So, shocking as it is, I read. I read Big 5, I read the ingredients on my food, I even read independently published and some small press stuff. As you probably know, I’m not a big fan of ereading. I have a tablet that’s got a great screen, but never felt the need for a […]
Posts Tagged ‘questions asked’
Tags: books, publishing, questions asked, reader likes, reading
Tags: human behavior, people are strange, questions asked, random musing, reality
One of the most fascinating things about Homo sapiens is our adaptability. Think of the athlete who trains year round, the neurosurgeon who makes cuts using a robot and a laser that are minute, the statistician who carries a hundred 20 character or more formulas n their head, and person who speaks twelve languages are […]
Tags: dave freer, questions asked, the art and science of writing, writing
Once upon a time, in a book far away the hero was not the cuddliest man for miles. It sounds like fiction, and in a way it is. Fiction reflects its germinative society. In fact it not only reflects that society, it is by necessity and evolution a symbiote of that society. Neither can endure healthily […]
Tags: 9/11, history, questions asked
Eleven years ago today, America was changed forever. The Post Communist Era that began when the Soviet Union crumbled, and the Berlin Wall was smashed to pieces was over. The Age of Terror began. So where were you that day? How have the events of 09/11/01 and what followed effected you most? I was at […]
Tags: questions asked, random musing, the art and science of writing
As a reader I’ve been unfortunate enough to see two of my favorite series die recently. They are still being published, and the writers are still packing words between the covers. Unfortunately at some point the core value of the series died, at least for me. I’ve read both series for the last half decade […]
Tags: questions asked, random musing
If the library of Alexandria was never lost, what is the most post significant change to the world?
Tags: advice, blackberry, fun, human behavior, industry stuff, logic, non fiction, off topic, professionalism, questions asked, reality, writers, writing
The names have been changed to protect well, no one It was just fun to do. I thought after the delightful weekend battle of the titans, that the publishing industry could use a slightly more amusing bit of nonsense to talk about. Friend: You deal with writers, right? Me: Yes. Me: Why? Friend: Interested… Me: […]
Tags: australia, questions asked
Hello, I know one or three of you are from, or are familiar with Australia. I was looking to get some info on some of the mainstream magazines there. Specifically things that talk about family issues or publish things that aren’t either technical magazines like Popular Mechanics or aimed at the trendy like Seventeen. Just a few […]
One of my friends has an active 8 yr old boy. She’s (my friend) not a big reader, and I don’t actually remember what I read at that age. We were looking for suggestions and a little info on the book. Thanks!
Tags: questions asked, writing
Which part of writing the book do you as a writer dislike most? I’ve heard some writers say they can’t stand the middle of the book for all it’s complexities and the balancing that needs to be done. I’ve heard others lament the early going as they try and set the avalanche in motion. Still […]
Is anyone going to Anime Boston this weekend? I might decide to drop in on Saturday for a bit.
Does anyone out there use Virb? If you do, or did what do you like about it?
Tags: off topic, questions asked
Does anyone have an experience with Odiogo? I’ve listened to a few articles read by it, but don’t have a firm opinion on it.Does anyone know if it will even work with LiveJournal?
I ran across this set of pictures, and wondered how many writers actually visualize some of the creatures they put into their world. Spider-bats and or spider-lizard combinations seem to be pretty common, yet none of those here. So for those writing fantasy, or even non terrestrial SF, how detailed is your mental image of […]
I’m looking for a few cons of at least 500 people a year and outside the Northeast-Mid Atlantic to do in 2010. I’m probably only willing to do two real long distance ones since I’m told I have to be productive at least twice a year so two cons in anyone area are probably out. All […]
I come back to LJ after days away due to Real Life and other foul substances, and the first thing I run across is yet another post on Racefail ’09. I don’t know where to begin on that rolling, rotting, insipid heap in vitriol, ignorance and self congratulation, so I will for the sake of not […]
Tags: house keeping, questions asked
Hello, I’ve noticed a lot of new people lately. And it has been several months since I waived hi and asked people what they are looking for in content here. So new folks, please say hi and how you heard of my little corner of the internet, and all-y’all if you have something you’d like […]
So, what are people reading in YA right now? What have you liked in the last year?
Tags: books, questions asked, themes and style
It’s a conspiracy, I know it is. I took some great picks of the foliage today. Sadly the computer won’t read the memory card. Not in the camera, not in the adapter and not in the memory card reader. Once is chance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action. This is enemy action. I […]