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Forum: Poetry 02-22-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By qwertyportne
Yeah, I don't get it either. For crying out loud,...

Yeah, I don't get it either. For crying out loud, this is a poetry forum. My mini-essay is just ridiculous. Then I posted what I consider to be an actual poem with a similar title to call attention...
Forum: Poetry 02-22-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By qwertyportne
Miss Skibitski and the War of 1812

Iíve forgotten the capital of New York
and when the war of 1812 was fought.

But I remember Miss Skibitski.

Through thick glasses,
her cold, green eyes scanning the room,
her wrinkled hand...
Forum: Poetry 02-22-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By qwertyportne
The War of 1812

I never learned anything
from teachers who knew everything
they had to talk
we had to listen
nobody cares
when the war of 1812 was fought
Forum: Poetry 02-21-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By qwertyportne
Not sure if you posted your poem to showcase,...

Not sure if you posted your poem to showcase, workshop or get feedback on its topic and its technique, so I'll respond to both.

Topic => reminds me of the saying that youth is wasted on the...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-21-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By qwertyportne
Below are the ways I've conveyed my MC's...

Below are the ways I've conveyed my MC's thoughts, attitudes and feelings. Since my last post, I've made a few changes. Would appreciate reading what criteria you use to choose one method over...
Forum: Classifieds 02-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,744
Posted By qwertyportne
Thanks for the prompt reply, Erica. I'm as busy...

Thanks for the prompt reply, Erica. I'm as busy as a nine-tailed cat in a room filled with rocking chairs, but I will get back to you in a day or two... ouch! :)
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-18-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By qwertyportne
Yes, I sure can but something came up today that...

Yes, I sure can but something came up today that will occupy me for a day or two. I just didn't want you to think I was ignoring you. Thanks! I'll return with examples of each that are worrying me.
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Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By qwertyportne
Character Thoughts

The forum had a few threads on this topic but they were old and didn't quite address my question, so I decided to start another thread.

What are some of the ways an author can reveal the main...
Forum: Classifieds 02-18-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,744
Posted By qwertyportne
My YA fantasy could use some experienced...

My YA fantasy could use some experienced feedback, but as good as a "free" edit of the first chapter sounds, I'm wondering what it would cost to have you edit the entire book. Are your fees based on...
Forum: Publishing 02-12-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,152
Posted By qwertyportne
Thanks for that. So true, and I do put a page at...

Thanks for that. So true, and I do put a page at the back of each with small graphics and teasers to check out other books I've published. I've got only a few more weeks before several of my books...
Forum: Publishing 02-12-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,152
Posted By qwertyportne
Alex, Didn't pick up your thread until page...

Alex,

Didn't pick up your thread until page 2 so I didn't respond to your exact question. Sorry.

1- Last year, I began publishing e-books on the Kindle platform at Amazon using the Atlantis...
Forum: Publishing 02-11-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,152
Posted By qwertyportne
Whiskers, Same here. I usually learn more...

Whiskers,

Same here. I usually learn more from reading the comments attached to a blog than the blog itself, despite the differences of opinion. Or perhaps because of them, since I tend to...
Forum: Publishing 02-10-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,152
Posted By qwertyportne
Good advice. Thanks. I've probably spent too much...

Good advice. Thanks. I've probably spent too much time writing and not enough promoting. My only excuse is being reluctant to waste my time doing it (promoting) incorrectly or ineffectively. I've...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-09-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,359
Posted By qwertyportne
Atlantis is the word processor I use for my...

Atlantis is the word processor I use for my e-books. Saves directly to the epub format. The I use Kindle's Previewer, which converts it to mobi so I can see how my e-book looks on the various Kindle...
Forum: Publishing 02-09-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,152
Posted By qwertyportne
Luck is such an unfortunate word! But true, I...

Luck is such an unfortunate word! But true, I think, when it comes to trying to get your published e-books discovered. I've read dozens of blogs, and all the comments attached to them, debating how...
Forum: Non-Fiction 02-09-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By qwertyportne
This is an interesting topic. Not sure why you...

This is an interesting topic. Not sure why you received no replies yet. Of course, this is a writing forum, so I suppose we are expected to comment on the writing, not the content. My feedback is...
Forum: Non-Fiction 02-09-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,636
Posted By qwertyportne
Your decision to post thoughts and feelings that...

Your decision to post thoughts and feelings that arise from your dreams in this forum only is a personal one, of course, but I'd sure like to encourage you to seek a wider audience for your writing...
Forum: Non-Fiction 02-07-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,842
Posted By qwertyportne
That was fun to read and you did it in such few...

That was fun to read and you did it in such few words. Perhaps not exactly flash fiction (what is?) but you did it well. If there's any requirement for writing to be labeled good, I think it would be...
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