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Now's your chance! Suggest-a-short!
« on: March 11, 2013, 07:35:51 am »
OK, guys! One of my buddies is doing an anthology and he wants a story from...moi! So I thought I'd ask for suggestions--anything in Alterra--anything at all! You want a story about it? Suggest it now! If I use your suggestion, you'll get a free copy of the anthology!

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    Re: Now's your chance! Suggest-a-short!
    « Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 08:14:19 pm »
    I think it's really interesting to see all of the folks on Facebook wanting stories of the tattoo artist from Fire-heart hiding out in the southland. And of course I'm thrilled that it has sparked yet another novella for the Alterra Histories.

    I still maintain that I want to know more about Ri-Elethan!
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    Re: Now's your chance! Suggest-a-short!
    « Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 04:15:21 pm »
    (Psst! Hey, guys...I think Nancy has the hots for Ri-Elathan!) :-* :P
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    Re: Now's your chance! Suggest-a-short!
    « Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 05:00:32 pm »
    I've been busted! Yes that's the real reason I rearranged by office so that I could just look up and see the poster of him on the wall instead of having to turn my head!
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    Re: Now's your chance! Suggest-a-short!
    « Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 05:46:56 pm »
    Wow. Now, that's devotion. I think we need to get Hope to do a "special" picture for you.  ;D
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    « Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 08:25:46 pm »
    *mind wanders to bad places* that would be awesome to have Hope do a special illustration, but the one I have quite alright by me.
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    Re: Now's your chance! Suggest-a-short!
    « Reply #6 on: March 16, 2013, 06:09:41 pm »
    Whistles innocently because SHE knows what's going to be on the Fallen Embers cover!
    Oh, my goodness!

    Wow doesn't cover it.  8)
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    Re: Now's your chance! Suggest-a-short!
    « Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 06:17:48 pm »
    There are many suggestions, but there are few that are off the beaten path of the obvious.  I think a story that is not so obvious can be an entirely blank canvas to draw from instead of a canvas that already has some light sketches and merely need pieces filling in the spaces.

    Sooooo, here are a few ideas:
     - Gaelen and Nelwyn as the equivalent of teens growing up and getting into trouble with their other elf buddies; surely there are life-changing events that happened as they slowly grew up
     - More on Lady Ordath...she is somewhat of a side character, but powerful, rich in depth of a character and threaded throughout
     - Gaelen captures the hearts of people in every book by singing, but we don't know anything about her singing and are left to determine she just has a nice voice.  Is that it, or is there something in her line that is like the Sirens of the Sea?  Musician that you are, you could even add a could of original pieces to the story at the end (with notes/chords, or course  ;))

    Whatever you come up with will no doubt be fabulous!  I can't wait to read it!

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    « Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 10:58:54 am »
    Brew, those are all awesome suggestions. Archer has chosen a story, but she won't tell me what it was:(
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    Re: Now's your chance! Suggest-a-short!
    « Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 02:20:33 pm »
    Brew and Nancy:

    Yes, those are GREAT ideas. I would love to explore Ordath, and I have already explored Gaelen's singing ability. She has more than just a fine voice, though she doesn't realize it (yet).

    The story I have chosen, if I can pull it off, will be a good 'un.  :)
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    Re: Now's your chance! Suggest-a-short!
    « Reply #10 on: March 21, 2013, 05:58:21 pm »
    I have already explored Gaelen's singing ability.

    Where?  Did I miss it?   :-[

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    Re: Now's your chance! Suggest-a-short!
    « Reply #11 on: March 21, 2013, 06:30:04 pm »
    No, Brew--I have explored it all on my lonesome.

    (And...seven days to Friday next! Mayhem! Chaos! Bwahahahaha!)  8)
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    Re: Now's your chance! Suggest-a-short!
    « Reply #12 on: March 21, 2013, 07:03:51 pm »
    I'm countin' down the days!  And I even snagged a new reader at work while talking about it.  Maybe I should put reading Elfhunter as a requirement in "all" my folks' performance plans??? ;D

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    Re: Now's your chance! Suggest-a-short!
    « Reply #13 on: March 21, 2013, 07:09:42 pm »
    (Would it shock you if my reply was "Good idea!"?)  :o
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    « Reply #14 on: March 28, 2013, 06:46:08 am »
    I've read the short story that Archer decided on and Holy Smokes it is amazing!!! I can't wait until she shares it with everyone!
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    « Reply #15 on: September 13, 2013, 06:06:11 pm »
    Hey, there!  Whatever happened to this short story?  I've not seen it, the anthology "or" Fallen Embers!  I'm going though some serious withdrawal!!!

    Leather bound version of ElfHunter?  Hello?  Anybody?

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    Re: Now's your chance! Suggest-a-short!
    « Reply #16 on: September 19, 2013, 07:37:41 pm »
    Buehler?

      ::)


    If you would like a copy of Fallen Embers, I have them!
    It should be up on Kindle, though...IF I can convince my agent to let me e-pub it.

    New Fire-heart is coming along, too. Been working very hard on it!
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