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by LizV
July 9th, 2012, 3:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 17788

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

Like paper and curry stains?

Or was that not the analogy you wanted? ;)
by LizV
July 9th, 2012, 2:58 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Seeking help with my query for THE FINAL CLUE
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: Seeking help with my query for THE FINAL CLUE

Cher - Opinions on the internet are like... well, opinions on the internet; everyone's got one. ;) Of course, so do agents, which is what makes this process so hard. I'm going to take a stab at rewriting this. I'm making some guesses about your story, so use whatever works and ignore what doesn't. W...
by LizV
July 9th, 2012, 2:08 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Tidal Wave - YA Fantasy
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: Tidal Wave - YA Fantasy

I really like this. The format is non-standard, but I recall seeing something similar on Query Shark, and IIRC the Shark liked it. If it works for your story, I say run with it. To me, it was clear that "On the twenty-ninth he felt bad about it" was refering to his having drowned the girl. Which imm...
by LizV
July 9th, 2012, 11:41 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 192326

Re: The Introduction Thread

Thanks, Matt. No, I mean a straight-up current-day espionage novel, no SF in sight. (I'm as surprised as anyone.) I do have some SF-espionage in mind for down the road, though.
by LizV
July 6th, 2012, 12:45 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 192326

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi, folks. I just signed up today, after lurking intermittently for quite a while. I've been a science fiction fan since I was a kid... so I've gone and written an espionage novel. And another one is in the works. I'm currently mired in the misery that is querying, with a few last revisions on the f...
by LizV
July 6th, 2012, 12:32 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Seeking help with my query for THE FINAL CLUE
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: Seeking help with my query for THE FINAL CLUE

Hi, Cher. I'm new here too, pitching right in. I liked the second version better. It's more immediate and has a stronger voice, whereas the first version seemed to be more just a listing of facts. Also, the second version makes it clear why the "WNM" signature matters; without that background, it's ...
by LizV
July 6th, 2012, 11:46 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ghost Town
Replies: 3
Views: 2853

Re: Ghost Town

New user here... I've been lurking for a while, thinking that this looked like a cool forum but there was so little activity that it wasn't worth registering. But if there's interest in livening things up, I'll jump in and see how the water feels. Probably should do a proper newbie post... /wanders ...