"Nice post, Julie. Invites some retrospection. I think I know the answers (or at least the direction I should look for them) to 6 out of 8 questions.
The ## 4 and 5 are tricky though, especially #4, because the answers to that one are 'No'…"
"Thanks for the post about GoodReads, Meghan. I'm a member of GoodReads and I love the site: its reviews, its great database of books (which doesn't slide into lingerie or appliances, as Amazon does), and its social atmosphere. I can say…"
"Great, Niki. Let's do it. My email: email@example.com. Please send me the Kindle file (mobi, if you have it) of your novel. Then I'll send you mine. What file format do you prefer? I have mobi, epub and pdf."
"Niki, how about a swap. I read and review your novel, and you read and review mine. I usually post my reviews on GoodReads (over 100 reviews during the last year alone). Do you know the site?
Although I have to warn you: while your novel seems…"
"Thanks so much Olga! I would be very interested in what you thought of my novel -- if you felt like it was something you would be able to review and spread the word on if you liked it, I would be able to give you an e-copy as a review copy? You can…"
"Kamy, I'm sorry for your pain. But I disagree with the statement "Write what you know." One very good writer amended it into "Write what you feel." That one sits well with me. You can always extrapolate your experience or…"
"Julie, you might not have a published book yet, but you have been collecting readers, which might be even better. Look how many of us are regulars at your blog. Your writing is beautiful, whatever theme you choose, and every piece rings true.…"
"Beautiful pictures, Julie.
You're right, it's all inside us, how we see the world. I read you post and remembered my grandfather, long gone, alas. When I was a girl, we had a neighbor who was a very negative woman. She would go to a nearby…"
Thanks so much Olga! I would be very interested in what you thought of my novel -- if you felt like it was something you would be able to review and spread the word on if you liked it, I would be able to give you an e-copy as a review copy? You can download the first four chapters here if you wanted to taste-test!
Hello Olga, thanks for getting back to me - I confess I find this site quite tricky to navigate, and miss things too - I feel like I'm walking in the dark with my hands stretched out in front of me, most of the time! I'm pleased that my blog made you smile; that's what I hope for it.. Hope your writing is going well. Love, Jenny
Thanks for the info (for some reason I can't approve your comment on She Writes, so am writing you here). My post will go up tomorrow with descriptions of what people are writing on, you'll also see the questions then. You'll send me answers to the questions and we'll link back to my blog--which I think is a very creative way to get around you not having a blog yet! I'd like to post your responses on Nov 27, so that will give you plenty of time. Thanks again for saying yes! More soon...
I just sent you a message but since we're not friends through She Writes, I'm unable to send a private message. Given your terrific news, I would love to include you in the blog hop. I'm thinking that we can work around you not having a blog (you'll want to get one soon though to support your novel's launch), maybe you can write the answers and then it will be through my blog (or someone else's) and it can be a 'guest post'. It's a little unorthodox--but that's OK. How does this sound?
If you're up for it, I'll need a title/1 sentence description of your novel or whatever is you'l be discussing and a day that it can be posted---so right now I have Nov 26, 27, 28, and Dec 1 and Dec 2 open. Let me know what you think!
"Hi Iowa City Writers! I'm working on a project that's part historical scholarship, part historical fiction, about my father's family. He came from a provincial family of German-Jewish butchers. He and his brother were sent on the…"