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by Pesimisticus
February 16th, 2010, 9:18 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My Weird Experiment
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: My Weird Experiment

Hi, guys, thanks for your comments. Here’s a summary. PHASE 1 Phase 1 was simply putting the website up, the wallpapers up, the video up, then telling family and friends about it and watching the results. The numbers have slowed to just 1 or 2 new Facebook fans a day and about 10 YouTube views a day...
by Pesimisticus
February 11th, 2010, 10:45 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to write thoughts in MG
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: How to write thoughts in MG

Could someone please tell me the correct way to write thoughts in middle grade? I am getting so many different answers and want to get it right. I have been told by some aspiring writers that I should put thoughts in italics or add ' she thought' I’ve been told this way is telling and not showing. ...
by Pesimisticus
February 11th, 2010, 10:42 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My Weird Experiment
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

My Weird Experiment

(I don't know if this is where I should post this or not, but it seemed like the most appropriate place. Please move/remove it if I did a faux pas.) So, I've started this wee little experiment, mostly for my own information and amusement, to see what Internet marketing can do for a book...that hasn'...
by Pesimisticus
January 15th, 2010, 12:13 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: American dialogue
Replies: 31
Views: 5163

Re: American dialogue

Don't know if it would be of help to you, but something I've noticed amongst my grandmother's little parties for her friends (who are, of course, of an advanced age), is that the older generation in the US uses a speech that more closely resembles British English (with different colloquialisms). For...
by Pesimisticus
January 14th, 2010, 8:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Serial commas: yes or no
Replies: 12
Views: 1924

Re: Serial commas: yes or no

A resounding YES!
by Pesimisticus
January 14th, 2010, 8:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Editing - Hardcopy or computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 4017

Re: Editing - Hardcopy or computer?

Whenever I write, I go through the computer version first and pick out all the obvious mistakes--typos, misspelled words, duplicates, etc.--then, when it is clean, I print it out and read it out loud. That points out obvious problems that reading silently doesn't. Then I edit it on paper cutting out...