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by MattLarkin
June 28th, 2012, 11:31 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Weird Writing Habits
Replies: 31
Views: 5501

Re: Weird Writing Habits

I don't like quite when writing either. I almost always listen to music when writing. The right songs make a big difference in getting me in the right mindset for the scene in question. When writing a bonfire dance scene I was listening to Polynesian drumbeats on loop endlessly ;) And of course, Cos...
by MattLarkin
June 28th, 2012, 11:06 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: I've accidentally set the difficulty to 'Mayhem'.....
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: I've accidentally set the difficulty to 'Mayhem'.....

I haven't read your work Hillys--though if Brenda likes it I'm sure I would, too--so take this with a grain of salt, but I agree with polymath. I think 7 is too many angles. Your average reader is not going to know your world as well as you do, not going to read the book in one sitting, and going to...
by MattLarkin
June 28th, 2012, 10:58 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: "I thought of a novel" "Oh! so it's like so and so" "... :("
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: "I thought of a novel" "Oh! so it's like so and so" "... :("

I did that a few times, until I finally just stopped sharing my ideas when I got them. It sounds sad, like I'm sulking and refusing to participate in the party or something, but I've found that the thrill of the Shiny New Idea can sooooo easily be tarnished by others who don't see your vision. And ...
by MattLarkin
June 28th, 2012, 10:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Okay, Margo, Game On
Replies: 23
Views: 4179

Re: Okay, Margo, Game On

Margo wrote:
Claudie wrote:And I say we all stop posting every time we're exactly one post behind polymath. That way he always stays top of the pile!
*more evil laughter*
:lol: :lol:
by MattLarkin
June 28th, 2012, 10:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Breaking down a published novel's story
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: Breaking down a published novel's story

As Poly and Mira said, you should never feel bad about asking a question, especially not here. Nobody is going to jump down your throat for not knowing every answer, and everybody was a beginning sometime. Actually, that question is pretty insightful. It's when we start thinking about how the novel ...
by MattLarkin
April 30th, 2012, 1:38 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 140315

Re: What are you reading now?

Cookie wrote:Above by Leah Bobet and The Way of the Shadows by Brent Weeks.
I loved The Way of Shadows. Made Weeks one of my favorite writers.
by MattLarkin
April 26th, 2012, 2:19 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Was Self-Publishing The Right Decision?
Replies: 8
Views: 2584

Re: Was Self-Publishing The Right Decision?

Hey, Dave, all excellent news. Thanks for sharing all you've learned along the way with us.
by MattLarkin
April 26th, 2012, 8:04 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Brandon Sanderson Class Online
Replies: 35
Views: 4455

Re: Brandon Sanderson Class Online

Yeah, I watched the first one. It's definitely nice for those of us not living anywhere near him.
by MattLarkin
April 26th, 2012, 8:01 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Pottermore?
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

Re: Pottermore?

I used it to buy the books for my Kindle. I don't imagine I'd go back again, given that I bought them as a set. Which is part of the problem with the whole separate retailer thing--unlike Amazon, many of your customers only visit once.
by MattLarkin
April 24th, 2012, 12:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Another POV question
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Another POV question

Is the rest of your novel in omniscient? Even it is, I'd say that's a risk of confusion. If it's not, then definitely don't head up.
by MattLarkin
April 23rd, 2012, 7:51 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy
Replies: 27
Views: 5544

Re: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy

On the whole pricing issue, one thing David said in his blog today, about seeing the prices of other historical fictions in his ballpark--it's something I've been thinking about. I think different genres demand different prices. If you look at the top selling fantasy indies, most prices at $2.99. I'...
by MattLarkin
April 19th, 2012, 12:46 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Resume?
Replies: 8
Views: 1862

Re: Resume?

Sounds like they mean writing resume, i.e. publication history.
by MattLarkin
April 17th, 2012, 1:55 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Resume?
Replies: 8
Views: 1862

Re: Resume?

Unless you applied for a job as his or her assistant, that sounds really weird. If you're querying non-fiction, I could see them wanting to know your qualifications, but a resume sounds off.
by MattLarkin
April 15th, 2012, 8:28 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 140315

Re: What are you reading now?

The Golden Compass I found The Subtle Knife was my favourite in that series. I'm now reading the Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke. A childhood fav. I finished the Golden Compass the other day. I enjoyed it, though not enough to put the sequels high on my TBR list. They're on there, but I have a lot of ...
by MattLarkin
April 10th, 2012, 3:39 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336166

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

lewaters777 wrote:Importance of a mailing list for self-publishers...

http://laurenwaters.net/2012/04/10/mail ... ublishers/
Lauren, when I try to visit your blog it tells me it is private.