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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Audiobook Recommendations
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:41:28 PM »
Audiobook can be a tricky thing, because a bad narrator can make a good book seem like a chore. I'd recommend Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan. Tim Gerard Reynolds is the narrator and does a fantastic job on all of Sullivan's books.

Writers' Corner / Re: Writing a story while having a busy lifestyle.
« on: November 02, 2017, 04:48:28 PM »
I've noticed not sleeping helps

Nope sleeps too precious for me, I can't get enough of it as it is and so any amount of sleep is a win for me.

Thats why they invented coffee.

If I want to write anything right now, it is when I sacrifice an hour or two of sleep.

Fantasy Resources / Re: Brandon Sanderson Writing Lectures at BYU
« on: November 02, 2017, 04:40:43 PM »
Thanks for doing that @zmunkz . I've watched your videos before, especially the older lectures that were cut into several different videos. Made it so much easier to get from one topic to the next when they are edited together.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Cliffhanger endings in books
« on: September 29, 2017, 02:59:30 AM »
I would place self-contained and standalone in the same basket. As in there is a full arc that rises and falls for characters and plot. A standalone can progress the world and characters of previous works, but the story itself needs no prior knowledge to enjoy the story.

I agree with @Lanko about ESB.

And I don't mind cliffhangers all that much if it makes sense to leave things open to interpretation. The Last Argument of Kings was a good example, and a good use of leaving a thread open.

Much better would be if more authors followed Mark Lawrence's style and put a summary of the previous book before beginning the main story.

So much agreement. Especially for those thicker books in a series.

Of course, either way, I think it's way too early to make this call. We usually end up getting tons of entries towards the end of the month. Hell, we had 9 in the final week last month and 6 in the month before that. Wait for the month to actually finish before making any rash moves.

Feel free to just ignore me as I haven't participated in a while, but @Rukaio_Alter makes a good point. There is still a week left in the contest, and its kind of a thing to see all the last minute submissions. Do we know how many people are currently in progress for this month? Last year there were 13 entries, but this was a new topic. This year it is the same options, so that might also stifle some submissions.

Writers' Corner / Re: How much did you write today?
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:56:13 AM »
Spent a good chunk of time updating my outline. 13 chapters left to write.

Monthly Writing Contest / Re: Winners and Stories
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:53:54 AM »
Congrats to the last round of winners!


Funny enough Aristotle seemed to not like democracy very much. It felt like he preferred a combination of Republic and aristocracy.

On other note, there's him explaining how rulers fall and why, that whole hate and disdain and to be feared or loved. What Machiavelli needed an entire book to explain Aristotle did it in a single chapter almost 2000 years before  :o

His writings revolved around the city constitutions, which had democracy on the side of corruption. He called it a "polity" when the city was ruled by many(middle class) for the benefit of its citizens, and a "democracy" when they ruled poorly(wealthy), as in governing to benefit themselves.

Writers' Corner / Re: How much did you write today?
« on: July 18, 2017, 02:49:44 PM »
guess who just finished their first draft!?!

*does the happy dance*

Happy for you! May revisions be ever in your favor.

the first draft was just shy of 60k.  but, i'm a severe under-writer, so i suspect it's going to net out at about 90k.  for example, i've already added a thousand words -- and i'm only halfway through editing the first chapter.

I wrote about 7k in the last two days. Crazy production for me, but i am getting to the juicy parts. I am now just over 35k into my rough draft.

Yeah...I deleted my goodreads account btw.

M3 and Jmac are taking breaks to write.

Add me to the list. Currently writing my novel and a short story for Writers of the Future. I also have very little time these days because of work, kids, summer, and other various reasons.

Monthly Writing Contest / Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
« on: July 08, 2017, 10:51:58 PM »
Thanks everyone! Many likes to you all!

Yay, congrats, night_wrtr! That's surely inspiring for your other projects too!


Monthly Writing Contest / Re: Winners and Stories
« on: June 24, 2017, 08:23:01 PM »
Ah, another step towards world domination!

Whered the likes go? That means I have to post now...


Writers' Corner / Re: Brandon Sanderson Appreciation Thread
« on: June 21, 2017, 01:03:00 PM »
I've liked just about everything he's written. Especially the last books for Wheel of Time. Words of Radiance is one of my favorite books ever.

And agreed. His lectures are priceless.

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