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by JuiceinLA
September 29th, 2010, 1:09 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Non Fiction Proposals for memoirs- yes, no, maybe so?
Replies: 1
Views: 1096

Non Fiction Proposals for memoirs- yes, no, maybe so?

Hi Nathan, I am a bit frustrated with the genre my unpublished book falls into (Memoirs), in part because I am never really sure which rules to follow in querying for a memoir, i.e.; non-fiction or fiction rules. As I muck through it , I keep coming across conflicting advice. This weekend at a write...
by JuiceinLA
September 16th, 2010, 5:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pitch! or pitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Pitch! or pitch?

No, JucieinLA, you didn't use male pronouns. .... I would read a memoir about those issues by anyone known or unknown any day. In fact, I don't believe anyone has meaningfully addressed where society is now on womankind's role in the workplace since Rosie the Riveter in World War II. That time has ...
by JuiceinLA
September 16th, 2010, 4:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pitch! or pitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Pitch! or pitch?

Polymath: this is hilarious: "a drunkard lawyer takes her [his] show on the road why" I really like it. Thank you! I wholeheartedly agree on the use of "ensues" . I kinda phoned that one in. "Male voice in pitch"- interesting. Did I use male pronouns? I better check. I agree with your comments on la...
by JuiceinLA
September 16th, 2010, 1:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pitch! or pitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Pitch! or pitch?

Hello all! I am looking for your savvy and sage help. and even the not so savvy or sage help, if -you know- you're just bored. I have been working on my "pitch" for my book, in anticipation of my first writer's conference - and during a (perhaps) less lucid period of my weekend's illness, I have put...
by JuiceinLA
September 15th, 2010, 7:26 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Finding an agent with a sense of humor
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Re: Finding an agent with a sense of humor

J. T. SHEA wrote:They say opposites attract. Maybe I should seek an agent with no sense of humor...
JT- that only works if you are Paula Abdul searching for a cartoon character cat who said he was "in the biz". You aren't Paula Abdul are you?
by JuiceinLA
September 8th, 2010, 6:34 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world
Replies: 90
Views: 22903

Re: 10 reasons e-books might not eat the world

I couldn't agree more with the writer of this post- but it scares me. Are we all clinging to beta while VHS makes room for DVD? Here is why I am worried, and I would love to hear all of your thoughts on this, including Nathan's: In the past month I have seen a discernible uptick in stories featuring...
by JuiceinLA
September 8th, 2010, 4:14 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Finding an agent with a sense of humor
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Re: Finding an agent with a sense of humor

Hang in there Amy, You'll be fine. Its true what people say about piles of rejections- its equally true that you only need 1 agent to represent you. The 50-100 other rejections, par for the course! Do not worry or be discouraged. I think its key to read between the lines of the rejections, and learn...
by JuiceinLA
September 7th, 2010, 6:45 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 18673

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

djpaterson wrote:Have a website (http://www.djpaterson.com) and a (not so often used) blog (http://djpaterson.wordpress.com).

Created both as preparation for being published (one day. Perhaps!)

that is a really great website. I love the clean lines!
by JuiceinLA
September 7th, 2010, 1:33 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 18673

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

sarahdee wrote:
stephmcgee wrote:I finally figured out how to add pages to my Blogger blog so it almost looks like a website.
It looks really good. How did you add more pages?

I totally agree- this looks fantastic!!!
by JuiceinLA
September 7th, 2010, 1:19 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Finding an agent with a sense of humor
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Re: Finding an agent with a sense of humor

Cheeky Cook - and the others have made excellent points here. I will add these points: 1. Learn the agent's sense of humor: I also search their blogs for their favorite books and what they like to read. 2. Find other authors that YOU think are hilarious and research their agents: Because I THINK my ...
by JuiceinLA
September 3rd, 2010, 3:29 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique Friday 9/3/10
Replies: 21
Views: 22164

Re: Page Critique Friday 9/3/10

I too liked the dialogue, it seemed very real. For me the first paragraph seems a little like you are trying to get an awful lot of information into a sentence or two...and that is hard. On the other hand, I did want earlier clarification as to whether Eddie was Jim's brother or not. Someone earlier...
by JuiceinLA
September 2nd, 2010, 8:08 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 184055

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan (and all!) I am hoping to impose upon you and all the other amazing contributors to these forums by asking for opinions on my one sentence "Pitch". Which is the proper forum to "pitch your Pitch"? I looked around in "feedback" and "Password protected" but didn't see a thread. I searched yo...
by JuiceinLA
September 2nd, 2010, 7:05 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Writer's conferences?
Replies: 13
Views: 2263

Re: Writer's conferences?

Hi there I have signed up for, and will attend the SCWC this year, so I can report back. The first question I think you have to ask is what do you hope to gain from it: networking? Skills workshops? Agent/Editor meetings? In trying to decide to attend a conference, I had to determine what I expected...
by JuiceinLA
August 31st, 2010, 4:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nathan's "High Concept" blog got me thinking...
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: Nathan's "High Concept" blog got me thinking...

Margo wrote: ahem...I'm kind of sleep deprived.

HAHAhaa, ahh, good times. yea me too Margo. That's why I clarified. Thanks for your insight and the link! you really are such a positive, helpful person!

cheers!
by JuiceinLA
August 30th, 2010, 8:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nathan's "High Concept" blog got me thinking...
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: Nathan's "High Concept" blog got me thinking...

Sorry for being obtuse, I wasn't trying to question or debate meaning. I was perfectly satisfied with Nathan's description of the term (see below) and though it would be fun to poke fun at ourselves. I don't take myself to seriously... please forgive! Here is what Nathan said that got me going: High...