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Forum: Publishing 01-23-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,582
Posted By SolaInk
Smashwords (the preview option)

Does Smashwords offer the ability to pick and choose which pages a reader can preview? I have not uploaded my eBook yet, but it appears as though I can only choose a percentage of what is viewed, and...
Forum: Fiction 01-23-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,965
Posted By SolaInk
I guess I can say it flew 'off' of the water, not...

I guess I can say it flew 'off' of the water, not 'out' of the stream but the verbiage sounds silly. You tell people to get 'out' of the water, not 'off' of the water. Is that an English way of...
Forum: Poetry 01-23-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By SolaInk
No, I don't believe so. The final stanza is meant...

No, I don't believe so. The final stanza is meant to bring the sonnet to a conclusion (which you did - effectively); I do not hold that all sonnets must end with a strictly-English GG couplet. In...
Forum: Introductions 01-23-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By SolaInk
Welcome to the Beat, VIKINGS. :) After you've...

Welcome to the Beat, VIKINGS. :) After you've reached the five-post requirement, you can start your own thread. We have a classifieds section; you might find what you need by posting there. Best of...
Forum: Introductions 01-23-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By SolaInk
Welcome to the Beat, Mooninite :) After you reach...

Welcome to the Beat, Mooninite :) After you reach the five-post requirement, you can start your own thread.

Yeah, direct quotes require permissions and such and referencing and some other...
Forum: Introductions 01-23-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By SolaInk
:thumbs up: Welcome to the Beat. :) Might be...

:thumbs up:

Welcome to the Beat. :) Might be hard to network here as most posters are here for critiques but you never know. Good luck with your software endeavors!

After reaching your...
Forum: Introductions 01-23-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Posted By SolaInk
Welcome to the Beat, Indianfictioner. :) As soon...

Welcome to the Beat, Indianfictioner. :) As soon as you reach the five-post requirement, you can start your own thread. Hope to see you around... :)
Forum: Poetry 01-23-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By SolaInk
Well, by nature sonnets keep strict to form. The...

Well, by nature sonnets keep strict to form. The last stanza, as you know, does not keep to the expected GG scheme. However, I'm not a stickler for tradition as long as the piece as a whole works and...
Forum: Fiction 01-23-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,965
Posted By SolaInk
Thanks for taking the time to read through my...

Thanks for taking the time to read through my post. :)
Forum: The Library 01-23-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3,689
Views: 250,919
Posted By SolaInk
Great book. Pirsig's second offering is wanting...

Great book. Pirsig's second offering is wanting but I read it anyway.
Forum: Fiction 01-23-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,965
Posted By SolaInk
Thanks for the critique; I will take a look at...

Thanks for the critique; I will take a look at the other things you mentioned. :)
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-19-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By SolaInk
I think 'turning tricks' is the term police use...

I think 'turning tricks' is the term police use to describe what a prostitute does for a living; I think a prostitue just calls it 'working.'
Forum: The Library 01-13-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3,689
Views: 250,919
Posted By SolaInk
Just picked up "Ragtime" by Doctorow.

Just picked up "Ragtime" by Doctorow.
Forum: Introductions 01-13-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By SolaInk
Icon12 I'm teasing. I should have put a smiley there....

I'm teasing. I should have put a smiley there. I'll put two here, and a heart: http://www.writersbeat.com/images/icons/icon12.gif http://www.writersbeat.com/images/icons/icon10.gif :heart:
Forum: Fiction 01-12-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By SolaInk
I don't mind the lack of dialogue. Even as a...

I don't mind the lack of dialogue. Even as a rough draft the flow is good, and the images you drew with your words were strong ones. Some SPAG issues but I'm sure you can tidy it up later. What's the...
Forum: Fiction 01-12-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By SolaInk
Such great advice. :heart: Having an outline...

Such great advice. :heart:

Having an outline saves time, IMHO. It's a good idea to have a sense of direction so you don't end up writing 20K on a series of events that have nothing to do with the...
Forum: Fiction 01-12-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,793
Posted By SolaInk
I was not trying to insult you. That was not my...

I was not trying to insult you. That was not my intent.

You say you want people to pay attention to the story, but you are making it incredibly difficult for people to do so when you refuse to...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-12-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,125
Posted By SolaInk
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Poetry 01-12-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,482
Posted By SolaInk
Actually, there is very little blood shed during...

Actually, there is very little blood shed during menstruation. On average, four to twelve teaspoons of fluid is shed per cycle and of that only a small percentage shed is blood; the majority consists...
Forum: Poetry 01-11-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By SolaInk
I don't mind the format. But the content...please...

I don't mind the format. But the content...please don't hurt yourself.
Forum: Introductions 01-11-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Hi.
Views: 716
Posted By SolaInk
Oh, goodness; a child sprung from my womb,...

Oh, goodness; a child sprung from my womb, unknowing. *waves*

Your Long-lost Mama,

SolaInk

P.S. All silliness aside, welcome to the Beat. :)
Forum: Fiction 01-11-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,793
Posted By SolaInk
You mean 'hackers and idiots follow me, as if...

You mean 'hackers and idiots follow me, as if attached to my feet,' I think.

This is a problem. I can see where you're going, and I do like unique narration, but you need to make an effort to...
Forum: The Library 01-11-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3,689
Views: 250,919
Posted By SolaInk
Rereading "Neuromancer" - William Gibson Any...

Rereading "Neuromancer" - William Gibson

Any suggestions for a sci-fi reader?
Forum: Introductions 01-11-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By SolaInk
Hi. Welcome to the Beat. :) You know, I was...

Hi. Welcome to the Beat. :)

You know, I was considering FueledByTea for a little while but I went with SolaInk; it's closer to the truth of my heart.

I look forward to seeing you on the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-11-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By SolaInk
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