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Old 11-05-2019, 01:01 PM   #121
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Congrats Al on all of your success. I have 2/3 Best Sellers (in my head) and am contemplating about starting my first novel. I know the world is full of unfinished 1 chapter books and am a little weary about adding to them.
Is there any advice you can give to someone just starting out about layout or any aspect you consider important ? Any advice is appreciated. Thank You in advance :-)
A few years ago I was where you are now.

I suggest you take a look at my How to Write shelf on GoodReads:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...te&sort=rating

These are particularly good:



I have a rule: Once I start writing, I must finish writing the book. Several of my books wouldn't have been finished without that rule. Outlining will help you know whether the book will work before you start writing.

Those books should inspire you. Good luck!
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:22 AM   #122
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I appreciate the timely response and the suggestions. I will absolutely take a look. I actually just finished doing a rough sketch outline. I keep having different “scenes” pop into my head and feel I have a story to tell. As you know, the trick is to make those “scenes” into a cohesive story. One, where someone will find interesting enough, to want to read. It kind of brings a whole new meaning of getting into your head. Lol
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Old 11-10-2019, 01:35 PM   #123
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Hi,

I am blogging about early retirement in Sweden. There are some challenges: High costs of living, lower "top salaries", high taxes. Nevertheless, it is possible!

The biggest difference is that pension from the Swedish state has to be a building block of your plan. This is the case in many countries, so hopefully what I write will be helpful for many of you.

You find the link to my blog under my user profile ->

Check it out: www.plan-g.se!contact info.
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:18 PM   #124
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Al, what software program do you when writing ?
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:21 PM   #125
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Al, what software program do you when writing ?
Sorry for the delay! I use and recommend Scrivener. Here's an article I wrote about it:

https://danalatorre.com/2016/01/19/a...drive-ms-word/
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:27 PM   #126
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I have read about Scrivener. I can see how it can be helpful in keeping things organized.
No worries about the delay. I fully understand the very real struggle for time.
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Some christmas sketches..

This is a set of off-the-cuff christmas songs i've made the last couple years. Maybe someday i'll make a christmas album with more polished versions. For now , I hope you enjoy them such as they are. Cheers! i'm not smart enough to get the playlist to embed directly. if you know how. let me know and i'll fix it

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...AvIz85RHrnSFcv
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Damn! Al Macy is killin' it over here! Nice job!

I get together on Sundays from 11AM-4PM for a free jam with my friends. We record everything. It's always something different, but here's an improvised live track from a couple of weeks ago....

https://soundcloud.com/tedprice/blind-edit-free-jam
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Old 02-02-2020, 10:33 AM   #129
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I get together on Sundays from 11AM-4PM for a free jam with my friends. We record everything. It's always something different, but here's an improvised live track from a couple of weeks ago....

https://soundcloud.com/tedprice/blind-edit-free-jam
Phenomenal beat on the tunes you have here:

https://soundcloud.com/tedprice

I'm always interested in what it is about a tune makes you start tapping your foot, etc, within one or two beats. Whatever it is, you've got it.

How do you make those? Instrumentation? All sampling? Great stuff!
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Phenomenal beat on the tunes you have here:

https://soundcloud.com/tedprice

I'm always interested in what it is about a tune makes you start tapping your foot, etc, within one or two beats. Whatever it is, you've got it.

How do you make those? Instrumentation? All sampling? Great stuff!
Thanks Al! I wish I were as prolific as you. I've been doing this since I was a teenager, so I've had a lot of practice. I'm a keyboard player by training. it's not my career, just a major hobby.

It's obviously a mixed bag. Regarding rhythm, some songs use samples, others are live drums, some use drum machines. It's usually a combination of those things. The music on my site spans many years, so it covers a lot of different musical styles and recording technologies. Playing live is my favorite.

Most of it I do at home with my friends. Here's a picture of my studio...
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I published my next book. This will probably be my last, because the editing and publishing stuff is getting to be too much like work. In any case, I'm going to take a break.

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Great job Al,
The cover makes you want to read it.
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A short acoustic tune I learned last week by jazz drummer Paul motian

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