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A few questions . . . posted 25 March 2005 in Author Q & AA few questions . . . by White Lord, Subdidact

Quote: "Cu'jara Cinmoi":3q9bm0vt
As Grandpa Plato would say, Only the dead have seen the end of war.[/quote:3q9bm0vt]
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Quote: &quot;Cu'jara Cinmoi&quot;:3q9bm0vt
Regarding the website, I actually hope to discuss this with Jack in the near future. I can't see much in the way of new content for awhile yet though. I actually have the completed draft of Neuropath to rewrite after TTT is wrapped up.[/quote:3q9bm0vt]

I think you should seriously consider releasing small tidbits at regular intervals, especially before the book's release. I know of some authors who go as far as releasing half the book in weekly snippets on the publisher's board to give the readers the time to gauge whether they think it worthwhile to buy the thing (and the thing is, it works, seems their sales have improved). Now, I'm not suggesting you go to those lengths (I wish <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->) but it's something you should consider: posting small parts of chapters that give people things to discuss while they wait for publication without giving up too much information or compromizing the plot. It would help to keep existing readers' interest fixed and attract new ones. If updating the site is too bothersome for you or whoever does it for you, you could consider doing it here on the board. I think attracting new members to this board, convincing them to register and start discussing the books is also a pretty important move. This board is dead most of the time (or at least parts of it are) and some more activity here would help to draw people's attention, and if you use it to release book-related material I'm convinced it would do so.

But enough of this! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> Let me know what you think though . . . On to some questions (hopefully I'll get at least something out of them <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->)

1. You mention that Thoti-Eannorean is the ground tongue of all Men. Could you clarify this a bit, because I find it hard to believe that so many races of Men, possibly living at great distances from one another, would develop and use a single common language. The only explanation is that it is not the original tongue of them all but the earliest known tongue they all spoke, possibly through close contact or, alternately, a bondage tongue that was imposed on them (or that Men, like the Inchoroi, fell from the sky already speaking a common language which was the platform from which all the others developed <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->). Can you elaborate on this a bit?

2. I'd like to know how far back through history you intend to go. Specifically will we ever know what made the nations migrate from Eanna to Earwa. Since I have a strong belief the events surrounding the genesis of the Tusk will be important to the future plotlines I'd like to know if you'll expand on this period some.

3. In one of his Dreams Achamian tells us of the siege of Golgotterath and he mentions a few historical figures. One of them is Nymeric (sp?) sounding the Worldhorn. So who was he? I think he could be the dead son Celmomas talks about. Am I right, and if not, who was he? <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

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