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a place for authonomites?
katie78
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:09 PM
Joined: 4/8/2015
Posts: 49


i've been here awhile, but since the announcement of the closing of authonomy.com, i wondered if this might be a good place for that community to reconnect.

katie o'rourke, finding charlie

It isn't like Charlie to stay out all night without calling, but maybe Olivia doesn't know her little sister as well as she thought.

The police aren’t concerned when Charlie vanishes without warning, but the people who love her are worried sick. Even if the law considers her an adult at nineteen, Charlie's still the baby of her already broken family. Older sister Olivia is determined to figure out what's happened. She finds a lost cell phone, an abandoned car and a shady boyfriend she'd never met before. And he's not the only secret Charlie's been keeping.

This disappearance feels uncomfortably familiar, reminding Olivia and her father of another loss years before. But this will be different, Olivia swears. Charlie's coming back.

Carla Burgess
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 4:08 PM
Joined: 1/30/2015
Posts: 1


Hi Katie

 

Great idea. I've been signed up for a while but not really explored properly. Looks a good site though. 

 

Carla


SueHart
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 6:06 PM
Joined: 8/9/2014
Posts: 11


I'm hoping this site will work for all the lost Authonomites.  I've been participating a little on this site and like it.  Glad to know you're here.
katie78
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 7:45 PM
Joined: 4/8/2015
Posts: 49


how do i connect with you on here?
Mandy Lee
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 5:26 AM
Joined: 7/12/2015
Posts: 12


Hi Katie,

 

Just to say, I'm here!

 

And also, I need to apologise.  I thought I was clicking on 'post', and I clicked onto 'report post.'  I'll try to contact the admin to tell them it was a mistake.  Proof that I'm a complete idiot.

 

Mandy


Amber J. Wolfe
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:16 AM
Joined: 7/24/2014
Posts: 539


Hi, Katie

 

To connect with a member, go to their profile and click 'send connection request'. Then, if the other member clicks 'accept', then you'll be able to send each other private messages.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Amber


Muninn
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:51 AM
Joined: 8/20/2015
Posts: 8


Hello everyone, I just thought I'd have a look over here and see what it's like. *waves*
Sebnem
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:13 AM
Joined: 8/19/2015
Posts: 6


Hi Katie and All Authonomite Friends,

 

I'm here too. I'll upload my books soon. Fondest wishes to Everyone! xxx

 

 

 

 


Mandy Lee
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:15 AM
Joined: 7/12/2015
Posts: 12


Yay!  Hello Muninn and Sebnem!
John Bayliss
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:31 AM
Joined: 8/20/2015
Posts: 8


Hello, everyone.

 

Another refugee from the sinking ship S.S. Authonomy here.

 

cool

 

(A bigger range of emoticons than Authonomy, anyway.)


Cas Meadowfield
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:31 PM
Joined: 8/19/2015
Posts: 31


Hi everyone happy
A.J. Helms
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:35 PM
Joined: 8/20/2015
Posts: 12


Hi all!

 

Forum's set up a bit differently here...going to take some getting used to--but hey! We don't have to fiddle with html to get our fonts emphasized, that's a plus.


Lucy Silag - Book Country Director
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 5:57 PM
Joined: 6/7/2013
Posts: 1359


Hello to all the new Book Country members and welcome!

 

If you need any help with anything as you find your way around, please let me know. You can find me here on Book Country, of course, or email me at lucy@BookCountry.com.

 

We've got this tutorial that will help you get started workshopping (though I see some of you have done so already) and I also wanted to point out this video that explains how the site works.

 

You might also enjoy this video with two of our MVP members, Alex Rosa and Alys Arden, talking about how the Book Country community has been helpful to them. Also, in your account confirmation email, you received a link to "Treat Your Book Like a Start-Up" which is our guide for why we think writers should get involved on Book Country. There's a PDF of that here as well.

 

Don't hesitate to reach out with questions or just to connect! Thanks for joining us here on Book Country!


Daniel Roland Banks
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 6:22 PM
Joined: 6/4/2015
Posts: 15


Welcome y'all! Refugee Authonomites will breath new life into this place and get the party started. If you have a book to upload, just do a critique of a book on here (may I suggest one of mine) then yours will be ready for critiques as well. Revamps and reloads are highly encouraged. I'll miss Authonomy much less, now that you folks have joined us here.   biggrin

Mimi Speike
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 6:42 PM
Joined: 11/17/2011
Posts: 1014


Hi folks! I vaguely recall (or I think I recall) joining Authonomy a few years ago, but never visited much and forgot all about it. What happened to it?

