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Re: Helpful articles for writers
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2008, 02:33:54 pm »


3. Is your main character the heir to the throne but doesn't know it? the heir to the throne but she definitely knows it.

Ngga juga deeeh, pas amnesia kan dia gak inget? hue hehehe,....

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4. Is your story about a young character who comes of age, gains great power, and defeats the supreme badguy? gains great power, no. defeats the supreme badguy, yes.

Well, si Dios itu kan,..... yg powernya paling great di antara grupnya Regia? Dengan ilmu apa tuh, yg bulan sabit perak? Karakter lain gak ada yg bisa berduel sehebat dia, pan? Walau yg ngalahin supreme badguy sejatinya memang bukan Dios, tapi si Regia.
   
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7. Does your story revolve around an ancient prophecy about "The One" who will save the world and everybody and all the forces of good? no, hahaha.. the main character is a half-tomboy princess who accidentally thrown away from her country.

Amigdalus loe itu juga semacam legend, dan The One, nya juga merupakan legend, albeit ternyata the one itu dari tokoh antagonis.

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8. Does your novel contain a character whose sole purpose is to show up at random plot points and dispense information? no.

Errr, Mayorka & Bruno? Kayaknya ada satu adegan mereka yg persis begitu, deh?

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15.Do the female characters in your novel spend a lot of time worrying about how they look, especially when the male main character is around? nooopppee! she's got her life to worried about.

Dainty? In the presence of Dios?  :D

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60.Does anybody in your novel ever stab anybody with a scimitar? scimitar apaan sih? gak ada di kamus tuh..

Pedang Arab, yang dijadiin lambang Irak tuh.

Memang maksud pertanyaan ini adalah menyindir ketidaktahuan pengarang pada penggunaan jenis-jenis senjata. Jadi kalo scimitar itu lebih efektif buat menebas putus. Jadi kalau ada frasa "He stabbed hiw opponent's chest with his golden scimitar", itu artinya salah kaprah :)

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Re: Helpful articles for writers
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2008, 03:08:27 pm »

Udah pernah nemuin sih tes kaya gini. Sekarang aku coba jawab aja buat novel yang lagi aku kerjain sekalian bagi2 sama penduduk pulpen. hehe.

