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by Quill
February 16th, 2013, 6:39 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query-Historicl Fiction- Hunted
Replies: 2
Views: 2228

Re: Query-Historicl Fiction- Hunted

Hunted In 1705 London, Peter Gray thinks life couldn't get any tougher, until authorities jail him and his family in debtors' prison because of a shady business deal engineered by Lord Banks. Peter escapes and plans to do whatever it takes to release his family from prison and prove Lord Banks a li...
by Quill
February 2nd, 2013, 10:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing YA and making meaning of those adolescent years
Replies: 7
Views: 4098

Re: Writing YA and making meaning of those adolescent years

wilderness wrote:Interesting article, but I found some of the studies a little depressing.
I found the numerous misuses of colons and semicolons depressing, for a mainstream published article.

But yeah, most people never grow up.
by Quill
January 22nd, 2013, 11:19 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: 2013 Writing Goals
Replies: 9
Views: 4402

Re: 2013 Writing Goals

Publish my next novel in June, draft the following one in July-Aug (publish Feb 2014), and another in November-Dec.
by Quill
January 22nd, 2013, 11:06 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Need assistance.
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: Need assistance.

Hi Preacher, I find that meditation often helps me divine plot points. I like to go on a walking meditation, especially into nature -- the woods, a ravine, or along a waterway. The walking seems to shake loose the imagination, and by focusing on the scene in question, the answers seem to form themse...
by Quill
November 29th, 2012, 3:21 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Why do you want to be published or why do you write?
Replies: 14
Views: 7135

Re: Why do you want to be published or why do you write?

Sommer Leigh wrote: Right now I do it part time, freelancing, under pen names for the most part, and it's not full time but it could be if I did more of it.
Wow, Sommer, that's great! What sort of stuff are you writing and selling?
by Quill
November 26th, 2012, 6:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 11342

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Good going!

I've made it past 50K, and have had to lay it down for the moment.

For me, December will be another NaNo-like month, to complete the project.

Best luck and wishes to all, going down to the finish line!
by Quill
November 20th, 2012, 3:17 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Quill Publishes on Amazon
Replies: 24
Views: 6167

Re: Quill Publishes on Amazon

Wow. I've extended the free run through today. I guess Amazon Select can still work for increasing visibility. I've reached #4 in Historical Fantasy, and #8 in Children's Fantasy, Science Fiction & Magic, and have been in the top 20 for the last four days in those categories. What's more, I'm curren...
by Quill
November 16th, 2012, 11:31 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Quill Publishes on Amazon
Replies: 24
Views: 6167

Re: Quill Publishes on Amazon

BARBARA REILLY ebook FREE! Today and all weekend (Nov 16-17-18) on Amazon.
by Quill
November 15th, 2012, 6:42 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Quill Publishes on Amazon
Replies: 24
Views: 6167

Re: Quill Publishes on Amazon

Thanks, Wilderness . Best of luck with your projects, too! ------ Well, just to check in and report my progress: I've been doing some marketing for BARBARA REILLY lately but not a whole lot. Mostly website content and a giveaway over at Goodreads. Busy NaNo-ing and otherwise working to boost my back...
by Quill
November 15th, 2012, 6:29 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Multimedia e-books
Replies: 13
Views: 5617

Re: Multimedia e-books

Ryan wrote:A recent article on Wired.com about multimedia books. A friend forwarded the link to me and said, "Hey Dude. You know your book was mentioned in this article..."
:P Sweet As.
Sweet indeed, Ryan. A nice plug for you. Your book is definitely on the cutting edge, I believe.
by Quill
October 22nd, 2012, 11:06 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy
Replies: 27
Views: 5655

Re: My epic fantasy - The Skyfall Trilogy

Cool, Matt. Good luck with it!
by Quill
October 20th, 2012, 9:30 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Quill Publishes on Amazon
Replies: 24
Views: 6167

Re: Quill Publishes on Amazon

How does writing in itself do it? Every new release increases your visibility in two ways. It provides the opportunity to hit a New Releases list (much much easier than hitting a bestseller list), and it provides a backlist for readers who find they like your work. Almost ALL my sales come from wor...
by Quill
October 19th, 2012, 12:52 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Quill Publishes on Amazon
Replies: 24
Views: 6167

Re: Quill Publishes on Amazon

As far as promos, the occasional free day on Kindle Select has done a bit for me. I think getting more releases is key, too. I just put out another short story, I'm putting out a novel on Sunday, and a novella next month. So yeah, you need both quality and quantity. Most of the writers I network wi...
by Quill
October 19th, 2012, 12:47 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Quill Publishes on Amazon
Replies: 24
Views: 6167

Re: Quill Publishes on Amazon

Hey, Margo, Thanks for all the great input. I've been thinking about it a lot. In a nutshell what I'm hearing is that you succeeded largely because you pumped out 400k words (good words, words a certain segment of the reading pop. wanted to read). I'm still trying to figure out what primed that sale...
by Quill
October 11th, 2012, 11:38 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Quill Publishes on Amazon
Replies: 24
Views: 6167

Re: Quill Publishes on Amazon

*Brainy Smurf voice* I was right. I was riiight! Ahem, I mean to say congrats on taking this step. Thanks, Margo! The book looks great. Forget about promo. Write more. :) Been thinkin' about this since you posted it. And maybe you can speak from experience: How do books and authors get found if not...