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by otherside89girl
June 12th, 2010, 8:57 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Updated YA first page :)
Replies: 20
Views: 3531

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

Oh! I thought you were older (because you're a mother)! But yes, I still feel like a teenager in most respects, for sure.
by otherside89girl
June 10th, 2010, 5:03 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: 286822

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

Genre: Contemporary YA Untitled As soon as I walk through this door, I will officially be a high school student, I thought. Finally. I stood outside the door of my first class, even though it was cold and drizzling. This was typical first day of school weather for Seattle – or in my case, Dumont, a ...
by otherside89girl
June 10th, 2010, 4:55 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Updated YA first page :)
Replies: 20
Views: 3531

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

lmitchell and wildheart, thank you for your input!

wildheart - I am basically still a teen.... (I'm 20, and rather sad not to have an excuse for teen angst anymore). So those teen girl emotions/insecurities are still very fresh in my memory. :)
by otherside89girl
June 8th, 2010, 9:59 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 98857

Re: Rejection Stats

Holy crap, HillaryJ, a full ms request after one day?!?! Congrats!!!!!! I aspire to be like you. I started querying my urban fantasy Hunting in the Dark ( shout out to all my query critics ) last night. Stats: Queries: 4 Full MS Request: 1 *!* Partial MS Request: 0 Form Rejection: 0 Personal Rejecti...
by otherside89girl
June 8th, 2010, 9:56 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First Page YA: opinions on voice and technique appreciated
Replies: 30
Views: 5888

Re: First Page YA: opinions on voice and technique appreciated

I like it. Awesome voice. I think it's spot on, but there were a few minor things I wanted to edit, so here you go: Could this ordeal be any more awkward? My jaw clenched so tight I worried my teeth might crack , and my mother’s dental insurance sucked so , of course, that would be just my luck. Cra...
by otherside89girl
June 8th, 2010, 9:47 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Updated YA first page :)
Replies: 20
Views: 3531

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

Just updated my first page using lots of these helpful suggestions! Take a look. Thank you!
by otherside89girl
May 23rd, 2010, 8:47 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE
Replies: 61
Views: 15448

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Just replace vampires with illegal immigrants!

It'll be all the rage, I promise.
by otherside89girl
May 23rd, 2010, 8:45 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: "Interview with an Agent" - INTERACTIVE WITH SUSAN HAWK
Replies: 37
Views: 11894

Re: Blog Series: "Interview with an Agent" - SARAH LAPOLLA of CB

Krista, your interviews are awesome! I went through them all and added quite a few new agents to my list. Thanks!
by otherside89girl
May 19th, 2010, 12:10 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Embarassing lines in my book
Replies: 15
Views: 2368

Re: Embarassing lines in my book

Um, yeah, I have one every bit as good as that, but it's too horrid to post. I was trying to get inventive with a verb to replace 'grab' and came up with a turn of phrase that belongs only in hardcore porn, so sayeth a major editor. I'll let everyone imagine what the phrase might have been. It's on...
by otherside89girl
May 12th, 2010, 8:36 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 345828

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I just started a blog! Inspired by all of you, of course. (Including Nathan!)

First post: Teen Twenty year old Angst

http://www.laurenattwenty.blogspot.com
by otherside89girl
May 11th, 2010, 8:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is present tense ever okay?
Replies: 22
Views: 8623

Re: Is present tense ever okay?

Of course present tense is okay, as illustrated by the examples everyone just gave you. But for me, as a reader, present tense is usually a deal breaker. I can't say exactly why, but it doesn't read as well as past tense. It seems a little amateur to me. The only book I remember actually finishing t...
by otherside89girl
May 10th, 2010, 11:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Words I Can't Stop Using
Replies: 30
Views: 5813

Re: Words I Can't Stop Using

Wow, that Wordle thing was fun! And it was quite pretty... until I unchecked "remove common words"! Now there's a huge "THE" splashed across the page, followed closely by "I". But I'm not gonna worry about those two too much... When I uncheck that, my most common word by far is the name of my protag...
by otherside89girl
May 3rd, 2010, 11:04 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Starting to Query
Replies: 17
Views: 3038

Re: Starting to Query

kenpochick - congrats!!!!! Let us know what happens. :)
by otherside89girl
May 3rd, 2010, 10:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?
Replies: 48
Views: 11873

Re: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?

I'm working on my first novel. I'm almost done with the first draft and it's been 14 months. I'll definitely be editing by the end of this month! Oh and it's about 85k words.
by otherside89girl
April 29th, 2010, 5:54 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What do you "do"?
Replies: 41
Views: 6007

Re: What do you "do"?

This is so fun to read! There's such a wide variety of people here. It's awesome.