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  • in reply to: worcs #11706
    stuartbeaker
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    Is this the NSWE Worcs Splitters Event? Can I come to both/either? Is there somewhere nice up on the Malverns? We could light a beacon or something – somewhere at the Far Right end perhaps?

    in reply to: Worcester/Malvern #11705
    stuartbeaker
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    Wooshy, I’ll stagger along wherever it is. I can make most dates, apart from a couple of days as yet undecided where I’ve got a visitor (maybe I could bring them along. hmm..)

    in reply to: Worcester #11543
    stuartbeaker
    Participant

    Splendid Wooshy. See you there, about 6-ish?

    in reply to: Worcester #11532
    stuartbeaker
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    Spoons’ fine Wooshy, see you there. There seems to be parking close-by at CrownGate Shopping Centre, they do 5pm – 9am for £1.
    WR1 3LX [Moreton Place]

    Oh, also, there’s a Premier Inn just over the Worcester Bridge, by the cricket ground, in case anyone’s stuck..

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    in reply to: Disqus problems #11525
    stuartbeaker
    Participant

    Disqus outage for me, ok on other sites – SB did you ‘lean on’ a button somewhere??

    in reply to: Worcester #11524
    stuartbeaker
    Participant

    Wooshy, appreciate your efforts, and I’m fine wherever.
    However, can’t have GP’s hat going missing! I’ll bring my own with the large brim, in case the ceiling still leaks.
    I haven’t seen a place so awash with pubs and hostelries for years. Surprised the entire population isn’t horizontal by and large. Kempsey, nearest place to me, just outside W, must have 7 or 8. Even Green Street has one that does meals, although that is only open certain days – and there can’t be above a couple of dozen or so houses there.

    in reply to: Worcester #11512
    stuartbeaker
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    OK W & Everyone, that’s in the diary. I seem to have spent several days this week inadvertently recce-ing Ye Olde T so I should be able to bump into it without too much trubble..
    Looking fwd to it!

    in reply to: Worcester #11502
    stuartbeaker
    Participant

    Oops, been busy so I didn’t follow here.. I’m fine for 30th or 1st, in fact most days up to roughly 13th Dec. Anywhere you like will do me, looking forward..
    Stuart B

    in reply to: Worcester #11495
    stuartbeaker
    Participant

    OK, I’m good for any time until mid-Dec, and don’t care where we meet so if the last venue was a good one that’s fine by me, otherwise there seems to be a vast number of places round here compared to where I’ve just moved from, but I don’t know any of them yet..
    Looking forward to it.

    in reply to: Worcester #11490
    stuartbeaker
    Participant

    Count me in Wooshy. Was sorry to miss last one, and I’ve now moved to within 5 miles of Worcs TC so will aim to be there any time, apart from around Christmas when I will be in foreign parts.

    in reply to: Worcester #11447
    stuartbeaker
    Participant

    Ah well, wasn’t to be. There in spirit if not in spirits, see you @ next do when I’ve finally MOVED.. Have a grand time all.

    in reply to: Worcester #11443
    stuartbeaker
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    I had planned on coming to this, & will still try – I can bring a dog-bowl if there’s no room at the table. I am currently on a fizzer to get out of my house by the 30th & may be ‘v busy’ tomorrow. My new place is near to Worcester, but atm only looks like a storage facility.. see you if poss!

    in reply to: The Potential of GP – Brainstorming #11072
    stuartbeaker
    Participant

    Good points Æ. I like some of those ideas and I’m sure others will give it some thought. Forums have come along at just the right time I’d say.

    in reply to: Any interest in publishing Postal Pieces? #11008
    stuartbeaker
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    BP, your writing is awesome, and the Edge+ set would obviously make a novel – it might even be rather long for one, and possibly splittable to get part out and test the market (which I am sure would be receptive, it’s just a question of tagging the right signposts for your target audience, and I’m sure you would have a better idea than me).

    You are right about conventional routes to publishing – the yearbook is a long and depressing path to tread in search of either a publisher or an agent. Swiss Bob is right, it is now quite a good option to do it independently. One of my acquaintance wrote a murder book set in the world of sub-aqua enthusiasts (she was partial to putting on the rubber suits herself!), and marketed her book at specialist conventions as well as getting a couple of PA slots at Waterstones. Times have changed, but it is still true that you have to find your own best audience.

    I would recommend spending a little time to think about whether your pieces

      could

    be partitioned at any point to allow earlier publication of some of them. It can be quite a draw to have a sequel/continuation as I’m sure you’re perfectly well aware.

    in reply to: Any interest in publishing Postal Pieces? #11006
    stuartbeaker
    Participant

    Col, your semi-auto series was one of the sets I had marked as a candidate for pub. As for length, the shorts that I put onto Kindle amounted to about 40k words, and that felt OK. There was the equivalent of about two further books at that size, but in the event it was not possible to publish those, as my wife’s health was slipping and other priorities intervened. If you find out the size of each piece, we can think about the best way to aggregate them.. good stuff!

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