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Transcripts-flatsffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer�s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:00:33 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:00:46 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:00:59 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Aug 07 01:01:10 +0000 2014)
TimBarzyk: RT @sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer�s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:01:16 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:01:23 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Future Guests 8/13 @PatrickSwenson 8/20 @BrentWeeks 8/27 Jay Lake Memorial 9/03 @BethCato #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:01:35 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Tonight�s guest @SaraMegibow is a Literary Agent at Nelson Literary Agencyhttp://t.co/55fsOtplZN #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:01:44 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Sara has a B.A. in Women�s Studies and a B.A. in American History from Northwestern University. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:01:55 +0000 2014)
LeahPetersen: RT @SaraMegibow: 12 minutes until #sffwrtcht – join us! *scampers off to get glass of wine* @sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:02:03 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: From sexy romance to epic fantasy, Sara has loved reading since picking up her first copy of The Hobbit. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:02:06 +0000 2014)
LeahPetersen: RT @BryanThomasS: Okay all. Come next week to ask @SaraMegibow your questions about an agent’s life, approach, work, etc. at 9 pm ET live … (Thu Aug 07 01:02:34 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Her particular specialty as an agent is crafting long-term strategy for debut genre authors. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:02:36 +0000 2014)
BethCato: RT @sffwrtcht: Future Guests 8/13 @PatrickSwenson 8/20 @BrentWeeks 8/27 Jay Lake Memorial 9/03 @BethCato #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:02:52 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: As our first agent guest, please keep in mind, @saramegibow is here to answer questns abt business, writing, genre & agenting #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Aug 07 01:03:02 +0000 2014)
KAdamsBooks: @sffwrtcht Is it ever acceptable to send a query for an ms that’s still in progress? 50% completion? Thanks for hosting! (Thu Aug 07 01:03:05 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: She is not here to take pitches, etc. #sffwrtcht Please be respectful. 2/2 (Thu Aug 07 01:03:13 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: She can be found online on Twitter, http://t.co/9Jpd8euSix orhttp://t.co/X1plV5yeJ2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:03:28 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht @SaraMegibow! Where�d your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:03:42 +0000 2014)
SaraMegibow: Hi! Thanks for having me here! I’m a natural 20 geek – grew up reading SF/F, stalking Renaissance Festivals and playing D&D. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:04:06 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Awesome, a tribe member @SaraMegibow Who were some of the other authors who most thrilled and inspired you growing up? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:04:50 +0000 2014)
SaraMegibow: Robin McKinley – I devoured THE HERO AND THE CROWN and imprinted upon it. My dream = magic sword + brave horse. #true #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:05:17 +0000 2014)
SaraMegibow: Also J.R.R. Tolkien, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman and Wendy & Richard Pini. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:05:28 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@SaraMegibow Were you a regular at Cons growing up? How did you participate in fandom? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 07 01:06:05 +0000 2014)

