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by KyleS
August 6th, 2012, 6:31 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Was Self-Publishing The Right Decision?
Replies: 8
Views: 2614

Re: Was Self-Publishing The Right Decision?

Hey Dave - thanks for your story! Happy to hear about your success. I have just a couple questions, though. Sorry for the bullet points, but here they are: - Who did you self publish through? (sorry if I missed this) - You mentioned that you've given away about 30,000 books - were those digital copi...
by KyleS
June 27th, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 98084

Re: Submissions

[Post removed by poster] Good luck with your submissions and writing!
by KyleS
June 27th, 2012, 1:17 pm
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: 2 Page Synopsis: Novak 105363
Replies: 1
Views: 4211

Re: 2 Page Synopsis: Novak 105363

Hey - So I absolutely love anything and everything WWII related. With my bias in mind, I think you have a potentially really compelling story to be told. While writing book I, I'd recommend focusing on making it as personal and compelling (without being too depressing, as some returning-from-war boo...
by KyleS
June 22nd, 2012, 1:25 am
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Synopsis (Updated) - MG Fantasy: Acea and the Animal Kingdom
Replies: 1
Views: 4049

Re: Synopsis - MG Fantasy: Acea and the Animal Kingdom

This is my revised synopsis. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks! Acea and the Animal Kingdom “My name is Acea Bishop. I am William Bishop’s son. And I am a wizard.” After years of falling asleep to his mothers’ magical bedtime stories about the father he’d never known, twelve-year-old ACEA BISHOP ...
by KyleS
June 18th, 2012, 6:58 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Join Writing Association for Query Purposes?
Replies: 1
Views: 1861

Join Writing Association for Query Purposes?

Hey Nathan - Sorry if this question has been asked already, though I didn't see it on any other post: Besides the invaluable help in editing or otherwise making connections to help get a prospective writer published, I'm wondering what your thought is on joining a writers' association (i.e. SCWBI, e...
by KyleS
June 18th, 2012, 1:25 am
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Synopsis (Updated) - MG Fantasy: Acea and the Animal Kingdom
Replies: 1
Views: 4049

Synopsis (Updated) - MG Fantasy: Acea and the Animal Kingdom

***Please see below post for my most recent revision. As always, your thoughts are appreciated. Thanks - Kyle You guys totally helped me shorten my query and make it more interesting. Here's my synopsis, which I'm feeling is too long - maybe not, I don't know. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciat...
by KyleS
June 15th, 2012, 3:56 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: When an agent says "yes" to your second manuscript
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

Re: When an agent says "yes" to your second manuscript

I agree with the above comments - way too many "ifs" in the hypo. Personally, if there's a taker on any of your books, just be thrilled! (I don't mean that negatively - most writers would love to have interest in any of their books.) However, I'd like to relate a story I heard from a well-known auth...
by KyleS
June 8th, 2012, 12:05 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Revised: ACEA AND THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: Revised: ACEA AND THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

Thanks for your input - glad to hear this as I've started sending this draft out to some agents. Any other thoughts from anyone else, though, and I'm all ears.
by KyleS
June 5th, 2012, 6:38 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Join a writers' association to mention in query?
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Join a writers' association to mention in query?

Besides the invaluable help in editing or otherwise making connections to help get a prospective writer published, I'm wondering what people's thoughts are in joining a writers' association (i.e. SCWBI, etc) just for the benefit of mentioning it in a query. Beneficial? It's obviously not going to be...
by KyleS
June 5th, 2012, 1:22 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Revised: ACEA AND THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: Revised: ACEA AND THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

My prior queries gave more detail, specifically that he wakes up in a room with 5 doors labeled: safari, jungle, terrarium, aviary, and aquarium. After getting a handful of rejections, I decided to remove that much information to go with the imagery of it simply resembling a zoo instead. Any other t...
by KyleS
June 4th, 2012, 1:31 pm
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Two-Paragraph Synopsis of a Science/Fantasy w/deconstruction
Replies: 7
Views: 7440

Re: Two-Paragraph Synopsis of a Science/Fantasy w/deconstruction

Hey - generally it looks good to me. But the one thing I've vague on is the princess - who she is, what's her involvement, why she becomes involved, what she's the princess of, etc. Not to say that all of these should be explained (they souldn't in a short query or synopsis) - but the word "princess...
by KyleS
May 30th, 2012, 11:12 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Author Recommendations in Cold Queries
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Author Recommendations in Cold Queries

Thanks for your input, I'm thinking you may be right. But if anyone else has any thoughts, I'm all ears. I've also posted my revised query in the queries thread for the MG fantasy novel Acea and the Animal Kingdom. - Kyle
by KyleS
May 30th, 2012, 11:09 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Revised: ACEA AND THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Revised (Again) ACEA AND THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

After getting rejections with my prior query for my MG Fantasy novel ACEA AND THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, I have totally re-worked it. Please feel free to provide inout - it's very much appreciated! Thanks, Kyle Dear ________, A boy with a hidden power must race against the clock to end a spell cast over hi...
by KyleS
May 28th, 2012, 1:23 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Author Recommendations in Cold Queries
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Author Recommendations in Cold Queries

I apologize in advance if this topic has already received attention elsewhere on the forums. If it has, I'd appreciate being pointed to the thread (I couldn't find one.) I was recently lucky enough to have a well-published author who writes in my same genre read the first several chapters of my nove...
by KyleS
April 16th, 2012, 2:39 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 98084

Re: Submissions

[Post removed by poster] Good luck with your submissions and writing!