Kali N
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 9:20 PM
Joined: 8/20/2015
Posts: 13


omg I'm here.
GCleare
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:23 PM
Me too. Hi guys.
GCleare
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:41 PM
Hi Lucy! We are refugees from a writer's site that's closing and were wondering...how committed is Penguin Random House to this site? We'd hate to move 60-100 active members and our critique groups and writing competitions etc. over here, and then have this site close too. How many members do you have? How safe is the future of the site? And how often does Penguin publish the members' books? (As opposed to, helping members self publish.)
GCleare
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:44 PM
Mimi Speike wrote:
Hi folks! I vaguely recall (or I think I recall) joining Authonomy a few years ago, but never visited much and forgot all about it. What happened to it?

It is closing end of Sept, Mimi.


RobRow
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:46 PM
Apparently, I'm here, too, but I'm not really certain where I am.  Can anybody verify that I'm actually here?
Kali N
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:50 PM
Joined: 8/20/2015
Posts: 13


Apparently you're not here! I tried to do a search on your username to connect with you and you don't exist.

 

Sorry.


RobRow
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:53 PM
I thought as much because I passed by a mirror and couldn't see myself.  Wait--that sounds like the start of a new book.happy

M Freedman
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:56 PM
Joined: 8/8/2014
Posts: 8


 

*Dusts off used account and password*

 

OMG. The password worked!

 

Hello everyone *Waves*


RobRow
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:02 PM
Waving back, but you can't see me because Kali told me I don't exist.
GCleare
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:06 PM
Who are you?
RobRow
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:29 PM
I keep asking myself the same question, but I phrase it this way:  "Who am I?"
MauriceR
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:35 PM
Joined: 8/19/2015
Posts: 7


I've arrived but not had much chance to look around yet.

I need to go find a book to review so I can post something of my own. Anyone want to pitch something?

--edited by MauriceR on 8/20/2015, 11:36 PM--


M Freedman
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:45 PM
Joined: 8/8/2014
Posts: 8


Does anyone know if there is a way of following threads here?
M Freedman
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:47 PM
Joined: 8/8/2014
Posts: 8


Never mind. Found it. There is a little thing under discussion that looks like an envelope that allows subscription to a thread...
A.J. Helms
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:49 PM
Joined: 8/20/2015
Posts: 12


MauriceR wrote:

I've arrived but not had much chance to look around yet.

I need to go find a book to review so I can post something of my own. Anyone want to pitch something?

--edited by MauriceR on 8/20/2015, 11:36 PM--

Actually, that's the one thing I haven't had a chance to check out yet, but I do have Aurarin's Song up if you'd like to see how the review system works out on a friendly, not quite so unknown face. (Gives me a chance to check out the quotes and links here too, so no worries if you'd rather pass)

MauriceR
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 3:23 AM
Joined: 8/19/2015
Posts: 7


A.J. Helms wrote:
MauriceR wrote:

I've arrived but not had much chance to look around yet.

I need to go find a book to review so I can post something of my own. Anyone want to pitch something?

--edited by MauriceR on 8/20/2015, 11:36 PM--

Actually, that's the one thing I haven't had a chance to check out yet, but I do have Aurarin's Song up if you'd like to see how the review system works out on a friendly, not quite so unknown face. (Gives me a chance to check out the quotes and links here too, so no worries if you'd rather pass)
Will do. As it happens, I'd already had it tagged as one to look at after I saw you mention the fact of it being up here over on one of the Authonomy threads.

Mandy Lee
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 4:40 AM
Joined: 7/12/2015
Posts: 12


Crikey, there's a growing crowd!  Let's make sure that we all connect with each other.  I think I've got most people so far.  I found Rob.  Search him with his full name.  If he accepts my connection request, you'll also be able to find him on my profile page under my connections.  You're not invisible, Rob.  I've seen you!

 

By the way, can you post photos and pictures on here?


