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by julieack
October 4th, 2010, 8:31 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - Amor for Love - Women's Fiction
Replies: 9
Views: 2435

Re: Query - Amor for Love - Women's Fiction

Thank you thank you thank you for making these thoughtful comments. I appreciate it so much. Hooray for writers helping writers! I will think over all the comments and see what I can change. And thank you for the thoughts on the final paragraph. Originally, it was much shorter, but after another wri...
by julieack
October 1st, 2010, 2:01 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - Amor for Love - Women's Fiction
Replies: 9
Views: 2435

Query - Amor for Love - Women's Fiction

Hello fellow writers, I would greatly appreciate any feedback you may have on my query. I'm particularly curious if anything is confusing/unclear. Since I know the story so well, it's hard to know if I'm leaving out major important pieces of information. Grammatical advice is also welcome. This is f...
by julieack
June 2nd, 2010, 3:17 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Want to exchange first chapters?
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

Want to exchange first chapters?

My novel is women's fiction, the first chapter is about 15 pages, and I could use some new eyeballs on it. If you're interested, I'd be happy to read your first chapter too. Thanks!
by julieack
June 2nd, 2010, 3:00 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Hang A Shining Star- contemporary women's fiction
Replies: 17
Views: 2832

Re: Hang A Shining Star- contemporary women's fiction

Dear Writer Askew, After reading this, I still have some questions about the essence of your story. Have you read Nathan's post about the one-sentence pitch? If not, I really recommend it--it greatly helped me as I drafted my query (which I hope to post here soon.) I love the new doll melting in the...
by julieack
May 26th, 2010, 3:46 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: SF Query: THE ARTIFACT COMPETITION
Replies: 45
Views: 7527

Re: SF Query: THE ARTIFACT COMPETITION

I did not read all the previous versions, but here's my perspective, for what it's worth (a fresh eye if nothing else.) I'm just working on my first query letter now, so I'm no expert. Dear Agent, Jav Holson is one of the Viscain Empire's elite, super-powered soldiers. But the Ritual Mask, the Artif...
by julieack
May 26th, 2010, 3:26 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: query: flight - REVISED and READY TO SEND
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: query: flight - REVISED

I'm new to this and just drafting my first ever query (for the novel that is just about done), but here is my opinion, for what it's worth. Dear Mr. AGENT, When Maria Black experiences intense changes in her life, she grows sick and feverish until she bursts into flames. Might be good to give a spec...
by julieack
May 24th, 2010, 1:22 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 196145

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi all, My name is Julie. I found Nathan's blog through an acquaintance who he represents and have found the advice amazingly helpful/calming. I'm almost finished editing my first novel, tentatively called My Year in Mexico, and am working on drafting a query and coming up with a list of agents to t...