Author's Check-in #11

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by blablover5 » Thu May 23, 2019 7:50 pm

Got the password so I could get into my author portal for my publisher. This stuff's getting serious. Eep!
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Tue May 28, 2019 9:47 pm

Book 11 has been started. :) 2.5k today.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue May 28, 2019 10:18 pm

I'm just about done with Book 9. You're pulling too far ahead. :lol:
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by blablover5 » Tue May 28, 2019 11:19 pm

Got back the first round of editings and apparently semicolons aren't allowed. I guess they aren't sexy enough.
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by RJDiogenes » Wed May 29, 2019 10:17 pm

I love semicolons. Also, em dashes.
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by blablover5 » Wed May 29, 2019 11:18 pm

No colons either. I have no idea how I'll make up fake movie titles and the like.
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by RJDiogenes » Thu May 30, 2019 10:09 pm

Cripes, what kind of punctuation bigots are these people~?!
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by blablover5 » Fri May 31, 2019 12:55 am

It's really easy to have a run-on sentence when no semicolons are allowed.

I've also learned that Brits don't use spun. They use span instead. Like "He spun the bag" becomes "he span the bag." I am so confused.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri May 31, 2019 10:07 pm

"Her hair was like span gold." Hmm.

They also say "whilst" a lot. Jim will confirm that. :D
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:51 pm

blablover5 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:55 am
I've also learned that Brits don't use spun. They use span instead. Like "He spun the bag" becomes "he span the bag." I am so confused.
In that case, I've been spun a few lies over the years... :p I think it varies based on what sounds best tbh.

And no, actually we don't tend to use whilst in idle conversation, I just tend to use it in written work automatically thanks to high-school English lessons. ;)

I'm thinking of putting hyperlight on hiatus for a while and kicking off a modern-fantasy series (ie magic and so on but with modern tech)...

Also we appear to be on page 22... should we be on a new thread?

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:54 pm

Jim Gamma wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:51 pm
I'm thinking of putting hyperlight on hiatus for a while and kicking off a modern-fantasy series (ie magic and so on but with modern tech)...
Wow, I didn't see that coming. What's the scenario going to be like?
Also we appear to be on page 22... should we be on a new thread?
Oopsy, yes we should.
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by australis » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:29 pm

blablover5 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:55 am
It's really easy to have a run-on sentence when no semicolons are allowed.

I've also learned that Brits don't use spun. They use span instead. Like "He spun the bag" becomes "he span the bag." I am so confused.
I've never heard that. Are you sure they're English? Or know what they're doing? I mean, semi-colons...
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Lupine » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:41 pm

^I've had people outside the States complain about my punctuation so I have wondered.

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:42 pm

Hey, what happened. This one is supposed to be locked. :lol:
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