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    Lisa, you can break the rules, you just have to know them first.

    But yes, I would suggest against taking too long to reveal Dulcie's fae-ness, because that gets annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor_Writes View Post
    a romance taking place during WW2.
    I like the idea of this. The Second World War is one of my favourite eras in history to study.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
    Lisa, you can break the rules, you just have to know them first.

    But yes, I would suggest against taking too long to reveal Dulcie's fae-ness, because that gets annoying.
    That is what I was thinking.

    Also, isn't it suggested you don't break the rules until you've written a lot?
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    Yes, Lisa, it is.
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalulu09 View Post
    I like the idea of this. The Second World War is one of my favourite eras in history to study.
    I was reading up about it, and then being inside Lazena (which is quite... Weird) gave me the idea to look up modeling in that time for a twist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
    But yes, I would suggest against taking too long to reveal Dulcie's fae-ness, because that gets annoying.
    I take forever in Weeping to reveal what Meera and Lacrimosa are, but I did it on purpose. My readers thus far have not complained
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    WW2 was very dramatic.

    But...it could have been MORE DRAMATIC!



    Damn it, Germany, if you had actually built the Ratte then the war would have been over faster (as it's a useless piece of shit that would have cost more than countless other actually functional tanks combined) AND we'd have a tank so large that it was classified as a naval vessel.
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    Nice...

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    That's enormous.
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    Extactly Tally.

    In version four, it's Chapter Thirteen and Tristan still does not know.
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    Or how about a mobile piece of artillery that can hit London?

    From Normandy.



    It's the same tank chassie, but with a BIGGER GUN!
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    Nice picture on the side, there, too. X]

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    Goodness. Too many posts. Oi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arianna Sterling View Post
    I take forever in Weeping to reveal what Meera and Lacrimosa are, but I did it on purpose. My readers thus far have not complained
    What are they?

    Zoom: That is scary. And besides you were on our side. Tanks to target Germany please, thank you.
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    Well, he has to suspect. Does the reader know?
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

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    Yes, he suspects by... Chapter Eleven. And the reader knows very early on.
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    Sorry, the Germans were desperate, so they tried to make more wacky stuff.

    The Americans did build a flying tank though!




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    Lisa, I repped you what they are. I know Tally knows what Meera is from critting my query, but I'm not sure if she knows what Lacrimosa is, and if she doesn't I wish to keep it that way until she reads.
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    Okays.

    ETA: Ari, I repped you back.
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    I am pretty sure I *know* what Lacrimosa is, because I can remember knowing, but that was before I knew what Weeping was about so I don't remember it.
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

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    Well that works too, as far as I'm concerned, lol.

    ETA: I always forget how tedious reorganizing my book cases really is.
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    Lisa, I'm giving you an example of the 3 Act Structure for one of my novels. CMRH is my best structured novel. Probably because I have distinct internal (romance) and external conflicts that play off one another.

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    Ooh, thanks, Karla, I'm keeping that.
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    What should I work on? Sweet As Sin or Dawning Glory?
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

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