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Offline Daphne Reading Off The KUF Volume One
21 Oct 2010, 06:06 PM | Post: #21

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How long is a piece of string? I mean, how long is a short story, Lou? I've written mine and it comes up as 1709 words. There are two words I would be happy to drop, otherwise...
Happy to send it to you when and how you want.
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21 Oct 2010, 09:52 PM | Post: #22

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Hi Daphne,

Wow, you've been busy.

If you could email me a word doc to webmonkey@kuforum.co.uk I can then get it ready to compile. If you want to add a bit of promo for your books at the end then feel free.

I'm up to around 1500 words on mine - not idea how it's going to stand up against you professionals though Big Grin
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Offline Daphne Reading Off The KUF Volume One
22 Oct 2010, 09:53 AM | Post: #23

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Sent my story - hope you get it OK.

Just a thought re. Forum funds. If we have enough short stories - I'm sure other writers would contribute - you could upload a book onto Amazon DTP (I could do a cover unless you fancy doing that yourself) and produce a Kindle book with proceeds going to KUF.
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22 Oct 2010, 09:55 AM | Post: #24

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Hi Daphne,

That's a good idea - I think certainly I'd want a pro to look over my writing first though lol.
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Offline Daphne Reading Off The KUF Volume One
22 Oct 2010, 10:02 AM | Post: #25

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(22 Oct 2010 09:55 AM)Lou Wrote:  Hi Daphne,

That's a good idea - I think certainly I'd want a pro to look over my writing first though lol.

We all need a bit of editing - follow my link to a classic story of a publisher putting out the author's "unedited" work...
http://www.guardian.co.uk...
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22 Oct 2010, 10:18 AM | Post: #26

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(22 Oct 2010 10:02 AM)Daphne Wrote:  We all need a bit of editing - follow my link to a classic story of a publisher putting out the author's "unedited" work...
http://www.guardian.co.uk...

Having read the last paragraph of that article you begin to wonder whether it was an error or a shrewd marketing ploy to ensure quick sales at the launch? Wink
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Offline Daphne Reading Off The KUF Volume One
22 Oct 2010, 10:27 AM | Post: #27

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I agree, Alex - publicity is all important for writers and Franzen was all over the newpapers with this one. Likewise, when Tony Blair had to cancel a book signing of his new autobiograph for "security reasons" it made the nine o clock news.
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22 Oct 2010, 10:36 AM | Post: #28

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Such a cynical world we live in...Angel
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Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
25 Oct 2010, 08:16 AM | Post: #29

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RE: Horrible Halloween Tales

We have had a story in from Daphne Thanks and I have also managed to finish mine, much to my suprise. (I may even attempt a second if I find time)

If we can have any other submissions in by the end of Friday please, that will give me Saturday to compile them all together in order to have a book ready to download on Sunday Vampire

If there are any other authors or members who want to have a bash at writing a Halloween / Horror story, all entries are welcome.

If any authors have an old horror short written in the past that they want to donate, these too are welcome.
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26 Oct 2010, 11:47 AM | Post: #30

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RE: Horrible Halloween Tales

Lou, I've written mine and I'm tweaking it. I should warn, however, that its horror content is minimal, and I can't seem to make it any more horrible. It's a sort of a day-old chick type Halloween story. Halloween for softies.

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