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squeaky pram
09-02-2012, 08:23 PM
In your fantasy about getting your book published, to whom do you write the dedication? Or am I the only one who does this? :o

ETA: Another thing... choice of dedication appears in the fantasy a lot. It seems to be a crucial part of it. Why do you think this is?

Siri Kirpal
09-02-2012, 08:48 PM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

I'm not answering the poll because I've already dedicated books to two of your options and one that's not on the list.

I always (so far) know in advance who I want to dedicate the book to.

My fantasy is to write a book for each person, group of people or whatever I can think of. (The Sikhism book is dedicated to "the Spirit of Worldwide Religious Tolerance.")

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

regdog
09-02-2012, 10:06 PM
The book in my avatar will be dedicated to its inspiration and cover model, my sweet, beloved, late Chelsea.

Chasing the Horizon
09-03-2012, 01:51 AM
I'm going to dedicate all my books to my mom. She's both been very helpful with my writing and is the only person in life I really care about.

SkyeOhWhy
09-03-2012, 03:55 AM
I'm dedicating my first novel to my grandmother. She's a wonderful woman and a very close friend.

squeaky pram
09-03-2012, 02:49 PM
These are lovely. I feel very fickle now. In my fantasy the dedication is always changing. (Guess I need to fantasize about more than one book!). Sometimes it includes multiple people, which makes it look somehow desparate. Maybe it is. :)

ETA: I forgot to add pets to the list, reddog. Lovely idea.

JimmyB27
09-03-2012, 07:38 PM
I thought this was going to be about being a record breaker...


I'm toying with the idea of dedicating it to my friend. He's always joking about me including a sort of cheesy porn motif in my books - he's very keen on me using the word 'throbbing' for some reason.
I was thinking I might put a line in somewhere something like 'his sore foot was throbbing' and then make the dedication: "Simon, page 127, line 4 is for you mate."

bettielee
09-03-2012, 09:09 PM
I'll dedicate the first book to my sister, who has always believed in me.

Musie
09-04-2012, 02:49 AM
I voted "other," because with different books I would dedicate to different people. However, the three that really stand out to me are my husband (who has always believed in me), my parents (who encouraged writing and reading from a VERY early age), and a close friend with whom I talk about writing a great deal. :)

shadowwalker
09-04-2012, 03:47 AM
I voted other as well - it would be (for one book) parents, son, sibling. If I'm lucky enough to get other books out there, they'd take turns :)

AllieKat
09-04-2012, 03:49 AM
My first story with a dedication: my brother. I always said he would be my first dedication because he encouraged me so much with my writing when we were growing up, and he was. My first published romance was my mother. If I get my sci-fi hardboiled detective novel published, it will be my father (because he's my hero). :D

Silver King
09-04-2012, 05:24 AM
My dedication reads like this: For Silver King. Without him, I could not have written this book. Thank you, dear self, for being my inspiration and for never letting me down when I needed you most.

Love, always...

SkyeOhWhy
09-04-2012, 10:01 AM
I'm toying with the idea of dedicating it to my friend. He's always joking about me including a sort of cheesy porn motif in my books - he's very keen on me using the word 'throbbing' for some reason.
I was thinking I might put a line in somewhere something like 'his sore foot was throbbing' and then make the dedication: "Simon, page 127, line 4 is for you mate."
Hahaha, love this idea. :D

Chris P
09-04-2012, 10:12 AM
It depends on the book. Kurt Vonnegut said in the forward to Bagombo Snuffbox that you should write to make one specific person smile; for him, it was his sister. In that respect, everything I write is dedicated to someone. My novella (rest its soul, it should be buried) was dedicated to a friend of mine who's advice meant a lot to me while I was writing it (he even has a cameo). The book coming out in January is not officially dedicated to anyone, but I have a short list of who gets copies, and a WIP is dedicated to the nameless people who inspired it. Another one I'm just starting is unofficially dedicated, strangely enough and with no spitefulness, to my ex-wife and the people who helped me through my divorce. Each of my short stories were written with someone in mind.