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by Amanda Elizabeth
May 24th, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA Contemporary Fiction - 'Jigsaw Boy'
Replies: 6
Views: 2219

Re: YA Contemporary Fiction - 'Jigsaw Boy'

From the research I've done with query letters, many agents don't want to know you're young, and some are less likely to consider reading a manuscript by a teenager. Also, not really on topic, but 46,000 words is really short -- less than 200 pages -- I don't think it's even considered a novel under...
by Amanda Elizabeth
May 24th, 2012, 12:41 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Untitled Query - YA Fantasy (REWRITTEN 9/8/12)
Replies: 9
Views: 3704

Untitled Query - YA Fantasy (REWRITTEN 9/8/12)

My book doesn't have a name yet, but here's my first shot at a query letter. Dear:______ [Opening hello sentence to personalize letter] On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Jessalyn Caradine is called upon by the Council to take on a mission. To protect an innocent. To honor her birth right as a M...
by Amanda Elizabeth
May 22nd, 2012, 1:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Finding legit writer's groups?
Replies: 6
Views: 1350

Finding legit writer's groups?

I live in Los Angeles and now that my manuscript (YA fantasy) is complete and I've moved onto the editing process I want to get feedback from people. I have book-loving friends but I don't think they'd be honest with me when it came down to the nitty gritty. I googled Los Angeles writer's groups and...
by Amanda Elizabeth
May 22nd, 2012, 1:23 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 254172

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi everyone. I found Nathan's site while googling what to do next with this massive word document I'm calling a novel. The story is for the edits and more edits (and who are we kidding, more edits). I'm a bit nervous sharing details of my story on the Internet, so it may take me a whi...