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by rose
July 22nd, 2010, 12:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Endings Are Sweet Goodbyes
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Endings Are Sweet Goodbyes

five WHOLE books! Now that's a big reading commitment, but I expect life to settle down again one of these days and I just might do it.

thank you!

rose
by rose
July 22nd, 2010, 12:05 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336226

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

INTERMISSION BEFORE THE LAST ACT BEGINS Arc, loyal reader at the Quonset Hut, has this to say about the story of THE GOOD-BYE MAN. Once in a while an event happens in the course of human history that is worthy of note. Some may involve feats of strength and danger, others endurance against the odds,...
by rose
July 22nd, 2010, 11:57 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Endings Are Sweet Goodbyes
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Endings Are Sweet Goodbyes

Craig, you are going to leave us hanging, without telling us the name of the book that impressed you so?

How cruel!

rose
by rose
July 20th, 2010, 9:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Got Gothic?
Replies: 10
Views: 1687

Got Gothic?

My partner and are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and expect that we will soon be ready to complete copies of our manuscript by the end of the summer. Some of these hard copies will go to members of our current crit group, in gratitude for their support through the previous round...
by rose
July 15th, 2010, 5:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Whom do you write like?
Replies: 53
Views: 9948

Re: Whom do you write like?

Thanks, that was fun and timely. I was just wondering this yesterday!

rose,
aka King/Wallace/Vonnegut
by rose
June 3rd, 2010, 9:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I am appalled.
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: I am appalled.

And yet I see some talented writers among the 271(!) finalists. As for the unlucky 2000 who didn't make the cut, they can still sign up for a how-to-get published-course for a one time special price of only 79.95.

I wonder when they get to learn the how-to-write part.

rose
by rose
June 3rd, 2010, 5:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I am appalled.
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

I am appalled.

Oh my. There is a top author contest running now, in which the first two rounds are popular vote rounds. From their web page: In round 1 over 82,000 votes were casted from 136 different countries. This competition has caused a wave of positive messages to advance forward into the world. This energy ...
by rose
June 1st, 2010, 11:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?
Replies: 52
Views: 8714

Re: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?

"Tense - Jumping tenses is obviously a big no-no. But again, its difficult to spot these mistakes, especially while writing in first person. I've already corrected a zillion of these" [/color] How interesting that you pick this point out, Deepsesh. I am studying tense jumping with a first person po...
by rose
February 14th, 2010, 1:45 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: A new revenue model for E-books?
Replies: 4
Views: 1812

Re: A new revenue model for E-books?

I represent the Tragedy of the Commons answer. I would like the free with ads ebook, please. And then I would also like the work-around hack that suppresses the ads, like the Firefox Adblock add-on does.

rose
by rose
February 14th, 2010, 1:38 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Authonomy: The Future of publishing?
Replies: 26
Views: 7834

Re: Future of publishing?

Jeff,

I am switching from MS word to Open Office, which is the open source community's version of MS word. It also allows you to write a document and save it in .pdf format. I don't know about other starting points, but it is easy to do with .rtf files.

openoffice.org

rose
by rose
February 14th, 2010, 1:27 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My Weird Experiment
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Re: My Weird Experiment

Lovely trailer! I want one! I find that as a book gets closer to done-ness there are lots of these side jobs to be tended to. Blurbs, synopses, queries, proposals, cover letters, character lists, reference material. I'm sticking bits and pieces of them everywhere as I create them in our public discu...
by rose
February 7th, 2010, 3:51 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Worst Query Competition
Replies: 29
Views: 5124

Re: Worst Query Competition

Oh, this is a deeelishus thread. No one gets writer humor like other writers. My lol moment came with As you can see, I am very efficient at producing literature. I imagine those words hanging over my head like some ethereal thought bubble and that makes me smile. Thank you, my goofy darlings, for l...
by rose
February 2nd, 2010, 3:04 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Blog Traffic...Creating a Traffic Jam
Replies: 17
Views: 3488

Re: Blog Traffic...Creating a Traffic Jam

I appreciate the tips, y'all. I've just started two blogs, one to provide me with a place to ruminate on some of the mysteries I've encountered while researching the Townsend Brown story and one to post book chapters as we finish the next draft. This last is my way of flogging myself to the finish l...
by rose
January 31st, 2010, 4:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Beautiful Language in TV Shows
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: Beautiful Language in TV Shows

Thanks for the recommendations, y'all. We have a TV-free household but we are always on the lookout for any good series on DVD. I thoroughly enjoyed 6 Feet Under , but was mad about Deadwood . The David Milch authored episodes stood out from the others because of the almost Shakespearean cadence of ...
by rose
January 31st, 2010, 4:43 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.
Replies: 24
Views: 5009

Re: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.

Sorry, Ink. I didn't watch the game,but I heard it should have gone the other way.

Knight, I now have to flip leagues and cheer for the Saints. Otherwise my Gulf Coast relatives will disown me. So....here's to a memorable Superbowl, however it goes.

rose