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Offline Talisman

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #165 on: July 28, 2007, 04:56:08 AM »
Don't pull anything about me - I want poeple to know,   :o  and I love reading your newsletter !!

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« Reply #166 on: July 29, 2007, 01:28:12 AM »
June,

Thanks... I actually added something more about your book...when I come to England, we have to spend an afternoon talking. Deal?

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #167 on: July 29, 2007, 02:11:25 AM »
Nadine, I've just signed up for your newsletter.
Never make a decision standing up.

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« Reply #168 on: July 29, 2007, 05:06:08 PM »
I'm not sure if this counts as a success as such, compared to everyone else's wonderful successes but here goes.

In the Army "family" we have our own magazine - The Army Families Journal, which is published quarterly and distributed free of charge to all army families worldwide.

Well I sent them an email on a subject that is close to home for me - it was published in their readers letters section and was the star letter!  I won a beautiful bunch of exotic orchids which I had delivered to my mum in time for her birthday.

I didn't get any payment but the satisfaction of actually seeing my words in print for the first time - priceless!!!

Di x

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« Reply #169 on: July 30, 2007, 12:34:02 AM »
Di,

Absolutely it counts. Look how many readers are seeing your byline! Way to go!

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« Reply #170 on: July 30, 2007, 02:25:03 AM »
Thank you Nadine, I appreciate it!  My lovely hubby was a bit indifferent to it (as always) but it hasn't stopped me, in fact it's made me more determined to keep on writing and hopefully getting more of my writing in print.  Thanks!!

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #171 on: July 31, 2007, 04:31:15 AM »
Looking forward to seeing that Nadine, and any time you come to England, you are very welcome to stop by for a cup of tea and a nice long chat (with of course some English cake!). If I ever come to Arizona as well ....

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« Reply #172 on: July 31, 2007, 04:40:58 AM »
Di,

You will find plenty of support at MWC...as for family, I have found that while they are proud, they are not sure how to be supportive. That is the great thing about being here with other writers...we understand each other.

June,

That's a deal! Sounds yummy. When you come to AZ, we'll make fresh salsa and chips (crisps) for you. Best to come in the winter; no coat needed.

Once again, I want to thank Nick for the terrific idea to start this thread. "Thanks, Nick!"

Nadine

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #173 on: July 31, 2007, 05:22:33 AM »
Once again, I want to thank Nick for the terrific idea to start this thread. "Thanks, Nick!"

Nadine

No problem, Nadine! Wonderful to see this thread working so well, and thanks for all the encouragement you give to our members.

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« Reply #174 on: July 31, 2007, 10:59:41 AM »
Al the mods on here are great - much better than some of those other writing sites, where everyone bitches and moans !

I have another success to report anyway (well, kind of). I mentioned last week that Surrey libraries had ordered 2 copies of my book and I was trying to get them transferred to the local libraries. The librarian in charge of my genre did not ring back, so this morning I was in Dorking and wandered into the library to have a chat with them. They looked my book up on my system and found that someone was actually borrowing it from Weybridge at the moment ! They could not get through to Oxted to try and get that one transferred, so I kind of jokingly asked if I could donate a copy to Dorking, thinking that it would be an excellent way to get rid of some of those first editions that I still have. They said they would be delighted to have one. Normally they are a bit reluctant to do this, since the book needs to be checked through to make sure it is suitable and then catalogued, but since mine has already been ordered by the Council, they have already done all that ! So this afternoon, I went back there and Dorking library now have a signed copy of my book on the shelves. I will now do the same with some of the other libraries around Epsom and Ewell. I will get the money back that I would have got from the sale hopefully 10 times over with public lending rights.

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #175 on: July 31, 2007, 12:11:31 PM »
Carrie, Cathy, Lin, Saturnine, Symphony, myself, and our fearless leaders Nick and Karl, love MWC...and the writers here. Thanks for letting us be part of your lives.

(I'm sure the other mods won't mind me saying this.)

Nadine


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If you hadn't said it, Nadine - I would have. Cathy C :-*
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« Reply #176 on: July 31, 2007, 12:45:08 PM »
And I agree with Nadine xxx ;D

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« Reply #177 on: August 01, 2007, 06:21:11 PM »
I offered our local paper in Southampton, the Southern Daily Echo, an extra snooker story to the ones that appear for free on a Saturday.

The sports editor looked at my work in progress and offered me two 2,000 word double-page spreads in The Pink (the Saturday evening sports edition).

To say I was stunned...

Today's Echo carries a teaser: "Ken Jones, big interview, exclusive, Ken's sporting life... fascinating interview with the former Saints star turned successful snooker coach in this week's summer Pink."

And he is paying me...

This story, my biggest project ever, has been floating around in the back of my mind for weeks. A friend told me to go for it and gave me the confidence to do it.

Just goes to show...

Tim Dunkley

Snooker - it's just a load of balls www.dailyecho.co.uk/leisure/echoblog/ellipticalballs/

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« Reply #178 on: August 01, 2007, 07:12:10 PM »
Way to go, Tim!

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« Reply #179 on: August 02, 2007, 03:44:00 AM »
Nice one, Tim.  Carpe Diem and all that. 

Come Saturday you'll be walking around with a big grin on your face...

"And how are you today, Tim?"

"In The Pink, Old Chap.  Absolutely in the pink."

Proof to others that a 'labour of love' - unpaid - can sometimes lead to paid work if you're good enough, or simply if you just learn your trade thoroughly whilst working unpaid .

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