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Transcripts-flattalekyn: RT @sffwrtcht: 30 min til #sffwrtcht where we dig out all the dirty secrets…I mean interview @talekyn abt MANY TORTURES & torture him doi… (Thu Jul 31 00:37:26 +0000 2014)
talekyn: I will be disappointed if my favorite brats (@actorSamLant, @IllinoisActor, @TBTAaron, @timmyinheaven) don’t question me during #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 00:39:11 +0000 2014)
talekyn: To participate in #sffwrtcht tonight, I’m logged in from the Barnes & Noble on Royal Lane in Dallas TX. In case you want to ?? me in person. (Thu Jul 31 00:41:26 +0000 2014)
chippermuse: RT @talekyn: Half hour til I’m the roastee … err, “featured guest” on #sffwrtcht. Ask me ?? about my anthology that raises money for @Ame… (Thu Jul 31 00:47:57 +0000 2014)
talekyn: @Sidney_Bristol And until me on #sffwrtcht! (Thu Jul 31 00:48:56 +0000 2014)
talekyn: @samtwomiller You’ll be guest on the Gunz Show the same time I’m a guest on #sffwrtcht talking about my book. I’m not sure why that’s cool. (Thu Jul 31 00:54:23 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: So @talekyn has a question for @talekyn, @talekyn, do you approach writing short form different from writing long form #sffwrtcht #preshow (Thu Jul 31 00:59:58 +0000 2014)
talekyn: @sffwrtcht Yes. By which I mean, I write short form, and don’t write long form. ;-) #sffwrtcht #preshow #everyonesacomedian (Thu Jul 31 01:01:04 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer�s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:01:36 +0000 2014)
followthelede: He’s taking the fifth on the grounds he might incriminate himself. @sffwrtcht @talekyn @talekyn @talekyn #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:01:38 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:01:48 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:02:13 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Jul 31 01:02:24 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:02:33 +0000 2014)
talekyn: @followthelede @sffwrtcht The fifth? I can do that in a public place? Oh, I thought you said “drink a fifth.” #sffwrtcht #preshow (Thu Jul 31 01:02:45 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Future Guests 8/6 @SaraMegibow 8/13 @PatrickSwenson 8/20 @BrentWeeks 8/27 Jay Lake Memorial 9/03 @BethCato #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:02:50 +0000 2014)
chippermuse: I’m pretty sure it’s too late for that. @followthelede @sffwrtcht @talekyn #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:03:33 +0000 2014)
followthelede: No, that’s your alter ego ;) RT @talekyn The fifth? I can do that in a public place? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:03:48 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest @talekyn’s 1st publshd work was a “hero history” of Marvel Comics’ The Invaders for the late Amazing Heroes mag #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:03:49 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: His short stories have appeared in Willard & Maple, Sybil, Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales Volume 6, Beyond The Sun, #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:04:16 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: OOMPH: A Little Super Goes A Long Way and Tales of the Shadowmen Volume 10: Esprit de Corps. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:04:26 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht Which shows you how much of a geek I’ve always been. #sffwrtcht(Thu Jul 31 01:04:47 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: In addition to a full time job as a corporate trainer, he’s a proofreader for Lightspeed magazine, #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:05:20 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: writes book reviews for Chelsea Station and Strange Horizons magazines, #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:05:45 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: and interviews authors, singers, and other creative types onhttp://t.co/plqS54Zc7C #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:06:08 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: You can also find silly videos he makes doing karaoke and more #sffwrtcht #sparetime (Thu Jul 31 01:06:36 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: An #sffwrtcht regular from early on and member of the League Of Extraordinary Pantsers. Welcome to #sffwrtcht @Talekyn! (Thu Jul 31 01:07:12 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Where’d your interest in SFF come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:07:28 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht I’ve done all that? It sounds more impressive when you tweet it than when I do. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:07:40 +0000 2014)
followthelede: *much applause* MT @sffwrtcht Welcome to #sffwrtcht @Talekyn! (Thu Jul 31 01:07:51 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn I made most of it up. Needed a bio #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:07:59 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all week, don’t forget to tip your waiter. Try the veal. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:08:18 +0000 2014)
talekyn: RT @sffwrtcht: An #sffwrtcht regular from early on and member of the League Of Extraordinary Pantsers. Welcome to #sffwrtcht @Talekyn! (Thu Jul 31 01:08:32 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: I’m sorry We’re out of veal #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:08:59 +0000 2014)
talekyn: @sffwrtcht The first SF novel I remember reading ws Robert Silverberg’s sadly out of print “To Open The Sky.” That was 6th grade. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:09:05 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn Heh Didn’t you get a signed copy of that? Or a bookplate or something? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:09:40 +0000 2014)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @talekyn Hi, stranger! Welcome to #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:09:46 +0000 2014)
talekyn: Before that, the animated series “Star Blazers” and “Battle of the Planets” and I learned to read on comic books. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:09:49 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn Who were some of the other authors who most thrilled and inspired you growing up? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:09:50 +0000 2014)
KaaronWarren: Can we ask questions now? @talekyn @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:10:18 +0000 2014)
talekyn: I do have a copy of To Open The Sky with a bookplate signed by Silverberg, thanks to BS, yes. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:10:36 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @KaaronWarren @talekyn Ask away #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:10:39 +0000 2014)
followthelede: When did you start writing? And what? RT @sffwrtcht @KaaronWarren @talekyn Ask away #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:11:18 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @KaaronWarren And while you’re here. Tell us a little about your MANY TORTURES story & how you got involved? #sffwrtcht Please… (Thu Jul 31 01:11:24 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht Hitchcock’s 3 Investigators series. Burroughs (John Carter more than Tarzan). The Perry Rhodan space operas. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:11:55 +0000 2014)
KaaronWarren: Are there any tortures you were hoping for and didn’t receive? @sffwrtcht @talekyn #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:12:33 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @followthelede Started with short stories about Superman, Batgirl, the Justice Society. That led to my own super-heroes. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:12:43 +0000 2014)
chippermuse: RT @talekyn: Before that, the animated series “Star Blazers” and “Battle of the Planets” and I learned to read on comic books. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:13:03 +0000 2014)
InfinityLtd: @talekyn @sffwrtcht This is your first time editing others’ works (as far as I know). How did you find the process? (Thu Jul 31 01:13:05 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @followthelede Most of that was for STAPA, the Super-Team Amateur Press Alliance, starting in 1982. Still member. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:13:32 +0000 2014)
chippermuse: I LOVE Battle of the Planets. Kindred spirits, eh, @talekyn? :) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:13:50 +0000 2014)
KaaronWarren: Anthony invited me to sub after we worked together on one of his stories, a very creepy and steamy story. @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:14:19 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@KaaronWarren I think we hit every genre. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:14:38 +0000 2014)
InfinityLtd: @talekyn @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht This is your first time editing others’ works (as far as I know). How did you find the process? (Thu Jul 31 01:14:53 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @chippermuse Absatively! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:15:01 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn How long did you write before making your first sale? What was it and to whom? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:15:21 +0000 2014)
chippermuse: My question for @talekyn is: Why do you only write short form? Have you tried longer and don’t like it? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:15:26 +0000 2014)
KaaronWarren: My story is SF/horror, about a criminal who has to choose a dying body to inhabit. @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:15:43 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @InfinityLtd Editing others was daunting. Especially long-time friends and my heroes like @jay_lake. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:15:47 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@KaaronWarren Very cool. I look forward to reading it. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:16:12 +0000 2014)
talekyn: @sffwrtcht I started writing superhero fan-fic in 3rd or 4th grade. Sold the “Invaders” article to Amazing Heroes in 1985. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:16:25 +0000 2014)
KaaronWarren: Did some of the methods surprise you? And was I mean enough to you? @talekyn #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:16:34 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@sffwrtcht But my first fiction sale wasn’t until 2003 or so — “Invisible Me” to Willard & Maple, a literary mag. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:17:03 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn When did you try writing serious fiction? #sffwrtcht Or did you? (Thu Jul 31 01:17:12 +0000 2014)
followthelede: Did you plan the antho w him in mind? MT @talekyn . @InfinityLtd Editing others was daunting. Esp … my heroes like @jay_lake #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:17:15 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: LOL with @followthelede here, I can just turn you loose and relax #sffwrtcht(Thu Jul 31 01:17:54 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@chippermuse I actually do have an incomplete mystery/supernatural novel, but I find I don’t have the attention span. Yet. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:18:04 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@KaaronWarren You were wonderfully mean. Yours is a brutal story and I loved every minute of it. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:18:44 +0000 2014)
followthelede: Well I DO adore @talekyn … RT @sffwrtcht LOL with @followthelede here, I can just turn you loose and relax #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:18:52 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@KaaronWarren Not every story in the book features a real “torture,” but I was suprised at how many authors made me straight! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:19:17 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn @KaaronWarren I left your character undefined sexually. But I did make you male #sffwrtcht ;) (Thu Jul 31 01:19:44 +0000 2014)
talekyn: @sffwrtcht I had a period from 1990 to 2006 where I pretty much only wrote “literary” fiction. #sffwrtcht & Twitter got me back into genre. (Thu Jul 31 01:20:11 +0000 2014)
followthelede: Really?! MT @talekyn .@KaaronWarren I was suprised at how many authors made me straight! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:20:16 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn Tell us how the idea for Many Tortures came about. You enjoy being tuckerized, right? #sffwrtcht Why the cancer connection? (Thu Jul 31 01:20:24 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @followthelede I didn’t plan the book with @jay_lake in mind, and was incredibly flattered when he agreed to write for me. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:20:55 +0000 2014)
KaaronWarren: I had you ‘undefined’ as well. I would say ‘opportunistic’ would be the closest! @talekyn #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:21:58 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht 1/? I have always loved having characters/things in stories named after me (“tuckerizing”). I backed the @kickstarter for the… (Thu Jul 31 01:22:07 +0000 2014)
followthelede: Glad he did. MT @talekyn I didn’t plan the book w @jay_lake in mind, and was incredibly flattered when he agreed to write for me #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:22:17 +0000 2014)
chippermuse: @talekyn I find it much harder to write short form, actually. So I admire people like you who do it well. #sffwrtcht #novellengthaddict (Thu Jul 31 01:22:30 +0000 2014)
