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by Watcher55
August 24th, 2011, 10:45 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Just the facts
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Just the facts

Twelve Facts 1. You’re reading this fact. 2. Now you’re saying/thinking that’s a stupid fact. 4. You didn’t notice that I skipped 3. 5. You’re checking it now. 6. You’re smiling. 7. You’re still reading these facts. 8. You know all you have read is true. 10. You didn’t notice that I skipped 9. 11. ...
by Watcher55
August 24th, 2011, 9:28 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Blog Post Parody Challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Re: Blog Post Parody Challenge

Collectonian wrote:Alas, I can't tell you my password for analysis, because it is so secure, even I don't know it! My little auto thingy just takes care of all that for me. If it ever goes Skynet on me, I'm up a creek... :-D
You know Sarah and John are coming to your house now, don't you?
by Watcher55
August 24th, 2011, 10:47 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Some words I can't think of
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: Some words I can't think of

do over on 2. You said sigh, and even polymath knows a sigh isn't a snort. How 'bout bark, sharp growl, or grunt - a lot of it depends on context.
by Watcher55
August 24th, 2011, 10:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Some words I can't think of
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: Some words I can't think of

1. What's a non-colloquial word for 'bad-ass'? There has to be one, but I can't, for the life of me, think of it. 2. Let's say you get annoyed, frustrated, or let down; you let out a sharp sigh of exasperation. Is there a word for that noise? 3. Same but more indignant: the scoffing snort, or maybe...
by Watcher55
August 23rd, 2011, 3:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to be Friends with a Writer
Replies: 23
Views: 6404

Re: How to be Friends with a Writer

Great post rosepetal.

If we're rude, it's because we really are working and we really do want you to Go Away.
by Watcher55
August 20th, 2011, 9:42 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Silly things we think about
Replies: 135
Views: 31937

Re: Silly things we think about

I'd love to see a good alien/pirate/cops and robbers mashup. Maybe alien raiders who rob the planet and take off and then alien cops show up later to track them down. And some humans help the cops by leaving the planet with them. An intergalactic posse riding titanium horses chasing graviton cutter...
by Watcher55
August 20th, 2011, 2:18 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Paint by Genre?
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

Re: Paint by Genre?

This seems to be a common dilemma. I sometimes wish there was a category called: literary alternate history science fiction fantasy YA epic (poetry has even been suggested - “It leads you to the answers, and you have to think back to find the questions”). I just picked the two most obvious genres (s...
by Watcher55
August 19th, 2011, 10:52 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Silly things we think about
Replies: 135
Views: 31937

Re: Silly things we think about

Claudie wrote:
Chantelle.S. wrote:Monsters and Aliens.
Now Cowboys and Aliens.
What's going to be next? Vampires and Aliens? :?
Wombats and Aliens. :D
So I should scrap my new WIP: Werepires and Cowboy Aliens?
by Watcher55
August 18th, 2011, 8:42 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query - THE NINTH ADDICT
Replies: 39
Views: 4817

Re: New Query - THE NINTH ADDICT

Looks really good Watcher. But this line: "Ted resists his slave status." sounds flat to me. Might there be a less dry way to get this across? Or is it even necessary, as what he does makes it clear he isn't going to play ball with them? Funny you should mention that Matt. I knew there was somethin...
by Watcher55
August 17th, 2011, 4:13 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query - THE NINTH ADDICT
Replies: 39
Views: 4817

Re: New Query - THE NINTH ADDICT

I've noticed that you're putting two spaces between sentences, but with modern wordprocessors this practice is no longer necessary. Manuscript formatting calls for one space only. Yeah - I learned to type on a manual typewriter and the old way looks better to me, and it doesn't feel right to hit th...
by Watcher55
August 17th, 2011, 3:09 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query - THE NINTH ADDICT
Replies: 39
Views: 4817

Re: New Query - THE NINTH ADDICT

Aaaand - my next final draft (thanks Brenda) Dear Mr./Ms Agent, Ted, a seventeen-year-old 21st Century boy, should know things – like his name and his past. Gods from an alternate future enslave him in order to launch an invasion on his Universe and add a new province to their empire. Ted resists hi...
by Watcher55
August 17th, 2011, 2:05 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query - THE NINTH ADDICT
Replies: 39
Views: 4817

Re: New Query - THE NINTH ADDICT

However, for the sake of reader surrogate centrality, which is important for young adult genre, I feel Ted should be the cause of his memory loss. <--- THAT (sort'a) What if him derailing the transport causes his memory loss? That way he's the direct cause of his hardships, with the gods as proxima...
by Watcher55
August 17th, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Good or Bad Idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 4328

Re: Good or Bad Idea?

Yeah, I like the quick links idea a lot - I wish "Author! Author!" would use them.
by Watcher55
August 16th, 2011, 8:51 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query - THE NINTH ADDICT
Replies: 39
Views: 4817

Re: New Query - THE NINTH ADDICT

Isn't it considered risky to compare your work to that of famous authors like J.K. Rowling? Good luck, your project sounds great. It can be a bit touchy, I think, but overall I think the really dangerous thing is to say that your book is the next Harry Potter. I don't think most agents get in a bun...
by Watcher55
August 16th, 2011, 11:34 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Good or Bad Idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 4328

Re: Good or Bad Idea?

j) Depending on the size, remember that people will largely read from most recent entry, back a few, then - if they like it, consider catching up. If you end up with 2 years worth of story then that's a hell of a lot of reading to catch up on where you are now. Think like a comic if you can. Have a...