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by wilderness
November 27th, 2012, 3:21 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA Dystopian Query set in Russia/Siberia HELP!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Re: YA Dystopian Query set in Russia/Siberia HELP!!!

Dear…. There is no love triangle. And in this dystopian story Rosa doesn’t meet a boy, fall in love and change her ideas about her totalitarian society. I wouldn't start with what your story is not about. She’s already there. Rosa is a lash-lipped, troublemaker who doesn’t buy the whole, the war wa...
by wilderness
November 15th, 2012, 11:37 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Critique My Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Re: Critique My Covers

Hmm, to me they look like pulp noir or gritty comic book covers. I am not getting a real supernatural or fantasy vibe from the images-- though the titles do imply urban fantasy. With guns so prominent, it makes me think that they might appeal more to male readers than female. I like them and think t...
by wilderness
November 15th, 2012, 11:23 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 14 Tips for better cover design
Replies: 5
Views: 3149

Re: 14 Tips for better cover design

Great, very helpful post! Thanks for sharing.
by wilderness
November 12th, 2012, 10:53 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writerly Things to do in New York
Replies: 6
Views: 4636

Re: Writerly Things to do in New York

Great article. Thank you!
by wilderness
November 8th, 2012, 12:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?
Replies: 11
Views: 3223

Re: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?

Sommer Leigh wrote: "You wasted my time."
Dude, that is mean! Who would write that? In a critique group???
by wilderness
November 7th, 2012, 6:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?
Replies: 11
Views: 3223

Re: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?

The worst feedback I've gotten is no feedback at all. I don't understand why friends and family practically beg me to read my novel and then behave as follows. No word for 2 months. I'm agonizing that they read it, hated it, and now they are avoiding me. I finally ask them up front what they thought...
by wilderness
November 7th, 2012, 6:41 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Email subject line for requested materials
Replies: 3
Views: 9451

Re: Email subject line for requested materials

Thank you, Krista! Good to know that agents won't get annoyed by asking for a confirmation. It has been exciting getting some requests. :)

And congrats on getting an agent! I saw it on your blog. Hope to see your book out soon! :)
by wilderness
November 6th, 2012, 12:58 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: MG Science fiction - 12 o'clock - Revised
Replies: 9
Views: 2108

Re: QUERY: MG Science fiction - 12 o'clock - Revised

I just read your first attempt, and actually that one was a lot more clear. I'd go back to that one and work from there. The problem with the first attempt is that it's all backstory and not enough about the MC and what she has to do. I also liked the first line in the first attempt much better.
by wilderness
November 5th, 2012, 9:39 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: MG Science fiction - 12 o'clock - Revised
Replies: 9
Views: 2108

Re: QUERY: MG Science fiction - 12 o'clock - Revised

It sounds interesting but I think you need to go back to the drawing board in terms of explaining the rules of your world. Only then can we understand what's at stake. Hope this helps! Here's the revised version! Again, I'm so grateful for any help. Dear (Agent) Twelve-year old Tory Fletcher is not ...
by wilderness
November 5th, 2012, 6:20 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Email subject line for requested materials
Replies: 3
Views: 9451

Email subject line for requested materials

Hi, I was wondering, when an agent requests a partial or full, do you change your subject line from QUERY: TITLE to something else? Will it make it easier or harder for them to keep track of you? Secondly, do you ever ask for confirmation that an agent received the full, or do you just wait a month ...
by wilderness
October 31st, 2012, 12:31 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writerly Things to do in New York
Replies: 6
Views: 4636

Re: Writerly Things to do in New York

Ooh...did you say cupcakes??!!

Hehe, thanks that sounds like a good one!
by wilderness
October 30th, 2012, 2:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How long do you take to finish a draft/ WIP?
Replies: 26
Views: 15577

Re: How long do you take to finish a draft/ WIP?

My answer is also Too Long!! :D

It took me about 2 years to finish my latest project and get it in a querying state. There were periods when I got almost nothing done, and periods when I wrote like crazy, depending on what was going on with the rest of my life, esp. my day job.
by wilderness
October 30th, 2012, 2:03 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writerly Things to do in New York
Replies: 6
Views: 4636

Re: Writerly Things to do in New York

Thanks Amanda! Will check it out.
by wilderness
October 29th, 2012, 7:49 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writerly Things to do in New York
Replies: 6
Views: 4636

Writerly Things to do in New York

I'm heading to New York in a couple of weeks and I was wondering if there was any way to take advantage of being at the center of so much publishing. Of course, I don't want to stalk the agents I'm querying or show up unprofessionally. :D But does anyone know of any public events where I might hear ...
by wilderness
October 27th, 2012, 6:50 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: 'The Eyes Have It' urban fantasy query - Revised 11/9/12
Replies: 12
Views: 5646

Re: 'The Eyes Have It' YA urban fantasy query

Hi, I think you may have a cool premise but it's kind of getting buried in your query. I think you should be a lot more clear about what the contact lenses are, what Timmins saw, and who is coming to get them. How does this affect the fate of the world? If you want to mention the school bits, then y...