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by RonfarZ3
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Writing Tips and Discussion
Topic: Author Website Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Re: Author Website Questions

I'll do a bit of off-line design work to get some site aesthetics set up before I jump on anything. So, you're going to build your own website from scratch instead of using a software package? No, more like figure out how I'd want things organized ahead of time before I waste a lot of time switchin...
by RonfarZ3
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Writing Tips and Discussion
Topic: Author Website Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Re: Author Website Questions

Thanks for the info y'all! Seems that this will take a lot more work than I had originally anticipated, so I'll do a bit of off-line design work to get some site aesthetics set up before I jump on anything. Although it's looking mighty tempting to do the shared hosting service through the Midnight W...
by RonfarZ3
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Writing Tips and Discussion
Topic: Author Website Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Author Website Questions

So I've finally decided to put together my own author website, but I'm running into a few things that I'd like some advice for. If you've got an author website, would you mind helping me out? - What web service do you use to host your website? Wix? Wordpress? Are there any others? - Is it free for y...
by RonfarZ3
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Writing Tips and Discussion
Topic: COSine 2016 Panel Notes: Do Writing Workshops Help?
Replies: 1
Views: 321

COSine 2016 Panel Notes: Do Writing Workshops Help?

We all want to get better with our writing, but do Writing Workshops and Critique Groups really help? Just so everyone can benefit from this panel, here are my notes: - Milford [sp?] Model: 1. Everyone reads the submitted work in advance / 2. Support your critique with literary analysis (be specific...
by RonfarZ3
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Writing Tips and Discussion
Topic: COSine 2016 Panel Notes: What Makes Them Masters?
Replies: 1
Views: 558

COSine 2016 Panel Notes: What Makes Them Masters?

We're all familiar with the "masters" of science fiction, but what made their stories timeless? Just so everyone can benefit from this panel, here are my notes: - Being dated doesn't take away from being a Master - Each of the masters of science fiction expanded the definition of the genre in some w...
by RonfarZ3
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Writing Tips and Discussion
Topic: COSine 2016 Panel Notes: Reading the Slushpile
Replies: 1
Views: 365

COSine 2016 Panel Notes: Reading the Slushpile

The start of a story is very important if you want it accepted into an anthology or picked up by an agent or publisher. Just so everyone can benefit from this panel, here are my notes: - Hook your reader with a problem - Avoid "laundry list" descriptions - It is the writer's responsibility to keep t...
by RonfarZ3
Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Open Bar
Topic: Culture Shock
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Re: Culture Shock

Quite interesting . . . but now I know why nobody in this town wants to read what I've written . . .
Maybe I should do a few author signings in Maine :P
by RonfarZ3
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Open Bar
Topic: Humble Writers
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Humble Writers

Yeah, this was why I didn't decide to join the Pikes Peak Writers. Went to one meeting and was immediately put off by the jerks who thought they were better than me because they had "traditionally published" or had gotten a "masters in Fine Arts". If anything, they seem like "old money" to me (a la ...
by RonfarZ3
Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Open Bar
Topic: STAR WARS! What did you think? (Spoilers!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: STAR WARS! What did you think? (Spoilers!)

Unfortunately, I've read that the Extended Universe canon is now out with this film, so it's anyone's guess. I too am of the opinion that Rey is Luke's daughter, mainly because of her ability to pick up the Force quickly (probably because her mother was an awesome Jedi as well) and the fact that she...
by RonfarZ3
Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Critiques and Beta Readers
Topic: SHORT STORY: Jurassic Manor
Replies: 1
Views: 722

SHORT STORY: Jurassic Manor

Title: Jurassic Manor Length, Draft and Language: 3,213 words / First Draft / English Brief Summary: Douglas Spacifick has been called to Jurassic Manor to help the owner of the estate, Lord John Pigmont, settle some initial paperwork with patenting the “Dinosaur Servant” concept. As Douglas tours ...