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by christi
March 13th, 2010, 9:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures
Replies: 55
Views: 31566

Re: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures

I try to use them in moderation; cliche gestures like 'shrugged.' I very rarely ever use a sigh, but I've used the occasional eye roll when a character is being sardonic. I also try to use character tics like false smiles, ones that tug at the corner or raise a brow or squinting an eye (which belies...
by christi
March 13th, 2010, 8:49 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Worst Query Competition
Replies: 29
Views: 6511

Re: Worst Query Competition

"Have you ever had your home invaded by a guerrilla army of sinister leprechauns? "

This is totally my new idea that I'm stealing from you for my next book.
by christi
March 13th, 2010, 8:41 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 252511

Re: Ask Nathan

Justine - I queried another agent there weeks ago as well and have no response to date. Perhaps Nathan is just the cat's pajamas :-)
by christi
March 8th, 2010, 9:36 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Worst Query Competition
Replies: 29
Views: 6511

Re: Worst Query Competition

So, I got bored again and decided to do this some more. I would post my own query, but it's apparently been laughed at enough by agents. Deer Ajent: My therapist told me it wood be good for me to try to publish my memoir. Other ajents have turned me down, butt I'm sure your way smarter then them. It...
by christi
March 8th, 2010, 6:38 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: TWILIGHT - thoughts?
Replies: 107
Views: 30708

Re: TWILIGHT - thoughts?

I'll be honest and say I used to really bash Twilight and especially Meyer. I'll admit that maybegenius helped me see the error of my ways because whether or not the book did well and all the media hype... this was not Meyer's intent. She wrote a book and hoped to pay off her car. Instead, it became...
by christi
March 7th, 2010, 4:56 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Request for a partial!
Replies: 10
Views: 1711

Re: Request for a partial!

Congratulations Evelyn and Ryan! Good luck to you both!
by christi
March 7th, 2010, 1:32 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Science Fiction Query
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: Science Fiction Query

I really appreciate the feedback, and I've applied what you said to my letter because I feel like it did help. What do you think? Dear XXXXXXX, I am seeking representation for my first novel, Hounds of Heaven a 75,000 word science fiction novel. (move this to the bottom as your wrap up. I crossed o...
by christi
March 6th, 2010, 6:09 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 252511

Re: Ask Nathan

From an agent's perspective, is there a POV that you dismiss as subpar? Some agents say they hate second person, others say that third person omnicient is amateur. Do you have an opinion of your own preference/rejection and that of the industry?
by christi
March 6th, 2010, 12:33 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Finding An Agent Analogies
Replies: 6
Views: 1805

Finding An Agent Analogies

We've all heard the analogies going around about what it is like to try to find an agent: Speed dating. A ho looking for a pimp. Winning the lottery. Of those three, I just want to declare that finding an agent is NOTHING like winning a lottery. To win a lottery, you absently pull a dollar out of yo...
by christi
March 6th, 2010, 11:42 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How do you stop taking rejection personally?
Replies: 37
Views: 10454

Re: How do you stop taking rejection personally?

I guess, at my heart, I'm a logical person. I don't take rejections personally because the agent doesn't know me and has not read my manuscript. They've read my query letter and either the plot, genre, word count, etc, did not grab their interest. Maybe they already rep a book like mine. Maybe they ...
by christi
March 6th, 2010, 11:10 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Head-Hopping - what's the deal people?
Replies: 22
Views: 4751

Re: Head-Hopping - what's the deal people?

Here's my lame take on this. I have three main characters and a support cast of over ten characters central to the plot in my urban fantasy. It's impossible to tell the WHOLE story from one POV. When I even write one SCENE from one POV, the scene is lacking. I do the HORRIBLE AND CONSTANTLY FORBIDDE...
by christi
February 25th, 2010, 10:38 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 113
Views: 28400

Re: How old are you?

I'll be 36 in a couple of months. Started writing when I was a wee lass in primary school.
by christi
February 23rd, 2010, 4:58 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 252511

Re: Ask Nathan

I have several friends in the internet community that want to advertise my book for free. 1 has 400,000 hits. 1 has 100,000 hits. A few are in the 12,000-30,000 a year range. Is this something that would pique an agent's interest in a query? Or something that I don't mention until an agent is intere...
by christi
February 23rd, 2010, 4:05 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 113010

Re: Rejection Stats

no response: 28 Just curious, but how long ago did you send out those 28? Personally if they're fairly recent I would count them as "No response (yet):". If they've been sitting for a while... Some are four weeks ago, then some are more recent. I've not written them off yet. Some say to give them f...
by christi
February 22nd, 2010, 9:29 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: BELLE (YA-FANTASY)
Replies: 16
Views: 3556

Re: QUERY: BELLE (YA-FANTASY)

johydai wrote: When lovely free-thinker Belle
the egotistical Prince
This mighty beast
When Belle discovers that a beautiful soul exists within the Dragon, she falls in love with him.

This sounds a lot like Beauty and the Beast. Just sayin'.