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by yasminy
November 15th, 2011, 4:17 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First bit of Krampus for Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: First bit of Krampus for Christmas

I love the idea of a monster at Christmas and the story is cute. I noticed that you're rhyming it - for a picture book, I guess? - but I really think this might come over better if you drop the rhyming. Krampus is such an interesting character! I have the feeling the rhyming has forced you to watch ...
by yasminy
November 1st, 2011, 7:42 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The gap between the first draft and the second draft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: The gap between the first draft and the second draft?

The hardest lesson in writing for me has been patience - and I'm still struggling with it. Nothing seems to move quickly enough - but if that manuscript is going to shine, patience is vital. I try to leave 4 weeks in between the first and second edit - usually I get impatient and start after 1 or 2,...
by yasminy
October 13th, 2011, 8:11 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - Mad As A Hatter
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

Re: Query - Mad As A Hatter

London, 1882. Seven years ago, Emil Aleric and his sister were kidnapped and taken to Wonderland by a man claiming to come from the future. He called himself the Hatter. Emil survived the torture. His sister didn't. GREAT OPENING!!!!! So when he hears news of a serial killer ravaging London and leav...