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 19226 montmorencey, Wed, 17th Apr '13 6:33:49 PM from the quaint town of Grimm, Bismarck and Gauss
So...yeah.
Look for an RPG which is story/plot driven, rather than the 'dungeon crawl' variety.
Complicated - because simple is simply too simple.
 19227 risingdreamer, Wed, 17th Apr '13 6:37:15 PM from Peixeroland
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Makes sense!

I just wonder about the information given to other players. How much detail will it need?
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker
 19228 ramuf, Wed, 17th Apr '13 6:52:48 PM from the warpath
Hello everyone. I've finally decided (after lurking for a while...) to go into the forums.

I have no idea what to say. Just wanted to say hello.
We are a beacon, the best; we will not falter, we will not rest
 19229 Crystal Glacia, Wed, 17th Apr '13 7:02:23 PM from Cedarpointland
[up][up]Information about your character, or story? If the former, it's up to you to determine what you need to show based on what the signup sheet asks for and what you need to do to refit the character from your world to theirs. If the latter, that's up to you as well; just know that you're supposed to fit a character into that world rather than the other way around.

[up] Hey. Welcome, mate.
Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.
 19230 risingdreamer, Wed, 17th Apr '13 8:02:42 PM from Peixeroland
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[up][up]It'd be independent, so... Maybe that'll depend on who I'm roleplaying as?
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker
 19231 Major Tom, Wed, 17th Apr '13 8:11:30 PM Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Eye'm the cutest!
You know, Major, they invented these things called "notebooks" and "pencils" that are really awesome, they don't even need batteries!

I can't always carry around a notebook or notepad and pen. For one, I don't have as many pockets as my ACU's did.
Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
 19232 risingdreamer, Wed, 17th Apr '13 9:18:05 PM from Peixeroland
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Roleplaying an original character for the first time was an experience. I hated him sometimes, but at the end of the day, I really miss playing as him.
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker
 19233 risingdreamer, Wed, 17th Apr '13 9:18:05 PM from Peixeroland
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Double post

edited 17th Apr '13 9:18:20 PM by risingdreamer

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker
 19234 chihuahua 0, Thu, 18th Apr '13 4:57:37 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
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Here's my first post over at YA Confidential on social media and our responsibility while approaching it.

 19235 De Marquis, Thu, 18th Apr '13 5:56:42 AM from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
Well done, Chi, well done...
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
Hm, future note for myself if I ever get anything published: Do not have the book series described as chronicles or a saga. It's a series. That's it.

 19237 Major Tom, Thu, 18th Apr '13 8:53:47 AM Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Eye'm the cutest!
^ Only refer to things like "trilogy", "saga" or "series" in your own personal notes or lexicon, nothing official like the book cover. (Unless it's a re-issue later down the line after one or more sequels has been published.)
Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
 19238 Oh So Into Cats, Thu, 18th Apr '13 8:56:21 AM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Just a nice nerd who likes to read and knit
Well it's a trilogy if it's three books. But most of the time you don't really need three books. or you need more than three books. Really three books is a really bad thing to pidgeonhole into.
"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~50.7k/100,000 words
 19239 Major Tom, Thu, 18th Apr '13 8:58:25 AM Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Eye'm the cutest!
That's why you don't make mention of it on things like the first release print covers. Make it seem standalone even if you actually planned out (or have written) a trilogy or more.
Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
 19240 Khantalas, Thu, 18th Apr '13 8:59:17 AM from ((Not actually a creepy adorable little girl.))
Creepy adorable little girl
Else you will have things like the fifth book in an increasingly misnamed trilogy.
"Be mine, dear big brother."
 19241 Oh So Into Cats, Thu, 18th Apr '13 9:00:33 AM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Just a nice nerd who likes to read and knit
That's only really relevant if you're self-publishing. If you sign a book deal for three books then there's going to be three books, and even if you die horribly in an accident before you finish, it's not really your choice whether "trilogy" goes on the covers or not.

edited 18th Apr '13 9:01:14 AM by ohsointocats

"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~50.7k/100,000 words
Wait so do I tell the publishing company that I have five to seven books planned or not?

You guys are kind of contradicting each other.

 19243 Oh So Into Cats, Thu, 18th Apr '13 9:32:03 AM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Just a nice nerd who likes to read and knit
You only tell them that after they want you.
"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~50.7k/100,000 words
 19244 chihuahua 0, Thu, 18th Apr '13 10:26:21 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
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No, I believe you're supposed to stay whether a book is standalone or in a planned series when you're querying agents and/or editors.
...thanks.

 19246 chihuahua 0, Thu, 18th Apr '13 10:46:47 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
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We can simply ask a couple of agents on Twitter. I can't right now since the school server blocks it, but I can later.

Oh, and I forgot to thank you earlier, but thanks for the compliment, De Marquis!

edited 18th Apr '13 1:39:10 PM by chihuahua0

 19247 chihuahua 0, Thu, 18th Apr '13 1:58:09 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
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Double post as a way of alerting those using the thread watchlist feature.

So I got on Twitter and got a few responses. From what I see, you should say whether a novel's standalone or has series potential, and is that you're not supposed to say that a novel does/doesn't have series potential after querying, and even then, an agent/editor can tell.

In summary, it's not fixed. Once picked up by a publishing company, a novel can either be made standalone, standalone but open for a series if sales are good enough, or a surefire series from the start.


But to make things clear, this:

That's only really relevant if you're self-publishing. If you sign a book deal for three books then there's going to be three books, and even if you die horribly in an accident before you finish, it's not really your choice whether "trilogy" goes on the covers or not.

is correct. And the answer to this:

Wait so do I tell the publishing company that I have five to seven books planned or not?

is "yes, in your querying, but be open for a standalone or a standalone with series potential".

edited 18th Apr '13 2:04:30 PM by chihuahua0

 19248 Wheezy, Thu, 18th Apr '13 6:11:04 PM from Tampa, FL. Again.
(That Guy You Met Once)
Hit 20k words/60 pages on this latest project today. (I've been writing for just over two months, BTW.)

edited 18th Apr '13 6:14:11 PM by Wheezy

 19249 Major Tom, Thu, 18th Apr '13 7:41:27 PM Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Eye'm the cutest!
I've been thinking lately and I've begun wondering, what themes would this sort of premise-like question invoke?

"What would you do if you had the key to all knowledge? Would you use it? Would you hide it away? Would you share it? Would you defend it from those who would take it from you? Would you fight to take it from those that have it?"
Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
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I've been using Chuck Wendig's 350 words a day approach toward writing the past week and I have to say I'm finding it a lot more relaxing, enjoyable and a lot easier to surpass 350 words. I hope it continues this way.
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