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Offline Talisman

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #120 on: June 09, 2007, 11:44:52 AM »
I am on US radio on Monday, with Writers Circle member and esteemed author Phil Harris. He has just sent me the flyer, which I have added to my own site and circulated to everyone I know !

I thought that this was worthy of its post on here, so have also added it here.

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=9388.new#new

Trust this is okay and don't forget to listen in !

June 
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« Reply #121 on: June 09, 2007, 10:19:34 PM »
Ah, forgive me for not noticing this thread earlier. I would have posted recent stuff here.

It might interest folks to know that a flash fiction I did at "Liberty Hall" (another on-line writer's forum which I've been absent from for a few months now!) called "Public Identities" has been accepted by a relatively new superhero magazine, "A Thousand Faces." It is tentatively scheduled to come out in their Fall issue.

I call it my "literary" superhero story, since really it is more concept driven than plot driven, no "action" to speak of. But, he said he was looking for stuff like that and so I sent it to him, not expecting much, and he bought it!

Well, you just never know, do you. :)

Another tidbit of info. At Liberty Hall, they do what they call the 90 minute challenges. You log in to a special spot and that gives you your trigger and starts the clock counting. You have 90 minutes to come up with a story under 1000 words and get it down on paper, and log back in at another special spot where you can post the story and that stops the clock from ticking. If it is past 90 minutes, you're disqualified. It was an interesting exercise, and amazingly enough, I produced something that is actually sellable. :D

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« Reply #122 on: June 10, 2007, 03:35:13 AM »
Hello,

Congratulations everyone. Amazing to see the breadth and wealth of success shared here. As a working (freelance) journalist, I've not felt it "right" to post here about stuff published, as that's my job! But I hope you don't mind me breaking the habit! :)

Well I have had quite a couple of days. The following has happened this week, most over two days:

There is a piece in Writers' News about my freelance writing blog entitled: "Freelance tips from the top."

There is a piece in The Press Gazette with my advice on how to write women's magazine stories, and I have been "signed up" for regular contributions of 'how to...' articles.

There is a piece in The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connected/main.jhtml?xml=/connected/2007/06/09/dlwomen09.xml#1

about bloggers which I was interviewed for and I was interviewed for local BBC radio.

I am working on one piece for the Guardian, one for the Times, five for a business website and saw a piece in The Independent as a result of some PR I did on behalf of a lady.

Next week I am supposed to be working four days and have six and a half days' work.

Oh dear. Best go back to bed!

Linda
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« Reply #123 on: June 11, 2007, 05:46:13 PM »
Hiya all!

so whats everone been up to? Just wanted to share some progress with my writing family. Its really great to come back and touch base with people who understand that writing can be a daunting albeit fulfilling experince and consequently relate to the excitement of putting words on paper :) Think i just said a mouthful. Anyhow... successes, well been away from this site a while but got somethings done.
Finally my books on its way. Should have it in my hand before the end of this month- if all goes well.
 I,m so excited about the idea of a published writer, i could burst ;D
So before i irritate someone with my enthuisiasmus.... let me stop here for now.

Wish you all the best in your writing.
P/S if you are thinking of writing and still havent got Nicks write in 28 days coarse- dont wait anylonger. Its very helpful. Oh and Carol ( :-\opps embarrasing- forgot her last name again)Self-Publishing Secrets is a definate plus. And no.. i,m not an affiliate (yet) ;)
Zoe
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« Reply #124 on: June 13, 2007, 01:42:18 PM »
Hi Guys

Just had 6 articles commissioned (shared 3 each between 2 education mags) publication between August and December this year

Sarah x

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #125 on: June 13, 2007, 03:09:51 PM »
Three years ago, I wrote my first snooker story for the Southern Daily Echo in Southampton. Now, hundreds of stories later, they have finally put my name at the top of the page:

Snooker round-up with Tim Dunkley.

