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by Clio
December 30th, 2009, 11:58 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: the secret to writing a query
Replies: 13
Views: 3106

Re: the secret to writing a query

Brilliant, thanks for that, Ink. I knew I'd read about them somewhere!
by Clio
December 30th, 2009, 6:31 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: the secret to writing a query
Replies: 13
Views: 3106

Re: the secret to writing a query

Please could someone point me in the direction of Nathan's query letter examples - I've been hunting around and can't find them. Cheers!
by Clio
December 29th, 2009, 1:11 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: All thoughts are welcome...Query**
Replies: 11
Views: 2015

Re: All thoughts are welcome...Query**

It sounds really good! I think you have over-used the name Christie though - you could replace it with 'she' in places. Also I wouldn't end with 'Would you be interested in the manuscript' - I'd be inclined to put something more formal. I love the way you have packed so much into so few words. It ce...
by Clio
December 29th, 2009, 1:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 33
Views: 5155

Re: Confession time

Maybe I'm being frightfully British here...but I prefer to get up, get dressed (into something co-ordinated), brush my teeth, do my hair and make up (lipstick included), have some toast and coffee and THEN I'm ready to write - phew! Somehow if I feel untidy and messy my writing becomes untidy and me...
by Clio
December 29th, 2009, 12:53 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for Debut novel
Replies: 18
Views: 3437

Re: Query for Debut novel

Hi,
A very concise Query. Well done on that! (Think I need to cut mine down now!)

My only thought after reading is...
unfortunately it’s money Derek no longer has.


Why does the MC no longer have the money? Would the reader/agent benefit from a little expansion here?
by Clio
December 29th, 2009, 12:43 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Help - Hacked -Third round
Replies: 10
Views: 1865

Re: Query Help - Hacked -Third round

I have read and followed your posts and your Query piece just gets better and better! I hope you don't mind, but I have taken the liberty of tweeking in the hope of improving it further..... Audrey Frincke is a lonely twenty-something hacker living in her uncle's house in the Boston suburbs. Shot at...
by Clio
December 29th, 2009, 10:03 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Night Butterfly - latest query draft!
Replies: 19
Views: 3499

Re: Night Butterfly - third attempt - feedback welcomed!

Sounds like an interesting and well thought out storyline. I like all the changes you have made so far - to me it makes it easier to understand what is going on in your MS. However, I'd be tempted to change around the information in your last paragraph so that it isn't as easily confused with the ex...
by Clio
December 23rd, 2009, 12:03 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Any other writing teachers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Any other writing teachers?

I've been teaching children (of all ages) for almost fifteen years now. The thing that really gets me going is Creative Writing - you can have so much fun with it. Problem is, I've spent so long using other Authors' books and extracts to highlight particular lesson objectives, I now moan - the old '...