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by tchann
August 23rd, 2010, 4:44 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Around the Source (Fantasy) - Attempt #3
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: Around the Source - NEW [Fantasy]

Attempt #3. Every time I try to edit my query, I just end up rewriting it. Maybe one of these times I'll get it right? -- It's not like Charley Kuten likes her boring retail job, but she could certainly use the extra money her potential promotion is offering. But before she can decide on whether or ...
by tchann
August 2nd, 2010, 12:16 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The magical $0.50: Why ebook economics don’t work in librari
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: The magical $0.50: Why ebook economics don’t work in librari

I read the article and felt that something was a little off with it, so I sent it to my mother, who's been the technical coordinator at a public library for the last ten years. While she didn't feel comfortable being quoted exactly here on the forum, she did note that he wasn't looking at the total ...
by tchann
August 2nd, 2010, 12:02 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 113
Views: 20739

Re: How old are you?

My 28th birthday is looming on the horizon (two months minus one day away) and I've been writing ever since kindergarten. I wrote my first 'book' when I was six, which was a gripping tale about Debbie Gibson's tragic brush with amnesia. I illustrated and bound it myself, and even now it sits tucked ...
by tchann
August 2nd, 2010, 11:35 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Orignality in Fantasy (specifiaclly re: Creatures and Races)
Replies: 29
Views: 5854

Re: Orignality in Fantasy (specifiaclly re: Creatures and Races)

I've mused a few times on my eligibility, so to speak, to write fantasy. My first real introduction to the genre was Terry Brooks' Sword of Shannara series - I read the first trilogy in high school and loved it. I started tabletop roleplaying in college and knew what a halfling was before the Lord o...
by tchann
August 2nd, 2010, 10:47 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Around the Source (Fantasy) - Attempt #3
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: Around the Source - NEW [Fantasy]

My apologies if this is out of line, but I didn't see anything about it in the guidelines post, so I'm bumping this post. I swear I'll only do it this once.
by tchann
July 30th, 2010, 5:20 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: 1st Query Letter - The Oracle's Revenge
Replies: 12
Views: 1970

Re: 1st Query Letter - The Oracle's Revenge

I agree about omitting that last paragraph (or at least I have been similarly informed!). And I'm sure any agent you send your query to will automatically assume that you're willing to send the manuscript if they so request it, so that last line is unnecessary. Something that stood out at me when I ...
by tchann
July 30th, 2010, 5:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Prologues: Yay or Nay
Replies: 15
Views: 1892

Re: Prologues: Yay or Nay

Thank you, polymath, for that extremely enlightening post! I quite honestly never realized there were significant differences between all those different terms. With all that in mind, perhaps the beginning of my WIP should be labeled a Prelude, rather than a Prologue. :)
by tchann
July 30th, 2010, 3:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Prologues: Yay or Nay
Replies: 15
Views: 1892

Re: Prologues: Yay or Nay

I always read the prologues. The author theoretically wrote it for a reason, and I can't claim to understand the book fully if I don't read it! But I can understand how prologues can be vastly abused by a lazy author who couldn't be bothered to work the setting information into their story in the fi...
by tchann
July 30th, 2010, 11:10 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Not a geek: Office MAC: Help Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Not a geek: Office MAC: Help Needed

While I'm afraid I have no advice specifically for your predicament, perhaps you could consider OpenOffice in its stead? The program is more or less a fully functional, FREE version of Microsoft Office, cross-platform and very easy to use. I switched over to it entirely almost two years ago and have...
by tchann
July 29th, 2010, 1:51 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Around the Source (Fantasy) - Attempt #3
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: Around the Source [Fantasy]

Thank you, everyone, for your very honest critique. I knew I was throwing myself to the wolves here, and I don't think I was fully prepared. -_-;; But I've tried to take everything into consideration for this second attempt - I'm beginning to feel like my story has too much to it, because cramming i...
by tchann
July 28th, 2010, 10:58 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Around the Source (Fantasy) - Attempt #3
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Around the Source (Fantasy) - Attempt #3

Once upon a time, a divisive war rocked the two kingdoms of Lokhaven and Kellynnia. The elderly Kellynnian Royal Seer gave one final prophecy - that the daughter born to the Queen of Kellynnia would be the most powerful sorceress ever seen. The kingdom rallied behind the birth of the princess and fo...
by tchann
July 28th, 2010, 10:05 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Fess up...who's a gamer?
Replies: 38
Views: 8900

Re: Fess up...who's a gamer?

When I was world-building for my WIP (fantasy novel), I had the idea of running a sort of prequel tabletop campaign in the world. I dug through the systems we had lying around (a full bookshelf in our apartment is devoted to roleplaying books) and decided on BESM. I went and came up with a list of s...
by tchann
July 27th, 2010, 1:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How long did it take you to write your Manuscript?
Replies: 19
Views: 2686

Re: How long did it take you to write your Manuscript?

I devote my lunch break every day to writing, and that's about it. My attention is too split otherwise! I write on a netbook but have deliberately kept myself off the office wifi so I don't get distracted during my lunch. Still, even though it's slow going, it's steady progress - at five hours a wee...
by tchann
July 27th, 2010, 11:55 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Fess up...who's a gamer?
Replies: 38
Views: 8900

Re: Fess up...who's a gamer?

I am happily and proudly a gamer - first and foremost is World of Warcraft, which I've been playing for four years and blogging about for two. :) I just finished up Dragon Age: Origins, and started replaying with two characters that aren't quite as goody two-shoes as the first one was. Final Fantasy...
by tchann
July 19th, 2010, 5:49 pm
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 271910

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title: Around the Source Genre: YA/fantasy Word Count: 249 The door swung shut behind Charley with a final crash, an audible point of no return come a moment too late. There was no escape now, only this dreaded confrontation with the store manager himself. Jeff's purposeful closing of the door had b...