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by knight_tour
May 29th, 2011, 2:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Viewpoint Character Dies
Replies: 43
Views: 8668

Re: Viewpoint Character Dies

George R. R. Martin has no problem with killing off major POV characters, and he sells millions of books, so clearly it can work.
by knight_tour
May 18th, 2011, 2:15 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339085

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I posted about similarities I've seen between George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones and Tad Williams's The Dragonbone Chair while I've been reading the latter.

http://tedacross.blogspot.com/2011/05/d ... liams.html
by knight_tour
May 13th, 2011, 12:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do first books always suck?
Replies: 15
Views: 3983

Re: Do first books always suck?

My first book doesn't suck, but it does need some work still to improve tension and some description.
by knight_tour
April 29th, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Retroactive Idea Thievery
Replies: 6
Views: 3047

Re: Retroactive Idea Thievery

I can so relate to this. I had a title I really loved for a sci-fi book, but when I Googled it, someone had already used it. Their story had nothing to do with mine, but I still felt the need to change mine. Then, I made up an offbeat name for a character in my first fantasy book - Sir Victus. I fig...
by knight_tour
April 16th, 2011, 5:57 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Cover Design
Replies: 23
Views: 7337

Re: Cover Design

I have a vivid picture in my head of the cover art that I want, but I am not good enough to do it myself. I would gladly pay a reasonable amount if I could find an artist talented enough to do what I am after. It needs to be someone who can pull of realism, though. When I scour the net looking for ...
by knight_tour
April 15th, 2011, 12:29 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Cover Design
Replies: 23
Views: 7337

Re: Cover Design

I have a vivid picture in my head of the cover art that I want, but I am not good enough to do it myself. I would gladly pay a reasonable amount if I could find an artist talented enough to do what I am after. It needs to be someone who can pull of realism, though. When I scour the net looking for a...
by knight_tour
April 13th, 2011, 2:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are Most Authors Women?
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: Are Most Authors Women?

The vast majority of followers on my blog are women, perhaps 75% or so. I agree it's probably more about communication styles. Maybe the current predominance of YA is part of it?
by knight_tour
March 25th, 2011, 12:20 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!
Replies: 110
Views: 37206

Re: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!

Oh wow! It was worth staying up all night to see my Wildcats dismantle Duke! Now if we could just do the same to UConn.
by knight_tour
March 22nd, 2011, 5:45 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!
Replies: 110
Views: 37206

Re: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!

I don't see my Arizona team beating Duke unless Duke plays poorly and our guys are all on fire. We usually have a couple guys doing well and the others underperforming, different ones each night. I have dreamed all season of a game when all of our guys played to their potential. It hasn't happened y...
by knight_tour
March 20th, 2011, 2:27 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!
Replies: 110
Views: 37206

Re: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!

veela-valoom wrote:
knight_tour wrote:My number 2 ESPN bracket is at 99.3% - http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/en/entry?entryID=1328679
Just curious how many brackets do you have?
Each site allows a different number. CNNSI allows five. ESPN allows ten.
by knight_tour
March 20th, 2011, 6:24 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!
Replies: 110
Views: 37206

Re: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!

My number 2 ESPN bracket is at 99.3% - http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/en/entry?entryID=1328679
by knight_tour
March 19th, 2011, 1:31 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!
Replies: 110
Views: 37206

Re: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!

I'm in Baku, so I would literally have to stay awake all night to watch them all. Luckily my Arizona game was on at ten PM here.
by knight_tour
March 19th, 2011, 3:05 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!
Replies: 110
Views: 37206

Re: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!

Yesterdays were better but the VCU vs Georgetown game is interesting and Washing vs Georgia has been a battle so far. VCU G'town might be interesting if you picked VCU. For me it's excruciating. Huskies/Dawgs is pretty good though, you're right. I live in GA, but I'm from Seattle, so I just support...
by knight_tour
March 18th, 2011, 11:07 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!
Replies: 110
Views: 37206

Re: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!

I'm looking everywhere for video or at least audio of the Sydney Johnson (Princeton's coach) post game conference. I don't care if you like basketball or hate it. It doesn't matter if you think the ivy league is nothing but a bunch of evil WASPs. It's inspiring. The video should be available soon. ...
by knight_tour
March 18th, 2011, 11:05 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!
Replies: 110
Views: 37206

Re: Bransford Blog Bracket Challenge!!!

trixie wrote:Dear Louisville...

You suck. You've ruined my chances at a query, thankyouverymuch.

::huff::puff::

Okay, it's only the first round.
I wouldn't worry. I was busted after round 1 last year and then nearly won. If only Butler had pulled it off!