|29 Jun 2009|| Jess L Rhapsodos|
Just get to it whenever you can. I’m in no hurry. Just wanted to let you know, though, that chapter G got messed up, so it is still the old version. Apparently the word "hobbit" is copyright to Tolkein (I had no idea) so I had to change it to halfling. Everything else is updated and new, though, and chapter G is a long way off, so it should be okay.
Its too bad. Chapter G is becoming my favorite chapter. Other than when Vanima is introduced, that is.
Thanks for reading.
|7 Sep 2009|| Jess L Rhapsodos|
My latest chapter is up, so I just wanted to let you know. School’s been insane ever since it started. I’m taking college classes during
highschool, so its a little hectic. You’re probably really busy, too.
Thanks for reading. Joshua Price
replies: "Yeah, classes have me busy. I’m taking several literature classes this semester, so I have to do a lot of reading. So much that I tend to get burned out on it for the day by the time I’m done with homework.
I’ll keep looking over your chapters some more when I can. Lately, it hasn’t been so much of an issue of free time as it’s been of being able to focus on more reading."
|11 Sep 2009|| Zach Polar Bexar Rath|
in your profile pic, are you climbing some kinda rock? Joshua Price
replies: "No, I was faking that I was falling into the river in the background. It used to be more clear when our profile pictures were bigger. I should probably change mine, it’s a few years out of date anyway."
|1 Oct 2009|| Thomas Buchanan|
Came here after seeing your name alot in the forums and so decided id have a read of your work. based on your messages to others i started on tigerheart and let me say so far its ace! Ive just finished chapter 3 and am already starting to identify with the characters, I can almost see where the story could possibly go and am wondering things like: how the group at the beginning will grow together, thats if theyre allowed to stay as one unit. If Isaac will ever meet the emperor from the opening scene how much control the characters have over magic.
As a martial artist in real life, the sparring scene in chapter 2 was written brilliantly, i could perfectly imagine the fight as it progressed and how the combatants bodies where positioned.
is this going to be a full novel one day or are you limiting your ambitions to the wood?
anyway onto chapter 4!
If you ever get a few minutes it would be brilliant if you could have a read of my "the failing aegis" and the "aftermath" scene and let me know what you think?
|1 Oct 2009|| Thomas Buchanan|
Just finished reading the last chapter and if this ever does get published give me a prod, id happily put my hand in my pocket to read the rest. brilliant work Joshua Price
replies: "Glad you’re enjoyed it. I do intend to get it published some day, so those 5 chapters are all that’ll ever show up on Elfwood (and, in fact, may need to be taken down at some point). At the moment, however, it’s on a bit of hold as I’m trying to come up with some short fiction to get published in a few science fiction magazines. The idea is to get my foot in the door in the writing world so that, hopefully, it’ll help me when I go to try to get a novel published.
Also, thanks for the comments on the sparring in Chapter 2. I try to make the combat realistic (well, as realistic as it’s going to get in a science-fantasy setting) and easy to visualize, so it’s good that is working. One of the things I strive for, both in fight scenes and otherwise, is to write the scene clear enough so that for the reader’s imagination it’d be like watching a movie.
I’ll definitely give your stuff a look when I can, but I can’t promise it’ll be soon. College life doesn’t leave me much in the way of personal free time, which I usually end up using to get my mind off things rather than putting it to more constructive use.
Thanks again for reading."
|4 Jan 2010|| Reanne Sinclair|
Hi Joshua! I was just doing some random link-hopping and wound up here. Let me say, you’ve got quite the library stocked up here. Any suggestions for where to start? Joshua Price
replies: "Most of the stories here are one-shots, so you could click on any title that sounded interesting not be lost (or, alternatively, about as lost as you would be clicking anything else). There are two exceptions. First is Tigerheart, which is part of a bigger story I’m working on. Second is A Fate Worse Than Death, which has two sequels that are unrelated to each other: Fated Destiny and The Legend of Taur.
