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by saraflower
June 15th, 2011, 7:46 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - By the Sword (YA Fantasy) - 3rd Revision
Replies: 22
Views: 2905

Re: Query - By the Sword (Fantasy) - 2nd Revision

Here is my third attempt. Dear Agent, Eighteen year old Talya`s main goal is to help her country bring down the Malinorian Empire. And Jalarn, the empire`s new young general, is at the top of her list of enemies to kill. Not only has Jalarn murdered Talya`s king, he almost killed her. Twice. A prop...
by saraflower
June 12th, 2011, 10:58 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - By the Sword (YA Fantasy) - 3rd Revision
Replies: 22
Views: 2905

Re: Query - By the Sword (Fantasy)

First revision. :) I posted it in the correct place this time. Dear Agent, Eighteen year old Talya is a knight who lives to kill soldiers of the Malinorian Empire. She especially hates their new young general, Jalarn. Not only has Jalarn murdered Talya`s king, he almost killed her. Twice. A prophet...
by saraflower
June 12th, 2011, 11:51 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Please delete
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Please delete

please delete :) I reposted this in the original thread. Thanks!
by saraflower
June 12th, 2011, 11:13 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query-HEROIN HEROINE- Romantic Suspense(Revision # 2)
Replies: 11
Views: 1591

Re: Query-HEROIN HEROINE- Romantic Suspense

Wow! What a premise. I am no expert on queries, but yours hooked me in the first sentence. It looks like you have an interesting, fast paced story with a lot of emotion. The one thing I did notice was when you said that Fiona was `Dejected" and then she agrees to kill Wayne. I think a stronger word ...
by saraflower
June 12th, 2011, 11:08 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Ages of main characters in YA novels
Replies: 17
Views: 10336

Re: Ages of main characters in YA novels

Thank you for your thoughts and the helpful links. :) I think I will adjust the ages of the MC. As I read through my story, it definitely does have more of a YA voice and the characters act more like they are about 17 rather than 20-22. I was initially stubborn because I wanted them to be young adul...
by saraflower
June 12th, 2011, 10:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: YA fantasy word count?
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

YA fantasy word count?

I know that YA book lengths are usually around the 40,000 to 50,000 word count range. Would this also apply to fantasy, or would it be longer even for YA?
by saraflower
June 12th, 2011, 10:15 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Female Characters
Replies: 39
Views: 5648

Re: Female Characters

I seem to specialize in strong, female characters with a voice. Sometimes people seem to over complicate the female psyche. Yes, they are different than men, but at the end of the day, they are human beings with dreams, ideals, etc. that are often similar to the guys. I like male MCs too...but I fin...
by saraflower
June 12th, 2011, 10:13 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Ages of main characters in YA novels
Replies: 17
Views: 10336

Ages of main characters in YA novels

Maybe this will sound silly. I was wondering, does the main character need to be under 18 for a book to be YA? I always thought so, but I was wondering if there is some kind of guideline on what would make the story YA. For example, the content could be written for teens, but some of the characters ...
by saraflower
June 12th, 2011, 9:28 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - By the Sword (YA Fantasy) - 3rd Revision
Replies: 22
Views: 2905

Re: Query - By the Sword (Fantasy)

Lots of ambiguities to tie up. Thanks so much everyone for breaking down everything and offering your feedback. :)
by saraflower
June 12th, 2011, 9:23 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - By the Sword (YA Fantasy) - 3rd Revision
Replies: 22
Views: 2905

Re: Query - By the Sword (Fantasy)

Dear Agent, Kill. That is what warriors are supposed to do. I agree with others about warriors defending/crusading rather than killing. They are not supposed to dream visions (Not sure about this phrasing with "dream visions." I think it would be better to drop dream and just "have visions.") or fa...
by saraflower
June 12th, 2011, 9:21 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - By the Sword (YA Fantasy) - 3rd Revision
Replies: 22
Views: 2905

Re: Query - By the Sword (Fantasy)

I have to say, I'm having a little trouble reconciling the idea of a traditional God and Devil playing major roles in what you describe as high fantasy. Not that these worlds wouldn't have their own gods, but all I can think of is the Christian image. Also, there's issue in how you tie the stakes b...
by saraflower
June 8th, 2011, 4:51 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - By the Sword (YA Fantasy) - 3rd Revision
Replies: 22
Views: 2905

Re: Query - By the Sword (Fantasy)

Thank you for your feedback guys! You pointed things out that I didnt notice before.
by saraflower
June 6th, 2011, 9:42 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - By the Sword (YA Fantasy) - 3rd Revision
Replies: 22
Views: 2905

Re: Query - By the Sword (Fantasy)

Hmm...anyone?
by saraflower
June 6th, 2011, 4:02 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - By the Sword (YA Fantasy) - 3rd Revision
Replies: 22
Views: 2905

Query - By the Sword (YA Fantasy) - 3rd Revision

My first novel. It is a high fantasy story with a female protagonist. I appreciate all feedback given. :) Dear Agent, Kill. That is what warriors are supposed to do. They are not supposed to dream visions or fall for their worst enemy. Twenty-two year old Talya is a knight who lives and breathes to ...
by saraflower
June 2nd, 2011, 9:08 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 339330

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

A post about word counts. :)

http://saraflower.wordpress.com/