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E.T. Newman

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  1. @Zee, I met a few ladies on CritiqueMatch.com that have agreed to partner with me. Thanks so much for the suggestion.
  2. @Accord64, @Jeff Potts, @lynnmosher, @Chris Brown, @Shamrock, @Wes B, @suspensewriter Thank you all for sharing your information, experiences, and insights. I see that getting published is a very tough process to maneuver through. I pray that you all are blessed in your writing and that Christ meets you when pen meets paper (or in this case, fingers meet keyboard). Blessings, E.T.
  3. I have sent off my work to family, friends, and a few critique partners in my Word Weavers critique group. Do any of you suggest paying for a "professional beta reader?"
  4. May his grace overwhelm you and heal you. May his face shine upon you and give you peace. By his blood you are redeemed and set free. By his name, the power of darkness will flee. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
  5. @RLHicks, I don't have a time frame at the moment. Let me know when you are ready. Have a wonderful holiday season! Blessings, E.T.
  6. Since I was little, I had mini movies playing in my head. It was where I went to explore ideas and do things I never could in real life. I could orchestrate far off planets and the politics behind them. I could choreograph beautiful figure skating routines. I could skateboard a half pipe without the agony of breaking bones. I could explore vast libraries for days on end without anyone to tell me it's time to go. I could meet people with the most interesting backstories to tell. I could do this all without the need of money, strength, skill, or influence. In
  7. @lynnmosher and @Jeff Potts, Thanks so much for all the information. This is so helpful!
  8. I just sent off my first drafts to a few beta readers. An editor friend of mine suggested I work on writing a proposal. When I looked up mock proposals, my head went spinning. Another published friend said she didn't do a proposal, just a query letter when she got an agent through PitMad. What are your experiences in getting published? Should I get an agent if I am not sure I can commit to all the advertising or self-promotion? Do I still need a book proposal? What happened to just writing stories? If an agent is the way to go, where
  9. I imagined this in one of my scenes. It is almost cliché, but I still love it.
  10. Hey @Zee, I am not sure it is well-written, but I hope to make it into a good story...eventually. So this is the "in process" logline of the book: When disease threatens her home colony, a young farm girl embarks on a journey to identify the source; but when a Prophet reveals a greater scheme to take down the Kingdom, she must decide where to place her trust before her world is reduced to ashes. The world is Cardinia. Four Kinds live on this planet-Man, Beast, Nature, and Malaek. The time period is after an Age of Promise/Peace. There a
  11. I am searching for a beta reader who could give me some feedback on world, plot, and characters. I am working on a book proposal so would also like your thoughts on why people would want to read this novel and what other books this novel is comparable to. Audience: YA or Adult females Genre: Fantasy/Speculative Fiction *Unsure if it should be marketed to christian fantasy niche or secular population Blessings, E.T.
  12. I think that if you write for yourself, you are free to experiment with whatever storyline or elements you want. There is freedom in that. If you are writing to sell books, well then, you may have to sacrifice some stuff. My advice, write the best story you can the way you want to. Cherish that process before it gets all muddied with other peoples wants and thoughts. Then, after you have cherished your work, put on a thick skin and prepare to make some sacrifices. See what the betareaders think. See what the agents think. Hopefully, you picked the right ni
  13. Hi Brandon! Welcome!
  14. @dprowell, this journey sounds so daunting! Sadly, I have not made any email lists. No one reads my stuff yet except my sister, my online Word Weavers critique group, and a few select friends. I am sorry you are navigating this self-publishing world without someone in your corner to help. Have you thought of getting an agent? Although, the two people I know who did get an agent and go with traditional publishing ended up dropping their agents later. I am sure that is a hard road to travel down as well. I will pray God opens doors and brings the right peop
  15. Got a kitten for the kiddos. Her name is Bella. Isn't she cute!

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    1. JosiAtara

      JosiAtara

      Aww, I love her nose!

    2. E.T. Newman

      E.T. Newman

      She's a tortoiseshell and so sweet!

  16. White Christmas is my favorite movie.
  17. I've heard that God has a calendar and it is called the Moedim. Some preachers have said that it is found in the festivals described in Leviticus 23. I find studying Hebrew culture and traditions enlightening. I'm no staunch Hebrew roots person that would say we have to observe all the legalities. In fact, I vaguely recall Paul saying each person is to be in the state they were in when they first got saved. Gentile remains a gentile, a Jew remains a Jew, etc. But still, who wouldn't want to know more about the customs and culture our savior grew up in, right? The Moedim fascinate m
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