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by Lew
August 10th, 2016, 4:09 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: 100 page taster/work in development
Replies: 5
Views: 11747

Re: 100 page taster/work in development

Select beta readers with some professional credentials, either authors themselves or English/Lit teachers. Also friends who really like to read, but explain that you want criticism (good) not praise (boost to your ego, not much else) I had about 30 go through mine, including about 10 I don't know. O...
by Lew
August 10th, 2016, 3:51 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: The personalized touch in queries
Replies: 9
Views: 11018

Re: The personalized touch in queries

Just started sending queries, and asked for feedback on one of my first rejections, because it was my first. The person was very helpful, and said she sent me a personal rejection (not a form) because I had sent her a personalized query (not a form letter with name fill in the blank). She found my q...
by Lew
September 28th, 2015, 10:24 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: get in the habit of writing every day with me
Replies: 4
Views: 3314

Re: get in the habit of writing every day with me

Hi, new to this craft. I just finished about a 230,000 word (800 pages) draft of historical fiction (@100AD), Roman trip to China, now in second edit. What works for me is to use dead time, such as my 1.5 hour drive to and from work, to think about plots, subplots and characters. I tend to get it al...
by Lew
September 28th, 2015, 9:56 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 163948

A budding author

Nathan, I found your blog extremely helpful and have taken a few tips right away. I have completed a huge first effort, a 230,000 word piece of historical fiction, and I am now in my second editing phase, looking pretty good (Of course! every word is precious!). This is set in the first century, bet...