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by FK7
June 10th, 2010, 2:41 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: 283118

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

Title: Trinity Genre: Science fantasy Words: 251 (out of 366. Prologue) I heard the steps of death. She was coming back for her. She laid in my arms, exhausted and in pain. I couldn't imagine a worse place to meet our end, in this filthy, disgusting cell. As I heard them get closer, I was taken over...
by FK7
June 9th, 2010, 8:21 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Partial versus Full
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Re: Partial versus Full

A good way to know is to sign up on QueryTracker and look on the query statistics and comments section. Some agents exclusively request full manuscripts, but it doesn't imply they will read it all. These agents often stop mid-way (sometimes after page 25, even if they requested the full) if they don...
by FK7
June 9th, 2010, 8:06 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 97537

Re: Rejection Stats

Indeed it does, but you're doing amazing already, so you should at least feel a wee bit confident :)
by FK7
June 9th, 2010, 7:51 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 97537

Re: Rejection Stats

HillaryJ wrote:Rejection Strikes Back!

Queries Sent: 10
Full MS Requests: 3
Partial MS Requests: 1
Rejections: 1
40% positive response so early in your querying is fantastic, I hope you're not saying you're unhappy?
by FK7
June 9th, 2010, 4:52 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339163

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

With the popular E3 Game convention underway, I've blogged about video gaming and its influence on the world of writing. Video games are a perfect example of how important immersion is, and how they can help a writer to forge authentic and organic settings. http://blog.franciscossette.com/2010/06/wr...
by FK7
June 6th, 2010, 9:20 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339163

Re: Interview with Casey McCormick

Great interview, I enjoyed it a lot! Best answer is this, in my opinion: K: What is the most common downfall you hear about (not necessarily through the lit agency, though) for new and/or unpublished authors? CM: I think most new and/or unpublished writers query too soon, often before they even kno...
by FK7
June 4th, 2010, 10:57 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339163

Re: Interview with Casey McCormick

Great interview, I enjoyed it a lot! Best answer is this, in my opinion: K: What is the most common downfall you hear about (not necessarily through the lit agency, though) for new and/or unpublished authors? CM: I think most new and/or unpublished writers query too soon, often before they even know...
by FK7
June 4th, 2010, 10:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?
Replies: 52
Views: 8800

Re: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?

Someone's being KINKY!
by FK7
June 3rd, 2010, 12:01 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Super Incredible Pre-Agent Tester!
Replies: 29
Views: 5167

Re: The Super Incredible Pre-Agent Tester!

1) Partial
2) Yes
by FK7
June 2nd, 2010, 12:55 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?
Replies: 52
Views: 8800

Re: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?

Anyone else noticed POV issues after a pass? My critique partner pointed them out to me... there weren't that many, but I was surprised I COMPLETELY missed them!
by FK7
June 1st, 2010, 8:56 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Contest: SciFi and Accessibility
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: Writing Contest: SciFi and Accessibility

Thanks for posting this, I'll check it out! :)
by FK7
June 1st, 2010, 8:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?
Replies: 52
Views: 8800

Re: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?

I think you are starting to make this personal, FK7. I've learned after my first practicum as a first year medstudent never to take things personal, especially not when you're debating a topic, regardless with whom you're doing it. You don't know me though, and this might seem personal to you, but ...
by FK7
June 1st, 2010, 2:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?
Replies: 52
Views: 8800

Re: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?

I'm afraid I don't understand the conclusion that the "rules" (guidelines would be a better word, I think) are arbitrary and based on some random writer's superiority complex Not all rules (or guidelines). Some, however, are. I read a story from a fellow writer every day about how some teacher in s...
by FK7
May 30th, 2010, 3:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?
Replies: 52
Views: 8800

Re: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?

Very interested points you all made lac582, polymath and J.T. SHEA. I think most agree that experienced writers see the rules more as guidelines, however, since most of us are debut authors (at least I am), I have to abide by the book. Just like as a medical student, we can't cut any corners even th...
by FK7
May 30th, 2010, 1:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?
Replies: 52
Views: 8800

Re: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?

@cheeky: I agree with you 100% about adverbs that are misused. You can't gasp a phrase, like you can't crow or snarl words. You can't whisper loudly. On the top of my head, there's a scene in my novel where a guy's girlfriend is playing the seducing game. "Hi, Gaby," she said teasingly. Now, I could...