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by Beethovenfan
June 8th, 2015, 5:28 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for Sonora Symphony
Replies: 3
Views: 2638

Re: Query for Sonora Symphony

Hi Longknife,
I only have one small thing to add. PTSD is the acronym for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I'm sure agents will know that, so just thought it will only help if you get that little bit right. :D
Best of luck!
by Beethovenfan
July 14th, 2014, 4:14 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Legend of Mack the Knife
Replies: 2
Views: 2813

Re: The Legend of Mack the Knife

Hey Donald! First of all, congratulations on completing your novel! That's a feat that few ever do. What a great idea basing your story off of a song - way cool! And who doesn't love Louis Armstrong?? Now, about your query... I think the BEST advice I can give you at this point is to head on over to...
by Beethovenfan
June 21st, 2014, 5:12 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Developing a story, would like some help
Replies: 4
Views: 3215

Re: Developing a story, would like some help

OK, I'll play this game! ;) So, how does he become a time traveler? What does he use to do it? Is it a machine? Is it magic? Some other kind of technology? Who is Rank? How did he come by this odd name? Is it a nickname? Where does he come from? What's so special about Rank that he gets to be a time...
by Beethovenfan
June 2nd, 2014, 3:10 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Letter; Where to write
Replies: 2
Views: 2510

Re: Query Letter; Where to write

Every agent has their own guidelines for posting queries. You MUST abide by each one individually. When you query, I suggest reading the agent's entire website before you submit just so you don't mess anything up before you've even gotten inside the door. Good luck!
by Beethovenfan
May 18th, 2014, 2:34 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Chipotle Reads
Replies: 1
Views: 5457

Re: Chipotle Reads

I've never actually been in a Chipotle restaurant. But this would draw me in!
by Beethovenfan
May 6th, 2014, 3:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing a quality blurb...
Replies: 6
Views: 3272

Re: Writing a quality blurb...

I've been stuck writing this blurb for the past month, changing words here and there and moving sentences around and such. I've been so focused on it that now I think I'm too focused on it. I'm not even sure if it covers everything a blurb is supposed to, and I certainly don't know if it grabs the ...
by Beethovenfan
March 16th, 2014, 7:17 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Just May Have Another Publisher
Replies: 1
Views: 1948

Re: Just May Have Another Publisher

Wow! Congratulations! Hope things work out well with these new people. Keep us posted.
by Beethovenfan
February 28th, 2014, 8:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Wisc Writer's Conference
Replies: 2
Views: 1787

Re: Wisc Writer's Conference

I'm not going, but I'm jealous! Have fun and learn lots. Maybe post a thing or two that you get out of it?
by Beethovenfan
February 26th, 2014, 2:40 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: How much should I worry about trends?
Replies: 2
Views: 7738

Re: How much should I worry about trends?

Hi Lulabelle! First, good for you on regaining your "itch" to write! The first step to success is to be sitting in that chair writing. As for trends... I say don't worry about them. If you have a story to tell, then tell it. It doesn't matter if you think it's been done before. Because really, no on...
by Beethovenfan
August 23rd, 2013, 5:31 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 253790

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi, I'm John Celestri and I collaborate with my wife Cathie, writing as Cathie John. We self published five crime fiction novels back in 1997 through 2003. This was before POD, eBooks, etc. We are relaunching our writing career(s) and catching up on the changes in publishing since we were last acti...
by Beethovenfan
August 23rd, 2013, 5:26 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 103736


Mark, that is fantastic! What a great thing to come home to. Please keep us informed with what happens, and what comes of it all!
by Beethovenfan
August 1st, 2013, 3:48 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 194168

Re: What are you reading now?

Just finished ODD INTERLUDE by Dean Koontz. It was OK. Started out great, then sorta went downhill. I read another of his Odd Thomas books, BROTHER ODD, which I thought was much more entertaining. Starting in on ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card. I've read it before years ago, but I hardly remember i...
by Beethovenfan
August 1st, 2013, 3:42 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Cartoon about story
Replies: 2
Views: 2066

Re: Cartoon about story

That's awesome! I especially like the plot hole. Hilarious!
by Beethovenfan
July 18th, 2013, 11:22 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Forest and the Sea
Replies: 8
Views: 5108

Re: Query: The Forest and the Sea

Hey, welcome to the forums! Aren't queries a booger? My advice to you is simple. Go see the Query Shark (aka Janet Reid). You will learn everything you need to know about how to write a fantastic query. She suggests (and so do I) to read ALL of the posts from the beginning. This will seem a daunting...
by Beethovenfan
June 20th, 2013, 3:43 am
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Having serious trouble
Replies: 1
Views: 8545

Re: Having serious trouble

Seriously dude, this would make a fantastic play. People love dark comedy, too. Have you ever considered turning it into a script?