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by Holly
April 29th, 2011, 4:04 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Zombie-Proof House!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2975

Re: Zombie-Proof House!!!

Wow, I love it! That would also work really well against gangs and elementary school kids selling candy.
by Holly
April 3rd, 2011, 9:15 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Prospect Agency
Replies: 2
Views: 1645

Re: Prospect Agency

I would probably cross them off. BUT if I really, really wanted to query them and had this problem, I would send them a regular letter or email and tell them about the submission problem, plus refer them to the website discussion where other people are having the same problem -- and then ask for the...
by Holly
March 29th, 2011, 6:29 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The Billion Bug Highway
Replies: 1
Views: 1697

The Billion Bug Highway

http://vimeo.com/21493827

I hope this works. Here is a great little video on the Billion Bug Highway over our heads...
by Holly
March 12th, 2011, 11:18 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Earthquakes
Replies: 5
Views: 1859

Earthquakes

First of all, my heart goes out to the Japanese people. The earthquakes have been moving around the Pacific Rim -- Chile, New Zealand (two big ones a few months apart), the Philippines, and now Japan, plus a Hawaiian volcano is erupting. You folks in San Francisco and the West Coast stay safe. Serio...
by Holly
February 1st, 2011, 1:19 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first Pargraph!
Replies: 80
Views: 26240

Re: Your first Pargraph!

J.T. Shea, I love it. The voice sounds authentic and reminds me of classic books and movies where the characters embark on a fantastic journey. Good luck!
by Holly
January 29th, 2011, 9:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Semi-autobiographical Novel
Replies: 8
Views: 27471

Re: Semi-autobiographical Novel

Most writers draw on their experiences to some degree. However, I don't want to hurt or embarrass people, or stoop to revenge -- so my awful sister will never end up in a story, which is too bad, because she would make a great character. I don't want to be that kind of a person, if that makes sense....
by Holly
January 28th, 2011, 3:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first Pargraph!
Replies: 80
Views: 26240

Re: Your first Pargraph!

After posting my paragraph into the contest, I realized that I am in no way eligible for these prizes. I don't have a query written, and my manuscript is not even close to being ready to be viewed by anyone, let alone an agent! But that's okay; my paragraph still needs some work. :) Here it is. It'...
by Holly
January 28th, 2011, 8:17 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA
Replies: 24
Views: 3638

Re: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA

Okay, my two cents. I like the first one better. It has more writerly something, like tasting soup with a better flavor. In the last one, the choices are very, very negative. I probably wouldn't want to read about a man standing between a horrible boss and a horrible composer. Where is the hope? In ...
by Holly
January 27th, 2011, 5:03 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA
Replies: 24
Views: 3638

Re: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA

Kevin, you're more than welcome. I'm in the same cold boat -- I just entered Queryland ten days ago. Go to http://www.querytracker.net and register. It's free. You can search under types of agents. Be sure to check the box that says you want agents that are accepting unsolicited queries. The site is...
by Holly
January 27th, 2011, 4:49 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA
Replies: 24
Views: 3638

Re: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA

Hello, Kevin. I think your query sounds wonderful. I'm sorry, I don't have any criticism, just a word of encouragement to really research the agents and spend time personalizing each query. Have you looked at Querytracker and searched under literary fiction? I hope you won't need to use this info, b...
by Holly
January 25th, 2011, 7:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Need help with a scene
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

Re: Need help with a scene

My main character caught on to the fact that somebody was watching the house of a man he needed to talk to for information. The man wasn't home, also realizing he was being watched. My main finds the man he is looking for and has decided the the best move is to go and get the guy doing the followin...
by Holly
January 25th, 2011, 5:18 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: NIGHTFRAME: IN THE RED OF THE KNIGHT Query II
Replies: 17
Views: 3186

Re: NIGHTFRAME: IN THE RED OF THE KNIGHT Query II

Interesting on the two chapter main conflict thing, but I think it depends on the book. Since my WIP has a group of protagonists, with the first chapter giving short segments on all of them, it would probably come out very cluttered. But I can definitely see how it would work in some cases. Hello, ...
by Holly
January 25th, 2011, 6:45 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Professional Manuscript Critiques and Page Spacing
Replies: 35
Views: 4551

Re: Professional Manuscript Critiques and Page Spacing

The critique was emailed to me by one of the organizers of the conference--not the reviewer--so I have no idea who actually critiqued my work. Just thinking that for $50, I could have received some more helpful feedback. Then again, maybe I should be happy--if spacing is my novel's biggest problem,...
by Holly
January 24th, 2011, 11:10 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: NIGHTFRAME: IN THE RED OF THE KNIGHT Query II
Replies: 17
Views: 3186

Re: NIGHTFRAME: IN THE RED OF THE KNIGHT Query II

Mary-Catharine, thanks for looking at my query. I've been wrestling with it for days, so I know how tough they are to write. The biggest issues I see with your query: (1) Length: aim for one or at most two paragraphs, approximately 100 words or so total. I went to the drugstore this week and bought ...
by Holly
January 24th, 2011, 8:20 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Black Triangle (revised)
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Re: Black Triangle (revised)

Thanks for your feedback, Falls Apart, especially the comment about the crash in D.C. twice. I feel okay about mentioning the sequel. From the ten billion websites and interviews I've read, many agents want to know about your current work, and outlining a sequel is not the same time investment as wr...