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  1. Ahem. *Gets on soap box*

    What the fuck? I mean seriously what the fuck? How the shit can an agent reject a query letter with material within three hours of receiving it and then have the audacity to say “I’d give you feed back but it’d be overwhelming” in your form letter with links that have nothing at all to do with the material sent. The shit? Seriously? Are you fucking kidding me? As someone who is college educated you can’t analyze dick in three hours to come up with “overwhelming” anything—assuming you read it the instant I sent the fucking thing. Why don’t they just say the truth, “I glanced at it and don’t feel like reading it sorry.” I’d rather have that than some flat out blatant impossible lie. I’m fine with the rejection, I’m not fine with the glaringly obvious bullshit response. That is all. *Huffs and climbs off soap box*


    What the fuck form letters.

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    Author: ChrissyQuinn

    Title: A Beautiful Mess

    Summary: Emma goes on dates and might even see a guy on a reoccurring basis, but she would never ever call any of them a boyfriend. This changes after she starts talking to the sexy bartender Jasper Kent, who convinces her that love does exist. You'd think that would be the end of it, but nothing has ever been easy for Emma.

    Feedback: greatly appreciated.

    Fandom: Original!

    Pairing: M/F

    Rating: Adult +

    Warnings: BDSM, Bi, Bond, D/s, Fet, M/F, Oral, Other, S&M, Toys, WIP

    Solo story or chaptered story: Chaptered

  3. Some months ago you may recall I started a book on here called Heart of the Forest, well now it's been published by Loose Id!
    Summary: In Ersland, you stay out of the forests, and you stick to your own kind...

    It’s common knowledge elves steal human women in the middle of the night to be their whores, or worse. According to The Dawn, elves are the agents of the dark and to be avoided at all costs.

    As a Cunning Woman, Valentina has never really cared too much about The Dawn or its racist tenets—it probably has something to do with the fact that they burn healers as witches. So when a desperate group of elves bring their wounded leader Aneurin to her door, Valentina agrees to treat him. As his wounds heal, their hearts entwine and they fall in love.

    However, Aneurin has a powerful secret which threatens to tear them apart more than racism of Ersland ever could. And Yorwrath, Aneurin’s brother, is there waiting for their bond to break...with a slave collar with Valentina’s name on it.

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    Author: ChrissyQuinn
    Title: The Quiet Before the Storm
    Summary: It's been 150 years since the great war, when the Northern Kingdoms of Selisle, Waes, and Sesslyn went to war against the great might of the Tulschian Empire. No one really won that war, and perhaps that's why tensions still run high when those of Tulsch cross the sea into the frigid north. Asiliyara has spent her entire life with her nose in a book. However, with her discovery of long forgotten powers that all changes. She finds herself thrust into the middle of a plot to send the Empire and the Kingdoms into war again. A plot that goes deeper than anyone really knows.
    Feedback: greatly appreciated.
    Fandom: Original!
    Pairing: M/f
    Rating: Adult +
    Warnings: Violence
    Solo story or chaptered story: Chaptered


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    Author: ChrissyQuinn
    Title: The Ravenwood Legacy

    Everything was finally perfect in sixteen-year-old Violet Wildes' life, that was until she came home from school one day and her parents told her they were moving. One afternoon and her life was turned upside down, now she's stuck at a new school, forced to make new friends and to make matters worse, it's full of Normies. Yes, Normies, normal humans those without the gift of magic. So, it almost goes without saying that she instantly finds herself as an outcast.

    Now with the help of cousin, twin sister and a little magic she's making the best of junior year at the prestigious Ravenwood Academy. But something lurks in the basement of the school, a link to its past as the primer finishing school for young Magic users. And that something refuses to leave Violet alone.

    Feedback: greatly appreciated. This is my first story without any super natural elements be kind :)
    Fandom: Original!
    Pairing: M/F
    Rating: Adult + (might change if feedback warrants it)
    Warnings: Minor2 WIP
    Solo story or chaptered story: Chaptered


  6. All of this crap is free.

    Now that's out of the way!

    For those of you who didn't know this last week I did a writing sprint with our very own Ayato, where we wrote 50k words in seven days! While looking at neat things to help with focus, ambience and keeping track of things I discovered two really really awesome things that are 100% free to use zero buying, zero signing up just bam you can use it.

    The first is A Soft Murmur on Google Play or the Apple Store

    It's ambient noise that you can tweak to make it sound like waves, or a crackling fire, creepy singing bowl thing or white noise. So if you're writing a scene during a storm, you turn everything down except for wind, rain, and thunder. Nice night around a crackling fire? Crickets, Fire and a little wind. It even has a coffee shop slider, for those times you want to know what it feels like you're writing in starbucks. It's my new favorite thing next to Google Music.

    Next is Writometer on Google Play (I don't know if it's on the apple store)

    I discovered this app a long long time ago and it sat on my phone and I never used it until last week and now I love it. Remember all of that crazy productivity you get during Nanowrimo and those neat graphs that show your progress, how many words you wrote a day, how many you need to write a day to finish your project on time etc. Writometer does that for you :D It also has a neat timer where you can ear Guavas and you can use these Guavas to purchase time for things like using Facebook or procrastinating otherwise. It also has a little reminder that pops up on your phone if you haven't written by 8 pm.

    And that's it. Both are free and both are awesome and they get my endorsement. :)

    (I don't know why stuff is super double spaced)

  7. Okay, I'm supposed to be doing a writing sprint so this will be brief!

    I would be willing to donate cover art and my crazy mediocre layout skills to put together an ebook or even a print book, of Tales from the Shout Box, or whatever our last forum writing thingie was (or we could do a new one). That we could give to people who donate as incentive :). Like PBS does, you donate a crazy amount you get ebook, you donate a crazier amount, you get a print copy, you donate an amount that shows you have entirely too much disposable income you get a signed copy of the print book and a cat plushie or something. Anyway it was a crazy idea I had :) Granted this would require everyone's consent to use their work etc, but other than that I think it would be a neat way to thank you people who donate like 30 dollars and up or something like that.

  8. I think it would be a little jarring to see a certain styles of citation in a story. Especially MLA or APA, those are REALLY intrusive means of citation. If I recall APA you have to cite the entire source the first time you use it, which is (Author, title, Publisher, location, year, medium, page number).

    I personally think you're going to cite a source in a work of fiction should use Chicago Style (CMS for short) as it's less jarring to look at. Take for instance the one time I used a Shakespeare direct quote in one of my stories I used Chicago style/Turubian/Humanities, which is just a little super script number and an end note and not (Shakespeare next to the text which would have disrupted flow.

    But beyond that this is a common sense issue, I believe the disclaimers handle most things beyond direct quotes etc.