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09 Feb 2008, 10:33 pm

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Nah. Wait till it's published.


How long will that take?



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09 Feb 2008, 10:43 pm

have you found several people you trust to edit it/make suggestions?

what would your cover look like?

if it were converted into a mainstream film who would you want cast in the roles of main characters?



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09 Feb 2008, 10:47 pm

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have you found several people you trust to edit it/make suggestions?

what would your cover look like?

if it were converted into a mainstream film who would you want cast in the roles of main characters?


One: No, just one so far. There may be one other, but I don't think I have anyone else I can trust.

Two: I dunno. I have a few ideas.

Three: Hmm, I dunno about that. I'd prefer unknowns, as long as they're good actors and look the role. For one role in some of the next books, though, I think Richard Roxburgh would be great.


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09 Feb 2008, 10:47 pm

Berserker wrote:
Quatermass wrote:
Nah. Wait till it's published.


How long will that take?


Hell if I know.


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09 Feb 2008, 11:48 pm

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178. This includes a glossary (a suggestion from my guinea pig) and a timeline.


a GLOSSARY. . and a time line in a novel set in the future??

another slim volume of an ultramodern postmod future sported a glossary. . . the story of a boy that was as odd as a clockwork orange. That novel did quite well, IIRC.

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09 Feb 2008, 11:54 pm

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178. This includes a glossary (a suggestion from my guinea pig) and a timeline.


a GLOSSARY. . and a time line in a novel set in the future??

another slim volume of an ultramodern postmod future sported a glossary. . . the story of a boy that was as odd as a clockwork orange. That novel did quite well, IIRC.

Merle


Actually, my copy of A Clockwork Orange doesn't have a glossary, but it does have the 21st chapter.


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10 Feb 2008, 12:20 am

Good for you, finishing a draft. I am currently attempting to write a novel, but have been stuck for some time. I hope to one day finish it and possibly have it published.

My question for you is, did you have any trouble keeping on track of it, and seeing it through to the point you are now? I know I put mine off sometimes, or don't know what to write so I put it off even more, etc. Did you just write in it when you felt like, or did you make yourself write so much a day, or some other method imposing a deadline, strict or non strict.

Anyways, good luck to you on seeing it published, I hope it does well.



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10 Feb 2008, 12:26 am

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Good for you, finishing a draft. I am currently attempting to write a novel, but have been stuck for some time. I hope to one day finish it and possibly have it published.

My question for you is, did you have any trouble keeping on track of it, and seeing it through to the point you are now? I know I put mine off sometimes, or don't know what to write so I put it off even more, etc. Did you just write in it when you felt like, or did you make yourself write so much a day, or some other method imposing a deadline, strict or non strict.

Anyways, good luck to you on seeing it published, I hope it does well.


Until a couple of months ago, yes, it was difficult to stay on track. In fact, between when I actually started the novel and now, I actually stopped writing the novel halfway through, was disappointed in it, and went back and rewrote it.


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10 Feb 2008, 3:04 am

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Now that I have finished the first draft of my novel, I might allow for some Q&A. Note that I am pretty paranoid about plagiarism.


Before you post any part of your novel online, go the the WGA website (WGA East for east coast, WGA West for west coast.
You can register your novel online with them for about $25. It takes about five minutes, and you get instant confirmation that your novel has been registered. Print out the confirmation. In three or four weeks you will receive a certificate by mail.

Then make sure you post the fact that it has been registered when you start talking about it online. That way if anyone does try to rip off your work, you have proof that it was your idea first. This kind of registration is temporary -- either 3 or 5 years, I forget -- but it can be renewed as many times as you want (for another fee.)



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10 Feb 2008, 4:08 am

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Now that I have finished the first draft of my novel, I might allow for some Q&A. Note that I am pretty paranoid about plagiarism.


Before you post any part of your novel online, go the the WGA website (WGA East for east coast, WGA West for west coast.
You can register your novel online with them for about $25. It takes about five minutes, and you get instant confirmation that your novel has been registered. Print out the confirmation. In three or four weeks you will receive a certificate by mail.

Then make sure you post the fact that it has been registered when you start talking about it online. That way if anyone does try to rip off your work, you have proof that it was your idea first. This kind of registration is temporary -- either 3 or 5 years, I forget -- but it can be renewed as many times as you want (for another fee.)


Sorry, I don't live in America. I live in Australia. Besides, I don't intend to post ANY part of my novel online. Just hints about what it is like.


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10 Feb 2008, 6:56 pm

Upon reflection, when I do get my novel fixed up, copyright-wise, registration and all that, I may think about posting extracts. But that won't be until much later.


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10 Feb 2008, 10:50 pm

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Upon reflection, when I do get my novel fixed up, copyright-wise, registration and all that, I may think about posting extracts. But that won't be until much later.


I am glad you resolved that, Quatermass! Over the years I have read quite a bit of your writing, I will be looking forward to reading your book when it when it is ready!

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11 Feb 2008, 12:07 am

sinsboldly wrote:
Quatermass wrote:
Upon reflection, when I do get my novel fixed up, copyright-wise, registration and all that, I may think about posting extracts. But that won't be until much later.


I am glad you resolved that, Quatermass! Over the years I have read quite a bit of your writing, I will be looking forward to reading your book when it when it is ready!

Merle


I won't do so, mind, until after I get published and have this thing about copyright fixed up. That may not be for months. Plus, I'd have to consider the rights for overseas sales.


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11 Feb 2008, 12:27 am

Quatermass wrote:
sinsboldly wrote:
Quatermass wrote:
Upon reflection, when I do get my novel fixed up, copyright-wise, registration and all that, I may think about posting extracts. But that won't be until much later.


I am glad you resolved that, Quatermass! Over the years I have read quite a bit of your writing, I will be looking forward to reading your book when it when it is ready!

Merle


I won't do so, mind, until after I get published and have this thing about copyright fixed up. That may not be for months. Plus, I'd have to consider the rights for overseas sales.


ok, I won't be holding my breath till then, :roll: so whenever you have it ready is fine.

Merle



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11 Feb 2008, 9:45 pm

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Okay, any questions?


Do you prefer to wear jeans or corduroys?



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11 Feb 2008, 9:47 pm

Specialforces wrote:
Quatermass wrote:

Okay, any questions?


Do you prefer to wear jeans or corduroys?


Not that sort of questions.

But I'm fine either way.


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