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    Default Book dedications

    I thought of this while discussing Mr. Owen King so I thought I'd start a new thread.

    I have never written a book (well, one that got published!) but I can only imagine how difficult it must be to decide whom to dedicate it to.

    I had an extremely small wedding. It was a nightmare of hurt feelings on the part of people I couldn't invite, even though I TRIED to explain it to them.

    I can only imagine how much worse it is when you have to dedicate a book.

    I was once thanked on liner notes of an album from one of my favorite bands and I just about died. It's an amazing feeling. I couldn't imagine how it would feel to have an ENTIRE book dedicated to you.

    Maybe writers just have a huge list of people they want to thank. Maybe that's why Mr. King has written so many books - to make sure everyone gets a dedication!

    Anyway, I'm rambling but this is seriously some big pressure. Thoughts?

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    There is a bright side!

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    If I were a writer which I couldn't even come close to writting a book. But think it may take me longer to figure out who to dediate it too.

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    Ask Ms. Mod. There are two King books dedicated to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily Sawyer View Post
    Ask Ms. Mod. There are two King books dedicated to her.
    That's exactly what made me think of this! Now, we all know she's a better person than I am, but I would have a hard time not looking in every book written by everyone I know to see if I was in the dedication. (And yes, I'm 100% positive I would do this because I do it with every single album my musician friends record and it's only been once by someone I barely knew!) Maybe I just have an over-inflated sense of ego!!

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    Yeah, it is a big deal. You want to get it right. On the plus side, it takes a while to write a book. You've got some time to think about it. (Seriously it is a lot of pressure though.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily Sawyer View Post
    Ask Ms. Mod. There are two King books dedicated to her.
    I know she's mentioned in W&G...what's the other one? Dreamcatcher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AchtungBaby View Post
    I know she's mentioned in W&G...what's the other one? Dreamcatcher?
    I thought it was TWTTK, but I did just read all the books so I could have misseen!! Marsha?

    The second one is Secretary of Dreams. (I only know this because she just told me!)

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    As far as I know, W&G is the only one...
    http://dave667.tripod.com/Dedications

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    Quote Originally Posted by fushingfeef View Post
    As far as I know, W&G is the only one...
    http://dave667.tripod.com/Dedications
    Well, there you go. I've been wrong before.

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