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Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 15 March 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Malarion, Candidate

Just thought I'd say thanks. I hope to post some of my stuff once you free this section up (and a brilliant choice for the method of posting - I hate it when its pasted onto the forum). Hope we get something going with this, and I'll give what help I can (and hopefully Bakker can lend us his wisdom <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> ).

I've written 43 chapters of my first book (still being editted) and I'm on the 10th of book 2. Book 1 (like most fantasy these days) is only the first part of my tale.

Book 1 - "A Faceless Shadow"
Book 2 - "Champions of Carnage" view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 15 March 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Champions of Carnage seems a bit heavy. That was just my initial reaction, anyway. I like it, but think that some people could be a bit turned off by it. view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 16 March 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Malarion, Candidate

Hehe.

Doubtlessly if I somehow convince someone into publishing these stories the publisher will decide the titles for me aka LOTR's trilogy.

Its a working title and might (like everything else) change.

Anyway, who else is writing something and what's it called? view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 16 March 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Wil, Head Moderator

I have some stuff going, but I can never think of a good title. *sigh* of course I can never get past the first ten pages... view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 19 March 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Malarion, Candidate

I used to hit the magic 100 pages before losing heart and scrapping it all. It actually took the inspiration of changing who was the main character to get the ball rolling. I've never looked back (ok, I'v looked back occasionally, but never to give in). view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 25 March 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Ilnaulro, Commoner

<!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) --> I too am currently about a third or so of the way through my second book (of a projected four) whilst re-writing book one (as always). I have sent off my synopsis and sample chapters to a couple of publishers, so here's hoping.

I will refrain from posting up atm, but I am more than willing to read and give feedback from anything anyone else has to offer. Also, as a pedantic writer who has done mountains of research into this "art" I will be happy to help and give any advice I can.

Book One - Faith (took about six years)
Book Two - Requiescat (in progress at a faster rate <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->) view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 27 March 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Requiescat? view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 30 March 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Malarion, Candidate

A prayer for the souls of the dead, I think. view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 31 March 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Interesting. What religion does that come from? view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 06 April 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Ilnaulro, Commoner

It is old christian, iirc, and is just one of those old words nobody uses any more. More to the point, it is very apt for the book as well as being a cool word, don't you think? view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 07 April 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Quite. It will certainly get people's attention. view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 03 August 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Tonka, Commoner

For several years now, I have made notes and outlines of various story ideas in notebooks and legal pads. The stuff has varied from sci-fi to fantasy with a touch of horror thrown in. I’ve been thinking about taking a weekend, sitting down in front of the old computer and just writing it all up, no editing, just a massive data dump. My idea is to look at it like a puzzle and see if any pieces fit together.

Anyone ever do something like this before? Any suggestions?

Thanks much. view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 09 August 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by JustifiedHeretic, Peralogue

okay my books currently are -

Book 1: Unholy Reign (its about the US invading Canada, fromt he viewpoint of a small resistance based around where i live, currently 5 chapters about 43 pages hand written, just meant to be a short thing)

Book 2: The Faltering (set in medieval times, based around basic fantasy elements but the main philosophical point is the fallability of humanity and the mistake we make and their effects on our lives.

The main Characters name is - Arandeh Du Gaianor (which in the old language of the book means Lord of the Earth) but he is living as an outsider but he doesn't know of his lineage, because he's been living with this old retired Knight who has been teaching him Ancient Swordsmanship. There is a rebellion in the kingdom between the army (upper and lower) and Arandeh joins the Upper Class as a mercenary, but sees the plight of the lower class and he starts questioning. And he mets his best friend (Luc Alavares) who is a sort of Archer/Hunter dealy, anyways ill post more as i get farther in, thats a brief overlook of the start of the book. view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 19 August 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by saintjon, Auditor

I have ideas and like 2 pages typed of a story called The Eyes of Eternity. I thought of this one day when I was at the mall and I looked at this infant girl's face and she had these amazing, wide-open eyes that looked like a lot more than you would expect to find in the face of a child. Like in the absence of any kind of deeper thought or distraction in them I was seeing something More. I immediately wanted to make this kind of humbling dimishment part of my story, a central theme. Eternity stares at you with the sky-blue eyes of a child.

Basically I want to tell a story where the protagonists champion progress, rather defend the old, which is lost anyways. My world has magical races and such, but good luck finding them. The majoy societies of them were wiped out long ago, kind of like the conquistadors and Central America, or South America or whatever (some of my history is kind of vague, shoot me! I'm making stuff up an yways lol). I haven't drawn any maps but the core setting thus far is the aftermath of a war wherein a progressive nation, ravaged by plague is afterward divided between 2 empires.

Oh yeah and I want low- tech guns. Extremely rare but present, and they make a fun running battle a la Last of the Mohicans.

The problem is I only really have 1 character fleshed out recognizably thus far, and he won't make it through the wh ole story. AAAAARGH! view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 20 August 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i just finished drawing the first map for my story which i have yet to title though im currently calling it "The Final Shapers". there will probably be 5 books if the plot line i wrote out doesnt change.

its about these two men who cause uncontrollable events and slowly cause civilization in thier wolrd to collapse due to war.

book one follows the paths of two men whos fates intertwine with each other. a precursor to the next 4 books introducing characters and the world to the reader but at the same giving a good base for the books.

books two, three and four narrate how the two Final Shapers free the ancient magics from 3 of the 4 ancient temples of the world.

book five tells about the freeing of the magic from the last temple and the destruction of the enemy army attempting to conquer the world.

its still being thrown and tossed around but i think if i stick with it, it will turn out to be something really special and maybee even an interesting read. there are tons of subplots that ive worked into the story and there will be probably three or four main characters and HUGE supporting cast. im hoping it to be very.... Epic. view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 26 August 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Sounds ambitious. view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 05 September 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

true but if it wasnt ambitious it would just be another boring book. Ambition is what makes somethign special. Hardwork and alot of effort go hand in hand with a great final product.

or so my mind tells me. view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 29 April 2005 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by dolemite, Commoner

I began creating my world/background at the beginning of last fall, and though its been a bit of a struggle, I've begun to put some words on the page. Despite the good advice of others on this board I'm trying to immedietly launch into a rather huge series, proably 6 + books, but hell, short stories can always come out of a longer work, nein?

