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by KateK
July 2nd, 2011, 2:45 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Small Press Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2342

Re: Small Press Question

Cheekychook's advice is great, so that's a good place to start. As for the 2013 publishing date, that's quite reasonable--it's only 18 months away, which is a normal time between signing and publication date. I've fielded similar questions about the time from some of our authors, since we always tak...
by KateK
August 7th, 2010, 7:31 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What superpower would you want?
Replies: 36
Views: 9549

Re: What superpower would you want?

I think bcomet's got it--healing ability would be excellent. I've played around with the down-sides of superpowers in MINDER and the other Ganzfield books, and there are some serious safety issues with telekinesis. I'd worry about paradoxes and destruction of the space-time continuum with time trave...
by KateK
June 14th, 2010, 12:01 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336204

Re: Query: YA Victorian Fantasy

I'm giving away a query critique as one of the prizes at The Disgruntled Bear this week. Please stop by if you're interested in an in-depth, blunt critique on your query letter or first pages. http://thedisgruntledbear.blogspot.com/ ... day-1.html
by KateK
May 14th, 2010, 7:12 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE
Replies: 61
Views: 15068

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Trust me. The next big trend is psychic abilities, like in Wake and Minder. It doesn't take someone with precognition to know that telepaths are the new vampires.
http://www.cafepress.com/+35quot_button,441427920
by KateK
April 3rd, 2010, 11:05 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Contest ideas?
Replies: 33
Views: 10755

Re: Contest ideas?

Best knock knock joke.
by KateK
March 10th, 2010, 9:46 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Y'all come enter my contest!
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: Y'all come enter my contest!

Just come up with a funny premise or pun for a book or movie. A log-line is usually a one-sentence "movie poster" line that captures the essence of the work. EXAMPLE: JAWS 2: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. If your WIP is especially funny, use that. Otherwise, you can just...
by KateK
March 10th, 2010, 9:00 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Y'all come enter my contest!
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: Y'all come enter my contest!

I'll enter yours if you'll enter mine!

There's a write-a-funny-log-line contest this week at:
http://thedisgruntledbear.blogspot.com/ ... -line.html
The prizes include a query critique or a first-pages critique (or cookies!), so you can get some one-on-one feedback. Or eat cookies.
by KateK
February 7th, 2010, 8:13 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What writing disorder do you suffer from?
Replies: 49
Views: 10880

Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

A semi-colon fetish.
by KateK
January 14th, 2010, 6:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Young Adult Language
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Young Adult Language

There are a few things that distinguish "Young Adult" (YA) books from other books. First, the MC is a teenager. The rule here is that kids read up, so 12-year-olds will read about a 16-year-old MC more often than the reverse. The other distinctions are sex and language. Usually, there's no sex in YA...
by KateK
December 7th, 2009, 9:02 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 191187

Second chances

Hi Nathan, Quick question/grovel. I made a rookie mistake and queried too early; you passed on my partial in July. I took your notes to heart, and eight drafts, two writer's workshops, and three critique partners later, I have a MUCH stronger book. Any chance I can re-query you, or am I out of luck?...