For The Utterly Green & Clueless Novelist


For The Utterly Green & Clueless Novelist

For newbie novelists, who have not a clue what they just got themselves into, when they decided to just write a book! Post questions here on terminology, loglines, tools, accronyms, etc., in hopes for direction and support from the vets!

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What Resources Are Guiding You Through The Overwhelmingness?

Started by Keri Pugh. Last reply by Regina Y. Swint Apr 21, 2012. 10 Replies

Feeling completely underwater, I considered several options to learn more about structuring a novel and working towards the best version of it possible, instead of just slapping something together…Continue

Tags: resources, guiding, newbie, novelist, clueless

WIP and other AFH (Acronyms from Hell)

Started by Keri Pugh. Last reply by miz sharon Nov 7, 2010. 3 Replies

WTF does WIP stand for? Another acronym I saw was AWP. I have no idea what any of these refer to, therefore, I cannot begin to follow the strings of chat in some Forums and Discussions. What have you…Continue

Tags: newbies, acronyms, novelist, clueless, green

Shameless Self Promotion!

Started by Keri Pugh. Last reply by Keri Pugh Oct 22, 2010. 14 Replies

So, you've started writing the next NY Times Bestseller or are almost finished with it. What have you done to get the word create a little buzz that might position you better, to an agent or…Continue

Tags: clueless, novelist, promotion, buzz, green

Standard Manuscript Formatting

Started by Keri Pugh. Last reply by miz sharon Oct 19, 2010. 4 Replies

There are several websites that provide guidelines, as to the formatting to use, on your manuscript. In general, the rules are:1-1.5" margins all arounddouble-spacedno italicsCourier or Times New…Continue

Tags: manuscript, format, standard, novelist, clueless

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Comment by Cheryl Fassett on May 10, 2012 at 7:18am

When you invision your future do you still see a NYC publishing house, or are you going digital?  Ebooks rock the house(s) in my blog post:

Comment by Dani Marie on April 19, 2012 at 11:13am

Hello there! Can't wait to get to know folks and hopefully learn, learn learn.   I'm fairly new to the fiction writing business.  Have two children's books self published on Amazon and doing ok.  Have two romances that should be out by the end of May this year and I've been researching and plotting a thriller series that I will get to as soon as I finish the other projects.  I was a jounalist for a few years and hated it, found it stiffled my creativity and it took me a while to get past that to start writing again.  Love my local writers group and the short stories (assignments... lol) have helped get me back on track. 

Comment by Valerie M Honey. on April 12, 2012 at 3:04pm

This is for me. I have been just told by a writer who has had 6 novels published that I am a beginning writer. OK. I'm working on a few. Brycan's Wood.Circle Of Two. No Tears In Manhattan, and A Winter Diva. I guess I should finish something.

Comment by Komal Mansoor on January 11, 2012 at 11:28am

So there is a group for ppl who r clueless like it!:) Hoping to connect with u all!:)

Comment by Cornelia Pauline on December 27, 2011 at 9:24am

I'm new to She Writes & this group & just wanted to say hi to everyone! Hope you guys had a great Christmas!

Comment by Ann Rodela on January 26, 2011 at 7:29pm
Woohoo! Glad to be here! :)
Comment by Keri Pugh on October 7, 2010 at 12:28pm
Welcome, ALL new members! For you seasoned vets, dive in on comments and discussions...I'm only tossing out questions I get from reading this site or from my reading group, figuring I can't be the only who's head is spinning...or, at least I hope not! *giggle* Glad to have you all here!
Comment by miz sharon on October 6, 2010 at 2:39pm
Jan Carol,

Oh cool! I've had 2 novellas published under my pen name, but this wip will be my first go at trying to finish and send out my novel to publishers. Any input you give will be greatly valued.

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