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by Skyhawk
May 3rd, 2010, 12:10 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 4550

Re: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback

Thank you so much Priggy for taking the time to point this out. There are several very interesting aspects of the story I could use in a query. The serial killer, the CIA, drug smuggling, you name it. I chose this and tightened it up. it's a mere fraction of the bigger picture. As for the memoir, I ...
by Skyhawk
April 16th, 2010, 5:05 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New query for The Devil You Don't Know
Replies: 16
Views: 2972

Re: New query for The Devil You Don't Know

HERE'S HER ACTUAL REPLY WHEN DISCUSSING HOW MANY PARAGRAPHS SHOULD MY QUERY BE...DON'T TAKE OFFENSE ANYONE...PLEASE. SHE'S AN OLDER CRABBY AMAZING WOMEN WHOM W/O HER HELP, I'D BE FLOATING IN THE HUDSON RIVER WITH NOTHING KEEPING ME FROM DROWNING BUT MY MANUSCRIPT!! BTW....She published 18 books! I a...
by Skyhawk
April 16th, 2010, 5:00 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New query for The Devil You Don't Know
Replies: 16
Views: 2972

Re: New query for The Devil You Don't Know

Wow! I came here to post something and for some reason clicked on yours. What a story! I can see a great film coming from this. I envisioned for a breif moment that the main character was you---the author--- a friend of Bill's turning his story in to a novel! That's not my business though! I love th...
by Skyhawk
April 14th, 2010, 9:12 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 4550

Re: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback

I didn't see your edits before I posted the revised query. The first paragraph is okay...cool. The second you are questioning the mention of Henry Hill? It's not necessary if it's clear exactly who these people were. "Were' in that they are all dead...except Henry. I wanted to make it clear that I a...
by Skyhawk
April 14th, 2010, 1:01 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 4550

Re: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback

Okay Blanche. Points well taken hence the below referenced... The smoke has finally cleared and it’s safe to come out now. Ten years passed before the fire was extinguished leaving nothing in its path but mass destruction. “Hell.” The most fitting description Scott Mathews could think of as he refle...
by Skyhawk
April 8th, 2010, 12:29 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 4550

Re: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback

Thank you Blanche. I do intentionally leave much for curiosity. If I were to explain more, it would take it out of being "tight", I believe. This is good feedback...Thanks.
by Skyhawk
April 7th, 2010, 7:30 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 4550

Re: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback

Mira...Ryan, You guys around. Hey...I've been missing the boat. I have been in correspondence with a screenwriter who has read all of my material and we have discussed in great detail, the rest of my story and I have been blind to the appropriate angle. Okay, I admit, a private detective on the wron...
by Skyhawk
March 12th, 2010, 1:54 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Traditional Publishing or POD? Is it personal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

Re: Traditional Publishing or POD? Is it personal?

POD then based on your objectives sounds like a good plan however, given your "fan base' a/k/a author platform, you may very well get the attention of an agent provided you haven't gone down that road already. Of course, you would have to submit a well prepared book proposal which if you haven't don...
by Skyhawk
March 11th, 2010, 8:02 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Amazon buys touch screen company
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: Amazon buys touch screen company

I'm not sure about that but I'm less sure about the publishing industry. So much so that I'm considering paying CreateSpace, a division of Amazon $5000 to put together a POD program for my book. The odds have always been stacked against us but particularly now, with money so tight, the tiny ray of c...
by Skyhawk
March 11th, 2010, 12:56 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Traditional Publishing or POD? Is it personal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

Re: Traditional Publishing or POD? Is it personal?

Also, to offer some feedback regarding your concerns about POD, etc. I think the first thing you may want to do is to establish your objective. Your goals, and dreams, for your memoir. Are you going to rely on the income stream for your basic support. Did you have any expectations of your book hitti...
by Skyhawk
March 11th, 2010, 12:28 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Traditional Publishing or POD? Is it personal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

Re: Traditional Publishing or POD? Is it personal?

I think the big question here is, at least for me, can you still get published (traditionally) once you go POD or have you ruined your chances all together? I too have a memoir and have been looking into POD through CreateSpace which is owned by Amazon. I'm sure through several mediums including a b...
by Skyhawk
December 28th, 2009, 7:01 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 4550

Re: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback

Hey Ryan and Mira... Somehow, I stopped being noticed on the new replies. I came back to check out those "perfect" queries Nathan posted as I'm getting ready to send another to an agent who is specifically looking for a memoir. Those queries were so short! Not even a page. That's going to be some ch...
by Skyhawk
December 28th, 2009, 6:28 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 188305

Re: Ask Nathan

Funny, I was thinking the exact same thing as Mira. This website is so well organized and offers a wealth of support in many different ways. I don't imagine that too many other, if any at all, agents have a site like this and it clearly took a lot of work. So other than the obvious, you attract writ...
by Skyhawk
December 20th, 2009, 1:15 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.
Replies: 18
Views: 3849

Re: Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.

I will add this:

I will continue to be inspired by the last 3 or 4 books with similar subject matter that have all done well. One had a name...Kennedy," and two were on Oprah. There must be SOMETHING about this specific genre.
by Skyhawk
December 20th, 2009, 12:58 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.
Replies: 18
Views: 3849

Re: Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.

I think it's time to wrap up the book. I've also been told that editors may want to contribute toward the content but I suppose there's always room for that later, even on a completed manuscript. I have 50,000 words written. I'll take this as clear direction and write another 50 and revisit submitti...