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by bunderful
November 4th, 2010, 9:40 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: So once I find an agent (or three!!!) how do I pick one?
Replies: 1
Views: 674

So once I find an agent (or three!!!) how do I pick one?

Hi Nathan, I am turning to you because I'm not sure who else to ask. I think I remember reading a post about this somewhere but I can't find it. How do you know which agent to pick? What if five respond positively? (I know, I know, an embarrassment of riches - is this normal??) I'm a little overwhel...
by bunderful
February 14th, 2010, 2:51 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Through Fire and Ice (NEW VERSION!)
Replies: 14
Views: 3071

Re: Query: Through Fire and Ice (Fourth Revision)

Dear Agent, When the galactic government sends Lieutenant Jana Darren to the deserted planet Earth on a mission to recover data from a crashed research expedition, the last thing she expects is to stumble on a terrorist organization hell bent on toppling the all-powerful authority. (I think this sen...
by bunderful
February 14th, 2010, 2:44 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query "Blood of Ihdun' YA Urban Fantasy
Replies: 24
Views: 3913

Re: Query "Blood of Ihdun'

Dear Agent, I chose to submit my work to you because you are the agent for my favorite author, Jane Doe and you are totally awesome. I wouldn't start it this way - just go right into it. When seventeen year-old Kat finds out her (dying) Grandmother is dying and asking for her, she is forced to retur...
by bunderful
February 14th, 2010, 2:33 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Critique my query please! "Blown to Smithereens"
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Critique my query please! "Blown to Smithereens"

Eliora's life is shattered by a midnight phone call. Her photographer husband Micha was killed by a suicide bomber while out for a beer with some buddies after a photo shoot in Tel Aviv. Her best friend Liam from her student days in Ireland finds out via the book trading site they both belong to. St...
by bunderful
January 21st, 2010, 11:26 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Publishing and Rights Question - Please Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Publishing and Rights Question - Please Help!

I have been asking and asking the publisher to renew the contract and he never did, he just kept acting as though it was still valid...

- Rena
by bunderful
January 21st, 2010, 10:59 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Publishing and Rights Question - Please Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Publishing and Rights Question - Please Help!

I have a contract with a publisher dated July 26, 2007 and the terms of the contract was 12 months. I have been continuing with this publisher in the hope that he will eventually publish my cookbook. Now he has made a deal with a second publisher to help him with the graphic design and to try to get...
by bunderful
December 9th, 2009, 1:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you write the same genre you read?
Replies: 46
Views: 12295

Re: Do you write the same genre you read?

Yes and no. I write literary fiction, which I also read a lot of. But I LOVE a great paranormal fantasy novel here and there. And I love comic fantasy of whatever you'd call Christopher Moore or Terry Pratchett or Jasper Fforde. I would love to be able to write in either one of those genres but I do...
by bunderful
December 9th, 2009, 1:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Outline or Out of the Mist?
Replies: 50
Views: 11851

Re: Outline or Out of the Mist?

I know what my story is going to be about. Have snippets of the story in my head from all different sections, but do not have an outline. I feel like that would constrain me. One of the most wonderful thing about writing is when you sit down and decide exactly how a scene is going to go, and your ch...
by bunderful
December 8th, 2009, 4:53 am
Forum: Books
Topic: "The Voice of this Generation" Who do you think it is?
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

"The Voice of this Generation" Who do you think it is?

I just finished reading Junot Diaz's Pulitzer Prize winner (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) and I was talking to my husband about it as it relates to an article I read recently in Time Magazine called "Who's The Voice of this Generation" http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1209947...
by bunderful
December 8th, 2009, 4:04 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Pitch for WIP
Replies: 8
Views: 2691

Re: Pitch for WIP

This is a mock-up pitch for a work in progress. Just wanted to get some thoughts/suggestions: Welcome to Pewee Valley, Tennessee, population 642. Three retired carnival workers--a clown, a fortuneteller, and a magician--friends since childhood, are celebrating Thanksgiving at different locations wh...
by bunderful
December 8th, 2009, 3:58 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Peer Review of a Query
Replies: 24
Views: 5555

Re: Peer Review of a Query

My first novel (I wouldn't say this is your first novel) , Defender of the Crown, tells the story of (this is already passive. Start with "No) Nicholas Benson, a teenage boy with magical talents so strong that he can’t restrain them. In fact, at the young age (obviously 13 is young) of thirteen, his...
by bunderful
December 8th, 2009, 1:57 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Peer Critique
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Query Peer Critique

I am not a professional but I am a writer and so I will offer you a critique that is just my opinion. In the very first sentence I am already confused: how can you be pulled off a cliff (who or what pulled her off?) and then plummet? wouldn't you fall? but then you wouldn't need to plummet too. And ...