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by rmorris
June 12th, 2010, 1:58 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Oprah?
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Oprah?

Just wondering if any of you have ever submitted anything to Oprah's Book Club? I self-published last year, and I'm still working on promoting myself and my book. I'm not even sure if my novel would suit the OBC, but it's worth a try isn't it? Better to have submitted and lost than to have never sub...
by rmorris
June 12th, 2010, 12:54 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: "TOM'S" - Chapter One
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: "TOM'S" - Chapter One

Hmm, yeah. I did a count and there's 62 of those dang "ly's" in this first chapter. That's roughly one for every 37 words!
Thanks so much for pointing out what you like. Dialogue has always been my favorite part of the writing process.
by rmorris
June 11th, 2010, 8:55 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: "TOM'S" - Chapter One
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: "TOM'S" - Chapter One

Thanks Gina. I've got more in-depth character descriptions coming up in later chapters; we sort of learn more about them as we go, but they each get a long individual "bio" at the beginning of their own chapters. I love the intricrate descriptions (it helps to really get into each character) but my ...
by rmorris
June 11th, 2010, 5:21 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: "TOM'S" - Chapter One
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: "TOM'S" - Chapter One

DTW, Thanks so much for not skimming! Glad you enjoyed it. I'll definitely have to do adverb check...maybe a bit later though, since I'm really only 60 pages (roughly) into the story. I feel the same way about the big apple metaphor; it works for me and it doesn't work for me. Hmm. But thank you for...
by rmorris
June 11th, 2010, 3:56 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: "TOM'S" - Chapter One
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

"TOM'S" - Chapter One

Hi everyone, This is the first chapter of the novel that I'm writing; the working title is "Tom's." This is a story about a group of friends in Manhattan who are confronted by troubles from their past. It's contemporary, humorous at times, and deals with all the complicated subtleties of friendship....
by rmorris
June 9th, 2010, 3:23 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 282736

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title: MOLT Genre: Mystery Words: 244 He told me I’d be safe in here. He said this was the one place in the city that I could be if I wanted to stay the way I wanted to stay. This was my only hope for a last chance. He called it my last chance at death. Whatever it was I thought he meant at the time...