Michael Dempsey

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Description: the prologue from Michael Dempsey's NECROPOLIS, published by Night Shade Books.

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“I hadn’t been there. I couldn’t judge. But it seemed to me that the only thing more disgusting than the speed at which we’d handed over our freedom for the promise of security was the speed in which others had stepped in to take that control.”
Michael Dempsey, Necropolis


JANUARY SCIENCE FICTION: This poll decides which two books move on to the run-off poll for January 2012 SF Book of the Month.

  21 votes, 23.6%

  20 votes, 22.5%

  12 votes, 13.5%

  10 votes, 11.2%

  8 votes, 9.0%

  6 votes, 6.7%

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“I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”
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“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

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Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Sorry, I forgot... Never shave your beard and moustache! You must be very proud wearing them, that's the appearance of the Mountaineers, the only people who could become and train wizards in antiquity...:)

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Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi, my new friend! thanks for accepting my friend request and for addition to my review! It seems we could exchange a lot of recommendations, tips, opinions in the future! Best wishes, Have a Happy New 2012 Year! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).

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Simon Thanks for seeking me out, Michael.


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