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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2011, 03:27:09 pm »
Yeah... I may have to leave that poem out.  I was going to format it differently from the rest of the book, kind of like a forward, or invocation to the Spider Gods, or something.  But perhaps it should move to the end.

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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2011, 03:29:29 pm »
Yeah... I may have to leave that poem out.  I was going to format it differently from the rest of the book, kind of like a forward, or invocation to the Spider Gods, or something.  But perhaps it should move to the end.

Or somewhere in the middle.

Starting with the "you can be whatever you want to be" guy is a hook.  It's so fucking creepy that the right audience (anyone who liked "Crooked Little Vein", for example), will be glued to the book.

Mostly because it's so easy to picture that actually happening.
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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2011, 03:38:18 pm »
So, even skip the brief exposition of what the hell you're actually reading? (the chatlog, the description of Eris in Heisod, etc.)

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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2011, 03:43:02 pm »
So, even skip the brief exposition of what the hell you're actually reading? (the chatlog, the description of Eris in Heisod, etc.)

I'm thinking so.  You might want to write a forward, or put it in as omnipotent narrator immediately following the first story.
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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2011, 03:47:13 pm »
Hmm.  I'll have to give it some thought.

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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2011, 03:48:53 pm »
Hmm.  I'll have to give it some thought.

When I shoot you chapter one, I'll include a few suggestions on exposition...Take 'em for what they're worth (it IS your project).  I'd move the exposition to immediately follow day one, then the poem later on at an appropriate day.
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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2011, 08:55:29 pm »
Just started reading this morning. It's tough without my own computer, so if you want to bump me and add someone else, that would be fine. I'll still read it, it just might take me a bit longer than it should. That said, I liked everything I've read so far, including your house-of-leaves-esque intro section.
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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2011, 11:50:44 pm »
Is it that obvious a reference?

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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2011, 03:31:46 pm »
Is it that obvious a reference?

I liked it better when you did it, if that means anything.
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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2011, 04:08:58 pm »
It does indeed.

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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2011, 04:17:12 pm »
It does indeed.

The dude who wrote HoL was a self absorbed hipster, and should be kicked really hard in the shins repeatedly.
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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2011, 01:16:10 am »
I've decided to print the damn thing off, mark it up, and mail it to you, LMNO.  It's easier that way.
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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2011, 06:41:04 pm »
Good point. If you need me to send $ for shipping, let me know.

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Re: BETA TEST READERS NEEDED TO EDIT "SME 30"
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2011, 06:45:29 pm »
Good point. If you need me to send $ for shipping, let me know.

Naw.  It'll fit in the smallest single-price envelope.  It isn't worth the bother.
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