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Great topic! And yes, all writers should read and should have read the classics...and reread them! Very important, because it's the only way to hone your craft. But reading can be disruptive for writers: a good book can take you away from your own work and you lose sight (and the pace) of what you w...
- June 5th, 2011, 11:22 am
- Forum: Procrastination
- Topic: Favorite Summertime Recipes
- Replies: 25
- Views: 7469
Yes, NO cooking involved! Here's a great variation on the CAPRESE, that old favorite mozzarella and tomato salad: instead of slicing them, CUBE them, and swirl around good virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and of course basilico... The cubed salad is easier to serve, faster to prepare and tastes just a...
- May 23rd, 2011, 9:44 am
- Forum: Books
- Topic: YA Books: Do they Exist as a Genre?
- Replies: 6
- Views: 1310
The publishing industry has always relied on "genre" as a marketing tool to push its wares, and among them, the most bizarre is YA. How to reach out to Young Adults is of course a legitimate concern but with Rowlands' winning Harry Potter series, everybody from literary agents to editors to publishe...
This is a great topic but I think you need to distinguish between a GREAT cover design for PRINTED books and one for E-BOOKS. The visual requirements are NOT the same: for stuff on paper, the sky's the limit. You can let your imagination go in terms of colors (flying, of course), subject (cropped bo...
- April 21st, 2011, 5:35 am
- Forum: Self-Publishing
- Topic: 99 Cent E-Books and the Tragedy of the Commons
- Replies: 10
- Views: 2828
True, some people are very possessive about their books and even afraid of lending them out to friends (you see them type in their name and address in block letters on the first page!), but from a technical point of view, what Passive Guy says remains true: the striking difference between the two di...
- April 21st, 2011, 5:19 am
- Forum: Self-Publishing
- Topic: Do 99-Cent E-books attract the wrong kind of reader?
- Replies: 18
- Views: 2622
I think the Harry Potter series shows something along this line. When they first came out, I read of a whole lot of "experts" who said it was horrible, badly written and would never go anywhere. But, they took off and - most important of all - it got a lot of kids to turn off the television and REA...
- April 21st, 2011, 5:08 am
- Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
- Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
- Replies: 720
- Views: 300791
Title: FORGET THE PAST Genre: Historical/paranormal YA fantasy, book 1 of Trilogy entitled FEAR OF THE PAST OPENING PAGE: Ideas planted in us when we are children are the hardest to get rid of. They grow inside, as natural as trees, their foliage hiding the world around you. For me, it was the idea ...
- April 20th, 2011, 2:55 pm
- Forum: Town Hall
- Topic: The Introduction Thread
- Replies: 624
- Views: 230631
Hi, Craig! Good idea! And hi to everybody else here too! I'm a writer, a painter, a blogger and a Tweeter, plus I love to cook (wish I could eat more but I have to watch the damn figure!) What else? I live in Italy - great place! I've published books here in Italian (serious stuff about development ...