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by Rath Darkblade
Mon, 23 Sep 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: 5 Reasons Most Writers Quit
Replies: 1
Views: 6

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: 10

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: 16

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: 11

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: 11

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: 16

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: 67

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...
by Rath Darkblade
Sun, 08 Sep 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: The surprise ending
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: The surprise ending

Here are some things to keep in mind when writing the end of your book: But Jennaaaaaaaa! ;)

Or, also by Jenna: 10 Worst Tropes in Dystopian Fiction :)

Enjoy!
by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 04 Sep 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: The surprise ending
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: The surprise ending

Just wondering, Rkcapps - when you delete a book from the Kindle, does it have a humorous sound-effect? ;) "Boi-i-i-i-ing" might be nice (like this ). Or maybe fire whoosh. Or wah wah... etc. I'm sure you can think of many more. Maybe the Kindle could pick one at random. Although the whole...
by Rath Darkblade
Mon, 02 Sep 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: The surprise ending
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: The surprise ending

Hmm. And if you don't, and it really is a surprise, then the readers will cry "Unfair!" :( and cast your book into the fire. :shock:

(Well, maybe not) ;)

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