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by ChrisisAlwaysRight
September 20th, 2010, 6:59 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 191192

Nathan, can I ask a request...?

I didn't want to email you this because you no doubt get several hundred emails a day. However, I would rather not have asked you this publicly as I fully expect a negative response. So from the very beginning let me say that if you wish to give me a negative response, that's totally cool. I mean, w...
by ChrisisAlwaysRight
December 17th, 2009, 11:13 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3544

Re: Query Help

Wow, that actually worked! Okay Version 4, 5 or 6 (I'm a little lost) Dear Nathan, I'm a regular on your blog, and in your forums (I post as ChrisisAlwaysRight). I can tell from your posts that you bring passion to your work, and you love a great story, as I do. I hope you find something to love in ...
by ChrisisAlwaysRight
December 17th, 2009, 3:24 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3544

Re: Query Help

See, I have a problem in writing this query. I have 30k words dedicated to 16 year old Matilda's first encounter with the Incan blood magic. I have 40k words relating to 72 year old Matilda's last encounter with the Incan blood magic - unfinished business she must sort before she dies. I have 10k wo...
by ChrisisAlwaysRight
December 17th, 2009, 1:39 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3544

Re: Query Help

Dear Nathan, I'm a regular on your blog, and in your forums (I post as ChrisisAlwaysRight). I can tell from your posts that you bring passion to your work, and you love a great story, as I do. I hope you find something to love in The Guns of Pleasure and Death, my 100,000 word steampunk fantasy. At ...
by ChrisisAlwaysRight
December 17th, 2009, 1:35 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3544

Re: Query Help

Ah, I missed the first paragraph (genre, steampunk, title, wordcount, why I'm submitting to Nathan) and last (writing credits) as they are (general consensus) okay. I can understand how just the bit in the middle would throw you, though. Sorry for that.
by ChrisisAlwaysRight
December 16th, 2009, 4:43 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3544

Re: Query Help

And now for something completely different. I have no idea if this works or not. PS I thought plot went in synopsis, not query? At the age of 16, deep in the Amazon rainforest, Matilda Raleigh learned that the world is a harsh place. Searching for El Dorado with her father, she found the lost remnan...
by ChrisisAlwaysRight
December 15th, 2009, 6:21 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3544

Re: Query Help

but surely saving the entire world is worth such a price?
Those damn rhetorical questions are good at sneaking in, aren't they?
by ChrisisAlwaysRight
December 15th, 2009, 6:18 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3544

Re: Query Help

Thanks guys - you helped make Version 2.0 Let's hope this is better. More focused on plot, I believe. Dear Nathan, I'm a regular on your blog, and in your forums (I post as ChrisisAlwaysRight). I can tell from your posts that you bring passion to your work, and you love a great story, as I do. I hop...
by ChrisisAlwaysRight
December 15th, 2009, 5:33 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3544

Re: Query Help

Querying about March, hopefully. It's out on beta right now, so a last edit when it comes back in.

Thank you both.
by ChrisisAlwaysRight
December 15th, 2009, 4:32 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3544

Query Help

For version 3, go to page 2.
by ChrisisAlwaysRight
December 13th, 2009, 5:38 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What We’re Going to Have to Give Up and Get Used To
Replies: 11
Views: 2717

Re: What We’re Going to Have to Give Up and Get Used To

1) That's always happened. 2) I seriously disagree. Maybe if you don't get published for 20 years or so, but ebooks aren't completely here yet. But the good news... I'm sorry, but that's a crock. They said the same about records, then invented tapes. Said the same about tapes, then invented CDs. (An...
by ChrisisAlwaysRight
December 11th, 2009, 3:45 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many projects do you work on at once?
Replies: 38
Views: 8942

Re: How many projects do you work on at once?

My novel is with the beta readers. I hope to have it back and edited by March. I'm currently editing a YA fantasy (rewriting half of it) which will hopefully be going to the betas when this comes back. I have just outlined a fantasy comedy which I will be writing at some point and just started a sci...
by ChrisisAlwaysRight
December 10th, 2009, 5:29 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 191192

Re: Ask Nathan

I'm wondering if authors get to keep merchandising rights. For instance, when I finally have a pubbed novel, and I want to sell t-shirts with my title or something on it, do I need to go through the publisher? Also, the imaging rights for the characters (what they look like). Surely publishers will ...
by ChrisisAlwaysRight
December 10th, 2009, 5:20 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Hachette and S&S to Delay Release of E-books
Replies: 14
Views: 4262

Re: Hachette and S&S to Delay Release of E-books

I put this on the blog, then figured it would be better in here. Love the new look by the way. Nathan, I realise we can't just change the entire publishing industry ourselves, but I do see another option that no one here (or anywhere) seems to have considered. Release the e-book and the paperback at...