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by bronwyn1
May 11th, 2010, 10:26 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What do you "do"?
Replies: 41
Views: 5906

Re: What do you "do"?

I'm a current high school senior about to graduate. And in the fall, I'll be in college at long last!
by bronwyn1
April 27th, 2010, 6:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Narrative or Dialogue based story?
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: Narrative or Dialogue based story?

If the narrator is a covert one, does she/he/it intrude on or complement a viewpoint character's voice? In Free Indirect Discourse, a covert narrator is subsumed by a viewpoint character's persona, essentially taking over the narration in a freewheeling transference from a narrator to a third-perso...
by bronwyn1
April 26th, 2010, 8:44 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Narrative or Dialogue based story?
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Narrative or Dialogue based story?

As I edited my novel, I noticed that a lot of the voice of the novel really comes out in the dialogue, rather than in the narrations and the descriptions (there's some voice, but the non-dialogue parts aren't as "voice-y" (haha is that a word?) as the dialogue parts). Is that a problem? Or is that j...
by bronwyn1
April 26th, 2010, 8:21 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Protocol for querying agents from the same agency
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Protocol for querying agents from the same agency

How long should you wait between sending out two queries to two different agents from the same agency? Should you wait at all? Or should you only query one agent per agency? This has probably been covered somewhere else on this forum, but I just did a search and couldn't find what I was looking for :(
by bronwyn1
April 26th, 2010, 7:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write a query before you're done with the book?
Replies: 25
Views: 7207

Re: Write a query before you're done with the book?

I heard that was a no-no, because if the agent asks for a partial/full and you don't have a partial or a full that's completely edited and sparkling then...that would be bad. However, with non-fiction (non-narrative, i.e. not memoirs), querying without a completed MS is okay. You just need a proposa...
by bronwyn1
April 24th, 2010, 10:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: MS Cover Page Issues - Technical Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1880

Re: MS Cover Page Issues - Technical Question

Okay, that helps A LOT! Thank you so much (again)! :D
by bronwyn1
April 24th, 2010, 9:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: MS Cover Page Issues - Technical Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1880

Re: MS Cover Page Issues - Technical Question

Thanks for this! It is quite helpful. But do you have page numbers on every page of your MS? How do you change the auto-numbering so that it starts with 1 on the true first page of the MS instead of with 2 (like it always does with me...grr) Also, this might be a dumb question, but are cover sheets ...
by bronwyn1
April 24th, 2010, 9:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: MS Cover Page Issues - Technical Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1880

MS Cover Page Issues - Technical Question

Every time I try to create a cover page for my MS, it automatically makes the first page after the cover page page 2 (the page numbering system on Word does). I've tried to many times to make it begin with 1 on the first page after the cover page, but it never does and it's really agitating. Any adv...
by bronwyn1
April 24th, 2010, 6:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Contest to get your a partial or query critiqued!
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Contest to get your a partial or query critiqued!

Thanks for posting this! I just signed up too :)

The prizes are pretty awesome. Anyone who wins one is very, very lucky :D
by bronwyn1
April 24th, 2010, 11:21 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339344

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

http://bronwynscottmcc.blogspot.com/201 ... r-how.html

my thoughts on query letter writing hell + how to get out of it + latest draft of query

basically, it's query day for me on the blog xD
by bronwyn1
April 23rd, 2010, 11:24 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Does the query system work? An analysis
Replies: 11
Views: 2341

Re: Does the query system work? An analysis

If you're a poor writer, it really doesn't take a lengthy writing sample for you to demonstrate that you're not ready for prime-time. The query letter provides enough information for agents to reject most submissions. If your query has clunky prose, awkward sentence structure, passive voice or poor...
by bronwyn1
April 23rd, 2010, 6:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When Should You Feel Comfortable Calling Yourself a WRITER?
Replies: 20
Views: 7222

Re: When Should You Feel Comfortable Calling Yourself a WRITER?

Robin, I totally know how you feel with that "coming out of the writerly closet" feeling. Whenever I tell people that I write and am working on a novel, working on query letters, etc, I always feel like they think I'm super pretentious because they think that "real authors" are somehow "above" them ...
by bronwyn1
April 23rd, 2010, 6:29 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query (Revised 2x) - YA
Replies: 12
Views: 1975

Re: Query (Revised 3x) - YA

Yay yet another query revision! This time, I tried to add more "voice"/make the story sound more interesting and less like a book report. I hope I succeeded xDD Clara Vargas Leighton is a model mini-aristocrat during Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. She’s the adopted daughter of a colonel and his wi...
by bronwyn1
April 22nd, 2010, 5:31 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339344

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

http://bronwynscottmcc.blogspot.com/201 ... -time.html

Posted just a lil' snippet of my newest WIP