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by MattLarkin
July 26th, 2012, 12:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What do you do when an idea takes over?
Replies: 9
Views: 3141

Re: What do you do when an idea takes over?

Usually save it for later. But take notes on it, to get it out of my system so I can focus on what I'm doing.
by MattLarkin
July 26th, 2012, 12:51 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: My new website is ready
Replies: 14
Views: 4475

My new website is ready

http://mattlarkin.net/ Well that was some work. Back to the writing... ...Ok, a little bit about the site and why I dropped the blog. I wanted a static website because blogging kind of lost its luster. It was a fun experiment. I don't regret it, mainly because it taught me my time is better spent el...
by MattLarkin
July 19th, 2012, 10:27 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Launching a freelance editing career
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Re: Launching a freelance editing career

Thanks, Nathan!
by MattLarkin
July 16th, 2012, 2:10 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Launching a freelance editing career
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Launching a freelance editing career

Nathan, I'm trying to start a career as a freelance editor. I've already graduated from the University of Denver Publishing Institute, but didn't want to move away from Florida. Do you have any advice on how to build an initial client base and develop a reputation?
by MattLarkin
July 11th, 2012, 10:44 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy
Replies: 27
Views: 6103

Re: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy

seprus505 wrote:Love this thread. Really interesting.

I'm far away from actually publishing, but I love hearing about people's experiments and what is working for folks.
Thanks seprus!

I did a fun interview about this recently, for the Open Book Society.
by MattLarkin
July 9th, 2012, 9:32 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 624
Views: 230887

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi, folks. I just signed up today, after lurking intermittently for quite a while. I've been a science fiction fan since I was a kid... so I've gone and written an espionage novel. And another one is in the works. I'm currently mired in the misery that is querying, with a few last revisions on the ...
by MattLarkin
July 3rd, 2012, 11:56 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Family interference
Replies: 21
Views: 4276

Re: Family interference

mark54g wrote:Brenda,

Just yell "I swear to Cthulu, the next one that interrupts me will have their head eaten when he ascends from the murky below!"
8-)

This is a "Like" button. I know it looks like a smilie, but really it's a "Like" button.
by MattLarkin
July 3rd, 2012, 11:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you ever sleep on it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2517

Re: Do you ever sleep on it?

Yeah--showers, driving, that kind of mindless thing helps me. Sometimes when I'm reading or watching other stuff something clicks, too. Sleeping doesn't usually unlock much per se, unless I was just so tired I needed a fresh perspective.
by MattLarkin
July 2nd, 2012, 1:27 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Share Your Summer Reading List
Replies: 12
Views: 2450

Re: Share Your Summer Reading List

Twist by Dannika Dark (finished)
The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton (current)
King's Blood by Daniel Abraham (probably next)

After that I'm not sure what's next. I don't have as much of a concrete plan as you, Sommer. It is kinda cool to see things lined up like that, though.
by MattLarkin
July 2nd, 2012, 10:53 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: I'm desperate for writing podcasts.
Replies: 9
Views: 5584

Re: I'm desperate for writing podcasts.

I was going to say Writing Excuses, but Brenda got there first, like the shopper carrying off the last fresh baguette as you round the aisle end. HA! The fluffy fresh deliciousness of that last baguette shall be MINE, and I shall nom on it and laugh at the desolate look on your face when you realiz...
by MattLarkin
July 2nd, 2012, 10:41 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Weird google phrases for your blog
Replies: 13
Views: 5268

Re: Weird google phrases for your blog

HillaryJ wrote:"Why don't Mongolians cry?" once brought someone to my blog, after which I searched it top to bottom to try to figure out how they'd gotten there. :D
:lol:

I missed this when it was first posted. That's awesome.
by MattLarkin
June 28th, 2012, 11:45 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 94027

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

My wife finally has her visa and we're back home in Florida. Yay!
by MattLarkin
June 28th, 2012, 11:43 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: It Feels Like Peer Pressure Sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 2405

Re: It Feels Like Peer Pressure Sometimes

I think a website is compulsory. A blog is optional.
by MattLarkin
June 28th, 2012, 11:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Constantly second guessing
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

Re: Constantly second guessing

oldhousejunkie wrote:I can write two separate novels at one time. I thought I was weird, but it seems that I may be some mythical being? Just kidding, of course.
At the same time? Like each hand on a different laptop? Then, yeah, I'd say mythical being all the way. :shock: