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Forum: New Media 06-22-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,996
Posted By scottcolby
Thanks for the comment, Corvus! I'm glad you...

Thanks for the comment, Corvus! I'm glad you liked it. We're actually in the middle of a site redesign, so I will head on over to those forums when we've got that done.
Forum: Publishing 01-03-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By scottcolby
The big thing that jumps out at me: what's...

The big thing that jumps out at me: what's Premisia like? You provide a great description of the characters involved, but whereas I assume this is in part a tale of some sort of fantastical world,...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-03-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,630
Posted By scottcolby
Be careful about refining too much. There comes...

Be careful about refining too much. There comes a point where you on your own aren't going to be able to improve your document any further, when you'll merely be moving words around on the page. ...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-27-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,724
Posted By scottcolby
Sometimes the simplest answer is the best. :)

Sometimes the simplest answer is the best. :)
Forum: New Media 12-27-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,996
Posted By scottcolby
Online Publishing

Anyone have any experience with brands that publish exclusively online? I ask because I work for one myself (check the profile for a link) and I'm curious to hear if anyone has any tales of what...
Forum: New Media 12-27-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,429
Posted By scottcolby
As an aside of sorts, Amazon announced that on...

As an aside of sorts, Amazon announced that on Christmas Day, for the first time ever in a 24-hour period, their e-books outsold their physical books. Looks like Kindle was a big hit this year.
Forum: Fiction 12-27-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By scottcolby
Interesting concept, and a great ending. I think...

Interesting concept, and a great ending. I think it'll resonate with all of us who spend a little too much time in our own heads.

I've read that a great way to start a short story is by summing...
Forum: The Library 12-27-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,596
Posted By scottcolby
I enjoy Palahniuk's work, but I feel like he's...

I enjoy Palahniuk's work, but I feel like he's running out of steam lately, like he's writing just to fill the mold he's built for himself. I noticed in one of his new books ("Snuff," which I...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-27-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By scottcolby
Same here. It takes a conscious effort, but...

Same here. It takes a conscious effort, but simplifying my sentence structure made my work read a lot smoother.
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-27-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,724
Posted By scottcolby
If the word's appropriate to the work, use it. ...

If the word's appropriate to the work, use it. If it isn't appropriate, don't use it. By appropriate, I mean how well it fits what you're doing. If you've got a real nasty, immoral character, you...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-27-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,521
Posted By scottcolby
All of the above are great suggestions. I think...

All of the above are great suggestions. I think if you could incorporate all of that into a platform agnostic, web-based solution, you'd have a real winner on your hands. Something similar to...
Forum: Introductions 12-27-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By scottcolby
Hi There

Name's Scott. I'm excited to have a new group of people to discuss writing and publishing with.

I currently juggle my own never-ending projects with editorial/coordinator duties for a rather...
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