Showing posts from November, 2006
As promised, here is Seton Hill writer Kim Howe's responses to my Questions about Characters. To participate in an ongoing discussion about women in the military, you can visit one of my previous LJ entries. Interview with Kim Howe HEIDI: Out of all the works you've written, who is your favorite character and why? KIM: In RED DIAMOND, Kinshasa Omari, an eleven-year-old African boy, plays a pivotal role. When his parents are murdered by a Warlord, he is drugged and manipulated into becoming a boy soldier. Yet, he maintains a moral stance and never gives up hope for a better life. Having just traveled to Kenya, I was inspired by the resilience and warmth of the people there. I hope I capture that essence in Kinshasa. HEIDI: Out of all the works you've read, which character do you wish you could have created? KIM: Hannibal Lectur. Brilliantly drawn villains are the most interesting characters. Thomas Harris used just a few details to make his cannibal serial

Greetings: New SHU Mentors

Greetings A warm welcome to our new Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction mentors: Tim Waggoner Anne Harris Scott A. Johnson X-posted to ambasadora , setonhillwpf , MySpace , Heidi Ruby Miller , WPF Writers Tim Waggoner , Anne Harris , Scott A. Johnson , Seton Hill University , Writing Popular Fiction , mentors

SUBMISSIONS: Post or E-mail Submissions

SUBMISSIONS Looking at my submission record today, I realized that out of 82 total submissions this year, I only had 20 post submissions . I think I know why I seem to prefer e-mail: #1: It's easier. (no printing and stuffing) #2: It's cheaper. (no postage) #3: It's less cluttering. (pop the sent e-mail into a yahoo folder instead of keeping a real folder of papers) #4: It's immediate. (find a market from Ralan or Duotrope, open a new window, send off an e-mail to the market right then and there) I wonder if I'm unconsciously limiting myself by heading first for the markets which accept e-mail submissions. Truth is, I save the ones who only deal through the post for last. Anyone else run into this phenomena?