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by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:25 am
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Please introduce yourself
Replies: 8
Views: 2594

Re: Please introduce yourself

Beautiful to "meet" you, Wattletales! :) I've had a look around your website. Nicely done. :) What genre(s) of novels do you write? *curious* Yes, I can see these are Australiana, but that's just the setting. I wonder what subset of Australiana you write. Welcome again, and thrice more wel...
by Rath Darkblade
Sun, 07 Jun 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Being realistic about what you write
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Being realistic about what you write

"No matter what you write, someone will always think it sucks." ;) There's place for constructive criticism. But people who read any genre (romance, sci-fi, fantasy, young adult - whatever) even though they know they're gonna hate them ... and then hate them ... well, what's the point of d...
by Rath Darkblade
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Has anyone submitted to Allen & Unwin's Friday Pitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Has anyone submitted to Allen & Unwin's Friday Pitch?

You're welcome, Steph. :) Just one thing: my "nick" (short for nickname) is Rath, not Ruth. A 'Rath' is an Indian chariot, especially one for transporting idols for ceremonial purposes. It is also, in Ireland, an earthen wall that serves as a fort and residence for a tribal chief. ;) I've ...
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 30 May 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Has anyone submitted to Allen & Unwin's Friday Pitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Has anyone submitted to Allen & Unwin's Friday Pitch?

Please let us know what their response is, Steph. Now I'm curious. :) And welcome to the AWF, Steph! Please feel free to introduce yourself. What genre do you write? Where do you write? What do you do? Whaat...? ;) I write historical fiction (with dashes of humour) - so, of course, there is no publi...
by Rath Darkblade
Wed, 29 Apr 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Free Online Workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Re: Free Online Workshop

Ah, drat it. It says if I become a "writer of the future", I'll have to fly to Hollywood for a week??? :shock: It's impossible to fly anywhere right now - and my probation at work's nearly over, so hopefully I'll know soon if they want to keep me or not. ;) Too bad. I like Orson Scott Card...
by Rath Darkblade
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Breaking through
Replies: 0
Views: 266

Re: Breaking through

1. Yes, they are no-brainers. (For me, at least). 2. Interesting! Yes, I sometimes (read: often) forget the setting, and when I don't forget, I forget other things ... thanks, Cage! :) 3. I'm already part of an author's group. I'm not sure about investing in Writer's Digest, but I do have a few Writ...
by Rath Darkblade
Sun, 09 Feb 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter

Yep. Fifty Shades is date-rape. :evil: I'm surprised it became as successful as it did, but I guess you can't go wrong appealing to the lowest common denominator.
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 08 Feb 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter

Whatever the definition of romance, sex or love is, Fifty Shades is not it. :lol:
by Rath Darkblade
Sat, 01 Feb 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: What to do when it's not happening
Replies: 11
Views: 2383

Re: What to do when it's not happening

OK ... well, that's my question: is it possible to write a beat sheet for a tragedy? *curious* From what I've seen in the Save the Cat book, all the beat sheets there are for "comedy" stories, "inspirational" stories (e.g. Hunger Games), or "adventure" stories (e.g. - a...
by Rath Darkblade
Fri, 31 Jan 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: What to do when it's not happening
Replies: 11
Views: 2383

Re: What to do when it's not happening

You can have a few different POV perspectives, but who is the main person for this story? Who has the most to lose, learn, or distance to travel? Who changes the most? The difference between a major character and the main character can be a canyon - major character doesn't have to change; main char...

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