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by Mira
August 31st, 2012, 11:49 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81118

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Two and a half years ago I started coming to this forum because I'd written a book and I wanted to know everything there was to know about getting it published. Today it officially released from Turquoise Morning Press! For anyone who's curious, MEANT TO BE is now digitally available at Amazon, B&N...
by Mira
August 15th, 2012, 1:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write Club. Who’s in?
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

Re: Write Club. Who’s in?

JonGibbs wrote:All in all, a grand day :)
Truly. Except for the 'writing a sonnet' part. Honestly, I may never recover from that.

But we all bear our scars.
by Mira
August 15th, 2012, 12:57 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Where to Start with Sci-fi
Replies: 16
Views: 3868

Re: Where to Start with Sci-fi

McCaffrey's The Ship Who Sang (the first of the ship books that Mira couldn't recall) and her Powers That Be (Petabee) series. Both series start to degrade as they progress (just my opinion), but the first couple of books are longstanding faves for me. As someone mentioned, her books are soft soft ...
by Mira
August 15th, 2012, 1:51 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Where to Start with Sci-fi
Replies: 16
Views: 3868

Re: Where to Start with Sci-fi

Hitchhikers Guide! The whole series. :) Otherwise, I tend toward the classics: The Foundation Trilogy by Asimov. It's alittle dated, but it still holds up, and it's pretty wonderful. Anything by Ursula LeGuin is brilliant. The Left Hand of Darkness, the Dispossessed. She's one of the greats. The Ill...
by Mira
August 15th, 2012, 1:37 am
Forum: Books
Topic: In Memory Of ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: In Memory Of ...

Sad to lose so many!

I'd like to add Nora Ephron. She was a screenwriter, a novelist and a journalist. Probably best known for directing Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry met Sally.
by Mira
August 15th, 2012, 1:26 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write Club. Who’s in?
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

Re: Write Club. Who’s in?

Ha! Fun concept.

I laughed, I cried, I wrote a sonnet. It was a good fight.
by Mira
August 15th, 2012, 1:24 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: 2012 Bulwer-Lytton bad-writing winners
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: 2012 Bulwer-Lytton bad-writing winners

Cute. These look fun. Thanks for sharing. :)
by Mira
August 15th, 2012, 1:23 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Help with using the word "the"
Replies: 9
Views: 1762

Re: Help with using the word "the"

I'd like to chime in and agree with not capitalizing it. It's somewhat distracting. The eye skips over the word 'the', but if you capitalize it, the eye stops and says "what is this capitalized 'the'? Better it not be capitalized and stay invisible, imho.

Interesting question!
by Mira
August 15th, 2012, 1:19 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336231

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I conduct:

Scholarly Research (a humor post)

I worked on this one for a WHOLE WEEK! Hope it works! :)


http://mirascorner.blogspot.com/2012/08 ... -meta.html
by Mira
July 31st, 2012, 2:22 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Help with genre
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: Help with genre

Hmmm. I wouldn't classify it as New Adult because you might miss out on readers. Even if the characters are in their 20s, older folk may still identify with them and enjoy the book. I think I'd classify it as adult fiction. Although, it's really hard to know without reading it. It could be a mystery...
by Mira
July 30th, 2012, 3:56 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: My new website is ready
Replies: 14
Views: 4125

Re: My new website is ready

Thanks, Mira. I didn't realize you were writing non-fiction. Yep. Memoir, essay, humor, and prescriptive non-fiction (pop psychology). Not nearly ready to publish, but working on stuff. I'm alittle envious of fiction writers. I can't do story. Just have no idea 'what happened next'. Wish I did! But...
by Mira
July 30th, 2012, 1:22 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: My new website is ready
Replies: 14
Views: 4125

Re: My new website is ready

Well, I think you accomplished that! And now you can be proud of both your books and your website. :D Btw, I love fantasy! Just added your book to my 'wish list'. I have to say, as a reader, going around to writer's forums really pays off in my TBR pile. Since I write non-fiction, I can just be a fa...
by Mira
July 30th, 2012, 1:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Colson Whitehead's Rules for Writing: NY Times
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

Re: Colson Whitehead's Rules for Writing: NY Times

Ha! These are great fun. Thanks for linking it. :D
by Mira
July 30th, 2012, 1:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When writing isn't your full-time job.
Replies: 16
Views: 2921

Re: When writing isn't your full-time job.

I'm sorry, Regan, it sounds exhausting. If it's a new job, just know that you'll probably adjust and stop being so tired after a couple of months. I also have a stressful job, and I'm tired in the evenings. I don't usually write during the week at all. I set aside time on the weekend, usually on Sun...
by Mira
July 30th, 2012, 1:09 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy
Replies: 34
Views: 11892

Re: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy

If you're interested, here's an interesting article about recent book covers. They talk about why the choice was made for the Casual Vacancy, and seem to think it's a good thing: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/07/book-cover-clones-why-do-so-many-recent-novels-look-alike/259884...