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michaelS0620
March 9th, 2005, 12:40 PM
Maybe its just me, but in the time I have been here, I have noticed that the quality of writing has gone up pretty markedly. That goes for both new comers and those who have been here for a time. Hopefully my first chapter will continue that trend.

Great work everyone! Group Hug! :D

Michael

tooeviltoknow
March 9th, 2005, 12:56 PM
So what is your story about, if you don't mind me asking.

michaelS0620
March 9th, 2005, 03:24 PM
Oops, I didnt mean to turn it into a self promotion thread. :( My story is loosely based off of the Iliad. I haven't gotten too far through it; only about 3500 words and some of the major plot points sketched. I am currently working on chapter 1. I know you are supposed to just write with abandon and edit later, but I wanted to get the first chapter down and in good enough shape where it would be worth sharing with the group.

My first draft prologue is here (http://www.sffworld.com/community/story/288p0.html). There was an earlier thread talking about it (you can search on Iliad in this forum and it will come up). I am still open to comments and feedback.

Michael

tooeviltoknow
March 9th, 2005, 05:07 PM
Going with that poetic approach, eh. Seeing as I'm not really good with poems to begin with, I'll leave my comments to myself.

"Its cold and my bound legs chafe against the frayed straps."
Change it to "It's" instead.


Since we're on the subject of stories, can you check out these two stories for me? It's called Nin Ahura.

http://sffworld.com/community/story/255p0.html

This is the second chapter

http://sffworld.com/community/story/300p0.html

MrBF1V3
March 9th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Maybe its just me, but in the time I have been here, I have noticed that the quality of writing has gone up pretty markedly.

Which begs the question; how long have you been here?

It may just be random, or it could be that there is a potential education in almost every thread. There are rules for good writting, but no one knows what they are.--(that's a quote, I forget who said it) Maybe we are transmitting a few of those rules.

Or, maybe, you're being desensitized to the level of writing here, and you can no longer tell the difference :eek: .

(I don't really think so.)
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