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by mojo25
April 27th, 2010, 11:57 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Strunk & White... what do you think of them?
Replies: 18
Views: 3574

Re: Strunk & White... what do you think of them?

I love S&W--but it shouldn't be the only grammar book you read--there are lots of others...some of the new ones are written in a fun, accessible style. Check out reference section of your bookstore.

s's is the correct way. You only use s' if it's a name like Jesus or Moses
by mojo25
April 27th, 2010, 11:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write a query before you're done with the book?
Replies: 25
Views: 7293

Re: Write a query before you're done with the book?

I always worked on the query while I'm writing the ms--tweaking, changing as the ms changes etc. And having it semi-ready comes in handy when there's a contest like this one. I wouldn't send it to an agent...just in case they like it and want to see the full right away!
by mojo25
April 12th, 2010, 10:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: The Time Traveler's Wife was painful to read
Replies: 7
Views: 1509

Re: The Time Traveler's Wife was painful to read

I put this book down after reading about 2 chapters and never picked it up again.
by mojo25
April 8th, 2010, 11:23 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 152222

Re: What are you reading now?

I'm reading THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot (nonfiction). So far it's fascinating. here's what Amazon says about it From a single, abbreviated life grew a seemingly immortal line of cells that made some of the most crucial innovations in modern science possible. And from that ...
by mojo25
April 7th, 2010, 7:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's with Author X's editor, man?
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Re: What's with Author X's editor, man?

If you're talking about typos, grammar, etc, it is the publisher's responsibility to clean it up. After the editor has gone over it and has decided it's ready for production, it goes to a copy editor who is supposed to fix this stuff (the author gets to see what changes the copy editor has made and ...
by mojo25
April 6th, 2010, 8:35 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Rabbits
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Rabbits

I think if Mom is coming everyday and all seems well, I wouldn't change anything. She chose to put her nest there for a reason... maybe it's safer from predators this way. But I'm not an expert...you might want to ask over at RabbitWeb, too...http://www.rabbitweb.net/discuss.asp
by mojo25
April 2nd, 2010, 4:57 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Submission Stories
Replies: 9
Views: 1635

Re: Submission Stories

Publishing time is different than ordinary time. You have to be incredibly patient. That your agent had enough confidence in your work for an auction is a great sign. Once he/she finds an interested editor, you might have another long wait for the contract. When I published my nonfiction kid's books...
by mojo25
April 1st, 2010, 12:09 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Borders survives!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: Borders survives!!

Good news to hear on a sad day for me...the last day of my local bookstore (B&N). I went up there today and gave it one last look...rumor has it's being turned into a Walgreen.
by mojo25
March 31st, 2010, 6:38 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Have your blog reading/commenting habits changed?
Replies: 17
Views: 3700

Re: Have your blog reading/commenting habits changed?

I been reading this blog for about a year. I de-lurked after your agent-for-a-day contest, then began reading your blog every day. I also read other agent, editor, and aspiring writers' blogs. I started my own blog (partly because of a guest post here), etc. I think I'm trying to scale back on my co...
by mojo25
March 31st, 2010, 10:08 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Will my MC's name kill my chances?
Replies: 24
Views: 7184

Re: Will my MC's name kill my chances?

I'd have to agree with the others. The name doesn't really appeal to me. It sounds a little like a skin condition. I've had to change my MCs names--I know how one gets attached to them, but you may want to consider another name.
by mojo25
March 24th, 2010, 11:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures
Replies: 55
Views: 26199

Re: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures

I'm definitely overuse eyerolling--it's so useful! One of my mss had an overabundance of sighs. But I'm not really using these so much in my new WIP. But I'm not sure why. I think I'm trying to get across those feelings through dialogue and a beat--ie, a little extended action between dialogue rathe...
by mojo25
March 24th, 2010, 11:38 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Which book have you read the most number of times?
Replies: 90
Views: 14059

Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

II'm not much of a re-reader, but I guess I've read THE GREAT GATSBY a few times. I read it on my own and liked it, but I read it again with a good professor and loved it even more. As a kid, I loved THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE and read it a few times. I've read THE SECRET GARDEN a few times...
by mojo25
March 23rd, 2010, 3:03 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Publishing and Social Networking
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Re: Publishing and Social Networking

I agree with you that blogs (tweets etc) are a great way to stay connected and to get attention for one's book. I also enjoy reading agents' and editors' blogs (both anonymous and not anonymous). But I have a hard time with my own blogging--maybe because my husband works in publishing. If I get too ...
by mojo25
March 23rd, 2010, 2:42 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: About iPad
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: About iPad

I'm trying to de-gadgetize my life. I don't think I need it for anything...and it's expensive too...
by mojo25
March 23rd, 2010, 2:12 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Best TV show of all time?
Replies: 48
Views: 6986

Re: Best TV show of all time?

My husband and I are addicted to MAD MEN. other contenders: Some episodes of THE OUTER LIMITS are classics (like "The Sixth Finger") Ditto TWILIGHT ZONE ("Talky Tina" etc) THE PRISONER (British TV) FAWLTY TOWERS (British) guys in my house love STAR TREK: TNG (we have boxed sets of ALL six or seven s...