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Writers' Corner / Looking for beta readers
« on: August 09, 2019, 11:33:07 AM »
Hello guys, another thread by me. I'm looking for beta readers for my first ever novel. It's extremely action centric, with loads of bloody action and inspired by Japanese mythology type of fictional world. The story revolves around half-man, half-yokai (demon), crow-winged warriors who are giant slayers. Do post here or message me if anyone is interested!  :D

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Writers' Corner / Finished my novel, now what?
« on: August 09, 2019, 11:30:56 AM »
Hello guys. I've just finished the first draft of my first ever novel. So now, what should I do next? I'm doing some edits on the spellings, names, spacing, and some other minor issues in the story, but should I start looking for a publishing agent in the meantime? Could anyone recommend me some publishing agents that would be interested in an extremely action-centric, eastern style fantasy story about crow-winged giantslayers?


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Sorry for the longgg topic, hahah. Ever since I've joined this forum in like 2016 I've met a lot of people who I used to see a lot on here, but not anymore. I used to talk with @Lady Ty a lot, and had no idea where she had went off to for quite a while now. @Nora and @JMack used to post a lot too, and Nora came back once in a while nowadays. @The Gem Cutter I used to see really lot, he just pops in nowadays. There was the time when I was pretty new that we got to know @Ana Stephens and @CameronJohnston back before they published their books and became famous too, and they have gave some really great advice to me, both writing and non-writing related, which I truly appreciated. Also @Ryan Mueller, I had no idea if his book got famous or anything.

What about you? Whom did you used to see really often here but not anymore? (I'm sure Scarlet will have 10 massive tomes of her history here for us to read, heheh  ;D)

Edit: Apologies, Eclipse will probably have another 10 tomes ready too, haha.  :D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Really quick book advice needed
« on: July 22, 2019, 06:02:09 AM »
Hello folks, I've got a promo code for my usual online bookstore that lasted only until 24 of this month (2 more days), so I need some really quick suggestions on what should I get. I'm planning to order Retribution Falls (Ketty Jay #1), One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence, and one another book, but I had a real hard time deciding what it should be from a pretty big list. Here goes:

1. Priest of Bones by Peter Mclean
2. Blackwings by Ed Mcdonald
3. The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett
4. Greatcoats by Sebastian De Castell
5. Copper Cat by Jen Williams
6.  The Tower of Living and Dying by Ana Smith Sparks?

To be frank, I actually had a habit of DNF'ing a lot of grimdark that didn't suit my taste, which could really vary from time to time. I like the Broken Empire but not Promise of Blood. I immensely doesn't like Godblind. I don't really like the Grimdark parts in Night's Angel trilogy and only finished it due to the action. I'm alright with ASOIF and Blood Song. I love the Gentlemen Bastards. I DNF'd Senlin Ascends. I'm kind of moderate with Court of Broken Knives. I kind of like the Riyria series, but the ponderous writing sometimes almost put me to sleep and I had to skipped almost half of the first book to finish it.

From these preferences which book from the list should I choose? I have already DNF'd a lot of books and each time that became quite a waste of money since I prefer paper copies. Thank you so much for the assistance! 

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Writers' Corner / Reaging my MCs for YA?
« on: June 26, 2019, 09:16:29 AM »
I'm considering lowering the age of my MC (and well, actually none of the other details in the story) of my WOP just in case that I maybe able to promote it as a YA fantasy too in the future. You know, just to be safe. I think this happened with the First Mistborn too, because Vin was 17 and eligible for the YA category as well, and it was initially marketed as YA fantasy.

What are everyone's input on this? My novel had some gory action scenes, but I guess I could tone that down. No sex or other 18+ stuff.

