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by MoiraYoung
April 22nd, 2010, 11:49 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Have your blog reading/commenting habits changed?
Replies: 17
Views: 3589

Re: Have your blog reading/commenting habits changed?

About the only thing that's changed is that the more blogs and forums I join, the less likely I am to be fully active in each one of them. I only have so much time in my day, and I can't sacrifice all my writing time to social media. Part of me feels rude (though that's probably just the good ol' Ca...
by MoiraYoung
April 21st, 2010, 5:22 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Twitter writing #hashtags?
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Twitter writing #hashtags?

I'm relatively new to Twitter and still learning the fine art of #hashtags. Just out of curiosity, what are the most common writing-related hashtags that you use?

I use #amwriting, #editing, and (with one other person) occasionally #buttinchair.
by MoiraYoung
April 17th, 2010, 6:04 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336239

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

This week I share an open letter to a loved one who I really wish would support me: http://moirayoung.livejournal.com/5197.html *sniff*
by MoiraYoung
April 2nd, 2010, 4:14 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336239

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Today I blogged about sacrifice. And I invite everyone over to my blog to participate in the question: what have you given up in order to pursue your dreams?

http://moirayoung.livejournal.com/4863.html
by MoiraYoung
March 19th, 2010, 4:27 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336239

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

This week I blogged about technology, and the personal wiki as a writing tool.

Oh, and it's now official -- in a few weeks, my guest webcomic script goes live! ^___^

http://moirayoung.livejournal.com/
by MoiraYoung
March 14th, 2010, 9:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Avoiding the info-dump
Replies: 13
Views: 4169

Re: Avoiding the info-dump

You could try to work it into the dialogue. E.g. [Character glances at pamphlet.] Dialogue: "[Quote propoganda]? Seriously, [name of boyfriend]?"
by MoiraYoung
March 13th, 2010, 9:29 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Lost - Possible Spoilers!
Replies: 261
Views: 59411

Re: Lost - Possible Spoilers!

I haven't yet had a chance to catch up on the entire thread just yet, so bear with me. I have a confession to make: I only really started watching this season. Except for occasionally catching a minute or two here and there when I was passing through the living room, I haven't really followed it, be...
by MoiraYoung
March 12th, 2010, 12:44 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336239

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I wrote a post today that I've been thinking about for awhile, inspired by the Olympics and Nathan's post from last week, "What writing and lying have in common". http://moirayoung.livejournal.com/4348.html Edited to add: Whoops, I suppose I should say what it's about. I talked about why I don't lik...
by MoiraYoung
March 12th, 2010, 11:00 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Braille publishing rights
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Braille publishing rights

Hm, interesting. It makes sense, since at my job we often go through the publishers to obtain their PDF and e-text files for our print-impaired students, but I wonder where that leaves authors who *want* to make their works available.

Thanks!
by MoiraYoung
March 10th, 2010, 3:13 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?
Replies: 38
Views: 11707

Re: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?

I don’t have a backup plan. I never considered the idea that I might not get published. This (and everything Elizabeth said in that comment) is exactly how I feel. I'm not trying to be naive or self-centred, either. I've just been doing this my whole life, and I know it's what I'm meant to do. If I...
by MoiraYoung
March 10th, 2010, 1:55 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Braille publishing rights
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Braille publishing rights

Quick question - Are braille publishing rights considered separate, or part of something else? According to one of my braille-reading friends, they're part of electronic rights, "because in order to create braille files the person making the braille needs an electronic file", but I was curious if an...
by MoiraYoung
March 10th, 2010, 1:52 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Unpublished coauthors of fiction
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: Unpublished coauthors of fiction

Thanks! I'll keep this in mind if this ever becomes a reality.
by MoiraYoung
February 19th, 2010, 7:31 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Unpublished coauthors of fiction
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: Unpublished coauthors of fiction

The coauthor is a webcomic artist, and the novel would be set in the universe of the comic that he currently has online. He's a great storyteller and tells an entertaining tale. So I'd say without a doubt that he's put more than enough work into it.
by MoiraYoung
February 19th, 2010, 1:38 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Unpublished coauthors of fiction
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Unpublished coauthors of fiction

One of my hypothetical future projects involves a joint fiction venture with another writer. He created the universe, and I've got an idea for a novel set in that universe. Both of us are unpublished. Questions: 1) Let's pretend this was my first novel (i.e., I don't get anything published before it...
by MoiraYoung
January 28th, 2010, 1:44 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10758

Re: What are you writing now?

Just finished: for fun, a script for a webcomic artist set in his universe (with no Mary Sues!) The artist/creator has already accepted it. We're going to discuss revisions, but essentially, it's a go. Currently: Revising and completing a romance manuscript. Also, letting my subconscious mull over m...