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by Sleeping Beauty
July 31st, 2013, 10:22 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Fairytales for Wilde Girls
Replies: 4
Views: 4321

Re: Fairytales for Wilde Girls

Hello all!~ I just thought I'd give a brief update on how Fairytales for Wilde Girls has been faring since its Australian release in early June! I've just sold the Russian rights to AST, which has been very exciting. The critical response has been overwhelmingly positive, and I've actually been aske...
by Sleeping Beauty
April 20th, 2013, 2:38 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Fairytales for Wilde Girls
Replies: 4
Views: 4321

Re: Fairytales for Wilde Girls

Thank you very much! <3
by Sleeping Beauty
April 18th, 2013, 10:49 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Fairytales for Wilde Girls
Replies: 4
Views: 4321

Fairytales for Wilde Girls

Hello Bransforumers! :D My debut novel, Fairytales for WIlde Girls , will be released by Random House Australia on the 1st of June!! Here's my cover, which I love love love : http://25.media.tumblr.com/ebc407de2bc478af7e0f2de7160e65f9/tumblr_mlccaahfYO1rng3hko1_500.jpg It's a pulpy little slice of Y...
by Sleeping Beauty
February 23rd, 2013, 7:39 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: What's wrong with it, please be critical
Replies: 7
Views: 3713

Re: What's wrong with it, please be critical

I actually strongly disagree with boatbuilder's appraisal, and I think this query's really good. The premise is solid, the threat to the characters immediate, and it's easy to try and imagine where the story might go. I'm actually wondering about your word count, since you don't mention it, and that...
by Sleeping Beauty
January 21st, 2013, 9:35 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Females Dominate in YA?
Replies: 4
Views: 2621

Re: Females Dominate in YA?

Shipple's got an example of a male/androgynous pseudonym in her signature! As to the questions posed, I'm not too sure. But remember when VS Naipaul said the ladies write 'feminine tosh'? Try this quiz and see if you can pick out the 'gender' of a paragraph! http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/quiz/2011...
by Sleeping Beauty
January 21st, 2013, 8:47 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Is this idea good & writing contest
Replies: 2
Views: 1676

Re: Is this idea good & writing contest

I'm just not experienced and I don't even know if I edited it right! My parents won't read it, I dont have money to pay an editor on account I dont have a job....... among other things. Any ideas? You've hit the nail on the head, so to speak. You don't really need to spend money to become a good wr...
by Sleeping Beauty
January 21st, 2013, 8:43 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: CLOCKWORK IN E MINOR (fantasy)
Replies: 5
Views: 1632

Re: CLOCKWORK IN E MINOR (fantasy)

I don't have a whole lot to add except for the fact that I think your book sounds excellent! I'm sure someone will snap you right up. :) The only real problem with this pitch is its lengthiness - I really like that the language you've employed seems like it will be reflected in the book, but sometim...
by Sleeping Beauty
January 21st, 2013, 8:30 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Oh, God, I think I'm going to do this...
Replies: 2
Views: 2050

Re: Oh, God, I think I'm going to do this...

Sierra! Long time no see! I'm sorry you've had such a rough time of it, but I'm glad you're writing again.And I remember that you're pretty much a consummate pro when it comes to polishing/editing/a.k.a the 'hard slog' bit of writing. I can't offer any advice for self-publishing, since I went the tr...
by Sleeping Beauty
August 13th, 2012, 10:49 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: MG/YA Urban Fantasy - no vampires/zombies/werewolves
Replies: 5
Views: 2708

Re: QUERY: MG/YA Urban Fantasy - no vampires/zombies/werewolves

I completely missed the genies! Okay, so. The antagonist spirits still seem to have aquatic themes, being associated with environmental issues, and since the siblings are underwater, I thought they were as well - I actually thought the were the 'deadly sea creatures'! I thought you were going for a ...
by Sleeping Beauty
August 13th, 2012, 7:42 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: MG/YA Urban Fantasy - no vampires/zombies/werewolves
Replies: 5
Views: 2708

Re: QUERY: MG/YA Urban Fantasy - no vampires/zombies/werewolves

Very pretty writing and beautiful names. This query's pretty much there, if a little dense. I only have minor quibbles, really - I wouldn't reference genies in the first line if that's not really here nor there. Saying it's 'no vampires/zombies/werewolves' when it's about mermaids sounds somewhat co...
by Sleeping Beauty
July 25th, 2012, 6:24 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Moments of Writing Genius
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: Moments of Writing Genius

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Perfect writing, beautiful lilting voice, and a precursor that draws you in while simultaneously summarising the entire story. Similiar to the Star Trek monologue, if only in a roundabout way.
by Sleeping Beauty
July 4th, 2012, 12:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Characters with accents
Replies: 22
Views: 2988

Re: Characters with accents

I think Hagrid is the absolute best example of the 'written accent' trope. "Harry - yer a wizard." That's the quote from the book (the more famous version, reversed, is from the film). And everybody knows what Hagrid sounds like. It's gruff, but it's still English. But oh my gosh, Joseph the Yorkshi...
by Sleeping Beauty
June 28th, 2012, 8:54 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: PRINCESS OF SWANS -- YA Fantasy
Replies: 12
Views: 2846

Re: PRINCESS OF SWANS -- YA Fantasy

Better! I'm going to disagree with writersink here (sorry!!), because I miss the suggestion of Feyana's scarred face. It may not add to the 'story', per se, but it's evocative. I can name very few novels which feature disfigured main characters. It also serves the purpose of making the king seem les...
by Sleeping Beauty
June 27th, 2012, 5:18 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: PRINCESS OF SWANS -- YA Fantasy
Replies: 12
Views: 2846

Re: PRINCESS OF SWANS -- YA Fantasy

Excellent! I love the idea. Princess on a dangerous journey to marry her enemy and end a war. Perhaps indicate that the 'enemy' is an actual neighbouring country (which I assumed) because it's never actually stated for sure. Personally, I'd drop the allies, in favour of mentioning how Feyana feels a...
by Sleeping Beauty
June 18th, 2012, 9:15 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Looking for Literary Agent for Coloring Book
Replies: 2
Views: 3202

Re: Looking for Literary Agent for Coloring Book

I wouldn't classify a colouring book as a children's book, unfortunately. I think you're much better off going straight to publishers. You say it's relevant to what is taught in current classrooms, and that Scholastic has similar projects - is there a specific imprint or vehicle at Scholastic or edu...