Rebecca Birch wrote:Kary James wrote:So... ummm.... at the risk of looking totally stupid, is there a way to attach an image from your computer w/o putting it on a web page somewhere?
I haven't been able to find one. Sure do wish there was, though.
soulmirror wrote:The second one ... I dunno, is it the Moon?
All i can suggest is that the over-all orange simply throws me, I wouldn't guess it's the Moon. It's just a gut reaction, that for it to be "in space" I want space to be blue or black. If there's a reason in the story for orangeness (the story features cosmic fire, kundalini energy, Tang, or a profitable corporate placement deal from the Citrus Growers of Florida ...) then having a rim/periphery where we SEE black outer space, and then the Moon engulfed in orange, would still sell both outer space and necessary orange ...
As for using the word "boring" ... my issue was more that a 'boring day OF work' suggests a boring story ... while a 'boring day AT work' is just a set up that tells us all hell is going to break loose soon enough!
Kary James wrote:Ok, so let's see if this works...
Any thoughts? (I'll license the image if it meets with board approval. :) )
s_c_baker wrote:P... P... Powerpoint!?
(Where's that "crying tears of blood" smiley when you need it?)
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:What I was looking for was a picture of an asteroid violently striking the Moon.
kyle wrote:Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:What I was looking for was a picture of an asteroid violently striking the Moon.
You mean something like this? http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/1362-ssc2005-01b-Massive-Smash-Up-at-Vega
(The other great thing about NASA images -- no licensing fee. Browse around the site for lots of other great images, and don't forget to also check out the other NASA centers.)
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:As for using the word "boring" ... my issue was more that a 'boring day OF work' suggests a boring story ... while a 'boring day AT work' is just a set up that tells us all hell is going to break loose soon enough!
Heh. If you read the story, you'll have a different impression. When I called it "introspective", I was understating. To me, it's a very important, very personal story. It may not be the same for any other reader. We'll find out!
soulmirror wrote:Oh, no, I wasn't meaning to make any comment about the story, I have no question you've written another great story
(Did you see my review of THE MOTHER ANTHONY on Amazon? Luv'd that story!)
There is one really bothersome problem I have noticed a great deal in this new world of publishing we all live in. Writers and some publishers blindly follow someone without ever thinking. They hear a piece of advice, whether it is from this blog, from Konrath’s blog, from a Kindle board, from Publisher’s Marketplace, and they don’t question it. They just follow it blindly, without investigating the truth behind the claim or advice.
...if you know how you are going to get paid, then don’t listen to my opinion on the topic. It’s your career. It’s your money.
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