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by marilyn peake
January 2nd, 2010, 6:06 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it
Replies: 31
Views: 7584

Re: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it

Thanks so much, Holly! I really appreciate your checking out my trailers and books! To answer your question, I paid for most of the trailers myself, most of them costing around $25 to $80. The TWISTED TAILS trailer with live actors was more expensive, but I shared the cost with a group of authors in...
by marilyn peake
December 29th, 2009, 10:50 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it
Replies: 31
Views: 7584

Re: Book trailers: who makes them, $$$, and are they worth it

I've had quite a few trailers made for my books, but don't actually know how many books were sold as a result of the trailers because I've had many different kinds of book promotions going at the same time. My book trailers can be viewed on my website. My favorite trailer made for my books is a quir...
by marilyn peake
December 29th, 2009, 9:18 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Top 5 Favorite Christmas Albums?
Replies: 17
Views: 3302

Re: Top 5 Favorite Christmas Albums?

I love Christmas music! Some of my favorite Christmas albums are by Loreena McKennitt, Josh Groban, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller ... and Perry Como because my grandfather used to play his music every Christmas when I was little.
by marilyn peake
December 29th, 2009, 8:58 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 33
Views: 4894

Re: What are you listening to?

When I wrote the three novels in my trilogy of THE FISHERMAN'S SON, I listened to New Age music without words but with moods that matched what I was writing. Some of the best music for this was New Age music with whale sounds when I was writing about my main character swimming under the ocean on the...
by marilyn peake
December 29th, 2009, 8:45 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's your preference re: internal monologue in 3rd ppov?
Replies: 18
Views: 3304

Re: What's your preference re: internal monologue in 3rd ppov?

I prefer to use normal, non-italicized font without quotation marks for internal monologue, communicating through the writing alone which character is experiencing the monologue. In rare cases, I'll use italicized font for this.
by marilyn peake
December 29th, 2009, 8:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: First message here.
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: First message here.

Welcome, Nakidsamusa!
by marilyn peake
December 29th, 2009, 2:40 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Querying Small press publishers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: Querying Small press publishers?

Every small press is different and usually posts their submission requirements on their website.
by marilyn peake
December 22nd, 2009, 7:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 6774

Re: Writer's Block

Knock on wood, I haven't had any major writer's block for the past decade. When I feel it coming on, I take a break and do lots of fun non-writerly things.
by marilyn peake
December 22nd, 2009, 7:28 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Moderator Welcome: Ink!
Replies: 37
Views: 9896

Re: New Moderator Welcome: Ink!

Excellent choice, Nathan. Congratulations, Ink/Bryan!
by marilyn peake
December 22nd, 2009, 4:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Something I have discovered, how about you...
Replies: 14
Views: 2755

Re: Something I have discovered, how about you...

I have a very weird way of writing. Although I’m sure other writers must use the same method, I’ve only ever heard one other writer mention writing this way. After years of trying different methods, including many attempts at outlining, I realized I’m definitely an “out of the mist” writer, not an o...
by marilyn peake
December 16th, 2009, 8:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does anyone write humor?
Replies: 18
Views: 3889

Re: Does anyone write humor?

My approach to humor is similar to what Nathan and Scott described. I love developing characters that are humorous in their behavior, even if my overall novel or short story is serious.
by marilyn peake
December 16th, 2009, 2:56 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Second Hand Books
Replies: 16
Views: 5014

Re: Second Hand Books

It’s so cool, Charlee, that you found that book! Wow!

I only own one used book, and it’s not nearly as cool as the one Charlee owns. I try to buy all my books, in order to support the authors.
by marilyn peake
December 16th, 2009, 2:43 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?
Replies: 45
Views: 11671

Re: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?

STAR WARS. And some STAR TREK, mostly the movies and THE NEXT GENERATION.
by marilyn peake
December 13th, 2009, 2:48 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Good-Bye Man (round three coming up)
Replies: 31
Views: 6725

Re: My father had nothing to do with making that ship disappear.

Hi, Rose, This is just my own opinion, and Nathan would be a much better judge than me. I like the new version as an opening very much, but in order for me to know if I'd want to read the entire book, I'd probably need to know more about the type of scientific research materials you mention. That wo...