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by Jaded
May 20th, 2011, 11:50 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Clients on Retainer?
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Clients on Retainer?

I know that most, if not all, agents tend to shy away from collections of non-fiction humor essays unless the writer has a work of fiction to send with it or they happen to already have a huge platform. Would you (or anyone) ever consider taking on that writer as a client until they finished their o...
by Jaded
August 13th, 2010, 8:49 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 191217

Re: Ask Nathan

I apologize, I meant to ask if it was worth mentioning in a query. Or are those things better to include in pitches to magazine editors?
by Jaded
August 13th, 2010, 9:51 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Rate your WiP Titles!
Replies: 30
Views: 4105

Re: Rate your WiP Titles!

"A Life in Death" puts me in the mind of someone coming through tragedy or something paranormal, possibly both. Without context it's hard to say, but I would probably pick it up to see what it was about.
by Jaded
August 12th, 2010, 11:43 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 191217

Re: Ask Nathan

When you receive a "Payment upon publication" notice from a magazine, is it worth mentioning? I might also add that I was a bit strapped for cash at the time and may have pitched a more... erotic... story to a less than savory publication. I don't usually write things of this nature, but I was told ...
by Jaded
August 12th, 2010, 11:40 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Dead And Alive: Who Are Your Favorite Writers?
Replies: 22
Views: 3346

Re: Dead And Alive: Who Are Your Favorite Writers?

The first three specialize in political and/or absurdist humor. Christopher Moore is the God of absurd and delightful randomness, "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal". Tim Dorsey reigns over lovable and ingenius serial killers and their stoned best friends (Serge and Lenny, a...
by Jaded
August 12th, 2010, 4:06 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - Far - Mainstream
Replies: 10
Views: 1786

Re: Query - Far - Mainstream - Revised

Again, thanks for the replies and thoughts. It shouldn't be harder to write a short query letter than a novel!!!!!!!!!!!!! Should it? I still don't think it's where I want it to be, but I think this version addresses some of the issues with earlier versions. Although I'm quite certain there are sti...
by Jaded
August 12th, 2010, 3:49 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Dead And Alive: Who Are Your Favorite Writers?
Replies: 22
Views: 3346

Re: Dead And Alive: Who Are Your Favorite Writers?

... she is extraordinary in the way that she forces you to sympathize with the offender in her books. That be a murderer, a pedophile og a rapist. In some ways I hate reading her books, because I know I'm going to like what I read, and hate myself for liking it. And that's why I also love her books...
by Jaded
August 12th, 2010, 2:15 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Dead And Alive: Who Are Your Favorite Writers?
Replies: 22
Views: 3346

Re: Dead And Alive: Who Are Your Favorite Writers?

Dead : Maaaaybe Zelda Fitzgerald. Her novel Save Me the Waltz is her version of Tender is the Night by her husband F. Scott Fitzgerald. Her prose is absolutely beautiful. I prefer her over F. Scott because of the things he did to her and because some of the best lines in his novels came straight ou...
by Jaded
August 11th, 2010, 6:59 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Super Incredible Pre-Agent Tester!
Replies: 29
Views: 5117

Re: The Super Incredible Pre-Agent Tester!

Yes to the pages, out of curiosity as the query is a bit vague. There's a possibilty of a partial if the pages are good enough, but most likely a personalized rejection on the basis that your query reads like a cover jacket. No offense. If you re-queried me with a more specific and to the point syno...
by Jaded
August 11th, 2010, 3:54 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Which book have you read the most number of times?
Replies: 90
Views: 13556

Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

the book is the alchemist....the more you read it the more you believe in the power of dreams.....an awesome book that has the power to inspire you. I've not tried "The Alchemist", but I've read "The Devil and Miss Prym" a few times. That man definitely has a gift and the power to make you think wa...
by Jaded
August 11th, 2010, 2:21 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Non-fiction humor queries
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: Non-fiction humor queries

Oh, is that all? :) I've come across a few agents that are interested in works that can be adapted out of blogs, so I'm thinking they'll be my #2 Dream Agents. I've blogged for a major newspaper and when I left there I transferred it over to Blogger. I just wish I had done it sooner so my followers ...
by Jaded
August 10th, 2010, 9:40 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Rate your WiP Titles!
Replies: 30
Views: 4105

Re: Rate your WiP Titles!

Thanks otherside, we aim to please. I haven't thought about Self instead of Gene, but I do like the way it sounds. The title was just something that came out of my mouth one day before I had even thought of this project. I guess I'll see which way it goes and choose accordingly. If it ends up being ...
by Jaded
August 10th, 2010, 12:38 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 189849

Re: The Introduction Thread

Thanks Bryan/Ink, will do.

Mr. Pumblechook is a major antagonist in "Great Expectations" and he most definitely deserved it. I wasn't at all shocked that that particular teacher started wearing a rather large cross around her neck every day. :)
by Jaded
August 9th, 2010, 8:51 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 189849

Re: The Introduction Thread

Aloha. The name is Heather, or Jaded, I'm both and will answer to either. "Hey, you!" will do in a pinch. I fell in love with reading over a Care Bears book and I've had no cause to break up with it since. I've been writing, that I can remember, since the 4th grade when an unfortunate reading teache...
by Jaded
August 9th, 2010, 1:53 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Rate your WiP Titles!
Replies: 30
Views: 4105

Re: Rate your WiP Titles!

Without having synopses, it's hard to pick a favorite. Going off of titles alone, my favorites (in no particular order) are: Ronnie for Real - This SOUNDS like something I would probably read. I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover (or title) but that's generally how I browse the st...