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by Fenris
April 18th, 2011, 2:40 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 345818

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Today's story revolves around two new characters, one named Hrym in particular. His home was destroyed by the Harbingers, people he counted as friends. Here we see both his memories of the events since, and his views toward his former friends as well. Read more at http://harbingercodex.blogspot.com/
by Fenris
April 15th, 2011, 12:50 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: I have a blog. Now what do I do with it?
Replies: 33
Views: 11342

Re: I have a blog. Now what do I do with it?

Thanks, Sommer. I'm not too good with graphics, but I'll figure something out eventually. I might try that topic-by-day thing you mentioned (like Nathan's This Week In Books on Fridays and Page Critique Thursdays) and see how that goes, though.
by Fenris
April 15th, 2011, 8:08 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 345818

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

E-publishing just keeps sounding better and better! Thanks for the post, dgaughran. Given the amount of work that goes into it though (according to Amanda Hocking), I should probably finish at least a few books before I start heading down that road. Speaking of roads and heading down them, in my blo...
by Fenris
April 14th, 2011, 10:26 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: I have a blog. Now what do I do with it?
Replies: 33
Views: 11342

Re: I have a blog. Now what do I do with it?

I have a question. If my blog consists of short stories featuring my characters so people can get used to them and (hopefully) grow a bond, would it be particularly jarring to post something about myself? For example (as oldhousejunkie mentioned above), research. It'd most likely be something neat a...
by Fenris
April 14th, 2011, 1:53 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 345818

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Thanks for the post, dgaughran, that was really helpful.

Now, I also have a new post: A Fruitless Search. In it I introduce a new character, and what was going through her mind during the events of my novel, Harbinger.
Find the full story at http://harbingercodex.blogspot.com/
by Fenris
April 14th, 2011, 12:00 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Snowballing
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: Snowballing

Thanks Nathan! I think what's really going to sell the novel to a publisher is the novel itself. That's true. Oh well--at least this way I'm getting blogging experience. Maybe it'll come in handy later. Until then, I guess I should start trying to reach that "phenomenon status." Optimism switch is ON.
by Fenris
April 13th, 2011, 3:13 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 345818

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Today I introduce two new characters and give a bit of backstory for a few others in Patience:

http://harbingercodex.blogspot.com/
by Fenris
April 13th, 2011, 11:30 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: A Publisher dealing with American Indians
Replies: 11
Views: 1706

Re: A Publisher dealing with American Indians

Best of luck!
by Fenris
April 11th, 2011, 1:41 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 345818

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Well, I went ahead and started one. But I'm not sure if it counts, since I just post short stories related to my work. They feature characters from my novels, and serve as a sort of introduction to each character's personality. Again, not sure if it counts as a true "blog," as its main purpose is to...
by Fenris
April 11th, 2011, 1:12 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Snowballing
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: Snowballing

Impulsive old me has decided to just go ahead and give it a try. Still, any suggestions would be appreciated.
by Fenris
April 11th, 2011, 1:11 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: A Publisher dealing with American Indians
Replies: 11
Views: 1706

Re: A Publisher dealing with American Indians

I wasn't aware there were agents or publishers who dealt specifically with American Indian novels. Are you sure the identity of the protagonists would make that much of a difference? I'd think that if the story was good and the characters were believable, anyone who dealt with urban fantasy (or even...
by Fenris
April 10th, 2011, 8:03 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Snowballing
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Snowballing

Hi Nathan, I realize it's been a while since I posted on the forums--it's been a crazy year so far, and hopefully I'll be back in the groove soon. But something's been bothering me for a few weeks now, and I thought you'd be the person to ask. Building up a following and a faithful audience is impor...
by Fenris
February 26th, 2011, 2:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Connecting With Characters
Replies: 13
Views: 5304

Re: Connecting With Characters

I'm glad Nathan linked to this in his post today, on just about the first free day I've had in weeks. Unfortunately...a lot of things I'd like to say have already been said. And I wonder if that's a good thing. It shows that I'm not the only one kind of "in the middle" as far as caring about charact...
by Fenris
February 14th, 2011, 7:09 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Diary format
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Diary format

True, but it'd still seem a little episodic if I went that way. Ah well -- I'll give it a shot and see how it goes. Later, though. Thanks!
by Fenris
February 13th, 2011, 8:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: One Line Pitch
Replies: 55
Views: 13290

Re: One Line Pitch

Hrm, you're right, it does help. Never thought to try that -- it seems like specificity would help, since you're trying to distinguish your work from others', but it does seem stronger without names. Odd.