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Writers' Cafe / Re: Sharing pain.. deleting large chunk of WIP
« Last post by C Winters on Today at 12:36:44 AM »

Sometimes you have to go with that the book wants .. lol! Mine do it to me all the time..worse, I argue back!

You might want to work on your subplots though, that's what fleshes out the novels to full length, not the main story.

I think I've worked out a way to up the word count, but it is the opposite of subplots! Basically, I'll write 3 or 4 30k "parts" and join them together to make the complete novel. Don't know if it will work but worth a shot.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Quasi Supernatural thriller
« Last post by Doglover on Today at 12:24:11 AM »
I'm thinking about branching out into supernatural thrillers. Now, I'm not talking about the glowing hands, witches and warlocks out in the town kind. (Not that there's anything wrong with those. I love reading them. I just can't write them at all).  I'm moreso talking about a procedural along the order of psychic detective or something; a book where the supernatural piece is tangential and the story is very firmly placed in reality (like the tv shows Forever, Medium, Ghost Whisperer to name a few).

I was wondering if there's a market for that and if anyone can direct me to similar books that are out and that might be doing well. Also, I know this might be big in the cozy genre, but I'm not really looking to go into that either.
But what you describe is the cosy genre. I can't see any other category for it.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: New cover - what do you think?
« Last post by Kal241 on Today at 12:02:18 AM »
What we're going to do for a cover for 'Not for Glory' I have no idea.

Maybe a busted knight's helmet or a battered shield? Both would tie into the medieval aesthetic you've got going on, and represent the fact that most knights fought and died for something other than glory.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: New cover - what do you think?
« Last post by C. Gold on Yesterday at 11:18:01 PM »
What we're going to do for a cover for 'Not for Glory' I have no idea.
You have a flag, a weapon, now you need a castle ;)
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Writers' Cafe / Re: New cover - what do you think?
« Last post by C. Gold on Yesterday at 11:15:32 PM »


Change the 'of' from italics to a non-italics smaller size to see how that looks. I don't like the way it is right now, probably because it occupies too much space.
I think the title could go up a little to put equal space between the subtitle and it, and it and the sword.

Very sexy otherwise :)
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Writers' Cafe / Quasi Supernatural thriller
« Last post by Wunder on Yesterday at 10:52:52 PM »
I'm thinking about branching out into supernatural thrillers. Now, I'm not talking about the glowing hands, witches and warlocks out in the town kind. (Not that there's anything wrong with those. I love reading them. I just can't write them at all).  I'm moreso talking about a procedural along the order of psychic detective or something; a book where the supernatural piece is tangential and the story is very firmly placed in reality (like the tv shows Forever, Medium, Ghost Whisperer to name a few).

I was wondering if there's a market for that and if anyone can direct me to similar books that are out and that might be doing well. Also, I know this might be big in the cozy genre, but I'm not really looking to go into that either.
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I apologize for resurrecting an older post, but I tried to check out your blog through my own website's link to it just now, and it's giving me an error page that states:

"Blog has been removed

Sorry, the blog at completedseriesbookshelf.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs."

Has the site been taken down or moved? If it's the latter, could you update this thread with the new address? I'll update my links as applicable. I hope you haven't taken it down, as it generated a good amount of interest in my dystopian series as soon as it was published there.  :)
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I was pulling my hair out because I couldn't get my computer to recognize my kindle! I thought I had tried everything... First I tried with my iMac and it wouldn't show up. I went around the house and found 6 different cables to try and none of them worked.  Then I logged into Windows 10 and tried it again thinking it could be the operating system. What I didn't realize at the time was I was plugging the USB cables into the back of my computer first (because they are hard to reach) and then plugging the cable into my kindle. The kindle treats the cord as a power source if you do this. SOLUTION?= Plug your USB cable into your kindle FIRST and then plug the cable into the computer USB port SECOND! When you do this, the Kindle connects to the USB in Drive Mode. Anyway, this worked for me and I hope it works for you...
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Writers' Cafe / Re: New cover - what do you think?
« Last post by Scarlett_R on Yesterday at 10:29:34 PM »
Love it. I agree with Brian about the of but I believe it's just due to the size. I do like the effect of italics for the smaller words like that, but this one takes up too much of the focus, and is too close to Countenance.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: I think I'm done with plotting
« Last post by Tulonsae on Yesterday at 10:25:32 PM »
Chris Fox's new book "Plot Gardening" is pretty good.
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