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Are There Any Lines You Won't Cross?
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The topic about the killing kids in crime fiction got me thinking: As writers, are there any lines we won't cross? Is there a personal taboo that you just won't write about? (Not because you just…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Stacy Jun 20, 2012.

 

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Jonathan Francesco replied to I. J. Parker's discussion Why Do We Toss Books Unread?
"Books in general tend to bore me. If I like a book enough to wade into it for leisure reading, I tend to give it a long time to hook me. Which is good because a lot of books got better as they progressed, although most readers wouldn't give…"
Feb 10, 2013
Jonathan Francesco posted a status
"Been busy revising my novel. And I have a short story in print. http://ning.it/X3lrPA Check it out. And I need to get back to posting here."
Feb 6, 2013
pamilar left a comment for Jonathan Francesco
"Hello, Am Pamilar, I really want to have a good friendship with you. i have something special i want to discuses with you. You can get back to me, directly to my e-mail. frpamilar@yahoo.co.uk"
Jan 13, 2013
Jonathan Francesco replied to William G. Davis's discussion Profanity in novels. What's your opinion?i
"I do realize that our culture has an addiction to profanity but I find that it really makes the entire use of profanity just seem juvenile. Profanity has a place, but I think it should be used to maximum effect. Profanity can and should be reserved…"
Jan 2, 2013
Jonathan Francesco replied to Jude Hardin's discussion Is Creating Suspense Really This Simple?
"I don't think about most of these rules when I write. I just write and let the story develop. Then I revise, get feedback, and revise some more. (Process may be repeated several times) I don't think any organic absolute rule is really…"
Dec 11, 2012
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Literary E-Mag Publication Release!

Today, one of my short-stories was featured in Transient #2: Winter 2012. The story is called "After School" and I'd say it's at least a relative of the "crime genre" if not exactly a member. I hope some of y'all can check it out. This is my second story published and the first outside of a college publication. It's an exciting step, for sure. I hope you all enjoy.…See More
Dec 11, 2012
Jonathan Francesco replied to Brian Hoffman's discussion As a writer...
"Two major things: Believable voices and logistical plot devises. I suppose the former is a matter of preference and  opinion but I do struggle with the latter. A lot of "get from point A to point B" moments in my stories end up being…"
Nov 15, 2012
Jonathan Francesco replied to Jack Getze's discussion Amazon's Latest Idea -- Lockers
"Interesting idea. Although I suppose it's sorta defeating a purpose of ordering online if I still gotta go to a store to get it. And I am not sure these little kiosks will keep my items much safer?"
Aug 13, 2012
Jonathan Francesco replied to Joe McCoubrey's discussion Does size matter in the book industry?
"It matters, but it's not a dealbreaker. If a book is short and the price reflects that, I think readers might be more likely to pick it up as it isn't a big commitment. I think readers will give big books a shot too (especially if they are…"
Jul 31, 2012
Jonathan Francesco commented on David DeLee's status
"Haven't written much in awhile. Kind of stuck in a rut, but I am between stories at the moment and have 2 writing classes coming up come Fall. So I suppose it's not so bad."
Jul 20, 2012
Jonathan Francesco replied to I. J. Parker's discussion Beta Readers
"I don't have the dough to pay them. So I'll have to rely on regular beta-readers, for now. Maybe if I ever become truly successful, I'll have the money for something fancier. "
Jul 20, 2012
Jonathan Francesco replied to I. J. Parker's discussion Beta Readers
"Well, I suppose once you're more advanced yourself, you'll begin to know when a reader doesn't have that kind of experience. I've met a few great people on writing forums who have taught me a lot. And I've met at least some…"
Jul 19, 2012
Jonathan Francesco replied to I. J. Parker's discussion Beta Readers
"When you find out, you tell me. lol The only way I've found to do it is to meet people, be it online or in person. Writing forums and writing classes are where I've found most of the people who have read my work and given me feedback. "
Jul 19, 2012
Jonathan Francesco replied to Brian Hoffman's discussion Is writer's block the right diagnosis?
"By the time I start anything, it usually has to really stir me. So I try to finish anything I get more than a few thousand words into. Right now, I definitely think my problem is the more cliche form of writer's block. lol"
Jul 19, 2012
Jonathan Francesco replied to Joe McCoubrey's discussion How do we come up with names for fictional characters?
"I just go with whatever feels right. Sometimes that requires some tinkering and other times, the name just is there."
Jul 19, 2012
Jonathan Francesco replied to I. J. Parker's discussion Show, don't tell?
"I think adverbs are like a spice. Potentially useful, but not to be overdone. Kind of like most writing tools."
Jul 19, 2012

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Hometown:
Philadelphia
About Me:
I am an aspiring writer in fiction, including, but not limited to, crime fiction. I have not been published (outside of a college mag) yet but I have completed drafts of several novels. I am constantly looking to learn more and hopefully pursue publication.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
"The Last Child" by John Hart
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Tv Shows: Lost, Criminal Minds, Castle, Person of Interest

Movies: Knowing, 12 and Holding, Con-Air, Mrs. Doubtfire, For Richer or Poorer, and a lot of others...

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Literary E-Mag Publication Release!

Today, one of my short-stories was featured in Transient #2: Winter 2012. The story is called "After School" and I'd say it's at least a relative of the "crime genre" if not exactly a member. I hope some of y'all can check it out. This is my second story published and the first outside of a college publication. It's an exciting step, for sure. I hope you all enjoy.…

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Posted on December 11, 2012 at 8:49am

Short Story Publication

Heard back from a local literary zine today and it looks like they wanna publish one of my short stories! :D It's a new publication and not particularly huge, but it's something, and considering the little I have published now, better than nothing. I believe it's just an e-zine for right now but they are supposed to release a physical volume annually of their best work. I imagine I'd be eligible. The release for this should be in the Fall. While this story isn't really a crime story, I…

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Posted on June 1, 2012 at 8:34am

First Blog Post Here

I'm bad at blogging so this is more likely to become a disconnected jumble of ramblings and irrelevancies than anything else. But I figured I might as well try this out and see if anyone pays attention.

This is a pretty interesting place. Like the discussion. Seems less arrogant than other writing forums I've been one. I value that. Wish it were more active but I suppose I can do my part to help fix that.



I wrote a short story yesterday. Probably the most awkward…

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Posted on May 31, 2012 at 2:44am — 7 Comments

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At 12:01am on January 13, 2013, pamilar said…

Hello, Am Pamilar, I really want to have a good friendship with you. i have something special i want to discuses with you. You can get back to me, directly to my e-mail. frpamilar@yahoo.co.uk

At 12:36am on June 28, 2012, Larissa Reinhart said…

Thanks for the friendship! Good luck on your writing. Hope it's going well.

Larissa

At 4:40am on June 22, 2012, Glenn Langohr said…

Hi Jonathan, I like your active thoughts. I write crime thrillers with a redemptive theme and love to gift out kindle copies for review and do author interviews. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caYHVzxgpVo For my books- http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00571NY5A

At 12:45pm on June 1, 2012, Aaron Philip Clark said…

Welcome to Crimespace, man. Best of luck with the writing!

At 12:04pm on May 29, 2012, Tanis Mallow said…

Welcome!

 
 
 

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