InfinityLtd: @talekyn @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht Were there any writers that you “had to have”? (Thu Jul 31 01:22:41 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht 2/? first three issues of @FiresideFiction at levels that got me tuckerized as MCs in stories by @christieyant, @DamienAWalters (Thu Jul 31 01:22:55 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht 3/? and @MaryRobinette. A joke with editor @talkwordy about putting a book together became “The Many Tortures.” (Thu Jul 31 01:23:39 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn What made you decide to edit an anthology? How’d you go about learning that process? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:24:06 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht As for the cancer connection. I’m a survivor. I try to donate to @RelayForLife every year. A book’s proceeds seemed a good way. (Thu Jul 31 01:24:27 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht But honestly, I couldn’t imagine doing a book about “ME,” such a vanity project, without the proceeds going to a good cause. (Thu Jul 31 01:24:57 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn So you’re saying the cockiness I’ve seen in person is all an act then? ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:25:41 +0000 2014)
followthelede: It felt disloyal doing mean things to you in the story. @talekyn #sffwrtcht(Thu Jul 31 01:26:06 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht Editing the book just fell into my lap. Once the idea took hold, I figured it was my responsibility. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:26:21 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht Oh, no, not at all. I’m a selfish, cocky, not-nice guy. Just read my intro to MANY TORTURES. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:27:12 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @followthelede But I forced you too! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:27:36 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn How did you choose contributors and stories? Pick the order, etc.? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:27:42 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht I reached out to authors I knew or had interviewed on my website. Some didn’t have time. For charity, so I welcomed all comers. (Thu Jul 31 01:29:01 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht And I have as many more asking “can I contribute a story if you do a second edition,” which is hugely flattering. (Thu Jul 31 01:29:32 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn And some are originals, some are reprints? Who wrote originals? #sffwrtcht Name some authors please (Thu Jul 31 01:29:34 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht I knew the 1st story had to be @christieyant’s, the first tuckerization from @FiresideFiction #1. (Thu Jul 31 01:30:21 +0000 2014)
followthelede: I quite liked that story. RT @talekyn #sffwrtcht I knew the 1st story had to be @christieyant’s, the first tuckerization … (Thu Jul 31 01:31:07 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht I knew the last one HAD to be @jay_lake’s. It’s poignant, it’s about loss of family, and he included all 900 of my nicknames. (Thu Jul 31 01:31:10 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn @jay_lake wrote an original, correct? It was published just after his death, I believe #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:31:50 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@sffwrtcht The reprints were Christie, Damien, Mary, Joe Pittman, @thesteveberman, @adampknave #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:32:20 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht Originals to the bool: @jay_lake, @followthelede, @KaaronWarren, @cpcarey, Dennis R. Miller. So many genres. (Thu Jul 31 01:33:08 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn Well and mine was a reprint, though slightly modified to tuckerize you and Jay #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:33:44 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht I also knew I wanted/needed to include authors who had helped me in my cancer fight. Childhood friend @InfinityLtd for instance. (Thu Jul 31 01:33:52 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: A full TOC for MANY TORTURES can be found online here:http://t.co/qos1PDW2EE #scifi #fantasy #horror #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:34:08 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht @InfinityLtd’s story, “Anthony Takes The Stairs,” is delightfully Twilight Zone / Lovecraft-ish. My niece’s Favorite Story. (Thu Jul 31 01:34:45 +0000 2014)
followthelede: & it’s available to order on Amazon, right? MT @sffwrtcht A full TOC for MANY TORTURES can be found here: http://t.co/ncOPT9GDlV #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:35:22 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht Yeah. @BryanThomasS & @davidleesummers both gave me pre-existing stories modified to include “me.” #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:35:52 +0000 2014)
InfinityLtd: @talekyn @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht *blushes* (Thu Jul 31 01:36:20 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht @jay_lake’s “Cold Statues” was an original. It destroyed me that I didn’t get the book out in time for him to see it. (Thu Jul 31 01:36:37 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn I know Bear Weiter helped with layout, formatting and design. Tell us about the formats available and assembly process #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:36:40 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht But a copy of the book is going to @jay_lake’s daughter Bronwyn. @kenscholes arranged for me to do that. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:37:12 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn @jay_lake’s loss still shocks many of us. He seemed so larger than life. He was proud of it & you #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:37:38 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @followthelede Honestly, @christieyant’s “Temperance” is what got me hooked on being tuckerized. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:37:51 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht @christieyant’s story starts with “me” puking into an open grave. What a start to the book, yeah? (Thu Jul 31 01:38:18 +0000 2014)
followthelede: & the rest is history. ;) RT @talekyn Honestly, @christieyant’s “Temperance” is what got me hooked on being tuckerized #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:38:35 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn I thought this was fiction… #sffwrtcht #opengravepuking #truestory(Thu Jul 31 01:39:02 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht I could not have put the book out without @bearthw’s help: cover, interior art, layout, formatting for print & ebook. (Thu Jul 31 01:39:22 +0000 2014)
followthelede: How different are each of these alter egos from each other? RT @sffwrtcht @talekyn I thought this was fiction… #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:39:56 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn How long did it take from concept to publication to make MANY TORTURES a reality? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:40:28 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht MANY TORTURES is available in print from CreateSpace/Amazon & Kindle as well: http://t.co/IKns5FaTM8(Thu Jul 31 01:40:31 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @followthelede There are 22 stories (2 are song lyrics) and each one is different in personality/temperament. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:41:56 +0000 2014)
followthelede: Besides name, any common thread? RT @talekyn There are 22 stories (2 are song lyrics) and each one is different … #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:42:48 +0000 2014)
LaurenMMartinez: RT @talekyn: #sffwrtcht MANY TORTURES is available in print from CreateSpace/Amazon & Kindle as well: http://t.co/IKns5FaTM8(Thu Jul 31 01:42:49 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht About a year and a half. Most of the authors submitted stories within 3 months, but I got real slow / real life got in the way. (Thu Jul 31 01:42:54 +0000 2014)
InfinityLtd: @talekyn @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht Were you at all tempted to tuckerize yourself for the book? (Thu Jul 31 01:42:58 +0000 2014)
followthelede: RT @talekyn #sffwrtcht MANY TORTURES is available in print from CreateSpace/Amazon & Kindle as well: http://t.co/avoEZRQtj9(Thu Jul 31 01:43:06 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn And how does money go to the American Cancer Society? Percentage of sales? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:43:41 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@followthelede No single common thread. An even split between “make him a horrible person” and “give him something to fight for” #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:44:04 +0000 2014)
followthelede: RT @sffwrtcht .@talekyn @jay_lake wrote an original, correct? It was published just after his death, I believe #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:44:16 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn Was the plastic surgery required to split your face for the cover photo painful? #sffwrtcht #nospecialeffects (Thu Jul 31 01:44:33 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@InfinityLtd I actually did tuckerize myself. My story “Canopus” is based on something that might have happened in high school. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:44:55 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn How has being an editor informed your writing and vice versa? Or has it? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:45:26 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@sffwrtcht All the royalties Amazon sends to me are being turned right over to ACS. Books I sell in person, all $$ go. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:46:03 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht Since everyone donated their words & work, every bit of royalties becomes a donation. (Thu Jul 31 01:46:35 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn Wait. We don’t get paid for this? :/ #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:47:05 +0000 2014)
talekyn: RT “Was the plastic surgery required to split your face for the cover photo painful? #sffwrtcht #nospecialeffects” HURT LIKE HELL. (Thu Jul 31 01:47:13 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn So how are sales going. You say people volunteer for Vol 2. Is there going to be a Vol. 2? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:47:59 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@sffwrtcht I’d say it’s given me greater appreciation for making sure my MS is in the best possible condition before submitting. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:47:59 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht As a writer, I’ve always been a Panster. I pretty much pantsed this project, too. Even story order was “fly by the seat of.” (Thu Jul 31 01:48:31 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn What�s the best and worst writing advice you�ve ever gotten? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:48:47 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn What�s the best and worst editing advice you�ve ever gotten? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:49:12 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@sffwrtcht Sales have been decent. I was warned charity books are a hard sell. About $150 in royalty/donations raised so far. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:49:31 +0000 2014)
followthelede: People seemed pretty positive about the antho when I referenced it at Readercon. @talekyn #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:49:54 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht If enough authors want to do a Vol 2, and Vol 1 sells well enough … we’ll see. It’s a lot to ask of authors, to donate work. (Thu Jul 31 01:50:17 +0000 2014)
followthelede: & I haven’t even bought my copies yet! MT @talekyn @sffwrtcht Sales have been decent. … #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:51:46 +0000 2014)
chippermuse: RT @talekyn: #sffwrtcht Since everyone donated their words & work, every bit of royalties becomes a donation. (Thu Jul 31 01:51:48 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@sffwrtcht Best writing advice? Probably “write what you like, don’t try to predict where it will end up.” #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:51:50 +0000 2014)
talekyn: @sffwrtcht Worst writing advice? “Write an exact word count every night.” I just can’t do it. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:52:33 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht 2nd worst advice? “Stop networking and promoting other people. They won’t do it for you.” #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:53:13 +0000 2014)
InfinityLtd: @talekyn @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht Do you usually write with an outline or just go where it takes you? (Thu Jul 31 01:53:14 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn Well you and I have disproven that one, eh? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:53:50 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht Because MANY TORTURES would not have happened with that networking. I wouldn’t be writing at all without it. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:54:01 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn What future projects are you working on that we can look forward to? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:54:32 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Please `Like� our Facebook group: http://t.co/tFOTDqY6 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:54:45 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Future Guests 8/6 @SaraMegibow 8/13 @PatrickSwenson 8/20 @BrentWeeks 8/27 Jay Lake Memorial #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:55:02 +0000 2014)
