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by Dankrubis
January 8th, 2010, 6:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Research - Teenspeak
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: Research - Teenspeak

Online video games and video game forums aren't bad. Though that tends to be 'leetspeak,' a sub-category of teenspeak.
by Dankrubis
January 8th, 2010, 6:07 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: TWO SIDES OF TRUTH - Critique away!
Replies: 8
Views: 1593

Re: TWO SIDES OF TRUTH - Critique away!

I'll give this a shot. Dear Wonderful agent, Kirby was forced to move into the small town of Capingham with her grandma when her parents were murdered. See how this sentence can be read in two different ways? You should split it up into two sentences, starting with the murder. Plus, it's in passive...
by Dankrubis
January 8th, 2010, 12:37 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: A forum game: three word story
Replies: 83
Views: 12225

Re: A forum game: three word story

Once upon a horse Sonja feared the darkness across the river might be too deep. Sighing, she turned and found a block of cheese made of Venusian so she picked up a sword to pierce into the looming thicket. "No!" said the block of cheese! "Don't go there!" But the cheese did not know how to talk let ...
by Dankrubis
January 8th, 2010, 11:50 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query confusion (again)
Replies: 9
Views: 1856

Re: Query confusion (again)

To make sure I didn't bash my head in back in my creative writing classes in college, I came up with a couple rules. If you get one criticism about something, go ahead and ignore it, unless you agree with it. If you get a criticism about something and it comes from two or more people, then you need ...
by Dankrubis
January 4th, 2010, 12:59 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: THE NINTH STEP-query try
Replies: 7
Views: 1807

Re: THE NINTH STEP-query try

Dear Awesome Agent, [Personalization] When infamous James Duke stepped into Dr. Laura Masters' fledgling office she was both excited and intimidated This is okay with me, since it's answered in the following sentence . Certainly, she needed the money and his celebrity added a challenge to his mental...
by Dankrubis
December 18th, 2009, 2:58 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing
Replies: 24
Views: 5533

Re: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing

I've read a ton of writing books, and I second or third or sixth King's book. But my all-time fav is John Garder's The Art of Fiction. Also, Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell is pretty decent.
by Dankrubis
December 11th, 2009, 3:57 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 220488

Re: Ask Nathan

Hello Nathan, In the first few episodes of Californication, Hank Moody's agent gets Hank a job writing a blog for a company. Is this normal? Do agents get approached by companies looking for writing talent? Or is it strictly book publishing? Just wondering if any other opportunities open up when get...