Thursday, March 25, 2010

141 MG Adventure

TITLE: ICE DOGS
GENRE: Middle grade adventure


"I'm not taking you to another dog yard," my mom says. She thumps down her briefcase on the kitchen counter and grabs her cheese and

10 comments:

  1. Not really hooked, cuz I figure she's going to take him/her to another dog yard. Period.

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  2. I agree...not hooked yet. I am, however, interested in the title, and the fact that it is MG adventure. Perhaps you need to start in the middle of some small adventure?

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  3. No... I'm not hooked yet. I don't know what a dog yard is for starters...

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  4. Not hooked yet. Not thrilled with present tense for MG, for one thing. Hard to do well, and I'm not sure this will be. Dog yard means...? Grabs her cheese? I'm just too confused to be hooked.

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  5. I would keep reading but from your first 25 words I'm worried your MC is whiny. I would maybe start from the MC's perspective not the mom.

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  6. Present tense makes it interesting and gives a little jolt on the first read through. I would start the action with your MC rather than the mother, but like the way you've described the mother's actions. I'd definitely keep reading.

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  7. I was not hooked yet. I don't know what a dog yard is. (I'm guessing the pound). The next sentence feels like it should be something meaningful about the MC not description about Mom in order to draw me in. I'd read on to see how it develops though.

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  8. I would prefer this in past tense.

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