HomeWritersLiterary AgentsEditorsPublishersResourcesDiscussion
Forum Login | Join the discussion
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 19 of 19
  1. #11
    Senior Member John Oberon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    3,063
    600 pages...sheesh, what's your definition of "heavy edits"?



  2. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    39
    I cut down a lot of unnecessary wording and clutter, per the first couple of posts in this thread. Got down to the point of the story quite a bit more, really.

  3. #13
    Senior Member John Oberon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    3,063
    Alrighty...but was it initially 1,000 words or what? 600 pages is more like two books, not one.

  4. #14
    Rogue Mutt
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by John Oberon View Post
    Alrighty...but was it initially 1,000 words or what? 600 pages is more like two books, not one.
    It's not even one GRR Martin book.

  5. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    39
    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Mutt View Post
    It's not even one GRR Martin book.
    GRR Martin? It's not even a Harry Potter book! (From Book Four on)

  6. #16
    Rogue Mutt
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Nico View Post
    GRR Martin? It's not even a Harry Potter book! (From Book Four on)
    Yup. It's not most Stephen King books either. But kidding aside for an unknown author it can be tough to interest people in something that big.

  7. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    39
    I suppose that's true. Well, here's hoping the excerpts I've been posting on my author page will catch some interest. I don't think I've read a fantasy story as an adult that wasn't at least 500 pages.

  8. #18
    Senior Member John Oberon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    3,063
    Well, I just read some of your sample on Amazon. I think maybe your edits weren't all that heavy.

  9. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    39
    Grammar mistakes? I took your advice earlier in this forum and got rid of all unnecessary descriptive detail, as well as removing "-ing" verbs wherever I could and making sentences more passive. Do I need a good editor for grammar and spelling?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts