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by m.a.leslie
October 14th, 2010, 6:51 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Young Adult Fantasy Query
Replies: 22
Views: 2947

Re: Young Adult Fantasy Query

When a school field trip goes awry, feisty seventeen-year-old Kat and four of her classmates find themselves thrust into a world where the myths and legends of Earth are realized. Somewhat confused with this sentence, how does the trip go awry? How do they get there? Their only hope of surviving thi...
by m.a.leslie
October 12th, 2010, 4:13 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG Fiction Query (First Time asking for help)
Replies: 14
Views: 2499

Re: MG Fiction Query (First Time asking for help)

Wow. Thank you to all of the people that have posted and helped improve my query letter. I just wanted to update and say that I received a response for the first 30 pages today with your assistance. First time it has ever happened to me and it feels really good, even though I know it is only a baby ...
by m.a.leslie
October 7th, 2010, 9:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: On stiff drinks, stiff upper lips, and stiffs.
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: On stiff drinks, stiff upper lips, and stiffs.

Just wanted to simply say, I love this post.
by m.a.leslie
October 6th, 2010, 2:16 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Speculative Sci/Fan Query - FREE TO FORGIVE
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

Re: Speculative Sci/Fan Query - FREE TO FORGIVE

Your story has my attention, it is extremely creative and interesting. I have a few questions that I think might want to be answered in the query. What are the ALO's like? I know that this was touched upon in previous posts but I am dying to know. How did the parents betray her? Why does she need th...
by m.a.leslie
October 6th, 2010, 1:06 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG Fiction Query (First Time asking for help)
Replies: 14
Views: 2499

Re: MG Fiction Query (First Time asking for help)

First off let me say that the advice that I have received thus far has been extremely helpful. At this point I am embarrassed that I even sent some of my original queries out to agents. I can see why Nathan uses the stick figure banging his head against the desk cartoon, this is frustrating. I have ...
by m.a.leslie
October 5th, 2010, 10:30 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG Fiction Query (First Time asking for help)
Replies: 14
Views: 2499

Re: MG Fiction Query (First Time asking for help)

Here is an attempt at a rewrite. Thank you for all of your advice. I know that this still isn't right but I am hoping it is somewhat better. It amazes me that the MS seems easier to write then the query. Tristan Parker walked into the park of his new town on a seemingly ordinary day. Unfortunately a...
by m.a.leslie
October 5th, 2010, 1:02 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG Fiction Query (First Time asking for help)
Replies: 14
Views: 2499

MG Fiction Query (First Time asking for help)

Hello everyone, This is my first attempt at getting help with a query. So far I have been failing and I realize that I am doing something wrong, please help. Thank you. I am submitting to you because middle grade fiction is a genre that you represent and I hope that this will fit what you are seekin...
by m.a.leslie
October 5th, 2010, 12:26 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 191717

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hello Everyone, My name is Michael and as most of you are I am an aspiring writer. I have been working since the beginning of this year on several stories and with the help of this blog and several others out there I have been trying to become published. I write under the name M.A. Leslie because my...
by m.a.leslie
October 4th, 2010, 5:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Outlining One Brick at a Time
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Outlining One Brick at a Time

By M.A. Leslie As a writer I find that I am a structured outliner like a builder with an architect’s plans I glide through the story that I have pre-told with roman numerals. I require the ideas to be finished and together before I even start the manuscript otherwise I often times find myself not fi...