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by SuCue
October 22nd, 2010, 4:16 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE

I just realized that the humor in it could be described as "Seinfeldian" -- the era predates Seinfeld, but it kind of has the same vibe working for it. The characters hang out together, get caught up in ridiculous situations that center around their magazine and the shipping industry; gossip about a...
by SuCue
October 22nd, 2010, 2:46 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE

Yup, you are right Quill. Back to the drawing board for me!
by SuCue
October 22nd, 2010, 2:23 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE

I should mention that almost every chapter is episodic rather than narrative. That is to say, each could stand on their own -- exactly like episodes from a TV series: i.e., the TV series the character say they will always write and sell to Hollywood for millions. But they are connected by a loose st...
by SuCue
October 22nd, 2010, 1:48 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE

The plot doesn't really revolve around the new job offer -- it just kind of wraps up the main story, and explains why Liz left her job and the people she loved. The main story is about the interaction between this young, naive woman who is really struggling to make a living as a single mother, with ...
by SuCue
October 22nd, 2010, 1:40 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE

Thanks wilderness, that is very helpful! Love the way you succinctly summed up the point.
by SuCue
October 22nd, 2010, 1:16 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE

Thanks much guys -- I bookmarked that Query Shark site. Good information! I'm beginning to see that my original query did not describe my novel adequately, particularly the structure. The book is told in a memoir form from an older and wiser Liz -- who, 20 years later, is a middle-aged corporate dro...
by SuCue
October 22nd, 2010, 10:22 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: I'm New -- Need Some Advice on Genre
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: I'm New -- Need Some Advice on Genre

Thanks much, cheekychook.
by SuCue
October 21st, 2010, 9:15 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 113
Views: 22586

Re: How old are you?

I'm fifty, and have been writing professionally since I was 27. But nothing fictional until now.
by SuCue
October 21st, 2010, 6:00 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE

Thanks much Quill, that also is very helpful. Yes, "Western Waste" is just really a running joke throughout the whole book. They never actually do anything about it, because they keep arguing about who should play whom, and then they can't decide if it's still a T.V. series or if it should be a book...
by SuCue
October 21st, 2010, 5:38 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE

Thanks much, priya, for your feedback. I had a feeling it was a bit too long, so cutting suggestions are much appreciated. About the earthquake -- no, it is not the focus of the story, but it is the major reason why Liz decides to leave "Western Waste" and take the new job offer, which is closer to ...
by SuCue
October 21st, 2010, 4:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I'm New -- Need Some Advice on Genre
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: I'm New -- Need Some Advice on Genre

Thanks, yes, I noticed that I had posted it in the wrong place. So sorry! -- I'm new.

I did put it in the Query folder.
by SuCue
October 21st, 2010, 4:33 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

First Query Description -- WESTERN WASTE

Hello, this is my first attempt at describing my recently completed novel, WESTERN WASTE, for inclusion in a query. I'm new to the forum (only joined last week), and would appreciate any feedback offered. Thanks very much. # # # WESTERN WASTE is a 102,000-word work of commercial fiction, with a humo...
by SuCue
October 21st, 2010, 1:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I'm New -- Need Some Advice on Genre
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: I'm New -- Need Some Advice on Genre

Okay, thanks for the feedback everyone. Here is what I came up with for a description of the novel (i also chopped it down about 1500 words): WESTERN WASTE is a 102,000-word work of commercial fiction, with a humorous slant, following three eventful years in the life of a young female journalist wor...
by SuCue
October 16th, 2010, 8:43 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Snooki has a book deal.
Replies: 19
Views: 3198

Re: Snooki has a book deal.

I'm waiting for the JWowww tome myself. :)
by SuCue
October 16th, 2010, 8:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I'm New -- Need Some Advice on Genre
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: I'm New -- Need Some Advice on Genre

Hey thanks much Evelyn -- I will check out that book. That is helpful advice!