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by marion
December 18th, 2011, 1:38 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Enlisting the services of an editor
Replies: 10
Views: 4370

Re: Enlisting the services of an editor

1. Sample edit.
2. Written agreement.
Thanks, Holly. Practical.
Also, I agree with people who caution about friends & colleagues. I also find that hiring people from your faith congregation can be bummer, if you're not happy with the result.
by marion
June 21st, 2011, 4:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: First round of edits - a long way to go!
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

Re: First round of edits - a long way to go!

I was terrified by the edit process. Terrified by the idea of facing up to my imperfections, for one thing!And by the gargantuan task, for another thing. I did nothing for many months. Which is stressful, of course, because you're beating up on yourself for not doing any work. Then I did one new cha...
by marion
June 13th, 2011, 1:50 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81612

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Congrats., y'all! I was just thinking I might have to stop visiting Nathan & Rachelle. I dearly love both their blogs. They make you feel like one of the initiates. They create a virtual community of struggling writers--at various stages of the struggle. But all this stuff about all the obstacles & ...
by marion
June 13th, 2011, 1:42 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Where do you get your story ideas?
Replies: 27
Views: 9422

Re: Where do you get your story ideas?

I wish I was as imaginative as you all! (Maybe I am & don't know it.) My ideas come from history. A real historical person starts to fascinate me--who they really were, what drove them, who they hung out with, etc. Not so much ideas, but images, come to me sometimes when I'm half-asleep and half-awa...
by marion
April 30th, 2011, 7:25 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: W.I.P. Feedback: How Much Is Too Much?
Replies: 9
Views: 3257

Re: W.I.P. Feedback: How Much Is Too Much?

I miss being part of a critique group. It helps keep me motivated. And the feedback is helpful.
by marion
April 30th, 2011, 7:12 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Proof of my Writerly Nerdhood
Replies: 20
Views: 5883

Re: Proof of my Writerly Nerdhood

I'm not techhie enough to be a nerd.
I guess I might be weird, though. I talk to my dog and she answers in a funny high-pitched voice that sounds a bit like those funny housewives on Monty Python.
Keeps me off the streets, I guess. And great, though limited, practice for dialog.
by marion
April 29th, 2011, 12:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Do You Write For?
Replies: 31
Views: 7700

Re: What Do You Write For?

Because my first-person narrator (in both WIP & WOBB--work on back burner) wants to tell his/her (respectively) story to the world.
And because, having found my God-given gift (so it seems, anyway), I need to use it and refine it.
by marion
April 25th, 2011, 3:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you work on more than one book at a time?
Replies: 19
Views: 4917

Re: Do you work on more than one book at a time?

I can only really focus on one thing at a time. Otherwise I can't focus on anything. For a change of pace, I do sometimes pick up some background reading for my back-burner novel, which is in a completely different historical era from the WIP. And I sometimes think it would help to write some short ...
by marion
April 19th, 2011, 5:42 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do You Use LinkedIn?
Replies: 7
Views: 2818

Re: Do You Use LinkedIn?

I've heard of Linkedin, but I don't know exactly what it is.
by marion
April 19th, 2011, 5:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Why I Don't Tell People I Write
Replies: 27
Views: 4020

Re: Why I Don't Tell People I Write

When I started my blog (ibischild.blogspot.com), I not only had to tell the world that I write, but I also had to brag on myself a little (in the "About Me" section.) So now I'm really out there and exposed. But the whole thing of writing seriously is out there & exposed, sooner or later. The blog i...
by marion
March 31st, 2011, 9:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Gender is Your Writing Style?
Replies: 18
Views: 5745

Re: What Gender is Your Writing Style?

Cool! My opening paragraphs (a little over 100 words) came out male. And my narrator's male (and I'm female.) So that's reassuring! Interesting that prepositions indicating location, and forms of the verb "to be", are read as "male". And personal pronouns are read as "female". But the pronoun "I" is...
by marion
March 19th, 2011, 9:15 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 marion
February 28th, 2011, 2:20 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Historical fiction critique partner needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Re: Historical fiction critique partner needed

Hi, Rosepetal, I'm also doing historical fiction (mainstream--historical setting, to be precise.) I've finished the first draft, but really need to get stuck into revision. I think a critique partner would help me to get off my derriere & do something--as well as help improve my work, of course. Now...