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by RedBrick
August 26th, 2014, 7:03 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: 278485

Re: Page Critique Friday 8/27/10

Working Title: 7 December Milan Genre: International thriller Word Count: 259 The note read simply: “Marco, I’m in trouble. I’m worried about my family. Can we meet Sunday morning for coffee at Caffe Cavour? Gianni.” Marco stared at note from his brother-in-law which had been hand-delivered to the d...
by RedBrick
February 18th, 2011, 10:58 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: 278485

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

Title: Rex Royale Genre: Contemporary mystery Length: 212 words The peaceful Northern California community of Burney is shocked when two bodies are recovered from a picture-postcard lake. One body is Rex Royale, a charismatic Las Vegas tycoon who was developing an Indian casino near Mt. Shasta. The ...
by RedBrick
December 19th, 2010, 7:18 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Google eBooks
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: Google eBooks

A great way to follow the rapidly evolving world of epublishing is to sign up to Smashwords which distributes ebooks to the world, Kindle, Apple, B & N, etc. Founder Mark Coker blogs about trends and developments throughout the digital universe. I've published short mysteries and suspense novels at ...
by RedBrick
December 19th, 2010, 6:21 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Million Word March to Becoming Professional
Replies: 56
Views: 7112

Re: The Million Word March to Becoming Professional

Another metric for the topic; in Malcolm Gladwell's OUTLIERS, he posited that it takes 10,000 hours to excel at any undertaking, hitting a fastball, cooking the perfect souffle, writing software, or painting a landscape. If a person doesn't have the talent or motivation to commit 10,000 hours to the...
by RedBrick
December 19th, 2010, 5:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Books About War
Replies: 18
Views: 2873

Re: Books About War

The best books about the Iraq - Afghanistan wars will start appearing in 10 or 15 years. Same w/ 9/11. It takes that long to feel the real psychic damage and human tragedy of millions of Iraq refugees raising children in refugee camps all over the Middle East, suicide bombers murdering innocents dai...
by RedBrick
December 19th, 2010, 5:02 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Short story series?
Replies: 24
Views: 3772

Re: Short story series?

This is a great thread w/ a challenge many writers have taken up. I'd recommend reading SWEET HEREAFTER by Russell Banks. Banks writes superbly crafted novels in a wide range of topics. You always learn from reading Banks, both about the story he's writing and his craft. I read SWEET HEREAFTER many ...
by RedBrick
December 19th, 2010, 4:14 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Seeking Contemporary or romantic suspense writer CP
Replies: 4
Views: 1832

Re: Seeking Contemporary or romantic suspense writer CP

It's been some time since these postings but would like to join this thread and see if there's any interest in sharing early chapters of romantic suspense novels. I have two, A STREAK ACROSS THE SKY and MORNINGS WITHOUT ZOE, completed and professionally edited. I submitted to agents some time ago, b...
by RedBrick
December 19th, 2010, 3:54 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 137658

Re: What are you reading now?

I love to haunt old bookstores and pick up classics I've wanted to read or were published before I was born. This year, I'm thoroughly enjoyed: THE DEFECTION OF A.J. LEWINTER - Robert Littell ALL THE FOOLS IN TOWN ARE ON OUR SIDE - Ross Thomas THE WYCHERLEY WOMAN - Ross Macdonald Presently finishing...
by RedBrick
June 20th, 2010, 1:41 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Looking for Critique Partner for Crime/Suspense work
Replies: 2
Views: 1584

Re: Looking for Critique Partner for Crime/Suspense work

Hi, Lisa - I'd like to join your thread and offer comments on your WIP. I have a completed crime novel and several short mysteries and looking for other writers working in the same genre. I'll send you an email and take a look at your opening chapters. I went through a similar exercise when I self e...
by RedBrick
June 20th, 2010, 1:28 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Looking for a romance crit partner
Replies: 6
Views: 2111

Re: Looking for a romance crit partner

Hello, Melissa -
I'd like to join your thread and offer comments.
I'm new to Forums and could use your guidance. I have two completed
romantic suspense novels and would eventually like to get feedback from
you and others in this forum.
What's a good way to start?
Jack