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Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by Zkribbler, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Zkribbler

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    In the Train Heist episode of Firefly, there was an evil thug named Crow.

    I was reminded by https://thoughtcatalog.com/erin-cossetta/2018/06/evil-names/
     
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    SUBMITTED 2:01 p.m Los Angeles time :whew:16,990 words
     
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    It took me only five hundred tries (or what seemed like that), but I finally am satisfied with the scene I just finished. At least until I'm unsatisfied again.
     
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    Every time I close the application, Scrivener backs up my project. I just found out that it hadn't been deleting the older backups so I ended up with nearly a gigabyte's worth of rtf files. :wow:
     
  5. JPetroski

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    I'm in the middle of taking a red pen to a proof I ordered from Amazon for a fishing book I'm writing. This is my first attempt at self-publishing, so I've been taking it slow. It was interesting to see how much I could write when I focused on it earlier this year. Since then, I've been reading and revising the piece several times. You learn a lot about yourself as a writer when you sit down and take a critical look at a what you've produced. I feel like I'm a stronger writer now than when I started.

    I don't have the funds for an editor, so I've made a point of revisiting the manuscript after some breaks and having family read it too. I'm sure I won't catch everything before I finally hit "approve," but on the other hand, when I compare this work to other self-published fishing books, I'm pleased with how it looks. Once I read it one last time and fix the remaining errors I find, I think it's time to take a deep breath and send it out into the world.
     
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    How many pages is it (double spaced)? I use a reasonably-priced editor in Texas, whom I adore.:hug: If you wish, I can check her availability and maybe get a price guesstimate.
     
  7. JPetroski

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    To be completely honest with you, @Zkribbler, I don't know that a book on this topic will ever sell enough to the point where a small error is really going to matter, nor do I think the target audience is going to notice or care.

    With that said, I have another book planned that discusses less expensive ways to get a college degree, and THAT book could be extremely hurt with improper editing, so I might take you up on the offer soon! Thank you!
     
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    I am suspending my endless search for a literary agent and instead submitting Wee directly to Tor Publishing, which seeks novels from writers with no agent. This increases greatly my chances of getting published but decreases greatly my chances of getting big money,

    Unlike everyone else to whom I've ever submitted things, Tor does not accept e-mails. :shake: It wants everything hard copy: a cover letter. the first three chapters, and an up-to-10-pages synopsis. Writing a synopsis is a pain because in addition to be very difficult thing to write, it should be in third-person present tense. :badcomp:
     
  9. JPetroski

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    Good luck!

    I found Amazon to be a pretty easy way to "publish," though of course it's just not the same thing as making it and having a real publishing company behind you.

    Do you have a website or blog with any of your work I could check out? Apologies if it is in your signature as I usually post from my phone and can't see it.
     
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    I was in the process of publishing this novel on Kindle when my Widows 7 laptop died. Amazon refuses to recognize my Windows 10 laptop, and so now I'm locked out of Amazon and Kindle. :sad:

    I don't have a website etc., but years ago before I began seriously studying fiction writing, I published some fan fic on fanfiction.com under the pen name Runt Thunderbelch. My best-received story is "Grandpa Incredible." :coffee:
     

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