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by Scott
May 27th, 2010, 11:28 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 183061

Re: Ask Nathan

I don't think I'd mention the possibility of self-publishing with an agent. Some agents may be disposed to helping you self-publish, but probably not too many. If they like you're work an agent is probably going to want to try first with the traditional method even if you are planning on falling ba...
by Scott
May 27th, 2010, 10:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Book title inspiration!
Replies: 20
Views: 7834

Re: Book title inspiration!

The Plimsouls! Awesome tune, karenbb! I'm a huge fan of Peter Case.

So why not call it A Million Miles Away?
by Scott
May 20th, 2010, 12:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Two Competing Ideas...
Replies: 10
Views: 1771

Re: Two Competing Ideas...

Scott, I had an idea that had to be written in three forms. I understand your pain. Sometimes an idea has to have all its ways with you. :-D That's fine, but...*sniff*...will it call after? ;) I think I've decided, actually. The bigger hook won in the end, the one that'll get the query answered if ...
by Scott
May 19th, 2010, 4:19 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 183061

Re: Ask Nathan

Why not just put the links without mentioning the possibility of a self-pub venture? I thought they needed further explanation. For example, if an agent were to click on the website of the book, they may think my head isn't into "working for someone else", say, or that I'm not open to major changes...
by Scott
May 19th, 2010, 4:12 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Grey or Gray
Replies: 14
Views: 2149

Re: Grey or Gray

I use grey because I like the way it reads and looks on the page better. It feels more like a colour (color) to me and is softer. "Gray" seems harsher, less transparent, more anchored in black. This also translates into pigments: grey is a lighter grey with more white in it and more transparency wh...
by Scott
May 19th, 2010, 4:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Two Competing Ideas...
Replies: 10
Views: 1771

Re: Two Competing Ideas...

Margo, I was thinking along the same lines. I'll have competing ideas, and generally it means I'm trying to say the same thing with both of them when I'm finally able to see under the hood. It could be a character I'm feeling or a theme I've been consciously or subconsciously pondering. At the momen...
by Scott
May 19th, 2010, 9:51 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 183061

Re: Ask Nathan

Nathan, if an author was in the process of self-marketing their book but prior to self-publishing comes across an agent that may be well-suited for it, is it a good idea to share any of the work you've done? I refer specifically to websites and blogs that may have been created. Sure - I'd mention i...
by Scott
May 18th, 2010, 12:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: You have another think coming
Replies: 35
Views: 9026

Re: You have another think coming

Judas Priest will not be impressed.
by Scott
May 17th, 2010, 12:51 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 131898

Re: What are you reading now?

Having gone back to a first book in a series--the author's debut, in fact--and re-reading the second book, I'm learning a whole lot about writing in general, and how we can greatly improve over two manuscripts. Anyone ever come across this? Incidentally, the books are The Keeper and The Missing by S...
by Scott
May 17th, 2010, 12:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's the Message?
Replies: 19
Views: 3520

Re: What's the Message?

My message is one of self-reliance and that "you make your own luck". The sub-theme would be "it's okay to be a little strange, so don't allow social customs to define you or erase your individual power".
by Scott
May 17th, 2010, 12:19 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 183061

Re: Ask Nathan

Nathan, if an author was in the process of self-marketing their book but prior to self-publishing comes across an agent that may be well-suited for it, is it a good idea to share any of the work you've done? I refer specifically to websites and blogs that may have been created.
by Scott
May 7th, 2010, 1:48 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How did you decide the genre?
Replies: 11
Views: 2103

Re: How did you decide the genre?

Been thinking: if you research the agent and they list what they're looking for, you'd probably do well to pick one.
by Scott
May 6th, 2010, 8:31 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What makes a person good?
Replies: 10
Views: 1962

Re: What makes a person good?

I think the good in life that best connects in fiction is someone who honestly tries . That's why we need conflict. The concept of "good" in the abstract is, at best, subjective, but I think we can all recognize when someone attempts to rise above and work towards the light, even in the smallest of ...
by Scott
May 4th, 2010, 4:51 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How did you decide the genre?
Replies: 11
Views: 2103

Re: How did you decide the genre?

A good topic and common quandary. From the little I know of your MS, writermorris, I'm inclined to describe it as paranormal romance with literary elements. Or perhaps "sophisticated paranormal romance". That kind of covers for me that it's driven largely by genre convention, but is mostly for serio...
by Scott
May 4th, 2010, 1:02 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agents by genre
Replies: 13
Views: 2843

Re: Agents by genre

I was thinking of starting a thread that would help querying authors trade info on agents (like Absolute Write Water Cooler), so maybe I'll just gauge the interest from this post.

Good idea?