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by jfw
July 11th, 2010, 11:56 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: This story would make a great novel idea
Replies: 2
Views: 666

This story would make a great novel idea A mysterious man shows up on a motorcycle with a bag of money at a Taiwan restaurant, gives the owner $15,000 and tells him to give free vegetarian meals to people with it. That's the opener and the rest is flashbac...
by jfw
July 10th, 2010, 9:47 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Another Query attempt
Replies: 25
Views: 4354

Re: Another Query attempt

"hunted and hung" should be "hunted and hanged" if you are saying the humans are executed by hanging. If they are being "hung" from hooks, "hung" would be appropriate.
by jfw
July 10th, 2010, 5:17 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Is anonymous copywriting worth mentioning?
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Is anonymous copywriting worth mentioning?

I'm working on a query letter and had thought I had nothing to mention for writing experience when it dawned on me that for five years in the late '70s and early '80s I may have been among the most widely read writers in North America, albeit anonymously. During that period I wrote most of the movie...
by jfw
July 10th, 2010, 9:32 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you write 'linearly'?
Replies: 24
Views: 4011

Re: Do you write 'linearly'?

Yes I do. Basically, I start writing and found I've set up the characters to have some sort of event in the future, preferably an interesting one. Then I plod along chronologically with an eye to getting them to that event. In the meantime, there are smaller cycles of the same type in which little t...
by jfw
July 9th, 2010, 7:30 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 629
Views: 238947

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi! I've been toiling in IT for the past 30 years but last year I started a sci-fi novel in Nanowrimo and I actually finished it a few months ago. It's around 95K words. Now I'm on my second edit, working on my query letter and dipping into various writers forum sites to get some advice. This site w...
by jfw
July 9th, 2010, 6:37 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Utopian fiction
Replies: 30
Views: 4513

Re: Utopian fiction

You might want to take a look at "Walden Two" by BF Skinner. I've never read it but it was very popular on college campuses in the 1960s.