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As an editor, I'd say that one agent's/editor's comments about your pacing shouldn't be taken as law. Just because she thought it was too slow years ago doesn't mean that it was too slow for someone else. Are you confident in it? Then hold your ground and keep sending it out. If you agree with her b...
- January 14th, 2010, 4:25 pm
- Forum: Self-Publishing
- Topic: The Myth of the Crapshoot
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Authors will often refer to the submission and rejection process as a crapshoot. For those unfamiliar with the term, craps is a dice game of chance. A crapshoot is a roll of the dice, and it’s come to mean a gamble with random and uncontrollable results. You’ll probably have heard, more than once, t...
- January 14th, 2010, 3:18 pm
- Forum: Finding An Agent
- Topic: Do you mention good reviews in a query?
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I think mentioning good reviews from "big" reviewers on previously published works definitely counts as a credential and is helpful to mention. I mean, not reviews at the "my mom liked it" level, and not "I have X many great reviews on Amazon," but I'd absolutely mention something noteworthy like a ...
- January 14th, 2010, 3:11 pm
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Editing - Hardcopy or computer?
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I do all my editing electronically, but sometimes it does help to print out a copy or even just to change the font. I've found it's not really so much a matter of print vs. screen in terms of one being better or worse for typo-catching than the other. It's more that the eye is very good at seeing wh...