Anyway, I found a working title for my book, "The Mandate of Heaven", which is what the Chinese called their particular means of legitimating rulers, namely that by upright moral conduct a good ruler could be supported by the universe, or nature itself to some extent.

My book has two general themes, the first of which is struggle between religions, primarialy, but not limited to, a conflict between an upstart monotheistic faith, and a heiarchical (?) politcally involved polytheism. I've always been very interested in the conflict between Christianity and paganism in the ancient world (and continuing right up to today), so I'm trying to write something that can hopefully criticize and commened the appropriate aspects of both religious traditions.

The second major theme is the decline of the human species and their political order thanks to two other races who have developed superior "magic", (I'm trying to make the application of magic in my books EXTREMELY limited), one race consisting of vampire like creatures, and the other a symbiotic cultural grouping of various Neanderthals, Yeti, and other ape-like hominids.

]The environmenatlist in me wants desprately to write about the revenge of nature and animals on the world of man, so I've devised a way that I think is interesting, but I'm not sure if it is reasonable. Basically, the only magic I'm allowing in my world is the ability to control animals, which can be taken to quite sophisticated levels. For example, an individual who had mastered this particular art could confront a cavalry charge with a herd of stampeding cave buffalo or something. It's common knowledge that humans are physically weaklings compared to most animals, so I wanted to play with the idea of what might happen if some intelligent force could mobilize various animals throughout the world with the express purpose of destabilizing human civilization. Like I said though, not sure if its feasible, so I'd like it if anyone could provide some feedback. Gracias para todos! view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 01 May 2005 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Atanvarno, Peralogue

The background of my world began to take shape three years ago, and has changed a hell of a lot since then, from the maps to the metaphysics to the cultures. I take the Tolkien model of worldbuilding: start with the languages and the cultures will follow.

My book will, hopefully, stand alone. While I love the idea of a big series, what I don't want to do is explain everything. Referencing the history and background, to me, is enough, and gives a wonderful image of a small piece of the puzzle. Someone once said always leave them wanting more.

The story is the fall of a kingdom, itself the last holding of a fallen empire, but it is hardly homogenous culturally, with three distinct human cultures and one non-human one inside its borders, and much more without. It looks at the religious and cultural divides that allow the fall to happen. My favourate part is seeing a non-human outlook on philosophy, and how thier outlook of the world can bring everything crashing down.

At present it has no title that I actually like. view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 09 May 2005 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Kidruhil Lancer, Auditor

I've been moving from idea to idea for almost 7 years now. Ideas that range from horribly unoriginal to painfully impossible. At the moment, I have two ideas that are plausible enough and original enough for me to consider writing. I'll outline the one that's easiest to summarize.

War. (Naturally. What is a good medieval story without war?)

War between the Light and the Darkness. Two shapeless entities, void of intelligence. Opposite powers, opposite elements that war with each other simply because it's in their nature. The Light is no more good than the Darkness is evil.

They each have servants. Creatures of varying degress of intelligence and power who wage wars against the other side. They draw their power from whichever side they choose.

The story takes place within a world whose gods have perished... opening the door for minions from the Darkness and from the Light to enter their world and fight their endless battles.

The story, as I see it at the moment, will cover subjects like the nature of Good and Evil. That neither force really exists, except in the actions of lesser beings. That there aren't any all-knowing powers that are purely good or purely evil. That the real forces behind good and evil are shapeless powers, whose servants are the ones who really do the dirty work. The harmony of the universe, of the cycle of existance between life and death.

At the moment, I'm working on flushing our characters and plot possibilities with a writing buddy of mine. (Through roleplay, basically.) So it may be quite a while before I ever actually sit down and write anything concrete.

But there it is. Sheesh... I really suck at explaining things... view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 01 February 2006 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by rycanada, Peralogue

I'm working on something for a few years that's been variously called Skyborn, Legends of the Last Age, and several other titles... although it's pretty fragmented. The most solid piece of more than 10 pages in length is When All Was Sky, a mesopotamian-influenced creation myth which has shaped up quite nicely. view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 16 February 2006 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Xesaniel, Commoner

I've got two in progress.

Ambroze's Tale- The story of a Vampire born in Rome about 500 BC.

And my new project is Midviel. I plan on making three or four books in this one. So far I have six pages up, and at least 30 in information. The first book is Solicitude and it's about well to be honest... I really haven't set it down and said THIS IS IT! I think it will be about a war of some time but not sure. It is told through a Wizard-boy's eyes, and a few other characters perspectives are going to be used. I wish I had time to just sit and write. Oh what a world that would be... view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 28 July 2006 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Ismellofhockey, Commoner

Thanks for the ideas, now watch me write and publish them all ahead of you <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: -->

No seriously it's great to see people pouring their ideas out but isn't anyone scared of plagieurism? Someone stealing my ( tragically primitive ) ideas terrifies me. view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 06 November 2006 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Anthorn, Candidate

HELLO i am new and my works are

1) SongMage
2) Children of the Revelution
3)The lies that came before (working title)

Dictator

1)Mancer
2)Crystal
3)Guardian
4)Winters eyre

as you can see it is an overly ambitious series view post


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