I recently self-published my first novel. Now that I have some distance with it I begin to see why I may have goofed.
For one, I start with a struggle between necromancers and Michaeline priests. This apparent has given some the wrong idea about the book.
I also weave a prophecy into the plot. It is a turn off for some.
The plot is also a simple one. Characters must protect precious gem. Gem is stolen. Thief gets away. Characters must recovery
I live near Atlanta, GA, USA, which doesn't tend to get a whole lot of snow. This is my first winter here, and wouldn't you know, we had the first white Christmas in over 100 years... and I wasn't even around to witness it. (According to wsbradio.com, "The last measurable snow on Christmas Day was in 1882 when a quarter of an inch accumulated.") I spent my Christmas in north Florida where it did snow a little but not enough to stick anywhere.
For Christmas, my brother gave
Updated December 27th, 2010 at 10:19 PM by kcmay
Everyone I know drifts between amused and condescending about my passion for comics but it does prove useful at Christmas time for them (and me!!! )
Christmas rolls around again, and brings with it roughly the halfway point of my school holidays. I do hate to be unhappy on this day, but i can't escape a small feeling of guilt at having written barely anything so far in my time off. However, there is a solution for any guilt felt at this time: the new year's resolution. If anyone has tips to get my creative juices flowing, they will be extremely well-received. Merry Christmas!
So it seems like another year has passed by in the blink of an eye. 2010, a year from our future is now the past, immutable in the frozen time. Onwards into a second decade at this wonderful site, to those still with us and the many who have joined - have a good one
Hello, I am currently writing my first novel with my best friend. We are both talented and think along the same track, we hardly ever disagree on the story or anything for that matter. Our ideas are very similar for the book. I was just wondering if anyone else has written with a partner and what some of the pros and cons may be, also just want to hear about your experiences and what you guys think about it.
It's been over a month since I last put something on here, not sure why, must have been busy. I really want to post a story onto the story part of this site, but for some reason I have not got round to it. Hmm, perhaps it is time to get on with things!
As my first post, i would like to have a bit of a whinge about the plaudits given to certain books. I may just be impatient, but every time i pick up an 'epic' fantasy like George R. R. Martin's or R. A. Salvatore's, I launch into it full of optimism. I then proceed to launch myself back out five minutes later. I know it's a question of taste, but i don't see why books like these receive all the accolades. They may well plot storylines and depict countries on a massive scale, but this makes the
Hello, im a young writer new to this website. Im hoping to get into the swing of things here but im not sure what to do on here just yet. I decided to post a greeting since im new so...Hello everyone ;j
New to the world of blogs, please be patient.
I am trying to remember the name of a series of books I read in the late 80's by a woman author. There were two main characters a man and a woman. The story is told by him about her. It is set in what would best be discribed as the dark ages. He is the bastard son of some Earl or Duke or something and when his half brother attacks him he kills the brother. For punishment the father sends him away for a year to be come a servant, something
Updated December 21st, 2010 at 03:25 PM by A.J.
I'd like to share a new fantasy book title I've read recently, Rider: Spirals of Destiny. It is the first book in an upcoming trilogy by Jim Bernheimer:
The story of me finding this book is pretty interesting. A while ago I was hooked on Harry Potter fanfiction and one author nicknamed jbern had written some amazing fics. Turns out he published his own books as well, so I gave them a try.
So... Rider: Spirals of Destiny is a book
http://www.freado.com/read/8974/quest-of-the-demon My first few pages of my very first novel are available online as a teaser from my publisher.
Let me know what you think.
Check out the free excerpts of the sci-fi fantasy, Zoe by Michael Alonzo Williams.
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Recently, Smashwords, the largest distributor of independent eBooks, announced they had renegotiated their contracts with Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Sony to follow the agency model instead of the wholesale model. When Amazon launched the Kindle a few years ago, they used the wholesale model which meant the publisher sold the book at a discount to Amazon, then Amazon would sell that book for whatever price they chose to consumers, usually at a loss. When Apple launched their iPad, they popularized