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by RichardWarrenField
Sun October 3rd, 2010, 12:52 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Ontario
Replies: 21
Views: 1733

Response to Introduction

Another one from Ontario. Welcome to the group. Richard Warren Field http://www.richardwarrenfield.com/ http://www.richardwarrenfield.com/TheSwordsofFaith.htm THE SWORDS OF FAITH, a unique novel about the "Third Crusade" (Richard the Lionheart and Saladin) that stresses tolerance between the faiths ...
by RichardWarrenField
Sun October 3rd, 2010, 12:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi, nice to be here!
Replies: 26
Views: 1544

Response to Introduction

Welcome Mark. LA to Toronto? You must have experienced something like weather shock. I live in the San Fernando Valley, 25 miles northwest of LA. I would have loved to have been where you are for the last two months. For the next eight? Maybe not... A few years ago I read Gary Jennings' Aztec novels...
by RichardWarrenField
Sun October 3rd, 2010, 12:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Malaysia
Replies: 35
Views: 2427

Response to Introduction

Welcome to the group that seems to get more international all the time... I wonder how many different countries members of this group come from? A good story, told well, will find its audience. Your Malay-based epic sounds fascinating. Keep dreaming of the worldwide audience as you start with your l...
by RichardWarrenField
Sun September 26th, 2010, 12:44 am
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Present Tense Novels
Replies: 37
Views: 5162

Present Tense Novels

Yes, I hope this isn't the new "thing" to show how clever writers can be. As I said in a previous post, screenplay narratives are written in the present tense - that is the only place I recall seeing this with any regularity before. As I started WOLF HALL, I wondered if there was a screenplay influe...
by RichardWarrenField
Sun September 26th, 2010, 12:37 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi there, Jen From Cornwall
Replies: 21
Views: 1847

Response to Introduction

Welcome to the group, and good luck with your book! Richard Warren Field http://www.richardwarrenfield.com/ http://www.richardwarrenfield.com/TheSwordsofFaith.htm THE SWORDS OF FAITH, a unique novel about the "Third Crusade" (Richard the Lionheart and Saladin) that stresses tolerance between the fai...
by RichardWarrenField
Sun September 26th, 2010, 12:35 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everyone!
Replies: 21
Views: 1700

Response to Introduction

Hi, Gabriela. Welcome to the group. What time period are you writing about? Richard Warren Field http://www.richardwarrenfield.com/ http://www.richardwarrenfield.com/TheSwordsofFaith.htm THE SWORDS OF FAITH, a unique novel about the "Third Crusade" (Richard the Lionheart and Saladin) that stresses t...
by RichardWarrenField
Fri September 17th, 2010, 3:46 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: September 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 284
Views: 15552

Wolf Hall

Don't feel bad, it took me several tries and three books read in between until things finally clicked for me. That said, it is unfortunate with these *literary* books with that pressure that if you don't get it there must be something wrong. Definitely not literary, but I sure felt like the odd man...
by RichardWarrenField
Fri September 17th, 2010, 4:58 am
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Present Tense Novels
Replies: 37
Views: 5162

Present Tense Novels

I think it is difficult to write an entire novel in the present-tense and have it not seem awkward. There is a screenplayish element to it - but a screenplay is a set of directions for a bunch of people making a movie. I think sections in the present tense can be very effective as a contrast to the ...
by RichardWarrenField
Fri September 17th, 2010, 4:48 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: September 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 284
Views: 15552

Wolf Hall

I have to say, this is more about what I am not reading. I put WOLF HALL down for the second and last time. (I posted recently that I started reading it "to find out what all the fuss is about.") At the risk of people thinking I'm unsophisticated, I have to say, I just didn't get it. I found it hard...
by RichardWarrenField
Fri September 17th, 2010, 4:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm Back (again!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1202

Welcome Back

I look forward to being one of the new friends. Richard Warren Field http://www.richardwarrenfield.com/ http://www.richardwarrenfield.com/TheSwordsofFaith.htm THE SWORDS OF FAITH, a unique novel about the "Third Crusade" (Richard the Lionheart and Saladin) that stresses tolerance between the faiths ...

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