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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted April 12th, 2007 05:26 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
The book's the story of what MIGHT happen to RRFan and me if we ever went on a camping trip. We wrote it last summer, and we had the most wonderful time doing it--the weird part though, is that we wrote it about counterfieters who we run into--and then, after we;d started the story, counterfieters really did start to operate around that area!! Hmm...

Anyway, the story goes with all my guidlines about what's okay and what's not, morall. I suppose you could say it's got a Christain theme. That's so much a part of my life that I don't even think about it, but I know it gets into eveyrthing I write. IF you'd like, one of us could send you it and you could take a look.

May God keep you smilin' down a million happy trails!


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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted April 12th, 2007 05:27 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Speaking of writing, by the way, does anyone on here know of some magazines that might be interested in taking short stories? I'd really like to get some of mine published, but don't know where to start sending them. (I don't mean my RR stories, by the way--I mean other ones I've written.)
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CowboyFan
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 Posted April 12th, 2007 08:45 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I'd love to read it! Do you want me to send you the first one I wrote?
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Have anchored safe and rest at last
Where tears and mourning cannot come' ~Emily Bronte

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stevelafevers
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 Posted April 12th, 2007 09:50 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
RS:There is a book you can get at the library called Writer's Market that lists every place that will publish stories and what kind of stories they are looking for. You can also google epublishers and find a lot of places that publish stories on the internet. Steve
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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted April 12th, 2007 10:12 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Steve: It is nice to have you on this MB to give this Good Advice to young writers that need encouragement and to be pointed in the right direction.
   
RoyRogersFan
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 Posted April 13th, 2007 10:12 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Amen to that, Brenda Castilla!

CowboyFan, I'd love to read your mystery book, and you can read ours, after we finish
it that is! It's still not done!

Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright that God may love thee. Speak the truth even if it leads you to your death. Safeguard the helpless. That is your oath. (strikes him across the face) That is how you shall remember it. Rise a knight!
Knighting out of Kingdom of Heaven

You will listen to me. Listen! The Bretheren will still be looking to us, the Black Pearl, to lead. And what will they see? Frightened bilge rats aboard a derelict ship? No! No, they will see free men and freedom! And what the enemy will see is the flash of our cannons! They will hear the ring of our swords and they will know what we can do. By the sweat of our brows, and the strength of our backs, and the courage of our hearts. Gentlemen, hoist the colors.
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CowboyFan
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 Posted April 13th, 2007 02:38 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Okay! I'll send you my first story via e-mail, as soon as I get it from my old computer(I have two in my room now, my new but used one and my old 2 gigabites one, that my story is on.) It's called the Secret of the Shadow II.
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Have anchored safe and rest at last
Where tears and mourning cannot come' ~Emily Bronte

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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted April 13th, 2007 02:58 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Makes me happy that all of you that write stories about RR/DE find time to come up with so many different themes for your stories and then get the words together.
   
CowboyFan
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 Posted April 13th, 2007 07:02 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
My mom just gave me a newspaper clipping from a bank robbery over in Belguim, and the way the guy did it has helped me with the latest RR story I'm working on. I won't tell you though 'cause it'll give the story away-but it is a good idea to sometimes use real crimes (as long as they aren't super horrible) for RR story ideas.
'Weep not but think that I have past
Before thee o'er a sea of gloom
Have anchored safe and rest at last
Where tears and mourning cannot come' ~Emily Bronte

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stevelafevers
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 Posted April 16th, 2007 10:27 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Thanks, Brenda, I like being here too. Don't really have enough time to come every day, though--too busy writing. Have two books coming out next year from Mundania Press...The Last Guardian, an old timy cliff-hanger like Indian Jones or the old movie serials, and Dark Moon, a Thriller/Chiller about a Monster in New Orleans. Sorry I don't write Roy Rogers stories. I read a lot of them when I was a kid, if that counts. Steve
Stephen LaFevers

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CowboyFan
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 Posted April 17th, 2007 07:57 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
That's okay if you don't write RR stories. Your advise here to us younger writers is still good!
'Weep not but think that I have past
Before thee o'er a sea of gloom
Have anchored safe and rest at last
Where tears and mourning cannot come' ~Emily Bronte

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 Posted April 17th, 2007 11:52 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
It is nice too if you guys can somehow tie in a little bit of mystery with your storylines that make the characters and audience have to really think to pull things together. Good example was the film Home In Oklahoma with the train whistle arrival times, the time the victim's horse was seen returning ,and the time on the broken watch face. They tied in the victim, the train and maid all in this one clue and RR finally put it all together.

