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by hulbertsfriend
July 27th, 2010, 11:59 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: TOUR BUS TO MEXICO, 1982 - short story excerpt
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: TOUR BUS TO MEXICO, 1982 - short story excerpt

I like the storyline. Your use of Vanna creates an easy "minds eye" visual. One thing I find is your third person/narrator seems rather rigid, a tad clinical. Keep up the good work!
by hulbertsfriend
July 27th, 2010, 9:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How long did it take you to write your Manuscript?
Replies: 19
Views: 2958

How long did it take you to write your Manuscript?

I'm curious how much time people devote to a single writing project. From the first word of the page to finish, please include word count. My current manuscript stared May 1 2010. Word count 241,734. Now that I've finished the story I've begun ot edit...ick! Give me a hand if you can, when you see t...
by hulbertsfriend
July 25th, 2010, 3:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tips for Dialogue Among Multiple Characters?
Replies: 21
Views: 3578

Re: Tips for Dialogue Among Multiple Characters?

I like polymath's view. A positional observation by one character of the others can work well. Something outside the window caught his eye as "blank" listened to his colleagues. He looked back when "blank's" observation caused something to click in his mind. Confused by the path they seemed to be de...
by hulbertsfriend
July 23rd, 2010, 4:04 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Hiring an Editor
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Hiring an Editor

Nathan,

Is hiring an editor to review a manuscipt before finding an agent a good idea? I found a Consulting Editor on your blog and wondered also what part they play in the whole process.

Thx, Doug M.
by hulbertsfriend
July 15th, 2010, 11:12 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: famous names, places and brands
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: famous names, places and brands

How about a check? maybe a piece of wisdom instead of money?
by hulbertsfriend
July 15th, 2010, 11:03 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE
Replies: 61
Views: 15068

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

I think politics is the next thing to come, especially light hearted approaches that inform. We have the beginning of presidential politic sneaking around already.
by hulbertsfriend
July 15th, 2010, 10:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: famous names, places and brands
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

famous names, places and brands

Can I use the names of famous Hotels (Hiton, Marriott, ect) and name brands (Ford, Bugs Bunny, Superman, etc) in my writing? Should I affix (R) or (C) after each as they are used? Thx,Doug M
by hulbertsfriend
July 14th, 2010, 12:54 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 191189

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan, I doubt my situation is unique. The book I have written is kind of long..........230K. I've read your views on length of work as well as a few others. My situation offers the ability to separate my work into at least 3 books if needed. The way I have wrtten my character's path from one ev...
by hulbertsfriend
July 13th, 2010, 7:07 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Which book have you read the most number of times?
Replies: 90
Views: 13552

Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

I never tire of Patrick O'Brien's novels. I have all 19 and re-read them all. He shows you a time in history that far outstrips C.S. Forrester' ability to convey.