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Chapters Posted: Saint Mark's Body

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Chapters Posted: Saint Mark's Body

Post by Richard » Fri February 27th, 2009, 11:46 pm

Sorry if this doesn't rise to the level of an "author announcement", but I didn't know exactly where else to put it. Forgive the impertinence of a lowly Scribbler!

For any interested, in response to some suggestions I've put the first two chapters up on my website. Just click the handy logo in my signature, and the links to the chapters are right on the front page. Comments and criticism are most welcome: by PM, email, or large glowing letters on the Forum!
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Post by diamondlil » Fri February 27th, 2009, 11:49 pm

This is the perfect place to put this! :)
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Post by juleswatson » Mon March 2nd, 2009, 9:17 pm

[quote=""Richard""]I've put the first two chapters up on my website. Comments and criticism are most welcome: by PM, email, or large glowing letters on the Forum![/quote]

Hi Richard, bravo for doing this, because I wouldn't be that courageous with a work in progress! I read chapter one and thought it was really good. You've got the conflict happening straight away, which makes it interesting and adds instant suspense, and the descriptions are great - all the shipping stuff, which I know zilch about. Read really well. The only thing was because the names are foreign I had trouble remembering who was who, but that was minor and soon becomes easier. Maybe you can hammer home the distinctions between the characters a little more at the start, but as I said, that's minor. It's a time and place I have never been particularly interested in, but it got me intrigued. :cool:
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Post by Richard » Mon March 2nd, 2009, 10:48 pm

[quote=""juleswatson""]Maybe you can hammer home the distinctions between the characters a little more at the start[/quote]

Thanks Jules, that's very good feedback! I can do more to distinguish between them. And yes the foreign names are tough. Fortunately I can give a lot of them nicknames which I hope helps.
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