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Forum: Publishing 01-02-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,387
Posted By DavidGil
No idea about that as I've not read any guides....

No idea about that as I've not read any guides. Just know what I used.

Anyhow, feel free to ask anything. Could even give your word doc a look at if you want. It's not time consuming, so I don't...
Forum: Publishing 01-01-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,387
Posted By DavidGil
(All of these paragraph options can be found by...

(All of these paragraph options can be found by clicking on the paragraph button, under the page layout or home tabs up top.)

Looking at one of the ones I published (used a word doc), I chose...
Forum: Publishing 12-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,387
Posted By DavidGil
You seem to be sorted, Whiskers. But...

You seem to be sorted, Whiskers.

But honestly, while I hope NS doesn't want to kill me for this, the formatting can be done in a jiffy in MS Word. I did my own myself. So, I don't see the need to...
Forum: Publishing 12-23-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,304
Posted By DavidGil
Once, apparently, according to someone who'd only...

Once, apparently, according to someone who'd only read the first three sentences of a particular piece, I couldn't salvage the work because it was like trying to save the titanic.

Can't speak for...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By DavidGil
I would vote for that option, but as I live with...

I would vote for that option, but as I live with my parents . . . ;)
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-17-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By DavidGil
Typing things/chatting on a forum can make me...

Typing things/chatting on a forum can make me more charismatic? :) I haven't noticed it. I'm still as uncharismatic and anti-social as ever.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-16-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,992
Posted By DavidGil
I'd rather write a first sentence that feels...

I'd rather write a first sentence that feels right rather than one that doesn't.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 04-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,987
Posted By DavidGil
I just use a simple # in the centre of the...

I just use a simple # in the centre of the screen, with an empty line before and after. Works well enough for me, even with PoV switches. *shrugs* Normally, I'd likely consider chapter changes for...
Forum: Publishing 04-07-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,950
Posted By DavidGil
You're likely right, Rincewind. And there's the...

You're likely right, Rincewind. And there's the problem of getting people who just want to read a book without choices to enjoy the story, as you mention. Pretty problematic in even getting people to...
Forum: Publishing 04-02-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,950
Posted By DavidGil
You're most welcome, and I'm glad others are...

You're most welcome, and I'm glad others are interested in it. I know many may not agree, but I think good things can be done with interactive fiction, depending on the writing quality, the story and...
Forum: Publishing 03-29-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,950
Posted By DavidGil
Funny you should ask this. There are definitely...

Funny you should ask this. There are definitely companies still doing choose your own adventure type books, or interactive fiction as I prefer to think of them as.

Tin Man Games are doing gamebook...
Forum: Publishing 03-19-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,366
Posted By DavidGil
Not sure honestly, Mike. Haven't really given it...

Not sure honestly, Mike. Haven't really given it much thought. But I guess I'd go with what you said, about publishers only accepting vetted works. It just seems counter-productive to me, in the...
Forum: Publishing 03-19-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,366
Posted By DavidGil
Really odd way of doing things then, in my view,...

Really odd way of doing things then, in my view, Whiskers. It's not like there aren't enough barriers already for traditional publishing. ;) I think they're potentially shooting themselves in the...
Forum: Publishing 03-19-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,366
Posted By DavidGil
I wouldn't expect a reply from Mel, Whiskers and...

I wouldn't expect a reply from Mel, Whiskers and Flyingtart. She doesn't seem to say thanks to anyone (and I'm not on about me, as my reply wasn't helpful). She tends to only reply when something...
Forum: Publishing 03-09-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,366
Posted By DavidGil
First I've heard about publishing houses...

First I've heard about publishing houses requesting that you send them manuscripts on specific dates. They might want you to state the date you sent it to them, but that's all.

That said, I've...
Forum: Introductions 03-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By DavidGil
You're twenty-two now and have been a...

You're twenty-two now and have been a professionally published author since you were eleven? :)

Certainly quite rare.

When it comes to ideas, you might want to just post in the advice section....
Forum: Publishing 02-16-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,080
Posted By DavidGil
Just me and my typos. I make some classic ones....

Just me and my typos. I make some classic ones. :) People who've chatted to me on Facebook via private messages can likely verify that. (My own fault for not checking what I type before hitting enter...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-15-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,920
Posted By DavidGil
Not sure what, if anything, it does for the...

Not sure what, if anything, it does for the algorithms. But I believe it does mean you can advertise on sites like bookbub (unless they want fifteen - twenty reviews, but I don't think so).
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-15-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By DavidGil
No, but I've only got two short stories...

No, but I've only got two short stories available. Short stories don't sell well. No real way to get the word out either, though I've just started getting some recognition for Gus with it being free...
Forum: Publishing 02-13-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,080
Posted By DavidGil
No, but a lot do. If you're not confident you can...

No, but a lot do. If you're not confident you can nail most of the errors, I'd highly recommend having a friend or family member have a look through your work for you, preferably a few times. Nothing...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-12-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By DavidGil
Hugh Howey's report on book sales

Hugh Howey put together a report a few days ago, covering book sales on places like Amazon.

http://authorearnings.com/the-report/

It's pretty encouraging really.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-12-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,173
Posted By DavidGil
Best thing to do in all honesty, Mohican, when it...

Best thing to do in all honesty, Mohican, when it comes to questions like this:

Remember there are no real rules in writing other than to tell a good story or at least affect the reader in some...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-12-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,173
Posted By DavidGil
What everyone else said. Just do your best to...

What everyone else said. Just do your best to make sure the transitions from character to character are clear.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-08-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By DavidGil
Sorry for the bump, but this will be the last one...

Sorry for the bump, but this will be the last one unless people ask things etc.

Did anyone purchase a copy of The Dead Should Stay Dead last night? If so, thanks, it means a lot. :) If not, sorry...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-07-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By DavidGil
Figure I'd best include the comments I've...

Figure I'd best include the comments I've received for Gus so far on Wattpad to try and gather some reads (you may have read an earlier version before if you know me from way back when, but you've...
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