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by lmjackson
June 20th, 2010, 9:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Creating an author web site
Replies: 19
Views: 3740

Re: Creating an author web site

If you have a Mac (or macbook), or access to one, you can use the program iWeb. It comes with Mac OS, so it's basically free. The program is made especially for people who have no web building experience. There are at least 12 different layouts that range from kind of funky, to professional. It's ki...
by lmjackson
January 29th, 2010, 1:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Have you ever been inspired by a song?
Replies: 16
Views: 3281

Re: Have you ever been inspired by a song?

Not really. I feel like I'm a minority in that aspect. I also photography and design in my freetime, and I seem to be the only "artist" who doesn't get inspired by songs. It's more like I will have an idea, or a product, and then I will look at it and be reminded of a song. But the song did not insp...
by lmjackson
January 27th, 2010, 3:47 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The iPad
Replies: 32
Views: 10138

Re: The iPad

I have an iPhone, thus I'm a little confused as to why I would need an iPad.
by lmjackson
January 23rd, 2010, 5:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: All right vs. Alright
Replies: 14
Views: 2575

Re: All right vs. Alright

I feel like "alright" is used when a person is confirming something like:
"Hey, we decided to go for ice cream instead."
"Alright, just let me know when you're leaving."

But as long as you're consistent it--hopefully--shouldn't matter too much.
by lmjackson
January 18th, 2010, 11:07 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 7-Figure Deal for YA author? - Link
Replies: 22
Views: 4450

Re: 7-Figure Deal for YA author? - Link

shadow wrote:Jeeze. I was so clueless when I first answered this question lol. Isn't 7 figures 7k?? Because I have heard of better.
7 figures means 7 number places. So basically it's at least a $1,000,000 deal.

I hope the book lives up to such high expectations as it has now. Either way, congrats to her!
by lmjackson
January 17th, 2010, 9:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: how many projects do you work on at a time?
Replies: 14
Views: 2529

Re: how many projects do you work on at a time?

I'm working on two projects right now. One is my main project I'd say, and the other has been digging in my mind and basically won't rest unless I work on it occasionally. The two are completely opposite both in genre and plot so when I'm not in the mood to write for one I can work on the other. May...
by lmjackson
January 15th, 2010, 11:52 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Using pop culture
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Re: Using pop culture

Thank you both for the advice. Which basically translates to - if you're writing great literary novels, don't do it. If you're writing genre novels, have at it. That makes sense. I understand that referencing a certain event or popular figure can really date a novel. The great literary novels are of...
by lmjackson
January 15th, 2010, 9:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: the drawer novel
Replies: 16
Views: 2811

Re: the drawer novel

This is a something that kind of worries me as well. I'm working on my first right now, and even while I'm writing something in the back of my mind is wondering if my efforts are for naught. Meanwhile I might be sabotaging my own writing by thinking this. Hopefully, I'll get over it soon.
by lmjackson
January 14th, 2010, 11:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The iGen(eration)
Replies: 1
Views: 498

The iGen(eration)

The key to youthfulness. ‘Tis what every young adult fiction writer yearns for. Theoretically, writing for the younger set should be as easy as dipping into one’s mental sieve of childhood memories. And as pretty as this sounds in theory, doing so would mean making one big fat mistake . For those wh...
by lmjackson
January 14th, 2010, 10:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Using pop culture
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Using pop culture

In regards to referencing pop culture like celebrities (Brad Pitt, Britney Spears), brands (Versace, CoverGirl), and products (iMac, Playstation), is it no holds barred? Obviously slander in such can be a problem, but is mentioning it in passing alright? Also I'm curious about how receptive an agent...