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by cheekychook
April 22nd, 2012, 9:59 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Why "no response means no" is flawed
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

Why "no response means no" is flawed

Everyone who's querying or has even thought about querying knows about the often discussed "no response means no" policy that so many agents have adopted over the years. I've always argued that that's a flawed system and that, aside from being somewhat rude and possibly more time consuming overall (...
by cheekychook
April 22nd, 2012, 9:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing MAY
Replies: 22
Views: 11673

Re: National Novel Writing MAY

I'm in. I'm going to say my goal is two novellas and a short story (roughly 50k words) but I'll have to amend that if my editor(s) comes through with edits in May, which either or both of them might.
by cheekychook
April 22nd, 2012, 2:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: POV - 3rd person slipping to omni??
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: POV - 3rd person slipping to omni??

Technically speaking, yes, that's a pov switch---she can't truly know what everyone is thinking and this would be flagged by many editors. You probably don't need the statement at all, as it's implied. If you feel you do need it, simply change it to "everyone seemed to be.." or "everyone appeared to...
by cheekychook
April 6th, 2012, 9:34 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: [Deleted by author]
Replies: 26
Views: 8334

Re: [Deleted by author]

Thank you, Rachel, for coming back to the thread and apologizing for your rant. I am truly sorry to hear about what your mother experienced. That is, indeed, a horrific thing for her to have gone through, and I can thoroughly understand why you would feel protective of her and hyper-sensitized to th...
by cheekychook
April 5th, 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Seeking advice on YA project
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: Seeking advice on YA project

Thanks for the advice. I'll pass it all along to my friend. I know she appreciates the input from everyone. :)
by cheekychook
April 5th, 2012, 12:42 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Worst foods to eat while driving
Replies: 10
Views: 3220

Re: Worst foods to eat while driving

3. Buffalo chicken wings
2. Lobster or crab that's still in the shell
1. Soup
by cheekychook
April 4th, 2012, 9:45 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: [Deleted by author]
Replies: 26
Views: 8334

Re: Fifty Shades of Grey: what do you think?

Mira-- I truly appreciate what you are trying to do here and I know you're now in a difficult position but you're still failing to understand what I see as the main point here. Let's remove the "erotica" part of this discussion. This is a forum for writers. A poster on this forum was advocating the ...
by cheekychook
April 4th, 2012, 12:09 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: [Deleted by author]
Replies: 26
Views: 8334

Re: Fifty Shades of Grey: what do you think?

I agree with Sommer that this thread should return to being a discussion of the book, however I feel the need to point out that part of the reason I stepped in with a comment in the first place was that the book was being "discussed" (trashed/ripped apart/falsely represented) by people who had not a...
by cheekychook
April 2nd, 2012, 12:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Seeking advice on YA project
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: Seeking advice on YA project

Thanks! I'll tell her to check them out!
by cheekychook
April 1st, 2012, 6:04 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Dos and don'ts for writer websites...?
Replies: 11
Views: 4496

Re: Dos and don'ts for writer websites...?

I'm no expert of websites or blogging, but I do maintain an author website and can tell you my opinion and what I know from other authors. The most common home pages these days are those that take you to the most recent post. I don't know why, that's just what's popular these days. It's important to...
by cheekychook
April 1st, 2012, 5:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Seeking advice on YA project
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Seeking advice on YA project

One of the members of my writing group is getting ready to start querying her first novel. It's YA, paranormal and although it's very much a stand alone book it has series potential. I know my way around the querying process and have been helping her with that but since I write women's fiction and e...
by cheekychook
April 1st, 2012, 11:51 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: What's the proper thing to do here?
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Re: What's the proper thing to do here?

First off, congrats on getting the referral! Second, you're actually probably better off querying while the agent is closed. Since you are able to say you're writing at the recommendation of someone, you're not breaking the "no-cold-submissions" rule of subbing to someone who's closed. And without a...
by cheekychook
March 31st, 2012, 10:00 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: [Deleted by author]
Replies: 26
Views: 8334

Re: Fifty Shades of Grey: what do you think?

I seriously debated whether or not I was going to take time to comment on this thread because I don't like to get into personal arguments with other posters, but I decided that the posts in this thread are so inflammatory that I can't in good conscience walk away without putting in my two cents. Tha...
by cheekychook
March 8th, 2012, 2:00 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 98385

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Very excited to announce that the erotic romance novel I co-authored with fellow Bransforumer Karen Booth (Karenbb) will be released tomorrow by Ellora's Cave! If you're over 18 and would like to check out the blurb or a brief excerpt you can do so by checking here: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-9719...
by cheekychook
December 3rd, 2011, 6:08 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How to handle request for an exclusive read
Replies: 5
Views: 2200

Re: How to handle request for an exclusive read

First off, congrats on the request for an exclusive! That's awesome! I agree 6 weeks should be sufficient and you could probably ask if she can get back to you in 4 weeks. Also, make sure to let her know if your manuscript is out with anyone else already or if you have other outstanding queries. Be ...