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by ryanznock
June 25th, 2010, 8:08 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 345214

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I just started a new blog, and my first post is a review of ROCK PAPER TIGER (represented by everyone's favorite literary agent).

http://ryanznock.blogspot.com/
by ryanznock
June 24th, 2010, 11:50 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: ROCK PAPER TIGER review (and a brief mention of my new blog)
Replies: 2
Views: 981

ROCK PAPER TIGER review (and a brief mention of my new blog)

I recently read a book with the line, "He had a voice like chocolate." I had trouble parsing that simile, but based on my eventual understanding of its meaning, I can safely say now that my ideal woman would have a voice like mint chocolate chip ice cream. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_TOGxMt_3cA4/TAa0I...
by ryanznock
June 16th, 2010, 10:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Creating an author web site
Replies: 19
Views: 3820

Re: Creating an author web site

I'm going to be setting up a Blogger site soon. I've got some content planned, things to appeal to a nice array of visitors, both one-offs and regulars. I'm just stuck on what to name the dang thing. I want something that captures the idea that I writer adventures, and I want to go on real life adve...
by ryanznock
June 7th, 2010, 6:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: You have another think coming
Replies: 35
Views: 9734

Re: You have another think coming

Chester drawers is wrong? That's the first in the thread I didn't realize. I blame my mom, who warshes dishes, and drinks melk with her cookies. (Not eggcorns, sadly.)
by ryanznock
June 6th, 2010, 11:14 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 97
Views: 65052

Re: Forum Suggestions Box

I want to post a quick apology. I sorta skimmed Friday's post and did not notice the request that we not campaign until after I directed a couple friends the blog's way, and one of them pointed out my gaffe. Sorry about it.
by ryanznock
May 18th, 2010, 7:14 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE
Replies: 61
Views: 15437

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Okay, brace yourself.

A young woman meets a mysterious guy at her school. He's different somehow, possessed of some magical magnetism that overwhelms her. Only after she has fallen in love does the man of her dreams reveal that secretly he is that most dangerous yet romantic of beings: a novelist.
by ryanznock
May 5th, 2010, 10:56 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Lost - Possible Spoilers!
Replies: 261
Views: 60562

Re: Lost - Possible Spoilers!

I'm so thankful the people on this messageboard agreed with me that last night's episode was very disappointing. Reading the outpouring of adoration elsewhere, I felt like I was taking crazy pills.
by ryanznock
May 3rd, 2010, 1:39 am
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Synopsis - MEETING OF THE WATERS (mid-length)
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Synopsis - MEETING OF THE WATERS (mid-length)

Here's my first stab at a shorter version. In August 2016, JAIME ADRICKS quits playing Ages: High Seas, because the company making the 17th century pirate MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) begins a crossover with their 20th century game Ages: World War. Though he was close to d...
by ryanznock
May 2nd, 2010, 5:21 pm
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Synopsis - MEETING OF THE WATERS (mid-length)
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Synopsis - MEETING OF THE WATERS (mid-length)

Apparently the wrong tone is coming across. While I wouldn't say that it's a 'mature, serious' book, I don't intend for it to come across as 'trivial.' I was going for a sort of "internet gaming meets Latin American magical realism" feel. It's not easy for me to synopsize because there are multiple ...
by ryanznock
April 30th, 2010, 10:57 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Death to synopses
Replies: 12
Views: 1952

Re: Death to synopses

My first synopsis for my 113,000 word novel is itself 2300 words. (I've got it up in the 'feedback' section if folks want to compare their synopses.)

I need to work on a shorter one. Less plot, more themes.
by ryanznock
April 27th, 2010, 3:42 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Meeting of the Waters - query request
Replies: 21
Views: 3868

Re: Meeting of the Waters - query request

Thank you much, guys and gals. And yes, the airline clerk is a bit of humor, but it has a fairly significant consequence.

Nathan already passed on it, alas, but he has thus displayed his great kindness by allowing other agents the chance to represent it. ;)
by ryanznock
April 26th, 2010, 7:50 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First 5 pages - MEETING OF THE WATERS
Replies: 11
Views: 2621

Re: First 5 pages - MEETING OF THE WATERS

Revised Version Chapter One I awake to the opening notes of my leitmotif playing on Chelsea’s TV. She watches this shit in surround sound. I’ve carved out a nice warm patch on the living room floor, so I only peel open one eye to see what episode she’s watching. The title – Fleet of the Broken Cros...
by ryanznock
April 26th, 2010, 7:38 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Meeting of the Waters - query request
Replies: 21
Views: 3868

Re: Meeting of the Waters - query request

Latest version Dear Nathan Bransford, Pirates versus time-traveling Nazis. That’s the latest gimmick of the multiplayer online video game Ages: High Seas , and it’s the reason Jaime Adricks quits playing, even though his pirate character was close to defeating the game’s archvillain. Jaime thinks t...
by ryanznock
April 26th, 2010, 7:21 pm
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Plot Outline- Untitled
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

Re: Plot Outline- Untitled

First, as a general overview, the story has an interesting premise and I like the Ata-Atlanta-Atalanta parallel (particularly since I live just next door in Decatur), but I think your technique could use a bit of polish. In particular your sentence and paragraph structure feels clumsy. I mean, I can...
by ryanznock
April 26th, 2010, 2:01 am
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Synopsis - MEETING OF THE WATERS (mid-length)
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Synopsis - MEETING OF THE WATERS (mid-length)

Hey all. Folks here provided some excellent help with the query for my novel, and now that I've finally finished the first draft of my synopsis, I'm hoping y'all'll pull through a second time. Thanks in advance for any help or critique you can offer. This synopsis runs 4 pages single spaced. I still...