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Forum: Publishing 06-22-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,570
Posted By J. Newman
For my first two ebooks I approached two...

For my first two ebooks I approached two established artists here in Bangkok whose work I admired. I asked if I could use their work for free. Both artists agreed. They liked the idea of their work...
Forum: Fiction 12-12-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,094
Posted By J. Newman
I like this. Could it stand alone? Maybe. Or you...

I like this. Could it stand alone? Maybe. Or you could you use it in a longer surrealist piece of writing. You could move on to the thoughts of the sofa as her firm behind pressed down upon his soft...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-12-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 41,728
Posted By J. Newman
I have a mystery / thriller novel that is...

I have a mystery / thriller novel that is completed, undergoing final draft. 50k words. If anyone is interested in being a Beta please PM. In return I'll beta read any genre apart from fantasy or YA ...
Forum: The Library 11-28-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,756
Posted By J. Newman
Yes. Yes. Yes I forgot about Hamilton....

Yes. Yes. Yes

I forgot about Hamilton. Hangover Square. Slaves of solitude. The Midnight Bell. One Thousand Streets under the Sky....

He was actually pretty famous in his time for writing the...
Forum: The Library 11-28-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,756
Posted By J. Newman
Anthony Burgess was a great writer. Walk into any...

Anthony Burgess was a great writer. Walk into any library in the UK and you'll find his work. Most bookstores still stock him. Out here in Asia you can pick up his books quite easily - Burgess worked...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-27-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,370
Posted By J. Newman
I found this wiki link very good. It helped me...

I found this wiki link very good. It helped me try and get my head around narration and POV's. Something I'm struggling with.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third-person_narrator#Third-person_view
Forum: Publishing 11-27-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,857
Posted By J. Newman
Thanks for sharing Ivcabbie. Here's my take...

Thanks for sharing Ivcabbie.

Here's my take on it; the following advice is for writers with deals with small publishing houses or those self-publishing:

Facebook is better for product...
Forum: Fiction 11-27-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,398
Posted By J. Newman
Hmmm. Back to the story idea. Isn't the idea of...

Hmmm.
Back to the story idea. Isn't the idea of a story shown through missives rather old hat going back to the 19th century. Wasn't Frankenstien or Dracula written that way?, and a few other 19th...
Forum: Fiction 11-12-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,398
Posted By J. Newman
Why not use text messages and email messages and...

Why not use text messages and email messages and say, maybe social-network posts to tell the entire story? - If executed right it would probably sell. I think the market is wide-open for a book of...
Forum: Fiction 11-12-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By J. Newman
Thanks waterproof. Try: "A good...

Thanks waterproof.

Try:

"A good story, but the disjointed and incomplete sentences, make it hard to read."

Not sure why the word throw was in your orignal sentence, and the punctuation...
Forum: Fiction 11-12-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By J. Newman
Thanks for that guys. And Reggman. You've given...

Thanks for that guys. And Reggman. You've given me a big boast forward -The character was one I parachuted in as part of this write a novel in a month thing - I'm writing so quickly I'm telling like...
Forum: Fiction 11-10-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By J. Newman
The rule is a new line for a new speaker. So...

The rule is a new line for a new speaker. So after person *A* says something then person *B* gets the next line - press the enter key on the keyboard to jump down for the next speaker. Apart from...
Forum: Fiction 11-10-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By J. Newman
Thanks guys! What you're saying is that you...

Thanks guys!
What you're saying is that you were glad when it ended?
Don't worry, I have thick skin, lol. Thanks.
Forum: Publishing 11-10-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,359
Posted By J. Newman
Oh, well done you. Congratulations!

Oh, well done you. Congratulations!
Forum: Fiction 11-10-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By J. Newman
Thanks Reg, I think you have given me a little...

Thanks Reg,
I think you have given me a little push.... That's what I needed.I'm going to show this scene. Thanks again.,
Forum: Fiction 11-10-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By J. Newman
Old Vern

Slight edit on this



Old Vern sat on a dusty armchair and lit his pipe. In front of him, on the coffee table, a glass of red cabernet sauvignon. He lifted the glass and drank half of it,...
Forum: Fiction 11-06-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By J. Newman
I made it to the second paragraph and although...

I made it to the second paragraph and although there's some good stuff in there the author needs to understand paragraph breaks for new speakers. It should be broken up something like this:
...
Forum: Fiction 11-06-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By J. Newman
This would work really well as a dream sequence...

This would work really well as a dream sequence in a novel, or perhaps a stand-alone piece, although there isn't much of a market for prose type-fiction anymore. It seems to me kinda lost and hopeful...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-06-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By J. Newman
10 sales in 3 days is awesome for a kindle pub....

10 sales in 3 days is awesome for a kindle pub. Well done!
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-06-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By J. Newman
Money - Martin Amis. Normally I would finish...

Money - Martin Amis.

Normally I would finish abook of this length - 400 pages - in a couple of days, but this was hard going. The prose was excellent, the MC so unlikeable, and not much in the way...
Forum: Tips & Advice 11-06-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,786
Posted By J. Newman
Writers block? no never had it. Writers...

Writers block? no never had it. Writers distraction, yes, loads, all the time. Need to unplug that internet connection, or go and live somewhere quiet with no kids around.. grrr...I guess if I had a...
Forum: Poetry 10-22-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By J. Newman
This is the sort of poem they may be worth...

This is the sort of poem they may be worth sending to a wayward girlfriend in the hope of getting her back for a night or two. I think it would work on that level. But that's really the only level it...
Forum: Poetry 10-22-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By J. Newman
You know it should be "An Anthraxed Builder,"...

You know it should be "An Anthraxed Builder," right. Great poem. No need for any improvement - apart from the article before the adjective - but you knew that already right?
Forum: Fiction 10-22-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By J. Newman
Is this a joke? What are you trying to do...

Is this a joke?

What are you trying to do here?
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-22-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,233
Posted By J. Newman
....he wrote in a calm, spare hand... Works...

....he wrote in a calm, spare hand...

Works for me. Of course it depends on your story...
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