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Hello guys, here goes... My life had been kind of stressful lately, and I felt like I'm in somewhat of a reading slump with my current TBR pile. I'm looking for some fun and light fantasy series/ standalone with humor that could brighten my day up somewhat. Preferably something with action too. (everyone knows how I love action scenes, haha  :P)

P.S. Riryria is already in the TBR list. It's great.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Flintlock Fantasy Recommendation
« on: December 06, 2018, 05:53:21 AM »
I've recently grown more interested in firearms as a hobby, so I'm now more open to reading flintlock era fantasies which I usually tried so hard to avoid. I've just started Waking Fire and found it absolutely refreshing from the sword and sorcery era too, so there's that. Anyone got any great flintlock fantasy recommendations?  :D 

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General Discussion / Sword Fighting
« on: December 01, 2018, 02:00:14 AM »
Does anyone here do any kind of sword fighting martial arts (HEMA in particular)? What are your thoughts and opinions on it?

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Akinator Character Guesser
« on: November 23, 2018, 08:53:49 AM »
I stumbled across something pretty fun from the facebook group, give it a try with your favorite characters.

https://en.akinator.com/?fbclid=IwAR0nXFVu1b445d2la-zBNJmWVwG0C7UgskGtpZJgEJ2XTbtrzzrdNrGHvS4


P.S. I was definitely spooked when it guessed my pick of Kaladin right. Tried other characters on the PC version and holy molly it got them straight on too.  :o

P.S.2. Not sure if this post belonged here, so if not, apologies



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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Oh This is Me
« on: August 11, 2018, 04:44:41 AM »
Have you ever came across a book character that made you thought, "Wait, this is guy/gal is so much like me? Like exactly?" (or the combinations of several characters). Mine is Jalan Kendeth, except for some small points like gambling, drinking, and being a prince part, it struck pretty close to home. I was even wondering if Mark Lawrence wrote it off someone like me, hah.  ;D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Wax and Wayne Book 4
« on: July 12, 2018, 09:30:26 AM »
Have anyone heard any progress on this? When I finished reading the Bands of Mourning, I'm pretty sure that there is going to be a book 4 by how it ends, but I haven't heard any news from Sanderson about this. (recently there have only been news on the Stormlight Archives, that is.)

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General Discussion / Pen Name
« on: May 06, 2018, 03:42:03 AM »
I had a sudden inclination to change my pen name to S. K. Korvach/ kovacs. What do you guys think about it? (I want to insert a poll but had no idea how to do that lol)

S. K. Kovacs

S. K. Korvach

Same old S. K. Inkslinger

What do you guys think about it?

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Book Series Recommendation?
« on: April 04, 2018, 10:20:06 AM »
Since my TBR pile had dwindled somewhat, I'm thinking of getting my hands on a new fantasy series. My mind is split between the First Law by Joe Abercrombie and Riryria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan. Also, based on my preferenes (action fantasy, Brandon Sanderson-ish style, etc.) does anyone have any interesting book series that they can recommend?

Thank you so much!  :D

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Writers' Corner / Japanese Mythological World
« on: March 14, 2018, 06:49:04 AM »
I'm writing a novel based on my own version of a Japanese, Chinese-ish mythical world, and end up subconciously using some english-japanese words for some of the items. Examples: Futon, tatami mats, hakama, nodachi, oni, tengu and etc.

My question is whether my readers will be able to understand these items I'm trying to portray? Should I put in some definition list at the bottom of each page with the japanese words? Or do I need to replace the word with "mat for tatami, nodachi for longsword, oni for giant, etc." every once in a while to give the word an english definition?

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My first ever novel, "The Knight of Chimera", had finally been published! The Knight of Chimera is a fantasy novella (at around 100 pages) set around Gerald de Yefrem, commander of an infamous band of mercenaries, and his quest that will take him across a fantasy landscape and even into our own world. Official blurb:

"Gerald de Yefrem is commander of the mighty Bestia, a legendary band of sell swords whose ferocity in battle is feared throughout all of Eosium. After the death of his father, Gerald finds himself thrust into a world of wonder where nothing is familiar to him. In this strange environment, he must fulfill the prophecy bestowed upon him and wage war against the evil Tainted Ones and their legion of blood thirsty demons. Edited and prepared by Ronin Publications"   

The Knight of Chimera is available on Amazon.com here!: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1983684546/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1518666593&sr=8-2&keywords=The+Knight+of+Chimera

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