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    Watercooler Telling not Showing? In time-travel novel.

    I don't know if it's acceptable to pop the text of the chapter on here? It's only 1300 words. Anyhoo, I dropped in hints such as 'noobs' and the WW2 reference which I thought were subtle yet thought-provoking. The issue is, should I be more "in your face" so the reader knows this is time travel...
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    Watercooler Telling not Showing? In time-travel novel.

    I tweaked my first chapter after superb advice from a small publisher. I'm excited about my book (again) and looking forward to the next pitch event. I posted the chapter on a review site and had some great feedback. One reader suggested I make it more obvious in chapter one that the characters...
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    HELP! Successful Pitch Examples

    So as mine is MG DF TT FA, should I pitch to pub pros that are very similar? Or look for exact matches? Obviously I'm not going to look at pitching to Adult Romance, YA High Fantasy, etc. But as my MG FA [etc] is very dark and gritty should I risk sending it to a YA FA? I'd say it is very...
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    HELP! Successful Pitch Examples

    Pardon my ignorance, but two of the lines suggested for stating what your book is, are as follows: Currently Looking for Tags: YA Fantasy Genre: Middle Grade Urban Fantasy Now, if the book in question is a MG Urban Fantasy, what is the "currently looking for tags" bit all about? Is it to say...
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    Intros & Newbies Hi from Wales

    Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum, so be gentle. :) I've written my first book - it's a gritty MG. More of a teen book really - I'd say between MG and YA, but hey ho. It's 88K words long, and I've used hashtags #DF, #FA #TT #MH The title is LORD RHYS AND THE DEVIL DOG. There's plenty of...