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by oldhousejunkie
August 15th, 2011, 3:16 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Your Social Media Presence - Share!
Replies: 22
Views: 5974

Re: Your Social Media Presence - Share!

Blog: http://www.carolinewilsonwrites.blogspot.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/carolinewilsonwrites Twitter: Google+: LibraryThing: GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/179454 (Oldhousejunkie is my user name there as well) YouTube: Tumblr: LinkedIn: MySpace: Flickr: deviantArt: Other(...
by oldhousejunkie
August 15th, 2011, 3:11 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Purchasing your own domain name?
Replies: 18
Views: 4909

Re: Purchasing your own domain name?

Unless you want to spend the money (or time) developing a site, I think the easiest thing is to turn your blog into your website. It cuts down on time since you're at one site. I used to design websites (for super computer illiterate folks who wanted something done cheap) for a low fee using WYSIWYG...
by oldhousejunkie
August 12th, 2011, 3:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Title Confusion
Replies: 20
Views: 2748

Re: Title Confusion

Thanks for the compliment, Polymath. Coming from you, it's pretty huge. :-) Although forgive me, but I must correct you about the British siding with the South. They did initially, allowing a Confederate ambassador into the country to plead the Cause. The Trent Affair, of course, drew more sympathy ...
by oldhousejunkie
August 12th, 2011, 8:48 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Title Confusion
Replies: 20
Views: 2748

Re: Title Confusion

I think I like just "Brookfield" since it is a pivotal part of Julienne's story. But I don't if it would grab me if I was perusing the bookstore. Oh how I want to go with "Brookfield Betrayal"...even though it's cheesy as h*ll! It reminds me of my first novel (written when I was 12) which was entitl...
by oldhousejunkie
August 11th, 2011, 8:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Title Confusion
Replies: 20
Views: 2748

Re: Title Confusion

Thanks for the feedback everyone! My apologies for taking so long to come back and check it out. While I think that THE ENEMY WITHIN is applicable, I've wondered that based on first impressions, when I write an e-mail with the subject QUERY: THE ENEMY WITHIN, that perhaps an agent is getting the wro...
by oldhousejunkie
August 8th, 2011, 8:32 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?
Replies: 159
Views: 38754

Re: Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?

I've got to be an A. If I'm able to swing the time off from work and the money for the trip, I will most likely come in on Wednesday the 7th and leave on Friday the 9th.

And we definitely need a t-shirt!
by oldhousejunkie
August 5th, 2011, 9:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Title Confusion
Replies: 20
Views: 2748

Title Confusion

Oh dear, oh dear... I just found out that there is a sci-fi book out there (represented by an agent I was planning on querying) with the same title as mine. Um, what to do? I'm not particularly attached to my title, but I honestly have a hard time coming up with titles (my hubby usually supplies me ...
by oldhousejunkie
August 5th, 2011, 9:09 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 96883

Re: Rejection Stats

OMG, Airball! That's freakin' awesome! I was wondering how everything panned out for you. If only you could send some of your luck my way...
by oldhousejunkie
August 5th, 2011, 9:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pure Adrenaline
Replies: 14
Views: 1768

Re: Pure Adrenaline

I get shaky too, Charlee. When I found out about my full, I couldn't even dial the phone to share the good news my hands were shaking so hard. When the light bulb goes off for my writing projects, I usually just shout (as long as I'm not in a public place). I think I was driving when I finally figur...
by oldhousejunkie
August 4th, 2011, 1:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29185

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

No Ma'am. I'm not being sarcastic at all. I can't be called a Southerner (mores the pity), but I grew up in the South. One place I lived, a little town called Brownsville, TN, has a few well kept, still occupied antebellum homes - none of them is a plantantion home but they are complete with hidey ...
by oldhousejunkie
August 4th, 2011, 1:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29185

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

OK, here are a few (very quick) comments before I go back to work. :-( Aimee -- very interesting opening. I'd definitely read on. glg -- I remember either reading your query or your synopsis this one and thought it sounded like a fun read. I understand what you're trying to do with the dialogue, but...
by oldhousejunkie
August 4th, 2011, 1:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29185

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

IMO, I think "the slaves had retired" is fine, because I read it as from the perspective of a young rich girl, and I didn't think she'd quite understand what kind of life the slaves lead. I agree with Sierra - that phrasing makes her sound naive, but I feel it's intentional. (I don't personally thi...
by oldhousejunkie
August 3rd, 2011, 3:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's My Name Again?
Replies: 27
Views: 6194

Re: What's My Name Again?

I think the name is very important. A name can evoke so many ideas, thoughts, emotions...for good and bad. It's a major identifier, IMO. In fact, I find that I'm less attached to a character when I don't know their name right off the bat. As someone else suggested, get it out in dialogue. My charact...
by oldhousejunkie
August 3rd, 2011, 3:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29185

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

Well geez, folks, I disappear for a few days to move and start a new job and y'all are having all the fun without me. The 250 below are from my completed manuscript that I'm flogging to agents. I quickly scanned some of the earlier posts and it was enough incentive for me to withhold the first 250 f...
by oldhousejunkie
July 28th, 2011, 1:40 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Setting Usernames for Author pages
Replies: 6
Views: 1519

Re: Setting Usernames for Author pages

I totally agree with Collectonian. I don't want the people who like me as an author to know about my personal beliefs, comings and goings, etc. But it's more of a "I don't want to send a friend request to an author who doesn't know me from Adam" type of thing. Even though you can see who likes your ...