Search found 114 matches

by r louis scott
June 23rd, 2010, 11:13 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Prizes
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: Prizes

I went a step further and googled her. After reading a few more interviews, I'm afraid that I am unable to form a very favorable view of her. She seems to go out of her way to be "different" or perhaps "edgy" and to me I'm afraid she comes off as entitled. There is certainly no shame, apparently, in...
by r louis scott
June 21st, 2010, 12:54 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Nook now $149
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Nook now $149

Well, that came about just a little late for Father's Day, now didn't it?

I wish there was someplce to go to do a side-by-side comparison of these readers.
by r louis scott
June 18th, 2010, 10:15 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339323

Re: Blog - SlushPile Hell

I can't imagine some of the stuff that must cross agent's desktops. I'll bet they could fill a book...hey!!!
by r louis scott
June 16th, 2010, 11:12 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Endings
Replies: 20
Views: 6711

Re: Endings

On my current wip, the ending revealed itself to me about four months before I ended up really needing it, so I wrote it all down and put it in a safe place. I have another novel in the works and I kind of sort of almost know how it ends. I have a short story that sat around unfinished for almost a ...
by r louis scott
June 16th, 2010, 10:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer Conferences
Replies: 49
Views: 7026

Re: Writer Conferences

Conferences are soooooooooooooooooooo motivating. This is so true. I'm thinking very hard about attending the Surrey Writers' Conference this year not only for the opportunity to renew several acquaintances but to get recharged. I don't belong to any "real life" writers' groups and sometimes you ju...
by r louis scott
June 14th, 2010, 2:09 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?
Replies: 55
Views: 13336

Re: So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?

Nathan checked the door latch for the third time and then returned to the battered wood table. The single bare bulb dangling from its cord still swung in ever decreasing ovals, causing the shadows of the multi-shaped dice to orbit their sources like poorly trained ballet dancers. The 20-sided die wa...
by r louis scott
June 14th, 2010, 10:35 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?
Replies: 55
Views: 13336

Re: So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?

Without regard to how people might feel about the contest, I think it's nice to see how the Introduction thread has grown in the last week. I know that I am guilty of limiting my participation here to perhaps a third of the forums and new voices are what forums need to grow and evolve. As to the con...
by r louis scott
June 11th, 2010, 5:40 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?
Replies: 55
Views: 13336

Re: So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?

I did though I have no wild dreams of the generator picking mine. I just don't have any luck with stuff like this or contests in general. Honestly, the reason I put mine up there is because I admire everybody else who did (and all the folks who put their hearts out there in the action contest last ...
by r louis scott
June 11th, 2010, 3:12 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?
Replies: 55
Views: 13336

Re: So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?

Well, I decided to enter because even though my manuscript is not totally where I want it to be yet, my first two paragraphs are finished :)
by r louis scott
June 10th, 2010, 12:09 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?
Replies: 55
Views: 13336

So who's entering Nathan's first page contest?

I just posted mine after reading all of the other entries. There sure are a lot of people with their submission as their one and only forum comment.
by r louis scott
June 10th, 2010, 12:05 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Advice for a newbie to publishing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Advice for a newbie to publishing?

[quote="Regan Leigh Mine are more general literary stuff, with some YA and Horror mixed in at times. :D A little diverse. lol [/quote] The SF and Mystery writers really seem to have a lot of markets, but even my alternate timeline story probably isn't "out there" far enough for them. I had hoped to ...
by r louis scott
June 10th, 2010, 11:59 am
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 283214

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

TITLE: Kaeso GENRE: Historical Fiction I left the Roman road while the sun was still low in the east and warming my back. Flat and smooth, it had served me well and allowed me to put distance between myself and my pursuers. Its sightlines gave me time to hide at the first sign of another traveler, s...
by r louis scott
June 8th, 2010, 8:34 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 193192

Re: Ask Nathan

Just a general curiosity question for you Nathan (since by asking it will be crystal clear that the situation does not apply to me): Have you ever had, or known of, a first time author turning down a multiple book deal in favor of just selling the one they have ready? How do agents and publishers re...
by r louis scott
June 8th, 2010, 8:25 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Advice for a newbie to publishing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Advice for a newbie to publishing?

I hope you find some good leads!

I looked for some places to place some historical fiction shorts, but there isn't a terribly large market I'm afraid.
by r louis scott
June 8th, 2010, 8:24 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Fan Fiction
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Re: Fan Fiction

My critique partner is proud to write fan fiction. Her inspiration? Alexander Dumas! Where he left off she took over, and believe me, it's nothing like Star Trek!