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by writersink
February 18th, 2019, 3:25 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: UPDATE: Found someone!! Seeking CP for 90K YA Fantasy
Replies: 1
Views: 415

UPDATE: Found someone!! Seeking CP for 90K YA Fantasy

UPDATE: no longer looking for a CP. Hello everyone! I have a 90K YA fantasy and I'm looking for a critque partner. My book is not a first draft and it has already gone through a round of comments from other writers. I like harsh comments and critques, and I give the same back (though I am nice and w...
by writersink
November 20th, 2012, 12:59 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: MG Science fiction - 12 o'clock - Revised
Replies: 9
Views: 2293

Re: QUERY: MG Science fiction - 12 o'clock - Revised

Thank you to everyone for the great feedback! I've got a clearer idea of what needs to be done now, so thank you all!
by writersink
November 7th, 2012, 3:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?
Replies: 11
Views: 3530

What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?

I talked about getting negative feedback in a recent post on my blog, and it got me thinking... what's the BEST feedback you've ever gotten? That piece of feedback which still makes you giddy when you think about it? What's the worst? I'll start. The best is when someone told me my book made them cr...
by writersink
November 1st, 2012, 4:03 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: 'The Eyes Have It' urban fantasy query - Revised 11/9/12
Replies: 12
Views: 5842

Re: 'The Eyes Have It' (YA?) urban fantasy query - Revised

Here is my revised query with more details. Let me know if this entices you enough (moreso than the last one)... The meat of it is 252 words - only two more than Query Shark recommends. Thanks. Dear (agent name here): Sixteen-year-old Paul Timmins does not expect to start seeing things with his new...
by writersink
November 1st, 2012, 2:03 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: MG Science fiction - 12 o'clock - Revised
Replies: 9
Views: 2293

Re: QUERY: MG Science fiction - 12 o'clock - Revised

Here's the revised version! Again, I'm so grateful for any help. Dear (Agent) Twelve-year old Tory Fletcher is not a hero. She’s grown up in a quiet English village and she’s spent most of her life in a state of boredom. But she’s the last remaining free member of the family who brought in the Guard...
by writersink
November 1st, 2012, 4:59 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: MG Science fiction - 12 o'clock - Revised
Replies: 9
Views: 2293

Re: QUERY: MG Science fiction - 12 o'clock

Thank you for your feedback! I'll definitely go about making those changes!

Regarding the spelling mistakes... I can't see any! Would you mind pointing them out?
by writersink
October 31st, 2012, 10:07 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: MG Science fiction - 12 o'clock - Revised
Replies: 9
Views: 2293

QUERY: MG Science fiction - 12 o'clock - Revised

EDIT: Revised version posted in the replies! Okay, so I'm REALLY bad at queries. Any help that anyone can give would be much appreciated! Dear (agent) Twelve year old Tory Fletcher’s idea of a hero is someone who manages to stay awake through a double period of history. In other words, someone who ...
by writersink
October 31st, 2012, 10:01 am
Forum: Books
Topic: "Perfect" Novels
Replies: 7
Views: 3140

Re: "Perfect" Novels

I think there has been only one perfect book (in my opinion): Marcus Zsuzak's THE BOOK THEIF How he was able to work the narration, and the dry humor, and pack SUCH an emotional punch? The book is hands down, amazing. And to me, perfect. I agree too :D But I've never been able to bring myself to re...
by writersink
October 31st, 2012, 9:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: why love story doesn't always equal romance novel
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: why love story doesn't always equal romance novel

That's a really great article!

It brings to mind a quote from 500 Days of Summer: "This is not a love story. This is a story about love." Not sure if that fits though :D
by writersink
October 31st, 2012, 9:56 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many Characters do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 12273

Re: How many Characters do you have?

Mine's a MG :)

1 main character
2 sidekicks
And then about 7 other named characters. I'd probably lose track if I had too many, and start calling Bob Bert or something
by writersink
August 6th, 2012, 12:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 10495

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

The silly movie was called LOL with Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore. I thought it would be a cutsy teen movie, but then it went and surprised me and ended up being really, really, really enjoyable. I didn't even multi-task while watching it. Some of the characters were ridiculous, but there were parts I...
by writersink
August 6th, 2012, 5:00 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 82332

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

cheekychook wrote:Remember when I was squeeing a month ago because my first novella, ALWAYS YOU, became a finalist in the RWA Passionate Plume contest?? Well I just found out tonight that it took FIRST PLACE. WOOHOO! :thud
YAY! Congratulations! That's amazing!

And awesome Margo! wooooo! Livin' the dream!
by writersink
August 6th, 2012, 4:57 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 341589

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

My beta partner wants to kill tell:

http://ravenaguron.blogspot.co.uk/2012/ ... -tell.html

About show v tell :D
by writersink
August 6th, 2012, 4:55 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 146800

Re: What are you reading now?

"Lord of the Rings." I read it once before, but not the whole thing. I stopped "the return of the king" when the volcano blew up (and I can't remember why.) This time I'm determined to read all of it. I just finished "the fellowship of the ring" :D
by writersink
August 6th, 2012, 4:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Queries that got picked
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: Queries that got picked

Thanks for that too Amanda!