So it sounds like literary fiction is a genre that falls under Justice Potter Stewart's "I know it when I see it." ruling. Thank you for the tips, they were very helpful!
The Outsiders is being called pornographic filth? What rubbish. I read it in 7th grade and didn't find it disturbing.
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I'm in the process of writing a trilogy and experienced the same problem (nice to know I'm not alone). What I ended up with was focusing on the characters. Every character has flaws. So in each book they tackle a significant problem with their character or situation that in the end with develop them...
- September 5th, 2011, 11:48 pm
- Forum: Queries
- Topic: TELL ME THIS (formerly REDDO), YA Urban Fantasy new query
- Replies: 10
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"Sure, there are some “potential downsides” to Hugh’s offer, like forgetting what Hugh really is the moment Sophie asks her last question. And for some reason, Hugh refuses to tell her why he’s out in the preserve—and why no one seems to know where he lives. But Sophie thinks he might trust her with...
- September 5th, 2011, 11:40 pm
- Forum: Finding An Agent
- Topic: Rejection Stats
- Replies: 227
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Genre: Young Adult Adventure Total queries sent to date: 10 No response Rejection : 2 Rejections to date: 2 Form rejections: 1 Waiting On: 6 Requests for pages: nada Requests for manuscript: nada The other rejection I had was from an agent who said she wouldn't be right for the project. And I didn't...
- September 5th, 2011, 11:31 pm
- Forum: Town Hall
- Topic: The Introduction Thread
- Replies: 624
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Hi, Cathy! I'm with you there, I've been reading Nathan's blog for months now and just decided to give the forums a shot. I write young adult adventure as well as a bit of dabbling with sci-fi and romance. I have a writing blog of my own, but nothing as neat as this one! Oh, and I'm 5' 7" :) Nice to...
So, I'm rather knew to this whole commercial writing world. I have a ms completed, and have been editing it for almost a year now. Now that I've been looking around writing blogs and advice sites, I've come upon a problem. I can't tell if my book is meant to be called literary fiction or young adult...