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by Josin
January 4th, 2010, 4:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do stories have to end well?
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Re: Do stories have to end well?

Scott wrote:Be true to the story. A good ending is far better than a happy one.
QFT.

The ending should end "right" even if it doesn't end happy.
by Josin
December 23rd, 2009, 5:42 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Let's Play Pretend:
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: Let's Play Pretend:

Most likely the contest spells out the contract (if one is offered) and it's non-negotiable. An agent wouldn't do you any good.
by Josin
December 18th, 2009, 11:42 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.
Replies: 18
Views: 3932

Re: Just call the agent on the phone!

Good grief. If you want to know whether or not an agent is open to submissions, just check their website. If it says *closed to submissions*, then you know not to send. It doesn't take a phone call and checking on-line won't get you filed away in the agent's memory as the annoying one who interrupte...
by Josin
December 12th, 2009, 11:08 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Critique - OSAA
Replies: 18
Views: 4067

Re: Of Shadows And Angels - Rev 1

Your word count is going to negate your query. 197,000 words is TOO LONG.
by Josin
December 10th, 2009, 3:38 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Querying Agents
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Re: Querying Agents

5-10, favorites first.
by Josin
December 10th, 2009, 11:02 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Critique - OSAA
Replies: 18
Views: 4067

Re: Query Critique - OSAA

Almost 200,000 words? I really think you want to cut that by a novel's length.
by Josin
December 10th, 2009, 6:26 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Light of Epertase
Replies: 18
Views: 4409

Re: The Light of Epertase

You might want to reword your description of Rasi. Right now, he sounds like Doctor Octopus from the Spider-Man comics.
by Josin
December 9th, 2009, 3:55 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rhetorical Question...question
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Re: Rhetorical Question...question

Imagine a query that follows the expected formula (WHO needs to do WHAT or BAD THING will happen) and ends with the final question: Can he do it before x takes place? You don't have to phrase it as a question. The only question is whether or not he can ______________ before __________________. (or ...