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by retrorocket
August 29th, 2012, 3:39 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Looking for self-published books to review
Replies: 1
Views: 1284

Re: Looking for self-published books to review

Hi Liz! I have recently written and self published a book which might intrigue you. It definitely falls into the young adult category, plus has a bit of "retro-futurism" to make it different. This work was a semi-finalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest for Young Adult Fiction. Below i...
by retrorocket
February 6th, 2012, 12:48 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: VANQUISH - YA/Alternate History
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: QUERY: VANQUISH - YA/Alternate History

I appreciate your comments. Yes, the word count is eating at me. I could split the book into two halves or even into a typical trilogy with more expansion. I thank you for the opinion about the original query being more about the story set-up, I would like it to be more about Briley and her motivati...
by retrorocket
February 3rd, 2012, 8:40 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: VANQUISH - YA/Alternate History
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

QUERY: VANQUISH - YA/Alternate History

Note to all: I would appreciate any and all opinions, especially concerning the target genre. Seventeen-year-old Briley Bannatyne lives with her older brother Mackinley and her mother in a poor village in 1940 England. They barely get by as machinists, repairing equipment for farmers and flying the ...
by retrorocket
September 8th, 2011, 3:02 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339275

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I've recently kickstarted my blog about my writing. My recent blog post is about my experiences in world building - from writing fiction to roleplaying games.

http://retro.rocket9studio.com

Just a little shameless self promotion

Tony Russi
by retrorocket
August 29th, 2011, 4:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Question about WebBooks AgentinBox
Replies: 0
Views: 478

Question about WebBooks AgentinBox

This may or may not be the right forum location for this question. I would have posted this in Queries, but I think this is a more general topic for discussion. My question is, has anybody else used WeBooks AgentInBox web site? (The site link is http://www.webook.com/literary-agents/writers.aspx) I ...
by retrorocket
July 26th, 2011, 10:51 am
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: SYNOPSIS: Prince of Trouble - alt history/sci fi
Replies: 4
Views: 4477

Re: SYNOPSIS: Prince of Trouble - alt history/sci fi

Thanks for your input. Yes, it does feel like I don't describe the overall 'what did we learn from this?' from the plot. In the beginning, Dexter treats the alien prince like a naive child because the prince acts like one. The prince wishes to avoid his princely duty because all male drones die afte...
by retrorocket
July 20th, 2011, 11:51 am
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: SYNOPSIS: Prince of Trouble - alt history/sci fi
Replies: 4
Views: 4477

Re: SYNOPSIS: Prince of Trouble - alt history/sci fi

I'm seeing some views, but no comments. Any thoughts??
by retrorocket
July 13th, 2011, 10:12 am
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: SYNOPSIS: Prince of Trouble - alt history/sci fi
Replies: 4
Views: 4477

SYNOPSIS: Prince of Trouble - alt history/sci fi

I received an interesting rejection from an agent last night. He praised my alternate history setting and my alien world, but he felt there wasn't enough plot twists to keep things interesting. I was pleased in many regards to get the feedback, but my synopsis may have cut my legs out from under me,...
by retrorocket
July 5th, 2011, 9:13 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Alternate history - science fiction: THE PRINCE OF TROUBLE
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: Alternate history - science fiction: THE PRINCE OF TROUBLE

Thanks again to all who comment. It's good to hear from people outside my circle. I am having a problem classifying my novel's genre. Steampunk is certainly a hot button word these days, but I'm afraid my novel is past World War II in terms of its timeline. Dieselpunk is a term I have heard used to ...
by retrorocket
July 3rd, 2011, 1:06 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Alternate history - science fiction: THE PRINCE OF TROUBLE
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: Alternate history - science fiction: THE PRINCE OF TROUBLE

Much appreciation to those who replied. I considered those comments and am posting an updated version: It is the year 1949. Sidney Dexter plies his trade as a private detective in New Futura, a wondrous city of tomorrow with the fantastic old New York World’s Fair at its center. He takes on the easy...
by retrorocket
June 29th, 2011, 11:02 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Alternate history - science fiction: THE PRINCE OF TROUBLE
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: Alternate history - science fiction: THE PRINCE OF TROUBLE

excellent comments. Thanks for the input!
by retrorocket
June 28th, 2011, 1:56 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Windfarer (Fantasy)
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Query: Windfarer (Fantasy)

Hello, I'm new around here but I caught your query and would be interested in posting my thoughts: Hi all, I’m wading into the Bransforum query waters. I submitted this one as part of agent Kristin Nelson’s fantasy query critique last fall and got some great feedback from her. She liked the first se...
by retrorocket
June 28th, 2011, 7:50 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Alternate history - science fiction: THE PRINCE OF TROUBLE
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Alternate history - science fiction: THE PRINCE OF TROUBLE

I have been toying with the main part of this query section for a while. I am not including the introductory paragraph because I would like to craft that for each submission. I would certainly appreciate any thoughts, concerns, hints, moans, groans, etc. It is the year 1949. Sidney Dexter plies his ...
by retrorocket
June 17th, 2011, 10:08 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 193519

Re: The Introduction Thread

Howdy all. Way too new in town. I literally stumbled across Nathan's blog on a Google search. The good news is that Google finally put the better site on top where it concerns writing and the business. I could not have found a more helpful site. On to me, a long time ago and a couple of planets away...