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    Today, 12:26 PM
    Tom replied to a thread Fantasy creatures in Writing Questions
    I like to name my creatures the way real-world folkloric creatures are. This is because I've studied a lot of folklore and mythology, and I have an...
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  • Ronald T.'s Avatar
    5-25-17, 3:05 PM
    They can be quotes from novels or movies…or from actual individuals, historical or otherwise. * * * There are two many to mention, but...
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    5-25-17, 2:22 PM
    I wonder how many of you suffer from the same springtime distractions that plague me. It seems that the moment the weather turns from cold and...
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    5-24-17, 4:48 PM
    Oh, yeah. CAS is now one of my all-time favs. The Zothique stories are indeed dark and disturbing--and wonderful! After reading The Dark Eidolon...
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    5-24-17, 9:34 AM
    T.Allen.Smith replied to a thread What Do? in Chit Chat
    Does it exceed the maximum character length? If so, you may have to break it down into smaller posts.
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  • Tom's Avatar
    5-23-17, 2:24 PM
    What a coincidence! Right now I'm rereading Castle in the Air, the sequel to Howl's Moving Castle. @TheCrystallineEntity, have you read The Tough...
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    5-23-17, 12:35 AM
    I found my avatar ages ago when I was looking for inspiration for a mage character. It popped up in the google search and I liked it so much that...
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    5-22-17, 4:17 PM
    Incanus replied to a thread Editor Quest in Publishing
    I hear you Skip. In a sense, I've gotten a bit ahead of myself with this. However, what I sent to the editor has been through five revisions so...
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    5-22-17, 12:47 PM
    Incanus replied to a thread Editor Quest in Publishing
    Great points, all around. From what I can tell, this editor is perfectly capable and professional, and would be appropriate for many writers. But...
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    5-21-17, 12:33 AM
    Tom replied to a thread Random thoughts in Chit Chat
    Went to Nickel City Con today! It was pretty chill--not exactly tiny, but not as huge as the more well-known conventions. I mostly went up and down...
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    5-20-17, 10:00 AM
    T.Allen.Smith replied to a thread Editor Quest in Publishing
    Agree with the others. Your chosen editor MUST know genre conventions. You can always ask for a list of clients to show who theyve worked with...
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    5-19-17, 7:38 PM
    Incanus replied to a thread Editor Quest in Publishing
    Thanks Steerpike. This is my thinking too. It would be so much easier if I didn't have to explain genre conventions to an editor. In a way, it...
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    5-19-17, 5:20 PM
    Incanus started a thread Editor Quest in Publishing
    (I wasn't sure where this thread should go, please move if this is the wrong place.) I won't need an editor for a while yet, but I had an...
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    5-19-17, 4:43 PM
    Ah, I see this thread hasn't died out. Thanks for the additional thoughts here. I've basically made a truce with this issue. My most recent...
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  • T.Allen.Smith's Avatar
    5-19-17, 2:51 PM
    In case anyone would find this useful, you can set MS Word to detect passive voice. It'll put a green squiggly line beneath, and for the most part...
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  • T.Allen.Smith's Avatar
    5-19-17, 9:22 AM
    You've already received solid advice above that applies to all characters. Take the time to really understand every character you write (if...
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    5-18-17, 5:24 PM
    Incanus replied to a thread Random thoughts in Chit Chat
    One of the best concerts I ever attended was Chris Cornell performing his first solo record, Euphoria Morning. It was a smaller venue, but this was...
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    5-18-17, 12:25 PM
    Incanus replied to a thread Random thoughts in Chit Chat
    Sad. One of my favorite musicians just died. RIP Chris Cornell. You'll be missed. Fell on Black Days.
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    5-18-17, 12:05 PM
    Tom replied to a thread Random thoughts in Chit Chat
    Whew! Finals are (finally) over! Right now I'm taking time to de-stress and catch up on sleep. I'm also planning on getting back into a healthy...
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  • T.Allen.Smith's Avatar
    5-17-17, 7:30 PM
    I understand what you're saying, & it begs clarification. In your second (passive) sentence, "The ball was kicked by John", John is actually no...
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    5-17-17, 9:23 AM
    There is some good advice in many of the posts, but let's understand one thing... Just because you write a sentence with was, or were, or had,...
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  • Ronald T.'s Avatar
    5-11-17, 12:59 PM
    As I said, giving up wasn't an option. So I did my home work: I studied, I listened to beta readers, I edited again and again, and I refined the...
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  • Ronald T.'s Avatar
    5-11-17, 12:02 PM
    Hollo. A. E. Lowan. When you say we, who is the other person (or persons involved? Just wondering.
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  • Ronald T.'s Avatar
    5-11-17, 10:56 AM
    I agree with the point about the "e" in "The", Kinslayer. And even considering what others have said, I find the cover interesting and thought...
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