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by Mariam Maarouf
March 20th, 2011, 1:07 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: How Do I Become A Literary Agent?
Replies: 6
Views: 12617

Re: How Do I Become A Literary Agent?

I'm living in Luxor. (Moved to Egypt last Nov.) I know nothing about becoming a literary agent in Egypt. But I thought it might be interesting to be in touch. But you're probably in Cairo. What am I doing in Egypt? Working on revision of my novel. At least, that's what I'm supposed to be doing! Don...
by Mariam Maarouf
March 16th, 2011, 12:01 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: How Do I Become A Literary Agent?
Replies: 6
Views: 12617

Re: How Do I Become A Literary Agent?

Thank you so much :)
by Mariam Maarouf
March 15th, 2011, 10:23 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: How Do I Become A Literary Agent?
Replies: 6
Views: 12617

How Do I Become A Literary Agent?

First of all, I know there are a million articles out there about this. But the thing is, there aren't any literary agents in my country, Egypt. Authors query publishers directly, and I find this inconvenient because I'm an editor and I know how many manuscripts that could've been better, and could'...
by Mariam Maarouf
November 6th, 2010, 11:12 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is this a joke?? Nathan? Really?
Replies: 31
Views: 11394

Re: Is this a joke?? Nathan? Really?

I really, really thought he was kidding. I double-checked my calender to see how far we are from April. Then I kept looking for the punch line, but there's none. :(

*sigh*
by Mariam Maarouf
October 29th, 2010, 9:32 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338871

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Why Critique Partners Are Worth Their Weight Gold
http://mariamaarouf.blogspot.com/2010/1 ... their.html
by Mariam Maarouf
October 29th, 2010, 9:25 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 192321

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hey all, I've been here for a while now, but that's the first time I see this thread. So, an official Hi :) My name is -obviously- Mariam Maarouf, and I'm an author. My debut novel, ROSIE, will be released January 2011 by Alexandria Library for Publishing & Distribution. I live in Egypt. Um, I'm cur...
by Mariam Maarouf
October 28th, 2010, 7:36 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First page of YA novel, Jasmine Powers, Super Geek
Replies: 7
Views: 2420

Re: First page of YA novel, Jasmine Powers, Super Geek

*clasps* Great job. I can't find a thing to criticize (not even the italics. I loved them; they added character, and I connected with the MC in less than 300 words. Usually, I don't connect with characters until later on, so awesome job on that). If I really, really, really had to find something neg...
by Mariam Maarouf
October 28th, 2010, 7:22 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First 250 words: YA fantasy
Replies: 10
Views: 2795

Re: First 250 words: YA fantasy

I just wanted to say that I personally think it's a good start. Keep it up. However, I got a little bit distracted while reading; it's either the character is having incoherent thoughts, or my tea latte + The Social Network's very fast-speaking MC have affected my intellectuality. :) Oh, and the su...
by Mariam Maarouf
October 25th, 2010, 7:46 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81613

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Congrats to all of you! Those are REALLY awesome news! :D :D :D :D :D :D

Waiting for my SQUEEEEEEEEE GOOD NEWS to share. Waiting.


Still waiting.



Waiting..



Okay, I'll just submit, finish the chapter I'm working on and GO SLEEP :P
by Mariam Maarouf
October 25th, 2010, 7:52 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 113
Views: 22523

Re: How old are you?

I'm 16, 17 in January when my first novel, ROSIE, will be released.
by Mariam Maarouf
October 25th, 2010, 7:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How often do you read your manuscript?
Replies: 22
Views: 6595

Re: How often do you read your manuscript?

Whenever I feel like it. Sometimes, I re-read a certain chapter or part because it doesn't sound good enough to me. But, mainly, I re-read whenever I stop writing for more than two days straight so I can get everything together in my head and keep a consistent, real voice. Other times, I feel like r...
by Mariam Maarouf
October 25th, 2010, 7:34 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agents in Other Countries
Replies: 10
Views: 4443

Re: Agents in Other Countries

If they like your writing then I don't think they care where you are based. I'd say go for it, don't limit yourself. The world is much smaller thanks to email, find some targets and send out those queries to the agents you think might be good to work with. Fingers crossed that you find your agent. ...
by Mariam Maarouf
October 22nd, 2010, 6:18 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agents in Other Countries
Replies: 10
Views: 4443

Re: Agents in Other Countries

You guys are lucky you even have agents where you are; where I live the whole agent thing is non-existent: there are exactly zero agents in the Arab Republic of Egypt. I got my book deal by direct submission to the editor - here, to survive, you have to be your own agent and publicist (and still man...