I didn't know quite where else to discuss this, but I needed to get off this my chest and felt this would be a supportive community. In recent months, I have felt increasingly down and depressed due to being closeted indoors, as many of us did due to COVID-19. Days melded together and genuine human connection had become next to impossible as everything went virtual. For an introvert, like myself, I was able to cope with isolation better than most, but I still craved something deep and emotional that I could not easily achieve. This led me down the path to try my first romance novel, specifically a book called The Kiss Quotient, and I fell in love nearly instantly.
Like many men, I have been taught by society that we should generally suppress significant displays of emotion and let actions speak louder than words. This can be seen in nearly every form of media/entertainment focused on male audiences from books, movies, and TV all the way to advertisements. I would always find my... keep reading on reddit ➡
Each time I write a novel, I go through several stages. Something along these lines.
I'm in step 4 right now with my current WIP and thinking of skipping right over to step 5...
I'm ridiculously happy.
It only happened because I made Barnes&Nobels' top horror of the year, which got me noticed by producers. I've had a few people approach me and my agent, and I ended up going with Jesse James Films.
I've had a few chats with them and Stephen Susco, and I'm so stoked for their vision for it.
I know it's going to be a long process, but the day I see my work adapted on screen is going to be one of those huge leaps in my life :D
Edit because I forgot to include a link to the announcement (can you tell I'm excited haha): https://deadline.com/2020/05/jesse-murphy-james-sears-bryant-jesse-james-films-1202937164/
I've been reading Holly Black's novels lately, and they have me itching for more quality stories about Celtic mythology. I've tried finding other books, but most of them are romance novels focusing on a hot fairy love triangle (no offense if you like romance novels, it's just not what I'm into). I'd rather read about selkies and the dark trickster fae who can't touch salt or iron and will enchant you to do horrible things just because it amuses them.
In essence, I'm looking for books that draw heavily from the original Irish/Scottish/Welsh lore while also doing its own interesting things with it. I'm willing to read either YA or adult, so long as it's a good story
Edit: Holy cow you nerds came through! I was hoping to get maybe four or five recommendations before this post got buried. Thanks a ton everyone, a bunch of these titles sound really interesting and I know I have good reading in front of me for years to come
I found this guide while reading an apocalyptic fiction book.
I realized that it’s a good enough basic list of what one needs if planning to self-isolate somewhere. That can be in your own fortified home, a walled-off property, or in a rural area that’s off the grid.
Now, the quantities of which (especially for food and water) should be computed based on the estimated number of days you’re planning to isolate yourself. Better yet, prep to be self-sustaining that will provide for you for an indefinite period of time.
And if relocating, make sure you have enough supplies to last you until you can manage to reach a self-sustaining state.
I have to write a 60k word novel. It’s a mystery/crime fiction. It traces the inner depths of the human cranium. With the question what crime needs and what it gives to the society? U can understand that crime is the driving force of this novel it is personified. Also I have written over 15k words or say 6 chapters of the novel. Is anyone interested to critique My writing Also I am a 15 yr old and I write on ms word Do I have a future ahead with this idea
I have already had this fantastic idea in my head and written bullet points down. I began to write when I'm bored during social distancing. I'm currently writing the first draft of near 40,000 words (hoping to reach >60,000). But the thing is, my country has removed all its social-distancing policies (since no one has been getting ill recently) and I am back to school. Now, both my dad and mom, who are the typical Asian parents, heavily disagree of me continuing writing the novel. They think I should be entirely focusing on my schoolwork and stop "playing around", which includes writing the novel. I really regret this because (1) I have never reached this far; (2) I am very inspired right now; and (3) I'm at the end of high school so not much work to do.
Please help! I don't know what to do except writing when they're not around or sneak very late at night as it felt kinda wrong and what if they caught me white-handed? I can't abandon my novel because I have already poured my heart... keep reading on reddit ➡
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I have this struggle whenever I'm writing transition part of a scene to another scene, I get easily bored and end up procrastinate. How do I withstand through this and how do I juice it up? Is there any mental state you guys have whenever you reach the voting part of the novel?
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My name is Jeremy Szal and I am many things. A drinker of gin, a resident of Down Under, a lover of cinema and black coffee, but most importantly: I’m a science-fiction and fantasy author. I’ve published some short stories over the years, and edited the Hugo-winning StarShipSofa up until 2020. STORMBLOOD is my debut novel, and is the first of a trilogy in the Common series. It’s a character-driven, dark space opera/space fantasy about the DNA of extinct aliens that’s used as a drug, making people permanently addicted to adrenaline. Stuff gets messy, and messy fast. It’s best described as Mass Effect 2 and Blade Runner 2049 meets the Red Rising series. So far, reviewers agree (and not because I have them chained in my basement). I wrote it when I was 21, and I’m delighted to say it’s coming out today on June 4 from Gollancz/Orion, and available to grab from... keep reading on reddit ➡
Just finished the Harry Potter series, and I loved how it transported me to another world without feeling like children's stories, even though that's how it started out. I'm not asking for books like Harry Potter (because I think it would just disappoint), but other Sci Fi or Fantasy novels that can "transport you" without being cheesy or aimed at pre teen boys. I also don't really like YA novels (because I usually find them kind of,well, cheesy). Or also, just a good, honest love story between two imperfect people. Any help is much appreciated! :) Edit: thanks for all the suggestions! Will definitely be checking these out
- Jade like...
