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Name: Conor
Message:I edited the beginning of the chapter to show that it was Sťamus narrating, would you like me to send you the whole document again, edited?
I didn't think you wanted me to, sorry!
Dated:Tue May 14 22:12:06 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Conor:
OK - now I've had two submissions for the story club from you and only after I had gone to the trouble of going three-quarters of the way through each of them did I realise that it is supposed to be Seamus talking.

Come on, now, Conor. It's useless you sending me these things and then taking no notice of what I say.

If you just want to see them in print OK - I'll put them on, but if I go to the trouble of giving you advice I expect you to take it. You wouldn't last five minutes with an agent, not to mind an editor if you behaved like that!
Dated:Tue May 14 20:36:39 2013  

Name: Conor
Message:OK, so the problem was just on ONE PAGE of my document. For some reason, it refused to process it.
So, you missed the part where I described the glamours and the latest bit starts where Conor was just granted access through. Sorry!
Dated:Tue May 14 19:24:00 2013  

Name: Conor
Message:Of course not, I'm just at home today because I sprained my thumb. Probably shouldn't be typing though...
Dated:Tue May 14 16:51:17 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Conor: Why don't you try a different computer. One at home or at school. You do go to school, don't you? You don't stay at home writing books all day, do you?
Dated:Tue May 14 15:22:43 2013  

Name: Conor
Message:Nevermind, there are no Greek letters in this part...
Dated:Tue May 14 12:10:50 2013  

Name: Conor
Message:OK, I did everything I possibly could, and it's still not sending... maybe it's the Greek letters?
Dated:Tue May 14 12:09:58 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Cara: Now that's a hard question!
Seriously, I think that hard work is the key to any achievement. I work very hard -and try not to spare any effort while researching my books. In fact I don't allow myself to start until I have everything thing in place and have planned the whole book right up to the ending. By that stage I have between ten and forty folders of information and ideas.
Dated:Tue May 14 09:50:52 2013  

Name: Cara
Message:Dear Cora,
Oh dear I can't believed you replied!!! So soon to. I live in Australia so I thought it might be a bit hard for you to reply so soon as you live in Ireland, as I am led to believe. I'm in the middle of reading I was Jane Austen best friend again! I still can't believe that Jane's mother left George down in the village with Nanny Littleworth, I think that's is so horrible. I've got a question I'm not sure if you'll be able to answer it though! How do you write such phenomenal books!?
From Cara
Dated:Tue May 14 09:43:26 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Cara: I love getting a message like that - I have favourite books that I read and reread and I am so thrilled to be the author of one that people like to reread. I did enjoy writing that and had a wonderful time researching the costumes of that era. The museum at Bath was a great inspiration. I got the idea for Jenny's first ball dress there.
Dated:Tue May 14 09:05:33 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Conor: I don't understand what is happening, but it's fine my end. I just copied about three chapters from a book I wrote for girls quite some time ago and it all worked perfectly.
Perhaps it's something to do with the anti-virus software on your computer. That often seems to be the source of a problem, I find.
Dated:Tue May 14 09:02:29 2013  

Name: Cara
Message:Dear Cora,
I'm eleven years old and I absolutely love your book I was Jane Austen's best friend. I've read it something like ten times in the past six months or something! I'm yet to read Jane Austen stole my boyfriend, but I will read it I promise you. I think you a fabulous author and I hope to read more of your books in the future.
From Cara your biggest fan!
Dated:Tue May 14 08:30:51 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:I just tried a few lines, Conor and it worked perfectly. Try sending a few paragraphs and see how that goes.
Dated:Mon May 13 20:09:31 2013  

Name: Conor
Message:I tried again, and I got this message:

Internal Server Error
The page you requested could not be served. This could happen for a variety of reasons, including:

A CGI script failed to produce any output.
The server is incorrectly configured.
The server encountered a critical error.

There may be more information about this error in the server's error logs.

If you have any queries about this error, please e-mail webmaster@this.domain.
Dated:Mon May 13 18:16:41 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Conor: No it didn't come. Try separating it into two parts and then sending it.
Dated:Mon May 13 18:06:34 2013  

Name: Conor
Message:Um, Cora, I sent you my story again and I got an internal server error, so I don't think it sent...
Dated:Mon May 13 18:01:58 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:I hope you like your phone, Conor. I'm only just getting into text-messaging and find it very tedious compared to emailing - but then I am a touch typist -learned it nearly fifty-five years ago and the skill has never left me.

I didn't receive your story - but don't resend just now - keep it until Monday as I am very busy - get the chapter openings right during the weekend.
Dated:Sat May 11 10:07:24 2013  

Name: Conor
Message:Hi, Cora!
My Confirmation has been over for a while, and I got my first phone, yay!
Did you get time to read the newest part of my book yet?
Dated:Fri May 10 18:55:37 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Good idea.
Haven't got the story yet - and probably won't look at it until late this afternoon.
Must get down to work now before my ideas fly away.
Dated:Fri May 10 08:55:17 2013  

Name: Conor
Message:Thanks! I just sent you a new part of my story... and I'm thinking of doing a prologue in the beginning of the story, to reference what happened in the last book, before Chapter 1. What do you think of that?
Dated:Fri May 10 08:35:33 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:That's an excellent idea - I like the informality of that.
Have a wonderful day.
I've just started work. I'm in the early stages of a new book called 'The Last Druid' and it seems to be flowing very well. I've done ten thousand words so far this week.
And when it is finished I shall have to see how my agent likes it - and be polite if he criticizes it!
Dated:Fri May 10 08:33:51 2013  

Name: Conor
Message:Yes, I understand... but third person, I felt like it wasn't making for a good enough association for each of the characters, and this book in particular needs first-person point of view for something that happens later on. I actually have my Confirmation today- I woke up early so I could write for an hour, then leave. Well, I could have something at the beginning of every chapter that says something like "Hey, Sťamus here."
Because this is meant to them telling the story after it happened.
Dated:Fri May 10 08:27:54 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Conor: I think that you have to have an introduction into each character the first time that it is introduced into the story - weave it in, but it needs to be at the head of the chapter. (and each chapter should have a number - in words - beside it and a chapter title under it.) If you have to put the name of the P.O.V. character, then if should be on the third line and on the left, but I think that is clumsy. You're a good enough writer to weave it in.
Dated:Fri May 10 08:22:37 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:
Then, in subsequent chapters, make sure that someone address the P.O.V. character by name and very early on.
I'm not keen on multiple P.O.V.s - you are not good enough yet to have a distinctive 'voice' for each and it all sounds as though it's Conor.
And, of course, one of the reasons why a reader likes a book is an identification with the main character - that is one of the reasons why Harry Potter is so popular.
Dated:Fri May 10 08:22:02 2013  

Name: Conor
Message:What Latin? O.o
Also, I really don't know a way to get who's narrating across, unless I get rid of all Chapter names, and just replace them with narrator names...
The spells are a new way I'm trying to go with the series, I wasn't taking any inspiration from the Harry Potter books, I actually hate them...
Dated:Thu May 9 16:34:20 2013  

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