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Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Alexia: I'm so pleased that you liked 'I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend' and hope you will enjoy the sequel as much.
I'm even more pleased that it has led you to enjoy historical fiction. I love it - love reading it and love creating it. I had such fun researching for my latest book 'Debutantes' - finding out about the wonderful clothes and the exciting music and how the newly-invented cinema (and jazz) changed the life of young women for ever.
Dated:Thu Aug 16 07:25:11 2012  

Name: Alexia
Message:Hi Cora,
I've just finished reading Jane Austen was my Best Friend and it is probably one of the best books I have ever read! I've never really been into reading historical fiction, but I found the lifestyle of the people in that era so interesting to read about, and it really made me realise how much our world and society has changed! I loved every bit of the book, and am really looking forward to reading Jane Austen Stole My Boyfriend now :) x
Dated:Wed Aug 15 21:29:42 2012  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Lola: I'm delighted you like the two Jane Austen books - you might like to try Debutantes which is in the same sort of vein, though about a different family. I may write a third Jane Austen next year, but I will have to see.

Lucy: No qualifications are needed to be a writer - just talent, which you have, and lots of hard work and practice.
Dated:Mon Aug 13 21:29:47 2012  

Name: Lucy Jameson
Message:What does it take to become a writer I want to do it for a joeb
Dated:Mon Aug 13 18:23:44 2012  

Name: Lola
Message:Hi Cora! I loved the series of books about Jane Austen's cousin Jenny. I love Jane Austens's books myself and your books were just fantastic. I was wondering if you would ever write a third book for this series? Thanks!!!!
Dated:Mon Aug 13 12:28:07 2012  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Minnie: I know nothing whatsoever about Facebook (and tend to shy away from it).
However, I think it is only commonsense to think that you should be able to remove your story, edit it and then put it back on again. You could, if you wished change the title - even a very small change would be enough if they have set up the program to reject stories of the same name from the same person.
Dated:Thu Aug 9 09:15:50 2012  

Name: Minnie
Message:Cora I really need your help because I have a story on wattpad that I want to edit but will they still publish it if its online. Should I take it off? It's only sixteen pages online, so I could take it off and edit it so its different? Would they accept it then????
x
Dated:Wed Aug 8 19:50:32 2012  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:It's extremely hard for anyone of any age to get published these days - a matter of luck and timing and your face fitting.
However, for anyone under eighteen the chances are minuscule.
I suppose the only hope would be if you were to write something completely original and something that only someone of your age would be able to write.
And then you would have to find an agent. Publishers never take submissions from the general public.
However, most people who break into published fiction have spent a few years honing their skills and you can do that. Remember about originality, though.
Dated:Wed Aug 8 18:30:39 2012  

Name: Minnie
Message:That's alright.
I was wondering if you knew any publishers???
Dated:Sun Aug 5 13:47:07 2012  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Minnie: It's a bit long for me to have time to read it just now - in a month's time things will be easier for me. I really am very busy.
Dated:Sat Aug 4 15:58:17 2012  

Name: Minnie
Message:Cora I've finished a really long story but I think I'd have to email it or send it to you as it's like 200 pages long?!
Dated:Sat Aug 4 12:43:48 2012  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Minnie: I was wondering where to put it - see my note.

re book clubs, no, I have never belonged to one but I gather each member in turn chooses a book and the club members get a certain time - a week, I think, to read the book and jot down some comments and then there is a general discussion. Some book clubs meet in a cafe and others in their homes, in rotation. Sounds fun in you team up with people who like the same kind of books as you do.
Dated:Sat Aug 4 08:19:34 2012  

Name: Minnie
Message:Sorry to inundate you with emails but I'm in a book club that I organised a couple of months ago. I was wondering if you were ever in a book club, and what we should do in the book club??
Dated:Fri Aug 3 21:31:09 2012  

Name: Minnie
Message:Cora did you get my new storryyyy? :)
Dated:Fri Aug 3 21:19:47 2012  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:I've forwarded your email to the publishers, Jazz.

Is your name really Jazz - what a wonderful name!
Dated:Fri Aug 3 17:13:02 2012  

Name: Jazz
Message:Hi!
I was wondering if you would e-mail me? I have a book review blog called Ebony Black Lines and I was wondering if you would consider sending me Debutants in exchange for an honest review on my blog?
My e-mail is on my blog.
http://ebonyblacklines.blogspot.co.uk/
Dated:Fri Aug 3 16:50:46 2012  

Name: Minnie
Message:I'm glad to hear it!
I've written some more about Alice- less dark and hopefully more funnier!
Minnie :)
Dated:Fri Aug 3 12:51:56 2012  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Minnie: I'm fine, thanks - just terribly busy! Great story - I've just put it on.

Glad you like the look of Debutantes. Hope you like the story when you read it.

Gabriel: Just put your story on as well.

I'll have to retire and leave the stage to the excellent writers that come on this website!
Dated:Fri Aug 3 12:26:01 2012  

Name: Minnie
Message:Hi Cora, I hope you're ok because you haven't been on for a few days. I love love love the look of Debutantes :)
By the way I'm on wattpad. If its not too much of a hassle, would you mind taking a look at a couple of my stories?
wattpad and my username's RetroTulip <- exactly how its spelt no spaces
If you could POSSIBLY do that I'd love it, but if not I'd understand because you're very busy!! :)
Anyone here on wattpad please read my stories my username's RetroTulip
Dated:Thu Aug 2 19:46:23 2012  

Name: Minnie
Message:CORA! I JUST SAW THE PICTURE FOR DEBUTANTES ON YOUR WEBPAGE *tries to calm down* It's AMAZING! I just got my wages from my job, so I'm going to Waterstone's hopefully Wednesday and snatch it up and devour it!!! :) yay!
Dated:Sun Jul 29 21:39:40 2012  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Taiane: Yes, I think you would like 'Debutantes'. It's a very nice romantic story and has a lot about fashions and beautiful dresses. However, you might find it easier to read 'Jane Austen Stole My Boyfriend' because you know the characters already and also there are lots of little drawings.
Dated:Sun Jul 29 11:13:02 2012  

Name: Taiane
Message:Eu já ia esquecendo! Fiz uma resenha do seu livro!! bloglivrosecha. blogspot. com. br/2012/05/resenha-eu-fui-melhor-amiga-de-jane.html
Dated:Sun Jul 29 04:52:28 2012  

Name: Taiane
Message:Oi Cora! Hi Cora!
Eu vi que seu livro "Debutantes" foi lançado!! Eu quero lê-lo e também o "Jane Austen stole my boyfriend". O inglês é muito difícil pra eu ler? Porque estou muito ansiosa para lê-los!
Dated:Sun Jul 29 04:45:13 2012  

Name: gabbie
Message:Hi Cora! I am so glad you finally have received my and my friends letter from school! We are just some of your BIGGEST fANS!!!!! It's so kind of you for sending us some books, rachel (my friend) will also be DELIGHTED!!! Now i've finished the china doll i might start on another new novel to send to the storty club. I also might ask Rachel if she wants to get involved, i'm sure she would!
Gabriel xx :-)
Dated:Wed Jul 25 10:09:06 2012  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Lovely to hear from you, Gabriel. I'm glad you like the look of Debutantes. I'm just getting ready for t all the publicity business for the first book, while trying to get the time to write the second book.

Look forward to hearing from you.
Dated:Tue Jul 24 19:01:37 2012  

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