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by Michael Roland
November 9th, 2010, 7:03 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Soul Baby the Trickster and the Golden Buddha
Replies: 21
Views: 3564

Re: Query: The Soul Baby the Trickster and the Golden Buddha

It's been over a week and nobody's touched this. I'm going with it. Thanks for all the help with previous revisions. Just so you know (in case anyone is interested), I am in discussion with an agent who asked for, and has read and likes the manuscript. Also, got this lovely letter from another agent...
by Michael Roland
November 7th, 2010, 5:48 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Nathan, are you still agenting?
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Re: Nathan, are you still agenting?

Thanks for keeping the forum open. And, good luck!

Cheers mate.
by Michael Roland
November 5th, 2010, 6:46 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Nathan, are you still agenting?
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Nathan, are you still agenting?

I got a confusing email saying you were no longer agenting and now working in tech industry. Is that correct?

Thanks.
by Michael Roland
November 4th, 2010, 2:23 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Nirvana: Absolute Freedom: Spiritual Non-fiction
Replies: 12
Views: 2294

Re: Query: Nirvana: Absolute Freedom: Spiritual Non-fiction

Going crazy with queries here. I'm still trying to get the hang of it. It happens that I have experience and some degree of expertise in your subject matter, for better or worse. Firs of all, to be redundant again, this looks like a straight nonfiction title that should be pitched with a proposal ra...
by Michael Roland
November 4th, 2010, 8:30 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: RESCUE MY SOUL - YA Gritty Novel
Replies: 10
Views: 1481

Re: RESCUE MY SOUL - YA Gritty Novel

I liked this bit, "Janet understood why Jude couldn't stand up to his tormentor in 10th grade, and Jude understood why Janet was still pining over the jerk who cheated on her in 11th." It is personal, shows caring and compassion and depth of understanding of eachothers weaknesses, sets up the relati...
by Michael Roland
November 4th, 2010, 7:44 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: ANTEDILUVIAN query
Replies: 41
Views: 6113

Re: ANTEDILUVIAN query

My first time reading this, here goes... More than a thousand years have passed since the fall of man and the exit from Eden. I agree, EXILE The earth has been cursed, humans scrape meager livings from the soil, and legendary beasts roam the wilderness. The Grigori, angels charged with watching over...
by Michael Roland
November 4th, 2010, 6:52 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Soul Baby the Trickster and the Golden Buddha
Replies: 21
Views: 3564

Re: Query: The Soul Baby the Trickster and the Golden Buddha

Take Four, starting over, really, with my own voice this time... When Michael Roland positions the Brazilian amethyst on his forehead, he has no idea that a secret door to the spirit world is about to be blown wide open. First he starts seeing ghosts, then a slimy green troll, next strange colors st...
by Michael Roland
November 4th, 2010, 6:13 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Drunkard's Daughter: Started from Scratch, see p. 2
Replies: 24
Views: 4065

Re: The Drunkard's Daughter: Started from Scratch, see p. 2

Dara McBride has always relegated the subject of her adoptive granddaughter’s birth mother to the realm of Great Unmentionables, along with the true nature of Annie’s I think I need to know who Annie is before I can get concerned about the true nature of her relationship to another person (who I als...
by Michael Roland
November 4th, 2010, 5:47 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Soul Baby the Trickster and the Golden Buddha
Replies: 21
Views: 3564

Re: Query: The Soul Baby the Trickster and the Golden Buddha

HI Again, sgf, Quill, airball, andriodblues, Layla, clara, elfspirit I'd really like to thank you all for your effort and your kindness. I realized suddenly, that the query above is not in my voice, like not at all. So, I'm starting from scratch again. The trouble with real life is that, well, when ...
by Michael Roland
November 2nd, 2010, 1:08 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Soul Baby the Trickster and the Golden Buddha
Replies: 21
Views: 3564

Re: Query: The Soul Baby the Trickster and the Golden Buddha

OK, I love you guys. Especially Quill.

More to come.
by Michael Roland
November 2nd, 2010, 11:15 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Soul Baby the Trickster and the Golden Buddha
Replies: 21
Views: 3564

Re: Query: The Soul Baby the Trickster and the Golden Buddha

I think I am going to give up writing and try wrestling bears instead.
by Michael Roland
November 2nd, 2010, 9:31 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Soul Baby the Trickster and the Golden Buddha
Replies: 21
Views: 3564

Re: Query: The Soul Baby the Trickster and the Golden Buddha

Take Three: It was just a whim when Michael Roland positioned the Brazilian amethyst on his forehead. He had no idea that a secret door within his mind had just been blown wide open, triggering the starting gun on his spiritual journey. Spotting an apparition in his hallway was the first shocking si...
by Michael Roland
November 1st, 2010, 6:55 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Should the query be from the same point of view and tense?
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Should the query be from the same point of view and tense?

Hi Nathan,

Thanks for your great site, by the way.

Should the query be written from the same point of view and tense as the book?

(In case it's different for different situations, mine is first person present)

Thanks!
by Michael Roland
November 1st, 2010, 6:00 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: First fifty pages
Replies: 6
Views: 1799

Re: First fifty pages

It's a Memoir or Creative Nonfiction.
by Michael Roland
October 31st, 2010, 6:32 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: First fifty pages
Replies: 6
Views: 1799

Re: First fifty pages

Technically, I mean "introduction" rather than forward. Thanks. Same question applies.