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by Shirls2010
January 21st, 2010, 3:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Me time, shme time
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: Me time, shme time

Oh gosh Lydia that reminds me of when our company first acquired a PC. The normal processing was at that time done by a mainframe computer that had its own building . So this new toy that was a PC and ran on DOS had its own little room known as The PC Room and we all walked around with huge floppy d...
by Shirls2010
January 15th, 2010, 3:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Moving from third omniscent to third limited?
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Re: Moving from third omniscent to third limited?

Maybe use a different typeface/font for the omniscient portions?
by Shirls2010
January 15th, 2010, 10:36 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Reading Rate?
Replies: 16
Views: 3143

Re: Reading Rate?

It's hard to say - I haven't timed my reading since I had to read a huge amount of books for English Lit. Then it was about two minutes a page. Nowadays I rather cheat and listen to unabridged audiobooks whenever I'm doing something that won't permit sitting down to read, for example when cooking, c...
by Shirls2010
January 15th, 2010, 10:24 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Comfort books
Replies: 20
Views: 2965

Re: Comfort books

Some of my favourite comfort books are:
Mission - Patrick Tilley. I reread it every Easter.
Any of Robert Heinlein's Lazerus Long novels.
And when I'm really too weary to engage in new material, Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series or Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series.
by Shirls2010
January 15th, 2010, 10:18 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing
Replies: 24
Views: 4420

Re: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing

Larry Brooks - Story Structure - Demystified. It's an ebook and absolutely brilliant. Randy Ingermanson - Writing Fiction for Dummies Janet Evanovich - How I Write David Madden - Revising Fiction. I don't know whether it's still in print. I borrowed it from the library so often that I figured I'd be...
by Shirls2010
January 15th, 2010, 10:03 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 519
Views: 128178

Re: What are you reading now?

Changeling by Yasmine Galenorn and Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister.
Just finished Gabaldon's Born in the Bone and hoping she hurries up and writes another.
by Shirls2010
January 15th, 2010, 8:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: American dialogue
Replies: 31
Views: 5038

Re: American dialogue

It would be nice if there was a sort of babelfish translator online for this kind of issue. I'm trying to do Australian-speak for one of my characters but all I've come up with so far is "G'day" and "Don't come the raw prawn". The latter is probably hopelessly outdated and anyone from Oz would proba...