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by cheekychook
October 31st, 2012, 2:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 10566

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

I'm still without power and internet from the storm, but I will be NaNo-ing. Please feel free to buddy me. I'm on the NaNo site as Cheekychook---find me and I'll check in when you can!
by cheekychook
October 4th, 2012, 5:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: why love story doesn't always equal romance novel
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

why love story doesn't always equal romance novel

I did a guest post today on Amy Sue Nathan's Women's Fiction Writer's blog about why a novel that is a love story isn't always a romance novel. I know the issue of women's fiction vs romance has been discussed here on the forums many times (as I've been the one to raise it a few times) so I'm postin...
by cheekychook
October 3rd, 2012, 10:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 7587

Re: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep

I will absolutely be NaNo-ing my butt off this year! Look forward to #1k1hr-ing my way through it with as many Bransforum NaNo-ers as possible. If you don't already, follow me on Twitter @karenstivali We'll NaNo our way to the finish #1k at a time!
by cheekychook
September 27th, 2012, 11:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 13443

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

I've been thinking good thoughts for you since you first started this thread. So, so glad to hear that you've had good news. That's better than any writing related squee could ever be. Wishing you continued good things.
by cheekychook
September 27th, 2012, 11:45 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 79849

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Thanks Hillary, Sommer and BComet! :)
by cheekychook
September 27th, 2012, 11:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Agent requirements question
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: Agent requirements question

If synopsis length is not specified you're best with a short one (1-2 pages, but remember you can single space a synopsis). The majority of agents want to see Chapters 1, 2 and 3 and do not want to see the prologue at all. Not something authors like to hear, but true nonetheless. Unless you have rea...
by cheekychook
September 13th, 2012, 9:09 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 79849

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Congrats Hillary! And thanks for the good wishes Mira and BComet! I actually have a new SQUEE. In April I attended the RT Booklover's Convention and I pitched some agents and editors. After multiple full request, an R&R from an awesome publisher and two offers of publication, I'm very happy to annou...
by cheekychook
September 13th, 2012, 8:57 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: A full MS request from agent and publisher at same time...
Replies: 8
Views: 11149

Re: A full MS request from agent and publisher at same time...

Unless you specifically agreed or were directly asked to submit an exclusive you are free to send you manuscript elsewhere. If Writers House didn't directly ask you for an exclusive you can submit fulls to whomever requests one without notifying anyone. The second you get an offer from one you'd nee...
by cheekychook
September 13th, 2012, 8:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: That's and Was's
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: That's and Was's

That wasn't that hard now was it? (See what I did there?) :D :o
by cheekychook
September 2nd, 2012, 9:57 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Can you send revisions once you have already sent a full MS?
Replies: 4
Views: 9167

Re: Can you send revisions once you have already sent a full MS?

Unless you have an offer you are accepting do NOT tell an agent you've even sent your manuscript to a publisher. If the agent thinks you are already contacting and subbing to publishers they won't even look at your work---if you've already submitted it they'll feel it's already been shopped around a...
by cheekychook
September 1st, 2012, 10:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: red-faced rookie
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: red-faced rookie

Yes, everything that everyone has said here is sound advice. Remove whatever mentions of actions you notice are repetitive. A lot of the time the fact that your character is happy (smiling) or feeling dejected (shoulders slumped) is already apparent from the context of what's happening in the scene....
by cheekychook
August 27th, 2012, 8:01 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 79849

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Two and a half years ago I started coming to this forum because I'd written a book and I wanted to know everything there was to know about getting it published. Today it officially released from Turquoise Morning Press! For anyone who's curious, MEANT TO BE is now digitally available at Amazon, B&N,...
by cheekychook
August 4th, 2012, 11:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Breaking up Large Chunks of Monologue
Replies: 7
Views: 2228

Re: Breaking up Large Chunks of Monologue

You've already gotten excellent advice here, so I'll just add another way that you can try to look at this scene and possibly see where/how to break up the monologue. The main reason one needs to break up a monologue is that the reader needs breaks during it. Try to think about a time when a friend ...
by cheekychook
July 26th, 2012, 11:48 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 79849

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Remember when I was squeeing a month ago because my first novella, ALWAYS YOU, became a finalist in the RWA Passionate Plume contest?? Well I just found out tonight that it took FIRST PLACE. WOOHOO! :thud
by cheekychook
July 23rd, 2012, 3:13 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 79849

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Congrats, Margo! Those stats, and you, are beyond awesome!