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by CharleeVale
June 28th, 2012, 12:17 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: It Feels Like Peer Pressure Sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 2270

Re: It Feels Like Peer Pressure Sometimes

I have a blog, (Obviously) But I don't stress out about keeping to a schedule. I post whenever I want. It's much less stressful that way!

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by CharleeVale
June 27th, 2012, 6:36 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339339

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Review of a fantastic book: The People of Forever are not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu.

http://www.charleevale.com/blog/2012/6/ ... fraid.html

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by CharleeVale
June 26th, 2012, 9:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 13606

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

HAAAAAAAPPY BIRTHDAY CLAUDIE! YAY! *noms cake* In honor of Claudie's birthday, I send you to my favorite Hyperbole and a half post ever: The god of cake -- http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/10/god-of-cake.html Everyone else, thanks for the reassurance! It's more that I'm breaking my own rul...
by CharleeVale
June 25th, 2012, 11:54 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 144920

Re: What are you reading now?

An ARC of book called 'The People of Forever are not Afraid.' It's about three girls in the Israeli army. So far it's fantastic.

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by CharleeVale
June 25th, 2012, 11:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Constantly second guessing
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: Constantly second guessing

First of all, breathe. It will be ok. I don't think it's a horrible thing to write two projects at a time, but it is difficult. I'm working on a novel, and a full-length dramatic play that is my Grad thesis. It sounds generally from the post that you're more intrigued by the autobiography. But I don...
by CharleeVale
June 25th, 2012, 11:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 13606

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

So I decided to do the thing I tell everyone NOT to do. I'm going back and revising what I have of this draft without finishing. GAH! I know! You can throw things at me now. But I was stuck, and I figured out an entirely new format of the book that is now helping me to move forward, but it will be t...
by CharleeVale
June 25th, 2012, 11:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Other Forms of Expression
Replies: 13
Views: 2385

Re: Other Forms of Expression

I do a lot of different things. I'm currently working on a Master's of Theatre Performance, which is another form of expression. I sing. I dance (mostly wildly in my car), I draw. My family is super artistic so we always have craft projects kind of lying around the house. This summer specifically, I...
by CharleeVale
June 25th, 2012, 11:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Okay, Margo, Game On
Replies: 23
Views: 4205

Re: Okay, Margo, Game On

Oh, guess I'm in 17th then. I clicked on the rank button.

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by CharleeVale
June 25th, 2012, 2:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Okay, Margo, Game On
Replies: 23
Views: 4205

Re: Okay, Margo, Game On

I'm in 15th place. Not up with the big boys yet, but I'm gonna get there. *evil grin*

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by CharleeVale
June 22nd, 2012, 3:46 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Weird google phrases for your blog
Replies: 13
Views: 4979

Re: Weird google phrases for your blog

I've had some weird ones, but right now the top two are 'Blog hot french' and Welcome to the jungle'. LOL

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by CharleeVale
June 22nd, 2012, 12:32 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Okay, Margo, Game On
Replies: 23
Views: 4205

Re: Okay, Margo, Game On

I nearly spit tea all over my keyboard! LOL!

Game on, it is.

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by CharleeVale
June 21st, 2012, 4:04 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: The personalized touch in queries
Replies: 9
Views: 12043

Re: The personalized touch in queries

It can. It can also be a couple brief sentences about why you decided to query them in the first place. But while it's nice, I don't think you should feel pressured to do this. I've seen many strong and successful queries that have only the name personalized. Just make sure you get the spelling righ...
by CharleeVale
June 21st, 2012, 12:43 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Sample pages for an angent
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: Sample pages for an angent

I know Nathan will get to this, but I'm going to go ahead and say that you said it yourself. When sending sample chapters, should I start at one, or five where my story really starts? If you story starts at Chapter 5, then your book should start at chapter 5. No one, especially agents, want to read ...
by CharleeVale
June 18th, 2012, 1:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 13606

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

Thanks for the pump-up guys! I don't think it's anything inherently wrong with the book, I think it's the pressure combined with so much writing publishing stuff going on in my life right now. 1. I am writing this book. 2. I am writing a full length play which is my graduate thesis. 3. I am an edito...
by CharleeVale
June 15th, 2012, 10:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 13606

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

Ugh. Guys. GUYS! I'm in need of some encouragement. I know that may seem strange given all the great news that I've been sprouting over at the Squee thread, but this WIP is not behaving. My last book was so easy to write, as writing books go. It felt effortless, and it was truly enjoyable. I couldn'...