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Fireborn: Thank You to My Readers

red_trillium  asked if I would do a list of the people in Fireborn, as the story is a mystery of sorts, and keeping track of who's who matters.

Thanks,red_trillium , for the suggestion!

So, the Dramatis Personae is now available as a THANK YOU to my readers (defined for practical purposes as everyone who has commented on the story), and there's a link on the Table of Contents landing page, as well, so you can refer back to it later anytime you like. 

I will update the list as necessary, and also will update the filter whenever I get new comments.  (If I missed you, just let me know and I'll fix it.)

Also, on the latest chapter, I added a button to allow you to send an e-mail or otherwise let your friends know about Fireborn, if you so choose.  Feedback on this feature (at least, I hope it proves to be a feature, and not a bug) is appreciated.

Oh, my spreadsheet says that the 11 chapters I've published so far come to over 16,000 words.  The finished work will clearly be a novel by SFWA standards. 

And that doesn't count the story written for my sponsors.  (That filter gets updated too.)  Thank you all, very much.  You haven't made me rich and famous, but grocery money is very much appreciated!

Thanks, everyone, for your encouragement.  You've helped keep me writing.


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Aug. 29th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)

I've got a glossary and dramatis personae, but I really need one.
Aug. 29th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you don't think I "really need" one! I try to keep things clear without needing "appedices". (-:

But some people really like them, so they're good to have.
Aug. 29th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Well, as stories get bigger, and readers start to come in in the middle, supporting materials are pretty helpful. Also it's helpful for me, since I sometimes need to track down some character I mentioned a year ago, or five.
Aug. 29th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about references being helpful for the writer. One of the things I find hardest to remember, in stories, is physical description. Yet that's something that many readers remember well; changing a character's eye color, once mentioned, is likely to bug a lot of readers. Consequently, I put physical appearance into this list, for me, to help me stay consistent.

Updating will therefore include adding new details as well as adding new people. Though I remain committed to not putting spoilers into supporting materials that I share with readers. (Information that the reader learns in the first scene where a character is introduced is generally not a "spoiler". Happily.)
Aug. 29th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)

Aug. 29th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
Aug. 29th, 2009 10:07 am (UTC)
Yay! Thank you for doing the Dramatis Personae for me. :)
Aug. 29th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. (-:
Aug. 30th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
I have very much enjoyed your story so far and though I haven't used the email button yet I know several people that would enjoy it so will be making use of that button. My hope is that they will be a bit better off financially than I am :) It seems my youngest son who is married and off on his own is in a financial pickle with his wife out of work and not receiving unemployment because of the poor paperwork and mismanagement of her employer. My son is working on building up a webdesign business to more than a part time job. So the upshot of that is they are having trouble making their rent and we are providing as much as we can toward their support right now. It is probably not much of a comfort but you are high on my list of ppl whose work I would like to be able to sponsor.
Aug. 30th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
That's good to know. Not about your son's financial problems, of course, but that you would like to be able to sponsor my work.

Yes, please, let your friends know about Fireborn! Word of mouth is good advertising. And thank-you ahead of time.
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