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by lexcade
January 31st, 2010, 5:30 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Publishing a Series
Replies: 8
Views: 1560

Re: Publishing a Series

btw, if you care "As of August 2009, recent talks have been underway in the continuation of 'The Vampire Chronicles' film series, with 'The Vampire Lestat' being the next film to be focused on in the series. Robert Downey Jr. is said to be up for the role of Lestat." I don't know how I feel about t...
by lexcade
January 31st, 2010, 5:27 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?
Replies: 38
Views: 11992

Re: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?

whiskey.

then more writing.

then possibly more whiskey, depending.

and more writing. the people in my head won't shut up.
by lexcade
January 31st, 2010, 5:23 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite quote
Replies: 55
Views: 10277

Re: Favorite quote

"the clothes make the man. naked people have little or no influence on society."~~ mark twain "It is necessary to be slightly underemployed if you want to do something significant." ~~Bob Dylan "He was dull in a new way, and that made many people think him great." ~~Ben Johnson discussing Thomas Gra...
by lexcade
January 31st, 2010, 5:19 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What writing disorder do you suffer from?
Replies: 49
Views: 11211

Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

bipolarity, mixed with depression, anxiety, and a hefty load of ADD.
by lexcade
January 31st, 2010, 5:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: writing advice from a bass player...
Replies: 4
Views: 959

writing advice from a bass player...

i got some great *indirect* advice from Victor Wooten of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones the other night that pretty much struck me as the most profound advice ever. he was talking to a bass player who had asked him about a particular technique he was having trouble with. you know what Mr. Wooten said...
by lexcade
January 31st, 2010, 4:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 11399

Re: What are you writing now?

my current is SF with romance elements. usually i write fantasy. nothing special, lol
by lexcade
January 31st, 2010, 4:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: chapter question.
Replies: 18
Views: 2897

Re: chapter question.

chapters are as long as they need to be to complete the initial thought. don't worry about the style or the technique. just say what you need to say. (curse you, john mayer.) the more you worry about style, the more the project suffers. so just focus on the story and your characters. when they're re...
by lexcade
January 31st, 2010, 4:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Critique/Review Sites and Groups
Replies: 22
Views: 4549

Re: Critique/Review Sites and Groups

i've been a member of http://www.penwrights.com for almost ten years. the people on there have been beyond helpful (and we need some new blood!!!!!). they're great. and it's really informal, too.

and free.
by lexcade
January 31st, 2010, 4:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Beautiful Language in TV Shows
Replies: 17
Views: 2748

Re: Beautiful Language in TV Shows

three words:

six feet under.

i watched all 5 wonderful seasons in about a week.
by lexcade
January 31st, 2010, 4:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Have you ever been inspired by a song?
Replies: 16
Views: 3413

Re: Have you ever been inspired by a song?

yeah. i make soundtracks to write to. my last one consisted of disturbd, mudvayne, coldplay, sick puppies, godsmack, my friend's band and a couple others. one of my WIPs will be almost all shinedown songs. it helps me to get into the mood. but i'm fairly certain that i'm one of the few who thought t...
by lexcade
January 31st, 2010, 3:43 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: query - dirge of the desert
Replies: 25
Views: 3210

Re: query - dirge of the desert

when i first saw all the red, i nearly had a heart attack, lol. thanks for the insight! i hope this works a little better. remarkably, it's not as long as it looks, though the way it's broken up makes it seem longer. at least that's my theory, and i'm stickin' to it :-D Dear Agent: After waking up c...
by lexcade
January 30th, 2010, 8:48 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Final query: Waiting for April
Replies: 29
Views: 4590

Re: Final query: Waiting for April

...this is awesome.

good luck when you start querying. i have faith in you! just don't be afraid (i know, easier said than done). i have the feeling someone will say yes.
by lexcade
January 30th, 2010, 7:14 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: query - dirge of the desert
Replies: 25
Views: 3210

Re: query - dirge of the desert

thanks for some really great criticism, dan! let's try this one. Dear Agent: After waking up covered in panther fur and with no memory of her past, Dima quickly learns that her life is not hers to control. Her name, her daily schedule, and her decisions belong to the scientists behind the Humani Pro...
by lexcade
January 30th, 2010, 3:18 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: query - dirge of the desert
Replies: 25
Views: 3210

Re: query - dirge of the desert

many many thanks!!!!!!!
by lexcade
January 29th, 2010, 7:41 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: query - dirge of the desert
Replies: 25
Views: 3210

Re: query - dirge of the desert

Ha ha, I did see how short yours is! And very good, I might add. I am HORRIBLE at concise writing (can you tell?). You didn't butcher anything. Actually, you helped quite a bit. Everyone has. I've made a lot of changes, and I hope that this will start me on the right path. This one's almost 200 word...