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by Mary E. Ulrich
December 22nd, 2009, 7:15 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it
Replies: 31
Views: 7371

Re: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it

I think the popularity of the Nook--and everything multi-media--will drive a publishing revolution so that all books will soon have trailers, links to websites, interactive blogs.... I predict the ebooks will lead the way and the first adapters will be sci-fi and young adult.... Many non-fiction boo...
by Mary E. Ulrich
December 17th, 2009, 11:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What works better for you: praise or critique?
Replies: 24
Views: 4653

Re: What works better for you: praise or critique?

I like the critique, but given lovingly.

It ALWAYS hurts, it ALWAYS makes me think I am the awfulest writer alive...it ALWAYS makes my work stronger.

I would never submit anything without a second read from a critique partner.
by Mary E. Ulrich
December 17th, 2009, 11:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should bloggers charge for their writing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3433

Re: Should bloggers charge for their writing?

Hi Nathan and Friends, I have been thinking about this topic and see many writers asking the same questions. Wondering? Would this be an interesting question for a poll? I bet the stats will change as the years pass: Either the payment idea will work itself out, there will be more pay or free blogs,...
by Mary E. Ulrich
December 10th, 2009, 7:16 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 191220

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan, Thanks for this Forum and the opportunity to ask questions. I'm totally confused on how to write the word "ebooks, Ebooks, eBooks, e-books"? (Assuming it is the same for "ePublishing, Epublishing....") There are different spellings everywhere I look, sometimes in the same article/book. So...
by Mary E. Ulrich
December 10th, 2009, 7:01 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Short Story eBooks
Replies: 4
Views: 1600

Re: Short Story eBooks

I think short stories are the future.

Ebook publishers often talk about how their readers might download a book while they are waiting at the doctor's office of on a subway. I would think short stories would be the bread and butter of the trade.

Fingers crossed XXXXXX
by Mary E. Ulrich
December 10th, 2009, 6:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: A question for outliners
Replies: 12
Views: 2807

Re: A question for outliners

I've been excited about Larry Brook's ideas about "Story Structure." His blog storyfix.com has some great stuff in the archives. I like his new ebook which includes a basic outline format with explanations. The outline works for both books and movie scripts.

Check it out.
by Mary E. Ulrich
December 9th, 2009, 10:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Trouble defining genre
Replies: 11
Views: 2769

Re: Trouble defining genre

We learn and market by making connections, so choosing one pigeon-hole for our book feels like we are cutting out whole groups of potential readers. We want everyone to LOVE our story. I know in the romance genre, the rule of thumb is that AFTER the book is finished, the author goes back and asks hi...
by Mary E. Ulrich
December 9th, 2009, 10:25 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should bloggers charge for their writing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3433

Re: Should bloggers charge for their writing?

I commented earlier, but I think I need to modify my opinion a little after reading you guys' comments. I think it depends on the content. I mean, you can blog about anything really. If you put the same content that you would put in a book, on a blog instead... does different media mean you shouldn...
by Mary E. Ulrich
December 8th, 2009, 8:29 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW
Replies: 20
Views: 4509

Re: JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW

Are you allowed to tell us what "the cosmic space kapow" is?

Is it the name of a planet?

Should we play 100 questions?
by Mary E. Ulrich
December 8th, 2009, 7:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should bloggers charge for their writing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3433

Re: Should bloggers charge for their writing?

"Are Bloggers Creating their Own Sweatshop?" http://menwithpens.ca/sweatshop-blogging There are currently over 70 comments on the MenwithPens.ca blog. It is a more complicated subject than I ever dreamed. ie. Is blogging a hobby? OR, Can writing a blog be a profession? A profession which can pay the...
by Mary E. Ulrich
December 7th, 2009, 9:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should bloggers charge for their writing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3433

Should bloggers charge for their writing?

Hi Nathan, With your devoted followers and reputation for great content, you could have created a paying community. You didn't. You chose a free forum for your readers. Perhaps it is because you are affiliated with an agency, or another reason. I am wondering what you and your readers think about pa...