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by RebeccaKnight
February 22nd, 2010, 6:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you know when you're ready?
Replies: 11
Views: 3036

Re: How do you know when you're ready?

Wow, good question. I think there comes a point where you're sick to death of your manuscript and keep changing "John said" to "said John" and back again... you may just be ready :).

I think Nathan's right. It just comes through trial, error, and hard work.
by RebeccaKnight
February 22nd, 2010, 6:43 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Request for a Full MS - It came...the rejection.
Replies: 57
Views: 7513

Re: OMG!!! Request for a Full MS!!!!

YAAAAAY!!!! Justine, this is AWESOME :D! Congrats, and definitely keep us posted!

And I totally agree that everyone here rocks as far as query help goes :). What a wonderful group of folk!
by RebeccaKnight
February 22nd, 2010, 6:39 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: A couple of questions re: YA & queries
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: A couple of questions re: YA & queries

Hi, Jordyn, I've gotten some advice on this from the forums at www.querytracker.net, and they said to always include the age of the MC if it's a YA book :). Usually, you can find a place to put it in where it's not too awkward. It's like the wordcount--it doesn't come up naturally, but still needs t...
by RebeccaKnight
February 22nd, 2010, 6:30 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: PARTIAL REQUEST!!!! help please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: PARTIAL REQUEST!!!! help please?

First of all, CONGRATS!! :D That is awesome! I'd say when in doubt, follow their instructions :). While I'm sure it won't be a cardinal sin to send them four chapters instead of three, it's always a good plan to give them what they're asking for. Also, is there a way to make the end of chapter three...
by RebeccaKnight
February 22nd, 2010, 6:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing
Replies: 9
Views: 1636

Re: The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing

Wow, these are SO TRUE! Thank you for posting this :).
by RebeccaKnight
February 12th, 2010, 7:29 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Excerpt: Under a Dead Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 1836

Re: Excerpt: Under a Dead Moon

UNDER A DEAD MOON is a dark fantasy epic that follows a young noblewoman, Fierine, as she turns to forbidden magic to fight the winds of change in the kingdom she loves. There are some hefty themes in the story--an arcane-powered industrial revolution, social unrest, misbehaving nobles, magical and...
by RebeccaKnight
February 4th, 2010, 1:41 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)
Replies: 15
Views: 3147

Re: Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)

I <3 you guys :)!! Thank you all for taking the time to read this and make suggestions. I especially love the suggestions about better verbs/cutting out the passive voice. That is my biggest writing weakness, and I hacked and burned it out of my manuscript, but not out of my query! Oy vey. It's all ...
by RebeccaKnight
February 2nd, 2010, 9:39 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)
Replies: 15
Views: 3147

Re: Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)

This is SO helpful! Thank you so much for giving me some examples above, Tycoon. This makes a lot of sense to me, and adds some of the voice I felt was missing. I feel like I have more stuff to play around with now :).

Thank you, everyone, for your help! You guys rock!
by RebeccaKnight
February 2nd, 2010, 7:37 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)
Replies: 15
Views: 3147

Re: Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)

This totally helps! Thanks, Shadow :)!
by RebeccaKnight
February 2nd, 2010, 5:09 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)
Replies: 15
Views: 3147

Re: Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)

Thanks, Remus, and thanks Tycoon! :) I'm feeling more confident now, and definitely appreciate the suggestions!

Glad the second version was getting warmer! ;)
by RebeccaKnight
February 2nd, 2010, 3:46 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Blog Traffic...Creating a Traffic Jam
Replies: 17
Views: 3488

Re: Blog Traffic...Creating a Traffic Jam

One thing I've found really helpful is commenting on other's blogs :). People can follow your profile to your blog, and often do! Also, it's a great way to connect with others in the blogging community, which always helps.

Good luck to you!
by RebeccaKnight
February 2nd, 2010, 3:44 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Band Names if I had a band
Replies: 15
Views: 3220

Re: Band Names if I had a band

Haha, "We Were Promised Jet Packs" is an awesome name!

How about a heavy metal band called Passive Voice? Eh? Eh?

That passive voice can be pretty brutal, after all ;).
by RebeccaKnight
February 2nd, 2010, 3:30 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)
Replies: 15
Views: 3147

Re: Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)

Okay, tweaking has been done. Does this make it less confusing? Or did I just make it worse? :P Thanks again for all your help! __________________________________ Dear (Agent), Astrid’s been a prisoner in her own castle since she was a child. Her mother, the queen, locked her away after being corrup...
by RebeccaKnight
February 2nd, 2010, 3:11 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)
Replies: 15
Views: 3147

Re: Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)

This is so helpful, guys! Also, I can't believe I misspelled "seeking". *headdesk*

I'm going to tweak using your advice--you ROCK! :) Thank you for all the insight!
by RebeccaKnight
February 2nd, 2010, 1:44 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)
Replies: 15
Views: 3147

Query--Legacy of the Empress (fantasy)

Hi, guys! It's almost query-time for me, so I thought I'd run this past you :). There is a lot of great advice on these forums. Please feel free to be brutally honest, and thanks in advance for your help! _____ Dear (Peronalized Agent Name), I’m seeing representation for my 87,000 word fantasy novel...