Author Topic: July 20-Frog-DR Prologue  (Read 3356 times)

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Re: July 20-Frog-DR Prologue
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2009, 02:25:22 AM »
Just to interject something here. Erik--DR (which I haven't read yet, but I vaguely know what it's about) is a precursor to Frog's trilogy--Queen's (Queen's Opal, Queen's Heir, Queen's Bane) which I HAVE read...well. As much as I can at this point. The elves differ quite a bit from Tolkien. They're still definitely elves, but they're not Tolkienesque.
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Re: July 20-Frog-DR Prologue
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2009, 05:32:36 AM »
I don't think Erik means to criticize. He IS right that a lot of readers, and a lot of publishers, will be turned off by the mere fact that there are elves, and may be so disinterested that they won't continue long enough to find out that there are differences.

That said, even though it probably means a narrower audience, I'm sure there will be people who are interested in what Frog is doing with her work. It's just a matter of finding out who.

And that said, the time to worry about this stuff is not now. It's after you've finish your final draft and are wondering who to pitch it to.

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Re: July 20-Frog-DR Prologue
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2009, 06:43:02 AM »
I don't think Erik means to criticize.
He doesn't? Then what is he doing in our critique group? :P
(Sorry Silk, but I'm afraid you were asking for it)

Really, I'm just fine.  I know Erik is trying to help. I just get a little tired of hearing it is all, even if I am kind of asking for it. But obviously it hasn't stopped me from writing yet. The elves (or whatever their secret code name is) will prevail. I don't need fame, I just need to be able to gloat. (Yep, my sig did come from a very similar conversation with a very evil elf hater).

Besides my first few chapters are completely elf free. I may just be on the road to recovery.... Though I seriously doubt it. I did just spend an hour looking up Nordic Alfar. :P
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Re: July 20-Frog-DR Prologue
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2009, 06:59:29 AM »
I did just spend an hour looking up Nordic Alfar. :P

See! I'm not criticizing, I'm being helpful!  :D
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Re: July 20-Frog-DR Prologue
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2009, 07:12:39 AM »
I did just spend an hour looking up Nordic Alfar. :P

See! I'm not criticizing, I'm being helpful!  :D
Yep! You now have offically become my enablier. ;)
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Re: July 20-Frog-DR Prologue
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2009, 07:22:57 PM »
Just finished this up a few minutes ago. I really liked it :D

The only thing that I didn't like were the first couple of paragraphs, they all felt a little infodumpy and kind of bland. But once the characters started talking it completely caught my interest and held it until the end.

And for the elves part, I didn't even think about them :P I just thought about the Fairy queen, elves never popped into mymind until I read this topic.

Also, I agree with the comment  on the god titles, I would much rather learn about the gods and of what they are from other sources then their family. When I think of my family I don't think 'my aunt, the nurse' I just think my aunt. 

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Re: July 20-Frog-DR Prologue
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2009, 08:56:25 PM »
*rolls eyes*

I don't believe he meant that particular piece of information as a criticism.

Better? :P

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Re: July 20-Frog-DR Prologue
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2009, 03:28:25 PM »
Thanks ApocRK. I like it when there is a consensus. Makes things a bit easier in the correction department.

And yes, Silk, that is much better. I can't find anything to make fun of at all and it is deeply disappointing. :P
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Re: July 20-Frog-DR Prologue
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2009, 08:31:41 PM »
If my violin had all its strings, I'd play it for you. :P