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by Joe Kosh
May 20th, 2012, 11:23 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First Chapter- Spoils of Battle....fantasy
Replies: 3
Views: 2954

Re: First Chapter- Spoils of Battle....fantasy

Thank you both for your comments. The atmosphere of disorientation was created on purpose at the beginning of the chapter. It's how the character feels and the situation he found himself in. As he remembers, he "relives" what happens and you get to see how it played out and how he ended up where he ...
by Joe Kosh
May 14th, 2012, 5:18 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Why "no response means no" is flawed
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Re: Why "no response means no" is flawed

Being new to this scene, I've spent the last six months just researching the publishing industry, and I have to agree that the entire system is REALLY flawed. You bring up a situation that should never have happened in my opinion. Why? Because the number one thing I read is about being professional ...
by Joe Kosh
May 14th, 2012, 4:12 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First Chapter- Spoils of Battle....fantasy
Replies: 3
Views: 2954

First Chapter- Spoils of Battle....fantasy

Hi, This is the first chapter of my novel. Please feel free to leave any comments or criticisms. Thank you. ------------------------------------------------- Spoils Of Battle CHAPTER ONE: How It All Began A man found himself alone on a beach, severely injured, wondering where he was and how he had g...
by Joe Kosh
May 14th, 2012, 3:33 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group
Replies: 50
Views: 21258

Re: Contructing a Fantasy Supergroup

I think I'm unclear as to what this group will do. It seems to me that 1,000 words a week is good if you are just starting to write a novel or are busy and have limited time to devote to writing. I'm unfamiliar with the lectures you refer to which may be the source of my confusion I suppose. I have ...
by Joe Kosh
May 13th, 2012, 1:05 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: After Life, Inc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Query: After Life, Inc.

I really, really liked the original query. It gave me just enough that I wanted to know how it all happens, how they organize participants in pods to control them, and how the characters fight back (if they can). If I was in a bookstore I would have bought this book based on that description! In fac...
by Joe Kosh
May 13th, 2012, 12:34 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Born to Bondage query - Revised final-updated 5/15/12
Replies: 10
Views: 3109

Re: Born to Bondage query - Revised final-updated 5/10/12

Rule here is to comment on others work before posting your own, and because I'm no expert, I'm going to answer based on what I'd respond to as a reader. After losing everything that gave him identity and direction in life, Paul gives in to despair and kills himself. This should have been the end of ...
by Joe Kosh
May 12th, 2012, 3:37 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group
Replies: 50
Views: 21258

Re: Contructing a Fantasy Supergroup

Hi everyone, I like the idea of a group that helps each other out during the process. For me, it'll save some money I would normally spend on books during the week, heh. I read a lot as I travel and I'm traveling 3-5 days a week so kind of hard to meet on specific days but can do turn-a-round work n...
by Joe Kosh
May 11th, 2012, 3:57 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Critique YA Fantasy
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Re: Critique YA Fantasy

Hi Clara. I'd be interested in becoming a critique partner with you, if you are still looking. Your query intrigued me. I read mostly YA myself with the exception of maybe vampire books, so I'm very familar with the genre. I'm happy to exchange the first 15 pages with you as a trial run, which I sho...
by Joe Kosh
May 11th, 2012, 3:16 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Looking for a Critique Partner for Literary Fiction
Replies: 6
Views: 3123

Re: Looking for a Critique Partner for Literary Fiction

Hello.

I'd be happy to help out, if you're looking for more critiques. Your book is short so I could probably complete a critique in a week.