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Interview with Daniel E. Olesen aka Quill on these forums Up here if anyone fancies a gander -  ;D
December 04, 2018, 04:17:06 PM
Re: Active members with novels Finished Mad House by Ellis Knox. I really like Ellis's writing style in this book, which is in first person with a very strong character voice. This is a novella so it's a very quick read, but it was a fun story anyway. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to fill an hour or so. I liked it enough that I'll check out his full length books... after I've read some of the other authors in this thread.
January 01, 2019, 05:55:41 PM
Deep thoughts and midnight musings Sometimes I have deep thoughts in the shower, or when I should be sleeping.

I thought about just adding them to the poetry thread (should I just put this kinda stuff there?) but in case you all want a space to put your deep thoughts, I made this new thread.

JR's deep thought of the day.... errr night:

When you write a love poem, you put your heart and soul into the page in the hopes that that one person will find it beautiful.  Some of us write poems to family, prose poetry to friends.... even a well crafted letter to a stranger can be a work of art.

That thoughtful limerick you scrawled in the wall of the toilet stall might be photographed and immortalized as a meme. Or maybe it's a joke that only lands with one or two people.  Art might have commercial success, or it might not. But so long as it finds an audience, it wasn't in vain. One person who smiles or cries or gasps when they read your work is enough to make it worth it. 

That's what I mean when I confess that deep inside I think of everything I write--a book, an essay, an article, or story--as a love poem.

January 08, 2019, 11:29:27 AM
Re: Writers that shit on their characters. Joe Abercrombie. Having finished the First Law Trilogy, he's going into my list of writers whose work I avoided like the plague along with Brent Weeks now.
March 31, 2019, 04:01:03 AM
Re: A nice tip for (budding) writers What works best for me is to write the first draft for me. Subsequent drafts become a combination of what I want and what the characters want. In the later editing and revising stages, I start to think more about making sense to readers.
May 22, 2019, 07:41:39 AM
Final Edits Finished. That feels good. I woke up today with the final edits for my novel Tears of Hatsunae completed. Gonna do one more skim for those last little sneaky errors that seem to hide through round after round of editing. But then it is time to assemble the novel and get it ready for publishing. Not sure which part is more daunting, trying to make sure the grammar is correct or trying to get the book format to work.
July 01, 2019, 04:29:38 PM
Re: Which Fantasy Author Did You Find Most Disappointing? I would say Peter V. Brett and Brent Weeks. The Painted Man was great but then I started reading The Desert Spear and could not stand all the rape scenes so I just haven't bothered with him, if you want to have scarred characters, raping them to make them scarred is a cheap shot. Brent Weeks got tiresome with his Night Angel trilogy, with all the main characters self loathing and whining and pining, I tried the Black Prism but was not interested in that concept.
August 27, 2019, 12:22:13 PM
Blue Prometheus on Sale! If you'd like to give my Blue Prometheus Series a try, now's a good time. Blue Prometheus is reduced from $4:99 to 99c/p. It's for sale on most retailers. Here's the Amazon link for the UK

The US link's in the signature below (just trying to avoid long ugly links).

The third novel in the trilogy comes out later this month.

November 12, 2019, 06:04:32 AM