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by dsmith77
February 4th, 2011, 12:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: One Line Pitch
Replies: 55
Views: 14632

Re: One Line Pitch

After much, much labor (and a good bit of help) here is my one-sentence storyline: A teenager with a strange sleeping condition vows to track down the mastermind who murdered his detective father. Now, I did not come up with this on my own. I owe many thanks to Randy Ingermanson and his Advanced Fic...
by dsmith77
October 12th, 2010, 10:28 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Age Progression
Replies: 13
Views: 6435

Re: Age Progression

Two things come to mind: First, beware that publishers want books written in clearly-defined genres. They can be very exacting and stifle creativity but they can also keep you focused. You should make them work with whatever plans you have for a career. Second, are you certain you're writing YA and ...
by dsmith77
October 12th, 2010, 10:19 am
Forum: Books
Topic: YA books for a fifteen- year- old boy
Replies: 15
Views: 6065

Re: YA books for a fifteen- year- old boy

I second Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. If he likes it, there are sequels. And of course the Harry Potter series really is great. The third book, the Prisoner of Azkaban, is usually the hands-down favorite so if he's seen some of the movies / is familiar with the world feel free to read them out ...
by dsmith77
October 1st, 2010, 3:01 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique Friday 10/1/10
Replies: 32
Views: 30119

Re: Page Critique Friday 10/1/10

I like the concept, but it might be a difficult book to write. It reminds me of The Lovely Bones so there's a book for comparison purposes. I understand the movie doesn't do the book justice, but I digress. Three things jump out at me: First, the writing is decent, but not polished. It's not so much...