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by Ryan
February 12th, 2012, 10:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writers with Small Children
Replies: 9
Views: 1471

Re: Writers with Small Children

I have a 22 month old son and a 7 week old son. I've found that I really need to get out of the house even if my wife is caring for them. It's hard when you hear the kiddos crying and know you can help out. Then there's the cat litter, garbage, and dishes always calling your name too! I cared for my...
by Ryan
January 30th, 2012, 5:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Protagonist blog idea
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Re: Protagonist blog idea

If you're feeling it then do it. I think it will make you delve into the character more thus giving him more life on the page and in your actual novel. There are worst ways to use your time. That's for sure. :)
by Ryan
January 25th, 2012, 6:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)
Replies: 54
Views: 13547

Re: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)

1. Internet: I can't seem to log off and write. Totally! I've been purposely going to places without internet to write at night. It's a hole in the wall bar up the street with specials on Bourbon on Tuesdays. Perfect situation! Even then, in the middle of a revision or when I have to stop and actua...
by Ryan
January 15th, 2012, 11:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is it Ready?
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Re: Is it Ready?

Welcome zrisso. Sounds like you are rolling with your projects. A team of serious beta readers or an editor could be in order. Since you don't have the dept associated with an MFA program, you should consider hiring a pro to help hone your work. Whether you plan on seeking an agent or going the indi...
by Ryan
January 13th, 2012, 2:52 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Multimedia e-books
Replies: 13
Views: 5603

Re: Multimedia e-books

Hey Dave Well if it's something like yoga then yeah it needs to be filled with multimedia such as pics and videos but most stories don't need to be. Yeah. The medium lends itself best to nonfiction instructional topics such as cooking, automotive, sports, etc. Of course I am biased because of my pro...
by Ryan
January 13th, 2012, 2:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Copyright Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

Re: Copyright Issue

What kind of content does the blog specialize in? Are they or you making money off the blog? If they gave you credit, it would drive traffic to your own site and give you exposure. Involving lawyers seems like a lot of headache and money. Hope it pans out without too much time, emotion and cash.
by Ryan
January 1st, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Group Dilemma
Replies: 13
Views: 1694

Re: Writing Group Dilemma

Glad to hear you are well. Go with the gut. Maybe you are supposed to expand and meet more writers. Seems like you could work something out though if you value the feedback of the group so much. Maybe you get the pass on that particular person's work. Someone has to write Silence of the Lambs stuff ...
by Ryan
December 30th, 2011, 2:09 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81576

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

A cautionary tale about squeeing: Just had someone I know squee about incredible sales on a forum (of bitter people) that shall remain nameless. Sudden influx of negative reviews, all phrased with terminology generally used only by writers. It's sad when you've got something to share, something tha...
by Ryan
December 30th, 2011, 1:34 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-book sales growth slowing
Replies: 5
Views: 2948

Re: E-book sales growth slowing

Still some impressive numbers. Everyone and their mother is getting a tablet for Christmas so January should go Big.
by Ryan
December 20th, 2011, 12:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Poll: Why do you write?
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: Poll: Why do you write?

I enjoy it all. The process of taking an initial idea into the explosive first draft and carving it into a 'finished' piece is really rewarding. That word rewarding keeps popping up lately. I've been telling people that life is the most rewarding its every been with my book release and being a Dad, ...
by Ryan
December 14th, 2011, 5:46 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338579

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

You never know how you'll use a piece of writing, a picture, or some video. One liners written on napkins can become powerful conclusion sentences. That random photo might just end up on a book cover. I put together a quick post showing how my book cover came together. I love "It all came together.....
by Ryan
December 11th, 2011, 11:29 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-book ISBNs: BISG releases crazy recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: E-book ISBNs: BISG releases crazy recommendations

Skellie, I don't totally agree with what I wrote either because I HATE unneeded BS. But since I'm already in deep, I want everyone else to suffer too. :) I used up five of my ISBNs on my one title! Paperback, hardcover (some people still like these things), Kindle, E-pub, and the soon to be released...
by Ryan
December 11th, 2011, 11:15 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Feedback wanted on my new blog, Passive Income Author
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Feedback wanted on my new blog, Passive Income Author

Some great stuff there Skellie. Been wanting to set up a newsletter so I'll check out your suggestions.
by Ryan
December 9th, 2011, 8:33 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-book ISBNs: BISG releases crazy recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: E-book ISBNs: BISG releases crazy recommendations

I have mixed feelings about how much we as Indies should adhere to some standards. As a remodel contractor ($$ Job!), I pay a certain amount to be licensed and insured this way I'm legit and can pitch myself as a professional. When unlicensed guys underbid me it sort of irks me. I think there needs ...
by Ryan
December 2nd, 2011, 11:35 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The pressure of word counts
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Re: The pressure of word counts

I think you have the right attitude. If it works it works.

What's the saying? Quality not quantity?

I've seen a lot of documentaries that could have wrapped it up in thirty minutes but the directors and producers wanted it to be a feature length so it ended up dragging and losing its focus.