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by TigerGray
September 16th, 2010, 7:12 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338910

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Regarding Nathan's post about dreaming with caution:

http://tigergray.blogspot.com/2010/09/w ... ccess.html
by TigerGray
September 16th, 2010, 2:39 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192797

Re: Ask Nathan

Thank you very much! Please god, tell me the difference between paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Right now the distinction seems totally arbitrary and I am getting quite annoyed by trying to tell if there's a real difference or if it is all in the pitch. Well, first I'd say don't sweat it - if ...
by TigerGray
September 14th, 2010, 6:48 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338910

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

by TigerGray
September 12th, 2010, 4:06 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192797

Re: Ask Nathan

Please god, tell me the difference between paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Right now the distinction seems totally arbitrary and I am getting quite annoyed by trying to tell if there's a real difference or if it is all in the pitch.
by TigerGray
September 9th, 2010, 7:25 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-book experience
Replies: 30
Views: 4035

Re: E-book experience

Mira, I will let you know. I suspect it might take me awhile. It's a concept I struggle with.
by TigerGray
September 9th, 2010, 1:33 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-book experience
Replies: 30
Views: 4035

Re: E-book experience

Actually, I just bought Tim Gunn's new book! While a touch awkward in its execution so far I find the personal stories very touching. We were very similar children and he's just as warm in the book as he is on Project Runway. After that I was thinking Sunflower, which is Simon Wisenthal's book on fo...
by TigerGray
September 8th, 2010, 4:05 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-book experience
Replies: 30
Views: 4035

Re: E-book experience

Mira,

I love the free classics! I picked up Jane Austen's P&P the other day for nothing. I think that's a fantastic way to get people to read, and maybe inspire people to pick up texts that they developed a childhood aversion to.

What are you reading now?
by TigerGray
September 6th, 2010, 2:46 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Sacrificial Magic
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Query: Sacrificial Magic

Thanks for your comments. I have revised since but I am waiting for some in-person feedback from a couple of folk before I re-post on the internet.
by TigerGray
September 6th, 2010, 4:53 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Finding an agent with a sense of humor
Replies: 16
Views: 3565

Re: Finding an agent with a sense of humor

Honestly I've never encountered an agent that made me think they were humorless. In fact I think a good sense of the absurd is required for the job. Furthermore I have no idea why you're worrying about an agent's personality when you don't have offers yet. Get an offer of representation, then worry ...
by TigerGray
September 5th, 2010, 5:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How dark is TOO dark?
Replies: 11
Views: 1653

Re: How dark is TOO dark?

I very much believe in writing the story you want to write. Every thing imaginable has been published before, at least once.

Look up the Painted Bird if you want an example.
by TigerGray
September 4th, 2010, 11:05 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338910

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

A tiny but tasty rant about people who like to trash ebooks.

consider yourself warned.

http://tigergray.blogspot.com/
by TigerGray
September 2nd, 2010, 10:57 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-book experience
Replies: 30
Views: 4035

Re: E-book experience

I adore my Kindle, too. I do not understand the fetishizing of print books. Also I am terribly blind so the Kindle allows me to read. Without that piece of technology I would have to pass on a lot of texts. That is another reason I get upset when everyone strokes about print books as though they're ...
by TigerGray
September 2nd, 2010, 10:13 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Violence in Mockingjay too much?
Replies: 3
Views: 1141

Re: Violence in Mockingjay too much?

Well said, Sommer. I agree.
by TigerGray
September 1st, 2010, 3:35 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First Page YA: opinions on voice and technique appreciated
Replies: 30
Views: 5771

Re: First Page YA: opinions on voice and technique appreciated

You know, I don't read YA generally but I love the spirit of this. I love the tone. She strikes me as a teenage girl I, as the reader, could actually relate to and think of as real. Her angry words to her dead friend's body ring very true to me. I like how you've shown the anger that often comes wit...