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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Favorite Standalone Book
« on: November 14, 2019, 12:29:30 PM »
Apart from The Ocean at the End of the Lane, another favourite (my memory jogged by other posts) is The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison.


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Small Press & Self-Published / Blue Prometheus on Sale!
« on: November 12, 2019, 06:04:32 AM »
If you'd like to give my Blue Prometheus Series a try, now's a good time. Blue Prometheus is reduced from $4:99 to 99c/p. It's for sale on most retailers. Here's the Amazon link for the UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Prometheus-Book-ebook/dp/B00P4RP0GI/ref=la_B00PZKU44C_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1573531554&sr=1-2

The US link's in the signature below (just trying to avoid long ugly links).

The third novel in the trilogy comes out later this month.

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Non-Fantasy Books / Re: What is "non-genre fiction"?
« on: November 09, 2019, 12:37:53 PM »
There's a really good article about it here.
You're right. It is a really good article. And a very long one! Thanks for sharing the link.

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Non-Fantasy Books / Re: What is "non-genre fiction"?
« on: November 09, 2019, 11:55:41 AM »
Literary fiction is a genre.
Absolutely.

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Non-Fantasy Books / Re: What is "non-genre fiction"?
« on: November 09, 2019, 12:57:31 AM »
I'm not sure that non-genre fiction really exists, even if the name does.

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Non-Fantasy Books / Re: What Non-Fantasy are you currently reading?
« on: November 09, 2019, 12:55:24 AM »
I just finished Dan Brown's Origin and am now rereading Da Vinci Code. Interesting to reread it now I've written my own novels. I see it from a different point of view.

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[SEP/OCT 2019] School / Re: [Sep/Oct 2019] - School - Voting Thread
« on: November 04, 2019, 02:13:45 PM »
Voted!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 03, 2019, 05:54:25 AM »
Reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman at the moment, quite enjoying it!
Is it anything like The Ocean at the End of the Lane? One of my favorites by him.

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Writers' Corner / Re: "I want to write a story in which..."
« on: October 31, 2019, 12:16:26 PM »
I start with a simple idea: I want to write a story about something. From there, I work out the forces of antagonism. Once they're developed a bit, I think about the protagonist. About what type of person would stand against them. And then it's about refining the idea into a tight premise. Then a one page outline, and then I'm off...

At least that's the idea. We'll see how it goes tomorrow when I start my new novel for Nanowrimo.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: October 31, 2019, 07:45:20 AM »
I'm rereading Dune. It's been a while since I last read it, but the story's still good.

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I enjoyed some, but apart from The Grey Bastards, all of them were knocked out in the first round.

I liked Up To The Throne by Toby Frost, but it was knocked out in the first round this year. Likewise, Child of the Flames by DW Hawkins. The book had some flaws, but the story was good.

From last year I enjoyed Nectar and Ambrosia by DM Hamill. An urban fantasy set in a bar where the gods drink, and The Ember Child by Anthony Mitchell which is an exciting fantasy adventure. Don't be put off by the plain cover.



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I have no idea. I've never even thought about it.

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Writers' Corner / Re: Adventures in Writing
« on: October 13, 2019, 12:24:46 PM »
I'm a True Plantster with a Lawful Leaning 8)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: October 12, 2019, 03:30:50 AM »
Just started Magician: Apprentice, by Raymond E. Feist.

One of the classics.

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Writers' Corner / Re: Adventures in Writing
« on: October 07, 2019, 10:11:04 AM »

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