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Reply #130 - Apr 5th, 2017 at 6:49pm
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Yup, I got it and responded back to your e-mail. I'm not going to print these out though. I'll wait until it's totally finished and posted on this site to do that since it's going to be a lot of pages when I do print it.
But check my e-mail back to you. I told you what I was going to do. Thanks, SnowLeopard!
  
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Reply #129 - Apr 5th, 2017 at 1:01pm
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Hey Debbie, I've just  sent all 4 chapters / 61000 words of the first draft in your direction! Shocked Shocked

Now to clear down my brain and reformat   Wink
  
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Reply #128 - Mar 26th, 2017 at 5:42pm
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Great news, SnowLeopard! Can't wait to see what you come up with.
  
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Reply #127 - Mar 26th, 2017 at 6:37am
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'Brotherhood' Update: I've filled in some of the gaps, and shuffled a few bits  around a little. Still working on the finish but I have a few ideas how to wind it all up!
  
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Reply #126 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 12:59pm
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I'd be so lucky to get a job with HS, SnowLeopard! It would have been so cool to have worked closely with Ed and Paul (grins and bats eyelashes).
And I see Manhunt is up. Will print it off to read later at home tonight. Cool!
  
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Reply #125 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 7:34am
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I'm trying not to visualise that, Moo… Wink

Perhaps H-S will give you a job, Debbie!

'Brotherhood' is now at roughly 50,000 words (estimated at 5 chars/word) and counting, but the bits are linking together nicely. I do my composing mainly in a plain-vanilla text editor, and load it into LbreOffice to get an RTF file, when I also get a proper word count. Just me being quirky Cheesy
  
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Reply #124 - Mar 11th, 2017 at 6:18pm
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I'm still laughing at the acknowledgments because I've never worked at a studio before. Great! This could go on my resume. LOL! Thanks again, SnowLeopard!
  
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Reply #123 - Mar 11th, 2017 at 3:08pm
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Blades by Moo... I may have to start a company by that name. If nothing else, the F-S fighting knife would make a lasting impression as Alec's choice of toothpick. Doing so without cutting his mouth to ribbons would be a great show of dexterity.

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Reply #122 - Mar 11th, 2017 at 10:47am
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The attribution will now read:

"Acknowledgements

My thanks to Harlington-Straker Studios for the loan of their fight co-ordinator and technical adviser, DebbieJ; and of one of their weapons, loaned by their props supplier Moo  "
  
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Reply #121 - Mar 11th, 2017 at 5:20am
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Update…

This story, now featuring no fewer than three fencing sessions courtesy of my fight arranger Wink , has acquired the title 'The Brotherhood' and has been assembled into a not-quite-first draft and shot off to DebbieJ for her comments. Even incomplete, it runs to about 33,000 words, so far. I have a closing scene to write and several gaps to fill, so it'll grow a bit more yet.

Oh and Moo… The Fairbairn-Sykes makes a non-appearance  Wink  Straker needs a weapon, but circumstances dictate that the only things available are kitchen knives. Straker selects a suitable candidate - and being one of those olde-fashioned country-cottage kitchens, they are old, heavy, and sharp - but he wishes he had something a little more professional! As things develop, it's just as well that his marksmanship is as good with a knife as it is with a gun!
  
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Reply #120 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 9:13pm
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Cool! Sounds good! Thanks SnowLeopard!
  
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Reply #119 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 4:49pm
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OK, I'll put this in at the beginning:

'Acknowledgements

My thanks to Harlington-Straker Studios for the loan of their fight co-ordinator and technical adviser, DebbieJ'
Wink 

I rather suspect that I'll be using that F-S either later in this story, or in the next one… when I do I'll also say thanks to Moo!
  
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Reply #118 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 1:26pm
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Hi again SnowLeopard,
I'll e-mail you this too but I think I liked it best when you first said I was your *Fight Coordinator* LOL! And of course I told you to go ahead and use my name. I did get a kick out of something else you said about thanking the studio for lending me out. Ha ha ha! I'm so tickled about this. Cool! And many thanks for asking me to help out with your story. Bows before you with a majestic sweep of her Musketeer chapeau from her head.
  
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Reply #117 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 7:45am
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Before I forget - Debbie, please let me know sometime how my 'technical adviser' would like to be attributed!  Wink
  
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Reply #116 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 6:35am
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DebbieJ and I have been collaborating, and she gave me a great fight sequence which fitted smoothly into my narrative. Must press on and get the first complete draft done - I have a lot of jigsaw pieces, but I can now see most of the picture.
  
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