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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #210 on: October 25, 2017, 12:18:28 PM »
Congratulations Magnus, that is terrific, so glad for you. ;D

And tebakutis that was top feedback as well and a happy thing to happen.  ;D
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #211 on: October 25, 2017, 07:56:02 PM »
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #212 on: October 27, 2017, 10:35:29 AM »
Thanks, everyone! I'm pretty thrilled, though I know I just need to get back at it, now. It will take a long time before this bears actual fruit, and it's better to spend that time writing more than dreaming about said fruit! ;D

When I was done with that story, I was convinced it was the best thing I had written (still is), but of course doubt always rears its ugly head. It's amazing to have confirmation that I'm not shooting in the dark.

I've spent the year since I wrote Ryder trying to break down what made that story end up in such a good place, only to conclude that "not over-analysing or planning everything in detail" is probably the answer. Once I have enough of an idea to write, I need to stop planning and start writing. I'm still struggling with that. Anyway, onwards!
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #213 on: October 31, 2017, 12:03:17 AM »
I got my first book blurb quote today for Supremacy's Shadow today! It was as snarky as I hoped. I've had a number of other folks offer to read the ARC as well, so I feel fortunate. Hoping for a few more good jokes. :0
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #214 on: November 01, 2017, 09:06:19 AM »
On a side note, I randomly ran across one of your books on Twitter, @tebakutis. Some guy who said his review of one of your books was his favourite. So, fame achieved?  ;D
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #215 on: November 03, 2017, 07:16:20 PM »
On a side note, I randomly ran across one of your books on Twitter, @tebakutis. Some guy who said his review of one of your books was his favourite. So, fame achieved?  ;D

Woo hoo! That's always a nice day brightener :)
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #216 on: November 07, 2017, 06:22:58 AM »
Aw, I got an Honorable Mention in last quarter's Writers of the Future competition, which means my story made the last hundred or so stories. Better than an outright rejection though.
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #217 on: November 07, 2017, 07:20:13 AM »
Aw, I got an Honorable Mention in last quarter's Writers of the Future competition, which means my story made the last hundred or so stories. Better than an outright rejection though.

Congrats!
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #218 on: November 07, 2017, 07:50:09 AM »
I do get a sparkly certificate :)
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #219 on: November 07, 2017, 07:54:55 AM »
Yes, Honourable Mention, that's still great, Cam!
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #220 on: November 07, 2017, 01:15:20 PM »
I do get a sparkly certificate :)

Something to hang on your wall of fame! I know I will list any and all of my writing accomplishments. One day, maybe we'll have the luxury of having to filter out the honourable mentions!  ;D
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #221 on: November 08, 2017, 01:22:46 AM »
I do get a sparkly certificate :)

The competition is very steep for WoTF, that's a great accomplishment!!!


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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #222 on: November 16, 2017, 03:40:36 PM »
Some random news, but fun. After mulling it over, I've decided to publish an anthology of my published short stories from 2011-2016, along with some new short stories that have received good feedback (Honorable Mentions from WotF, or the last round of consideration for anthologies). I'm calling the anthology Simulation Disorder, after an affliction from Loose Circuit, since that seems like a great way to sum up a group of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy stories. So, that should be out in the next few weeks, actually ... the e-book is actually all formatted, so I just need to do a few checks and pop it up on Amazon.

This will include all the stories I've had published previously save for my story in Brave New Girls, which won't be included. I'm not publishing that one in the anthology because I want to continue to support their charity efforts. But you'll be able to get the rest of my stories (including ones that aren't in print any longer) very soon. I'm hoping this will give people a quick way to support Loose Circuit if they decide to do so.

As far as content, in addition to eight published short stories from 2011-2016, I'm including two prequel stories to Loose Circuit, one prequel to Supremacy's Shadow, and one to Glyphbinder, as well as four other stories that have come close to selling (17 in all, or about 70k words). So hopefully, they'll be something in there to interest everyone.

Given anthologies are typically tough sell (especially single author anthologies) I'll let you folks know if this one gets any traction.
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #223 on: November 16, 2017, 04:08:42 PM »
An anthology eh? Tough sell for most people but hopefully you can get cross sales between all your books what with prequel stories. Hope it goes well!
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #224 on: November 16, 2017, 07:26:32 PM »
An anthology eh? Tough sell for most people but hopefully you can get cross sales between all your books what with prequel stories. Hope it goes well!

Yup, that's the hope! Since most of these stories were already published/edited, it's been relatively painless to put together (I literally compiled it in a day) and since I'm initially going e-book only, there's not really any expenses involved. So while the returns will be small, it's also a really low investment item, so it made sense.
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