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Old 06-20-2010, 11:31 AM   #76
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If i may ask a couple of questions...What genre of novel do you write? How easy/hard is it to publish?

I only ask because it's an ambition of mine to do the same and i'm wondering what kind of issues i'd have to deal with if i tried to publish.
Sure.

I write mainly science fiction and various bastard genres thereof such as SF-romance and so on. Getting published stinks and it's one of those things you need to have a real perseverance with if you want to get anywhere with it. I just seem to have had a compulsion to write since I was very young, and hence I was able to stick at it. Currently I have one book out and some more forthcoming in electronic format with an American independent publisher, and some other books planned in print from a different publisher, and also various short stories in magazines. Building an audience is all about getting writing, and keeping writing and keeping getting the writing out there.

If you want to improve your writing, I would recommend joining a critique group (I can suggest some but I'm not sure which ones would be appropriate as I don't know what genre you're considering). You can also try short stories, although if novels are your ultimate ambition I'd try to move on to novellas as quickly as you can, because the character and plot structure of them is much more similar to that of a novel and you can also sell them to electronic publishing houses.

If you have any questions, feel free to message me your email or whatever. :-)
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:37 AM   #77
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I write mainly science fiction and various bastard genres thereof such as SF-romance and so on.
Speaking of science fiction and the bastard genre's thereof ... have you seen "Gentlemen Bronco's" ?
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:49 AM   #78
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Sure.

I write mainly science fiction and various bastard genres thereof such as SF-romance and so on. Getting published stinks and it's one of those things you need to have a real perseverance with if you want to get anywhere with it. I just seem to have had a compulsion to write since I was very young, and hence I was able to stick at it. Currently I have one book out and some more forthcoming in electronic format with an American independent publisher, and some other books planned in print from a different publisher, and also various short stories in magazines. Building an audience is all about getting writing, and keeping writing and keeping getting the writing out there.

If you want to improve your writing, I would recommend joining a critique group (I can suggest some but I'm not sure which ones would be appropriate as I don't know what genre you're considering). You can also try short stories, although if novels are your ultimate ambition I'd try to move on to novellas as quickly as you can, because the character and plot structure of them is much more similar to that of a novel and you can also sell them to electronic publishing houses.

If you have any questions, feel free to message me your email or whatever. :-)
This advice is soooooooo appreciated, thanks very much SnapDragon
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This advice is soooooooo appreciated, thanks very much SnapDragon
This is an honest question, swear. No trying to make fun here. The stuff you want published isn't wrestling fan fiction is it?
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:54 PM   #80
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This is an honest question, swear. No trying to make fun here. The stuff you want published isn't wrestling fan fiction is it?
I havent actually written anything i intend to be published, but when i do it wont be wrestling related. In fact the ideas i have are coincidentally based around sci-fi like SnapDragon's.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:13 PM   #81
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I guess my hobby would be Photography! i studied it at College also!
im not great but i do try my best lol

heres one of my photographs and also a link to the folder showing all my Photography work on Facebook

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im not great but i do try my best lol

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excellent work! after a review of your work, i fell in love with this photograph
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excellent work! after a review of your work, i fell in love with this photograph
Thankyou its good to hear you like it! really do appreciate it
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:11 PM   #85
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I liked this thread and it's been dead for a long time.

This is my latest hobby.

DE Shaving.
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Oooh! So nice to see guys use these razors again. My grandfather used one like the one pictured and I even learned to shave my legs with one of these. Got good enough to never leave a nick. My sons bought one and like the better shave they give, but they tend to go the lazy route with the electric razor

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Old 07-24-2013, 12:26 PM   #87
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Oooh! So nice to see guys use these razors again. My grandfather used one like the one pictured and I even learned to shave my legs with one of these. Got good enough to never leave a nick. My sons bought one and like the better shave they give, but they tend to go the lazy route with the electric razor
I absolutely love it. It gives such a great shave. Shaving has become less of a "chore" now and it's become more of an indulgence I really enjoy.
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I personally think it is better for the face. It cuts better so less pulling of the hair and less likelihood to end up with a lot of facial irritation

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:54 PM   #89
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I liked this thread and it's been dead for a long time. This is my latest hobby.DE Shaving.

That is freakin' awesome sir. My grandfather taught me how to shave with one of those style of razors. He had an old one that he would close with no blade in for me since I didn't have whiskers yet. He would lather up my face and show me how to do it along with him as he shaved. Thank you for bringing up a long-forgotten but really great memory.

I have wanted to find one like that for some time now. Seeing your kit there definitely makes me want to go find one.
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I made this last night. Hiphop music. It's unpolished, but a tentative step toward figuring it all out. +5 if you can name the movie the samples were lifted from.

https://soundcloud.com/cypherpunks/o...me-in-the-west
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I made this last night. Hiphop music. It's unpolished, but a tentative step toward figuring it all out. +5 if you can name the movie the samples were lifted from.

https://soundcloud.com/cypherpunks/o...me-in-the-west
Nice beat. I also like your other one posted too.
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I made this last night. Hiphop music. It's unpolished, but a tentative step toward figuring it all out. +5 if you can name the movie the samples were lifted from.

https://soundcloud.com/cypherpunks/o...me-in-the-west
I don't know what movie the samples are from, but the sounds are very chill. You should join us in the "Got Talent" thread, it gets lonely in there sometimes...
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Thanks fellas. Leo, that other track is quite old and not too representative of what I'm trying to do these days, but thanks!

MattB, I dunno how much talent this shows, but when I lay the vocals I will post in there.
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Thanks fellas. Leo, that other track is quite old and not too representative of what I'm trying to do these days, but thanks!

MattB, I dunno how much talent this shows, but when I lay the vocals I will post in there.
Older stuff is good too. It shows you where you were and where you have come. Sometimes your older songs can be cringe worthy when you measure them against your newest, but it's always cool to be able to look back and see how you gain your own "voice" and hone your craft.
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I need a new hobby.

I guess gardening is my latest one? Though I don't think of it as a hobby, more of a lifestyle.
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