- Twin peaks
- Cultivates some sort of ice art
- Jade like...
- Is op but basically doesn't do anything useful despite being as strong or stronger than MC for most of novel
- Jade like...
- Has some sort of issue that only the MC can solve/sort
- Cultivates some sort of fire/heat/yang attribute art
- Asura/Slaughter path/demonic
- Gets a "lucky" opportunity at beginning
- Is able to transcend tiers in battle
- Has ridonkulous cultivation speed and likes to hide it for some reason
- Practices alchemy and is op at it, everyone is shocked at how he is so young and can do it.
- People advise him to focus on alchemy but he wants to pursue the "Martial Dao"
- Every single hot chick eventually wants to hook up with him
- Has the motto to treat people well who are kind and kill everyone else who doesn't immediately bend over backwards for him
- Heavenly tribulations
- Cultivates a combin... keep reading on reddit ➡
Basically I'm looking for books that don't use European fantasy tropes but draw on influences from Asia, India, Pacific islander, Aboriginal Australian, African, or pre colonial American mythologies.
I don’t like old stories. In particular, I don’t like other people’s old stories. Just what is so entertaining about having to listen to others brag about themselves? I’d rather swim with salmon if I had the time for that. No, I’m not saying I like salmon. If I have to swim, it is with a woman, and she better be a fine one at that. If all you want is to listen to me talk though, I will bear with it a bit. This is my attempt at what the poets do. With practice, it would be of use when wooing a woman who is not all there.
Five years; that was the age that we became family. Not my age, hers. I knew when I first laid eyes on her that her that she would be a beauty, but then my old man said to guide her as if she were my brother, and that’s how I decided to see her. I didn’t think there was any chance in hell it could be kept a secret though.
King Uther was a man above other m... keep reading on reddit ➡
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I appreciate this is probably an unusual post for this forum, but I'm writing a novel which opens in Houston. I've been to the city, but don't know it well, and obviously can't travel right now (and I live on the other side of the world), and want to ensure I have a good degree of authenticity in case any of you good folks ever end up reading it and feel like throwing the book across the room in disgust. I've been walking around the streets of downtown in VR (thanks, Wander) but can't get a good feel for the tunnels.
My sense is that today they are mostly "mall-like", with some eating/coffee zones but mostly just connectors. Air-conditioned, apart from a few patches.
The timing of my story is a few decades from now, and my characters are using the tunnel system to try and get to City Hall. I'm imagining that due to repeated flooding (potentially sea floods) the tunnels are now disused. They are pumped out, but it's now crazy hot and dark down there.
I essentially have the character... keep reading on reddit ➡
I recently just finished reading my first novel. After studying Murakami Haruki in English, it's been a goal of my for a while to be able to read one of his works in Japanese. Since reading a whole novel would a long, intimidating process, I opted first to try to read one of his short story collections.
After around two months of scattered reading, I finally managed to finish "神の子どもたちはみな踊る" 短編小説集. While it's just a small step to be able to read some of Japan's literary classics, I'm glad I was finally able to read one in their original language.
While there were times I felt a bit lost,due to both the difficulty of the language and inherent slipperiness of his works, after finishing each story I felt like I could properly grasp the themes of the story. Finishing the book, I felt like I was able to understand the links between them, and the cohesive message the author was trying to impart.
I'm moving on to another of his short story collections, 女のいない男たち, and I'm going to try to fini... keep reading on reddit ➡
It has apparently been made and tested for the first time, and is announced for release. The structure is really interesting, very dissimilar to the phenethylamines we're used to. It contains no nitrogen and has a bridging peroxide group between two opposite carbons of a cyclohexene ring.
IUPAC name is 2,3-dioxabicyclo[2.2.2]oct-5-ene.
I've found that the structure is similar to the monoterpenoid ascaridole, which has two additional substituents (that's why mephedrene is also called norascaridole) and, as per Wikipedia, is used as an anthelmintic (to expel parasitic worms) and in Mexican cuisine.
I'm making this thread to set a starting point in discussion and documentation about what may be a promising new compound. (There are no studies or trip reports yet.)
I am new to 40k (and therefore this subreddit), so I hope this isn’t a repeated discussion (if so, I apologize), but goodness the Primarch names are whack. I had the thought when originally becoming familiar with their names (Angron, Mortarion, and Sanguinius are obvious examples), but I dismissed those qualms as fantasy tropic techniques until I began reading Fulgrim. The titular Primarch has a pretty decent name imo, but the secondary Primarch of that book, Ferrus Manus, not so much. I caught the “iron” bit at first and thought it was nifty. Then I read the description of Manus, the Primarch of the Iron Hands, who has iron hands, and I recalled back to 7th grade English, learning too many prefixes and suffixes. It donned on me. The Primarch of the Iron Hands, that has iron hands, is named some derivation of iron hands, and I can’t be happier with where Fulgrim is headed because of it.
I suppose I am not alone in this, but Im curious if there are any other problematic or blatantl... keep reading on reddit ➡