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by HoffmanB
01 Jan 2017, 22:46
Forum: Manuscripts to Market - The Novel Editors - New York Pitch
Topic: Manuscripts to Market - The Novel Editors
Replies: 15
Views: 17677

Re: Novel Editors From the NYC - Manuscripts to Market

Have you read the new edition of his first novel, ALL THE DARK WE WILL NOT SEE?
by HoffmanB
01 Jan 2017, 22:12
Forum: Manuscripts to Market - The Novel Editors - New York Pitch
Topic: Manuscripts to Market - The Novel Editors
Replies: 15
Views: 17677

Re: Novel Editors From the NYC - Manuscripts to Market

If I had more carefully examined Iowa's track record of successful authors I would have seen a red flag immediately. :oops:

I only heard what I wanted to hear.
by HoffmanB
01 Jan 2017, 21:42
Forum: Manuscripts to Market - The Novel Editors - New York Pitch
Topic: Manuscripts to Market - The Novel Editors
Replies: 15
Views: 17677

Re: Novel Editors From the NYC - Manuscripts to Market

Thanks for sharing. I just checked it out. Here is what impresses me about their service even more than their credentials: A three-step editorial process (see more below) includes a preliminary story premise and plot review, a core manuscript development review, and finally, significant follow-up re...
by HoffmanB
29 Jun 2014, 15:50
Forum: Algonkian Author Salon Reviews and Notes on Craft, Reviews, and Related Discussions
Topic: Author Salon Mission and Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 10765

Re: Author Salon Mission Statement

Do it, SW. I joined up months ago and made it to module 7 in the first part. I'm rewriting a huge novel chunk then rebooting. It's too bad we don't live on chat forums like the hyperbolic chat type you find at Agent Query or those other boards. We could share work and chatter. But would it be worth ...
by HoffmanB
12 Aug 2012, 09:32
Forum: Algonkian Author Salon Reviews and Notes on Craft, Reviews, and Related Discussions
Topic: Author Salon - Reviews, Talk, Films
Replies: 70
Views: 37813

Re: Coverage Post and Agent Query on Author Salon

This is the part that turned me around right from the start. I did not have this clearly defined. I mean, I knew what it was, in general, but I had to state it in this way, then I went on to rewrite my synopsis pitch and hook. Plot briefs of the second novel act comes next. What's the mission? The g...
by HoffmanB
03 Aug 2012, 23:45
Forum: Algonkian Author Salon Reviews and Notes on Craft, Reviews, and Related Discussions
Topic: Author Salon - Reviews, Talk, Films
Replies: 70
Views: 37813

Re: Coverage Post and Agent Query on Author Salon

I was in a writer's group in Cleveland, about ten of us, and there were some who would be negative no matter what you did, especially this former high school English teacher who made it her mission to grind me into the floor. I wasn't the only one, but it made me oversensitive, I think, and I know n...
by HoffmanB
28 Jul 2012, 02:30
Forum: Algonkian Author Salon Reviews and Notes on Craft, Reviews, and Related Discussions
Topic: Author Salon - Reviews, Talk, Films
Replies: 70
Views: 37813

Re: Coverage Post and Agent Query on Author Salon

I believe there is a query example that AS analyzes on their blog that demonstrates a failure to include comparables, one of the most important features of the query. There is a noteworthy article on comparables written by Caitlin Alexander, one of the AS editors. It's definitely the most informati...
by HoffmanB
27 Jul 2012, 04:15
Forum: Algonkian Author Salon Reviews and Notes on Craft, Reviews, and Related Discussions
Topic: Author Salon - Reviews, Talk, Films
Replies: 70
Views: 37813

Re: Coverage Post and Agent Query on Author Salon

By the way, how is it going for you guys on Author Salon? One of the writers on there who blogged about it said he saw a social network at first, like a Facebook for writers. I had the same impression, but once I got into the thick of it, all that changed. And I'm now passing all the questions on th...

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