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by Dankrubis
February 3rd, 2010, 10:05 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Letter Critique - Revised 2x
Replies: 11
Views: 2116

Re: Query Letter Critique

Second try, some explanatory info after the initial query. ---------------- Warren Pierce will do anything, and has, to find his daughter Katey. The strays, I think strays should be capitalized here? Are Strays the name of a group of people? disfigured and dangerous after two centuries of inbreedin...
by Dankrubis
February 3rd, 2010, 8:48 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: The literary agent is also a practicing author - say what?
Replies: 63
Views: 8771

Re: The literary agent is also a practicing author - say what?

r louis scott wrote:You know, call me crazy, call me irresponsible, but reading this thread has given me a great idea for my next book! Thanks username!
Is it about a forum troll that argues impossible points just to mess with people?
by Dankrubis
February 3rd, 2010, 8:27 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: The literary agent is also a practicing author - say what?
Replies: 63
Views: 8771

Re: The literary agent is also a practicing author - say what?

Then again, who knows... maybe this person IS delving into the slush pile in search of stuff... did anybody here submit anything even remotely like The Space Kapow or whatever it's called? Ohhhh, you're a forum troll. Well now this thread makes a little more sense. ^^^^!!!!!!!^^!^!^!^! *headdesk*
by Dankrubis
February 2nd, 2010, 6:58 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Blog Traffic...Creating a Traffic Jam
Replies: 17
Views: 3488

Re: Blog Traffic...Creating a Traffic Jam

I've found forums to be the best source to gain readers. Just putting it in my signature has provided me a few followers, but don't use forums solely for pimping your blog, kwim? Plus, your content being interesting and staying interesting is important. I have no clue if mine is, but I can tick off...
by Dankrubis
February 1st, 2010, 7:50 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Time Tourism again, just when you thought it was over
Replies: 57
Views: 7673

Re: Query -Time Tourism - Revision Deux

Dear Great and Noble Agent of Oz, Set in modern day, I'd get rid of this- one would assume it's set in modern day, unless stated otherwise. Azomyn Jakorus is a young immortal from a secretive race who accidentally travels forward in time twenty years. He meets his older self who warns him about the...
by Dankrubis
January 30th, 2010, 6:41 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Final query: Waiting for April
Replies: 29
Views: 4406

Re: Revised query: Waiting for April

Final version (hopefully!). I would like to thank everyone who has critiqued this query - you've all been a fantastic help! Dear [Agent], Twenty-one-year-old college student, April Fletcher, is unaware that she is living her fifteenth life. April doesn’t know that she has never before survived to s...
by Dankrubis
January 30th, 2010, 6:09 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: query - dirge of the desert
Replies: 25
Views: 3145

Re: query - dirge of the desert

Dear Agent: After waking covered in black fur and with no memory of her past, Dima quickly learns that her life is not hers to control. Her name, her daily schedule, and her decisions belong to the scientists behind the Humani Project. I think you should come right out with the panther thing. Black...
by Dankrubis
January 30th, 2010, 3:33 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Beautiful Language in TV Shows
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: Beautiful Language in TV Shows

For fans of Whedon's other shows who never watched Dollhouse, the series finale was last night. So it's a complete 2-season arc that will be easy to catch up on. I'm biased (know people involved with the show) but I thought the writing in some of the season 2 episodes was really, really strong. The...
by Dankrubis
January 29th, 2010, 11:50 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Ghost Posts a Query - 4th try
Replies: 26
Views: 4148

Re: The Ghost Posts a Query - Yikes and Away!

Come one, come all to the destruction of my query. Yoshima, Justine, Kirril, and you—yes, you too—fire when ready! Dear Agent X, When twenty-year-old Jodie Belay kidnaps a young girl, she believes she is saving the child’s life. So does the FBI agent watching Jodie. Great opening. Most people resis...
by Dankrubis
January 28th, 2010, 3:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Beautiful Language in TV Shows
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: Beautiful Language in TV Shows

Eh, so far I'm thinking Caprica is doing a much better job of fleshing out strong characters and world-building. Sure, I came in kind of late to BSG, but still. I can't give you the 'but still.' If you started watching from the season 2 finale, you missed half the story. Even by the end of the seri...
by Dankrubis
January 28th, 2010, 1:11 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What writing disorder do you suffer from?
Replies: 49
Views: 10880

Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

Tourette's syndrome.
by Dankrubis
January 28th, 2010, 12:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Beautiful Language in TV Shows
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: Beautiful Language in TV Shows

As insanely insanely insanely awesome as BSG was, Caprica has been looking so much better ever since the uncut pilot hit DVD back in April. I hope it does shape into something even better. But even if it stays the same quality as BSG, that's a fantastic place to stay. Mind you, I hopped on BSG duri...
by Dankrubis
January 28th, 2010, 2:31 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Beautiful Language in TV Shows
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: Beautiful Language in TV Shows

Hahah, oh man. TV is having a renaissance right now. Arrested Development - best comedy ever to grace TV. Battlestar Galactica - An intense, well-written drama that just happens to take place in space. Many people let this deter them and they miss out on an incredible show. Deadwood - The dialogue w...
by Dankrubis
January 27th, 2010, 3:51 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The iPad
Replies: 32
Views: 10077

Re: The iPad

Holy frakking frak it looks so beautiful. I can't wait. But is it a phone, too? It's a mesh between an iPhone and a netbook, att provides the internet, it has a microphone and a speaker, but I haven't read anything that specifically says it's smartphone compatible. And yes, I would totally use that ...
by Dankrubis
January 27th, 2010, 3:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: No Stars- The ensemble cast dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: No Stars- The ensemble cast dilemma

Coincidently, I'm reading Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard (Tarantino made it into Jackie Brown). Totally ensemble. I'd venture to say it's a little more difficult than the regular one protagonist, but 'if it works it works.'