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by pigfender
Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Get an editor before submitting manuscript?
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

Re: Get an editor before submitting manuscript?

"Buy a friend a copy of "How Not To Write A Novel". Get them to read it thoroughly." ... am I the only person to find this advice self-centered and aggressive? best J T Sorry if you read it that way, JT. I guess if someone hadn't read the book in question the title could sound a...
by pigfender
Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: iPad Enthusiasm
Replies: 75
Views: 7479

Re: iPad Enthusiasm

folks that gave themselves lead poisoning? <edit> I wonder... Two thousand years from now -- if there IS a two thousand years from now in human existence -- which poisons will historians name as our memorable achievements? Will any of them be things we now regard as conveniences? Improvements? Adva...
by pigfender
Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: iPad Enthusiasm
Replies: 75
Views: 7479

Re: iPad Enthusiasm

They took a page from George Lucas. Buy The Star Wars Triology "collectors set" on VHS. Release the Triliogy digitally "remastered" on VHS Release the Star Wars 1 on DVD, then 2 and 3 Release the Collectors DVD set of Star Wars 1,2,3 Release the Original Trilogy (4,5,6) on DVD (...
by pigfender
Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: I have a problem...
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: I have a problem...

What really slows me down is the planning/outline stage. It's been two months for Surviving Dragon Burns and I'm still not finished. Lengthy planning is par for the course really if you are looking to be successful in the fantasy genre. It's all about creating a fascinating and enchanting world and...
by pigfender
Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Stuck in the mud, with a wildly flailing compass
Replies: 17
Views: 2101

Re: Stuck in the mud, with a wildly flailing compass

Jaysen wrote:equines?


Hmmm, I'm noting a definite horse theme emerging in your posts!
by pigfender
Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Get an editor before submitting manuscript?
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

Re: Get an editor before submitting manuscript?

Should I have the chapters professionally edited before then? I have a feeling the answer is "yes" but I wanted to confer with you all. Edited? Yes Read and commented on by as many friends as will agree? Absolutely Professionally? No. Save your money Buy a friend a copy of "How Not T...
by pigfender
Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Stuck in the mud, with a wildly flailing compass
Replies: 17
Views: 2101

Re: Stuck in the mud, with a wildly flailing compass

Unless, of course, one of you knows of a periodical publication which would like to publish weekly instalments of a serial story, the contract for which will continue without resolution until the publication folds sometime in December 2053? ;) Sounds like Eastenders. .... In order to be a restauran...
by pigfender
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Underwhelmed But Optimistic
Replies: 45
Views: 5939

Re: Underwhelmed But Optimistic

Oh, I lost days to http://www.questionablecontent.net as well. Thing is, just like ALP it's got a storyline of sorts so you kinda have to start reading at number 1 :-) Eddy You see this is exactly what I'm talking about. Now I'm on number 7 out of 1784 with seven years worth of posts to read. I'm N...
by pigfender
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Underwhelmed But Optimistic
Replies: 45
Views: 5939

Re: Underwhelmed But Optimistic

Eddy wrote:http://xkcd.com/386/

There is an XKCD for everything isn't there :-)

Eddy


Oh great. Now I'm going to have to read all of these.

This is just like the time I lost three days of my life reading http://www.alienlovespredator.com

PF
by pigfender
Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Bug Hunt (Windows)
Topic: Admin access required for install [ADDRESSED]
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Admin access required for install [ADDRESSED]

Unfortunately, the installer requires "admin" access to run, thereby excluding those of us whose laptops are provided by employers. Any chance of a simple zip extraction version? It will be a larger download, but should increase the number of potential purchasers. After all, the chances of...
by pigfender
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: System Requirements?
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Re: System Requirements?

Not really a system requirement, I suppose but...

Will the beta / main version be avaialble in a package that will not require Administrator status to install?