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by Icy
February 12th, 2010, 9:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Who's the best person to be an alpha reader?
Replies: 10
Views: 2106

Re: Who's the best person to be an alpha reader?

Elizabeth, Wow, that's a really helpful reply but your post has made me realise I haven't asked what might be an even more fundamental question: "What's the difference between and alpha and a beta reader?" I was thinking the alpha reader was just the first person I gave the book to after I'd finishe...
by Icy
February 12th, 2010, 9:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Who's the best person to be an alpha reader?
Replies: 10
Views: 2106

Who's the best person to be an alpha reader?

My WIP should be finished the first re-write in a few weeks and I'd love to hand it off to an alpha reader at that stage. What kind of qualities does a good alpha reader have? I'm guessing loves to read as a start, but what else is important?
by Icy
February 6th, 2010, 4:50 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: US or UK spelling in a query/manuscript
Replies: 5
Views: 3446

US or UK spelling in a query/manuscript

I'm an Australian and I spell using Australian english (customise that colour, would you). If I was submitting to a US agent should the query letter/sample pages/manuscript be re done with US spelling, or is UK/Australian spelling fine?

Thanks

Icy
by Icy
January 26th, 2010, 10:18 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Should I just look for an agent in the US/UK?
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Re: Should I just look for an agent in the US/UK?

Thanks very much for the link. I appreciate it.
by Icy
January 19th, 2010, 6:24 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Should I just look for an agent in the US/UK?
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Should I just look for an agent in the US/UK?

When the time comes, should I be submitting my manuscript to agents in my own country (Australia) or just the US/UK? If I have a local agent, will they be able to get my manuscript published internationally? If so, will they be taking a larger commission for 'foreign' rights?

Thanks

Icy.