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@C_Vallion hi back! Always happy to find another Bujold fan. I love her 5 gods series, especially Pen and Des.

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1 hour ago, C_Vallion said:

Megan Whalen Turner

My mom is on Return of the Thief. My friend got me completely addicted to the series and I have passed along the love to everyone I can. 

Also, welcome!

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Welcome @Valerieand @C_Vallion

@Valerieit sounds like you have your hands full, but I'm glad you still find time to write! I know it is super scary to put your writing out there for others to read, so I can empathize with you there. But I think you will find that it's worth it to do so! (and I promise we dont bite...most of teh time ;-) ) Also, i totally agree with you on the horror thing. I don't really like reading about torture extensively *shudder* 

@C_Vallion you have described my experience with the rona quite perfectly XD. Excited to read your stuff as well! What kind of audio drama is your husband involved in? Could it perhaps be found on spotify or other sound apps? 

Welcome and happy holidays!

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12 hours ago, Snakenaps said:

My mom is on Return of the Thief. My friend got me completely addicted to the series and I have passed along the love to everyone I can. 

Also, welcome!

I had somehow gone without realizing that the last two existed until recently. Thick as Thieves is currently somewhere in the USPS system with everyone's delayed Christmas gifts, and I have Return of the Thief sitting on my end table patiently waiting to be read 

@ginger_reckoning he only has a couple short projects available for public listening at the moment. https://m.soundcloud.com/mayhemopus

He is currently working on a longer original project involving pirates and piratey magic, but it's still in the early writing stages. 

 

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Hi @C_Vallion and @Valerie,

Welcome to the group. I hope you find this a useful please to be. I think you will. We don't pull our punches, but I trust the feedback is always constructive :) 

Looking forward to reading your stuff at some point.

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1 hour ago, Robinski said:

Hi @C_Vallion and @Valerie,

Welcome to the group. I hope you find this a useful please to be. I think you will. We don't pull our punches, but I trust the feedback is always constructive :) 

Good! I'm sure I will hate some of that, but I know it's needed!   I have a few good friends who have helped with some initial reading, and they're awesome, but they are looking at it like friends and readers, and I definitely need people who are looking at it more critically.  

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15 minutes ago, C_Vallion said:

I definitely need people who are looking at it more critically.

You are in the right place then :) 

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5 hours ago, C_Vallion said:

I had somehow gone without realizing that the last two existed until recently. Thick as Thieves is currently somewhere in the USPS system with everyone's delayed Christmas gifts, and I have Return of the Thief sitting on my end table patiently waiting to be read 

Hit me up when you've finished! I have a signed first edition of Thick as Thieves that I got on a complete fluke. I'm very proud of it. 

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34 minutes ago, Snakenaps said:

Hit me up when you've finished! I have a signed first edition of Thick as Thieves that I got on a complete fluke. I'm very proud of it. 

Ooooo.  Jealous. Partly that you have any copy at all at the moment (lol) but that's really awesome :) 

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On 12/25/2020 at 7:30 PM, Valerie said:

My main motivation  for joining this group is to try and improve my writing with an ultimate goal of eventually writing something good enough to submit to the Writers of the Future Contest. I first learned of it when I was 11 or 12 and have  dreamed of entering. Why haven’t I? 

That's a nice goal and this group is a great place to improve! 

On 12/25/2020 at 7:30 PM, Valerie said:

so my forum posts will be littered with typos and such

You are not alone in the typo club. My post are often full of typos, and I admit, some of my submissions have more errors than other people's. My ADHD brain really struggles with the kind of focus I need to see missing words and when I'm using the wrong form of a word, and if there is a high chance critiques will lead me to deleting half of what I've written, I will only spend so much time searching for those errors.

The last thing I sent, an opening to a short story, was 1500 words and I will likely trim it down to 500 now that I have feedback. 

On 12/25/2020 at 8:23 PM, C_Vallion said:

It certainly has a lot of work to go (the wordcount is way too high. There are a number of magic system and worldbuilding details that need to be introduced earlier on.  For starters), but it's pretty cool to have it at the point where recruiting other people to look at it is going to be more useful than having me sit here and stare blindly at it for the foreseeable future.

It does sound like a good time to get feedback, especially if you are trying to figure out what to trim. :-)

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Hello there! I'm Roody. Man, this place hasn't seen posts in a while. 

I really enjoy writing as a creative outlet, and I recently decided to put scattered ideas and daydreams onto actual paper. My hunt for a proper writing group and decent feedback led me to this forum, where I hope to get useful critique. While writing is only a hobby for me, I do hope to publish a novel by the next decade. 

Right now, I plan to post short stories from the world I am building, to further flesh out ideas and also improving my skills as a writer.

Oh, and lastly, my favorite authors are Steven Erikson, L.E.Modesitt, Neal Stephenson, Isaac Asimov, Terry Pratchett, Scott Lynch, Robin Hobb, Robert J. Bennett, Andy Weir and of course, Mr. Sanderson.

See you guys around! I hope to get to know more members of this community in my journey.

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Hi @spitefulmage!

Always good to have new people around. Looking forward to seeing those short stories of yours! We don’t pull our punches with critiques around here, but that’s what makes it useful. :)

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@spitefulmage Welcome! We need some more short stories in this group! 

