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Gearlan Chronicles: Freak Writes Novels!
« on: October 08, 2009, 12:14:43 am »
The Gearlan Chronicles is my little pet project I've been off and on for a while now, but it's one of the few things that I'm really dedicated to at the moment.  Eventually, my hope is to finish the first book by the end of 2010 and I've been tossing around the possibility of finding a publisher.  For now, however, I just want to start writing and see where it goes.

GC is a fantasy novel series focusing upon the travels of Thaze Thunderstaff, a man in search of the answers behind the murder of his parents and the conspiracies that follow.  I have more twists planned for this thing than stars in the sky, I just need to find the time to write it.  As you can see below, it took a... significant amount of time for me to get around to continuing it, and although I had entire chapters written that had yet to be uploaded, I am unfortunately temporarily unable to open them.  For now, here's the first three chapters.

Download Gearlan Chronicles 0.15: 111k

Note: Be sure to turn word wrap on.  it's also a nice idea to lower down the font size.  I keep it at 16 when I'm writing because my resolution is pretty high and I'm kinda far back from the screen.

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Finished chapter 3 10/9/09
Edit Chapters 1-3 10/14/09
second rewrite, conversion to .txt format 2/11/10
Chapter 4 added 2/17/10
« Last Edit: February 17, 2010, 03:35:07 am by dndfreak »



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Re: Old novel draft on my PC... Come, rate, love, make fun of!
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 01:14:31 am »
Gonna start reading it on my computer soon, though I can't give you an Opinion for some time though :(
Sorry.
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Re: Old novel draft on my PC... Come, rate, love, make fun of!
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 05:57:16 am »
Makes me wish I had word.

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Re: Old novel draft on my PC... Come, rate, love, make fun of!
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 11:42:26 am »
Just go to http://www.openoffice.org/

Edit: I gave away my name, didn't I?
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Re: Old novel draft on my PC... Come, rate, love, make fun of!
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009, 05:37:53 pm »
I thought that was a pen-name :P Kidding, I like it.
I've read the story. I'm hooked! I really do like it a lot, you've built quite an Interesting world for your tale *thumbs up* Is there more of it though? It ends rather abruptly at Chapter Three.
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Re: Old novel draft on my PC... Come, rate, love, make fun of!
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2009, 06:54:03 pm »
Rewrite what you have first. It's been some time since you wrote it. You might have some new ideas you want to add in and correct some typos along the way.

I've just read it now, and all I can say is...



DAMN, THAT WAS AWESOME! ;D ;D ;D



Man, can you continue chapter three? I'm dying to know what happened to Thaze's plan regarding Polathas!  ;D

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Re: Old novel draft on my PC... Come, rate, love, make fun of!
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2009, 09:28:56 pm »
Heh, that was a cruel spot to leave off, wasn't it?

There are a couple hints earlier in the chapter if I recall.  I'll give it to you if you really want...

It's all in the herbs, baby.

Yeah, if you just read that I've ruined whatever I'm about to write next.  Oh well.

@ Snork that's kinda the point.  There isn't any more.  A basic outline of the next chapter or two in my head, but that's all.  This was intended to be a full size novel.  I just never got around to keep writing it and it got lost in the shuffle.  The point of this thread is to decide whether or not I should keep going.  So far, it looks like a good chance.

EDIT: wrapped up chapter three real quick.

I love making cliffhangers.
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Re: Old novel draft on my PC... Come, rate, love, make fun of!
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2009, 11:17:11 pm »
 :o

I actually never expected it to turn out that way... Wow...

You should write some more, it's pretty engrossing, as far as I'm concerned.

Anyways, I'm just curious... How can Thaze possibly fight the guy who just massacred an entire tavern full of tough  and grizzly people for five mugs of beer? :-\

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Re: Old novel draft on my PC... Come, rate, love, make fun of!
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2009, 11:22:10 pm »
Who said it's the same guy?  Maybe it is, maybe not.

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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2009, 11:30:12 pm »
It isn't? ???

So there's a chance that the Gearlan who did that already went on it's way?

I was assuming that it was him due to the fact that he is also harassing the village. But I guess it's a different guy, huh?

Man, their order is in great need of some internal house cleaning... :-\

So many corrupt members... Must be hard to be in a guild that's loathed by pretty much everyone due to irresponsible colleagues. :(

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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2009, 11:33:45 pm »
That's the general idea.  In fact, remember that not even Thaze's agenda is aligned with the rest of Gearlan.  Picture organization XIII, except with even more rebellious plots.

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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2009, 12:38:24 am »
Not a good place for a stable job, huh? :)

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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2009, 05:02:46 am »
Gearlan should just go join the Mages Guild or something, yeah it's corrupt but at-least no one hates them THAT much.
Cept' House Telvanni, but they hate everyone. Bloody Ash-skins.
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Re: Old novel draft on my PC... Come, rate, love, make fun of!
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2009, 02:23:13 pm »
Just go to http://www.openoffice.org/

Edit: I gave away my name, didn't I?

Don't wory, nobody cares.


*imediatly googles name*
No, get a label gun and shoot them with labels like "Bad guy #1" "Bad guy #2" Slightly badder guy" "Guy that thinks he is bad but is really good and just confused"

Hopefully a joke.


Beat ya to it opera.

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Re: Old novel draft on my PC... Come, rate, love, make fun of!
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2009, 10:56:14 pm »