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by Leonidas
July 30th, 2010, 7:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Prologues: Yay or Nay
Replies: 15
Views: 2070

Re: Prologues: Yay or Nay

I never expected this topic to get so many replies! And they're so interesting, people's opinions on prologues (or rather preludes ). I never knew that there were so many differences between so many ways to begin a story. Preludes have the purpose and effect of building rapport with a viewpoint char...
by Leonidas
July 30th, 2010, 3:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Prologues: Yay or Nay
Replies: 15
Views: 2070

Prologues: Yay or Nay

Some people I know like prologues, some people hate them, and others just skip over them. What's your opinion on them? Do you find them obnoxious and weak? I've been told that a writer should never use a prologue, as it's often just an info-dump of backstory that would be better off explained in the...
by Leonidas
July 30th, 2010, 2:19 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Sol of a Gladiator - Query VERSION 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1982

Re: Sol of a Gladiator - Query

After reading this query, I still don't really get a sense of the world that it's based in. As far as I know, it could be set in Ancient Rome with new names and some weird, mysterious creatures. I'm a history nerd (if the username didn't tell you that), so I enjoy reading historical novels, and I al...
by Leonidas
July 30th, 2010, 11:48 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's Your WIP?
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

What's Your WIP?

My apologies if there's already a thread like this, but I'm intrigued, and I always want to know where other authors get their inspiration from. So, what's your WIP? Do you have more than one going at once? What genre do you think it is, and what inspired you to write it? As of right now, my current...
by Leonidas
July 30th, 2010, 11:40 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 189917

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi, everyone! My name's Hannah, I'm a teenager who lives in the middle of Ohio, and I hope to someday become a novelist. My first true foray into the world of noveling was last November, when I competed in NaNoWriMo for the first time. Now I'm working on revamping my novel and plan to completely rew...