talekyn: ” @InfinityLtd #sffwrtcht Do you usually write with an outline or just go where it takes you?” I am a proud Panster. Outlines scare me. (Thu Jul 31 01:55:05 +0000 2014)
darci_cole: RT @sffwrtcht: Future Guests 8/6 @SaraMegibow 8/13 @PatrickSwenson 8/20 @BrentWeeks 8/27 Jay Lake Memorial #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:55:17 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Next week, we fulfill a long time dream and have our 1st agent guest @SaraMegibow Learn abt the inside world of agenting #sffwrtcht #nopitch (Thu Jul 31 01:55:44 +0000 2014)
ilaibooks: @sffwrtcht @talekyn Worst: “never” use dialogue tags or adverbs. (Thu Jul 31 01:55:54 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht Nothing to announce. I’ve got stories out to open calls at the moment, and writing more. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:56:01 +0000 2014)
chippermuse: Wow, it’s crazy not to promote other writers! Especially those who are givers. That’s a no-brainer. #badwritingadvice #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:56:20 +0000 2014)
chippermuse: RT @sffwrtcht: Next week, we fulfill a long time dream and have our 1st agent guest @SaraMegibow Learn abt the inside world of agenting #sf… (Thu Jul 31 01:56:53 +0000 2014)
followthelede: Do you ever write novella length pieces? @talekyn #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:57:01 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . I’m currently writing a bunch of stories featuring my gay urban fantasy / supernatural detective character, Baldwin Clark. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:57:06 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn can be found on FB, here on twitter and at http://t.co/6iyy4mkZlm, his blog Rambling On #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:57:19 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht No idea when/if any of the Baldwin Clark stories will see print. But I love the UF genre & want to see a gay lead. (Thu Jul 31 01:57:45 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn Ah yes, Quick question, you’re a gay sff writer. State of gay spec fic? And what are promising markets? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:58:08 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @followthelede I’ve written novella length pieces, but not found homes for them. Someday! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:58:23 +0000 2014)
followthelede: Is that the character that opens one of your short stories twerking? @talekyn #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:58:28 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @followthelede I’m not good with flash fiction or novel length. My comfort zone seems to be 5k to 40k words. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:59:08 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: MANY TORTURES can be found at http://t.co/bvklNJhwJT and all the familiar venues and is available in paper and ebook formats #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:59:16 +0000 2014)
followthelede: You know Tordotcom has a new novella project? MT @talekyn I’ve written novella length pieces, but not found homes for them. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:59:46 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn @followthelede Never know. New novella length markets are cropping up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 01:59:53 +0000 2014)
talekyn: ” @followthelede Is that the character that opens one of your short stories twerking?” Yes. And he is suitably embarrassed by it. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:00:01 +0000 2014)
followthelede: I forget the deets, but I’ll find the link for you. MT @talekyn I’ve written novella length pieces, but not found homes for them. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:00:17 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @followthelede @talekyn @LeeAHarris will be editing that line forhttp://t.co/YkFVxduDHP Sounds like fun stuff #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:00:57 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht I think opportunities for gay sff fic are better than they ever have been. @crossedgenres @FiresideFiction & so many more. (Thu Jul 31 02:00:57 +0000 2014)
InfinityLtd: @talekyn @sffwrtcht #sffwrtcht Are you going to try @nanowrimo this year?(Thu Jul 31 02:01:02 +0000 2014)
followthelede: He’s a very likable character, as I recall. RT @talekyn Yes. And he is suitably embarrassed by it. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:01:02 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht @JohnJosephAdams @EllenDatlow enthos regularly have gay writers repped. And of course @thesteveberman. I miss Icarus magazine. (Thu Jul 31 02:01:54 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn Well if I do anything UF, be sure and send me something with that character. I’m always open to it #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:02:00 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn @JohnJosephAdams @EllenDatlow @thesteveberman There are other editors who do this too. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:02:40 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @InfinityLtd @sffwrtcht I always try @NaNoWriMo, haha. Whether I “win” is up for debate. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:02:47 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@sffwrtcht Of course! #sffwrtcht You did publish me and my gay characters before anyone else. In Space Battles & Beyond The Sun. (Thu Jul 31 02:03:39 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn Thanks for making time to make a great book that helps fight cancer and for chatting with us. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:03:56 +0000 2014)
talekyn: @sffwrtcht @JohnJosephAdams @EllenDatlow @thesteveberman For sure. Those were 3 “big” names I thought of, though. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:04:17 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@talkeyn and we wish you continued success. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:04:18 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn I was proud to publish those and gay writers and gay/lesbian characters by others. And will do so again #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:04:48 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht @JohnJosephAdams @EllenDatlow @thesteveberman And as I just mentioned, @BryanThomasS has pubbed 2 of mine with gay chara. (Thu Jul 31 02:04:56 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht Thanks for giving me a chance to be the guest rather than the questioner. I hope I saw everyone’s questions. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:05:30 +0000 2014)
followthelede: Can people request review copies of the eBook? (Is that available yet?) @talekyn #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:05:40 +0000 2014)
talekyn: RT @sffwrtcht: @talekyn I was proud to publish those and gay writers and gay/lesbian characters by others. And will do so again #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:05:42 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn You survived. New perspective on the process huh? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:05:51 +0000 2014)
BryanThomasS: @talekyn LOL well, we’re winding down anyway. Thanks for being our guest #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:07:14 +0000 2014)
followthelede: And, has it been reviewed yet? If so, links? @talekyn #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:07:26 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: A transcript for this chat will be up at the website soon.http://t.co/XXOmFcxxwM Thanks for joining us! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:07:29 +0000 2014)
talekyn: “@followthelede Can people request review copies of the eBook? (Is that available yet?)” Kindle edition is up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:07:39 +0000 2014)
chippermuse: @talekyn You did great! And it’s up to @sffwrtcht to judge, but I think we all behaved well too. Instead of creating pantsing chaos. ;) (Thu Jul 31 02:07:41 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @chippermuse @talekyn was too busy being guest to torment me with chaos this week #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:08:07 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@followthelede Have not seen any reviews of MANY TORTURES online yet. Hoping some will show soon. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:08:16 +0000 2014)
followthelede: RT @talekyn .@followthelede Have not seen any reviews of MANY TORTURES online yet. Hoping some will show soon. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:08:29 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht @chippermuse We will return to our regularly scheduled chaos next week. Promise. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:08:59 +0000 2014)
thesteveberman: @talekyn @sffwrtcht @JohnJosephAdams @EllenDatlow @thesteveberman I am honored to be even listed next to Ellen & JJA. (Thu Jul 31 02:09:39 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht If anyone will be at @pulpfest in Columbus OH next week, I will be there, and @MeteorHouse table will have MANY TORTURES in stock (Thu Jul 31 02:10:34 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: RT @talekyn: #sffwrtcht If anyone will be at @pulpfest in Columbus OH next week, I will be there, and @MeteorHouse table will have MANY TOR… (Thu Jul 31 02:10:47 +0000 2014)
BryanThomasS: RT @talekyn: #sffwrtcht If anyone will be at @pulpfest in Columbus OH next week, I will be there, and @MeteorHouse table will have MANY TOR… (Thu Jul 31 02:10:48 +0000 2014)
BethCato: RT @sffwrtcht: Future Guests 8/6 @SaraMegibow 8/13 @PatrickSwenson 8/20 @BrentWeeks 8/27 Jay Lake Memorial 9/03 @BethCato #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:11:29 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht I wish we’d had time to talk about each of the stories & song lyrics. I love all of them. (Thu Jul 31 02:11:33 +0000 2014)
BryanThomasS: Okay all. Come next week to ask @SaraMegibow your questions about an agent’s life, approach, work, etc. at 9 pm ET live on #sffwrtcht #fb (Thu Jul 31 02:11:52 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Okay all. Come next week to ask @SaraMegibow your questions about an agent’s life, approach, work, etc. at 9 pm ET live on #sffwrtcht #fb (Thu Jul 31 02:11:52 +0000 2014)
followthelede: MT @talekyn will be at @pulpfest in Columbus OH next week and @MeteorHouse table will have MANY TORTURES in stock #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:12:01 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn Well, sorry. Feel free to throw a few descriptions out there. It flew by as usual. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:12:17 +0000 2014)
talekyn: RT @followthelede: MT @talekyn will be at @pulpfest in Columbus OH next week and @MeteorHouse table will have MANY TORTURES in stock #sffwr… (Thu Jul 31 02:12:29 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn We did discuss three of them. @followthelede What was your story about? Mine was a space opera action story #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:12:50 +0000 2014)
followthelede: Have any of the songs been recorded? MT @talekyn #sffwrtcht I wish we’d had time to talk about each of the stories & song lyrics. (Thu Jul 31 02:13:10 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht It did. Laptop battery is dead. But I think I’ll put story profiles on my website in the nest few days. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:13:18 +0000 2014)
followthelede: In mine, Anthony is a human rights special rapporteur RT @sffwrtcht … Mine was a space opera action story #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:14:19 +0000 2014)
chippermuse: @talekyn @sffwrtcht SWEET! I am looking forward to it. #troublemakerandproudofit #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:14:23 +0000 2014)
talekyn: . @followthelede Yep! @BarryMangione’s is on his Soundcloud. @FrankDixon12′s is on Youtube (Seach Frank Dixon “Anthony”) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:14:32 +0000 2014)
talekyn: @EllenDatlow @JohnJosephAdams @thesteveberman I was the guest on #sffwrtcht tonight. Mentioned editors I know publish gay spec fic. (Thu Jul 31 02:15:10 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn There you have it. check it all out #sffwrtcht Many Tortures. See us all be cruel to @talekyn who is NOT a nice guy #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:15:17 +0000 2014)
talekyn: .@sffwrtcht Definitely not a nice guy. Definitely. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 31 02:17:05 +0000 2014)
followthelede: MT @talekyn @EllenDatlow @JohnJosephAdams @thesteveberman I was guest on #sffwrtcht 2night. Mentioned editors I know publish gay spec fic. (Thu Jul 31 02:17:52 +0000 2014)
talekyn: #sffwrtcht Thank you all for the questions and for hanging out with us. And thanks @sffwrtcht for inviting me & being a great friend. (Thu Jul 31 02:18:01 +0000 2014)
BryanThomasS: @BethCato is the only upcoming #sffwrtcht guest whose book I don’t have. #discrimination #sniffsniff ;) (Thu Jul 31 02:18:02 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn Honored brother. Truly. Congrats on your fine work on this. Look forward to my copy. Now, send me more stories #sffwrtcht Night all (Thu Jul 31 02:18:35 +0000 2014)

