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by Mira
July 18th, 2012, 7:22 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: I recommend blogger (vs wordpress)
Replies: 7
Views: 4496

Re: I recommend blogger (vs wordpress)

I like Blogger too! It's easy to use, and comfortably familiar. And, honestly, as a reader, I also prefer Blogger. Wordpress takes longer to load, and seems harder to navigate. But I do know some more techie folks who prefer Wordpress. It's more powerful and let's them do more. ON the other hand, I'...
by Mira
July 18th, 2012, 7:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tears
Replies: 28
Views: 3229

Re: Tears

I think I aim more for breaking the reader's heart, than for getting them to cry. what I mean by that - I want to the writing to be so poignant, it breaks their heart. If I could do that, that would be so....AWESOME. I think this is a better way to say what my goal, and my ending, is like. CV :) Ah...
by Mira
July 18th, 2012, 7:09 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Self published author newly looking for an agent
Replies: 10
Views: 11772

Re: Self published author newly looking for an agent

Holdin, We're not trying to discourage you! I'm sorry if you feel we are. We're trying to be helpful by letting you know what we know. Here's an article that might be helpful to you from a literary agent talking about when she considers self-published works: http://www.rachellegardner.com/2012/05/se...
by Mira
July 17th, 2012, 10:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tears
Replies: 28
Views: 3229

Re: Tears

I think I aim more for breaking the reader's heart, than for getting them to cry. what I mean by that - I want to the writing to be so poignant, it breaks their heart. If I could do that, that would be so....AWESOME. I respect a good tearjerker, I can be haunted for years by a really good one. Altho...
by Mira
July 17th, 2012, 10:16 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Self published author newly looking for an agent
Replies: 10
Views: 11772

Re: Self published author newly looking for an agent

Nathan has a post on non-fiction book proposals:

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2007/02 ... posal.html

Whatever you decide, good luck!
by Mira
July 17th, 2012, 10:14 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Self published author newly looking for an agent
Replies: 10
Views: 11772

Re: Self published author newly looking for an agent

Congratulations on the success of your book! From what I've seen, if you've self-published a book and you want consideration from an agent, you're going to need really high (really high) sales numbers to interest them, but if you have the numbers, you will probably get some real interest. However, i...
by Mira
July 17th, 2012, 10:05 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 316454

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Why grown-ups deserve more credit!



http://mirascorner.blogspot.com/



p.s. It's supposed to be humor, but I don't know if it works. Writing humor - it can be hard to tell sometimes. Any feedback is very welcome, if you feel like it :)
by Mira
July 17th, 2012, 10:03 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: YouTube- the new blog?
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: YouTube- the new blog?

You know, this is a really good question. What occurred to me is there are probably some other folks vloging about this too. They may be wondering the same thing. I might search out some vblogs on you-tube that are writing related. I would also definitely check out nerdfighters and John Green, if yo...
by Mira
July 14th, 2012, 6:21 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: ComiCon
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

Re: ComiCon

That's pretty cool about your friend's computer game, Louise. :)

I know someone who went - Nathan! He'll be at the CNET table, and hopefully he'll tell us about it.
by Mira
July 14th, 2012, 6:19 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Weird google phrases for your blog
Replies: 13
Views: 4661

Re: Weird google phrases for your blog

CharleeVale wrote:Got another one today!

'Concept Cow War' LOL

CV

Ha! That's great. :)


I have "Walrus on a computer". ????
by Mira
July 12th, 2012, 1:18 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 77812

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

writersink wrote:This is the first time I can SQUEE! I won a writing competition and got money for it! I got paid to write!

Oh wow!! That is terrific!!! Super-Congratuations! :D
by Mira
July 11th, 2012, 12:56 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Sins
Replies: 16
Views: 2285

Re: Writing Sins

Hey good luck with the upload - and congratulations! :)


I LOVE Adverbs. I'm not completely convinced I can't keep SOME of them in, but I do have to pare abit.

Fun question. :)
by Mira
July 11th, 2012, 12:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you know if your writing is any good?
Replies: 24
Views: 3864

Re: How do you know if your writing is any good?

Lurking, some good thoughts! Thanks

Thanks to you, too, Robert.
by Mira
July 11th, 2012, 12:52 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: If writing was a person....
Replies: 10
Views: 1608

Re: If writing was a person....

This is a cool question. I think my muse is mysterious but kind. I see her as elusive, but she's eventutally available if I'm patient and trust. I imagine her as quite tall, slender and beautiful, wearing a dress from....hmmm.....not sure what period. Where they had long silk dresses and parasols. S...
by Mira
July 11th, 2012, 12:47 am
Forum: Books
Topic: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy
Replies: 34
Views: 11529

Re: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy

Hmmm. I suspect this is deliberate.

What you notice about the book is who wrote it. There's really nothing else to the cover. I think they are marketing this on name recognition = on the idea that people will buy the book because of who wrote it.