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Offline Pak-Man

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Re: Any aspiring writers out there
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2007, 11:04:00 PM »
Wow. That makes THREE of us who lost progress to hard-drive failures/accidents. Save Save Save indeed. :^)


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Re: Any aspiring writers out there
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2007, 01:59:08 PM »
I write comics, does that count?  :)

For the last seven months or so, Mongoose Publishing (an RPG / wargames company with a string of high-profile licences) has been putting out my Extinction Protocol strip in their monthly magazine, Signs and Portents Wargamer. I've got several other scripts on the go, and I'm basically hoping to snag some kind of foothold in the comics industry.

Any other comics guys here?

Oh, and if anyone's interested, Extinction Protocol is a Starship Troopers story. Signs and Portents is a free download from www.mongoosepublishing.com, and the strip's been running since issue #35.

Cheers,

Cy.



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Re: Any aspiring writers out there
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2007, 04:09:36 PM »
I've been working on a detective novel for the past several years, but it's been an uphill struggle.  I got bogged down about 150 pages in, and I haven't been able to resolve the problem.  Recently I got another idea for a paranormal romance type of story, and I've been putting all of my energy into that.  The genre switch has given me a burst of new energy, and I'm having a good time with the story.


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Re: Any aspiring writers out there
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2007, 06:21:32 PM »
I've been working on a detective novel for the past several years, but it's been an uphill struggle.  I got bogged down about 150 pages in, and I haven't been able to resolve the problem. 

Billy Wilder always said that if you have a problem with you story, the problem is at the beginning. 


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Re: Any aspiring writers out there
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2007, 11:55:33 PM »
I've been working on a detective novel for the past several years, but it's been an uphill struggle.  I got bogged down about 150 pages in, and I haven't been able to resolve the problem. 

Billy Wilder always said that if you have a problem with you story, the problem is at the beginning. 

Maybe I should start at the end and work back from there.


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Re: Any aspiring writers out there
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2007, 05:09:43 AM »
As a guy who wrote a 300+ page sci-fi novel back in Jr High I just want to say...yikes I need to rewrite that now and see if I can even make it worth skimming through.  And when I say I wrote it, I mean I wrote it on notebook paper with a pen (sometimes black, sometimes blue) so I was probably a little more overzealous than skilled.

I've still got it, believe it or not, in the exact same 3-ring binder I wrote it in.


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Re: Any aspiring writers out there
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2007, 01:02:30 PM »
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As a guy who wrote a 300+ page sci-fi novel back in Jr High I just want to say...yikes I need to rewrite that now and see if I can even make it worth skimming through.

Or, you can just be like the Eragon kid and sell it as-is.

(Do I need to tell you how much Eragon kid pisses me off?)


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Re: Any aspiring writers out there
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2007, 01:17:33 PM »
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Do I need to tell you how much Eragon kid pisses me off?)

please do.  Im curious as to why. 


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Re: Any aspiring writers out there
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2007, 01:27:06 PM »
Oh, blind, wicked jealousy, of course, like any writer.  I worked my ass off for years to get published, and along comes a sixteen year old and... poof!  Movie deal!  Good for him, of course, but it makes us old crotchety lifers die a little inside when that happens.  Same deal when Goldie Hawn and Suzanne Sommers hit the the top of the bestseller list. 

Also: Eragon.  It sounds like a website registry service for dragons.  Branch out a little, kid.
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Re: Any aspiring writers out there
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2007, 01:29:57 PM »
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Oh, blind, wicked jealousy, of course, like any writer.  I worked my ass off for years to get published, and along comes a sixteen year old and... poof!  Movie deal!  Good for him, of course, but it makes us old crotchety lifers die a little inside when that happens.  Same deal when Goldie Hawn and Suzanne Sommers hit the the top of the bestseller list. 


HEH  yeah i hear ya, and celebrities dont write books whatever it is they do they dont write books.