Only thing that did not quite make sense to me in that flick was that Dale was supposed to be a hotshot big city reporter from back east, and yet at the breakfast club she quiclkly popped up and did a Mexican humorous song in accent, just like she was a lifelong SW cowgirl....it did not quite fit the plotline to me there.
(Edited by Eowawa)

Chief Blackhawk (Hawkeye) once said,' this is the place I shall make my stand' as he crossed the mighty Mississippi into Ioway Territory in 1832. Roy always respected the Native Amercans in all his films and had Choctaw blood. Native American Tribute & Musical Wigwam site http://eowawa.com
   
CowboyFan
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 Posted April 17th, 2007 11:56 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Who ever wrote that script did a really good job!
'Weep not but think that I have past
Before thee o'er a sea of gloom
Have anchored safe and rest at last
Where tears and mourning cannot come' ~Emily Bronte

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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted April 17th, 2007 03:27 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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stevelafevers wrote:
RS:There is a book you can get at the library called Writer's Market that lists every place that will publish stories and what kind of stories they are looking for. You can also google epublishers and find a lot of places that publish stories on the internet. Steve


Okay. Thanks! It's great to have you on here! Thanks for giving advice--I really appreciate it!!

May God keep you smilin' down a million happy trails!


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Roughriding Senorita
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 Posted April 17th, 2007 03:28 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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CowboyFan wrote:
My mom just gave me a newspaper clipping from a bank robbery over in Belguim, and the way the guy did it has helped me with the latest RR story I'm working on. I won't tell you though 'cause it'll give the story away-but it is a good idea to sometimes use real crimes (as long as they aren't super horrible) for RR story ideas.


I know ezactly what you mean!! My plot for Lost Valley Landgrab was based on a real crime my mom was telling me about. I was supposed to be paying attention, but while she was telling me I got the idea for the story...well, I still don't know what the conclusion of the assigment was!!

May God keep you smilin' down a million happy trails!


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stevelafevers
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 Posted April 17th, 2007 10:07 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
RS: There is an old movie serial I know it is available on VHS not sure about DVD, called Red Ryder staring Don "Red" Berry. If you get a chance to watch that you will learn a lot about building suspense and making the reader want to read what is going to happen next. Also, there are some old Zorro serials available that do the same thing, but Red Ryder is the best. It is also a great Western. Steve
Stephen LaFevers

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cowboyforchrist
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 Posted April 17th, 2007 11:10 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
steve is right and guess who codirected it with john english royrogersfan

ill give yu one guess!!!

happy trails to you
   
Brenda Castilla
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 Posted April 18th, 2007 12:06 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Steve: I will want to read the book that has New Orleans in it! We love the city and go every few weeks...just so much fun there and the food is "the best"! We have a friend that has a huge condo in French Quarter and the ideal place to stay when there. His balcony overlooks so much, fun to sit and watch the crowds! He got lucky...many years ago, 2 condos came open for sale and he bought both and opened them so that they became one condo with 12 rooms. A monster in New Orleans...now, that will be Good! Maybe he will ride the street cars with me or prowl the old cemetaries or eat some beignets or ride the riverboat.......or terrorize the Bourbon Street area.....OK, I have not a clue what a monster will do in New Orleans but will be waiting to read!!!!!
   
