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#26 2016-01-25 22:05:10

Kenan
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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Aye.


Wouldn't the plural form of Olaf be Olaves? ;) - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#27 2016-01-25 23:16:56

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

gopher wrote:

Olaf wrote:

Has everyone (who subscribed) received the new (2nd) newsletter?

Received. Read. Rejoiced.

And died. Then revived self, and jumped up and down excitedly. :)


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#28 2016-01-25 23:34:46

ylvs
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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Reading it was the first thing I did this morning ...


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#29 2016-01-26 09:25:07

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Osten Ard companion:-)


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#30 2016-01-26 11:56:51

Kenan
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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Olaf wrote:

Osten Ard companion:-)

this!


Wouldn't the plural form of Olaf be Olaves? ;) - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#31 2016-01-26 19:11:21

Olaf
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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

For those who have not yet subscribed (how dare you!):

TW Newsletter January 2016


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#32 2016-01-27 04:31:10

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Got it yesterday and can't wait to read all the new Sithi and Norn stuff he mentioned.

*fidgets*

 

#33 2016-01-27 15:17:14

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Kenan wrote:

Olaf wrote:

Osten Ard companion:-)

this!

Read it just now, and yes!


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
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#34 2016-04-06 17:29:04

MythingLinX
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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Looking forward to more news on the series and book releases

 

#35 2016-07-12 10:28:06

Olaf
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http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=85 … 1513d347e3

The next newsletter is here with a fascinating insight into Tad´s worldbuilding


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#36 2016-07-12 11:59:58

Kenan
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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

*jumps with joy*


Wouldn't the plural form of Olaf be Olaves? ;) - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#37 2016-07-12 14:24:28

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Yes, this one is particulary awesome.


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#38 2016-07-12 14:39:45

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

ylvs wrote:

Yes, this one is particulary awesome.

I agree. Best one so far, I think.


May the birds who shelter in your branches never poop on the innocent. -Tad

 

#39 2016-07-12 15:20:18

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Peter wrote:

ylvs wrote:

Yes, this one is particulary awesome.

I agree. Best one so far, I think.

Absolutely. :) Love it, love it, love it.

Not only do we get some details, we also get to see Tad's writing process.


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#40 2016-07-12 18:11:11

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

ylvs wrote:

Yes, this one is particulary awesome.

When I saw the title, I thought it was going to be an offer to sign up for a fantasy writing masterclass.....the newsletter was good enough that I was only let down from my mis-expectation slightly.

 

#41 2016-07-13 01:23:19

Tad
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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

You know, I think I could teach a fairly good online class.  Not because I am so talented but because I am so shameless.  Anyway, that's something I should consider.


"I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours."

-- Dylan

 

#42 2016-07-13 12:07:44

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Tad could totally teach Speculative Fiction Writing 101!


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#43 2016-07-13 12:09:44

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

and 102 and 103 and...


Wouldn't the plural form of Olaf be Olaves? ;) - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#44 2016-07-13 12:10:13

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

No doing anything that distracts you from writing books.
*stern look at Tad*

(I mean, I would enjoy it, absolutely, but if I have to choose between that and more Tadbooks, I'll take Tadbooks any day.)


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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#45 2016-07-13 12:22:30

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Kenan wrote:

and 102 and 103 and...

He could do the 200-level, too: Advanced Speculative Fiction Writing!


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#46 2016-07-13 13:03:26

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

102 is "Who to kill your characters in creative ways", with a guest lecture by GRR Martin on "How to kill more of them than you'd ever believe possible!"


May the birds who shelter in your branches never poop on the innocent. -Tad

 

#47 2016-07-13 15:37:53

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Peter wrote:

102 is "Who to kill your characters in creative ways", with a guest lecture by GRR Martin on "How to kill more of them than you'd ever believe possible!"

Haha! Then they show you how to write a character that everyone will love, and then kill him/her off in the most painful way possible. Then Martin jumps in and also teaches you how to kill the character's whole family and then even the family dog. This is important, he says, but never explains why. ;)


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#48 2016-07-13 21:37:21

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

The latest newsletter was a very enjoyable lunch time read today!  :-)

 

#49 2016-07-13 22:05:10

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Hey Charlotte! :)


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#50 2016-07-16 06:49:28

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Re: The Official Tad Williams Newsletter

Tad wrote:

You know, I think I could teach a fairly good online class.  Not because I am so talented but because I am so shameless.  Anyway, that's something I should consider.

I'd bring the beer...for creative purposes, of course.

 

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