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by r louis scott
December 22nd, 2009, 2:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 6691

Re: Writer's Block

I got to meet Bernard Cornwell once.

On the subject of writer's block, he counters by asking if a dentist ever gets dentist's block.
by r louis scott
December 21st, 2009, 9:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 33
Views: 5679

Re: Confession time

Well, I never wear pajamas, but rather than put that ugly image in your head, let me clarify that I write at night, before bed, at the end of my day. So by then I have changed to what I call loungewear. Sweats in winter, light flannel pants in summer.

You get the idea.
by r louis scott
December 21st, 2009, 9:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Editing - Hardcopy or computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 4379

Re: Editing - Hardcopy or computer?

You know, if it wasn't for a computer and a word processing program, I never would have gotten this book written. I can't imagine what it would have been like to type it out and then make all of the changes the manuscript has been through. Still, I stink at editing on the screen. I have to print it ...
by r louis scott
December 19th, 2009, 12:54 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Your own website?
Replies: 27
Views: 5272

Re: Your own website?

The concept of a website as a promotional platform for your writing is now a widely accepted idea. The trouble is making it look like a professional endeavor. I shrink at the thought of beginning my query process and having someone as net savvy as Nathan look for me only to find nothing. Just as fri...
by r louis scott
December 18th, 2009, 9:44 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite writing distractions
Replies: 30
Views: 5981

Re: Favorite writing distractions

I spend much too much time on Fark.com.
by r louis scott
December 17th, 2009, 6:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Injuries from writing?
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: Injuries from writing?

A broken heart and a badly bruised ego. I'm told that time will heal both afflictions but some days I'm not so sure.
by r louis scott
December 17th, 2009, 12:04 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 193236

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan, Thank you for this forum; it has really been a life saver. Just a quick question: Roughly, how many people besides the author should edit the manuscript, and of those, how many of them should the author take advice from? The reason I ask is because after having several people edit my man...
by r louis scott
December 16th, 2009, 11:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you write the same genre you read?
Replies: 46
Views: 12360

Re: Do you write the same genre you read?

I write historical fiction and I read (a lot of) historical fiction, but I don't read anything from the era of my WIP. I also find myself reading history and biographies as they come to hand. They provide nice springboards since you never know what little factoid will send you on a fun search for mo...
by r louis scott
December 14th, 2009, 7:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Naming Characters
Replies: 14
Views: 3928

Re: Naming Characters

I sometimes use the names found in my junk email for modern era writing. It is a convenient random name generator.