Search found 74 matches

by TigerGray
February 7th, 2011, 6:41 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 318496

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

My review of Strange Little Band, a paranormal romance.


http://tigergray.blogspot.com/2011/02/m ... -band.html
by TigerGray
February 7th, 2011, 6:03 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 318496

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

http://tigergray.blogspot.com/2011/02/w ... ction.html

Wherein I talk about rape in fiction.
by TigerGray
January 21st, 2011, 8:52 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 318496

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Check out my review of Broken, upcoming title from http://www.candlemarkandgleam.com


http://tigergray.blogspot.com/
by TigerGray
November 1st, 2010, 3:22 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can you write anywhere?
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Re: Can you write anywhere?

I think it's very important to cultivate the ability to write anywhere. this special room stuff can all too easily become an excuse to do nothing.
by TigerGray
October 28th, 2010, 7:15 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 hope things work out in your favor. I hear ya on the always being locked out of programs thing. I don't make ENOUGH money to be on low income housing here. I wish I was making that up. Good luck. Thanks. The Section 8 housing program hereabouts is a labyrinthe of red tape and hidden discriminator...
by TigerGray
October 28th, 2010, 7:13 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?

Where do you live, Sierra? I can tell you that while the disability program where I am will always deny you the first time, if you persist they will generally grant you benefits and no one checks up on you to make sure you're still disabled. I am blind though and the rules are a bit different for b...
by TigerGray
October 28th, 2010, 4:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Critiques and Nathan's Sandwich Rule
Replies: 47
Views: 6193

Re: Critiques and Nathan's Sandwich Rule

The reason I stopped writing in the 90's was the unkind and negative critique my work received in a terribly ego-driven writing workshop. It was really traumatic, and hard to profit from since many of the comments were inconsistent and seemingly intentionally hurtful. Your comments about positivity...
by TigerGray
October 28th, 2010, 4:22 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?

dios4vida, I've tried it all. Social Security's several programs, welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, state option health insurance programs, Vocational Rehabilitation, food stamps, employment commission, social services agencies, private charities, public charities, other public assistance institutions, ...
by TigerGray
October 28th, 2010, 4:20 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?

Hey Sierra, I know I'm coming in with this comment a bit late but it's funny you mentioned EDS because I have that, too. Praise God I don't have the vascular kind, just the hypermobility/super weak joints/freakin' buttloads of pain kind. This July I got fitted for bilateral carbon fiber braces on m...
by TigerGray
October 28th, 2010, 1:23 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to know you're not a writer?
Replies: 56
Views: 7737

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

Ms. serriamcconnell, The depth of my well of despair is a private matter anymore, otherwise I'd share the litany of my many troubles, though I once wanted others to share in my miseries. Misery loves company, but good company soon departs from misery. I learned that lesson the hard way. Anymore, my...
by TigerGray
October 27th, 2010, 10:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Critiques and Nathan's Sandwich Rule
Replies: 47
Views: 6193

Re: Critiques and Nathan's Sandwich Rule

A principal difference between Margo's two examples is attitude, one imperative, one subjective. They both make the same point about long backstory blocks. I don't know of anyone who likes to be imperially told how to write, at least not after grammar school. That kind of attitude tends to alienate...
by TigerGray
October 27th, 2010, 8:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Critiques and Nathan's Sandwich Rule
Replies: 47
Views: 6193

Re: Critiques and Nathan's Sandwich Rule

I've recently adopted the Critters Workshop rules for critiquing. One of the most important rules, possibly the most important, is couch every criticism in the language of opinion rather than authority. Instead of saying: Three times you put in a long passage of info-dump disguised as dialogue. The...
by TigerGray
October 27th, 2010, 8:07 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?

They shouldn't be asking questions that are, for all intense and purpose, stupid? I'm sorry, Sierra, but this cracks me up. I know this feeling so well. I always want to say, "Whadda mean, you don't get it? What in the Mackinac Island fudge do you think the preceding sentence/paragraph/chapter was ...
by TigerGray
October 27th, 2010, 8:04 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?

Soooo, where did you get the idea you were doing poor work?
by TigerGray
October 26th, 2010, 4:09 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 318496

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

http://tigergray.blogspot.com/2010/10/g ... -past.html


Come share some of your favorite NaNo moments!