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by Writecastlesinthesky
August 2nd, 2011, 2:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Play
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Writing Play

A few weeks ago I took Amiee up on a writing prompt she put out for a blog contest. Super thrilled to discover that I have been honored as the winner. Check out the post http://aimeebeatricejodoin.blogspot.com/2011/08/and-winner-of-beginning-contest-is.html for a bit of fun. As so many people have h...
by Writecastlesinthesky
August 2nd, 2011, 1:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's My Name Again?
Replies: 27
Views: 6308

Re: What's My Name Again?

Odd question. What is in a name? In my history as a reader it is much more often that I remember an impression or an act of a character than I remember their name. Even in films I have that 'problem' What'shisface who kisses so and so five seconds after they met. Who does that? At least in the begin...
by Writecastlesinthesky
August 2nd, 2011, 9:29 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Sold my soul to Twitter
Replies: 36
Views: 9729

Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

This morning I stamped both feet, woke my downstairs neighbors and .......... registered on Twitter. I'm not nervous like Trixie. But then again, yes, I think I am nervous. I would like to keep my life, thanks very much. All I've heard is that Twitter sucks it all up like a dirt devil.
by Writecastlesinthesky
August 2nd, 2011, 8:46 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Google+
Replies: 32
Views: 7568

Re: Google+

Errr....its been around since like 2008 :-P One interesting thing I've read with Google+ is that it is not for businesses, and they have been canceling business accounts left & right because of it. Would guess that means they have nothing like "pages" or the like? I heard the business pages are com...
by Writecastlesinthesky
August 2nd, 2011, 8:41 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Final Cover - Opinion needed
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Final Cover - Opinion needed

The individual volumes don't have titles?
by Writecastlesinthesky
August 2nd, 2011, 8:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29886

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

Unique. It’s one of those words thrown out so much that it loses it meaning. Not in my case. I truly am one of a kind. But when people call me special, it’s said in either a mocking tone or a voice dripping with pity. Yes, I am one of a kind, but only by the process of elimination. The elimination ...
by Writecastlesinthesky
August 2nd, 2011, 8:31 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29886

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

The two-foot tall tree creature is Hector. He's half-mimosa, half-fox, and all pissed off. XD He's actually a cutie with his fuzzy head. I was about to ask about this context when I saw this. On its own the text is confusing but the sheer In-Your-Face writing drew me in if only to understand if my ...
by Writecastlesinthesky
August 1st, 2011, 8:08 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29886

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

Man, I hate I'm late to the party (we have outta town comp'ny), but better you than never late than me ...aw hell, you know what I mean. I'm not much good at critiques and worse about picking good better and best. I can say that y'all could have gone over 250 words and I wouldn't notice. Any way, I...
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 29th, 2011, 11:38 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29886

250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

On the banks of the Kennet a boy once ran faster than the current. For a man this would have been not at all a challenge. But for a boy the pace was urgent for his whole life was ahead of him. The cherry trees bloom along the Kennet. A cluster of them sit squat and round while he sits hunched and ga...
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 29th, 2011, 11:34 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Just how good are YOUR first 250 words?
Replies: 30
Views: 8684

Re: Just how good are YOUR first 250 words?

Perhaps a contest in the sense of the ancient Attic Orators' competitions? An antagoniste on his own initiative stands upon a block in the public forum and speaks his piece. Spectators might gather and listen, judge, and remark to each other on the caliber of the speaker's argument, style, craft, v...
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 28th, 2011, 9:03 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Chapter 2 is now complete!
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Chapter 2 is now complete!

Hurrah for forward motion. I keep thinking of Finding Nemo.
"Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming".....infinity.
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 28th, 2011, 9:00 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Paper plates
Replies: 11
Views: 2115

Re: Paper plates

This is a nice debut blog post. Only problem is following it up again and again!
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 28th, 2011, 8:57 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Just how good are YOUR first 250 words?
Replies: 30
Views: 8684

Re: Just how good are YOUR first 250 words?

Twenty-five words on your blog, start tomorrow go through Monday? Post link here?
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 25th, 2011, 3:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Just how good are YOUR first 250 words?
Replies: 30
Views: 8684

Re: Just how good are YOUR first 250 words?

This is fantastic! Post Toasties Post Toasties Post Toasties....giving up now. Mouth hurts.
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 25th, 2011, 8:39 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Google+
Replies: 32
Views: 7568

Re: Google+

Only with a gmail address for sure? or just a hunch? My jury is still out on Google+ My private life is offline so the facebook privacy problems...it hasn't bothered me as much for whatever reason. But I was on facebook when it was still for college students and the entire world changed. Whatever Go...