1. Does nothing happen in the first fifty pages?
   Hehe. Adegan action-nya malah udah ada dari halaman pertama

2. Is your main character a young farmhand with mysterious parentage?
    No
3. Is your main character the heir to the throne but doesn't know it?
    No
4. Is your story about a young character who comes of age, gains great power, and defeats the supreme badguy?
    No, again
5. Is your story about a quest for a magical artifact that will save the world?
    Still no
6. How about one that will destroy it?
    That doesn't change my answer
7. Does your story revolve around an ancient prophecy about "The One" who will save the world and everybody and all the forces of good?
   Prophecy? yes. The chosen one? no
8. Does your novel contain a character whose sole purpose is to show up at random plot points and dispense information?
   No
9. Does your novel contain a character that is really a god in disguise?
   Hehe. Nggak dong
10.Is the evil supreme badguy secretly the father of your main character?
    Nggak juga
11.Is the king of your world a kindly king duped by an evil magician?
    Nggak lagi
12.Does "a forgetful wizard" describe any of the characters in your novel?
    Masih nggak
13.How about "a powerful but slow and kind-hearted warrior"?
    Powerful sih iya, tapi kind-hearted kayanya ga selalu.
14.How about "a wise, mystical sage who refuses to give away plot details for his own personal, mysterious reasons"?
    Hehe. Nggak dong
15.Do the female characters in your novel spend a lot of time worrying about how they look, especially when the male main character is around?
    He? Nggak pernah kepikiran malah
16.Do any of your female characters exist solely to be captured and rescued?
    No.
17.Do any of your female characters exist solely to embody feminist ideals?
    No juga nih
18.Would "a clumsy cooking wench more comfortable with a frying pan than a sword" aptly describe any of your female characters?
    No
19.Would "a fearless warrioress more comfortable with a sword than a frying pan" aptly describe any of your female characters?
    No
20.Is any character in your novel best described as "a dour dwarf"?
     No. no dwarf
23.How about "a half-elf torn between his human and elven heritage"?
     No juga
24.Did you make the elves and the dwarves great friends, just to be different?
     Dibilangin no juga
25.Does everybody under four feet tall exist solely for comic relief?
     No
26.Do you think that the only two uses for ships are fishing and piracy?
     Nggak dong. Buat perang sama dagang juga.
27.Do you not know when the hay baler was invented?
    Hay stack aku tau. Hay baler itu aku ga tau.
28.Did you draw a map for your novel which includes places named things like "The Blasted Lands" or "The Forest of Fear" or "The Desert of Desolation" or absolutely anything "of Doom"?
     Nggak
29.Does your novel contain a prologue that is impossible to understand until you've read the entire book, if even then?
    Hmm.... tergantung pembacanya sih
30.Is this the first book in a planned trilogy?
    No. Not a trilogy
31.How about a quintet or a decalogue?
    Masih no
32.Is your novel thicker than a New York City phone book?
    Ga tau ya. Kan masih belum jadi  ;D
33.Did absolutely nothing happen in the previous book you wrote, yet you figure you're still many sequels away from finishing your "story"?
    Heh? Buat apa nulis buku kalo nothing happen?
34.Are you writing prequels to your as-yet-unfinished series of books?
    No. not a prequel.
35.Is your name Robert Jordan and you lied like a dog to get this far?
    Kok tau?  ;D
36.Is your novel based on the adventures of your role-playing group?
    No
37.Does your novel contain characters transported from the real world to a fantasy realm?
    No. Not this one.
38.Do any of your main characters have apostrophes or dashes in their names?
    No. That only work in star wars
39.Do any of your main characters have names longer than three syllables?
    Let's see........ Kayanya ga ada deh. Ga pinter bikin nama panjang2 kayanya
40.Do you see nothing wrong with having two characters from the same small isolated village being named "Tim Umber" and "Belthusalanthalus al'Grinsok"?
    Hehe. Jelas ada yang salah!
41.Does your novel contain orcs, elves, dwarves, or halflings?
    No. Udah ga ada tempat buat ras2 kaya gitu di novelku.
42.How about "orken" or "dwerrows"?
    Apa lagi ini?
43.Do you have a race prefixed by "half-"?
     No
44.At any point in your novel, do the main characters take a shortcut through ancient dwarven mines?
    Ga baca jawaban diatas ya?
45.Do you write your battle scenes by playing them out in your favorite RPG?
    No
46.Have you done up game statistics for all of your main characters in your favorite RPG?
    No
47.Are you writing a work-for-hire for Wizards of the Coast?
    No. Tapi aku maenin kartunya. hehehe.
48.Do inns in your book exist solely so your main characters can have brawls?
    Brawls? Buat mabuk2an sama berduaan juga dong.
49.Do you think you know how feudalism worked but really don't?
    Tau dikit sih
50.Do your characters spend an inordinate amount of time journeying from place to place?
    Inordinate amount tu banyak banget ya? Kalo gitu kayanya nggak deh.
51.Could one of your main characters tell the other characters something that would really help them in their quest but refuses to do so just so it won't break the plot?
    Hehehehe. Ya nggak lah.
52.Do any of the magic users in your novel cast spells easily identifiable as "fireball" or "lightning bolt"?
    Hmm.... kayanya spell di novelku malah ga ada namanya.
53.Do you ever use the term "mana" in your novel?
    No. Lagi cari pengganti yang bagus buat itu.
54.Do you ever use the term "plate mail" in your novel?
    Kayanya. Tergantung terjemahan bahasa Indonesianya
55.Heaven help you, do you ever use the term "hit points" in your novel?
    Nggak dong!
56.Do you not realize how much gold actually weighs?
    Sekilo gold sama beratnya sama sekilo bulu.
57.Do you think horses can gallop all day long without rest?
    Mereka kan kuat ya? Tapi kalo kaya gitu kayanya bisa cape juga sih.
58.Does anybody in your novel fight for two hours straight in full plate armor, then ride a horse for four hours, then delicately make love to a willing barmaid all in the same day?
    Wah, superman tuh.  ;D
59.Does your main character have a magic axe, hammer, spear, or other weapon that returns to him when he throws it?
    No.
60.Does anybody in your novel ever stab anybody with a scimitar?
    LOL. That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard!
61.Does anybody in your novel stab anybody straight through plate armor?
    Hmmm.... kayanya nggak deh. Ato masih belum.
62.Do you think swords weigh ten pounds or more? [info]
    Emang ten punds itu berapa kilo?
63.Does your hero fall in love with an unattainable woman, whom he later attains?
    Unattainable itu apa? ga boleh dinikahi maksudnya?
64.Does a large portion of the humor in your novel consist of puns?
    Transate puns please.
65.Is your hero able to withstand multiple blows from the fantasy equivalent of a ten pound sledge but is still threatened by a small woman with a dagger?
    Tergantung situasi, tapi kayanya nggak deh.
66.Do you really think it frequently takes more than one arrow in the chest to kill a man?
    Tergantung. Kena jantung ga?
67.Do you not realize it takes hours to make a good stew, making it a poor choice for an "on the road" meal?
    Heh. Bikin stew juga aku ga tau caranya.
68.Do you have nomadic barbarians living on the tundra and consuming barrels and barrels of mead?
    Nomadic barbarians? No.
69.Do you think that "mead" is just a fancy name for "beer"?
    Heh? Emang bukan ya?
70.Does your story involve a number of different races, each of which has exactly one country, one ruler, and one religion?
    Hampir bener sih. Beberapa punya lebih dari one ruler.
71.Is the best organized and most numerous group of people in your world the thieves' guild?
    Thieves guild malah ga ada.
72.Does your main villain punish insignificant mistakes with death?
    Let's see...... no.
73.Is your story about a crack team of warriors that take along a bard who is useless in a fight, though he plays a mean lute?
    Hehe. Ini lagi. Crack team of warriors sih iya, tapi bard-nya nggak.
74.Is "common" the official language of your world?
    No. Ada istilah lain buat itu.
75.Is the countryside in your novel littered with tombs and gravesites filled with ancient magical loot that nobody thought to steal centuries before?
    No.
76.Is your book basically a rip-off of The Lord of the Rings?
    Hehe. Aku malah ga pernah selese baca buku satu (terjemahan)
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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2008, 03:26:55 pm »

