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by Josin
April 29th, 2011, 11:03 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Retroactive Idea Thievery
Replies: 6
Views: 3029

Re: Retroactive Idea Thievery

Steal Banks' time machine, go back in time to the seventies and bump him off. Then write another novel about a writer who steals another writer's time machine, goes back in time, bumps him off and writes another novel about a writer who steals... BTW, a Flavorzoid sounds like an edible robot. i was...
by Josin
February 11th, 2011, 8:48 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338854

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

The process of my first attempted Picture Book: http://josinlmcquein.blogspot.com/2011/ ... -baby.html
by Josin
February 8th, 2011, 6:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first Pargraph!
Replies: 80
Views: 26222

Re: Your first Pargraph!

My first paragraph in my second WIP is actually an "experimental" preface. Those points are morse codes. Let's see how is it going to work out. :) NIGHTFALL Throughout our history, ships were designed and built, commissioned and sailed. ... --- ... / ... --- ... / ... --- ... Many desperately calle...
by Josin
February 5th, 2011, 4:00 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338854

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

by Josin
January 28th, 2011, 6:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first Pargraph!
Replies: 80
Views: 26222

Re: Your first Pargraph!

The steel sword was heavy in his hands and pulled on his already taxed arms. His feet slid shoulder width apart and bore down into the sand as he pressed to one of the rocky pillars spread about the desert. He could see Thomas as a dark spot in the distance, and was able to differentiate him from t...
by Josin
January 27th, 2011, 9:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first Pargraph!
Replies: 80
Views: 26222

Re: Your first Pargraph!

charlotte49ers wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions and nice things. :-)

How are y'all doing multi-quotes? I want to do the new ones in one thread.

{quote="poster's name"} abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz {/quote}

Replace the curly brackets with square ones.
by Josin
January 27th, 2011, 5:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Character Development Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 2879

Re: Character Development Advice Needed

Give him some quirks, idiosyncrasies. Maybe he listens to a particular song over and over. Maybe he hates the color puce. Maybe he only drinks chocolate milk Maybe he's so tidy that the compulsion to clean makes him miss out on things he wants to do. Maybe he can't say no and almost bankrupts himsel...
by Josin
January 27th, 2011, 5:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first Pargraph!
Replies: 80
Views: 26222

Re: Your first Pargraph!

Someone was going to die today. There was no other choice: it was kill or die. Vitiosus stared at the tall, bulky warrior and took a deep breath. He stepped forward. Gravel crunched below his feet and wisps of wind swirled about his head as he calculated his chances. With one final glance toward hi...
by Josin
December 2nd, 2010, 1:59 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Wolf-Killer opening YA, Gothic Fantasy
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Wolf-Killer opening YA, Gothic Fantasy

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by Josin
November 15th, 2010, 11:17 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - Breaking the Rules (Chick Lit)
Replies: 17
Views: 3140

Re: Query - Breaking the Rules (Chick Lit)

BREAKING THE RULES is my first novel No one cares. It's also implied if you don't have a list of publishing credits, therefore, it's wasted space. and is complete at 87,000 words. Try something like" BREAKING THE RULES is an 87,000 women's fiction novel. <--- all the info you need, and much more su...
by Josin
November 13th, 2010, 8:04 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First 250 words: YA fantasy
Replies: 10
Views: 2795

Re: First 250 words: YA fantasy

The first 250 words of my novel, A Lullaby which is a YA fantasy, well just on the brink of paranormal romance too. Rip it apart. I can take it (I think). I wanted to stop my feet from tapping erratically <-- not a great opening. One, she CAN stop her feet if she wants to, so this is a silly thing ...
by Josin
November 13th, 2010, 7:44 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - Breaking the Rules (Chick Lit)
Replies: 17
Views: 3140

Re: Query - Breaking the Rules (Chick Lit)

I'm breaking out my Red Pen of Doom (Doooooooooooooooooooooooom!) It's been called that for a reason, so if you want a nice or easy crit, then ignore mine. I'm not trying to be mean; the comments I make are blunt, but will hopefully help you strengthen your query. Before you try and jump in to defen...
by Josin
November 13th, 2010, 5:04 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Excerpt of The Devil You Don't Know
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

Re: Excerpt of The Devil You Don't Know

Hi Terry. :-) I broke out the colored pens. Just remember, this is only my opinion. Use what you can and torch the rest. Here's the first couple of chapers of my first book (completed and in the querying stage). Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Terry 11:35 p.m. Friday The explosion came f...
by Josin
June 16th, 2010, 12:37 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The Psychology of Fictional Characters and Some Irony
Replies: 19
Views: 4958

Re: The Psychology of Fictional Characters and Some Irony

The Pooh comments must come from the same people who have decided that early Sesame Street episodes are detrimental to young children because Big Bird has an imaginary friend that he interacts with and the kids are regularly shown hanging around adults to whom they aren't related.