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by KatieT
February 14th, 2011, 12:49 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Habit: skipping parts or passages in a novel
Replies: 53
Views: 11595

Re: Habit: skipping parts or passages in a novel

If I find myself reading without absorbing, I go back to where I last left off as interested, and re-read. I am often tempted to skip ahead, but I don't like to miss any details, even if they are within a section of boring description or dialogue. Sometimes, just the thought of re-reading alone will...
by KatieT
February 14th, 2011, 12:29 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Do e-books change the way you read?
Replies: 11
Views: 4338

Re: Do e-books change the way you read?

Yes, absolutely! I read more, and find that I am more comfortable while reading. Holding the pages open, having to turn them, propping open a heavy/big book - it was all very uncomfortable for me, with my back problems. Now, I can hold my Nook with one hand, or prop it up near me, and read to my hea...
by KatieT
February 10th, 2011, 2:55 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: USA Today Reports ebook Self Publishing Successes
Replies: 22
Views: 6233

Re: USA Today Reports ebook Self Publishing Successes

This trend towards e-Pub is completely fascinating, and, I imagine, rather inspiring for all of those writers who've been trying for ages to get in with one of the Big 6, or who would rather not even try. I've also been following Konrath's blog, and must admit that I've had delusions of grandeur, to...
by KatieT
February 10th, 2011, 1:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Other ways to define success
Replies: 24
Views: 5459

Re: Other ways to define success

I second (third? fourth?) actually finishing something.

I also get a rush when I write a "perfect" sentence, paragraph, or "perfect" dialogue.
by KatieT
February 10th, 2011, 12:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Other authors' first paragraphs
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Other authors' first paragraphs

One of my favorite books of all time is The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle: "The unicorn lived in a lilac wood and she lived all alone. She was very old, though she did not know it, and she was no longer the careless color of sea foam, but rather the color of snow falling on a moonlit night. But he...
by KatieT
February 4th, 2011, 4:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: For the "losers".
Replies: 41
Views: 4589

Re: For the "losers".

Sierra, you said, "I have to find that one thing that only I can do. The one thing that makes me irreplaceable. And if I don't, that means I really was put here just to be a suffering chew toy." Maybe you're here to inspire and encourage others. Maybe you're here to show others who are going through...
by KatieT
February 2nd, 2011, 12:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: For the "losers".
Replies: 41
Views: 4589

Re: For the "losers".

God's answers are not always "Yes" or "No". Sometimes His answer is, "Not now." I really hate that line. I really, really do. Because if that's the case, he's been telling me "not now" about a lot of things. Actually, it should be, "not now, not ever" considering the lack of time I have... Because ...
by KatieT
February 1st, 2011, 6:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: For the "losers".
Replies: 41
Views: 4589

Re: For the "losers".

Actually, if you're a good enough writer, you should be able to emotionally snare anyone. Look at the books that are bestsellers now. Not true. I consider Peter S. Beagle to be a literary genius. His works move me like almost no other author ever has, or, likely, ever will. His popular Fantasy nove...
by KatieT
February 1st, 2011, 12:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: For the "losers".
Replies: 41
Views: 4589

Re: For the "losers".

Sierra, I'm right there with you. Initially, I just shrugged it off, then decided to read the winning paragraphs, to see what they had that mine didn't. In short, I wasn't blown away, but I see that they are all interesting in their own way. Mine, obviously, wasn't quite interesting enough (but out ...
by KatieT
January 31st, 2011, 12:11 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Loaning e-books
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: Loaning e-books

The concept is interesting, for sure. I wish I had thought of it! I would love to participate, however, I see the point of the article, as well as your own, in that the concept is "skating on thin ice". I'm not sure Amazon and Barnes & Noble will embrace it, especially considering that they (eBookFl...
by KatieT
January 30th, 2011, 8:52 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 192422

Re: The Introduction Thread

Oh-ho! Someone has jokes! ;-)

I made the link to my blog in my profile, but for ease of use, it's www.KathrynTuccelli.com

It's a work-in-progress, as am I, but aren't we all? :)
by KatieT
January 30th, 2011, 2:58 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Kindle vs. Nook
Replies: 13
Views: 4271

Re: Kindle vs. Nook

I see that this thread went into a coma a few months ago, but given the rise in eBook and eReader sales, I thought I'd revive it with my feedback. I finally got a B&N Nook just a few days ago, after months of researching. The e-ink technology is incredible on both the Nook and the Kindle, and makes ...
by KatieT
January 30th, 2011, 2:33 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 143568

Re: What are you reading now?

I just received three books from Amazon: "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen, "We Never Talk About My Brother" by Peter S. Beagle, and "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. I am about 25 pages in on "Water for Elephants" and I love it already! I don't know why it took me so long to pick up this book. Sa...
by KatieT
January 30th, 2011, 2:28 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 192422

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hello, fellow forumites! My name is Katie (or Kathryn, or Kat, or Kate). I am a self-confessed bibliophile and I have a passion for writing. Like many of you, I have been writing since I learned how to hold and use a pencil, though I've lost my way as of late. I found Nathan's blog a couple months a...