Ikutan tesnya aah:

The Exam


1. Does nothing happen in the first fifty pages?
   Hmm, beberapa duta perdamaian terbunuh, seorang tukang tahu terbunuh, dan seorang konglomerat super tajir terbunuh.

2. Is your main character a young farmhand with mysterious parentage?
   Sepertinya bukan

3. Is your main character the heir to the throne but doesn't know it?
   Memang pewaris, tapi tahu kok.

4. Is your story about a young character who comes of age, gains great power, and defeats the supreme badguy?
    Bukan

5. Is your story about a quest for a magical artifact that will save the world?
    Juga bukan

6. How about one that will destroy it?
   Juga bukan

7. Does your story revolve around an ancient prophecy about "The One" who will save the world and everybody and all the forces of good?
   Sepertinya bukan

8. Does your novel contain a character whose sole purpose is to show up at random plot points and dispense information?
    Sepertinya tidak ada

9. Does your novel contain a character that is really a god in disguise?
    Hmm, sepertinya tidak ada

10.Is the evil supreme badguy secretly the father of your main character?
    Bukan juga kayaknya tuh

11.Is the king of your world a kindly king duped by an evil magician?
    Hmm, bukan.

12.Does "a forgetful wizard" describe any of the characters in your novel?
    Nggak tuh.

13.How about "a powerful but slow and kind-hearted warrior"?
    Gimana kalo powerful, agile, rude, promiscuous, foul mouthed, alcoholic and kind warrior?

14.How about "a wise, mystical sage who refuses to give away plot details for his own personal, mysterious reasons"?
    Sepertinya nggak ada.

15.Do the female characters in your novel spend a lot of time worrying about how they look, especially when the male main character is around?
    Hmm, yep, tapi bukan di hadapan karakter cowok, heuheuheu.

16.Do any of your female characters exist solely to be captured and rescued?
    Hmm, nggak juga.

17.Do any of your female characters exist solely to embody feminist ideals?
    Apakah lesbian+gorok leher orang termasuk feminist ideals?

18.Would "a clumsy cooking wench more comfortable with a frying pan than a sword" aptly describe any of your female characters?
    Nope

19.Would "a fearless warrioress more comfortable with a sword than a frying pan" aptly describe any of your female characters?
    Yep

20.Is any character in your novel best described as "a dour dwarf"?
    Bukan dour, tapi  rude, promiscuous, foul mouthed, alcoholic dwarf

23.How about "a half-elf torn between his human and elven heritage"?
    Hmm, nggak ada elf di cerita gw.

24.Did you make the elves and the dwarves great friends, just to be different?
    Nggak ada elf

25.Does everybody under four feet tall exist solely for comic relief?
    Hmm, kayaknya nggak ada yang di bawah empat kaki.

26.Do you think that the only two uses for ships are fishing and piracy?
    Tentu saja tidak, untuk naval battle juga dong.

27.Do you not know when the hay baler was invented?
    Hay baler? Apa tuh?

28.Did you draw a map for your novel which includes places named things like "The Blasted Lands" or "The Forest of Fear" or "The Desert of Desolation" or absolutely anything "of Doom"?
     Nope

29.Does your novel contain a prologue that is impossible to understand until you've read the entire book, if even then?
    Hmm, mungkin juga

30.Is this the first book in a planned trilogy?
    Kalo sukses diterbitkan dan laku, kenapa nggak?

31.How about a quintet or a decalogue?
    Kalo sukses diterbitkan dan laku, kenapa nggak?
  
32.Is your novel thicker than a New York City phone book?
    Hmm, masih menghitung jumlah halamannya

33.Did absolutely nothing happen in the previous book you wrote, yet you figure you're still many sequels away from finishing your "story"?
    Errr, bukunya bahkan belum selesai

34.Are you writing prequels to your as-yet-unfinished series of books?
    Nope

35.Is your name Robert Jordan and you lied like a dog to get this far?
    *Cek KTP* Alhamdulillah nama gw bukan itu, heuheuheu.

36.Is your novel based on the adventures of your role-playing group?
    Hampir mendekati.

