Sapphire Hunting

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GrownUp

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So this is what it is.
This book I wrote, a fantasy adventure yarn for ~14 year olds, I sent to many publishers and agents. Over a couple of years.

The result was no luck, all in all.
So as a New Year's Resolution I will stop sending the story out and offer it on the internet to read instead.

So here is the story.
Sapphire Hunting by Jayanti SenGupta.
http://www.geocities.com/sapphirehunting

I hope that it is enjoyed my some. :)
 

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I'd thought their initial conversation was just energy and familiarity and high spirits. I hadn't seen it as an argument, but now that you have mentioned it the first line does come across rather bombastic.

I had been trying to build up a relationship through their converstions that is uncomplicated and, well, to not too fine a point on it, loving. Brothers, as it were.

I will think on what you said.
 

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it reminds me of "Netherhym" , A realm which I made up when was little. I had this re-ocuring dream ( which you may find back in a tale near the fire, the one with the kneeling down and all), and I believed there was such a realm linked to ours...

I know, hey I was ten.
I had this dream again lately...

And then I read this story and I find it so fascinating, so interesting...
 

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Well, it's odd you should say that, Cornelius. I first started writing Sapphire Hunting about 9 years ago.

Its odd that you and I should have been communing in that way - via dreams - does that make you a co-author or a ghost writer? :cool:

...I suppose a dream-writer...
 

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hmm, the broadness of the mind isn't yet fully revealed, the Horizon isn't the border there. Some dreams don'tmake me a writer, it does make my interest in your book grow.
 

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chapter five: check!
I like the " dark man" character. he's adding a bit of darkness to thestory, a certain threath I was still looking for ( a bit)

nice work, dear GrownUp
 

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The story is a kind of see-saw. Journey, danger, journey, danger...
The journey parts are necessarily longer.
 

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I haven't thought of self publishing, no.
Self-publishing takes some money and a lot of time and commitment. And I don't need money from the book.
I'd quite like it read and enjoyed, though.
 

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Had a read of Sapphire Hunting lunchtime.
I've only had time to read the first chapter and a half, but just thought I'd drop a line here to say I'm enjoying it so far. I hope to come up with something a bit more useful as a critique by the time I've got to the end of it.
 

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Hi Paradox.
There is a lot of it. 15 chapters. My own favourite is 10. (Since I wrote it a couple of years ago I can just read it and not remember writing it. So I like chapter 10.)

A query about presentation, though.
The book is cut up into quite large lumps on the web page. Is it awkward to scroll down the text?
Would you find it easier to read if I split it into Chapter-sized pieces?
 

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GrownUp said:
The book is cut up into quite large lumps on the web page. Is it awkward to scroll down the text?
Would you find it easier to read if I split it into Chapter-sized pieces?
I was planning to do something similar myself. For mine, I'm going to have a menu bar down the side with a link to each chapter, but the way you have yours isn't a problem - it's just fine the way it is.
 

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Really? When are you putting it up?
When I'm done editing it ;)

Anyway, I read through chapter one, and it's well-written, but it's just not for me I guess. But then, I don't think I'm in the target group. Keep it up, nonetheless :)
 
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