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by Mira
June 4th, 2012, 6:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Middle Grade Protagonist
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: Middle Grade Protagonist

In my opinion, I think so, I think it should be a kid. I agree with Mark - if it's not human, it should have the same (or possibly alittle younger) cognitive ability as a kid. Kids identify with the protagonist, and they'll have a hard time identifying with someone much older or younger than they ar...
by Mira
June 4th, 2012, 6:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Best Books on grammar/tense/world building?
Replies: 5
Views: 2937

Re: Best Books on grammar/tense/world building?

There are so many grammar books out there that are good. But one I like alot, it's funny and very readable is: Who Is I by Patricia O'Conner I had to look up the last name, so here's the link, if you're interested: http://www.amazon.com/Woe-Is-Grammarphobes-Better-English/dp/1573226254 And I'd like ...
by Mira
June 4th, 2012, 5:44 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Thoughts on retroactively switching to a pseudonym
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Re: Thoughts on retroactively switching to a pseudonym

Well, this is just my opinion, but I think you could replace your name without any issue. I can't see a downside. I'd probably just do it soon, because you never know when your book can suddenly catch someone's attention, and then you'll be stuck with the name.

Good luck!
by Mira
June 4th, 2012, 5:43 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)
Replies: 8
Views: 5621

Re: Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)

Well, one thing that may help you decide is the book series is not complete yet. So, whichever way you go, you're still going to be left hanging. :)

Good luck with whatever you decide! :)
by Mira
May 28th, 2012, 7:59 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336290

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

This week's post is a tour of the San Francisco Bay Area: The DARK SIDE of the Bay:

http://mirascorner.blogspot.com/

Bring some popcorn and a comfy blanket. It's scary. ;)
by Mira
May 27th, 2012, 6:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy
Replies: 34
Views: 11893

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

Doug, I always love your information. What you are saying makes sense. I still wonder at their strategy though. First, they are making people mad at Rowling, which won't benefit her future books. Second, wouldn't they make more money if they priced it at 12.99? So many more people would buy it, I th...
by Mira
May 27th, 2012, 6:09 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Weird google phrases for your blog
Replies: 13
Views: 4913

Re: Weird google phrases for your blog

Hillary - ha! That's pretty funny.

I have a new one: "people who are smoking mirra"!

I don't even know what mirra is! :)
by Mira
May 27th, 2012, 6:07 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Is okay to review books?
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Re: Is okay to review books?

I really have no idea about this - and what agents are looking for. I think agents may react in different ways.....you might want to post this on the "Ask Nathan" thread, since he's a former agent and he may have an insider's perspective. Off the top of my head, the only thing I could think that wou...
by Mira
May 27th, 2012, 6:04 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: : I am looking to offer a service to new authors on KIndle
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

Re: : I am looking to offer a service to new authors on KIndle

Sorry, no, but I'd go to Konrath's blog, "A newbie guide to pubishing". He recommends his own cover designer, artist, etc. If you contact them, they might be able to answer that question or give you some guidance.

Good luck!
by Mira
May 27th, 2012, 6:02 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: newbie learning the ropes
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

Re: newbie learning the ropes

Hey, Tl. Congratulations on making that first step! There is alot of good information here. I'd browse the threads. Also David Gaughran has a terrific blog and Smashwords has a free phamlet on self-publishing. That may answer some questions or give you new information.

Good luck!
by Mira
May 27th, 2012, 6:01 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Worst foods to eat while driving
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Worst foods to eat while driving

Mark = ha! I especially liked the ice cube and your hands. Funny.
by Mira
May 27th, 2012, 5:59 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 189899

Re: The Introduction Thread

Welcome, Nicholas! Glad you're here, and good luck with school.

And I think history has proven that many young writers are extremely talented. :)
by Mira
May 14th, 2012, 5:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy
Replies: 34
Views: 11893

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

Well, I could be wrong, maybe Rowling is pulling the strings. But she priced her Harry Potter e-books, that she completely controlled, like you mentioned, at a very reasonable $7.99. There is huge political stuff about e-book pricing right now. Publishers are really worried about the loss of income ...
by Mira
May 14th, 2012, 5:19 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336290

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

This week's post is a more serious post about your Vocation, the work you are meant to do:

http://mirascorner.blogspot.com/
by Mira
May 14th, 2012, 5:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What part of writing do you dislike? Like?
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

What part of writing do you dislike? Like?

I've been writing more lately, and I've come to realize I really dislike and even dread first drafts. I hate writing them. They feel cumbersome, disappointing, foggy. I always go through a whole process of despair when I write them - I have to tell myself, almost continually, it will get better, or ...