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05 February 2008 @ 17:42
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Anyone want to do me a favour? Can anyone beta a query letter (a
begging letter sent to lit agents)? I want to know if you'd request to
see more based on my hook.




Also, I thought of putting together a fanfic resource for ficcers who
want to set their story in Japan. Something like my Christmas post.
Anyone have any specific questions they'd like to ask?
 
 
 
菖蒲eye_ame on 5th February 2008 09:05 (UTC)
I'm not sure if it'll be helpful but I'd like to beta your letter :)
And the idea of the resource is GREAT. Thank you!
Williamgenkischuldich on 5th February 2008 09:54 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll have a final poke at it and send it your way. :)

Any specific questions you'd like to see answered?
菖蒲eye_ame on 5th February 2008 12:55 (UTC)
Nothing in particular now, but if I get amy may I ask? :)
Williamgenkischuldich on 6th February 2008 08:57 (UTC)
Sure, go ahead!
菖蒲eye_ame on 6th February 2008 09:12 (UTC)
And another thing...
What do you think about making a Russian version of your site? We could do the translation of your info, and thus it would help not just the English-speakers :) Your post about XMas was really great and useful for a lot of us :)
Williamgenkischuldich on 18th February 2008 12:09 (UTC)
Err... Did it go through? I got a lot of failed mail notices.
菖蒲eye_ame on 18th February 2008 14:59 (UTC)
Just got it! Will get back to you today.
strawberryjoy on 5th February 2008 14:18 (UTC)
Lots and lots about the education system (esp. re. provision for gifted and talented children), children's services and treatment of young offenders!

This may not have been what you had in mind and I do have one or two official sources of information...
Williamgenkischuldich on 6th February 2008 09:04 (UTC)
I can certainly write about the (state) education system and the provision of special care for the gifted and mentally disabled (i.e. none). Ah, it's one of the things that drives me mad!

Outside the education system, I don't know much and I'd have to research. I certainly don't hear anything about failed young offenders programs or how the system is releasing them too early as I did in Britain. No news time has been devoted to the issue and I watch a LOT of news. That says something in itself, I think. The prison system is extremely secretive and they've only just started releasing the names of people they've executed. Recently, it was only the second time, iirc.
strawberryjoy on 7th February 2008 16:50 (UTC)
Thanks. Anything actually known is of interest!

And yes, a colleague of mine was taken to visit a special needs unit in Hiroshima last year (part of a conference they wouldn't send me to). She was politely dismayed by the lack of differentiation, specialist provision etc, I was mainly amazed that a school actually had a unit. They were very proud of it.

Edited at 2008-02-07 16:50 (UTC)
Mamimami_san on 5th February 2008 14:48 (UTC)
If you want a couple different opinions, I'll offer to read it, too~
Williamgenkischuldich on 6th February 2008 09:04 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll have a final poke and send it over.
Williamgenkischuldich on 18th February 2008 12:09 (UTC)
Sorry, what's your email address? ^^
angels__haven on 5th February 2008 16:32 (UTC)
I'll look at it, Kat! <3
Williamgenkischuldich on 6th February 2008 09:04 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll have a final poke and send it over.
Williamgenkischuldich on 18th February 2008 12:09 (UTC)
Sorry, what's your email address? ^^