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by Elizabeth Poole
April 17th, 2010, 10:33 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: What to DO With the Publishing Research?
Replies: 2
Views: 785

What to DO With the Publishing Research?

This is a potentially stupid question, but my mom always told me there are no stupid questions, just stupid people…Err, I mean, anyway…moving on. Like a good little author, I have been keeping up on the publishing industry news. I read Nathan’s blog all the time, I read Galleycat, I subscribe to Pub...
by Elizabeth Poole
April 17th, 2010, 9:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: New Ideas Interrupting Current Work
Replies: 19
Views: 6229

Re: New Ideas Interrupting Current Work

This happens to me all the time, and I do a combination of what everyone says. I jot the idea down in it’s own separate document, what I think it’s about, where it might go, who might be the characters. This makes it real enough to occupy space in my brain without totally distracting me. Then I get ...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 26th, 2010, 11:46 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Request for a Full MS - It came...the rejection.
Replies: 57
Views: 7513

Re: OMG!!! Request for a Full MS!!!!

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Good luck!

*crosses fingers*
by Elizabeth Poole
February 20th, 2010, 8:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Co-Authoring / Writing with a Partner
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: Co-Authoring / Writing with a Partner

That sounds like a really good situation! I am so glad you didn't think I was trying to rain on your parade. And it's an added bonus if you have your own work, that you could continue while he is working on his end. You might want to decide how much writing the other guy is going to do too. To me, i...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 20th, 2010, 8:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing
Replies: 9
Views: 1636

Re: The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing

This is awesome!

Actually, the entire blog is...did you see the Emotional Thesaurus? Squee!
by Elizabeth Poole
February 18th, 2010, 7:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Co-Authoring / Writing with a Partner
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: Co-Authoring / Writing with a Partner

Not to be a downer, but I feel like I must give you a word of caution. Be careful in what you invest in co-authoring. I am sure it’s your very best friend you are considering doing this with, someone you like, and trust, but you never know what might happen. True story, happened to me: When I was in...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 15th, 2010, 9:30 am
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?

An Alpha reader is someone who reads your book as you are writing it. A Beta reader is someone who reads your book after you have written. Some people hand the bok off as soon as they are done writing it. Personally, I prefer to wait until I have done the first round of revision, especially if I wil...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 13th, 2010, 11:23 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Process
Replies: 23
Views: 7310

Re: The Process

Thank you everyone, for posting about your methods! I find it extremely helpful to read about other people’s processes. I am a huge fan of experimentation, so I like to see how other people make the magic come. Some quick advice for Emily, if I may: try to not edit as you go. Some people can’t stand...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 12th, 2010, 9:38 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?

I am one of my writer-friends alpha readers, so I can give you what is going through my mind, and what you might want in an alpha reader. This is all my opinion, and experience, so your mileage may vary. Your alpha reader's first job is to be your cheerleader. It's not their job to point out every l...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 12th, 2010, 12:21 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for 'Hard Rock'- Commercial Fiction
Replies: 11
Views: 2364

Re: Query for 'Hard Rock'- Commercial Fiction

And here we go! It’s late and I am tired, so the gloves are off. Just saying. I want to help you hook an agent, so better us tell you than the agent reject you because we went easy on you, right? Right. So, your newer version looks a 100 times better than the first one. Like plastic surgery for your...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 11th, 2010, 11:49 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Getting Ahead of Yourself
Replies: 14
Views: 2488

Re: Getting Ahead of Yourself

R Louis Scott: I laughed out loud when I read: “I hear that J.K. Rowling has added several rooms to her house to hold the stacks of money, and really, this isn't something you want to play catch-up on.” No, one doesn’t want to get behind on counting all their money, do we? I do (some) of those thing...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 11th, 2010, 11:35 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Who are the trendsetters?
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: Who are the trendsetters?

I would say that in the Urban Fantasy genre (my main genre) Laurel K Hamilton and Jim Butcher set the trend the rest of the authors are following, with mixed results. It's getting a little formulaic now, though, so I am sensing a “reboot” in the genre soon. Something different than the hardened P.I....
by Elizabeth Poole
February 11th, 2010, 11:26 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Computer, thy name is Satan
Replies: 13
Views: 2502

Re: Computer, thy name is Satan

CURSE YOU, SHINY FORUM OF WONDER!!!!! I was doing so well with my editing too (I wasn’t really). *sigh* Brian, I have another excuse for you: Helping other people edit their queries and partials is also helping yourself get better at editing! How’s that for you? I love helping other people, in a way...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 11th, 2010, 10:31 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Feedback beginning of Time Tourism
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: Feedback beginning of Time Tourism

Christi's excerpt, with my changes directly into the text: (sorry, I don't know how to do that html coding strike through stuff) "Too long. Jakfyr repeated the words like a mantra in his head. It strengthened his resolve and hurried his footsteps. It had gone on far too long. Acting like a beacon an...
by Elizabeth Poole
February 11th, 2010, 7:41 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Feedback beginning of Time Tourism
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: Feedback beginning of Time Tourism

Hi Christi! I would first like to reiterate what the other posters have said: you are brave for posting your beginning. I am an avid fantasy reader myself, though I am extremely picky, and you have my interest. It’s a little difficult giving a critique on such a short excerpt, especially without the...