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by bcomet
September 7th, 2012, 12:30 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First 500 Words of a Sci Fi Short
Replies: 8
Views: 5963

Re: First 500 Words of a Sci Fi Short

I also really liked this. I'd love to read more. My comments: The opening for me is unnecessary in referencing to anti-other things. I feel the tone would be more in keeping with what follows with posing the question (of how people come up with seemingly questionable attitudes) and beginning with th...
by bcomet
September 7th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First 500 words of MG science fiction
Replies: 5
Views: 4882

Re: First 500 words of MG science fiction

I just read the latest version (as the first has been removed). I really liked it. A LOT. I'd love to read more. You can PM me if you want with more. The only thing I would bring up at this point is that I'm not convinced this is just for MG or even MG. If it is, it's pretty sophisticated - thought ...
by bcomet
September 6th, 2012, 4:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The hardest part of the novel
Replies: 26
Views: 6172

Re: The hardest part of the novel

For me, the hardest part is the final 3rd or 4th. I have to step away from it and then, in order to get back into it, I have to get myself in from the outside and outline and, at that point, it is often a hurtle.
by bcomet
August 24th, 2012, 2:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first novel and other stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 3150

Re: Your first novel and other stuff

This thread has so much good information and feedback on it. Thanks for having the courage to post it and start this conversation. I am always growing a little bit at a time, so my process evolves. I am also picking up my writing again after a hiatus (yea - glad that's over :-D) and finding that I c...
by bcomet
August 19th, 2012, 9:21 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81759

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Margo,

How did you find the/make the art for the covers for your Amazon.com books? Did you work with other professionals on editing, formatting, layout, marketing, etc. too? Would love to learn more about your process. Your success is very inspiring!
by bcomet
August 19th, 2012, 9:20 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81759

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Mark, That IS great news!! Congrats!
by bcomet
August 19th, 2012, 9:19 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writers Who Run
Replies: 14
Views: 7075

Re: Writers Who Run

I "inside jog" a LOT. When I am in a story, I use the jogging time for story building. When I am away writing, I love to walk with my story. I love walking vacations and writing-walking vacations.
by bcomet
August 19th, 2012, 9:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 13856

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

I Love Parties! :-D
by bcomet
August 19th, 2012, 9:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your Favorite Fantasy
Replies: 16
Views: 3095

Re: Your Favorite Fantasy

My biggest fantasy would be for my stories to be produced as Hollywood movies and get to advise and be on the set!
by bcomet
August 16th, 2012, 3:01 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81759

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Hi Margo! Still catching up with the news around here, but saw THIS about YOU! Congrats! You inspire us all!
Wonderful wonderful news!
by bcomet
August 14th, 2012, 12:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you get permission for using lyrics in a novel?
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: How do you get permission for using lyrics in a novel?

Doug, not necessarily. My characters are listening to music in a number of scenes. I thought it would also be fun to include a playlist with this particular work. Exploring this. But would change it if needed. No problemo. But, like many writers, it is kind of fun to share what segues when it feels ...
by bcomet
August 14th, 2012, 12:45 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 13856

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

You guys are wonderful! The support I've had from you here has been/is awesome. And I'm back. And very glad to be back.
There is nothing like kindness!! It's the best no matter what you or I may be going through. Thank you all.
by bcomet
August 13th, 2012, 5:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 13856

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

Thanks Trixie! :)
by bcomet
August 13th, 2012, 2:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you get permission for using lyrics in a novel?
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

How do you get permission for using lyrics in a novel?

I am wondering about several copyright questions: 1. If you use song lyrics or tiles in a novel, how do you determine if they are open domain? 2. If in open domain, how do you give credit properly? 3. If you need permission, how/where do you obtain it? 4.If you get permission, where/how do you credi...