Newbie's Guide to AQ Connect
Posted 01 December 2016 - 10:32 AM
Posted 27 December 2016 - 06:17 PM
Permit me, please, to introduce myself. My name is Jim Bergstad and I write under the rather creative pen name of J B Bergstad. I must admit it took me a while to come up with that pen name, it being so foreign and all, but I managed at last. I write Fiction and yes it is with a capital F because mine is considered "old school" by todays standards. I don't write about strange, worlds, parallel worlds or ether worlds and any other kind of world except the screwed up, scary, sometime evil, but most times wonderful earthbound planet we live on and the conglomeration of mostly beautiful people that inhabit our world. Stories come to me from various places, in various and sometimes magical ways, it seems. Sometimes it only takes a word or a sentence or statement made in a conversation I'll have with friends or cyber friends and I'm off in my writers world and the next thing you know, bingo a new story develops. Anyway, I don't want to bore anyone so I'll sign off. Glad to be here and hope we can help
each other move forward in the wonderful, magical world we writers live and work in. JBB
PS: I'm also known as the king of the run-on sentence ... my bad.
The most insidious hypocrisy lives in the pocket of the Prophet.
Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:12 PM
I'm new to this site and looking forward to learning heaps and connecting with other writers/ and those currently sending out queries. I've written a memoir on mother loss and I'm currently seeking agents. Trying hard to find a good match.
Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:34 AM
My name is Al and I'm a self-published author. It appears this forum is filled with tons of information. Although I have lots of questions, I will wait until I've browsed the site. I just wanted to say hello.
Posted 30 April 2017 - 03:27 PM
I have had several short stories published which can be read on my website Olafkroneman.com. I have a novel entitled, "Detroit Heroic." It is historical fiction that chronicles events in Detroit from the beginning of the 67 Detroit riot and ending one later with the Detroit Tigers winning the world series. The novel concerns a first year medical intern working in the inner city. He confronts racism, police brutality and the criminal underworld that takes advantage of the social disintegration. He becomes a threat to the criminals and corrupt cops and is framed for the death of a young woman following an illegal abortion. (all too common before Roe v Wade.) He is pursued by Detroit homicide and the mob. He is saved by an ecclectic Motown medley of pimps, prizefighters, prostitutes, Vietnam vets, clerics and honest cops.
The topics are 50 years old but very relevant as it appears our society is dangerously revisiting them once again.
3 stories from the novel have been published as short sotries and two can be found at my website-The Detroit Veterans Hospital" and "Cuddle the Schizophrenic but Fear the Bi-Polar."
Posted 01 May 2017 - 03:38 PM
Shiny, new and ready to learn. I've gleaned a few good tips just reading the open forums here, and I'm excited to take it all back to my work. See you on the boards!
Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:07 AM
Hi there. Debut fantasy author. I shelved about four books before I thought I finally got a good one. About to start querying and looking for advice. Nice to cyber meet y'all!
Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:15 PM
I have no idea what this site is about. It says Agent Query Connect. Not sure how that translates. Do we put queries here? Or ask for critiques on queries?
I'm ready willing and able to join in. If I knew what it was all about.
Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:51 PM
I've been looking for a forum for a while now, and look forward to getting some honest critique on my writing.
A woman with coke bottle glasses and a gnarly goatee just asked me for the time. I am in the NYPL. She has bags from strand, and they are filled with other bags from strand. She is reading four books at once now. Incredible, probably a savant.
Posted 08 June 2017 - 07:52 PM
I have reduced my photo to 80x100 pixels and it will not upload. What is the problem?
Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:12 PM
Hello... Just created this account...
I must tell you I feel scared that I will never be able to write the perfect query...as I think I am in more difficult situation than everybody else here...
My English is not good...I am from Greece...
I checked so many successful queries and OMG...I was shocked!
No wonder why the 4 agents I tried to contact answered in like half hour to say they are not interested...
Propably everyone will laugh if sees my query...which really I want you guys to see it if possible...
I guess here is not the right topic for that and I will try right now to find the appropriate topic...but just in case if someone is online now and wants to share the right link with me would be great!
What do you think guys? Someone with not good English can ever manage to have a good query?
Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:35 PM
I'm new here. Been writing for decades (mostly sci-fi and epic fantasy). Nothing published yet, but I'm hoping top get some help with query lettter writing from this sight, as well as helping others in my situation. I'm currently in the process of finishing a rewrite of the first book in my epic fantasy series TALE OF TAILS, in a world where magic has been cursed and the gods are all dying or lost, except for those who had their divinity striped from them and are now out for revenge.
Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:49 PM
I have also published my first novel on Amazon and I would love to get some critical feedback on it.
Posted 06 July 2017 - 12:02 PM
Hello, Everyone: I'm NJ. Looking forward to our discussions.
Posted 08 August 2017 - 02:28 PM
Greetings everyone! I'm looking forward to meeting many of you and sharing some stories or just stories, if you take my meaning
Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:19 PM
Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:09 AM
I just discovered this forum and I'm excited to jump down the rabbit hole and start exploring topics. I am a PB writer at this moment, focusing on fiction...but have a plethora of ideas in the wheelhouse that I'm trying to keep caged in until the first few books get their fair share of attention! I've been studying craft in earnest for at least a year and have 1 story ready to submit...4 others ready for critique at this time. Looking forward to learning from the wisdom of this community! Is there a PB specific group?
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