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John Blumenthal commented on Harp's blog post The Superhero Among Us
"Matt's a great guy and certainly deserved to have had a role in "The Avengers," though I'm unsure about how he would look in a cape."
Dec 30, 2012
doloresflores_d commented on John Blumenthal's blog post How to Write a Best-selling Novel
"Dead Souls....this somehow reminds me of a Seattle bookseller who so deeply shamed me at 22 for misprounouncing the name of the Russian writer I thought I might like (Gogol!!!) that just I wanted to scream, "DANIELLE STEELE! DANIELLE STEELE!…"
Nov 9, 2012
Harp commented on John Blumenthal's blog post How to Write a Best-selling Novel
"Do not be surprised if a new member shows up named "Constance Delight."    Hmmmmmmm. I enjoyed this post John.   Both entertaining and a scathing commentary on my book shelves.   "
Nov 6, 2012
Din Mutha commented on John Blumenthal's blog post How to Write a Best-selling Novel
"A 26 point-font vampire porn-mystery in outer space with limited tears and a floral heroine. Got it. And here I thought writing novels was getting gauche. Thank you for correcting my preconceived notions.  Well done!"
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"Good news.  I'm a very fast typer and I try not to think too much."
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"It all looks like <i>briliant<i/> advice!!!!!!! Surefire way to the top!!!!!!!! Read it from beginning to end!!!!!!--X. Stacy Cummings Great read, John. A pleasure (not *that* kind) to read you again! You're right about thinking…"
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John Blumenthal is the author of "What's Wrong with Dorfman?" and "Millard Fillmore, Mon Amour", both published by St. Martin's Press, and the new novel "Three and a Half Virgins." He has also written for television and is the co-author of the movies "Blue Streak" and "Short Time". He currently contributes to The Huffington Post.
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How to Write a Best-selling Novel

Posted on November 4, 2012 at 12:04pm 7 Comments

Many people write novels to express their most profound emotions, to tell a captivating story that has some deep meaning, to create characters that come alive, to enrich the lives of their readers.

Unfortunately, these are the worst reasons to write a novel, unless you're only interested in selling your book to immediate family members, your closest friends and six random people who bought it by mistake and lost the receipt.

But if you want to make real money…

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At 10:17am on November 4, 2012, Robert McClanahan said…

Thanks John

I could use a friend.

At 3:57pm on November 3, 2012, Kenneth Sibbett said…

Thanks John. You can be my First Mate if you are physically able. If not, just kick back and drink Mai Tai's with me while we're at sea.

At 1:26pm on November 3, 2012, robert landbeck said…

John

Thanks for the note. I originally joined in order to reply to a comment which popped up in one of my searches, but exploring the site a little more, decided against doing so. It might have put too many noses out of joint. So for the moment, 'I am reviewing the situation' of  what my contribution might be?

cheers.

At 9:51am on August 1, 2012, Janitor said…

Welcome here!

If you need help on how to use the site or set up your page,
there are some tips on the Site News page, or you can click the
ADMIN
link in your top menu bar and ask a question; or just wander around and enjoy!

 
 
 

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