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by JenLT
December 23rd, 2009, 10:11 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How much personal information to include in a query
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: How much personal information to include in a query

Hi. I don't think it is important to have a lot of personal information unless it would serve a purpose. I've read that it is neither necessary or a particularly good idea to include the sentence "this is my first novel." I'm sure not all agents feel that way, but a few have commented that it sets o...
by JenLT
December 23rd, 2009, 9:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block
Replies: 34
Views: 7234

Re: Writer's Block

Most of the time when I feel like I have writer's block, it is because I am afraid that my writing won't be good enough. Sometimes when I'm really excited about a scene, I have trouble writing it because I expect that particular scene to be great...so then I stare at the screen terrified to write an...
by JenLT
December 22nd, 2009, 10:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 33
Views: 6280

Re: Confession time

I like to be comfortable when I write. Lately though, I have to write in between a million other things, and if I have a few free minutes to write, I don't worry about what I'm wearing. That said, I'm definitely not one of those people who believe you must get up and get dressed/ready for the day be...
by JenLT
December 8th, 2009, 2:09 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 222041

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan, I love your forums! My latest manuscript has a few religious elements in it. It is not meant to be a religious novel, but there are supernatural elements within the plot and a few of the characters are religious (but not all of them). Religion does play a role in what some of the characte...
by JenLT
December 8th, 2009, 1:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Outline or Out of the Mist?
Replies: 50
Views: 13368

Re: Outline or Out of the Mist?

I like to write a short outline with the major points plotted out. Then I write and always find that my story veers away from my original plan...so I write out a new outline just to keep myself focused and see if there are any plot holes. Inevitably, the story once again strays and new ideas pop out...