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KEEPING AHEAD OF WINTER-4100 Nautical Miles Inside America by RUTH SILNES is a true story about Ruth a novice to boating, and Torger a yachtsman, honeymooning by crewing their 38-foot power cruiser from Joliet Ill. to the Florida Everglades. It has humor, romance and near-death experiences.
Ruth Silnes <Ruthsil@aol.com> <http://www.xlibris.com/KeepingAheadofWinter.html>
- Monday, August 19, 2002 at 16:51:07 (BST)
I have commenced an intriguing internet project which may be of interest to your students. The site has just gone live and can be viewed at: http://www.domewaterfront.com
I have created what is called a 'liquid story' which I hope will generate a multicultural awareness of humanity, and will offer an insight to people's hopes, fears and thoughts for the future, and of the past.
It offers contributors the opportunity to develop a story 'live' on the internet. Each contribution, which is added to the end of the story, must be a maximum of 500 words, but an individual may make many submissions.
Currently, the site is gathering submissions for the prologue. However, when the story has begun, a user may click the 'Submit' button and will be asked to leave contact details. The user may then 'bookmark' the story at its current end point in order to add their contribution. The story will then be frozen for a period, after which it will 'time-out' and open the book once more for contributions. The site is moderated, but, barring offensive or nonsensical material, every development in the story will be posted online. Sub-plots, lateral developments and references are encouraged to maintain interest as well as generating a broad appeal to different age groups.
The goal is that the story reaches milestones, whereupon the preceding chapters will be animated as a showcase for skilled individuals ö again for posting on the web as well as for general release on CD or DVD. The result will be a fascinating collaboration of creativity that may prove to be both ground-breaking and infinite, since there will be no particular reason to end the story.
This creates opportunities for writers, editors, students and animators alike.
Jonathan Lucas <email@example.com> <http://www.domewaterfront.com>
- Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 21:28:40 (BST)
If you liked the superhero stories of Daniel J. Bishop (which appeared in Cyber Age Adventures, Dark Matter Chronicles, Jackhammer E-Zine, and Themestream...among other places), then check out the Golden City Comics website!
Daniel J. Bishop <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.goldencitycomics.com>
- Friday, August 02, 2002 at 19:54:26 (BST)