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by WilliamMJones
September 26th, 2010, 11:52 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Conferences: credibility, and finding the right one
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Conferences: credibility, and finding the right one

Hi Nathan, I like the new format. It looks great. I have three questions about Writer's Conferences, and I couldn't find anything in the blog. First, are all/most conferences credible, or are some of them scams? Is there a place we can check them, like the Preditors and Editors webpage for checking ...
by WilliamMJones
September 26th, 2010, 11:32 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336172

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

My (small) piece for banned book week: http://williammjones.blogspot.com/2010/ ... -2010.html
I plan on reading Speak, and ask for opinions on censorship in high school. Feel free to leave your two cents.
by WilliamMJones
September 18th, 2010, 7:06 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336172

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

A list of sites useful for people just beginning their research into the publishing industry. http://williammjones.blogspot.com/2010/ ... earch.html
by WilliamMJones
September 16th, 2010, 7:30 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY- YA Mystery- Mad as a Hatter
Replies: 30
Views: 4061

Re: QUERY- YA Mystery- Mad as a Hatter

The year is 1882, and London is in a state of terror due to a string of brutal murders. Not the best way to enter the Yuletide season. When he was a child, a madman kidnapped fourteen-year-old Marquis Emil Aleric and his sister I agree with what's been said here. Also, saying he was a child and fou...
by WilliamMJones
September 16th, 2010, 7:18 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: I'm A Nobody, newest on page four
Replies: 34
Views: 5600

Re: I'm A Nobody, YA Fantasy (New draft and a question)

I've gotten six rejections, with no hint of interest, so I went back and looked at my query. I figure the problem is the length, so I cut it down to two paragraphs of summary. Did this improve it, or make it worse. Dear Agent: Dominic Taylor can open locked doors with a touch, and pass by cameras wi...
by WilliamMJones
September 14th, 2010, 7:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can we start calling it something other than a query?
Replies: 18
Views: 2923

Re: Can we start calling it something other than a query?

How about soul peices, because that's what it feels like it costs to hit that send button. I shudder to think how it will feel after I've been querying for a while.
by WilliamMJones
September 14th, 2010, 7:01 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Incarceron
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: Incarceron

IT'S A SERIES? How did I miss that one? I thought it just had one of those more open endings, letting the reader wonder what's going to happen. Can't wait for book two.
by WilliamMJones
September 13th, 2010, 7:33 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 96840

Re: Rejection Stats

New stats now that I've queried more than once.

Genre: YA Fantasy
Queries sent: 11
personal rejections: 1
Form rejections: 3
Still out: 7
Partial requests: 0
Full requests: 0
Nerves: Already failing
by WilliamMJones
September 13th, 2010, 3:36 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Incarceron
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Incarceron

I was in Barnes and Nobel looking for new books a few days ago, and one caught my eye. I'll admit, I judge books by their covers way to often, and I really liked this on. It was black with dark grey clock gears and a glass key. The lettering had the same clock-like style. So I picked it up and read ...
by WilliamMJones
August 24th, 2010, 5:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Teenage Writers?
Replies: 47
Views: 12833

Re: Teenage Writers?

I am a teenager for about two and a half more months. Eh, I'm going to feel so old when I turn twenty.
by WilliamMJones
August 21st, 2010, 9:51 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336172

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Welcome to query land, about my first query and what I plan on doing next: http://williammjones.blogspot.com/2010/ ... yland.html
by WilliamMJones
August 18th, 2010, 3:34 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 96840

Re: Rejection Stats

Finally able to add my stats.

Queries sent: 1
Rejections: 1
by WilliamMJones
August 17th, 2010, 9:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's your genre?
Replies: 87
Views: 10065

Re: Post Your Genre Here!

I'm a Nobody, YA Fantasy
by WilliamMJones
August 16th, 2010, 8:06 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forum icons?
Replies: 2
Views: 1213

Re: Forum icons?

I believe scrolling means there's been alot of posts. And some, like the question mark, are selected by the original poster as the are creating the post.