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Oh, I think I know something that might help. I wrote a blog post on it a few weeks ago: http://williammjones.blogspot.com/2010/07/editing-tools.html In the post I mentioned a text to speech program called Natural Reader. You put your text into it, and it reads it back to you. It can even turn the ...
My solution is to use used paper. Every time I print something off or am given a letter or other documents -- I save it when I'm done with it. So when it comes time to print a huge book, I put all this used paper in the printer and print on the blank sides. It still wastes ink, but it uses up the p...
- August 11th, 2010, 1:42 pm
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Wackiest "advice"/comments you've gotten from non-writers
- Replies: 36
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Here's one I hear OFTEN: "Why don't you just publish the book/your stories yourself?" Yes. That would be extremely nice. The only problem is that I have to pay money out of my own pocket (a lot), and the chances of my book actually BEING sold at a Barnes and Noble, Borders or other book store are sl...
- August 11th, 2010, 1:36 pm
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....
- Replies: 16
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I know that this is going to sound completely NUTS, but I used to do that with a lot of Mariah Carey's songs. Now, now, now...before you start throwing the tomatoes, I should add that before she went all coo-coo, she was quite the lyricist. Up until her last GOOD album "Fantasy", the lyrics in her m...
- August 11th, 2010, 1:25 pm
- Forum: Town Hall
- Topic: The Introduction Thread
- Replies: 618
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Hi everybody! My name is Priscilla and I'm a complete newbie to the forums. I'm actually a write of short stories, essays and poetry. Nothing is published (yet), but I'm hoping to catch a deal pretty soon. . . . or at the very least, see if and how I can get a hold of a good literary agent to help m...