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by sarahdee
April 17th, 2011, 4:43 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: THE WIND CRIES MARY YA Modern historical
Replies: 10
Views: 2111

Re: THE WIND CRIES MARY YA Modern historical

Sounds interesting. I don't usually read YA but I might consider this one with the high hopes of some 70s music, fashion and lifestyle thrown in :) I am approaching you to represent my YA road-trip/ drama THE WIND CRIES MARY because I read that you are drawn to novels that deal with personal journey...
by sarahdee
April 17th, 2011, 4:25 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - Moonlight Falters (new version at page 2)
Replies: 19
Views: 3098

Re: Query - Moonlight Falters (new version at post 4)

I'm terrible at queries but I've had a go. Dear Agent: On the sixth anniversary of his wife’s death, attorney Adam Wesley glimpses a seven-foot-tall woman’s hair shine like a polished silver plate in the moonlight. I'd agree with the other comments, with the height description in gets complicated Wh...
by sarahdee
April 16th, 2011, 9:10 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Gyllada's Riddle
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: Query Gyllada's Riddle

How old is Mags? Is she a time traveler? I am having a problem with Henri being her best friend and almost step father. My thought is that if he is her best friend and he starts dating and then decides to marry her mother, she should be kind of irritated. I know I would be very ticked off if my bes...
by sarahdee
April 12th, 2011, 10:53 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite misheard song lyrics
Replies: 33
Views: 16869

Re: Favorite misheard song lyrics

'I wanna be a dog' instead of 'I wanna be adored'
Stone Roses
by sarahdee
April 12th, 2011, 10:28 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Gyllada's Riddle
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: Query Gyllada's Riddle

Thanks for the comments. Jacob is quite central. Mags and Henri are a long formed evil kicking partnership. They meet Jacob on arrival to the village and he then becomes a main character and possible love attraction for Mags. And he ends up saving the day! So bearing that in mind, should I still lea...
by sarahdee
April 11th, 2011, 1:00 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - God from the Machine
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Query - God from the Machine

Dear Agent, It’s the future and Ray Thomas is a man obsessed with the ideas of the past. His parents were more interested in space adventures and nano-science than spending time as a family, so Ray retreated into forgotten texts, preferring the search for philosophical truths over interacting with ...
by sarahdee
April 11th, 2011, 12:38 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Gyllada's Riddle
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Query Gyllada's Riddle

I hate queries. This is my very first attempt, probably riddled with mistakes but I'd love a little feedback before I work on it too much. I've tried to make it slightly comedic, to follow the tone of the WIP. Is it working at all? Does it say enough about the story? Should I just rip it up and star...
by sarahdee
April 11th, 2011, 12:21 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Excerpt from Gyllada's Riddle
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Excerpt from Gyllada's Riddle

This is my first posting of material from my new WIP and as a new genre for me I am struggling. Originally my story started much later and caught up with Mags after this meeting, when the 'action' starts but I've decided to go back and start earlier. Not sure if it is working... It is an (adult) par...
by sarahdee
April 10th, 2011, 10:13 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do You Use LinkedIn?
Replies: 7
Views: 2748

Re: Do You Use LinkedIn?

I use Linked in for my 'real' job.

Currently I am on a sabbatical as a dive instructor but when I used to work in corporate law there was a really good forum for posting very technical questions and getting great feedback in hours.
by sarahdee
April 10th, 2011, 1:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Revision of plot - ugh
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

Re: Revision of plot - ugh

Maybe you are being too hard on yourself, have you ran it past some beta readers to see what they think?
by sarahdee
April 7th, 2011, 11:13 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Super Sad True Agent Story
Replies: 22
Views: 6769

Re: Super Sad True Agent Story

Let me first say that I don't know the reason I have been blanked by this agent, there may well be valid reasons, they just haven't been communicated to me. That said, it's over three months since the agent promised to have a decision in a week, and at this stage I'm not expecting to hear back at a...
by sarahdee
April 7th, 2011, 10:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pen names
Replies: 23
Views: 2978

Re: Pen names

Mine is German. Actually, my married name and my maiden name are both German and it's got the weird ie ei spelling issue plus it sounds like someone declaring war when they say it. Or like they trying to cough something up. A hairball maybe. I tried to picture myself at a book signing and having 30...
by sarahdee
April 7th, 2011, 4:13 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pen names
Replies: 23
Views: 2978

Re: Pen names

I would consider writing in a pen name but only as there is already a writer (underground/alternative music reviewer) that has my maiden name as well as a photographer who has stolen my ideal website and appears to photograph dead animal carcasses. I could use my married name but it is long and tric...
by sarahdee
March 25th, 2011, 12:32 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Best time to mention?
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: Best time to mention?

I didn't read what Nathan said, but generally adults don't mention their age or at least I wouldn't.

I'd suggest not saying anything until the agent asks...
by sarahdee
March 24th, 2011, 3:08 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Querying UK Agents?
Replies: 14
Views: 16488

Re: Querying UK Agents?

Sleeping Beauty wrote: How I wish the UK and Ireland had an equivalent to America's Query Tracker!
Many Uk agents are on Query Tracker - just use the country filter. Not all but I guess those that are will be most likely to be internet savvy and accept e-queries.