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by Kenner R. McQuaid
February 23rd, 2011, 10:26 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: So I want to self publish...and I did!
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: So I want to self publish...and I did!

Congrats! Keep proving 'em wrong.
by Kenner R. McQuaid
January 3rd, 2011, 8:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing and Resolutions
Replies: 15
Views: 1946

Re: Writing and Resolutions

My New Year's resolution is to stop following 90% of the agents I follow on twitter. Today's tweets were mainly geared toward displeasure with getting back to work, picking apart people who resolved to 'get' an agent this year (we shouldn't assume that we'll get one; we should resolve to make a bett...
by Kenner R. McQuaid
January 3rd, 2011, 8:33 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media
Replies: 16
Views: 3752

Re: Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media

My New Year's resolution is to stop following 90% of the agents I follow on twitter. Today's tweets were mainly geared toward displeasure with getting back to work, picking apart people who resolved to 'get' an agent this year (we shouldn't assume that we'll get one; we should resolve to make a bett...
by Kenner R. McQuaid
December 24th, 2010, 10:28 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: CopyWrite: Copyright for Writers 101
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Re: CopyWrite: Copyright for Writers 101

100% correct. There are a lot of misconceptions about copyright, even amongst lawyers themselves.
by Kenner R. McQuaid
December 19th, 2010, 7:00 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media
Replies: 16
Views: 3752

Re: Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media

I clicked on your links...really impressive.
by Kenner R. McQuaid
December 19th, 2010, 1:25 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media
Replies: 16
Views: 3752

Re: Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media

This is where the internet may have hurt writers. I've read several agent bios that say something to the effect of, 'Agent X is particularly interested in representing authors who have established a significant web presence through a blog or social media.' In other words, your product is of much mor...
by Kenner R. McQuaid
December 19th, 2010, 10:23 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media
Replies: 16
Views: 3752

Re: Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media

Guardian, I agree with you. The problem is that agents are in the business, first and foremost, to make money. And, in this guy's opinion, these stories don't make money. Most of my rejections have mentioned 'lack of a market' or 'we don't feel your work is marketable at this time.' No one has ever ...
by Kenner R. McQuaid
December 18th, 2010, 6:17 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media
Replies: 16
Views: 3752

Re: Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media

I happen to agree, Nathan. But as a first-time author, it hits you like a ton of bricks when you realize that this already difficult process of finding an agent is going to made even more difficult by some of the personalities present in the profession. I may come off as obnoxious myself, but in rea...
by Kenner R. McQuaid
December 18th, 2010, 10:25 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media
Replies: 16
Views: 3752

Re: Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media

To each his own :)
by Kenner R. McQuaid
December 17th, 2010, 11:05 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media
Replies: 16
Views: 3752

Nathan's Blog Post on Agents and Social Media

I read this blog almost every day, and one thing that Mr. Bransford posted today really caught my eye: "Speaking of social networking, How Publishing Really Works responded with quite justified irritation and umbrage at a recent interview that was dismissive of the time some agents spend blogging. T...