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by Preacher
June 10th, 2013, 8:13 am
Forum: Books
Topic: My first novel on Amazon
Replies: 1
Views: 2343

My first novel on Amazon

My first novel, PREACHER'S BLOOD is now up on Amazon and available for digital download.......Over the last year or so I have been on and off this forum posting questions and getting help from different people here and I appreciate all that you guys did to help me here. http://www.amazon.com/Preache...
by Preacher
January 22nd, 2013, 10:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Need assistance.
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: Need assistance.

Hi Hillsy, When i wrote the scene that very thing was in my mind -why would the antagonist, who knows who the protagonist is when he sees him, draw any suspicion to himself by refusing to talk to him. My thought process was that the antagonist can use this time to his advantage, to give the protagon...
by Preacher
January 21st, 2013, 3:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Need assistance.
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Need assistance.

I have a scene that needs a fix. I need a compelling reason for a supposedly respected physician to sit down and answer questions from someone. The questions are about the physician's partner, who was a fertility banned word who was blown up in his car. The respected physician is the antagonist and ...
by Preacher
January 9th, 2013, 3:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Need to revise a sentence.
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Need to revise a sentence.

I have this - "It also made him think of his father. Frank hated the rain. He hated his son, too. He never thought he'd amount to much of anything and took every opportunity to make it known, vocally as well as physically." The sentence is obviously from the son's POV but as it reads it feels like t...
by Preacher
November 9th, 2012, 10:44 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Need help with a group name
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Re: Need help with a group name

there was the fictional CTU for Counter Terrorism Unit. How about calling it the STU - Special Threats Unit or BTU for Bio Threats Unit .....
by Preacher
November 8th, 2012, 8:41 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Need help with a group name
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Need help with a group name

I am working on a story about a special unit of soldiers that was created to deal with extra special threats to both national and world security. I need a name for the group and have run into a wall. Jeremy Robinson has his group called the Chess team which is part of a bigger organization called En...
by Preacher
September 30th, 2012, 4:40 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: my query attempt
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: my query attempt

hey guys, thanks for the helpful suggestions. let me try again Gavin Preacher's sister disappeared 30 days ago. There were no leads. There were no witnesses. The police have all but given up, but not Preacher. He can't. She's his best friend, his center, and his only real family. He's not going to g...
by Preacher
September 27th, 2012, 2:22 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: my query attempt
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

my query attempt

Okay, here is my rough draft query for Preacher's Blood. 30 days ago, Gavin Preacher's sister disappeared. There were no clues. There were no witnesses. The police have all but given up, but not Preacher. He can't. Not now. Not ever. She's his center, his best friend, his only family. He's not about...
by Preacher
September 27th, 2012, 1:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Trying to nail down aspects for a query
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: Trying to nail down aspects for a query

Brenda, thank you very much. I think this shows who the guy is and i think it makes people want to see him succeed As far as the choice -well, if he doesn't find her she is going to undergo an experimental fertility treatment that will kill her. So it is a race against the clock to save his sister a...
by Preacher
September 27th, 2012, 12:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Trying to nail down aspects for a query
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: Trying to nail down aspects for a query

Yes, thank you. I think i am getting at what you are trying to say. I need to find that and illustrate it ..... 30 days ago, Gavin Preacher's sister disappeared. There were no clues. There were no witnesses. The police have all but given up, but not Preacher. He can't. Not now. Not ever. She's his c...
by Preacher
September 27th, 2012, 8:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Trying to nail down aspects for a query
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: Trying to nail down aspects for a query

Guys, thanks for the suggestions and hints. Dios, you hit it right on the head ..... Preacher wants to save his family. He sees his sister as the only part of it left. His skill set is exactly what you said -his dogged determination. He is not going to give up. Not Now. Not ever. Whetever the person...
by Preacher
September 25th, 2012, 11:01 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Trying to nail down aspects for a query
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Trying to nail down aspects for a query

I am fooling around with putting a query together. one of the things i found as a helpful tool is a series of 3 questions that you can ask yourself: 1- What does the protagonist want? 2- Who or what stands in the way of the goal? 3- Stakes. What happens if the protagonist does not get what he wants?...
by Preacher
August 7th, 2012, 8:28 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: writer's block and more .....
Replies: 4
Views: 909

writer's block and more .....

I have a complete project that is with a friend -a published writer -for editing. While i wait for those edits to return i figured i would keep writing, I have two different projects to work on: one is a sequel to my first thriller. The other, more an adventure novel that mixes science and mythology...
by Preacher
July 18th, 2012, 11:23 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: My thorny plot mess .....HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: My thorny plot mess .....HELP!

Hoe doesn't give much of a briefing, going with the idea the less he knows the better. Their conversation is going to be cut short when guys with guns show up and shoot the friend, sending the protagonist on a quest with little info.
by Preacher
July 18th, 2012, 11:04 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: My thorny plot mess .....HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: My thorny plot mess .....HELP!

The friend is a retired soldier who knows who the woman is and brought her back to the states and hid her away to keep her existence hidden from the court. My working idea is that maybe he had been instructed to kill this woman by a superior under influence of the court and set up a fake death, brin...