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by Sleeping Beauty
August 30th, 2011, 11:18 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - "Perfect Pitch" YA Urban Fantasy
Replies: 8
Views: 1850

Re: Query - "Perfect Pitch" YA Urban Fantasy

dios4vida - Janet Reid runs Query Shark, who is a she . She'd rip you apart for a mistake like that. :lol: I'll echo everyone else here. It's just too vague. There are some cool lines here - "It’s time for Joe to hit the books before the books hit back" - and I hope that's an example of the quality ...
by Sleeping Beauty
August 28th, 2011, 8:04 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: I really need some encouragement right Now!
Replies: 21
Views: 7272

Re: I really need some encouragement right Now!

I get around this by writing out of order - the beginning and the ending, and then filling it in. Usually the conclusion only needs to be taken through several drafts and not entirely overhauled by the time I've come to the end. Maybe something you coulkd try next time.
by Sleeping Beauty
August 28th, 2011, 8:00 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNo success story
Replies: 14
Views: 4037

Re: NaNo success story

Congratulations cheekychook! It must be incredibly gratifying to have a third to-be-published title in your signature. :D I've never tried NaNo but I might just give it a go this year.
by Sleeping Beauty
August 27th, 2011, 11:24 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - A Divine Dementia - First Query
Replies: 16
Views: 2909

Re: Query - A Divine Dementia - First Query

Dear "super important agent", I chose to submit a query letter to you because of your publicized interest in that which is dark, counter-cultural, thought provoking, and mind bending. Cool logline. Detective Harris is an old, aging redundant - I'd just say 'aging' detective of the Philadelphia Poli...
by Sleeping Beauty
August 26th, 2011, 10:32 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: 'Special Knowledge"... TMI?
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: 'Special Knowledge"... TMI?

That's pretty much my thinking exactly, Nathan.
Thanks!
by Sleeping Beauty
August 25th, 2011, 11:07 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: 'Special Knowledge"... TMI?
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

'Special Knowledge"... TMI?

Hi Nathan, I'm querying my YA manuscript at the moment. Many of the agencies I like tend to ask for 'any special or relevant knowledge' to the book to be included in the query or cover letter. I've heard it's always a good idea to try and show you know what you're talking about in regards to your bo...
by Sleeping Beauty
August 22nd, 2011, 11:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 14159

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

That's absolutely fantastic news, bcomet!

I'm so sorry that you still have to go through radiation therapy. But if I may borrow a metaphor, it looks like that plane you were forced to board is flying smoothly on....
by Sleeping Beauty
August 4th, 2011, 12:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP
Replies: 126
Views: 29823

Re: 250 Word Sharathon--post the opening of your WIP

IMO, I think "the slaves had retired" is fine, because I read it as from the perspective of a young rich girl, and I didn't think she'd quite understand what kind of life the slaves lead. I agree with Sierra - that phrasing makes her sound naive, but I feel it's intentional. (I don't personally thin...
by Sleeping Beauty
August 4th, 2011, 11:54 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Untitled Contemporary Fiction
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: Query: 'Barbarian' (WT): Contemporary Fiction

Hi Piers. I'm by no means an expert, but I'll put in my two cents. First off, this reads more than an excerpt from a synopsis rather than a query. You've only got a short page to hook the agent's attention - use it wisely! As I read the first paragraph, I thought this was a non-fiction title - one o...
by Sleeping Beauty
August 1st, 2011, 10:04 am
Forum: Books
Topic: [SPOILERS] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Replies: 12
Views: 4508

Re: [SPOILERS] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

^ Does anyone know the counter-curse for spambots? I'm so glad eveyone enjoyed it! The major gripes I've heard have all been relatively minor compared to some of the endless plot holes - or plot vortexes - created in the earlier films. (Maurauder's Map, PoA, anyone?) It's still sitting at a whopping...
by Sleeping Beauty
July 19th, 2011, 10:59 am
Forum: Books
Topic: [SPOILERS] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Replies: 12
Views: 4508

Re: [SPOILERS] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Charlee - glad you're feeling closure rather than sadness! Do you think it did the book justice? Heather - you've seen it three times already?? You're a machine! I'm spacing out my viewings, I want to try and forget the little things before I go back... But I'm sure I'll see it this weekend anyway! ...
by Sleeping Beauty
July 14th, 2011, 8:31 am
Forum: Books
Topic: [SPOILERS] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Replies: 12
Views: 4508

Re: [SPOILERS] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

You've got to savour the moment while you can, Brenda! Soon enough you'll have seen the movie, and hopefully the hype will have translated to total happiness for you as well! Aww, now I feel I've been boasting. Anyway, North Americans-and-others, come post when you've seen it and we'll intensely dis...
by Sleeping Beauty
July 13th, 2011, 11:31 am
Forum: Books
Topic: [SPOILERS] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Replies: 12
Views: 4508

Re: [SPOILERS] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

I live in Australia. ;)

I saw it as a midnight double-feature, with Part 1 beginning at nine, and Part 2 starting just after midnight.

I heard North America's not getting it for another day or so, is that right?
by Sleeping Beauty
July 13th, 2011, 9:49 am
Forum: Books
Topic: [SPOILERS] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Replies: 12
Views: 4508

[SPOILERS] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Because the Hunger Games movie adaption got its own thread! It's been exactly twelve hours since, after the credits of Part 1 rolled, the much-anticipated Part 2 began - and so did the ending of my favourite series. I'm not going to gush, but - I laughed, cried, and cheered, and I adored it infinate...
by Sleeping Beauty
June 16th, 2011, 7:57 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Fair use policy and cross referenceses in novels
Replies: 14
Views: 1650

Re: Fair use policy and cross referenceses in novels

I've got a similiar question, so, rather than create a wholly unnessesary thread - My WiP quotes quite a few different poems, and in the cases of W.H Auden, Oscar Wilde, and Edgar Allen Poe, I've used particularly substantial sections. Are either of those writers' works in the public domain? Or is t...