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by deepsesh
May 29th, 2010, 2:15 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Open or closed endings?
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Re: Open or closed endings?

I agree with Erica... if its thriller, suspense, crime etc - i prefer it to be closed. But if its romance - then an open ending is nicer, when you know the characters in and out - and you can imagine up an ending that keeps you happy :)
by deepsesh
May 29th, 2010, 2:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Okay, be honest…how crappy is your first draft?
Replies: 41
Views: 13403

Re: Okay, be honest…how crappy is your first draft?

Personally, i don't think my first draft is tooo bad. But yeah - lots of repeating words, typos, grammatical errors and contrasting situations! Someone had to point out to me that a doctor's name i had used - was the same in england and even in Ireland, even though it wasn't supposed to be the same ...
by deepsesh
May 28th, 2010, 7:55 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Nathan's query "template"
Replies: 20
Views: 2992

Re: Nathan's query "template"

Hmmm... my try. Eve is a dreamy teenager living in Reading, England. But when she falls in love with Christopher, a man 15 years older than herself, she must go through a series of tasks to convince the families of their love and has to survive a revenge plot of an old friend-turned-enemy, Derek. OR...
by deepsesh
May 28th, 2010, 7:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Question on Mixed Tenses
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Re: A Question on Mixed Tenses

:) Good!

Thanks!
by deepsesh
May 28th, 2010, 3:43 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Question on Mixed Tenses
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Re: A Question on Mixed Tenses

A similar question... Is the below passage ok? I'm jumping tenses :( I went upstairs slowly, looking at the beautiful pictures on the wall. I was alone. The others had rushed off to select their rooms, leaving me behind to fend for myself. I didn’t mind, I enjoyed the beauty in silence. If i change ...
by deepsesh
May 28th, 2010, 3:21 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Words I Can't Stop Using
Replies: 30
Views: 5937

Re: Words I Can't Stop Using

I thought i used the word 'realised' too much - but surprisingly couldn't find it on wordle.
by deepsesh
May 28th, 2010, 2:37 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 100293

Re: Rejection Stats

My STATS:

Total queries sent to date: 18
Queries still awaiting response: 15
Rejections to date: 3
Form rejections: 2 + 1 said that they weren't accepting new clients, could try back in October.
Personalized rejections: 0
Request for partials: 0
Request for fulls: 0

Updated - June 5th 2010
by deepsesh
May 28th, 2010, 2:26 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Mad Ideas for promoting your novel
Replies: 12
Views: 4633

Re: Mad Ideas for promoting your novel

lmao!!! Hmm.... since my book is a romance drama... maybe i could get a few guy-friends and set up dates with whoever buys my novel!! :P And they could travel together to the places my MC is... and do the things they do! Ok, i got carried away. They're not gonna want to read my book with a hunk arou...
by deepsesh
May 28th, 2010, 2:19 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The first chapter of a novel
Replies: 9
Views: 1946

Re: The first chapter of a novel

Awesome feedback... all of u!!! Thanks so much!

My story starts exactly where it needs to - so that's a good sign. Just need to polish it up a bit and it should be okay.
by deepsesh
May 28th, 2010, 2:09 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is present tense ever okay?
Replies: 22
Views: 8709

Re: Is present tense ever okay?

I think present tense works!! But its difficult to stick to it :(
by deepsesh
May 28th, 2010, 2:02 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?
Replies: 52
Views: 9141

Re: The rules of "stronger" writing... lol?

I totally agree that when it comes to conversations - there are no rules. You should be able to get away with anything, because that's just the way the character talks! Since i'm writing in the first person, i hope i can get away with a lot of things, because even when not in conversation - i write ...
by deepsesh
May 27th, 2010, 9:39 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The first chapter of a novel
Replies: 9
Views: 1946

Re: The first chapter of a novel

Hmm... basically my first chapter establishes my MC, second chapter - the location, and third chapter my romantic counter part. And my chapters aren't too big. So pace wise its pretty fast. But there's nothing explosive in the beginning, and that's what worried me.
by deepsesh
May 27th, 2010, 7:24 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Facebook vs. Twitter
Replies: 23
Views: 4525

Re: Facebook vs. Twitter

I have facebook open right now... and always. I was supposed to get back to my editing *checks watch* 35 minutes ago. dammit.
by deepsesh
May 27th, 2010, 7:14 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Which book have you read the most number of times?
Replies: 90
Views: 14341

Re: Which book have you read the most number of times?

I've read the Mallory Towers and Five Find Outers series over a million times. Though not so much now... when i was younger. They were my absolute favourite.
by deepsesh
May 27th, 2010, 7:08 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The first chapter of a novel
Replies: 9
Views: 1946

The first chapter of a novel

A lot of books start off with an action sequence... or a dream sequence. That sort of grabs your attention from the beginning, and then the pace slows down to accomodate character building scenerios. My book starts of fairly simple. Nothing exciting about it... its just a start of a journey. But it ...