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TDamned

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2006, 12:45:36 pm »

What about the essay about Frontierism?

This was one of the places that I was able to find it...

http://www.sciforums.com/printthread.php?t=21281
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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2006, 03:06:53 pm »

Gloryroad:
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Found it.

Thanks. The format's no problem. Do you know the original date you wrote it?

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What about the essay about Frontierism?

This was one of the places that I was able to find it...

http://www.sciforums.com/printthread.php?t=21281

Thanks, TD.

George, do you want "Frontierism" included, too? It is, in a sense, a more formal explanation of "There Will Never Be A Revolution".

Do you have any other gems hiding around? (But that was Plinker's original request, wasn't it?)
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TDamned

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2006, 03:11:58 pm »

Gloryroad:
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Found it.

Thanks. The format's no problem. Do you know the original date you wrote it?

TDamned:
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What about the essay about Frontierism?

This was one of the places that I was able to find it...

http://www.sciforums.com/printthread.php?t=21281

Thanks, TD.

George, do you want "Frontierism" included, too? It is, in a sense, a more formal explanation of "There Will Never Be A Revolution".

Do you have any other gems hiding around? (But that was Plinker's original request, wasn't it?)

I wonder if any of the stuff George had on Anti-State is still there? There were some Sestinas (is that spelled right? - it is a form of poetry) and other works over there that I didn't see on the list that Plinker had put together. If George saved them or someone else then maybe that would be another treasure trove of "unpublished" Potter.
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Pagan

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2006, 04:01:06 pm »

Ghost, I & II, Stray Dog, I & II, and ...and Justice for all are all I can find there when I asked for Author.
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TDamned

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2006, 04:03:55 pm »

Ghost, I & II, Stray Dog, I & II, and ...and Justice for all are all I can find there when I asked for Author.


Bummer, I remember so much more...damn!
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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2006, 02:04:29 pm »

Just a note to say that I have emerged from a turkey-induced stupor to add Lullaby, Stilled-Life, There Will Be No Revolution, and Frontierism to the first post on this thread.  I have also started to add a couple book/movie reviews.

I am especially, umm, thankful, that Claire's Thankfulness was the first thing I saw on the web when I came out of turkey-hibernation. 

I am also encouraged by the talk of publishing George's works in Dead-Tree Format, or at least PDF.  If such a project comes to fruition, the only compensation I am willing to accept is a signed "first-edition" copy of the book.  (OK, maybe 2 or 3 or 4 copies so I can share the luv, but that's it -- you can only exploit starving-artist types so much while they are still alive.)

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2006, 12:20:25 pm »

Pagan --

I need to know the size and file format you'll need for the cover art, front and back.

As to "Frontierism" (which is basically contained in the later 'There Will Be No Revolution') and some of the other bits and pieces that aren't poems, stories, essays, etc. How about a section in the back called 'Eratta' or something?

I have written a dedication, acknowledgments and picked a quote to slap at the beginning. I'm working on brief notes for each of the longer pieces -- where they came from and why I wrote them type stuff.

Plinker --

I can promise you one free signed copy. If you want more signed you can buy 'em and send 'em to me. I'm poor. :P

Also, I'd be willing to sign any copy of the book that is mailed to me with return postage, if anyone is interested.
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Pagan

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2006, 02:38:57 pm »

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Pagan --

I need to know the size and file format you'll need for the cover art, front and back.

As to "Frontierism" (which is basically contained in the later 'There Will Be No Revolution') and some of the other bits and pieces that aren't poems, stories, essays, etc. How about a section in the back called 'Eratta' or something?

I have written a dedication, acknowledgments and picked a quote to slap at the beginning. I'm working on brief notes for each of the longer pieces -- where they came from and why I wrote them type stuff.

Well, I'm not sure yet about the size -- depends on how much you're putting in; I could make it a neat-looking, coffee-table size book in 8.5 x 11 if you give me enough pages.
The format will probably be in Adobe InDesign (my son got it at discount and is giving it to me for an early B'Day present.) I'm going to be learning it in the next few weeks, and will be using it for the cookbook anyway. Right now, Word is doing a great job on your book. 

What "bits and pieces" are you talking about? If you mean the "unfinished" stuff (do you still want those left out?), it should hardly be called "Errata" -- more like... "To Be Continued". If you're talking about some other bits we haven't seen yet, that's different. There's no problem with a separate section -- I had that for the Unfinished stories anyway; I can change the name to suit.

If you're going to have notes, I need to know how long they'll be, and after which pieces.

