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by JustineDell
January 10th, 2013, 9:38 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Where Do You Get Legally Usable Blog Pictures
Replies: 22
Views: 12313

Re: Where Do You Get Legally Usable Blog Pictures

Friend and author Roni Loren did a blog post on getting sued for using pictures on her blog (Yes, it happened to her!). She gives you some ways to get pictures without getting sued:

http://www.roniloren.com/blog/2012/7/20 ... -blog.html
by JustineDell
January 10th, 2013, 9:36 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Does Social Media Make Us Nicer?
Replies: 10
Views: 3203

Re: Does Social Media Make Us Nicer?

I think it depends on who you are and why you use social networking in the first place. For us writers, we use it get our names out there, develop a fan base, etc. So of course, the majority of us are going to be protective of our "image" and play nice. Will that translate into being nice to people ...
by JustineDell
January 10th, 2013, 9:29 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Oh, God, I think I'm going to do this...
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: Oh, God, I think I'm going to do this...

Hey Sierra! So you're going to self-pub, huh? Sounds like through the nerves you still got your head on straight about the whole thing. :D There's TONS of advice on epubbed out there in the world wide web, but based on what I've read you need to have the following: 1. A good cover (if you don't know...
by JustineDell
September 2nd, 2010, 10:19 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Thank You to Nathan
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: A Thank You to Nathan

Yes--congrats! That's wonderful news! Nathan's blog is great and it's wonderful that it helped you in your journey. Best of luck with your book!

~JD
by JustineDell
September 2nd, 2010, 10:16 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you know when to end a chapter and start a new?
Replies: 17
Views: 4591

Re: How do you know when to end a chapter and start a new?

If you tie everything up in each chapter, where's the hook? In almost every book I've read, most chapters end on hooks--that's what makes you want to keep reading. Right? In my newest wip, each chapter ends on a hook, making you wonder what happens right after that. Is it right? Maybe, maybe not. I ...
by JustineDell
August 28th, 2010, 5:36 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Drunkard's Daughter: Started from Scratch, see p. 2
Replies: 24
Views: 2631

Re: The Drunkard's Daughter: Mainstream

Thanks for helping with my query! I'll do my best to help with this one. Dara McBride fears that her former son-in-law, Michael the Drunkard, knows the secret she intends to take to her grave. When, after forty years of exile, he returns to New York to reconcile with his son and daughter, she wishes...
by JustineDell
August 15th, 2010, 8:42 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Mortimers Dream, YA fantasy *BETTER UPDATE PG 3*
Replies: 30
Views: 3593

Re: Mortimers Dream, YA fantasy

Hello Rebecca! I'll give it my best shot. I didn't read your first query...thought I would shred...er, I mean help with the new one. ;-) Dear (Agent) Desmoree Shale thought life as a fashion photographer was full of excitement, but it was after waking up in the morgue and being flown to a hidden wor...
by JustineDell
July 22nd, 2010, 5:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can you suggest good books with multiple POVs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Can you suggest good books with multiple POVs?

I guess it depends what you like. I just finished Nora Roberts Three Sisters Island Trilogy and The Circle Trilogy and in all six books she jumps from 4-6 POV's. And she does it well ;-)

Good luck!

~JD
by JustineDell
July 21st, 2010, 10:36 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY - Toxic *REVISION 3*
Replies: 15
Views: 1762

Re: QUERY - Toxic (YA Urban Fiction)

"RAWR!!!!" "Oh, my, JD, what big teeth you have." "Don't worry, my dear. They're filed...I only tear, not rips queries completely to shreds." ;-) Hey! First things first, I wanted to say, I LOVE the premise you've got going here. I don't read a lot of YA, but I'd probably pick this up. Leprechans? ...
by JustineDell
July 21st, 2010, 10:14 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Rain Legacy- MG Fantasy
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: The Rain Legacy- MG Fantasy

On the strictly religious continent of Arydnea, thirteen-year-old Lynette’s rule-breaking tendencies have only ever gotten her into trouble- until she eavesdrops on a plot to murder her family. I have thing with long sentences, and this one is long to me. 20 words per sentence is just about right. ...
by JustineDell
July 21st, 2010, 9:46 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query- Wilson Mooney- Young Adult **Updated Query 2**
Replies: 17
Views: 1970

Re: Query- Wilson Mooney- Young Adult

Wilson Mooney has been in boarding schools since she was eight years old. She is conveniently pessimistic, brilliantly witty, and regrettably, after her grandfather’s untimely death, all alone in this world. This sentence doesn't really give us much character insight, and the effects of her granfat...
by JustineDell
July 19th, 2010, 6:06 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What superpower would you want?
Replies: 36
Views: 7595

Re: What superpower would you want?

Heather B wrote:Being able to control objects with my mind - it would make cleaning up a breeze.
Oh, man! That's a good one!!

I would want to be invisible!! You don't need to read people's mind when you can hang out wherever you want and never be seen ;-)

~JD
by JustineDell
July 19th, 2010, 6:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Why is it So Hard to Tell if Our Writing is Good?
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Why is it So Hard to Tell if Our Writing is Good?

I think a lot of people over think it. You've got the basics: the grammar, sentence structure, the plot, the arc, the character development, etc, etc (of course I'm talking novels here and not poems or anything) If you know how to do each of these things individually (understand the concepts, learn ...
by JustineDell
July 19th, 2010, 5:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you celebrate finishing a book?
Replies: 30
Views: 6214

Re: How do you celebrate finishing a book?

karenbb wrote:I'd first like to know how you determine that it's finished...my book has been finished for two months and yet I can't bring myself to stop editing...
I'm like this. ;-) Finished isn't really finished until the linger is gone. Then I actually don't do anything. That's pretty boring. LoL

~JD
by JustineDell
July 2nd, 2010, 7:42 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: The Incredible Race
Replies: 50
Views: 6233

Re: The Incredible Race

However, after some thinking, I've decided that you are probably female because only women would take such feedback personally and not put it to good use. Trust me, I am one. We are an emotional and hard-headed bunch. What are you referring to? Are you referring to the other thread, in which I was ...