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Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:22 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Double spaces after a full stop definitely seem to have made a come-back.


Right. I'll send in a new version with double spaces, and assorted, unmarked tweaks (the shape of the elves' ears, and how much of the town is overrun by orcs). You'll work it out.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:29 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Can I also say... Double spaces after a full stop definitely seem to have made a come-back.

If only there were a one-button solution to that problem. :roll:

I take it you're not sending confirmation emails once you receive, and that the only person you're just waiting for Indy Robitaille?
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:31 pm Post

I've sent in two versions - the first to get one in as close to deadline as possible; the second to fix the bits I missed in sending the first as close to deadline as possible.

Since I sent each one to both emails, you should have 4 copies from me – if you have a choice, go for the one that says "EDITED".
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:34 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Can I also say... Double spaces after a full stop definitely seem to have made a come-back.

Admits I might be guilty of that. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:35 pm Post

xiamenese wrote:Well, it's in, but I don't suppose it reads like a chapter of any known Western!


Is it in English? :shock:
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:35 pm Post

jake0 wrote:Rog replied to my email with "looking forward to reading what you came up with," and it occurred to me:

How the HELL is Rog supposed to read THREE novels in the next few hours. He must be some kind of literary God-Man.


Oh, no. Guess what will be on the testimonials. We'll never hear the end of this... :roll:
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:51 pm Post

Look, there's 55 of you. If I spend 3 minutes a chapter each, that's still all the time I have to get them in the Scrivener Project and have time to compile. And I'm *still* not only reading them but also correcting punctuation, spelling and in a couple of cases slicing conflicts out and drafting short paragraphs to drop in here and there to fix continuity (and sending to the authors for notification and approval, of course).

If Jake wants to revere me, I say you shouldn't crush his dreams! :D
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:52 pm Post

nom wrote:
xiamenese wrote:Well, it's in, but I don't suppose it reads like a chapter of any known Western!


Is it in English? :shock:

Yeah, but it reads more like Jane Austen with gratuitous swearing.

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:52 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Look, there's 55 of you. If I spend 3 minutes a chapter each, that's still all the time I have to get them in the Scrivener Project and have time to compile. And I'm *still* not only reading them but also correcting punctuation, spelling and in a couple of cases slicing conflicts out and drafting short paragraphs to drop in here and there to fix continuity (and sending to the authors for notification and approval, of course).

If Jake wants to revere me, I say you shouldn't crush his dreams! :D


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Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:53 pm Post

Finlay got my submission sent in. Hopefully I wasn't to late. :shock:

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:56 pm Post

xiamenese wrote:
nom wrote:
xiamenese wrote:Well, it's in, but I don't suppose it reads like a chapter of any known Western!


Is it in English? :shock:

Yeah, but it reads more like Jane Austen with gratuitous swearing.

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Sounds good to me. I'd probably read more Jane Austen if she included gratuitous swearing... :D
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:01 pm Post

nom wrote:Sounds good to me. I'd probably read more Jane Austen if she included gratuitous swearing...
Worrabout gymnasticated honkey-tonkin'? :twisted:
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:02 pm Post

nom wrote:Sounds good to me. I'd probably read more Jane Austen if she included gratuitous swearing... :D


And the adaptations could star Samuel L Jackson, so win/win, I say.

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:04 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Can I also say... Double spaces after a full stop definitely seem to have made a come-back.


Double spaces never left me. ^_^

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:15 pm Post

StilaWebb wrote:
pigfender wrote:Can I also say... Double spaces after a full stop definitely seem to have made a come-back.


Double spaces never left me. ^_^


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