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by midenianscholar
September 18th, 2012, 1:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Figment.com
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: Figment.com

I have an account! I'm not super active (just don't have time) but I've enjoyed poking around.

http://figment.com/users/244270-Alyssa-Hollingsworth
by midenianscholar
September 18th, 2012, 1:01 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG: Under Sentinel Guard - Which Query Do You Like?
Replies: 8
Views: 2162

Re: MG: Under Sentinel Guard - Which Query Do You Like?

I actually liked the first query better. It made me smile and interested. I think the danger with the second query is that there's so many new terms in one space. I found my head spinning as I was trying to take in all the details of the world. Here are some comments about the first query option: Qu...
by midenianscholar
September 18th, 2012, 12:43 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA fantasy: Liar's Light
Replies: 9
Views: 2991

Re: YA fantasy: Liar's Light

Overall this is quite good! There were just a few things that made me pause. Dear AGENT, After [some connection to agent], I am submitting a query for my young adult fantasy novel, LIAR’S LIGHT, complete at 81,000 words. Twelve-year-old Calisson is quiet. It helps when she picks pockets. I don't see...
by midenianscholar
September 18th, 2012, 10:43 am
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: BLESSINGS - YA Fiction
Replies: 1
Views: 3215

BLESSINGS - YA Fiction

First attempt at a one page synopsis for this work. Please tear it up! :) BLESSINGS In a kingdom where faeries bless humans with supernatural abilities, Melle is a girl with no blessings and Velimir is a prince with too many. Velimir is blessed by the faerie king, a being who contains the center of ...
by midenianscholar
April 10th, 2012, 1:10 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG: Pirate of Vallenta - REVISED AGAIN - FEEDBACK WELCOME
Replies: 13
Views: 2941

Re: MG: Pirate of Vallenta

Hello! I'm not a query expert, but here are some things I noticed reading through: Dear [Agent]: When fourteen-year-old pirate Lesath’s first mission gets her locked in the castle dungeon by royal assistant Sir Reginald, she starts to seriously consider a career change. First, of course, she’ll have...
by midenianscholar
August 26th, 2010, 10:39 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: what is your aim of writing??
Replies: 21
Views: 3394

Re: what is your aim of writing??

To express thoughts, to relax, to tell a story.

and maybe sometimes to get revenge or enact my own sense of justice. >_>
by midenianscholar
August 26th, 2010, 10:38 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: You know you've spent too much time editing when...
Replies: 23
Views: 3120

Re: You know you've spent too much time editing when...

You know you've been editing too long when your friend is talking to you, but your eyes have glazed over because you are rethinking the last passage you had been working on, and you finally know how to rewrite that problem sentence.
by midenianscholar
August 26th, 2010, 10:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Teenage Writers?
Replies: 47
Views: 12833

Re: Teenage Writers?

I'm still a teenager till October, so... *raises hand* I started seriously writing in highschool, and finished my first ms the summer before starting college. I edited the ms over freshman year, while also writing a second ms (unrelated to the first one). I'm a bit unusual, because I write pretty fa...
by midenianscholar
August 20th, 2010, 4:51 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 191184

Re: Ask Nathan

Hey Nathan, I just got back from reading your post about how to respond to a partial request, and I have a follow-up question. The two requests I've received did not involve an email partial (one was snail mail, the other had a particular website to submit to). So should I respond with some sort of ...
by midenianscholar
August 17th, 2010, 2:08 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Rate your WiP Titles!
Replies: 30
Views: 4105

Re: Rate your WiP Titles!

Overall favorites: Ronnie for Real, Delilah Wakes . The sound of the R's in Ronnie/Real is catchy, and Delilah Wakes makes me curious. THE TICK-TOCK HEARTS - I like it, pretty much for the same reason I like Ronnie for Real . The T's are catchy, and tick-tock is an unusual way to describe hearts, so...
by midenianscholar
August 4th, 2010, 10:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Favorite Part of Writing
Replies: 23
Views: 7514

Favorite Part of Writing

What part of the writing process is your favorite? I mostly mean in the stages of writing itself, not what you are writing (i.e. action scenes vs. dialog). For instance, I enjoy editing more than I enjoy writing. I like to cut and rewrite, because even though it can be painful I know that I'm gettin...
by midenianscholar
July 16th, 2010, 8:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing after a long break...
Replies: 27
Views: 4546

Re: Writing after a long break...

I like rewriting almost more than I like writing. Rewriting makes me feel like I'm holding my ms over a fire and burning out the bad bits. I normally put on some music and just dive in for hours at a time. I'll surface and move locations (bedroom-->Panera) and do it again. Repeat in my spare time un...
by midenianscholar
July 12th, 2010, 2:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer Conferences
Replies: 49
Views: 6998

Re: Writer Conferences

I'll be volunteering at the Southern Women Writer Conference at Berry College in GA. I think it takes place in September. I volunteered last year and had a lot of fun, even though I didn't get to go to many of the events.
by midenianscholar
July 8th, 2010, 10:01 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: A life in Death - YA Fantasy *New Version, Page 4*
Replies: 41
Views: 5965

Re: A life in Death - YA Fantasy

I feel like this is too long. It should be about 250 words, if I'm remembering correctly. You mentioned being concerned about saying too much/too little. So here are my cut suggestions.... Dear … Magical creatures known as deathlings inhabit the earth; and humans, fearful of their powers and their c...
by midenianscholar
July 8th, 2010, 9:42 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How'd you come up with that?
Replies: 35
Views: 9118

Re: How'd you come up with that?

For my first manuscript, I had the idea while taking a shower. I think the original thought was, "What if someone couldn't show love?" Which over a long and twisted thought process that lasted several years (during which I thankfully grew up a lot), morphed into a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. ...