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by enyouse
January 31st, 2011, 11:57 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: CLASS (Literary fiction, maybe?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: Query: CLASS (Literary fiction, maybe?)

Hey, thanks everybody. If you believe it, your query critiques inspired a major revision of the novel (and here, I thought it was finished!). So, that's why I haven't been around to say thank you earlier.
by enyouse
January 5th, 2011, 5:10 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA Fantasy: WYRM FIEND, a new query
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Re: YA Fantasy: WYRM FIEND, a new query

It seems like, maybe, there's too much information. I think these are the only things I absolutely NEED to know to understand why I'd want to read your book: Chris is a teenager (in our world, and dragons are secret - or in a similar world, where dragons and dragon slaying are common?). Chris is sta...
by enyouse
January 5th, 2011, 4:47 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: CLASS (Literary fiction, maybe?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Query: CLASS (Literary fiction, maybe?)

Dear (AGENT) This is Garcia: if he dropped a pizza on the floor, and the piece that landed closest to him also landed cheese side down, Garcia would eat that slice. First. CLASS is the story of Garcia, a chronically static young man who stumbles into careers in education and interstate drug traffick...
by enyouse
December 30th, 2010, 4:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: An essential character I don't know
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: An essential character I don't know

Pick up one of the Anastasia Krupnick books, by Lois Lowry - or, for a more serious/dramatic twelve year old, Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry. She gets girls that age right - an age characterized by wondering and observation. Her characters are smart enough to see what's really happening, but they d...
by enyouse
December 21st, 2010, 5:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Impatience.
Replies: 8
Views: 1487

Impatience.

Writing has made me very, very impatient. A MONTH ago, I finished the first draft of my current writing thingy (typing "Novel" gives it too much power too often). My writing process was fairly intense. I have now spent three whole weekends NOT writing while the PS (patient spouse) reads the first dr...
by enyouse
December 21st, 2010, 4:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Describing your Characters
Replies: 25
Views: 3502

Re: Describing your Characters

Until I read this, I didn't realize that of all my characters, I've only physically described, in any minimal way, three. I mention that the villain is pale, one female supporting character is thin and blonde, and a protagonist has almond-shaped eyes. That's it. So I suppose my position is, and perh...
by enyouse
December 1st, 2010, 12:05 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 193884

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hey! Ok, I'll introduce myself. N.A. (pronounced "Any") Hughes. Lawyer by day and night, trying to write on the weekends, 13-16 hours a day. Got married in September - started the novel in June. Wrote 13-16 hours a day on most of the honeymoon, too. Lucky to be married to a writer, and luckier to be...