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Forum: Fiction 06-07-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By Agatha Christie
Does my writing connect with you?

Two agents told me that they liked the premise of my story, TERMINAL FIVE, and my pitch, but they could not 'connect' with my writing! Below,I give details of what I emailed to them.Can anyone shed...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-11-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,976
Posted By Agatha Christie
I always get four or five people to read my novel...

I always get four or five people to read my novel before I publish but don't get them to read the synopsis.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-11-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,976
Posted By Agatha Christie
Problem is until I get feedback from a lot more...

Problem is until I get feedback from a lot more folk, I'm not sure if that is the problem. I do give full synopses so people know what the book's about. Did you look at the synopses first and then...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-11-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,976
Posted By Agatha Christie
What do you mean by 'heavy' author synopses of...

What do you mean by 'heavy' author synopses of books????

All my novels start slowly. Action builds.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-11-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,976
Posted By Agatha Christie
you haven't checked my website. You'll see I am...

you haven't checked my website. You'll see I am alive and kicking
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-11-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,976
Posted By Agatha Christie
Would you buy a novel from me?

Hi. not sure if this is the right place to post, but I am looking for feedback.
I have about 13 novels posted on my website, with covers and full synopses, but no-one ever buys one, though people do...
Forum: Fiction 03-10-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By Agatha Christie
Prodigalson.yes you are so right. I completely...

Prodigalson.yes you are so right. I completely missed that. thanks.
Forum: Fiction 03-10-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By Agatha Christie
Can you see any editing errors? Help required

Note, paragraph indentations haven't transferrred, so please ignore that.

GOOD INTENTIONS
...
Forum: Fiction 02-15-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Agatha Christie
Twitter 140 character pitches. Your thoughts

Following novels at www.novelsforyou.wix.com/novelsforyou

To get even with her sexist boss, Josi uses people, including besotted young man. Causes five deaths before she jets off. TERMINAL FIVE. ...
Forum: Fiction 02-07-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Agatha Christie
Hi Jade. Thanks for reading my work. I've now...

Hi Jade. Thanks for reading my work. I've now reworked it somewhat as I thought it dragged a bit at the start and really the girls are not main characters. What you say is useful and will make me...
Forum: Poetry 02-05-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Agatha Christie
Hi Lon. Don't worry I can take it. Your comments...

Hi Lon. Don't worry I can take it. Your comments are mostly valid. Thank you for your interest. One or two more changes on the way.
Forum: Poetry 02-05-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Agatha Christie
ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT POEM AFTER CRITICISM I...

ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT POEM AFTER CRITICISM

I marvel at green field and tree
But soon I spy light industry.
I gaze along the far skylines
At swinging arms of white turbines;
At rolling hills and...
Forum: Poetry 02-05-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Agatha Christie
Lon. Thanks for reading and commenting on my...

Lon. Thanks for reading and commenting on my poem. I can see some changes are needed. Cheers
Forum: Poetry 02-05-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Agatha Christie
Lyndia. I absolutely agree with you. I was...

Lyndia. I absolutely agree with you. I was floundering a bit trying to think what else I could add. Thanks for reading and commenting. Your honesty much appreciated. Cheers
Forum: Poetry 02-04-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Agatha Christie
Thanks so much for reading my poem and...

Thanks so much for reading my poem and commenting. Never realised my comments were abrupt. Maybe it's my habit of writing tight copy, no wasted words. I usually write rhyming poetry and try to make...
Forum: Fiction 02-04-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Agatha Christie
Hi Brett. Thanks for your comments and for...

Hi Brett. Thanks for your comments and for reading my entry. Although the paragraphs are indented when I first transfer the copy, they seem to disappear once I post. It makes it more difficult for...
Forum: Fiction 02-04-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Agatha Christie
PREDICTION (start of short story,1000words)

PREDICTION


Despite Chris's recent heart operation, he was determined to get to the funfair. It was an annual outing which Mary and the two girls always looked forward to. He wasn't going to miss...
Forum: Poetry 02-04-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Agatha Christie
MY VIEW FROM THE LANE (written after a stroll)

I marvel at green field and tree
But soon I spy light industry.
Along the ridge and high skylines
Rotating arms of white turbines.
Rolling hills and charming dales
Spoilt by major roads and...
Forum: Fiction 12-12-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By Agatha Christie
Hi Coniglio. Yes. sort of. As if before his...

Hi Coniglio. Yes. sort of. As if before his spirit goes from his body, he sees life in all its glory. As he is in a rural environment, he sees his surroundings at their zenith.
Forum: Fiction 12-12-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By Agatha Christie
Coniglio. Thanks for reading my piece and for...

Coniglio. Thanks for reading my piece and for your comments. I'd imagined an elderly man walking up a steep hill in the autumn. But he is ill and lies down. When his arms fall by his side, he is...
Forum: Fiction 12-09-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By Agatha Christie
fpak. You are so right. Thinking of something...

fpak. You are so right. Thinking of something worthwhile to write about is what I find most difficult. Thanks for reading and commenting.


www.novelsforyou.wix.com/novelsforyou
(may need to put...
Forum: Poetry 12-08-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Agatha Christie
Don't say i didn't warn you!

You'll be sorry in the morning when your head is thick and buzzing
You'll wish you'd never touched a drop of booze.
You'll remember not one thing. Did you stagger? Did you sing?
Or did you run...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-05-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,866
Posted By Agatha Christie
thanks for message. I have no control over Amazon...

thanks for message. I have no control over Amazon price. When I last looked they were more expensive on Amazon that through my website. There is also a minimum cost I can sell them at through my...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-02-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,866
Posted By Agatha Christie
Hi pswgear. There's been some great advice. But...

Hi pswgear. There's been some great advice. But the most immediate thing I can put right is my website. It's no good people saying it's difficult to order my books, unless I understand why? At this...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-02-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,866
Posted By Agatha Christie
Hi WRC. What is difficult about ordering my...

Hi WRC. What is difficult about ordering my books? I just don't get it. There is a books page on my website and a direct link to my publisher/distributor. I also tell visitors that my books are...
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