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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby SandChigger » 29 Dec 2010 04:24

    Owned.

    Or, poned? :lol:

    "Poned" sounds kinda dirty. :shifty: Is the one who pwns the "poner"? And the one pwned the "ponee".

    Can has Little Ponee? :shock:
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 29 Dec 2010 05:29

    Yeah, I've heard it pronounced "powned".

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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby SadisticCynic » 29 Dec 2010 10:22

    I thought that was how it was pronounced...
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby Aquila ka-Hecate » 29 Dec 2010 11:29

    Having Welsh ancestry, I'd always thought it was pronounced pooned :D Sounds dirtier to me.
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby Robspierre » 29 Dec 2010 22:30

    THURSDAY
    8:30 AM Intro, seminar overview, introduce speakers (Kevin)
    9:00 Econ 201 for Writers: Economics of Commercial Publishing (Eric)
    10:00 Inside Editors: How editors look at manuscripts (Dave, Kevin, Eric)
    Noon Lunch
    1:30 PM Myths of Publishing (Rebecca)
    2:30 Agents: the “A” word (Brandon, Eric, Dave)
    3:30 “Dirty Secrets”: Being a professional author (Kevin, Rebecca)
    4:30 From Slushpile to #1 Bestseller in 4 Years (Brandon)
    5:00 The Popcorn Theory of Success (Kevin)
    Evening: Welcome mixer/reception
    FRIDAY
    8:30 AM Copyright basics (Dave, Eric)
    9:00 Self-Publishing & Ebooks: Realities and Pitfalls (Eric, Rebecca)
    10:00 Pitching the Big Proposal (Brandon, Kevin, Dave)
    11:00 New Media: Using It to Get an Edge (Brandon, Rebecca)
    noon Lunch
    10:00 Networking for Writers (Rebecca, Dave)
    2:30 Do It Yourself: Self-Promotion for Authors (Sherrilyn Kenyon)
    3:30 Promoting Yourself and Your Work (All)
    4:30 Open session: Q&A
    Authors available for signing
    VIP Banquet: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
    SATURDAY
    8:30 AM Ergonomics: When Writing Gets to Be a Pain (Rebecca)
    9:00 Dissecting a Contract (Eric)
    10:00 Movies, TV, and Authors (Dave, Kevin, Brandon)
    11:00 Two Heads Are Better Than One: Collaborations (Eric, Kevin, Rebecca, Brandon)
    noon Lunch
    1:30 Intellectual Property: How to Exploit Yours (Dave)
    2:30 Eleven Tips to Increase Your Writing Productivity (Kevin)
    3:30 Balancing Acts: Writing World and Real World (All)
    4:30 Open session: Q&A

    I bold a couple of panels that look like they would be a laugh riot to attend, What the fuck does KJA know about TV or movies outside of watching them?

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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby SandChigger » 30 Dec 2010 00:37

    Robspierre wrote:THURSDAY
    2:30 Agents: the “A” word (Brandon, Eric, Dave)

    There's one missing that I'm sure KJA could really wax poetic on:

    My Triple "F" Word: Frank's Fucking Fans! (Kevin) ;)

    One of these times we're going to have to take up a collection and send in a mole. :lol:

    (What do you want to bet that the attendees have to sign a NDA that includes stuff like how many attendees there were, and so on?! :shock: )
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby Serkanner » 30 Dec 2010 07:52

    SandChigger wrote:
    Robspierre wrote:THURSDAY
    2:30 Agents: the “A” word (Brandon, Eric, Dave)

    There's one missing that I'm sure KJA could really wax poetic on:

    My Triple "F" Word: Frank's Fucking Fans! (Kevin) ;)

    One of these times we're going to have to take up a collection and send in a mole. :lol:

    (What do you want to bet that the attendees have to sign a NDA that includes stuff like how many attendees there were, and so on?! :shock: )


    Set-up a paypal account and I will gladly donat $100,- for the poor victim that has to attend it.
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby SandChigger » 30 Dec 2010 12:33

    We need to get better organized. The hacks will probably hold another one in March or June, so we've got time. :twisted:
    I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

    I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby Freakzilla » 30 Dec 2010 13:29

    Shouldn't this be discussed in the clubhouse?
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby inhuien » 30 Dec 2010 14:52

    I'm sure we're just planting paranoia here, or are we, like good quality seeds you can never have too much paranoia.
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby Freakzilla » 30 Dec 2010 14:59

    No, a LITTLE paranoia keeps you from getting busted.
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby inhuien » 30 Dec 2010 15:21

    No, good seeds means not having to go out to get busted. :)
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby Freakzilla » 30 Dec 2010 15:29

    inhuien wrote:No, good seeds means not having to go out to get busted. :)


    Yeah, then your whole house smells funky when the child services social worker comes over. :(
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby chanilover » 30 Dec 2010 16:49

    SandChigger wrote:I finally watched it from the office last night.

