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by Jaime
September 15th, 2010, 11:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Genre: Dystopia?
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Genre: Dystopia?

Hi Netti, I think Dystopian is getting its own genre description these days. I specifically asked Jessica Faust what she was looking for right now (in #askagent on Twitter), and she replied: "I'm looking for a great book that's different and exciting. I love dystopian right now as well as steampunk ...
by Jaime
September 15th, 2010, 11:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: feedback on word counts
Replies: 31
Views: 4062

Re: feedback on word counts

Michael, congrats on the request for a full! I'm finding myself in exactly the same situation (except for the full request!). Although I'm very proud of myself for cutting my MS down from 175K to 111K, I'm still worried it's too long and will be overlooked at the query stage despite fellow writers b...
by Jaime
September 15th, 2010, 10:40 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Public Service Announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 3419

Re: Public Service Announcement

Well I guess it's been a while since I procrastinated down the list, but now I've stumbled across this topic, and I've gotta say, I feel like the new kid at school who was invited to sit with the best group at lunch time. Nathan's is the only writers' forum that I've ever been involved with, and I'm...
by Jaime
September 15th, 2010, 9:50 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What's your price?
Replies: 24
Views: 5328

Re: What's your price?

Hmmm, as cliche as it sounds, the problem for me is that it isn't about the money - I simply want people to know and love my characters. If I never had to worry about money again, then that would only give me the freedom to write 24/7. And to have a book that becomes a household name/title? No amoun...
by Jaime
September 15th, 2010, 9:37 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite activity to avoid writing
Replies: 28
Views: 7496

Re: Favorite activity to avoid writing

Sleeping. And I'll get neither done in a couple of months when I have my baby, so I'm enjoying both while I can!
by Jaime
September 8th, 2010, 10:34 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What superpower would you want?
Replies: 36
Views: 9550

Re: What superpower would you want?

Hmmm . . . the power of . . . persuasion.

Jedi style.

:)
by Jaime
September 7th, 2010, 9:01 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Finding an agent with a sense of humor
Replies: 16
Views: 3537

Re: Finding an agent with a sense of humor

Just to add to what other have said, perhaps your query itself may come in handy for weeding out those agents who might have your sense of humour. Most agents are looking for voice in the queries they receive. If your book is quirky/humourous, then it would be due to the voice in your writing. Try t...
by Jaime
July 30th, 2010, 10:39 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Fess up...who's a gamer?
Replies: 38
Views: 9375

Re: Fess up...who's a gamer?

*Deeeeeeeeep breath*: Giana Sisters, California Games, Yoshi's Island, Tomb Raider, Total Annihilation 1 & 2, Warcraft 2 & 3, Age of Empires 1-3, Turok, Turok Rage Wars, Mario Cart, Smash Bros., Goldeneye, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Harvest Moon, Call of Duty, Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Left 4 Dead,...
by Jaime
July 13th, 2010, 10:21 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum game: Random facts about you
Replies: 126
Views: 31104

Re: Forum game: Random facts about you

Okay, I've held off long enough . . . I came close to dying at the age of 7 when I told my teacher I'd been bitten by a redback spider (black widows are the American equivalent), and she didn't believe me. The school receptionist took it upon herself to call my mother when she noticed I wasn't looki...
by Jaime
June 12th, 2010, 4:27 am
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 281469

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title: Waiting for April Genre: Paranormal Romance Two families sat around Henry Brice’s outdoor setting, and I knew them both, but there was no one my age here. I didn’t mind, as I got along with adults better than I did with people my own age, anyway, so I took a seat and answered questions about ...
by Jaime
May 28th, 2010, 9:06 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: AussieCon
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: AussieCon

What is this 'AussieCon4' you speak of??? :)
by Jaime
May 23rd, 2010, 2:45 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: You have another think coming
Replies: 35
Views: 9492

Re: You have another think coming

See, Nathan, if you'd actually said "you've got another think coming" to me personally, I would have laughed internally and renamed you Cletus.
by Jaime
May 7th, 2010, 10:13 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What do you "do"?
Replies: 41
Views: 5835

Re: What do you "do"?

Hahaha! Well I used to work with people who didn't breathe - in a mortuary. The living ones are so much more exciting, especially considering they talk back! Prior to today, my favourite moment was (after setting up a treadmill stress test) . . . My patient: "I guess we have to wait for the Cardiolo...
by Jaime
May 7th, 2010, 9:27 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What do you "do"?
Replies: 41
Views: 5835

Re: What do you "do"?

I'm the mean lady in cardiology who makes patients run on a treadmill until they feel like they're having a heart attack. When I'm not being mean, I'm diagnosing cardiac arrhythmias :) I work in a fantastic hospital, with fantastic colleagues and a wonderful boss who are all desperately hoping I get...
by Jaime
May 7th, 2010, 8:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Words I Can't Stop Using
Replies: 30
Views: 5547

Re: Words I Can't Stop Using

Slightly, and a little. Basically what Ink said! My word count is feeling much better without them :D