|09-25-2012, 07:02 AM||#3|
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Gotta love the promotional smegma: "[W]e are so proud of the quality of our stories that we want to give them away."
I guess that means publishers and authors who wish to make money are not proud, and that the quality really sucks!
Please! Someone pass me a rotten tomato! Right now, I tell ya! I'm hungry!
“How to Write the First 3 Paragraphs of YOUR Indie Novel” - by Max Waxwelp1) Always write 3 sentences of exposition; 2) now create some dialogue, preferably no more than 2 sentences; and 3) make certain the dialogue is either inane or humorous. Example:
“Bob, I did not know you wore yellow suspenders,” Sally remarked.
“Gee, Sally, those are not suspenders. I am wearing yellow underwear today,” Bob revealed.
The dialogue above will help produce at least 100 more pages of dialogue.
Last edited by Dr. Drib; 09-25-2012 at 07:04 AM.
|09-25-2012, 09:19 AM||#5|
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One of the books up there, The Reality War by Tim C Taylor, is something I recall critting the beginning of years ago at The Other Worlds Writers Workshop. I don't tend to actually like much of what I end up critting in writers' workshops, but Taylor's stood out then as both readible and interesting. Taylor was also one of the few members of that workshop selling to pro markets back then (around 2006).
And the Taylor short story available there is from a collection also containing Dan Abnett, Lauren Beukes, and Adam Roberts (no slouches there).
So thanks for link! Downloaded.
Last edited by scottken; 09-25-2012 at 09:21 AM.
|09-25-2012, 05:52 PM||#7|
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A lot of these little independent "publishing companies" are owned by authors or author rings, but I try to vet them a little and at least find out of they use editors or not, and this one does.
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