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by Nathan Bransford
March 10th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique 3/12/20
Replies: 0
Views: 5819

Page Critique 3/12/20

Below is the page up for critique on the blog on Thursday, March 12. Feel free to chime in with comments, create your own redline (please note the "font colour" button above the posting box, which looks like a drop of ink), and otherwise offer feedback. When offering your feedback, please please rem...
by Nathan Bransford
March 4th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Query critique 3/5/20
Replies: 2
Views: 4175

Query critique 3/5/20

Want to see how your editing approach compares to mine? Below is the query up for critique on the blog tomorrow, July 11th. Feel free to chime in with comments, create your own redline (please note the "font colour" button above the posting box, which looks like a drop of ink), and otherwise offer f...
by Nathan Bransford
February 24th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page critique Thursday 2/27/20
Replies: 0
Views: 5827

Page critique Thursday 2/27/20

Below is the page up for critique on the blog on Tuesday, June 13th. Feel free to chime in with comments, create your own redline (please note the "font colour" button above the posting box, which looks like a drop of ink), and otherwise offer feedback. When offering your feedback, please please rem...
by Nathan Bransford
December 4th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Thanks for 10 years!!
Replies: 1
Views: 4689

Thanks for 10 years!!

Wow. When I started these forums I had absolutely no idea they would still be alive and active 10 years later. As pointed out by our illustrious moderator John T. Shea, today marks 10 years since the start of these forums. THANKS SO MUCH to everyone for being a part of these forums, sharing your inf...
by Nathan Bransford
September 17th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Slow writing vs. agent representation
Replies: 2
Views: 6371

Re: Slow writing vs. agent representation

Good question and I'd say it really depends. First, I don't know that I would necessarily come out and tell the agent how long it took you or assume that your future books will necessarily follow the same trends as your past one. Let me tell you that writing while under contract is very different th...
by Nathan Bransford
June 20th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Print from PDF?
Replies: 6
Views: 3981

Re: Print from PDF?

TVZ wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 7:16 am
Thanks Nathan. My main question is, is a PDF file the best thing to leave for them to be able to print & publish? Or should I leave the Microsoft Publisher files that I used to design the books?
Probably both.
by Nathan Bransford
June 7th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What made you start writing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2681

What made you start writing?

Do you remember when you decided you wanted to be a writer? What was the spark? For me it was reading Roald Dahl's books. I loved them so much I wanted to write my own. But I forgot about that dream for a while until I was in high school and a classmate's murder made me take up the pen again. I've b...
by Nathan Bransford
June 5th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Print from PDF?
Replies: 6
Views: 3981

Re: Print from PDF?

Yes - this often works in reverse, where authors who were previously published will sometimes pay their publisher for the files when their books go out of print, and then use those to self-publish.
by Nathan Bransford
May 31st, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's your favorite writing spot?
Replies: 6
Views: 3869

What's your favorite writing spot?

Everyone's got a place they go for peak creativity.

Mine's like the Drifter's song -- up on the roof.

What about you? Where's your favorite place to write?
by Nathan Bransford
May 24th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you choose your novel's perspective?
Replies: 2
Views: 2759

How do you choose your novel's perspective?

One of the trickiest challenges authors face is figuring out how to literally tell the story. First person, third person limited, third person omniscient.... How do you choose a POV that works for the plot and is true to your characters? How do you go about figuring how you're going to write? Do you...
by Nathan Bransford
June 3rd, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Marketing Information?
Replies: 2
Views: 4540

Re: Marketing Information?

Hi Clio, I talk about that in this post: https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2018/0 ... k-proposal
by Nathan Bransford
March 4th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: help selecting a print-on-demand publisher
Replies: 1
Views: 4217

Re: help selecting a print-on-demand publisher

Hi Jerry,

Are you dead-set on hardcover? I would check out CreateSpace and Ingram Spark, where the publishing process is pretty straightforward.
by Nathan Bransford
November 17th, 2017, 2:49 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: I am a very old dog .....
Replies: 2
Views: 5128

Re: I am a very old dog .....

Don't worry about the flavor of the moment. Instead, write what you love, make it as good as possible, and let the chips fall where they may!
by Nathan Bransford
September 16th, 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Waiting
Replies: 3
Views: 6408

Re: Waiting

Waiting is absolutely the worst part. 1,000% agree.