Archive for March 18th, 2009

Mar 18 2009

We’re looking for volunteer moderators

Published by under Superhero Nation

I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.

Hello.  In the last week, we’ve had about 650 comments.  Currently, Cadet Davis and I do basic proofreading on each one.  That’s a lot of work!  As a result, we’d like to begin taking on volunteer moderators/proofreaders. If you might be interested, please read on.

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Mar 18 2009

Beat a Professional Proofreader!

Hello.  I have an exciting new game for the grammatically inclined.  Compete with B. Mac in a proofreading contest.  Those that can score 80% as many points as BM will be eligible for a volunteer moderator position.  Those that score more points than B. Mac will also receive a free Superhero Nation t-shirt.  (I’m judging the contest, but I’ll be fair).  If you’d like to compete, please download the following document and email your completed version to superheronation-at-gmail-dot-com.  The contest ends on March 27!

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Mar 18 2009

Andy.C’s Review Forum

Published by under Review Forums

I’m working on four ideas at the moment.

Unreadable: This is a story of a person stuck in the comic book world, actually thinking of exploring cliches and making fun of them, don’t think I’ll reveal why he’s there though hints and to several versions of why he might be in it will be present.

New Arc Homicide: This is a standard fantasy world that evolved to a 1950′s setting as in a world with magic, elves, dwarfs etc but rather than a typical and overdone medieval setting, it’s set in the 50′s. As you may have guessed, it’s a detective/cop story, only in this reality they’re called knights not cops. Arc, by the way, is short for “arcane.”

Agents of S.E.C.R.E.T: This is sort of an homage to tv shows where agents have powers, like the The Invisible Man, Chuck, etc. Here, agents from various agencies that have powers are turned into a team.

Scythe: The embodiment of Death is murdered.  Because the world needs balance, Death’s powers, in the form of his Scythe, are brought down to earth. Someone touches it and becomes Death. He needs to figure out which of the other immortal beings killed him and why. The other immortals are God (creation) and Lucifer (death), Time and Life.

The Villain Wins: This story starts with a villain telling the reader about how the ultimate goal of villains is the destruction of the hero. During this explanation, a news report is shown of a hero getting defeated by a villain that is telling all this. Then zoom out from the report to show the villain tied up and watching the report, saying “The problem is, that’s not me.” That sets up the story: every hero wants revenge on him and he has to figure out who the hell set him up.

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