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Forum: New Media 12-23-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,947
Posted By doolols
Kal - have you looked at the modern e-readers,...

Kal - have you looked at the modern e-readers, like the Kindle or Sony? I was wondering how you got on with them. Is it enough like a book, or is it still a screen for you?
Forum: New Media 12-23-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,367
Posted By doolols
Publishers won't want to know if you've already...

Publishers won't want to know if you've already published parts of the novel online. Indeed, they may be wary if you've published any information about it.

I think the best way of publicising your...
Forum: New Media 12-18-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,367
Posted By doolols
I'm all for any sort of marketing to promote your...

I'm all for any sort of marketing to promote your writing. You need to be careful that you don't create some positive hype if the book isn't finished. I'd prefer to start marketing when you have a...
Forum: New Media 12-18-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,406
Posted By doolols
Hi Ron Firstly, thanks for relating your...

Hi Ron

Firstly, thanks for relating your experiences. I'm afraid I must admit to skimming much of it.

My own take on internet publishing is that the author / publisher needs to 'have an edge',...
Forum: New Media 12-18-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,947
Posted By doolols
I take it "online" also includes reading on an...

I take it "online" also includes reading on an e-reader (since it's in electronic form). I prefer tree books at the moment, mainly because I can get the literature I like at a price I can afford. The...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 05-10-2006, 05:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 875
Posted By doolols
The start

There's a new blog entry added:



The start (http://www.writersbeat.com/blogs/node/40)
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-10-2006, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By doolols
Not quite sure what the question actually was. ...

Not quite sure what the question actually was.

Yes, some writers turn SOC into real pieces. No, they're (generally) not very good.

Had a look at yours. It's just description, description,...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-09-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By doolols
About as enjoyable as that, yes :lol:

About as enjoyable as that, yes :lol:
Forum: Non-Fiction 05-09-2006, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,782
Posted By doolols
Mostly well-reasoned, but like most smokers on...

Mostly well-reasoned, but like most smokers on this subject, avoids a principal argument - why should I have to inhale the by-products of your addiction?

Here in the UK, a restaurant / bar ban...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 05-09-2006, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By doolols
Yes, I agree, but anything that encourages...

Yes, I agree, but anything that encourages writers to put finger to keyboard has got to be good. No? In an ideal world, we'd all carefully consider each sentence, making sure it was the best it could...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-09-2006, 05:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,150
Posted By doolols
I can see a PP being good for quick notes. I have...

I can see a PP being good for quick notes. I have a Handspring version. Maybe the latest version have better and faster handwriting recognition software.

Anyone ever tried a Tablet PC? It's a bit...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-09-2006, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By doolols
There's probably a big difference between a pro...

There's probably a big difference between a pro writer's SOC writing, and an amateur's. Amateur SOC is just boring piffle, by and large, which 'means' something to the writer, but few others. There...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 05-09-2006, 05:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,012
Posted By doolols
I'm afraid I don't understand writer's block. ...

I'm afraid I don't understand writer's block.

I can see how some writers might not feel able to work on their novel or short story, but to not be able to write ANYTHING? Is this what happens?

I...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 05-09-2006, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By doolols
Oooo - this is interesting

Oooo - this is interesting
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-05-2006, 04:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,150
Posted By doolols
I find with pocket computers that if they're...

I find with pocket computers that if they're small enough to be carried around with you easily, they're a pain for data entry. By the time you get something big enough to have a reasonable keyboard,...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 05-01-2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,012
Posted By doolols
Writer's Block? Or "Can't be arsed"?

Does writer's block exist? Or is it a convenient tag to describe those times when you've got better things to do with your time? Or the times when you really can't be bothered?

You know those...
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-26-2006, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,749
Posted By doolols
You can also try FIBS...

You can also try FIBS (http://gottabook.blogspot.com/2006/04/fib.html), which are similar. But different. They number of syllables match the Fibonacci sequence, i.e. 1,1,2,3,5,8
e.g.
One
Small,...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 04-26-2006, 05:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,504
Posted By doolols
Writing every day has to be one of the best...

Writing every day has to be one of the best things. Some people refer to it as a writer's muscle, and like a muscle, it responds best when exercised regularly.

Bodybuilders use different exercises...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 04-26-2006, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By doolols
Ah! I understand :)

Ah! I understand :)
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 04-25-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By doolols
Hmm - methinks posts have gone missing somewhere...

Hmm - methinks posts have gone missing somewhere along the line. Ah well.
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-24-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By doolols
Yep. Waiting at least a few days gives you the...

Yep. Waiting at least a few days gives you the chance to divorce yourself from the writing a little bit, so you can (hopefully) view it more objectively - as a piece of writing, rather than your...
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-24-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,871
Posted By doolols
Nah - it's just I rather cheekily piggy-backed my...

Nah - it's just I rather cheekily piggy-backed my ideas onto your statement. I'm a believer in using people you know and respect to improve your writing. It's just that it's hard, sometimes, to see...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 04-24-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By doolols
Having read bits of it, I don't think George...

Having read bits of it, I don't think George Lucas will lose any sleep. As you say, Mike, the standard is 'typical POD. This sort of thing will stop POD from ever becoming a recognised publishing...
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-24-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,871
Posted By doolols
I agree. No surprises there then. But...

I agree. No surprises there then.

But playing devil's advocate, if an athlete is allowed to use all their resources, what about taking performace-enhancing drugs? No? Too far? What about popping...
Forum: The Notice Board 04-24-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By doolols
I love the mix, the variety of writers here....

I love the mix, the variety of writers here. There are some awesome discussions going on. Well done, Daniel!:D
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