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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:17 am

Agreed on the coolness.
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Postby gower21 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:07 pm

george nik. wrote:Congrats, Tina!

Or is it Alice? wotf013


LOL. Alice Faris is closer to my real name that Tina Gower is....Well, I guess they're both equally close.

All my names are pen names!! I'm actually your crazy cat lady neighbor who stares at you while water her plastic roses planted in a tin planter.

Always watching you...

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:39 am

gower21 wrote:
Always watching you...


Here's looking at you, kid.

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:07 am

Huzzah! Congrats, Tina, and yes, I have so many names I don't know who I am any more.

Could tell you.

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Postby Ishmael » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:53 am

I once heard a distinguished person tell a story of his visit to an old people's home where not all of the inmates had full use of their faculties.

Speaking to one old lady, he happened to ask her, "Do you know who I am?"

The lady replied, "No dear, but if you ask Matron, she'll tell you."

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:08 pm

Ishmael wrote:I once heard a distinguished person tell a story of his visit to an old people's home where not all of the inmates had full use of their faculties.

Speaking to one old lady, he happened to ask her, "Do you know who I am?"

The lady replied, "No dear, but if you ask Matron, she'll tell you."

wotf001


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Postby gower21 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:22 pm

That is the Best. Joke. Ever.

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Postby Strycher » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:14 am

gower21 wrote:For those not following me on Facebook/Twitter. My unpublished romance novel, Good Girl's Guide to Talking Dirty was nominated for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart. It's the biggest contest in Romance for unpublished manuscripts. I'm super stoked!!

I know this is not SF/F related news, but...oh well!


wotf006 Congratulations!

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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:03 am

Woohoo! Go Aina! Go Talice! Uh... wotf021

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:22 pm

I've just been sorting through some old mags in preparation for a much-needed clearing out. Came across an article on one of my favourite shows, Blake's 7. Apparently one of the producer/writers, Vere Lorimer used to get muddled between the two lead actresses whose names were Sally and Jan, but whose characters were called Jenna and Cally respectively. Apparently he would yell things like, "Er. Where is Jelly? Uh. Where is Jam?? Er. WHERE ARE MY HEROINES?!?"

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Postby preston » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:38 pm

gower21 wrote:For those not following me on Facebook/Twitter. My unpublished romance novel, Good Girl's Guide to Talking Dirty was nominated for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart. It's the biggest contest in Romance for unpublished manuscripts. I'm super stoked!!

I know this is not SF/F related news, but...oh well!


That's wonderful news, Tina!
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Postby bobsandiego » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:06 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:I've just been sorting through some old mags in preparation for a much-needed clearing out. Came across an article on one of my favourite shows, Blake's 7. Apparently one of the producer/writers, Vere Lorimer used to get muddled between the two lead actresses whose names were Sally and Jan, but whose characters were called Jenna and Cally respectively. Apparently he would yell things like, "Er. Where is Jelly? Uh. Where is Jam?? Er. WHERE ARE MY HEROINES?!?"

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:35 am

I have a new piece of flash fiction out today at Every Day Fiction. Like a Lover's Hands.
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Postby amoskalik » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:45 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new piece of flash fiction out today at Every Day Fiction. Like a Lover's Hands.


Beautiful story.
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Postby bobsandiego » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:49 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new piece of flash fiction out today at Every Day Fiction. Like a Lover's Hands.

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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:52 am

Nice story Rebecca. Enjoyed reading it. Congratulations.
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Postby Ishmael » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:59 am

Most interesting piece, Rebecca.
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Postby george nik. » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:30 am

Congrats, Rebecca! Really nice story.
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Postby s_c_baker » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:56 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new piece of flash fiction out today at Every Day Fiction. Like a Lover's Hands.

Hooray and huzzah!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:20 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new piece of flash fiction out today at Every Day Fiction. Like a Lover's Hands.


Such gorgeous prose. A very enjoyable read. You go, Rebecca! wotf010

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:50 pm

Thanks, Amos, Bob, Storysinger, Ishmael, George, Stewart, and Preston! I appreciate it!
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:05 am

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Postby Brydar » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:52 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new piece of flash fiction out today at Every Day Fiction. Like a Lover's Hands.

I read this, I got it right away at first thinking the bird was a familiar but understood soon enough. At the end the twist is understandable - I got it. So; I want to know why the comments on the site by people who said it was too difficult to follow? I am not trying to be mean but do those who commented about being unable to follow this story just lack imagination? This was a very good story even though I do not like romance type stories.
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Postby Ishmael » Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:00 am

An occupational hazard of all communicators is an occasional failure to communicate. The more satisfying a story is to some readers, the more mystifying it is going to be to others. We need to bear in mind that 'perception presupposes recognition' and we don't all recognise the same things. Did I ever tell this forum the story about the south sea islanders and the elevator?

Sometimes also 'I don't understand x' is a helpful comment. I am quite happy to concede that 'The Man on the Church Street Omnibus' was a much better story after I took account of Alison Wilgus's comments than it was before.
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Postby amoskalik » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:20 am

Brydar wrote:
Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new piece of flash fiction out today at Every Day Fiction. Like a Lover's Hands.

I read this, I got it right away at first thinking the bird was a familiar but understood soon enough. At the end the twist is understandable - I got it. So; I want to know why the comments on the site by people who said it was too difficult to follow? I am not trying to be mean but do those who commented about being unable to follow this story just lack imagination? This was a very good story even though I do not like romance type stories.


I was actually quite excited at first, because I have long longed for something written in the vein of Watership Down. What genre is that anyway? And why aren't there more stories written in the POV of animals excluding anthropomorphized ones who use swords and dress in clothes?

Rebecca did an awesome job capturing how a bird of prey would see the world. I admit I was a little disappointed when she turned out to be a human though. Not a criticism of the story, just a wish unfulfilled. Such a story just isn't published I suppose.
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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:34 pm

My advice for stories published on EDF?

Never read the comments. Half of them are by people who know the author, half are by people who are (apparently) bitter that their own story didn't get published, and the remaining half (yes, I know) seems to be made up of people who think "leave a comment" means "please take this opportunity to give us revision/editing suggestions for this story we have already purchased and published." wotf002
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Re: Success!

Postby Brydar » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:18 am

If there are any successful authors on here who are Canadian and you did not already know about this you may be interested...

Writers' Trust of Canada and Rogers Communications invite Canadian book authors to enter The Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in which judges will award a cash prize of $25,000 to a finalist recognized for his or her outstanding fiction novel or novella of short fiction stories. The judges will also award cash prizes of $2,500 to three or more authors whose works of fiction are deemed "the best of the best."

Entry Guidelines:
1. The author's book must be published in Canada between 10/1/2014 and 09/30/2015.

2. Publishers whose books are scheduled for publication after the final deadline can submit bound galleys.

3. The author must have written his or her book in English.

4. The author's book must be a first, original edition.

5. The author must reside in Canada or be a Canadian citizen.

6. The author's book must have been published by a commercial (non-vanity) Canadian press.

7. Self-published or ghostwritten book are not accepted.

8. Publishers may submit up to two books.
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri May 01, 2015 9:38 am

I have a new story out today in Flash Fiction Online: The Cormorant in the Glass-bottomed Cage

Also, the publisher interviewed me about the story and writing in general: An Interview with Rebecca Birch. My first interview ever!
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Postby LawrenceVanHoof » Fri May 01, 2015 11:52 am

Cool. Congratulations.
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Fri May 01, 2015 5:20 pm

Nice going, Rebecca!


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