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by hartjohnson
October 7th, 2010, 10:58 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Guest Blog--The Last Writing Tips You'll Ever Need
Replies: 14
Views: 2831

Re: Guest Blog--The Last Writing Tips You'll Ever Need

*snort* Oh, very nice... love a little tongue in cheek.

Confessions of a Watery Tart
by hartjohnson
October 7th, 2010, 8:25 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Comparing Publishers & Manuscripts to Goats Horns & Fences
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: Comparing Publishers & Manuscripts to Goats Horns & Fences

Ha! I love these: can find a writing analogy in anything... goats in particular please me... mehehehehehe
by hartjohnson
October 6th, 2010, 3:48 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bloginality: The Types of Bloggers and their Attitudes
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Bloginality: The Types of Bloggers and their Attitudes

Thanks, Doug! A constant debate among my writer's group, only part of whom are sold on blogging (the part who have finished manuscripts, mind you) I'll check our your blog, too!
by hartjohnson
October 6th, 2010, 3:34 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bloginality: The Types of Bloggers and their Attitudes
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Bloginality: The Types of Bloggers and their Attitudes

I recently had a heated debate with one of my writing peeps. You see... she doesn't blog. She thinks we are all a lot of brown-nosing ninnies, blowing smoke up each other's skirts. And while I am not opposed to a little skirt peeping (provided they are kilts, worn in the traditional 'commando' manne...
by hartjohnson
January 8th, 2010, 1:24 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: TWO SIDES OF TRUTH - Critique away!
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: TWO SIDES OF TRUTH - Critique away!

thanks guys so much for your great help! Here is the newer version. I ussed all what you guys suggested. I am honestly not great at queries so I am very thankful for this help. Dear Wonderful agent, Kirby was forced to move into the small town of Capingham with her grandma when her parents were mur...
by hartjohnson
January 8th, 2010, 12:10 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How do you personalise if u can't find info on some agents?
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: How do you personalise if u can't find info on some agents?

It seems actually there is mixed information out there on personalizing ANYWAY. I think personalizing if your book targets a similar market (and the reasons) as one of their current clients is fabulous. Saying you like dogs as much as they do crosses a line and you are far better off with just a rel...
by hartjohnson
January 8th, 2010, 12:05 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query confusion (again)
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

Re: Query confusion (again)

I'm no expert either, but I've read a number of agent blogs and think you DON'T want the ending in there--in the synopsis if they ask for one, yes, in the query letter, no--the query is to give enough that they want to read more. And I completely agree with Dan--one critique is only an opinion and i...
by hartjohnson
December 18th, 2009, 1:59 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: 1st round of rejections
Replies: 16
Views: 3774

Re: 1st round of rejections

Just got back first two rejections, eagerly anticipating (ha!) more. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Dear SuperAgent, High school senior Lucy Auburn never thought life would take her from mixing paint at the local hardware store to reading tarot cards for celebrity clients. Then again, she also did...
by hartjohnson
December 18th, 2009, 12:13 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Two queries for Epertase- Which to use?
Replies: 13
Views: 2444

Re: Two queries for Epertase- Which to use?

This story sounds AMAZING. I like the first version best too. The only suggestion I might make (and others might disagree, but i thought I'd throw it out there)--the detailing is VERY dense and adds to what the story is, but dense details, complex sentence structure and long paragraph combined to ma...
by hartjohnson
December 18th, 2009, 11:36 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for Debut novel
Replies: 18
Views: 3750

Re: Query for Debut novel

I would agree that I'd like some summary of how the two story threads intertwine and why the two, facing such different obstacles, are debating throwing their fates into the same ring. It SEEMS the latter would be easier to fight (if there's no money left, there's no money--it's not HIS fault the wr...