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by Fenris
April 23rd, 2011, 12:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Do You Write For?
Replies: 31
Views: 8195

Re: What Do You Write For?

I write what I'd like to read, but can't find anywhere else. A wonderful way to put it. And I suppose in this case it's like killing two birds with one stone, eh? No matter what happens in the real world, I know my MC has it worse, because someone is about to sick a giant man-eating snake on him. E...
by Fenris
April 22nd, 2011, 1:26 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 352209

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Today's is a shorter story, as I'm in the middle of a major revision of my MS. Still, be sure to check it out as a character faces herself, and her choices: http://harbingercodex.blogspot.com/2011 ... tears.html
by Fenris
April 22nd, 2011, 1:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Do You Write For?
Replies: 31
Views: 8195

Re: What Do You Write For?

You bring up a very good point, Rosie. Once we hit the publication stage, it's starting to become more about the money. But by then, we've stopped writing that project and moved on to the next, or to the sequel. Revisions are done (hopefully), as are rewrites. So once we've reached that stage, we're...
by Fenris
April 21st, 2011, 7:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Do You Write For?
Replies: 31
Views: 8195

Re: What Do You Write For?

I think that's why I get SOOO upset when I come to a block and can't seem to get my ideas out there. I NEED my daily fix! I get that too! I'll be plowing through and all of a sudden I just hit a wall. For me it's usually: I know what has to come after the section I'm about to write, but for some re...
by Fenris
April 21st, 2011, 10:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Do You Write For?
Replies: 31
Views: 8195

Re: What Do You Write For?

I write because if I don't my head will explode. Mine felt awfully close after three years of the same series of dreams. Granted, the Harbinger series has come a very long way since then, but those dreams still formed the groundwork. Getting the ideas down on paper helped a lot, so I think we're in...
by Fenris
April 21st, 2011, 10:47 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 352209

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Today we learn of Fenris' curse, and what he did to deserve it: http://harbingercodex.blogspot.com/2011 ... emned.html
by Fenris
April 20th, 2011, 7:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Do You Write For?
Replies: 31
Views: 8195

Re: What Do You Write For?

Well, I can't really let God lie in my novel either (as it's kind of a fundament for Him and all), but in this case He meant to uphold the oath but was forced to break it because otherwise His enemies would overwhelm an entire world. Plus He did it out of pity toward one of His most faithful servant...
by Fenris
April 20th, 2011, 4:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Do You Write For?
Replies: 31
Views: 8195

Re: What Do You Write For?

I'm glad it comes so easily to you, Sierra. I guess I just need to get over my fears and just do it! The way I portray God is quite similar, though more distant. There are very few scenes that just feature Him and another character talking or doing whatever. He's typically more of a background chara...
by Fenris
April 20th, 2011, 1:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Do You Write For?
Replies: 31
Views: 8195

Re: What Do You Write For?

Well, I too have some experience with His sense of humor. And actually, I have a question related to this. What is your take on putting God into books? I myself don't see any harm in it, but I wonder if I'll lose readers (read: atheists) because of it. Granted, it is a fantasy novel, but some of the...
by Fenris
April 20th, 2011, 12:38 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 352209

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

TheZies: I enjoyed the reference!

My newest tale features the main character of the series (finally), but it's in a slightly different writing style than the others. Let me know which style you prefer in the comments! Read it at http://harbingercodex.blogspot.com/2011 ... art-1.html
by Fenris
April 20th, 2011, 12:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What to do with parents?
Replies: 16
Views: 3244

Re: What to do with parents?

Well, my MCs are only in the real world for the first seventy pages or so, and during that time parental presence is fairly minimal. Afterward, they leave the real world and are assumed dead by those they leave behind, so I think that closes that loop rather nicely, if a bit cruelly. I haven't decid...
by Fenris
April 20th, 2011, 12:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Do You Write For?
Replies: 31
Views: 8195

What Do You Write For?

Yes, I realize that this topic has been broached before. Yes, I realize that we may (or may not be) tired of discussing it. But sometimes I wonder if we don't need reminding of why exactly it is that we write. Is it for profit? If so then I suggest buddying up to one James Frey. Is it to unleash one...
by Fenris
April 19th, 2011, 4:36 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Must-follow Blogs
Replies: 18
Views: 8896

Re: Must-follow Blogs

Ah! Sommer, thank you for explaining how to use the URL function. I knew how to post links, but not how to replace them with text and still make them clickable. I tried it today and it seemed to work, so thank you!
by Fenris
April 19th, 2011, 3:01 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 352209

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Sarah: YES! I know exactly how that feels, and have been feeling it for quite some time now. I've never been very good at juggling, so to speak, but I seem to be getting better with practice. Small comfort, though, as people keep finding ways to add more balls. Strangely enough, my new post involves...
by Fenris
April 19th, 2011, 2:52 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: I have a blog. Now what do I do with it?
Replies: 33
Views: 11485

Re: I have a blog. Now what do I do with it?

Thanks for the offer, Cookie! Check your mail.