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  1. Writing with a partner/co-author

    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.

    Thanks, TTmiles
  2. Has it really been a month since I last visited?

    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!
  3. A small complaint

    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 ...
  4. New to all of this

    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
  5. 80's SF/F book/series.

    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. (More accuracy)

  6. Rider: Spirals of Destiny

    by , December 21st, 2010 at 10:53 AM (Fantasy Stuff)
    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 ...
  7. First few pages online. My first few pages of my very first novel are available online as a teaser from my publisher.

    Let me know what you think.
  8. Zoe by Michael Alonzo Williams

    Check out the free excerpts of the sci-fi fantasy, Zoe by Michael Alonzo Williams.

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  9. Is the agency model good for consumers and publishers?

    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 ...
  10. Ragnarok Fantasy Part Seven


    Here ended the Book of Endings, the final book in the epic that was the Holy Tome.

    Filled with a sense of foreboding, Gothia raised his eyes and looked at Stargard, haunted by a fear that they were standing on the brink of an apocalyptic cataclysm, and that a horrifying darkness would soon sweep down over them all.

    ‘For good or for ill, you and I have been born into the Dark Ages,’ Stargard said, ‘the Third Age, ...

    Updated December 18th, 2010 at 06:50 AM by Damon Dane (Grammar error)

  11. Because we didn't have enough already

    by , December 18th, 2010 at 05:38 AM (Comic relief)
    Another night, another blanket

    Early morning, because it really can be the best time of the day

    Even the reindeer can't get out

    If you compare with the same shot from yesterday you'll see how much more we got

  12. Q. What looks great, fun for the young but otherwise a nightmare.

    by , December 17th, 2010 at 08:03 AM (Comic relief)
    A. SNOW!!!!!!

    Work closed, had to drive home in this.

    A suddenly alien looking back garden

    Think they'll trade cars for huskies?

    Trees with snow on are mesmirising to look at.


    Updated December 18th, 2010 at 05:41 AM by kater

  13. Entitlements

    by , December 16th, 2010 at 09:14 PM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    I hear Republicans constantly complaining about the entitlements that our government has created for our citizens ruining America. They state their desire to cut these programs. My answer is that I will be willing to give up my entitlement when they are willing to give up theirs.

    The GOP talks very loudly about unemployment, social security, and Medicare, but you hardly hear anything about golden parachutes or bonus payouts whether the company succeeds or fails. They are all ...
  14. #$(*&#$ Microsoft.

    by , December 16th, 2010 at 11:31 AM (Snappy Blog Title TK)
    Why is it that every time I try to print something, it always. Always. ALWAYS. Involves rebooting the damn computer, failing twice to purge the thing that 'won't print' from the printer which somehow doesn't disappear unless you shut down the computer (restart is technically the same thing, yet it doesn't work) and then, after all that, the original thing prints?

    Why is that?
  15. Plowed under.

    by , December 15th, 2010 at 09:29 AM (Snappy Blog Title TK)
    Well, Minnesota got hit with the fifth biggest snow event in history on Friday-Saturday.

    I've finally gotten us cleared out as of nine pm Sunday. ANd I had to use the wheelbarrow to haul snow to the front yard since the driveways with the neighbor are against each other. Only five wheelbarrow loads needed and you can still see the wheelbarrow molded hunks in the front snowbanks.

    Very happy that the snow started Friday after we were all home and I had time to buy formula. ...
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