37.Does your novel contain characters transported from the real world to a fantasy realm?
    Nope (ya iya lah, la wong settingnya di dunia nyata)

38.Do any of your main characters have apostrophes or dashes in their names?
    Nggak ada

39.Do any of your main characters have names longer than three syllables?
    Nggak ada

40.Do you see nothing wrong with having two characters from the same small isolated village being named "Tim Umber" and "Belthusalanthalus al'Grinsok"?
    Nope, nggak ada masalah sama sekali dengan penamaan macam itu.

41.Does your novel contain orcs, elves, dwarves, or halflings?
    Kalo iblis?

42.How about "orken" or "dwerrows"?
    Apa tuh?

43.Do you have a race prefixed by "half-"?
    Nggak ada.

44.At any point in your novel, do the main characters take a shortcut through ancient dwarven mines?
     Hmm, kayaknya itu ide yang bagus *catet di idea dump.txt.*

45.Do you write your battle scenes by playing them out in your favorite RPG?
    Nope

46.Have you done up game statistics for all of your main characters in your favorite RPG?
    Nope

47.Are you writing a work-for-hire for Wizards of the Coast?
    Pernah ngelamar, sampe sekarang belum ada panggilan lagi

48.Do inns in your book exist solely so your main characters can have brawls?
    Yep, dan untuk satu hal lagi (yang sebaiknya tidak usah disebutkan di sini)

49.Do you think you know how feudalism worked but really don't?
    Yep

50.Do your characters spend an inordinate amount of time journeying from place to place?
    Mungkin juga

51.Could one of your main characters tell the other characters something that would really help them in their quest but refuses to do so just so it won't break the plot?
    Nggak deh

52.Do any of the magic users in your novel cast spells easily identifiable as "fireball" or "lightning bolt"?
    Nggak ada sihir kayaknya, cuma ada maenin partikel udara, kondensasi uap air, sama tenaga kinetik

53.Do you ever use the term "mana" in your novel?
    Nope (tapi pernah hampir make kata itu untuk nama iblis seseorang)

54.Do you ever use the term "plate mail" in your novel?
    Nope, lebih suka body suit poliester dan nilon

55.Heaven help you, do you ever use the term "hit points" in your novel?
    Pengen sih

56.Do you not realize how much gold actually weighs?
    Errr, kayaknya gw rada tau soal itu

57.Do you think horses can gallop all day long without rest?
    Nope

58.Does anybody in your novel fight for two hours straight in full plate armor, then ride a horse for four hours, then delicately make love to a willing barmaid all in the same day?
    Hmm, ide yang menarik *catet di idea dump.txt*

59.Does your main character have a magic axe, hammer, spear, or other weapon that returns to him when he throws it?
    Hampir mirip, tapi lebih karena senjata tersebut merupakan makhluk hidup yang bisa bergerak sendiri


60.Does anybody in your novel ever stab anybody with a scimitar?
    Hmm, lebih ke claymore sih.

61.Does anybody in your novel stab anybody straight through plate armor?
    Nggak ada plate armor di cerita gw

62.Do you think swords weigh ten pounds or more?
    Sepuluh pond itu berapa kilo?

63.Does your hero fall in love with an unattainable woman, whom he later attains?
    Hmm, mungkin

64.Does a large portion of the humor in your novel consist of puns?
    Nggak

65.Is your hero able to withstand multiple blows from the fantasy equivalent of a ten pound sledge but is still threatened by a small woman with a dagger?
    Nope

66.Do you really think it frequently takes more than one arrow in the chest to kill a man?
    Mungkin, nggak tau juga sih

67.Do you not realize it takes hours to make a good stew, making it a poor choice for an "on the road" meal?
   Hmm, nggak tau soal itu.

68.Do you have nomadic barbarians living on the tundra and consuming barrels and barrels of mead?
    Kalo nomadic demon gimana?

69.Do you think that "mead" is just a fancy name for "beer"?
    Lho, mead emang bir kan?

70.Does your story involve a number of different races, each of which has exactly one country, one ruler, and one religion?
    Nggak juga sih

71.Is the best organized and most numerous group of people in your world the thieves' guild?
    Bukan, tapi demon related people.

72.Does your main villain punish insignificant mistakes with death?
    Hmm, mungkin juga sih.

73.Is your story about a crack team of warriors that take along a bard who is useless in a fight, though he plays a mean lute?
    Err, cuma ada penulis di cerita gw, nggak ada bard.

74.Is "common" the official language of your world?
    Mungkin

75.Is the countryside in your novel littered with tombs and gravesites filled with ancient magical loot that nobody thought to steal centuries before?
    Cuma kuburan dan gereja ortodoks dan satu iblis bersayap.

76.Is your book basically a rip-off of The Lord of the Rings?
    Huh?

