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by Robin
April 25th, 2010, 12:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When Should You Feel Comfortable Calling Yourself a WRITER?
Replies: 20
Views: 7199

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

Gonzo- thanks, but I am being totally honest. Your turn, lets hear it:

Hello, I'm (state your name), and I am a writer!!
by Robin
April 24th, 2010, 11:44 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 97
Views: 63676

Re: Forum Suggestions Box

Glad I read this, I thought my eyes were playing tricks with me after being in front of my laptop all day. :)
by Robin
April 24th, 2010, 9:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41216

Re: Share your opening sentence!

FK7 wrote:First line of current MS:

I heard the steps of death. She was coming back for her.
I like your opening. I was wondering if you had "her" on purpose.
by Robin
April 24th, 2010, 9:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41216

Re: Share your opening sentence!

I changed it to first to see if it was stronger. I think it is:

Abandoned. As I stared at the black coffin being lowered into its final resting place, my solemn face reflecting off its shiny surface; it encompassed my thoughts. Discarded. Rejected.
by Robin
April 24th, 2010, 1:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: YA sexy bits.
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: YA sexy bits.

It sounds like you could go 2 routes with this
A. Tell it in full frontal (no pun) approach and go the way of romance.
B. Keep the "proof" part and focus on the unique bond the pair have created.

Just a thought :)
by Robin
April 24th, 2010, 1:10 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: dirge of the desert - new attempt, new slant
Replies: 50
Views: 7434

Re: dirge of the desert - new attempt, new slant

Dear Agent: Janelle’s life was almost perfect. Her divorce was nearly finalized. She enjoyed a flourishing career at the premier genetic experimentation facility in the world. Best of all, she was carrying the child of her true love, the geneticist whose work she’d followed since high school. It wa...
by Robin
April 23rd, 2010, 6:12 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When Should You Feel Comfortable Calling Yourself a WRITER?
Replies: 20
Views: 7199

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

I called myself a writer when asked what I did at a formal luncheon recently and felt invigorated, like I was coming out of the closet or something (not that I'm gay). Its like sharing your most important secret with the world. After I got home, I was fired up and wrote 5K words!!! Hi, my name is Ro...
by Robin
April 22nd, 2010, 3:17 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: THE DRIFTER - Query
Replies: 14
Views: 2245

Re: THE DRIFTER - Query

Thanks for all your very helpful advice! I have reworked the query a bit to be more concise and clear. Tell me what you guys think. I am really not sure about giving away what it is that is going to kill him though, because its very twisted, lol. Anywasy... Dear Agent, For sixteen-year-old Pip, kno...
by Robin
April 21st, 2010, 11:08 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: New pictures of the sun
Replies: 5
Views: 2036

New pictures of the sun

I wonder how many imaginations are going to be sparked by the new pics of the sun. They are mesmerizing.
Enjoy!

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/04/21/solar. ... tml?hpt=C1
by Robin
April 21st, 2010, 9:01 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: A BEAUTIFUL MONSTER
Replies: 20
Views: 3148

Re: Query: A BEAUTIFUL MONSTER

hanna2494 wrote:So I decided to send the (this) query letter as it was and got 4 Manuscripts requests from agents. Now I'm even more nervous.
Congratulations!! Just go with it. You got this far :)
by Robin
April 21st, 2010, 12:36 pm
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Plot Outline- Untitled
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Plot Outline- Untitled

UPDATED: I truly apologize for not including everything in the outline. If I did, it would be several pages long and I didnt want to overwhelm you guys -long posts= :( I included the major events to give a skeleton, so to say, but I have the muscle and skin layered on in the longer outline. I was a...
by Robin
April 20th, 2010, 9:11 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Maybe 3rd time is the charm..I WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU ANYWAY
Replies: 12
Views: 2095

Re: Maybe 3rd time is the charm..I WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU ANYWAY

Beth, I was thinking many of the same things Erica has mentioned, especially the naming of your characters. I assumed you were talking about 2 girls. Also, the prison break was a little confusing. How long after he is arrested does the prison break take place? What happened to the couple? Why is Re...
by Robin
April 19th, 2010, 9:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: SYMBOLISM - RECOGNIZING & BUILDING
Replies: 16
Views: 5724

Re: SYMBOLISM - RECOGNIZING & BUILDING

I came across this on one of my favorite sites:

http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/20 ... aurus.html
by Robin
April 19th, 2010, 8:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41216

Re: Share your opening sentence!

Here it goes:

“Goodbye, Mama Joy. I love you.” Ata whispered as the black coffin was lowered into its final resting place, the ominous sky reflecting on its surface.
by Robin
April 19th, 2010, 7:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: You Know You're a Writer When...
Replies: 26
Views: 4973

Re: You Know You're a Writer When...

I am so glad that I am not alone here! Here's one:

After sending out queries, you check your email and voicemail every 2-3 minutes in hopes of landing an agent and then when you get one, you dont believe it :)