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by ErinGayle
January 3rd, 2010, 6:16 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: L. J Smith
Replies: 1
Views: 699

L. J Smith

Can anyone tell me who L. J. Smith's agent is?
by ErinGayle
December 31st, 2009, 6:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: A shallow book - what to do?
Replies: 14
Views: 2631

Re: A shallow book - what to do?

All the posters have given good advice. The 'put - it - away' suggestion is a must, I think. So is the Maass book. I would add using the 'what if' trick, and pushing it to the limit to create sub-plots (you can always pull back). E.g. "What if the accident was a set - up and the victim was dead befo...
by ErinGayle
December 25th, 2009, 7:35 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: following recipes loses the cake
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

following recipes loses the cake

It has always made me bristle when I read 'rules' for queries, and I think the Twilight phenomenon proves my point. Myer admits to writing a pretty so-so query, but look what happened when an agent disregarded the pedantics! I realise that my philosophy is idealistic, but creative writing and query ...
by ErinGayle
December 25th, 2009, 7:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Finding an unforgettable (and hopefully unused) title...
Replies: 16
Views: 3001

Re: Finding an unforgettable (and hopefully unused) title...

I am about 1/3 of the way through my first novel. I have several friends that are reading it and giving me feedback and the one thing I am faced with is "What's the title?" Well honestly I don't have one yet. So far I have called it Angelina (main character and what Word decided to save it under as...
by ErinGayle
December 25th, 2009, 6:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 33
Views: 4624

Re: Confession time

Terry Towery wrote:So do you write in your pajamas? Or are you one of those disciplined writers who get up and get dressed first?

Me? I write in my pajamas. ;)
I don't even bathe!
by ErinGayle
December 25th, 2009, 6:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Something I have discovered, how about you...
Replies: 14
Views: 2190

Re: Something I have discovered, how about you...

When I first decided to pick writing back up (after a tryst with the music industry/drugs and partying), my amazingly awesometacular fantasmorgsmic fiance bought me Stephen King's On Writing. He definitely preaches writing out of the mist or in the mist or whatever the saying was. So that's what I ...
by ErinGayle
December 25th, 2009, 6:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many of you write while tipsy?
Replies: 18
Views: 2759

Re: How many of you write while tipsy?

I find that I make a lot more typos, but that the writing is less self-conscious and more natural sounding. However, when I edit I have to be dead sober. (Don't get me wrong though, I'm not writing drunk, just a little lubed up). Never tried it, but what a bloody good idea! I'm zipping over to the ...
by ErinGayle
December 25th, 2009, 6:14 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite quote
Replies: 55
Views: 8277

Re: Favorite quote

I love quotes. Love them. If anyone feels like sharing their favorite quote, that would be very cool. Here's a quote I read this morning that I like. She's talking about the artist's path, but I think it applies to alot of things. "I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do...
by ErinGayle
December 25th, 2009, 12:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Excertp - REVELATION: The Book of Angel.
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: Excertp - REVELATION: The Book of Angel.

Perhaps a synopsis would be helpful... I feel lost. How could you possibly be lost, Cas? You've got a bitchy kid who gets her comeuppence from a cool, unflappable Angel ,a witchy kid who speaks with the authority of the C17 Salem dialect (and I'm still reading her prophecy to try to figure out the ...
by ErinGayle
December 24th, 2009, 11:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Excertp from nameless novel.
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Re: Excertp from nameless novel.

Crystal, As I am reading this I am wondering is this the first chapter? are we supposed to know what has happened to Angelina already? It is hard to comment not knowing what point in the book I am looking at and what else has been written. If it is the first chapter I wonder why you didn't start wi...
by ErinGayle
December 12th, 2009, 2:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you know your writing is good enough?
Replies: 32
Views: 5379

Re: How do you know your writing is good enough?

I have a fairly substantial amount of E-pub experience and have 7 titles available (the royalties of a couple of these have made me eligible for RWA membership) but my most recent unpublished novel is the one I am hoping to obtain an agent for. My question is, how do you know if you've got what it ...
by ErinGayle
December 10th, 2009, 10:16 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query critique - REVELATION: THE BOOK OF ANGEL- Revision 2
Replies: 19
Views: 3534

Re: Query critique - REVELATION

Ok after writing and rewriting the last scene of my novel (at least half a dozen times) and throwing it out the window I thought I would take a break and seek opinions on an early query attempt. So here is my first attempt. Questions: Does it read more like the back cover blurb? Or is that the gist...
by ErinGayle
December 9th, 2009, 6:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: To bury or to resurrect? That is the question.
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: To bury or to resurrect? That is the question.

I think only you can answer whether to pull it out of the drawer, but I will say that any novel that has been in there for an extended length of time would at the very least need a big overall to bring it up to the present stylistically. Ultimately, 99% of the time a novel going to sell because of ...
by ErinGayle
December 9th, 2009, 3:05 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: To bury or to resurrect? That is the question.
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: To bury or to resurrect? That is the question.

I just finished a novel that sounds very much like yours theme-wise. Proxy Godlike powers and Armaggedon and all that jazz. I am hoping that movies like the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons mean that the public is ready for spiritual fiction. Wouldn't we all love to write a Dan Brown! I think hi...
by ErinGayle
December 8th, 2009, 7:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: To bury or to resurrect? That is the question.
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

To bury or to resurrect? That is the question.

Dear Nathan, I posted this in the wrong thread - silly old woman! Wrote a novel 25 yrs. ago (I'm an old boiler hen) and Danny B. (Robert Ludlam's agent, then) asked to read it. Said it was terrific writing but too below the belt and setting unrealistic. 'Below the belt' referred to terrorism targeti...