H. Jonas Rhynedahll
- member since March 25, 2011
So sorry I didn't reply sooner! I switched browsers and forgot about the site.
I do tend to read a lot of nonfiction, although I like fiction as well. I like sci-fi (if it's decent) and I'm open to just about anything except romance. I have a BA in liguistics and am a language geek as well as a science geek.
I must admit that I have never fallen in love with an author so hard and so fast as Terry P.
Some people I have tried to get engaged in the Discworld experienece dont seem to grasp his humour, seems to me its a kind of love hate situation. You either get him or you dont. I dont think I could sit down and enjoy a fantasy novel without the comedy any more.
I have never heard of L. E. Modesitt Jr, will add him to my list authors to experience, thank you for the heads up.
I see your an author, Im thinking of giving a little something a go myself. Any tips for a newbie?
I don't have a commercial publisher, but thanks a lot. I didn't quite realize the differences, but I got it now I think. :) Sounds like I'm publishing next weekend now though, so hopefully this week doesn't suck like last. And I really hope it doesn't keep getting pushed back cause that's just gonna get me frustrated.
Being in highschool, trying to raise 5000 more dollars in 2 months (don't ask. I already know that's just next to impossible.) and trying to publish with a new born baby brother gets tough. I'll manage somehow. I usually do.
Thank for all your help. :) The support, no matter what form, is always appreciated.
It is a bit... raw, in that sense. I can see the point in detailing a bit of it, but he takes it to extremes. Overall, I think there is perhaps TOO much attention to detail in many areas; I find myself skimming over paragraphs of descriptors just to get to the point! Don't get me wrong; I love to be able to visualize things, but I really don't care how exactly the fabric draped over someone's left shoulder and how their arm hairs fluttered in the breeze - or which entrails came spilling out of where. LOL
I've realized that while I will read nearly anything, very little of what I read is exceptionally well-written! I read pretty quickly, and I have learned to more or less skim the books, picking out relevant details and focusing on the "meat" of the story. I just take what I like and leave the rest. ;)
No, not at all limited to fantasy! I enjoy alternate history (and even historical fiction lol) books, as well! Really, anything that tells a good story is game in my world. :) I'm not familiar with Harry Turtledove; I will have to look him up!
My opinion on S.M. Stirling's work is... mixed. Admittedly, I'm a fan of the whole "doomsday" thing - I vividly remember reading The Stand when I was 10. Not a good children's novel; I had nightmares for months. LOL But it definitely got me started reading books of that ilk, and I love to see how different people envision a potential post-apocalyptic reality. Stirling's portrayal of such a world is very intriguing and even fairly believable in most aspects, though portions of the book were tedious.
what do you mean by "rawer themes"? The graphic violence and such?
The picture is actually an image of a character from a game called Final Fantasy XIII Versus which sadly hasn't been released in America yet...if ever. =D
I actually have yet to get the cover of my book...which is seriously making me nervous.
Actually, I swear I may be going insane, because I set this deadline for myself to publish my book as an ebook this weekend, but the people I've asked to help aren't pulling their weight. Those people happen to be family and it's totally got me stressing. I can't move back my deadline because I know it won't get done at faster rate anyways. Procrastination has pretty much taken over. And I got a head cold. Talk about timing.
But I think it can still get done as long as I keep my head long enough. Then it's all about advertising and spreading word. At least...I think. Idk. I'm so new to this and I kinda have...big dreams...maybe high expectations. I got my head way up in the clouds. :)
The writing is consistent with other Discworld books, maybe a little more positive/uplifiting (a little), the Wee Free Men characters themselves are delightful. I certainly enjoyed reading these books but then, I enjoy a lot in the 'juvenile section.' I will say that Tiffany Aching is not Harry Potter--though I enjoy both.
He is one of my all time favourites. I would even go so far as to say he is my all time favourite. I don't have as much time to read as I used to as I have children, but I always pick up his books right when they come out, that being said I still have a couple i haven't read yet.