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by Rath Darkblade
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: FBI Resources
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: FBI Resources

I don't (obviously - or not-so-obviously), but this is a great idea. :) I wasn't aware that it was even possible. Thanks, Paul! :) I've been trying to investigate some of Melbourne's exclusive private clubs (what used to be called Gentlemen’s clubs - as in late-Victorian mahogany panelling, glass-fr...
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 06 Jul 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: The glue of a story =
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: The glue of a story =

Yay, stakes! :D All right ... better learn how to raise the stakes. And separate the general stakes from the personal stakes. And ... and ... and how to make these! https://253qv1sx4ey389p9wtpp9sj0-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Steak_Frites_V10-700x461.jpg Now I'm hungry. :)
by Rath Darkblade
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Call for writers to participate in RMIT research project about publishing contracts
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Call for writers to participate in RMIT research project about publishing contracts

I've had a good look at the survey and tried filling it out, but I'm afraid that over half of it is irrelevant to me. :( I haven't published, I don't have a publisher or an agent, and I'm trying to find one, but it's not easy because I don't know which ones are legit and which ones aren't. As far as...
by Rath Darkblade
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: It'd be funny, if only ...
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: It'd be funny, if only ...

My two caned? I'm confused. Are you referring to my two caned toads? I don't even have one caned toad, or even one canned toad. Ribbit! ;)
by Rath Darkblade
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Call for writers to participate in RMIT research project about publishing contracts
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Call for writers to participate in RMIT research project about publishing contracts

I would like to help, but I'm afraid I don't know much about publishing or contracts, so my opinion may not be very valuable. :( Can I still participate in this project?
by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: It'd be funny, if only ...
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: It'd be funny, if only ...

Leave of absence cheerfully granted! :D
by Rath Darkblade
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Specificity
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Specificity

Yes! Absolutely right. I'm writing a story set in ancient Greece. The protag has a sword. But it's not just any sword! The blade is leaf-shaped and roughly 25 inches in length; the handle is embossed with a cross-guard. It's not a sword but a xiphos (pron. "zifos"), an Iron Age Greek short...
by Rath Darkblade
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: It'd be funny, if only ...
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: It'd be funny, if only ...

:lol: I have a question: stwllar trock? I can see "stwllar" is "stellar", but "trock"? What's that? :? Non-sensical run-on sentence fragments rock! :D Here's one: I was sitting in my kitchen with a big bowl of cathair-sweetened cornflakes when suddenly the doorbell meow...
by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Backstory
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Backstory

"Backstories are the bane of writers, as well you know, Bob." ;)
by Rath Darkblade
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Backstory
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Backstory

Oh boy, oh boy. Backstory ... too often it becomes an info dump. Best used (very) sparingly, lest it overwhelm the rest of the story.

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