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by emptyrefrigerator
June 14th, 2010, 3:28 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: 278470

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

HALFWAY TO ANYWHERE, literary fiction Ari Tonight was meatloaf. It was quiet and just our forks. Then Mom said, “I think I’ll give her a call later.” Dad didn’t answer. Mom said, “What?” Dad said, “These challenges…well, don’t you think they’re par for the course to adulthood? Maybe she needs a litt...
by emptyrefrigerator
June 14th, 2010, 3:21 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 213
Views: 118621

Re: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog

Dear Mr. Bransford, At twenty, Ari, who has Down Syndrome, fears that others will always view her as a child. Her younger sister Steffi has already passed her in many ways, and has now gone off to college while Ari remains stuck in her high school special education class. Everything changes during w...
by emptyrefrigerator
May 19th, 2010, 8:43 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 188305

Re: Ask Nathan

Dear Nathan, Thanks for this feature on your forum. Here's my question: How many form rejections does it take to get a clue? To explain -- I've sent out 21 queries (lit fiction). The first 5 were with a sucky query letter; the next 16 were with a better query letter (I think). So far, I've gotten 14...
by emptyrefrigerator
April 2nd, 2010, 5:42 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Contest ideas?
Replies: 33
Views: 10566

Re: Contest ideas?

Most hookable first word. Or first letter of first word.
by emptyrefrigerator
January 18th, 2010, 8:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are you a good loser?
Replies: 14
Views: 2651

Re: Are you a good loser?

Marilyn, thanks for your insights. Would that we now lived in a time where it was easy to get judges' feedback. Rose - Wow, sounds like you made it to the other side. That gives me hope. Krista, I wonder if every writer who saw that guy had the same analogy in their brains. Maybe he got it later, af...
by emptyrefrigerator
January 15th, 2010, 4:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are you a good loser?
Replies: 14
Views: 2651

Re: Are you a good loser?

DeadSchool and Matildamacc, Thank you for your comments. And M - did you coin the word contangst? Love it. ER
by emptyrefrigerator
January 15th, 2010, 9:03 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are you a good loser?
Replies: 14
Views: 2651

Are you a good loser?

This week on American Idol , one contestant erupted into spectacular rage. “I’m not going to say you have a terrible voice,” said a judge - which, of course, the contestant took to mean, “You have a terrible voice.” His face looked like the frozen, anguished half of a comedy / tragedy drama mask. Th...