Errrrr, tampaknya FW memang bukan cerita fantasi  :P

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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2008, 04:05:11 pm »

ikut ngisi

1. Does nothing happen in the first fifty pages?
   langsung adegan berantem.

2. Is your main character a young farmhand with mysterious parentage?
   bukan

3. Is your main character the heir to the throne but doesn't know it?
   bukan

4. Is your story about a young character who comes of age, gains great power, and defeats the supreme badguy?
   bisa dibilang iya sih,

5. Is your story about a quest for a magical artifact that will save the world?
    no

6. How about one that will destroy it?
   no juga

7. Does your story revolve around an ancient prophecy about "The One" who will save the world and everybody and all the forces of good?
   the one who will save the world? Lebih cocok the one who try to save his own butt

8. Does your novel contain a character whose sole purpose is to show up at random plot points and dispense information?
    Sepertinya tidak ada

9. Does your novel contain a character that is really a god in disguise?
    tidak ada. Devil in disguise, malah

10.Is the evil supreme badguy secretly the father of your main character?
    emang star wars?

11.Is the king of your world a kindly king duped by an evil magician?
    tidak ada raja di ceritaku

12.Does "a forgetful wizard" describe any of the characters in your novel?
    tidak ada karakter seperti itu

13.How about "a powerful but slow and kind-hearted warrior"?
    Powerful, ya. Tp klo kind hearted, kayaknya nggak

14.How about "a wise, mystical sage who refuses to give away plot details for his own personal, mysterious reasons"?
  nggak ada.

15.Do the female characters in your novel spend a lot of time worrying about how they look, especially when the male main character is around?
    nggak ada juga

16.Do any of your female characters exist solely to be captured and rescued?
    mirip putrinya di Mario bross ya? Nggak ada lah,

17.Do any of your female characters exist solely to embody feminist ideals?
    nggak ada

18.Would "a clumsy cooking wench more comfortable with a frying pan than a sword" aptly describe any of your female characters?
    Nope

19.Would "a fearless warrioress more comfortable with a sword than a frying pan" aptly describe any of your female characters?
    Yep, tp dengan cakar, bukan pedang

20.Is any character in your novel best described as "a dour dwarf"?
    tidak ada dwarf

23.How about "a half-elf torn between his human and elven heritage"?
    elf juga ga ada

24.Did you make the elves and the dwarves great friends, just to be different?
    kan sudah dibilang nggak ada elf,

25.Does everybody under four feet tall exist solely for comic relief?
    Hmm, kayaknya nggak ada yang di bawah empat kaki.

26.Do you think that the only two uses for ships are fishing and piracy?
    nggak cuma itu, bisa dipake buat pacaran juga,

27.Do you not know when the hay baler was invented?
    ???? ga iso jawab

28.Did you draw a map for your novel which includes places named things like "The Blasted Lands" or "The Forest of Fear" or "The Desert of Desolation" or absolutely anything "of Doom"?
     nggak ada

29.Does your novel contain a prologue that is impossible to understand until you've read the entire book, if even then?
    aku ga bikin prolog. Apa sebaiknya aku bikin yah?

30.Is this the first book in a planned trilogy?
    dwilogi, klo bisa diterbitkan.

31.How about a quintet or a decalogue?
    ga sebanyak itu.
   
32.Is your novel thicker than a New York City phone book?
    New york city phone book seberapa tebel

33.Did absolutely nothing happen in the previous book you wrote, yet you figure you're still many sequels away from finishing your "story"?
    satu aja belum selesai,

34.Are you writing prequels to your as-yet-unfinished series of books?
    yup

35.Is your name Robert Jordan and you lied like a dog to get this far?
    namaku lebih bagus dari itu 

36.Is your novel based on the adventures of your role-playing group?
    tidak

37.Does your novel contain characters transported from the real world to a fantasy realm?
    settingnya di bumi

38.Do any of your main characters have apostrophes or dashes in their names?
    Nggak ada

39.Do any of your main characters have names longer than three syllables?
    Nggak ada juga

40.Do you see nothing wrong with having two characters from the same small isolated village being named "Tim Umber" and "Belthusalanthalus al'Grinsok"?
    alamak…. Nama macam apa pula itu?

41.Does your novel contain orcs, elves, dwarves, or halflings?
    Iblis, vampire, were wolf, magician, necromancer, dll

42.How about "orken" or "dwerrows"?
    ??? ga iso jawab. Ga ngerti pertanyaannya

43.Do you have a race prefixed by "half-"?
    Nggak ada

44.At any point in your novel, do the main characters take a shortcut through ancient dwarven mines?
     kan udah dibilang ga ada dwarf

45.Do you write your battle scenes by playing them out in your favorite RPG?
    nggak

46.Have you done up game statistics for all of your main characters in your favorite RPG?
    Nggak

47.Are you writing a work-for-hire for Wizards of the Coast?
    heh?

