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Online Q&A with Nancy Turner

Author of These is My Words

During the celebration of OneBookAZ 2008, Nancy Turner answered your questions and gave writing tips. This is an archive of Nancy Turner's Q&A from April 2008.Read more about Nancy Turner.

Q:
Writing Topic 1 - Develop a distinct voice
Posted on 2008-3-31 at 3:50 PM by nancyeturner
Comments: 6
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-1 at 5:26 PM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    Welcome to my One Book Arizona corner of the library
    Posted on 2008-3-31 at 3:19 PM by nancyeturner
    Comments: 0
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    Q:
    Writing Topic #8 - Details
    Posted on 2008-4-28 at 7:45 AM by nancyeturner
    Comments: 0
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-28 at 7:49 AM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    Writing Topic #7 - Who is your audience?
    Posted on 2008-4-26 at 8:13 AM by nancyeturner
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-26 at 8:21 AM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    Approximately where on modern Tucson maps would Sarah's ranch be?
    Posted on 2008-4-25 at 6:15 AM by nancyeturner
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-25 at 6:16 AM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    Is it important for a writer to belong to writer societies? Does it make a difference in query letters sent to agents? Or does it just depend on the genre?
    Posted on 2008-4-25 at 6:13 AM by nancyeturner
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-25 at 6:15 AM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    If you were to recommend one class beginning novelists in Tucson should take, what would it be?
    Posted on 2008-4-23 at 5:50 PM by nancyeturner
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-23 at 5:50 PM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    Writing Topic 6 - Be your own editor
    Posted on 2008-4-21 at 7:20 AM by nancyeturner
    Comments: 1
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-21 at 7:55 AM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    Are you planning any more writing workshops in Tucson now, Nancy? I loved all three of your Sarah books. I am a Tucson history buff (and native) who used to read diaries etc. in a job at the Az Historical Society as a college student...
    Posted on 2008-4-20 at 7:49 AM by nancyeturner
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-20 at 7:50 AM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    Writing Topic 5 - Agent Hunting
    Posted on 2008-4-17 at 8:52 AM by nancyeturner
    Comments: 4
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-21 at 7:26 AM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    On your website - in the four-generation photo, the Great-Great Grandmother is named “Reed.” I thought she died of cholera :-) What is the real life story of Sarah’s husband(s)?
    Posted on 2008-4-17 at 8:09 AM by nancyeturner
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-17 at 8:11 AM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    Does it matter what software you write your story in, e.g., Word or PageMaker? I ask because it sounds like you usually submit a manuscript in hard copy rather than on a CD?
    Posted on 2008-4-14 at 9:33 PM by nancyeturner
    Comments: 1
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-15 at 5:22 AM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    Writing Topic 4 Tension - Pt 2 Arcs
    Posted on 2008-4-13 at 8:32 PM by nancyeturner
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-15 at 5:27 AM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    Why did you switch from a MAC to a PC? (I'm thinking of doing just the opposite)
    Posted on 2008-4-13 at 2:38 PM by nancyeturner
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    Q:
    How long did it take to research before you starting to write about Sarah...did you research and write on the story at the same time? Or did you finishing researching and then start writing?
    Posted on 2008-4-13 at 2:25 PM by nancyeturner
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-13 at 2:32 PM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    I have heard rumors that there might be a movie deal in the works. Is that true, and if so, what actors would you like to use in the movie?
    Posted on 2008-4-9 at 9:35 PM by nancyeturner
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    Q:
    Writing Topic 3 - Tension pt 1-Beginnings
    Posted on 2008-4-9 at 8:31 AM by nancyeturner
    Comments: 2
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    Q:
    Sometimes when writing, I start off with a great idea and strong characters, but can lose sight of the plot. Can you help with some tips?
    Posted on 2008-4-9 at 3:53 PM by nancyeturner
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    Q:
    Nancy my daughter is a sophomore in high school and is considering writing as a career. How do you suggest she go about reaching this goal?
    Posted on 2008-4-8 at 12:50 PM by nancyeturner
    Comments: 0
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    Q:
    Writing Topic 2 - Dialog that works
    Posted on 2008-4-6 at 12:02 PM by nancyeturner
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-8 at 4:42 PM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    The reason your name and question look different
    Posted on 2008-4-6 at 6:30 PM by nancyeturner
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    Q:
    What makes a story draw a reader in...
    Posted on 2008-4-6 at 1:44 PM by nancyeturner
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    Q:
    Will there be more books about Sarah?
    Posted on 2008-4-6 at 1:36 PM by nancyeturner
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    Q:
    Hey Nancy, nicee to see you again. We used to be at the U together; remember pottery class? Congratulations on all of your awards!
    Posted on 2008-4-6 at 1:35 PM by nancyeturner
    Comments: 1
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  • Last Edit on 2008-4-6 at 1:49 PM by nancyeturner
  • Q:
    My writing routine?
    Posted on 2008-4-6 at 1:34 PM by nancyeturner
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    Q:
    My address?
    Posted on 2008-4-6 at 1:32 PM by nancyeturner
    Comments: 0
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    Q:
    Where did you get the idea for the book, and why Arizona?
    Posted on 2008-4-6 at 1:31 PM by nancyeturner
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