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by Collectonian
November 10th, 2011, 1:51 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Identity and Publishers
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: Identity and Publishers

From what I've seen on Query Shark, the preference seems to be to sign the query as "Real Name, Writing As Pseudonym"
by Collectonian
November 3rd, 2011, 9:05 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Social sites for old/slow machines?
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Re: Social sites for old/slow machines?

If you get to the point of being paranoid of images and everything else, might as well stay offline, cause the minute you hook your computer to the internet, you are "vulnerable". :-P Having an older machine with older plug ins does NOT make you "more" secure. Keep in mind, if those plug ins need se...
by Collectonian
November 1st, 2011, 6:32 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Social sites for old/slow machines?
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Re: Social sites for old/slow machines?

Alas, I don't use Twitter or Tumbler, though I'd imagine they are both likely to be heavy JS dependent. Mobile sites may or may not use JavaScript, depending on what they are targeting. Today's "smart" phones can handle some JavaScript, but most sites are likely to use little to no JS, however they ...
by Collectonian
November 1st, 2011, 2:23 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Social sites for old/slow machines?
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Re: Social sites for old/slow machines?

You kind of have two separate issues: dated system and low-speed internet. With the system, 13 years old is practically ancient in the computer world, and outside of the realms of what most software applications will support. You can't install a modern browser on Windows 98 anymore, and the very lat...
by Collectonian
October 29th, 2011, 3:14 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Blog sites "2.0"-style vs. Old School Hosts?
Replies: 10
Views: 5136

Re: Blog sites "2.0"-style vs. Old School Hosts?

What about MIDI files and Comic Sans? :lol: Can still use those too (though people will also still hate you for the midi files LOL. I still love Comic Sans...use it all the time. Anybody know the answer to my question at the end, about why can't you "buy" a domain name with a one-time fee, but have...
by Collectonian
October 27th, 2011, 4:23 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Blog sites "2.0"-style vs. Old School Hosts?
Replies: 10
Views: 5136

Re: Blog sites "2.0"-style vs. Old School Hosts?

Wordpress.com, Blogger, and Tumblr seem to be the "big three" in terms of blog platforms right now. But in the "old days" of the WWW (when I was just a little mini-byte!), people hosted pages on Tripod, Angelfire, and the now-defunct Yahoo! Geocities Having your own website is not "old school" by a...
by Collectonian
October 15th, 2011, 4:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NANOWRIMO~!
Replies: 29
Views: 6842

Re: NANOWRIMO~!

This will be my sixth year of NaNo, my second year as an ML for my region, and hopefully my third win...once I figure out what I want to do. Kind of annoyed at the whole site relaunch just before NaNo 2011, though mostly because they had to launch it without stuff, including the regional email featu...
by Collectonian
September 4th, 2011, 8:03 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: TELL ME THIS (formerly REDDO), YA Urban Fantasy new query
Replies: 10
Views: 1616

Re: TELL ME THIS (formerly REDDO), YA Urban Fantasy new query

Overall, I think this is an AWESOME new direction to go! The only bit I found confusing was the bullet points at the front, particularly "When she sees Connor, her first instinct (amazingly) isn’t to stand quietly against her locker and hope he won't notice her. ", particularly as it doesn't clarify...
by Collectonian
September 2nd, 2011, 9:01 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Aisuru, To Love - YA Paranormal Romance (REVISED 9/2)
Replies: 15
Views: 3395

Re: Query: Aisuru, To Love - YA Paranormal Romance

Probably still a little rough, but want to see if I'm going in the right direction here. Took out most of the subplot mentions and focused on the story's core, the romance. Dear [Agent Name], Sakura Takeshi is in her final year of high school and, according to her doctor, the final year of her life....
by Collectonian
August 31st, 2011, 2:41 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Should authors smile in their book jacket photos?
Replies: 16
Views: 7724

Re: Should authors smile in their book jacket photos?

I think it just depends on the author and maybe the genre. Almost all romance novelists seem to smile in theirs :-)
by Collectonian
August 29th, 2011, 11:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: YA fantasy word count?
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: YA fantasy word count?

Mine still needs to hit some ice cream LOL
by Collectonian
August 28th, 2011, 12:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNo success story
Replies: 14
Views: 3998

Re: NaNo success story

Awesomeness! Congrats :-)
by Collectonian
August 25th, 2011, 8:20 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Aisuru, To Love - YA Paranormal Romance (REVISED 9/2)
Replies: 15
Views: 3395

Re: Query: Aisuru, To Love - YA Paranormal Romance

Thanks :-) I'm working on a rewrite to better focus on the core story versus the side plots.