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wakemares
19-09-2004, 17:27:37
Greetings all,
I am huge king fan. In fact because of him i too decided to write horror stories. I have since been published. Check out my site and let me now what you think. I'm just having a crack at the online scene. Kings DT 6 Song for Susannah rocks!:cool:

Scabrous Birdseed
19-09-2004, 17:28:37
I'm a republican myself.

DaShi
20-09-2004, 05:34:47
I'm Keith.

The Mad Monk
20-09-2004, 08:27:08
I'm sleepy.

MOBIUS
20-09-2004, 13:44:41
I'm Keith too.

Venom
20-09-2004, 14:31:22
Well, this guy's never coming back.

King_Ghidra
20-09-2004, 15:17:05
it would be cool if he came back and explained how someone so illiterate could get published

not that proof-reading should get in the way of a good story, but poor communication of said story would surely be an obstacle...

protein
20-09-2004, 15:28:59
I like riting to. Once I read this cool book and I was like "wow" so I enroled on an evning clas that was english and now I'm an arthur.

Nav@work
20-09-2004, 15:52:43
an incredibly rich playboy alcoholic?

DaShi
20-09-2004, 16:35:55
No, he's the rightful heir to the throne.

protein
20-09-2004, 17:14:33
No, an arthur, like that man that wrote shakespeere. William Blake.

King_Ghidra
20-09-2004, 18:00:08
i shouldn't be mean out of hand, i actually went and checked out this guy's website and his publisher's website earlier and i have to say i was far from impressed. I couldn't help wondering if some of them were children's books or 'teen fiction' or something...

http://www.equilibriumbooks.com/store.htm

It's quite fascinating in a way, looking at the authors and what they have written about. The one that saddens me is this one:

http://www.equilibriumbooks.com/fallen_angel.htm

Written by someone who apparently has '15 years experience as an operational police officer and has developed expertise in the area of investigating child abuse and juvenile crime.' and yet his story features the most cliched kind of deranged, voices-in-the-head killer.

I think people who want to write should really think about whether they want to write fiction or whether they just want to write about themselves. A cop's bad autobiography would at least be more sincere and more gripping than a bad work of fiction.

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-09-2004, 18:40:15
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
i shouldn't be mean out of hand, i actually went and checked out this guy's website and his publisher's website earlier and i have to say i was far from impressed. I couldn't help wondering if some of them were children's books or 'teen fiction' or something...

http://www.equilibriumbooks.com/store.htm



They're vanity publishers- effectively one pays to get printed. Some excellent work does surface that way, but so does a monstrous amount of rubbish.

Darkstar
05-11-2004, 21:42:49
Like normal publishing then? :D

fp
06-11-2004, 12:08:19
:lol:

Kory
29-11-2004, 03:20:17
No, with a much larger noise:signal ratio.

There's 'rubbish' (Anita Blake), 'unedited rubbish' (Anne Rice), and then there's the typical vanity publishing book.

It's sort of like the three types of lies.

-- Kory (Which, as we're discussing fiction...)

Darkstar
29-11-2004, 07:51:37
Oh no! (fake panic) Management, can you edit that response? Legions of Ricettes will descend upon us and spam our forums with how great the Rice is! Quick quick! Save the forum! (/fake panic)

Kory, you are asking for it. One day, one of the Ricies might actually come through, and then we will be in for it. ;)

Japher
29-11-2004, 20:28:54
I want to write some rubbish.

I wonder if they'll publish my story about the vietnam dogs.

Kory
03-12-2004, 20:36:16
What? It's factual! She's said she won't let an editor touch her rubbish, and she doesn't!

-- Kory (Besides, I think even her die-hard fans have lost patience with her.)

Darkstar
03-12-2004, 21:47:11
Not the fiction or uneditted bits. Just the "rubbish". That is just "red meat" for Ricettes. They take offense at the mere thought of such things, you know. ;)

Darkstar
03-12-2004, 21:48:35
And die hard fans never lose patience with their obsession. Well, except for when they can get their next fix.

Now, sometimes, people evolve out of their fandom... That is usually a cause of celebration for their partners and family. ;)