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by bkloss
March 12th, 2011, 5:17 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: FYI You guys are AWESOME!
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Re: FYI You guys are AWESOME!

Sure thing!--got to give credit where credit's due ;) The writing communities are INVALUABLE!...even though none of us gets to talk 'in person'
by bkloss
March 12th, 2011, 11:23 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: FYI You guys are AWESOME!
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Re: FYI You guys are AWESOME!

Thanks! Yeah...there were so many versions...haha. The one I sent is the one on my blog--minus the "why I'm querying" and sentence about myself (which I included that I work with writing critique partners. I had coffee with an agent that reviewed it and said I should include a little bit about what ...
by bkloss
March 10th, 2011, 12:02 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: FYI You guys are AWESOME!
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Re: FYI You guys are AWESOME!

Me too ;)
by bkloss
March 9th, 2011, 1:44 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: FYI You guys are AWESOME!
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

FYI You guys are AWESOME!

Just wanted to let you know, since so many of you helped me fix my originally terrible query, I was asked for a partial based on my query letter ALONE! (this agent only wanted queries submitted, and she responeded 2 days after I sent it!) So THANKS to all of you for your help! I now know my query le...
by bkloss
February 25th, 2011, 12:01 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 192390

Re: The Introduction Thread

Oh fabulous! I'll bring some virtual cocktails. ;)
by bkloss
February 24th, 2011, 5:29 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 192390

Re: The Introduction Thread

So apparently I'm with GaoYuQing in missing the intro thread. I'm still a relative newbie and I LOVE these forums! It's awesome 'seeing' all of you writers on here. I suddenly don't feel so alone anymore. Yet I am alone. So very, very alone. I've learned so much from you all already...and I hope I c...
by bkloss
February 24th, 2011, 5:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's Block: Ignore It?
Replies: 19
Views: 2882

Re: Writer's Block: Ignore It?

Listening to music helps me--seems to be a catalyst for daydreaming. Running helps too. I've had loads of ideas while running. To music ;)
by bkloss
February 20th, 2011, 10:54 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: *REVISED* (AGAIN) Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"
Replies: 31
Views: 4333

Re: *REVISED* (AGAIN) Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"

No kidding! I was a little too hasty too with mine, but ceased immediately ;) It's a learning process, eh? Thanks again for your input--and your advice on picking what works for you. It's so helpful knowing you're not alone--these forums have absolutely reinforced that! Everyone has so many incredib...
by bkloss
February 20th, 2011, 10:23 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: *REVISED* (AGAIN) Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"
Replies: 31
Views: 4333

Re: *REVISED* (AGAIN) Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"

Hey thanks...funny all the directions these things go. And it seems you understand..people keep wanting more 'details' so you give more details and then you end up with a synopsis. AGH! I think I agree. I'm going to go back to the last version (this is exhausting!) and tweak and be done with it. For...
by bkloss
February 20th, 2011, 7:47 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: *REVISED* (AGAIN) Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"
Replies: 31
Views: 4333

Re: *REVISED* Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"

Thanks in advance!! Now I'm afraid this is too long ;( I'm not sure where to cut/what to summarize without sounding 'vague' as so many are warning against. So, I think I may have given too many details with this go. Thoughts? In a magical world called Gaia, connected to Earth by an ancient system of...
by bkloss
February 20th, 2011, 2:51 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: *REVISED* (AGAIN) Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"
Replies: 31
Views: 4333

Re: *REVISED* Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"

So just kidding! Looks like I've got more work to do ;) You all are incredible. And yes, Quill, to answer your question, the similarity between Gaia/Daria is intentional. Wilderness...you bring up a GREAT point. On one of my earlier drafts, I felt my MC too passive, so rewrote. And that passive voic...
by bkloss
February 20th, 2011, 11:19 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: *REVISED* (AGAIN) Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"
Replies: 31
Views: 4333

Re: *REVISED* Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"

Wow! Thanks to all of you for your so-amazing-I-can't-really-decided feedback. I love being in this position rather than feeling the bite of rejection due to my first drafted query ;) Everything has been so helpful...I'm going to study both versions now, and see which 'tone' works better...maybe how...
by bkloss
February 19th, 2011, 6:16 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Color of Gothic /Paranormal Western - updated version
Replies: 17
Views: 3391

Re: Color of Gothic /Paranormal Western - LAST LINE HELP

Blair uncovers the truth behind the mysterious deaths, a reality he wants to deny. Demons. A fallen angel, seemingly more foe than friend, confirms the bounty hunter’s deduction and pushes him toward a clash between Heaven and Hell—a battle for souls the Blair lost faith in years ago. wrong word? or...
by bkloss
February 19th, 2011, 5:48 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: *REVISED* (AGAIN) Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"
Replies: 31
Views: 4333

Re: Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"

O-KAY. First of all, I want to say thank you to all who have effectively thrown the "asked-for" punches. ;) They've been awesome (and painful). I'm slightly embarrassed by how much I didn't know and thrilled by how much I'm learning from all of you! Here's where I'm at...Joel, I hope this doesn't co...
by bkloss
February 19th, 2011, 2:20 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: *REVISED* (AGAIN) Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"
Replies: 31
Views: 4333

Re: Query letter for "Gaia's Secret"

Wow. Great. Thanks Joel! I'm going to work this back through my query and sit on it. You did a ton of work...that was a HUGE help!!!