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by Nicole R
February 3rd, 2012, 5:54 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Blogfests - yea or nay?
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Blogfests - yea or nay?

I think blogfests can be helpful when launching a new blog or when you need a boost of new viewership. They can be pretty time intensive, so I try to only focus on a couple per year (full disclosure, I've only been blogging for about a year - haha). Also, keep your expectations realistic. There's no...
by Nicole R
February 3rd, 2012, 12:00 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 317951

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

The first entry in my new "Ask the Reader" series.
http://nicole-singer.blogspot.com/2012/ ... der-1.html
by Nicole R
January 30th, 2012, 9:18 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 317951

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Do you suffer from online book-marketing-itis?
How can we unplug for a day and still make connections that'll help our writing careers? Check out the latest ideas I'm planning to try!
http://nicole-singer.blogspot.com/2012/ ... -book.html
by Nicole R
January 28th, 2012, 8:57 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 317951

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Got editing questions? Let me know - I'll try to track down the answers for the Bransforumfest editing session!

http://nicole-singer.blogspot.com/2012/ ... tions.html
by Nicole R
January 26th, 2012, 1:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)
Replies: 54
Views: 12937

Re: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)

Mine is deciding what NOT to put on the page. You know those amazing scenes that are so powerful to read because of what the characters DON'T say or do? Where they think one thing, but without any written indication the readers knows they really feel the exact opposite? Yeah...I want to be able to w...
by Nicole R
January 26th, 2012, 1:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Urban Fantasy vs Paranormal
Replies: 12
Views: 1949

Re: Urban Fantasy vs Paranormal

The advice so far has been great. Personally, I think it sounds like you're leaning a little more toward urban fantasy. I don't think it matters as much if it takes place in a city vs. rural environment, as long as it's set in our basic world with "fantastical" elements. Don't worry about your MC's ...
by Nicole R
January 16th, 2012, 8:34 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 317951

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

iPods in Narnia
htt[url]p://nicole-singer.blogspot.com/2012/01/ipods-in-narnia.html[/url]
by Nicole R
January 9th, 2012, 11:07 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 317951

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Build a better bad guy - Ideas for creating sympathetic villains
http://nicole-singer.blogspot.com/2012/ ... lains.html
by Nicole R
January 5th, 2012, 10:59 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 317951

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

What Disney's Animal Kingdom can teach us about stories.
An interview with Imagineer Jon Rohde, who explains how life in itself is a story, and how we can harness that vitality.
http://nicole-singer.blogspot.com/2012/ ... teach.html
by Nicole R
January 5th, 2012, 2:23 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: YA vs. Adult
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: YA vs. Adult

I write adult and MG stuff, but I tend to skip over the YA audience. I'm not overly interested in writing about all the emotional angsty-ness that often appears in YA. I'll pick up a YA book to read if it looks good, though I prefer adult novels or a fun MG book in general. I think you get much more...
by Nicole R
January 5th, 2012, 2:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Bransforumsfest Critique Exchange
Replies: 29
Views: 2860

Re: Bransforumsfest Critique Exchange

a) Fantasy
b) Adult (though I also have a couple MG pieces, so either audience works for me)
by Nicole R
January 4th, 2012, 1:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novel soundtrack?
Replies: 20
Views: 2721

Re: Novel soundtrack?

when I really want to rock the writing I put on movies that are similar to my books - Harry Potter marathons, LOTR marathons, and others like Inkheart, Stardust, Narnia, The 10th Kingdom, etc. are my favorite things to write to. Um...Brenda, I totally heart your movie collection! When I'm writing, ...
by Nicole R
January 4th, 2012, 1:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: MG Boy Books vs MG Girl Books
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: MG Boy Books vs MG Girl Books

Well, I am a girl, so I can only answer from my perspective but I wouldn't be turned off at all by action scenes! I love 'em. Who wouldn't want an "Ender's Game" for girls?! ;) I'd also never NOT read a book because the MC was a guy. I would think that feeling goes both ways (guys wouldn't mind read...