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by Evelyn
February 6th, 2011, 1:39 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The "Random Quote" game
Replies: 19
Views: 4895

Re: The "Random Quote" game

From "I love you, but I'm leaving you anyway" by Tracy McMillan.

She's gotten physical with me before - a wooden spoon once, a slapped face here and there, some hair pulling, and once, a bar of Tone soap in my mouth - but never like this.
by Evelyn
January 30th, 2011, 6:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer Conferences
Replies: 49
Views: 7159

Re: Writer Conferences

I'm planning on attending the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Writers Conference in Bellevue, Washington in August 2011. Hi BTW, I'm planning on attending, too! Hope to meet you. Is anyone else from here going? I'm also entering their writing contest. Right now, I'm in the middle of preparing...
by Evelyn
January 27th, 2011, 8:13 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA
Replies: 24
Views: 3714

Re: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA

Hi Kevin,

I want to read your book.

I think you have a stellar query, it drew me right in and made me want more. What more can you want from a query? I wish you the best of luck and I am sure that it will get attention.
by Evelyn
January 21st, 2011, 4:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Win An Editorial Review!
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Win An Editorial Review!

Yes - thank you for letting us know!

I just entered...

Evelyn
by Evelyn
January 16th, 2011, 6:52 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The "Random Quote" game
Replies: 19
Views: 4895

The "Random Quote" game

Here's how it works: 1. Grab the nearest book to you. (If it's in arm's reach, you get extra credit.) 2. Turn to page 105. 3. Go to the second full paragraph on the page. (If it's dialogue, that's okay.) 4. Go to the third sentence in the paragraph. (If it's fewer than three sentences, write the las...
by Evelyn
January 13th, 2011, 3:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Computer/Word/Keyboard Tricks I wish someone told me about
Replies: 17
Views: 4470

Re: Computer/Word/Keyboard Tricks I wish someone told me about

Here's one I learned only about a month ago: Hold down the "control" key (ctrl) and hit "enter" and you'll get a page break. Use page breaks for new chapters to format your manuscript. I put in page breaks at new chapters right from the beginning. It makes it much easier to find my place in the draf...
by Evelyn
January 11th, 2011, 12:41 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 152245

Re: What are you reading now?

"Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village" by James Maskalyk

It's good. I like the way he writes. He's with the humanitarian group "Doctors Without Borders." It's ... hard to read about some of the stuff that he deals with.

Evelyn
by Evelyn
January 10th, 2011, 4:41 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite characters' names?
Replies: 43
Views: 9505

Re: Favourite characters' names?

Ha! This one brings a smile to my face... I just remembered a favorite character name from from a MA book when I was a kid: Abner Abner George. I LOVED that name, and I would go around chanting it. The character was actually called the entire thing, every time. The name was explained in some fashion...
by Evelyn
January 8th, 2011, 4:10 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Gmail queries and italics
Replies: 8
Views: 2441

Re: Gmail queries and italics

Hi Holly, Congratulations on your big step forward! I also am using Gmail to send my queries; I read somewhere that it is permissable to use all caps for a book title, and this is what I am doing. I was at a workshop a few months ago where the teacher (an agent) said that you can use a smaller font,...
by Evelyn
January 6th, 2011, 6:59 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite characters' names?
Replies: 43
Views: 9505

Re: Favourite characters' names?

Lol. I mumble the names. Hee hee hee. How about Hermione in Harry Potter? I found out that I'd been reading it (and mentally pronouncing) it wrong for years. Or maybe those other people are wrong? I believe I've heard it pronounced several different ways! ...I wonder if JK got any grief from her be...
by Evelyn
January 6th, 2011, 12:14 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What is your least favorite thing about this time of year?
Replies: 29
Views: 6043

Re: What is your least favorite thing about this time of year?

Sommer Leigh wrote:Have I mentioned yet how I plan to move to the Northwest in the next five years to get away from this weather?
Look me up when you move to Seattle! I'll take you out to dinner, and then we'll all stand around afterwards talking! Or maybe you'd prefer Starbucks? Looking forward to it!

Evelyn
by Evelyn
January 5th, 2011, 5:11 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: So I want to self publish...and I did!
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Re: So I want to self publish...and I did!

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your self-publishing story; I think it is wonderful to hear from someone who has had such a great experience. I was at a writer's conference last Spring, and one of the atendees told me that she'd spoken with several agents and editors. All of them supported an...
by Evelyn
December 31st, 2010, 7:51 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Happy New Year Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

Re: Happy New Year Everyone

Back to ya, with frosting on top!!!
by Evelyn
December 30th, 2010, 7:11 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: REVISED Query: COZY'S CURSE (mystery)
Replies: 14
Views: 2558

Re: Query: COZY'S CURSE (mystery)

Hi AJ I like it too. I think you've captured a great voice, and I can easily imagine it carrying over to your book. The police are called, and Cozy looks awfully guilty with a swollen lip and the murder weapon in her possession. If she doesn’t use her gut instincts and her audiographic memory to fin...
by Evelyn
December 29th, 2010, 7:16 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: "Meet my wife. She's an Agent."
Replies: 9
Views: 1908

Re: "Meet my wife. She's an Agent."

Now it's time to cross my fingers and hold my breath!!!!! (Imagine me doing a happy dance.) The agent (who I am pretty sure is actually a literary publicity agent) that I met last Sunday liked my query, and sent it on to the editor of a small publisher. She (the acquisition editor) liked the query a...