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Unwritten
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Aye
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annepin
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Aye.

(I will post a synopsis soon, I promise! I'm having a hard time boiling my story down in a way that reflects what the book is.)


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Anne, just give us a quick sell to tell us what the genre is (and a very, very rough version of the story). Mine is not so simple as I laid out, but I'm trying to show the kind of story it is, more than what the entire story is about. you have to have a bottom line (distill all the side stories out for the moment and) give it to us.
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Aye.

Given the rewrite "ruling" I'll pull Masq out since it's likely to have genre objections and substitute the second half of Falcon until NaNo, when Falcon goes on the shelf for a month and I start a draft of Dead Reckoning.

If none of you remember Falcon when the Query was up (tee-hee, it's fantasy.


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Hey guys/gals, sorry to do bail on you, but I think I am going to withdraw my name as of now. Its nothing personal with anyone, I just don't think I'll have the time to commit to do this project justice for everyone. I will still be around the forum and keeping my eyes on all your progress, so you better be writing.

Good Luck.


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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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You all know about my "novel critique suggestions," right?

If not, they're here:

http://www.hatrack.com/forums/writers/forum/Forum21/HTML/000005.html


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annepin
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Genre: Epic fantasy
Status: redrafting

Violent and sexual content (I'll post this with every chapter so people know).
Title: War of the Wolves

Synopsis: When her mountain home is invaded, the princess Gwineth arranges a marriage which will end a long-time feud. But treachery forces her to choose between her family and her new husband. Now she must rally her people to fend off the invaders before it's too late.

Also toying with:
Genre: fantasy
Status: About halfway through the first draft

Violent and sexual content

Title: The Whore of Helias

Synopsis: Imara escapes from the oppressive temple with one goal: to become the most skilled courtesan and so win the emperor's love. But her heart has deceived her from the truth, and she realizes she must escape the monster who would claim her for his own.

(edited to add titles)

[This message has been edited by annepin (edited September 12, 2008).]


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Thanks, Kathleen. Half of the reason for this is the support group part of it.

By the way, Anne, nice hooks--short and to the point. (You could trim a couple of words from the second one, though. <--I couldn't resist. )


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Wow I never knew writing a synopsis was this hard. I still think it stinks but I want to put something out here.

Genre: Fantasy
Status: redrafting

Title: The Sorcererís Son (Until I think of something better)

Synopsis:

All sorcerers are evil, everyone knows this. So when Alina gets kidnapped by one she must find a way to escape before itís too late.

Oh and Aye


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quote:
(You could trim a couple of words from the second one, though. <--I couldn't resist. )

It's 'cause you're a writer, IB!

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Aye. I think I'm a fast critiquer.
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quote:

InarticulateBabbler:(You could trim a couple of words from the second one, though. <--I couldn't resist. )


quote:

annepin:It's 'cause you're a writer, IB!

Or 'cause I'm an @$$.

[This message has been edited by InarticulateBabbler (edited September 12, 2008).]


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But a likeable one.
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Aye.

I can do fast crits, but I'm going to be starting a degree in the next few weeks which might slow me down a bit come mid-October.


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quote:

kings_falcon:But a likeable one.

Aww shucks. Thanks, but I gotta tell you:

You may get hate mail for that...


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KayTi and LAJD (and Rhaythe, if you want in), we're waiting on your synopses and goals.
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Hey hey - cut me a break! Started a job this week. Eek!

Aye, though I need to get caught up on a number of writerly things before I'll have anything to put out there for novel work, but I am hoping to have some hunker down time this weekend.

I'm slower. My new computer is making my eyes go wiggy - I have to jimmy w/the font sizes and contrast to get it working better for me.


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LAJD (and Rhaythe, if you want in), you're a;; that's left...
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Oh, Oh..doing this right now...had an emergency website catastrophe....
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This is the same synopsis that I posted earlier, I just added the goals and decide on a working name.
Leslie

Genre:Young Adult Fantasy Adventure

Tentative Title: Social Endeavors

Brief Synopsis: Grace, Liz and David have been friends since grade school. Grace and David grew up knowing that they are different, shape-shifters. Heck everyone is in their families but Liz is just a normal girl. One day, Liz zaps her computer and she realizes she can start fires, control fire, play with fire. She turns to her friends who also reveal their secrets to her. The next day Liz and her Mom disappear. But not entirely, Liz can communicate with Grace and David via text messages relayed through Facebook, Twitter and other sites. While she is not sure exactly where she is or how she got there, she has a pretty good idea of how to help David and Grace figure it out.

Goal: 1/2 chapter each week. [OK, its a stretch goal....8) but I have been doing about 1 chapter each month so not so far off.]


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Hey, can I join? I'm here for the support part. I have to focus on writing, not critiques, at this point.

Do I just provide an intro on the other thread?


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Sure. Welcome aboard, MrsBrown.
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