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by Mark
May 10th, 2010, 10:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Words I Can't Stop Using
Replies: 30
Views: 5813

Re: Words I Can't Stop Using

Wow, I really just didn't expect ' just ' to show up so many times. I mean, I knew I had problems with it in the past, but I just thought I was over it. Just makes you stop and think though. Doesn't it, just? Thanks for the wordle tip. I'd seen that link before but never bothered clicking through. I...
by Mark
May 10th, 2010, 10:34 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Kobo Ereader in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Kobo Ereader in Canada

I could only find 2 different font options... Serif and Sans Serif. One was a touch darker than the other (Serif maybe?) but the text still seemed less crisp than I was expecting.

I'd like to play with a Kindle to see the difference.
by Mark
May 9th, 2010, 8:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Kobo Ereader in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Kobo Ereader in Canada

I played with a Kobo today, and it is cheap in all senses of the word. It feels like something you might pull out of a cereal box if you were really lucky. The plasticy feel okay at that pricepoint, but my concern was that the screen seemed quite low quality. I walked over to the Sony store afterwar...
by Mark
May 8th, 2010, 7:33 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 197575

Re: The Introduction Thread

I've mentioned this in two other posts, but I just found the intro thread now... I quit my job at the end of 2009 to travel for a couple of years, but some circumstances changed, and after living and surfing in Costa Rica for three months, I'm now using a portion of my savings to write full time for...
by Mark
May 8th, 2010, 7:28 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 345821

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Yesterday I wrote about what making a pot of french press coffee taught me about being a writer: http://www.markfeenstra.com/blog/2010/05/07/coffee/
by Mark
May 8th, 2010, 7:26 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What do you "do"?
Replies: 41
Views: 6007

Re: What do you "do"?

I quit my job at the end of 2009 so that I could take a couple of years off to travel. Some circumstances changed, and after spending three months in Costa Rica, I'm now back in Vancouver and deciding to use a portion of my savings to write full time for the next three or four months. So I guess I'm...
by Mark
May 7th, 2010, 6:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When Should You Feel Comfortable Calling Yourself a WRITER?
Replies: 20
Views: 7365

Re: When Should You Feel Comfortable Calling Yourself a WRITER?

These days 'writer' sounds so much more attractive than my alternative 'unemployed'.

I did, however, discover that when searching for a new apartment and trying to fill out the occupation field on a rental form, the two words come off remarkably similar in meaning.
by Mark
May 7th, 2010, 6:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?
Replies: 48
Views: 11873

Re: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?

I'm at the 1.5 month mark and am 20,000 words into a roughly 100,000 word project. I'm fortunate enough to be able to work on the writing full time, and I'm hoping to be done a first draft in another 8 weeks or so.