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by DanaE
February 28th, 2012, 11:33 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Lamb
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: Query: The Lamb

Hello, I really have NO business giving query suggestions, but I will look at this as if I was reading the book jacket wondering if I should buy your book. :) On November 11th, 2011, televangelist Charles Foster Wallace announced to the world his intention to create a god machine, a machine of inde...
by DanaE
February 25th, 2012, 9:59 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 9
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 9

Thanks Kabbu! Those are great suggestions.

Dana
by DanaE
February 23rd, 2012, 10:08 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 9
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 7

another try... Dear Agent , In 1952 Texas, ten-year-old Allan spends his days looking for excitement and the next big adventure. Capture a blood-spitting horny toad. Check. Watch the scariest movie to come to town. Check. Come up with a story good enough to win a contest. Check. Ride a bucking bron...
by DanaE
February 22nd, 2012, 8:50 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 9
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 7

Thank you for commenting! I agree with having fewer adventures listed - I'm wondering which ones to keep. I may ask a few kids which ones are most enticing to them.

I'll keep working - but I'm a more excited about this direction than I have been in the past! Thanks!!
by DanaE
February 20th, 2012, 11:09 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 9
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 5

Okay, I've decided to completely re-write, rather than just revise. All comments welcome! Dear Agent, In 1952 Texas, ten-year-old Allan spends his days looking for excitement and the next big adventure. Capture blood-spitting horny toads. Check. Watch the scariest movie to come to the Texas Theatre...
by DanaE
February 13th, 2012, 11:09 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 9
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 5

Thanks for your comments, Wilderness. I'll keep working on it. :D
by DanaE
February 11th, 2012, 3:10 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 9
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: Query for MG, humorous & tender coming-of-age - REVISED

Okay, I've re-worked my query a bit. My goal was to make the query letter just as appealing to the MG audience as the book itself. I'd appreciate any and all thoughts. Thanks! Dear (agent's name), 1952 Texas is a boy’s paradise providing ten-year-old Allan with endless adventure. Allan spends most ...
by DanaE
February 7th, 2012, 9:32 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 9
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: Query for MG, humorous & tender coming-of-age

Thanks! I honestly had not thought about writing the query from Allan's POV - to appeal to the MG audience. I'll work on this.
by DanaE
January 28th, 2012, 12:30 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Looking for Crit Partner for Middle Grade coming-of-age
Replies: 0
Views: 1202

Looking for Crit Partner for Middle Grade coming-of-age

Hello, I am on my 5th revision of my novel (40,000 word count). It is a humorous, yet tender, coming-of-age novel based on the stories my father told me while growing up in Texas in the early 1950s. I am currently a school counselor and I have published academic articles during my former life as a c...
by DanaE
January 28th, 2012, 12:14 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 9
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Query for MG, humorous coming-of-age, REVISED on post 9

Hello! I'd love any thoughts on my query letter. I'm worried it sounds boring. Thanks so much! Dear Agent, 1952 Texas is a boy’s paradise providing ten-year-old Allan with endless adventure. But when his mother becomes ill, Allan discovers it’s not excitement he longs for, but the comfort of family...
by DanaE
October 17th, 2011, 8:59 pm
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: 283232

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title: Riding the Dam Genre: MG Humor, coming-of-age It was a day like any other summer day in San Angelo—hot, dry, and full of possibilities. Today was the day Raymond and I were going to ride the dam. This was not just any dam, but the biggest dam in the world. I never questioned this fact, but si...