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  1. Will a novel work if the main character is unlikeable?

    I was married three times and my last two husbands died. I want to write about these events but not as a grief story. The heroine (me) is a kind of...

    Started by Pines223‎, 04-26-2013 10:35 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-24-2013, 01:27 PM Go to last post
  2. First Draft Query

    "Dear The now retired British spy reflects on the intrigue and near death experience of his wife at the hands of a counterspy from Canada. With...

    Started by Silverback‎, 05-06-2013 05:31 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-21-2013, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  3. Another take on St. Johns

    I have mulled this over for quite a while and I hope it works better. Thanks in advance for any comments For several years all of the Federal Law...

    Started by Craig‎, 05-07-2013 04:31 PM
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    05-18-2013, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  4. Query YA thriller

    This is probably overstepping my welcome, since I'm strictly a lurker on this site, but I'm attempting to write my first query letter and it's...

    Started by weavergirl‎, 05-14-2013 07:41 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,347
    05-17-2013, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  5. Query YA Fantasy

    This is the synopsis part of my query letter. Please let me know if this approach works for you guys and any other flaws you see. Thanks. ...

    Started by The Tainted‎, 05-15-2013 10:52 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-15-2013, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  6. Query Feedback Please

    Being a first time novelist, never having went the route of attempting to find representation before, I would very much appreciate feedback on the...

    Started by matthewkeith‎, 05-06-2013 06:40 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-06-2013, 04:06 PM Go to last post
  7. Query: Simulated Murder

    We're far enough into the story over in the Writing Critique forum that everyone should have a pretty good idea about the basic plot of the book. I...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 03-07-2013 07:06 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 67
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    04-28-2013, 12:06 PM Go to last post
  8. Query: WotWB

    While I'm waiting for that 6-figure advance for Simulated Murder, I thought I'd give some thought to my next writing project. I always have at least...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 03-30-2013 09:21 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,613
    04-04-2013, 03:19 AM Go to last post
  9. Query Take 2

    I mostly rewrote the second paragraph for this. Probably needs to trim some of the wording a bit. Anyone want to take a stab at it? When...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 10-25-2012 10:38 AM
    simon sucks
    • Replies: 4
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    04-03-2013, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  10. Query: The Great Turbulence and Malcontent of Brimley Tinderbuss

    Dear Agent, In 1665 London, Brimley Tinderbuss writes sharp criticisms of King Charles II's tax-heavy reign. His treasonous words earn him...

    Started by Tobias Garrett‎, 04-02-2013 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 899
    04-03-2013, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  11. Dante, Son of Lucifer

    Hello. This is my querry letter for my first ms, "Dante, son of Lucifer". I would be happy to get some feedback on it. And thanks in advance. Dear...

    Started by royboy‎, 03-26-2013 08:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 835
    03-27-2013, 04:37 AM Go to last post
  12. YA Query Draft

    No need to spend a lot of time on this -- just interested in first impressions: When everybody 15-year-old Tessie McVie hangs with looks at a...

    Started by Lawrence Tabak‎, 03-16-2013 04:42 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-18-2013, 06:44 AM Go to last post
  13. What is this??

    Okay, it might be a dumb question, but I am at that stage where I don't even know my own name! Is the following the start of a query, or the start...

    Started by Debbi V‎, 03-01-2013 03:19 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,522
    03-04-2013, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  14. A more traditional query for St. JOHNS

    Gentle Readers Duval County Sheriff Harlan Lewis put on his poker face and crossed his arms. His head leaned back slightly and a squint crossed...

    Started by Craig‎, 02-12-2013 03:46 PM
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    03-02-2013, 05:13 AM Go to last post
  15. Rise of the South By: Mark Raines

    A Socialist society is being forced by the United States White House Administration. President Salman Usama has promised to “fundamentally transform...

    Started by Mark Raines‎, 02-23-2013 07:30 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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    03-01-2013, 12:53 PM Go to last post
  16. Query letter for unconventional project--critiques please!

    Some of you might have seen my post asking about the feasibility of submitting a book of three related novellas to agents. From responses here, other...

    Started by larkenfoam‎, 02-18-2013 06:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-26-2013, 07:29 AM Go to last post
  17. Query-The Great Turbulance............... Help!

    The Great Turbulence and Malcontent of Brimley Tinderbuss In 1665 London, Brimley openly criticizes King Charles II's tax-heavy rule with his...

    Started by Tobias Garrett‎, 02-16-2013 02:18 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 879
    02-18-2013, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  18. Query Letter Help (Criticism Appreciated)

    This query did not make it to the second round of the amazon novel writing contest. Have I written something nobody would be interested or is this...

    Started by samuel‎, 02-13-2013 09:04 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 535
    02-13-2013, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  19. ST. JOHNS Query 9

    Gentle readers, a new twist, please let me know how it grabs you Bobby Cundiff died in St. Vincent’s Hospital but it was not a quiet death. While...

    Started by Craig‎, 01-26-2013 07:22 PM
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    • Replies: 24
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    02-12-2013, 06:44 AM Go to last post
  20. A non-fiction query, third take

    Dear ………. (specific name), I write you because you represented (Title, author)…… and my book is about this subject too. BULGARIA IN EU: A MATCH...

    Started by cabbage‎, 02-10-2013 11:08 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 402
    02-10-2013, 11:08 AM Go to last post

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