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Name: Aoibhe Murphy
Message:Hey cora HOW U JUST BACK FROM SPAIN
I AM SO BRUNT!!!! LOL!!!!
Dated:Fri May 24 22:22:47 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Some lovely fairy stories from girls in Ballinamere.

Sophie, I'm waiting for the ending of your story before I put it on.
Dated:Mon May 20 15:49:43 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Kyle: I put your story on. Sorry for the delay. I had a deadline with my own writing and have been very, very busy.
Dated:Fri May 17 18:20:34 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Conor: yes, let's start again. Send it to me, chapter by chapter, with each chapter clearly numbered as well as named and with the first line identifying the speaker.
Dated:Fri May 17 18:13:13 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Shauna: Sorry I didn't put your story on until now. I've been very busy. I've given you some advice so have a look.
Well done!
Dated:Fri May 17 18:11:08 2013  

Name: Cara
Message:Dear Cora,
Thanks for offering and the great ideas but the part of Jane Austen's life I wanted and was planning to do is not to be found with the resources I have. So I have decide to switch to the Tudor Dynasty. Thanks anyway I really appreciate it.
From Cara
Dated:Fri May 17 08:12:42 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Send it to the Story Club, Cara.When it is finished copy the text (no illustrations) and then paste it into the form that you will see in the Story Club.
Dated:Thu May 16 08:15:18 2013  

Name: Cara
Message:Dear Cora,
Thanks for offering to do that for me. Also thankyou for the idea of the illustrations and the muslin. How would I send you the project??? That's the only problem. As I don't think I could write it on the message board as it will probably be pages long. Thank you again.
From Cara
Dated:Thu May 16 07:54:29 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Cara: That's all right, Cara.

What I would be happy to do is to check it through for you before you submit it.

If I were you I would illustrate it nicely with little sketches, just as Jenny illustrated her diary. That would make it very attractive.

And if you could get hold of a bit of muslin - well it would be lovely to stick in a bit of that.

My lovely editor at Macmillan sent me a tiny - just a few inches long - dance programme and its own tiny pencil - as a publication day present. She got it on the Internet and it didn't cost much - mind you, you could even make it yourself and pencil in the names of boys that Jane did know. Something like that would be lovely stuck into your project.
Dated:Thu May 16 07:33:57 2013  

Name: Cara
Message:Dear Cora,
I understand you must extremely busy writing. I'm sorry, I shouldn't have asked.
Sorry. :(
From Cara
Dated:Thu May 16 07:00:00 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Cara: Sorry but I'm terribly busy myself. I'm in the middle of writing a book for adults and I'm trying to make myself write 3,000 words a day.

You'll get loads about Jane Austen on the Internet and my 'Author's Note' at the end of the book will tell you which bits I made up and which are true.
Dated:Wed May 15 08:16:26 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Conor: Yes, let's start again.
And do but in some description. This is beginning to sound like the dialogue for a movie - but remember that a movie has action, scenery, sound all going on in front of your eyes.
One good tip is to write a line of dialogue and then, after the full stop and inverted comma put something like:

Conor, I knew, was in one of his moods. He .....

and then do a description. Try to have dialogue only a third of what you write - it can get to be the lazy way out.
So, start again.
Dated:Wed May 15 08:14:11 2013  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:l each chapter with its number, name, if you wish (but put on the next line) and then start each chapter with a clear sentence that shows who is talking and right through the pages again show clearly who is talking by putting a comment after it, or by introducing names in replies.
Dated:Wed May 15 08:13:20 2013  

Name: Cara
Message:Dear Cora,
I was wondering if you could help me with something. As you know I'm a big fan of yours so I hope this is not to much of an ask. My school teacher asked us to do a self interest project and I decided to do Jane Austen as I'm interested in her. I was wondering if you could give me little bit of background information on her as I'm extremely busy with other things. It would be a great help if you could do this for me.
From Cara
Dated:Wed May 15 07:45:34 2013  

Name: Conor
Message:I'll send you the now edited full document, OK?
Sorry if I annoyed you.
Dated:Tue May 14 22:15:43 2013  

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  

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