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Old 29-08-2011, 00:26   #1
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I Wrote Two Sailing Stories

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i wrote two zines about sailing adventures i had. one about a short sail gone awry in the puget sound in washington, the other about bringing my boat from dominican republic to florida last fall with a sea sick crew and no self steering.

it's definitley DIY sailing, not really the fancy cruising life...

the first link is the webzine pdf. the second is the booklet assembled print version pdf.

comments and critiques always encouraged.

Two Part Misadventure (DR to FL)
web: TPMAwebzine.pdf
print: TPMAprint.pdf

Abandon Ship (puget sound)
web: ASwebzine.pdf
print: ASprint.pdf

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Old 29-08-2011, 07:15   #2
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Re: I Wrote Two Sailing Stories

I wonder how many publishers would click on your link when you show a cover letter without capitals. A clear sign of disrespect, eh?


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Old 29-08-2011, 10:28   #3
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Re: I Wrote Two Sailing Stories

you're totally right. hence why they're zines, and self published. it'd be a much different effort if i was trying to cash in on my experiences through a publisher than share my stories with others. so perhaps i'm showcasing my priorities.

so perhaps i should of proceeded these with a warning:
beware, your sensibilities may be offended by the grammar. and the author may not have a future in cheap mass produced paperbacks.

in good humour,
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I wonder how many publishers would click on your link when you show a cover letter without capitals. A clear sign of disrespect, eh?


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Re: I Wrote Two Sailing Stories

PDF too difficult to read.....hard to navigate....pages aren't in order....or am I doing smething wrong
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Re: I Wrote Two Sailing Stories

I read one of your works. Only the rich have boats? Besides the spelling, and grammar, it sounds like you don't know what you're talking about.
Join a writers forum, and post some of your work...you will soon come to know what I'm talking about.
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Re: I Wrote Two Sailing Stories

hey there. there are two PDF downloads, the one titled "webzines" are the ones that are for web reading. the ones you opened are for printouts if the pages are out of order. thanks!
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Re: I Wrote Two Sailing Stories

I just finished reading "Two Part Misadventure". I quite enjoyed it, thanks for posting it!
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A different experience, I wrote a nice little story about a trip into the Toba Inlet in BC. My wife (a masters in english) edited it for me. I submitted it to NWY and was told they liked it and it would be published in the near future. My reward was to be $400. After several calls and waiting almost a year they decided they could not use it because "they already had a writer for that area." No $400. Then I modified and shortened the story and off to LA again they loved it but only $175. worth. It would be published in the near future. One and one/half years later no publish and no $175. Is this par for the course? If they don't like it, I am a big boy, tell me. I will post it here if I can figure out how.
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Re: I Wrote Two Sailing Stories

hey sunseeker,
i think lots of folks would love to read your story, so i'd encourage you to post it on here. waiting for the publishers to publish you might take forever, and there's a good chance it won't happen listening to your experience. so, while you probably won't get any money from putting it out there for everyone to enjoy i bet you'll get encouragement and feedback that's worth a lot more than a diminishing amount of cash.
so, i'd say share it with us!

word of advice: don't let passing negative comments on the internet drag you down. if it's not constructive it's not worth engaging with.
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Sunseeker, I'm a writer. There are more sharks in the publishing industry than all the seven seas. Always have an agent for big stuff...Know the publisher for small stuff. If what you wrote was good, I'm sure it was use, or resold.

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