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- November 19th, 2010, 2:56 pm
- Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
- Topic: Query Critique Friday 11/19/10
- Replies: 11
- Views: 12542
I'd like to throw my vote in for a name change too, just in case it helps. I read the name, and that's all I could concentrate on. I thought that the name choice might have been deliberate (it could work in a certain type of comedy) but obviously this is not a comedy. Though, I could see someone nam...
- December 17th, 2009, 8:23 pm
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: What works better for you: praise or critique?
- Replies: 24
- Views: 4234
Depends. I will sometimes ask friends to read the story I'm drafting. At this point I am only seeking praise, and will let them know that. During the drafting phase criticism kills the muse and feed the inner editor, so it is not at all helpful in terms of motivating me. On the other hand, when I am...
I like it! As far as worrying about explaining concepts goes, you seem to have it nailed down. The only problem I had was with part of the second paragraph: When an unstoppable army threatens the kingdom of Epertase, a magical force sets into motion the violent end of King Elijah’s rule with hopes ...
- December 9th, 2009, 11:56 am
- Forum: Self-Publishing
- Topic: Hachette and S&S to Delay Release of E-books
- Replies: 14
- Views: 3929
Honestly, the whole waiting for a paperback to come out because I can't afford the hardcover thing irritates me. Especially since I read a lot of series and am anxious for the next book to come out. I've shelled out $35 cdn and more for a hardcover book, which seems like a good idea for the profit m...
- December 9th, 2009, 10:48 am
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Do you write the same genre you read?
- Replies: 46
- Views: 11320
I definitely write the same genre I read. I'm a huge fan of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, Kim Harrison, Kelly Armstrong and Laurell K. Hamilton--to name a few. I write Urban Fantasy. I've tried other genres, (eg. mainstream, high fantasy, SF, romance), but I don't enjoy those genres as much and it sh...
- December 9th, 2009, 10:20 am
- Forum: Finding An Agent
- Topic: Mentioning other authors
- Replies: 2
- Views: 968
AFAIK it is ok to mention other authors in terms of identifying your target audience. "This book will appeal to fans of Jim Butcher and Kim Harrison". However, it is not ok to compare the book to other authors' books. "This book is like Harry Potter, but better!" "It's just like The Davinci Code!" O...
Hi Cameron! I really like the premise for your story, and I think that with a little work you will have a solid query letter that will garner response. [quote="casnow"] It’s called the fight or flight instinct, but in reality it is a probability analysis made from thousands of pieces of data that o...
- December 7th, 2009, 11:51 pm
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Outline or Out of the Mist?
- Replies: 50
- Views: 10758
I outline using "the Marshall Plan". Well, a modified version of the plan in any case. I used to write by the seat of my pants, but I found that it lead to too many false starts. I'd start a story and run out of gas part way through because I'd write myself into a corner I just couldn't find a way o...
[quote="pabrown"] Query for barrio boyz In a dark barrio world where violence is as sudden and final as a gunshot in the night a man seeks to save the ones he loves and redeem himself for the ones he failed. I’m seeking representation for BARRIO BOYZ, an 89,000 word contemporary urban novel set in t...