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by Terry Towery
January 11th, 2010, 9:32 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: THE DEVIL YOU DON'T KNOW query
Replies: 12
Views: 2493

Re: THE DEVIL YOU DON'T KNOW query

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the help. Anyone else?
by Terry Towery
January 10th, 2010, 6:28 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.
Replies: 24
Views: 5012

Re: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.

Yep, Lisa. I've lost interest by halftime of all four games. Oh well. Maybe the Pack can stage a miracle comeback ... ;)
by Terry Towery
January 9th, 2010, 4:05 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 33
Views: 4772

Re: What are you listening to?

Right now, I'm alternating between "Nine in the Afternoon" by Panic at the Disco, and "That's Entertainment" by the Jam.
by Terry Towery
January 8th, 2010, 8:24 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: THE DEVIL YOU DON'T KNOW query
Replies: 12
Views: 2493

THE DEVIL YOU DON'T KNOW query

Ah God. I can't believe I'm doing this! Dear [agent], Burned-out newspaper editor Michael Reed reluctantly takes a call from a disgraced former nun that changes his life forever. The desperate woman’s request that he meet her son sets Michael on a quest to determine the true identity of fifteen-year...
by Terry Towery
January 8th, 2010, 12:58 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query confusion (again)
Replies: 9
Views: 1728

Re: Query confusion (again)

Thanks guys. This helps. You know, I swear the query is harder work than the novel was! I didn't think that was possible.
by Terry Towery
January 8th, 2010, 11:12 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query confusion (again)
Replies: 9
Views: 1728

Query confusion (again)

Color me confused. I wrote my query letter a few weeks ago and posted it on a very well-known writing group's website for critique. It got ripped, although they loved the idea and want to read the book. So I went back and again read everything I could find on agents' blogs (including Nathan's) and e...
by Terry Towery
January 7th, 2010, 10:25 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 191217

Re: Ask Nathan

Thanks Brian!
Sigh. I sorta miss her already.
by Terry Towery
January 7th, 2010, 9:57 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Movie review: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 12
Views: 2505

Re: Movie review: Sherlock Holmes

Wait a minute. Vampires are villains?
by Terry Towery
January 7th, 2010, 9:52 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 191217

Re: Ask Nathan

Hey Nathan,
Any way to get rid of the irritating porn bots that seem to be taking over the forums? I mean, I like Pamela Anderson as much as the next guy (she's so '90s!), but really ...
by Terry Towery
January 4th, 2010, 10:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Music or quiet when you write?
Replies: 64
Views: 16628

Music or quiet when you write?

I was inspired to ask this by the "what are you listening to" thread in All Things Procrastination . It seems a lot of you listen to music while you write. I know Stephen King likes to write with old school rock blasting in his ear. Me, I need quiet to do the actual writing. But music is so, so impo...
by Terry Towery
January 2nd, 2010, 10:27 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: A forum game: three word story
Replies: 83
Views: 11124

Re: A forum game: three word story

let alone feel
by Terry Towery
December 31st, 2009, 11:09 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: A forum game: three word story
Replies: 83
Views: 11124

Re: A forum game: three word story

be too deep
by Terry Towery
December 31st, 2009, 11:00 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Men and Fiction
Replies: 36
Views: 9837

Re: Men and Fiction

Some of my favorite writers are women (Toni Morrison and Anne Tyler to name two), and I generally don't care who writes a book that I like. If I like it, I buy it. But since I've gotten involved with writer groups, Twitter, Writer's Digest, writer blogs and this site, I have been stunned at how many...
by Terry Towery
December 30th, 2009, 4:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pure Pain or Pure Ecstasy??
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

Re: Pure Pain or Pure Ecstasy??

Good question. I just wrote a blog post about this earlier this week! My recently finished (and first, I might add) ms was both very dark and very personal. I ended up drawing a lot from my childhood and adult life to form the crux of my main character's angst (nice, huh, that I must serve in that c...
by Terry Towery
December 22nd, 2009, 8:09 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 140529

Re: What are you reading now?

I'm reading the expanded version of Stephen King's The Stand. I read the original many years ago, and loved it. In fact, it's long been a favorite of mine.

If anyone has ever wondered why editing is so important, read this version of the novel. Way too bloated.