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Forum: Introductions 03-05-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By JBStone
Thanks, red! I rememba you!

Thanks, red! I rememba you!
Forum: Introductions 03-05-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By JBStone
Old name, New start

I've been a member of this forum for years, but haven't been around in a few years, so I thought I'd start an introduction thread.

I haven't been writing much. I suffer from depression, anxiety,...
Forum: Fiction 04-08-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,869
Posted By JBStone
Ridicule does not imply humor. It can be...

Ridicule does not imply humor. It can be humorous, but that isn't the point of it.

It's too bad the OP removed the post. I'm curious as to what all the fuss was about.
Forum: The Library 04-02-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By JBStone
Really? I thought The Gunslinger was the tightest...

Really? I thought The Gunslinger was the tightest book of the series. I wasn't confused at any point. There were things we didn't know the answer to, but that was to be expected, being the first in a...
Forum: The Library 02-20-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3,717
Views: 283,357
Posted By JBStone
Recently finished "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy,...

Recently finished "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy, and now I'm hooked. Currently tearing through "Blood Meridian".
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-07-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By JBStone
Definitions differ, but Duotrope digest lists...

Definitions differ, but Duotrope digest lists novella length between 15 thousand and 40 thousand words. So that's quite a bit of wiggle room.
Forum: Publishing 10-05-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By JBStone
From what I've read from "name" authors,...

From what I've read from "name" authors, publishers cringe even at them when it comes to publishing short-story collections.
Forum: Publishing 10-02-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,576
Posted By JBStone
Best one ever. Congrats, Lorry!

Best one ever. Congrats, Lorry!
Forum: Publishing 09-30-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,576
Posted By JBStone
Pardon my French, but that was flippin'...

Pardon my French, but that was flippin' brilliant.

And I LOVE that it was my acceptance that drew this masterpiece! Thanks, Mike!
Forum: The Library 09-26-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,486
Posted By JBStone
Well, it's broken up into sections. The first is...

Well, it's broken up into sections. The first is the "American and British Section," which covers the US and England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada; the "Romance...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-25-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 33,130
Posted By JBStone
Have you considered just reading a bunch of...

Have you considered just reading a bunch of "real" prophecies to see how they're worded? Just like anything else, if you immerse yourself in it, you'll have a better chance of writing in that voice....
Forum: Research Section 09-25-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,359
Posted By JBStone
:D That's a good idea. Thanks for the...

:D



That's a good idea. Thanks for the advice.
Forum: Research Section 09-25-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,359
Posted By JBStone
I had figured that, but I wasn't sure. Thanks for...

I had figured that, but I wasn't sure. Thanks for the help, Devon.
Forum: Research Section 09-25-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,359
Posted By JBStone
Creepy Question about Little Girls

Alright, there's no real good way to ask this; it's going to sound creepy as hell no matter how I ask it.

What does a little girl smell like?

My latest story involves a pedophile (as the...
Forum: The Library 09-23-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,486
Posted By JBStone
A World of Great Stories

I feel like I just hit the jackpot.

My brother stopped by today, said he found this old book in his new place. It's called "A World of Great Stories," edited by Hiram Haydn and John Cournos. The...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-17-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By JBStone
I know one of the mistakes I made as a young...

I know one of the mistakes I made as a young writer was being afraid that an outline had to be unbendable. That isn't true; you can bend it as much as you like. You can even break it, if you want!...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-14-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,501
Posted By JBStone
I'm glad you're still smiling. They do really...

I'm glad you're still smiling. They do really grate on you eventually.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-14-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By JBStone
That is absolutely tremendous. You could totally...

That is absolutely tremendous. You could totally hold writing retreats there.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-14-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By JBStone
But what of these stories do you know other than...

But what of these stories do you know other than their titles? For example, is there a plot to Collfield Academy, or just a title? A premise, at least?

If you do have ideas, have you tried...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-13-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 41,928
Posted By JBStone
How many times has this happened to me? I post an...

How many times has this happened to me? I post an update in this thread, and BANG, I open my mailbox to find a rejection.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-13-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 41,928
Posted By JBStone
I have finished the first draft of one story, and...

I have finished the first draft of one story, and I'm already working on the first draft of another. I should get back to that first one, though...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-13-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By JBStone
OK, it happens to everybody, but two years is a...

OK, it happens to everybody, but two years is a long time. Makes me think it's not so much writer's block as it is a fear of failing. It might be a subconscious thing, but it's something you should...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-11-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By JBStone
You don't have to reinvent the wheel. Just...

You don't have to reinvent the wheel. Just present the familiar from a new perspective. The Sopranos is a great example of that. What made it so appealing is that is was about a depressed mob boss...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-09-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By JBStone
I'm interested...where would they have gotten the...

I'm interested...where would they have gotten the title from? I only ask because I wonder if it's possible you got the wrong letter?
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-09-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,089
Posted By JBStone
She's a chocoholic, and I'm happy to oblige her....

She's a chocoholic, and I'm happy to oblige her. :D
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