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by SteveShakespeare
April 26th, 2010, 7:27 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Lines from Novels
Replies: 30
Views: 6752

Re: Favorite Lines from Novels

“When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good.”
-- Atlas Shrugged
by SteveShakespeare
April 26th, 2010, 7:14 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Fantasy Query: UNDER A DEAD MOON
Replies: 6
Views: 1692

Re: Fantasy Query: UNDER A DEAD MOON

Young noblewoman Fierine Cheraville Calloun dreads following her father’s path to master the arcane—a path fraught with forbidden magic, dangerous alliances, and magical enforcers , ; a path that ultimately got him killed. But the rioting workers and protesting peasantry threaten her comfortable li...
by SteveShakespeare
March 11th, 2010, 3:36 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: Playing God
Replies: 8
Views: 2239

Re: QUERY: Playing God

Thank you all for the great advice, it was very helpful to have a few fresh sets of eyes to look over the letter. The consensus was that the first sentence was good, the rest of the paragraph needed some work and the second paragraph while having a few too long sentences was pretty effective. So wit...
by SteveShakespeare
March 10th, 2010, 6:12 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Speculative Fiction Query REVISED 3/14/10
Replies: 11
Views: 2353

Re: Speculative Fiction Query

When a new technology reveals that a ten-year-old girl is the reincarnation of America's deadliest homegrown terrorist, her foster father must fight to protect her from those who want retribution for the crimes she committed in her past life. From Under The Wheel , my 98,000-word novel, explores wh...
by SteveShakespeare
March 7th, 2010, 2:34 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: Playing God
Replies: 8
Views: 2239

QUERY: Playing God

I’ve gone through a few very different drafts for my query letter, and because of the archetypal nature of the story (elite agent discovers something horrible about his government and rebels) I’ve come to realize the importance of focusing on the details which make it different. This is my latest at...
by SteveShakespeare
March 5th, 2010, 4:17 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: Black Hole Son (2nd draft)
Replies: 8
Views: 2113

Re: QUERY: Black Hole Son (2nd draft)

I am querying because of {REASON}. I think Black Hole Son would be a good match for your interests. Remy wakes up on a park bench. He has no memory and no idea who he is or how he got there (first part isn't needed because it's implied by the second part) , but he has some pills, some money, and a ...
by SteveShakespeare
March 5th, 2010, 2:34 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 187660

Re: What are you reading now?

Kingdom of Fear by Hunter S. Thompson