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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2004, 03:08:01 AM »
I've only read the short story version of Whitesand.  He wrote it before his mission.  That was my favorite short story of his.
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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2004, 03:37:56 AM »
Short story? That is one of those things I just don't comprehend in association with EUOL.
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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2004, 05:53:28 AM »
He wrote a lot of Short stories in highschool, actualy won an award for one his Junior year.  It was a sci-fi story about a sun going super nova.
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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2004, 09:13:01 AM »
I still have an electronic copy of Whitesands that I got back when we were in TLE and never got around to reading. I'm a little embarrassed to say this, but I've never read your writing, EUOL.  :-[ One of these days I'll read Whitesands at least! I just know you're good, empathically.

And, of course, if I ever get in a house that would publish what you write, you have to send a few things my way. :D
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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2004, 09:17:32 AM »
Don't feel bad, Stacer--people get busy.  (All will be forgiven if you buy a copy of ELANTRIS when it comes out.  ;) )

And, just for the record, the book is actually named WHITE SAND.  Two words, no 's'.  
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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2004, 10:30:37 AM »
Ah, that's what I get for taking my lead from 42's spelling.
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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2004, 11:48:40 AM »
I think Aether of Night was my favorite, although I have only read three of your books (none of them being Dragonsteel or White Sand).
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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2004, 06:03:23 PM »
AETHER was the best of the patch of three you read.  During that period, I was trying to force myself to write shorter books (ala 500 pages) because I thought the beastly lengths of some of my novels (DRAGONSTEEEL 1100, ELANTRIS 1200, WHITE SAND 1000) was keeping me from getting published.

What I learned was I just wasn't good at the shorter format.  What happened was that instead of just writing a shorter book, I ended up short-changing something vital (Characters for MISTBORN, world elements and plotting for FINAL EMPIRE) in my attempt to slim-down.   AETHER came in the middle of the patch there, and it actually turned out longer than the other two, and worked all right.  (The female character was weak, ending needs a lot of work, but it's not a lost cause like the other two.)

New writers be aware (my agent tried to warn me of this): don't try and write in a way that you're just not good at.  You can try to adapt to the market a bit, choosing one idea instead of another because you know the first is more marketable.  However, if you force your writing too much, it will suffer.
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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2004, 07:18:03 PM »
I need good things to read.  Do you have anything published?  Or I could wait until MISTBORN: FINAL EMPIRE gets published, but a year is a long time.  It better be good... ;D
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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2004, 11:52:35 PM »
Mistborn isn't the one that's coming out in a year. Isn't it Elantris that's coming out?
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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2004, 11:56:36 PM »
Yes it is stacer. And for finally filling Gorgon in you win those hours of your life back that you would of spent wondering who was right. Now Jammy, tell her what she's won!
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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2004, 12:01:45 AM »
You win...

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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2004, 12:03:11 AM »
Mmm, cookies. My roommate made cookies last night but they never last long.
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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2004, 07:42:28 AM »
I'm easily confused, not unlike a sleep deprived rabbit.  You'll have to forgive me for such mistakes, or don't, but preferably you will, I think... ???
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Re: It is Finished! (Mark XIV)
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2004, 07:52:53 AM »
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I need good things to read.  Do you have anything published?  Or I could wait until MISTBORN: FINAL EMPIRE gets published, but a year is a long time.  It better be good... ;D


Maybe if your lucky EUOL will have something posting on his website in the next few months.  With him attending worldcon in September he wants something on his site, weither it will be sample chapters or short stories is probaly unlikely.  But you never know.
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