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Re: WotC open call for novel proposals
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2003, 11:24:52 PM »
Sure I could whip up 10 pages of classic Fellfrosch prose, but do they really want The Maiden of Pain to be a comedy about bungling idiots? If I write about characters who aren't bungling idiots, it takes me a lot longer.
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Re: WotC open call for novel proposals
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2003, 11:31:12 PM »
I dunno, the term "maiden of pain" calls up a whole series of bungling idiot scenarios

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Re: WotC open call for novel proposals
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2003, 06:25:01 PM »
Oooo.  Fellfrosh does a D&D S&M dark comedy.  Now THAT's a book I would read.
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Re: WotC open call for novel proposals
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2003, 06:33:53 PM »
It would definitely have twinkies in it.
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Re: WotC open call for novel proposals
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2003, 11:08:25 PM »
I'm ashamed to admit it, but I'd read it too.

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Re: WotC open call for novel proposals
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2003, 09:06:08 PM »
Well, I know one person who is actually submitting. His idea sounds pretty good too. I'm not sure if it will make it. My biggest concern is that WotC books seem very formulaic and should include the dice rolls in the margins.
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Re: WotC open call for novel proposals
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2003, 02:40:17 AM »
The other concern would be the competition.  Even a good idea has a slim chance, considering all the submissions they're going to get.  Normal novel-publishing avenues are competative, but the fact that you generally have to write an entire book to submit keeps out a lot of the fluff.  Ten pages, however, is doable by every 14-year-old fanboy out there.  

Of course, this competition will be more favorable to the experienced than the last, since there's an opportunity to send an actual writing sample.  
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