    What the FUCK is up with Jabecca's voice?

    :puke:


    She sounds like a dalek with a pubic hair caught in her throat.
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby chanilover » 30 Dec 2010 16:51

    Robspierre wrote:THURSDAY

    3:30 “Dirty Secrets”(Kevin, Rebecca)




    The mind boggles. And the stomach churns.
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby inhuien » 30 Dec 2010 17:09

    Freakzilla wrote:
    inhuien wrote:No, good seeds means not having to go out to get busted. :)


    Yeah, then your whole house smells funky when the child services social worker comes over. :(

    But then the kids get seized and the Wife fucks off, totally cool.
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby Omphalos » 30 Dec 2010 20:19

    inhuien wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:
    inhuien wrote:No, good seeds means not having to go out to get busted. :)


    Yeah, then your whole house smells funky when the child services social worker comes over. :(

    But then the kids get seized and the Wife fucks off, totally cool.


    Not cool during the holidays. Family is paying attention too much.
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby SandChigger » 30 Dec 2010 21:26

    Freakzilla wrote:Shouldn't this be discussed in the clubhouse?

    FUD, my good man, FUD. :lol:

    Freakzilla wrote:Yeah, then your whole house smells funky when the child services social worker comes over. :(

    Observe the ways of muaddib and learn the wisdom of eating one's young. ;)

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    SandChigger wrote:What the FUCK is up with Jabecca's voice?

    :puke:

    She sounds like a dalek with a pubic hair caught in her throat.

    Perfect. :laughing-rolling:
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby inhuien » 31 Dec 2010 07:40

    Omphalos wrote:
    inhuien wrote:
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    inhuien wrote:No, good seeds means not having to go out to get busted. :)


    Yeah, then your whole house smells funky when the child services social worker comes over. :(

    But then the kids get seized and the Wife fucks off, totally cool.


    Not cool during the holidays. Family is paying attention too much.
    My previous post was of course meant in jest Omph.
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby Omphalos » 31 Dec 2010 14:06

    inhuien wrote:
    Omphalos wrote:
    inhuien wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:
    inhuien wrote:No, good seeds means not having to go out to get busted. :)


    Yeah, then your whole house smells funky when the child services social worker comes over. :(

    But then the kids get seized and the Wife fucks off, totally cool.


    Not cool during the holidays. Family is paying attention too much.
    My previous post was of course meant in jest Omph.


    I got it. Mine was in jest too, tho as Confucious say, have erement of truf, so rotsa funnier, right Joe?
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby SandChigger » 15 Jan 2011 16:02

    I just spent an hour (can't sleep) tracing through various Twit Tweets and have come up with 10 definite attendees and 4 maybes, in addition to the 6 SuperWhores themselves.

    Impressive.

    (Hey, did you know that after an hour Twitter starts flashing you a message that you've gone over your hourly usage limit?! LOL. I had no idea! That means there are actually enough people who were doing it regularly that they had to implement measures to prevent it! :lol: )
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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby SandChigger » 27 Jan 2011 07:00

    Back during the seminar, a bunch of the Twits were tooting about some little impromptu talk by a guy named Tracy Hickman that had them all breaking down and in tears.

    Well, the SuperWhores were all so impressed by it (it must make 'em all feew so gooood abowt themselwes and what they dowwww) that they've posted a recording of it on the SuperWhores site.

    Ugh. Self-congratulatory wankery. :roll:


    (Brandlon Sanderbums came up in the other thread... KJA has posted a bunch of pix from the Seminal on his blawhg. If he suffers for his ART, it doesn't look like Ole Brandon does it by missing too many meals! Maybe that's something he picked up from rubbing bingowings with all those older, more experienced wri... people? Like Jabecca?)

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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby Freakzilla » 27 Jan 2011 07:52

    SandChigger wrote:Seminal


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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 27 Jan 2011 13:45

    Is Tracy Hickman the pulp fantasy guy from the 80s/90s? Coauthored with Margaret Weis?

    Never read any; name just rang a bell.

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    Re: Kevin and Becky will teach you to write for $549

    Postby TheDukester » 27 Jan 2011 14:58

    SandChigger wrote:... Tracy Hickman ...

    Big D&D guy, right? Came up with the DragonLance setting?

    If I've got the right guy (I suppose I could Wiki him, but fuck it), then it's no surprise that Keith would get tumescent when he thinks about him. He's living the dream as ...:

    1. A hack who is inexplicably popular;

    2. A guy who essentially makes a living through other people's imaginations;

    3. A clown who got one gigantic break to kick-start a career (Keith had Star Wars; Hickman had DragonLance).

    I'll bet they are practically best buds.

    (None of those D&D guys can write fiction worth a damn, BTW. If you want your eyes to really bleed, just try a book by Ed Greenwood sometime ...)
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