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Name: aoibheann
Message:sorry cora i can't think of a ending right now, cause normally after mabye a couple of chapters a ending springs into my mind but i can't think of one right now but i will do the ending soon
Dated:Sun Jul 20 16:54:45 2008  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoibheann: I think the best thing for you to do would be to send me the ending of your new story (if you have it planned). Make sure that you send at least ten lines so that I can see how it is going to work out. Don't worry, I won't put it onto the Story Club Board until the time has come for an ending, but I'd like to have some assurance of the story being ended this time. You've started so many and then abandoned them.
Dated:Sun Jul 20 16:29:39 2008  

Name: aoibheann
Message:cora,i'm think i'm going to start a new story, one that i will stick to, if thats alright
Dated:Sat Jul 19 22:33:21 2008  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:There have been quite a few entries, but the only one who actually finished the story was Niamh, so I have chosen her ending - a very good one, I thought.
Any ideas for a new story?
Dated:Sat Jul 19 16:54:34 2008  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoibheann & Gina: Thanks for your entries for The Storyline. Unfortunately I saw both at the same time and they don't really follow on for each other.
I think, in any case, that it is best if I say now that the story must be finished so I will only put on a good ending to it - otherwise it will go on for ever with new twists and turns.
Dated:Thu Jul 17 14:02:04 2008  

Name: Niamh W
Message:Yeah, I think so too. It has been on for a while and it's time for a new one. Maybe a fantasy?
Dated:Wed Jul 16 20:30:23 2008  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Niamh: I loved the new bit of your story - well done!

Many thanks, also, for your addition to the Storyline. This has moved the story on very well. It really is ready for its ending, now, don't you think?
Dated:Wed Jul 16 10:22:41 2008  

Name: Niamh W
Message:It's just my computer, that's why it doesn't work. I'm using a diffrent one though now. I just sent in the next part of A Flash of Life. It's just a small chapter. I hope you like it!
Dated:Tue Jul 15 18:04:42 2008  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoibheann: That's a good idea.

John (& Peter): I like the vivid way that you write, but you are really writing a different story to the Daisy & Kate one. I think this story should be finished up now if someone can think of a good end. By the time the sotry goes into the fourth page it begins to drag and new visitors can't really catch up with in the ins and outs - now there's a challenge for a writer!
Dated:Tue Jul 15 08:44:00 2008  

Name: aoibheann
Message:hi, i'm going to try and put a few twists into the bullys favourite, and try not too make soo preditable, sorry i havn't been on in a while, because with sports and horse riding and friends over and things i get very busy!
Dated:Mon Jul 14 12:44:26 2008  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Kristine: Well done. No one ever became a writer without a fair measure of determination and hard work.
I rewrote my adult novel, 'My Lady Judge' two or three times before it was accepted and now it is out there selling well in most of the world.
Don't give up!
Dated:Sat Jul 12 18:48:36 2008  

Name: Kristine
Message:Cora: It's the Summer now anyway, so I have plenty of time to think about it. While I'm thinking if I'll send it in I think I'll try writing some of the more modern stuff. It's been a while since I wrote something like that.
Dated:Sat Jul 12 18:33:07 2008  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Dear Kristine,
I know exactly how you feel. One feels so vulnerable to those people and the uncomfortable fact is that you are almost bound to be disappointed.
Perhaps you might feel happier just to leave it for the moment and try something else.
Just feel assured that I think this is worthy of publishing and some day you might feel like giving it a go.
Best of luck - whatever you decide - and keep the stories coming!
Dated:Sat Jul 12 18:28:11 2008  

Name: Kristine
Message:Cora: I'm not quite sure if I'm confident enough to send it to a publisher, but I think that I'll regret missing a chance if I don't. I haven't called them yet but perhaps I'll send the first chapter with a cover letter or something. Just to know that at least I tried.
Dated:Sat Jul 12 18:02:02 2008  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Niamh: I'm sorry that you have been having trouble with the message board - it's quite strange that it is just the message board that doesn't work for you. Have you tried clicking on 'refresh' on the toolbar?
I loved the new story - keep it up!
Dated:Sat Jul 12 07:57:56 2008  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Kristine: If you don't feel ready to approach a publisher, I would just leave it for the moment and go on enjoying your writing. It's a chance in ten thousand, anyway, that it would be accepted - not because of its quality - which is excellent, but because of the sheer numbers of people writing books.
I suppose that I suggested it because it's such an excellent story and I am quite excited about it.
However, the problem with it would be that thousands of people are writing in this genre now. Publishers are probably more likely to accept a modern 'teen' story from someone of your age. Claire Hennessy was only about fourteen when her first book, about school life, was published.
Dated:Sat Jul 12 07:57:17 2008  

Name: Kristine
Message:Cora: Thanks to an annoyingly badly timed thunderstorm, my phone and internet lines have been down since we last spoke, so I haven't had a chance to ring in yet. I'll be able to do it first thing on Monday morning, and I'll send you a message then telling you how it went.
Dated:Fri Jul 4 15:16:59 2008  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Hello Amber,
Thanks for writing. I would love to come and see you all and your lovely new school.
I'm afraid I know nothing about Salvador Dali. Did you try putting it into Google?
Byt the way, you'll notice that I deleted your email address. That's because it's not very safe, sometimes, for kids to put their email address on the Internet.
I hope we meet in the autumn.
Dated:Sun Jun 29 21:06:26 2008  

Name: amber
Message:hi cora
i am writing a school report about salvador dali (end of 5th class report)I am not too sure of many of his paintings.If you had hurd of many could you send them to me .Thank you


ps.could you come to my school next september for we last saw you three years ago.Our school is
clarecastle national school. It will be my last year next year so my class would realy like that

yours truly
amber
Dated:Sun Jun 29 21:03:08 2008  

Name: aoibheann
Message:how did it go kristine?
Dated:Thu Jun 26 18:05:05 2008  

Name: Kristine
Message:Cora: Thanks for all your kind suggestions. I'll call on Monday, and be sure to let you know what they say.
Dated:Fri Jun 20 20:12:45 2008  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Yes, definitely Monday - leave it until about 11.00 so that they get a chance to open their post etc.
I do suggest that you write down - perhaps in bullet points - everything that you want to get across. This is your first opportunity to make an impression.
Do mention the number of words - they may be used to kids trying to get their stories published, but this is impressive - not many of your age would have that dedication. I think you have talent, but that doesn't say that you will be accepted. It all depends on what the market wants at the moment. I hate to say it but you would probably have a better chance with a junior 'chick lit.'
Still, it's worth a try and you lose nothing by trying.
Dated:Fri Jun 20 20:03:27 2008  

Name: Kristine
Message:Cora: Thanks for your suggestion, I'll try that...it's six o' clock on a Friday now, though, so I will probably have better luck if I try calling on Monday...should I phone, or write a letter, do you think?
Dated:Fri Jun 20 18:13:21 2008  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Kristine: What you could do, for a start, is phone O'Brien Press in Dublin. Be very professional about it. Write down what you are going to say to the grl that answers the phone. Tell them about the story, what it is about, and how long it is. Tell them a little about yourself, how old you are etc.
If you are lucky, they will offer to read three to four chapters.
Dated:Fri Jun 20 18:01:36 2008  

Name: Kristine
Message:Cora: Do you think I should try it, then?
Dated:Thu Jun 19 19:14:47 2008  

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