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by Gabrielle
February 1st, 2010, 10:20 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Editors
Replies: 9
Views: 2448

Re: Editors

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...
by Gabrielle
January 14th, 2010, 4:25 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The Myth of the Crapshoot
Replies: 0
Views: 1169

The Myth of the Crapshoot

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...
by Gabrielle
January 14th, 2010, 3:18 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do you mention good reviews in a query?
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: Do you mention good reviews in a query?

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 ...
by Gabrielle
January 14th, 2010, 3:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Editing - Hardcopy or computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 5495

Re: Editing - Hardcopy or computer?

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...