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by Moni12
October 3rd, 2010, 9:37 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Best Fantasy Books
Replies: 44
Views: 13037

Re: Best Fantasy Books

Pellinor series by Alison Croggon Stardust by Neil Gaiman (and just about anything else he's written) East by Edith Pattou Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (for younger audiences, but definitely a classic) The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly Chronicles of Narnia, of course Is it just me or ...
by Moni12
October 2nd, 2010, 7:33 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Excerpt -- YA Fantasy, 3rd rev
Replies: 9
Views: 2882

Re: Excerpt -- YA Fantasy

I really like the comparison between Rachel and Ayla, especially with the image of the bus. I remember how cool it was to sit in the back of the bus, mostly because when we went over potholes everyone flew out of there seats. Of course, kids who misbehaved sat in front. I also like the idea of a mod...
by Moni12
October 2nd, 2010, 10:02 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Big Mouth Blues -- Contemporary YA -- PLEASE HELP
Replies: 10
Views: 1604

Re: Big Mouth Blues -- Contemporary YA -- PLEASE HELP

I really like the concept of your novel, especially that you emphasize Kacey's strength and that there's a reason for her father's hatred. However, I don't think you should say what that reason is. Before I read I was thinking "What could it be?", but when you said it was because Kacey wasn't his da...
by Moni12
October 2nd, 2010, 12:10 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: THE REMEDY - 3rd try at page 2 bottom - Women's Fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 3581

Re: THE REMEDY -2nd try at page bottom- Women's upmarket fiction

After reading both queries I found that each one seemed to put in a lot of unexplained information. Obviously, you don't want to share too much and override the query with too much detail, but the reader is supposed to guess that there was something between Will and Maggie. However, what are we supp...
by Moni12
October 1st, 2010, 7:36 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Forum game: Random facts about you
Replies: 126
Views: 32007

Re: Forum game: Random facts about you

Random fact: I've been considering a new form of afterlife where we're reincarnated on other planets and that's where aliens come from.

No, folks, I'm not crazy and yes, I'm serious.
by Moni12
October 1st, 2010, 7:26 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 151905

Re: What are you reading now?

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, actually I'm reading it for my World Lit. class. I do most of my pleasure reading during the summer. Best book I read over the summer was Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin.
by Moni12
September 30th, 2010, 9:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Getting Motivated
Replies: 12
Views: 1577

Re: Getting Motivated

Whenever I need to get motivated I usually listen to some music. What I tend to listen to, though, is something that I feel like has a connection to what I'm writing at the time. For example, what I'm currently writing has memory and murder themes so what I listen to is Grim Goodbye by Red Jumpsuit ...