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Post by sonnyd83 » 08 Dec 2012 14:31

my brother's apparantly released his first novel entitled 'the black widow's malice' - about a woman in a mythical world who has the love of her life taken away from her by an evil witch, she has to find 6 amulets which will hopefully lead to them being reunited again.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Burial-hearts-b ... 941&sr=1-1

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Re: Novel

Post by Gerty » 08 Dec 2012 15:19

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Post by mugs » 08 Dec 2012 18:45

There can't be too much more thrilling than seeing your work in print - how exciting! Wish him lots of success. :D
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Post by Jenni » 10 Dec 2012 07:10

davep83 wrote:my brother's apparantly released his first novel entitled 'the black widow's malice' - about a woman in a mythical world who has the love of her life taken away from her by an evil witch, she has to find 6 amulets which will hopefully lead to them being reunited again.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Burial-hearts-b ... 941&sr=1-1

Hmm, sounds like a good theme for a custom level :up:

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Re: Novel

Post by dmdibl » 10 Dec 2012 16:05

mugs wrote:There can't be too much more thrilling than seeing your work in print - how exciting!
Speaking from experience, it's lots more thrilling when your book sells. I truly wish the best of luck to anyone brave enough to put out a book in today's economic climate.

I was going to donate my remaindered copies to the BtB contest, to be given as prizes. First place gets one book, second place gets two, third place gets three, down to the bottom where the winner gets a whole boxful of books. But then I remembered that the idea is to not discourage people from entering the contest....

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Re: Novel

Post by Phil » 10 Dec 2012 16:21

My book is the thinnest on record:

"High-Profile Cases I Have Won"

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Re: Novel

Post by mugs » 10 Dec 2012 17:00

:lol: @ Phil.

dmdibl - I didn't know we had another author in our midst. what have you written ?
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Re: Novel

Post by sonnyd83 » 10 Dec 2012 17:21

i'm sure one of our high class level designers would jump at the chance of turning this into a level...so @mugs, how's your schedule for the next 6 months? :lol:

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Post by vimmers » 10 Dec 2012 17:26

hopefully she's building btb

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Post by mugs » 10 Dec 2012 17:28

ahh, thank you for asking! I am working on a delicious game (no, I think I will have to forego BTB this year - what with the Advent game I did and this one) and I really hope it will be fun to play!
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Re: Novel

Post by dmdibl » 10 Dec 2012 17:37

mugs wrote:dmdibl - I didn't know we had another author in our midst. what have you written ?
Typhoon Rising and Enchanter, both novels under the name David M. Dibble. You can find them at big university libraries (I even got nice unsolicited letters from Harvard and Yale, as a number of people read Enchanter when they first got it). Unfortunately, most public libraries have very limited funds for acquisitions these days, although a few libraries do have copies. I got pegged with a "literary novel" designation, which most publishers regard as a death blow--it kills about 90% of sales.

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Re: Novel

Post by sonnyd83 » 10 Dec 2012 17:38

well, if it's anything like your 'bones' level, we'll be drooling at the mere thought of it's release :D

i can't make a novel into a game, sadly, with the texturing skills of a color blind chimp, it wouldn't end well! anyone reading this feel free to have a go

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Re: Novel

Post by mugs » 10 Dec 2012 17:47

dmdibl wrote: Typhoon Rising and Enchanter, both novels under the name David M. Dibble. You can find them at big university libraries (I even got nice unsolicited letters from Harvard and Yale, as a number of people read Enchanter when they first got it). Unfortunately, most public libraries have very limited funds for acquisitions these days, although a few libraries do have copies. I got pegged with a "literary novel" designation, which most publishers regard as a death blow--it kills about 90% of sales.

That's really very cool (for lack of a more eloquent term!). It's just amazing how much talent there is around here. How unfortunate that a designation like "literary novel" might be less popular.
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Re: Novel

Post by eRIC » 10 Dec 2012 17:59

Typhoon rising at Amazon , with good reviews

http://www.amazon.com/Typhoon-Rising-Da ... 0974579009
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Re: Novel

Post by mugs » 10 Dec 2012 18:38

sounds excellent - may have to order that one!
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