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I’m working really hard on a query package, but feel super guilty for not writing. :/
RainbowNerdAlix
RainbowNerdAlix
First Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him - and I didn’t know how dominant that part would be - that thirsted for my blood. It’s from twilight but do you get what I’m trying to say. No mini synopsis needed in your query letter. Just a line or two that makes a striking impression on the Agent, most of all a lasting one.
On today's Pop-Ups: The Writings of Hexes by Jack James; The Recession Creatures by Jayson Scott Adams; Jason and The Argonauts by Thomas Moulson; I Was a Scout by Chris Wilkes & Hecate's Tree by H. Quin. Kicks off at 5pm!
On Quora yesterday, I caught the attention of 40k teens from India, but I don't know how to hold it. They are extremely interested in what 'foreigners' think about India's education system. If I were smarter and more ruthless, I would find a way to convince them that my books answer their questions. I'm feeling rather stupid, though. Thinking about this makes me tired.
Katie-Ellen Hazeldine
Katie-Ellen Hazeldine
Quickest, easiest. Could you edit your answer credentials, and in the credential write 'Author of....) and a book title. Then edit the answer, reference the book somewhere in your answer.
Big weekend for Litopians! A live Submission Surgery on Saturday, then Pop-Ups special guest on Sunday is author Brian Clegg. Full details coming in Cafe Life.
Question: I've heard tales of a woman who wrote about a world in which mice were the smartest creatures on the planet and it had several other themes which Douglas Adams used in his famous book. I can't find her name via google. Do any of you know it?
Kirsten
Kirsten
Peter Macey's Stationary Orbit had superintelligent alien dolphins 3 years before Hitchhiker's Guide, but that isn't the one I'm thinking of. There was a book featuring mice.
The earliest science fiction novel was not written by Voltaire, Margaret Cavendish, or even Johannes Kepler (1600 AD). It was written in 200 AD by someone named Lucian. It features robots, space travel, alien lifeforms, and interplanetary warfare. It was written as a satire of supposedly historical writings. A True Story - Wikipedia
Katie-Ellen Hazeldine
Katie-Ellen Hazeldine
Would the medics have it, that cholera was carried in water, and not as a miasma? No they would not. WOULD NOT re-examine that idea. Idee fixe. The enduring problem with establishments. God bless Dr John Snow. He had to prove it with private means, but they gave him a terrible time.
Kirsten
Kirsten
I remember that movie about the scientist (Dr Snow?) who took his wife into a cholera-infested village. I didn't finish it, but the beginning was good.
Katie-Ellen Hazeldine
Katie-Ellen Hazeldine
Ah? I don't know that film, but Dr Snow never married, and died alone on his sofa, quite young, poor lamb.
On today's Pop-Ups there's Literary Fiction from George, Crime/Adventure from John, science fiction from Peter, How-To from Ralph, YA Fantasy Adventure from Flora-Beth and sci-Fi/Speculative Fiction from Paul. Join us here in the chat room, 6pm UK.
Found myself with an unexpected day off, and it's snowing (kinda). Guess what I'll be doing ...
Rainbird
Rainbird
Warm socks-snowman-stove-excellent book-tea-something delicious?
Barbara
Barbara
No snow man. It stopped. :( So I shall simply be writing and writing and writing (while standing on a wobble board in thick socks).
A good day. Someone translated some of my Quora answers into Spanish and 3 agents liked my pitches on Twitter. A hilarious day: My daughter painted a mural on her wall. Sweat Dreams? English is her second language. A bad day: She didn't put the lid back on the paint properly and when I picked up the bucket, I dropped it. A typical day: pizza
When Unbound rejects you, can you really sink any lower?
Barbara
Barbara
They're a crowd funder, am I right? Maybe they're looking for stuff with mass-appeal for an adult readership. After all it'll be the adults who will be parting with £ for funding it. Did they give you a reason? ... Either way, dust yourself off (you CAN write!!!), and move on. Maybe a new novel tickles your imagination?
On tomorrow's Pop-Ups there's chic lit from Georgie, sci-fi from Sam, self-help from Pat, children's fantasy from Seamus, biography from Christine, and YA-sff from Sandra. Plus our cozy new chat room, right here in the Colony!
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