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by Collectonian
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

Re: (Humor)The Agent Pitch: 10 Responses You Don't Want to Hear

10. Um, I think you were looking for Ms. X. I'm Ms. Y.
by Collectonian
June 12th, 2011, 1:48 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: New Query Package
Replies: 6
Views: 1692

Re: New Query Package

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...
by Collectonian
June 9th, 2011, 4:24 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Spread the E3 love!
Replies: 14
Views: 5373

Re: Spread the E3 love!

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 ...
by Collectonian
June 8th, 2011, 2:34 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Summer Book Recs?
Replies: 19
Views: 4639

Re: Summer Book Recs?

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 ...
by Collectonian
June 7th, 2011, 10:46 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Spread the E3 love!
Replies: 14
Views: 5373

Re: Spread the E3 love!

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...
by Collectonian
June 6th, 2011, 6:17 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Blogs and First Publication Rights
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: Blogs and First Publication Rights

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...
by Collectonian
June 6th, 2011, 1:56 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Blogs and First Publication Rights
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: Blogs and First Publication Rights

Are you posting entire works, or small excerpts? Is a log in required to see the posts, or is it open to anyone and Google?
by Collectonian
June 6th, 2011, 1:00 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 375048

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

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 :-)
by Collectonian
June 6th, 2011, 12:58 am
Forum: Books
Topic: How Price-Conscious Are You When Buying Books?
Replies: 24
Views: 8038

Re: How Price-Conscious Are You When Buying Books?

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...
by Collectonian
June 3rd, 2011, 12:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's Your Genre?
Replies: 46
Views: 10341

Re: Out of curiosity

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
by Collectonian
June 2nd, 2011, 1:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are We Too Suspicious?
Replies: 30
Views: 7034

Re: Are We Too Suspicious?

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 ...
by Collectonian
May 30th, 2011, 2:00 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 375048

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Updates Updates Updates, including Hello Kitty goodness, garden progress, writing updates, and contemplations on video games
by Collectonian
May 25th, 2011, 1:44 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Tiny publishing houses -- yay or nay?
Replies: 15
Views: 3487

Re: Tiny publishing houses -- yay or nay?

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...
by Collectonian
May 25th, 2011, 1:41 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Viewpoint Character Dies
Replies: 43
Views: 9223

Re: Viewpoint Character Dies

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...
by Collectonian
May 24th, 2011, 8:12 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Procrastinating...
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

Re: Procrastinating...

LOL, loved it :-)