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Forum: Tips & Advice 12-13-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By Crystalwizard
>That's pretty good question. I see nothing wrong...

>That's pretty good question. I see nothing wrong with it.

;) but it is still wrong. The article's pretty long, which is why I included a link to it instead of posting it here. I'll leave it to...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-13-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By Crystalwizard
And. And Then. Then - how, when, and why to use them.

And. Then. And then. Those three, simple, insignificant parts of speech drive many writers to the nut house, and give editors fits. You'd think something so small wouldn’t have such a large effect on...
Forum: Classifieds 08-31-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By Crystalwizard
:) :) Thanks for the compliment.

:) :) Thanks for the compliment.
Forum: Classifieds 08-31-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 700
Posted By Crystalwizard
Abandoned Towers Issue #4 sneak peek

I know this is only the first of September, but issue 4 goes live on Nov. 1 and well... I thought you might like a taste of what's in it.

So, here's the table of contents to whet your appetite:
...
Forum: Classifieds 08-30-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By Crystalwizard
:) Thanks for the congrats. Remember that #4...

:) Thanks for the congrats. Remember that #4 doesn't go on sale till Nov. 1, but issues #1, #2, and #3 are available and I even have previews of them up as Flash Flip books!
Forum: Classifieds 08-30-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By Crystalwizard
End of August Update for Abandoned Towers Magazine

Can you believe it’s already the end of August? Man the summer sure flew past!
Over at Abandoned Towers things have been flying pretty fast too. We’ve had all sorts of cool stuff come in during...
Forum: Classifieds 08-30-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By Crystalwizard
>I can find no one to read my work Have you...

>I can find no one to read my work

Have you considered joining a writer's group? One that does critiques?

Have you put up a myspace page? Do you have a mailing list? There are ways out of that...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-29-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,676
Posted By Crystalwizard
Let's see here. First of all, it's never a...

Let's see here.

First of all, it's never a good idea to make such broad, sweeping generalizations. Someone might be a newbie here but also be an experienced, professional author with years of...
Forum: Writer's Beat Technical Support 07-29-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,495
Posted By Crystalwizard
It isn't harmful, and frequently results (on...

It isn't harmful, and frequently results (on forums where it's not seen as a bad thing) in a good, fresh discussion even if the originating members don't happen to be on the board any more. A topic...
Forum: Writer's Beat Technical Support 07-29-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,495
Posted By Crystalwizard
That was my point. Making rules like that (it's a...

That was my point. Making rules like that (it's a rule. Every time it happens people jump on other people about it) requires enforcers which requires people's time which requires other people being...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-29-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By Crystalwizard
I don't force myself to write unless it's for a...

I don't force myself to write unless it's for a specific reason. If I'm on deadline to turn in an article for the paper, I'll force it. It's a job. I'm getting paid. The article's going to be fairly...
Forum: Writer's Beat Technical Support 07-29-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,495
Posted By Crystalwizard
Information is information. Most of the...

Information is information.

Most of the forums out there keep old threads around in order to preserve the information that was posted in them.

And most of the forums don't consider such...
Forum: Classifieds 06-04-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 984
Posted By Crystalwizard
Special Scavenger Hunt!

SHA’DAA SCAVENGER HUNT

Grand Prize: A free copy of “Sha’Daa: Tales of the Apocalypse” personally autographed by the shared-world anthology’s Creator and Co-Writer, Michael H. Hanson.

...
Forum: Members' Feedback 05-15-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,317
Posted By Crystalwizard
Hi HoiLei :) > Haven't seen you in a while! ...

Hi HoiLei :)

> Haven't seen you in a while!

It's that lack of time to breathe thing! I keep intending to do more than do a drive-by posting, stick around, read and play, but other stuff keeps...
Forum: Members' Feedback 05-15-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,317
Posted By Crystalwizard
Lack of time lack of interest in the specific...

Lack of time
lack of interest in the specific subject. (mostly lack of time)
Forum: Classifieds 03-06-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,227
Posted By Crystalwizard
Looking for a few good readers ;)

Actually, I'm looking for all the readers I can get.

I've just added episode 4 of Script of Sages to the serials page on the Abandoned Towers website.

I've also added a neat story called Full...
Forum: Publishing 03-03-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,971
Posted By Crystalwizard
Spoken like a man who knows how to repeat quotes...

Spoken like a man who knows how to repeat quotes but with no real experience in this industry.

That quote is called Yog's Law, in case you weren't familiar with where it came from. And it's...
Forum: Writer's Beat Technical Support 03-02-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,092
Posted By Crystalwizard
Yeah. The smart quote feature of word is one of...

Yeah. The smart quote feature of word is one of those control-character laden problems. In order to get the quotes to curve in at the beginning and end of dialog, word has all kinds of code it plays...
Forum: Writing Markets 03-01-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,562
Posted By Crystalwizard
Abandoned Towers Magazine - constant call for submissions

Abandoned Towers is the reader's magazine and we strive to provide a wide range of reading content.

Once sentence blurb out of the way, here are the details:

Abandoned Towers publishes in 2...
Forum: Writer's Beat Technical Support 03-01-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,092
Posted By Crystalwizard
Okay, backing up to one of your early posts, you...

Okay, backing up to one of your early posts, you said this:

And sometimes I see this:

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>> (at end of each line)


look carefully at what you have there
Forum: Writer's Beat Technical Support 03-01-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,092
Posted By Crystalwizard
>However, I need the spellchecker that comes with...

>However, I need the spellchecker that comes with word as otherwise my writing
>becomes very very difficult to read due to all the errors.
>
>I guess I will be doing a lot of .txt saving then, or...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 02-28-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,962
Posted By Crystalwizard
but you still learned how to write a report, did...

but you still learned how to write a report, did you not?



There's a semi-famous event that was basically that. A DJ decided to show just how worthless the NY Times Bestseller list is, and he...
Forum: Publishing 02-28-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,971
Posted By Crystalwizard
I do that too, but my rights reversion clause...

I do that too, but my rights reversion clause (which I don't offer to everyone, actually) is based on the initial amount I paid to acquire the right to publish. I take the title setup fee and other...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 02-27-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,962
Posted By Crystalwizard
it's just a book report, Devon. Like you had to...

it's just a book report, Devon. Like you had to do for school. That's all it is. Boil down the basic plot into a couple pages and read it to several people. Get their reactions. Make sure it's not...
Forum: Publishing 02-27-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,971
Posted By Crystalwizard
No. Money, my friend, flows to the publisher...

No.

Money, my friend, flows to the publisher and a little bit of it diverts to the author along the way.

You think that the book which sells for 16.95 and makes the publisher a nice 6 dollar...
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