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I'm a writer. I'm only published in Romance, but I'm playing with YA, too!

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comment Is “sparkle” the correct word?
I agree that "sparkle" is odd, but "flashing" is a bit of a cliche. Better than sparkle, but maybe not the best...
Feb
17
answered Do I need to know anything to write a short story that I wouldn't know by studying how to write novels?
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comment What marketing techniques are effective for short story eBook collections?
This is where anthologies and magazines are useful, as well. They don't pay much, but they're great advertising. Someone who enjoys one of your stories there will be much more likely to seek you out for further reading.
Feb
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answered How can I describe the effect of building up a mental exposures?
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12
comment Will blogging my fiction limit its ability to be traditionally published later?
I think publishers are generally okay if PORTIONS of the story have been available online. It can be seen as promotion. So if you're just going to put up a scene or two, I think you'd be fine.
Feb
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comment Will blogging my fiction limit its ability to be traditionally published later?
It's going to depend on goals, I guess. If the writer just wants to connect with as many people as possible... a blog might work. What kind of hit numbers are you getting on your blog? Do they compare to the numbers someone would get from mainstream publication? But there's also the difficulty of monetizing blogs. How much are you making from your blog? I'm not saying it's all about money, but... money is handy. I find it VERY convenient to have money.
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answered Will blogging my fiction limit its ability to be traditionally published later?
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comment How to get feedback about the quality of one's fictional writing from friends unbiased by the friendship?
I totally agree with the part about telling them that you're looking for honesty. I would phrase the request in terms off "I'm looking for ways to improve this story. Can you give me some suggestions?" rather than the more ambiguous 'what do you think?'. If the book is perfect, they'll come back and apologize for not being able to improve it, but if they DO see room for improvement, they'll be more comfortable doing you the favour of pointing it out.