Newbie's Guide to AQ Connect
Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:37 PM
Don't give up! You get a lot of help and support.. I'm so grateful!
Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:37 PM
Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:19 AM
Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:03 PM
Hey there all you AQC new members,
Welcome to AQConnect. As new members of the forums, you have an unique perspective on what it's like to join our writing community, and for this reason, we'd love to hear from you.
Feel free to post a few tips and suggestions in this thread for the reading pleasure all your fellow newbie members who would like to get involved, but just don't know how or where to start.
Every single member of AQConnect was once a "new member," so we value everyone's contributions.
I published several books back in the 80s, one of which was very successful. I was contacted by producers in Hollywood and went the route with them to visit NBC, Hallmark, CBS and the rest. Each one was filled with promises and assurances that I would hear from them very soon. My book was used as a reference for the movie, RUSH but little more came from it. The same was true of much of my efforts and I found myself disillusioned and ready to hang it up.
I moved to Mexico and have lived quite well for many years. But writing is addictive and it didn't take long to find myself at the keyboard again churning out new ideas and forming new characters. Now I am ready to enter the arena again, knowing that it will probably be like the Colosseum of Rome and the lions are waiting.
Posted 04 August 2011 - 02:57 PM
Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:56 PM
As a newbie my first mistake was sending out my first-ever query letter without taking the time to pass it around for a critique. Lets just say I've learned from that but it wouldn't have been possible without the wonderful members who gave me great feedback. The tons of information throughout this site is invaluable.
Posted 07 August 2011 - 01:25 AM
This deals with my first question.
There will be more no doubt...happy to make a fool of myself just wanna be doing it with the right questions?
Posted 07 August 2011 - 01:28 AM
book cover g.jpg 279.18KB 2 downloadsMy name is Anthony Chisolm, I am a newbie, so first I would like to say hello to everyone here. Also as part of the family I am offering my services to anyone that may need help with your book covers or any type of promotional art work free of any charge, as long as I am not busy and I have the time. I love doing it so don't be afraid to reach out.
WOuld love to know more about your work as will be needing help in designing and creating an unusual and unique book cover for a combination of 2 books in one! Can discuss in more detail directly.
Very encouraging to read your post.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:21 PM
Donald Murrill 08/03/2011
I will meet you at the gaits of heaven were you will know me by name, I must wait until my days on Earth were my sins are cleansed of stain. Until then you will be my brothers and sister dinner guest, and I ask for only this to keep my family company until I take my final breath.
I will not have to be fit for size, in God we are all his welcome surprise. We will finely meet the man who laid down his life, now we can be born again just like we were in a mothers eye the best thing is that Jesus Christ in three day’s time had open arms as he lifted to the sky.
The time we will spend while we make each other laugh, for now is just a moment until I take my final nap. Save me a chair for it want be long until we sit and eat, we shall sing, dance, and laugh the way we are meant to be, A strong unbreakable bond as a perfect family.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:58 PM
I just retired from the infamous "day job" and am getting back to the writing after a gap of too many years. I always considered myself a writer trapped in the body of a guy working for a living.
My next task is getting agent representation. One day at a time.
Greetings to all!
Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:02 AM
My name is Ted and I've just finished writing my first novel. I belong to the Palm Springs Writers Guild (California)and I'm ready to start my search for an agent.
Bella Ciao is the title of my novel. It comes from a song of the Italian parisans who fought the Germans in WWII after Italy surrendered.
The novel takes place in Sweden and Italy, two countries that have been a part of my own life experience (I am fluent in both languages).
There are two protagonists, an American novelist who's been chosen for the Nobel Prize, and a Swedish female homicide detective. Together, they take on the antagonist, the richest man in Italy who also happens to me the Prime Minister. The antagonist had the writer's journalist wife murdered when she uncovered his ties to the underworld.
Bella Ciao is a novel in the vein of Stieg Larsson's trilogy.
I hope that Agency Connect can help me find an agent for Bella Ciao.
Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:42 AM
Favorite Artist - Adam Hall (my favorite thus far is the tornado) http://www.adamhallart.com/#intro[color=rgb(0,0,255)]
There is no trick beyond sitting your arse in a chair everyday -Shawn Speakman, Unfettered.
Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:23 AM
Have a question, for Literary Status, I want to make sure I selected the right ones. What does emerging and just starting stand for?
They stand for whatever you want them to, really. "Emerging" might mean, for instance, that your work is beginning to be seen by people outside your friends and family, maybe that you've finished a novel and are beginning the process of query writing.
You can describe yourself any way you wish - we're not going to bite you for picking the wrong one.
Posted 25 September 2011 - 01:27 PM
Posted 25 September 2011 - 04:39 PM
I recommend you post the query by starting a topic in the query area, or review how other queries look and make modifications if necessary and then post.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:31 AM
Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:45 AM
ps I don't have a blog or a website, should I make one?
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