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Location: NH, north of Boston
Gender: Female
Born: In upstate NY
Interests: Writing of course, boating, traveling, spending time with family, and improving my gardening skills!
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Joined: March 2013
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Npenny: I make it a point to read a piece or more from everyone who has reviewed my work! I don't just grab for the highest points or dollars. FanStory should be about give and take. Give advice, and get advice, we work together to become better. Please review my work as I review yours. This shouldn't be a popularity contest, or one that allows only the highest bidders to be reviewed. Within the FanStory doors we all have something wonderful to share. Review the two centers, the last pages, those who reviewed you. There could be a hidden gem in the masses.
May 6, 2013 at 7:44AM
    Debra White: Totally agree, well said :D
    May 6, 2013 at 11:26AM
    redrider6612: While reciprocity is nice, I don't think it is reasonable to expect it. Some people may not have time or your writing genre may not be to their taste.
    May 6, 2013 at 12:23PM
    nor84: Someone did that for me after "meeting" me in the forums. He dug back in my portfolio and reviewed a 2 cents piece that was so old I didn't remember it. It went "Recognized" and I appreciate his doing it.
    May 6, 2013 at 1:51PM
    Selina Stambi: I agree with you too - and just reviewed one of yours. Thanks for the lovely review you gave me. So very nice to meet you, Npenny!
    May 7, 2013 at 7:29PM
    Npenny: Thanks to all for your comments! Like I said, there can be hidden gems out there. Glad your two cents went to recognized nor84. A
    May 8, 2013 at 4:22PM

Npenny: NH Writers Project's 2013 Writers Day

Learned a lot, wonderful speakers. Keynote speaker Andre Dubus III, author of The Cage Keeper and House of Sand and Fog. Dynamic speaker who encourages to "let the story find you" .

The pitch was an experience, to say the least. Nerve wracking, but ended up with some good advice. I gave away too much plot, and should have focused more on the emotions my readers might connect with. Back to the drawing board! I encourage you to share your experiences if you have ever delivered a pitch, whether good or not so good.
April 7, 2013 at 8:54AM

Npenny: I will be making my first pitch this Saturday, April 6 at the NH Writers Conference, of my completed mystery novel, Origin Unsubstantiated. Any advice on making a winning pitch?
March 31, 2013 at 10:48PM


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