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by PoppysInARow
June 14th, 2010, 3:51 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 213
Views: 118595

Re: Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog

Why not? Dear Nathan, Cursed with a weak heart, all Jonah has ever been good at is suffering near-fatal heart attacks. He used to be good at Magik too, before he learned that every cast shortened his already dwindling lifespan. So Jonah’s decided to retire at the age of fifteen, teaching children a ...
by PoppysInARow
June 9th, 2010, 9:10 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: 278370

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

Title: In The Eye of Death Genre: YA Fantasy Words: 258 (Hope I don't get in trouble for the extra words. Jonah would never forget the day he died. “So, tell me, what was it like? Being dead and all?” Though that was because no one would let him. Jonah nearly snapped his quill in two. He’d tried to ...
by PoppysInARow
February 13th, 2010, 7:38 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Looking for a beta(s)
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Looking for a beta(s)

Hey y'all. I'm looking for a few people to look over my YA fantasy at 71K. I'm looking for someone harsh, because I need honest critics if I ever hope to get any better. I'll paste a description below, and if you're interested please PM me your email adress and I will send you the first chapter. If ...
by PoppysInARow
February 13th, 2010, 7:25 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query "Blood of Ihdun' YA Urban Fantasy
Replies: 24
Views: 3790

Re: Query "Blood of Ihdun'

[/color] Dear Agent, I chose to submit my work to you because you are the agent for my favorite author, Jane Doe and you are totally awesome. Seventeen - year - old Kat has spent every holiday at her Grandmother’s Estate in Ogden, Utah, but the last couple of years, she can’t even think of going th...
by PoppysInARow
February 13th, 2010, 7:13 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?
Replies: 38
Views: 11469

Re: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?

My plan? Publish a novel. Then, publish a better novel. And then a better one.

Rinse and repeat.
by PoppysInARow
February 13th, 2010, 7:08 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Cell Phone Novel: teen grosses $611,000
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Re: Cell Phone Novel: teen grosses $611,000

Yeah, but did it sell well because of her writing or because of the novelty of writing an entire novel on a cell phone? "Miku was in a pink one-piece dress, wearing white heels. She looks mature because her hair is lightly curled. She's looking straight at me. It's hard to keep my cool when she's lo...
by PoppysInARow
February 13th, 2010, 12:54 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: It's hard out here for a pimp
Replies: 15
Views: 3021

Re: It's hard out here for a pimp

Man that sounds awesome. <3 I would love to go to a conference. Sadly there aren't many up here. I'll have to take a trip down to the states at some point.
by PoppysInARow
February 13th, 2010, 12:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 39982

Re: Share your opening sentence!

Mine would be:

Jonah would never forget the day he died.
by PoppysInARow
February 13th, 2010, 12:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10465

Re: What are you writing now?

I'm working on my revisions for my YA fantasy novel. I'm reslly trying to make it shine.
by PoppysInARow
February 13th, 2010, 1:20 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 137533

Re: What are you reading now?

Now reading Brom's The Child Thief. OH DEAR GOD! His writing makes me drool. I'd highly recommend it.
by PoppysInARow
February 13th, 2010, 1:18 am
Forum: Books
Topic: New writer needs reading suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 5781

Re: New writer needs reading suggestions

I think when people start writing they believe there are "special books" they MUST read. Don't sweat it so much. Who cares if you've never read the Iliad or delved into the works of Jane Austen? What do you want to write? What genre are you going to be focusing on? Start with those books. Writing fa...