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by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Is That A Mountain?
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Is That A Mountain?

Three ... two ... one ...

*presses plunger*

Not a mountain any more! Thank you, Alfred Nobel. :twisted:

The same thing can happen to your goal. Just please don't blow up your own writing. :shock:
by Rath Darkblade
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Resist the Urge to explain
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Resist the Urge to explain

Yes, it's a good rule - which in my earlier fiction, alas, I didn't know about - or forgot - or wanted to brag ... :(

Although probably it was all three. :lol:
by Rath Darkblade
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Overnight success?
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Overnight success?

Meg is write! Er, right! :D Nah, no-one ever becomes an overnight success. I understand that now. I didn't understand that when I started writing, almost 25 years ago. Back then I was a star-struck stupid boy fresh out of high school. I thought I'd write the next big novel and sell a million copies....
by Rath Darkblade
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: learning from the midlists
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: learning from the midlists

Well, please don't get harsh. Here, enjoy these instead ... https://www.thesprucepets.com/thmb/Ft1UhyKtAjkF4vdU60EZzeAlXVQ=/450x0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/kitten-1285341_1920-5b59c7e046e0fb0024e5995d.jpg https://www.choratravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/van_ked%C4%B1s%...
by Rath Darkblade
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: learning from the midlists
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: learning from the midlists

Hmm, the "Billy Ninefingers" book that this lady wrote reminds me of LOTR for some reason. :| Frodo (he who carried the Ring to Mount Doom) is famous for having only nine fingers - Gollum chomped one off. And Billy isn't far from Bilbo, Frodo's adoptive father. Coincidence? I don't know ...
by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: 23 Ways to Improve Your Story
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: 23 Ways to Improve Your Story

Ah, yes. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose ...
by Rath Darkblade
Tue, 01 Jan 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: 23 Ways to Improve Your Story
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: 23 Ways to Improve Your Story

From Canberra? Why, is the historical veneer so thin as that? :?

I was trying to achieve the feel that this could have been on the TV news only yesterday, yet the stories themselves are from the mythical age of Greece. Did I succeed? *crosses fingers*
by Rath Darkblade
Tue, 01 Jan 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: 23 Ways to Improve Your Story
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: 23 Ways to Improve Your Story

"Well thank you for the weather, Agathon! Now it's over to Dasces for sport." "Thank you! Good evening, everyone. Let's first take a look at the quoits - that's right, a new game invented by Perseus of Mycenae, which I am told is a bit like trying to throwing horseshoes over or near a...
by Rath Darkblade
Tue, 01 Jan 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: 23 Ways to Improve Your Story
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: 23 Ways to Improve Your Story

I hope you liked my take on the Minotaur story, too ... Poor old Torope! It's not even his fault, the whole thing started before he was even born.
by Rath Darkblade
Tue, 01 Jan 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: 23 Ways to Improve Your Story
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: 23 Ways to Improve Your Story

No ... I haven't read it yet, but I'm reading it now. The idea kind of reminds me of "Shrek" - but in that a traditional story gets turned upside down. Reading, reading, reading ... done. I like it very much. :) Yes, poor ol' Rumple ... it's not fair on him. He works so hard and doesn't ge...

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