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by Fenris
July 27th, 2013, 7:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Timing in Publishing
Replies: 4
Views: 2246

Re: Timing in Publishing

Heh heh. It's a good thing that doesn't sound too bad now, because come publication I might realize it's worse than I thought. Still, no sense cowing now. Thanks for the info and tips, Polymath--I'm glad the guru's still around to impart wisdom now and then.
by Fenris
July 27th, 2013, 4:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Timing in Publishing
Replies: 4
Views: 2246

Re: Timing in Publishing

Thanks, Quill! And yes, they are fiction--fantasy, in fact. Staggered releases sounds like a good compromise now that you mention it. I think the most frightening aspect to a newbie like me is how much I have to learn if I expect to keep my feet in e-publishing, but I'll just have to buckle down and...
by Fenris
July 21st, 2013, 11:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Timing in Publishing
Replies: 4
Views: 2246

Timing in Publishing

Hi all, it's me again. Sorry for yet another long absence--school plus work plus writing plus editing equals a rather tired Fenris, but I've come back at long last because you've always been a merry (and helpful) bunch, and I found I rather missed you. Also, I had a question. I've been working on an...
by Fenris
June 27th, 2012, 2:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Formal Training
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Re: Formal Training

Teaching can only go so far. We actually have to do something ourselves--in this case, write--to make it matter. Classes give us a bit of practice, but it's not the experience we gain there that necessarily defines us. Writing is a very intimate task: we take an idea that grew in our heads or our he...
by Fenris
February 27th, 2012, 3:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Of the characters you've written, who is your favorite?
Replies: 41
Views: 10717

Re: Of the characters you've written, who is your favorite?

My favorite would have to be a young woman named Ren. She's a member of an "accidental" race (I write fantasy) created by another one of my protagonists, a race that's been persecuted by the humans since their creation. Having plenty of reasons to hate the humans, she obscures the features identifyi...
by Fenris
January 5th, 2012, 7:44 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Bransforumsfest Writing Workshop Brainstorm
Replies: 110
Views: 22374

Re: The Bransforumsfest Writing Workshop Brainstorm

Oh! I thought I'd caught all the threads on the workshop, but I guess not. Thanks, Margo.
by Fenris
December 28th, 2011, 2:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Bransforumsfest Writing Workshop Brainstorm
Replies: 110
Views: 22374

Re: The Bransforumsfest Writing Workshop Brainstorm

I realize I'm both reviving a seemingly dead thread and posting after a long silence, so you'll have to forgive me for breaching general forum etiquette...but I have a question. It may be far too late to bring this up, but I've just thought of it: would it be possible to broaden the theme of the myt...
by Fenris
October 11th, 2011, 8:46 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Publishers Weekly on the future of YA
Replies: 6
Views: 2392

Re: Publishers Weekly on the future of YA

But keep in mind that war is conflict, and conflict is interesting. Also, when given the chance, modern audiences tend to prefer action over discussion (as evidenced by the success of the Transformers movies), so naturally there would be more successful books about war than about rational discussio...
by Fenris
October 11th, 2011, 8:41 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 318042

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Today: a book review! Crystal Shade: Angeni is an epic fantasy novel written by István Szabó, Ifj., and co-authored by Orlanda Szabo, set to come out a month from today. Check it out at http://harbingercodex.blogspot.com/2011 ... ngeni.html
by Fenris
October 10th, 2011, 11:21 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Article: Blogging bad idea for writers
Replies: 23
Views: 9200

Re: Article: Blogging bad idea for writers

Don't sweat it about the age, Rachel, I've been here since I was 16 (17 now). Best to get an early start, right? I'm afraid I'm not really the expert on general blogging pros and cons, but I can say that I'm getting rather fed up with it personally. Do I like it? Yes. Occasionally. But more often th...
by Fenris
October 10th, 2011, 10:58 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Publishers Weekly on the future of YA
Replies: 6
Views: 2392

Re: Publishers Weekly on the future of YA

[*] Suzanne Collins, author: "This is a population of young people who don’t remember a time when the country was not at war." That makes my stomach hurt to read. Young people read books that both reflect and distort their own realities, and it's sad to think that wars in novels are the former. Hey...
by Fenris
October 6th, 2011, 10:10 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oct 5 2011: Steve Jobs is dead :(
Replies: 6
Views: 2948

Re: Oct 5 2011: Steve Jobs is dead :(

I found out about this late last night and couldn't sleep. Normally I only get that when a close friend or relative dies, but I guess it applied here simply because of how incredibly big this guy was. He affected everyone (for example, I'm typing this on a Macbook now). I can't help but wonder what ...
by Fenris
October 6th, 2011, 10:07 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Idealism vs. Conspiracy
Replies: 17
Views: 2389

Re: Idealism vs. Conspiracy

GingerWrite wrote:But that first time it sure would be a shocker! Imagine, in the middle of a baseball game and WHAM, tidal wave. Now that's an attention grabber :P
Haha true enough. Or if gravity suddenly reversed...
by Fenris
October 5th, 2011, 3:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Idealism vs. Conspiracy
Replies: 17
Views: 2389

Re: Idealism vs. Conspiracy

Um, wouldn't be easier to just use utter disaster when you need it, rather than limit yourself to the die roll? In some cases, yes. But keep in mind that the setting might not be appropriate for, say, a full-scale tidal wave to come out of nowhere, plus it would get a bit repetitive after a while. ...
by Fenris
October 4th, 2011, 2:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Idealism vs. Conspiracy
Replies: 17
Views: 2389

Re: Idealism vs. Conspiracy

I think it's time to dust off my Unfortunate Disaster dice... ...Are those real? If so, I WANT SOME!!! :D Haha they don't sell them (I think), I just made them because I thought they'd be fun. They work best when you keep the fates general, since it can get repetitive if they're too specific and yo...