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by hulbertsfriend
October 6th, 2010, 5:38 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336235

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

On top of the interesting things I find: have a look at two great entrys in the Blog fest contest here: Patrick Neylan's Pulped Fiction and hartjohnson's, Bloginality: The types of Bloggers and their attitudes. Started a additional piece called Week after Week on my blog. 29,300,000 hits on the home...
by hulbertsfriend
October 6th, 2010, 3:44 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bloginality: The Types of Bloggers and their Attitudes
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Re: Bloginality: The Types of Bloggers and their Attitudes

It may not be PG, but I truly enjoyed your post. Well thought out and timely given the current debate regarding social networking.

All the Best,

DougM

http://devinbriar.blogspot.com/ Couldn't resist a little prostitution... maybe a PayPal link? :-)
by hulbertsfriend
October 6th, 2010, 2:40 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Pulping fiction: Franzen's London nightmare
Replies: 5
Views: 2703

Re: Pulping fiction

Nice post. Interesting, informative and funny.
by hulbertsfriend
October 4th, 2010, 11:21 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Posting pieces of your MS on my blog
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: Posting pieces of your MS on my blog

Thank You for the link, it was extremely helpful.

DougM
by hulbertsfriend
October 4th, 2010, 10:25 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Posting pieces of your MS on my blog
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Posting pieces of your MS on my blog

Hi Nathan,

Is posting pieces of your MS on my blog ok? I have only posted 3 rough chapters and not the entire work. Do agents or publishers frown on these public postings?

All the best and have a great time on your time off!

DougM
by hulbertsfriend
October 4th, 2010, 5:58 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Week after Week October 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Week after Week October 2010

"Trends in social networking" is an oxymoron Any book about the planet Uranus that mentions Bifidus Regularis as one of it's moons may have been researched exclusively in Wikipedia. Rachel Gardner's rendition of "The Call" http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/ creates a "stare at the phone" catatonic c...
by hulbertsfriend
October 2nd, 2010, 2:18 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336235

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I have posted links to " Must Read " observations by Alan Rinzler on Plot, Freelance editors and Publishers POV opinions. Great stuff for the novice, as well as reminders for the experienced writer. Mr. Rinzler is an extraordinary editor, with an amazing resume of client author success stories. Doug...
by hulbertsfriend
September 27th, 2010, 2:21 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336235

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Newest blogging "don'ts" seem to be on the rise.

http://devinbriar.blogspot.com/
by hulbertsfriend
September 16th, 2010, 12:25 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Writer's conferences?
Replies: 13
Views: 2391

Re: Writer's conferences?

Thank you for the great insights into Writers Conferences. I had planned on going to the SCWC, but a shoulder injury since my last post has me visiting a surgeon this Monday. I live in New Mexico, so the Pike's Peak or Rocky Mountain conferences will be on my schedule for next year. Learning the cra...
by hulbertsfriend
September 13th, 2010, 5:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you know what to take and what to leave?
Replies: 24
Views: 3443

Re: How do you know what to take and what to leave?

But there are subtextual depths there for scrutiny comparable to the most acclaimed literary works. For, example, might not the novel's shallowness be evidentially interpreted as an intentional subtext message about the shallowness of cliques, elitism, and social mobility? Mixed messages are great ...
by hulbertsfriend
September 13th, 2010, 4:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you know what to take and what to leave?
Replies: 24
Views: 3443

Re: How do you know what to take and what to leave?

I have my doubts about age being an accurate barometer when measuring a readers acceptance. A younger reader may be more forgiving of style or substance based on his/hers social or geographic situation. A younger reader may have a kinship with adolescent angst, if that genre is read to the exclusion...
by hulbertsfriend
September 13th, 2010, 3:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you know what to take and what to leave?
Replies: 24
Views: 3443

Re: How do you know what to take and what to leave?

Your question comes down to the importance you attach to a beta reader. Are you thinking of the reader as a peer or an editor? For what it's worth, I find peer review extremely helpful, as long as I keep in mind that the creative mind of my peers may lie elsewhere. My subject may not be right up a p...
by hulbertsfriend
September 12th, 2010, 3:13 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336235

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I've been readng a number of the blog posts from this forum. If the blogs are any indication of talent, then we have a TON of extremely talented people here! Keep it up!!!! I'm clicking the "Follow This Blog" button whenever I go to one of these blogs. Not all agents will give the "Followers" number...
by hulbertsfriend
September 6th, 2010, 10:28 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 191190

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan, I've been reading alot about the difference between Estimated vs Actual word count and that agent use "Estimated word count". I calculate that my MS could be counted at a far lower number using estimated than using actual (MS WORD) count. I want to do what is the right, professional thing...
by hulbertsfriend
September 5th, 2010, 2:12 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Drunkard's Daughter: Started from Scratch, see p. 2
Replies: 24
Views: 4161

Re: The Drunkard's Daughter: Latest Revision at the End of Page

I've changed and shortened this. It's 135 words. Thanks in advance for your comments. 85-year-old Dara McBride scorns those who turn talk shows into confessionals by flaunting deeds better left unmentioned. For decades she has kept quiet about her sins of passion, preferring to be seen as a hard wo...