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Postby ashbrooke » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:31 pm

Does anyone write short stories?
Or maybe trying to write a novel?
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Re: Writing?

Postby MoeSzyslak » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:33 pm

I'm working on multiple projects. The main one at the moment is a screenplay for a tv series. Slow going though!
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Re: Writing?

Postby celticcarla » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:35 pm

ashbrooke wrote:Does anyone write short stories?
Or maybe trying to write a novel?


Want to help me?? :lol: seriously
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Re: Writing?

Postby ashbrooke » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:39 pm

Thanks for the reply.
With so many good writers on the forum I reckoned some must find other outlets for their talent.
I'm struggling with my first crime book, about half way through.
Had lots of rejections so far.
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Re: Writing?

Postby MoeSzyslak » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:43 pm

ashbrooke wrote:Thanks for the reply.
With so many good writers on the forum I reckoned some must find other outlets for their talent.
I'm struggling with my first crime book, about half way through.
Had lots of rejections so far.


Sorry to hear that. It's hard. You have to have a tough skin. I know people who have had lots of rejections, too. You get there eventually. You have an agent, I hope? It's an absolute must. They will protect your rights, and you won't have to do all the uncomfortable stuff, like negotiating with publishers.
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Re: Writing?

Postby ashbrooke » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:46 pm

celticcarla wrote:
ashbrooke wrote:Does anyone write short stories?
Or maybe trying to write a novel?


Want to help me?? :lol: seriously



I'm new to forums, apart from the 'youwriteon' web site. {sorry, don't know how to do links.]
It's funded by the British Arts Council and has members from all over the world.
It's a brilliant site.
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Re: Writing?

Postby ashbrooke » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:50 pm

I'm waiting a couple more months before approaching agents.
I was turned down by six or seven last year.
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Re: Writing?

Postby Scribbler » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:15 pm

I write short stories and have a couple of novels underway. I need to discipline myself to work more regularly on them though. I got really excited about the second of my novels but was really upset when I consulted my other half about some aspect of it, and he was totally disapproving of the whole thing, because it has a strong reincarnation/supernatural element. I think the only thing I can do is keep my writing totally private. Some of my stories are on the Great Writing website (unlikely as it may sound!) where my user name is Annie Seed.

Keep at it, Ashbrooke. Other writers have had a really tough time getting their work accepted. James Herriot's first book lay in a publisher's drawer for 18 months before someone decided it might do. Never give up.
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Re: Writing?

Postby ashbrooke » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:34 pm

Thanks Scribbler,

I've had a month's break from writing and now face that difficult spell of getting back into it. When work comes first It's not easy to plan when you can sit down and get on.
The difficulty I found with showing family your work is they are either reluctant to pass comment in case of offending you, or so enthusiastic and determined to give you tons of advice you either don't want or need.
Like you I now keep it to myself.
I didn't know about the web site you mentioned, thanks.
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Re: Writing?

Postby Kim48 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:32 pm

I am writing a book part historical and part modern day. Using genealogy to tie the story in.
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Re: Writing?

Postby ashbrooke » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:56 pm

Hi Kim,
Before I became a crime addict I read many historical novels and loved them. Recently I have found new authors who are combining the two genres.
Good luck with your writing, and keep going.

Best wishes.
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Re: Writing?

Postby chimaera » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:59 pm

Good luck to all you who are writing books.
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Re: Writing?

Postby ashbrooke » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:05 pm

chimaera wrote:Good luck to all you who are writing books.


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Thank you chimaera,
We are certainly going to need it.
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Re: Writing?

Postby Kim48 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:26 pm

ashbrooke wrote:Hi Kim,
Before I became a crime addict I read many historical novels and loved them. Recently I have found new authors who are combining the two genres.
Good luck with your writing, and keep going.

Best wishes.
ashbrooke


Thanks ashbrooke will send you a copy when finished taking me a while though. Good luck to everyone writing their own book sand projects. :D
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