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Re: Foreign fantasy novel with a CF campaign Wow, you've got a lot going on for this.
Glad you found us, and best wishes with everything.
I'll check out the website.

Do you have any excerpts of the translated story?

May 06, 2015, 01:22:12 PM
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Re: Foreign fantasy novel with a CF campaign
Wow, you've got a lot going on for this.
Glad you found us, and best wishes with everything.
I'll check out the website.

Do you have any excerpts of the translated story?

Hi @YordanZh, this link worked better for me than the others http://yzfantasy.com/ and it tells us more about you and excerpts of the book are in the library. I will enjoy reading more.

I joined a CF for a local author writing a special book of fictional tales, but directly related to my city and many more locals joined in. It was a limited publication then, but so successful we are hoping he will do it every year and will be glad to support again.  I think CF for indie authors could become a very good way to go, as long the product is good. Good luck and will be interested to hear more from you.  :)

May 06, 2015, 02:17:50 PM
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Re: Using different POVs/styles in one book I agree with @Jmack, it's something that really needs to be done pretty early. However, I've actually read a book recently that experimented with that kind of thing a lot, and worked brilliantly for me - The Grace of Kings - so I'm not actively against it if it's done well. It plays with all sorts of different things, most often people telling stories within stories (like The Name of the Wind), but including an epistolary chapter consisting of a series of letters between two of the protagonists. It gave the book a more detached, epic kind of tone than what most novels these days aim for. Dreamer's Pool was fine for me as well, but not as good or varied as GoK.
June 08, 2015, 06:24:10 PM
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Re: Using different POVs/styles in one book Well, I actually agree with all you've posted, and I also enjoy (a few) different tones/styles in books - but basically, as you said, it needs to be done well.
This time, it didn't feel like that, it felt disjointed.

Sorry Yordan, I didn't mean to be dismissive of CW courses :-[

June 08, 2015, 06:31:11 PM
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"Damned children of Naor" dark fantasy book is already avaliable!!! "Damned children of Naor" fourth book of my dark fantasy series is already avaliable!!!! http://www.devinedestinies.com/damned-children-of-naor/
You are all invited to visit land of Naor!!!

June 15, 2015, 10:29:23 AM
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It's a small world. So, it turns out a great fantasy author works at the school I work in and I never even knew! I manage a gym situated in a secondary school. When my boss (vice principle) found out I was trying out writing she suggested I spoke to Andy Remic, one of the English teachers. She knew he had a few published fantasy novels. I didn't really follow it up for whatever reason.  Anyway, skip ahead a couple weeks and I've decided to buy the new Legends 2 anthology, in honour of David Gemmell as it has short stories by Mark Lawrence and John Gwynne.  I gave the rest of the authors a look and there he was, Andy Remic   :)

He apparently has 18 books published.

The next time I was in work I went to see him. He is a great bloke, happy to talk avout his work and has been really helpful to me in my writing pursuits.  He even gave me some dedicated books  :) I read the first chapter of The Iron Wolves and can't wait to crack on with it. It gives the impression of a fairly violent world.


A freaky but welcome experience. 

July 08, 2015, 08:40:34 PM
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Re: How do you feel about stand-alone books? Stand-alone is great, especially if it's set in a larger world that contains other stories. I'd love for that to happen more often, it's way too rare these days.
July 09, 2015, 10:28:52 AM
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Re: How do you feel about stand-alone books? Yeah, I like complete stories in 50 to 300 pages but the characters and the world being reused for more stories.
I want a plot to be wrapped up reasonably quickly but then still get more of that stuff. I don't feel like reading anything that isn't concluded after three books and I much prefer it to be in just one.

July 09, 2015, 11:00:06 AM
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Re: How do you feel about stand-alone books? The trilogy is an expectation becoming a cliché now. If its good It will  be read regardless of how many books it is over. Novellas can be perfect in themselves. Again I am a fan of recycling worlds and characters across books. Tell the story don't try and stretch it to three books or shrink it to one*.






* Unless you are getting a big advance and your publisher wants three.

July 09, 2015, 04:45:25 PM
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Re: How do you feel about stand-alone books? I personally love longer fantasy series because I love becoming engrossed in the world. However, I've grown to appreciate stand alone novels much more recently. I enjoyed Elantris and Warbreaker(didn't know they were getting sequels though), and really really enjoyed Uprooted. If you are looking for a true stand alone that hits many fantasy bullet points and is an easy read, I'd highly recommend it.
July 09, 2015, 04:53:35 PM
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