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Lin Meili

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  1. Congratulations! Sounds interesting! Good luck with it!
  2. I've just started Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone. It seems like the standard coming-of-age fantasy. Same old "farmer/peasant finds out he/she has powers/chosen of the prophecy" thing so far. But it's good for what it is. I'm entertained and that's all that matters to me right now.
  3. She's obviously having a meltdown. I'd give her space rather can "cancel" her over a silly twitter brouhaha. So what if she called someone a rapist Nazi? It's basically Internet 101 that all online discussion, including twitter ones, obey Godwin's Law that I've seen it a million times. Maybe I'm too tolerant, but this is par for the course with internet posts/tweets/whatever. I've been on the internet so long that Nazi posts don't even make me raise an eyebrow. Edit: Forgot to say in my original post that I mentioned it since I had read a post about it earlier. (italics mine) From - https://fangirlish.com/2021/04/19/lauren-hough-shows-us-what-not-to-do-on-book-twitter/ Unless it's a different Lauren Hough from the one I know, she is not a cis woman.
  4. Uh, for context, the author grew up in a Christian cult with rampant child and sexual abuse. She is a lesbian who was in the army. She's had a tough life. I read her essay "I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America." Normally I would point and laugh at an author who did this, but this time I'll her a pass.
  5. That's where the websites that I mentioned can help. There are quite a few serial/web fiction websites that authors can use nowadays. People don't have to put their book up on Amazon and pray it succeeds. Anyway, my first draft is complete and I have been editing it as I post it for my readers. It's going well and people seem to like it well enough. I've also attracted a few people to my Patreon, which is always a good sign. I expect to publish my first book on Amazon in two-three months.
  6. Okay, I see that everyone here is going for trad? At my age and state of health, waiting for trad to notice me will probably never happen. Since that's the case, I have published serial fiction in Scribblehub and RoyalRoad, two websites for fantasy web novels. I am not sure if the readers here are familiar with those two websites, but it's a good way to get noticed and the top writers earn a lot of money with it. For example, He Who Fights with Monsters has been very successful on Amazon and the Patreon has 2,660 patrons, making $19,959 each month. ...Though I'm sure everyone here knows that most writers don't earn enough to live solely on their fiction writing. I invite you to take a look at the websites. If you have manuscripts that have been rejected, you can publish them and get feedback from readers. Just don't release 100,000 words in one day. Serial fiction is a process - writers publish chapters over months and do proofreading, editing, and rewriting with input from readers. It's fun if you want to join a community of readers and writers.
  7. I was wrong, Kindle Vella is US-based authors only for now. I guess it's a no for me.
  8. Hi guys, have you heard of Kindle Vella? It will be launched in the next few months! I think I'll give it a go! Anyone else looking into this?
  9. I'm sorry to hear about your mother.
  10. Source: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-last-unicorn-returns-home-renowned-fantasy-author--screenwriter-peter-s-beagle-prevails-after-multi-year-legal-battles-against-elder-abuse-and-to-regain-control-of-his-literary-legacy-301254107.html There is also a reddit thread about it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/mbjxpe/peter_s_beagle_author_of_the_last_unicorn_finally/ Good for him! The bits about elder abuse weren't detailed, but it seems horrifying.
  11. March 24, 2021: Oh glorious day! I finished writing my first novel.
  12. The first one for me, too.
  13. MTG is Magic: The Gathering. She'll never get away with that, IMO.
  14. I've been playing Hearthstone for a few years but it's hard to keep up with all the new stuff. I'm glad I discovered Battlegrounds mode. I only play that now.
  15. Just finished Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend. It was great fun! I didn't watch every ending yet but I think I got like 8 or more endings. I don't understand what Lillian Kaushtupper is doing though. I get the other character's lives and where they are except for her. Tituss Burgess seems to be the most popular actor from the show but I personally enjoyed almost everyone. Jane Krakowski is consistently funny, for example. I'm sad that the series is over but it had a good ending.
  16. Thanks, I'll read the thread. Visually it was good, but I'm not keen on watching something just for the visuals. I do get why other people would like it but it's just not for me.
  17. I got Netflix and tried out some series. Bridgerton - I watched most of episode one but it looks like its romance. I got bored so I didn't watch the rest. The dresses are weird. Empire cut dresses are cut below the boobs. Bridgerton had them across the middle of the bust line which was deeply unflattering. I was also turned off by the tight-lacing scene. I'm sure people who actually read or watch a lot of dramas set in the Regency period know that stays were not tight-laced. Look at what Regency dresses look like! They do not emphasize the waist, therefore, a smaller waist wasn't important. You know who would have tigh-laced their corsets back then? Men! I did enjoy the race-blind casting. The Big Day - It was more boring than I thought it should be. Then again, I do appreciate the lack of drama. I've only watched one episode. Loved the scene in the mustard field with the parents. Love, Death, & Robots - This is what I'm watching right now. Good stuff though some episodes are stronger than others, of course. The Witness was incredibly lame and pointless. When the Yogurt Took Over was hilarious.
  18. Hi guys! I'm not actually new here since I've been in the forums since we used to be in EZboards. I remember during 9/11 the first thing I did was check the forums to see if everyone was okay! Same thing during the Boston Marathon bombing. Anyway, I'm checking in here since I'm almost finished with my first draft of my first novel.
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