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Re: A little pronunciation problem . . . I was always in the German/Scandinavian camp of pronouncing Jorg too, because, well, I am Scandinavian, and it's very similar to a name already existing in our language.

This problem does bleed into my own writing; I pronounce my character names differently depending on what language I am discussing them in.

As for the actual topic, I think Welsh spelling is a good way of making your names stand out from other fantasy works while having a consistent spelling pattern.

July 05, 2016, 10:15:33 PM
Re: 4-Word Reviews The Never-ending Story:

It does actually end.


Ironic author name, right?

July 11, 2016, 10:13:05 PM
Re: The Great Ordeal by R. Scott Bakker Small letter, big difference. :)

Hyperion is indeed a great read, though.

July 21, 2016, 12:03:54 PM
Re: Greetings from Melbourne Welcome! What's your site for reviewing books and the like?
August 06, 2016, 01:46:27 PM
Re: Mid-Story Changes: Big ones. With consequences and in-laws. From what I can tell, the only thing that will change is that part 3 will be longer than planned? Unless there is some reason why your novel cannot exceed the intended length, I don't see how that will be a problem at all. About 100k after edits is not much for a novel, I'd say that's on the skinny side anyway.
August 07, 2016, 09:10:55 AM
Re: WHEN do you write? I'm a freelancer, so I write when I don't have work/project/deadlines, usually in the evenings. Some days, typically weekend, I have the whole day though, and I write throughout the day. For me personally, there's no difference regarding time of day. What matters is that I mentally make myself ready. I think about the text I am writing, specific scenes, I work them out in my head (usually pacing around the room), until I am feeling motivated and the need to write.

In regards to forcing the words; if I am struggling with a passage and my above-mentioned process doesn't really help, I will simply sit and stare at the text document until I write at least one sentence. Hopefully a few more. During such days, my ambition is not to write x number of words, but just to make any kind of progress, however small. As long as I make progress each day, I will eventually be done with whatever part I am struggling with and return to the easy flow again. It may be an entirely individual process, but I do think it is dangerous to only write when in the mood; that's how you end up with unfinished novels.

August 17, 2016, 09:22:59 PM
Re: Got a blog? Share it! I'll just add my little link to the collection. My blog is part of my overall site and doesn't really have a name, though the link to it is called Town Crier, so I suppose that would be it.

I generally write about (fantasy) literature - not specific books or reviews, but rather literary theory. I have one post that discusses just how opposite to each other fantasy and science fiction is; another is a discussion of archetypical symbolism and narrative patterns in fantasy (that post is basically an abbreviation of my master's thesis from university). I just wrote a post about world building in fantasy, but that was a guest post on somebody else's blog. I also often mention etymology, since that is something I am spending a lot of time on in regards to fantasy.

The site is here: http://www.annalsofadal.net

I blog mostly to shamelessly get attention from the fantasy community, but it's also a good outlet for my thoughts on the genre, the art, and a lot of other areas. Considering these topics also often ends up helping me contemplate my own writing and improve it.

August 21, 2016, 03:25:35 PM
Re: So, I'm starting college tomorrow Enjoy the keg stands!

... That's a thing, right? My knowledge of American colleges comes exclusively from movies and TV shows.

August 21, 2016, 07:37:30 PM
Re: So, I'm starting college tomorrow Oh, a fellow Norseman! I thought only Americans used the term "college", hence my erronous assumption. Thanks @Jmack and @ScarletBea for the correction.

Enjoy the... schnapps? Or vodka, I guess.

August 21, 2016, 08:38:19 PM
Re: So, I'm starting college tomorrow

Oh, a fellow Norseman! I thought only Americans used the term "college", hence my erronous assumption. Thanks @Jmack and @ScarletBea for the correction.

Enjoy the... schnapps? Or vodka, I guess.

Ah, welcome to the boards.

As long as you aren't Danish...

You're right out of luck on that one, I'm afraid!

August 21, 2016, 09:11:26 PM