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by Sleeping Beauty
January 24th, 2011, 10:45 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Replies: 16
Views: 10764

Re: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

I'm agreeing with Falon. Phoenix is my favourite of the series. The dialogue tags don't bother me in the slightest - expunging them all is one of the few writerly "rules" that I disagree with. Harry's attitude was pretty difficult to comprehend at times - how can you be so mean to Hermione when she ...
by Sleeping Beauty
January 6th, 2011, 9:37 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 151303

Re: What are you reading now?

catching Fire, the second book of The Hunger Games trilogy. Why am I only discoving this brilliant series now??
by Sleeping Beauty
January 6th, 2011, 9:35 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite characters' names?
Replies: 43
Views: 9437

Re: Favourite characters' names?

Remember, we're all pronouncing Voldemort wrong. J.K.R never has pronounced the 't'. So maybe it some instances, it doesn't matter what the author says about pronunciation. I too said Hermione wrong until the first film came out - I said it like "Hermy-own." I've always loved Merry from Lord of the ...
by Sleeping Beauty
July 23rd, 2010, 9:58 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Best Fantasy Books
Replies: 44
Views: 13001

Re: Best Fantasy Books

I'd recommend the DRAGONLINKS series by Paul Collins.
by Sleeping Beauty
July 10th, 2010, 2:16 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query-- "The Savage and the Tender"
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Query-- "The Savage and the Tender"

I really like the story here, I'd read something like this. It seems very complex. One thing that struck me: who is your main character? Is it the teen psychic, the merchant, the propaganda writer, the Londoner? Is it even one of the faerie-creatures? It's fine to have multiple POVs, of course, but ...
by Sleeping Beauty
June 20th, 2010, 11:06 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Jade´s Hurricane Query
Replies: 19
Views: 3199

Re: Jade´s Hurricane Query

A solid idea, I think.

Quick question - are you familiar with Avatar: The Last Airbender? 'Air Nation' is part of the show's lexicon, and just so you're aware, I instantly connected your query with that show in my mind.
by Sleeping Beauty
June 1st, 2010, 1:28 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Hang A Shining Star- contemporary women's fiction
Replies: 17
Views: 2868

Re: Hang A Shining Star- contemporary women's fiction

My two cents - I get the sense that this story is set over one day. Christmas Day, to be precise. Your query begins with Barbara waking up on Christmas morning; the middle part concerns the disasterous events of the day, and the last part vaguely states that Barbara has some issues to work through w...
by Sleeping Beauty
May 21st, 2010, 11:30 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Start with THE HOBBIT or FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING?
Replies: 85
Views: 20512

Re: Start with THE HOBBIT or FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING?

How's the reading going, Nathan? I first read THE LORD OF THE RINGS when I was twelve - I don't think, up until that point, I'd ever felt a more euphoric sense of accomplishment as I did when I finished that story. "For the books go ever and on and on... Down from the bookstore where it began. Now f...
by Sleeping Beauty
May 21st, 2010, 11:16 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: SF Query: THE ARTIFACT COMPETITION
Replies: 45
Views: 7582

Re: SF Query: THE ARTIFACT COMPETITION

Amid punishing training conditions and with the competition still ahead, Jav struggles for control, balancing his raw ability against the latent power of the Mask, which is always there, just outside the reach of his senses. If the seal is broken, he runs the risk of exhausting the Mask completely,...
by Sleeping Beauty
May 21st, 2010, 11:09 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: flight
Replies: 11
Views: 1762

Re: Query: flight

I remember reading your synopsis a little while ago, writermorris! I suggest you introduce the marriage - it upps the tension for the Maria/Sam relationship - and put the description of Maria's phoenix qualities right up front! It's a much stronger hook than that of the pre-destinied relationship. G...
by Sleeping Beauty
May 21st, 2010, 3:04 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: SF Query: THE ARTIFACT COMPETITION
Replies: 45
Views: 7582

Re: SF Query: THE ARTIFACT COMPETITION

I just wanted to add that I love this premise. I too tripped over the names 'Mai' and 'Mei' - the fact that they're twins won't help me keep them separate in my head. Hopefully the characters in the actual book at totally different people, otherwise I think I'd get frustrated. I'm most curious about...
by Sleeping Beauty
May 21st, 2010, 2:58 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Hunt, YA Urban Fantasy - 2nd Draft Is Up
Replies: 9
Views: 2126

Re: Query: Hunt, YA Urban Fantasy

I'm brand new to this, Jessica, so I'll keep it brief. I get the sense that this is more of a synopsis than a query - it feels like you are giving away the entire plot here. Is this the set-up of the plot, or the entire story? Doe it continue from here, with Abby as the leader of the Wild Hunt? I'd ...