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by juleswatson
Tue November 17th, 2009, 8:48 am
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: Flash Back approach to writing
Replies: 15
Views: 1990

One reason I love this board (even though I'm too busy writing to do much on it right now!) is the brilliant problem-solving! I agree with EC - the drip feed is always best if you can do it. And as Margaret said, authors know so much about our characters there is a temptation to stuff everything in ...
by juleswatson
Mon November 16th, 2009, 8:54 am
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: Congratuations, Parthianbow!
Replies: 14
Views: 1342

Good on you, Ben - you must be very pleased with that!
by juleswatson
Sat November 7th, 2009, 8:56 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Welcome, Britta, sure you'll have fun here!
by juleswatson
Tue November 3rd, 2009, 9:00 am
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Caught in the Middle. Publishing's other customers
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Thanks EC, this is very interesting, if more and more depressing. [quote=""Margaret""]If this happened, I daresay a publishing business would quickly redevelop as somebody somewhere figured out the value to readers in offering a selection of books that are exciting to read.[/quote] Margaret, you are...
by juleswatson
Mon November 2nd, 2009, 9:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 20
Views: 1372

Hi Ellie, and welcome!
by juleswatson
Sat October 31st, 2009, 8:48 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: So who's seen a ghost?
Replies: 66
Views: 3648

This is such a brilliant thread!!! Thanks for reviving it so I could read all the cool stories. I am very intuitive in every other way but have never seen / sensed a ghost so am quite jealous of everyone who has, even if it was scary at the time. Having said that, if I am ever staying somewhere spoo...
by juleswatson
Sat October 31st, 2009, 8:43 am
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Where is your book in the publishing black hole?
Replies: 17
Views: 1535

Sarah, I am not unpublished but if it helps at all, I heard from my agent a while ago that this year everything has ground to a halt. Lots of published and proven authors are not getting new deals when they would have months ago; those that do are being offered deals half what they were before (and ...
by juleswatson
Fri October 23rd, 2009, 7:28 am
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: Cover for CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
Replies: 36
Views: 2781

I think it's gorgeous, CW - the colors and style are really eye-catching - think I would look at it in a bookstore, which is it's only requirement! And it hints at machinations and behind the scenes shenanigans, a bit of mystery (as does the title) which also draws you in. I guess the headless thing...
by juleswatson
Thu October 15th, 2009, 7:33 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Jenny Colgan on why she hates the Booker
Replies: 16
Views: 917

I agree with that article completely. I care about engagement, immersion, emotion, and a story that drags me along. Whether the writing or genre that gives me those things is "literary", romance, "bad" writing, "good" writing - I don't care that much! I've always been about being emotionally stirred...
by juleswatson
Wed October 7th, 2009, 7:21 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Salvete
Replies: 24
Views: 1486

Welcome, Gabriele, I replied to you on the other thread about choosing an HF period. Your books sound great, sure you'll enjoy it here a lot. Bizarrely, my third book set at the end of the Roman period in Scotland is titled "Song of the North" in the US. Great minds think alike! One thing you cannot...

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