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by stephendag
November 27th, 2011, 4:40 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Enlisting the services of an editor
Replies: 10
Views: 4600

Enlisting the services of an editor

I am thinking of asking a work-friend who is an editor to read and edit my 500-page novel. How do I approach this conversation? It would be right, I feel, to offer to pay her, but how much? Or am I being too altruistic? Should I ask this as a favor? Do I let her bring up the topic of payment? Thanks...
by stephendag
June 14th, 2011, 5:17 am
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 213
Views: 132331

Re: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog

What started as a week to himself before he started his senior year in high school turns into a test of loyalty for Tommy Henderson, an aspiring artist. In the span of two days, he is forced to defend his1930s home in a remote Catskills valley against New York City’s plans to turn it into a reservoi...
by stephendag
December 29th, 2010, 3:33 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is this wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Is this wrong?

Thanks for all your comments and help. You are right. Compassion is important, and I would hate to hurt this person, given all the hurt he went through. Yet I do give him redemption though the story. And I hope he finds it in his own life. The structure of the novel is there. I can change a lot of i...
by stephendag
December 29th, 2010, 3:58 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is this wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Is this wrong?

Hi In September, an idea for a novel fell on my lap that I couldn't resist. In short, a coworker at the time faced a string of setbacks, including the death of his grandmother, the death of a close friend, the dissolution of his relationship, and the discovery of a family secret about his uncle, a s...
by stephendag
November 4th, 2010, 6:22 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 624
Views: 230598

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi all! The description of this forum says it is for new member introductions, so I am going to do just that. My name is Stephen D’Agostino. I live in New York City. I’m a copywriter by day and a novelist by early morning. In other words, I get up at 4 every morning to write for a couple of hours be...
by stephendag
September 18th, 2010, 9:23 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Your favorite first book
Replies: 12
Views: 4383

Re: Your favorite first book

More recent: She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb--love his pop culture and history refs.
Of all time: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee--it never ceases to amaze me.