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by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 16th, 2010, 2:39 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world
Replies: 90
Views: 22896

Re: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world

I'm not nostalgic for books because I've never left them. :) They're right there, providing everything I need. Really, I'm not anti-ebook or anything. I'm perfectly fine with ebooks. I do get a bit annoyed with the "ebooks are superior" idea that's touted in some places, where it's intimated that pe...
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 16th, 2010, 1:50 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 183724

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hey, Steph, glad you found us, and welcome to the forums. We're a friendly, helpful crew here, so jump on in. The water's warm. :)

If you need anything, just shout.

Best,
Bryan
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 16th, 2010, 8:40 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world
Replies: 90
Views: 22896

Re: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world

Mike Shatzkin just weighed in on this topic: The ebook, unlike the paper book, advances every month, if not every day. Screens and the reading platforms they run just keep improving: they get cheaper, lighter, more flexible, more capabilities-rich and there are ever more choices of them. Battery li...
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 15th, 2010, 7:56 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Friday the 13th
Replies: 17
Views: 2226

Re: Friday the 13th

Hang tough, Harper. Gotta get better from there, right? And at least a guy in a mask didn't chase you around with an axe...


And I think Heather should be buying us shoes if she's so happy. Just sayin'.
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 11th, 2010, 1:36 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 183724

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hey Priscilla! Glad you found us. Take a peek around and if you need anything just holler.

Best,
Bryan
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 11th, 2010, 12:33 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

Re: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....

Down the well wrote:Bryan, you need to stop listening to Brittany Spears.
I can't stop. It's a compulsion.
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 11th, 2010, 10:28 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 183724

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi Anatole, and welcome the Bransforums. And they are good people here! Mostly. I have my sheriff's eye on a few. Beware! (Okay, nah, everyone's nice.)

Hope you find a home here, and if you have any questions drop me a line.

Best,
Bryan
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 11th, 2010, 10:27 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 183724

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi Mark, and welcome!

I hear you on the heat. Our air conditioning is down again and I do believe parts of my brain are melting out of my ears. I think I just lost algebra and trigonometry. But who really needs those, anyway?

If you need anything, ask away.

Bryan
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 11th, 2010, 10:22 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

Re: Its got a nice beat I can dance to....

Funny, I almost never pay any attention to lyrics. Which is maybe a little pathetic for a writer. I'm interested in the music and the voice as an instrument. Lyrics? No. There are a few ( a very few) exceptions. But mostly, no. Plus, most song lyrics, as literature, are... not good. Not good, indeed...
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 10th, 2010, 7:37 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 183724

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hey, Matt, welcome to the forums. If you need anything, just ask. And luck with the school! Exciting stuff. Take advantage of that opportunity to write.

Best,
Bryan
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 10th, 2010, 11:34 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What superpower would you want?
Replies: 36
Views: 9196

Re: What superpower would you want?

Quill wrote:
What superpower would you want?
Russia.

Russia's too cold. I'm gonna pretend Maui is a superpower.
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 10th, 2010, 12:17 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 183724

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hey, Jaded Heather, I'm sure Mr. Pumbleychook deserved it.

Welcome to the forums -- let me know if you need anything.

Bryan
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 10th, 2010, 12:16 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 183724

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi, Nina, and welcome! I must say, your writing looks pretty fine to me. So don't worry! Let me know if you need anything.

Bryan
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 9th, 2010, 8:12 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 183724

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hey, Marcas, welcome! You've come to the right place.

Give me a shout if you need anything.

Best,
Bryan
by Bryan Russell/Ink
August 8th, 2010, 11:26 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: General question about queries
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: General question about queries

Halt the presses! If you're pitching a memoir, it's the one kind of non-fiction you treat the same as a novel. You don't need a proposal. You need a finished, polished memoir (unless you have celebrity power), which you can then query in the same format as you would a novel. One page query, plus pos...