@noahlitle Yes, the google hangouts will stay open.
Heads up. We’re moving the guilds to the archives. You’ll still be able to access old posts, but you won’t be able to make new ones.
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Dilemma: I’ve got conflicting feedback on my blurb. Some say I should change it, others that I shouldn’t.
I’m in search of opinionated people to help clear me out of this muddle.
Here’s what I had:
In the beginning, the Songkiller sang chaos into the fabric of the world. Now, he’s returning to finish his dark symphony…
Exton hunts to red…[Read more]
I hired a blurb artist to make it smashing. He returned this exactly:
In ancient times, the Songkiller sang chaos into the world. Now, he’s returned to finish his dark symphony…
When heroes fall, they pick themselves back up. At least, that’s what the young adventurer named Exton was taught. But when he forges a daring plan to str…[Read more]
Thanks, guys. I actually started looking into book blurb writers. I’m thinking about this guy. https://www.fiverr.com/aawarren/write-a-blurb-that-rockets-your-book-up-the-charts?
Hopefully I’ve got it now. Let’s see.
A thousand years past, the Songkiller sang chaos into the world. Now, he’s breaking his bonds…
Exton, a young adventurer, wagers a gambit none ever dared before–striking evil’s immortal source. He never guessed he’d end as broken as the world he’s trying to sav…[Read more]
Hey SE people!
We’ve launched a cool new feature on the forum called groups.
You can find them in the nav bar like so:
Groups are hubs for writers to gather around something they share in common. They include a Facebook-like feed and most of them also include their own forums.
So far there are three types of groups:
1. Word war…[Read more]
Mariposa Aristeo started the topic We’re launching something new on Instagram and we need your help! in the forum Announcements 1 year, 9 months ago
We’re launching something new on our Instagram account, and we need your help!
As the Public Relations Director, I love interacting with all of you via the SE email and on our social media. I enjoy seeing your writing journeys in your posts and your reactions when pieces you submitted to SE get accepted. But I wanted to create s…[Read more]
I’ve been workshopping my synopsis with a dedicated Facebook group and making some improvements. Below is what I gave them, with some small tweaks based on the feedback I got. The second synopsis is a complete retake based on the feedback I got. I’d love your opinion.
A thousand years past, the…[Read more]
So I posted the blurb on Realm Makers. Verdict was it didn’t have a clear enough plot! (People also wanted a little stronger sense of the world it was set in.)
I’ve buckled down and tried a rewrite. What do you think?
I like that first one: “When heroes fail, the Songkiller rises.” The first half encompasses all heroes, like @noahlitle mentioned, it sets up action immediately, it piques curiosity with the implication that the Songkiller isn’t a classic hero (plus the idea of a “Songkiller” is in and of itself intriguing, at least to me personally), and it flows nicely.
Participation was unfortunately low this time. But there were some great wordcounts.
Here’s the final rundown:
New Wessex: 3,036
Parami Alca: 2,240
And the individual with the highest word count was @hope-ann with 8,379
Coaching plan 1 is still open. Also, I’m opening one extra slot for option 2. Anyone want it?
Tagging some…[Read more]
The blank pages lay desolated after the last word war. Letters scattered the bone-white fields.
But now, an enemy has swept in with fresh blank pages.
WHO WILL STOP HIM? ARE YOU WITH ME?
The rules and submission form are linked here: https://forms.gle/q2Aa9EP4G1bReNaj8
Anyone is welcome to join.
I’m looking to ramp up a writing coaching program, and before I do I want to do some beta testing to get the kinks worked out and get some reviews.
So I’m opening up three coaching slots. It’ll be a discounted price, since you’ll be doing me a service by signing up. I’m looking for 1-3 people to fill these three packages:
1. An hour…[Read more]
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