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by a_r_williams
March 30th, 2010, 3:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Co-writing and the pitfalls thereof
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: Co-writing and the pitfalls thereof

Writing Excuses has a good podcast on the topic.
by a_r_williams
March 16th, 2010, 3:21 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: How many years until 50% e-book sales?
Replies: 13
Views: 4198

Re: How many years until 50% e-book sales?

This is talked about in The Shatzkin Files which includes a link to the Hachette Podcast
by a_r_williams
March 13th, 2010, 4:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures
Replies: 55
Views: 18994

Re: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures

Yep, I'm guilty! Sighs, smiles, looks, glares, grins, frowns, and to a lesser extent jaw clenching, fist clenching. The thing is I know that I do this and it annoys me to no end. The problem is figuring out the proper balance between stage directions, character description, and dialogue. I usually h...
by a_r_williams
March 13th, 2010, 4:23 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: How many years until 50% e-book sales?
Replies: 13
Views: 4198

Re: How many years until 50% e-book sales?

That's good news. However, it does make me curious. As the percentage of readers switch from paper books to e-Books that will have an effect on how many paper books are sold. Less people buying paper books should equal smaller print runs per title. Although, the creation of the book is about 10% of ...
by a_r_williams
March 10th, 2010, 12:03 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Marketability question
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: Marketability question

I think it's as marketable as it's always been.

If you're asking to try and find the "easiest" market to break into, I think it's more important to find what you love to write ( based on what you love to read ). Don't let the marketability of the market determine whether or not you write for it.
by a_r_williams
January 26th, 2010, 2:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Quick Writing Challenge - Dialogue between 3 generations
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: Quick Writing Challenge - Dialogue between 3 generations

Seamus wrote:To A_R_Williams: Nice post. I really enjoyed the tension you built between a romantic and a cynic.
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it :)
by a_r_williams
January 25th, 2010, 1:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Quick Writing Challenge - Dialogue between 3 generations
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: Quick Writing Challenge - Dialogue between 3 generations

Josh reclined back, his legs spreading outward, and cupped his hands behind his head. "Damn, I can't believe I arrived two hours early just to make sure I got through security on time. Now, I'm gonna have to wait for another two hours just to board the damn plane." The business man sitting next to h...
by a_r_williams
January 25th, 2010, 1:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Quick Writing Challenge - Dialogue between 3 generations
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: Quick Writing Challenge - Dialogue between 3 generations

So much for generating activity. Anyone care to hazard why the lack of interest? (I have a thick skin, really. Sniff Sniff) I'm sure it doesn't have anything to do with the challenge. People just have different things that interest them and that they will respond to. You may want to try to post top...
by a_r_williams
January 19th, 2010, 1:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Moving characters around
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: Moving characters around

You can use page breaks or chapter breaks to speed forward in time the way Ink mentioned. Just have the character in a spot where something important happens then jump forward to the next important scene. And you can also use transitions to juggle time. {example} The drive home was long and perilous...
by a_r_williams
January 19th, 2010, 1:32 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Band Names if I had a band
Replies: 15
Views: 2589

Re: Band Names if I had a band

Well, in order to make my procrastination not as bad, I'll use writing names. Simply the Muse - more of a classical, easy listening style band Writer's Blues - the blues, of course Deus Ex Machina - rock, heavy metal Published!!!! - yeah, you gotta include the exclamation points ;) Genre Specific - ...
by a_r_williams
January 17th, 2010, 2:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Walking the Tightrope--How Writers Angst Over Their Work
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: Walking the Tightrope--How Writers Angst Over Their Work

rose wrote:How well you captured the feelings and the cycles. But can we make the GOAT into a G-NOAT, for all those g notes we will earn once we write it?

rose
LoL!

I like how you think!
by a_r_williams
January 17th, 2010, 5:56 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Moving from third omniscent to third limited?
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Re: Moving from third omniscent to third limited?

I think you pretty much have it right for the page break. But I think it's:

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text

I'm not 100% certain though, so you still may want to check on it.
by a_r_williams
January 17th, 2010, 5:42 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: A forum game: three word story
Replies: 83
Views: 8812

Re: A forum game: three word story

Once upon a horse Sonja feared the darkness across the river might be too deep. Sighing, she turned and found a block of cheese made of Venusian so she picked up a sword to pierce into the looming thicket. "No!" said the block of cheese! "Don't go there!" But the cheese did not know how to talk let...
by a_r_williams
January 14th, 2010, 9:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is your ‘but’ too big?
Replies: 17
Views: 2211

Re: Is your ‘but’ too big?

Glad to see you posted. Good Luck!