Newbie's Guide to AQ Connect
Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:03 PM
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:48 PM
Still finishing up my first novel, which has been several years in the making. However, I do feel close enough to start thinking about next steps. Just reading this thread, I get the feeling this is a useful and considerate community to be a part of. I look forward to connecting with fellow writers.
Becoming a writer is not a 'career decision' like becoming a doctor or a policeman. You don’t choose it so much as get chosen, and once you accept the fact that you’re not fit for anything else, you have to be prepared to walk a long, hard road for the rest of your days.' - Paul Auster
Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:52 AM
I am looking for an agent to help me promote my recently published book, Progressively Restoring American Greatness. I published it at
Lulu.com, so I am just on my own trying to get the word out. You can visit this site where I have put up some sample chapters->
http://www.theprogre...restoration.com to get a feel for what it is about.
Thank you for your time,
Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:28 PM
Unfortunately, I have to come up with bad news, regarding your "I am looking for an agent to help me promote my recently published book, Progressively Restoring American Greatness." statement. You may wish to read this thread http://agentquerycon...ent-weighs-in/. Pay attention to articles from posts #1 and #18.
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” - Richard Bach
“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” - Anton Chekhov
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:06 PM
"If you believe something, make it so." Quote.
"I am the next FutureFamousWriter and one day all those people who laughed and teased me will clap for my novels."
Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:36 AM
So right now I'm going to take a look around before I have to deal with household chores, but I'll be back again later. And thanks again for this site - I'm looking forward to being an active part of the group!
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. ~Isaac Asimov
Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:33 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:17 PM
I'm new and I really relate to Phoebe. Those darn query letters I cant seem to master. Trying to master it now that my, current, stories are finnished. I feel very welcomed! But I notice that people have very few "friends" on thier sites or pages(whichever) and so I guess I'm asking is this less like facebook and more like a e-high school lunchroom where you sorta hang or "friend" people you have most in common with?
Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:02 PM
But I digress. Thank you for posting a thread of helpful hints on how to confidently navigate this site.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:36 PM
Steven, welcome and enjoy!
I love connecting with and helping other AQCers outside this forum as well. You can find me all over the place!
If you are looking for more about writing, you may find my blog helpful, as well as my Twitter feed:
*The Helpful Writer *Twitter
If you are a parent, you might be interested in my ideas on growing happy, healthy kids who'll thrive in this ever changing world (includes crafts, activities, games, articles, and fun!):
*Twitter *Blog *Pinterest *Facebook
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:42 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:38 PM
My name is Jeanine. I am new to the site, and writing novels. I am writing my first novel (Starvation of the Soul). I was told that I need to find a partner or 2 to critique my work as I write. I would love and appreciate feedback from people who not family members or friends. I don't know how to find such people, however. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I am writing historical fiction. Thanks so much. Look forward to being part of the site! Best to all...
Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:42 PM
Check out my website at www.booksbybriget.com
Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:59 AM
I could use some help to one specific question: I would like to query a memoir I have written. Some agents put memoirs under "fiction" (asking for sample chapters) and most don't specify. Should I consider a memoir "non-fiction" (usually requiring a proposal) or "fiction" for purposes of a query letter (thus allowing me to send sample chapters) if the agent does not specify? I can't find the answer to this anywhere. Thank you!
Sorry, I just noticed this. Memoir is nonfiction, but it's queried much like fiction. Unlike most nonfiction (how-to books, for example), the manuscript needs to be finished, but you'll also need to know what else has been done that might be similar to your work. Having sample chapters ready, then, should not be a problem. The manuscript has been written. Of course, it also should be obvious that the manuscript needs to be polished and ready.
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