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Do you intend to submit your manuscript for traditional publishing? If so, then hiring an editor is premature. Once the manuscript is accepted for publication, the publisher will provide editing services. Polymath, Doesn't it help to find an agent with a highly polished manuscript? I would think a ...
I've been thinking of different ways to get my protagonist out to the world in an effort to build a readership for my upcoming novel. The idea is to have my protagonist author a blog on my website. My novel is a thriller and the protagonist is a mafia turncoat now hiding in witness protection. His f...
- January 6th, 2012, 2:43 pm
- Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
- Topic: How did you think of your blog name?
- Replies: 15
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For branding purposes I use my own name for my site. I have two separate blogs on my site (both of which are private at this point) that I use for my experiences as a writer, and also for short stories related to my protagonist.
- January 6th, 2012, 2:41 pm
- Forum: Books
- Topic: Do you read indie/self-pubbed books?
- Replies: 11
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I've read all of Amanda Hocking. I'm not much of a vampire fan but she lives close to me so I thought it was cool. I also read J.A. Konrath.
- January 6th, 2012, 2:38 pm
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: What's Your Approach to Revision?
- Replies: 14
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I took Holy Lisle class "How to Revise your Novel" to revise my first novel early last year. I had no idea how to revise to begin with so it helpd a lot.
If you're an outliner it sounds like you need to go back and adjust from there. If you've never user Dramatica Pro, check it out. When done correctly that program makes it nearly impossible to have holes.
- March 25th, 2011, 5:05 pm
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Can my story goal change mid story
- Replies: 5
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As I put together my story, I'm running into a problem where my story goal wants to change. The pro starts off with a clear goal but once he gets close to the perceived goal the rug is pulled out from under him and a new story goal begins. It works well and makes the story more interesting but I'm n...
- March 10th, 2011, 2:22 pm
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Rewrite a lost WIP from scratch?
- Replies: 4
- Views: 763
There's a good possibility my writing-computer has died, and it looks like my backup files didn't backup. So now I'm faced with a dilemma: my WIP and all my reference files and notes might be gone. I was about fifty pages of nine-point type in--hadn't checked the word count in a while--and now I'm ...
Too much material and too many choices. So I'm narrowing the possibilities. One thing is no preaching. Readers don't want to have their noses rubbed in it. I got it. I was at the bookstore yesterday looking for a writer's vocabulary book. I was looking for a book that's taken all the descriptive wo...
Wait a second, what kind of paperwork would exist? Receipts? Evidence? I don't know why anyone would keep that. The mob isn't killing him because they have a judge in their pocket. The paperwork that exists are the informants names (they probably got rubbed out) and jury pool names the judge releas...
Sounds like you need to bust out some more novels Polymath. Taxi cab driver in a small town? Oh the stories I could weave with just that thought. Throw in a small town banker mixed in with the underworld and you have yourself a good beginning. Pick your posion, the taxi cab driver has the goods on e...
First, a logical consideration. The judge would either have been under investigation Yes, he was under investigation, however the evidence had yet to be fully realized before his death. First, a logical consideration. The judge would either have been under investigation or operating within a wide-s...