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by Chris OConnor
Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What music do you listen to when you write?
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Re: What music do you listen to when you write?

Metal. The more extreme, the better. Especially like pure instrumentals. :-D :RockOn: :RockOn: Wow! I'm too easily distracted to be able to write or focus with anything but classical playing lightly. I play the drums and even music with percussion is distracting. I cannot iamgine listening to metal...
by Chris OConnor
Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Book cover designs
Replies: 6
Views: 2725
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Re: Book cover designs

In other words, the main factor in cover design has become how to make people buy the book instead of how it harmoniously reflects the content. You're probably right about this. But if I were an author I'd have to do the same thing. Ultimately, most authors want their books to be read by the widest...
by Chris OConnor
Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:41 pm
Forum: What fiction book should we read and discuss next?
Topic: WANTED: Let's get a FICTION book discussion going!
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Views: 940
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WANTED: Let's get a FICTION book discussion going!

WANTED: Let's get a FICTION book discussion going! Do you have a great fiction book you think would be ideal for a BookTalk.org group discussion? Please tell us about it. Maybe we can get a group of us to read and talk about your suggestion. I just personally finished Mark Twain's Life on the Missi...
by Chris OConnor
Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:34 pm
Forum: What non-fiction book should we read and discuss next?
Topic: WANTED: Non-fiction book suggestions for our May, June & July discussion!
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Views: 806
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WANTED: Non-fiction book suggestions for our May, June & July discussion!

WANTED: Non-fiction book suggestions for our May, June & July discussion! [/size] What would you like to read and discuss next? We need some quality NON-FICTION book suggestions so we can pick our May, June & July non-fiction book. Please give us the title, author name, and a link to your s...
by Chris OConnor
Thu Mar 28, 2024 3:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: old/rare books discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 2171
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Re: old/rare books discussion

Good morning, I come here because I am looking for sites/forums or discussion circles specialized in rare and old books. I am interested in first editions, original editions or incunabula. Whether in general literature (I like Dostoeivsky for example) or otherwise. I am interested in all kinds of s...
by Chris OConnor
Thu Mar 28, 2024 3:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Book cover designs
Replies: 6
Views: 2725
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Re: Book cover designs

lexirexic wrote: Tue Oct 03, 2023 12:54 pm I always hated that cover!
And now I do too! What a hideous book cover. :lol:
by Chris OConnor
Thu Mar 28, 2024 3:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: repurposing books
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Views: 1518
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Re: repurposing books

I've donated at least 500 books to several local libraries and it always feels good to know someone else might enjoy them. I can't imagine throwing a book in the garbage so I shouldn't have even jokingly suggested that in my previous post above.
by Chris OConnor
Wed Mar 20, 2024 1:08 pm
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: Do you believe in God?
Replies: 40
Views: 12711
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Re: Do you believe in God?

Hello, There was a time I did believe wholeheartedly that God existed. Unfortunately life and the state of the world and amount of evil in the world makes me seriously question if he exists. I completely agree. When you look around and see so much pain and suffering, and then you are told that ther...
by Chris OConnor
Tue Mar 12, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: repurposing books
Replies: 4
Views: 1518
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Re: repurposing books

OK, I'll bite! What book is this that is troubling you so much? You always could throw it in the garbage, donate it to a library, or light it on fire. But please tell us the name of this book! :hmm:
by Chris OConnor
Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:24 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Chapter 1 of my last project
Replies: 4
Views: 3655
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Re: Chapter 1 of my last project

Dennis Wolf wrote: Sun May 14, 2023 4:19 pm I've stopped working on this, lost motivation, and I have absolutely no idea how to improve my so called skills.

I'd appreciate some feedback.
You're a better writer than I am so stick with it. I like how this reads. I'll try to finish it soon. But the first few pages are written well.

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