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by Tzalaran
December 24th, 2009, 9:38 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Critique - The Volatiles
Replies: 8
Views: 1583

Re: Query Critique - The Volatiles

Just my perspective, take what helps and ignore what doesn't. :) Dear Superb agent, Braden first discovered his powerful, yet uncontrollable gift of hypnosis at a very young age. Able to manipulate and shut down minds, Braden has complete control over something he does not fully understand. First he...
by Tzalaran
December 23rd, 2009, 4:46 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 33
Views: 4619

Re: What are you listening to?

"I'm the Best at Ruining My Life"
by From Autumn to Ashes
off the album, 'The Fiction We Live'.

after this, onto some Ministry for that jolt at the end of the work day.
by Tzalaran
December 23rd, 2009, 10:41 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite quote
Replies: 55
Views: 9484

Re: Favorite quote

"All our hate is the product of a world, we created." Rob Flynn
by Tzalaran
December 23rd, 2009, 10:37 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite writing distractions
Replies: 30
Views: 5743

Re: Favorite writing distractions

playing games with my family has been the biggest distraction lately (LotR Risk, Axis and Allies, and Texas Hold'em have been the games du jour for the past few weeks). working on 3d is about the only other thing i do besides write. i don't consider that a distraction, more different focus on same p...
by Tzalaran
December 23rd, 2009, 10:21 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Just for fun: What movie stars would be best for your MS?
Replies: 17
Views: 4567

Re: Just for fun: What movie stars would be best for your MS?

well, my characters are predominantly non-human, and a film version will be done in 3d (i'm currently teaching myself 3d to work on this aspect of the story). so mine are all voice actors: Tzalaran (MC) : Sean Bean or James McAvoy Kraz (MC's older brother) : Michael Wincott or Alan Rickman Anakaiden...
by Tzalaran
December 20th, 2009, 8:02 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.
Replies: 24
Views: 4886

Re: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.

my Bucs won, thereby losing their draft position.

glad for the win, and frustrated that after a full season of ineptness they decide to play well and blow their shot at the #1 pick...

some good games today though.
by Tzalaran
December 19th, 2009, 4:21 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query help - Gothic - REVISED
Replies: 16
Views: 4161

Re: Query help - Gothic

Here is a revision. Questions: 1. Does it sound like he killed his own family? (He didn't) 2. Should I take out the sentence " In order to survive... ?" -- Hell has come to Gothic. ( Nathan, I'll take this out if I send it to you :-) On a job to secure his freedom, Jonathan Blair, a self-condemning...
by Tzalaran
December 18th, 2009, 4:41 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Crit - SotA
Replies: 14
Views: 2462

Re: Query Crit - SotA

i tweaked the revision a bit more, and unless someone can point out flaws in this version, i'll use this when i start querying in the middle of January. Thanks for any suggestions you can give. _____________________________________ Tzalaran Smitzeez is used to being hunted. Ever since he fled the me...
by Tzalaran
December 18th, 2009, 7:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Editing - Hardcopy or computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 4210

Re: Editing - Hardcopy or computer?

Since i found the Track Changes feature in word, my editing has been done on screen.

before that, i always relied on a printed copy.
by Tzalaran
December 17th, 2009, 3:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you write the same genre you read?
Replies: 46
Views: 11895

Re: Do you write the same genre you read?

i've only written in the fantasy genre, and although Sci-fi/fantasy is my favorite genre, i read philosophy, political philosophy, thriller, horror, classics, and so on. everything except romance and erotica (although to broaden my horizons i did read the first book in a romance series that my wife ...
by Tzalaran
December 16th, 2009, 4:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Questions from a first timer.
Replies: 14
Views: 4109

Re: Questions from a first timer.

re: alpha and beta readers well, i'm lucky in that my wife is my alpha reader. she's the one who brings me down when i think what i've just written is fantabulous, and keeps me from slitting my wrists when what i've written is garbage. for beta readers it can be hard. i've had a few people offer to ...
by Tzalaran
December 16th, 2009, 2:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Questions from a first timer.
Replies: 14
Views: 4109

Re: Questions from a first timer.

1) you don't. get critiques, beta readers, and someone you can trust to alpha read and point out things they like and dislike. Even good writing isn't a guarantee that you'll be published... 2) i'm of the opinion that you should share in order to get a broad view of what readers think. Theft of IP i...
by Tzalaran
December 16th, 2009, 11:25 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you have a writing routine?
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Re: Do you have a writing routine?

When i'm working on a draft, the moment my kids go to bed my fingers hit the keyboard until it is my bedtime, no matter what. i did this from July until Thanksgiving, when i finished my draft. now, i'm editing/revising that novel, and plotting and brainstorming for my next project, so there isn't a ...
by Tzalaran
December 16th, 2009, 11:16 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?
Replies: 45
Views: 11240

Re: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?

Nathan Bransford wrote:Only one correct answer, there is.
The Force is strong with this one...
by Tzalaran
December 16th, 2009, 11:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What works better for you: praise or critique?
Replies: 24
Views: 4528

Re: What works better for you: praise or critique?

Criticism. It stings at first, but then forces you to get a more objective view and allows you to create something better. Praise gives me a hollow sense of self-confidence and just doesn't help me improve. It is nice to hear something good, but after that i want to hear what wasn't up to snuff so i...