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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Let us Play Change One word Game
« Last post by sstroble on Today at 07:04:54 PM »
no hitter
Writers' Cafe / Re: Cover Critique?
« Last post by K.B. on Today at 07:03:59 PM »
Two more before I hopefully turn off GIMP for the night. The second one would need a lot of work, and I'm not sure I like being that close even though the couple in Carnival is actually closer.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Change a Letter to Create a New word
« Last post by sstroble on Today at 07:03:47 PM »
Not Quite Kindle / Re: Last 2 Letters-fun game
« Last post by sstroble on Today at 07:02:01 PM »
Not Quite Kindle / Re: INFINITY Game - Word Association
« Last post by sstroble on Today at 07:01:17 PM »
Writers' Cafe / Re: Similes to make you smile
« Last post by Maria Romana on Today at 07:00:53 PM »
Oh, no, no, no. Please tell me these aren't for real!

Well, except for this one:
23.Even in his last years, Grand pappy had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
I might even use that.

And these two have a certain Sam Spade noir quality:
25.She was as easy as the TV Guide crossword.
26.She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.
My MC is not very likeable at the beginning of my story, but I am writing her that way because her problems are real problems, not just the regular miscommunication types of problems that are common in my genre.  I know that I might turn off some people, but the main point of my story is that she finds her way out of those real problems on her own, and gains some self-awareness in the process.  And self-awareness tends to lead to likeability IMO.

In fact, my MC is the cause of some major pain and strife in her family due to her actions several years before the story starts.  Not a death like yours was, but close to it.  I don't think it makes her unable to be the MC. 

I figure even if I am a miserable failure at this, I'll still sell one copy to my mother  :)
You guys have a much healthier attitude than many authors who feel it's their place to "direct" the narrator. Nothing  p*ss es off a narrator more than an author who gives performance critiques.

The only critique I give is in the auditions. I went through 25 auditions trying to find the right voice and searching for the narrator who performed the excerpt the way I visualized the work. Once I chose that narrator, I feel it was out of my hands and I trust them with the work.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Cover Critique?
« Last post by Sylvia R. Frost on Today at 06:56:53 PM »
Love the new one. To get rid of the bear you can just go super simple create a new layer, and use a large brush set on maximum softness in black. set it to multiply and just blot out the bottom. in a line so it fades away. If that makes any sense at all. Or if you want to get really fancy you can use the clone brush.

Either way I think it's looking good. Zooming in on them did wonders. Good call Kboards.
Introductions & Welcomes / Re: Hello from Iowa
« Last post by geoffthomas on Today at 06:56:24 PM »
Welcome John.
Glad you found your way to the KB.
Hope you find friends here.
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