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    Site Q's, Bugs & Requests Profile "badges"

    XP stands for experience points.
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    Lecture Step 1: Initial Tasks

    When you refer to packager and distribution costs, are you referring to posting copies of the book to customers? What, exactly, are you referring to with these terms?
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    Lecture #3 Lesson- Key #1: Make It Compelling

    I love that you called me (us) "gorgeous and evil Author" :cool:. I want to get a name tag printed that says that. :giggle: But seriously, this is the best workshop I've ever done on backstory. You go so much deeper, and everything you say makes so much sense. Love your examples, too. They help...
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    Pitch to: Cassie Knight, Publisher at Champagne Book Group

    Title: First Impressions Genre: traditional Regency romance Length: 91,000 words Author: Elizabeth Donne Ellena believes herself fated to repeat her parents’ joyless marriage, and journeys reluctantly to meet the man her father has chosen for her, when a carriage accident leaves her stranded in...
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    Pitch to: Lydia Sharp, Senior Editor, Acquisitions Manager, and Assistant Publisher at Entangled Publishing

    Title: First Impressions Genre: traditional Regency romance Length: 91,000 words Author: Elizabeth Donne Ellena believes herself fated to repeat her parents’ joyless marriage, and journeys reluctantly to meet the man her father has chosen for her, when a carriage accident leaves her stranded in...
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    Pitch to: Sword and Silk Books

    Title: First Impressions Genre: traditional Regency romance Length: 91,000 words Author: Elizabeth Donne Ellena believes herself fated to repeat her parents’ joyless marriage, and journeys reluctantly to meet the man her father has chosen for her, when a carriage accident leaves her stranded in...
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    Pitch to: Theresa Cole, Editor, Owl City Press

    Title: First Impressions Genre: traditional Regency romance Length: 91,000 words Author: Elizabeth Donne Ellena believes herself fated to repeat her parents’ joyless marriage, and journeys reluctantly to meet the man her father has chosen for her, when a carriage accident leaves her stranded in...
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    Pitch to: Jordy Albert, Literary Agent at Booker Albert Agency

    Title: First Impressions Genre: traditional Regency romance Length: 91,000 words Author: Elizabeth Donne Ellena believes herself fated to repeat her parents’ joyless marriage, and journeys reluctantly to meet the man her father has chosen for her, when a carriage accident leaves her stranded in...
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    Pitch to: Dawn Dowdle, Owner of Blue Ridge Literary Agency

    Title: First Impressions Genre: traditional Regency romance Length: 91,000 words Author: Elizabeth Donne Ellena believes herself fated to repeat her parents’ joyless marriage, and journeys reluctantly to meet the man her father has chosen for her, when a carriage accident leaves her stranded in...
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    Pitch to: Analieze Cervantes, Harvey Klinger Literary Agency

    Title: First Impressions Genre: traditional Regency romance Length: 91,000 words Author: Elizabeth Donne Ellena believes herself fated to repeat her parents’ joyless marriage, and journeys reluctantly to meet the man her father has chosen for her, when a carriage accident leaves her stranded in...
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    Site Q's, Bugs & Requests Profile "badges"

    Thanks, that was fascinating to read though. I had no idea there were so many "awards." However, I still don't see info on labels like "scribbler" and "ink-slinger."
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    Site Q's, Bugs & Requests Profile "badges"

    Can anyone explain the different descriptions that are found in our profiles? I know we start off as scribblers. I noticed that I recently became an "ink-slinger", but I don't know why. And I've seen titles like "resident dreamer" as well. I'd like to know what all the hierarchy of titles are...
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    From the Admins... Webinar Recording - Available for 3 Months

    Nevermind, I found the links on her twitter account.
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    From the Admins... Webinar Recording - Available for 3 Months

    The speaker mentions a handout at 4:20 in the recording. Where can I access this handout?
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    From the Admins... Webinar Recording - Available 3 Months

    Will we be able to access the slides?
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    Lecture Introduce yourself!

    Hi, I'm Annelize, originally from Cape Town, South Africa, now living in Iowa. I know, big change! Took some getting used to, but now I can't imagine living anywhere else. I write traditional Regency romance. (Yes, like Jane Austen). It's a real struggle to write "exciting" first pages for...
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    Lecture Characters Lesson 11: Creating Realistic, Likeable, and Memorable Characters

    This is great! Just one suggestion: I'm not sure about the detail in the following sentence: " Charlotte avoided his gaze, tucking a strand of loose hair back into her bun, but it just wouldn’t stay." I was very invested in John's frustrations and problems. The detailed imagery in that sentence...
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    Lecture Characters Lesson 5 None Viewpoint Character’s Problems

    I don't see a problem. The POV is consistently his. All her reactions are visible to him, so they are as he would see them. You're not head-hopping, which is the important thing. The fact that she is emotionally involved in this conversation is critical - it's a loaded topic for them both, and...
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    Lecture Lesson 1: What You Need to Know Before You Create a Character

    That make perfect sense, thank you. Could you clarify how that would apply to the romance genre? My heroine is pretty introverted. I'm struggling to picture her "larger than life", whether it's "in a way" or otherwise, LOL! Or, perhaps, I am assuming it has to do with personality. Does it have...