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by Beethovenfan
August 27th, 2010, 9:35 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Page Critique Friday 8/27/10
Replies: 27
Views: 20525

Re: Page Critique Friday 8/27/10

I really liked all the imagery. I got a good feel for the setting and had a good laugh at the trash on the dashboard as I can relate to that! I think it would be a good move to make most of your sentances full and complete. Sometimes you can get away with sentance fragments, especially if it helps e...
by Beethovenfan
August 27th, 2010, 4:17 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Number Four! Query for "Devin Briar"
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: Number Four! Query for "Devin Briar"

Hi. I posted a comment on your "third query attempt" before I saw this, your fourth attempt. I see in here that you are already editing and your word count is missing so you can just ignore what I posted in the "third." Sorry! :\
by Beethovenfan
August 27th, 2010, 4:02 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Third Query try for Devin Briar
Replies: 7
Views: 1203

Re: Third Query try for Devin Briar

I have a bit of advice that an agent told me in a rejection. She said that she automatically rejected mine because it was 150,000 words long. For a debut author that's just too much and no publisher would take the risk. She said to edit the heck out of it and whittle it down to 130,000 or less and t...
by Beethovenfan
August 25th, 2010, 4:01 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Who first inspired you to read?
Replies: 14
Views: 2749

Re: Who first inspired you to read?

You know, I probably should give my mother some credit too. She always made sure I had plenty of good books around the house. But, I never really LOVED reading until that one summer. You know the kind of love I'm talking about, where you're so completely immersed in a story that the real world aroun...
by Beethovenfan
August 24th, 2010, 3:46 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Who first inspired you to read?
Replies: 14
Views: 2749

Who first inspired you to read?

The summer I turned 13 years old, I wandered into the little library in my podunk home town and randomly chose a book from the shelf that I thought I would like, got myself a library card, and checked out the book. It was Dragon Singer by Anne McAffrey. I fell in love with reading that summer and co...
by Beethovenfan
August 23rd, 2010, 11:52 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is anyone else bummed about no more page critique Mondays?
Replies: 10
Views: 2979

Is anyone else bummed about no more page critique Mondays?

I usually read Nathan's blog posts through my e-mail but I just had to comment about this. Just so you know Nathan, I REALLY enjoyed page critique Mondays, and looked forward to them through the entire weekend!
I'm just sayin'.
by Beethovenfan
August 23rd, 2010, 11:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: You know you've spent too much time editing when...
Replies: 23
Views: 3158

Re: You know you've spent too much time editing when...

Hmm, I've only done a couple of those things. Guess I need to go edit my MS a bit more!