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bio website organizingcreativity.com
location Germany
age 37
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen May 30 '12 at 8:53

Occupation: Scientist (Psychologist, with an affinity to technology), working in mobile media, critical thinking, and reflection

Interests: Writing, creating books, photography, work methods


Mar
31
comment Color Scheme for Print and eBook
Thank you for the advice -- Winston Churchill apparently once said: "Writing a book is an adventure: to begin with it is a toy and amusement; then it becomes a master, and than it becomes a tyrant; and the last phase is just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude – you kill the monster and fling him to the public." With self-publishing I get the impression that the book comes back as Zombie, turning the writing process in an episode of Resident Evil ... still, very interesting process.
Mar
30
comment Color Scheme for Print and eBook
There are a lot of points here, and I guess this is the answer I set as accepted. Although I had hoped for an answer what you wrote in the last bullet point "Change your colors." -- that was the point -- to what values? However, next line is the definitive answer: "It all revolves around quality - you want less, not more.". I do not think that it is possible anymore to do both with one file. I've got a character limit here, so I post another answer to sum up what I have learned, but first thank you for the answer. (BTW, I had set it to sRGB when exporting for the webversion, but good point.)
Mar
23
comment Will my readers feel like they are reading a children's storybook if there are illustrations in my novel?
Adding the examples of warren below -- what about Sidney Paget illustrations of Sherlock Holmes. The illustrations pretty much defined the character in my opinion. If you manage to include them in a way that it feels "classy" (suits the overall theme), why not?
Mar
23
comment Color Scheme for Print and eBook
Hmm, interesting solution, however, it will not work for me. I have too many tables to convert them all in graphics and it would prevent text selection (something I am keen on having/offering). But I keep this solution in mind, thank you.
Mar
23
comment Color Scheme for Print and eBook
Thank you ... hmm, that is why I was hoping for some kind of "safe corridor" of colors to use, or simply some CYMK values to use that have been tested. I use different colors for 6 chapters (green, blue, yellow, orange, red, blue-violet) which require 3 tones each (light cell, darker cell, border) and thus provide a high likelihood that some colors are off in a bad way.
Mar
8
comment When do I need to obtain permission to photograph and write about a business, work of art, or person?
Great PDF, thank you -- it covers mostly street photography and citizen sousveillance. But is there a difference between taking a photo and using the photo in print, i.e., commercially using the photo? What about "Commercial products, such as toys or packaged food"?
Mar
7
comment When do I need to obtain permission to photograph and write about a business, work of art, or person?
Regarding the (possible) answers, the country it applies to would be interesting to know, as photography rights might differ between countries. Might also be something for photo.stackexchange.com
Feb
24
comment Good Outlining Solutions For OSX?
Scrivener is very good -- for structural outlines. But for content outlines, I really recommend Circus Ponies Notebook. I've written a comparison of outlining in Scrivener vs. Circus Ponies in my Blog: organizingcreativity.com/2012/02/…
Feb
21
comment How to get feedback about the quality of one's fictional writing from friends unbiased by the friendship?
Thank you all for the answers -- I found it hard to select an "accepted" answer, as many highlighted interesting parts (and many covered also feedback in general and not only specific regarding the issue that the person giving feedback is a friend, which has its own advantages and problems).