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Susan Helene Gottfried replied to the discussion 'Wordpress and Online Serials' in the group Blogging about Books and Writing!
"Absolutely, darling! I'll get you in touch with Alice if you'd like, too. Just drop me an e-mail."
May 4, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried replied to the discussion 'Wordpress and Online Serials' in the group Blogging about Books and Writing!
"Carrie! I was hoping you'd chime in 'cause I was drawing a total mental block on your name. Check out Carrie, everyone!"
May 4, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried replied to the discussion 'Wordpress and Online Serials' in the group Blogging about Books and Writing!
"Talk to my friend Alice Audrey, whose Susie's House has been running for a couple of years now (She also posts a weekly link for serialists to link up to and support each other). My friend Ann Pino does serials, also; she publishes the whole…"
May 3, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried replied to the discussion 'Conferences, Workshops, and Classes...Oh My' in the group Mother Writer!
"I love the Pennwriters conference, but it's not online. Best of all, the membership outside the state of Pennsylvania is really on the upswing, which means there's no reason for anyone to not join us. I would like to learn how to do…"
Apr 29, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried replied to the discussion 'Goodreads Question' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Jessica, if you ever need/want/accept guest blog posts for your series on online networking sites, holler. I'd be glad to pitch in a few for you. As for GoodReads, I have yet to find anyone who's figured out how best to use it. It's…"
Apr 25, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried replied to the discussion 'Managing blogging, networking and Writing' in the group Blogging about Books and Writing!
"I follow too  many, but skim about 99% of them. I have friends I always make a point of dropping in on -- and then I make sure I return all valid comments on my own blog. Comments are down from what they used to be, though. Twitter killed…"
Apr 19, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried replied to the discussion 'Managing blogging, networking and Writing' in the group Blogging about Books and Writing!
"Yes! It's a total juggle, and one in which the balls fall out of the air more often than not. What I try to do is spend a chunk of time on each task, every day. If I have a guest blog post or an interview to do, I start there. Then I spend a…"
Apr 19, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Marilyn, please don't pay a service to write your query or synopsis. Again, the top blogging agents have blogged about this -- they can smell those formats a mile away, and they delete them immediately. Take the time. Learn the craft -- yes, of…"
Apr 1, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Laurie: it's not opinion that reputable agents/publishers won't accept reading fees. It's a fact.This is what the AAR has based their business around (among other things, such as kick-backs for suggestions to certain freelance…"
Mar 31, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried replied to the discussion 'How did you come up with the opening paragraphs of your novel?' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"I wouldn't have offered if I hadn't meant it, Jannette. We're all in this together, after all."
Mar 30, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried replied to the discussion 'How did you come up with the opening paragraphs of your novel?' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Jannette, what are you trying to do in those opening paragraphs? Set scene? Define character? Show the lovely countryside? If you get too stuck, drop me a note and I'll take a look and see if I can suggest anything. "
Mar 30, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Marilyn, since many e-books offer samples, why not take a few minutes and look through the ones you'd like to suggest to people? That'll build your credibility and help your readers wade through what's out there. Now, if we can only…"
Mar 27, 2012
MaryLynn Bast liked Susan Helene Gottfried's profile
Mar 18, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried left a comment for Petrea Burchard
"Petrea, thanks. You are a bright spot on a bad day. See you on Twitter? Come chat with me!"
Mar 18, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Petrea: The easiest way to engage someone in conversation is to respond to something THEY have shouted into the void. Think of the rules we were taught as hormonal teenagers with a crush: We all like to talk about ourselves."
Mar 18, 2012
Susan Helene Gottfried replied to the discussion 'newbie question on first steps to an E-book upload' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Go to Smashwords and download their Formatting Guide. It'll tell you all you need to know. Good luck!"
Mar 17, 2012

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Who I am:
I am a writer of rock and roll fiction first and foremost. I also take on freelance editing clients, and champion books and literacy whenever and wherever I can.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
My site: http://westofmars.com
The Meet and Greet: http://westofmars.com/blog
Twitter: @Westofmars
Facebook: http://facebook.com/WestofMarsFans
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
ShapeShifter: The Demo Tapes (Year 1)
ShapeShifter: The Demo Tapes (Year 2)
ShapeShifter: The Demo Tapes (Year 3)
Trevor's Song

Anthologies:
With Love
Bestseller Bound, Volume 2
Pink Snowbunnies in Hell
My writing is:
Fiction
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Amazon, PaperbackSwap, blogs, BookMooch, GoodReads
Services I offer to other writers:
I'm a freelance copy and line editor, as well as offering a feature at the Meet and Greet that showcases new releases.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Bestseller Bound, Kindle Boards, various others.
My professional associations:
Pennwriters, Sisters in Crime
I found out about She Writes from:
saw on someone else's blog. Knew I belonged here.

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At 9:24pm on February 15, 2012, Kelli Swearingen said…

Hello and welcome to Mother Writer,Susan! Feel free to introduce yourself, browse the threads or start one of your own.And again welcome to Mother Writer.
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At 8:35am on February 13, 2012, Jessica Vealitzek said…

Yes, I will be contacting you when I'm ready. (And in-between, should I have questions or doubts, because it's always nice to get cheered on!). Thanks again. Really.

At 8:22am on February 13, 2012, Jessica Vealitzek said…

No, no, you didn't overwhelm. That all makes sense. Thanks very much for taking the time. So - I will read over my work in about a week and a half when I'm on vacation, and I'll have a better idea of where it's at and whether it's time for an editor. Even though I revise as I go and have revised a hundred times, I have a feeling there is more work to do. I hope to be at the find-an-editor stage by spring, though.

At 1:32pm on February 10, 2012, Jessica Vealitzek said…

Hi Susan,

My first question is, what is the difference between a line editor and a copy/proof editor?

Also, after an initial online search and viewing of editor web sites, is the next step to email those I think I might like and ask for a sample using my work? I'm also assuming it's important to use an editor who works in my genre - ?

Thanks again!

At 10:28am on January 31, 2012, Rebecca Forster said…

Thanks so much for the invite, Susan. Been interesting to be on these boards.

At 12:43pm on September 30, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…

And thanks for the friend reach out. I'll look forward to connecting!

 

At 5:47pm on September 9, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Welcome to the novelist group! 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 if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. And we do a live chat every Wednesday; hope you can join us for that!

 

At 5:37pm on September 7, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

Author, My Body Belongs to Me

http://www.MyBodyBelongstoMe.com

At 9:19am on September 5, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Susan, Welcome to She Writes. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Publishing Industry News and/or in the Novelists – Struggling or Not groups. Enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Publishing Industry News, and Novelist Group
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Language of Light, a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize
At 6:42am on September 5, 2011, Amber Medina West said…

Hello,

 

Welcome to She Writes!  We're excited to have you here.


You can check out the Getting Started section to help you find your way around, or a great way to jump in is to get involved with our Groups and Live Chats.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!

 

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