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by GingerWrite
October 2nd, 2011, 11:54 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Article: Blogging bad idea for writers
Replies: 23
Views: 9535

Re: Article: Blogging bad idea for writers

Depressing, but valid. I'm relatively new to the blogosphere, and I'll admit part of the reason I started was to put my name out there. And he has a point with the domain names. All the good ones were snapped up long ago. But I'd like to think it's good to be involved in the blogging community. If y...
by GingerWrite
October 2nd, 2011, 11:11 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81569

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

So it's nothing big like landing an agent or a book deal, but I just got a wonderful review from my critique partner on the manuscript I've been editing for almost a year now!
by GingerWrite
October 2nd, 2011, 1:52 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338526

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

What makes a novel realistic, and is it important?

Link below
by GingerWrite
October 1st, 2011, 11:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Idealism vs. Conspiracy
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

Re: Idealism vs. Conspiracy

I think I big question you need to consider is whether this change in character would be able to fill another book. If not, then I'd say you shouldn't do it, or perhaps tweak the current WIP. If yes, then go for it! Explore that possibility.
by GingerWrite
September 30th, 2011, 1:09 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: "Griffin's Song" YA Adventure
Replies: 15
Views: 2921

Re: Query: "Griffin's Song" YA Adventure

Thank you, Oromashu! If you remember where you saw that query letter I would love to know :)It's always helpful to read something similar.
by GingerWrite
September 30th, 2011, 1:05 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: That one little thing....
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: That one little thing....

I cried like that when I finished off the climax of my novel. It was such an emotional release to lead the MC through their greatest adventure. I think I wanted her to succeed as much as she did. If that makes any sense...
by GingerWrite
September 30th, 2011, 12:39 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: I really need some encouragement right Now!
Replies: 21
Views: 7092

Re: I really need some encouragement right Now!

What I do when I feel the urge to put away a project because I've run out of steam, is to read a scene in the ms that I thought I'd written very well. Often it gets me in the mood for writing again, enough that I can push out a few more pages before the block hits. And then when it does I take some ...
by GingerWrite
September 27th, 2011, 11:58 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Submitting Trilogy One At A Time Or All Together?
Replies: 2
Views: 1089

Re: Submitting Trilogy One At A Time Or All Together?

You'll have to query just the first novel. An agent needs to be convinced of your writing abilities in the first book before going whole hog with a series. I would, however, mention in your query that you've already completed the drafts for the next two books. And I would find a critique partner to ...
by GingerWrite
September 27th, 2011, 1:03 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First page of THE FOLLOWING (psychological thriller)
Replies: 6
Views: 1990

Re: First page of THE FOLLOWING (psychological thriller)

Four minutes seemed like an eternity. Twice as long as it should've taken. He’d allowed for two, maybe two and a half at the most. He had planned meticulously, right down to the second hand padlock he bought at a garage sale Not necessary . He knew he would have to cut the old one to gain entry. It ...
by GingerWrite
September 27th, 2011, 12:48 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: POD for Readers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: POD for Readers?

Yeah, not a fan of the "same price" thing. I doubt these books printed off in a flash will be of the same quality. It would be like paying the same amount of money at a drive-through as you'd pay at a fancy sit-down restaurant. Or paying more for an e-book than a print book.
by GingerWrite
September 27th, 2011, 12:44 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Paint by Genre?
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Re: Paint by Genre?

Sounds like literary fiction. Although if there are more action scenes or scenes of extreme tension it could be a psychological thriller. What you described sounds like a complicated plot. Kudos on coming up with it!
Is it a stand alone novel or does it have series potential?
by GingerWrite
September 27th, 2011, 12:41 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: blogs or websites or both
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Re: blogs or websites or both

Like Ryan, it sounds like you should be fine with a blog for now. The nice thing about blogging is that you can find other writers through the blogosphere, and share those stories. I know that I'll look at a blog before a website because it's easier for me to keep tabs on a blog than a bookmark. And...
by GingerWrite
September 27th, 2011, 12:28 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81569

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Congratulations, Cheeky! It seems like you've just been getting good news hand over fist lately! Keep up the good work :)
by GingerWrite
September 27th, 2011, 12:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Voice Problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1751

Re: Voice Problems

I agree with dios. No matter what you write, be it short stories or poetry etc, is important. I get the same exact looks from people when they hear I write young adult books. Of course, I also get them because some people don't think a "young adult" could write a good book. You are a writer no matte...
by GingerWrite
September 27th, 2011, 12:20 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Magic Realism Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Re: Magic Realism Recommendations

Tamora Pierce has a series called The Circle of Magic that is young adult fantasy. It deals with magic that is expressed through natural outlets like sewing and gardening. It's pretty interesting :)