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Written two indie dark fantasy books. The first one used to be on wattpad and now both are in ebook, paperback and audiobook. Hope to have a manga of them done one day (fingers crossed).
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Written two indie dark fantasy books. The first one used to be on wattpad and now both are in ebook, paperback and audiobook. Hope to have a manga of them done one day (fingers crossed).


Well damn, that's impressive
Just curious, how successful are they? Not to bash, but I'm curious about the potential of living as a writer without a major hit like Harry Potter or Game of Thrones. Not that I'd likely do it (engineering student, words are generally not my thing and I have a career path). Or maybe they were major hits and I just haven't been paying attention.

And is the first one still on wattpad?
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zero356, as I'm only an indie author- it is not something I'd give up my day job anytime soon. As you said you have to have J.K. Rowling or George R.R Martin's success - as in being with a big Publisher and having a film or tv deal. Even a lot of mainstream authors have to supplement their income with other means. It really is something one should do as a passion rather than as a career, as the likely hood of being one of the lucky few has the odds stacked highly against. I really only do it for the love. If you want to do it for a bit of extra income and for the joy of writing - then go for it for anything with the drive and the love for writing can produce a indie book if they so wish.

I have a chapter of it still on wattpad but it is not on in its entirety anymore.
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zero356, as I'm only an indie author- it is not something I'd give up my day job anytime soon. As you said you have to have J.K. Rowling or George R.R Martin's success - as in being with a big Publisher and having a film or tv deal. Even a lot of mainstream authors have to supplement their income with other means. It really is something one should do as a passion rather than as a career, as the likely hood of being one of the lucky few has the odds stacked highly against. I really only do it for the love. If you want to do it for a bit of extra income and for the joy of writing - then go for it for anything with the drive and the love for writing can produce a indie book if they so wish.

I have a chapter of it still on wattpad but it is not on in its entirety anymore.


Well thank you. If you saw my post in this thread earlier, writing is a pipe dream of mine. I have other, more realizable things that I like as much/more to do first though, like school, coding, and trying to build a social life (Ala Crunchyroll, for one; and saying that this is more realizable than writing might be a stretch).

Also speaking of that, do you have any good resources for finding out the likely hood of a random person surviving in the wilderness for a few days?

And a Crunchyroll usage note. Use the quote function, it notifies me that you responded.
Or it might just be the user mention.

Anyway, good for you.
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I want to in the future
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zero356 wrote:


Star-flower wrote:

zero356, as I'm only an indie author- it is not something I'd give up my day job anytime soon. As you said you have to have J.K. Rowling or George R.R Martin's success - as in being with a big Publisher and having a film or tv deal. Even a lot of mainstream authors have to supplement their income with other means. It really is something one should do as a passion rather than as a career, as the likely hood of being one of the lucky few has the odds stacked highly against. I really only do it for the love. If you want to do it for a bit of extra income and for the joy of writing - then go for it for anything with the drive and the love for writing can produce a indie book if they so wish.

I have a chapter of it still on wattpad but it is not on in its entirety anymore.


Well thank you. If you saw my post in this thread earlier, writing is a pipe dream of mine. I have other, more realizable things that I like as much/more to do first though, like school, coding, and trying to build a social life (Ala Crunchyroll, for one; and saying that this is more realizable than writing might be a stretch).

Also speaking of that, do you have any good resources for finding out the likely hood of a random person surviving in the wilderness for a few days?

And a Crunchyroll usage note. Use the quote function, it notifies me that you responded.
Or it might just be the user mention.

Anyway, good for you.



There is various online resources http://www.wilderness-survival.net/ http://www.wilderness-survival-skills.com/
You could try reading different real life experiences by searching on amazon survival wilderness non fiction.
First hand approach may be valuable to you - in order to immerse yourself in your character(s) dilemma http://www.wilderness-survival.co.uk/courses/ http://www.travelbusy.com/10-best-wilderness-and-survival-training-courses/
The likelihood of a person surviving would depend on the individuals skill set. Some people have never even been camping before, if they are accustomed to rural or desert environments. If the person can't build a fire or how to locate food or water sources that will limit their chances of survival. Not to mention if they can find or build a shelter. It really depends of the characters experience or skill set - asking an expert on the subject would be beneficial. I would go to a relevant online forum and give your person(s) skill set and experience and ask them what the hypothetical likelihood of survival and what pitfalls and dangers they may encounter.
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Posted 7/9/17 , edited 7/10/17

Star-flower wrote:


zero356 wrote:


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zero356, as I'm only an indie author- it is not something I'd give up my day job anytime soon. As you said you have to have J.K. Rowling or George R.R Martin's success - as in being with a big Publisher and having a film or tv deal. Even a lot of mainstream authors have to supplement their income with other means. It really is something one should do as a passion rather than as a career, as the likely hood of being one of the lucky few has the odds stacked highly against. I really only do it for the love. If you want to do it for a bit of extra income and for the joy of writing - then go for it for anything with the drive and the love for writing can produce a indie book if they so wish.

I have a chapter of it still on wattpad but it is not on in its entirety anymore.


