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by Sara
Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Make Money
Replies: 16
Views: 12075

I don't know that I'd knock a couple of grand as an advance, either, personally. Hey -- personally, I haven't, LOL. Generally speaking, as a first-time, new author, getting an advance of a couple of grand per title out of a big publisher all on your own is a heck of an accomplishment. An agent may b...
by Sara
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Writers, To ARMS!
Replies: 50
Views: 28561

Talon, are you still looking for input on this?
by Sara
Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: My book!
Replies: 44
Views: 18163

Thanks, everyone. I really appreciate the support and encouragement.
by Sara
Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: do I need new way of writing?
Replies: 34
Views: 18573

Like Magus, I generally have to plan my stories out pretty well before beginning to write them. I've done it the other way, allowing things to flow spontaneously, but it costs me in the end, with lots of revisions to tighten everything up. I have found if I outline the book first, even just the bare...
by Sara
Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: My book!
Replies: 44
Views: 18163

Thanks, Dragonfleet. I'm actually pretty stoked. I just checked at Fictionwise, one of the leading online e-bookstores, and BOOK OF DAYS is ranked their #17 bestseller for fantasy titles, and #7 for Double Dragon E-books. Whoo hoo!
by Sara
Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Do romance and sci fi mix?
Replies: 21
Views: 17173

And remember, romance and erotica are two entirely differenly bean cakes. Lord, don't walk up to a member of Romance Writers of America and ask if they write erotica. Bodice-ripping is one thing, and hard-core erotica another. You're liable to get thrashed! There are all different levels of romance,...
by Sara
Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Way of writing
Replies: 31
Views: 17612

First year of university? Jeez, now I feel mummified, LOL. I've been out of college since... ...well, never you mind. Let's just say since Steven Seagal wasn't fat and didn't have to wear mumus in his movies while he kicked butt. And Keanu Reeves was still known for Bill & Ted, not Neo. And Jura...
by Sara
Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Do romance and sci fi mix?
Replies: 21
Views: 17173

Hi, Medesaseve, (Hope I spelled that right!) There's actually a fairly large market out there for subgenres of romance such as science fiction. It sounds like you've developed a story that you can cross-market in between genres; it will appeal to scifi fans, while readers of romantic scifi will enjo...
by Sara
Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Way of writing
Replies: 31
Views: 17612

I have to type. My handwriting can't keep up with my brain, but my fingers typing can -- LOL. I've been typing my stories since second grade, I think, when my mom and dad got me my first manual typewriter. It weighed a ton, and I can remember lugging it from room to room and typing on it til all hou...
by Sara
Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Book of Days by Sara Reinke, Review
Replies: 2
Views: 2134

I'd like to thank Bmat for taking the time to read an advance copy of my book and offer this review. Nothing is more valuable to an author, published or not, than honest feedback from impartial readers. It's how we learn what works and what doesn't; it helps us analyze our manuscript's strengths and...
by Sara
Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: My book!
Replies: 44
Views: 18163

BOOK OF DAYS is now available!

Hello from Cloud Nine, everyone! ha ha As of this morning, BOOK OF DAYS is released in trade paperback and e-book formats. Whoo hoo! I've included part of the press release I put together to promote the release, so you can glean all of the details. Thanks to everyone for all of your kind words and e...
by Sara
Sun Sep 25, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: My book!
Replies: 44
Views: 18163

P.S. Just found out, too, that Double Dragon has contracted the sequel to "Book of Days," "Book of Thieves." Whoo hoo! :smt026