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Name: Aoibheann
Message:Sarah: We got our prises today..only a few people got them, because the rest forgot to bring it in...By the way..is your school doing the credit union bord quiz?
we are..I'm on a team with a girl in my class and 2 girls from 4th class.
Dated:Tue Jan 27 17:35:16 2009  

Name: Kristine
Message:Cora: Out of pure lack of ideas, I'm trying out a somewhat bizarre twist in Chapter Eleven, just as a little experiment, to see can I pull it off. Anyway, I've just submitted it. Again, sorry the chapters are taking so long...my mock exams are coming up in a couple of weeks so I'm a little snowed under at the moment!
Dated:Mon Jan 26 23:58:31 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Sarah: Wow!!!Your class must have worked hard!
What school do you go to?
Dated:Mon Jan 26 16:26:32 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton
Message:Aoibheann:No we have not yet received our prizes but our teacher got a Christmas card(well more like back to school in January card)stating that we will be receiving our prizes soon.But the prizes ain't really the point I was just more proud of the fact that our first year class raised over 2000 euro for M.S, and that everyone contributed what they could and that we got everyone around us aware of this and also contributing what they could too.
Dated:Sun Jan 25 18:34:02 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Sarah: i did the readathon too!
have you got your prises yet? we haven't....
Cora: do you think you will do another gorgeous book after 'Twice as gorgeous?'
Dated:Sat Jan 24 13:52:13 2009  

Name: kelly ann =]
Message:guess what cora i won a compation today for best story in my school i won a €25 gift vocher for easons!!!!!!
Dated:Thu Jan 22 20:53:36 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton
Message:Yes I suppose there is no point in reading a book and racing through it, because half way through you will most likely get feed up with the book and not bothered to read on with the second half because you will not understand it!
I know that for fact because while I was participating in the M.S Readathon I used to rush through my books but when I actually thought.What is the story about, I couldn't explain....
Dated:Thu Jan 22 18:12:21 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: we won the first round of the indoor hurling today!
Dated:Thu Jan 22 16:37:21 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Sarah: I suppose that the best way to enjoy books with a somewhat unfamiliar vocabulary is just to rush through them enjoying the story and allowing the meaning to penetrate gradually.
Aoibheann: I will try
Dated:Thu Jan 22 16:31:13 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: Are you planning to get a new puplisher to puplish 'twice as gorgeous?'
Dated:Wed Jan 21 19:44:09 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton
Message:Yeh, now I understand.If i was to read one of her books I would probably have to keep reading over the sentence again and again until I understood it.I am getting all my Christmas test results tomorrow on report!!And they are being sent to our houses!!!
Dated:Mon Jan 19 19:32:41 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoibheann: No, I don['t think so - there are 17 Drumshee books and that's probably enough.

Sarah: Jane Austen wrote about 200 hundred years ago - The English might seem a little old fashioned but it is still the same English as today. For instance this is what Mrs Bennet says to her daughter Elizabeth.
'Lizzy, mind what you say. Don't run on in the same wild way as you are permitted to do at home.'
Dated:Mon Jan 19 18:38:01 2009  

Name: Sarah patton
Message:Yeh I suppose because wasn't Jane Austen a very Classical writer, It might be a bit difficult to understand. because it would have been written with the old english,wouldn't it.
Dated:Sun Jan 18 19:16:26 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: Are you planning to write any more drumshee books?
Dated:Sun Jan 18 18:44:56 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Yes, Mercutio is the doomed maverick - very attractive.

Aoibheann: It's great that you are continuing steadily with this story and not going off and writing another one when you are halfway through.
Dated:Sun Jan 18 16:56:57 2009  

Name: Kristine
Message:Cora: I think you’re right about the comedies. Romeo and Juliet is the play I’m studying for my English Junior Cert, so that’s why my friends and I went to see it yesterday. I was really glad they picked Romeo and Juliet to study for the exams, because at the time, I’d already read it. My favourite character is Mercutio, and the actor who played him last night was a young English guy, he was really talented, he did the “Queen Mab” speech brilliantly!
Dated:Sun Jan 18 14:50:43 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: I've just sent in Rainbow Chapter 7:
Dated:Sun Jan 18 13:49:03 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Sarah Patton: I think that to see a film might be the best way into Jane Austen's books for teenagers. She is a very, very funny writer and some of her dialogue makes me laugh aloud, but some pages in the books look rather stodgy.

Kristine: I love Shakespeare, but not his comedies. The tragedies are as relevant today as they were over four hundred years ago, but the jokes don't seem to have lasted!
You are just the right age for 'Romeo & Juliet' It's so beautiful!
Dated:Sun Jan 18 11:31:33 2009  

Name: Kristine
Message:Cora: I just got in from watching a production of 'Romeo and Juliet' in the Black Box Theatre in Galway, it was amazing! Are you a fan of Shakespeare?
Dated:Sat Jan 17 23:41:27 2009  

Name: Sarah Patton
Message:Cora: It sounds really good.Yeh i Reckon loads of Jane Austen fans will love it!My American friend was saying she loved her!! Hopefully after you get it puplished I will be one of the first people to buy it.
Dated:Sat Jan 17 19:33:06 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: Yeah! Thats a good idea..
Dated:Sat Jan 17 11:42:45 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:I think that if I were you, Aoibheann, I would keep this poem to use in your story(I think it might be best to leave out the last bit - just emphasise how miserable the girl is). It could be part of the reformation of Rainbow - perhaps she finds a scruffy piece of paper on the floor - or sees it pinned up on the wall. Suddenly she sees the other side of bullying - she begins to see the point of view of the victim ...
Dated:Sat Jan 17 10:08:45 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:i tried doing a poem..what do you think?
Dated:Fri Jan 16 21:18:32 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: oh...i was looking foward to reading it...
mabye you could try a different publishers?
Dated:Fri Jan 16 18:59:47 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoibheann: The trouble is that the publishers who published 'Gorgeous' have given up on publishing for young people, and English publishers are not interested in something set in Ireland, so, for the moment, I've put 'Twice as Gorgeous' on the shelf (literally as well as figuratively).
Sarah: Yes, there is a lot of typing even after you get an idea - anything between 30,000 and 90,000 words in my case.
Sarah Patton: Thanks...
I'm aiming at the young teens, but I hope it will be interesting, also, for Jane Austen fans who want to find out about her teen years. I've done a lot of research.
Dated:Fri Jan 16 16:26:14 2009  

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