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Re: Your own works

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-01-14, 18:48

I think that means PublishAmerica/America Star Books is a so-called "free publisher" that he is particularly disappointed with.

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Re: Your own works

Postby france-eesti » 2016-01-14, 18:54

Sure when that's free, you get what you should get for free.
That's why self-publishing is the best solution. You can choose the font, the front and back cover with your own image... And you can decide to sell it at a very low price if you want to get known :D
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Re: Your own works

Postby suruvaippa » 2016-01-14, 20:12

france-eesti wrote:
suruvaippa wrote: I'm looking at you especially :n:).



what does that mean ? :para:


Oh, that "you" wasn't in reference to you :P rather meant to imply that PublishAmerica (and the various aliases under which it has operated) is probably the shittiest literary publisher in history.
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Re: Your own works

Postby Koko » 2016-02-10, 5:43

It's not ever going to be published or anything, but I'm writing a min-four paged narrative for English (so, I'll be marked on it, but it's the perfect excuse and motivation for me to actually start writing this idea), and I'm going along with my polar bear from the Yukon wants to go Iceland idea :mrgreen: I've only gotten one full page and a paragraph done, and Hnot, the polar bear, has only gotten to one of the many islands of the Northwest Territories he needs to traverse to get to Greenland, but I would say it's coming along nicely. Due in two days, so gotta whip up three more pages by the end of tomorrow night. I hope one day I can return to this and expand it into a fair-sized short story, if not a small novel. Them being polar bears, I haven't really been incorporating dialogue into the story, but I don't want to get too fantastical and make it so they can talk. If there'll be anything like dialogue, it'll just be Hnot's thoughts.

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Re: Your own works

Postby france-eesti » 2016-04-15, 11:44

If anyone comes from here, what is the word in English to mention a story that has more than one book?

3 books: a trilogy, 3 episodes... ? Or is there another word better than "episode" (that makes me think of Dallas épisodes) :oops:

X books: a saga, X épisodes, X stories, X books... ? :hmm:
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Re: Your own works

Postby uzferry » 2016-04-15, 12:53

france-eesti wrote:If anyone comes from here, what is the word in English to mention a story that has more than one book?

3 books: a trilogy, 3 episodes... ? Or is there another word better than "episode" (that makes me think of Dallas épisodes) :oops:

X books: a saga, X épisodes, X stories, X books... ? :hmm:


AFAIK you can just add numbers before "logy":

Tetralogy
Pentalogy
Hexalogy

etc :D but I don't know the general term for any amount of books

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Re: Your own works

Postby IpseDixit » 2016-04-15, 13:17

france-eesti wrote:If anyone comes from here, what is the word in English to mention a story that has more than one book?

3 books: a trilogy, 3 episodes... ? Or is there another word better than "episode" (that makes me think of Dallas épisodes) :oops:

X books: a saga, X épisodes, X stories, X books... ? :hmm:


Series.

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Re: Your own works

Postby france-eesti » 2016-04-15, 14:53

Thanks Uzferry and IpseDixit :D
Then how do you call every book individually that is part of a saga (or a serie) ?

As in French, we have :
Harry Potter saga, "tome 1" (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone)
Harry Potter saga, "tome 2" (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
etc...

how do you name this notion of "tome" ?
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Re: Your own works

Postby IpseDixit » 2016-04-15, 15:08

france-eesti wrote:Thanks Uzferry and IpseDixit :D
Then how do you call every book individually that is part of a saga (or a series) ?


I'm pretty sure you can say either "book" or "volume". I would wait for a native-speaker to answer if you want to be 100% sure, though. And btw, I reckon you'd have more chances to get an answer in the English subforum rather than in here.

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Re: Your own works

Postby Dormouse559 » 2016-04-15, 15:35

france-eesti wrote:how do you name this notion of "tome" ?
You'd just say "book". To number them, you can go with either "book 1" or "the first book". "Volume" is more a word you'd use for a book in a reference series, like an encyclopedia or a dictionary. And since the word exists in English, "tome" is usually used as a more formal/literary synonym for "book". It implies the book is large and scholarly.
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Re: Your own works

Postby france-eesti » 2016-04-15, 18:17

Good, that makes it simpler :D
Thank you very much 8-)
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Re: Your own works

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-04-19, 17:27

I wrote this short story in Malayalam almost a month ago. I've included it below with an IPA transcription and a translation into English:
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And another one with narration in Latin and dialog in Portuguese, Serbian, Russian, Turkish, and Hindi/Urdu. I've included translations for all of that and an IPA translation for the Hindi/Urdu part as well:
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Re: Your own works

Postby france-eesti » 2018-08-18, 18:33

On the verge of finishing my latest! It's my second book of sci-fi, but much more political than the 1st sci-fi I wrote (and it's over 200 A4 pages, about 115 000 words).

The following inspired me:
- Handmaid's tale
- The current crisis of Migrants in Southern Europe
- Wirephoto (Belinograph)
- Thistle (yes, they do eat that to survive)(no, no Scottish story!)
- my discovering of motorbike riding :partyhat:
I can't wait until I publish (auto-publish) the 1st version :silly:
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Re: Your own works

Postby subquadam » 2018-10-05, 1:48

I made this one - nearly nothing - to contribute




Nadar no nada eu nadaria
- da vida, toada dada à dúvida,
Nadar no nada eu nadaria.

(o nada é dado doido,
a vida vida e não o nada, doída.)

Do nada não nadar,
do ar,
da vida...
Diria:
Divino dado doando
dádiva ou dano,
dano ou dádiva

todavia...

Nadar no nada eu nadaria,
no nado doido,
e de era dura
dera odara!
e daria...

Nadar no nada eu nadaria
e dera odara e ávida daria...
Nadar no nada eu nadaria
Nadar no nada eu nadaria
E ávida e dourada e áurea
odara dera era e dara...
Nadar no nada eu nadaria...
Nadar no nada eu nadaria
Nadar no nada...
e ávid'áurea era dourada
e odara dera
e duraria!
no nado doido
dando o dado doida
era todo dia
adoraria
odara era
(e rara!)
e vida.





Translation:

From graceful springs I would
swim in the nothing
Could the nothing
be fine and pleasure

For the life's dice
frequently swings
between despair
and doubtful nothing.

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Re: Your own works

Postby france-eesti » 2018-11-06, 14:42

I found a publisher for my 1st novel!
I'm going to get published!!!!!!

:silly: :partyhat: :partyhat: :partyhat: :silly: :partyhat: :partyhat:
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Re: Your own works

Postby Naava » 2018-11-06, 16:28

france-eesti wrote:I found a publisher for my 1st novel!
I'm going to get published!!!!!!

:silly: :partyhat: :partyhat: :partyhat: :silly: :partyhat: :partyhat:

Congratulations, france-eesti!! :partyhat: That's awesome!


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