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by RLS
February 18th, 2012, 12:07 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Most Anticipated 2012 Releases
Replies: 10
Views: 3757

Re: Most Anticipated 2012 Releases

HENNY ON THE COUCH (Grand Central 3/27/12) It's a novel about an artist who's not making art--alternating between three time periods in her life. It's a (mostly) New York story and I like New York. Plus, the characters are imperfect and nuanced.
Oh yeah, and this: I wrote it.
by RLS
February 7th, 2012, 9:25 am
Forum: Books
Topic: How do authors decide which part of novel to read at reading
Replies: 2
Views: 2765

How do authors decide which part of novel to read at reading

My debut novel HENNY ON THE COUCH comes out in a few weeks and I'm having trouble figuring out what to read at readings. My novel moves between three pivotal time periods in one woman's life (meaning 3 arcs, as well) and I'm not sure if I should give short bits from each time period--or read only th...
by RLS
December 8th, 2011, 10:30 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Print Runs
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Print Runs

Can you discuss print runs? Do pre-sales help? When are they determined? I have a debut novel coming out and I don't know much about this topic.
by RLS
April 22nd, 2011, 4:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Sophomore Slump (Guest Blog Post?)
Replies: 0
Views: 622

Sophomore Slump (Guest Blog Post?)

Confession: I have not started my next project. I want to start my next project. I am trying to start my next project. I am confident I will at some point start my next project ... but, alas, I have not started my next project. Some would say this is a time of grappling and inquiry and in fact it is...
by RLS
January 20th, 2011, 4:09 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Nostalgia Covers of influence
Replies: 0
Views: 453

Nostalgia Covers of influence

http://randomactsofreading.wordpress.co ... 8/digging/
Interesting blog post by random house sales person about old middle grade and ya books/covers. Photos too
by RLS
October 4th, 2010, 7:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Whose story is it?
Replies: 0
Views: 613

Whose story is it?

As writers, the world is our oyster. As family members -- not so much. What we say impacts the people we love. Even if it's not about them per se. Hypothetical situation. You're a woman. You have interests. You love your husband. Your kids. The city where you live. Hip hop. Romantic comedies. You we...
by RLS
October 1st, 2010, 11:10 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What's your favorite song that tells a story?
Replies: 58
Views: 13763

Re: What's your favorite song that tells a story?

Ode To Billy Joe, by Bobbie Gentry.
by RLS
September 23rd, 2010, 5:51 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Foreign Rights? Oui, oui.
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Foreign Rights? Oui, oui.

Question for Nathan or anyone who has had experience with foreign rights. My agent's assistant emailed and asked me to send first 50 pages of my sold manuscript because their co-agent is going to frankfurt and will try to sell foreign rights. I am working on revisions with my editor and everything i...
by RLS
June 13th, 2010, 9:24 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 133078

Re: What are you reading now?

tinkers by ... oh my word, i forgot his name.
by RLS
June 13th, 2010, 9:23 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Summer Reading for kids
Replies: 20
Views: 3505

Re: Summer Reading for kids

Blubber and the fudge books by Judy Bloom. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
When she's a bit older, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (won the Newberry this year)
by RLS
June 13th, 2010, 9:18 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: My first partial request
Replies: 29
Views: 4024

Re: My first partial request

Best of luck to you. That's exciting.
by RLS
June 7th, 2010, 7:57 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 317878

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Anyone still checking this thread?
Latest blog Post about swearing
rebeccalandsoodak.blogspot.com
by RLS
June 7th, 2010, 2:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Four letter words and female characters
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Four letter words and female characters

Your opinion:
When a female character swears, what does it convey about her character?

http://rebeccalandsoodak.blogspot.com/2 ... ience.html
by RLS
June 6th, 2010, 8:52 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Got the contract, did the revisions ... and editor quits
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Re: Got the contract, did the revisions ... and editor quits

I haven't been on the forums lately, so imagine my surprise by the kind words of others. Thanks for liking my oreo infatuation. (Note the fat part) Seriously, I love the love. Especially since t's Sunday night and I made me no art this weekend. (now there's a sentence) Translation: I'm cranky. Alas,...