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by Netti
March 20th, 2011, 9:50 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Bacon + Chocolate???
Replies: 13
Views: 3027

Re: Bacon + Chocolate???

On an episode of Cupcake Wars someone made a bacon and maple cupcake. The theme was breakfast food.
by Netti
March 20th, 2011, 9:11 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Serious vs. Jokey...
Replies: 12
Views: 1771

Re: Query: Serious vs. Jokey...

VERSION #2: Newbie journalist Elizabeth Mitchell wants to change the world – not wrap a veil around it. But in steeple-dotted Stockhill (a Manhattan suburb she hopes will lead to a national byline elsewhere) nothing negative is on the record; Lance Wharton, her millionaire watchdog of a boss, makes...
by Netti
March 19th, 2011, 3:35 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: A Touch of Madness
Replies: 19
Views: 2768

Re: A Touch of Madness

Thanks for the comments! I was kinda afraid it was too telly and not enough showy. Here's a new attempt. Let me know which you think is better (or at least has more potential). There are some rough spots in this new one because I had issues figuring out how to say some things so any constructive cri...
by Netti
March 18th, 2011, 9:34 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 151301

Re: What are you reading now?

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
by Netti
March 18th, 2011, 4:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing out of order or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 3088

Re: Writing out of order or not?

I have to write in order so I no where it's going. Seriously, I'm so obsessive/pathetic about this that if I can't think of a name for something I'll sit and stare at my computer screen until I at least come up with a decent filler word. I can't just keep going and come back to it later. Sometimes i...
by Netti
March 11th, 2011, 10:55 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - The Beautiful People
Replies: 20
Views: 2999

Re: Query - The Beautiful People

Dear God, I've worked so hard on this (and I definitely think these latest efforts are miles above what I originally wrote), but tell me what you think. The first query is from the villian's POV. She's really not that sympathetic of a character, yet I had a lot of suggestions that told me to write ...
by Netti
March 11th, 2011, 10:48 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: A Touch of Madness
Replies: 19
Views: 2768

A Touch of Madness

This is my sci-fi novel A TOUCH OF MADNESS. I'm getting ready to query soon but would like some feedback on the letter. Feel free to be brutal. Thanks! When Gliane and her friends are sent to the Maircla Desert to track an odd creature, their mission is strictly to observe. However, when they follow...
by Netti
March 11th, 2011, 10:43 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - The Cacao Conspiracy - newest version in post 16
Replies: 15
Views: 3102

Re: Query - The Cacao Conspiracy

When Peta Blackman takes a job assisting on a documentary about chocolate, she discovers the dark side of the sweet treat : murder . An Ivorian cacao collector and a French chocolatier are both killed in front of Peta, who finds an identical symbol (I think it would help to specify what kind of sym...
by Netti
February 28th, 2011, 4:41 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 98723

Re: Rejection Stats

Last week I got a rejection letter. To add insult to injury they addressed the letter to "Mr" instead of "Ms."
by Netti
February 27th, 2011, 6:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Harry Potter effect in my MG/YA writing
Replies: 9
Views: 4195

Re: The Harry Potter effect in my MG/YA writing

I think it mostly depends on your plot. You do have a few similar elements, and lumped together like that it does look like "copying" but I think you need to examine your plot as a whole and go from there.
by Netti
February 24th, 2011, 12:48 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: THE DIM- New Query
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: THE DIM- New Query-REVISION

What do you think?? *eek* After Hope Walton loses her awesome mom in a stupid, freakin’ earthquake, not even a mountain of pills could numb her pain. While in rehab, she receives a visit from her reclusive aunt, who brings her a photo of a 500 year-old painting. Hope doesn’t give a rat’s ass about ...
by Netti
February 23rd, 2011, 10:17 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: THE DIM- New Query
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: THE DIM- New Query

Yeah, I remember reading yours on the Shark's blog! If I were you, I wouldn't worry. Out of over 60 queries I got one full request which ended up being rejected. That's it. All rejections. I reworked the letter a few times too and am still waiting to hear back from other agents and publishers. The p...