When he mentioned the manuscript search for the word "almost" I had to smile. My list of words to check for is a page and a half long. Some are to make sure they're not overused throughout ("looked" or "sighed" or "paused"), some to make sure aren't used too closely together ("moved" or "glanced" or "seem"/"seemed" and describing what people's "eyes" are doing) and other words that are just so weak ("very" is a word that I can usually get rid of 95% of the time, leaving only those "very"s in dialogue -- as well as "just" and "probably" and those "thought"-verbs that are so tempting when figuring out mysteries). I keep adding to it, so my editing will just take longer and longer as I go on.
I DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE THINGS THAT THIS GUY SAID. I BELIEVE HE USED TRICKS AND GAMES TO SELL HIS BOOKS. 1 STAR!
@MrJohnRead Night John and Michelle
And here's one from me, that has nothing to do with the interview.
@MrJohnRead too scared to click
@MrJohnRead Coldplay, I'm good with that.
Just ran across this gem while the episode is playing.
@michelleread Kevin wrote some terrific posts. We need to start that again.
@ElianneAdams I keep telling her that but she doesn't believe me.
@MrJohnRead There he is!!!
I'll check this out later. Darren is a great guy. He jumped on a Skype call with me months ago just to show me his mic and camera so I could make the right buying decision for my own equipment. I still remember that kindness and the fun chat we had afterwards.
@michelleread Yes and hosts a podcast. A very difficult job!
You gave me the night off.....we're drinking and playing strip poker, duh!
(We do not drink, nor do we play poker.)
@michelleread Okay, just strip then?
@michelleread Thank you Michelle for picking up the ball.
Hey everybody! No live show this week because Darren wasn't willing to make a small sacrifice and broadcast in the middle of the night. (kidding) Michelle conducted an excellent interview that you all should listen to. Leave questions here in the comments and Darren will answer. (I love speaking for our guests) We will be back next week with a live broadcast. Enjoy!!