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by Somberwoman
22 Oct 2019, 00:27
Forum: New York Pitch Conference - Reviews By Successful Writers
Topic: New York Pitch Conference Reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 8990

Re: New York Pitch Conference Reviews

The New York Pitch was quite simply the best writer conference I've ever attended based on who I met, the better novel I created, and the knowledge I gained.

SW :|
by Somberwoman
01 Jan 2017, 22:54
Forum: Manuscripts to Market - The Novel Editors - New York Pitch
Topic: Manuscripts to Market - The Novel Editors
Replies: 15
Views: 18944

Re: Novel Editors From the NYC - Manuscripts to Market

It was brilliant, and different to the point of tearing a line in the fabric of the universe. The Amazon reviewers agree. I'd give anything if he could edit my work from top to bottom.
by Somberwoman
01 Jan 2017, 22:33
Forum: Manuscripts to Market - The Novel Editors - New York Pitch
Topic: Manuscripts to Market - The Novel Editors
Replies: 15
Views: 18944

Re: Novel Editors From the NYC - Manuscripts to Market

Something similar happened to me, Mr. Hoffman, but I backed out in time. Manuscripts to Market isn't cheap. If I hadn't already wasted thousands on useless writer conferences ... One must weigh the potential advantages. Certainly, Michael Neff and Paula Munier are extremely good editors. Michael edi...
by Somberwoman
28 Jun 2014, 22:32
Forum: Algonkian Author Salon Reviews and Notes on Craft, Reviews, and Related Discussions
Topic: Author Salon Mission and Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 11481

Re: Author Salon Mission Statement

The AS peer and pro escorted me into the Editor Suite part of the website just recently, and I've learned a lot from the whole process. Right now I'm studying the Author Salon Novel Writing Program syllabus and seriously considering jumping in. It's complex and detailed enough to convince me. I've s...
by Somberwoman
25 Nov 2013, 00:36
Forum: Algonkian Writers Conference - Contracts and Comments
Topic: Algonkian Writers Conference - Contracts and Comments
Replies: 6
Views: 22228

Re: Algonkian Writers Conference - Contracts and Comments

Lois Gordon's DEATH AT IRON HOUSE is up next in the mystery genre. I read her sell sheet on Author Salon. Fantastic! She's an Algonkian vet who helped Michael and Gail run the Niagara writers conference.
by Somberwoman
24 May 2013, 23:22
Forum: Reviews of Algonkian Writer Conferences - Aspiring Authors and Professionals
Topic: Sample of Reviews Related to Algonkian Writer Conferences
Replies: 28
Views: 43780

Re: Sample of Reviews Related to Algonkian Writer Conference

Susan Breen teaches online classes for Gotham. I can't speak highly enough of her.
by Somberwoman
20 May 2013, 23:29
Forum: Reviews of Algonkian Writer Conferences - Aspiring Authors and Professionals
Topic: Sample of Reviews Related to Algonkian Writer Conferences
Replies: 28
Views: 43780

Re: Sample of Reviews Related to Algonkian Writer Conference

I can help with the pitch panel mystery. I was one of many who volunteered to pitch their novel to a room full of writers. It was a role-playing exercise. Ann and Michael told the audience to assume the role of an editor or agent in the publishing business and to judge our work from that viewpoint. ...
by Somberwoman
16 May 2013, 17:57
Forum: Reviews of Algonkian Writer Conferences - Aspiring Authors and Professionals
Topic: Sample of Reviews Related to Algonkian Writer Conferences
Replies: 28
Views: 43780

Re: Sample of Reviews Related to Algonkian Writer Conference

I've also attended Algonkian events, just like three quarters of the Author Salon membership. The New York pitch saw me walking the halls at Ripley Greer in a daze after the first workshop. I received two requests by the end of the sessions on Sunday because I was able to rethink the plot and premis...
by Somberwoman
02 Sep 2012, 01:01
Forum: Algonkian Author Salon Reviews and Notes on Craft, Reviews, and Related Discussions
Topic: Author Salon - Reviews, Talk, Films
Replies: 70
Views: 40773

Re: Author Salon, Agent Query - Isabel and Woody

I have also heard that formula complaint, here and there, and it was from writers who IMO were looking for a reason to avoid working out a real plot outline. They were happy with their novel manuscript and did not want to alter a thing. Of course, they failed to break into publication. One self-publ...
by Somberwoman
15 Aug 2012, 02:52
Forum: Algonkian Author Salon Reviews and Notes on Craft, Reviews, and Related Discussions
Topic: Author Salon - Reviews, Talk, Films
Replies: 70
Views: 40773

Re: Coverage Post and Agent Query on Author Salon

If only one out of twenty of her students manifests the ability to apply fundamentals like suspense and tone, then what is that saying about Isabel Allende as a teacher?
by Somberwoman
03 Aug 2012, 19:55
Forum: Algonkian Author Salon Reviews and Notes on Craft, Reviews, and Related Discussions
Topic: Author Salon - Reviews, Talk, Films
Replies: 70
Views: 40773

Re: Coverage Post and Agent Query on Author Salon

My novel is upmarket literary, so I would also consider a major independent press, one that's been around for years and has a good reputation.
by Somberwoman
02 Aug 2012, 23:09
Forum: Algonkian Author Salon Reviews and Notes on Craft, Reviews, and Related Discussions
Topic: Author Salon - Reviews, Talk, Films
Replies: 70
Views: 40773

Re: Coverage Post and Agent Query on Author Salon

I must say I feel the same way. I've put in a Rocky Mountain amount of labor on my novel at Author Salon, too much to ever consider settling for anything less than a contract with a real agent and publisher. But I must say truthfully that my because novel has come so far and I've learned so much, an...

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