cj forrest
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cj forrest's Discussions

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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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.



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. 
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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