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Transcripts-flatsffwrtcht: Future Guests 7/23 @monsterhunter45 7/30 @talekyn 8/6 @SaraMegibow 8/13 @PatrickSwenson 8/20 @BrentWeeks #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 00:31:31 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: 15 min to #sffwrtcht with @DisneyHyperion author @lkblackburne talking MIDNIGHT THIEF, her tribute to woman powered #fantasy #ya 9 pm ET (Thu Jul 17 00:47:15 +0000 2014)
lkblackburne: RT @sffwrtcht: 15 min to #sffwrtcht with @DisneyHyperion author @lkblackburne talking MIDNIGHT THIEF, her tribute to woman powered #fantas… (Thu Jul 17 00:47:34 +0000 2014)
lkblackburne: @sffwrtcht I’m online and standing by. (Thu Jul 17 00:47:59 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @lkblackburne Cool. We’ll start shortly #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 00:50:25 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @lkblackburne Don’t use @sffwrtcht but just type #sffwrtcht, otherwise some people won’t see it because they follow the hashtag. Please. (Thu Jul 17 00:52:02 +0000 2014)
lkblackburne: @sffwrtcht I know. that (and this) was just a backstage note to you :-) (Thu Jul 17 00:52:42 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @lkblackburne You wouldn’t believe how many people I have to remind about that. Better safe than sorry. Still sorry. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 00:53:23 +0000 2014)
chippermuse: RT @sffwrtcht: 15 min to #sffwrtcht with @DisneyHyperion author @lkblackburne talking MIDNIGHT THIEF, her tribute to woman powered #fantas… (Thu Jul 17 00:56:23 +0000 2014)
lkblackburne: Testing tweetchat …. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 00:56:43 +0000 2014)
lkblackburne: Okay, tweetchat seems to be working for now. Wasn’t sending for some reason earlier. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 00:57:40 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer�s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 00:59:20 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 00:59:31 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 01:00:07 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Jul 17 01:00:27 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 01:00:46 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Tonight�s guest @LKBlackburne has a Ph.D in neuroscience from the MIT where she cnductd resrch on the neurl correlates of reading #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 01:01:34 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: She still blogs on writing and neuroscience at http://t.co/ErUJ80tItv and lives in Los Angeles with her astronomer husband #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 01:02:02 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Her debut novel MIDNIGHT THIEF, a #ya #fantasy from Hyperion is about an assassin and a knight forced to join forces #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 01:02:23 +0000 2014)
Wyld_Dandelyon: Welcome, @lkblackburne to #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 01:02:39 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: She can be found online on Twitter, Facebook and her website athttp://t.co/H73PItQQeT #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 01:02:40 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht @lkblackburne. Where�d your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 01:02:58 +0000 2014)
lkblackburne: Waves hi to everyone. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 01:02:58 +0000 2014)
lkblackburne: Spec fic has always been my favorite genre. I like fiction that gives me experiences I’ve never had in real life. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 01:03:15 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@lkblackburne Who were some of the other authors who most thrilled and inspired you growing up? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 17 01:04:03 +0000 2014)

