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by Colonel Travis
April 13th, 2010, 8:09 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Which celeb/s have you met?
Replies: 32
Views: 9824

Re: Which celeb/s have you met?

Good Lord, knight tour, please relay what it was like playing chess against Kasparov, Karpov and others who you correctly state I've never heard of. Throstur Thorhallsson sounds like a chess master and/or a professional strongman competitor. With a name like that you could win every mach on pre-tour...
by Colonel Travis
April 12th, 2010, 5:52 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Which celeb/s have you met?
Replies: 32
Views: 9824

Re: Which celeb/s have you met?

In my previous career I was fortunate to not just meet a lot of famous people but to interview them. Only been star-struck once, and it was a very brief session. It was my first paid gig, so it was a big deal on two counts. Back in 19 and 94 I did a story about Michael Jordan when he played baseball...
by Colonel Travis
April 8th, 2010, 4:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Scrivener and Windows Alternatives
Replies: 15
Views: 3008

Re: Scrivener and Windows Alternatives

I like OneNote from Microsoft. Ditto. I've tried all the software already mentioned here and nothing comes close to what you can do with OneNote. For actual writing I use Word. OneNote is incredible for organizing. If I'm out somewhere and happen to see something inspirational and I've got my camer...
by Colonel Travis
April 6th, 2010, 11:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Tickler File
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Re: The Tickler File

When I worked in journalism I was so damn busy I didn't have a folder - I had a giant pile of crap on my desk, under my desk, in my desk, on my computer desktop, in my car, in my house, in my head, and a bunch of other places I can't remember. These days I keep everything stored in OneNote by MS Off...
by Colonel Travis
April 6th, 2010, 10:40 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 187407

Re: The Introduction Thread

Been writing most my life, been fortunate enough to make a living at it for about two decades. Never written a book, though, so one day I said - hey, why don't you write a damn book? That's what I'm doing now.
by Colonel Travis
April 5th, 2010, 11:58 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: March Madness!!!
Replies: 125
Views: 30616

Re: March Madness!!!

Sweet Jiminy Christmas - congrats Ashley.
by Colonel Travis
April 5th, 2010, 3:40 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: So do you have any foes on this site?
Replies: 32
Views: 6973

Re: So do you have any foes on this site?

on this site it should be protagonist/antagonist
by Colonel Travis
April 2nd, 2010, 11:42 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: March Madness!!!
Replies: 125
Views: 30616

Re: March Madness!!!

You think this year's upsets gave you problems? Wait till the tournament expands to 96 teams. Sounds like it's gonna happen, better get to Costco and buy your giant bucket of Rolaids now.
by Colonel Travis
April 2nd, 2010, 2:31 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Contest ideas?
Replies: 33
Views: 10566

Re: Contest ideas?

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse decide to expand and are looking for a fifth member. First question on the job application is: "What is your calamity, your horse color and how would they improve our organization?"
by Colonel Travis
April 1st, 2010, 1:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Hot & Cold!
Replies: 22
Views: 3374

Re: Hot & Cold!

If you can afford to put some time distance between you and your writing (not a day or two but at least a month), it's very helpful. When I can make myself laugh or say - whoa! or whatnot, while not remembering I even wrote it, that's a good sign. Whenever I finish some major writing I shove it in a...
by Colonel Travis
March 31st, 2010, 11:18 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Submission Stories
Replies: 9
Views: 1556

Re: Submission Stories

I'm a big fan of the watched pot school of thought. If you're not writing your next book, snap to it - ain't nothing you can do about the one that's out there now. You've overcome a giant hurdle by landing an agent, congrats. Many people would kill to be in the spot you're in now. Take advantage of ...
by Colonel Travis
March 31st, 2010, 4:22 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Penguin pays reported $5 million to GAME CHANGE authors
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Penguin pays reported $5 million to GAME CHANGE authors

Aha - Nathan, thank you. I've only recently stumbled on your blog and this forum. Very cool that you've done this.
by Colonel Travis
March 31st, 2010, 4:11 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Penguin pays reported $5 million to GAME CHANGE authors
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Penguin pays reported $5 million to GAME CHANGE authors

Never knew the sales number but I know GC was a solid book. Amazon has it for $18.47, retail was $27.99. My knowledge of the business side of books is horrible, but my guess is that amazon/internet sales account for a greater percentage than real stores? Let's say the average price among all sellers...
by Colonel Travis
March 30th, 2010, 1:26 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: March Madness!!!
Replies: 125
Views: 30616

Re: March Madness!!!

Four years ago, I had a conversion experience. It took me another year to muster the courage to come out to my family as a Tarheel. My wife went to Duke, we were married at the chapel on the day they played UNC (coincidence), Jay Bilas and the ESPN people were staying at the wedding party hotel, al...
by Colonel Travis
March 30th, 2010, 1:20 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Which book have you read the most number of times?
Replies: 90
Views: 13184

Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

Everything by Mr. Hemingway, at first just because it was so easy to read. Then I arrived at Old Man and the Sea I couldn't stand it. Didn't read that one again until years later and loved it - it was a totally new experience for me because I had grown up.