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by Arik
June 19th, 2010, 3:44 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 213
Views: 119635

Re: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog

Dear Mr. Bransford, Noah Ryan thinks he would do anything to find his missing parents, but an encounter with his future self changes everything. Four years after his parents vanished in a mysterious flash of light, Noah Ryan is a bitter, fourteen-year-old outsider obsessed with finding his family. B...
by Arik
May 8th, 2010, 11:42 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?
Replies: 48
Views: 11559

Re: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?

It took me almost 5 years to complete the first draft (most of my free time when I wasn't trying to teach English to 8th graders or take care of my little daughters). The first draft was almost 200,000 words. I spent a year revising, mostly cutting with a big machete, and got it down to 140,000. The...