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by matt
April 13th, 2011, 2:31 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Critique Partner Wanted for a Science Fiction Novel
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Critique Partner Wanted for a Science Fiction Novel

Howdy, I am in great need of a critique partner for the science fiction novel I’ve been working on. I’ve completed several drafts, and I’m going cross-eyed from reading it so many times. An experienced set of eyes would really be helpful. It’s my first novel, and I could use some guidance. I’d be ha...
by matt
April 13th, 2011, 2:04 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Plowshares into Swords - science fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

Re: Query: Plowshares into Swords - science fiction

Thanks for all the replies. This is good stuff.

I'm going to work on it over the next couple of days and report back. I hope what I produce isn't worse than the original.
by matt
April 12th, 2011, 11:09 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Plowshares into Swords - science fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

Re: Query: Plowshares into Swords - science fiction

Here's the latest draft taking into account some of the suggestions. Is it too short now? Does it reveal enough about the plot? **** Dear agent, Lazarus is fifteen years old when the Leaf-haired freaks come out of the forest. They burn the family farm, kidnap his sister, and murder his dad. All this...
by matt
April 9th, 2011, 9:18 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Plowshares into Swords - science fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

Re: Query: Plowshares into Swords - science fiction

Thanks for the input, guys. This is incredibly helpful. I actually thought about The Searchers a few times while I was writing the thing. I need to watch that movie again. It seems everyone is in agreement about the of courses and after alls. Lazarus is 15 in the first quarter of the book, 17 in the...
by matt
April 8th, 2011, 10:43 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Plowshares into Swords - science fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

Query: Plowshares into Swords - science fiction

I welcome your critique of my query letter. Dear Agent Person, Fifteen-year old Lazarus is hunting with his dad when the Leaf-haired freaks come out of the forest. They burn the family farm, kidnap his sister, and murder his dad. All this after his family had been assured the Earth was uninhabited i...
by matt
July 17th, 2010, 9:47 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: 285051

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

Title: The Reaper's Maiden Genre: Historical Fantasy 253 words They caught me planting the seed-corn I had stolen the day before. Lucky for me I use a rusty length of rebar to poke holes in the ground for the seed. Unlucky for them a rusty length of rebar punctures a man’s flesh as easily as it pier...