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by Tycoon
May 26th, 2010, 2:52 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: The Butterfly Key - Prologue first 4 paragraphs
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: The Butterfly Key - Prolugue first 4 paragraphs

I like it. The atmosphere is definitely there and the story is interesting. It leaves me wanting to know more. I like the juxtapose of family/holiday/warmth with tension. I do wonder if the tension could be brought in a bit smoother, it seems like almost an afterthought loaded on top of the warmth ...
by Tycoon
May 26th, 2010, 7:00 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Violent cartoons or t.v. shows you remember as a kid
Replies: 9
Views: 4498

Violent cartoons or t.v. shows you remember as a kid

Now I am talking kid shows only. pick 1 cartoon and 1 non-cartoon I think I would have to say in no particular order: 1) Tom and Jerry - Violent violent violent 2) The Muppets - The Swedish chef chasing the chicken with a butcher knife or making donuts by throwing dough in the air and shooting a hol...
by Tycoon
May 26th, 2010, 6:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Nerd for Words
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: A Nerd for Words

I had to laugh because I have the same thing in my manuscript. Something to the effect of... "He held her tight in his arms" I'm not a expert but I think tight or tightly is correct either way and is still a adverb either ways. But just wait... an expert will come by and slap me for being wrong!!!!
by Tycoon
May 26th, 2010, 6:47 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: So I want to self publish... kinda sorta, not really
Replies: 17
Views: 3580

So I want to self publish... kinda sorta, not really

Okay, here's the deal. I wrote a story for the wife. Had it professionally edited, and all the goodies. I still want to go through the traditional means of publishing, however my wife wants a copy now, and not a manuscript. And we all know how slow the publishing industry works. It could be years, o...
by Tycoon
May 26th, 2010, 6:34 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Summer Reading for kids
Replies: 20
Views: 3688

Re: Summer Reading for kids

I'm in agreement, "Nix" Lord of the flies from that list.

My daughter's loved the series with cats... er, going of memory here but I think its "warrior series" by Erin hunter?
by Tycoon
May 26th, 2010, 6:30 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: The Butterfly Key - Prologue first 4 paragraphs
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

The Butterfly Key - Prologue first 4 paragraphs

Any comments would be appreciated. Thank you. Prologue Downy snowflakes the size of cotton balls fluttered from the heavens on that unforgettable December evening with the help of a light wind blowing in from the northwest. The air and snow swirled around like a soft exhale of an angel’s breath, coa...
by Tycoon
May 7th, 2010, 5:34 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What do you "do"?
Replies: 41
Views: 5835

Re: What do you "do"?

United States Postal Worker
by Tycoon
April 18th, 2010, 4:25 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Big "Oops" for Penguin Austrailia?
Replies: 5
Views: 1507

Big "Oops" for Penguin Austrailia?

SYDNEY – An Australian publisher is reprinting 7,000 cookbooks over a recipe for pasta with "salt and freshly ground black people." Penguin Group Australia's head of publishing, Bob Sessions, acknowledged the proofreader for the Pasta Bible should have picked up the error, but called it nothing more...
by Tycoon
March 25th, 2010, 10:38 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Share Your Dreams
Replies: 11
Views: 1998

Re: Share Your Dreams

I have nightmares of being married with three daughters... Oh damn, that's reality.

I have a goofy one where I try pulling my gums out of my mouth with my finger and no matter how much I pull it all comes out like taffy!!! It's really freaky!
by Tycoon
March 23rd, 2010, 8:00 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Best TV show of all time?
Replies: 48
Views: 6644

Re: Best TV show of all time?

Married...with children

For cartoon I would have to go with Voltron
by Tycoon
March 16th, 2010, 7:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Glad I Didn't Give Up
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

Re: Glad I Didn't Give Up

Awesome!!! Grats!
by Tycoon
March 12th, 2010, 6:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures
Replies: 55
Views: 23767

Re: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures

I like them... it makes the characters seem more realistic, and to me, that is what bonds you to certain characters. But you are correct if you use to many, then it becomes repetitious and annoying.
by Tycoon
March 12th, 2010, 6:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does your genre make it difficult to find an agent?
Replies: 20
Views: 5669

Re: Does your genre make it difficult to find an agent?

Christian Fiction has something like 27 or 28... and to make things worse, many of them work in the same agency!
by Tycoon
March 12th, 2010, 7:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Word counts per page?
Replies: 8
Views: 1465

Re: Word counts per page?

double-spaced?
by Tycoon
March 12th, 2010, 2:07 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Which email provider do you send queries from?
Replies: 14
Views: 2177

Re: Which email provider do you send queries from?

shadow wrote:YAHOO
Yahoo for me also!!