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Offline Ian Ayris Reading Blood Tears by Michael Malone
24 Jan 2012, 06:01 PM | Post: #11

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RE: Getting a short story collection off the ground . . .

(24 Jan 2012 05:20 PM)LexiRevellian Wrote:  
(24 Jan 2012 04:47 PM)Ian Ayris Wrote:  Susanne and Linda Smile


Blimey. I love this place already Smile

I'm hearing Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins...

Big Grin

(All good advice - I've nothing to add.)

Big Grin

Think Dick Van Dyke with tourettes and a personality disorder and you're pretty close to most of the stories I've ever written, Lexi. A million miles away from my brother Stu's poetic prose. But I've been told it's beautiful, in its own way . . .
Offline LexiRevellian Reading A book which I have forgotten to add here
24 Jan 2012, 06:19 PM | Post: #12

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RE: Getting a short story collection off the ground . . .

(24 Jan 2012 06:01 PM)Ian Ayris Wrote:  Think Dick Van Dyke with tourettes and a personality disorder and you're pretty close to most of the stories I've ever written, Lexi.

Ah. That's nice, Ian.

Confused

*backs away slowly*
Offline Ian Ayris Reading Blood Tears by Michael Malone
24 Jan 2012, 06:33 PM | Post: #13

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RE: Getting a short story collection off the ground . . .

(24 Jan 2012 06:19 PM)LexiRevellian Wrote:  
(24 Jan 2012 06:01 PM)Ian Ayris Wrote:  Think Dick Van Dyke with tourettes and a personality disorder and you're pretty close to most of the stories I've ever written, Lexi.

Ah. That's nice, Ian.

Confused

*backs away slowly*

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Don't worry, Lexi . . . it's just darkness with soul, that's all.

Here's one to try for size . . .
Offline kaska Reading Song of Jikhoshi by Katie W Stewart
24 Jan 2012, 07:07 PM | Post: #14

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RE: Getting a short story collection off the ground . . .

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Think Dick Van Dyke with tourettes and a personality disorder and you're pretty close to most of the stories I've ever written, Lexi. A million miles away from my brother Stu's poetic prose. But I've been told it's beautiful, in its own way . . .
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Interesting! .... You have another customer here Ian! Thumbs Up
Offline Phil Reading The Circle - Dave Eggers
24 Jan 2012, 07:15 PM | Post: #15

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RE: Getting a short story collection off the ground . . .

Hi Ian

Welcome to the forum

As you have 37 stories to play with I think I would look at two collections of 12 and one of 13. As for your best 12 stories I think I would split them into 4 books per collection to ensure all three volumes are as strong as each other.

Offline Ian Ayris Reading Blood Tears by Michael Malone
24 Jan 2012, 07:17 PM | Post: #16

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Think Dick Van Dyke with tourettes and a personality disorder and you're pretty close to most of the stories I've ever written, Lexi. A million miles away from my brother Stu's poetic prose. But I've been told it's beautiful, in its own way . . .
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Interesting! .... You have another customer here Ian! Thumbs Up

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Bless you, Kaska Smile

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Offline Susanne Reading The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
24 Jan 2012, 07:59 PM | Post: #17

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I like "Acquired Taste" - so one for me. Smile
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25 Jan 2012, 12:10 PM | Post: #18

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RE: Getting a short story collection off the ground . . .

Hey Ian.

Can I just add. You may want to mention in the first few pages of the book where your work was previously published. And make sure you own all rights still your stories.

Congrats and all the best with the book.
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Offline Ian Ayris Reading Blood Tears by Michael Malone
25 Jan 2012, 01:05 PM | Post: #19

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RE: Getting a short story collection off the ground . . .

(24 Jan 2012 07:59 PM)Susanne Wrote:  I like "Acquired Taste" - so one for me. Smile

Thank you, Susanne.

Formatted four of the stories so far.

The one I've just formatted is called UNCLE MILDRED and the next one is BY THE DIM AND FLARING LAMPS.

Twelve more to go.

Best get to it . . . Smile
Offline Ian Ayris Reading Blood Tears by Michael Malone
25 Jan 2012, 01:07 PM | Post: #20

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RE: Getting a short story collection off the ground . . .

(25 Jan 2012 12:10 PM)Lady Hawk Wrote:  Hey Ian.

Can I just add. You may want to mention in the first few pages of the book where your work was previously published. And make sure you own all rights still your stories.

Congrats and all the best with the book.

Thank you for the kind, wise, and encouraging words, Lady H.

I own all the copyrights and plan to acknowledge each publication in the contents. Hopefully have the thing up and running within a couple of weeks - ironing, washing, and cleaning up the kids bedrooms permitting, of course . . .

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