Archive for August, 2007

Who do you read?

Posted: 31st August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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So, who makes your “must buy” list? Who makes your “will probably buy list”?  Why? What book(s) put them there? What genre or genres do they write? Is this something your normally read? Talk!

Oh dear…

Posted: 30th August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Someone should have warned me when i became an agent that authors blog the most when ready to kick their characters asses. On the other hand, it became self evident pretty quickly. Maybe this is the secret handshake? Anywho, right now it appears to be  davefreer ‘sturn… go watch.

The Monkey Speaks!

Posted: 25th August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The always entertaining Dave Freer  davefreer has updated his LJ twice in the last couple days after a hiatus. http://davefreer.livejournal.com/38925.html Go read.

Return of the Open Thread! & Software Question

Posted: 24th August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Hello, First the software question: I need some graphics creation software. I know nothing about this. It needs to be suitable for cover art creation, web comics and other similar things. I also need to know what platforms its available for. As for the Open Thread… Got a question? Know interesting LiveJournals or LJ feeds […]

Favor please

Posted: 22nd August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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If anyone knows Lee Lightner /Harry Heckel please have him email the folks at Ravencon (www.ravencon.org) please. I’ll also be at Ravencon in the spring. Cheers,

What it says

Posted: 22nd August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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When you submit to someone, be it an editor, or an agent please remember that this is the first thing they see of what it is like to work with you. Even if they know you personally, have enjoyed talking to you at a convention, or are the parent of their child’s best friend, none […]

I Luff writers: Blind Item

Posted: 18th August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

So I’ve gone over “Novel In Question” and fixed everything specific you’d pointed out. Still thinking about the couple of general comments you made, and reading through to fix other things, but I’ve noticed one glaring issue with the story that I’m going to take this weekend to fix. The… young and impressionable person who […]

why i picked her up….

Posted: 18th August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

… other than sending me a tighter, cleaner MS than about 80%+ of the published stuff i’ve seen. http://canarynoir.livejournal.com/156604.html?#cutid1

Pi-Con!!

Posted: 12th August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The very short report is that i had fun, and now I’m incredibly tired. Onward to the long report. Friday I arrived in what was a slightly larger town than I expected. They even had Dunkin Donuts, so civilization was not abandoned. The hotel, like many was revealed to be inspired by Escher as among […]

Pi-Con!

Posted: 11th August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Heyla, Its amazing since last night I’ve been on five panels and they still haven’t thrown me out! Voltaire is a very interesting speaker, although I did miss his concert. Catie Murphy gave a fantastic interview, and several fun panels. Sara Harvey is being herself! More later.

MM – An interim result

Posted: 9th August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Last week Jenna Waterford and the OnyxHawke Agency entered into an agreement for representation. Today her novel “SanClare Black” begins its journey to the bookstores and your hands with its first submission to a publisher. Jenna joins a growing cast of writers that you will soon be fans of.

please note

Posted: 8th August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

I’ve seen the “Blog Against Racism” bit floating around. I will not be blogging about it. This is not a politics blog. On the whole I’m about as fond of racists as most former Publish America writers are of them.

Pi-Con Schedule

Posted: 7th August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Friday: 5pm GoH Interview: Wherein I interview C.E. Murphy 6pm How to Write Pages 1-5 Kabongo(M), DeCandido, Osborne Saturday 10am Shamanistic Druids Kane, Kabongo, Murphy, Mach 11am Myth and Folklore in Fantasy Laity, Harvey(M), Kabongo 3pm Flirting Harvey, Kabongo, Ferrett, Mach, Snyder 4pm Pitch 10 minutes to an Agent Kabongo 5pm Cliches That Need Banning […]

Open thread

Posted: 6th August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Two parts: One; While i know several of you from elsewhere on the Web, I’m not familiar with all of you. If you’d like please introduce yourself and tell me why you read my LJ. Real names not required. Two: Anyone got a question for me? Some questions might not be answered, others might not […]

Things to do by www.pi-con.org

Posted: 6th August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

Read MS by a certain published author clean out car get oil change read the latest C.E. Murphy read Sarah Harvey’s first novel pack buy new sneakers buy new shoes get through one other slush item Remember to put everything I pack into my car Put together interview for GOH at Pi-Con Get to Pi-Con […]

A Writers Checklist

Posted: 4th August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

A Writers Checklist:   If I find myself writing a Mary Sue I will kill them messily, painfully, and stupidly in the next chapter, because they deserve it.   I will not have ‘sub threads’ in book twelve that are longer than book one.   There will be a really good reason why my main […]

another blind item

Posted: 3rd August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I received and email titled “Smutty Fantasy” from a writer I know… here’s the body: Mike, this is the first 9K. When you have the time, can you give me a “don’t waste time polishing this, even _terrific_ sex scenes couldn’t lift this from infantile banality” if that is what it needs?

Perspective, a blind item

Posted: 3rd August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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While talking to a writer I know recently about a novel that had been written years ago and not looked at since, they had the following to say about their work of yore: The person who wrote “Novel X” – and i am not sure i know “them” was ignorant about POV, and inclined to […]