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I've got it, I've got it :D

I told the Waterstone's lady that it's only published next week, so I was quite surprised to get it right away. She asked me what book it was (it was all wrapped up), and I said "It's the new one by Cameron Johnston, fantasy, really great author!"

A little advertising ;D

Now we need to meet again so you can sign this one 8)

Funnily enough, now I want to create one with the books I've read, pointing people to obscure ones.
It'll be all fantasy, though ;)

^ Yay, Fantasy Faction meet! ;D

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Who reads short stories?
« on: June 06, 2019, 08:07:44 AM »
I'm not a big fan, and yes, I only read our contest monthly stories ;D

You’ve not read Mark Lawrence shorts stories then?  Or any anthologies Like fight like a girl.
I said I wasn't a big fan, not that I hadn't read them :P
Yes, I read those you mention: Bound, Road Brothers, Fight like a Girl and the Fantasy-Faction anthology ;D

It depends on what the prequel addresses. If it’s covering a story that we already know the ending to (Star Wars 1, 2 & 3 are a good example) then I find them largely pointless, because they lack tension. If the cover a section if the story, or people the audience don’t know then they can be as good as any sequel.
I think you described what I felt but couldn't pinpoint, thanks. If I already know the end, no matter how interesting the middle part it, it doesn't really grab me.

I'm onto Whispers Under Ground. Found the last Peter Grant book pretty mediocre, but this is a huge step up. Particularly liking the day-by-day approach.
Funnily enough, I bought this one today for 20p, as a library discard!!
(I'd read it from there a couple of years ago)

[APR 2019] Erotica / Re: [Apr 2019] - Erotica - Voting Thread
« on: June 05, 2019, 08:50:35 PM »
Wow.  :-[

Um. Thanks?

Never thought this is what I'd get praise for.   :P

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Who reads short stories?
« on: June 05, 2019, 08:49:55 PM »
I'm not a big fan, and yes, I only read our contest monthly stories ;D

For me, once a series is ended, I prefer not to go back to that world.
It's strange, but I connect a world to a set of characters and actions, there shouldn't be more.
I might really like the story, but using an 'used world' feels lazy...

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Active members with novels
« on: June 05, 2019, 05:03:01 PM »
You can post anywhere, even really old stuff if you think it's interesting!
We like new posts 8)

Wahey, it's now waiting for me at the shop! :D
I can only pick it up on Friday, though

I just don't know how to write any other way, so I'm sticking to it.
I know you've been around long enough to do this if you wanted, but a way to change could be to enter our monthly contest and then ask for critique. Aren't you ever tempted to do this?

In your books I've read I think you had the right balance between showing and telling, but I'm not a writer. Is the new one very different?

[JUN 2019] 2TTDFT / Re: [Jun 2019] - 2TTDFT - Discussion Thread
« on: June 05, 2019, 07:51:57 AM »
Grimdark erotica?

Oh wait that's Nora's entry from last month...
And what could be a jokey post is simply the pure truth ;D I love our contests! 8)

Well, I guess it's a question of perspective...
Would you prefer to never have the hope, or to go through a hopeful stage (where either outcome is possible) and then have the rejection?

If your answer is the first, then better just stay put and never do anything, but I don't think it's a good way to live.

Good luck for the future!

[JUN 2019] 2TTDFT / Re: [Jun 2019] - 2TTDFT - Discussion Thread
« on: June 04, 2019, 03:03:34 PM »
So far the most interesting pair I've gotten is a species of land snail and the 1997 Super League Test series held in England. If only because the snail species is endemic to Australia and one of the two rugby teams is from Australia, so now I'm picturing snails playing rugby in Australia.
We haven't had a good animal fantasy story in a long time, so go for it ;D

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