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- January 4th, 2012, 6:11 pm
- Forum: Self-Publishing
- Topic: Regarding Slush Pile Reading
- Replies: 4
- Views: 2410
Locket I think it depends how you define a slush pile. For me, anything with lots of stories makes up a slush pile. That means any online writing forum has their own pile, including this one. I haven't touched Authonomy ( http://www.authonomy.com ) for years, but I was an active member for a while. ...
- December 27th, 2011, 3:02 am
- Forum: Finding An Agent
- Topic: Agent protocol after an agent has suggested changes
- Replies: 1
- Views: 1078
One of my dream agents got back to me with some suggested changes to my novel. The changes are all sound. Most of them are just to improve the story and one of them is to make it more commercial. It's the commercial one that has me worried. While it's a relatively simple change it alters the story d...
I'm with Hillary J here. I read a book first as a reader. If I don't like it I'll stop reading. After I've finished (or stopped) I will analyze what I liked or didn't like about it. Every once in a while I will stop in the middle to analyze a story I want to love but that's going off the rails, tryi...
Love to read, love to write, but not at the same time nowadays. Not since I learned that whatever I'm reading subconsciously makes its way into my story. Half-way through one first draft my characters suddenly started grinning wolfishly, and behaving generally ... wolfishly. I traced it to the book ...
- June 15th, 2011, 1:17 am
- Forum: Books
- Topic: Concerns about the darkness in recent YA
- Replies: 26
- Views: 9086
Just slightly to one side of all this. Young/new adults themselves also seem to be writing some very bleak fiction. I recently participated in an recent exercise where I critiqued a whole classroom of work. 90% of the class was first year tertiary -- which over here is around 19 y.o, or at least def...
I've been around a while, lurking rather than posting. Thought it was time I introduced myself. I read Nathan's blog, but only duck into the forum on an irregular basis. (My excuse, I'm writing). I always seem to get to the good conversations after they've petered out. I'm a science fiction/fantasy ...
- April 10th, 2011, 1:47 am
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Is "sci fi" a poisonous label?
- Replies: 19
- Views: 6752
More agents seem to be saying they accept science fiction, and more sci-fi books are appearing in bookshops. I'd say there's a resurgence of the genre, if anything. I also agree with Wilderness, anyone writing genre fiction gets the same. I would recommend that you don't say in your query how unusua...
- July 20th, 2010, 6:03 am
- Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
- Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
- Replies: 720
- Views: 284648
Title: Mathi's Story Genre: Fantasy Mathi loved doing crosswords. He wasn't good at it, but he still liked them. He'd pore over the words and slowly spell them out to himself. "Br-oh-when-ed br-ee-add." We'd all lean over the paper with him and try to work out what he was reading now. "Browned bread...