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by J. T. SHEA
May 22nd, 2010, 3:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: One Liners
Replies: 19
Views: 3286

Re: One Liners

Hows about:-
'Homeless rocker girl Sarah runs a gauntlet of drugs, kidnapping, rape and murder to get her next gig and make enough to escape the mean streets and return to high school and a better life.'
by J. T. SHEA
May 20th, 2010, 11:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: You have another think coming
Replies: 35
Views: 8932

Re: You have another think coming

Whatever is commonly used is often used loosely. You're probably both right, though you're 60% right and your editor 40%, according to the informal Merriam-Webster poll Holly quoted. So you win! Mira is right too. You'll get complaining e-mails no matter what you do. Today's eggcorn is tomorrow's co...
by J. T. SHEA
May 20th, 2010, 10:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Book title inspiration!
Replies: 20
Views: 7743

Re: Book title inspiration!

SUCK FINGER EVERYBODY would be my favorite too, but it might send the wrong message! Beacon22's ideas sound good. How about just HANDS OF THE PAST? Or MILLION MILES AWAY? But BRING ME BACK is not too generic, in my opinion, and what's wrong with sounding like a movie?
by J. T. SHEA
May 20th, 2010, 4:22 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: query #2: The Suburban Spy, edited
Replies: 10
Views: 1498

Re: query: The Suburban Spy

I quite like rhetorical questions. But take them out if you query Nathan! Likewise word repetition. Not a problem for me, particularly deliberate echoing, but it drives some people crazy. I agree with other commenters that you should spell out more of what happens. The setup reminds me of the movie ...