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Should I publish short stories individually or in a collection?
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I'm curious to hear the community's thoughts on this one.  I know that the more offerings a writer has, the more sales he/she can expect.  I was considering putting together a collection of short…Continue

Tags: collections, publishing, story, anthologies, stories

Started this discussion. Last reply by jeff ashcroft Jan 26, 2012.

How long for a synopsis?
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Looking for as many of you to chime in on this one as possible, then I'll find the median :) I know there are many different schools of thought on this, but I've been following the "if you get 'em…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicholas Borelli Oct 21, 2011.

CreateSpace- Free plan? Or Pro Plan?
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I would be curious to hear from those of you who are using CreateSpace.  I'm still waiting on my designer for my cover so I can proceed, but I've heard some interesting things about the ProPlan…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicholas Borelli Sep 3, 2011.

Marketing package through traditional publisher?
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Hi all, I had the following comment on my blog posting ("To 'e' or Not To 'e'") and was curious to hear…Continue

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Should I publish short stories individually or in a collection?

I'm curious to hear the community's thoughts on this one.  I know that the more offerings a writer has, the more sales he/she can expect.  I was considering putting together a collection of short stories, but I've heard from many recently that publishing the singles is a better idea. So what are your thoughts?  Or your experiences?  Successes?  Single shorts?  Or collections? Thanks in advance,Paul D. Dailwww.pauldail.com- A horror writer's not necessarily…See More
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Should I publish short stories individually or in a collection?

I'm curious to hear the community's thoughts on this one.  I know that the more offerings a writer has, the more sales he/she can expect.  I was considering putting together a collection of short stories, but I've heard from many recently that publishing the singles is a better idea. So what are your thoughts?  Or your experiences?  Successes?  Single shorts?  Or collections? Thanks in advance,Paul D. Dailwww.pauldail.com- A horror writer's…See More
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Publishing short stories: Collections? or Individually?

I'm curious to hear the community's thoughts on this one.  I know that the more offerings a writer has, the more sales he/she can expect.  I was considering putting together a collection of short stories, but I've heard from many recently that publishing the singles is a better idea. So what are your thoughts?  Or your experiences?  Successes?  Single shorts?  Or collections? Thanks in advance,Paul D. Dailwww.pauldail.com- A horror writer's not necessarily…See More
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How long for a synopsis?

Looking for as many of you to chime in on this one as possible, then I'll find the median :) I know there are many different schools of thought on this, but I've been following the "if you get 'em with a good one page query letter, you can have a synopsis of up to five pages (approx. 1250 words)."  Also, I've broken mine up into sections.  "Inciting Event," "Escalating Conflict," "Crisis."  That sort of thing.  Seems a little easier on the eyes.  Also, my opinion is that, while we don’t want to…See More
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How long for a synopsis?

Looking for as many of you to chime in on this one as possible, then I'll find the median :) I know there are many different schools of thought on this, but I've been following the "if you get 'em with a good one page query letter, you can have a synopsis of up to five pages (approx. 1250 words)."  Also, I've broken mine up into sections.  "Inciting Event," "Escalating Conflict," "Crisis."  That sort of thing.  Seems a little easier on the eyes.  Also, my opinion is that, while we don’t want to…See More
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That's a loaded question. Used to only read horror, but now I'll read anything I can get my hands on.
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In no particular order, I'm a supernatural/horror writer, high school English teacher, husband, father, stepfather and more. I'm trying to make a living as a writer, with one eye on what the public wants and the other eye on my integrity.
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At 11:02pm on December 23, 2012, Anastasia & Demitra said…

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Ana & Demi, here. Sorry to be a bother, but we just wanted to let you know that we have a giveaway going on at our blog. You could win any December book release, within the Young Adult (YA) or New Adult (NA) genre. If you'd like to join, just click here.

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"Hi! I started following you. Hope you can follow me back. My blog is on Goodreads. Thanks. http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6533956.Jessica_Kong/blog"

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Hey there..! :)

I am new here..! I just stumbled upon your profile..! 

 I would really appreciate it if you'd follow my blog @ http://readingwithanacrasia.blogspot.in

P.S: Please do leave a link to your blog so I can follow you back :)

thanks <3

At 1:10am on August 28, 2012,
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Hi there..! :)

I am new here..! Just stumbled upon your profile! Still figuring out BookBlogs!

I would really appreciate it if you'd follow my blog @ http://highlyreadioactive.blogspot.in

Please do leave a link to your blog so I can follow you back :)

Thanks!! <3

Aditi

At 6:08pm on March 1, 2012,
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jeff ashcroft
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Thanks for the reply. Any ideas on who  revues books for us?

cheers

Jeff

At 6:39pm on February 25, 2012,
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jeff ashcroft
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Nice to hear from you. Yep totally agree. Keep on writing

best wishes

jeff

At 7:01pm on October 14, 2011, Rachel Seigel said…

Hi Paul.

 

Sorry to have ignored this for so long- I don't get notifications to e-mail about comments, and I guess somehow I've missed a bunch of comments! Sorry about that. I agree completely with your assessment of the Road. I'm more of a want something to happen person myself, and get impatient with books where the world building isn't strong. 

At 7:16pm on October 2, 2011, Michelle Isenhoff said…
I found your comment.  I've started your book, and I admit, some of it makes me uncomfortable.  But I'll finish it up this week.  Content aside, your writing flows very nicely and is easy to read.
At 5:56pm on September 10, 2011, Mashal Waqar said…

Awesome! Thank you for those suggestions, and yes I'll definitely give them a try. Meanwhile, I just started reading Paths of Glory by Jeffery Archer. Have you read it? Its an interesting read.

 

I also wanted to read Dune, but I haven't got around to reading it yet. 

At 4:43pm on September 8, 2011, Mashal Waqar said…
Thank you for reviewing my article and checking out my blog. :)

Supernatural and horror eh? Well, I'm a newbie, but just recently got a few Stephen King and John Grisham novels. Got any good suggestions?

Yes, absolutely, we genre fans need to stick together, so welcome to the club. :)

Yes, I'm following your blog and I must say, I love it already!
 
 
 

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