Stories are the only magic left in the world.

Discussion in 'Greetings!' started by Brightstar, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Brightstar

    Brightstar Fantasy Maker

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    I'm an author. ...A long-time author who recently got busy and published his first work...in a rather unusual manner.

    I love stories. I love telling stories. I love making up stories. I love hearing stories. I love writing stories. Stories are my passion. More specifically, I love fantasy and science fiction stories. Stories about interesting places with new ideas and new worlds. Stories that are magical, mystical, thought-provoking, and just downright engaging.

    Have you ever tried to publish a novel? ...Have you seen what publishing companies make you go through? Do you know what percentage of a book's cover price an author gets in royalties?

    I did. You don't want to.

    I went on a quest to publish my own stories... to market them myself, and to find people who want to read them--people who like stories as much as I do.

    So here I am. Anyone interested in a good story?
     
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  2. JIM

    JIM zombie Turncoat

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    welcome brightstar.
     
  3. bloodfiredeath

    bloodfiredeath Die by the Sword

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    Hi and welcome to tff,
    I would love to hear some of your experiences!
    I am sure we could all learn something from you.
     
  4. Ender-Zero

    Ender-Zero Ruff Mercenary

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    I'd be glad to hear a few things. And Welcome.
     
  5. Kakashi

    Kakashi The Fighters Guide House Member

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    Yep, i'm up for a story :D

    Welcome to our most humble of forums!
     
  6. Cascador

    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Hi me and my girl have a goal to get our story published someday. If it's good enough, anyway welcome to the forum
     
  7. AlphaAlex

    AlphaAlex Official Forum Nuisance

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    Welcome. Do tell us a story :draught:
     
  8. Dragn9

    Dragn9 Sorcerer Supreme

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    Cool, Welcome to the forum! I wouldn't mind reading some of your work :D
     
  9. LyannaWolfBlood

    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    Hey, welcome to TFF! :D
     
  10. Firiath

    Firiath Halfling barbarian

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    Since I was a kid I've always had the dream to be an author one day. After reading this I think it might be better to look for another job. lol j/k

    Sounds very interesting, though. I'm already reading the first part of your story (The Lifting of the Veil? That is yours, isn't it?), the one that can be found on your website (I followed the URL in your profile). Anyway, welcome to TFF! ^_^
     
  11. Alchemist

    Alchemist The Fighters Guide House Member

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    Welcome to TFF.
     
  12. Black Tattoo

    Black Tattoo The Corruptor

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    Hello! *waves* Welcome to TFF! :)
     
  13. Brightstar

    Brightstar Fantasy Maker

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    Hey all, thanks for welcoming me. This seems like a friendlier forum than I'm used to. (That might be because I'm used to playing computer games).

    Firiath,
    Yeah, it's tough to get a novel sold, especially your first.
    It's a little strange that breaking into the market is so hard. I would expect books to be taken on merit instead of based on whether you've published anything before, but it's not so.

    As to my book, yes, it's the one on my website. The book is Winternight. The series is Lifting of the Veil, and so far the marketing is tough. That's actually what brought me here.

    ...And I may just end up staying because I like this place, whether or not it helps me. ...Either way, thanks much for your interest and your warm welcomes. If any of you have suggestions for me, feel free to message me. I love feedback.

    Thanks!
     
  14. Kaine999

    Kaine999 ┼╫£ §₧£§╫µ⌠

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    G'day and welcome to TFF, and I'm always up for a good read.
     
  15. Lady Cyllíeth

    Lady Cyllíeth WillExplodeUnderPressure

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    Welcome to TFF!!!
     
  16. __________

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    Hey Brightstar I checked out your story, doesnt look too bad at all. Well done.
     
  17. Jet

    Jet I Improvised

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    I readed it also.

    It's complicated for me because I'm not 100% english.

    But further great great great :D story.
     
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    Lucky you! :p
     
  19. Black Tattoo

    Black Tattoo The Corruptor

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    I know I welcomed you already but wanted to say I read your story. Kudos! A really enjoyable read :D
     
  20. kevis

    kevis Barbarian

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    As a fellow author I know what you're going through. It's definitely tough selling books without a major marketing campaign and a huge budget. But I started reading your novel and enjoyed it so far. Looks promising!