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Re: [SOLO] The Ancient Highway: A Novel of High Hearts - crow

Post by fiddlesticks » Tue 2. Jan 2018, 01:58

Chapter 16 is uploaded
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Post by J_N » Fri 2. Feb 2018, 21:57

Sorry, I didn't notice. I am downloading it now. :)

Edit: PL:OK!
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Re: [SOLO] The Ancient Highway: A Novel of High Hearts - crow

Post by fiddlesticks » Sat 3. Feb 2018, 01:47

No worries! I have a few sections edited, I just have really bad internet, came with the bad weather I suppose, and can’t get them to upload right now. Next week it is supposed to stop snowing and warm up though so I should be a le to upload them then.
The world is full of evil, and lies, and pain, and death, you can’t hide from it; you can only face it.
The question is, when you do,
how do you respond? Who do you become?


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Post by fiddlesticks » Tue 20. Mar 2018, 05:17

Section 17 is uploading and I have added a summary, that is not my forte so I am open to any suggestions :)
The world is full of evil, and lies, and pain, and death, you can’t hide from it; you can only face it.
The question is, when you do,
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Re: [SOLO] The Ancient Highway: A Novel of High Hearts - crow

Post by Cori » Tue 20. Mar 2018, 21:51

Well, I've not listened to the story yet. :D But I do love a bit of copy-editing. What do you think of the following (and if it doesn't work for you, that's completely fine, I'm not precious at all, and it's your book!)
This truly is a tale of high hearts and open woods, full of colourful characters, adventure, romance, a despicable villain and a charming hero and heroine. The supporting cast are just as engaging, and help pull the story along in delightful and intriguing ways.

Clifton Brant has been through much in the Great War, but now that it's over, he must decide what to do with himself next. Returning to his small home town along the St. Lawrence River, Quebec, he soon has a run in with an old enemy, Ivan Hurd, and makes a new friend, Gaspard. Gaspard's family own a logging company which is facing ruin if the unpleasant Hurd has his way. Clifton falls instantly and madly in love with Gaspard's lovely sister Antoinette, although she appears to disdain his affection, and is determined to help save their company.

Excitement dogs Clifton’s footsteps in the logging camps of the vast northern forests as Gaspard fights a ‘duel’ for his love, storms cause havoc, and a drastic turn of events seems to doom their last chance to defeat Hurd's nefarious plans.
I'd be tempted to 'cheese' up the ending by adding something like:
Excitement dogs Clifton’s footsteps in the logging camps of the vast northern forests as Gaspard fights a ‘duel’ for his love, storms cause havoc, and their last chance to defeat Hurd seems doomed to miserable failure. Can Clifton win Antoinette's heart and successfully save their company?
But depending on how much of the plot this last bit reveals, you could also put that (if you liked it) at the end of the previous paragraph and end there.
Clifton falls instantly and madly in love with Gaspard's lovely sister Antoinette, although she appears to disdain his affection. Can Clifton win her heart and fight to successfully save their company?
Friar Alphonse bit the dust ;) ... but could be added back in if I know what he does for the plot? Also, I've added in some geography, to hook in the locals who'll listen just because it's about them. :D But please correct or delete that if it's wrong!
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Re: [SOLO] The Ancient Highway: A Novel of High Hearts - crow

Post by fiddlesticks » Wed 21. Mar 2018, 00:45

Thank you for the input! I really like how you changed some things and added some! I will update the first post.
I kind of feel like ending with a question like that is to much a cliche, but that is just me! I think I will use the first one you suggested. :D

And another chapter is in the MW.
The world is full of evil, and lies, and pain, and death, you can’t hide from it; you can only face it.
The question is, when you do,
how do you respond? Who do you become?


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Post by fiddlesticks » Thu 22. Mar 2018, 00:05

19 is also in the MW now!
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The question is, when you do,
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Post by fiddlesticks » Thu 22. Mar 2018, 19:51

Chapter 20 is uploaded.
The world is full of evil, and lies, and pain, and death, you can’t hide from it; you can only face it.
The question is, when you do,
how do you respond? Who do you become?


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Post by J_N » Tue 1. May 2018, 11:42

I really need to check in more often... sorry. :)

downloading...
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Post by J_N » Tue 1. May 2018, 11:47

For some reason I cannot download 18 - it keeps giving me a network error. :(
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Post by fiddlesticks » Tue 1. May 2018, 15:40

No problem! I was kind of mia for a while and have not edited anything for a bit now, I am hoping to get back at it next week, maybe sooner depends on my schedule.
I will try uploading 18 again later today :)
The world is full of evil, and lies, and pain, and death, you can’t hide from it; you can only face it.
The question is, when you do,
how do you respond? Who do you become?


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Post by fiddlesticks » Tue 1. May 2018, 21:02

18 is re uploaded
The world is full of evil, and lies, and pain, and death, you can’t hide from it; you can only face it.
The question is, when you do,
how do you respond? Who do you become?


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Post by fiddlesticks » Tue 18. Sep 2018, 04:29

Section 21 is ready for PL.
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The question is, when you do,
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Re: [SOLO] The Ancient Highway: A Novel of High Hearts - crow

Post by J_N » Tue 18. Sep 2018, 18:46

Sorry, sorry... I am a goldfish...

17: at 4:31 you have trouble pronouncing "senility" - you left the 'trial runs' in the file. :)
18: PL:OK
19: 1:40 stumble "on a p... on a pad..."
20: PL:OK
21: PL:OK
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Post by fiddlesticks » Tue 18. Sep 2018, 23:47

Hehe, thanks. Those are both fixed and the next one is uploaded.
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The question is, when you do,
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Post by fiddlesticks » Thu 20. Sep 2018, 00:00

Chapter 23 is also uploaded
The world is full of evil, and lies, and pain, and death, you can’t hide from it; you can only face it.
The question is, when you do,
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Post by J_N » Wed 10. Oct 2018, 20:01

downloading :)
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Re: [SOLO] The Ancient Highway: A Novel of High Hearts - crow

Post by J_N » Sat 13. Oct 2018, 09:00

Everything is PL:OK :D
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Post by fiddlesticks » Sat 13. Oct 2018, 19:39

Hooray! :D
I am very busy next week, but am planning on finishing this project the week after, fingers crossed!
The world is full of evil, and lies, and pain, and death, you can’t hide from it; you can only face it.
The question is, when you do,
how do you respond? Who do you become?


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