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by coscooper
December 16th, 2009, 11:00 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: When Google steals your word...
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Re: When Google steals your word...

Common words, names and such have been used in "Fiction" for years. I'm no expert, but I do know there's a lot of books written that refers to real places and names (Walmart, Target and other major chains are used in books all the time). Since it's "fiction" it's usually not a big deal. Plus, the na...
by coscooper
December 16th, 2009, 10:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Hand vs. Type
Replies: 24
Views: 4019

Re: Hand vs. Type

My 2 cents: Computer typing all the way. I couldn't read my own writing anyway and I've found that my typing is about the same as my thought flow, so it works for me. I'm a heavy email communicator at my "day job", so I've built up the skill set to think-type automatically. Typing is just an extensi...
by coscooper
December 13th, 2009, 5:10 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: New thriller: Wired Kingdom
Replies: 10
Views: 2245

Re: New thriller: Wired Kingdom

Rick - very intriguing. Will watch for the release in May. The ocean is a major untapped world that makes for an interesting back-drop.
by coscooper
December 13th, 2009, 5:02 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 143189

Re: What are you reading now?

"Outliners" by Malcolm Gladwell - Very interesting concepts about success, life, community, IQ, and many other aspects that shape our lives. (For those who haven't read Outliners, in the beginning, he describes what it takes to become an expert at any subject. According to his findings, it's 10,000 ...
by coscooper
December 13th, 2009, 4:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you write the same genre you read?
Replies: 46
Views: 12295

Re: Do you write the same genre you read?

Great question! I actually do read a lot of the genre I write. While I read a variety of genres, I do tend to stick with what I like. Thrillers, Mysteries and SF. All three are my favorite genres for writing as well.