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by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Chapter Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Chapter Discussion

Hmm. They do sound like scenes. :) I thought I was onto a good thing when I made my scenes into chapters. (Huzzah!) ;)
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 28 Sep 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Kill your darlings
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: Kill your darlings

:( I hate "killing my darlings". Fortunately, I haven't had to cut scenes so far - just "darling" bits of dialogue. Oh, well. It's not so bad. Good dialogue can be recycled into another scene. ;)
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 28 Sep 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: What is a Critique Partner?
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: What is a Critique Partner?

:lol: Jenna's always good fun. :) But yes, I agree - she does use ... *lightning flashes, thunder cracks* Adult Language. (Gasp! We've never been so appalled in all our lives!) ;) Coming back to the subject - yes, finding a CP is a very good idea. It's like the "Reviews" sub-forum here, bu...
by Rath Darkblade
Mon, 23 Sep 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: 5 Reasons Most Writers Quit
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: 5 Reasons Most Writers Quit

Ideas Are Easy. :lol: Yes, they are. Whenever I tell people that I write books, they say "Oh! Yes! I have an idea for a book, I'm a writer too!" ;) Writing Is Hard! :lol: Yes, yes it is. If all you have is an idea, then sooner or later, you'll run out of steam. You need a good plot, charac...
by Rath Darkblade
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: The Voice
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: The Voice

:) The first one is very cute. Thanks! :) The second one (on author's voice) is interesting. I was writing my next chapter earlier, and the description of the beach reminded me - I know I usually focus on dialogue, to the detriment of description. So I'll make sure to include description, too. Thank...
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Getting rejected?
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Getting rejected?

Sorry, what's a comp sale? Do you mean a comp (i.e. comparison) title?
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Re: Worst Pieces of Writing Advice (aka "Oh, dear God")
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Worst Pieces of Writing Advice (aka "Oh, dear God")

But Jennaaaa! :lol:

Yep - don't join a critiquing group, just in case someone decides to steal your work in progress. Brilliant. ;)
by Rath Darkblade
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:23 am
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Re: Worst Pieces of Writing Advice (aka "Oh, dear God")
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Worst Pieces of Writing Advice (aka "Oh, dear God")

Enjoy Jenna Moreci ... Worst pieces of Writing Advice (Warning: NSFW, some swear-words)

Worst Piece of Writing Advice? Quit Your Job. :lol:

Enjoy! :)
by Rath Darkblade
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:17 am
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Getting rejected?
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Getting rejected?

Hmm. :lol: There are some things you can't do much about, but ... Writing an Awful Query Letter(TM)? ;) Submitting a manuscript to an agent who doesn't represent your type of book? Not following the guidelines? Reject. *STAMP* :P "Not polishing your writing" is another good one. Sure, no-o...
by Rath Darkblade
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:37 am
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Should you query self published work?
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Should you query self published work?

So, in other words ... the short answer is: no. The long answer is: hell, no. ;) I'm a little more concerned about the other video Megla did - about book publishing scams. How do you know who's legit and who's not? Well, big names like Penguin, Random House, Thames & Hudson etc. are probably leg...

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