No money but who needs money when your name is at the top of the page!
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« Reply #126 on: June 13, 2007, 03:14:34 PM »
Well done Tim - but they should pay you the going rate, surely?  :)

My latest piece is here:

http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=37951&c=1

A piece about a lady who had twins conceived in twin hurricanes will be in tomorrow's Take a Break.
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« Reply #127 on: June 13, 2007, 03:31:29 PM »
Difficult one that, Linda. The going rate appears to be zero.

On one hand, I now get the credit and snooker has the best part of a page once a week in the Echo. The youngsters love the coverage and their astonishing achievements do deserve a wider audience.

On the other hand, five or six hours work a week with no financial reward.

Perhaps that is the problem. It would appear that the kudos of seeing your work published often outweighs the financial reward.

Or perhaps there is a third way. I am always open to advice...

Tim Dunkley
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« Reply #128 on: June 13, 2007, 03:41:56 PM »
Hi Tim - it sounds to me like you are doing a brilliant job and you deserve to be paid! (But then I am a long standing member of the NUJ...)

I quoted Nick in a piece about the various arguments about writing for free. The piece is here and I hope you like it:

http://www.freelancewritingtips.com/2007/04/show_me_the_mon.html

At the very least - recognise that your work is of a standard to be paid and use it as a stepping stone to more paid work.

Writing for many is a job - and kudos doesn't pay the bills. I do understand it must be difficult it must seem in these circumstances, but as an ex news editor on a couple of local papers, I'd never think worse of someone for asking for money - or think they were rocking the boat.

It sounds like they may say you are acting as a PR for the children - but if that's the case, why the byline?

Most regional papers pay poorly, but at least they should pay something. :)

Good luck to you. I hope you will have lots more successes. :)

Linda
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« Reply #129 on: June 13, 2007, 03:56:38 PM »
t! :)

There is a piece in Writers' News about my freelance writing blog entitled: "Freelance tips from the top."


I saw that, and the picture!   I often get a picture in my head of what people look like, based on their writing and what they say about themselves. For some reason I imagined you as a blonde, and you look nowhere near as stresed as your busy lifestyle would suggest.  You must be one of those who thrives on action ;-)

The gender's wrong, but, as my Dad used to say "Little man, you've had a busy day.".

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« Reply #130 on: June 13, 2007, 04:05:41 PM »
Here are my shorts/poems:

The Poet's Lament - Bewildering Stories issue #228
www.bewilderingstories.com/issue228/poets_lament.html

It's Time - Bewildering Stories issue #233
www.bewilderingstories.com/issue233/its_time.html

The Gazebo - Bewildering Stories issue #235
www.bewilderingstories.com/issue235/gazebo.html

Stryker's Tail - Bewildering Stories issue #236
www.bewilderingstories.com/issue236/stryker.html

The Sculptor - Bewildering Storis issue #240
www.bewilderingstories.com/issue240/sculptor.html

The Station - Bewildering Stories issue #242
www.bewilderingstories.com/issue242/station.html

Final Exam - Bewildering Stories issue #244
www.bewilderingstories.com/issue244/final_exam.html

A whole page of kitty cat poems and some photos I took of my cats :)
www.bewilderingstories.com/issue247/kittycats.html

Sixpence (a very silly poem) - Bewildering Stories issue #248
www.bewilderingstories.com/issue248/sixpence.html


Here are my books:
http://sojourn.omnitech.net/

I'll update this as other stuff comes out.

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« Reply #131 on: June 13, 2007, 04:10:39 PM »
Thank you Gyppo, but this is where I admit that picture is five years old (at least.) I am seriously a lot more frazzled now. :)
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« Reply #132 on: June 13, 2007, 04:52:49 PM »
Wow! Everyone, you ROCK!

Nadine

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« Reply #133 on: June 13, 2007, 05:56:17 PM »
Yes - well done crystalwizard and sarahc. Looking forward to seeing lots more.
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« Reply #134 on: June 18, 2007, 09:27:11 AM »
Hi guys, I'm back! Got a call from a friend in the UK telling me that my name (Noel Gama) is No.1 on Google. Well, I tried Google, then Yahoo and last MSN - it's No.1 on all three search engines.

But what's all the fuss about, I don't really know. Care to enlighten me?

Noel
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