Readers Wanted: Split Embers

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Sephi Vardin, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Sephi Vardin

    Sephi Vardin

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    I plan to do a huge overhaul of my first self published work. I want to make it the best version of itself, via a third edition. (the editor made the second edition arguably worse than the first edition!)

    The work is called "Split Embers". I have found it alarmingly humorous, as a new wheel of time fan, the similiarities between it and my work. (though there are many differences as well).

    I feel Wheel of time fans thus, would be extremely valuable readers. I love the wheel of time books, and this fandom has began to bring me smiles as well. I feel that perspective would be bebifitical to my book, as it starts a series. Depending on the situation, I may even be willing to hire some of the readers for pay. (If I must, money is tight for me. So volunteering would be a life saver!)

    Plot summary: The first in a series! Max, Shakira, Leon and Jericho are just regular students at Allan's University- a school all but ordinary as it only takes in students with high intelligence or creativity! However, one day, students begin to mysteriously gain magical abilities. It turns out the four of them are reincarnations of the legendary wizard Alexander! There is also a fifth, but who is it? Meanwhile, there is a dark world just on the horizon! What adventures lie ahead?


    I can answer any questions and it is on amazon. Hopefully, I am not breaking any rules. I humbly request the help, as an author and a reader.


    edit: the print version is the second edition. The kindle version shows all the edits between editions, so its highly messy.

    edit: some inspirations were the Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings series, Naruto and the Chronicles of Narnia series
     
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  2. Seryse ni Cousland

    Seryse ni Cousland Novice

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    I'm offering out my editing skills as I learn more about the industry. I'm currently working on a few projects so I'll need a little time before I can take a look.

    One thing I don't do is is sexually explicit content. So if the novel has any of that, I'll need it very clearly flagged so that I can avoid it.
     
  3. Sephi Vardin

    Sephi Vardin

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    Thank you! :D

    All sex is strictly implied. There is some mild sexual humor as well. But no, it never gets sexually explicit.

    The book is on amazon. The print version is the second edition (which includes many issues the editor caused. He was a friend but he made it worse at times), and the ebook version shows every edit that was made. (amazon did that for some reason) so I guess the ebook version is both editions in one, oddly enough.

    Yeah, editing is part of it. I also want readers for the sake of seeing what content itself might need to have changes.
     
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  4. Randalren

    Randalren Gaidin Company Commander of Val'Cueran

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    So are you sending the file? Or asking us to get it off amazon?

    :scratch
     
  5. Sephi Vardin

    Sephi Vardin

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    Preferably getting it off Amazon. I mean, I still have the file so if I have to, I could.
     
  6. Rhianna Solstice

    Rhianna Solstice

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    Ive purchased your book, and will give it a read and an honest opinion once I am done.
     
  7. Sephi Vardin

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    Alright. Just remember my goal is to release a better version. *nervousness intensifies* lol