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by gilesth
May 2nd, 2011, 10:34 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 346562

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

It's time for the Charity of the Month at my blog. The Charity this month is Compassion International.

Check it out here: http://bit.ly/jhIedh
by gilesth
April 20th, 2011, 9:13 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 346562

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I read a writer's blog the other day, and I wanted to write a response that would keep this writer from getting discouraged if/when her journey through the publishing world deviates from her planned rout.

High Aspirations: To New Writers http://gilesth.blogspot.com/2011/04/let ... iters.html
by gilesth
April 6th, 2011, 8:39 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 346562

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

This week I discuss agents, why they're too nice at times, and what they can do to speed up the query process a bit.

http://gilesth.blogspot.com/2011/04/my- ... tters.html
by gilesth
April 4th, 2011, 8:33 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 346562

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Real life bleeds into my writing. http://bit.ly/eF3K3a
by gilesth
April 1st, 2011, 4:11 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 346562

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I have ONE regular blog feature: my Charity of the Month. This month I want to raise money for Fisher House. Please read and donate :)

http://bit.ly/gb5TcG
by gilesth
March 14th, 2011, 8:10 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 346562

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Today I put up a request for donations to my charity of the month. They have a disaster relief fund put together for Japan. Please consider giving to Feed the Children.

High Aspirations: News, Progress, and a Request for Japan http://bit.ly/flgdvY
by gilesth
March 2nd, 2011, 8:40 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 346562

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I've started a new monthly feature on my blog. It's Charity of the Month. Each month I'll feature a charity in the attempt to raise awareness for what they do, and I will donate to their cause.

High Aspirations: Charity of the Month http://bit.ly/gb9EeX
by gilesth
February 21st, 2011, 8:52 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 346562

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Today I blogged about why I'm getting pickier about what I read in my free time. You know, when I'm not doing research for a novel.

High Aspirations: Life's Too Short... http://gilesth.blogspot.com/2011/02/lif ... short.html
by gilesth
February 18th, 2011, 2:27 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 346562

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I wrote down my thoughts on the Borders news from this week.

High Aspirations: Borders Books http://gilesth.blogspot.com/2011/02/tho ... loyee.html
by gilesth
January 31st, 2011, 9:01 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 346562

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Just posted an entry on cafe etiquette.

http://gilesth.blogspot.com/2011/01/cafe-etiquette.html
by gilesth
January 21st, 2011, 10:22 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 346562

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I just wrote a character study on the "perfect man." http://gilesth.blogspot.com/2011/01/cha ... t-man.html
by gilesth
January 19th, 2011, 9:16 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 346562

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Today I wrote a review of Gail Carriger's BLAMELESS. Great book, check out the review, then go get the book :D

http://gilesth.blogspot.com/2011/01/rev ... riger.html
by gilesth
January 18th, 2011, 1:10 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Sacred Fire, historical fiction
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: Query: Sacred Fire, historical fiction

Overall, this sounds like an intriguing story. The best way to spice up this letter is to eliminate as many passive words as possible. The phrase "this would not be" could be replaced by, "this isn't," "such a sin could displease the gods" might be changed to "such a sin infuriates the gods," and so...
by gilesth
January 18th, 2011, 1:01 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA Fantasy: WYRM FIEND, a new query
Replies: 15
Views: 2532

Re: YA Fantasy: WYRM FIEND, a new query

Here's an update: Life as a modern-day dragon slayer really is as cool as it sounds. At least that’s what sixteen-year-old Chris Drake believes when he joins the only official dragon slayers’ guild: the Fraternity of Wyrm Fiends. But when wings sprout from his shoulders, and the occasional fireball ...
by gilesth
January 12th, 2011, 9:11 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA Fantasy: WYRM FIEND, a new query
Replies: 15
Views: 2532

Re: YA Fantasy: WYRM FIEND, a new query

New update. New thoughts? Dear Agent, Life as a modern-day dragon slayer really is as cool as it sounds. At least that’s what Chris Drake believes at sixteen when he joins the only official dragon slayers’ guild: the Fraternity of Wyrm Fiends. But when wings sprout from his shoulders, and the occasi...