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Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-10-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 10,696
Posted By sirensix
Thank you. This is well said. I think the main...

Thank you. This is well said. I think the main problem with the proselytizing brand of atheists is that they don't actually understand belief in God. (Please note, I'm not saying if they...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-10-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,044
Posted By sirensix
I can't write without an outline, though I don't...

I can't write without an outline, though I don't use the Hero's Journey model. But what does that matter? Who am I? Why should what I do or don't do matter to anyone here?

All that matters (if...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-21-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,959
Posted By sirensix
I would just add one word to the subject line. ...

I would just add one word to the subject line. Anybody can learn to write better.

There is no magical point at which you have "learned to write." Pick any book off the shelf and there will be...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-21-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,234
Posted By sirensix
I even type my grocery lists. I'm not sure I...

I even type my grocery lists. I'm not sure I even know how to use a pen anymore. :D
Forum: Free Writing 08-21-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,853
Posted By sirensix
Yes, I am lucky enough to know some...

Yes, I am lucky enough to know some commercially/artistically successful authors. Well, half luck and half just, being nice and being at professional gatherings. But I would not count myself in...
Forum: Free Writing 08-21-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,853
Posted By sirensix
I know tremendously successful authors who...

I know tremendously successful authors who "pants" or free write, and tremendously successful authors who outline and plan obsessively. So either works.

The main difference is that if you free...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-21-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,214
Posted By sirensix
If my well is empty, just "getting to work" tends...

If my well is empty, just "getting to work" tends to lead to horrible writing that I just have to go back and delete later anyway. So yes, I do believe in writer's block. But I also believe it's...
Forum: Introductions 08-21-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By sirensix
I am halfway through the 2nd draft of a fantasy...

I am halfway through the 2nd draft of a fantasy novel, and querying an urban fantasy!
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-21-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,482
Posted By sirensix
This is one of the things that sold me on reading...

This is one of the things that sold me on reading books in electronic format. On either a Kindle or on an iPhone, you can just double click the word with your finger and the definition pops right up...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-21-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,318
Posted By sirensix
Writer's block does exist, and I have all kinds...

Writer's block does exist, and I have all kinds of recommendations about it, which is why I came here to the thread. But writer's block isn't your problem! You've got too many ideas, not too few. ...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-21-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,664
Posted By sirensix
I absolutely can't stand the "cum" spelling, and...

I absolutely can't stand the "cum" spelling, and I know a few who feel the same way. I've never met anyone who objects to spelling it "come." But erotica isn't my primary genre, so take that with a...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-21-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By sirensix
It becomes about seizing opportunity. If you...

It becomes about seizing opportunity. If you can't predict when a baby will sleep, make sure you're ready to plop down and write a few words at a moment's notice. This was hard for me at first, but...
Forum: Publishing 08-21-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,726
Posted By sirensix
It depends on your goals. If you are happy just...

It depends on your goals. If you are happy just seeing your work in print between two covers, there's no reason to go through the whole agent/publisher rigamarole to do that; there are all kinds of...
Forum: Publishing 08-21-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By sirensix
Yeah, I can't imagine there ever being a call to...

Yeah, I can't imagine there ever being a call to give someone an exclusive right off the bat. I only consider that fair if we've already communicated back and forth regarding a query letter, a...
Forum: Publishing 08-21-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By sirensix
Mike's answers are perfect, and I'd like to...

Mike's answers are perfect, and I'd like to expand on a couple of them, also.
Forum: Publishing 08-21-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By sirensix
That's a great list! I'd add in something that...

That's a great list! I'd add in something that was hugely helpful to me. Read lots of books on writing. I used to be a member of Writers' Digest Book Club, for years, and only quit when I realized...
Forum: Publishing 08-21-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,969
Posted By sirensix
I'm new to the thread (and the site) but I wanted...

I'm new to the thread (and the site) but I wanted to chime in here, because I find this topic really interesting.

I know the system definitely doesn't fail me as a reader. I love everything...
Forum: Introductions 08-21-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By sirensix
Just looking for company.

Hello all!

Seasoned writer, solitary job, very isolated aside from my immediate family (who are often gone as well), so I'm just looking for some people to share the joys and frustrations of the...
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