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by Colonel Travis
November 1st, 2010, 4:12 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: World Series
Replies: 2
Views: 723

World Series

Got back from Game 4 and I want to puke. Texas has built the best team in franchise history, and except for Sat. night, they have failed to appear in this WS. Giants are at the top of their game, I have to tip my hat. Bumgarner was almost untouchable, can't believe he was in high school three years ...
by Colonel Travis
October 29th, 2010, 6:48 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Will technology kill book publishing? Not even close
Replies: 18
Views: 2999

Re: Will technology kill book publishing? Not even close

It would be so nice if e-book fans would quit saying this in exchange for paper book fans no longer saying the e-book fans are fad gadget junkies who will move on to a new gadget in two years. I ain't sayin that. Please, guys, go read your e-readers. Have fun. Enjoy yourselves. But please stop tell...
by Colonel Travis
October 29th, 2010, 2:26 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Will technology kill book publishing? Not even close
Replies: 18
Views: 2999

Re: Will technology kill book publishing? Not even close

Sorry, Mira, I mean love e-books and regular books.
by Colonel Travis
October 28th, 2010, 9:19 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Will technology kill book publishing? Not even close
Replies: 18
Views: 2999

Re: Will technology kill book publishing? Not even close

I think it goes beyond mere preference, Margo. You may go to a store or a library with friends, but reading is the most reclusive activity you can do, outside of just normal thinking. So is writing. When you go to a bookstore with someone, do you browse every single book together, or do you say some...
by Colonel Travis
October 28th, 2010, 6:50 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Will technology kill book publishing? Not even close
Replies: 18
Views: 2999

Re: Will technology kill book publishing? Not even close

Serious question: why does it matter what form a book (or any kind of writing) is in? I've been writing my whole life. At first, it was all published via printing press. Now it's almost exclusively electronic. I can't see the complete eradication of the traditional printed word, but I cannot underst...
by Colonel Travis
October 28th, 2010, 1:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Present Tense
Replies: 10
Views: 1724

Re: Present Tense

Big fight in the UK about this recently: Has present-tense narration really taken over fiction? Philip Pullman goes off/has gone off about present tense here , and I don't read enough modern fiction to comment about the trend of using it more these days, but he makes/made a point I agree with in gen...
by Colonel Travis
October 27th, 2010, 5:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to know you're not a writer?
Replies: 56
Views: 7737

Re: How to know you're not a writer?

Sierra, everyone's given great advice. I didn't know what you're going through, and what you're tackling is bigger than writing or most anything else, and I wish you the best. But you may be able to use it to your advantage. Another baseball analogy (sorry) - I'm a big fan of the Texas Rangers, who ...
by Colonel Travis
October 26th, 2010, 11:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to know you're not a writer?
Replies: 56
Views: 7737

Re: How to know you're not a writer?

I know, [throws confetti] here's a pity party. But I'm thirty-years old, and I can't do anything right. I'm only in this profession because my parents told me to do it and said...it's where the money's at. Maybe you're genuinely realizing writing ain't for you, maybe not and you're just frustrated....
by Colonel Travis
October 25th, 2010, 1:18 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Editing... is a nightmare.
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: Editing... is a nightmare.

OneNote <------------------- get this
by Colonel Travis
October 23rd, 2010, 12:57 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The Writer and Professional Responsibility
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

Re: The Writer and Professional Responsibility

Moving to digital from, I don't know what else to call it, analog is the most significant change in publishing/writing in centuries. I don't think you need to know the industry in detail. But anyone who wants to be a writer needs to know more about it than before, or else you're going to be working ...
by Colonel Travis
October 23rd, 2010, 12:10 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: If the Giants win the World Series....
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: If the Giants win the World Series....

HAHAHAHA! Yeah right.


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by Colonel Travis
October 23rd, 2010, 12:04 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Nathan in a Village People video
Replies: 7
Views: 3486

Re: Nathan in a Village People video

Anything involving the Village People has about 9,621 different subtexts.
by Colonel Travis
October 10th, 2010, 6:25 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Nathan in a Village People video
Replies: 7
Views: 3486

Re: Nathan in a Village People video

Mira, it's from a movie the Village People did called Can't Stop The Music back in 19 and 80. The movie is two hours of unadulterated crap, except the milkshake song and a few other parts.

Me - just been away in hardcore writing mode for a while.
by Colonel Travis
October 10th, 2010, 12:28 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Nathan in a Village People video
Replies: 7
Views: 3486

Nathan in a Village People video

Been a while since I've posted here but I found something interesting. Looks like our agent friend Nathan has been spending some time working in a Village People video. He pops up prominently at the 0:25 mark, pulling back the curtain. Got some groovy moves at the 1:02 mark, too. Great stuff. http:/...
by Colonel Travis
May 12th, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: NEW J K ROWLING IS AUSSIE
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: NEW J K ROWLING IS AUSSIE

yeah, I remember reading about her a while back. Here's the story about her in the WSJ, which I think got the "next JK Rowling" ball moving. I'm no expert, but it probably had something to do with the headline - From Down Under, the Next J.K. Rowling? This excerpt from the story was amusing: Kate Mi...