hello, and Re: Lots of lovely royalties
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Fri Dec 3 22:56:40 EST 2004
Heinlein's Podkayne of Mars?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Allums" <mallums at tyler.net>
To: <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 4:49 AM
Subject: hello, and Re: Lots of lovely royalties
> Margaret Ball wrote:
> > There are two cases I know of where a writer became rich and famous and
> > then reissued Their Own Original Version Of That Great Novel Before The
> > Editors Made All Those Horrible Cuts.
> > In both cases the Sacred Original Version seemed to me to be slow,
> > wordy, and in dire need of editorial surgery.
> I'm thinking of Heinlein's _Stranger In a Strange Land_ and King's _The
> Stand_. Are you thinking of the same two?
> Hello, I'm new here. My name is Mark Allums. I live in East Texas. I
> read SF and fantasy (and a few other things). I discovered DWJ looking
> for books for my niece. I have read four of the Chrestomanci books so
> far, and I plan to read much more, before I pass them on to her. :)
> I was referred to this list by a member of the Lois McMaster Bujold
> I plan mostly to lurk, looking for news of DWJ and ideas for other
> SF/fantasy books suitable for my niece. If you have any suggestions,
> feel free to let me know. (Emily is 12 and has read Harry Potter and
> some of the _Series of Unfortunate Events_. I have given her the Oz
> books, and she has the Narnia books, though she hasn't read much of
> either series yet.)
> I understand that some of you are writers too. ("sallyo" for one.) May
> I ask your pen names, or what you have written?
> I notice many of you use "handles", rather than your real names, e.g.,
> Dorian E. Gray. Is this something I should imitate?
> I have done some writing, but what I have produced is strictly for my
> own consumption. Currently, I take medication that seems to prevent me
> from being fully able to string sentences together coherently except on
> good days, so I doubt I'll be very prolific. [sigh]
> That's enough for now. See ya around!
> --Mark A.
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