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Re: How did you find us?
« Reply #150 on: May 16, 2016, 07:24:21 PM »
Then we shall have to form a party and go rescue them or die trying.

I don't love them that much I would die for them. I tell you what you go on ahead and this fine young gnome standing by me on his life quest cangowithyouI've spent toomuchtimewithhim I'm talking gnomish krynn   
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Re: How did you find us?
« Reply #151 on: May 16, 2016, 10:24:21 PM »
Then we shall have to form a party and go rescue them or die trying.

I don't love them that much I would die for them. I tell you what you go on ahead and this fine young gnome standing by me on his life quest cangowithyouI've spent toomuchtimewithhim I'm talking gnomish krynn
Seeing as I empathize most with Sturm Brightblade I do not forsee this going well but, go I must.  Come along little gnome.

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Re: How did you find us?
« Reply #152 on: May 17, 2016, 01:12:52 AM »
Then we shall have to form a party and go rescue them or die trying.

I don't love them that much I would die for them. I tell you what you go on ahead and this fine young gnome standing by me on his life quest cangowithyouI've spent toomuchtimewithhim I'm talking gnomish krynn
Seeing as I empathize most with Sturm Brightblade I do not forsee this going well but, go I must.  Come along little gnome.

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Re: How did you find us?
« Reply #153 on: August 11, 2016, 05:45:50 PM »
Actually, I heard the name of the site mentioned in one of the several podcasts I listen  to.. Probably more than one. Well, that'd be a fib.. I found this place on a Google search, them realized as I was looking around that I'd heard the name a few times.  ::)

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Re: How did you find us?
« Reply #154 on: August 23, 2016, 02:32:21 AM »
One day, while wondering how I would ever get traction on getting my novel completed and then published, I happened upon a grand idea one day and looked through Facebook's various groups for those with a writing bent. I promptly joined four, including Fantasy Faction's.

I wanted to begin nudging my nose into the industry and thought connecting with writers and readers would be helpful. I also wanted to get a feel for the genre's health - what's in vogue, what's hot, what's not, etc. I love fantasy and have loved it for 45 years (since I read the Hobbit at age 5), but I am behind the times. Yes, I turn 50 in March.

My Facebook experiences were mixed - I departed two groups almost immediately. They were just various authors randomly screeching advertisements for their work. Worse, their work was terrible. I immediately liked the Fantasy Faction FB group. Almost right away I got some great ideas, which was what I was after in the first place. In particular, feedback from my question "What tropes/conventions do you hate the most?" was extraordinarily good for me - tipping me to expand X, reduce or change Y, and eliminate Z altogether.

For example, I knew I wanted to craft a book with good, rounded female characters who did more than give the hero someone to pursue, rescue, etc.. I wanted to model a character from a good female friend, whose friendship and advice were tremendously important to me in the military. Importantly, I wanted to present what a male-female friendship looks like, without neither romance nor its cousins (un-pursued longing, etc.). What I didn't know until Fantasy-Faction, was that readers want to read that. I literally worried people might not be interested in a m-f friendship with neither sex nor dreamy-eyed staring, and the feedback indicated that, surprisingly to me, people are interested in that, very much. Like most good advice, much of it I knew all along - I just needed an outside voice to point it out. And I got it.

So, I found the forum, and here I sit. My time here has helped me on several levels, within and beyond my novel.  I just discovered the main website by clicking on the dragon today and was blown away. I didn't realize how many of my favorite authors are affiliated with this clan of fantasy writer-reader-warrior-poets. If I had, well, perhaps I'd have put on a tie :)

Anyway, that's how I ended up here.
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Re: How did you find us?
« Reply #155 on: August 23, 2016, 09:15:43 AM »
I didn't realize how many of my favorite authors are affiliated with this clan of fantasy writer-reader-warrior-poets. If I had, well, perhaps I'd have put on a tie :)
@The_Gem_Cutter, they don't mind ;) - I'm writing this in my pjs, and I bet Jen Williams (our @sennydreadful) or Mark Lawrence also don't wear ties when reading the forums ;D

(and if you haven't read their books, go do it NOW!!! Honestly, they're the best, in very different ways)
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Re: How did you find us?
« Reply #156 on: August 23, 2016, 09:21:11 AM »
I didn't realize how many of my favorite authors are affiliated with this clan of fantasy writer-reader-warrior-poets. If I had, well, perhaps I'd have put on a tie :)
@The_Gem_Cutter, they don't mind ;) - I'm writing this in my pjs, and I bet Jen Williams (our @sennydreadful) or Mark Lawrence also don't wear ties when reading the forums ;D

(and if you haven't read their books, go do it NOW!!! Honestly, they're the best, in very different ways)

Me reading the forum right now


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Re: How did you find us?
« Reply #157 on: December 20, 2016, 12:22:58 PM »
While browsing through the writing groups in Goodreads.com. I am a huge fan of fantasy, so this group caught my attention instantly.

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