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by WilliamMJones
August 16th, 2010, 7:11 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: I'm A Nobody, YA Fantasy, First Page
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

Re: I'm A Nobody, YA Fantasy, First Page

Newest version, after Nathan's Page critique monday. And tried to clear up the "Someone else can do it too" line. And the reason for the MC being in the school is explained on page two. Wandering around at night is how he experiments with his powers. Hide. I obeyed the voice in my head without ques...
by WilliamMJones
August 10th, 2010, 9:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can we start calling it something other than a query?
Replies: 18
Views: 2923

Re: Can we start calling it something other than a query?

Business offer?
Help wanted letter?
by WilliamMJones
August 10th, 2010, 8:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: My dad is dyslexic
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: My dad is dyslexic

Oh, I think I know something that might help. I wrote a blog post on it a few weeks ago: http://williammjones.blogspot.com/2010/07/editing-tools.html In the post I mentioned a text to speech program called Natural Reader. You put your text into it, and it reads it back to you. It can even turn the t...
by WilliamMJones
August 7th, 2010, 5:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Wackiest "advice"/comments you've gotten from non-writers
Replies: 36
Views: 10289

Re: Wackiest "advice"/comments you've gotten from non-writers

From my brother: You finished that book months ago, why are you still working on it? (Uh, it's called editing.)
by WilliamMJones
August 6th, 2010, 7:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 40947

Re: Share your opening sentence!

I'm cheating and posting my first two sentances, because my first is only one word.

Hide. I obeyed the voice in my head without question.
by WilliamMJones
August 6th, 2010, 11:44 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Rate your WiP Titles!
Replies: 30
Views: 4105

Re: Rate your WiP Titles!

Oh, sounds fun. Gunmetal Grey: I would probabally pick it up and look at a page or two. It's short, simple, and sounds like a fun read. When the stormbirds fly: I like the sound of the title, but probabally wouldn't look past the back cover, mainly because I don't read Historical Romance. Here's min...
by WilliamMJones
August 6th, 2010, 10:27 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336200

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

An escerpt from my WIP: http://williammjones.blogspot.com/2010/ ... so-im.html

I forgot to title the blog post at first, and I'm kind of amused at the address it was assigned.
by WilliamMJones
August 2nd, 2010, 10:12 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Text to speech software
Replies: 24
Views: 3052

Re: Text to speech software

I don't know which versions of windows has it, but I know my laptop comes with a program called "windows speech recognition". It trains itself to listen to a specific users voice, and allows speech to text, as well as controlling everything else on your computer. Plus it's free. It's pretty cool to ...
by WilliamMJones
August 1st, 2010, 9:35 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Super Incredible Pre-Agent Tester!
Replies: 29
Views: 5109

Re: The Super Incredible Pre-Agent Tester!

Form rejection, and I probably wouldn't read the pages. No offense, the query was just a little vague.

(Sorry, My mistake.)
by WilliamMJones
July 31st, 2010, 7:48 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336200

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

How Villains should be three dimensional characters with backgrounds and motives. And a link to a list all evil overlords should keep tapped to the fridge.

http://williammjones.blogspot.com/2010/07/villians.html
by WilliamMJones
July 24th, 2010, 8:06 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336200

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

My unproffesional views on developing realistic character: http://williammjones.blogspot.com/2010/ ... cters.html
by WilliamMJones
July 23rd, 2010, 9:32 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: I'm A Nobody, newest on page four
Replies: 34
Views: 5600

Re: I'm A Nobody, YA Fantasy (New draft and a question)

I can't really judge the title from an unbiased viewpoint because I really like it. In the book one of the half Fey characters quotes Emily Dickinson's poem: I'm Nobody. She likes the poem because her name is also Emily, and because she considers Half Fey to be Nobodies. The humans (She calls them S...
by WilliamMJones
July 23rd, 2010, 3:55 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: I'm A Nobody, newest on page four
Replies: 34
Views: 5600

Re: I'm A Nobody, YA Fantasy (2nd draft on page 2)

Newest Draft My main question now is: does this query give some clue to the unique elements of the story? Is there still anything that seems cliche or overdone? Dear (Agent name): Dominic Taylor is able to do strange things, such as opening locked doors and passing by security cameras undetected. H...