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by TedtheThird
July 19th, 2011, 9:06 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Trying to remember an old series
Replies: 3
Views: 1657

Trying to remember an old series

I need help. During the late 80s, early 90s I read a series of books that I can only describe as Men's Adventure. They were set in a post apocalyptic USA. The main character gathered a band of heroes and they established a new country somewhere out west. The main character's trademark gun was a Tomm...
by TedtheThird
July 10th, 2011, 8:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Mermaids
Replies: 14
Views: 2443

Re: Mermaids

Mermaids had a prominent role in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean move (if that's your thing). While I agree that watching the market is important, I'm also a proponent of writing what you are passionate about. If Mermaids aren't a subject you have a passion for it will come through in the writin...
by TedtheThird
July 9th, 2011, 7:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novel Writing: How Long Does One Take?
Replies: 16
Views: 2708

Re: Novel Writing: How Long Does One Take?

I think it will vary from person to person. Some people may be able to bang out 1000 words/day and be done in months. Others might take longer. With my life situation (Dad, Full Time job) 1000 words a day can be really challenging. I used to just write as much as I could, and when I was done, I was ...
by TedtheThird
July 9th, 2011, 7:03 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Someone with same name already bombed
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Someone with same name already bombed

I tried searching but didn't see this as a topic (which I find somewhat surprising, I'm sure this question would have been asked before). The link inside the email took me to Amazon’s website and two books. The author’s name was the same as my own except that this author was a Jr, and I’m a third, t...
by TedtheThird
July 8th, 2011, 8:52 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 630
Views: 240699

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hello. My name is Ted and I'm a writer. (" Hi Ted " - wow, one too many nights at AL-ANON). Mild mannered software developer by day, and dashing aspiring author at night. Like many, I came here after reading Nathan's blog with a desire to learn to become better at writing my novels. My current WIP i...