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by Gypson
September 9th, 2011, 1:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to be Friends with a Writer
Replies: 23
Views: 6401

Re: How to be Friends with a Writer

At Least Pretend to Take Them Seriously It’s easy to tell when someone doesn’t think I’ll get published. If you visibly treat writing as a hobby when it’s the most important thing in your friend’s life, I hope she becomes famous and in the acknowledgments lists everyone she knows except you. No jok...
by Gypson
August 31st, 2011, 6:08 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Your top-10 all-time favourite books
Replies: 42
Views: 10309

Re: Your top-10 all-time favourite books

I can only choose ten?! Ack! I'll have to group some of my selection by author or series... In no particular order: 1. Beowulf 2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower 3. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville (perhaps the most rewarding text I've ever had the joy to read) 4. Harry Potter series 5. Watership ...
by Gypson
August 29th, 2011, 7:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Last Names in High Fantasy
Replies: 10
Views: 29402

Re: Last Names in High Fantasy

I only really see the point in last names in fantasy if they denote profession (ex. Fletcher), family ties (Romeo Montague), or social rank. If last names have specific purpose, they can do wonders in fleshing out the world.
by Gypson
August 29th, 2011, 7:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Character hobbies and interests
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: Character hobbies and interests

My main character has always had two interests: healing and cooking. Funny how, within the past two years, his prime interests have become some of my prime interests; I'm a lamb in the kitchen and pursuing a medical career. Ahem. The rest of my primary cast have interests that are not too far beyond...