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Discussion in 'Café Life' started by Richard Kacperek, May 15, 2017.

  1. Richard Kacperek

    Richard Kacperek Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Hello everybody - here I am new and nervous with aspirations of being an author. Suddenly I've written a book. Now that I have I'm not sure what to do with it! Good to be in the company of such talented people.
     
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  2. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Hello. It's a friendly place. What kind of a book have you suddenly written? :)
     
  3. Richard Kacperek

    Richard Kacperek Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Hi Katie-Ellen
    I've written a crime thriller set in 1967 in London with a few flashbacks to World War 2 and the Polish - Russian war (1919-1921)
     
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  4. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Many congratulations on writing a finished book. That in itself is quite something, but I found it felt quite odd, as well. A first draft?

    Not a war I know about, that Polish-Russian war, but if war begets war, this one looks like an almost inevitable organic consequence of the Great War.

    Bij_Bolszewika.jpg
     
  5. Richard Kacperek

    Richard Kacperek Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Thanks - finishing is odd, I agree. Writing an ending is very odd! And difficult to avoid an anti-climax. Like the picture
     
  6. Patricia D

    Patricia D Venerated Member

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    Hello, welcome, and congratulations on finishing your first book
     
  7. Marc Joan

    Marc Joan Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Welcome. One of my son's friends is half-Polish, and informs me that the Polish for goat is 'kozak'.
    I will try to dig up another useless piece of information soon. Hope you all can wait.
     
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  8. Richard Kacperek

    Richard Kacperek Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Thanks Patricia - it feels good!
     
  9. Richard Kacperek

    Richard Kacperek Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Thanks for the welcome Marc - keep digging!
     
  10. Robinne Weiss

    Robinne Weiss Venerated Member

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    Welcome, Richard. Congratulations on finishing a book! You'll find lots of advice, and encouragement here. And wine, beer, and a shoulder to cry on when those first reviews and rejections start coming in. Nice to have you with us.
     
  11. Carol Rose

    Carol Rose Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Welcome! :)
     
  12. Peggy Lou

    Peggy Lou Well-Known Member

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    Welcome and congratulations. Now starts the harder part - because it's no fun - query letter, synopsis and querying. Sites like Query Tracker, Published to Death, Agent Connect and Manuscript Wishlist would be helpful in getting a list of agents representing your genre.

    Good luck. Lots of it.
     
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  13. Richard Kacperek

    Richard Kacperek Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Thanks Robinne - a nice welcome and shoulders, beer and wine might be useful!
     
  14. Richard Kacperek

    Richard Kacperek Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Thanks Carol
     
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  15. Richard Kacperek

    Richard Kacperek Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Hi Peggy thank you for replying and many many thanks for the information
     
  16. Paul Whybrow

    Paul Whybrow Venerated Member

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    Welcome to the Colony, Richard. Congratulations on completing your first novel—and wise of you to set it in 1967, before policing was swamped with forensic technology—something that is the bugbear of my 21st-century detective novels.

    As Peggy suggests, typing 'The End' is really the beginning...writing a novel is the easy part, selling it is another matter!
     
  17. Sea-shore

    Sea-shore Moderator Staff Member

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    Warm welcome to you. :)
     
  18. Richard Kacperek

    Richard Kacperek Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Thank you
     
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  19. David Newrick

    David Newrick Well-Known Member

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    A warm welcome Richard and thank you for calling us talented!

    I have written a crime novel which is currently in re-draft being buffed and polished. Good luck with your work and see you around the colony.
     
  20. AgentPete

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    Nice piece of cake
    Benvenuto! :)
     
  21. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    No, I can't. Hurry up and get a move on.
     
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  22. Richard Kacperek

    Richard Kacperek Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Hi David - thanks for the welcome and good luck with your book
     
  23. Richard Kacperek

    Richard Kacperek Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Thanks for the welcome AgentPete - life in Litopia is great! Received some warm welcomes
     
  24. Richard Kacperek

    Richard Kacperek Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Hi Paul thanks for the welcome - and the advice
     
  25. Lex Black

    Lex Black Respected Member

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    Welcome to the Colony!
     
  26. Marc Joan

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    In Poland, carp is the traditional Christmas meal -- equivalent to turkey or goose in the UK. The scales of the fish are supposed to bring good luck, and older Polish ladies may keep some scales in their bras over the Christmas period. If there is a guest in the house over Christmas, he or she may be presented with these carefully harboured scales.
    Look, don't shoot the messenger, okay, I am just passing this on.
     
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  27. Lawal

    Lawal Active Member

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    Welcome Colony, awesome canopy!

    Beautiful penning, remarkable Richard, kind Kacperek. I would say passionately that I love your name, Kacperek and the combination is awesome. As a wondrous writer, I would love to give an advice to you having a website of your own, maybe you may communicate for me to open a free website for you on Blogspot, WordPress, SimpleSites etc. Like www.kacperek.com - a special domain will be cool. Your name scintillating sir, is a trademark brand worldwide. TeraHertz Network Technologies is one of best at Web development, HR training (even online) and the likes, I work with. You may meet some brilliant Web designers at your end there too but know TeraHertz existence is true.

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    @AgentPete, an awesome agent of Litopia houses brilliant personalities.

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  28. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    More. And it is always the messenger who gets shot.
     
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  29. KG Christopher

    KG Christopher Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome, good luck with the book.
     
  30. Richard Kacperek

    Richard Kacperek Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Thanks KG - very kind!
     

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