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by John Ross Harvey
February 8th, 2010, 3:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Web site post reprinted in Newspaper
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Web site post reprinted in Newspaper

Living in Greater Toronto Area, we've had far too many traffic fatalities to pedestrians. As a writer, I felt it best to convey my opinion on my website, on why no one party is to blame for the tragedies. With the newspaper editor following me, she took much of my web post and printed it in the pape...
by John Ross Harvey
December 16th, 2009, 7:58 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?
Replies: 45
Views: 11240

Re: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?

I can do Vulcan salute on both hands I have been Darth Maul for Hallowe'en I can recite nearly every line in Star Trek IV The Undiscovered Country I happen to think R2D2 is cool Christopher Plummer is an awesome Klingon and I have the dictionary/language guide My wife loves Star Wars Make It So What...
by John Ross Harvey
December 15th, 2009, 3:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Competitions
Replies: 11
Views: 5167

Re: Writing Competitions

I have entered Stephen Leacock Humour Award this year and last (Canadians) I have entered for the IPPY Independant Publishers Awards (many many categories) I have also entered for Toronto Book Awards Current book is a humourous driver's manual, I have a traffic twittering cop following me on Twitter...
by John Ross Harvey
December 11th, 2009, 12:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer Support Groups?
Replies: 21
Views: 5529

Re: Writer Support Groups?

Thanks ronalb signed up for critiquecircle now
by John Ross Harvey
December 10th, 2009, 4:00 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 137657

Re: What are you reading now?

book 1 of Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, a bit harder to read than other YA stuff I've read, but beginning to get interesting.
by John Ross Harvey
December 10th, 2009, 3:58 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Awesome YouTube Videos
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Re: Awesome YouTube Videos

If I could figure out how to edit a .3gp video file from my phone to under 10 minutes to get Youtube to allow it, they'd be viral I'm sure. I have a Tornado day storm coverage and Toronto's first snowfall of December 2009, but both are over 10 minutes, life sucks. The 4 that were not longer than 10 ...
by John Ross Harvey
December 10th, 2009, 3:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: So I had a dream about...
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Re: So I had a dream about...

strangely my dream was about a board game. I created it (my mockup c/w cards/dice/tokens) right after. Unfortunately I have no idea how to market a board game idea to a manufacturer. Its not like sending a manuscript to a publisher at any rate. Personally its a great game, infuriating, fun, simple, ...
by John Ross Harvey
December 10th, 2009, 3:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Outline or Out of the Mist?
Replies: 50
Views: 11462

Re: Outline or Out of the Mist?

I would have to say out of the mist. 2 of my rom coms I scribbled ideas down, then expanded. The other novels I'm writing, or have written (3 rom coms, 1 political intrigue) were pretty much on the fly. My brain knows where I'm going, even without writing it down. Yes the 2 romcoms went faster with ...
by John Ross Harvey
December 10th, 2009, 3:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many projects do you work on at once?
Replies: 38
Views: 8719

Re: How many projects do you work on at once?

Perhaps because I'm a Gemini I have several on the go. I'm also a Chinese Astrological sign of the Horse, Fire Horse to be exact, and that means I need to work almost constantly. My current Rom Com in production phase was written slightly before, during, and tweaked after, 2 other rom coms I've writ...
by John Ross Harvey
December 10th, 2009, 12:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you write the same genre you read?
Replies: 46
Views: 11897

Re: Do you write the same genre you read?

I read just about everything. I prefer reading Scifi from greats like Arthur C. Clarke, Orson Scott Card's Ender series, read some Iain M. Banks novels as well. My first novel I had to read for high school english was a Nero Wolfe novel, so crime and espionage are also cool, read the 4 Dan Brown's b...