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by androidblues
October 11th, 2010, 11:09 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Rebel in Remission; dark Literary Fic/coming of age
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: Rebel in Remission; dark Literary Fic/coming of age

Some are trying to create a new genre called New Adult for 18-24. I think its a good idea, then YA can be YA again without twimoms pressuring writers to include graphic sex descriptions-stuff that belongs in the crappy commercial romance they read.
by androidblues
October 11th, 2010, 5:06 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Silent No More
Replies: 22
Views: 3711

Re: Query: Silent No More

Much better. I never knew that sort of stuff happened in the army.
by androidblues
October 11th, 2010, 4:58 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Meant To Be---another new version
Replies: 61
Views: 8097

Re: Meant To Be---Comm. Fic---new "special request" version

I don't know much about this type of query. I don't like them, but I like your previous query. Maybe drop the line referring to twi-moms or Nicholas Sparks and pick someone more obscure? Some agents don't like comparisons to New York Times Best Selling Authors.
by androidblues
October 10th, 2010, 9:55 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Book of Shadows, Horror Excerpt
Replies: 9
Views: 2340

Re: Book of Shadows, Horror Excerpt

I don't know about this. The dialogue is decent, but the narration reads like Dean Koontz on a bad day. I definitely tighten it and use less description with short snappy sentences to grab the reader. Stephen King does this well.
by androidblues
October 10th, 2010, 4:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Guest Blog--The Last Writing Tips You'll Ever Need
Replies: 14
Views: 2832

Re: Guest Blog--The Last Writing Tips You'll Ever Need

This is brilliant. I swear if you wrote a novella about this sort of stuff I'd buy it.
by androidblues
October 10th, 2010, 3:27 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 113
Views: 22544

Re: How old are you?

16, I wrote my first story when I was ten. It sucked, but I'm getting better.
by androidblues
October 10th, 2010, 3:24 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Help- FORSAKEN
Replies: 40
Views: 6776

Re: Query Help- FORSAKEN

I've always been a fan of peasants overthrowing empires. Good luck with finishing your query.
by androidblues
October 10th, 2010, 2:10 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Help- FORSAKEN
Replies: 40
Views: 6776

Re: Query Help- FORSAKEN

This is a lot better. But like Quill said, make Anna more active. I now understand the plot, overthrow the King with peasants right?
by androidblues
October 10th, 2010, 2:08 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Queen of Heaven - YA Fantasy Query
Replies: 15
Views: 2507

Re: Queen of Heaven - YA Fantasy Query

Thanks for the help priya and notw. Here's version 2. ~ Thirteen year old Jin wants to conquer the world. She just needs an army. Jin was banished from her homeland after she discovered that her father was murdered by his most trusted adviser. She then traveled north to seek aid, hoping to convince ...
by androidblues
October 10th, 2010, 12:51 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What's your favorite song that tells a story?
Replies: 58
Views: 14838

Re: What's your favorite song that tells a story?

The Trampeze Swinger by Iron and Wine - One of the best songs ever.
by androidblues
October 10th, 2010, 12:29 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Queen of Heaven - YA Fantasy Query
Replies: 15
Views: 2507

Queen of Heaven - YA Fantasy Query

I know I've already posted a query but I like writing them and I have a lot of stuff written. Thanks in advance and rip it apart. I can take it :D - Thirteen year old Jin wants to conquer the world. She just needs an army.  Jin was banished from her homeland after finding out the truth about the dea...
by androidblues
October 9th, 2010, 9:57 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Lulu v. Createspace
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Re: Lulu v. Createspace

None, but I know to stay away from Publish America :D
by androidblues
October 9th, 2010, 9:56 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Will technology kill book publishing? Not even close
Replies: 18
Views: 3195

Re: Will technology kill book publishing? Not even close

While ebooks are nice, I prefer reading actual books. I can't exactly see ebooks phasing out real books either. Especially since most schools, a large purchaser of books as well as a place for Scholastic to market like crazy, refuse to convert to ebook format. Each year at least one book is a mandat...
by androidblues
October 9th, 2010, 9:50 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Snooki has a book deal.
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

Re: Snooki has a book deal.

I think there should be a rule that you have to be older than 40 to write a memoir, unless you have something important to say like how you survived brain cancer or something. Honestly everyone is trying to write a memoir about their boring life that really no one cares about. But she might be a goo...