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by FK7
January 24th, 2011, 3:28 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 341555

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

A quick rundown on the simplest and cheapest way for writers to get their own professional web nest with .com address and all that jazz!
http://blog.franciscossette.com/2011/01 ... -nest.html
by FK7
July 23rd, 2010, 9:27 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Fess up...who's a gamer?
Replies: 38
Views: 9543

Re: Fess up...who's a gamer?

Sadly, I am an addicted gamer. Mostly PC. I don't enjoy consoles much even though I own a Wii and PS3, but I've played some good games on them. I enjoy RPG, RTS, MMO and shooters the most, in that order. My first RTS was Age of Empires (which I played competitively in my teenage hood... I was a terr...
by FK7
July 17th, 2010, 10:37 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: TRINITY, an urban fantasy query
Replies: 30
Views: 5437

Re: TRINITY, an urban fantasy query

Yes, they're synonym. I suppose the Holy Grail is the US is representative of something that is perfect but unattainable?

Thanks for the kind words! :)
by FK7
July 17th, 2010, 9:09 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: TRINITY, an urban fantasy query
Replies: 30
Views: 5437

Re: TRINITY, an urban fantasy query

Hello Susan! Thanks so much for sharing your story, I find it very inspirational and I love to hear those success stories too! :) In Canada we often refer to things that are "la crème de la crème", ie the best of as "the holy grail of 'whatever'". Quill's suggestion of using Roll's-Royce instead wou...
by FK7
July 16th, 2010, 6:10 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: TRINITY, an urban fantasy query
Replies: 30
Views: 5437

Re: TRINITY, an urban fantasy query

I didn't, I made my own list. QueryTracker helped a lot.
by FK7
July 15th, 2010, 5:53 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: TRINITY, an urban fantasy query
Replies: 30
Views: 5437

Re: TRINITY, an urban fantasy query

I want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart! I sent nine queries over two days and received 1 rejection and 3 requests for a partial so far! I'm quite sure my new query would have been a lot less strong without your feedback, so thank you 1000 times! If I land an agent I'll throw a contest ...
by FK7
July 15th, 2010, 1:58 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query Help via Twitter
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Query Help via Twitter

QueryChat is great! Yesterday was a super session with plenty of #pubtips and #querychat awesomeness!
by FK7
July 14th, 2010, 11:56 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bengal kitten pictures!
Replies: 13
Views: 5073

Re: Bengal kitten pictures!

Now I want to touch them. Good luck with that! My brother came over to look at the cute kittens... Maya loves my brother. The second he came close to her and the babies she almost DEFACED him. I had never seen such killer instincts in a small animal in my life. Maya usually stays with them 24/7, un...
by FK7
July 14th, 2010, 10:21 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 194623

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan! I was wondering what your thoughts were on re-sending a query after it's been rejected. I know you've blogged about this and the reason I am asking is because I read something on Kristin Nelson's blog that made me wonder... The post is here, but I've included the relevant section below: h...
by FK7
July 14th, 2010, 2:03 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bengal kitten pictures!
Replies: 13
Views: 5073

Re: Bengal kitten pictures!

I had the idea to document their growth from birth to kitten stage. I won't be posting every day (promised) but some of these are too cute not to share. http://www.franciscossette.com/img/Maya/7-14-2010/IMGP3909.jpg http://www.franciscossette.com/img/Maya/7-14-2010/IMGP3910.jpg http://www.franciscos...
by FK7
July 13th, 2010, 11:42 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: A life in Death - YA Fantasy *New Version, Page 4*
Replies: 41
Views: 6067

Re: A life in Death - YA Fantasy *New Version*

I've heard of Banshees and last I remembered they were some kind of Amazonians... but I'm really unsure!
by FK7
July 13th, 2010, 11:41 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: MEETING OF THE WATERS -- 5 rejections means revision time!
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: MEETING OF THE WATERS -- 5 rejections means revision time!

What you have detected is ultimately one of the flaws of the novel that I'm trying to work out. The ending's complicated. So it's 2016. The Olympics are about to start in Rio, and Jaime goes to Brazil to find his ex-girlfriend Afi, who programmed for the game that he and Alessandra play: pirates vs...
by FK7
July 13th, 2010, 10:12 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: TRINITY, an urban fantasy query
Replies: 30
Views: 5437

Re: TRINITY, an urban fantasy query

I agree that the tone seems to take a hard left turn halfway through the query. It's hard to go from quirky cappuccinos to potential genocide without some cognitive dissonance. Also, this isn't fair, but I'm personally biased against cat people. Maybe it was too much anime as a teenager, or Avatar,...
by FK7
July 13th, 2010, 10:01 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: TRINITY, an urban fantasy query
Replies: 30
Views: 5437

Re: TRINITY, an urban fantasy query

No, they're very much there (in fact their collapse is the center element of the main plot arc) but it worked against me in the query. Too many agents jumped to the conclusion that my novel would be about the stupid 2012 prophecies (the agent who requested the partial did say he thought this is what...
by FK7
July 13th, 2010, 9:02 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: A life in Death - YA Fantasy *New Version, Page 4*
Replies: 41
Views: 6067

Re: A life in Death - YA Fantasy

Hello Heather! Thanks for sharing your query! Here's my take on it. Dear … Magical creatures known as deathlings inhabit the earth; and humans, fearful of their powers and their close link with Death are left with one option for a normal life: eradicate them. It doesn’t matter that deathlings were h...