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by juleswatson
Fri August 27th, 2010, 12:20 pm
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: Free Short Story
Replies: 9
Views: 2607

Such a great idea, Anna. Can't wait to read it!!!! (in between proof reading my galleys today, but that is so boring would rather read your story!)
by juleswatson
Fri August 20th, 2010, 11:15 am
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: Pyridain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
Replies: 24
Views: 4193

[quote=""parthianbow""]How funny! The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and the sequel The Moon of Gomrath were two of my all time favourites, as were the Susan Cooper books. Incidentally, Jules, did you know that the 2nd book, The Dark is Rising, was made in to a film about 1 or 2 years ago? Not seen it, b...
by juleswatson
Fri August 20th, 2010, 8:28 am
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: Pyridain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
Replies: 24
Views: 4193

I adored these books and well remember weeping copiously at the end of High King. I also devoured Susan Cooper's "Dark is Rising" series and Alan Garner's books as well. Those three series triggered off my love of Celtic fantasy, actually, when I was a child, then later I moved on to Tolkien and Mis...
by juleswatson
Thu August 19th, 2010, 9:47 am
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: The Road to Rome becomes a bestseller!
Replies: 21
Views: 1741

Just got this Ben while travelling around - so a bit overdue - but CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is just really great news and very well deserved!!! Well done, very excited for you.
by juleswatson
Tue July 13th, 2010, 11:44 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Interesting thoughts about reader reviews
Replies: 41
Views: 2338

[quote=""Margaret""]the same book can get star ratings that are all over the place, depending on whether it's the sort of thing a particular reader enjoys[/quote] And that is what makes reviews difficult for authors to get their heads around. As Anna said, your book might not be someone's thing no m...
by juleswatson
Mon July 12th, 2010, 1:23 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Interesting thoughts about reader reviews
Replies: 41
Views: 2338

I don't really understand this feeding frenzy of authors madly jumping on every review, getting into public spats and engaging in underhand behavior. Call me old-fashioned - and this has possibly been to my detriment - but I come from the "sink or swim" school of thought and am basically, throw it o...
by juleswatson
Mon July 12th, 2010, 11:34 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Interesting thoughts about reader reviews
Replies: 41
Views: 2338

Agree with everyone here. Reviews are surely to serve readers' needs, not authors. I don't understand why authors publicly get themselves into such a state over them. Yes, they HURT. Yes, it is awful. But if you put your work out there, and especially if someone has actually paid you to put it out t...
by juleswatson
Mon May 10th, 2010, 10:53 am
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: Editing
Replies: 20
Views: 1768

This is so timely Michelle, because I am entering my last week of edits before they are finally, finally due. Due to various reasons (compassionate "leave" to Australia, moving to the US, house renovations to let us move to US) this book has been written over 18 months. I handed it in with a big flo...
by juleswatson
Wed April 14th, 2010, 5:50 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: every National Geographic article in a DVD set
Replies: 3
Views: 494

every National Geographic article in a DVD set

Hi all, I recently disappeared off the face of the forum as was madly finishing my last book and also (the day after deadline!) moving to the US - am here now! I was just lurking in the Apple store while they changed my UK cord for a US cord and saw that there is a single DVD set with EVERY National...
by juleswatson
Fri March 19th, 2010, 7:21 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello! Any more writers out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Hi Deborah and welcome! Your books sound really interesting and original - love the idea of the story based around the orchid. Good luck with it when it is released. I went to the Lake District once and it is stunning, though I live in Scotland at the moment so it is quite similar. Very inspiring fo...

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