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Forum: Classifieds 01-14-2012, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Echo75
Reviews or blog hoppers, want to be included in a free promotional ebook?

I know I've been absent in these parts for a while (busy, busy) and it may be that I'm completely certifiable for even thinking about it, but I've decided that a really useful writers' resource...
Forum: The Library 06-21-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,197
Posted By Echo75
Paulina Simons' The Bronze Horseman was truly...

Paulina Simons' The Bronze Horseman was truly awful. A friend recommended it to me but it is the only book I have actually thrown in the bin rather than recycle at St Vinnies. Ridiculous premise,...
Forum: Members' Feedback 11-05-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,012
Posted By Echo75
Sheesh!

Sheesh!
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-02-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,450
Posted By Echo75
Purple Bead, I know that at times when you feel...

Purple Bead, I know that at times when you feel low you think that nothing will ever change or improve, but I also know that there was a time when I was a teenager that I felt the same way (and even...
Forum: The Library 10-09-2010, 04:14 PM
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Views: 298,757
Posted By Echo75
Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book

Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book
Forum: Publishing 09-10-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,797
Posted By Echo75
I was thinking about this the other day while...

I was thinking about this the other day while re-reading Iris Murdoch's The Sea, The Sea.

Now, I have read this book before several years back and enjoyed it, but on a reread it struck me that...
Forum: The Library 08-28-2010, 04:08 AM
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Views: 298,757
Posted By Echo75
I LOVE book shopping at charity stores, Red. It's...

I LOVE book shopping at charity stores, Red. It's awesome. I have picked up loads of classics and even some books I have struggled to find in bookstores for years there - and all for AU$3 max. It's...
Forum: Publishing 08-27-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,061
Posted By Echo75
Most of my freelance editing work comes to me...

Most of my freelance editing work comes to me from a reader at a large Australian publisher. They recognise potential in the writing or the story, but don't want to have to pay the costs of getting...
Forum: The Library 08-27-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,739
Views: 298,757
Posted By Echo75
Pete Peterson, The Fiddler's Gun. He...

Pete Peterson, The Fiddler's Gun. He self-produced it and has had some success with it, so I wanted to see how it goes. Plotting is a little slow (I'm at page 80 and its finally picking up), and the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-26-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By Echo75
I'd say the second part is probably quite true of...

I'd say the second part is probably quite true of the publishing industry. Discovering which stories there is a marketing demand for is quite simply not as easy as it sounds. I would suggest that...
Forum: The Library 08-20-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 50,653
Posted By Echo75
I cry every time I read the part in Mary...

I cry every time I read the part in Mary Renault's The Bull From the Sea where Hippolyta dies. And it's my favourite book so I must have read it more than 100 times (first read it at 11).

I also...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-17-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,604
Posted By Echo75
2012 - worst. movie. ever.

2012 - worst. movie. ever.
Forum: Classifieds 08-07-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,811
Posted By Echo75
A great "oppertunity", you say? I wonder...

A great "oppertunity", you say?

I wonder whether 5,000$, with the $ symbol behind the figure like that tells us anything. Call me a cynic, but I don't think you'll find many takers here.
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-29-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,512
Posted By Echo75
Running a search program to "get rid" of -ly...

Running a search program to "get rid" of -ly words is bad advice. Running a search program to assess the adverbs you've used, overuse of adverbs (I use routinely a lot, I know I do it!) and replace...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-23-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Echo75
Authonomy

Hi there,

Are any WB-ers on Authonomy? If so, I'd like to check out your work and will back it if I feel it is meritorious.

I can be found here...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-20-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Echo75
When copyright gets stupid

Really, surely that would have to be considered "fair use!" It's non-commercial for chrissakes - for charity. This publisher and copyright holder needs a kick up the butt.
...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-17-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,272
Posted By Echo75
Or to hook up with the hot young teacher.

Or to hook up with the hot young teacher.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-17-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,166
Posted By Echo75
Wow - how's this for a thread hijack that...

Wow - how's this for a thread hijack that nevertheless perfectly answers the original question.

What's the difference between failure and success: not sweating the small stuff. Keeping on keeping...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-16-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,272
Posted By Echo75
Oh, sorry QWands, just saw your question. Mine...

Oh, sorry QWands, just saw your question. Mine are good ol' typical Aussie Callistemons (aka Bottlebrushes). If you look closely there's a brightly coloured Aussie Rainbow Lorikeet in there supping...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-16-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,272
Posted By Echo75
I think managing expectations is a large part of...

I think managing expectations is a large part of the process for any author, QWands, whether talking about creative writing courses or writing in general. It's easy to fall into one of two mindsets...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-16-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,272
Posted By Echo75
That's probably true, QWands. I suppose I choose...

That's probably true, QWands. I suppose I choose courses to my level, e.g. I don't attend courses on "Editing for dummies" or "The Publishing Process" etc because I know that stuff, so most of the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-16-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,272
Posted By Echo75
Wow - I can't believe I got away with that. Not...

Wow - I can't believe I got away with that. Not that I was being provocative, but I seriously thought there'd be some backlash.

I was in a spectacularly prickly mood when I posted it. (Cross...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-14-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,272
Posted By Echo75
"In my opinion, courses like this are mere...

"In my opinion, courses like this are mere moneyspinners, and I view such with distain."

Oh, the irony of the above comment.

Every person has their limits when it comes to writing and...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-12-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By Echo75
I agree with Gwyndolin, that second Evan would be...

I agree with Gwyndolin, that second Evan would be better as a He. :-) Best of luck with it. The second mention of fortress also needs a cap F. Twas late when I did this. Apologies. Cheers K
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-10-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By Echo75
Short stories for journals or anthologies are...

Short stories for journals or anthologies are usually going to be read in entirety if they're promising (after all, they're short), so you're probably right there. But I get children's books...
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