|01-02-2013, 12:04 PM||#16|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Savage, MN
Device: Kindle 3
|01-02-2013, 05:18 PM||#17|
Are you gonna eat that?
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phillipsburg, NJ
Device: kindle 3
"As long as you're in my house, you'll do what I do, and believe what I believe. So butter your bacon... and bacon up that sausage, boy."
|01-07-2013, 02:46 PM||#18|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
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“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.
|01-08-2013, 03:35 AM||#19|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: harsh unforgiving places
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I have begin to write also
levels of magic similar to war and fighting
low magic like feudal- axes, spears, bows, catapults
higher - guns -like muskets, cannon
next modern WWI, WWII -modern guns, planes, submarines
next more modern and future -spaceship, atomic weapons, phasers
levels hard for most authors to maintain and keep straight
best writers give magic wielder limitations that cause
problems that must deal with
Go to the place where the thing you wish to know is native; your best teacher is there. . . . You acquire a language most readily in the country where it is spoken,
you study mineralogy best among miners, and so with everything else.
|01-08-2013, 06:01 AM||#20|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, B&N Nook Colro
I've not seen him post around these parts lately, but I enjoy Daniel Arenson. Firefly Island is awesome, and Eye of the Wizard is pretty good, with alot of comic relief if I remember, haven't checked out the 2nd book in the series though.
|01-08-2013, 08:33 AM||#21|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Kobo Glo
How about Delver Magic by Jeff Inlo
Quote from Kobo (there is a spoiler for a reason):
I read the first three books a couple of years ago and enjoyed them.
|01-11-2013, 01:25 PM||#22|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Swamp. Slaying Drowners.
Device: Kindle Keyboard, Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet
Black Company series (Glen Cook)
A Song of Ice and Fire series (George R.R. Martin)
Malazan Book of the Fallen series (Steven Erikson)
The Deed of Paksenarrion (Elizabeth Moon)
Prince of Nothing series (R. Scott Bakker)
Starship Troopers (Robert Heinlein)
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
Foundation (Isaac Asimov)
Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson)
They think differently so check the link if you want
Just saw you are looking for new authors. Well these recommendations still stand if you wish for something more tested and tried.
>> My reading challenge for 2013 <<
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|01-11-2013, 03:52 PM||#23|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Iowa, USA
Device: iRex iLiad & PocketBook 360
Have you thought of subscribing to one or more of the many magazines that publish new authors (as well as established). Fantasy is more limited (Fantasy & Science Fiction and Lightspeed are the two I'm most familiar with & like). I'm less of an SF fan, but there are definitely quite a few offerings (Dell has a number of well-regarded ones like Asimov's).
The earlier year's best anthologies suggestion is also a very good one.
Happy hunting, and let us know if you find any less-known gems!
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