The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing

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by shy guy 64 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:03 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:I think it's great that we have a diverse group of writers here, from bona fide professionals like Clarkman and Taf to hobbyists like myself. I think the important thing to remember as a hobbyist is that writing is hard, and there are lots of people out there writing. Putting your work out there is commendable and worthy, but it should come with no expectation of reaching much of an audience at all, and certainly with no expectation of making money. The odds of writing a successful book are incredibly small. That's why I would be very wary of paying for a review, although I certainly appreciate the appeal of knowing someone has not only read your story, but put out an endorsement of it too (unfortunately I doubt that any paid-for review will ever truly express criticism, because of the inherent conflict of interest). Likewise with paid-for publishing, I can certainly see why someone would want to have their book physically published, but if going down that route it shouldn't be with any expectation of breaking out and becoming successful. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as long as there is no misconception that will lead to disappointment!


aint that the truth

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by I'm Dreaming of a Light Christmas » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:48 pm

Sorry I haven't been online today. Got a new laptop. Downloaded one of Kerr's books there and will look into everyone's stuff over the week.

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by shy guy 64 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:49 pm

LightWanderer wrote:Sorry I haven't been online today. Got a new laptop. Downloaded one of Kerr's books there and will look into everyone's stuff over the week.


hope you enjoy

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by Dig Dug » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:18 pm

I've been working on a lot of articles in private for a while now and I am happy to say I finally have somewhere to display my work.
From today I will be a contributing writer for the Welsh Gaming Network.
My first published article with them is a retrospective on the Fire Emblem series as Three Houses releases on Nintendo Switch next week.
http://www.welshgaming.co.uk/fire-emble ... -the-west/
I'll be posting articles on there regularly.

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by shy guy 64 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:39 pm

Dig Dug wrote:I've been working on a lot of articles in private for a while now and I am happy to say I finally have somewhere to display my work.
From today I will be a contributing writer for the Welsh Gaming Network.
My first published article with them is a retrospective on the Fire Emblem series as Three Houses releases on Nintendo Switch next week.
http://www.welshgaming.co.uk/fire-emble ... -the-west/
I'll be posting articles on there regularly.


congrats on the gig

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by DarkRula » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:15 pm

Dig Dug wrote:I've been working on a lot of articles in private for a while now and I am happy to say I finally have somewhere to display my work.
From today I will be a contributing writer for the Welsh Gaming Network.
My first published article with them is a retrospective on the Fire Emblem series as Three Houses releases on Nintendo Switch next week.
http://www.welshgaming.co.uk/fire-emble ... -the-west/
I'll be posting articles on there regularly.


Nice one, Dig Dug.

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by DarkRula » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:58 pm

Throughout this month, I've been looking at some of the racing games from my past with both a video and a story. Since I've just uploaded the last, I thought I'd share them all here. So, we have Powering Off the Line With Excite Truck, Hopping Around the Spiral With CTR: Nitro Fueled, Gifting the Love and Life of the Sport With GripShift (the most personal story featured within them), and Finishing Using a Final Boost With Midnight Club Los Angeles.

I had been planning on a once every five days upload for these, so I could feature six games, but I decided to just leave it at four, as the other two games I was going to feature... One wasn't exactly a racing game, though did feature racing events within it (Go Vacation), and the other was too similar to one of the other games featured (Test Drive Unlimited). I am interested in getting some gameplay of Go Vacation up to go with a future post revisiting my Mii Resort Paradise idea, but I don't have plans for when that will go up. I have planned to target a September release for my fifth novel, so we'll see how that goes.

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by shy guy 64 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:38 pm

id just like to say that today is the one year anniversary of the release of my book

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by DarkRula » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:56 pm

How successful has it been through this first year?

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by shy guy 64 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:00 pm

DarkRula wrote:How successful has it been through this first year?


well if i recall correctly about 19 copies sold (which is the same number of free copies ive given away) and at least five people have read it all the way through yourself included

so not to bad id say

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by DarkRula » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:10 am

A very well done to you. Here's hoping to plenty more copies sold.

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by shy guy 64 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:42 am

DarkRula wrote:A very well done to you. Here's hoping to plenty more copies sold.


thank you, i hope we all do well

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by DarkRula » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:33 pm

Indeed.

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by shy guy 64 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:20 pm

you know i think once ive fulfilled my contract with my publishers i may go for self publishing e-books so anyone know any good e-books services that aren't connected to amazon?

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by OrangeXMS » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:28 pm

I wrote a poem tonight, it's called "When one word is written but you read it as another"

When one word is written but you read it as another,
Sat between the pages bounded by the cover,
There lives the book imp, a creature like no other.

She delights in deception of the unwary reader,
Hiding between the lines where the eye cannot see her;
A literally invisible literary deceiver.

As the author's meaning is made uncertain
The literate cede to the imp's coercion.
The considerate see too the ink's inertion

And curse their failure in comprehension,
Unknowing of the fairy's unwanted attention.
Unfairly made to reread the lines before them,

All the while confounded by the imp's interference.
Even when you think to avoid her appearance,
Never doubt that creature's perseverance.

Even now these words betray,
She tricks, she fools, she leads ashtray.
Although you may suspect fowl play,

It is not I who misconstrues
This poem and the words I use.
Rather blame an impish ruse

When one word is mitten, but you read it as a mother.


I think it could do with an extra stanza between the second and third, but wanted to put it out there!

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by DarkRula » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:57 pm

Like it. It trains you to read one word as another. Exactly hot it sits out to do.

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by shy guy 64 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:45 pm

nice work orange, though it broke my brain (im not good with poetry)

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by Rudolphin » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:53 am

OrangeRKN wrote:I wrote a poem tonight, it's called "When one word is written but you read it as another"

When one word is written but you read it as another,
Sat between the pages bounded by the cover,
There lives the book imp, a creature like no other.

She delights in deception of the unwary reader,
Hiding between the lines where the eye cannot see her;
A literally invisible literary deceiver.

As the author's meaning is made uncertain
The literate cede to the imp's coercion.
The considerate see too the ink's inertion

And curse their failure in comprehension,
Unknowing of the fairy's unwanted attention.
Unfairly made to reread the lines before them,

All the while confounded by the imp's interference.
Even when you think to avoid her appearance,
Never doubt that creature's perseverance.

Even now these words betray,
She tricks, she fools, she leads ashtray.
Although you may suspect fowl play,

It is not I who misconstrues
This poem and the words I use.
Rather blame an impish ruse

When one word is mitten, but you read it as a mother.


I think it could do with an extra stanza between the second and third, but wanted to put it out there!


Very Brian Bilston, ergo very good.

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by OrangeXMS » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:00 am

Thanks all! And Taf too for introducing me to Brian Bilston, his poems seem right up my street! I am shockingly illiterate when it comes to poetry I have read (which, outside of school, is basically just Spike Milligan and Yeats).

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by OrangeXMS » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:49 pm

So maybe I'm now stretching the scope of this thread, but this is definitely a poem, and also the forum for sharing it...

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