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by Nathan Bransford
July 14th, 2017, 10:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Monsters - A Survey
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Monsters - A Survey

I tend to want to know things in general rather than for them to be left vague. I would vote for fully, visually described.
by Nathan Bransford
July 9th, 2017, 4:14 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Query Critique 7/11/17
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Query Critique 7/11/17

Want to see how your editing approach compares to mine? Below is the query up for critique on the blog tomorrow, July 11th. Feel free to chime in with comments, create your own redline (please note the "font colour" button above the posting box, which looks like a drop of ink), and otherwise offer f...
by Nathan Bransford
June 26th, 2017, 10:09 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique Tuesday 6/27/17
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Page Critique Tuesday 6/27/17

Below is the page up for critique on the blog on Tuesday, June 13th. Feel free to chime in with comments, create your own redline (please note the "font colour" button above the posting box, which looks like a drop of ink), and otherwise offer feedback. When offering your feedback, please please rem...
by Nathan Bransford
June 19th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Query Critique 6/20/17
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Query Critique 6/20/17

Want to see how your editing approach compares to mine? Below is the query up for critique on the blog tomorrow, June 20th. Feel free to chime in with comments, create your own redline (please note the "font colour" button above the posting box, which looks like a drop of ink), and otherwise offer f...
by Nathan Bransford
June 12th, 2017, 5:38 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique Tuesday 6/13
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Page Critique Tuesday 6/13

Want to see how your editing approach compares to mine? Below is the page up for critique on the blog on Tuesday, June 13th. Feel free to chime in with comments, create your own redline (please note the "font colour" button above the posting box, which looks like a drop of ink), and otherwise offer ...
by Nathan Bransford
June 8th, 2017, 3:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: virtual workshop/editor
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: virtual workshop/editor

Hi fuzzy, feel free to reach out to me and I can connect you. nathan@nathanbransford.com
by Nathan Bransford
June 5th, 2017, 8:01 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Query Critique 6/6/17
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Query Critique 6/6/17

Want to see how your editing approach compares to mine? Below is the query up for critique on the blog tomorrow, June 6th. Feel free to chime in with comments, create your own redline (please note the "font colour" button above the posting box, which looks like a drop of ink), and otherwise offer fe...
by Nathan Bransford
May 29th, 2017, 9:42 am
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page critique 5/30/17
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Page critique 5/30/17

Want to see how your editing approach compares to mine? Below is the page up for critique on the blog on Tuesday, May 30th. Feel free to chime in with comments, create your own redline (please note the "font colour" button above the posting box, which looks like a drop of ink), and otherwise offer f...
by Nathan Bransford
May 25th, 2017, 9:10 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How have politics impacted your writing?
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: How have politics impacted your writing?

Yeah, I hear you -- I try to reassure myself that writing is one of the most important things we can do right now (here's my post on that), but it can feel insignificant relative to the moment.
by Nathan Bransford
May 25th, 2017, 8:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How have politics impacted your writing?
Replies: 8
Views: 706

How have politics impacted your writing?

I recently surveyed my blog readers, and one of the things a lot of people said was to stop talking about politics. But there were also quite a few people who said you can't NOT talk about politics. I've seen so many authors complain about how distracting the political situation is right now and how...
by Nathan Bransford
May 25th, 2017, 8:37 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Are you spending more or less time on social media?
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Are you spending more or less time on social media?

I've seen a few different waves of online activity over the past ten years. At first there was a huge upswell in blogs -- everyone had a blog! Then people moved over to Facebook and Twitter. Now... where is everyone? Aside from politics Twitter, which seems super-active, where is everyone spending t...
by Nathan Bransford
May 22nd, 2017, 5:28 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Query critique 5/23/17
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Query critique 5/23/17

Want to see how your editing approach compares to mine? Below is the query up for critique on the blog tomorrow, May 23rd. Feel free to chime in with comments, create your own redline (please note the "font colour" button above the posting box, which looks like a drop of ink), and otherwise offer fe...
by Nathan Bransford
May 14th, 2017, 10:21 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique Tuesday 5/16/17
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Page Critique Tuesday 5/16/17

Want to see how your editing approach compares to mine? Below is the page up for critique on the blog on Tuesday, May 16th. Feel free to chime in with comments, create your own redline (please note the "font colour" button above the posting box, which looks like a drop of ink), and otherwise offer f...
by Nathan Bransford
May 13th, 2017, 10:47 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Re: What are you listening to?

since i did a hundred books and a hundred movies, i felt the need to do a hundred songs, too. https://goo.gl/TQR6hN. i was scraping to find books, by the way; the movies list was a LOT easier. this one was a monumental pain in the ass; it took all day, and i'd to eliminate a LOT of REALLY good jams...
by Nathan Bransford
May 11th, 2017, 1:45 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Deal Announcement as Comp Title?
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Deal Announcement as Comp Title?

I would recommend against it - the reason to use comp titles for a novel isn't so much to prove there's a market for the book but to kind of place the concept in the agent's head in a smooth way. Since the agent isn't going to be particularly familiar with the book that just sold, I'm not sure it's ...