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by wetair
June 23rd, 2010, 7:40 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Nook now $149
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: Nook now $149

Nah, I think Amazon is just going for as wide a distribution of their platform as possibly. Makes it easier for them to sell ebooks.
by wetair
June 23rd, 2010, 7:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Rookie Mistakes?
Replies: 66
Views: 8735

Re: Rookie Mistakes?

The thing with cliches is that they change. Things go in and out of fashion. I mean, a decade ago it seemed like every romance I read had someone that made it rich on the stock-market. Now its vampires. So stuff that was cliched 20, 15 years ago is maybe not cliched anymore. That goes to phrasing, t...
by wetair
June 17th, 2010, 7:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Creating an author web site
Replies: 19
Views: 3483

Re: Creating an author web site

another site that you might be interested in: http://scribechat.com/archives/2394

talks about writer blogs and sites, but mostly blogs.
by wetair
June 16th, 2010, 8:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Music or quiet when you write?
Replies: 64
Views: 15979

Re: Music or quiet when you write?

i write to music. but i do almost everything to music. ;) mostly i listen to whatever is on slacker.com
by wetair
June 16th, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 317799

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

so many pages of blog links! lol

anyway, i too, have a blog about my writing. i use to force myself to write everyday and post a chapter every Wednesday.

http://greatwritingexperiment.wordpress.com/
by wetair
June 16th, 2010, 6:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Creating an author web site
Replies: 19
Views: 3483

Re: Creating an author web site

I see on my wordpress blog a button to move it to a different host. So I guess it would be able to do it. I suppose you can start with one of the free blogs (wordpress, blogger, live journal) to get an idea, a feel for it and move it later once you actually get a book deal. The themes you get with t...
by wetair
June 16th, 2010, 6:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What you want to write VS what you write
Replies: 20
Views: 2934

Re: What you want to write VS what you write

I've always thought it is a good thing your story starts writing itself. you don't know where half the ideas are coming from but they are coming and its probably a better idea not to fight them. but to answer the question, not much. i get a scene in my head and i let it move around my head for a few...
by wetair
June 11th, 2010, 8:53 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Why do you reread books?
Replies: 28
Views: 6593

Re: Why do you reread books?

I reread pretty much only when nothing on my TBR pile appeals . It is usually a large, fairly exciting pile, so I have to be in a mood. I got some trust books that I can always read. The Belgariad series by David Eddings is at at the top of this list and I don't know what it is about them, I suppose...
by wetair
June 11th, 2010, 6:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: VAMPIRE WRITERS
Replies: 19
Views: 2685

Re: VAMPIRE WRITERS

might also be interesting to know if they write vampires in paranormal romance or urban fantasy or horror.

I am not. I write urban fantasy/fantasy and so far no vampires have made their way inside my story
by wetair
June 11th, 2010, 6:18 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Do you want pictures in your books?
Replies: 12
Views: 1912

Re: Do you want pictures in your books?

That's interesting. But, truthfully, I am not sure I want pictures at all. I think it would interrupt my reading flow.
by wetair
June 11th, 2010, 5:51 pm
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: 274024

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

note: this is not from the writing experiment on my blog (in case anyone notices). posting this one because i think it is stronger working title : Shawn genre : urban fantasy Word Count : 250 Cold wind blew the exhaust of a passing bus into my face and I coughed. The bandages on my fingers caught o...
by wetair
April 14th, 2010, 9:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Scrivener and Windows Alternatives
Replies: 15
Views: 2890

Re: Scrivener and Windows Alternatives

I like OneNote from Microsoft. Ditto. I've tried all the software already mentioned here and nothing comes close to what you can do with OneNote. For actual writing I use Word. OneNote is incredible for organizing. If I'm out somewhere and happen to see something inspirational and I've got my camer...
by wetair
April 14th, 2010, 6:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do your reading habits influence your writing?
Replies: 13
Views: 4824

Re: How do your reading habits influence your writing?

I write for me. I have to figure that if I am bored with my own writing, my eventual audience will be too. So if I am interested, maybe others will be too. Besides trends change, you know?
by wetair
February 13th, 2010, 6:33 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Urban Fantasy
Replies: 12
Views: 2048

Re: Urban Fantasy

Not sure if yours would. Urban fantasy is usually set in an urban area, but I am not sure it has to be (can't think of any examples where urban fantast is set in the country though) and I am pretty sure the city doesn't have to be real, though it usually is. Even if the city is supposed real, it can...