Deep POV: Confessions of a Christian Writer

The ramblings of an emergent-realistic-edgy-working-for-God-and-the-pay-isn’t-that-great-sometimes-confused-christian-fiction writer (uh, that would be me).

Friday, January 13, 2006

What's your perfect major?

As I am finally recovered from a nasty case of the flu, I find I have the energy to once more play. Here's one of those silly quizes, which I'm sure you'll want to take as well! The outcome was no surprise to me.

English

92%

Linguistics

83%

Journalism

83%

Philosophy

75%

Sociology

58%

Theater

58%

Art

50%

Psychology

50%

Dance

33%

Anthropology

33%

Engineering

33%

Mathematics

17%

Chemistry

8%

Biology

0%

What is your Perfect Major? (PLEASE RATE ME!!<3)
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Is your title a winner?

There's a cool test on Lulu.com here. It'll analyze your novel's title and tell you what the chances are that the title will be a winning one. So far, of the three novel titles I've analyzed, my latest novel, still being written, has scored highest with a 63.2% chance of being a best-selling title! Which is just fine by me. :-)

Try yours!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Rejected by the Publishers

Rejected by the Publishers - New York Times:
"Submitted to 20 publishers and agents, the typed manuscripts of the opening chapters of two books were assumed to be the work of aspiring novelists. Of 21 replies, all but one were rejections. Sent by The Sunday Times of London, the manuscripts were the opening chapters of novels that won Booker Prizes in the 1970's. One was 'Holiday,' by Stanley Middleton; the other was 'In a Free State,' by Sir V. S. Naipaul, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature. Mr. Middleton said he wasn't surprised. 'People don't seem to know what a good novel is nowadays,' he said. Mr. Naipaul said: 'To see something is well written and appetizingly written takes a lot of talent, and there is not a great deal of that around. With all the other forms of entertainment today, there are very few people around who would understand what a good paragraph is.'"