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by Paul O'Brien
June 1st, 2012, 11:44 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A different way to character build?
Replies: 2
Views: 701

A different way to character build?

Hi everyone. Long time no post. I've just written a blog on my site that might help knock some rust lose in the character building department. http://www.paulobrien.info/blog_section ... 8ji6ZlYtUM

Check it out if you think it might be of any use to you!
by Paul O'Brien
February 14th, 2012, 3:39 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Re: Query for Blood Red Turns Dollar Green

Thank you for your response. I think I've done enough to begin querying today. Thank you to everyone who have helped me with this. Here we go......
by Paul O'Brien
February 13th, 2012, 12:22 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Re: Query for Blood Red Turns Dollar Green

Or something completely different: 1972, New York and a dazed Lenny Lane is carrying someone’s foot in his hand. He’s also trying to find one of the VIP passengers that he just lost in the back of his van - his brand new crashed van. This is the first day of his new promotion and he’s got under twen...
by Paul O'Brien
February 12th, 2012, 2:06 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Re: Query for Blood Red Turns Dollar Green

Thank you so much for the replies. I think I'm getting the hang of this. One more revision: Dear , 1969 and Danno Garland gets no respect from within a small backroom syndicate of professional wrestling promoters. Every other man around the guarded table earned or hustled for their own individual te...
by Paul O'Brien
January 15th, 2012, 11:47 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Re: Query for Blood Red Turns Dollar Green

I would appreciate some feedback on take 2. Thank you. Dear , There is another Mob that never gets spoken about. Their network spans the US where they quietly make millions through an elaborate con. A staged, pompous, painful and murderous kind of con. Their story has never been talked about - until...
by Paul O'Brien
November 11th, 2011, 2:22 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Re: Query for Blood Red Turns Dollar Green

Paul...Sounds like a great story, but sadly if you can't get an agent to read your query I'm never going to be able to read it. First let me say that I am a novice, but one thing I have heard a million times is pick out your main character, what his problem is, what it will cost him and what he wil...
by Paul O'Brien
November 10th, 2011, 5:50 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Re: Query for Blood Red Turns Dollar Green

Hi Paul, Sorry if it seems like I ripped this query apart below. They are of course just an opinion, mainly based on things I've noticed on Query Shark. If you haven't previously checked out Query Shark, I highly recommend it! She has great examples of what does and does not work in a query. Hope t...
by Paul O'Brien
November 9th, 2011, 3:08 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Query

Hello All, I would appreciate some feedback on my Crime Novel query, please. It had gotten a full request and a few 'this looks strong but not for us,' replies. What do you guys think? Danno Garland is an honest, but underachieving wrestling promoter living in late sixties/early seventies New York. ...
by Paul O'Brien
September 8th, 2011, 4:00 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 194019

Re: Hello All.

BTW, I just rewrote my last post twice. It's never ending.
by Paul O'Brien
September 8th, 2011, 3:58 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 194019

Re: Hello All.

I'm Irish, so the 'may your...' quotes could go on for a very long time. :D
by Paul O'Brien
September 8th, 2011, 1:56 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 194019

Hello All.

My name is Paul O'Brien and I have been following this blog and forum for a while now. I'm coming to the end of the first draft of my first novel (I'm a playwright) and I'm wrestling with the self publish v traditional publish argument. Anyways, happy writing to all and may your partials turn into f...