I recently finished Terry Pratchett's Going Postal and Monstrous Regiment. I love his work. They're humorous but surprisingly deep. And always so inventive! 

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Hey, there's a new moon in town. I tip my hat at you all. I'm a long time 17th shard lurker and listener of WE. I've got the 2nd draft of my first arcanepunk novel that I'd like to start submitting to you good folks, after I get a few critiques under my belt.

I'm a creative writing major that never got anything published outside of college magazines. I love to write and I resonate with Brandon in my appreciation of epic fantasy, magic systems, and world building. I'm into many geeky things, such as comics, anime, gaming, and D&D. I am also a wine geek and sommelier, which I try to use in most of my stories.

I have 3 cats named after literary characters. Their names are Yorick, Arthur (Dent), and Bast. I also have a bearded dragon named Merlin, because I'm incredibly original like that. I also have a tank of freshwater fish that I can't tell the difference between, so I just call them all Hoid.

When I'm not being literary, I like to go camping and fishing, I'm a beach bum, and I'm a foodie and amateur chef. 

Some of my favorite authors are, in no particular order(Sanderson is assumed, duh): N.K. Jemisin, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Lev Grossman, Jim Butcher, Phillip Pullman, Mary Shelley, William Gibson, Douglas Adams, Ursula K. Le Guin, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Phillip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, Kurt Vonnegut, Joe Abercrombie, Robin Hobb.

My favorite movie is Gattaca, which is partially explained by the fact that I'm a sucker for a good underdog story that makes me cheer.

Things currently swimming in my writing playlist are the Daft Punk Tron OST, anything by Hans Zimmer, anything by Thomas Newman.

I look forward to getting the opportunity to read and critique some of the community's work and getting to know everyone. See y'all around the forums.

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22 hours ago, Moonsilver said:

Hey, there's a new moon in town. I tip my hat at you all. I'm a long time 17th shard lurker and listener of WE. I've got the 2nd draft of my first arcanepunk novel that I'd like to start submitting to you good folks, after I get a few critiques under my belt.

I'm a creative writing major that never got anything published outside of college magazines. I love to write and I resonate with Brandon in my appreciation of epic fantasy, magic systems, and world building. I'm into many geeky things, such as comics, anime, gaming, and D&D. I am also a wine geek and sommelier, which I try to use in most of my stories.

Hello! Welcome to the group! :)

That's awesome that you're a sommelier! I'm gonna be honest that I had no idea what that was until I looked it up just now. But very cool!

Stoked to read your stuff!

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2 hours ago, karamel said:

Hello! Welcome to the group! :)

That's awesome that you're a sommelier! I'm gonna be honest that I had no idea what that was until I looked it up just now. But very cool!

Stoked to read your stuff!

Hey, thanks, nice to meet you. ^_^ 

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Welcome to both @spitefulmage and @Moonsilver

On 6/13/2021 at 4:10 AM, spitefulmage said:

Right now, I plan to post short stories from the world I am building, to further flesh out ideas and also improving my skills as a writer.

Oh, and lastly, my favorite authors are Steven Erikson, L.E.Modesitt, Neal Stephenson, Isaac Asimov, Terry Pratchett, Scott Lynch, Robin Hobb, Robert J. Bennett, Andy Weir and of course, Mr. Sanderson.

See you guys around! I hope to get to know more members of this community in my journey.

Looking forward to reading some of your stories.  I feel like every time I see Pratchett in someone's favorite authors list, I'm reminded how much I love his books and how many I still haven't gotten my hands on to read. The Moist Von Lipwig books and the Tiffany Aching series are probably my favorites thus far.

On 6/25/2021 at 1:45 AM, Moonsilver said:

I love to write and I resonate with Brandon in my appreciation of epic fantasy, magic systems, and world building. I'm into many geeky things, such as comics, anime, gaming, and D&D. I am also a wine geek and sommelier, which I try to use in most of my stories.

Nice!  I do love some fun magic systems and world building :). Looking forward to reading your work! 
I will freely admit I don't know a ton about wine beyond knowing what my favorite bottle under $20 is. I'm married to a cocktail geek/mixologist, so we spend more time on that side of the liquor store.

Our only geeky pet name is Appa, who is the 115 pounds of fluff seen in my profile image thing.  He doesn't fly, but he does drool and sleep a lot. 

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Hah, Appa, that's a fitting name. He just needs the arrow and some horns. And another set of legs.

Wine is fine, but liquor is quicker, right? I'm a sucker for negronis and most things with bitters or gin personally.

I haven't explored much of Pratchett, I tried reading Colour of Magick and wasn't very into it. But then I read Mort and enjoyed that. And I've read Good Omens, which I know he cowrote. I've been thinking about reading Going Postal, but I've also heard the Tiffany Aching books are his best. I suppose I'll put them both on the TBR bookshelf.

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I definitely recommend Going Postal and the Tiffany Aching series. The early Discworld books are the weakest for sure, and not necessary to enjoy the rest of them.

My favourite Discworld books are probably the Sam Vimes ones. They’re a really fun take on how policing would work in a fantasy city.

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On 6/26/2021 at 7:27 PM, Moonsilver said:

I've been thinking about reading Going Postal

I recently read Going Postal and loved it. It's a wacky but weirdly heartwarming book. I also recently enjoyed his Monterous Regiment and am currently reading the (non-Discworld) Bromeliad Trilogy. 

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