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by mojo25
March 21st, 2010, 11:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Editing as you go: really that bad?
Replies: 24
Views: 4166

Re: Editing as you go: really that bad?

I think it's okay to edit as you go, as long as you keep the momentum going forward. I sometimes print out sections of what I've written, mark it up on hard copy and make edits in my file, before moving ahead to new chapters. I'm not sure writing one long (basically raw) draft and then going back an...
by mojo25
March 21st, 2010, 11:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Multiple POVs in first person. help please.
Replies: 11
Views: 2454

Re: Multiple POVs in first person. help please.

As a reader I find it tough to read novels with multiple POVs in first person--it's very confusing keeping track of characters--even if the author indicates the characters' names as chapter headings. It's been done, but I would advise writing it in limited third person, which is almost like first pe...
by mojo25
March 17th, 2010, 7:45 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Self publish, print on demand or get an agent?
Replies: 9
Views: 4332

Re: Self publish, print on demand or get an agent?

I noticed someone in an earlier comment said that print on demand is vanity publishing. I wouldn't call it that. I work for a print-on-demand company and our clients range from Wiley to Cambridge Univ Press to NYU to niche publishers to individuals who want to print their own book. Print on demand m...
by mojo25
March 4th, 2010, 10:26 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 11465

Re: What are you writing now?

contemporary women's fiction
by mojo25
March 3rd, 2010, 12:34 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?
Replies: 49
Views: 8381

Re: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?

I think I'd have dinner with Shakespeare. These are the questions I'd ask him. Did he really write his plays or did someone else write them? Why did he choose such a nasty quote for his tombstone (didn't sound like him at all)? Why did he leave his wife the "second best bed"? I would record our conv...
by mojo25
March 2nd, 2010, 9:32 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Looking for a little help on getting started
Replies: 11
Views: 1852

Re: Looking for a little help on getting started

I would suggest Query Tracker and Agent Query (just google them), both reputable, up-to-date data bases of agents. You can look up agents by genre or category, by whether they accept snail mail or equeries etc. I don't use any other sources (except sometimes I check Preditors and Editors). I like Qu...