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 Posted April 18th, 2007 08:31 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I saw a Zorro serial, Zorro's black whip, and we started it at 8:00pm and it ended at midnight I think. We didn't know it would be so long, but we couldn't stop it because it was too good!
'Weep not but think that I have past
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Have anchored safe and rest at last
Where tears and mourning cannot come' ~Emily Bronte

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cowboyforchrist
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 Posted April 18th, 2007 08:33 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
yes that is one of my favorites!!!!!

chap 10s ending is the best one ive seen!!!!!

second best ending was chap 7s!!!

happy trails to you
   
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 Posted April 18th, 2007 08:36 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
but the most action packed serial is not available yet on dvd!!!

thats daredevils of the west!!

but ill be fortunate enough to see it next may in 2008!!

at a film fest in pa!!

by the way that is directed by john english!!

happy trails to you
   
stevelafevers
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 Posted April 21st, 2007 10:25 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Brenda: I am in New Orleans now, visiting my daughter and her family. BTW, the Monster is the Loup Garou, a kind of Cajun werewolf/swampmonster. The story gets pretty gruesome but there is no sex or really bad language in it. Comes out in April Next year. I'll let you know about it later. Steve
Stephen LaFevers

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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted April 22nd, 2007 12:08 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Steve...Have a splendid time in NO...eat a beignet for me, Please?
Geez...got to wait a year to read your new book !...Uhhhh, I think with my very fast "hunt/peck system" of typing I might get it typed quicker for you but, there is one small problem...me and a computer just stare at each other...me wondering what I "might" be able to click on without getting into "hot water" and it stares back at me as if thinking what is this person trying to do to me! I even decided this week to see what the fonts was all about/well, it was different than doing that on Yahoo IM! I got it on something and then had no idea where it was when I started and I was in the "doghouse" for a couple days!....not quite as bad as the day many years ago I was going to hotbot to see what they offered but, I placed the wrong letter of the alphabet at the end...I did not but a t, I placed another letter and that site caught me and would not let me out of it and finally, I sooooooo sweetly ask my hubby to come to the computer and see what he could do to get me out of a site that I would not let Gabby look at!
I anxiously await the release of your book and can I get an autographed copy???
Again...have a lovely time in that great city of never ending fun...New Orleans! Weather is so great here, I know it has to be there also since we are not too far from each other in distance..."Warm"!

   
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 Posted April 22nd, 2007 10:08 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Brenda: I make autogrphed copies available of all my books. I'll be happy to autograph a special one for you. Steve
Stephen LaFevers

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stevelafevers
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 Posted April 22nd, 2007 10:16 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
CowboyFan et al: most of the old serials are four to four and ahalf hours long, but if you fast foreward through the beginning of each chapter, it cuts it down to about three hours. There are some really good ones I can recommend. If you liked Zorro's Black Whip, you will like the Man with the Steel Whip, Son of Zorro, and a really good one, Zorro's Fighting Legion. Some other good ones that will help you learn to build suspense are: The Return of Captain Marvel, King of the Rocket Men, The Purple Monster Strikes, and Superman. Also all the Flash Gordon serials. More good ones include: Burn 'em Up Barns, Claw, and The Invisible Monster. Steve
Stephen LaFevers

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cowboyforchrist
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 Posted April 23rd, 2007 01:20 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
ok now steve yur right

but man with the steel whip is full of stock footage so is son of zorro
but zorros fighting legion is great

captain marvel is great to

purple monster strikes is great to

it has the perenial rr bad guy
roy barcroft as the purple monter


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 Posted April 23rd, 2007 01:21 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
zbw is also great but has only one forward or reverse sequence in it

whereas king of the texas rangers has 2 reverse sequences in the first chapter and one in the second chapter

happy trails to you
   
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 Posted April 23rd, 2007 08:40 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Thanks for the titles! I will check them out. We have another Zorro one to watch, with a man playing Zorro, I forget what's it called. Those cliffhangers sometimes are literally cliffhangers!
Edit: That wasn't my sister, that was me, CowboyFan. I guess my sis forgot to log out.

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 Posted April 23rd, 2007 10:37 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
RS: Suggestions for selling your stories. The best way to sell your stories is to find a couple of magazines that you like, get real familiar with the stories they print, then write some stories just for them. After you have some published stories under your belt, you can publish a collection of short stories as a book and get all the ones you've already written into print. Steve
Stephen LaFevers

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Brenda Castilla
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 Posted April 24th, 2007 02:53 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Steve.....When that new book comes out, I will purchase and let you autograph for me!! Look fwd. to release date!
   



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