The Art of Being Tony

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Re: The Art of Being Tony

Unread postby David » Wed May 04, 2016 6:26 am

Wow, nope.

Agree to disagree on this one.



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Re: The Art of Being Tony

Unread postby qHnED7SnYgQs » Wed May 04, 2016 7:15 am

You realize my post to Dale was marked as TIC (=tongue-in-cheek), yes? I'm just twisting his tail about his insistence that the book doesn't contain any multiverse characters. Having to explain it kind of takes the fun out of it...



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Re: The Art of Being Tony

Unread postby PS Power » Wed May 04, 2016 10:42 am

Update on The Art of Being Tony:

I've gotten lots of editing help (thanks everyone!) and gone over the whole book several times to refine it even more. Then I read the whole thing out loud, working it down to a smoothness that I've never managed before in anything that I've worked on.

The book is now formated and just waiting for the cover to be made. I have no clue how long that will take.

I do think that this is the best written (as far as writing craft goes) work that I've managed so far.

Now I just have to cross my fingers and hope that the world will be willing to look at it!

:)

Honestly, I have no idea. It might have mainstream YA appeal, but there's no romance, the violence is mainly in sports, and I took out all the good swear words. Plus, almsot everything kind of goes right for the main character. In this age of "grimdark" that might not play to well.

Then again, I think that it might be time for a change. Not just for me, but for society, as far as that goes. You know, going back to the day when you didn't have a lot of trouble figuring out who the bad guy was? (I know, were pretty good at that now, but the difference can be startlingly narrow now.)



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Re: The Art of Being Tony

Unread postby qHnED7SnYgQs » Wed May 04, 2016 11:15 am

For what it's worth, it's pretty much the type of story I like to read (having a competent main character that isn't being stomped on every other paragraph), and which is actually annoyingly hard to find now a days. I greatly enjoyed reading it and am looking forward to read future books in the series.



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Re: The Art of Being Tony

Unread postby David » Wed May 04, 2016 1:53 pm

Hmm, I think the everything goes right can mostly be forgiven for two reasons. However I won't say why until it's been published for a few days.

Also, Q, I knew you were just teasing Dale, I was playing devil's advocate.



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Re: The Art of Being Tony

Unread postby brainsniffer » Thu May 05, 2016 6:20 am

Teasing be darned - I won't believe it isn't true - in an alternate reality everything is possible so it is true. I can't wait for all the multiverse crossover characters in the book he's cleverly hid as other characters that never reveal themselves at all.

I enjoy stories where things go mostly right - I mean, I've never really felt that your stories go too bad (okay, a lot of what happened to Zack and Don is a bit far, but...). I actually think you've been pretty good at adding enough conflict, and balanced, for our heros. Something that's just a bit more positive sounds good to me.




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