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by Anobile1
January 23rd, 2011, 7:31 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: YA Fantasy - First 500 Words
Replies: 8
Views: 2612

Re: YA Fantasy - First 500 Words

I'm a little confused about what qualities are dream-like or vague! Could you elaborate a little bit for me, Anobile1? :) Thank you! Hmm... I'm not really sure how to elaborate. Calling it dream-like and vague is probably a little inaccurate, I have to admit. Lets see... it lacks a sense of... imme...
by Anobile1
January 23rd, 2011, 1:55 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: YA Fantasy - First 500 Words
Replies: 8
Views: 2612

Re: YA Fantasy - First 500 Words

First of all, the first paragraph doesn't grab me. It feels a little awkward and dream-like. It's hard to tell what's going on, yet there's a lot of specific details. The details are good, but it might be good to balance them with clearer action. I's also say this applies to the rest of the excerpt,...
by Anobile1
October 29th, 2010, 11:02 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336271

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

A new feature (not sure how often it'll be yet): Questions for Readers. Can you pick up a new book you've never heard of and jump right it, or do you have to know what you're getting into? Come comment and discuss.

http://amorenanobile.blogspot.com/2010/ ... p-new.html
by Anobile1
October 29th, 2010, 4:18 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Do dragons and magic always = fantasy?
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Do dragons and magic always = fantasy?

Alright, thanks again!
by Anobile1
October 29th, 2010, 2:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can you write anywhere?
Replies: 19
Views: 3021

Re: Can you write anywhere?

I can write anywhere (so long as it's relatively comfortable), but only when there's no chance of anyone interrupting me. Planes are great (unless my mom is with me), and the middle of the night is (unfortunately) great. Too bad the latter has completely thrown off my sleep schedule...
by Anobile1
October 28th, 2010, 11:42 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336271

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

New Post! which is the first of a new weekly feature: Words You Might Not Have Heard. Each week I'll post two uncommon words and their definitions.

http://amorenanobile.blogspot.com/2010/ ... heard.html
by Anobile1
October 28th, 2010, 11:29 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Do dragons and magic always = fantasy?
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Do dragons and magic always = fantasy?

Thank you for the answer! I thought that was probably true, but unfortunately my novel doesn't feel like science fiction or fantasy. I don't suppose it would be possible to call it Literary or Commercial Science Fantasy?
by Anobile1
October 28th, 2010, 1:14 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Do dragons and magic always = fantasy?
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Do dragons and magic always = fantasy?

My question is basically what's in the title: if a novel has dragons and/or something resembling magic, does it have to be classified as fantasy? In my case, my novel takes place on Earth and the dragons are created with genetic engineering. The magic has a somewhat scientific explanation and most o...
by Anobile1
October 23rd, 2010, 7:28 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: On the friskiness of language
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: On the friskiness of language

I think Scottish Gaelic (and presumably Irish Gaelic) is great for this... Oh man, Gaelic. I wouldn't say it's the best sounding language (though it's not far off), but it's by far the coolest. There's a legend about Gaelic being the universal language for Europe a few thousand years ago. My lingui...
by Anobile1
October 13th, 2010, 9:02 am
Forum: Books
Topic: How many books do you read per week (or month)?
Replies: 35
Views: 12052

Re: How many books do you read per week (or month)?

I read about 8-12 books a year. If I was always reading something, it would be a lot more, but I've always had a hard time starting a new book, so something has to sound really good to get me to take the plunge.
by Anobile1
October 12th, 2010, 9:24 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336271

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

New blog post! This one is a short story that takes place during the timeline of my current WIP, with two of said WIP's main non-human characters. Link: http://amorenanobile.blogspot.com/2010/ ... ogies.html
by Anobile1
October 12th, 2010, 9:10 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Speculative Sci/Fan Query - FREE TO FORGIVE
Replies: 12
Views: 2108

Re: Speculative Sci/Fan Query - FREE TO FORGIVE

A big thanks to everyone for all the feedback! Quite a few of you seem to think it sounds like a good book too. *dances in circles of joy and relief* Re-writing this thing took a lot longer than I'd expected. Luckily, I don't dislike writing queries. I actually enjoy it, though after spending so lon...
by Anobile1
October 5th, 2010, 8:45 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Speculative Sci/Fan Query - FREE TO FORGIVE
Replies: 12
Views: 2108

Re: Speculative Sci/Fan Query - FREE TO FORGIVE

Wow, thank you! You really gave me some good options for how to improve this thing, Tomioka. And thanks to both of you for saying it sounds like a fantastic book. I hope agents agree. ^^'
by Anobile1
October 5th, 2010, 7:08 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Speculative Sci/Fan Query - FREE TO FORGIVE
Replies: 12
Views: 2108

Speculative Sci/Fan Query - FREE TO FORGIVE

Second version is on page 2 Phew, it's stopped being hot where I live so the summer blues is wearing off. Time to get back into writing! So, after spending a few hours reading Query Shark and other stuff about queries, I was once again inspired to work on my own query. This is the best version I've...