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At 9:07am on April 26, 2011, Lia Keyes said…
Aloha, Miss Raye, and welcome to the Guild.
At 4:33pm on April 26, 2011, David Mark Brown said…
HEllo Miss Raye, and welcome! Nice to have you SWAGGING.
At 6:40pm on April 26, 2011, David Mark Brown said…
It is quite the place. I have enjoyed the dialogue tremendously. It looks from your profile pic that you may be into the more Western style steampunk... That's my personal favorite anywho.
At 9:11am on April 27, 2011, David Mark Brown said…
Dustpunk? Never heard that one. I'm working on a series of dieselpunk westerns at the moment - Mexican revolution/WWI sort of time period. I'll have to look into the dustpunk thing. What sort of stuff are you working on?
At 10:52am on May 5, 2011, David Mark Brown said…
I am to the stage of looking for some beta readers for my novel coming out this summer. It is a weird western, dieselpunk so I thought you might be interested. What I really need is very honest feedback on whether it is ready for publication or not and what still needs to be tweaked. I posted more in a forum: http://steampunkwriters.ning.com/forum/topics/need-beta-readers-for
At 4:22pm on May 7, 2011, David Mark Brown said…
No worries. I thought you were a weird west fan. The book is more west and less weird. If you are looking for a read that would be great, but I don't want you to feel obligated. I would probably be jumping back in for the rewrite in a couple of weeks, so I would need notes by then. You can email me at hachebrown(at)gmail.com if you want me to send it to you. Let me know if you want a pdf or an epub.
At 10:11am on June 4, 2011, David Mark Brown said…
I am halfway through another rewrite using Beta feedback. I'll try to get you a file today of the first half and send it off to you. I would love some feedback on the current form. I am really hoping that it works well now. Then I'll just ship it out to a proof editor and be ready to go.
I'll send you the first half in a .pdf. and then I should have the second half ready by the end of this next week. If you want .epub let me know, but most people have been wanting .pdf. Thanks!
At 11:36am on June 4, 2011, Ray Dean said…
pdf is great :D
At 7:20am on June 14, 2011, Lia Habel said…
Thanks so much! Nice to meet you!
At 7:29pm on June 14, 2011, Lia Keyes said…
That would be a wonderful post for the blog! Thank you. If you leave the ones that got added today there for a day or two and then add yours, that would be perfect. Just click on the Blog tab in the menu bar at the top of the page and follow instructions. It comes to me for approval and then it appears on the front page. Cheers!
At 7:46am on June 29, 2011, Amaryllis Higgenbottom said…
Very well, Miss Raye. So nice to hear from you. How are you this summer morning?
At 8:15pm on July 8, 2011, Rae Lavallee said…
Thanks for the welcome! Personally as a fellow Rae, I like the spelling of yours much better than mine.
At 12:11pm on July 11, 2011, C. P. Brooks said…
Aloha! Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the post. (What? Someone read it?!?)  :)  And thank you for the welcome. Happy to be here!
At 6:32am on July 15, 2011, Amy Kennedy said…
Hi Miss Raye, thanks for your welcome, I tried using the link to my blog and it worked for me...maybe there was a glitch that day.
At 10:04am on July 28, 2011, David Haugh said…
Ms Raye, thank you for the invite, it's good to have friends. That and always sit with your back to the wall, facing the door. Best, Dave
At 6:03am on August 4, 2011, Wolfen Moondaughter said…
Thank you! :)
At 11:28am on August 7, 2011, Marissa Blackburn said…
Thanks! Glad to be a part of this awesome online community!
At 9:29am on August 9, 2011, Wolfen Moondaughter said…
Cool! I have fond memories of seeing the ballet as a child. :) Have you read the original, the ETA Hoffman version? If you haven't, Alexandre Dumas cut out like half of it in his version (which the ballet is based on). I love the animated movie The Nutcracker Prince, which includes the missing bit and partially inspired my own version.
At 10:21am on August 9, 2011, Wolfen Moondaughter said…
The part that was ommitted is called "The Story of the Hard Nut" -- it tells of a cursed princess, Pirlipat, and of how the Nutcracker was cursed in turn when trying to save her. :)
At 11:11am on August 9, 2011, Rafi Alexandrian Jose said…

    I'm comfortable writing non-fiction.  Particularly on economic justice and the theology thereof.  As well as labor issues, the western esoteric tradition, and the cultures of the Pacific NW.   I had always believed that fiction was beyond me.  Writing good fiction requires not only style, but the ability to bring forth well-developed characters such that a reader understands them.  Not an easy task. 

    However, after reading Boneshaker, it dawned on me that I could write something better.  Which I am now in the process of actually doing.  It seems rather like my experiences as a mechanic-- you learn the most by doing the work.  As many writers have said, I too, have found that my characters seem to have taken on a life of their own.  My task is to sustain them.       

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