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by rose
December 9th, 2009, 1:54 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Good-Bye Man (round three coming up)
Replies: 31
Views: 6164

Re: My father had nothing to do with making that ship disappear.

Mira, Fear not I have no writerly sensibilities. They got beat out of me at a young age. This memoir is a story within a story kind of story, and yes, I am having trouble finding the biting point of it, but I shall proceed with the unvarnished truth of it. None of this would have come light if Linda...
by rose
December 9th, 2009, 12:42 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Monkeys vs. Bears
Replies: 63
Views: 21532

Re: Monkeys vs. Bears

Ursus and Nathan

hahahaha. Thanks, a good laugh just sets me up right for the the day.
by rose
December 9th, 2009, 12:05 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Critique: YA Urban Fantasy
Replies: 9
Views: 2388

Re: Query Critique: YA Urban Fantasy

I don't think it is too long. It reads well, sounds interesting and feels complete. I have some comments and questions, though. Annie surprises herself when she befriends Henry, a classmate and fellow outsider. Perhaps you could forshadow their alikeness a bit here, by saying that Annie is surprised...
by rose
December 8th, 2009, 11:43 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query help - Revised
Replies: 19
Views: 4728

Re: Query help

Wow, Jessamin, it is very cool to see how your query has gotten better and better with each draft and is starting to zing along now. Congratulations. Most of the nitpicky changes below just reflect my personal writing style, which may not be yours, at all, so take them and toss them if you want. ......
by rose
December 8th, 2009, 9:22 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Good-Bye Man (round three coming up)
Replies: 31
Views: 6164

Re: My father had nothing to do with making that ship disappear.

Yes, Yes, thank you Nathan and brave souls. You were our first cold readers and as such, your impressions are so helpful. Nathan, I am the professional writerly half of the co-author team, not the daughterly half. Hooks and queries are my department. I intend to footnote from the opening sentence to...
by rose
December 8th, 2009, 4:46 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Good-Bye Man (round three coming up)
Replies: 31
Views: 6164

The Good-Bye Man (round three coming up)

My father had nothing to do with making that ship disappear. Probably. But when one’s own Dad is prominently mentioned in a book about a World War II Navy shipyard experiment gone awry, his name will forever after be associated with that rumored event. Thomas Townsend Brown was a gentle man and a d...
by rose
December 8th, 2009, 4:30 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for a Memoir
Replies: 4
Views: 3057

Re: Query for a Memoir

Ryan, I am so glad you started this topic. I have scrutinized all of the query guidelines I can find, and most experts say that the query should follow the fiction format. However, I would think that if you wanted to mention proposal elements like market and platform considerations, since they show ...
by rose
December 8th, 2009, 4:13 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: To e-book or not to e-book?
Replies: 18
Views: 2837

Re: To e-book or not to e-book?

Lovely, I think new sci-fi authors looking to build a reputation would do well to bring their series out in self-published ebook form first. You are ideally situated to reap the harvest for the large overlap of early technology adapters and sci-fi junkies. In scanning the e-book distributions sites,...
by rose
December 8th, 2009, 12:43 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many projects do you work on at once?
Replies: 38
Views: 8307

Re: How many projects do you work on at once?

Well, that all depends on how your definition of work works.

I have one in process, a couple in different stages of research, and a couple finished and in the drawer waiting to be revisited.
by rose
December 7th, 2009, 11:53 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Authonomy: The Future of publishing?
Replies: 26
Views: 7417

Re: Future of publishing?

Now that I have the eSlick, I have been noticing the many ways people package and deliver their self-published work. I don't mean only the file formats they choose, but the websites they use as a distribution channel. Some use the wovel method of publishing a chapter at a time. Some put the entire b...
by rose
December 7th, 2009, 11:22 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?
Replies: 37
Views: 6256

Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?

I have a love hate relationship with being a writer. i hate having to do it, but I love doing it when I am in it. Every part, the turn of a phrase, the build of a character, the setting of the pacing feels like it is being discovered anew in each project. Recently I have been marveling at the way un...
by rose
December 6th, 2009, 2:36 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Monkeys vs. Bears
Replies: 63
Views: 21532

Re: Monkeys vs. Bears

Bears, always.
Bears endure.

When those pesky monkey's get too annoying, the bear hibernates in a toasty cave and lets them freeze their little monkeybutts off outside.

Everything seems to be working well, Team Nathan. Thanks.
by rose
December 6th, 2009, 2:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Kilroy was here
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Kilroy was here

Wow. I'm giddy. A new forum. Blank paper for writing on. Empty walls. I will try to restrain myself from running through all of them, writing Kilroy was here. Nathan, if you were here, I'd be planting kisses all over your face. Or are these forums some agently plot to distract us so that you don't w...