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Offline Kittie

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Hey there
« on: January 06, 2016, 11:26:37 am »
Hi, I'm Kittie. I'm writing (attempting to anyway) a fantasy novel and was told this was a great place to keep up to date with new ideas and stuff.

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Re: Hey there
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 06:54:15 pm »
Welcome to the forums, Kittie!

What sort of fantasy novel are you writing?
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Re: Hey there
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 06:58:30 pm »
It's a dark fantasy about faeries (not the Tinkerbell type). Only on chapter 4 at the moment but it's going fairly well. What sort of books do you read?

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Re: Hey there
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 09:25:56 pm »
 :tries to remember last time he read a novel:

 ;)

For fantasy I read Jewelle Gomez, China Miéville, Laurie J. Marks, Ursula K. Le Guin, Melissa Scott, Nalo Hopkinson, Angélica Gorodischer, Silvia Moreno-Garcia… (So anything from Lovecraftian, Weird, mythical, urban fantasy, dark contemporary, surrealist, to secondary-world sword n’ sorcery, really; with an emphasis on the less obvious, on low fantasy, and on marginalized protagonists.)

Is this your first novel? What are your main influences?
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2016, 08:08:24 am »
Wow that's a list! Second attempt at a novel, the first fell flat but I kept on with smaller things and have started a new one. Also I write copy for a living. I think I'm a little influenced by a lot of things but I love Neil Gaiman and Carlos Ruiz Zafon. And also the Joker. Bits of the Joker end up in my villains.

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Re: Hey there
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2016, 03:32:29 pm »
Welcome to the forum!

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Re: Hey there
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2016, 05:11:42 pm »
Thank you.

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Re: Hey there
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2016, 05:04:47 pm »
hi and welcome
If wishes were horses then we'd all be eating steak.
Jayne Cobb, Firefly.

But ... if fishes were courses then we'd all be eating hake ...

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Re: Hey there
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2016, 07:33:02 pm »
Thanks a lot.