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by Mira
December 30th, 2009, 5:05 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Moderator Welcome: Ink!
Replies: 37
Views: 9782

Re: New Moderator Welcome: Ink!

Eeeek.

Not, not....the catapult!!!

Well, dern it all. Yer a hard man, Sheriff, but I reckon you won this one. Me and my boys'll keep this side of the law.

Fer now.
by Mira
December 30th, 2009, 4:06 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Moderator Welcome: Ink!
Replies: 37
Views: 9782

Re: New Moderator Welcome: Ink!

Hey there, Sheriff. Heard a rumor yer gunnin fer me.

Well now, isn't that a pretty pickle? Maybe we needs to have ourselves a shoot-out, see who owns this here town? Eh, Sherrif?
by Mira
December 30th, 2009, 3:49 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192588

Re: Ask Nathan

Nathan - thanks. It is nice to have a place to carry the side conversations, and meet new writers. Thanks for starting them. :) Okay. I've re-written this 4 times now, and I can't figure out how to say this in business speak, so I give up. I'll just do my regular me. I hope you take care of yourself...
by Mira
December 29th, 2009, 10:03 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Sharing plot ideas that you couldn't/wouldn't write yourself
Replies: 19
Views: 3884

Re: Sharing novel ideas (that you couldn't write yourself) ?

Well, this is non-fiction, but I wish someone would write a book about homeless women. The streets are much harder on women - there are fewer services, and they are frequently assaulted and targeted. There are stories there that need to be told, and attention brought to the issue. Maybe someone has ...
by Mira
December 29th, 2009, 10:01 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Comfort books
Replies: 20
Views: 3262

Re: Comfort books

These are all wonderful - I've heard of a few, but now most. Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll definitely look them up. :)
by Mira
December 29th, 2009, 10:00 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: Happy Holidays

Yes, absolutely. Everyone stay safe and warm. :)

And have a wonderful New Year!
by Mira
December 28th, 2009, 12:50 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192588

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan,

I have a question - I know you don't answer all questions, and you may not want to answer this one, which is cool.

But I'm curious about your vision for the forums. What made you start them and what are you hoping they will become?

Thanks - hope you had a great holiday! :)
by Mira
December 28th, 2009, 12:48 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pure Pain or Pure Ecstasy??
Replies: 14
Views: 2670

Re: Pure Pain or Pure Ecstasy??

For me - part of the pain is going to places inside myself. I honestly don't know, sometimes, if I should go there. I have one short story I've been sitting on for years because it's so......horrible. And I have another short story in my mind about a serial child rapist. I'm shrinking from it. I'm n...
by Mira
December 28th, 2009, 12:43 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite quote
Replies: 55
Views: 9858

Re: Favorite quote

Here's one:

Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given an opportunity to do so.

Doris Lessing

I really like this one. :)
by Mira
December 28th, 2009, 12:42 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: following recipes loses the cake
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: following recipes loses the cake

Personally, I think the trick is to write a really good book. If your book is good, the query can be mediocre, imho. Maybe one or two agents will accidentally miss it because they are paying attention to the query only, but someone will see it. So write a d#$m good book, and do your best with the qu...
by Mira
December 24th, 2009, 7:27 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite quote
Replies: 55
Views: 9858

Re: Favorite quote

Christmas quote for you. :)

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
by Mira
December 24th, 2009, 7:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Sharing plot ideas that you couldn't/wouldn't write yourself
Replies: 19
Views: 3884

Re: Sharing novel ideas (that you couldn't write yourself) ?

Cool ideas, like the co-joined twins. That could be fascinating.

I'm with you, Smurfhead, on the historical fiction. I think it would be cool to write a story from Noah's persepective. The flood, the Ark. I don't know if it's been done, but it would be interesting.
by Mira
December 24th, 2009, 7:13 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Moderator Welcome: Ink!
Replies: 37
Views: 9782

Re: New Moderator Welcome: Ink!

Well, I think the green looks quite handsome on you. Sort of Christmasy.
by Mira
December 24th, 2009, 7:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 6650

Re: Writer's Block

Hi Richard, Well you already got lots of responses, so I'm sort of repeating what other people have said...but..... I get terrible writer's block. I think it's an intense case of performance anxiety. I just get scared I can't do it. I don't have any great answers, but I can share with you some of my...
by Mira
December 22nd, 2009, 4:46 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Moderator Welcome: Ink!
Replies: 37
Views: 9782

Re: New Moderator Welcome: Ink!

Cool! Excellent choice, Nathan. I'm glad you're getting some support to build the forums, and Ink/Bryan has such wonderful quiet leadership skills.

Right on, Bryan - congratulations! You'll do a terrifc job. :) Nathan is lucky to have you!