48.Do inns in your book exist solely so your main characters can have brawls?
    nggak bisa, soalnya nginep di hotel berbintang

49.Do you think you know how feudalism worked but really don't?
    Yep

50.Do your characters spend an inordinate amount of time journeying from place to place?
    yup

51.Could one of your main characters tell the other characters something that would really help them in their quest but refuses to do so just so it won't break the plot?
    Nggak

52.Do any of the magic users in your novel cast spells easily identifiable as "fireball" or "lightning bolt"?
    ada, ada

53.Do you ever use the term "mana" in your novel?
    yup, mana, tenaga dalam, kundalini, dan chi diartikan sama

54.Do you ever use the term "plate mail" in your novel?
    nggak, tokoh utama pake jaket.

55.Heaven help you, do you ever use the term "hit points" in your novel?
    wakakakakak…. Ga lah,

56.Do you not realize how much gold actually weighs?
    mmmm…. Ga tahu…

57.Do you think horses can gallop all day long without rest?
    pake kuda besi dong

58.Does anybody in your novel fight for two hours straight in full plate armor, then ride a horse for four hours, then delicately make love to a willing barmaid all in the same day?
    wakakakakak… nggak

59.Does your main character have a magic axe, hammer, spear, or other weapon that returns to him when he throws it?
    senjatanya keris. Tapi kalo dilempar ga bisa balik lagi.

60.Does anybody in your novel ever stab anybody with a scimitar?
    pake keris bukan scmitar

61.Does anybody in your novel stab anybody straight through plate armor?
    nggak ada plate armor di cerita

62.Do you think swords weigh ten pounds or more?
    ga tahu…

63.Does your hero fall in love with an unattainable woman, whom he later attains?
    Hmm, mungkin

64.Does a large portion of the humor in your novel consist of puns?
    humornya dikit banget, malah ga ada mungkin.

65.Is your hero able to withstand multiple blows from the fantasy equivalent of a ten pound sledge but is still threatened by a small woman with a dagger?
    Nope

66.Do you really think it frequently takes more than one arrow in the chest to kill a man?
    tidak yakin aku

67.Do you not realize it takes hours to make a good stew, making it a poor choice for an "on the road" meal?
   Hmm, nggak tau soal itu.

68.Do you have nomadic barbarians living on the tundra and consuming barrels and barrels of mead?
    nggak

69.Do you think that "mead" is just a fancy name for "beer"?
    ada arti lain?

70.Does your story involve a number of different races, each of which has exactly one country, one ruler, and one religion?
    banyak Negara, banyak penguasa, dan banyak agama.

71.Is the best organized and most numerous group of people in your world the thieves' guild?
    bukan

72.Does your main villain punish insignificant mistakes with death?
    tidak

73.Is your story about a crack team of warriors that take along a bard who is useless in a fight, though he plays a mean lute?
    ngga ada bard

74.Is "common" the official language of your world?
    Mungkin

75.Is the countryside in your novel littered with tombs and gravesites filled with ancient magical loot that nobody thought to steal centuries before?
    tidak

76.Is your book basically a rip-off of The Lord of the Rings?
    ini maksudnya apa?


jadi ragu apa devil's eye termasuk genre fantasy  ??? ??? ???
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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2008, 04:24:39 pm »

Ngga juga deeeh, pas amnesia kan dia gak inget? hue hehehe,....

Aq ngeliat dari sudut pandang penulis/ pembaca, yg pasti taulah soal ini.

Well, si Dios itu kan,..... yg powernya paling great di antara grupnya Regia? Dengan ilmu apa tuh, yg bulan sabit perak? Karakter lain gak ada yg bisa berduel sehebat dia, pan? Walau yg ngalahin supreme badguy sejatinya memang bukan Dios, tapi si Regia.

The main character is Regia so i answered this question refer to her, and she doesn't have great power, kecuali ngelempar tepat sasaran termasuk ke 'kekuatan luar biasa'.  [biggrin]
Ngalahin villain? sebenernya itu bukan kekuatan asli si Regia, kan? Kekuatan kristal itu keluar otomatis karena Regia pemilik sah-nya.

7. Does your story revolve around an ancient prophecy about "The One" who will save the world and everybody and all the forces of good?
Amigdalus loe itu juga semacam legend, dan The One, nya juga merupakan legend, albeit ternyata the one itu dari tokoh antagonis.
 

Mario didn't plan to save the world, obviously. Legend-nya bener, tapi pertanyaannya adakah seseorang yang ditakdirkan untuk menyelamatkan dunia? --> biasanya peran ini jatoh ke tokoh protagonis.

 
8. Does your novel contain a character whose sole purpose is to show up at random plot points and dispense information?
Errr, Mayorka & Bruno? Kayaknya ada satu adegan mereka yg persis begitu, deh?

Kalo kuinget2, munculnya dua orang itu tidak hanya untuk dispense information. Jadi, nggak bisa kujawab 'iya' secara absolut untuk pertanyaan ini, karena yg ditanyakan adalah 'sole purpose'.

