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Rich, fascinating stories, board game designs, and random thoughts, graciously provided by David Dawkins.
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golgaloth, to writing
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How do you select ideas from all the ones floating around?

My stories usually come when some person, or an image of them, an action they're doing, a location they're in, etc, gets stuck in my head. Usually there's a strong emotional feel attached. My new book, for instance, started when I was dozing away one morning and in my head a woman woke up next to a dead body and said, "Oh, no. Not again." That made me sit up.

golgaloth, to writing
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Historically speaking, there are many different methods by which countries were run. Why is your fantasy setting a Monarchy? (or not?)

golgaloth, to writing
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When your character is about to get fucking boisterous.

#boisterous #swearing #writing

golgaloth, to queer
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Cruel Provocations, half-fey hunters protecting a rural utopia from the mechanised war-machines of the towns, including the terrifying new walkers, each armed with a six-barrelled canon capable of terrifying carnage.

In celebration of #Pride #PrideMonth, you'll find the central relationship is FF, and there's a badass female revenge plotline.

#books #AmReading #Fantasy #LightningPunk

golgaloth, to australia
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Question for #Australia. This is a vanilla slice eclair. Should we call this a snot log?

#food

golgaloth, to writing
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Your characters realise they were lied to all along.

NanoRaptor, to random
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Commodore 64 Pride Flag.

golgaloth,
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@NanoRaptor
I understood that reference.

golgaloth, to queer
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If you're into that sort of thing, there's no reason why you shouldn't pop over to:

https://www.pridosaurs.com/

and pick out your favourite Pride Dinosaur, in whatever colours you identify with.

There's even a nice Allysaurus, which I'm using for my profile.

#Pride #PrideMonth

The mighty Tranosaurus.
The mauve and blue Biceratops, which still has three horns, but is probably taking its name from somewhere else.
The delightful, spiky meat tank that is the Pankylosaurus.

golgaloth, to worldbuilding
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Pride started as a riot. What would make the people of your world go on a rampage?

#WorldBuilding #AmWriting #writing #pride #PrideMonth #ttrpg #dnd #rpg #authodons

golgaloth, to random
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Oof. Just had my first major Google search snafu. I'm definitely switching to another search engine. Any suggestions?

#SearchEngine #WritingCommunity #AmWriting #misinformation

golgaloth, to writing
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You characters get a glimpse behind the curtain.

#WritingPrompt #AmWriting #writing #authodons

golgaloth, to writing
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Have you ever dreamed about characters in your work?

I get my ideas early in the morning. I'll sort of wake up and be dozing away, then these people come into my head. Often they are doing something and I don' know why.

The main character in my upcoming book woke up next to a dead body and said, "Oh, no. Not again." It took me MONTHS to work out why the fuck she said that.

golgaloth, to writing
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Have you ever had to change anything because you felt it was no longer relevant?

I wrote a story a few years ago and I'm polishing it up now for publication and noticing how a few references have dated soooo quickly.

golgaloth, to writing
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Releasing a book as an independent author these days is like screaming into the ... wait, hang on.

Do any of you use particular strategies for increasing awareness that your book actually exists? Help an author out, here.

#WritingCommunity #AmWriting #writing #authodons

golgaloth,
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@wendypalmer @adaddinsane Awesome. Thanks Wendy, I'll get onto that.

golgaloth, to random
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Should books include a content warning?

Books already contain content warnings by how they are categorised, their cover images, blurb, etc. Adult, Young Adult, Children's, Romance, etc.

This is where the author can give the reader a good idea as to what's inside. If you feel the need for anything more specific, you probably haven't written your back cover (or web-page description) properly, or you need to find a better cover image.

aeleoglyphic, to trans
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golgaloth,
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@aeleoglyphic Ooo! Speedwalking!

anathema_device, to random
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So Bruce is going with the "it wasn't rape-rape defence"? Really?

Bruce Lehrmann claims judge denied him ‘fairness’ in defamation loss as he launches appeal | Australia news | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/article/2024/jun/03/bruce-lehrmann-defamation-case-loss-appeal-ntwnfb

golgaloth,
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@anathema_device I'd already forgotten about him, but now he brings himself into the public forum again, cementing our dislike of his hideousness. I'd use the phrase sucker for punishment, but honestly I think he wants to be punished as a some sort of subconscious expression of his guilt.

golgaloth, to books
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Oh, look. A book.

It's official, folkes! Cruel Provocations is now available!

A couple of reviews already that are five stars, neither from people who have any reason to be nice to me. I'm overwhelmed.

I would suggest not using Amazon for a physical copy. They have KDP and get shirty about fulfilling other POD services. So Booktopia or Barnes & Noble for the physical. Amazon are great for the eBook versions, as are any of the other stores.

@bookstodon #books #WritingCommunity #reading

The blue variant Hardback cover with gold writing and a shadowy forest in moonlight. The red variant Paperback cover with white writing and trees silhouetted against a deep, red light.
The Barnes and Noble page showing all the versions now officially on sale!

golgaloth, to writing
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How much detail do you go into when thinking about your character? What might they have in their junk drawer, for instance?

#WritingTips #AmWriting #writing #WritingCommunity #authodons

anathema_device, to random
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I know standards in public life have slipped dreadfully since the World Trade Centre attacks, but I am genuinely utterly shocked at the temper tantrum being thrown by senior members of the American congress over Trump’s conviction, and them laying the entire blame on Biden. Have things degraded so much that they can assume most of the public won’t care about them doing this? Or do they really think no one could think less of them for this disgusting, amoral stance?

golgaloth,
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@anathema_device Yes, things have degraded that much that they understand THEIR SUPPORTERS want to hear this, and that is all they care about. Securing their own future in power, even if not in government.

golgaloth, to climate
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Don't worry, folkes. We'll return to a normal news cycle soon.

#Trump #election #ClimateChange #etc

golgaloth, to writing
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Back to the main story. I worked out what the structure of the difficult chapter is, so now I can write it. Hopefully the rest of this section will then flow more easily. What's your main difficulty at the moment? Or are you in full flow?

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I like presidents who aren't felons

golgaloth,
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@scalzi You must have a very short list of presidents.

golgaloth, to random
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It's not usually the man who gets fucked by the porn star, but hey. Such is the world we live in.

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