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by klbritt
July 6th, 2015, 3:16 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Blurb: Which is better?
Replies: 6
Views: 2926

Re: Query Blurb: Which is better?

To me, the 2nd one catches my attention more :)
by klbritt
March 11th, 2015, 12:07 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Seeking Feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 2007

Re: Seeking Feedback

So....are you wanting feedback on your query-esc writing here, or are you wanting someone to read your novel and give you feedback? Your message was unclear :)
by klbritt
February 25th, 2015, 3:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Great article about "Tired Sentences"
Replies: 3
Views: 10212

Great article about "Tired Sentences"

Found this super great and helpful article today and I wanted to pass it along!! Every writer wants to create prose packed with energy and vitality. They know dull, lifeless writing disappoints the reader. Tired sentences are often the cornerstone of bad prose. They disrupt the flow and bore the rea...
by klbritt
September 23rd, 2014, 9:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you feel about books written from multiple POV's?
Replies: 2
Views: 1799

How do you feel about books written from multiple POV's?

I have had one of my MS completed now for about 2 years, and after a couple rounds of edits and a small round of unsuccessful queries, I've decided to rewrite the story. I LOVE the story and I feel it has a unique place in the YA industry. After starting the rewriting process, the story seemed to be...
by klbritt
June 26th, 2014, 3:18 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: 282965

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

TITLE: Ashes to Ashes GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy He opened his eyes to gray, dusty air and a chill he couldn't escape. This of course, was unusual. In his previous lives they had all but started with a BANG, and then bursts of colors, marked liked prisms dancing with happy chirps and lackadaisical beat...
by klbritt
June 21st, 2014, 7:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Developing a story, would like some help
Replies: 4
Views: 2669

Re: Developing a story, would like some help

These are GREAT!!! Thanks :)
by klbritt
June 21st, 2014, 2:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Developing a story, would like some help
Replies: 4
Views: 2669

Developing a story, would like some help

Being the "pantser" that I am, I am finding I would like to develop a story and character more before continuing writing it. Sometimes its helpful to give yourself a prompt and then ask questions so you know how the novel will play out. I've written and answered some, but would love help from others...
by klbritt
June 10th, 2014, 1:45 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Anagrams of your name
Replies: 9
Views: 5418

Re: Anagrams of your name

abc wrote:I can't do it! I'm a failure at anagrams! Also, I didn't try very hard. Anyone else want to? First name is ALISON.
Lisa
Liason
Nola
Salon
Loins (hahaha!)
Nail (s)
Nilson
Snail

Just to name a few ;)
by klbritt
June 10th, 2014, 1:36 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: 5 pages manuscript sample
Replies: 2
Views: 2574

Re: 5 pages manuscript sample

You would copy the 5 pages and paste them into the body of your email - but you'd only do that if the agent's query submissions required it :)
by klbritt
June 4th, 2014, 8:43 pm
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Synopses...
Replies: 3
Views: 3114

Re: Synopses...

It is a description of your novel - not to be confused with the "Back of the book" blurb. It can be a 1 sentence blip, a 1 paragraph, 1 page or 10 page description of your book. Basically, it tells someone what your book is about, giving more than a query letter would.
by klbritt
May 27th, 2014, 11:17 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: - Princess - Y/A Historical Fiction Novel
Replies: 2
Views: 2491

Re: - Princess - Y/A Historical Fiction Novel

I think you've done a great job summarizing your novel here, but in my opinion it's not really a query - its more of a short synopsis. We need to know who Logan is, what drives him and why he wants to do what he does. Is the book told from Logan's and the princess's perspectives? If not, and its onl...
by klbritt
May 27th, 2014, 11:11 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA Novel - Analyzing Liza
Replies: 1
Views: 2272

Re: YA Novel - Analyzing Liza

My first impressions of your query are that it doesn't appear to be a YA novel. If you want it to be young adult, the main characters need to be under 18, and having Liza's crush be a 40s-something psychologist seems a little stalker/scary-ish. Perhaps this is more of a NA (New Adult) book (18-25ish...
by klbritt
January 7th, 2014, 3:29 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Black Crow (revision)
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

Re: Query: The Black Crow (revision)

First things first, I want to know: - How Kyle was transformed - What his super human powers are - What or who he is battling - How he overcomes his trials - How he is changed or the how the world is changed If you can answer these questions, you might have the makings of your query. Also, be sure t...
by klbritt
December 31st, 2013, 10:50 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Black Crow (revision)
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

Re: Query: The Black Crow

I like your "super humans" storyline here, but your query is a lot of telling and not showing. Query's are like writing your novel all over again, but harder because it has to give the agent a good idea of what your book is about in 3 or so short paragraphs. Below are my suggestions / comments / del...
by klbritt
November 3rd, 2013, 8:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Genre Is "Five People You Meet in Heaven"?
Replies: 2
Views: 2492

Re: What Genre Is "Five People You Meet in Heaven"?

I'm no expert, and I haven't read all you posted, but IMO, "Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom and "The Shack" by William Paul Young would be Relgious Fiction. I don't know about the others...