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by Mira
July 30th, 2012, 1:06 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Goodreads Giveaway Tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 2498

Re: Goodreads Giveaway Tips?

I know nothing about Goodreads (sorry), but I just wanted to say congratulations, Ryan, on stepping out in the world! :)

I hope it goes really well!
by Mira
July 30th, 2012, 1:05 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: My new website is ready
Replies: 14
Views: 3910

Re: My new website is ready

Wow, Matt. That is absolutely gorgeous!

Nice job!! :D
by Mira
July 30th, 2012, 12:59 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Learn a Language to Procrastinate
Replies: 10
Views: 7871

Re: Learn a Language to Procrastinate

I'd really like to learn Spanish. It's important for my profession, since I live in California. I'm going to go the Rosetta Stone route eventually, but it's expensive, so I'm saving up. But I'll check out your site in the meantime - appreciate you sharing it. And you're right, free is good! :D
by Mira
July 30th, 2012, 12:55 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Please flag posts with suspicious signatures
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

Re: Please flag posts with suspicious signatures

Well, I know this is a weird thing to say, and I'm not diminishing the irritation of having to delete it, but I rather enjoy the spam. I get a kick out of how clever they are. Sorry. ;) On the other hand, I really like flagging things, too, so I'll do my flagging part! Maybe this is because I sort o...
by Mira
July 30th, 2012, 12:41 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 313290

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I have my first guest post, from Writersink! :D

Also known as Ravena, Writersink wrote a very clever post about procrastination.


http://mirascorner.blogspot.com/


Please take a moment to stop by, say 'hi' to Ravena and read her funny post! :D
by Mira
July 22nd, 2012, 12:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 4267

Re: Writing Tips

Mira- You nailed it. BTW...I just published a new book, it's a kids book, but the main theme is finding the right time and right place for something. In the context of my story (Rudy Toot-Toot, it's on Amazon), it's a fart. Well, not just a fart, but a massive earthquake inducing blast, which, as y...
by Mira
July 21st, 2012, 7:25 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Are Publishers Going Too Far?
Replies: 16
Views: 6110

Re: Are Publishers Going Too Far?

Okay, my vote. I don't feel all that strongly because I think I've surrended to this. Publishers and Producers and Directors are going to do it, despite my opinion. And I don't have any problem with erotica. And I understand the idea of creative expansion on an idea, so I can see why people might di...
by Mira
July 21st, 2012, 7:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: At the can't-look-at-my-book phase
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: At the can't-look-at-my-book phase

Boy, I know that feeling.

I echo what everyone is saying. Take a break. A long one.

Not only will you be re-energized, but like others here said, you'll see it with fresh eyes.
by Mira
July 21st, 2012, 7:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I'm High Right Now (because they like my book)
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: I'm High Right Now (because they like my book)

Congratulations! I know that feeling. There is nothing better than knowing someone loves your writing. It's great motivation, too! :D
by Mira
July 21st, 2012, 7:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Fight like hell for your literary dreams!
Replies: 19
Views: 5239

Re: Fight like hell for your literary dreams!

Congrats, Andrew! That's wonderful.

Kickstarter is very cool. :)
by Mira
July 21st, 2012, 7:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 4267

Re: Writing Tips

Rick, I like your tips, especially tip #4. I never tire of those jokes. They are funny! :)

My tip: There is a time and a place for adverbs. Don't be afraid to use one when it feels right.
by Mira
July 21st, 2012, 7:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you know if your writing is any good?
Replies: 24
Views: 3810

Re: How do you know if your writing is any good?

Thanks, Rick and Thanks, SLD! :)

Good stuff to think about!
by Mira
July 21st, 2012, 7:09 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Which Role playing Game are you playing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1885

Re: Which Role playing Game are you playing?

JohnDurvin wrote:I just discovered Pinball Quest, a game that combines RPG's and pinball. Unfortunately, it's for the original NES, so there's no save button, which is not good for RPG's...

Yeah, it's sad there isn't a better way to play games for old platforms. Some of them were gems!
by Mira
July 21st, 2012, 7:08 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Ebook
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

Re: Ebook

I agree with Mark and Sommer. It's illegal. No question.

It's also unethical, in that you are making money off someone's work. I imagine you are having some uneasy feelings about doing this, which is why you posted this here. I'd listen to that unease.

I'm glad you checked!
by Mira
July 21st, 2012, 7:03 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Pearson buys vanity press Author Solutions
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Re: Pearson buys vanity press Author Solutions

Yes, the web is abuzz. I feel suspect of their motives, myself. Maybe I'm being unfair, but something about this hits me wrong.