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General Discussion / Crowdfunding - what do you think?
« on: November 30, 2012, 03:08:11 pm »
Crowdfunding is the big thing at the moment.

We successfully used Kickstarter to raise funds for our first fiction anthology and it seemed to work out pretty well. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegreatesc/great-escapes-volume-1-0

What are your opinions on crowdfunding? Would you use it for one of your own projects? Would you back a project on a crowdfunding site?

We'd also love to hear if you have any questions about the Kickstarter we ran, how we managed it and what we learned.

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Say Hi / Blog, Facebook, Twitter etc - Tell us where to find you!
« on: November 09, 2012, 12:07:23 am »
Share any links to your websites, blogs or social media accounts here.

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Get Involved! / Fiction submissions welcome!
« on: November 08, 2012, 11:58:25 pm »
Would you like to see your fiction or poetry on The Great Escape website or in one of our print anthologies?

If you would, check out our Fiction Submissions Page on the main site and email us any work you'd like us to consider.

If you'd like to know more about the books we're publishing, check out our Books Page.

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Fiction Discussion / Great Escapes | Volume 1 - Kickstarter Project
« on: November 08, 2012, 11:54:49 pm »
Hi Everyone,

The Great Escape has been publishing fiction on the web since it launched in 2011. We're now bringing the fiction from our first year together in one book along with new contributions and illustrations.

You can find out all about the book on our Kickstarter project page.

The ebook is only £3 and the print book £7. Plus there are extras like art cards, prints and special thanks in the book itself for larger pledges.

And if any of you would be willing to spread the word via a blog, facebook or just to friends and family, that would be awesome.



If you'd like your work to feature in a future anthology, check out the submissions page on the main site and email any work to me via the address there.

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Fiction Discussion / Book Crossing - release books into the wild
« on: February 28, 2012, 09:47:12 pm »
I recently signed up to http://www.bookcrossing.com.

Book Crossing is a way of tracking books released and shared by strangers.

Grab a book off your shelf that you don't mind parting with, slap a sticker on it (or even just write in the cover) and register it on the website. Once it has a reference number you can release it, either by passing it on to someone you know (controlled release), or by leaving it somewhere for people to find (wild release).

When someone finds the book they can enter the ref number into the site and find out where it has been. Then they can read it and release it again for someone else to find.

World book day is coming up on the 1st March. Why not check out Book Crossing and find out if any books have been released near you, or release some of your own.

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Comics Discussion / Favourite web comics
« on: November 30, 2011, 11:00:07 am »
Post your links to your favourite web comics here.

My all time favourite is Sequential Art by Phillip M Jackson

But being a geek I'm also a big fan of xkcd

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Get Involved! / Christmas Writing Competition
« on: November 07, 2011, 11:28:32 am »
Hi everyone, just a reminder that our Christmas short story competition is open until the 25th Novemver.

Criteria (in brief) - 1500 words, Christmas themed, must contain a ribbon or bow. Any Genre.

You can find full details on the main site:




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Writer's Discussion / Writing tips on The Great Escape Blog
« on: October 31, 2011, 10:35:19 pm »
If you've taken a look at the Great Escape blog on the main site you might have seen my series of writing tips posts. Here are the links to the entire series. I'll add more as I post more installments.

Part 1 - The Holy Grail - What you are really trying to achieve & Story Telling Choices - Tense and Perspective

Part 2 - Getting the Point Across - Showing and Telling

Part 3 - Going Fishing - hooking readers with the opening of your story

Check out the comments made on each section as people have added their own tips and advice to some of the posts. Please add your advice and opinions too.

If you've got any advice for new writers on the basics and tools of the craft, please share them here.

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Forum Games / Change one letter
« on: October 28, 2011, 10:08:53 pm »
That traditional staple word game of forum games. How do you play? Simple, take the word posted by the last person, change one letter and then use the letters to make a new word.

So...

Great
becomes
Greet
becomes
Trees
becomes
Rests

and so on.

Happy letter changing :)

What's that? How so you win? Erm... I have no idea. Anyone?

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General Discussion / Got a blog or twitter account?
« on: October 02, 2011, 01:42:08 pm »
Hi everyone,

Have you got a blog you'd like to share, or a twitter account? Post your details here so people can check it out.

You can follow me on twitter @arcadestarlet

And, while I contribute regularly to the main Great Escape blog, you can also find more articles, reviews and little bits of fiction by me on my personal blog - Chrissey's Great Escape

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Video Discussion / Poo!
« on: August 28, 2011, 06:25:53 pm »
http://thegreatesc.com/content/video/417/poo

Questions or comments on how we covered a car with bird droppings? Post 'em here.

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Comics Discussion / The Final Zone - It's Cold Outside
« on: August 28, 2011, 06:24:40 pm »
http://thegreatesc.com/content/comic/442/the-final-zone-its-cold-outside

Give us your feedback and comments on the latest Final Zone comic. Are you a Red Dwarf Fan?

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Fiction Discussion / Good Girl Guides
« on: August 28, 2011, 06:23:00 pm »
http://thegreatesc.com/content/fiction/430/good-girl-guides

Let us know what you thought of Good Girl Guides and share your camp stories, cautionary tales or embarrassing experiences.

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Writer's Discussion / Recommended resources
« on: August 21, 2011, 12:17:54 pm »
Read or seen anything good about the craft of writing?

Books, blogs, videos, add anything you've come across with a few comments on what you liked about it and how it was helpful.

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Video Discussion / The Man who Married the Sea
« on: July 27, 2011, 12:38:16 am »
http://thegreatesc.com/content/video/30/the-man-who-married-the-sea

Rich_TGE (aka Rich Jeffery, aka Mooseblaster) stars in a super-short short which we entered to DepicT 2009 (but didn't win :() It was later shown at a short film festival in Southend-on-Sea.

Let us know what you think...

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