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The 7 Secrets of an Indie Editor
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Here are a few insights about writing from Editor Victoria Mixon I thought you guys might like.   …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dana King Jan 15, 2011.

A Milestone on the Way to a Million Words
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Here’s an interesting article I thought Crimespacers would like to read.  It runs along the line of “It takes 10,000 hours to master a skill” idea.  Who among us have hit that million or 500,000 word…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by cj forrest Dec 25, 2010.

The Dan Brown dilemma: prodigious prodigy or hideous hack?
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In one hand my wife had a gun pointed at my head and in the other she had a stapler poised at my knee cap, threatening to staple my scrotum there if I didn’t read Stephanie Meyers twilight saga. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sanders Aug 6, 2010.

Expanding your printed work into audio
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Have any of you ever considered having your published work adapted into an audio format? Is it a difficult process?  Would you want to hire a voice actor or would you want to read the book youself? …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karyn J. Powers Aug 2, 2010.

 

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shelly frome and cj forrest are now friends
Mar 17, 2011
cj forrest updated their profile
Feb 24, 2011
Mark Porter left a comment for cj forrest
"Hi CJ. Thanks for the contact. Great to see neil Gaiman get a mention here. American Gods is one of the books I am currently reading. Like evrything with Neil Gaiman it fizzes with originality and quirk."
Jan 28, 2011
cj forrest replied to B.R.Stateham's discussion Traditional publishing hanging in there.
"I share your sentimental feelings for traditional books, B.R., but Eric’s comparison is a good one.  I can imagine people back in the early 20th century saying, “But still a much-needed lift for an old codger like me who likes the…"
Jan 27, 2011
cj forrest replied to shelly frome's discussion stalking the springboard for a crime novel
"I find this to be a very profound posting by Shelly.  He might be trying to springboard our ESP skills or something of that nature. Or maybe, just maybe it’s more esoteric or existentialistic in the intent.  You know, a kinda…"
Jan 24, 2011
Dana King replied to cj forrest's discussion The 7 Secrets of an Indie Editor
"I like that theater line a lot."
Jan 15, 2011
Stephen Brayton replied to cj forrest's discussion The 7 Secrets of an Indie Editor
"Whoo! I especially like #5. No kidding. Thanks. Even as an editor myself, I know...I know..."
Jan 15, 2011
Albert Tucher replied to cj forrest's discussion The 7 Secrets of an Indie Editor
"The only point I would endorse completely is number two: "Writing fiction isn’t expressing yourself, it’s creating an experience for your reader." It reminds me of the theatrical saying, "There's no…"
Jan 15, 2011
Eric Christopherson replied to cj forrest's discussion The 7 Secrets of an Indie Editor
"One secret of an indie-editor: posts like this one to drum up business. :)"
Jan 14, 2011
I. J. Parker replied to cj forrest's discussion The 7 Secrets of an Indie Editor
"I can't say I subscribe to that.  First of all, regardless of her claim of having been a writer first, she is now a publisher and editor. Very different world view. Secondly, not everyone has hidden miraculous gifts that and editor can…"
Jan 14, 2011
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The 7 Secrets of an Indie Editor

Here are a few insights about writing from Editor Victoria Mixon I thought you guys might like.   http://writetodone.com/2011/01/11/the-7-secrets-of-an-indie-editor/See More
Jan 14, 2011
cj forrest replied to Bernard J. Schaffer's discussion Hello CrimeSpace
"Glad to have u aboard.  Where are u at in Philadelphia?  My brother and sister in-law moved out there a year ago.  They love the school system but hate the traffic.  "
Jan 13, 2011
cj forrest left a comment for John Dishon
"Hello, John.  I do black and white ink illustrations if you have something in mind.  I’m not set up right now to do color.  I think we talked about using photoshop on a wacom tablet from an earlier posting.  Right now…"
Jan 8, 2011
cj forrest commented on John Dishon's blog post Kunlun Journal of Chinese Historical Fiction -- Now Accepting Submissions
"You should know, IJ.  This is kinda your expertise."
Jan 8, 2011
cj forrest commented on R. Barri Flowers's blog post Coming in April, My New Nonfiction Book on the Sex Trade Industry, PROSTITUTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
"This sounds like a very interesting twist on an old subject, R.  I will keep an eye out for it this April.  cj"
Jan 4, 2011
cj forrest replied to David DeLee's discussion Goals -- What are yours?
"Here's a nice article to add to the mix of goals.       http://writetodone.com/2010/12/29/how-to-set-goals-for-writers/"
Jan 2, 2011

Profile Information

Hometown:
Albany
About Me:
I’m interested in writing and illustrating graphic novels and children’s books. I’m here at Crimespace because I love reading crime fiction, and I want to gain insight to the world of publishing by chatting with published writers.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Frank Miller, Max Allan Collins, Elmore Leonard, Richard Dawkins, john wagner, Neil Gaiman, terry moore, Shel Silverstein, Lewis Carroll, E.B.White are the current writer/illistrators that I enjoy. The truth is I like just about everyone.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
csi, law and order, the mentalist

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At 10:34pm on January 28, 2011, Mark Porter said…

Hi CJ. Thanks for the contact.

Great to see neil Gaiman get a mention here. American Gods is one of the books I am currently reading. Like evrything with Neil Gaiman it fizzes with originality and quirk.

At 1:20am on December 31, 2010, Dave Zeltserman said…

CJ--thanks for commenting about Outsourced. I deleted Alan O'Mara's comment. It would've been fine if he had wanted to send it to me privately, but to give away the ending in a public forum is inexcusable.

 

--Dave

At 11:56am on December 30, 2010, Jacqui Murray said…
Looking forward to chatting, cj
At 3:19am on December 27, 2010, Keith thomson said…
CJ, Thanks re: the site. I last drew political cartoons professionally in 1995, for Newsday in NYC. 
Best,
Keith
At 7:17am on August 15, 2010, Joyce Ann Fugit said…
Thank you.
At 1:56am on August 15, 2010, Jacqueline Young said…
CJ - nice to meet you. I look forward to getting to know you all here better.
At 7:30am on July 31, 2010, Mark Young said…
Thanks for the invitation.
At 6:45am on July 30, 2010, B.R.Stateham said…
CJ--glad we met. And happy you invited me into your net of friends.
At 10:58am on July 28, 2010, Richard Sanders said…
Especially the electro-shock, yes!
At 6:51am on July 27, 2010, I. J. Parker said…
Of course, I like you, CJ. And no need to look up to me. I'm just another struggling writer like the rest.
 
 
 

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