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 91 
 on: May 31, 2016, 03:34:29 PM 
Started by Ed - Last post by Geoff_N
Yep, the publisher, Rev, will appreciate dialogue with his or her potential clients, so go ahead as Delph says, and ask for clarification.

I'm still waiting to hoodwink a publisher to take Xaghra's Revenge; written an illustrated kids' series also under consideration by a publisher; writing shorts - 7 published this year; ARIA keeps reappearing on lists and yesterday appeared on a list of nominated novels for best SF indie book. Dunno how that happened but even the nominations has led to a huge upsurge in sales - 2 overnight!

No writing next week cos I'm on another cycle tour to Cheltenham and taking Liz Williams' Empire of Bones to read for my SFF Book Group, and a notebook to flesh out other short ideas.

 92 
 on: May 31, 2016, 01:38:13 PM 
Started by Ed - Last post by delboy
Don't you just hate it when you write a really long post and then get a "This page can't be displayed" message and thereafter all your words have gone...

Suffice to say, well done Rev and Delph. And as for me, writing going well - really enjoying it. But have the opposite of insane amounts of spare time. Commute getting longer. Work getting more stressful. Whatever happened to the life of leisure we were promised 40 years ago?

Cheers
Derek

 93 
 on: May 31, 2016, 02:29:14 AM 
Started by Ed - Last post by marc_chagall
Re: the proposals, I'd write back, sound as enthusiastic as possible, and ask what sort of thing they had in mind. Sounds like a very positive reply you got from them, so I'd certainly follow it up asap.

I'm currently busy flogging my last book (biography of my mum) which is my best seller to date. I think some people are so relieved they can buy a book from me that isn't poetry or fiction.  scratch Never mind. The next book is both poetry AND fiction - a collaborative, illustrated novel-with-poems. Should be out in a month or two. Publisher is keen to get it to press now because she wants me to read some of the poems at the Poetry Book Fair in London in September, and I'm game. That aside, I'm busy with poetry mentoring from Ahren Warner, and short story mentoring from he-who-must-not-be-named-on-cafe-doom. Both going extremely well. I'm working towards a second full poetry collection, so that will be the next big project.


 94 
 on: May 30, 2016, 12:46:42 AM 
Started by Ed - Last post by Rev. Austin
Hey folks! I thought I'd check in and ask your collective advice; I recently sent my latest novel off to Severed Press (the first and only place it's been subbed so far) and they've replied with how the book isn't quite what they're after, but they would like to work with me again (I had my very first anthology publication with them!) and wondered if I'd like to talk proposals...! I'm not quite sure what this means, though. Are they inviting me to 'pitch' other novel/book ideas, or should I ask them what they're after...? It's certainly exciting!

Other than this, I've started learning Spanish and how to code computer games in an effort to fill up the insane amount of spare time I have (still going through the visa process to move to the States). I'm really chuffed with this latest novel so I'm keen to try and find other suitable publishers (ideally). How's it all going with you lot? I keep meaning to check on here more regularly again but keep forgetting  rolleyes 

 95 
 on: May 29, 2016, 03:09:57 AM 
Started by Ed - Last post by marc_chagall
Thank you Geoff!

Poll's now up, and I've set it for two days, it being a Bank Holiday weekend.

 96 
 on: May 27, 2016, 04:05:08 AM 
Started by Ed - Last post by Geoff_N
Cath, I so rarely write flashes these days - the story ideas popping into my head like bubbles from a glass of quinine-filled tonic water, take a smidgen too much character development. Also I have a tendence to repel clues and hints for stories. However, senssitive to your plea I'll give it a go this week.

 97 
 on: May 27, 2016, 04:01:51 AM 
Started by Ed - Last post by Geoff_N
Lash, it's best not to respond directly to such emails because it shows they've hit a real person and can flag up their database as such, leading not more hits from them and others they sell their databases too. They can be reported to various authorities set up to investigate such perpetrators because they are breaking several lawa such as misuse of computers, threats to kill, etc.

If you were to cut my brake cable I'd be in little danger because these days I'd call on passing butterflies to help slow me down Wink

 98 
 on: May 22, 2016, 03:42:38 PM 
Started by Ed - Last post by marc_chagall
A few more entries for the flash challenge would be much appreciated. I'm not putting a poll up until there's at least three of us.

 99 
 on: May 21, 2016, 02:49:01 PM 
Started by Ed - Last post by LashSlash

first off -- it's not me ----- if i desperately or not desperately wanted you dead -  WHICH I DEFINITELY DO NOT -- i would do the grim reaping myself, and cut your bike's break-cable....



where does their ip place them?


A BIT REPETITIOUS, but definitely needs an edit here:-

I called my client back and ask him of your email address


are you going to write them back?

 100 
 on: May 20, 2016, 02:51:27 PM 
Started by Ed - Last post by Geoff_N
Just found this in my inbox. A new low for the spammers. Imagine how a naive person might react to this...
"Serial Killer <checksixb17@aol.com>  Today at 2:40 PM
To   

Message body
Attention, I am very sorry for you, is a pity that this is how your life is going to end as soon as you don't comply. As you can see we are the members of the Deadly Networks in the world, which is responsible for the bombing of twin [ISO-8859-1?]tower’s in America on Sept. 11th and the bombing of London transport services on July 7th (AL-QAEDA NETWORKS WORLDWIDE), I don't have any business with you, my duty as I am mailing you now is just to KILL you and I have to do it as I have already
been paid for that.
   
Someone who you called your friend wants you dead by all means, and this person have spent a lot of money in this venture, This person came to us and told me that he wanted you dead and he provided us with your name, picture and other necessary information's we needed about you.

So I sent my boys to track you down this including bugging of your phones with satellite tracking devices and they have carried out the necessary investigation we needed for the operation on you, and if you doubt this information am going to give you all the necessary information about you back to you in your next reply so that you can believe me, and my boys are really on you but I told them not to kill you that I will like to contact you and see if your life is important to you and the one of your family. I called my client back and ask him of your email address which I didn't tell him what I wanted to do with it and he gave it to me and I am using it to contact you now. As I am writing you this mail my men are monitoring you and they are telling me everything about you.

Now do you want to LIVE OR DIE? Since all program has be made and draw to kill you. Get back to me now if you are ready to pay some fees to spare your Life, $8,000 is all you need to spend in this process you will first of all Pay $3,000 and then I will send a tape to you which I recorded in every discussion I had with the person who wanted you dead and as soon as you get the Tape,
You will pay the remaining balance of $5,000. If you are not ready for my help, then I will carry on with my job straight-up.

WARNING: DO NOT THINK OF CONTACTING THE POLICE OR EVEN TELLING ANYONE BECAUSE I WILL KNOW ,REMEMBER, SOMEONE WHO KNOWS YOU VERY WELL WANT YOU DEAD! I WILL EXTEND IT TO YOUR FAMILY, INCASE I NOTICE SOMETHING FUNNY ABOUT YOUR TELLING THE SECURITY ABOUT IT BECAUSE A GOOD LOOK IS OUT YOU AT THE MOMENT. DO NOT COME OUT ONCE IT IS 8PM UNTIL I MAKE OUT TIME TO SEE YOU AND GIVE YOU THE TAPE OF ALL DISCUSSION WITH THE PERSON WHO WANT YOU DEAD THEN YOU CAN USE IT TO TAKE ANY LEGAL ACTION. GOOD LUCK AS I AWAIT YOUR REPLY"

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