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It took Susanna Clarke over 10 years to write her magnum opus and reading it you can see why.

I never knew that, and it makes me feel better for taking 7 to write my first. I enjoyed her novel, although several times I wished it'd been shorter.

Self Publishing Discussion / Re: SPFBO 2019 Open Now!
« on: July 11, 2019, 08:18:18 AM »
Who wants to read stories about birds? ??? ;)
I like stories with birds in them :)

Self Publishing Discussion / Amazon Changing Free Books to 99c
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:11:00 AM »
Has anyone else had problems with Amazon changing the prices of permafree books to 99c?

My permafree story is free on the UK store, but 99c on the US one. I've asked for it to be changed back, but no luck so far.

C.S. Lewis's Narnia series. I reread it dozens of times as a child.

Wheel of Time, too. The first book's been on my kindle for about 4 years, and I've never managed beyond about the fourth chapter.

Okay that helps, sounds like it crude just for the sake of it.
I'm not sure about that. The type of characters portrayed most likely would be crude. It would be hard to imagine them being anything else.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: A few questions
« on: June 30, 2019, 09:26:43 AM »
2. The best spin of a traditional races like Elves,Dwarves ,Orcs,Goblins and Gnomes etc you’ve read ? Have you seen Elves not live in forests or Dwarves mining and making weapons.
Raymond Feist has elves living in cities, on the tops of mountains, and other places.

I've considered becoming a vegetarian more than once.

I've tried twice. First one lasted one month, second lasted 3 months. I'm thinking going back to vegetarian in a month :)
If it's not related to the animal issues and it's more about the actual food, then there's no reason why you can't be 'part vegetarian' - that's what I am, actually. There are weeks when I don't eat any meat or fish, and I hardly ever eat red meat anyway. Lots of veggie yummy food :)
It's a bit of both (animal welfare and health, too). I agree there's good vegetarian food—I'm already halfway there.

I've considered becoming a vegetarian more than once.

Self Publishing Discussion / Re: SPFBO 2019 Open Now!
« on: June 17, 2019, 06:31:40 AM »
Skip is in with A Child of Great Promise.

Self Publishing Discussion / SPFBO 2019 Open Now!
« on: June 15, 2019, 01:51:51 PM »
For anyone with a first in a series fantasy novel or a standalone fantasy novel, you can enter it in the Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog Off NOW! 111 novels have been entered (as I write this) and when it gets to 300 it's closed for new entries.

It's run by Mark Lawrence and is a great chance for publicity for your novel.


I don't know if there's another post for this, but I can't see one, so I'll post this. I'm not entering this year. I entered last, and might enter next year, if it's still running.

Good luck!

I'm rereading Asimov's Foundation for the first time in over three decades, and it feels surprisingly fresh.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Who reads short stories?
« on: June 06, 2019, 04:59:56 AM »
What do you think they lack?

Length  8)

I love novels because I can go deep into another world—one of the reasons I love fantasy. But I do read them sometimes, and occasionally write them, too.

If they're good I enjoy them. If I'm coming to a series fresh, the prequel is the first story I'll read.

Writers' Corner / Re: Does Anyone Still Say Android?
« on: May 26, 2019, 05:39:11 AM »
technically a female android is a gynoid

I never knew that. I don't think I've read a story with gynoids. This spellchecker doesn't know it either, it keeps trying to change it to synod.

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