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by Damon Shulenberger
April 15th, 2010, 1:21 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: the Agent you came to the dance with
Replies: 19
Views: 3095

Re: the Agent you came to the dance with

While I appreciate your empathy Mira, I`m not so sure that–– at this point––the would-be-author/agent relationship is so deep as all that. I have confidence that, as they say, good writing will find a home. And I believe my writing is good. It is not like I poured my heart and soul out to the first ...
by Damon Shulenberger
April 14th, 2010, 2:37 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: the Agent you came to the dance with
Replies: 19
Views: 3095

Re: the Agent you came to the dance with

Great advice all. I will definitely try and wait this one out and see what develops. Not saying I`ll succeed... I`m sure a lot of the unpublished writers out there know how hard this can be.
by Damon Shulenberger
April 11th, 2010, 2:31 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: the Agent you came to the dance with
Replies: 19
Views: 3095

the Agent you came to the dance with

A couple months ago I started sending out queries about my novel. Got a fairly in-depth reply from an agent who liked my work. She suggested taking time to revise it thoroughly and submit it to her again when I was through that process. I did, and she re-read and requested various further changes. S...
by Damon Shulenberger
April 11th, 2010, 1:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures
Replies: 55
Views: 23700

Re: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures

Gestures... yes, a problem if overused. I think of the basic ones––sighs, smiles, etc. as being like “she said” at the end of quotations. They are just place markers, the reader skips right through them. Having emotional depth, interior monologue, description of surroundings, etc. in the mix minimiz...
by Damon Shulenberger
February 9th, 2010, 3:06 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 191143

Re: Ask Nathan

I thought the system was ridiculous too, but now I kind of understand it... it really makes you revise, revise... when I first started sending out queries (October) I had a couple partial requests, but ultimately rejections. I realized that I really had to make sure the beginning was solid.The litmu...