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by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 1:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should bloggers charge for their writing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3450

Re: Should bloggers charge for their writing?

I think this is an interesting question because while free definitely works for me, it makes the landscape really difficult for freelance authors and journalists who used to be paid for articles. I can write for free for HuffPo and my own blog because it's more important to me to raise my profile th...
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 1:33 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192560

Re: Ask Nathan

Nathan, Thanks so much for adding the forums! (DG from your blog comments here) Anyway... With all the discussion on you blog last week about e-books and e-book publishing it got me thinking: Do you expect to see a rise in the number of authors who don't self publish in the usual way, POD or the 1,...
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 1:31 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192560

Re: Ask Nathan

I don't know why I keep trying to follow your blog, except it's the best one I've found. I call myself Eterna Hope, because that's what I seem to be------eternaly hopeful--------not sucessful.. My question is about Ebooks. You've written a lot abuut them, but I'm still confused abut the copywrite s...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 10:12 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192560

Re: Ask Nathan

Nathan, I am writing my current project with a 1st person POV from the standpoint of the protag. There is a lot going on with the antagonist, too. I'm thinking of writing those parts of the book in 3rd person. Do you see many successful projects where the writer mixes the POV? Thanks, RW I see this...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 10:11 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192560

Re: Ask Nathan

I've just finished a YA novel that both my UCLA writing teacher and a free-lance editor with 20 years of children's publishing experience tell me is very good and ready to send out for queries. The problem: I'm a female author with a male protagonist in my story. I was told recently that even thoug...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 10:00 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Review and some helpful hints
Replies: 11
Views: 3207

Re: Query Review and some helpful hints

I think the idea to work on the query through multiple drafts is good. Thanks for sharing the one that worked for you.
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 9:30 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: While waiting ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2222

Re: While waiting ...

Jude Hardin wrote:I'm not sure how this usually works, but maybe Nathan can shed some light on it. If an editor is interested enough to send a revision letter and then re-read the ms after a rewrite, shouldn't s/he get an exclusive look?
It depends a lot on the particulars of the situation. Can't really generalize.
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 9:16 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Guidelines for Posting Queries
Replies: 39
Views: 57199

Re: Guidelines for Posting Queries

This could be a good topic for an entire subforum on here. Otherwise, I think "All Things Publishing" is about to become "All Queries" :D Yeah, if things start to get unwieldy here I might do that. For now I'll see how it works here. Nice, I like how the forum captures both quotes above. Another co...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 9:14 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192560

Re: Second chances

Hi Nathan, Quick question/grovel. I made a rookie mistake and queried too early; you passed on my partial in July. I took your notes to heart, and eight drafts, two writer's workshops, and three critique partners later, I have a MUCH stronger book. Any chance I can re-query you, or am I out of luck...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 8:52 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Guidelines for Posting Queries
Replies: 39
Views: 57199

Re: Guidelines for Posting Queries

MosesSiregar wrote:This could be a good topic for an entire subforum on here. Otherwise, I think "All Things Publishing" is about to become "All Queries" :D
Yeah, if things start to get unwieldy here I might do that. For now I'll see how it works here.
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 8:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Kilroy was here
Replies: 7
Views: 2009

Re: Kilroy was here

Nathan, you managed to reply to your old comments section often. I hope you don't intend to try to keep up that same pace in replying to all the forums blossoming here. You'll end up like Ringo in the Simpson's ep trying to get to every fan letter. Ha - I'm hoping once things get going there will b...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 8:28 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192560

Re: Ask Nathan

shadow wrote:Hello again,

I have another question. Will posting an opening paragraph for critique at like Absolute write damage the chances of being accepted by an agent?

thanks!
No
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 8:27 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192560

Re: Two-timeline synopsis

This isn't strictly about publishing, but I'd appreciate any advice you can give. I've got a novel written in two timelines: one present, one past. Some of the same characters are present in both timelines, and I've been having difficulty writing the synopsis in a way that's not confusing. So, ques...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 8:21 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192560

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan: I'm enjoying your blog -- a new discovery of mine. A couple of questions: 1) In deciding whether to represent an author, do you sometimes get a second opinion on the manscript, e.g ask a colleague to read it, too? 2) Do you include authors in the process of choosing to whom and how you'r...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 8:20 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Guidelines for Posting Queries
Replies: 39
Views: 57199

Re: Guidelines for Posting Queries

This might sound like an obvious question, but I will ask anyway. If we post queries in these forums for feedback, can we still email the revised final version to you? Or would you have already formed your opinion prior to receiving the formal query. I am also assuming that if you see a query for f...