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- December 23rd, 2009, 10:11 pm
- Forum: Finding An Agent
- Topic: How much personal information to include in a query
- Replies: 5
- Views: 1566
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...
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...
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...
- December 8th, 2009, 2:09 pm
- Forum: Ask Nathan
- Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
- Replies: 793
- Views: 222041
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...
- December 8th, 2009, 1:50 pm
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Outline or Out of the Mist?
- Replies: 50
- Views: 13368
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...