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Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-02-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,636
Posted By Whiskers
Congrats! Looks a gorgeous cover!! There was...

Congrats! Looks a gorgeous cover!! There was brief talk on a members' bookshelf, where advertising could go for members' novels etc. Would have looked good in there. :)

You're shifting genres! How...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-02-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By Whiskers
It's really good to get a perspective on paid...

It's really good to get a perspective on paid advertising and whether it works or not. :) I know a few authors who do.

And great numbers on the free promo! Congrats!

The FB groups are...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-02-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,636
Posted By Whiskers
There's a few still around; some good new members...

There's a few still around; some good new members too. :)

New book up there, Cal?
Forum: Publishing 02-02-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,248
Posted By Whiskers
To self-publish properly, it's going to cost. ...

To self-publish properly, it's going to cost.

E.g., you're looking at least $400-1,000 on a content edit. Then there's copy and proofing ($300-600). There's formatting, and for a novel I've been...
Forum: Introductions 02-01-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By Whiskers
Great to have you here, Dave. :) Looking forward...

Great to have you here, Dave. :) Looking forward to seeing you around.
Forum: Classifieds 01-31-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,505
Posted By Whiskers
Hot Picks & Author Favourites

Hot Picks

Really chuffed to learn that my novel Broken Ink is amongst the December Hot Picks (http://sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.de/2015/01/decembers-hot-picks-and-five-ebook.html) over at Sinfully...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-31-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,341
Posted By Whiskers
First mistakes... editing my soul to conform to...

First mistakes... editing my soul to conform to publishing guidelines. Spent so long obsessed with what I shouldn't write instead of looking at why I couldn't write. And then found 'couldn't just...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-31-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,500
Posted By Whiskers
Congrats on the release, Devon. :)

Congrats on the release, Devon. :)
Forum: Publishing 01-31-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,248
Posted By Whiskers
^ This. And the 'wondering how it's going' bit.

^ This. And the 'wondering how it's going' bit.
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-26-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,804
Posted By Whiskers
If it doesn't feel right, no. Trust your...

If it doesn't feel right, no. Trust your instincts.

But when it's done well, backstory forwards the plot in its own right and stops being... "backstory". It's just a part of the plot and natural...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-23-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By Whiskers
Hm, I just have a few ativities that I remember...

Hm, I just have a few ativities that I remember learning in CW class....

1. compiling a table, listing: First names, profession, item, piece of clothing etc, then choosing one from each and...
Forum: Classifieds 01-23-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,665
Posted By Whiskers
As a writer, I'd be asking what qualifications...

As a writer, I'd be asking what qualifications you have if you have no testimonials from authors yet. :)

I also freelance edit, but I freelance for a particular publisher who also specialises in...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-18-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,075
Posted By Whiskers
It's love of writing the first draft for me....

It's love of writing the first draft for me. That's the one time I'm on my own with a script, before it ges to editors, copyeditors, proofs, formatting, publication, ultimately the reader. That 1st...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-17-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,268
Posted By Whiskers
I don't post work at all, but that's mosly...

I don't post work at all, but that's mosly because of the content.

So I come here to learn, to look at what other writers are doing, to help out if/where I can.

:)
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-17-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By Whiskers
That's... a cracking cover. I'm a horror reader...

That's... a cracking cover. I'm a horror reader at heart and it reminds me of Clive Barker and Hellraiser, also Brian Lumley and his Necroscope series.

Looking at the foreward and the 1st Weekday:...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-17-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By Whiskers
The novel needs to be finished first because if...

The novel needs to be finished first because if you send a synopsis and samle chapters and they like the look of it, they'll ask for the rest of the novel. Most don't accept partial manuscripts.
...
Forum: Writer's Beat Quarterly 01-17-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,695
Posted By Whiskers
Shumila, this thread is few good years' old. I...

Shumila, this thread is few good years' old. I recmmend not sending any links to members, as when the WBQ is usually up and running again, there will be a submissions guideline to follow. WBQ is not...
Forum: Introductions 01-17-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By Whiskers
Glad to have you here, 70s L. :) There's a...

Glad to have you here, 70s L. :)

There's a few rules and guidelines at the top of this introduction forum, please check them out!

Happy writing. ;)
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-14-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,440
Posted By Whiskers
If you're looking to gain a profit from these...

If you're looking to gain a profit from these quotes via publishing your novel (commercial usage), you need to ask permission to use it. :)
Forum: Classifieds 01-14-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,628
Posted By Whiskers
Wrong target audience with me, Rince, I'm afraid....

Wrong target audience with me, Rince, I'm afraid. ;) And I'm sure Mike appreciates work getting out to the right audience. It is a cracking blurb, though, and your sales are reflecting that. :)
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-13-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By Whiskers
It might just be that readers are stock buying,...

It might just be that readers are stock buying, especially with Christmas etc. Could be they haven't gotten around to it yet. :)

Have you tried reiewing blogs at all? Which genre are you in?
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-13-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By Whiskers
It can take time. :) I have one that's been out...

It can take time. :) I have one that's been out over 2 years that has 27 reviews on Amazon. That's a tiny, tiny percentage of overall sales. Whereas on Goodreads for this novel, there's over 500...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-11-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,626
Posted By Whiskers
I know a few writer sites who have a facebook...

I know a few writer sites who have a facebook account. Mostly it comes in use if the main site goes down. It can also draw in new members. Most of the time, it's just about getting people to notice...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-09-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Whiskers
Copyright isn't an issue, no. But always keep...

Copyright isn't an issue, no. But always keep trademark in mind.

Protection of Book Titles, trademarks (http://definitions.uslegal.com/p/protection-of-book-titles-trademark/)

Trademarks and...
Forum: Introductions 01-09-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By Whiskers
Good to have you here, Sandra. Blogs are a tricky...

Good to have you here, Sandra. Blogs are a tricky business. What is your focus? :)
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