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    Fantasy Languages Generator

    It brings me right back to Anthropology and Linguistics classes in college! Playing with 'Vulgar' is a fun way to look deeper at how human language has evolved, and the sheer variety in our own world. But for practicality's sake, when writing you can always just take Basque or Welsh or some...
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    How about another Brandon Sanderson thread? Would anyone like one? Here we go! Pros and Cons!

    "Alexa, begin self-destruct sequence." Also it should be No Marketing < Bad Marketing < Good Marketing and not as is, with the "<" symbol backwards. ">", more like %>( So no, I haven't really thought any of this through. I pride myself on my idiocy.
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    How about another Brandon Sanderson thread? Would anyone like one? Here we go! Pros and Cons!

    Anyway, now back to an earlier topic possibly not as annoying as anagrams. I think we're talking about the same thing here, using the words 'marketing' and 'publicity' nearly interchangeably. I suppose the almost relevant difference is that marketing is the action and publicity is the goal. In...
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    1st Chapter

    @ExTended makes an excellent case for thoughtfully balancing important information and emphasizing characters' emotional motivations. Brilliant checklist and advice! Any writer could and should use @ExTended's post to check themselves. Now I want to know what @ExTended has written and read it...
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    Fantasy - a male preserve?

    I wish I'd discovered this forum thread years ago at its beginning where it levels some criticisms at Brandon Sanderson's books similar to my thoughts on the matter when writing my Mistborn parody. Since then Brandon Sanderson has released "Bands of Mourning", and his slightly sexualized...
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    How about another Brandon Sanderson thread? Would anyone like one? Here we go! Pros and Cons!

    As a nightmare = Martha Gaines? Who is Martha Gaines? Why did you say that name?
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    How about another Brandon Sanderson thread? Would anyone like one? Here we go! Pros and Cons!

    Oh crabs it's addictive... I've been at it for the past 24 hours. I can't stop. http://www.wordplays.com/anagrammer is too much fun! ARCANUM UNBONDED = AN ABED CONUNDRUM or UNNAMED CRAB UDON?
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    Tryanny (new RPG by Obsidian)

    I've been trying on and off to finish this game for at least a year. I like it more than Pillars of Eternity, which felt like such a slog because I just couldn't get into the world or its story despite compulsively reading everything! However I still get stuck in Tyranny, because as a lot of...
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    How about another Brandon Sanderson thread? Would anyone like one? Here we go! Pros and Cons!

    Alright, let's anagram! MISTBORN THE FINAL EMPIRE = PREFERENTIAL TOMBS HIM IN or INFERNALITIES HERB POT MM...? MISTBORN THE WELL OF ASCENSION = FINEST BROWNISH COLON SET MEAL or INFLICT ABSENT HOMEOWNER LOSS? MISTBORN THE HERO OF AGES = SHAGS HER FINE BOTTOM ORE or GHETTO MASH FOR IRON BEES...
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    How about another Brandon Sanderson thread? Would anyone like one? Here we go! Pros and Cons!

    Oh, now I remember, of course! A thread on another forum turned into a chat about Piers Anthony. I remember in his "Incarnations of Immortality" series, Satan goes around calling himself "Natasha", and the obvious question "Why does this guy have a girl's name?" covers up the slightly less...
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    How about another Brandon Sanderson thread? Would anyone like one? Here we go! Pros and Cons!

    Maybe a mod should change the thread title to About Anagrams? Pretty interesting stuff! I'm actually really disappointed in myself, because I feel like I should know where Brandon Sanderson must secretly be employing at least one anagram in the portions of his novels that contain Cosmere...
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    How about another Brandon Sanderson thread? Would anyone like one? Here we go! Pros and Cons!

    I'll not rest easy on my plastic dollar-store laurels. The mission won't end until I'm awash in criticism. I've learned from the writing process that Annoying is more than just an art, it's magic!
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    New Brandon Sanderson Interview

    I love your 'storytellers are born, writers are made' axiom. Well said! It was a great pleasure listening to your interview, and the best way I could ever experience the podcast medium. Somehow I can't normally listen to anything other than music, and prefer reading text or watching videos for...
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    How about another Brandon Sanderson thread? Would anyone like one? Here we go! Pros and Cons!

    I like Brandon Sanderson. I like his writing. So many strong points, and I want YOU to tell me what other author does these things so well. * complex systems of magic akin to what we observe in the nature of our own world, with clues for the reader to guess at their limits and rules. *...
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    The Annoyomancer! A parody of Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series

    I tell ya', it is NO FUN posting my ad for my ebook here in the appropriate sub-forum! It is way more amusing to try and find ways to shamefully self promote in every other sub-forum and thread reply where I can sneak in a little reference to my own writing efforts. Not hijackin' any threads...