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Recent content by Kirsten

  1. Kirsten

    Greetings! Hello Everyone

    Welcome!
  2. Kirsten

    Please accept this public apology to Katie-Ellen. I'm trying not to go crazy over this, but I'm...

    Please accept this public apology to Katie-Ellen. I'm trying not to go crazy over this, but I'm not doing a very good job.
  3. Kirsten

    Pop-Up Submissions, 14 April

    It just seems that someone who churns out a novel in four months (as Joss said he did) -would have a head start if he were working from an interesting template.
  4. Kirsten

    Pop-Up Submissions, 14 April

    The only synchronicity that I can see between the first pages of the Little Voice and my book is with the mental breakdown of my character at the end of the novel and unless you had the copy I posted back in March in the writing groups, you wouldn't have known that had happened, because I...
  5. Kirsten

    Pop-Up Submissions, 14 April

    He just tweeted the timeline of his writing. He wrote that he had the idea for the book in January 2018 and sent it to beta readers sometime around May (when I published it). I wrote my book starting in January 2017 and I'm still writing it, even though I published the first half in May 2018 and...
  6. Kirsten

    Pop-Up Submissions, 14 April

    The one I published last May was My Adorable Apotheosis: Don't Look Back, Pussycat. Kill! Kill! It was 60k words and I have since produced a 60k word sequel, a linked 60k word book of novelettes, and a 120k word pop-sci book as part of the world-building.
  7. Kirsten

    Greetings! Hello

    Welcome!
  8. Kirsten

    Pop-Up Submissions, 14 April

    I hate fighting because it takes so much attention and energy. I like to just finish things and be done. Fighting with a man is also difficult. If a man gets angry, that gives him power, but if a woman gets angry, she loses power. Would I have to play the damsel in distress in such an argument...
  9. Kirsten

    Pop-Up Submissions, 14 April

    After sleeping on this, I’m still not sure what good can come of it. I tried to put the most positive spin on it that I could, but sometimes righteous indignation is the correct response. The plot and premise were the same. The main difference was in the personality and optics of the...
  10. Kirsten

    Pop-Up Submissions, 14 April

    I can be subtle, he can be subtle, an argument about subtleties is fun to read. Twitter theatre planned in advance? Hmm. Untapped potential. He has a lot of twitter followers who have not bought his book, I'll wager. I don't know this person at all, of course, but it would be cool if he wanted...
  11. Kirsten

    Pop-Up Submissions, 14 April

    If complaining that someone else used the same plot six months after you've published is libel.. I doubt he would be dumb enough to waste his money on that. I haven't used the p-word and I don't even live in his country. Plus, the idea would be to argue for the sake of entertainment, not for...
  12. Kirsten

    Pop-Up Submissions, 14 April

    He could put me in contact with his editors. Proof is a legal concept which often matters little in the court of public opinion - not that either of us have much of a public. All one has to do is read the books and see when they were published. The parallels are clear, but the implications of...
  13. Kirsten

    Pop-Up Submissions, 14 April

    I need to put away my claws. That was harsh.
  14. Kirsten

    Pop-Up Submissions, 14 April

    His book was a very fast read and seemed like it was written in a manic fury. I probably spent an hour reading it, but I skimmed through the preachy bits. The most common comment among reviewers was: great concept, poor execution. I did put my full manuscript up in the writing groups when I...
  15. Kirsten

    Pop-Up Submissions, 14 April

    I just want to ask them, "hey, when did this plot come together for you and what influenced it?"
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