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by L.M. Pruitt
June 10th, 2010, 6:34 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 282826

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title--Shades of Gray: A Jude Magdalyn Novel Genre--Urban Fantasy The moment I sat at the head of the table and took a good, long look at the three people making up this private party, I knew that taking this particular job had been a mistake. They all looked like nice, normal, sane people. I’d lear...
by L.M. Pruitt
June 7th, 2010, 8:31 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Bestsellers that don't live up to the hype
Replies: 29
Views: 5583

Re: Bestsellers that don't live up to the hype

I'll admit, I'm like a book junkie. Even when a book is not great, a disappointment, what have you, I still tend to enjoy it. That being said, I just finished Laurell K. Hamilton's Bullet, and I have no problem saying that when I finished it, I went, "Eh?" Part of that is the simple fact that the au...
by L.M. Pruitt
June 7th, 2010, 7:39 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Shades of Gray: A Jude Magdalyn Novel
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Query: Shades of Gray: A Jude Magdalyn Novel

Thanks to lachrymal for your suggestions. Taking that into account, I've done a little chopping and a little rewording. Jude Magdalyn Henries has what some--okay, many--would call an unconventional life. Orphaned at birth, raised by nuns, teenage runaway, fake tarot card reader--there is very little...
by L.M. Pruitt
June 7th, 2010, 6:17 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Shades of Gray: A Jude Magdalyn Novel
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Query: Shades of Gray: A Jude Magdalyn Novel

Thanks so much for your thoughts. I'm always unsure on length, just because I've seen novels (by the same writer) range from less than 300 to almost 500. I'll also keep the synopsis/query issue in mind; again, different agents, different ideas. Again, thanks so much.
by L.M. Pruitt
June 7th, 2010, 6:14 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for On The Fringe
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Re: Query for On The Fringe

My thoughts in red. Dear Literary Agent, Lucy is the typical post graduate dreaming of the perfect job as a historian. After applying at museums, community colleges, fast food restaurants, and as body guard for Britney Spears, Can you actually do that? And why would someone with a degree in history ...
by L.M. Pruitt
June 7th, 2010, 5:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you tell readers about sensitive subjects in MS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

Re: Do you tell readers about sensitive subjects in MS?

I'm always under the assumption, when I pick up certain books, that there's going to be a certain level of sex and/or violence. I read a lot of Urban Fantasy, so I expect there to be blood. I also read a lot of Romance, so I expect there to be sex. It would be different if I picked up a YA novel; I ...
by L.M. Pruitt
June 7th, 2010, 5:43 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Excerpt--Shades of Gray: A Jude Magdalyn Novel
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Excerpt--Shades of Gray: A Jude Magdalyn Novel

This is (roughly) the first page of my finished work, Shades of Gray: A Jude Magdalyn Novel. I've already sent it through a test run of sorts via WeBook's Page to Fame, and now I'm looking for a broader audience. Thoughts and (helpful) criticism are much appreciated. The moment I sat at the head of ...
by L.M. Pruitt
June 7th, 2010, 5:25 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Shades of Gray: A Jude Magdalyn Novel
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Query: Shades of Gray: A Jude Magdalyn Novel

Dear Specific Agent, Jude Magdalyn Henries has what some--okay, many--would call an unconventional life. Orphaned at birth, raised by nuns, teenage runaway, fake tarot card reader--there is very little about Jude that’s normal. Jude plays hard, which means she has to work at least semi-hard, but whe...
by L.M. Pruitt
June 7th, 2010, 5:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Okay, be honest…how crappy is your first draft?
Replies: 41
Views: 13118

Re: Okay, be honest…how crappy is your first draft?

My very first finished novel...wow. I don't think I did anything but finish it. I was just thrilled with that. I started writing something along the same lines, decided both were crap, and stopped writing for about...I think two years. Didn't pick up a pen, sit at the computer, nothing. I just read-...