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Forum: Writing Help & Issues 05-31-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,419
Posted By Casper
I blog about writing related issues. I also do YA...

I blog about writing related issues. I also do YA book reviews and critique sessions on queries or first chapters. I ran an agent-judged contest for MG/YA and that went down very well, so I'm...
Forum: Publishing 05-29-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,189
Posted By Casper
Yep, you're right - they're different. But the...

Yep, you're right - they're different. But the query still contains the core of the plot. I find it easier to use that distilled part and take it to build on, rather than try and wrestle stuff that...
Forum: Publishing 05-29-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,189
Posted By Casper
I think everyone hates writing a synopsis. A lot...

I think everyone hates writing a synopsis. A lot of agents don't like them either - and for the same reasons we don't!

If you need a one or two page synopsis, have you thought about adding to the...
Forum: Publishing 05-10-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By Casper
I only have a vague idea about the story here....

I only have a vague idea about the story here. Try using the QS questions to give more info about your mc.

Hope that helps!
Forum: Publishing 05-10-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By Casper
Thanks :) I'm editing the book at the moment....

Thanks :) I'm editing the book at the moment. Hopefully not much longer before I go on submission to publishers!
Forum: Publishing 04-18-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By Casper
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-09-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Casper
Cool. I'm looking forward to the 18th! :)

Cool. I'm looking forward to the 18th! :)
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-31-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Casper
Agent judged contest!

'Tis on my blog and you are very welcome to enter :)
Forum: Publishing 02-09-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By Casper
Thanks :) Second round of revisions now back...

Thanks :)

Second round of revisions now back with agent awaiting verdict!
Forum: Non-Fiction 02-09-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,709
Posted By Casper
I blog. When I started it was rather tentative...

I blog. When I started it was rather tentative and mostly book reviews and bits about my writing, but this year I'm doing a series called How I Got My Agent - writer friends of mine telling their...
Forum: Classifieds 12-22-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 656
Posted By Casper
Forum: Publishing 12-18-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,898
Posted By Casper
Nonsense Owen! There are 75 agents out there who...

Nonsense Owen! There are 75 agents out there who form rejected my first novel and ONE who happened to like my second. My opinions aren't worth more than yours or anybody else's :)

I think you did...
Forum: Publishing 12-09-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,898
Posted By Casper
Hope that helps.

Hope that helps.
Forum: Publishing 12-08-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,898
Posted By Casper
Glad the crit was useful, and thanks for the...

Glad the crit was useful, and thanks for the congrats :) You can tell the agent that the mc has a choice to make and it could go either way without asking a question by the way. In fact that's the...
Forum: Publishing 12-07-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,898
Posted By Casper
Ok, despite my shredding, I do think you've paid...

Ok, despite my shredding, I do think you've paid attention to what QS says. I can see the formula underneath the vagueness. If you can add specifics rather than generalities this will work better....
Forum: Publishing 12-07-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By Casper
Very true spookwriter. Sound advice to research...

Very true spookwriter. Sound advice to research every agent you query, especially before you sign anything. Sorry to hear you've been treated so badly, but hopefully that's in the past and you can...
Forum: Publishing 12-07-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By Casper
No, we haven't actually. But she just got a...

No, we haven't actually. But she just got a request for a full on her ms too, so we might have more good news soon!
Forum: Publishing 12-05-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By Casper
Thanks Gwyndolin. I trunked the novel I used to...

Thanks Gwyndolin. I trunked the novel I used to post here and wrote something better - at least I hope I did :P
Forum: Publishing 11-23-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By Casper
Thanks Urntme, I was pretty blown away the day I...

Thanks Urntme, I was pretty blown away the day I signed :)

Now I have the serious work to do - massive revisions to the ms to get it up to scratch!
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-18-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,492
Posted By Casper
Hi, I write, read and review YA. This week on my...

Hi, I write, read and review YA. This week on my blog,the Query letter that worked! I love new followers and comments, so feel free to, you know, follow and comment :)
Forum: Publishing 11-18-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By Casper
Thanks Grace - I'll put it on there. I fixed up a...

Thanks Grace - I'll put it on there. I fixed up a proper 'follow' button on there today. Changing the name and the URL somehow wiped out all my followers :(

Urntme, I don't have a book out :). Not...
Forum: Publishing 11-17-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By Casper
Sorry! I've fixed it, it should work now :)

Sorry! I've fixed it, it should work now :)
Forum: Publishing 11-15-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By Casper
It's in blue underneath my posts, as a sort of...

It's in blue underneath my posts, as a sort of signature thing :)

I'll post the query up today for anyone who's interested. I'm writing posts about the whole process as and when things happen if...
Forum: Publishing 10-22-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By Casper
Thanks :) WB helped a lot. I wouldn't have my...

Thanks :) WB helped a lot. I wouldn't have my writing buddy if we hadn't happened to join up here at the same time.
Forum: Publishing 10-22-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By Casper
Run screaming. You might really want your work...

Run screaming. You might really want your work published, but do you want it published at any cost? This doesn't sound like very professional behaviour from them.

Have you decided against trying...
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