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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

'Manna-X' draft complete!

Yes, finally the 1st draft is complete! 49,000+ words.
I'll read through it, spot the obvious spelling errors, deviations in the plot, extra little sentences needed / taken out here and there...
I would like some 'beta' readers, ones who could not only give a good comment but also ones who could review the book on Amazon. Anyone? More reviews, more sales.
I've noticed there's an 'Alice in Wonderland' thing going on with 'Manna-X', that's why I changed one of the characters' names from 'Fiona' to 'Alicia'. There are also references to 'Waiting for Godot (so obvious), Men in Black, The Master and Margarita, The Tragedy of Man...the list is quite long.
Repetition is strong, too. Life isn't linear, it's a spiral, things keep coming round, and there's one conversation in particular which goes round in circles.
Anyway, enough. I'm busy reading it now :-)
And thanks for the votes on...http://austinbriggs.com/flash-fiction-contest/what-if-he-was-right-manna-x-excerpt/ ...it's keeping above the slanderer :-)~

3 comments:

  1. The Tragedy of Man: is that Madách? :)
    As I am the greatest expert in WfG, plus the old Sam is my soulmate and the greatest love of my life, I really feel that it is my duty to check those references in your book. I don't want you to be haunted by Beckett for using his masterpiece in an inadequate way....
    So:
    1: where can I read it?
    2. How much do I have to pay?

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    1. 1: still doing the 1st read-through...
      2: For you, I'm sure I can come to some kind of arrangement...:-) (can you review on Amazon?)

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  2. Whatever makes you happy / whatever you want (even a review)
    But what if I don't like the book....???..........Did you think of that? I mean, are the characters round? Is there a romantic plotline? etc. Hm? Hm. Think it through. :)
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