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by tcrowley
June 7th, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA Supernatural Query
Replies: 16
Views: 2557

Re: YA Supernatural Query

If he is still alive and telling this story to a doctor then including the doctor from the beginning would mitigate a lot of the squeamishness over suicide. I actually think its a pretty cool idea but I have no problem accepting that suicide leads directly to hell in your book's world.
by tcrowley
October 5th, 2010, 5:02 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Fantasy MS word count?
Replies: 12
Views: 3501

Fantasy MS word count?

I've been doing a lot fo searching and the topic of word count seems all over the place. Even Nathan's own post about it is a little vague (concerning fantasy) and has a ton of responses squabbling about the fantasy genre. I'm actually a big fantasy fan and almost everything I read is on what people...
by tcrowley
October 5th, 2010, 4:42 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 630
Views: 240734

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hey everybody. I'm not an author but I play one on tv. Just here to do a lot of research and understand the crazy submission and pre-publishing process better.
by tcrowley
October 5th, 2010, 4:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Make Your Fight Scenes Believable
Replies: 13
Views: 3407

Re: Make Your Fight Scenes Believable

I actively train in a mixed martial arts school in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and I have trained for several years in Muay Thai and had a good number of amateur fights. So I'm not exactly coming from this as a sheltered writer. I think a few of your points overstate the case especially if your character is...
by tcrowley
October 5th, 2010, 11:45 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Which five pages?
Replies: 12
Views: 3127

Which five pages?

I've been reading a lot of submission guidelines and some say the first five pages but others seem to just say five pages period. Does that imply that they still want the first five page or should we try to choose the five most interesting pages? I specifically wonder how useful the first five pages...