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by linguista
May 8th, 2010, 8:56 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write a query before you're done with the book?
Replies: 25
Views: 7204

Re: Write a query before you're done with the book?

I wrote my query immediately after the first draft. I've spent a lot of time on publishing related sites, and even though neither of my projects is at query stage, I decided to write the query and get it out of the way. This way I can let the query sit, and edit it. So that I send of my best query. ...
by linguista
April 17th, 2010, 5:21 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Which celeb/s have you met?
Replies: 32
Views: 10070

Re: Which celeb/s have you met?

George Bush Sr. Maya Angelou Mark Curry Sugar Ray (the band not the singer) (Interesting things happen when you're in the military.) Beyonce touched me at a concert last year- but I'm not sure that counts. Shontelle Layne (singer) Eric Jerome Dickey (writer) Eve Tony Blair's family a prince, but I'v...
by linguista
April 1st, 2010, 2:25 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192798

Re: Ask Nathan

not an ask, but you should check this out. I think you'd love it. Plus they mention you :)

http://www.yahighway.com/2010/03/ebook- ... n-pre.html
by linguista
April 1st, 2010, 2:24 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: eBook Overlords Attack!
Replies: 0
Views: 741

eBook Overlords Attack!

Check out this amazing post I just found on YA Highway.

http://www.yahighway.com/2010/03/ebook- ... n-pre.html

Please forgive me for sounding so much like a spammer!
by linguista
April 1st, 2010, 2:22 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Borders survives!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Borders survives!!

Borders is my heaven :)
by linguista
March 12th, 2010, 1:03 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pen Name Bio
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: Pen Name Bio

Sophie Kinsella, who wrote the Shopaholic Series, is actually a pen-name. When Madeleine Wickham decided to change her voice and direction, she sent the books into the publisher under the pen name. So there is a precedent for writign different genre under different names. For years, she kept it a se...
by linguista
March 12th, 2010, 12:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tone down a gay character?
Replies: 23
Views: 3882

Re: Tone down a gay character?

One of the perks of being a foreigner living in Japan is that I have access to a wide cross-section of English speakers. My friends are from NZ, Can, Aus, UK, various US states, Indonesia, India, etc. So I get to see many opinions on these things. Something I've found is that there are a lot more pe...
by linguista
February 20th, 2010, 10:46 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Reading Translations
Replies: 10
Views: 2331

Re: Reading Translations

The only book I can think of that I've read in translation is The Alchemist. But I read French books in French, and Spanish books in Spanish, and hopefully I will soon be able to read Japanese books in Japanese. Also, I am Barbadian, so I don't speak for the US norm. I think in the US though, it's a...
by linguista
February 20th, 2010, 10:41 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should you share your writing before it's finished?
Replies: 22
Views: 6746

Re: Should you share your writing before it's finished?

It's all about alphas and betas. Awesome author, Natalie Whipple, goes into detail. http://betweenfactandfiction.blogspot.com/2010/01/betas.html http://betweenfactandfiction.blogspot.com/2009/04/get-thee-alpha.html Here's a quick summary. You get an alpha while you're writing. Alpha's love you, even...
by linguista
January 29th, 2010, 10:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Copywritten or not??
Replies: 12
Views: 2211

Re: Copywritten or not??

What about names of people, songs, movies, etc? Is that all free territory too?
by linguista
January 29th, 2010, 9:24 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: No Stars- The ensemble cast dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 1752

Re: No Stars- The ensemble cast dilemma

Thanks everyone! The story is about a people's revolution, so it works to follow each group of characters.

It's going to be interesting writing query letters though... :)
by linguista
January 27th, 2010, 1:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Looking for critique partners?
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Looking for critique partners?

Thanks! I'm not quite at the stage, but I will bookmark it for the future!
by linguista
January 27th, 2010, 1:47 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Name-calling
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Name-calling

I was just wondering what's the feeling/rule/law about using the names of real songs, movies, people etc in your work. For example, if my characters meet at a concert, do I need to make up a singer, or can I just use a real one? As hard as I think about it, I can only think of one author who regular...
by linguista
January 27th, 2010, 1:43 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: No Stars- The ensemble cast dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 1752

No Stars- The ensemble cast dilemma

Recently I went on an ensemble cast binge. Ensemble casts are groups of characters from plays of movies where there isn't technically one star or protagonist. Think of the movies, Crash, Snatch and Love Actually and the series Friends. The thing is, while it's fairly well established in MG- Hardy Bo...
by linguista
January 27th, 2010, 1:35 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Switching POVs = manuscript death?
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: Switching POVs = manuscript death?

I think first and third can work together. After all, isn't that how life is? I don't think you should try to do 2 "firsts" though. I've read a couple books like that, and it was difficult to adjust my brain from I= Character 1 to I= Character 2. I think the first person could lead the audience to c...