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by stephmcgee
November 4th, 2010, 3:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novellas
Replies: 23
Views: 2873

Re: Novellas

You might consider, too, self-publishing. I have a good friend, Michelle Davidson Argyle, who self-pubbed her novella. Now she has a deal with a small press for her debut novel.
by stephmcgee
November 4th, 2010, 3:19 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Footnotes in NF MS
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Re: Footnotes in NF MS

And having the footnotes will help an agent or editor fact check the manuscript before it goes to print.
by stephmcgee
November 4th, 2010, 3:17 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 370931

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

It's vocab day again. Link under signature.
by stephmcgee
November 1st, 2010, 2:45 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 94725

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Of course it's good news!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!
by stephmcgee
October 31st, 2010, 9:38 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 370931

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Realized today that yesterday was my blog's second birthday. So I opened it up to questions that I'll answer through the week.
by stephmcgee
October 29th, 2010, 7:21 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 94725

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

You guys are good luck for me. I didn't even have the interview yet when I posted about the possibility of getting that interview and y'all just seemed to assume I had or would get the interview. And I did. Interview is next week. Thanks, everyone!
by stephmcgee
October 29th, 2010, 4:32 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 94725

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Congrats, Mad! That's so awesome! I'm sure you'll find a home for your other works. Just don't give up like I have.
by stephmcgee
October 28th, 2010, 11:53 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What's your favorite lesser-known holiday?
Replies: 21
Views: 4140

Re: What's your favorite lesser-known holiday?

I like Star Wars day. And Talk Like Yoda Day.

May the 4th be with you.

"Soon will I rest, yes, forever sleep." Love the little green man!
by stephmcgee
October 28th, 2010, 11:50 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 33
Views: 5179

Re: What are you listening to?

Currently in my car it's the original Broadway recording of Wicked.

iTunes is always on shuffle so it's ever-changing.
by stephmcgee
October 28th, 2010, 11:49 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 94725

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

I'm possibly being considered for an interview for an internship at a local magazine. First step in the door to the industry I want to be in. I'm really keeping my fingers crossed on this one. But that I'm being considered, when I merely cold-dropped my resume rather than applying directly for the i...
by stephmcgee
October 28th, 2010, 11:45 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 370931

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Random descriptor day on the blog. It's a new feature that I'm running irregularly. Just started today. Link is in my signature.
by stephmcgee
October 27th, 2010, 10:30 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 370931

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Inadvertent irony in my WiP Wednesday post today. Link's in the signature.
by stephmcgee
October 26th, 2010, 8:05 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: 50 Procrastination Techniques for Aspiring Writers
Replies: 9
Views: 1842

Re: 50 Procrastination Techniques for Aspiring Writers

1, 2, 30, 43, 44, 45, 46, 50


Those are all ones I need to moderate better. Some are necessary evils of today's world (i.e. e-mail) but should be done at times not to interfere with precious writing time. Some are just needed for my sanity (like a nap). Great list.
by stephmcgee
October 24th, 2010, 1:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Turning your short story into a novel
Replies: 10
Views: 3675

Re: Turning your short story into a novel

It's possible that you have too much going on in the story to make it short. The thing with short stories, far as I know (and I' a relative n00b when it comes to them), is that it's the story boiled down to its essence. There aren't extraneous subplots. Just the main complication and your character ...
by stephmcgee
October 24th, 2010, 11:24 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Turning your short story into a novel
Replies: 10
Views: 3675

Re: Turning your short story into a novel

I'm now going to advise against turning a short story into a novel.

I am in complete and utter hate with my story in its novel-length form. I loved it to pieces when I was writing it as a short story. Now, not so much.