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Re: Cheat is up! Yay!

Unread postby PS Power » Mon May 25, 2015 9:17 pm

Hey Kat!

It's part of a similar genre. There are other works like it out there. Though I have to write at least some stand alone books! I must attempt to be all things to all people after all... (Okay, I guess I don't, but what's the point of pushing yourself to be the best you can, if you only do it in a very narrow area of existence?)

Also, it's longer than most books. Seriously. Just because fantasy novels can run a half million words, that doesn't mean people always want that. (Or DO they? Dune did pretty well that way, though I tend to think of that as fantasy too, so... Yeah. Opinions? We should move this one over to a new thread I think. It touches on things that are at the very heart of writing, movies, video games and so on.)



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Re: Cheat is up! Yay!

Unread postby Kat » Thu May 28, 2015 3:11 pm

Hm, honestly, most people get a bit pale when they see over 200 000 words. Half a million makes a hardcover book so heavy your tiny little bookstore bag tends to rip if you try walking around with it for half an hour. That's two reasons why writing books that long is not the best idea ever, that and people do want to see results before they've forgotten what happened in the first half of the book because it usually takes them at least a month to read it.

I'm not a big science fiction expert, I know Honor Harrington, Star wars, Foundation and Dune plus a couple of those slums and aliens books that somehow merge into one fuzzy thing inside my head. So this really was the first time I've read this type of story. If anyone knows others like it maybe you could give me a few hints in that direction :D



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Re: Cheat is up! Yay!

Unread postby RyanM » Fri May 29, 2015 9:34 am

PS Power wrote:Seriously. Just because fantasy novels can run a half million words, that doesn't mean people always want that.


It all depends on how those words are utilized. A prime example is The Song of Ice and Fire. Most people don't mind the first 3 books being over 1000 pages as the story is engaging and the various interweaving plot lines stay fresh and progress. However, books 4 and 5 had many people groaning and forcing themselves to finish the books as the plot lines began to stagnate and new plot lines were introduced that seem to serve no purpose other than to take up space.

For me, personally, I just want a good, well-told story. Whether it's 200 pages or 500 pages is irrelevant so long as the story gets told. I will admit to liking longer books as I HATE the feeling I get when I notice the completion marker on a good book is nearing 100% and I'll have to find a new book; I don't want some books to end.

What I would love to see is constant output from most authors. I wish more authors could come near your ability to maintain high output. Knowing that a new story or a continuation to existing story is only a few months away is a pleasant feeling.



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Re: Cheat is up! Yay!

Unread postby PS Power » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:15 pm

Sure, but most authors have real lives, too. Which isn't a bad thing at all. Eventually I'll pull back and only write six to ten books a year too.

Not this year, but you know, soon. Two, three years, tops?



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