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- June 15th, 2011, 5:54 pm
- Forum: Finding An Agent
- Topic: (Humor)The Agent Pitch: 10 Responses You Don't Want to Hear
- Replies: 16
- Views: 6701
10. Um, I think you were looking for Ms. X. I'm Ms. Y.
Alternate History carries with it some specific connotations, to me, primarily that it will be a realistic story answering the "what if" of history. I.E. What if Lincoln survived his assassination? What if the native groups had survived the diseases brought over by the Europeans and were able to def...
Have you seen the trailers for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning? ( http://reckoningthegame.com/ has it on their front page.) The company's owned by the former baseball pitcher Curt Schilling and the story for Amalur was written by R.A. Salvatore. I am soooo drooling over that game!! It looks like the ...
Let's see...on my "long" reads queue on the coffee table (i.e. ones that take me more than a day to read), I currently have American Disasters: 201 Calamities That Shook the Nation by Ballard C. Campbell (the one I'm actively reading, and almost through - up to the 1960s) Kieli, Volume 3: Prisoners ...
OMG, the new Tomb Raider trailer !! *drool* Makes me look forward to the day I can get a PS3 even more (which will be my reward for either paying off all credit debt besides mortgage and student loan, or selling my first novel...whichever comes first LOL) And of course, Skyward Sword is on my Christ...
- June 6th, 2011, 6:17 pm
- Forum: Self-Publishing
- Topic: Blogs and First Publication Rights
- Replies: 8
- Views: 1419
Unfortunately, then yes, most publishers would steer clear of those works. They are considered to be "self-published" for all intensive purposes. You could try taking them down, but alas what happens on the Internet tends to stay there ad nauseum, so I'd recommend focusing on new works, and do not p...
- June 6th, 2011, 1:00 am
- Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
- Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
- Replies: 2688
- Views: 375048
Fall From Grace, Title Change? in which I have posted a poll about possible new titles for my nearly finished WIP whose original title I no like
- June 6th, 2011, 12:58 am
- Forum: Books
- Topic: How Price-Conscious Are You When Buying Books?
- Replies: 24
- Views: 8038
It depends :-) As I was thinking about your question, I realized it really is very situational for me. Manga, for example, is my first love when it comes to books, comprising over half my library. I'll plop down the full cover price of $9-11 each for one, minus my B&N discount or the usual Amazon di...
Hmm...looking at my WIPs: epic fantasy, young adult supernatural romance, general romance, and I think would be considered science fiction/supernatural (angels, demons, Heaven, Hell?). I'm all over the place :-P
If its the same forums I'm thinking of, then I was also told my post count (over 200) was too low for me to make a suggestion about improving the forums in the topic for suggestions. Personally find that sort of moderating (and tolerating of that sort of posting) a bad sign about the quality of the ...
- May 25th, 2011, 1:44 am
- Forum: Self-Publishing
- Topic: Tiny publishing houses -- yay or nay?
- Replies: 15
- Views: 3487
Hmmm....if you've had positive reception, I'd say go for bigger first. As for whether to follow through with a full for comments, I'd be of two minds. On the one hand, its much like going out and doing job interviews just for practice - gets you some experience with that end of the process, and migh...
About the only time I could see it being a "viewpoint character just can't die" is if it is written in first-person point of view. Then, it is very difficult to handle well (though I vaguely remember reading a discussion in another forum that mentioned a few titles that did just that). You mentioned...