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by CraftyCreations
August 10th, 2010, 6:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Soundtracks
Replies: 15
Views: 3052

Re: Writing Soundtracks

I actually listen to an audiobook.

Candy
by CraftyCreations
August 10th, 2010, 6:07 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: General question about queries
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: General question about queries

I wanted to second Bryan on the general approach to memoirs. The submission process is the same as for fiction. The only difference is that, lacking the celebrity creds, you have to make a very strong case about why your memoir stands out in a pretty crowded playing field. That's a fact! ;) Right n...
by CraftyCreations
August 8th, 2010, 11:36 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: General question about queries
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: General question about queries

Thanks. But unfortunately it just muddies the water for me. I WISH I had celebrity status, but that's only in my mind! :D I've read a few - and I stress few - agents websites that say they want a proposal. Some don't. Maybe it's an agent thing? > insert curious look < Sometimes I think that it would...
by CraftyCreations
August 8th, 2010, 11:29 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 195868

Re: Ask Nathan

Mr Bransford, Is there a particular type of memoir that you like? A kind you absolutely detest? Your blog just mentions that you're a sucker for them. Candy I like good ones and detest bad ones. (Helpful, I know!) Honestly though I don't really have specific preferences when it comes to types of me...
by CraftyCreations
August 8th, 2010, 10:44 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: General question about queries
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: General question about queries

Thanks for the advice. I'll get that book as well. Someone recommended that I get "How to Write a Book Proposal" by Michael Larsen which I did. It's been a great help BUT I think it's mainly for "How To" style books as I am having a heck of a time trying to follow his instructions. But then again, E...
by CraftyCreations
August 8th, 2010, 8:30 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: General question about queries
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: General question about queries

Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.

Candy
by CraftyCreations
August 8th, 2010, 7:46 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: General question about queries
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

General question about queries

I've read in many threads that you add X Book is Y-Words. The ms is available at your request. I understand that.

If a book requires a proposal, is it okay to add that the proposal is available at request or proposal and ms?

Thanks,
Candy
by CraftyCreations
August 7th, 2010, 12:19 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 195868

Re: Ask Nathan

Mr Bransford,

Is there a particular type of memoir that you like? A kind you absolutely detest? Your blog just mentions that you're a sucker for them.

Candy
by CraftyCreations
August 5th, 2010, 9:52 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 195868

Re: Ask Nathan

I would think that humor is appropriate if it reflects your writing voice. If you're querying, say, a memoir of harrowing survival of cancer and cannibalism, levity would work against you. I don't know if I can agree with you on this. I'm writing a memoir of survival, doesn't have much to do with a...
by CraftyCreations
August 5th, 2010, 5:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: SAVE THE TREES!
Replies: 19
Views: 3323

Re: SAVE THE TREES!

I have to print mine out. It's easier to edit my ms. HOWEVER, I have 3 grandkids that like writing and drawing and such so when I'm done, I give the papers to my grandkids and they use the other side.

Candy
by CraftyCreations
August 5th, 2010, 2:13 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 195868

Re: Ask Nathan

I've wondered the same thing. I SO want to query the great Mr Bransford and say, "your blog mentions that you're a sucker for memoirs and when in doubt to query you." But something tells me that he'd beat the 15 minute rejection letter! ;)

Candy
by CraftyCreations
July 20th, 2010, 10:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Question about sluglines
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Question about sluglines

Thanks. You read so many different things, it's mind boggling to say the least.

Guess this would be part of Nathan's lasagna recipe!

Candy
by CraftyCreations
July 20th, 2010, 8:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Question about sluglines
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Question about sluglines

This is from the website where it's shown: http://www.shunn.net/format/novel.html. It looks to me like the guy uses his pen name in it, but considering he's published I wasn't sure if that was the norm, so to speak.

Candy
by CraftyCreations
July 20th, 2010, 7:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Question about sluglines
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Question about sluglines

Thanks. I read that one, but I can't find anything about the names in a slugline.

Candy
by CraftyCreations
July 20th, 2010, 6:03 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: I'll read anything!
Replies: 6
Views: 2326

Re: I'll read anything!

Thank you gentlemen for serving.

I was a sergeant in the Army and I'd be willing to read. I prefer only a couple chapters at a time. You could say that I'm thick skinned. ;)

I'm writing a memoir about the Army! ]:X

Candy