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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.

Monthly Writing Contest / Re: Winners and Stories
« on: June 17, 2017, 05:42:53 PM »
 The wolf is loose!  ;D

I have a confession.

I've developed an addiction to Orange Juice.  Like I can't stop drinking it.  Sometimes a gallon a day.

It's really expensive.  Like two or three times the price of other juices.  It must be the crack they put in it.  I can't stop and I'm seriously bankrupting myself.  Is there an AA for OJ?

According to the highly regarded buzzfeed:

Minor Side Effects
Indigestion, diarrhea
Mouth ulcers
Upset stomach
Nausea, vomiting, dizziness
Reddened face, Skin rashes
Increased stress level
Abdominal cramps
Foot cramps
Strong smelling urine
Headache, Fever
Bloating, gases
Major Side Effects
More than 6000 mg of vitamin C per day may result in:
Severe back pain
Copper deficiency
Jaundice infection
Vitamin B12 depletion
Dental cavities
An increased need for oxygen, leading to additional pressure on heart.
Vitamin C is responsible for more iron absorption, hence there is an increased risk of iron poisoning.
Due to vitamin C, an increased absorption of calcium is possible but extra calcium can result in the formation of kidney stones.

And with that out of the way. I also drink OJ in excess, but yolo.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Writing Question
« on: June 12, 2017, 02:17:51 PM »
"I'm translating this story from the world in which it happens into a form that we can understand...

This is how I view things these days, so they are not all that bothersome to me. Read it as if it were a translation of what happened and its all good.

Writers' Corner / Re: How much did you write today?
« on: June 09, 2017, 01:47:32 PM »
4138 words today. 3185 yesterday. 2362 the day before that.

I'm so jelly. That is amazing.

Writers' Corner / Re: Critiques
« on: June 06, 2017, 09:49:42 PM »
agree that you should establish ahead of time what the writer wants from a critique.

This is how I view it.

Being able to know why a reader feels a certain way towards something in your story is significantly more useful than just knowing they feel that way and having to fill in the gaps yourself.

@Rukaio_Alter voiced most of my own reactions to the chart, so I won't restate any of that, plus I've mentioned elsewhere how useful a thorough critique can be.

The best scenario is getting a writing group together that can decide on how to handle critiques to maximize effectiveness. (If you can keep them together! xD) Most of us are writing a story for an audience. Readers will have opinions and feelings and all sorts of things as they move along. Why wouldn't that be vital information to hear? Even if you decide not to make a change, you can see where they are coming from, which just might offer a valuable viewpoint in other aspects.

Writers' Corner / Re: How much did you write today?
« on: June 06, 2017, 08:51:57 PM »
I put in 1,400 words yesterday. I've been well over my 800 word goal each day since the rocky first outing. Chapter four is now finished! Moving right along!

Finished The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley. 4.25/5
Really fun book.

So glad to hear someone else enjoyed this one. Its one of my favorites actually. I'll warn you that if you move on to book two, you'll want to read book three immediately after!

Writers' Corner / Sullivan Opening Riyria #4 for Beta Readers
« on: May 30, 2017, 01:56:24 PM »
Thought I would share as I know there are some good critters around here. Michael J. Sullivan is looking for beta readers for The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter (Book 4: The Riyria Chronicles). The beta reading is scheduled around 7/11-8/27. I'll probably be in the middle of my novel during that time, but I might throw my name in the bunch anyway. Looks like they will take several people as betas.

Here is the link to the post on his website:

Riyria Chronicles #4

He also posted what the process would look like here before you decide to sign up.

Writers' Corner / Re: How much did you write today?
« on: May 29, 2017, 06:01:58 AM »
398 words. But I spent 2 hours drawing a new map. So...nailed it.

I blocked off from June 1st to around mid-October. If I write 800ish words per day I'll have a complete novel. Going to be a grind, but i'm going all in.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Is Tar Valon a vagina?
« on: May 24, 2017, 12:33:01 PM »
wow this thread  ;D

is GGK =  Guy Gavriel Kay? I've never read any of this books, though I bought a copy of Tigana a while back.

I shot a bow a lot as a kid, but not at all anymore. I do have a couple of swords though. It is very exciting when you first get them. Then I act very warriorish for a few days as I slash them around, but then they sit in the corner of the room for a few years.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 21, 2017, 09:32:11 PM »
I just started reading Life Debt: Aftermath. It's a part of the new line of Star Wars novels, set shortly after Return of the Jedi.

This one in particular is about a bunch of mercenary types hired by Leia, as the New Republic is struggling to establish a government and remnants of the Empire are trying to make a comeback. I'm only 10% into my Kindle copy, but I'm already finding the protagonists interesting. So far the standout feature is an Imperial grand admiral who is actually human and relatable. She genuinely believes that the galaxy needs a firm central government, while disliking the more shady and backstabby elements of the Empire, and feels true fondness for a loyal underling.

I'm on record stating that there is room for the simple good guys vs bad guys stories of Star Wars, but a little bit of depth is appreciated.

Nice. Some of the reviews for those books are a bit undeserved as I enjoyed all three books in that series, and one of my favorite new Star Wars characters is in them. Happy reading to you!

I am about 85% done with Thrawn by Timothy Zahn. By far my new favorite new canon novel just ahead of Catalyst.

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