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eag2002
Posted: Apr 24 2012, 08:33 AM





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I am new around here and looking for a little help with fiction I'm writing.

Story takes place Manhattan, New York circa early 1900`s

My main character is a foreign princess on the run from an uncle who has murdered her parents. Years go by she has disguised herself and works as a vaudeville performer where she meets a group of newsboys who become her 'family' but she never tells them who she really is. The newsboys become extremely protective of her after a series of 'accidents' that led up to an attempted poisoning(I'm thinking by drink or food) putting her in a comatose state but survives.

I've looked in various places and thought of cyanide or arsenic but those are fatal. If anybody has any ideas or knows where i can look it would be appreciated.
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nancy
Posted: Apr 24 2012, 10:20 AM





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Joan McCormick
Posted: Apr 24 2012, 08:01 PM





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A more up to date day take on snow white it feels like. Yes that can work really well the bad girl
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Donnalee
Posted: Apr 25 2012, 05:51 AM





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Check on how arsenic works. In my home town a woman tried to kill her husband by putting a little bit of it in his food over a period of time. He got sick and it was discovered before it killed him. I think it is an ingredient in rat poison and so is easy to get. That might all be too dated now, or maybe its been over used (Arsenic and Old Lace comes to mind)
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Joan McCormick
Posted: Apr 26 2012, 01:29 AM





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QUOTE (Donnalee @ Apr 25 2012, 07:51 PM)
Check on how arsenic works. In my home town a woman tried to kill her husband by putting a little bit of it in his food over a period of time. He got sick and it was discovered before it killed him. I think it is an ingredient in rat poison and so is easy to get. That might all be too dated now, or maybe its been over used (Arsenic and Old Lace comes to mind)

also plants in the garden so many are very toxic


Angels trumpets / bells

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/99911/



I remember years ago some bloke used a twig of it to stir his tea and died. every part of it -- rhubarb leaves are toxic as well
I bet I have at least ten poisonous plants in my yard, we all do
and it helps if she is a rotten cook. The burn taste will cover the bitter taste if any

basically if it has white sap it will be nasty.


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Domenic
Posted: Oct 24 2012, 03:52 PM





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Many new writers start writing the Great American novel…before they sharpen the tools needed. Poor Grammar and punctuation will never move a good story beyond the rejection stage.
Agents and Publishers want a good story. They will not except work with errors.
If you plan on hiring someone to edit for you…the cost is about sixteen cents per five letter word.
If you self publish without a proper edit your work will fade away.

Your short post on this thread shows you need help with grammar and punctuation. Most writers do…I fight this subject daily.

Let me recommend a good simple book. “Nitty-Gritty Grammar,” by Edith H. Fine, and Judith P. Josephson.
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