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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2004, 12:06:13 pm »
Neat, I've bookmarked your page to read later. The title of your story really caught my eye as Edmonchuk is my hometown :-)

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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2004, 08:09:23 pm »
Cool! '<img'>

I hope you like the story. '<img'>
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« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2004, 12:27:59 pm »
Chapter 12 is now posted.

And here you were thinking that it'd be at least another five months until I got it done.  '<img'>




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« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2004, 04:39:57 pm »
Well done, Jona, well done indeed!

Its good to see you writing again.

Now if i can ever get over my nearly insatiable curiosity to find out what happens next... but waiting and wondering is half the fun.  '<img'>

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« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2004, 03:49:57 am »
Another Chapter!  Thanks Jona!.  

This one keeps it real.  I would guess that John's short stay with Sharra has toughened him up more than he realizes.  That much abuse would kill a normal person just from shock.  One thing is for sure: neither of them will be able to move much at all when they wake up.

Sharra's injuries and loss of blood means she will not be in any share for "Healing" for some time.  That could pose problems for John's hand.

Thanks again!

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« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2004, 12:29:14 am »
Hot damn Jona. Awesome!

Travois.

Hopefully one of them will invent something like this soon. Surely there are small trees around somewhere.

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« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2004, 07:38:30 pm »
Dang that was fast!
So when can we expect chp 13? next week? '<img'>
Ill read it this weekend, gotta go and sleep now so i can get up to work.





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« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2004, 01:43:40 pm »
I finally found the time to sit and and type some replies. My life has been a little too crazy the last couple of weeks...

Quote ("Serath Kaenor Aug. 28 2004 @ 2:39 pm")
Well done, Jona, well done indeed!


Thank you.

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Now if i can ever get over my nearly insatiable curiosity to find out what happens next... but waiting and wondering is half the fun.  '<img'>


That it is. I'll try not to keep you waiting for too long. '<img'>



Quote ("Bearon Aug. 29 2004 @ 1:49 am")
This one keeps it real.  I would guess that John's short stay with Sharra has toughened him up more than he realizes.


I'm doing my best to keep it real. '<img'> Two months of living the kind of life that John has been dumped into would toughen anybody up if it didn't kill them first.

Quote ("Bearon Aug. 29 2004 @ 1:49 am")
Sharra's injuries and loss of blood means she will not be in any share for "Healing" for some time.  That could pose problems for John's hand.

That might indeed prove to be a problem...


 
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Travois.

Your the second person to mention that. You know. I never even thought about a travois before that. *files it away for future reference*

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So when can we expect chp 13? next week? '<img'>


huh. Not likely  '<img'>  Gotta get chapter 4 of The Gift of a Stranger done first.

Thanks for the comments guys!
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« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2005, 05:13:02 am »
Well it has been a very long time since I've visited your neck of the woods Jona.

Chapter 13! Whooo hooo!!

I must say though, dumping the story into one big page sucks. Lots of imprecise scrolling about to find the desired chapter. Why did you do this?

I've been hanging out at a place called Critique Circle. I have learned a heck of a lot about how to write. CC is not specifically anthro, but there are a couple of us there: Sreid (Steve Reid), Nadan, and me, ScottyDM (Scott Miller). Although Nadan has not been active since December. Steve is writing a novel about squirrels.

The method they have at CC to give and recieve critiques is pretty good and reasonably fair. Too many times I've done many critiques within a particular community and gotten nothing or almost nothing back, not even a comment.

Check it out, Jona...

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« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2005, 11:25:19 am »
chapter 13 is up, oh yeah ':cool:'
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« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2005, 08:40:17 pm »
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Well it has been a very long time since I've visited your neck of the woods Jona.


Yeah it has Scotty. Not to worry, I haven't exactly been around here all that much recently as you can probably tell by the month it took for me to find and reply to your comments.

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I must say though, dumping the story into one big page sucks. Lots of imprecise scrolling about to find the desired chapter. Why did you do this?


Well, it was an effort on my part(a rather ineffective one, I might add) to streamline things a bit. I have been severely pressed for time lately and I didn't feel like having to reformat and upload 13 seperate chapters. I figured I'd leave the whole story in one chunk and try it that way. Chances are that I'll switch back to the old format when I get a few spare minutes to get in front of the computer.



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I've been hanging out at a place called Critique Circle...   ...Check it out, Jona...


I may do that when I have the spare time. Thanks for the link.
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« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2005, 11:13:54 pm »
Jona:

I can code up your web site if you like. I'd rather see you put your efforts into writing your story. I did a site for my cousin Perry at www.perrybdavis.com which is clean HTML, CSS, and PHP. Someone else took the photos, I just prepped them. My best personal web site (of three) is www.skunkwks.com with the same technologies. I host my own sites, but Perry's is hosted at Expiry. Between my three personal sites and Perry's and including hidden and password protected pages: I've probably done maybe 4 or 5 hundred web pages.

I love: clean, simple, appropriate technology, intutive, light, and fast loading. I belive content is king.

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« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2005, 11:42:17 pm »
On Writing, and Preexisting Stories

First, repeat after me: It's all been done before.

Every single basic plot has been done before. Every subplot has been done before. Just about every character has been done before. What we need to do as authors is to combine these tired elements in fresh ways, add our own unique style, and make them special.

Holly Lisle is a professionally published author with approximately two-dozen books to her name. She also has a web site with some of the most helpful information for authors I've yet seen online. Here is her main page for authors. Be sure to grab a copy of her PDF book Mugging the Muse, over 200 pages of writing advice goodness.

