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Forum: Fiction 07-09-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By jimr
Thanks chatbot

Thanks chatbot
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-02-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,884
Posted By jimr
It's about money, so write what you think is...

It's about money, so write what you think is going to sell. Insofar as a male writing lesbian characters, we as writers shouldn't care. I actually use a non-gender pen name (Chris) because readers...
Forum: Fiction 07-02-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By jimr
Thanks, spshane.

Thanks, spshane.
Forum: Publishing 06-30-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,309
Posted By jimr
Vanity press is still a contract, I think,...

Vanity press is still a contract, I think, CandraH. It's just a type of deal. What I always want to know is: what else have they published and how well did other authors do. I'm not the type for...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-30-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By jimr
flames

I saw a flame out between 2 writers here and one asked if the other had ever been published, I wanted to let you all know that I have been rejected by editors 1300 times and I have yet to make...
Forum: Fiction 06-30-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By jimr
THE PRINCESS AND THE DUCHESS sci fi short

“I wish to speak with the captain.” Millicent trembled with anger as she glared at the unshaven lout on the screen.


The ensign darkened. “How did you get on this channel?”


“I used the...
Forum: Fiction 06-30-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By jimr
THE PRINCESS AND THE DUCHESS sci fi short

“I wish to speak with the captain.” Millicent trembled with anger as she glared at the unshaven lout on the screen.


The ensign darkened. “How did you get on this channel?”


“I used the...
Forum: Fiction 06-30-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,860
Posted By jimr
It's okay. I suggest you read the best author you...

It's okay. I suggest you read the best author you like in this genre and compare your style to theirs. I think brianpatrick and Jesseck have some good advice for you. (Cityboy's not jealous, he's...
Forum: Fiction 06-21-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By jimr
I like the title and the punctuation seemed good....

I like the title and the punctuation seemed good. Without more backstory, I don't buy the plot. Thanks.
Forum: Non-Fiction 03-28-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By jimr
Thanks for reading Pal—

Thanks for reading Pal—
Forum: Non-Fiction 03-26-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By jimr
Some parts are passive writing. It's good, but is...

Some parts are passive writing. It's good, but is this your "real voice"? I think you may have tried a little too hard to write and lost the power of your core in the process, with the subtly...
Forum: Non-Fiction 03-26-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By jimr
Us too

They have a point, this Me Too movement. Misogyny and male chauvinism have been around so long that we tend to forget how deeply rooted they are. We’ve institutionalized it, with members of congress...
Forum: Publishing 03-22-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,885
Posted By jimr
By the way, John Grisham had to self publish his...

By the way, John Grisham had to self publish his first, A Time to Kill, and the first printing sold 1500 copies.
I thought of another way that may make it easier to get the attention of agents...
Forum: Publishing 03-21-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,885
Posted By jimr
Actually flyingtart, I think the big publishing...

Actually flyingtart, I think the big publishing houses generally require agent representation now, at least that's what I've come to understand. I may be wrong.
Forum: Publishing 03-21-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,309
Posted By jimr
Go for it and let us know. I don't think this...

Go for it and let us know. I don't think this firm is going to make you any money, but I might be wrong.
Forum: Non-Fiction 01-12-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By jimr
This reads like a blog. It seems to lack focus,...

This reads like a blog. It seems to lack focus, and I had little idea what you were talking about. Where would you submit an article like this? Thank you for sharing it.
Forum: Fiction 12-16-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By jimr
Good imagery and characterization and an...

Good imagery and characterization and an enjoyable read.
Forum: Fiction 12-16-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By jimr
Forum: Fiction 11-20-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By jimr
So Anna, you liked it? I think your comment's...

So Anna, you liked it? I think your comment's much better than the piece. Thanx 4 the comments.
Forum: Fiction 11-20-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By jimr
I remember, I was thinking about John Upton (who...

I remember, I was thinking about John Upton (who I can't actually read yet) and I wrote this very inordinate start to something (maybe a novel, maybe a delete). I'm trying to overcome my habit of...
Forum: Fiction 11-07-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By jimr
REAL BASTARD 140 words

REAL BASTARD

We never had any problems, Trinni and me, not even the usual ones, and I guess that’s because we saw things so much the same, but the day I left her with the baby and the beaten...
Forum: Fiction 11-07-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By jimr
ONE SANE MOMENT 240 words

ONE SANE MOMENT

Tween days in September moved slow, pacing themselves with long stretches of blue-charcoal-gray sky and perfectly timed simooms blowing at the tree heads, time ticked like an...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-20-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,299
Posted By jimr
It would be in poor taste to name specific mags,...

It would be in poor taste to name specific mags, I feel. Sorry. But I assure you I have had pure junk appear in non-payers, that I now know was second rate prose.If you are looking for mags, try...
Forum: Writing Markets 04-13-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,574
Posted By jimr
FOREWARNING WRITERS: They want you to pay to...

FOREWARNING WRITERS:
They want you to pay to submit, without any monetary gain possible. I don't pay to audition my work even with a possible paycheck.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-13-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,299
Posted By jimr
The best thing

The best thing I ever done {sic} was to stop submitting to nonpaying markets. I'm sure there are exceptions to this truism, but not for me. I realize now a lot of nonpaying pubs are rife with bad...
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