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by Nathan Bransford
April 9th, 2017, 7:10 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you get yourself out of a writing rut?
Replies: 3
Views: 11437

How do you get yourself out of a writing rut?

I'm on record saying writers block doesn't exist. It means writing has stopped being fun, but I do believe it's possible to power through. That said, what is your best strategy for powering through? I tend to stare at a blinking cursor or try to get some exercise to clear my head, but I'm sure there...
by Nathan Bransford
April 8th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Top 10 TV shows of all time
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Re: Top 10 TV shows of all time

I really need to watch Deadworld.

And I totally agree about Lost -- it would be on the list if I could only count the first two seasons.
by Nathan Bransford
April 8th, 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Top 10 TV shows of all time
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Top 10 TV shows of all time

1. The Wire
2. Seinfeld
3. The Simpsons
4. Friday Night Lights
5. The Office
6. Mad Men
7. DuckTales (duh)
8. Freaks and Geeks
9. Cheers
10. Battlestar Galactica

Go.
by Nathan Bransford
April 8th, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What should these Forums be?
Replies: 0
Views: 1156

What should these Forums be?

First off, my apologies to the regulars that we had spam assault issues and general neglect. I wasn't able to devote as much time to this as I wanted. But: now I can! What do you want these Forum things to be? Is a message board the best way? Should we switch over to Facebook Groups, Google+ or some...
by Nathan Bransford
April 8th, 2017, 2:24 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: NEW - Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 23
Views: 19559

NEW - Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

If you'd like to have your page critiqued for the Page Critique events, please paste the 250 word excerpt in a post in this thread, along with the title and genre. Time permitting, I'll use a random number generator to pick the page up for critique. Please limit this thread only to page entries for ...
by Nathan Bransford
April 8th, 2017, 2:20 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: NEW - Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 17
Views: 14598

NEW - Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog

If you'd like to have your query critiqued for the occasional Query Critique events, please paste your query in a post in this thread. Time permitting I'll use a random number generator to pick the query up for critique. Please limit this thread only to queries entries for critique on the blog. Plea...
by Nathan Bransford
March 30th, 2017, 8:50 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Copyright issue
Replies: 1
Views: 4609

Re: Copyright issue

I'd consult a publishing attorney for situations like these.
by Nathan Bransford
February 21st, 2015, 10:55 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Formatting
Replies: 1
Views: 4680

Re: Formatting

Sorry, I don't know much about e-book formatting!
by Nathan Bransford
February 21st, 2015, 10:54 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: POD, ebook, or both???
Replies: 1
Views: 5426

Re: POD, ebook, or both???

For my guide to writing a novel, I used KDP for Kindle, went direct to Nook and Kobo, used CreateSpace for the print version, and used Smashwords for all the rest.
by Nathan Bransford
August 24th, 2014, 9:58 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: How many genres can you query an agent with ?
Replies: 1
Views: 4840

Re: How many genres can you query an agent with ?

I have submitted a work of non fiction to several agents with many rejections. I have a work of fiction and a series of children's books I want to query agents about. Is it acceptable to send a query to an agent that has rejected a query from me? Will they remember my email address and automaticall...
by Nathan Bransford
June 28th, 2014, 10:44 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ugh spam
Replies: 8
Views: 7258

Re: Ugh spam

AnmaNatsu wrote:Out of curiosity, Nathan are you pretty much the only mod at this point?
There are others, but I think they're not as active - thanks for the spam reports!
by Nathan Bransford
May 25th, 2014, 12:03 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Do literary agents keep track of rejected queries?
Replies: 3
Views: 5983

Re: Do literary agents keep track of rejected queries?

I would think it depended on how large the agency was. Right? What if you waited at least a year or so to send them another query, would that be ok? No, I wouldn't try to pull a fast one. I always remembered when a query sounded familiar and I didn't think highly of getting the same one multiple ti...
by Nathan Bransford
April 19th, 2014, 10:17 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: word or pdf for manuscript request
Replies: 3
Views: 5759

Re: word or pdf for manuscript request

Most publishers use MSWord Office and that would probably be the preferred method. Remember to double space! If you don't have office, send it as an rtf. file they can then paste into their own word processor. DO NOT SEND A PDF. They cannot work with it. Yep -- this is right. Sorry for the delay, I...
by Nathan Bransford
March 25th, 2014, 9:15 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: 2014 Bransford Blog Tournament Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 4851

Re: 2014 Bransford Blog Tournament Challenge

Yes, poor Kansas and all that but GO STANFORD!! BEAT DAYTON!