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    I KNOW. And seeing as I was thinking of writing and self-pubbing short stories for young adult, I thought "Why not try and do something with that?"

    No, I don't know if I could query it or what I would market it as.
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    Hi, Ally!
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    Pondering about

    a) An example of a common image that creates a common meaning based on what is in the picture (semiology/semiotics theory)

    b) Whether third graders read chapter books, how long chapter books are, and if I could turn my short story into one...
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    Lisa, for little kids i noticed the trend is like 3 to 4 pages at like 14-16 font each chapter
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    What about word count? Do you know?
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    whatever 3-4 pages of 14-16 font is... not sure. But i read a lot of books to a lot of kids for two and a half years. So I'd say that is the trend. If i had to guesstimate probably no more then 1000 words.
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    Well, I did a readabillity test, and it looks like, according to that, that the short story is for Grade Three. What age group is that?
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    7-9... depending on birthdays.
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    Oooh okay. I presume that's chapter book age?

    Tempted to use the Holocaust as an example in the semiology part of my essay...
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    So what's the general feeling on old farts coming in here to chat? I mean I'm 23 years old, so that's obviously over the hill.
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    There are a few on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madican View Post
    So what's the general feeling on old farts coming in here to chat? I mean I'm 23 years old, so that's obviously over the hill.
    I'm 23 too, and they put up with me here.

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    Oh hey Para good to see you still around.
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    Hi, you two! Do you know anything about the age range for chapter books? And the general word count?
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    I know you could find out by googling.

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    Why do I love writing in the WH40K verse?

    Here's why!

    I'm writing an arranged marriage between a farm girl turned witch-hunter/born again fundamentalist and the third rate third son of a third rate noble family, whose spent his entire life changing out vacuum tubes in a computer he barely understands.

    And all of this is machinated by a space pirate whose trying to establish a firmer stranglehold on his flying space battle church!
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    Zoom... I worry about you sometimes.
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    Pfff, you're just jealous that YOUR story has no chainsaw swords and three armed mutants!
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    I love Zoom.

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    I do too. But his imagination is a little crazier than normal...
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    The sad thing is, I'm working off established fiction...
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    Needs more orks.
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    Hey guys!

    Just caught up a little bit from the last page and this one...

    Lisa - Cool about your short story.

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