15.Do the female characters in your novel spend a lot of time worrying about how they look, especially when the male main character is around? nooopppee! she's got her life to worried about.

Dainty? In the presence of Dios?  :D

I was thinking about Regia >.<

60.Does anybody in your novel ever stab anybody with a scimitar? scimitar apaan sih? gak ada di kamus tuh..

Pedang Arab, yang dijadiin lambang Irak tuh.

Memang maksud pertanyaan ini adalah menyindir ketidaktahuan pengarang pada penggunaan jenis-jenis senjata. Jadi kalo scimitar itu lebih efektif buat menebas putus. Jadi kalau ada frasa "He stabbed hiw opponent's chest with his golden scimitar", itu artinya salah kaprah :)

Salam,

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Thanks infonya  :)

Oh, btw, buat yg penasaran pendapat siapa yg bener, aq ato mas pur, silakan baca Zauri dan buktikan sendiri yaaa! *promosi mode on*  ;D  ;D  ;D

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« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2008, 04:38:33 pm »

Berhubung mulai banyak yang nyoba ujian dan semakin sedikit yang posting artikel baru, aku coba kirim artikel baru deh. Moga2 bisa mbantu.

Advice for the Teen Writer
by Kristin Tilley
Let's face it: any writing career is tough. There're so many processes involved…brainstorming, editing, rewriting, promoting. It almost discourages you to simply think of these tasks alone. But to add to the stress, the average writer probably has kids to take care of, bills upon bills to pay, plus a house to tend. It's rough.

But what about the younger writers? Those teen writers who've just shoved off the beach of ease and into the oceans of hardships and decisions? What sort of problems do they face?

Actually, they come in contact with identical problems. The only difference is that they're unaccustomed to the problems they have to endure.

Many have told me that it's best to launch a writing career early on. In this manner, we learn more, sooner. I myself started writing at ten. Following this scrap of advice, I've developed what some might call "writing radar." I hear a simple keyword or two-like "authors" or "writing tips"-and the person who spoke has my full attention. I've learned to absorb all of the information about writing that I possibly can. Knowledge is one of the most important things that a writer can have, no matter their age or level of writing experience.

An aspiring author in the amateur state has problems, too. Of course, they would. There's no "easy period" in the ongoing hike that is our career. The hill's just as steep - if not steeper - the whole way through. But a lot of new writers worry a little too much. Where are they ever going to find the time to write? What will their relatives say about their work? What if no one appreciates what they're trying to do?! Stop worrying! Most creative people feel this way at some point.

The next hurdle to overcome is the ever-resentful element called time. No one seems to have enough of it today. "I have to go to my daughter's soccer practice", or "I've got homework." Even, "I'm just too tired. I've had a long day." Too bad. If you really want that writing career - and if you're reading this, you probably do - then you have to make time.

Write up a schedule. Get one of those little calendars that you can write all over, and jot down all your week's obligations. Then just go back and write down (in pen) a time that will allow you at least an hour to write for each day. Even if you don't feel like writing, try to get something down. You can always go back and change it. But if you make sure you write daily, you're more likely to get that novel written or that poem perfected. Another thing: if something else comes up, try to schedule it around your writing time. It should be one - and only one - of your top priorities.

One thing all writers fear is rejection - even the most experienced writers do. An ill worded critique from a relative can completely shatter a writer's confidence. The thing to remember is that they're not purposely being hurtful. They're trying to help, and you need to swallow your pride and accept what they have to say. A sensitive skin is not the quality of a successful writer. To see more about coping with rejection, click here.

As for the popularity of your writing…some people will enjoy what you write, some won't. That's how it is - that's life. You simply can't please everyone all the time. We all go through it. Just do what you can and take the praise you can get proudly. Be tough and accept the stones thrown at you with a steady gait. Later on, it'll all pay off.

The point is this. Follow the goals and dreams you have for your writing without taking "no" for a final answer. If someone doesn't like your writing, keep trying. Keep improving yourself, and you'll get there, eventually.

Mostly importantly, though - keep writing!

© Copyright 2004 Kristin Tilley
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« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2008, 06:08:26 pm »

thx buat semua yg udah ngisi examnya!  [thumbsup] Cukup menghibur dan bikin ketawa baca jawaban2nya hehe ;D

@magicplayer
thx buat masukan artikelnya. huah... kynya intiny penulis itu bener2 harus tahan banting yah >.<
perlu mental kuat, stamina tinggi, semangat tinggi, oh dan satu lg, umur panjang  ;D

Gimana caranya bisa nulis kl dah kecapean, stress, ga mood dan ga ada ide setiap hari -___-

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« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2008, 09:34:50 pm »

Buat Alpha sama semua yang mungkin bingung mau nulis apa tiap hari, ini aku ada satu artikel lagi buat kalian. Moga2 ga capek n bingung baca artikel bahasa inggris terus, tapi ini juga buat perkembangan kita semua kan?

