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by Ishta
August 6th, 2011, 1:51 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Thinking of starting a blog.....but a question
Replies: 18
Views: 6630

Re: Thinking of starting a blog.....but a question

I blog mostly for the relationships, and because I want to give back, and also to learn more. It's very time-consuming for me, but I've made real friends through blogging, so I value it. The important thing to remember is that it's not about your work, it's about you. If you post all the time about ...
by Ishta
August 6th, 2011, 1:40 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Purchasing your own domain name?
Replies: 18
Views: 4947

Purchasing your own domain name?

Okay, so this is where I prove that I really AM a 21st Century Caveperson...

How does one go about purchasing one's own domain name, for the purposes of setting up a website?

I am so clueless.
by Ishta
August 6th, 2011, 1:37 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Sold my soul to Twitter
Replies: 36
Views: 9484

Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

I'm @IshtaWrites And as an addition to the discussion on hashtags, there are some that are used for regular weekly conversations that happen at a specific time: #PBLitChat is every other Tuesday morning at 6AM Eastern; #YALitChat happens every Wednesday evening at 9 (or is it 10?) Eastern; #MGLitCha...
by Ishta
August 6th, 2011, 1:20 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Your Social Media Presence - Share!
Replies: 22
Views: 6030

Re: Your Social Media Presence - Share!

Great idea! Blog: http://www.ishtamercurio.blogspot.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/IshtaWrites Google+: https://plus.google.com/118296721249217387624/posts GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1390891-ishta-mercurio And that's it. I don't have a YouTube account, but I want to start one ...
by Ishta
August 6th, 2011, 1:10 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Google+
Replies: 32
Views: 7337

Re: Google+

But I was on facebook when it was still for college students and the entire world changed. Whatever Google is doing its not nearly as interesting to me because they've started it to make money. Originally networking was just for college kids and life was simple. Did you see "The Social Network"? Fa...
by Ishta
August 6th, 2011, 1:00 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339250

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I've got a BUNCH since I posted here last! I had to step away from the forums because I was spending all my computer time here, but now I'm back with a plan.

Anyway, this week I posted on Voice, reading up, and music.

The link is in my signature.
by Ishta
August 6th, 2011, 12:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Title Confusion
Replies: 20
Views: 2759

Re: Title Confusion

I'd change it, if only to avoid putting off the agent who reps a book with the same title.

Watcher has some good ideas. Or maybe something with "Betrayal" in it?

Best of luck with the querying!
by Ishta
August 6th, 2011, 12:39 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Here we go again--planners plus pantsers=?
Replies: 56
Views: 6755

Re: Here we go again--planners plus pantsers=?

This is all a fascinating discussion. First, to Cookie and the others who discussed grease pencils and waterproof notepads, thank you for the invaluable ideas! I get all my ideas in the shower, but never thought that someone might have actually invented waterproof paper so I could write them down. I...
by Ishta
August 5th, 2011, 11:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: WriteOnCon?
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: WriteOnCon?

I loved WOC last year, and look forward to participating again this year. As far as taking time off from work to do it, it depends on what you want to get out of it. If you have specific questions that you want answered by specific editors and agents, you should be there live. If you want to get you...
by Ishta
July 1st, 2011, 11:23 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Who's on Goodreads?
Replies: 14
Views: 3760

Re: Who's on Goodreads?

Yuppers! I'm on Goodreads as Ishta Mercurio, I think. (Maybe as Ishta mercurio-Wentworth, which is my married name; I write under my maiden name, since my married name is a mouthful.) I love it - I get to find out what my friends liked and didn't like about a book, and it's a place where I can keep ...
by Ishta
November 23rd, 2010, 8:23 am
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique Friday 11/12/10
Replies: 16
Views: 83809

Re: Page Critique Friday 11/12/10

:-) Okay, Charlotte, I won't laugh at you if you won't laugh at me!

Thanks for answering my question, guys. Off to edit my post now...
by Ishta
November 14th, 2010, 10:27 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique Friday 11/12/10
Replies: 16
Views: 83809

Re: Page Critique Friday 11/12/10

QUESTION FOR NATHAN: I'm not sure where else to post this; sorry. I entered my first page a while ago, and since than I've completely rewritten it. Changed the POV, changed the voice, changed their names, everything. Is it okay to delete my entry and resubmit my revised, unrecognizable-from-the-orig...
by Ishta
November 14th, 2010, 10:22 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique Friday 11/12/10
Replies: 16
Views: 83809

Re: Page Critique Friday 11/12/10

Title: Waiting for April Genre: Paranormal Romance Two families sat around Henry Brice’s outdoor setting, and I knew them both, but there was no one my age here. I didn’t mind, as I got along with adults better than I did with people my own age, anyway, so I took a seat and answered questions about...
by Ishta
November 12th, 2010, 3:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo Daily Cookies: 30 days of support & encouragement
Replies: 65
Views: 20953

Re: NaNoWriMo Daily Cookies: 30 days of support & encouragement

bcomet: do you have an outline? Maybe start at the end of your story, then work backwards?

Those are my only ideas. (Worries for own NaNo project, which has fallen by the wayside while relatives visit from overseas #whydidIsayNovemberwasagoodtimetovisit?)

We're all pulling for you!
by Ishta
November 10th, 2010, 11:05 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 144738

Re: What are you reading now?

Oh, I read Water for Elephants - it's really good! (Although I thought it was a different novel that she wrote during NaNo - I remember reading that she did extensive research for Water for Elephants over a period of many months.) I recently finished DUST CITY by Robert Paul Weston - super book! I r...