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Forum: The Library 09-18-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By Jinjonator
Not sure if it's the worst I've read or not, but...

Not sure if it's the worst I've read or not, but American Pastoral comes to mind first. I'd heard only great things about it, and it's apparently even considered a "Great American Novel", but it was...
Forum: The Library 06-22-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3,689
Views: 247,609
Posted By Jinjonator
War & Peace.

War & Peace.
Forum: The Library 05-10-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3,689
Views: 247,609
Posted By Jinjonator
Recently finished The Name of the Wind by Patrick...

Recently finished The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Both incredible reads.

Next up, Invisible Planets, an anthology of sci-fi short stories by Chinese authors.
Forum: The Library 03-14-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3,689
Views: 247,609
Posted By Jinjonator
Just finished reading Exit West by Mohsin Hamid,...

Just finished reading Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, and now reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara by David Kerzer.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-27-2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,265
Posted By Jinjonator
I'm still here! And all comments are of course...

I'm still here! And all comments are of course appreciated.

If I did this though, I would definitely want to make him very clearly Jesus Christ, since that would be a significant part of his...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-30-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,265
Posted By Jinjonator
Question about (possibly?) cliche story idea? involving jesus christ

Ok so I don't actually know how much this has been done, but I feel confident that it's probably been done quite a bit - just has to have been. No idea if I'll actually write it, but I've had an idea...
Forum: Poetry 11-20-2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 777
Posted By Jinjonator
Astraea

deeper, deeper
into this wretched waste
of the forsaken and forlorn
deeper, deeper
past the shambling broken men
and the crawling aborted
deeper, deeper
through this valley of defilement...
Forum: Fiction 11-12-2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Jinjonator
The Vote

Spring Hill was, most of its resident believed, one of the only places in the world that seemed to truly value and respect the will of the people, which strove toward the great democratic ideal the...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-16-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,317
Posted By Jinjonator
Technology in fantasy

I'm planning a fantasy series, and one of the questions I've been grappling with is how technologically advanced I want them to be. It takes place in a fantasy world (not our own) and it has magic....
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-12-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By Jinjonator
Question regarding fantasy character names

So I'm currently attempting to write a fantasy novel, and I find myself wondering about typical etiquette in naming fantasy characters. I know some writers will draw some certain languages, and just...
Forum: The Library 06-23-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3,689
Views: 247,609
Posted By Jinjonator
The Shining - Stephen King The Orphan Master's...

The Shining - Stephen King
The Orphan Master's Son - Adam Johnson
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-14-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,320
Posted By Jinjonator
I don't really see why one should necessarily...

I don't really see why one should necessarily have to limit the amount of POVs in a story. Someone else already mentioned GRRM, whose POVs range from 8 in the first book, to 18 in the fifth, and he...
Forum: The Library 01-21-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3,689
Views: 247,609
Posted By Jinjonator
Right now: American Gods - Neil Gaiman ...

Right now:
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins

Up Next:
The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling
Don Quixote - Cervantes
Delusions of Gender - Cordelia Fine
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-14-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,974
Posted By Jinjonator
I've always been perplexed by people who say you...

I've always been perplexed by people who say you can only do a certain thing if you're a certain author (like, "oh, such and such writer was able to get away with that because they're [insert name]"...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-11-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,974
Posted By Jinjonator
The parrots, right?

The parrots, right?
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-11-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,974
Posted By Jinjonator
"That's good advice" he said. (Was that said...

"That's good advice" he said.

(Was that said sincerely or sarcastically? You'll never know)
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-02-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By Jinjonator
I've always been suspicious of people who...

I've always been suspicious of people who complain about swear words, and especially when people say that there are "better words" as if there were some objective scale on which words are being...
Forum: Poetry 11-15-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Jinjonator
The Night

An endless stream
racing relentlessly
crashing like waves
pouring through my mind
as deep as the ocean.

The sun god rests
his weary eyes.
The stars come out,
the sky transforms.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-12-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Jinjonator
Proper sentences? Pfft.

Proper sentences? Pfft.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-28-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Jinjonator
You're allowed to write fantasy stories. I see...

You're allowed to write fantasy stories. I see nothing wrong with the plot as far as that's concerned.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-23-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Jinjonator
Just have a few spaces in between the sections...

Just have a few spaces in between the sections (i.e. hit enter like 3 times). That's generally how perspective shifts are done within chapters.
Forum: Poetry 10-18-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By Jinjonator
These Conversations

(wrote this poem, not sure how i feel about it)



These conversations, where I trip and fall
Down an endless flight of stairs
These conversations, like a circus
We're both slightly mad...
Forum: Research Section 10-17-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,299
Posted By Jinjonator
I think the Dexter books (Darkly Dreaming Dexter,...

I think the Dexter books (Darkly Dreaming Dexter, etc.) are written from his perspective. I haven't read them though, so I can't vouch for the quality.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-13-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By Jinjonator
I can't think of any examples offhand, but I'm...

I can't think of any examples offhand, but I'm pretty sure it's acceptable to take liberties with geography and locations in real places (wouldn't hurt to have a foreword or an afterword...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-27-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Jinjonator
I have no problem with either type of ending,...

I have no problem with either type of ending, since they both have their place, and they can both work, but the further you get from having an overly-contrived "everything works out in the end, the...
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