But on to her specific advice on how to make an old idea fresh, see her page on plot outline and specifically the section titled "adding twists and surprises" (of course you should read the whole page). For that matter, you should read as much of Holly's web site as you can stand.

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« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2005, 09:11:39 pm »
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Jona:

I can code up your web site if you like....

Well, considering my complete lack of time to do such things these days , I really appreciate the offer of help. I am a complete dunce when it comes to building webpages and I need all the help I can get.

Seriously, if you're willing to build a site for me, that would be great  '<img'>

Thanks again for the offer of help.

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you should read as much of Holly's web site as you can stand.

 I'll do that. Looks like some interesting stuff there.
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« Reply #39 on: July 24, 2005, 03:08:49 pm »
Chapter 14 is now posted for your reading pleasure...
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« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2005, 03:34:42 pm »
Just finished reading the revised version. I liked it before and I like it better now. The drama now consists of a lot more than shock at discovering each other. The rewriting also gives both characters far more emotional depth than they had before.

I look forward to finding out what Shara's mental lanscape looks like in Chapter 15.

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« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2005, 08:22:59 pm »
Welcome to my rather quiet corner of the web ANTIcarrot...

Thanks for the input on the revised edition of WRC. I'll try to keep the wait for chapter 15 as short as I can but life has been conspiring against me lately as far writing is concerned. I do have parts of several chapters scratched down here and there but the time to work on them has been lacking in a big way recently and to complicate things further, my muse seems to have disappeared to parts unknown.

Thanks again for the comments ANTIcarrot.
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« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2006, 07:39:23 pm »
'<img'>  YAY what a great surprise.

Boy what a chapter.  Great great great!  I love the Link scene.  You really start to get a sense of how Sharra and John will start to grow together in the coming chapters.  Aso how they depend on one another.  But now that John's fears are have been put to rest, it will be Sharra's turn, and I am really looking forward to reading that when it comes.  In the meantime I wonder what will happen between the two?

Anyway great chapter Jona you just keep getting better the more chapters you pump out.  At this rate I can't wait to see what coming chapter will read like.
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« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2006, 07:35:35 pm »
Well Cougar2K2, now's your chance to see what the next chapter holds in store...  '<img'>

Chapter 16 has been posted for your (and hopefully many others) reading pleasure.

I really have to pay closer attention to what's going on in my own forums...
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« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2006, 10:45:08 am »
':shock:'  WOW...

What I said above, definatly applies to this chapter.  I would have to say that besides some of the typos and the occasional grammatical error this is one of your best chapters yet.  The hole Mother scene was done superbly.  I like the message the Mother gave Sharra about John and what to expect in the coming future.  Also a little more about Sharra's past, but still not that much on who/why her village was destroyed.

I wonder what John will think about benevolent beings healing him?  I can't speak for everyone but I would be a little uncomfortable with the idea, especially if I where in his situation or woke up with a gift from the beings with no plausable explaination... definatly would freak me out.

Anywho sensational chapter and eagerly awaiting the next, hopefully it will not be to long before then '<img'>
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« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2006, 09:13:41 pm »
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I wonder what John will think about benevolent beings healing him?  I can't speak for everyone but I would be a little uncomfortable with the idea, especially if I where in his situation or woke up with a gift from the beings with no plausable explaination... definatly would freak me out.

John's character is that of an ordinary, average guy. He's changed somewhat over the years I've been writing WRC but I've tried hard to keep him ordinary. He is a man of reason who borders on atheism, and he is one who likes hard facts and uses logic and science to understand the world around him. He does not easily take things on faith.

John's wounds have been healed and the deadly toxic shock infection purged from his blood. He knows that this is impossible in his current cirumstances. He will hear from Sharra an unbelievable tale of Gods and Goddesses and of the Power contained in all life. His own version of his miraculous recovery will be very different indeed...

So, yeah. The next few chapters should be interesting (I hope! ).

Glad you liked chapter 16  '<img'>
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« Reply #46 on: February 20, 2007, 08:47:58 pm »
Hey, JW. I've directed a new Reader to your site and he's enjoying the read. He registered here yesterday but was prevented from replying, so I thought I would give it a test.  Everything seems to be working on my end, so maybe it's a validation problem on his side.

Keep up the good work. Will look forward to more on the story as it comes to you.
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« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2007, 10:21:57 am »
Thanks for sending another reader over here. '<img'>

He mentioned that he was unable to post in the forum but everything seems to be working now. This forum hasn't been used in so long that the dust probably needed to be shaken out of it.  '<img'>

While I'm here I might as well  mention that yes, I'm still alive and well and yes, I'm still writing. Life has been busier than normal over the last few months and I haven't been able to pay much attention to online happenings.

Chapter 17 of WRC should be posted within a month or two if all goes well. The new chapter is a long one, currently hovering around 10,000 words with another thousand or three needed to finish it off.

It's finally time for Sharra to tell her story...
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« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2007, 02:52:10 pm »
Its good to hear that your still alive and doing well, haven't seen you online at all and was starting to wonder if you were taking one of your 'walks in the woods.'  Anyway, hope life doesn't work you over to much '<img'>  
Its also good to hear that we are in for a nice long chapter about the going ons of Sharra and the origins of her ghosts.  It will be good to understand her character more in that aspect.  Can't wait for it stay safe.
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« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2007, 06:44:46 pm »
Following up on what Cougar said, it's good to see you're well. I look forward to your writings the most and am always excited to see another chapter of any of your stories up and ready to be devoured.

How's your dog, btw?
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