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by Philabuster
July 10th, 2014, 10:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Grammatical question
Replies: 3
Views: 10068

Re: Grammatical question

As always polymath, thank you dearly.
by Philabuster
July 10th, 2014, 8:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Grammatical question
Replies: 3
Views: 10068

Grammatical question

In my blurb… --- Martin lost five thousand dollars, his job, and his girlfriend all in the same bet. She left him standing alone on the casino floor; his will to live left with her. A bachelor party and a crass waitress named Janice stall his suicidal plan long enough for him to watch everybody else...
by Philabuster
June 24th, 2014, 1:04 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81618

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

I have been waiting a long time to post in this thread. Several years ago I came here for answers on a novel I was working on. Since then, I have shelved that novel, written another one, and pressed publish for the first time. My debut novel THE REVERIE is now available on Amazon here: http://www.am...
by Philabuster
May 30th, 2014, 5:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing a quality blurb...
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: Writing a quality blurb...

After much re-tooling this is what I came up with. Martin lost five thousand dollars, his job, and his girlfriend Jenny all in the same bet. She leaves him standing alone on the casino floor, and his will to live leaves with her. A comedy of errors involving a bachelor party and a crass waitress nam...
by Philabuster
May 12th, 2014, 4:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing a quality blurb...
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: Writing a quality blurb...

Wow Beethovenfan, thank you so much. That was very helpful.

I read it over and over and knew that it sounded too dry but I couldn't figure out how to spice it up. This gives me a much better starting point.

Thanks again! Gonna get working on it immediately.
by Philabuster
April 28th, 2014, 5:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing a quality blurb...
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Writing a quality blurb...

I've been stuck writing this blurb for the past month, changing words here and there and moving sentences around and such. I've been so focused on it that now I think I'm too focused on it. I'm not even sure if it covers everything a blurb is supposed to, and I certainly don't know if it grabs the r...
by Philabuster
December 1st, 2013, 6:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are the rules for using Trademarked names?
Replies: 2
Views: 2077

What are the rules for using Trademarked names?

In my current MS I make a reference to Monopoly, The Los Angelas Lakers, and The Price is Right. Am I allowed to do this or do I need to change the verbiage so the reader knows what I'm referring to without actually mentioning the name?
by Philabuster
August 1st, 2013, 2:33 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Cartoon about story
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Re: Cartoon about story

Hilarious
by Philabuster
July 11th, 2013, 1:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Finding an Editor
Replies: 9
Views: 3721

Re: Finding an Editor

Still looking!
by Philabuster
June 18th, 2013, 12:43 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Finding an Editor
Replies: 9
Views: 3721

Re: Finding an Editor

That's a HUGE help wilderness! Thanks!
by Philabuster
June 3rd, 2013, 3:58 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Finding an Editor
Replies: 9
Views: 3721

Re: Finding an Editor

Fair enough. Thanks polymath.
by Philabuster
June 2nd, 2013, 2:44 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Finding an Editor
Replies: 9
Views: 3721

Finding an Editor

I'm in the market for a good editor to edit my 81k word manuscript, but I'm also a struggling starving artist. Where can I find an editor that will do a good job but won't charge me a ridiculous amount?
by Philabuster
February 20th, 2013, 5:07 pm
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Having serious trouble
Replies: 1
Views: 6322

Having serious trouble

So this is my first time writing a synopsis and I'm having serious trouble. I read all of Nathan's posts, as well as some others from random author blogs, but I'm still having trouble implementing that golden knowledge into my own synopsis. A big problem I'm facing is: A) My book is told through mu...
by Philabuster
February 6th, 2013, 9:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do most authors use Pen Names?
Replies: 3
Views: 2715

Do most authors use Pen Names?

I started thinking about this after I discovered several authors I knew writing under pen names. Do most authors use pen names? Is there a specific thing to shoot for when choosing a pen name?
by Philabuster
December 3rd, 2012, 5:03 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 213
Views: 120182

Sent ten queries, only one response. HELP

Dear Mr. Bransford Martin’s gambling addiction costs him his girlfriend, his job, and every last penny to his name. Isolated at the Hotel Reverie, and grappling with the choice to take his own life, his seemingly empty future takes an unexpected turn when he encounters an equally unstable, yet far m...