to come out.

Re: Writing by johnnyBgood! on 5 March 2013 8:51pm
Yep, shameless self promotion.;)
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