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by LaurenNTaylor
September 21st, 2012, 8:33 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Newly Revised Query for YA Supernatural -- Updated
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: Newly Revised Query for YA Supernatural -- Updated

Sixteen-year-old Lucas Fuller barely recognizes his face without cuts and bruises. Bullies can smell fear, and he's never had the balls to fight back. When the girl he's madly in love with rejects him to stay with her abusive boyfriend, it's the final blow to a life too riddled with pain and loss to...
by LaurenNTaylor
September 21st, 2012, 8:09 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Revised Query The Woodlands
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Revised Query The Woodlands

Dear.... Rosa has to run, her life depends on it. Another life now depends on her too: The one growing inside her. Rosa is an impulsive 16-year-old with a smart mouth and a fearless attitude. She lives in the Woodlands, the settlement built in Russia by the survivors of World War 5. The Superiors re...
by LaurenNTaylor
September 14th, 2012, 3:35 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: A full MS request from agent and publisher at same time...
Replies: 8
Views: 11081

Re: A full MS request from agent and publisher at same time...

That's brilliant, thank you. Have sent it off. :)
by LaurenNTaylor
September 12th, 2012, 3:51 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: A full MS request from agent and publisher at same time...
Replies: 8
Views: 11081

Re: A full MS request from agent and publisher at same time...

Thanks guys.

Yep it's definitely a genuine publisher not a self publisher. They do mostly ebooks and some print.
by LaurenNTaylor
September 11th, 2012, 6:33 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: A full MS request from agent and publisher at same time...
Replies: 8
Views: 11081

A full MS request from agent and publisher at same time...

Hi, I need some advice. I sent queries to both agents and publishers at the same time. I had a full MS request from an agent at Writers House about a month ago which I sent away. Now I have had a full MS request from a small ebook publisher, MUSA. It says on the Writers House website they 'prefer' t...
by LaurenNTaylor
September 3rd, 2012, 3:37 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Can you send revisions once you have already sent a full MS?
Replies: 4
Views: 9130

Re: Can you send revisions once you have already sent a full MS?

Thanks. She read the first 5 pages of the first chapter....?
by LaurenNTaylor
September 1st, 2012, 9:41 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Can you send revisions once you have already sent a full MS?
Replies: 4
Views: 9130

Re: Can you send revisions once you have already sent a full MS?

Thanks! No the publisher hasn't made an offer. So I will keep it to myself. The revisions don't change the plot or affect the style much but I and the others who have read them think they do a better job of introducing the world the MC lives in. The publisher told me off for info dumps in the first ...
by LaurenNTaylor
September 1st, 2012, 8:38 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Can you send revisions once you have already sent a full MS?
Replies: 4
Views: 9130

Can you send revisions once you have already sent a full MS?

Hi, I have a couple of questions about agent etiquette. I had a full MS request from Susan Ginsburg. I sent it off about 3 weeks ago. Since then I had some feedback from a publisher who asked me to revise my first chapter and resubmit it. So my questions are: 1. Should I tell the agent about the pub...
by LaurenNTaylor
September 1st, 2012, 1:47 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: KEY OF EDEN, YA paranormal romance
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Re: KEY OF EDEN, YA paranormal romance

I like the first one better. :D
by LaurenNTaylor
September 1st, 2012, 1:33 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Queries make this aussie girl feel stupid.
Replies: 18
Views: 5326

Re: Queries make this aussie girl feel stupid.

Thanks everyone. Haven't landed an agent yet, just a full MS request but fingers crossed!! I am still battling this query demon though. Here are three different ones. Can you tell me which one you like best? QUERY 1: Dear Rosa has to run, her life depends on it. Another life now depends on her too: ...
by LaurenNTaylor
August 28th, 2012, 6:30 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First 400 Words of OF ICE AND ASHES, YA Light Fantasy
Replies: 4
Views: 3840

Re: First 400 Words of OF ICE AND ASHES, YA Light Fantasy

This excerpt does grab your attention from the start. The only thing I wanted to know more about was the scar, just a little sentence telling me where it came from or what it looked like. I like the use of the word tweaked, but I like using weird words to describe things, it sets it apart from other...
by LaurenNTaylor
August 28th, 2012, 6:16 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First 637 words of my novel, The Phoenix: A Gathering
Replies: 10
Views: 5633

Re: First 637 words of my novel, The Phoenix: A Gathering

Sounds cool. I like where it's heading but I think your prologue should have a bit more detail,as someone else said, to ground the story, give us a backdrop. As for the pants thing if it's YA I don't see any problem with him having no clothes, or could the fireproof box contain clothing so he is nak...
by LaurenNTaylor
August 28th, 2012, 6:07 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Page 1 of "I am Alone"
Replies: 9
Views: 5221

Re: Page 1 of "I am Alone"

Yeah I really liked it too. I definitely wanted to keep reading. Nice work. :)