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A CCer Author

Postby Formendacil » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:52 pm

...well, a self-published e-author anyway!

Those of you who have been around a few (like... 6 or more) years may remember that I spent a LOT of time in the collaborative storytelling section of the forum better known as the Gaming Forum, and anyone who's visited my signature link knows that I've told a few visual, comic-styled LEGO stories. So it should come as know surprise that I like writing, or that I specifically like fantasy writing.

Yesterday this longterm trend bore some major fruit, when I self-published a book on Amazon. Perhaps, you might say, this thread should have gone into the Publishing Forum (and it might yet), but books are like children to authors--and so far I have no children. Battlelord of Thalmandar is arguably the fruit of 19+ years of being a Castle LEGO fan. The very first thing I ever wrote (outside of school) was a LEGO story and the very first medieval/fantasy story I ever wrote was a LEGO Castle story--and my writing got a lot of practice right here on Classic-Castle in the gaming forums.

So, since I know people around here might have at least a passing interest in fantasy, you're all invited to check it out. Obviously, *I*'ll be happy if anyone decides they want to buy it, but the main goal at the moment is to celebrate. :D
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Re: A CCer Author

Postby Bluesecrets » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:11 pm

As I have already told you, congratulations. Be proud, shout it on roof tops. Enjoy the thrill of knowing your words are in print (electronic print counts!).
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Re: A CCer Author

Postby friskywhiskers » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:37 pm

Wow, that is an impressive feat! Congratulations Man, I will definitely give it a read if I can. :)
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Re: A CCer Author

Postby Justin M » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:14 pm

Congratulations! That's quite impressive!
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Re: A CCer Author

Postby Maedhros » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:20 pm

Many congratulations! Now you've set the bar for the rest of us gnarled old roleplayers.. ;)
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Re: A CCer Author

Postby Aeridian » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:49 am

That's so cool man! I'm hoping to write a story someday, and looks like more inspiration is going around. :)
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Re: A CCer Author

Postby JoshWedin » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:55 pm

Congratulations! I read the sample and I think I may have to buy the book. The bonus is that we all know what you look like now. ;)

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PS. When are you coming down to BrickCon with Gerard?
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Re: A CCer Author

Postby Formendacil » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:46 pm

Thanks, guys! If any of you do end up reading it, by all means let me know what your think, or post a review of it.

JoshWedin wrote:PS. When are you coming down to BrickCon with Gerard?


Well, given that I live in New England nowadays, I doubt I'll ever come with the EK, and who knows when I'll make it there cross-country... Maybe I'll make that my personal life goal for 2015 or something. :wink:

Or how about this: if my book becomes a bestseller and I find myself less post-grad school poor, I'll come this year. :D
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Re: A CCer Author

Postby JoshWedin » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:13 pm

I'm holding you to that! ;)

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Re: A CCer Author

Postby Rick-Ricks » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:11 pm

As soon as I have a few dollars I'll buy it, added to my wishlist.
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