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by JustineDell
July 1st, 2010, 10:35 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338851

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Oh! I'm so excited to share a short story that is posted on Ink's/Bryan Russell's blog! Check it out:

http://alchemyofwriting.blogspot.com/20 ... hoice.html

~JD
by JustineDell
June 29th, 2010, 9:50 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: The Incredible Race
Replies: 50
Views: 9704

Re: The Incredible Race

And by the way, I've made some preconceived conceptions about some of the individuals posting at this forum - would you guys say, based on what I've written so far, that I'm a male or a female? It's amazing how many people get this wrong. I don't think about making that distinction either when I'm ...
by JustineDell
June 29th, 2010, 9:41 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: The Incredible Race
Replies: 50
Views: 9704

Re: The Incredible Race

What's that? You don't know who Hemingway is? Joe Hemingway! One of the most famous novelists of the previous century! Hemingway's most famous novel "The Old Man And The Bee", about a man who attempts to kill a bee with a rolled up newspaper, misses, and then spends the rest of the day being pursue...
by JustineDell
June 24th, 2010, 7:09 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338851

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Day Four!! And we're rolling right along! Find out what I thought of my Beta's book (or...what I told her to do with the first three chapters)

http://justine-dell.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... arahs.html
by JustineDell
June 23rd, 2010, 8:36 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338851

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Day Three!! Overall crits!! How did my first book fare in Sarah's eyes? Let's just say...it needed overhauling!

http://justine-dell.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... of-my.html

~JD
by JustineDell
June 22nd, 2010, 7:31 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338851

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Day two! My critique of Beta's fight scene. She how Sarah handles the tough feedback!

http://justine-dell.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... fight.html

~JD
by JustineDell
June 21st, 2010, 9:35 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338851

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

OMG!!! This week is "Beta Week" on my blog! You get to meet the Beta I rave so much about and see how our critiques have helped each other. The beta working relationship on display! Come and check it out!

http://justine-dell.blogspot.com/

(or click the link below)

~JD
by JustineDell
June 16th, 2010, 3:39 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Blessed Assurance
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Blessed Assurance

Tiffany Bowman’s luck in life is next to nil. Coming of age meant running away from home, hanging around the wrong crowd, hustling men and excessive partying. After ducking out on an abusive, drug dealing ex-husband, Tiffany finds herself in a new city with old troubles. <--Everything before this a...
by JustineDell
June 16th, 2010, 12:00 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: The Incredible Race
Replies: 50
Views: 9704

Re: The Incredible Race

But after 47 rejections, for right or for wrong, I had to move on, and try something else. 47 rejections is actually not that many. In a previous post you mentioned you "queried all agents in the US and have 47 rejection letters in your drawer." There are A LOT more agents you can query. On top of ...
by JustineDell
June 16th, 2010, 11:50 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Stalked - Query take 1
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: The Stalked - Query take 1

First, congrats to you for working on several things at once!! Progress! ;-) Dear Awesome Agent, Alex Deriver never thought he would like his new home in Moscow. But when he meets a girl named Anya in his overgrown backyard everything changes. <--This is too generalized. She comes to see him often; ...
by JustineDell
June 5th, 2010, 6:29 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First Page YA: opinions on voice and technique appreciated
Replies: 30
Views: 5771

Re: First Page YA: opinions on voice and technique appreciated

I have a feeling you'll get a lot of feedback on your MC being "mean". I would like to kindly disagree with the previous poster. I, too, have mean MC and I like her that way. Escpecially since she goes on journey - road to redemption type thing. Plus, your girl is young and teenagers can be a bit sn...
by JustineDell
June 5th, 2010, 6:20 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for Thriller - Fresh Meat, Notes to Commenters
Replies: 28
Views: 4330

Re: Query for Thriller - Fresh Meat, Notes to Commenters

Nice job, Ghost!

I like it as-is. ;-)

Good Luck!

~JD
by JustineDell
June 4th, 2010, 9:06 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: A forum game: three word story
Replies: 83
Views: 11273

Re: A forum game: three word story

Once upon a horse Sonja feared the darkness across the river might be too deep. Sighing, she turned and found a block of cheese made of Venusian so she picked up a sword to pierce into the looming thicket. "No!" said the block of cheese! "Don't go there!" But the cheese did not know how to talk let ...
by JustineDell
June 3rd, 2010, 2:58 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for Thriller - Fresh Meat, Notes to Commenters
Replies: 28
Views: 4330

Re: Query for Thriller - Boo, I'm ba-ack, again

-------------------- While under FBI surveillance, psychic Jodie Belay kidnaps a three-year-old girl. Agent William DeAngelis doesn’t panic. Jodie’s ESP follows a well-documented pattern: crime first, life-saving event later. Sure, Melody’s parents will freak and there will be a police investigatio...
by JustineDell
June 2nd, 2010, 11:59 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for Thriller - Fresh Meat, Notes to Commenters
Replies: 28
Views: 4330

Re: Query for Thriller - Boo, I'm ba-ack

First things first...WHOA! When I first read the query, I only got through the first 2 paragraphs before posting my "I'll catch ya' later" thing. I mean, I didn't even realize is was the same FBI story query you've been working on. I seriously didn't recognize it until I read it again today and went...