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by Philabuster
August 29th, 2011, 9:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: question about historical fiction
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Re: question about historical fiction

Is there a particular reason you want to use their real names? Using the crux of the story but changing the names, precise name/location of the jail, etc. might give you even more freedom and put you on safer ground as far as getting every knowable detail right about an actual event. Then in the au...
by Philabuster
August 28th, 2011, 8:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: question about historical fiction
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

question about historical fiction

I just started writing my next second novel and I'm incredibly excited about the whole thing! Partly because it will be thrilling to write about anything other than my first novel, and partly because I'm in love with the story. It's about a jailbreak that happened in 1923 involving 6 men where 1 man...
by Philabuster
August 28th, 2011, 5:35 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - A Divine Dementia - First Query
Replies: 16
Views: 3366

Re: Query - A Divine Dementia - First Query

Haha. With Irene all over the east coast I was blessed with a day off from work. I usually spend most of my days off sitting in front of my computer trying to turn a blank page into anything but, and rewriting my query is actually a lot more fun than working on my next novel lol. Dear super importan...
by Philabuster
August 28th, 2011, 4:31 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - A Divine Dementia - First Query
Replies: 16
Views: 3366

Re: Query - A Divine Dementia - First Query

WOW! Thank you guys so so much for your help. In all honesty, without this blog or forum I don't think I would ever be able to do this lol. As bummed as I am for sending out 8 queries that weren't as polished as I would have liked, I'm stoked that the future ones will be much more professional. Here...
by Philabuster
August 27th, 2011, 4:30 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - A Divine Dementia - First Query
Replies: 16
Views: 3366

Query - A Divine Dementia - First Query

Hello all! I just sent out my first 8 queries, but ever since they left my mailbox I've been very critical of what I sent out. This is a copy of one of the queries I've sent out...please give me some advice on how to make it better...or at very least tell me to stop worrying lol. Thanks for any help...
by Philabuster
August 27th, 2011, 3:52 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 107025

Re: Rejection Stats

Just sent out my first round of queries...hoping for the best... number of queries sent: 8 personal rejections: 1 standard form rejection: 2 Partial requests: 0 Full requests: 0 Still awaiting response: 5 Luckily the two rejection notices I received weren't my "favorites" so I can only hope that the...