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by bayamo
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: Carl Hiaasen?
Replies: 39
Views: 11175

Re: Carl Hiaasen?

So glad I turned people on to him. You can also read his "real" work at the Miami Herald.
by bayamo
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: Carl Hiaasen?
Replies: 39
Views: 11175

Re: Carl Hiaasen?

more fodder for the Hiaasen file.. Man hit by flying mattress doing OK NAPLES, Fla. -- A tourist seriously injured when a mattress flew off a passing furniture truck in southwest Florida has been released from the hospital. The Fort Myers News-Press ( http://newspr.es/HAz6Ip) reported Thursday that ...
by bayamo
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: Carl Hiaasen?
Replies: 39
Views: 11175

Re: Carl Hiaasen?

i said hiaasen scans the florida papers for "story lines" and ridiculous events.. here is a sample: http://goo.gl/mqIuf Hair-raising blast at college as barber chair blows up A barber chair at a cosmetology college blew up Thursday. The cause of the blast and fire on the Deltona campus of ...
by bayamo
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: Carl Hiaasen?
Replies: 39
Views: 11175

Re: Carl Hiaasen?

Glad you are enjoying it. I am a bit crunched for time time right now, but google "60 minutes, carl hiaasen" you should get a hit for an interview with him, where he shows the "file" of wacky news stories from South Florida where he gets many of his ideas. Also look into "Na...
by bayamo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: Carl Hiaasen?
Replies: 39
Views: 11175

Re: Carl Hiaasen?

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CHEMO!!!! He became a recurring character. He is in the last novel too, Star Island.
by bayamo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: Carl Hiaasen?
Replies: 39
Views: 11175

Re: Carl Hiaasen?

Florida is like a world on to itself. If I remember correctly Tourist Season has a story line about a Cuban militant and explosives? Well, yes, there was a time there where bombs were going off at travel agencies believed to be paying kick backs to the Castro's, and radio personalities who were deem...
by bayamo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: Carl Hiaasen?
Replies: 39
Views: 11175

Re: Carl Hiaasen?

He is one of those authors where you keep turning the page just to see what he comes up with next. And worst of all, if you spend any time in South Florida, it reads more like non-fiction. Things like what he writes about really do happen there!
by bayamo
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: I was away for NANOWRIMO, what I miss? (update?)
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: I was away for NANOWRIMO, what I miss? (update?)

thanks! I was surprised at an update right in the middle of NaNoWriMo. Out of pure curiosity, did you see any difference in # of downloads when it was released versus after NanoWriMo? Not "new" users" but people updating?
by bayamo
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: hyperlinks? footnotes as pages? (is this the correct term?)
Replies: 2
Views: 359

hyperlinks? footnotes as pages? (is this the correct term?)

I do not know if this is the correct term for what I want to do. When I was a kid I had these "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, written in the second person, and every page ended with choices, "Do you take the door on the right?, turn to page 30/ the door on the left, page 40/ the do...
by bayamo
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: I was away for NANOWRIMO, what I miss? (update?)
Replies: 2
Views: 930

I was away for NANOWRIMO, what I miss? (update?)

anything big, other than the update?
i was afraid to lose stuff so i waited till now to install..
by bayamo
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: Day Two, 17k...
Replies: 12
Views: 4456

Re: Day Two, 17k...

KB - after all the help YOU and your program have been, I am glad to be of assistance..
by bayamo
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: Day Two, 17k...
Replies: 12
Views: 4456

Re: Day Two, 17k...

oh man my NANOWRIMO hangover.. it really taxes the body, mentally and physically..
by bayamo
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: Day Two, 17k...
Replies: 12
Views: 4456

Re: Day Two, 17k...

Plus, remember that under the rules, you need to complete the 'first draft', don't fret about the proofreading to perfection. Don't worry about me. I don't even have a clue what my 'novel' is about yet. I'm winging this one. you know/ remember how you wonder about love at first sight and people say...
by bayamo
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: Day Two, 17k...
Replies: 12
Views: 4456

Re: Day Two, 17k...

ah, I use the magic of Scrivener:CHUNKS of a large body of work.. I've got quite a few parts worked out. I'm not sure the order I want them in yet, but I know what I want in my novel. Today was the meat, and I have a second serving of meat to do. The rest is the potatoes and fixings. Plus, remember ...
by bayamo
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: Day Two, 17k...
Replies: 12
Views: 4456

Re: Day Two, 17k...

yeah but I got to stop now.. I'm on the verge of delirious.. if it were a gonzo novel I'd go for it. maybe next year I will do it gonzo style, cause Nov 2 is ALWAYS a holiday in Brazil.. I had a good idea frame worked out and i jotted notes and the like, so the first 2 or 3 parts i knew where i was ...