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by Michael Clutton
September 14th, 2010, 10:52 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: feedback on word counts
Replies: 31
Views: 4096

Re: feedback on word counts

Margo and Down the Well.... much appreciated. That's the way I was leaning... and it helps to learn that others agree. Why do myself unnecessary harm, right? On the other hand, if she returns with "I liked everything about it... but you've got a lot of streamlining to do"... then I won't be surprise...
by Michael Clutton
September 14th, 2010, 9:41 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: feedback on word counts
Replies: 31
Views: 4096

Re: feedback on word counts

In a nutshell, that's the blanket explanation I've been seeing in various places around the web. However, it's always been provided by struggling writers and not by the agents themselves. So I wondered how accurate these word count assumptions really are... if they're an industry rule of thumb... or...
by Michael Clutton
September 13th, 2010, 4:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: feedback on word counts
Replies: 31
Views: 4096

Re: feedback on word counts

I need to know more about the stigma attached to the idea that a manuscript over a certain word count will be "auto rejected" by agents.
by Michael Clutton
September 13th, 2010, 2:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: feedback on word counts
Replies: 31
Views: 4096

feedback on word counts

Searching these forums for threads related to manuscript word count. If anyone can help, please post links. If not, I'll start one with some specific questions for which I've been trying to get clear answers.

Thanks for the assist!
by Michael Clutton
September 13th, 2010, 1:45 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Updated Query: The Between people Take 2... or maybe 3
Replies: 14
Views: 1963

Re: Updated Query: The Between people Take 2... or maybe 3

I'd pre-order that book. Nice job... and with just a few tweaks it went from good to great.

Best of luck with it. Remember the rest of us when you're famous.
by Michael Clutton
September 12th, 2010, 10:03 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: JUICE: Revolution - nearing the final version
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: JUICE: Revolution - nearing the final version

Turns out she reps a writer I met through goodreads.com and put together a 3 book deal for him. I haven't talked to him in 6 months and never knew who his agent was until I saw him listed on her client profile. Small world. I've got my fingers crossed (of course) but I'm realistic enough to know tha...
by Michael Clutton
September 12th, 2010, 9:15 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: JUICE: Revolution - nearing the final version
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: JUICE: Revolution - nearing the final version

Amazing... while I'm spending hours writing and re-writing my query... with the help of all you folks on here... out there in the literary world an agent is reading my Query (the one I started with before I let myself get ripped on here) and she sends me a request for the manuscript. Yep, the long, ...
by Michael Clutton
September 12th, 2010, 5:22 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: JUICE: Revolution - nearing the final version
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: JUICE: Revolution - nearing the final version

I stand corrected. Your evaluations are brutal... but appreciated. Below is the version I've just completed... again. For a lonely, overextended single parent like Doral “Dak” Kent, getting what he wants just means catching a break and with a little luck, finding a good woman. Improving his social l...
by Michael Clutton
September 12th, 2010, 3:49 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: JUICE: Revolution - nearing the final version
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: JUICE: Revolution - nearing the final version

Ahhh... my apologies. And yes, I responded to your comments, I believe.
by Michael Clutton
September 12th, 2010, 3:30 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: JUICE: Revolution - nearing the final version
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

JUICE: Revolution - nearing the final version

Many thanks to Melyn, Write2me and others for their constructive shredding on this. I think I'm getting close... so here goes: Dear XXXX, Getting everything you want dropped in your lap doesn’t guarantee you’ll survive the impact. For a lonely, overextended single parent like Doral “Dak” Kent, getti...
by Michael Clutton
September 12th, 2010, 3:15 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Tweeked Query for JUICE: Revolution
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: Tweeked Query for JUICE: Revolution

awesome Melyn... thanks bunches!
by Michael Clutton
September 12th, 2010, 1:51 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Tweeked Query for JUICE: Revolution
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: Tweeked Query for JUICE: Revolution

Thanks for the feedback! Here's another revision: Getting everything you want dropped in your lap doesn’t guarantee you’ll survive the impact. For a lonely, overextended single parent like Doral “Dak” Kent, getting what he wants just means catching a break and with a little luck, finding a good woma...
by Michael Clutton
September 12th, 2010, 12:06 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: 121256

Re: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog

Dear Nathan, For a lonely, overextended single parent like Doral “Dak” Kent, getting what he wants just means catching a break and with a little luck, finding a good woman. Improving his social life starts when Dak forms a friendship with a family of foreigners. And when its patriarch, Caleb Westlan...
by Michael Clutton
September 12th, 2010, 10:23 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Tweeked Query for JUICE: Revolution
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Tweeked Query for JUICE: Revolution

Getting everything you want dropped in your lap doesn’t guarantee you’ll survive the impact. For a lonely, overextended single parent like Doral “Dak” Kent, getting what he wants just means catching a break and with a little luck, finding a good woman. Suddenly befriended by a foreign family is an o...
by Michael Clutton
September 11th, 2010, 10:42 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query JUICE: Revolution (revised) Suspense/Thriller
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: Query JUICE: Revolution (revised) Suspense/Thriller

Excellent, my dear. Thanks so much.

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