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by otherside89girl
June 29th, 2010, 10:56 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query for RONNIE FOR REAL
Replies: 37
Views: 6470

Re: Query for RONNIE IN HIGH SCHOOL

Thanks again, OneChoice. I like your suggestions. :)
by otherside89girl
June 26th, 2010, 8:36 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: eror
Replies: 38
Views: 6631

Re: Bengali Girls Don't -- version 3

Zakariyam, I saw your book title yesterday while skimming the query forum, and the name was stuck in my head all day . I'm glad I came back to look at your query because now I totally want to read the book! So, here's my feedback... Here we go again. Thanks for the help. Dear agent x: Lucky is a fou...
by otherside89girl
June 26th, 2010, 8:22 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query for RONNIE FOR REAL
Replies: 37
Views: 6470

Re: Query for RONNIE IN HIGH SCHOOL

Okay, I've posted my second try in the original post! Thanks again to those who've given feedback. :)
by otherside89girl
June 26th, 2010, 6:38 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query for RONNIE FOR REAL
Replies: 37
Views: 6470

Re: Query for RONNIE IN HIGH SCHOOL

OneChoice - You had some helpful suggestions. I think I'm going to ditch the 2 different high schools thing and just stick with one school to make it less confusing... It seemed symbolic or something when I first wrote it that way but now I see it just confuses readers. :) Thanks for your help!
by otherside89girl
June 26th, 2010, 1:43 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query for RONNIE FOR REAL
Replies: 37
Views: 6470

Re: Query for RONNIE IN HIGH SCHOOL

cheekychook - Thanks, your feedback was really helpful! fivecats - I was wondering if some people would feel that way... I can definitely add the reason behind that decision. If others could weigh in on that too, I'd be interested to hear if you think that would pose a big problem, or if you agree w...
by otherside89girl
June 25th, 2010, 9:45 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Verse novel word count
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Re: Verse novel word count

Hmm, yeah, I can't give you a number but the verse novels I've read have been really, really short. Hope that helps? haha. But go you for writing one!
by otherside89girl
June 25th, 2010, 5:06 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query for RONNIE FOR REAL
Replies: 37
Views: 6470

New Query for RONNIE FOR REAL

Rejections are wearing me down. Is this new query any better? Thanks in advance. New version: Dear Agent, I am querying you because [...]. RONNIE FOR REAL is a 90,000 word young adult novel told in two parts: Freshman Year and Senior Year. Ronnie Gold is a high school freshman who doesn’t know what...
by otherside89girl
June 24th, 2010, 3:39 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Suggestions for YA Realistic Contemporary Fiction
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Suggestions for YA Realistic Contemporary Fiction

I want to bump this post up because I'm also interested in contemp. YA suggestions. A lot of these sound great. Personally, I am looking for something that doesn't involve dead people or dying people... I'm looking for really normal YA stuff. Ya know? I'm reading HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT and so f...
by otherside89girl
June 23rd, 2010, 12:51 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 151903

Re: What are you reading now?

I just started HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT, thanks to a couple people on these forums, and I just want to say... thank you!! I'm only three chapters in, but I already love it.
by otherside89girl
June 21st, 2010, 5:11 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 98957

Re: Rejection Stats

Rejections on a full AND a partial today. And the full rejection was form. I'm starting to think that this book just isn't going to happen. NO!!! DON'T GIVE UP!!! Remember that all agents have different ways of doing things... The form rejection person might be one of those who ask for a full on ev...
by otherside89girl
June 19th, 2010, 2:47 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Rookie Mistakes?
Replies: 66
Views: 9529

Re: Rookie Mistakes?

OMG, how could I forget??? Describing the main character by having him/her stand in front of or pass by a mirror or other reflective surface and pause to admire his/her own heart-shaped face or strong jaw and piercing blue/emerald green/chocolate brown/slate gray eyes and flowing/unruly cascades of...
by otherside89girl
June 15th, 2010, 6:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: You have another think coming
Replies: 35
Views: 9741

Re: You have another think coming

Until recently, I thought I wasn't supposed to "lick a gift horse in the mouth". I thought that was a very strange thing to say, but my dad said it all the time so it must be right. "don't look a gift horse in the mouth" makes a lot more sense. Oh, and I once wrote "for all intensive purposes" in an...
by otherside89girl
June 15th, 2010, 6:38 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Updated YA first page :)
Replies: 20
Views: 3532

Re: Updated YA first page (Ronnie Gold) :)

Thanks, Regan! You pointed out things no one else has yet. Very helpful.
by otherside89girl
June 13th, 2010, 4:02 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Two itty bitty questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: Two itty bitty questions

Thanks everyone! I'll leave the quotes and re-number my Part Two chapters.
by otherside89girl
June 12th, 2010, 9:15 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Two itty bitty questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Two itty bitty questions

I have two sort of technical questions about sending my MS (not that that time has come yet, but hopefully it will soon...) 1. My novel has a Part One and a Part Two. Currently my chapters start over at Chapter One at the beginning of Part Two. Do you think an agent would want the chapter numbers to...