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by priya g.
August 11th, 2013, 4:07 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Location of story: UK. Writing Style: American. Am I doomed?
Replies: 1
Views: 2400

Location of story: UK. Writing Style: American. Am I doomed?

Hi Nathan Back on this forum after a while with a new story and so happy! You are still as helpful as ever- I know countless writers thank you! Just a quick question: My story is based in London- the location does not play an integral part until close to the end of the plot. However, my writing styl...
by priya g.
August 9th, 2013, 11:57 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Looking for Honest Feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 4462

Re: Looking for Honest Feedback

Dear Mr. Ginsberg, I am excited to be submitting my novel to you because it is similar to Po Bronson’s WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE? Since you represented this brilliant book,I am hoping you will love my book, entitled MY STORY WITH COMPLETE HONESTY. Just as the title suggests; this book is a comp...
by priya g.
April 30th, 2012, 5:56 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: SPURNED - children's fantasy novel
Replies: 14
Views: 3561

Re: SPURNED - children's fantasy novel

Okay, forget the last one, here's a brand new one from scratch. I think I'm improving but I'm beginning to worry I'm sacrificing my voice. When a peculiar couple moves into the derelict house across the street, Mona Black, the only kid resident of the Dullest Place in the Universe, is certain they ...
by priya g.
November 28th, 2011, 5:40 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Two pages of ANNIE AND WILL
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Re: Two pages of ANNIE AND WILL

Would like some feedback on my prologue and first page. It's about a girl and her adopted brother falling in love. (Just posted query letter also.) Thanks so much. PROLOGUE 1947 “Well, Janet, I can tell you beyond the shadow of a reasonable doubt that you are, as your mother would so delicately put...
by priya g.
November 28th, 2011, 5:22 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for BRIDGET (YA Supernatural Thriller)
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

Re: Query for BRIDGET (YA Supernatural Thriller)

Thank you for your help :) Dear Agent, When sixteen-year-old Bridget Ferns finds a dead cheerleader in the janitor’s closet, she fears that she might be the killer’s next target. She is. Being a teenage telepath, Bridget’s mind possesses the only clues leading to the killer’s identity. As someone w...
by priya g.
November 28th, 2011, 5:18 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Double Star Revised
Replies: 13
Views: 2087

Re: Query: Double Star Revised

hi! i am not a pro at this, but my comments are added down there, for what they are worth! hope i dont come off too harsh Revised based on the amazing feedback I received. Here I go again! Would appreciate any comments and criticisms. And, as always, thanks! What if our world does not exist alone? N...
by priya g.
November 28th, 2011, 2:14 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: When is the best time to Query?
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

When is the best time to Query?

Hi Nathan! I have just been wondering what is the best time to query. Most of the agencies put a time frame of 6-8 weeks on their response- and even longer. Obviously, the time frame is much longer for months like January- when agents have come back from a holiday and have to catch up. Is now- begin...
by priya g.
July 4th, 2011, 1:29 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Manuscript formatting
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: Manuscript formatting

I'm not Nathan, but I'm happy to babble at you until he gets here. :) Congratulations on getting a request! Is your manuscript fiction or non-fiction? For fiction, unless this agency/publisher has specific guidelines suggesting otherwise, you would just submit your book with the standard formatting...
by priya g.
July 3rd, 2011, 6:16 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Manuscript formatting
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Manuscript formatting

Nathan, I am scouring the forums, FAQ and blog for a question. I hope I haven't missed your answer to it. I have a manuscript request and I am a bit perplexed about the contents of the submission (they want it to be mailed). I read your post on formatting manuscripts but I am not sure if: 1.) I need...
by priya g.
June 30th, 2011, 1:07 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query: REDEEMING GRACE
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: New Query: REDEEMING GRACE

Hello, everyone. I've been watching and absorbing everyone's great feedback on the other queries. Now my time to start sending one out is drawing near. I'd appreciate your feedback! Dear (Agent), Jessica Hartley and Grace Sullivan are roommates and best friends. Life for both is at an all-time high...
by priya g.
June 14th, 2011, 9:49 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query / synopsis :: MASQUERADE
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Re: Query / synopsis :: MASQUERADE UPDATED (5/11)

Jake Wilson has just discovered that he has been assigned a project at work with his evil, red-headed ex-girlfriend. you have introduced the conflict but it hasnt come out clearly: the idea of ex-girlfriend and the tension that follows is self-explanatory but there has to be an underlying cause, le...
by priya g.
June 14th, 2011, 8:01 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - The Falling
Replies: 12
Views: 2210

Re: Query - The Falling

JMB, Dear [Agent name], I am submitting my work to [Literary agency name] in the hopes that you will represent my contemporary work of fiction, "THE FALLING." Tommy Mueller’s life is perfect. a cliche would be a perfect life going down hill. dont begin with that. state the basics of the character a...
by priya g.
June 14th, 2011, 7:45 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: (A)symmetrical Query
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

Re: (A)symmetrical Query

Version 1.2 Dear Agent, Dade couldn't fix Summer. Ever since his best friend committed suicide, Dade's spent his life in an anti-social, self-destructive bubble. wonderful way to begin: now I know what emotions the character is going through and a part of me is sympathetic. He's moved through life ...
by priya g.
June 14th, 2011, 7:32 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - "Annie and Will" - A Family Drama
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Query - "Annie and Will" - A Family Drama

Dear Ms. Carson, What happens when a sixteen-year-old girl and her eighteen-year-old adopted brother fall in love? Wuthering heights flashback, and I dont think that should be the approach- bring a new angle to this, and a rhetorical question isnt the best way to begin "Annie and Will", a 106,000-w...
by priya g.
January 12th, 2011, 5:25 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Cover Letter?
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: Cover Letter?

Hi Nathan! Just a few quick questions: I read the submissions details of an agency and they require the first three chapters, a short, preferably one page, synopsis and cover letter of the novel. They have explicitly asked for any history of publication and samples in the last requirement (cover le...