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by cheekychook
July 20th, 2012, 3:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Fight like hell for your literary dreams!
Replies: 19
Views: 6141

Re: Fight like hell for your literary dreams!

Hi, To anyone who might be curious, I just wanted to give an update. My Kickstarter project successfully reached its goal yesterday (July 19th, 2012) with 61 backers. Thank you all for the support! It was long journey with many failures and successes. Don't give up! Fight like hell for your literar...
by cheekychook
July 18th, 2012, 12:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tears
Replies: 28
Views: 4203

Re: Tears

Having people tell me they laughed and cried while reading my books makes me happier than pretty much any other compliment. When they tell me I've made them do both within a few pages or at the same time, I'm ecstatic.
by cheekychook
July 18th, 2012, 12:49 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Self published author newly looking for an agent
Replies: 10
Views: 14870

Re: Self published author newly looking for an agent

Yes to everything Mira just said. Read Nathan's post and David's blog and then google non-fiction proposal and you'll have more than enough to keep you busy for a while. Small press and paper self-publishing are also viable options. And make sure to keep building your brand by increasing your online...
by cheekychook
July 17th, 2012, 6:06 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Self published author newly looking for an agent
Replies: 10
Views: 14870

Re: Self published author newly looking for an agent

Welcome to the forums and congratulations on the success you've had with your self-published book. I can answer one of your questions with absolute certainty: When an agent asks for you to include pages they want the first pages of the book. Period. No grey area whatsoever. I can answer another with...
by cheekychook
July 11th, 2012, 10:30 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 98382

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

writersink wrote:This is the first time I can SQUEE! I won a writing competition and got money for it! I got paid to write!
Woohoo! That's awesome! Congrats. :)
by cheekychook
July 9th, 2012, 7:47 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Adventure/Fantasy Agent.
Replies: 5
Views: 2729

Re: Adventure/Fantasy Agent.

I'd never had made it through agent searching and querying without the use of QueryTracker.net ---you can search agents by genre, read comments, see stats about the agent, and the agency blog is always listed as well as links to interviews the agent has done----then you can use it to make your list ...
by cheekychook
July 9th, 2012, 1:28 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Unibeltrasia: The Fallen Prince
Replies: 7
Views: 2627

Re: Query: Unibeltrasia: The Fallen Prince

First and foremost, arvales12, never feel embarrassed about making errors while getting critique---that's what these forums are here for, everyone makes mistakes and everyone needs critique. No one writes a perfect query or a perfect manuscript on the first try. Revisions are more difficulty and oft...
by cheekychook
July 7th, 2012, 6:06 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Remnant: revised
Replies: 12
Views: 2810

Re: Query: The Remnant

While your book sounds intriguing and your word count is right in line with where it should be for the genre, you're still not getting your story across well with this query. You can either open or close with the title/word count/genre and the fact that you're seeking representation---agents are spl...
by cheekychook
July 7th, 2012, 11:38 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 98382

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Thanks for all the cover love! :)

And Charlee---congrats on the full request! Woot!
by cheekychook
July 5th, 2012, 11:19 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Any M/M erotic romance writers in here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: Any M/M erotic romance writers in here?

Not stalkerish at all. That's what Twitter is for. Besides, half my followers are erotic romance authors. I don't think you actually are following me, though, or else Twitter has messed something up (for a change). Didn't see your name listed.
by cheekychook
July 3rd, 2012, 5:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Characters with accents
Replies: 22
Views: 3527

Re: Characters with accents

I love a character with an accent as long as it's not hitting you over the head. I agree that it's best to mention it somehow and use different terms/phrasing/expressions to get the accent across rather than using special spelling to phonetically "show" the reader that the person is speaking with an...
by cheekychook
July 2nd, 2012, 7:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Any M/M erotic romance writers in here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: Any M/M erotic romance writers in here?

I write contemporary erotic romance for Ellora's Cave.
by cheekychook
July 2nd, 2012, 1:26 pm
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Synopsis Tips.
Replies: 3
Views: 15359

Re: Synopsis Tips.

A synopsis is a complete summary of your book from beginning to end. It should be told in an omniscient 3rd person voice, regardless of what POV is used in the book itself. You should ideally have a few versions of your synopsis that are varying lengths (and level of detail). Some agents want a 1-2 ...
by cheekychook
July 2nd, 2012, 1:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: My Novel is finish.
Replies: 8
Views: 1629

Re: My Novel is finish.

Yes, absolutely---Mark, Claudie and Writersink are giving you very sound advice. Ideally you should find yourself a few critique partners (writers who will exchange your pages for theirs while you provide critical input to one another ranging from correcting typos to pointing out plot holes or incon...
by cheekychook
July 2nd, 2012, 12:38 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 98382

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

writersink wrote:Cheeky -- YAY!!!!! They look awesome!!! You must be so excited!

Plus.... YOUR REAL NAME ISN'T CHEEKYCHOOK? :shock: Mindblowing....
I'm only "cheekychook" in certain elite circles. ;)