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by HillaryJ
July 23rd, 2013, 1:15 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Beta readers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2162

Re: Beta readers?

I found some excellent readers at Absolute Write. I also went through a few fellow writers that I didn't really click with. Everyone's different, both in terms of what they prefer to read and how they give feedback, and finding a compatible critique partner or beta can be difficult. But it's rewardi...
by HillaryJ
June 25th, 2013, 3:21 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Taxes and Filing at a Loss
Replies: 2
Views: 2053

Re: Taxes and Filing at a Loss

Wilderness, I'd recommend consulting an accountant in the beginning, to clarify how and what you should do now and going forward. I'd also recommend that you ask your prospective advisors if they have experience working with freelancers or writers. You might also consider joining a writer's professi...
by HillaryJ
April 25th, 2013, 1:55 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: have an agent, want a new one . . . protocol?
Replies: 3
Views: 8390

Re: have an agent, want a new one . . . protocol?

That's a tough situation, Telos. Has the second agent made a formal offer of representation? It sounds like your current agent has put a lot of work into helping you to improve your manuscript, while there may not be a clear legal question with taking the manuscript elsewhere, there's certainly an e...
by HillaryJ
March 17th, 2013, 3:04 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2689
Views: 267817

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

4 Characteristics of Well-Rounded Characters - some food for thought when developing your people
http://herebemagic.blogspot.com/2013/03 ... cs-of.html
by HillaryJ
January 30th, 2013, 2:36 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2689
Views: 267817

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Q&A with Science Fiction Romance author Cathy Pegau - includes giveaway.

http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/2013 ... pegau.html
by HillaryJ
December 19th, 2012, 2:48 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2689
Views: 267817

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

The Writing Process in 10 Steps
http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/2012 ... hings.html

These are mine. Your mileage may vary.
by HillaryJ
December 8th, 2012, 1:40 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Mental Illness in Fiction
Replies: 8
Views: 4850

Re: Mental Illness in Fiction

I recently finished Talking to the Dead by Harry BIngham. It's adult, a mystery, but the narrator suffers from highs and lows similar to bi-polar disorder. The mystery is interesting, but the slow revelation of the unreliable narrator is absolutely fascinating. I highly recommend it if you're lookin...
by HillaryJ
October 29th, 2012, 1:14 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 67284

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

My SQUEE good news has nothing to do with writing, but here's the place to share it... I GOT A NEW JOB! Congratulations, Trixie! A new job and a Halloween start date to boot. Outstanding. :) I'm pleased to announce that RUNNING IN THE DARK, the first novel in my urban fantasy Night Runner series wi...
by HillaryJ
October 29th, 2012, 1:10 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should queries,
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: Should queries,

I'm wondering, if I were selling a collection of connected novellettes (Stories between 5,000-17,500 words.) would I need to query for each story, even if each story is a sequel to the previous story? Anna has a story for age eight, for age ten, for age twelve, for age fourteen, for age sixteen, an...
by HillaryJ
October 27th, 2012, 6:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should queries,
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: Should queries,

Hi Sarah,

I'm not sure I understand what you are asking. Are you trying to find an agent for, or sell a collection of short stories?
by HillaryJ
October 21st, 2012, 9:07 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How and when to 'nudge' an agent...?
Replies: 4
Views: 8904

Re: How and when to 'nudge' an agent...?

Three months is a good time to nudge if you haven't heard back. If I were you, I'd respond to the initial email requesting the ms and make the inquiry brief, something like: "I'm just following up to see if you've had a chance to read [title] or, if not, when you think you might have a chance to. Th...
by HillaryJ
October 14th, 2012, 12:18 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 67284

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Margo wrote: Well and TRULY impressive!
Thanks, Margo!
by HillaryJ
October 4th, 2012, 11:58 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: My first full!
Replies: 3
Views: 8251

Re: My first full!

Congrats, Cameron! I recommend asking, at the time you send in the full, asking the agent for both confirmation that she/he received it and an ETA for a response (knowing, of course, that the second may vary greatly). I'd politely request an update at 2 months if you haven't heard back by then. It m...
by HillaryJ
October 2nd, 2012, 2:04 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2689
Views: 267817

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Travel Writing vs. Writing the Foreign: http://regansummers.com/writing-at-a-distance
by HillaryJ
October 1st, 2012, 3:50 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2689
Views: 267817

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

5 Tools for Productive Writing - including the best $10 I ever spent

http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/2012 ... iting.html