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#21 KrystenH

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:39 AM

Hey, Kristina, no one owns the idea. Why not write a lexcion? It can give the readers more insight into the world and races and more money for the publishers, because it's another book! I'd totally do it.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:27 AM

Well, that comes after the series ends. And Stephenie Meyer has already done something similar--The Official Illustrated Guide.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:30 AM

She doesn't own the idea. Christopher Paolini did something similar with like a 'Book to Alegasia' or something or other like a year and a half before Meyer's Illustrated Guide. Just because hers was most popular doesn't mean she was the one who came up with the idea.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:18 AM

She doesn't own the idea. Christopher Paolini did something similar with like a 'Book to Alegasia' or something or other like a year and a half before Meyer's Illustrated Guide. Just because hers was most popular doesn't mean she was the one who came up with the idea.


Lol I didn't say she had come up with the idea, just that something similar has already been done.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:03 AM

This talk of shape changing dragons reminded my that I had dragons in my first fantasy novel. They were not western dragons. They were serpentine oriental dragons who lived deep in the high mountains (think Himalayas). I brought them in to deal with my army of ... welll... vampires. I used different names and the consumed a person's soul, not their blood, but pretty much the same. The dragons made mincemeat of them.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

This talk of shape changing dragons reminded my that I had dragons in my first fantasy novel. They were not western dragons. They were serpentine oriental dragons who lived deep in the high mountains (think Himalayas). I brought them in to deal with my army of ... welll... vampires. I used different names and the consumed a person's soul, not their blood, but pretty much the same. The dragons made mincemeat of them.


That actually sounds interesting.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:59 PM

My dragons are more into keeping the bloodline pure. They're petty little creatures and won't take riders at all ( also a disgrace of course *eyeroll*) except for the MC who had to because another character is an elf and can't fly (and she didn't know no better).

Yeah, looks like we're going in completely opposite directions. Hahah

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:49 PM

Yeah, looks like we're going in completely opposite directions. Hahah


That might be a good thing! Best of luck to you!
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

Wow! Seems I'm not the only writer who thinks that dragons could be the next big thing. My own fantasy WIP involves the dragon's shapeshifting ability, and the dragon IS the MC.

But I'm not revealing more than that until Fantasy month in the Spec Fic group. I need the feedback. LOL!

Maybe between all us dragon lovers we can start the next trend? I certainly hope so. :wink:

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:37 PM

Wow! Seems I'm not the only writer who thinks that dragons could be the next big thing.

Maybe between all us dragon lovers we can start the next trend? I certainly hope so. :wink:


Maybe if we all band together (both writers who use dragons and readers who want more dragons) we can convince some agents to take us on as clients!

Oh *idea* anyone have a blog where they can get agents to come and look at participants? Like what Cupid's Literary connection does?
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

I sense an anthology in the making!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

I was thinking more of a contest a la CupidLC, where x amount of writers are picked out of x amount of entrants for a group of agents to pick requests out of. Only, this contest will be fairly specific: either you have to have a dragon who plays a significant role in the story--so, the dragons doesn't necessarily have to be a MC, but they have to be more important than 'I need a monster to round out my world'-- OR it has to be a high or epic fantasy. To enter, you need to enter with a chapter that gives an example of your style of dragon. It doesn't have to be the fist chapter, it just need a dragon in it and needs to be from your finished manuscript. So, if you have a series, and the dragons don't come in until book 2 or 3, then you can't enter.

Sure, it's VERY specific, but it would serve a dual purpose: give people who use dragons (or even write epic/high fantasy, which is a hard sell) a chance to be seen without Paranormal or Urban Fantasy getting in the way AND show agents that dragons can be worth the risk.

...but I don't want to run it because I want to participate.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

Certainly not mine.

The only way an agent would show up on my blog would be if they got lost while browsing for bad internet porn. :blink: :laugh:

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

Certainly not mine.

The only way an agent would show up on my blog would be if they got lost while browsing for bad internet porn. :blink: :laugh:

LOL. Your way of putting things never ceases to amuse me.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:35 PM

I thought my idea was awesome! Why hasn't anyone made this a thing??!
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:51 AM

Because the word 'dragon' has been mentioned 0 times in my whole series. So, others need to help you. I simply don't write about them.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:27 AM

Because the word 'dragon' has been mentioned 0 times in my whole series. So, others need to help you. I simply don't write about them.


Frankly, you are no fun. You could have said 'that's a good/bad idea'. I am fairly easy to please, a nice pat on the head makes me a happy girl. I don't need to be told 'because of a, b, c, x, y, and z reasons, I wouldn't be able to participate so it doesn't matter.' Regardless of that, you would still have an opinion on whether the idea is a good one or not.

I don't necessarily need the opinions of those who would participate, I would just like the opinion of my fellow writers and contest hosters. Not that I'd host that contest. Hellz Naw.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:16 AM

Frankly, you are no fun.


I didn't have any intention to offend you or however you understood this. :blink: I simply stated the fact.
And I ABSOLUTELY didn't tell you your idea didn't matter.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:21 AM

I didn't have any intention to offend you or however you understood this. :blink: I simply stated the fact.
And I ABSOLUTELY didn't tell you your idea didn't matter.


Sorry, I have a very strange sense of humor. I've very sarcastic. I was merely trying to be inclusive. I didn't want you to think that just because you don't use dragons, that your opinion didn't matter. It still does :biggrin:
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:15 PM

Look at post 18 on this: http://absolutewrite...ead.php?t=42019 It is gold! But a LOT of them don't accept e-queries and a LOT of them don't accept unsolicated queries... but it is still really good! Try it out
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