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Old 04-11-2006, 10:53 AM   #1
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I've been published!

My first work of short fiction has been published!
It's a ghostly love story.
You can read it here if you'd like:
http://www.romantic-short-love-stori...edi-robin.html

I know it has nothing to do with cooking but I'm excited!

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Old 04-11-2006, 11:01 AM   #2
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Wow, congratulations. I'm going to go read it and I'll let you know what I think!! Of course your excited, I would be too. Thank you for sharing your joy with us!!

That's pretty good. Are those the kind of stories that you like?
My favorites have always been Stephen King, Dean Koontz and John Saul, so, that played out like something they would write.
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:05 AM   #3
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Thank you Texasgirl!
Love your Tenneva Jordan quote! Sooo true!
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:13 AM   #4
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Do you get something for them publishing it?
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:29 AM   #5
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Cool! Can't wait for your next story.

(TG I love John Saul too)
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:30 AM   #6
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Congratulations RMS.

Good for you.

Will definitely read it.

God bless.
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:31 AM   #7
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Congrats! I enjoyed reading it
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Old 04-11-2006, 12:19 PM   #8
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I too have had a piece recently published in a Journal here in Mississippi.

You can read it here

http://www.myweb.cableone.net/duckhe...xpressions.htm

It IS kinda exciting to get published!
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Old 04-11-2006, 12:24 PM   #9
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Thanks Pds, GB, and Aunt Dot!

Texasgirl, Thank you for the compliment about Stephen King, Koonts and Saul. That was the best compliment of my life. Yes, I love reading those types of stories. I got a small amount of money and a big amount of happiness!

Hamhock, Congratulations to you too!
I enjoyed your piece. I'm a relocated northerner living in NC and of course have a very different accent from most of my neighbors!
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Old 04-11-2006, 12:34 PM   #10
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great story!!
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:07 PM   #11
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Thank you so much Cara!
And now I can say I've been read internationally!
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Old 04-11-2006, 02:52 PM   #12
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I loved your story! I have been working on a few things, but I have never been published. Someday!

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Old 04-11-2006, 02:56 PM   #13
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I too have had a piece recently published in a Journal here in Mississippi.

You can read it here

http://www.myweb.cableone.net/duckhe...xpressions.htm

It IS kinda exciting to get published!
I really enjoyed this! One of my favorite classes in college was Linguistics. I have always loved different accents and dialects.

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Old 04-11-2006, 03:29 PM   #14
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I enjoyed your story, too, RMS. Congratulations to you!
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:35 PM   #15
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and...Ham Hock, your discussion of dialect was really interesting, too. You obviously have a very good ear...;)
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:54 PM   #16
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I too have had a piece recently published in a Journal here in Mississippi.

You can read it here

http://www.myweb.cableone.net/duckhe...xpressions.htm

It IS kinda exciting to get published!
Ham, I'm a big fan of dialects too. Check this out:

http://cfprod01.imt.uwm.edu/Dept/FLL...ect/index.html
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:58 PM   #17
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From someone who has written three complete novels so far, and is working on a fourth, with none of them even submitted for publishing yet, congrats. It must be a temendous feeling. I have a freind helping me with one of my works. My stories, I have been told, read well, are exciting, and would be great, if I could only flesh out my characters a bit more. Ahh well, we can't all be great writers. I mean, witness my typing skills.

But for you, I am excited. Good going.

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Congratulations Rms and Hamhock !
How exciting for you both !
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From someone who has written three complete novels so far, and is working on a fourth, with none of them even submitted for publishing yet, congrats. It must be a temendous feeling. I have a freind helping me with one of my works. My stories, I have been told, read well, are exciting, and would be great, if I could only flesh out my characters a bit more. Ahh well, we can't all be great writers. I mean, witness my typing skills.

But for you, I am excited. Good going.

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Don't worry about your typing, weed. Did you know that F. Scott Fitzgerald submitted his masterpiece as The Grate Gatsby? (Editors are standing by.)

Go ahead and submit your works to a professional. You will get some realistic advice about your material.
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Hearty Congratulations from Toronto, Ont. Can. Great read!!!! Keep on writing!
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