Outside of that, the only other thing to watch for are the dates I mention in the descriptions of the stories. Some of these tales are almost six years old now (it’s feels weird saying that) while others are quite a bit newer. While the older stuff isn’t necessarily bad, they’re nothing like what I write now, especially since my style has changed dramatically since then.
Most of the writings are serious and have a lot of action. A trio of them are comic parody (their titles should be pretty obvious), the Null and Void Tavern is... weird, Basic Magic 102, The End of the Beginning, and the Appendix are all informational.
If you need any more help navigating my shelf, feel free to ask. And thanks for your interest!"
|12 Jan 2010|| Rachael Smurthwaite|
Thanks so much for your critique of my Prologue piece. I’ve always felt something was missing from it, but I could never quite figure what. Your comments kind of inspired me, I must say. I don’t know if I changed it so much to your liking as to mine. ;-) Either way, I think I am finally quite happy with it. I may go back and change it more, you never know.
I love your first few chapters of Tigerheart. Your subtle humor is very refreshing, and I like your wording. It has a rather refined sense about it. I have to stop back by for more.
Thanks again for taking the time to read!
-Rachael Joshua Price
replies: "You’re welcome on the critique. And don’t worry whether you’ve changed it to my liking or not, the important thing is that you’ve improved it to your own tastes. After all, it’s much more fun to write something you enjoy rather than write something you don’t just to satisfy that one reader.
Thanks for the comments on Tigerheart. The brand of humor I use in the story is a bit inspired by Douglas Adams, though I do mix it with my own style and use it in a much more serious setting. So far the result of that does seem to work, as people enjoy it."
|2 Feb 2010|| Jess L Rhapsodos|
Hey, thanks for the favorite on Order of the Dragon. I really appreciate you reading my story. The critique has been most helpful. *Tips hat*
Wow, your library has grown...a lot...since the last time I stopped by. Joshua Price
replies: "You’re welcome! I was glancing at my favorites section and then realized something was missing..."
|4 May 2011|| Ray Valen|
Hey there, a "how do I get more people to my corner of the woods" forum topic brought me here. You said to ideally not start with anything from 2004, so i settled on "A Fate Worse Than Death"...
I critiqued, and I hope what I said was helpful. I said some nice stuff too but I was over the character limit so I just removed it since it wasn’t as helpful, lol. I hope it didn’t come across as too mean or discouraging - to be honest its actually better than any of the stories I have up. I actually want to take them down because any critique on them would be useless - I’ve improved a lot.
Anyway, I joined elfwood in 2000 and back then the place was a lot smaller and a lot more active. I was lucky in that I managed to meet a group of people that were very active - and not scared at all for leaving critique much like what I left you. Consider it their legacy.
EDIT: Oh yah, I was actually going to ask what you would recommend I read next Joshua Price
replies: "Sorry for the late reply, I just got back to the internet recently. I’ll certainly give the critique a read and reply.
As for what to read next... For humor, I’d say either "Ridiculous Battle of Justice", "Attack of the Inane Monster", "The Shortest Ghost Story Ever", or "Last Word" (that one is in the Other Works section). For something weird, I’d say "Null and Void Tavern". For more serious works in the normal vein of stuff posted here, I’d probably say "Private: First Class", "Dawn of Twilight", or "Is Freedom Not Worth Dying For?" (also lurking in the Other Words section). "V-I Day" is good too, but there’s a couple of parts of it that, in hindsight, irritate the heck out of me. But, most importantly, if you want the two sequels to "A Fate Worse Than Death", there’s "The Legend of Taur" and "Fated Destiny". While they’re both sequels, the two are not directly related to each other.
Of course, feel free to look at the older stuff too. The quality is indeed lower and I don’t recommend starting with it, but it’s interesting to look at it and see how far I came.
On a side note, I think the main issue with my gallery is it doesn’t have anything recent anymore, largely because I’m lacking recent short stories. Not that I haven’t been writing, it’s just been a lot of collaborative stuff or non-fiction."
|9 Jul 2012|| Faith Gerhardt|
Hello! Do you like dragons or werewolves? If you do can you please look at my gallery!
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