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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive
Author, artist, creative consultant. Worked for all major comic book companies. YouTube channel, novels in progress.
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Aug 15
Thanks, Jennifer :)
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Aug 10
Thank you for the shout :)
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Aug 5
Congrats!
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Aug 3
Replying to @UnderdogAuthor
I was wondering what they were going to do there. Haven’t watched it yet. I’m afraid...very afraid :)
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Aug 3
Replying to @DalCecilRuno
Sounds awesome...can’t wait :)
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Aug 3
is over and I am tired. Most of my social media has suffered over the past month, but sometimes you need to prioritize to meet your goals. Going to hopefully start catching up and picking up the pieces by next week.
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Aug 3
Replying to @DalCecilRuno
Sounds good...you are on a role with improving your channel. Maybe you should do a future vid on ways people can make improvements. Ive seen people who feel they need to spend tons of money on equipment...which isn’t really true.
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Jul 24
Replying to @UnderdogAuthor
Actually, that was my “Camp Nanowrimo week 2” vid I did the shout out in, Billy.
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Jul 24
Replying to @UnderdogAuthor
Always enjoy the ramble, Billy. I gave you channel a shout, BTW, in my video on Tension Vs. Suspense :)
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Jul 23
Replying to @neilson_tara
I enjoy chopping things down as well. There have been very few scenes I ever thought twice before cutting—as long as it makes the rest of the book work better.
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Jul 23
Glad to hear you managed it :)
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Jul 22
Replying to @neilson_tara
It can be done. Combining certain scene, cutting down excessive word—Twitter os good practice for that :) And finally just omitting a few scenes the book can like without and still make sense. It’s tough, but we have to be.
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Jul 21
Replying to @DalCecilRuno
I’m sure I will :)
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Jul 21
Want to support a fellow writer who got her first story published in an anthology? I did. It’s available for just .99 on Amazon and proceeds go to charity. Double good cause for a buck :)
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Jul 13
Great name!
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Jul 12
Replying to @DalCecilRuno
So your way of starting may be better since I don’t know a lot about your story. Essentially, each genre’s blurb is pretty much like what a movie trailer would be for that type of story. Hope that helps :)
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Jul 12
Replying to @DalCecilRuno
True...but Harry Potter made a promise up front, as I’d A Series of Unfortunate Events, which took several books to deliver on. A good villain can go on for several books before the hero actually stops them.
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Jul 12
Replying to @DalCecilRuno
3) Opening line might also pose an intriguing question, like: What if astral projection was the next level of war-fare? Posing a question that demands an answer keeps agents reading :)
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Jul 12
Replying to @DalCecilRuno
2) Bring that opposition (villain) into focus and juxtapose it with the choice of Tibor passing his problems off to another to escape his fate or face the consequences (stakes) designed by his villainous father.
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Robert Jones/StoryDtechtive Jul 12
Replying to @DalCecilRuno
1) Dal, as far as query letters go, this is good. Your book synopsis has all the right elements, but the final question should build just a bit more to involve the stakes in volved in defying his adoptive father.
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