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YA Report: Dearest by Alethea Kontis

by Michelle Ristuccia

 

Dearest, the sequel to Enchanted and Hero by Alethea Kontis, features Friday as the sister with an abundance of love and forgiveness. Friday thinks hopes to forge her destiny as a devotee to the Earth goddess, but comes to find that she’s better suited to another destiny entirely. Blame Fate, or the Lord of Death, or maybe blame her sister Saturday for calling up the flood that has the castle filling to the brim with refugees. Among the refugees are seven cursed princes who appear as swans by daylight, and their equally cursed sister, who must weave them shirts of nettle to break the spell.

DearestWhen Friday stumbles upon the princes in their human form, her heart and her magic agree that their fates are intertwined. Yet doubt plagues Friday, the girl who thinks so little of her magic and of her intuition. Friday’s path of self-discovery unlocks the mystery of her large heart and gives her the power she needs to aid Tristan and his brothers against the wicked king who has overrun their homeland.

Alethea Kontis once again reinvents familiar Grimm fairy tales into something fantastically different. Readers familiar with “The Twelve Brothers” may find themselves surprised by the outcome of the spell, and the battles that come after its resolution. This being the third novel, observant readers will enjoy the cumulative hints as to everyone’s identity in traditional fairy tales. I am hoping that a sequel will be in the works featuring sister Monday, who has made a larger appearance in Dearest.

Each book has a different tone to match the sister, and Friday’s big heart is well matched to the tale of “The Wild Swans,” which has always been a tale of love’s faithful striving.

Pick up your copy of Dearest and find out more about Princess Alethea online at: www.aletheakontis.com and on twitter at @AletheaKontis . By the way, Ms. Kontis has a beautiful signature if you get the chance to obtain one.

You can read our review of Enchanted here, our review of Hero here, and our interview with Alethea Kontis here.

Random Fact: Before publication, Dearest was originally titled Beloved!

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Michelle Ristuccia enjoys slowing down time in the middle of the night to read and review speculative fiction, because sleeping offspring are the best motivation. You can find out more about her rabid love of SFF, podcasting, and raising future geeklings at her blog, http://wakingdreamsblog.blogspot.com , or twitter stalk her at http://twitter.com/ mrsmica

Transcripts-flatsffwrtcht: Future Guests 7/9 @katrchrdsn 7/16 @Lkblackburne 7/23 @monsterhunter45 7/30 @talekyn 8/6 @SaraMegibow 8/13 @PatrickSwenson #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 03 00:46:02 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Also upcoming on #sffwrtcht @BethCato and @BrentWeeks, amongst others. More to come soon! (Thu Jul 03 00:46:26 +0000 2014)
jkcheney: @sffwrtcht @BethCato @BrentWeeks Yay, Beth! (Thu Jul 03 00:46:50 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @jkcheney Yes, we are easily offended by bad breath. It makes the tweets smell funny #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 03 00:52:22 +0000 2014)
BryanThomasS: @PrinceJvstin Hurry up so you can come to chat ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 03 00:52:49 +0000 2014)
PrinceJvstin: @BryanThomasS sorry I can’t make it @jkcheney! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 03 00:53:34 +0000 2014)
BryanThomasS: @PrinceJvstin @jkcheney #sffwrtcht :( (Thu Jul 03 00:54:06 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @jkcheney’s coffee stained teeth are brought to you by Folgers for #sffwrtcht(Thu Jul 03 00:54:38 +0000 2014)
BethCato: RT @sffwrtcht: Also upcoming on #sffwrtcht @BethCato and @BrentWeeks, amongst others. More to come soon! (Thu Jul 03 00:55:42 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: #sffwrtcht is coming to you live tonight from @claireashgrove’s horse barn. Where the stallions dislike me & the mares are suspicious. (Thu Jul 03 00:55:49 +0000 2014)
jkcheney: @sffwrtcht I just got my teeth cleaned, so I have to work that toothbrush. #Sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 03 00:56:03 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Athough we have earned points from all for our YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! #sffwrtcht(Thu Jul 03 00:56:26 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @jkcheney heh just a little fun\ #Sffwrtcht (Thu Jul 03 00:56:36 +0000 2014)

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Transcripts-flatTheKJA: Ready to start my hour long guest spot on #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:01:49 +0000 2014)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @TheKJA Welcome! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:02:29 +0000 2014)
AuthorUniverse: RT @TheKJA: Ready to start my hour long guest spot on #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:02:31 +0000 2014)
Wyld_Dandelyon: I wonder if @BryanThomasS is having technical difficulties? #sffwrtcht(Thu Jun 26 01:03:58 +0000 2014)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @TheKJA, would you like to tell us a little about what got you interested in #scifi and #fantasy while we wait for him? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:04:50 +0000 2014)
TheKJA: We seem to be without a moderator! #sffwrtcht So we’ll wing it! (Thu Jun 26 01:05:55 +0000 2014)
TheKJA: I got interested in SF when I saw War of the Worlds at age 5. Always wanted to be a writer. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:07:15 +0000 2014)
AuthorUniverse: RT @TheKJA: We seem to be without a moderator! #sffwrtcht So we’ll wing it! (Thu Jun 26 01:07:33 +0000 2014)
AuthorUniverse: RT @TheKJA: I got interested in SF when I saw War of the Worlds at age 5. Always wanted to be a writer. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:07:33 +0000 2014)
JLovesAStory: @TheKJA What stood out to you in War of the Worlds, as far as the world-building & characters that inspired you the most!? #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:08:29 +0000 2014)
TheKJA: Other Tweeps, I’m on an hour-long round table at #sffwrtcht Stop in (Thu Jun 26 01:08:35 +0000 2014)
zooeysuff: RT @TheKJA: Other Tweeps, I’m on an hour-long round table at #sffwrtcht Stop in (Thu Jun 26 01:08:47 +0000 2014)
Wyld_Dandelyon: So, @TheKJA, how did you develop that goal? (being a writer) #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:08:51 +0000 2014)
zooeysuff: “@TheKJA: Other Tweeps, I’m on an hour-long round table at #sffwrtcht Stop in” For cool sci-fi chatting, check out #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:09:21 +0000 2014)
Cvinxten: @TheKJA So what do we do? Just chat with ya with the #sffwrtcht ? (Thu Jun 26 01:09:33 +0000 2014)
TheKJA: War of the Worlds was the first SF I saw on TV and it captivated me. Loved the Martians, the heat ray, the twist at the end. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:10:04 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer�s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:10:06 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Tonight�s guest @TheKJA is the bestselling author of 100 books and innumerable short stories. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:10:16 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: From Dune, Star Wars & Star Trek to original books like the Saga Of The Seven Suns and his latest, Hellhole series, he�s prolfc #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:10:29 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: His latest novel, from @TorBooks, THE DARK BETWEEN THE STARS, is the start of a sequel space opera saga to Seven Suns. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:10:37 +0000 2014)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @Cvinxten Feel free to ask a question if there aren’t too many waiting for an answer — oh, here’s Bryan with the rules! #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 26 01:10:42 +0000 2014)

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YA Report: Hero by Alethea Kontis

by Michelle Ristuccia

 

Hero, the sequel to Enchanted by Alethea Kontis, brings us the adventure of Saturday Woodcutter, the sister “doomed to a happy life.” In Hero, Saturday discovers the adventure she’s been craving, meets a cross-dressing love interest, and defies the power of the mountain witch who plans to wreck havoc on the the world.

I love Enchanted, and I love Hero even more. Each sister has a unique personality and an adventure tailored to their strengths and weaknesses. Saturday’s impulsiveness brings an ocean of chaos that sails her far away from home, where her bravery and stubbornness serve her well against the witch and her flying familiar. And although Saturday is absolutely not interested in romance, she meets her match in Peregrine, the young man that the blind witch has mistaken for her own daughter.
In fact, Hero has a lot of gender swapping, from the hilarious to the subversive, encouraging the reader to laugh at our own expectations. Saturday is a tall, large, heavy-lifter, so she believes she’s not the type for romance. Ha! Both the protagonist and the villain are strong female characters, and Peregrine is an appropriate supporting character. With the Woodcutter series in general and with Hero in particular, Alethea Kontis proves that there are strong female characters in the YA market. In her interview with USA Today, Kontis says:

“What I hope to convey to the modern teen is that you can be a hero or a madman, no matter what sex you are. Your adventure all depends on YOU, and the paths you choose to take in your life.”

