Basic Fiction Formatting for Smashwords in OpenOffice
on Oct. 13, 2012
If you are familiar with OO.o, you probably have already figured out how to implement the Smashwords Style Guide in OO.o Writer. If you have not, this will walk you through, step by step in a clear and concise manner. Nothing is left to chance and, if you think the text is a little unclear, the screen captures will give you clarity.
There is even a nice little template in the back. Probably the only thing I would add to this is a how-to setup a document template (OO.o supports templates) with all the appropriate options already turned off and your favorite paragraph styles ready to be applied.
on Oct. 18, 2012
This would be five-star except for the very abrupt ending. Cliffhangers are great but this is a bit much. An epilogue or chapter from the next book in the end-matter would help. If I did not already know this was the first of a series, the ending would have completely turned me off.
That said, I very much enjoyed this little story. The main character is remarkable and the story flows well, scene to scene. Descriptions of the effects of assorted events were very believable to a hard science person and lend some credence to the fantastical elements, preserving suspension of disbelief.
The Peripheral Cocksucker
on Aug. 12, 2014
I downloaded this on a lark. Several months later, I picked it up and read through it all in an evening, sides in stitches the whole time.
on April 06, 2015
Quite the interesting read. The adult aspects are played down quite a bit. Nice build of plot but the ending is the best bit.
Explorotica: Come for the Show
on April 06, 2015
Fabulous little story. Thoroughly enjoyed. Very erotic.
Needs polishing: grammar, punctuation, etc. (-1 star)