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by pigfender
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Sharing Research Tips
Replies: 13
Views: 1871

Re: Sharing Research Tips

The best research advice I can give is... ...if possible get someone else to do it for you. This isn't quite as flippant as it sounds. There are some areas of research that needs to be experienced first hand, such as visiting certain locations. But for anything requiring something approximating spec...
by pigfender
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: New here and to writing a book.
Replies: 25
Views: 3471

Re: New here and to writing a book.

Remember, a novel is not a sprint. A novel is a marathon. Beyond the scene you've posted, how much of the book do you have completed? Because, the general recommendation is to not stop to critique any part of the book until every scene is in the can; so to speak. I understand where you are coming f...
by pigfender
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: help!
Replies: 40
Views: 6230

Re: help!

"Herr Schweinkotflügel" wrote: However, nothing you have posted yet lends me to believe that you are writing your piece for academics. As such, you have a different burden of proof: You just need to be plausable. You need to make your point and get out of there as soon as possible. Of cou...
by pigfender
Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: help!
Replies: 40
Views: 6230

Re: help!

Hi there, sorry to wade into the debate so late. You often hear people say of fiction writing that you should be true to yourself. I think that's good advice. Generally speaking it's easier to write what you'd like to read. However, when you are dealing with non-fiction I think this is the wrong app...
by pigfender
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Wock's how old!! jeezzz!!
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: Wock's how old!! jeezzz!!

Yes, Happy Birthday!!!

CAKE!
by pigfender
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Google's in the closet
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Google's in the closet

vic-k wrote:Rog, makes a very valid point...


Sorry. Didn't mean to.

Won't happen again.
by pigfender
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: What state should a first draft be in?
Replies: 19
Views: 3147

Re: What state should a first draft be in?

From a personal persepective, I go through several 'sweeps' of a chapter before I move onto the next: - spider diagram notes handwritten in a notebook - notes put into linear format on computer - notes turned into prose - prose read and alterations made to content, structure and pace as appropriate ...
by pigfender
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: What state should a first draft be in?
Replies: 19
Views: 3147

Re: What state should a first draft be in?

The idea of a "first draft" or indeed first anything is relative. Someone who has a book published after 20 years of trying will have that book called a "first novel" regardless of how many unfinished or rejected manucripts sit on his hard drive. Likewise, the term "first dr...
by pigfender
Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Google's in the closet
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Google's in the closet

It probably has more to do with the fact that gay pride lasts for a whole month, which is a very long time to have a normal visible-to-all doodle on their page.

I think their solution is very neat, and am a bit confused by the detractors.
by pigfender
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Am I safe with the Windoze beta?
Replies: 15
Views: 1315

Re: Am I safe with the Windoze beta?

As I said I was look for a tool to use AFTER writing 80k words in Word. QED I was looking for something that was not Word! Anyway taking the plunge and praying! Actually, what you said was you were looking for a tool to use HAVING written 80k words in Word. QED Word isn't exactly restricting your c...
by pigfender
Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Am I safe with the Windoze beta?
Replies: 15
Views: 1315

Re: Am I safe with the Windoze beta?

Steve, Sounds to me like you should stick with Word. You've already produced 80k words in it, so are clearly comfortable in that environment, and it will give you the confidence you need for the pressurised situation you find yourself in. However, Scrivener is a very intuitive piece of software and ...
by pigfender
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Novel available to buy!
Replies: 12
Views: 1741

Re: Novel available to buy!

I hold high hopes that I will be able to sell this idea to a major American TV studio to turn it into a crime fighting series. Pierre could be a career redefining role for Matt Le Blanc. I will insist on having a walk on cameo role in the inevitable episode guest starring Britney Spears. The world w...
by pigfender
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Novel available to buy!
Replies: 12
Views: 1741

Re: Novel available to buy!

I forgot to include an extract earlier... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pierre sat down slowly wih exagerated precision, his painted face showing a deep downturned frown. As he often did to calm himself, he mimed gently stroking an imaginary cat; his nimble fingers rubbing around invisible ears and gentle caressing...
by pigfender
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: My first ever novel!
Replies: 15
Views: 2089

Re: My first ever novel!

Don't forget that (in the UK at least) Amazon is obliged to charge VAT on eBooks (unlilke their printed equivalents) which will be adding a additional 20% over whatever you put in.
by pigfender
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Novel available to buy!
Replies: 12
Views: 1741

Re: Novel available to buy!

Put the words "cat food" in a post and look who replies!