Ask Daphne! What about my name?

November 28th, 2008

Some particularly unusual shoes (they’re made of paper!) for KS, who asked in a comment on another post, “I have a pretty unusual name, but there’s another writer out there with the very same first/last name who’s posted her own stuff (which isn’t spellbinding) on writing.com. I’m scared to death anyone Googling my name will find her stuff and assume it’s mine. Am I right to be worried?”

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Ask Daphne! Special Turkey Day Edition

November 27th, 2008

This is, according to Google, Trevor the Turkey, who loves shoes almost as much as I do. And so, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, a list of things I’m thankful for:

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Fab New Website

November 26th, 2008
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kt literary author S. Terrell French has a fantastic new website up for her debut novel Operation Redwood, which Amulet Books will publish in April 2009, for Earth Day.

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Ask Daphne! Should I finish my memoir?

November 26th, 2008

Some particularly memoir-able shoes for Susan, who asks, “I was under the impression that non-fiction, including memoir, is sold on a proposal and sample chapters. I do not have an agent yet, but in May saw a call for submissions from a publisher that I think would be suitable for my memoir, so I sent them a letter and the required 30 pages before their June deadline. I recently I received an e-mail from the publisher’s assistant, asking for the full manuscript. The e-mail mentioned my “novel”, but did not indicate whether they had read the 30 pages I had submitted. My question is this: is memoir really treated like other non-fiction genres?”

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Ask Daphne! About a Second Book in a Series

November 25th, 2008

A whole series of shoes for Andrea, who writes in, “I’ve completed the first novel in what I’ve anticipated to be a mystery series. I have the second book in the series fully plotted and a few chapters completed. Do you think it makes sense to continue writing the second book in the series without securing representation on the first?”

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