"Good job to everyone who is making progress with your WIP on Nano. I started Nano with a novel I started last year that had just kind of stalled. I already had 25,000 words. So far in November, I've written over 27,000 words. More than halfway…"
"Mary, I'm still waiting to see if anyone has any experience too. I'd love to see some answers, but maybe no one in the crowd has tried it. I sat through a seminar on it, so I have some basics on how-to, but haven't tried it myself."
"Awhile back, someone posted on here about the Pitch Madness contest on Brenda Drake's blog I had no idea what it was, but I entered and got to the finals with an agent bidding to read my novel. What fun and a good twist to sending the query out…"
"Yolanda, I haven't hired a publicist, but I did hire Piece of Cake PR. The first press release went out about a week ago. I have a Google alert for my name and the name of my novel but I haven't seen any one pick up the press release. I…"
"Kathleen, I agree. I see so many tweets that are just letters and numbers because they're the link to the book. I try to minimize those too. But I can follow people even if I don't tweet about their books."
"This conversation has helped me so much with social media. Thanks to you guys, I have over 100 likes now. I didn't jump on the twitter train earlier, and I don't tweet often, but followers would probably help, especially with a new book…"
"Hello Paulita! I liked your post and looked at your Facebook page and liked it. Would you mind liking my author page too? I'd appreciate it!
www.facebook.com/vbbernardPlease let me know if there is anything I can do to…"
"After her husband walks out in a huff, Caroline Sommers sells her minivan and takes her three kids to Europe in an effort to find the Frenchman she once loved. Did she marry the wrong guy?I've been calling it "I See London, I See…"
"I really like the phrase "in pulling their own dreams out from under the weight of their mother's expectations."
I might play with -- in what is a celebration of the power of friendship in this next generation....
I've just been…"
"Susan, Having an agent request your manuscript is soooo exciting. From other published authors, I've learned to tell agents that I cannot give them exclusives, but I will let them know if another agent wants to represent me, so they have time…"
"I know it's been awhile since this discussion was active, but it was partially responsible for me choosing to do a five day giveaway at the end of February, beginning of March. Today I realized I hadn't promoted my novel on twitter…"
Paulita, Belated welcome to the novelist group. If you haven’t done so already, you might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion.
We do a live chat at 1 EST on the first Wednesdays of each month, with instructions on how to participate in the "Our Water Cooler" box near the top of the group page. And we save the wall for discussion, but welcome links to helpful blog posts on the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread and to published books in the “Our Published Novels” one.
I hope you’ll enjoy the group.
Meg Waite Clayton Novelist Group Moderator Author of The Wednesday Sisters (a nationally bestselling writing group novel) and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters (Random House/Ballantine)
This weekly writing exploration begins with a word.Last week's was absentee.Next week's? Shadows.Write anything you'd like, using shadows as the starting point, and submit your piece to email@example.com by next Wednesday, April 5, by 5 pm or…See More