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by kristi
March 18th, 2010, 10:52 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: "Interview with an Agent" - INTERACTIVE WITH SUSAN HAWK
Replies: 37
Views: 11939

Re: Blog Series: "Interview with an Agent" - HOLLY ROOT

Your interviews are great! By the time I'm ready to query, I'll have a list a mile long. :)
by kristi
March 11th, 2010, 9:31 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: "Interview with an Agent" - INTERACTIVE WITH SUSAN HAWK
Replies: 37
Views: 11939

Re: Blog Series: "Interview with an Agent" - MICHELLE WOLFSON

Great interview, Krista! I love these! :)
by kristi
March 5th, 2010, 2:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Recommendations - Books on Grammar
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Recommendations - Books on Grammar

And if you get the anniversary edition, it looks really pretty on your bookshelf - I love mine! :)
by kristi
March 5th, 2010, 12:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do short story creds matter?
Replies: 13
Views: 2384

Re: Do short story creds matter?

I considered writing short stories just so I'd have a publication to list in my query letter. Alas, my heart wasn't in it and I couldn't make myself do it, so I'll be sending out queries with a teeny, tiny third paragraph. Oh well, we'll see what happens. I don't know, kristi, it is probably worse ...
by kristi
March 4th, 2010, 10:35 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Are eBooks already over the hill?
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: Are eBooks already over the hill?

As this topic makes my eyes cross, I trust Nathan's opinion on this issue. He doesn't seem to think eBooks are going over the hill anytime soon, and several members of my book club just switched to e-readers which has blown my mind.
by kristi
March 4th, 2010, 10:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Recommendations - Books on Grammar
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Recommendations - Books on Grammar

I second the Strunk and White Elements of Style.
by kristi
March 4th, 2010, 10:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do short story creds matter?
Replies: 13
Views: 2384

Re: Do short story creds matter?

I considered writing short stories just so I'd have a publication to list in my query letter. Alas, my heart wasn't in it and I couldn't make myself do it, so I'll be sending out queries with a teeny, tiny third paragraph. Oh well, we'll see what happens.
by kristi
March 1st, 2010, 7:16 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query size -- let's have this out.
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: Query size -- let's have this out.

My total query is 250 words long. Although I haven't started the query process yet, I did submit it to two different agent contests this week and got requests for 2 partials in the last 2 days. So I'd say my query is working -- I just hope the book is as good as the query!
by kristi
March 1st, 2010, 9:16 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: "Interview with an Agent" - INTERACTIVE WITH SUSAN HAWK
Replies: 37
Views: 11939

Re: New Blog Series: "Interview with an Agent" - NEW INTERVIEW

Krista - I just found your blog. Amazing interviews!
by kristi
March 1st, 2010, 2:03 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: PARTIAL REQUEST!!!! help please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: PARTIAL REQUEST!!!! help please?

Congrats! I just got my first partial request today too and I didn't even start querying yet (it was a result of an agent-run contest I entered). I'm sending only the 3 chapters because I want them to know I can follow directions -- so regardless of the reason, I'd recommend sending just the 3. This...
by kristi
February 26th, 2010, 4:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does your MS go up or down in size?
Replies: 36
Views: 9020

Re: Does your MS go up or down in size?

I'm with adtabb -- I write the bare bones of the story first, which is why my first draft went pretty quickly. I'm 20 pages away from completion of my final revision and I've added about 4K to the story to flesh it out. It seems way easier to do it that way than to have to cut.
by kristi
February 16th, 2010, 1:12 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query Cycles
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: Query Cycles

I read that same agent post but realized I'm not quite ready to submit. I believe that when you're sure you're ready to query, you'll find the right agent for your work. I'm not ready yet so I've decided not to worry about cycles. That's my new zen query approach. :)
by kristi
February 16th, 2010, 1:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 11467

Re: What are you writing now?

I'm revising an urban fantasy YA and am partway through another (same genre). Also, I've been revising for way longer than it took me to write the book -- I'm almost finished though!
by kristi
February 16th, 2010, 1:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Worth sharing YA MS with teens?
Replies: 14
Views: 2035

Re: Worth sharing YA MS with teens?

The one piece missing from my feedback was that of an actual teenager. When a dad at my son's school found out that I write, he volunteered his teenage daughter to be a beta reader. She was excited about it as reads a lot of urban fantasy which is my genre. I'll have it ready for her in a week or so...
by kristi
January 30th, 2010, 1:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Contest for MG/YA, first 500 words
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Contest for MG/YA, first 500 words

Just a reminder that the deadline for Mary'scontest is Sunday night at midnight Pacific time. It's a great opportunity for MG/YA writers out there. Go to http://www.kidlit.com and then the contest page.