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by Vegas Linda Lou
May 2nd, 2010, 11:19 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: CALL FOR ENTRIES: Humor writers
Replies: 3
Views: 986

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Humor writers

(I hope it's okay that I'm posting this here.) I’m putting together an anthology with the working title How Am I Normal? This project will be a humorous collection of first-person accounts of surviving a crazy childhood or family life and somehow managing to turn out just fine. No mean-spirited rant...
by Vegas Linda Lou
March 1st, 2010, 12:44 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?
Replies: 38
Views: 11707

Re: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?

I'm not sure if this is right place, but since I've been more active in this thread of Nathan's forum, I thought I'd post this link. It's a YouTube video of me reading an excerpt from Bastard Husband: A Love Story during my one-woman show, "The D Words: the Funny Side of Dating, Divorce and Other De...
by Vegas Linda Lou
February 19th, 2010, 3:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 40941

Re: Share your opening sentence!

"Today I put my bastard husband on a plane to the other side of the world."

From Bastard Husband: A Love Story
http://www.bastardhusband.com
by Vegas Linda Lou
February 13th, 2010, 11:46 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nonfiction
Replies: 33
Views: 11405

Re: Nonfiction

Fat Bastard, pleased to meet you! Perhaps we can promote our books together on Amazon? Bastard Husband: A Love Story paired with Confessions of a Fat Bastard --what do you say? We could serve Fat Bastard wine and Arrogant Bastard beer at our book signings (I did that last December). Are you single? ...
by Vegas Linda Lou
February 12th, 2010, 12:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nonfiction
Replies: 33
Views: 11405

Re: Nonfiction

OMG, there's no end to my amazing advice--I could tell the pope how to say Mass.

Thanks, Mira!
by Vegas Linda Lou
February 11th, 2010, 2:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nonfiction
Replies: 33
Views: 11405

Re: Nonfiction

You’re right; it’s not easy to find sales stats. Even a book’s ranking on Amazon can vary greatly within the course of a few days; you’d have to track the ranking for a while to get a real sense of how it’s doing. As I understand, it’s more important that you include the relative number of books alr...
by Vegas Linda Lou
February 11th, 2010, 1:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nonfiction
Replies: 33
Views: 11405

Re: Nonfiction

Because my book, Bastard Husband: A Love Story is a memoir, I haven’t had to write a proposal. (Memoirs are the one type of non-fiction that’s expected to be completed and polished before querying agents.) That’s info I’ve picked up through my writers’ group and conferences I’ve attended. My next pr...
by Vegas Linda Lou
February 10th, 2010, 8:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nonfiction
Replies: 33
Views: 11405

Re: Nonfiction

The agents I've met at writers' conferences all seem to sing the same song when it comes to nonfiction: you'll need a well-crafted book proposal with components that include a comprehensive promotional plan (including what you're currently doing to build your author's platform), market/competitive a...
by Vegas Linda Lou
February 10th, 2010, 8:06 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?
Replies: 38
Views: 11707

Re: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?

Brian, I enjoyed your post right up to the last paragraph. It seems like you're equating self-published books with poor quality, which is probably a safe bet if the author has not bothered to have his or her work professionally edited. But keep in mind that some of us have made every effort to meet ...
by Vegas Linda Lou
January 25th, 2010, 2:38 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?
Replies: 38
Views: 11707

Re: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?

I am already implementing my contingency plan. After querying agents for two years, I decided to self-publish. Some agents gave me a flat-out “no thanks,” some asked for partials or full manuscripts. A few said they thought my manuscript was well written and made them laugh out loud, but felt my sto...