Alethea Kontis writes Hero with a lively voice that is sure to delight as Saturday deals with dragons, enchanted swords, and blind witches. Hero is an advheroenture to fill readers’ – and Saturday’s — hearts.

Scope out Hero, the Woodcutter Series, and find out more about Princess Alethea and her various fiction online at: www.aletheakontis.com and on twitter at @AletheaKontis .

You can read our review of Enchanted here and our interview with Alethea Kontis here.

 

PS. Hero is so awesome, it has two different covers! So yes, that cover you see on Amazon (or wherever) IS the same book. :)

 

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Michelle Ristuccia enjoys slowing down time in the middle of the night to read and review speculative fiction, because sleeping offspring are the best motivation. You can find out more about her rabid love of SFF, podcasting, and raising future geeklings at her blog, http://wakingdreamsblog.blogspot.com , or twitter stalk her at http://twitter.com/ mrsmica

Transcripts-flatJodyLynnNye: @emoontx @BryanThomasS @sffwrtcht I am looking forward to it! (Thu Jun 19 00:30:56 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer�s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 19 00:59:38 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 19 00:59:45 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 19 00:59:56 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Jun 19 01:00:05 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 19 01:00:15 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Future Guests 6/25 @TheKJA 7/2 @JKathleenCheney 7/9 @katrchrdsn 7/16 @Lkblackburne 7/23 @monsterhunter45 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 19 01:00:26 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Tonight�s guest @JodyLynnNye has authored or coauthored forty published novels and more than one hundred short stories #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 19 01:00:34 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Her works include the Mythology humorous fantasy series, and with Robert Aspirin the Dragon and MythAdventures series. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 19 01:00:45 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Her short fiction has appeard in anthos like Sleeping Beauties, Army Of The Fantastic, Take Me To Your Leader & Thieves� World 2k #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 19 01:01:08 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: She�s edited anthologies, written teleplays and nonfiction and more, sometimes working with her husbnd author/editor Bill Fawcett #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 19 01:01:21 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: She can be found online at Twitter, Facebook and her website:http://t.co/NKLqkcstJZ #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 19 01:01:29 +0000 2014)

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Transcripts-flattalekyn: RT @sffwrtcht: 20 min to @GailZMartin’s live typing test. How fast can she type? How many questions can she answer in 1 hour? Tune in to #s… (Thu Jun 12 00:43:54 +0000 2014)
GailZMartin: @sffwrtcht 92 words a minute, last time anyone checked. (Thu Jun 12 00:48:23 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @GailZMartin Wow. I thought I was fast. Impressive. #sffwrtcht The trick is you have a 141 character limit here ;) (Thu Jun 12 00:49:05 +0000 2014)
GailZMartin: RT @sffwrtcht: 20 min to @GailZMartin’s live typing test. How fast can she type? How many questions can she answer in 1 hour? Tune in to #s… (Thu Jun 12 00:53:05 +0000 2014)
GailZMartin: RT @BryanThomasS: Future Guests 6/11 @GailZMartin 6/18 @JodyLynnNye 6/25 @TheKJA 7/2 @JKathleenCheney 7/9 @katrchrdsn 7/16 @Lkblackburne #s… (Thu Jun 12 00:53:09 +0000 2014)
chippermuse: Ok, friends. @GailZMartin is chatting for the next hour about her work. To join in, just follow the hashtag #sffwrtcht. (Thu Jun 12 00:57:47 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer�s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 12 00:58:50 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 12 00:58:58 +0000 2014)
RichardPF: RT @sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fict… (Thu Jun 12 00:59:08 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 12 00:59:12 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Jun 12 00:59:21 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 12 00:59:31 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Tonight�s guest @GailZMartin is the author of the new epic fantasy REIGN OF ASH and DEADLY CURIOSITIES, an urban fantasy #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 12 00:59:46 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: She also authored THE ASCENDANT KINGDOMS SAGA, THE CHRONICLES OF THE NECROMANCER, and THE FALLEN KINGS CYCLE #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 12 00:59:55 +0000 2014)
GailZMartin: RT @chippermuse: Ok, friends. @GailZMartin is chatting for the next hour about her work. To join in, just follow the hashtag #sffwrtcht. (Thu Jun 12 01:00:13 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies: Steampunk vs. Aliens, Athena�s Daughters, Dance Like a Monkey, Dreams of Steel 5 #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 12 01:00:19 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Co-writing a steampunk novel with her husband, Larry N. Martin, they have 3 kids, a cat, a maltese dog and a golden retriever #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 12 01:00:33 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: She can be found online at http://t.co/R3d9vWORcvhttp://t.co/7FY6Kb6aFO, on Twitter, Facebook and more #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 12 01:00:41 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: She blogs at http://t.co/UU8TN9yNow and podcasts at http://t.co/ei2FG1XXMMand leads monthly conversations on her Goodreads #sffwrtcht (Thu Jun 12 01:00:51 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht, @GailZMartin Where�d your interest in SFF come from? (Thu Jun 12 01:01:02 +0000 2014)

