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by mnaylor3
April 4th, 2011, 2:35 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Super Sad True Agent Story
Replies: 22
Views: 6940

Re: Super Sad True Agent Story

Right on.

I get the impression that you got the fire in you to write, so write.

The time spent by the mail box is better invested on writing. Same with phone calling. Submit and forget.



Get well,

Marsh
by mnaylor3
April 4th, 2011, 10:12 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Critique Partner for Unfinished YA Contemporary
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Re: Critique Partner for Unfinished YA Contemporary

I'd like to take a read at it. Check your PM.

Marsh
by mnaylor3
March 29th, 2011, 7:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Need some Mojo
Replies: 9
Views: 9534

Re: Need some Mojo

awesome.
by mnaylor3
March 29th, 2011, 11:01 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Short Story / 600 words
Replies: 0
Views: 1088

Short Story / 600 words

When 8th grader Sandra loses her solo part right before the National Choir competition to a 6th grader, Sandra schemes to get it back. I think it has problems, but I can't see where. This is officially draft #3. Does anyone have the time to give me feedback on this shortie? I can critique in exchang...
by mnaylor3
March 28th, 2011, 12:20 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: textbooks obsolete
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

textbooks obsolete

Here's a couple of links to some hubbub about etextbooks. http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/03/23/mcgraw-hill-pearson-invest-in-e-textbooks/?mod=google_news_blog http://m.appolicious.com/tech/articles/7264-why-ipad-app-developer-inkling-will-make-textbooks-as-we-know-them-obsolete Will textbooks real...
by mnaylor3
March 25th, 2011, 9:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Need some Mojo
Replies: 9
Views: 9534

Re: Need some Mojo

You don't need mojo at all.

Just write.

It might all look all wrong, but just go one word at a time until you're done. Get the draft done.

If you've been running on mojo for the entire story so far and now just ran out, you're really lucky and inspired.
by mnaylor3
March 25th, 2011, 6:09 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Do 99-Cent E-books attract the wrong kind of reader?
Replies: 18
Views: 2587

Re: Do 99-Cent E-books attract the wrong kind of reader?

Then there was the fact that I wanted to cultivate a loyal following and most people who expect ebooks to be 99 cents aren’t that loyal. They’re shopping by price as their main deciding factor. I just don’t want those readers. Anybody that price sensitive just isn’t the demographic I’m going after....
by mnaylor3
March 25th, 2011, 4:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Finding someone.....with little info, very little!
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Finding someone.....with little info, very little!

You don't. They find you. Or, at least, someone with information about that child finds you.
by mnaylor3
March 23rd, 2011, 1:37 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Great words
Replies: 10
Views: 3240

Re: Great words

'Riparian' will make you sound just like a pedant. Totally.
by mnaylor3
March 23rd, 2011, 1:20 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Could self-promotion through social media be a bad thing?
Replies: 9
Views: 13764

Re: Could self-promotion through social media be a bad thing?

I've heard a lot of talk about branding. Personality, work, blogging, can all seem to contribute to a brand. I'm not sure exactly how social media hooks into branding, but it looks like it does. Also, I'd imagine an author that works hard to make people read his work for his reasons is going to wind...
by mnaylor3
March 23rd, 2011, 1:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Okay, what about short stories?
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: Okay, what about short stories?

I'm sure it's a matter of putting the Google search bar to work to find journals to submit your short story to. I doubt publishing short stories are a good way to pad a query letter provided there is a good way to pad a query letter. If you still want to write short stories, just take it one word at...
by mnaylor3
March 1st, 2011, 1:52 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Opening of Short Story 'Treasure'
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Re: Opening of Short Story 'Treasure'

I like that Anthony took a lunch break when visiting his grandma's grave. Peaks interest.

I didn't catch anything enjoyable about the characters in that short encounter, more mystery about the digging.
by mnaylor3
February 21st, 2011, 10:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block: Ignore It?
Replies: 19
Views: 2882

Re: Writer's Block: Ignore It?

ignore it.
by mnaylor3
February 15th, 2011, 10:42 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Great Gatsby Video Game
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Re: Great Gatsby Video Game

I saw this on a tech blog I read all the time. I think it looks awesome :-)
I just did a play through of it last night. There's something really satisfying about throwing a hat at a dancing flapper and then they die.