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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2014, 11:18:10 AM »

"Need" is the right word! LOL
Its one of those series that gives you nostalgia even if you've never read it. Its clunky in parts and yeah there's a lot of cliche. But the whole thing is an absolute love letter to all those lovely little tropes that make steampunk so lovable.
Oh, and sorry for the info dumping before.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2014, 01:11:27 PM »

Hey, means you know what you're getting into. I'd willingly read any book you put out...
And I have to agree. The stories might be clunky but the UNIVERSES...
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2014, 07:57:48 PM »

 "I'd willingly read any book you put out..."
You have no idea how happy it makes me to hear someone say that.
ALL OF MY THANK YOU'S. YOU CAN HAVE THEM ALL.

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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2014, 12:50:46 AM »

I agree with Straif,, the world building is What makes Mortal engines great!

in comparison to a lot of post apocalyptic YA books that have been coming out recently it's just so much better.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2014, 05:13:37 AM »

Dont' get me started..hell, even ones that came out a while ago.
Leviathan was pretty bare on it, so was the Hunger Games, Divergent's was practically NONEXISTENT...
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2014, 10:32:48 AM »

the whole point of dystopian stories is the world building not hormonal teenage angst.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2014, 11:02:06 AM »

I WISH MORE AUTHORS WOULD REALIZE THAT!
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2014, 11:39:02 AM »

they put it in there because that's what the editors tell them what will sell.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2014, 11:45:46 AM »

And sadly it does.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2014, 12:08:03 PM »

the whole point of dystopian stories is the world building not hormonal teenage angst.
^ THIS.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2014, 02:58:50 PM »

We have too much romance in lit. It's like every single character is a failure if they don't end up dating or married by the end of the series!! One of the reasons why I liked Divergent was because at the last second, she decided hell with romance. of course, because of how she had set everything up in the 1st books, the 3rd felt really left field. Besly, never do that. Always stay true to your tones and messages that you want to write.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2014, 07:28:42 PM »

WORD.
(Though do have SOME romance in your novel because a completely bare one will loose you readers...just dont make it central. Do as Mortal Engines did...it happens, and you don't realize it happens until things are really deep, dark, and blowing up and its probably too late. Poor, POOR Bevis...)
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2014, 11:21:28 AM »


(Though do have SOME romance in your novel because a completely bare one will loose you readers...just dont make it central. Do as Mortal Engines did...it happens, and you don't realize it happens until things are really deep, dark, and blowing up and its probably too late. Poor, POOR Bevis...)

That's probably the best description for it. It happens. Not always, but lets face it, most of the time that you get any group of guys and gals people start pairing up. Admittedly the extent that they do in the angsty teen romance ones is way over the top [no healthy teenager makes a suicide pact with someone they met a month ago because their parents won't let them get tattoo's.] but pretending that it doesn't happen at all is equally unrealistic. I'm not making romance a goal for my book but if it happens naturally and makes sense then I'm gonna let it happen. I'd be an idiot not to, I just really hope I don't fall headlong into the whirlpool of tropes. In fact, when I was like fifteen I got like 26,000 words into a story, then took a break and realised that the whole thing was a piping hot mess of cliche [I mean honestly, a fifteen year old who wears a top hat with goggles, has a clockwork arm and artifical eyes and works on airship engines? It makes me sick just thinking about it.] don't worry though, I couldn't have stepped further away from that style of writing if I'd tried. Rule of thumb, what gets written in high school, should STAY in high school.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2014, 11:26:10 AM »

But S. E. Hinton wrote The Outsiders in high school.
Like Harry Potter. There's romance but it isn't really a central plot.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2014, 11:43:07 AM »

Exactly! And Harry Potter follows a group of kids going to a boarding school for seven odd years, going through good times, bad times, puberty etc. It makes sense that at least some of those people would fall in love or at least get crushes.
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