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Transcripts-flatsffwrtcht: Future Guests 6/4 @PaulGoatAllen 6/11 @GailZMartin 6/18 TBD 6/25 @TheKJA 7/2 @ScottLynch78 7/9 @katrchrdsn #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:09:25 +0000 2014)
emoontx: Moving NewBox & its parts around on ktichen tablein prep for SFFWRTCHT Twitter chat in < 1 hour.. (Thu May 29 00:21:04 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx Look forward to it ! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:23:13 +0000 2014)
emoontx: @sffwrtcht Table end set up. Box of books for footrest. Cookies in reach. What could possibly go wrong? (Thu May 29 00:25:14 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx LOL Well…you could forget the #sffwrtcht hashtag. But other than that and a power outage, I imagine we’re good. :) (Thu May 29 00:26:41 +0000 2014)
emoontx: @sffwrtcht I hope I don’t do that…I actually managed to get the two windows set up the way I think you said I should. (Thu May 29 00:35:36 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx Awesome. I’m sure it’ll be fine. It’s really quite simple and fun once we get going. #sffwrtcht. I promise. (Thu May 29 00:36:42 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: #sffwrtcht is making a schedule change on 6/18 at the request of a guest who is no longer available @gregvaneekhout. New guest coming soon. (Thu May 29 00:37:24 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @gregvaneekhout You made yourself unavailable. #sffwrtcht. Have a good night. (Thu May 29 00:41:05 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx Any questions in the last few minutes before we start? #sffwrtcht(Thu May 29 00:43:52 +0000 2014)
emoontx: @sffwrtcht Though just realized that when calculating length of replies I didn’t include it. ARGH. HOWmany characters is that?? NINE? (Thu May 29 00:43:53 +0000 2014)
emoontx: @sffwrtcht Hashtags ought to be free…<G> (Thu May 29 00:44:17 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: #sffwrtcht in 15 minutes with @BantamSpectra @BaenBooks author @Emoontx discussing #writing #fantasy #scifi and more live! Join us! (Thu May 29 00:44:42 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx 8. You can skip the @sffwrtcht and just use #sffwrtcht. That’ll help.(Thu May 29 00:45:26 +0000 2014)
JeffJaje: @sffwrtcht Awesome timing I just discoverd your chat, ane @EmoonTX is one of my favorite authors. (Thu May 29 00:45:51 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @JeffJaje @emoontx Well welcome. We’ll start shortly #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:46:42 +0000 2014)
emoontx: @sffwrtcht Nope. Time to jump in the deep end, right? (Thu May 29 00:46:54 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx Yep. You’ll do just fine. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:48:20 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: #sffwrtcht Any regular League members out there tonight? (Thu May 29 00:54:38 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx Just waiting on our regulars — the League of Extraordinary Pantsers, we call ourselves. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:55:21 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht I need to see a twitpic of that…imagining strange trousers. (Thu May 29 00:56:06 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: #sffwrtcht See? You have a writer’s mind! LOL (Thu May 29 00:57:02 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer�s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:57:12 +0000 2014)
shadowflame1974: @emoontx Hello there. Hope you have a good time with the #sffwrtcht tonight (Thu May 29 00:57:27 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:57:33 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:57:49 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu May 29 00:58:02 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:58:23 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Future Guests 6/4 @PaulGoatAllen 6/11 @GailZMartin 6/18 TBD 6/25 @TheKJA 7/2 @ScottLynch78 7/9 @katrchrdsn #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:58:36 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Tonight�s guest @emoontx was just a small town girl, born and raised in a border world in Texas sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:58:47 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Her first fiction sale came in 1985, her first novel in 1987, and then the race began. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:59:03 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: The Sheepfarmer�s Daughter, her first #fantasy novel in the Paksenarrion series launched a beloved franchise 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:59:19 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: And won her the Compton Crook Award. She won a 2003 Nebula for The Speed Of Dark and a Heinlein Award in 2007. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:59:31 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Her latest novel, CROWN OF RENEWAL completes the second Quintet in her Deed of Paksenarrion universe #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 00:59:48 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Her space opera-military sf series include Vatta�s War and The Serrano Legacy. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:00:07 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: She has served as a Marine and made it through Officer training then worked on computers. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:00:22 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: She can be found online at http://t.co/xSgh9TYc1Khttp://t.co/FxUGRgh2zpat Facebook, Goodreads, and on Twitter. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:00:38 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to #sffwrtcht, @Emoontx Where�d your interest in SFF come from?(Thu May 29 01:00:53 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht from a 9th grade classmate who transferred in from parochial school.(Thu May 29 01:01:46 +0000 2014)
talekyn: @emoontx Thanks for joining us on #sffwrtcht tonight! Can’t wait to hear about your writing process. (Thu May 29 01:02:40 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Really? Who were some of your favorite authors/books growing up? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:02:53 +0000 2014)
kodermike: Elizabeth Moon (@emoontx) is on #sffwrtcht tonight – nifty keen (Thu May 29 01:03:37 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Books–horse books, dog books, adventure stories–Henry, Meek, Lyons, etc. Later thrillers & historicals. (Thu May 29 01:04:04 +0000 2014)
Wyld_Dandelyon: Welcome, @emoontx #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:04:06 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx When did you decide to pursue writing? And did you study formally in school, learn as you went, etc.? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:04:43 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Once in SFF, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Norton,…then everything. (Thu May 29 01:05:01 +0000 2014)
emoontx: Got serious about writing quite late–late 70s, after other things fell through. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:06:03 +0000 2014)
emoontx: Didn’t major in anything related to it, just always wrong on the side. #sffwrtcht(Thu May 29 01:06:38 +0000 2014)
emoontx: WROTE on the side. Wrong a lot, too, but still…#sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:07:07 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx How long did you write before making your first sale? What was it and to whom? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:07:12 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Blame new keyboard, OK? (Thu May 29 01:07:33 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx LOL We’ll buy that, of course. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:08:17 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht ~5 years actual submitting. MZB’s Sword & Sorceress III (Thu May 29 01:08:28 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht You’re very kind (curtseys) (Thu May 29 01:09:10 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Where�d the idea for the Deed of Paksenarrion come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:09:23 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: In the Deed of Paksenarrion, a sheepfarmer�s 18 yo daughter leaves home, joins a mercenary company & discovers she�s a paladin #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:09:54 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht It just kind of grew. It isn’t the story I thought I was going to write.(Thu May 29 01:10:07 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht I wouldn’t exactly call it “discovers”–she wanted glory & found out what it costs. (Thu May 29 01:10:43 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: . @emoontx Okay, thanks for clarifying. Tell us about who Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter is. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:11:26 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Charismatic, practical, generous, strong emotions & loyalties, instinctive not analytical, not intellectual. (Thu May 29 01:12:38 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Most pleasant character to spend several years of writing with. (Thu May 29 01:13:16 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx And tell us about the world of Pargun, Tsaia and Lyonya. #sffwrtcht(Thu May 29 01:13:32 +0000 2014)
Margieontheweb: @emoontx #sffwrtcht Did paladins legacy come easy or take some coaxing to reconnect with paksworld? (Thu May 29 01:14:03 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht That’s going to take several tweets…3 or 4. Here goes…. (Thu May 29 01:14:15 +0000 2014)
jenmoser: @emoontx What was your process in developing the currency system for Paksenarrion’s world? Thanks for sharing with us! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:14:33 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx It’s always nice when the character is a good companion, isn’t it? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:14:36 +0000 2014)
talekyn: @emoontx It’s great when our characters are actually pleasant to spend time with! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:15:24 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @talekyn Great minds, eh? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:16:09 +0000 2014)
emoontx: Forgot #sffwrtcht Tsaia is monarchy, semi-feudal, Girdish now, anti-magic bias, split by large river, magelord conquest in past. (Thu May 29 01:16:12 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Pargun: monarchy, feudal, settled by Seafolk refugees, hates magelords, Tsaia, and elves. (Thu May 29 01:17:01 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Lyonya: Dual rule of elves & humans, humans have king, elves have Lady of Ladysforest. Generally peaceful; elves use glamour. (Thu May 29 01:18:05 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Elves not above manipulation of human time-sense & other things.(Thu May 29 01:19:25 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Great job summing it up succinctly. We had a question about how the currency system developed. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:19:50 +0000 2014)
Margieontheweb: @emoontx do you outline before writing or just go with the flow? Write many drafts or just a few? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:20:15 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Next, The Legacy Of Gird, a duology about a liberator who teaches his people they can fight & win against their rulers #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:20:32 +0000 2014)
JeffJaje: RT #sffwrtcht Lyonya, Tsia, Pargun – what about Fintha? (Thu May 29 01:20:32 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Currency system designed to fit w/cultures’ histories…my major prof in college was economic hist., medievalist. (Thu May 29 01:21:06 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @Margieontheweb Please let @emoontx answer your first question before asking another so they don’t get overwhelming. Thanks. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:21:12 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht For this group, I went back & read more economics of medieval & early modern, as characters more involved than Paks was. (Thu May 29 01:22:01 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Interesting. Tell us about Gird and where that series idea came from please? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:22:13 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @Margieontheweb @emoontx is going to address both those shortly, I promise. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:22:59 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Paks thought Gird was the perfect hero-saint, leading his people to freedome. True, but not whole story. (Thu May 29 01:23:37 +0000 2014)
Margieontheweb: @sffwrtcht @emoontx that’s all I got! I happen to be obsessively rereading Paladins Legacy right now before buying Crown of Renewel! :) (Thu May 29 01:24:26 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht So had to write his real history: serf joined rebellion only when his family was attacked. Fallible, but indomitable. (Thu May 29 01:24:34 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Gird is solid–absolutely himself all the way through, warts and all.(Thu May 29 01:25:13 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Luap, on the other hand, is hollow–a man who cannot endure seeing himself as he is. (Thu May 29 01:25:48 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx So Gird’s prehistory before Deed then? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:26:02 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Yes, about 500 years before Paks, and perhaps another 500 more or less since the magelord conquest. (Thu May 29 01:27:15 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: With Oath of Fealty in 2010 you launched a new Quintet in the same universe, this time leaving @BaenBooks for @BantamSpectra. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:27:38 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx How hard was it to go back to that universe after 20 years and what brought you back? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:27:56 +0000 2014)
emoontx: I’d been with Del Rey since 2000, so they got the next Paks group. #sffwrtcht(Thu May 29 01:29:17 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Aside from misplacing the notebooks I’d carefully kept–and the master map–it was surprisingly easy to fall back into Paksworld. (Thu May 29 01:30:06 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Ah oh. Glad you found that notebook. How long did the novels take to write? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:30:39 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Having to redraw master map was…hard. What brought me back–it’s my favorite place. (Thu May 29 01:30:45 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Didn’t find notebooks–had to scrounge through old books <G> (Thu May 29 01:31:41 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Oh no. Well, guess that brought you back into the old books, eh? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:32:11 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Each one took roughly a year, but tying up Crown took longer–it wanted to go on. (Thu May 29 01:32:21 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht It was amazing how I had left myself hooks for connections that I didn’t know I’d need…writerbrain something smart. (Thu May 29 01:33:07 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Interesting. Was it in part not wanting it to end? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:33:33 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Did you start with characters or plot? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:33:44 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht But you forget names–place names, names that don’t get onstage (someone’s brother, etc.) (Thu May 29 01:33:59 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht I wanted to finish Crown, but there were some story arcs (secondary characters) that couldn’t be finished in that book. (Thu May 29 01:35:03 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx Ah yeah, hence the need for notebooks… #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:35:26 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .Well, so it seems appropriate to ask, @emoontx Pantser or Outliner? #sffwrtcht(Thu May 29 01:35:49 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Characters who have a story to tell. If it’s a good enough story, I write it. (Thu May 29 01:35:56 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Ideal characters are plot generators–strong & conflicting motivations. (Thu May 29 01:36:33 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht If I outline and know the story…very hard to write it. I discover the story as I go. (Thu May 29 01:37:19 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Where did that name Paksenarrion come from? #sffwrtcht Typo on a new keyboard or…? (just kidding) (Thu May 29 01:38:12 +0000 2014)
Margieontheweb: RT @emoontx: #sffwrtcht Characters who have a story to tell. If it’s a good enough story, I write it. (Thu May 29 01:38:12 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Realized in recent years I’m a sort of explorer in most things–directions? What directions? Dive in and go, and see whatever. (Thu May 29 01:38:22 +0000 2014)
Margieontheweb: RT @emoontx: #sffwrtcht Ideal characters are plot generators–strong & conflicting motivations. (Thu May 29 01:38:22 +0000 2014)
Margieontheweb: RT @emoontx: #sffwrtcht Realized in recent years I’m a sort of explorer in most things–directions? What directions? Dive in and go, and … (Thu May 29 01:38:53 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Drove my engineer mother crazy when I’d do something not on the page and it worked. (Thu May 29 01:38:57 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx Many of us write the same. Hence the League of Extraordinary Pantsers ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:39:27 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Just starting what I thought would be short story–Paks walked into tavern and gave her name as Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter. (Thu May 29 01:39:49 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht I jammed the keys on the old typewriter trying to type that one. Finally sounded it out & decided to call her Paks. (Thu May 29 01:40:28 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .Paks has a smaller role this time out. @emoontx So tell us about Kieri Phelan. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:40:55 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht And yes, I do “see” and “hear” what my POV sees and hears…don’t tell the nearest shrink. (Thu May 29 01:41:29 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx heh. Makes sense Yes, those were the days before computers and word processors…harder in some ways #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:42:04 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx Lips are sealed. #sffwrtcht LOL (Thu May 29 01:42:30 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Kieri: abducted & abused as child, escaped at cost of another’s life, soldier, later Duke, finally recognized as Lyonya’s king. (Thu May 29 01:42:34 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: And who is Prince Mikeli? #sffwrtcht .@emoontx (Thu May 29 01:42:59 +0000 2014)
kodermike: @emoontx Do you write by hand or typewriter still in the early drafts, or are you more digital these days? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:43:10 +0000 2014)
controuble: Hi, Elizabeth – will Camwyn’s story get finished? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:43:18 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: So in Paladin�s Legacy, we have two kings facing conspiracies against them and Paks must help them fight to survive. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:43:25 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Highly intelligent, experienced & talented in war, also half-elf, Lady’s grandson, lost first wife & children to attack. (Thu May 29 01:43:45 +0000 2014)
controuble: And I want more Dorrin, too #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:44:19 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht The past sometimes haunts him; he is determined to protect his own from anything like that. (Thu May 29 01:44:34 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Where�d this story idea come from for Paladin�s Legacy? #sffwrtcht And did you know it would be five books after you got going? (Thu May 29 01:45:40 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht 3, actually: Torfinn of Pargun is also facing conspiracy. Tough times. Paks is minimal help, but essential here and there. (Thu May 29 01:45:56 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx @controuble wants more Dorrin and also asks if Camwyn’s story will get finished? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:46:42 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht This is another “Not the story I was looking for” when I started. Shifted from Kieri’s story to fallout from… (Thu May 29 01:46:53 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht ..Paks’s actions in finding Kieri and his becoming king. It all had to fit in there–everyone’s coping w/changed expectations. (Thu May 29 01:47:47 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Dorrin may have more to come. I hope to finish Camwyn’s story someday. (Thu May 29 01:48:25 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht No, I didn’t know it was going to be 5 books. But once the multiple major viewpoints took off…length was going to happen. (Thu May 29 01:49:18 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Tell us a bit about CROWN OF RENEWAL, if you can without spoilers. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:49:32 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Multiple major POVs require more depth, more texture, and thus more words. (Thu May 29 01:50:00 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx Of course. Funny how organic writing can lead to such bursts of growth. But you made it! #sffwrtcht Congrats! (Thu May 29 01:50:55 +0000 2014)
emoontx: Crown ties up all the major character arcs and a few more. Without spoilers? Hmmm….#sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:50:58 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx Maybe just the set up LOL #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:51:29 +0000 2014)
emoontx: Man makes stuffed cow, horse bites man, tree grows out of someone’s arm, sleepers wake, dragon…is Dragon. #sffwrtcht No spoilers. (Thu May 29 01:51:58 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: If not, then, @emoontx What�s your writing time look like: planned, write when you can, write to word count? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:52:12 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx LOL Well done! heh #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:52:49 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht ANd you hate me for that, right? OK…sea battle, pirates, magical duel, ex-thief in a wool warehouse??? (Thu May 29 01:53:01 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx LOL I’m looking forward to getting there. I’m hooked on OATH OF FEALTY at the moment. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:54:05 +0000 2014)
talekyn: RT @emoontx: Man makes stuffed cow, horse bites man, tree grows out of someone’s arm, sleepers wake, dragon…is Dragon. #sffwrtcht No spo… (Thu May 29 01:54:17 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht First-draft time–start early morning go until meet words needed. 5-6 days a week, 7 if necessary to meet deadline. (Thu May 29 01:54:28 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx That amused me a great deal. Very clever *applauds* #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:54:52 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Do you have any rituals or use any special software or music playlist? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:55:30 +0000 2014)
controuble: @sffwrtcht @emoontx Oh, you have a lot of excellent reading ahead of you if you’re only on Oath right now – they are ALL wonderful (Thu May 29 01:55:41 +0000 2014)
Margieontheweb: RT @emoontx: #sffwrtcht First-draft time–start early morning go until meet words needed. 5-6 days a week, 7 if necessary to meet deadline. (Thu May 29 01:55:53 +0000 2014)
sharonluttrell: @emoontx #sffwrtcht If Deed wasn’t the story you thought u were writing what was the original story going to be? And when did you realize? (Thu May 29 01:56:48 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Only ritual–seat in chair, turn on computer, open file, stare at it, heave a sigh, and start typing. Music, yes. (Thu May 29 01:56:49 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @controuble @emoontx Yep I am catching up. And there’s a new Paks story coming out in SHATTERED SHIELDS this Nov. which I edited #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:56:54 +0000 2014)
mgcady: RT @emoontx: #sffwrtcht Only ritual–seat in chair, turn on computer, open file, stare at it, heave a sigh, and start typing. Music, yes. (Thu May 29 01:57:05 +0000 2014)
BethCato: .@sffwrtcht @emoontx Did you have a fave POV in CROWN? (As a reader, loved Arvid and Dorrin! And the cow.) #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:57:12 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx What�s the best and worst writing advice you�ve ever gotten? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:57:20 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Usually write to music, nearly always classical, mostly not vocal. If vocal, not something I’ve sung, or I’ll sing (not good!) (Thu May 29 01:57:53 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @BethCato @emoontx OMG Beth, you just spoiled the cow’s POV thing. SIGH. THANKS a lot. ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:58:32 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht If singing along to music I’ve sung in performance, characters may suddenly spout the lyrics. “Gloria! Gloria!” or “DIes irae.” (Thu May 29 01:58:50 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx As a singer, I have the same issue. If it’s got lyrics and I like it, I’ll sing along and not write. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 01:59:01 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Best: Le Guin’s–Read a lot, write a lot, learn to type. Worst: “You have to write short stories before you write a novel.” (Thu May 29 01:59:46 +0000 2014)
hanrahak395: RT @emoontx: Man makes stuffed cow, horse bites man, tree grows out of someone’s arm, sleepers wake, dragon…is Dragon. #sffwrtcht No spo… (Thu May 29 02:00:10 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Well we’re out of time, but before we go, What future projects are you working on that we can look forward to? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 02:00:37 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Please `Like� our Facebook group: http://t.co/tFOTDqY6 #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 02:00:57 +0000 2014)
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emoontx: #sffwrtcht Next–short fiction collection of Paksworld stories, then new book group–can’t talk about yet. Talking jinxes ‘em. (Thu May 29 02:01:32 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Next week B&N reviewer @PaulGoatAllen joins us to discuss reviewing, the state of SFF and more! Join us at 9pm ET with questions #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 02:02:03 +0000 2014)
talekyn: @emoontx Agh! I almost forgot to ask my usual: does your writing process change at all from short stories to novels? #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 02:02:18 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: Find @emoontx online at http://t.co/xSgh9TYc1Khttp://t.co/FxUGRgh2zp at Facebook, Goodreads, and on Twitter. #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 02:02:33 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: .@emoontx Well thanks so much for taking time to hang with us and chat. We really enjoyed it. And continued success! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 02:03:00 +0000 2014)
Wyld_Dandelyon: It’s been great to have you here with us, @emoontx #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 02:03:16 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht Thanks for having me–it was fun, even with my tangled fingers. (Thu May 29 02:03:18 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: @emoontx You did it like a pro. I hope your fingers can rest now ;) #sffwrtcht(Thu May 29 02:04:01 +0000 2014)
emoontx: #sffwrtcht And to you in your editorial endeavors as well. Bye now–cookies are calling me. (Thu May 29 02:04:03 +0000 2014)
sffwrtcht: A transcript for this chat will be up at the website soon.http://t.co/sNNDnxPFCl Thanks for joining us! #sffwrtcht (Thu May 29 02:04:36 +0000 2014)

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