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Helen



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:27 am    Post subject: Forum FAQs Reply with quote

Got a question about the site? Post it to this thread and we'll do our best to answer it.
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GESSEJ



Joined: 09 Aug 2007
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Location: Chilliwack, B.C. Canada

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a question, why has no one ever posted a question here? Are we that transparent!!! This is terrible! Let's all do ourselves a favour, and be a little more mysterious from now on! Cool
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Eva Ulian



Joined: 15 Jan 2007
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Location: Italy

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps no one asks questions here because we sort it out when we post comments to one another... Incidentally, I've only just discovered this place. As Helen has gone there's only you and I here GesseJ- isn't it a bit spooky, Shifty especially with that veil over your face- why do you wear it? Well there's a question for you- have you got one for me? Shifty
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GESSEJ



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Location: Chilliwack, B.C. Canada

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eva Ulian wrote:
Shifty especially with that veil over your face- why do you wear it? Well there's a question for you- have you got one for me? Shifty


Ahh yes, the veil. A tragic tale involving a bottle of gin and an ill tempered camel.... I...I just cant talk about it right now Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Wink

Hmm, a question for you. Ok, what part of Italy do you live in?
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Eva Ulian



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Location: Italy

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a chuckle over your gin incident-

Where I live exactly? Well, if I stand outside my front door and look ahead I see Venice, if I look backwards I see Milan, if I look to my right I see Rome and to my left is Austria. Now, you can't get more precise than that can you?
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amishginger



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:25 pm    Post subject: Platform and Marketing Reply with quote

As a new author working on a first manuscript (fiction) what type of marketing ideas might be good, beside a website, (in the works) to generate interest about my book before it's even published?

Would the ideas you suggest be good ways to build a "platform?"
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Joined: 22 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very kinda tricky I think. I'm sort of in the same zone with a couple of novels rattling round even more edits.

The advice is so darned varied. Some say get the numbers attached to reading your blog/website/facebook fan page first, some advise to leave it to your agent before you do any of that.

Much I think depends on where you're publishing. Mainstream via an agent and then a publisher possibly wait until you have the agent. Self pubs need the publicity, as do smaller genres including poetry (much as I love it, the realism is that volumes are low).

Does that help?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It did! Thanks for your input. Next question. How do I get registered for the contest that goes from March 7 to July?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

amishginger wrote:
How do I get registered for the contest that goes from March 7 to July?


Entry details for the 3rd Annual Whittaker Prize Competition can be found here:

http://www.helenwhittaker.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6624
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Charlotte McCoy



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forum moniker

Real name Charlotte McCoy

Age 86

Occupation retired psychologist

Location Austin Tx.

What do you write? historical memoir

What are your current writing goals? I only have one work I want to write

When and why did you start writing? I love Galveston Island and all its history and romance.

What's your best piece of writing advice?

What three luxuries would you take with you to a desert island? My best friend, my fantastic herding dog, an old black stew pot and some matches.

What are your Top 5 Favourite: The Godfather
Films The Godfather,To Kill a Mockingbird, Meet me in St. Louis
Books To Kill a Mockingbird, In Cold Blood
Foods lobster, shrimp, homemade bread and butter
Places? Galveston, Tx, Hawaii, Florida, Half Moon Bay, Ca.

Which
a) animal Bengal Cats
b) plant Iris
c) piece of furniture old leather chair and ottoman
and d) piece of clothing
is most like you? My old house slippers
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