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    I've got a couple of pieces up at http://echoesanddust.com Pretty happy with them (although I do wish that my editor had taken a blue pencil to my latest piece as reading it back, you can tell it was written on a lot of coffee and only a couple of hours sleep and a brain full of electronics and code and not purely the music (red face)(oops).

    This is the time of concerted portfolio building, because I am really in need of sorting myself some new markets so I can, cough, benefit from the new face thing again... (sooooo skint, but still haven't found my pitch mojo and no one will give me feedback on why not!)
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    I spent the summer working on my first writing commission, which was a project based around over 50s cricket. What I tried to do was look at the rules and the characters to write pieces that drew on the oddness of the game. All the pieces are now up on the project website if you'd like to have a look, and in some cases a listen.

    Runs On The Board
    • CommentAuthorMartinSheen
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2013 edited
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    Hey Whitechapellers.. Its a strange and unique mix of creative freaks that have found their way to this little corner of the interwebs.

    I was wondering if any writers out here would let me place their written creative prose on my soon to be completed website. I cant pay, im not doing it for money, but can offer (what I hope to be) plenty of exposure. Ill credit all work properly, ill be completely transparent, and adhere to whatever other stipulations, no matter how odd or paranoid, you may have to feel warm and cosy. Its about the art.. What is there to lose... Its about the art. Message me on whitechapel.. And excuse any typos im attempting to crash this plane by using my phone online... Its okay though these drones sitting around me ready to go:)
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2013
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    Can you tell us a bit more about the site Marty? Loved you in Wall Street, by the way.
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    Imprint I hadn't seen before, offering interesting bundles of sweet reading. Blasted Books.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2013
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    Dear writers,
    I'm resurrecting this thread to ask about people's experiences with Scrivener. I'll scour the rest of WC, too, but maybe you guys have advice, tips, tricks I should know about?
    I officially started Super Huge Writing Project yesterday and am feeling pretty good about the interface, but I'd hate for there to be something I'm missing. It's a multi-part academic thing (either a series of articles or a book, we'll see what happens at the 40,000-word mark) so there's lots of research and citations and stuff.
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    I've only heard good things about Scrivener - I say go for it.

    I don't use it myself but that's only because every time I've considered buying it, I've been too poor to.

    {EditedToAdd: Purefinder came out on Friday!}
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    I have a book out!

    I spent this summer working on a comission with photographer Lucy Carolan. Our work, along with that of the other artistic team, is published in a really nice format book.

    http://www.runsontheboard.co.uk/the-book/
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2013
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    I have done precisely dick for months. Stress and all that. I'm focusing all my energies into the novel and the second ebook anthology. I will beat 2014 until it is better than this year.

    @allana: Scrivener is the goods. Very powerful, good for outlining. Well worth forty bones.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2013
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    Just got a letter in the mail the other day that a publishing house who put out an anthology I'm in is taking the book out of print. They complained about poor booksales but I never actually saw them promote the book really. *shrug* Meh.
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    @Steve, congrats man!

    Will tweet about it
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    Cheers Ben! Congrats on yours too.
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    Congrats all!

    @allana: I use Scrivener for almost everything. I love it.
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      CommentAuthorcosta_k
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2013
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    Work has been eating up a lot of my time these past few months, though I did manage to scrape together CARRION AT THE DOOR, another e-book of short horror and crime stories, as well as finish up the online novella I was doing chapter-by-chapter, monthly, and queue it up. THE FOLLOWER is running until spring of 2014, I believe, now.

    My current to-do's are the other online novella BLACK INK, and a mixed comic/illo/prose anthology book called WHERE YOU BELONG.

    After that the plan is maybe a full-length manuscript to shop around, and if I can afford/bother, another comic project.
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    I submitted a vaguely tech article to a dev. site... and they haven't rejected it (yet) so as publication run starts in a few days (its a one a day frmo several people between christmas and new year) I'm quietly hopeful that it will all work out ok... I'll post the link here when its live. I wrote 'tech'... eek!...

    Only downside is the nerves, that it was extremely hard work (even though not anything like as technical as the sort of thing that they usually publish!), and it made me wish for going to do a masters/phd all over again (which isn't going to happen as its hard enough to sell the odd piece and the likelihood of my raising £30K for postgrad study is... well, never going to happen )

    I'm hoping that it will act as a 'way in' to a new tech group and different sorts of writing though...


    ETA: article here... http://12devsofxmas.co.uk/2013/12/day-1-computing-education/
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    Anyone who is on the TheListserve should see a small piece by me in the next day or so...

    And I finished the Million words. Oh heck. I wrote all the words. argh!
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    I have decided to start a new writing blog in an attempt to encourage myself to write at least a few hundred words each day...

    http://reticulatedmetalarms.wordpress.com/
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    My review of Michael Sabbaton's The Statement Of Randolph Carter is now up at Innsmouth Free Press
    http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/blog/?p=22509
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    Somy big news this year was that my story Call Out had been selected for Best Horror Of The Year 6 by Ellen Datlow. It's a strange feeling to be in the same table of contents with your heroes. Today I got to hold the dead tree version in my hands. Very good week for me.



    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2014
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    You see me?

    This is me.

    Jealous.

    Well done, sir, well done indeed.