Search found 5 matches

by hooktonfonnix
July 1st, 2012, 10:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing in 1st and 3rd
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Re: Writing in 1st and 3rd

While I've never tried a split first/third narrative before, I do know about rewriting for POV reasons. For my current WIP, I was over 80,000 words into my first draft when I realized that the story needed to be told in first person rather than third. And by that time I had so many improved story id...
by hooktonfonnix
March 10th, 2012, 11:45 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: SF novel "Continuum"
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Query: SF novel "Continuum"

This is my first attempt at a query letter, so any constructive feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Dear Agent, Twenty-four-year-old Blake O'Connor's life seems to be going nowhere fast, even for a deep-space polonium miner. The woman he loves is millions of miles away on Earth, and l...
by hooktonfonnix
March 8th, 2012, 8:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Scene
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

Re: Scene

You can't win. Aunt Martha has no imagination and demands that you supply every tiny detail, while your friend Bobby objects that you're overloading him with tons of pointless description that just slows your story down. In the end, it's your manuscript, and you have to make the choices. If the cri...
by hooktonfonnix
March 5th, 2012, 3:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you write
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Re: How do you write

that's exactly how I've been writing lately, except I use headphones because my wife is typically asleep next to me. I got on such a roll last night I didn't stop until 4am
by hooktonfonnix
December 7th, 2010, 4:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does anyone ever lose that spark?
Replies: 41
Views: 9291

Re: Does anyone ever lose that spark?

I know EXACTLY what it feels like to lose that mythical spark. When I first thought up the idea for my novel I was completely stoked, and I couldn't wait to put it down on paper. But after several weeks of writing, and 80k words later, I just couldn't make myself finish it. Something was wrong. Way ...