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by A.M.Kuska
April 27th, 2010, 12:31 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Kick-Thyself Moments
Replies: 19
Views: 6932

Re: Kick-Thyself Moments

That's hilarious. ^^
by A.M.Kuska
April 26th, 2010, 9:12 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write a query before you're done with the book?
Replies: 25
Views: 7204

Re: Write a query before you're done with the book?

We must have posted at the same time Quill, but you said it better than me.
by A.M.Kuska
April 26th, 2010, 9:12 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Lines from Novels
Replies: 30
Views: 5719

Re: Favorite Lines from Novels

Atlas Shrugged sounds like a good book.
by A.M.Kuska
April 26th, 2010, 9:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write a query before you're done with the book?
Replies: 25
Views: 7204

Re: Write a query before you're done with the book?

It isn't in your best interest to query with an incomplete or unpolished manuscript. First off, you don't need their services until the book is complete. That's like going to the ER when you're perfectly healthy or entering in the kentucky derby without a horse. If you send them a rough draft, the a...
by A.M.Kuska
April 26th, 2010, 6:39 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Kick-Thyself Moments
Replies: 19
Views: 6932

Re: Kick-Thyself Moments

Oh I've done worse. ^^ I actually sent an apology card to an editor for a spectacular short story blunder. Happily she loved it and the relationship was nicely smoothed over. It was very embarassing.
by A.M.Kuska
April 26th, 2010, 6:37 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Fantasy Query: UNDER A DEAD MOON
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: Fantasy Query: UNDER A DEAD MOON

I don't think this query needs much work at all. I have trouble pronouncing your characters first name, and I had to look up "arcane" to be sure I understood your query. This is what the dictionary said: known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric: She knew a lot about san...
by A.M.Kuska
April 26th, 2010, 6:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When Should You Feel Comfortable Calling Yourself a WRITER?
Replies: 20
Views: 7202

Re: When Should You Feel Comfortable Calling Yourself a WRITER?

I have always called myself a writer, even before I had my short stories published. Now instead of dealing with people asking me what I have published, I have to deal with a condecending smile. "Short Stories. Of course. You have to start out easy."

Blah. >.<
by A.M.Kuska
April 26th, 2010, 6:16 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Congratulations - 101 Best Websites for Writers
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: Congratulations - 101 Best Websites for Writers

Congratulations!
by A.M.Kuska
April 25th, 2010, 2:02 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: New Approach -- Prologue Critique Please -- YA Fiction
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: Prologue Critique Please -- YA Fiction

I meant to respond to this the first time I read it, but always seemed to run out of time. I'm glad I waited. This newest revision is greatly improved. PROLOGUE A cauldron of blue light churned in the valley sky, casting a watery reflection over the surrounding mountains and a deep shadow over the v...
by A.M.Kuska
April 25th, 2010, 1:29 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Life of a Suburban Unicorn - Ch1
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: Life of a Suburban Unicorn - Ch1

Wow, thank you Hillary, Emily and Ocelott for responding!

I've changed the redundancy already. -.- I hate it when I repeat myself. How embarassing!
by A.M.Kuska
April 25th, 2010, 1:20 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 192327

Re: The Introduction Thread

Nice to meet you, Josh. :) Hope you like it here.
by A.M.Kuska
April 23rd, 2010, 10:07 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Fine-Tuning Your Novel
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Fine-Tuning Your Novel

I recently finished the latest draft of my novel, Life of a Suburban Unicorn. I'm proud to say that it has reached the fine-tuning stage, where instead of adding/removing chapters I am just making small changes here or there. Maybe. If you could call it that. I print out a chapter that does not yet ...
by A.M.Kuska
April 21st, 2010, 6:26 pm
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Plot Outline- Untitled
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: Plot Outline- Untitled

(deep breath) I am submitting my plot outline for my untitled WIP- It is written in 3 parts- Present, Ancient Greece, Present I am about 3/4 done and wanted to know if I am leaving anything out of the plot. Please let me know if I should add another twist/ turn or if I need to beef it up more. Than...
by A.M.Kuska
April 21st, 2010, 5:37 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Starting to Query
Replies: 17
Views: 2972

Re: Starting to Query

Life of a Suburban Unicorn is my first novel, but with short stories I always had two stories in the works at the same time. That way if the first one was getting rejected, I still had that second one ready to go. Spreading the rejections around a little helped some.
by A.M.Kuska
April 21st, 2010, 11:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are your pet peeves about your own writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 4847

Re: What are your pet peeves about your own writing?

My biggest problem that I am aware of is that I have trouble stretching out tension/suspense. I resolve things a bit too easily. And, when I look at how I can stretch these things, I end up not liking the solutions because they seem contrived. Oh yeah, I have this problem too! I guess its just some...