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by RonfarZ3
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Critiques and Beta Readers
Topic: SHORT STORY: Ironed Man
Replies: 0
Views: 573

SHORT STORY: Ironed Man

Title: Ironed Man Length, Draft and Language: 5,896 words / First Draft / English Brief Summary: Richard Gatling, Jr. has learned the airlev train from Saint Louis carrying some of his fathers’ eponymous guns, as well as hundreds of pounds of gold, is late in its arrival to San Francisco. Donning h...
by RonfarZ3
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: The Bone Flower Throne - Historical Fiction
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: The Bone Flower Throne - Historical Fiction

The Fluxion Trilogy uses historical figures in a fantasy context . . . but not a historical setting.
by RonfarZ3
Wed May 18, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Writing Tips and Discussion
Topic: Online resources
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Online resources

Yes, that was quite insightful. I recognize that my readers and I can figure out the context, it's more the stuff that you get numb to (finding redundant words and questionable style choices) that I'd want a computer to do at least a cursory check on.
by RonfarZ3
Wed May 18, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Writing Tips and Discussion
Topic: Eliminating the "fluff"
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Eliminating the "fluff"

Ah . . . so many html formats out there . . . I forget which places use which forms.
by RonfarZ3
Wed May 18, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Writing Tips and Discussion
Topic: Online resources
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Online resources

Ran across this article and I thought the two sites looked like they might be useful. Honestly, I just want something that does a better job of telling me what's wrong with my writing than Microsoft Word does. That way I can "find" and fix what's wrong before sending it out to beta readers and edito...
by RonfarZ3
Wed May 18, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Writing Tips and Discussion
Topic: Eliminating the "fluff"
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Eliminating the "fluff"

So, based on some beta feedback, I decided to go through my manuscript for The Constellation Tournament and remove as many instances of "which" and "that" as I could. I wrote a blog post about it on my site , but I also came across this article and think I need to add a few more words to my "hunt". ...
by RonfarZ3
Tue May 10, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Writing Tips and Discussion
Topic: a critiquing checklist
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: a critiquing checklist

You forgot #15. Actually read the story and get it back to the author when they ask you to :P
by RonfarZ3
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Front Range Events
Topic: Mountain of Authors
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Mountain of Authors

Apparently this was today: http://new.ppld.org/moa

We should check in next year and see if we can be involved with it (I hope the website remains the same for the out-years).
by RonfarZ3
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Writing Tips and Discussion
Topic: Choosing the name to use as your brand
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Choosing the name to use as your brand

Definitely glad I don't have to change my name . . . I scanned through it and it seems interesting to consider, but I feel I've been blessed with a recognizable set of initials that can help bring people into awareness of my brand (even if it is accidentally sometimes). Plus, I like leaving the "M" ...
by RonfarZ3
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Writing Tips and Discussion
Topic: The Value of Editing?
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: The Value of Editing?

I'm pretty meticulous with my own editing, but I know stuff always gets through. Having not used an editor before, the main comment I've gotten back on my work is that it's "good", but with an editor it would be "great".