1. Aardvark

    Aardvark Member

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    Hi! I'm Falon

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Aardvark, Jul 16, 2017.

    Hello, I'm Falon. I'm in Sacramento, CA. I've written two speculative fiction novels about a young girl who can see another world. Most can't see the other world because they've shut off that part of their receptive brain. I've submitted to agents and sent off unsolicited submissions to publishing houses.

    I'm also blogging about alternative paradigm thought. Topics include the ethics of work and writing. For example, one of my blog posts is a criticism (in a literal sense sans normally associated connotation) of hiring based off of the cultural fit.

    I'm hoping to meet other thinkers, writers, and doers here!

    Thanks for reading!
    Falon
     
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    Your novels sounds intriguing. Does she see the other world in a sort of hazy dream but can't interact with it? Or does she interact with this other world talking to people who live only in that world?
     
  3. Aardvark

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    Hi! She interacts with it quite a bit, especially in the second book. There's also a sinister aspect to the other world that she quickly learns, and this plays largely into the second half of the first book.

    I talk about it a little on my site:

    It’s a coming-of-age novel in the most terrifying sense, filled with hollowed eyes, glowing figures, and nonsensical adults.
     
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    Welcome.

    You most likely find the journal section and workshop the most interesting.

    Good luck,

    -OJB
     
  5. Aardvark

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    Thank you both for responding! @OJB thanks, I'll explore those sections more in depth.
     
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    Hi Falon! I've got a back-burnered story that also has a young woman with a connection to another world (the afterlife, but in a different vein than The Sixth Sense). I look forward to seeing your take on this sort of thing, welcome aboard.
     
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    Hi Iain! Thanks for the welcome. I'm glad to be here!
     
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    Hi Fallon, welcome to the forum!

    I like the premise of your novels. really intriguing stuff, seems like the kinda of thing I like to read,
    And this is one of the best pitches I've heard for anything. Like this line alone make me want to read it, it's such vivid imagery.
     
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    Hi Fernando! Thanks for welcoming me!
     
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    My pleasure :D I look forward to seeing more of you and your work around. Good Luck!
     
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    Hi, Falon. Have you ever read Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive? I ask because the two books in the series follow characters that interact with entities that most others can't see. Plus, they're just really good books. lol

    Best of luck.
     
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    Hi Kryogenic! I have not read Brandon Sanderson's work. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
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    Stormlight Archive is an amazing series and a must read for every fantasy fan but the situation you refer to is completely different from Falon's book. Her protagonist can see another world that is hidden to most while in SA, those 'entities' can actually appear to others if they choose to, they just prefer not to.
     
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    Hi, Falon!

    I'm from Sacramento, too (Tahoe Park, to be exact). The Colonial Heights Library is one of my hangouts.

    Good luck with your books.

    The URL for your blog didn't come through ... I think it's against the rules to post links like that (See
    https://www.writingforums.org/rules/

    I'm not sure where the mods draw the line, though. But you can PM me and put the link there, I think.
     

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