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by Rick Daley
August 3rd, 2012, 7:45 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Animation Character
Replies: 16
Views: 5399

Re: Favorite Animation Character

Homer Simpson. I mean, come on. Have you seen the cast of The Simpsons on "Behind the Actor's Studio"? It's awesome, the first half of the interview is the voice actors, the second half is the characters. It's extra cool because most of them do multiple voices, watching them toggle between them is ...
by Rick Daley
July 21st, 2012, 9:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 4321

Re: Writing Tips

Mira- You nailed it. BTW...I just published a new book, it's a kids book, but the main theme is finding the right time and right place for something. In the context of my story (Rudy Toot-Toot, it's on Amazon), it's a fart. Well, not just a fart, but a massive earthquake inducing blast, which, as yo...
by Rick Daley
July 20th, 2012, 2:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 4321

Re: Writing Tips

sldwyer wrote:I keep a sign over my computer that says

WHAT IF.......AND THEN.....

It keeps the ideas flowing and makes me think
I agree!
by Rick Daley
July 12th, 2012, 5:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 4321

Re: Writing Tips

Three writes they're. Verbal irony? A rhetorical scheme for sure. Catachresis: The use of a word in a context that differs from its proper application. Grammatical vice or rhetorical virtue? I favor the latter. Thanks, kudos too you! There is a debatable fourth...some times / sometimes. Technically...
by Rick Daley
July 12th, 2012, 1:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 4321

Writing Tips

I've been tweeting writing tips lately, and I thought I'd share a few of my favorites. Anyone have more to add? 1. Unless you're writing a memoir, your characters are not really extensions of you. Give them their own personalities. 2. Extensive vocabulary alone does not make good writing. It makes a...
by Rick Daley
July 12th, 2012, 1:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you know if your writing is any good?
Replies: 24
Views: 3900

Re: How do you know if your writing is any good?

I request critiques from a diverse group of people, and if the general feedback is positive, that's as good a sign as any. My critters range from kids to adults (my books are MG), and some are other writers but not all...reader input is just as important as writer input, and decidedly different. The...
by Rick Daley
July 12th, 2012, 1:24 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Animation Character
Replies: 16
Views: 5399

Re: Favorite Animation Character

Bugs Bunny.

I think Bugs Bunny could beat up Superman. All he would need to do is reach off-screen and get a Kryptonite anvil to drop on his head.
by Rick Daley
July 12th, 2012, 1:19 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Christmas in July!
Replies: 0
Views: 793

Christmas in July!

Hi all, I just wanted to let people know that my book, "The Man in the Cinder Clouds" is on sale for $0.99 for Kindle copies through the month of July. It's my way of celebrating Christmas in July..."The Man in the Cinder Clouds" is an origins-of-Santa story that shows readers young and old how Kris...
by Rick Daley
August 4th, 2011, 1:35 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: LOST- A challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

LOST- A challenge

So apparently JJ Abrams is upset that many people didn't like the ending to LOST. He's writing it off as you-were-just-such-obsessive-fans-that-you're-upset-it's-over-and-you-really-want-more. (NOTE: I disagree strongly. I think a good ending would have tied up all the loose threads in the story fro...
by Rick Daley
October 8th, 2010, 11:14 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Guest Post: Do It Now
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: Guest Post: Do It Now

As a professional procrastinator, I need kicks-in-the-butt like this!

Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the day after tomorrow...
by Rick Daley
October 7th, 2010, 10:36 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Reading the Waves
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Reading the Waves

Thanks Mira. When I initially wrote it this summer, my first draft included a paragraph at the end that explained the piece as a metaphor for reading books...how different story arcs are like the arcs of the waves, the tide clock is like a reference book (dictionary, thesaurus, etc.), and reading wi...
by Rick Daley
October 6th, 2010, 10:45 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Reading the Waves
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Reading the Waves

Wow, there are a lot of really good entries here! If I am lucky enough to be selected for then guest post, please link to these blogs:

Rick Daley
My Daley Rant: http://mydaleyrant.blogspot.com
The Public Query Slushpile: http://openquery.blogspot.com
by Rick Daley
October 4th, 2010, 8:46 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Reading the Waves
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Reading the Waves

I was at the beach yesterday, standing waist-deep in the water and watching the surf roll in. I had my eyes trained a hundred yards out, reading the waves and waiting for the best one so I could body-surf back to shore. As each wave approached I evaluated it. How big was it? When was it going to bre...
by Rick Daley
May 29th, 2010, 10:11 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Lost - Possible Spoilers!
Replies: 261
Views: 57479

Re: Lost - Possible Spoilers!

Secret revealed: Dharma Food Drops A friend of mine asked me how Hurley could have been on the island so long and never lost weight. I told him it was the Dharma food. He then asked how they kept delivering the food. My theory is that it was Hurley's doing in '70s Dharmaville. Hurley knew he would b...
by Rick Daley
May 24th, 2010, 4:31 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Lost - Possible Spoilers!
Replies: 261
Views: 57479

Re: Lost - Possible Spoilers!

And why didn't they bring back Mr. Eko?
I read that it was a salary dispute, or some financial matter.