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George Potter

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2006, 02:31:55 pm »

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2006, 07:24:26 am »

Damn, George -- you are headed down Glory Road!

I've read several of your stories now (and still working on the rest), and you're as good as -- maybe better than -- O. Henry (which is saying a lot, being a fan of O. Henry as I am). Each in their own way -- touching, gritty, sad -- are all realistic, but not giving up, not compromising; the stuff of what makes a human so great.

Isn't there ANY way to put these in a book of short stories? You put some together and I'll try to publish them into book form.
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George Potter

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2006, 12:04:08 pm »

Damn, George -- you are headed down Glory Road!

I've read several of your stories now (and still working on the rest), and you're as good as -- maybe better than -- O. Henry (which is saying a lot, being a fan of O. Henry as I am). Each in their own way -- touching, gritty, sad -- are all realistic, but not giving up, not compromising; the stuff of what makes a human so great.

Isn't there ANY way to put these in a book of short stories? You put some together and I'll try to publish them into book form.

I could (thanks to Bill and Plinker, who did all the work) put them easily into a lulu book. I'd be willing to do so to raise money for TCF or Bill's blog.

What I can't do is charge money for stories I gave away freely, with massive joy.

My stories are my joy in life. The only payment I've ever desired is comments like yours. I'm not O. Henry. But O. Henry wasn't Fred Brown. This shit works out in the wash. :P

I can't put a price on joy. I'd rather just share it free.

But if we can put a few bucks towards Claire/Deb/Bill (the sites we love) I'm down for that. :)
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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2006, 01:04:28 pm »

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I could (thanks to Bill and Plinker, who did all the work) put them easily into a lulu book. I'd be willing to do so to raise money for TCF or Bill's blog. .... But if we can put a few bucks towards Claire/Deb/Bill (the sites we love) I'm down for that.

So am I!
Do you want them all in the book, or selected stories? Do you/Bill/Plinker have any particular order you want them in? I can start doing page layout now. (Will have to back off when the cookbook recipes begin to come in, however; that takes priority right now.)
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George Potter

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2006, 02:07:22 pm »


Do it, Pagan.

All I ask is that you make it purty. :)

And any money goes to TCF and Bill.
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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2006, 02:29:51 pm »

George it breaks my heart that you can't or won't make money on your stories. I know, it doesn't break your heart, and that's a blessing -- as long as you get plenty of joy in payment for your creations.

If you don't want the proceeds from a lulu book, then this time let them go to Bill and/or Plinker who did all the work to collect and post them. I'm grateful for any donations to TCF. But in this case, the "payoff" to me (and I'm sure to Debra) is merely having your work here.

Pagan, you began a lovely project that you sent me via snail. You know the one I mean. Much as I like what you did (and I do like it), I say put George's project first.

George is quite simply one of the greatest short-story writers alive in the country today, in any genre, and his work deserves to be seen.

George, all I want from you is an autographed copy.
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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2006, 02:52:04 pm »

Gloryroad:
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All I ask is that you make it purty.


"Purty", it shall be.

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ABSOLUTELY.

 
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« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2006, 04:31:24 pm »

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And any money goes to TCF and Bill.

ABSOLUTELY. 

I feel I might have been remiss above in not also suggesting that perhaps some share of any lulu book go to Pagan for her layout.

I hope you won't take it amiss, George (or anybody else) that I'm divvying up your profits! It's just that if I had my way, gold coin would be showered down abundantly on the whole damn bunch of you.
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Just as the flattery of friends often leads us astray, so the insults of enemies often do us good. -- St. Augustine, Confessions, Book IX, Chapter 8


When faith ceases to be a challenge to the standards of polite society, it is no longer, or has not yet become, faith. -- Donald Spoto, Reluctant Saint:  The Life of Francis of Assisi


My life is my message. -- Gandhi

George Potter

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2006, 07:56:41 pm »

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And any money goes to TCF and Bill.

ABSOLUTELY. 

I feel I might have been remiss above in not also suggesting that perhaps some share of any lulu book go to Pagan for her layout.

I hope you won't take it amiss, George (or anybody else) that I'm divvying up your profits! It's just that if I had my way, gold coin would be showered down abundantly on the whole damn bunch of you.

Pagan is more than welcome to a share. In fact I hereby give Pagan dictatorial control over all non-story related aspects of the as yet untitled George Potter project. I reserve the right to name the damn thing and the cover art has to be my friend K's. My little brother wants to draw a frontspiece. If anyone here would like to contribute a piece of art or anyting, feel free to chime in.

Clare, what I want to know is....you feel like writing that introduction?
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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2006, 08:38:46 pm »


No, no,no. Let's not get carried away here.

1) I don't want dictatorial control over anything. Like Claire, I just think it should be put together for others to read, and I'm willing to do what I can.

2) I don't want any compensation for this. (Well, I wouldn't mind a few rounds of 145 gr. .357's for any future need of mine. :-)) Any income from the sale should be used as originally agreed upon.

3) You should name the book (after all, it's your book), and one and all should have a hand as you so stipulate. That's between you and them.
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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2006, 08:46:16 pm »


Clare, what I want to know is....you feel like writing that introduction?

Hell yes! It would be my privilege and pleasure.

In fact, I already drafted an introduction more than a year ago. (Remember that?) I'll be glad to do it aagin. Any old time.
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When faith ceases to be a challenge to the standards of polite society, it is no longer, or has not yet become, faith. -- Donald Spoto, Reluctant Saint:  The Life of Francis of Assisi


My life is my message. -- Gandhi

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2006, 01:59:51 pm »

BTW George, I can't find the link to "Stilled Life". You did say you had the rights to it now -- correct?
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George Potter

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2006, 02:17:23 pm »

BTW George, I can't find the link to "Stilled Life". You did say you had the rights to it now -- correct?

Yep, but it may not be archived. I'll dig around on my old drives. I can't remember which one it's one. :D
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George Potter

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Re: The Best of George Potter
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2006, 12:38:35 pm »

BTW George, I can't find the link to "Stilled Life". You did say you had the rights to it now -- correct?

Found it.

Stilled Life

Sorry about the submission format. :P
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