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by sarahdee
October 22nd, 2010, 4:28 am
Forum: Books
Topic: How many books do you read per week (or month)?
Replies: 35
Views: 12513

Re: How many books do you read per week (or month)?

1 book a week/fortnight but thats because its hard to get books in English here (small remote island in Asia) - I'd read more if I could. Also unless I go the next island I have limited choice so all I currently read are second hand Patricia Cornwells and Sue Graftons. Don't get me wrong I love a go...
by sarahdee
August 29th, 2010, 1:01 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Address to agent or assistant?
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Address to agent or assistant?

This is no doubt a stupid question but: if an agent's website says to address all queries to her assistant at the assistant's email...do you address the salutation Dear Ms Agent or Dear Ms Assistant or to both? I'm leaning towards Ms Assistant as otherwise the agent would have asked all queries to b...
by sarahdee
August 28th, 2010, 10:05 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 20169

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

I finally figured out how to add pages to my Blogger blog so it almost looks like a website. It looks really good. How did you add more pages? When you go into the "Edit posts" page, at the top in the left-hand corner there's a little link that says "Edit pages." Click it and you'll be able to add ...
by sarahdee
August 28th, 2010, 3:26 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 20169

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

stephmcgee wrote:I finally figured out how to add pages to my Blogger blog so it almost looks like a website.
It looks really good. How did you add more pages?
by sarahdee
August 27th, 2010, 9:13 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 197312

Re: Ask Nathan

Thank you Nathan. I thought it was the sort of query you must have been asked a million times :)
by sarahdee
August 27th, 2010, 9:02 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 20169

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

Sarah- you and John Dillon will need to commiserate on your name situation!! Personally I am jealous that you use your married name- I want to use my boyfriend's last name- its more reader friendly than my consonant laden Eastern European surname... I have a hard to pronounce and spell Polish marri...
by sarahdee
August 27th, 2010, 8:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How much detail for readers outside the USA
Replies: 11
Views: 2350

Re: How much detail for readers outside the USA

This is what I was concerned with for the most part. I have a Senator who is extremely powerful and ever present in the story. She works on a number of committees in the Senate that we would recognize as important, but people outside the USA may not. I thought that these sections would be canidates...
by sarahdee
August 27th, 2010, 4:26 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 20169

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

A namesake of mine has used my (maiden) name as her domain and appears to be a photographer of dead animal carcasses. Lovely! So I have started querying using my married name. I have three websites. One is my old travelblog. I am having to go through and re-edit as my quick blogs from internet cafes...
by sarahdee
August 27th, 2010, 2:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How much detail for readers outside the USA
Replies: 11
Views: 2350

Re: How much detail for readers outside the USA

I guess you refer to me. The only term I didn't understand fully was Fillibuster as its not something we use so much in British politics and I asked mostly to understand personally (thanks for the info). 'Senator' and 'Bill' I would imagine everyone is clear on and I don't think you need to explain ...
by sarahdee
August 27th, 2010, 1:11 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Don't come to the House Tonight - edited
Replies: 30
Views: 4707

Re: Don't come to the House Tonight - edited

Thanks for all the comments everyone Rebecca B - would this This reads a little awkwardly IMO. Need to tie this paragraph to the first, it is jarring. Possibly move the connection to Janie and the murder, before the guilt and grief . be better if I just added 'including Janie' to the first sentence ...
by sarahdee
August 27th, 2010, 12:37 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 197312

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan Sorry if you have already answered something similar. I have two questions. 1. If you gave feedback but didn't say you liked it and the writer re-edited and used your feedback, can they re-query and should they mention the first query? 2. Second, if the writer followed your advice but it w...
by sarahdee
August 25th, 2010, 4:07 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: References To Music In Novel
Replies: 15
Views: 2584

Re: References To Music In Novel

I have used song lyrics for my 'part' headings but its literally just one line so I should be ok if the Fair Use policy is allowed - I can change them if not. It doesn't matter if the reader hasn't heard the song as the lyric would make sense anyway. Actually my current working title is a line from ...
by sarahdee
August 24th, 2010, 6:06 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: As a reader how do you feel about this?
Replies: 15
Views: 2551

Re: As a reader how do you feel about this?

In mine the antagonist gets away with it but I've done it so its a little twist at the end to (hopefully) shock the reader. Its a case of all along one version of events is given but at the end I added an epilogue of what really happened. Have you ever read The Sculptress by Minette Walters? Basical...
by sarahdee
August 24th, 2010, 5:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Improving my writing
Replies: 19
Views: 3308

Re: Improving my writing

Is there a British or American society nearby? I lived for a long time in Luxembourg and there were several expat societies. Through one of these I managed to find a monthly book club which while not a writing course, would give you access to English reading people discussing books in English which ...
by sarahdee
August 24th, 2010, 5:40 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Who first inspired you to read?
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: Who first inspired you to read?

Oh dear...I am English and old enough to remember Enid Blyton so I read all of hers as a child. Also had a load of the Penguin classics. And my prized possession was an old edition of Black Beauty my dad had been given when he was 10. But really its my mother who is to blame not an author. She was a...