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This is the page to ask your questions and make your comments about any author, even those not yet listed here. The Divining Wand will do its best to discover whatever you wish to know.

7 Comments to “Q & A”


  1. I have the beginnings of a fabulous nonfiction book but I don’t have the time to finish writing it because I need to work- what I really need is to stop working and finish writing it. I am an educator of 12 years and am confused as to what to do. Do I risk my job and take time off?? What do you recommend?? I received some pretty good feedback from a “so called” publisher but there was no offer of money involved and it didn’t really go anywhere. Do you have any recommendations?

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  2. I am in the middle of a novel in progress, which I put away for 12 months, and which I have dusted off and begun work on. My goal is to finish it by the end of this year (Dec. 2010).

    My question: Would it be useful to hire a professional editor to provide editorial advice on my novel once it’s finished and before I begin to query agents?

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  3. Larramie, in yesterday’s interview with Shana Mahaffey, I was very intrigued by this line:

    “Shana lives in San Francisco, California, in part of an Edwardian compound that she shares with an informal cooperative of family, friends, and five cats.”

    What, pray tell, is an ‘Edwardian (cooperative) compound’ ???

    Thanks!

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  4. Perhaps we should simply call this section, “Suzanne’s Q&A”….

    But back to me, today I was reading Keetha’s monthly report on the books she’s recently read and she mentioned that she’s been reading books about writing. Since I’ve recently begun doing the same, I wondered, what do your authors read in the way of writing books? Do they have favorites they refer to again and again? Do they read the classics like, Bird by Bird, or Writing Down the Bones, or do they favor books on craft like, Save the Cat?

    Reading (and writing) minds want to know!

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  5. Here’s another question for your authors: What is the word count of most of their novels?

    I know that we here all sorts of estimates of what a novel should be, 70,000 to 100,000 words. But what is the actual count for the novels featured here, and do your authors think about word count as they’re writing?

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  6. I spent massive amutons of time in the library as a child. For growing up in such a small town we had a really great library. I remember going to the children’s programs when I was little. As I got I older I would pick my own books out and curl up in the corner for the afternoon. Then the library became a place to do homework when I was in middle and high school. Today as an adult, I work in a library. Interesting to see how things have come full circle, and what an incredible difference libraries have made in my life.

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  7. Every weekend i used to visit this website, because i wish for enjoyment, as this this site conations really fastidious funny information too.

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