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by Sara
December 21st, 2009, 12:54 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite quote
Replies: 55
Views: 10057

Re: Favorite quote

'Never tell me the odds'--Han Solo, Empire Strikes Back
by Sara
December 21st, 2009, 10:08 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Final query: Waiting for April
Replies: 29
Views: 4507

Re: Query help: Waiting for April

Hi, Jaime I'm no expert but, here goes. I think you've made a great start here. Your opening sentence is terrific--it hooked me. But then I got a little confused. There are POV issues. I entered the second sentence assuming I was with April only to discover I was now with Scott forcing me to go back...
by Sara
December 18th, 2009, 4:44 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Municipal Water and You
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Re: Municipal Water and You

If I knew what half those things were, I'd probably be more scared. Having said that, I'm in Annapolis, MD, and it doesn't seem to be too bad here, which is a huge shock because the water is putrid! (Probably not reading the numbers right).
by Sara
December 18th, 2009, 4:36 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite writing distractions
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: Favorite writing distractions

Hanging out here is my new favorite High Level distraction. rose I'm with you, Rose. This place has such a nice atmosphere so far--Nathan's gotta get tough when the doom and gloomers starting piling in. Anyway, I don't feel guilty; I've had a productive week and it is Friday and I've gotta do somet...
by Sara
December 18th, 2009, 4:18 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.
Replies: 18
Views: 4035

Re: Just call the agent on the phone!

Skyhawk, I see your determination, and you're right, it's a writer's responsiblity to do whatever s/he can to succeed, but I'm not convinced this is the best advice. Huge numbers of writers are submitting to agents. Even if agents wanted to accept unsolicited calls from total strangers, there wouldn...
by Sara
December 18th, 2009, 3:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Questions from a first timer.
Replies: 14
Views: 4223

Re: Questions from a first timer.

Hi, Crystal. Congratulations--you've taken the first step. (I hope someone's warned you that there's NO going back now--EVER!) My advice to a first timer? Commit to getting your novel written. Don't listen to the naysayers, been there/done that 'it's impossible to get published' crowd. Get what info...
by Sara
December 18th, 2009, 3:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What works better for you: praise or critique?
Replies: 24
Views: 4788

Re: What works better for you: praise or critique?

Mainly crit but knowing what works is also immensely helpful.
by Sara
December 18th, 2009, 2:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you ever feel you're getting worse?
Replies: 13
Views: 2713

Re: Do you ever feel you're getting worse?

You beat the crazies with blind faith. You put your head down, turn the music up, and get the damn thing written. Eventually you'll push through the slump. Promise.