How To Write An Epic Fantasy Novel – A No Nonsense Guide To Getting The Job Done

The key to writing a real epic fantasy novel lies in the word "epic". But this doesn't just mean big in scale, scope, and size. An epic fantasy novel doesn't have to be a thousand page doorstop. It has to be epic in its ambitious reach for finding answers to the big questions in life. This is the true and hidden goal of epic fantasy. It is a vehicle for understanding what life is about. And even though the story may have dragons, and take place on an unbelievable world that doesn't really exist it needs to be applicable to the human condition.

So this is the first thing you have to do when writing an epic fantasy novel. Decide what you want to say about life or what important topic you want to explore. Write this down and keep it in mind throughout your whole novel writing experience. And remember that you don't have to come right out and explain your theme. It is usually better, and more rewarding for the reader, if you reveal the theme slowly and allow him or her to discover it.

Some common themes you may want to explore in epic fantasy include the examination of the nature of good and evil, the ultimate meaning of life, the quest to understand oneself, or the challenge of making the transition from childhood to adulthood.

Writing a book can be joyous, yet hard work, and you may need some motivation to get you through the whole task and here is all the motivation you will need. Write your theme down on a big piece of paper and pin it to the wall near your computer. Start it out like this: "My novel is all about: ". Then put in your theme or themes. Here is an example: "My novel is all about how adversity is the most important thing in life. It is through adversity that we each become a better person. Gold comes out of the ground dirty and ugly. It is by going through the fire that it is purified and made beautiful. And I am going to put my main character through the fire!" Whenever writing becomes difficult for you this will be a source of inspiration because you have something to say and your novel is how you are going to say it. The world truly deserves to hear your perspective on the big questions in life.

When doing the actual writing of the prose of the novel I recommend you set yourself a very distinct goal. This is imperative and the goal I recommend you set is that you will write part of the story every single day until it is done. It is even ok if you just write one sentence or even if you write a whole passage that you know you are going to delete tomorrow. The important thing is that you write every day.

I don't recommend you set goals that are pinned to dates or word counts. Dates can be tricky because a novel is a fluid thing. Your novel could end up being fifty thousand words or two hundred thousand words. This is because you are exploring a theme and more ideas and angles are going to come to you as progress. And I don't recommend pinning a daily or weekly word count to your writing because writing is a creative process and you could end up with just a lot of filler. Simply set yourself the goal of sitting down and writing every day. This will keep the writing going, keep the story moving, and insure your improvement. At some point in the middle of the novel you are going to look back and realize that you are in a routine and everything is flowing quite smoothly.

I have two final bits of advice for you when it comes to writing your epic fantasy novel. First off I recommend you keep a spiral bound notebook for ancillary information and notes. This is where you keep ideas, plot lines, character names, places and all your ancillary information organized. As your novel, and the world it portrays grows, you will need to manage a lot of information and over the course of months or even a year or more of writing you are going to forget things. But a reader could potentially go through your novel in just a few hours. He or she is going to see logical flaws. Write down the details in a spiral bound notebook and refer to it often.

The last bit of advice I have for you is that you should never rely on the fantasy aspect of your world as an escape route. What I mean is that there is nothing worse than watching the main character of a novel getting out of a tricky spot by whipping out a super-duper magical spell that the reader never even knew about. Make sure there are rules in your world and make sure your characters follow them. You are drawing parallels to real life and in real life there are tangible rules to everything. So create rules in your world and follow them.

An epic fantasy novel is an exploration of the big questions in life. You have a very valuable point of view about these big questions and there is an audience out there that is very willing to listen. Write yourself a clear statement of what you want to say and then write toward that goal every day. Before long you will have a written work that you will be proud of and that will enrich other peoples lives by shedding light on the human condition.
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« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2008, 10:20:26 am »

So... what do you want to say with your novel?

Uhh... uhhh.... uhhhhhhh...... apa yah......

*terdengar suara Villam di kejauhann, "its all about blood!! bloood!! hell yeahhh!!!"* [rock]

omg....

kl Felgirth gw apa yah  [question] [question] [question]

Tiap nyoba jawab pertanyaan macem gini selalu ngehang otak gw. Harus nyari makna yg mendalam nih untuk arti cerita fantasyku. Pengennya macem dark knight gt yg 'to become more than a hero' or something like that. kena banget tuh film.... ngiriiii   :-X

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« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2008, 06:28:53 pm »

Wah, felgirth ditinggalkan, sekarang sang dukun ular malah membuka ladang baru, menyediakan kolam nasehat2 kebajikan bagi para penulis fantasi. [thumbsup]

So... what do you want to say with your novel?

Mine... kayaknya justru kebanyakan pesan sponsor deh (*maruk*)... :-\
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