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Hi Alexandra, I know the feeling! There are certain books that do that same to me, and being too scared to sleep is definitely not fun!
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2014 on True Crime at Word Out 2014
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Hi David, I hope you get a chance to check some of them out, and enjoy reading them. Are there any titles/authors that you have read and enjoyed?
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2014 on True Crime at Word Out 2014
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Hey Deborah, I am happy to hear that you will be submitting to Young Voices. I'm sure you're entry will be fantastic. All the best!!
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2014 on Author Interview: Eliot Schrefer at Word Out 2014
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Hi Hyerin, the trailer really is great. Definitely check out the book when you get a chance. I really enjoyed it.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2014 on Author Interview- Lucy Christopher at Word Out 2014
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Hi Jade! I'm happy to hear that you also enjoy this genre. Definitely check out the books on my list, and hopefully you will enjoy them as much as I did. Also, thanks for the positive feedback! We all are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed Word Out this summer, and look forward to having you participate next year. All the best!!!
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2014 on True Crime at Word Out 2014
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Congratulations to Salami for getting the Trivia question right. Janie's power is the ability to see into others dreams. Congratulations also to July for her post on the ability to super sessions. What a fantastic idea. Keep up the good work folks!
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2014 on Trivia Question #5- Super Powers! at Word Out 2014
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I agree with you. I think a lot of it is superficial, even in the books. The characters are always described as super good looking, and mysterious, and are always the brooding type. I guess it keeps us entertained.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on "Make Way for the Bad Guy" at Word Out 2014
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It's such a great scene! :P
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on "Make Way for the Bad Guy" at Word Out 2014
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Hope to see you there!!! Don't forget to register at 416-394-5270!
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You should come! It will be a lot of fun!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on The Lego/K'Nex Challenge at Word Out 2014
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Hi Alexandra, great point. I think we see this a lot in movie and book characters, when the bad guy really isn't that bad, or ends up being one of the good guys in the end. I guess my post on the 'baddies we love to hate' illustrates this to a certain degree. All these characters have redeeming points, and usually there is a reason they turn bad. Like you said, they do have that goodness in them, so they can come back to it at some point. I know that I'm referring to fictional material and characters here, but maybe, on some level, it relates to real life?
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on Reel Life vs. Real Life at Word Out 2014
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Thanks for your opinions Hyerin. It's one of those questions that really has no answer. We are fall under the influence of something at some point in our lives (whether it be the music we listen to, the books we read, or the clothes we wear), but I guess the harm lies when the action elicited poses a danger to others. Copying what a character or actor wears can't really hurt anyone (perhaps with the exception of your wallet!), but copying a serial killer from a book/movie would be a completely different story.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on Reel Life vs. Real Life at Word Out 2014
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It really is amazing, and I hope it inspires all you young writers out there as well. The book is available at the Toronto Public Library. Check out our site and see if you can pick up a copy or order one in: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2673107&R=2673107
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on Author Interview: Eliot Schrefer at Word Out 2014
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Hi Deborah, thank you for sharing your thoughts. I am really bad at writing poetry, so am always impressed by the creativity of others. I can only imagine how difficult it can be at times to get your ideas on paper and have them worded exactly as you want. I hope you are participating in the Word Out 2014 contests. The last contest incorporates Poetry, so it would be great to have you participate. Check it out here: http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/word_out_2014/2014/07/collect-the-cards.html Also, are you familiar with Young Voices? Another great platform for all the creative, and extremely talented youth in our city.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on Author Interview: Eliot Schrefer at Word Out 2014
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This contest is now closed. Thank you all for submissions. The winner will be announced on Saturday, August 23rd. In the meantime, don't forget to participate in all the other cool contests we have going on.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2014 on Fan Fiction Writing Contest at Word Out 2014
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Hi Mala, the prizes vary from contest to contest, and are different every year.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2014 on Fan Fiction Writing Contest at Word Out 2014
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LOL! I hear ya!! :D Now here's the question... did you like Edward better in the books or in the movies?
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2014 on "Make Way for the Bad Guy" at Word Out 2014
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This contest is now closed. Thank you all for participating. The winners will be announced soon. In the meantime, checkout all the other fantastic contests we have going.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2014 on Trivia Question #5- Super Powers! at Word Out 2014
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Hi Khairun, The fan fiction can be from any genre. It will be judged by the members of the Word Out 2014 committee. I can't guarantee that all references will be understood, but that won't impact your chances to win. We are looking at content and creativity (and of course, your basics such as grammar and spelling). It can be a crossover, and it can take place in an alternate universe. Hope that helps! Good Luck!
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2014 on Fan Fiction Writing Contest at Word Out 2014
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Hi Hyerin, that's a good point. Initially I didn't like Snape either, but once Rowling gave his character more depth, and the gave us the back-story, I found him more likeable, and in a way I felt bad for him. All along, it was Snape that was helping Harry and protecting him, so in the end, he was one of my favourite characters. Plus I found it a bit comical at times, especially in the movies (thinking of the scene in the Goblet of Fire where Ron and Harry are discussing who to take to the Yule Ball during his class, and Snape hits them on the head! Hilarious! :P)
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2014 on "Make Way for the Bad Guy" at Word Out 2014
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Thanks for your post C.D. :) I don't watch Dr. Who, but it seems like an intriguing show. When he regenerates, does it do anything to him physically? Like make him weaker?
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2014 on Your Top 5 Knocked Off Characters at Word Out 2014
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Great choices, Dani. Will from Divergent was a sad one.
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2014 on Your Top 5 Knocked Off Characters at Word Out 2014
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Thanks for your picks, Anupya! I didn't finish reading the Vampire Diaries series, so I didn't know about Damon's death, but now I'm intrigued... I really liked his character! Ah Friends... such a great show!
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2014 on Your Top 5 Knocked Off Characters at Word Out 2014
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Hi Vicky, you can definitely get your source material from a TV show or movie as well. All the best! I'm looking forward to reading everyone's stories :)
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2014 on Fan Fiction Writing Contest at Word Out 2014
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Thanks, Alice :) You're right, it's all about the back story of the character. The Joker is a great example.
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2014 on "Make Way for the Bad Guy" at Word Out 2014
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