Well thank you. If you saw my post in this thread earlier, writing is a pipe dream of mine. I have other, more realizable things that I like as much/more to do first though, like school, coding, and trying to build a social life (Ala Crunchyroll, for one; and saying that this is more realizable than writing might be a stretch).

Also speaking of that, do you have any good resources for finding out the likely hood of a random person surviving in the wilderness for a few days?

And a Crunchyroll usage note. Use the quote function, it notifies me that you responded.
Or it might just be the user mention.

Anyway, good for you.



There is various online resources http://www.wilderness-survival.net/ http://www.wilderness-survival-skills.com/
You could try reading different real life experiences by searching on amazon survival wilderness non fiction.
First hand approach may be valuable to you - in order to immerse yourself in your character(s) dilemma http://www.wilderness-survival.co.uk/courses/ http://www.travelbusy.com/10-best-wilderness-and-survival-training-courses/
The likelihood of a person surviving would depend on the individuals skill set. Some people have never even been camping before, if they are accustomed to rural or desert environments. If the person can't build a fire or how to locate food or water sources that will limit their chances of survival. Not to mention if they can find or build a shelter. It really depends of the characters experience or skill set - asking an expert on the subject would be beneficial. I would go to a relevant online forum and give your person(s) skill set and experience and ask them what the hypothetical likelihood of survival and what pitfalls and dangers they may encounter.


Thank you very much, though I don't think I'll need that yet
Giving it some thought, there is another way to continue. To be sure, I'll need this later.
Or I could use it now and go with my original plan. I'm not sure.

And if you're interested, I posted the start of the story here.
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I started writing fantasy books that are in the same world. First book i started writing on was about dwarves going to explore the world. If you are interested please read it and let me know how you liked it. http://talesupontalesseries.blogspot.com/2017/06/second-chapter.html …
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I do. I've been writing paranormal/ fantasy romance since I was like in middle school. I have this collection of journals including all of my stories, and I cringe every time I go back to read them. At the moment, I'm not feeling entirely inspired, but I do write fanfics of my anime ships online.
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i write whatever I think of at the moment. Fantasy, horror, science-fiction, historical fiction, right now I'm writing a dark realistic fiction story.
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Here's one we wrote...



You can get it for free at http:\\www.project-astarios.com
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I have a new book out: https://www.amazon.com/Animalcules-Stephanie-Jessop/dp/1548119679/
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I do!

I'm actually hoping to self-publish a book by the end of next year. This story, along with other ideas I have written in my computer, has themes that people of the present can relate to. There are two species: humans and Hydras. Hydras are a severe disadvantage after humans nearly pushed them to extinction and presently see them as monsters. Both species created groups with the goal to eliminate the other. However, there is one organization hoping to unite both species and eliminate discrimination. My story also shows that neither species is pure evil or good. We are complex creatures with varying darkness and light.
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I've been writing poetry since I was about 13 or 14, and I've been trying my hand at short stories for about a year and a half now. I mostly write with a fantasy edge to my work. I have been writing haiku for a while now, as well as free verse and structured, formal verse. I have a Wordpress blog where I post some of my writings, but I have yet to publish anything.

My poetic influences vary from Classical Greek and Roman writers to Classical Chinese and Japanese poetry to English Romantic poetry to the Modernists. My prose influences, if I had to name some authors, would include Haruki Murakami, James Joyce, Agatha Christie, and Charles Dickens, among others.

One thing I like to concentrate on when writing is the exact way in which the language expresses the meaning I intend to convey. For me, each phrase, each sentence is like a piece of uniqely crafted metalwork; a series of shining blades or frescoes detailing in an exact manner the scene and the emotion intended. Writing is also a sister to music; hence, I try to focus on the sounds and tones of the words in my head to create a kind of musicality in my paragraphs.

If anybody wants me to share my work or offer feedback, I'm always more than happy to share!
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I'm currently working on a five book series. It's all about two half demon siblings whose parents were killed by a militia group when they were just children. You see in the world I am writing, more specifically in the area of the country that they reside in, demons are particularity hated and are given a choice to either be slaves or die. Half demons are seen as a sin against nature. Although the story begins when they are adults I periodically show throughout the first book how the older brother took his younger sister and trained her how to fight so they could eventually take revenge on the group that killed their father.

Now the main issue is that the older brother (Raven) obviously looks like a half demon. He has certain physical traits to him (such as one red eye and claws) that would make it impossible for him to hide who he is. Due to this he and his sister (Merissa) try as much as they can not to stay in places for too long. His younger sister (Merissa) does not share her brothers afflictions. Although she too is half demon, she can pass off as human. Because of this Raven always feels regret thinking that keeping his sister around him has prevented her from living an ordinary life with people. It was Raven's father that made him swear on his life that he would never abandon his sister for anything and he means to keep that promise. That is until he finds out his sister is slowly falling for him. Something new to blame himself for, for if she had time to develop friends, bonds with other people, would such a thing never have happened? For the first time he is faced with the decision that he may actually have to leave the one person who was always by his side.

(That's basically a summary of book one.)
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