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How to improve length of books

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Everyone knows that Sanderson books are too short, especially Stormlight books. What to do about it?

A: origami coding. Fold the pages to line up parts of words for more content.

B: invisible ink in the margins/spacing. Possibly include magnifying glass with purchase and blacklight for the ink directly.

C: invent an alternative English that can be read two ways, so that after reading the actual text in original English, you can start over with second English. In fact, you can do this multiple times, maybe indefinitely, and once translations are brought in...

D: coat the paper in mild hallucinogens so readers add their own books to the books while reading.

E: start a forum for people to transcribe hallucinations, both chemically induced and meditatively realized.

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Love triangles

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52 minutes ago, Honorless said:

Love triangles

Please spare me.

1 hour ago, Ripheus23 said:

Everyone knows that Sanderson books are too short, especially Stormlight books. What to do about it?

A: origami coding. Fold the pages to line up parts of words for more content.

B: invisible ink in the margins/spacing. Possibly include magnifying glass with purchase and blacklight for the ink directly.

C: invent an alternative English that can be read two ways, so that after reading the actual text in original English, you can start over with second English. In fact, you can do this multiple times, maybe indefinitely, and once translations are brought in...

D: coat the paper in mild hallucinogens so readers add their own books to the books while reading.

E: start a forum for people to transcribe hallucinations, both chemically induced and meditatively realized.

Sure.

Or just double the book size.

Or wipe the readers minds so they can read the books again.

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Read the first word of every sentence for bonus content.

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Make the entire book a ketek.

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Compile three books into one massive book.

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Just scramble the words of all of his books and produce a new set of the grammatically compiled results.

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flip it upside down and backwards

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Add the word "plethora" after every time it says "and"

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4 hours ago, Ripheus23 said:

 invisible ink in the margins/spacing. 

Wait, what if he already does this!?

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Make all the books like the Diagram, with chapters coded within chapters if you know the code. And the epigraphs could contain hints, with new methods per chapter. Bonus points if at least one of the books contains nothing but encoded recipes for Rock's stews, Hoid's favorite instant noodle flavorings, chouta etc. :D

3 hours ago, Frustration said:

Or wipe the readers minds so they can read the books again.

Oh, how I wish this was possible. Imagine the fun of being able to experience something you loved 'for the first time' all over again.

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37 minutes ago, Weltall said:

Oh, how I wish this was possible. Imagine the fun of being able to experience something you loved 'for the first time' all over again.

Me too.  Me too.

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A mind-wipe would be great, but not for Sanderson's books, because theories wouldn't work.

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28 minutes ago, FriarFritz said:

A mind-wipe would be great, but not for Sanderson's books, because theories wouldn't work.

But you could look at it with a whole new perspective.

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Play back audiobooks at 0.5x speed.

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Size 96 font would greatly extend the length of Sanderson novels.

But in all seriousness (possibly not warranted for this topic?), Sanderson's real achievement will be bringing himself to write a Stormlight Archive novel shorter than the previous one.  Which is something he really needs to do, I think.

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6 hours ago, clockworkspider said:

But in all seriousness (possibly not warranted for this topic?), Sanderson's real achievement will be bringing himself to write a Stormlight Archive novel shorter than the previous one.  Which is something he really needs to do, I think.

*Blinks in you're wrong*

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Yeah, I mean, normally I'll take the stance that our appreciation of art is subjective.  People's opinions and experiences are different and need to be respected.  Your response cannot be wrong, because it's your true reaction to the media in question . . .

 

But in this case - no.  That's clearly wrong.


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On 8/4/2020 at 9:14 AM, Frustration said:

Or wipe the readers minds so they can read the books again.

yes, imagine, you could read the stormlight archives by character, first past Kaladin, then current Kaladin, then Shallan, then Adolin, then finally Dalinar.

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and that's just the first book!!

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