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by Writecastlesinthesky
July 25th, 2011, 8:31 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?

The question is, should we hold our own contest and see how we measure up?
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 21st, 2011, 9:29 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing rituals
Replies: 16
Views: 2890

Re: Writing rituals

I think I'm behind. Procrastination, what I call my 'meditation phase' of writing, doesn't usually involve online temptations. Maybe I'm not plugged in enough yet. Maybe I'll start a thread of favorite sites so I can collect all ya'lls recommendations. When in my 'meditation phase' I clean the house...
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 18th, 2011, 1:25 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Borders (US) liquidation to start Friday
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: Borders (US) liquidation to start Friday

So much for competition. B&N welcome to world domination!
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 18th, 2011, 1:23 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Kindle ect
Replies: 16
Views: 4354

Re: Kindle ect

I read on both an iPad and my iPhone on the Kindle app. I personally much prefer the page turns on an iPad compared to the blink of e-ink. Even though the blinking has gotten quicker in later models, I still find it distracting. I really like being able to sync between the iPad and iPhone. I prefer...
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 18th, 2011, 1:19 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: How Price-Conscious Are You When Buying Books?
Replies: 24
Views: 7729

Re: How Price-Conscious Are You When Buying Books?

Price isn't a deciding factor in whether or not I'll buy. Availability is. That being said, I rarely buy a new book unless it has...200 hold requests at the library. A good majority of the books I read are used and from library book sales. This has been the case since the public library in Steinbeck...
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 15th, 2011, 10:04 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Old fashioned dialogue
Replies: 15
Views: 1940

Re: Old fashioned dialogue

My suggestion: get on Netflix or something and watch some British TV set in the time-period. A lot of the actors, writers, and directors have degrees in the stuff, and they can pull stuff off that no American could make up. It doesn't even have to be a drama--Blackadder (second season) is the first...
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 15th, 2011, 9:55 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Fantastic book! Awesome read!
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Re: Fantastic book! Awesome read!

I've heard good things about this book...isn't there already a sequel in the works? Now I've had two recommendations I'll have to try it out!
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 15th, 2011, 9:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Am I the only one whos Characters have music themes
Replies: 14
Views: 2853

Re: Am I the only one whos Characters have music themes

I was just about to start writing about a new Character and realized my old play list needed to be changed to something new more in line with my character. Then I wondered Am I the only one who creates musical themes that go along with each Character? Please tell me I am not a :ugeek: When I start ...
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 14th, 2011, 3:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Time of Day?
Replies: 19
Views: 2451

Re: Time of Day?

Wow, I must be a weird one then. I do my best writing late morning to early afternoon, usually 9am-2pm. Since I don't have a day job it works well that I can spend a big chunk of the time my husband's gone writing. If I try to write too early or too late I end up staring at my laptop or spending wa...
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 14th, 2011, 3:50 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Kindle ect
Replies: 16
Views: 4354

Re: Kindle ect

Hmph, I stand corrected on the Sony readers. :-( Today I looked at the bookshelf app for Ipad and decided the backlight effect is difficult, which must be what Sommer is talking about. Still not much closer to making a decision.
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 14th, 2011, 8:58 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Screenplay craft book for Novelists?
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

Re: Screenplay craft book for Novelists?

Hmmm. Thanks for the clarification its all coming into perspective now...I'm still thinking that aside from craft books the best way to learn, at least for me, is to find existing work that does what I want to do and make it my own. If LOTR is something similar to your work--its linear for the most ...
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 14th, 2011, 8:53 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Kindle ect
Replies: 16
Views: 4354

Re: Kindle ect

I didn't know about the Sony readers. It would seem logically that the e-reader with the most universal compatibility would be the most useful. Rather sad its not the top seller. Has anyone tried to use a tablet as their main reading device? Like an Ipad?
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 13th, 2011, 11:33 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Screenplay craft book for Novelists?
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

Re: Screenplay craft book? And asking for recommendations.

All I've read is the famous Syd Field book which sounds more general than you want, though it does have a chapter on characters. I'm wondering since your interest is so specific if you can't just apply general help to experimenting on your own. OR, what I've done in the past is find films that refle...
by Writecastlesinthesky
July 13th, 2011, 10:36 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Kindle ect
Replies: 16
Views: 4354

Kindle ect

Yesterday I was at Panera Bread, not stalking, but observing fellow customers. A man sat for two hours reading his Kindle and drinking coffee. What I did not do is interrupt him with the question I am posing here that I continue to be curious about. If you have an e-reader, what brand and why? Where...