One suggestion, if I may: don't write too much; the charm and impact of your stories are better left unexplained. Fiction especially is better left to the imagination; and the non-fiction, too, is nobody's business but your own.
Am not sure how other writers here feel about that; perhaps they would give their opinion, one way or the other. 
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George Potter

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2006, 05:03:00 pm »



Well, I'm not sure yet about the size -- depends on how much you're putting in; I could make it a neat-looking, coffee-table size book in 8.5 x 11 if you give me enough pages.
The format will probably be in Adobe InDesign (my son got it at discount and is giving it to me for an early B'Day present.) I'm going to be learning it in the next few weeks, and will be using it for the cookbook anyway. Right now, Word is doing a great job on your book. 

Oh. I assumed you already had a size in mind, and by format, I was referring to image file format. Should have been clearer. As I already said, size, format, layout, etc. is up to you. I figured the least I could give you for your hard work was artistic freedom. :)  Go nuts.

The reason I need to know (there's no hurry) is that the lady who did the cover art needs to know what file type and resolution she needs to send me. That's all.

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What "bits and pieces" are you talking about? If you mean the "unfinished" stuff (do you still want those left out?), it should hardly be called "Errata" -- more like... "To Be Continued". If you're talking about some other bits we haven't seen yet, that's different. There's no problem with a separate section -- I had that for the Unfinished stories anyway; I can change the name to suit.

Even though it will knock the size down, I think the unfinished stories should stay out. I think they'll annoy the reader. (Sure got me lots of annoyed emails on the 'net. ;P).

I could start a poll, though. Since the people most likely to buy this thing are TCF members, a poll would show if said readers feel the same way.

By errata I mean bits and pieces that I've saved from various forums over the years, like the "Frontierism" piece, and a few flash fiction stories from a weird collaborative writing thread on ASC called 2064. Couple rants like 'The Last Argument Of Kings'. Stuff like that.

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If you're going to have notes, I need to know how long they'll be, and after which pieces.

I had in mind a couple pages at the very end.

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One suggestion, if I may: don't write too much; the charm and impact of your stories are better left unexplained. Fiction especially is better left to the imagination; and the non-fiction, too, is nobody's business but your own.

I don't think I could explain my stories if I tried. I meant more like "This story was inspired by..." or my own opinion of how well it worked. And by brief I mean brief, like 30-50 words each. For the non-fiction, it was actually the first stuff I ever sat down and wrote for an audience, and I'd like to talk a bit about how that felt. Most of the poetry is from my tradition of writing a Memorial Day poem, and I'd like to mention that.


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Pagan

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2006, 07:23:11 pm »

OK, I had to think about this and make decisions.
Much as I like the larger book, I think 6 x 9 page size will be perfect; some sizes are better for fiction, some for non-fiction -- 6 x 9 will cover both.
Book cover size made to accommodate that.

Image file format: TIF

Printer Resolution: 600 DPI

I like the idea of the extra stuff. Still don't think it should be called "Errata" though; maybe... "Bits n' Pieces". But that's your call.

Notes at the end will be good.
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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2006, 09:59:43 pm »

Pagan (and George),

Just let me know when you need that intro. George already has a draft intro I wrote for him a year or so ago. But I need to re-write that, customizing it according to the specific pieces that will appear in the book.

At some point, if you can give me an index and a couple of weeks notice, I'll get on the writing. But I'll wait until I hear from you before I begin.

Okay?
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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2006, 10:31:16 pm »


Pagan --

Thanks for the info, and all sounds good. How bout 'Apocrypha'?  ^_^

People, feel free to suggest something.

I'll try to get you everything you need from me by Friday. You can send Claire an index and say 'Go!' when you're ready.

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« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2006, 11:09:26 pm »

At some point, if you can give me an index and a couple of weeks notice, I'll get on the writing. But I'll wait until I hear from you before I begin.

I shoulda said "table of contents." No, I really don't expect anybody to create an index of every key word in every one of George's stories ...
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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #43 on: November 28, 2006, 11:11:18 pm »

At some point, if you can give me an index and a couple of weeks notice, I'll get on the writing. But I'll wait until I hear from you before I begin.

I shoulda said "table of contents." No, I really don't expect anybody to create an index of every key word in every one of George's stories ...

LOL! I knew whatcha meant.  :laugh:
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Pagan

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2006, 03:33:49 am »

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I shoulda said "table of contents." No, I really don't expect anybody to create an index of every key word in every one of George's stories ...

I understood too. (But an Index of 4-letter words might be appropriate -- so parents can know to keep the kiddies away from his book. :-) )

I'm ready now for the Introduction; the page is set up. I'll PM the list forthwith; but he's going to add a few things, so you'll have to get those from George.
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