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by Em!
October 5th, 2010, 3:27 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: You're invited to go BookOrTreating
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: You're invited to go BookOrTreating

Thanks, Mira & Sommer! Yesterday on the BookOrTreat blog we had how to read tea leaves for writers , today we have Venn diagrams on zombies , and tomorrow we'll be off in yet another direction. In other words, we're definitely open to a wide range of styles & topics for anyone who's interested in be...
by Em!
October 1st, 2010, 12:31 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: You're invited to go BookOrTreating
Replies: 3
Views: 653

You're invited to go BookOrTreating

Hello, everyone! If you remember me from that ripped-out-heart querying merit badge Nathan featured on his blog a while back , you probably wouldn't be surprised to learn that I like writers/books as well as things of a fun-but-creepy nature. SO, I am very happy to invite you to BookOrTreat.com , a ...
by Em!
August 12th, 2010, 3:49 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What are your favorite web videos?
Replies: 39
Views: 6992

Re: What are your favorite web videos?

Down the well wrote:Em! These are so funny. I laughed until there were tears. Who couldn't smile after seeing that? Thanks. :)
You're welcome! These are the kind of things one needs to keep bookmarked for stressful weeks.
by Em!
August 11th, 2010, 11:33 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Have you ever checked the keywords?
Replies: 12
Views: 3988

Re: Have you ever checked the keywords?

I probably should've realized something like this would happen before posting about writers + alcohol, but I'm now the 4th Google hit for "seeing pink elephants while intoxicated."

Score. That'll look amazing on my resume.
by Em!
August 11th, 2010, 11:15 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What are your favorite web videos?
Replies: 39
Views: 6992

Re: What are your favorite web videos?

I'm incapable of feeling bad about life when I watch videos of babies laughing.



by Em!
June 8th, 2010, 9:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Manuscript Format
Replies: 4
Views: 1959

Re: Manuscript Format

Underlines replacing italics, double hyphens instead of em dashes, and double word spaces between sentences are basically relics from the days of typewriter text. Those were the workarounds because you didn't have the option to do it correctly. Of course you should always follow submission guideline...
by Em!
May 29th, 2010, 10:41 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336236

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Opening the floor for requests: What writing merit badges would you like to see?
by Em!
May 27th, 2010, 5:04 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Violent cartoons or t.v. shows you remember as a kid
Replies: 9
Views: 4498

Re: Violent cartoons or t.v. shows you remember as a kid

dios4vida wrote:It isn't violent but have you guys seen The Smurfs lately? That show is wacked! No wonder my generation is so psycho!
Every 80s cartoon series was required to have some type of deeply disturbing aspect. Every. Single. One.
by Em!
May 27th, 2010, 3:08 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Violent cartoons or t.v. shows you remember as a kid
Replies: 9
Views: 4498

Re: Violent cartoons or t.v. shows you remember as a kid

The Muppets - The Swedish chef chasing the chicken with a butcher knife or making donuts by throwing dough in the air and shooting a hole in it with a gun! One of the very first versions of The Muppet Show (the first with the chef, actually) was called The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence . I have a s...
by Em!
May 25th, 2010, 10:58 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336236

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Still have no intention of flooding this thread with my 5-a-week updates, but it's been a little quiet in here and today's a special post: If you've ever submitted a query to Query Shark, you can now claim the "shark bait" merit badge . And as long as I'm posting, yesterday was the "not an Oprah's B...
by Em!
May 24th, 2010, 3:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Questions about editing, pre and post agent.
Replies: 13
Views: 2357

Re: Questions about editing, pre and post agent.

bcomet wrote:Does anyone here use an editing program (track changes) on microsoft word? Do you know of a tutorial for how that works?
I don't use Word at home, but maybe this will help? http://office.microsoft.com/training/tr ... 2359491033
by Em!
May 21st, 2010, 2:33 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Dialogue Tags
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: Dialogue Tags

I like the first versions of each better, but it looks like you're over-punctuating and there's some confusion in the use of single and double quotes. Here's how I'd set some of the punctuation (though anyone's free to slap me down with their preferred style guide if they'd like). “’Why not take the...
by Em!
May 20th, 2010, 4:44 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Buying A Domain and Setting Up Professional E-mail
Replies: 13
Views: 5988

Re: Buying A Domain and Setting Up Professional E-mail

writermorris wrote:Any suggestions for what to do when your http://www.firstnamelastname.com is already purchased?
Have you tried combining your first/middle initials in various ways with your last name? (Not recommended for people with unfortunate names such as Susan Lutz or Fred Uckermann.)
by Em!
May 20th, 2010, 2:08 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Buying A Domain and Setting Up Professional E-mail
Replies: 13
Views: 5988

Re: Buying A Domain and Setting Up Professional E-mail

No fear, it's really not that hard (or expensive). 1) Make sure the domain name you want is actually available. Do this by using one of the many whois sites . Or just go to Bust A Name and type the domain you want into the "Quick Domain Check" box. (Bust A Name's fun because it's got features to hel...