Kate Murdoch
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 4:48 AM
Joined: 2/17/2013
Posts: 5


Hi everyone - just zoomed in on the blowup lifeboat. A bit wet and windswept, but good to have found another vessel. happy
Mandy Lee
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 4:58 AM
Joined: 7/12/2015
Posts: 12


Maurice, you're welcome to look at Dangerous Snacks.
Sebnem
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 5:35 AM
Joined: 8/19/2015
Posts: 6


Hi Maurice,

Can't find your profile.


Kali N
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 5:46 AM
Joined: 8/20/2015
Posts: 13


Kate, we'll have to find the instant messaging on this site asap.
John Bayliss
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 6:05 AM
Joined: 8/20/2015
Posts: 8


For messages, look under 'Connect' and select 'My Messages'. (Not yet tried it myself, however.)
Cara Mia
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 8:31 AM
Joined: 8/21/2015
Posts: 1


I have survived the escape from Authonomy on my self-crafted survival boat made of an old pool toy, an egg beater, and empty whiskey bottles!!!
Sebnem
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 8:37 AM
Joined: 8/19/2015
Posts: 6


Cara Mia,

Can we have Drinks at the Devil's Well? So nice to see you here in the Autho Refugee Camp!

 

 

 

 

--edited by Sebnem on 8/21/2015, 8:38 AM--


lilmerlin
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 10:07 AM
Joined: 8/20/2015
Posts: 32


>Another abandoned and lost Authono-Mite creeps in<

 Well hullo then! Any NEW-YALF ppl here yet?!

confused

(Can't seem to get to profiles - when I click on names here all I see is which discussion you're on but no profiles mmh So nobody exists?!)

 

 

--edited by lilmerlin on 8/21/2015, 12:22 PM--


lilmerlin
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 10:09 AM
Joined: 8/20/2015
Posts: 32


RobRow wrote:
Waving back, but you can't see me because Kali told me I don't exist.

Muahahaha!

I searched for you and instead of getting to a profile, I only see your recent discussions. So yes, you don't exist. tongueout

Not happy with the discussions/thread design and such.

And no pics. Why can't I see ppl?! Oh, they don't exist. I see.

I'll talk to my voices again then.

 


--edited by lilmerlin on 8/21/2015, 10:11 AM--


The Gargoyle
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 10:22 AM
Joined: 2/25/2013
Posts: 1


Ah so this is where you are all hiding. I was looking around in the bilges.
Sebnem
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 10:37 AM
Joined: 8/19/2015
Posts: 6


Hi Gargoyle,

 

Nice to see you here. Yeah, we're shipwrecked, looking for a safe shore.cool


katie78
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 11:04 AM
Joined: 4/8/2015
Posts: 49


i see you rob! and kali! and gail! i feel like dorothy in the wizard of oz....

 

i've messaged lucy about some of my concerns about the functionality of the forums. there is  way to see the most active posts, but it's super convoluted. i think the best way to see if this will work is to post some threads and try it out.

 

good to see you all!



ps- you can edit posts and redlips

--edited by katie78 on 8/21/2015, 1:03 PM--


splattingdragons
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 12:17 PM
Joined: 8/21/2015
Posts: 1


Hello!

 

I'm here. Not sure if I'm going to stick around but let's try it and see shall we? happy


JJKendrick
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 1:05 PM
Joined: 8/13/2013
Posts: 2


Cara Mia wrote:
I have survived the escape from Authonomy on my self-crafted survival boat made of an old pool toy, an egg beater, and empty whiskey bottles!!!

 

 

 

Haaaa! Hope you have room for all of us.  Haven't used this site much cuz it doesn't work very well on my ancient iPad.  Guess I could fire up the laptop more often.


--edited by JJKendrick on 8/21/2015, 1:07 PM--


Sebnem
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 1:21 PM
Joined: 8/19/2015
Posts: 6


Hi Jo Jo,

Thought we were all going for a Drink at the Devil's.cool


JJKendrick
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 1:26 PM
Joined: 8/13/2013
Posts: 2


I'm in
Mimi Speike
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 1:41 PM
Joined: 11/17/2011
Posts: 1014


Wasn't Autonomy affiliated with a publisher? Who? How did that go? A number of folks have been picked up for trad publishing on here. 

 


John Bayliss
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 1:46 PM
Joined: 8/20/2015
Posts: 8


Mimi Speike wrote:

Wasn't Autonomy affiliated with a publisher? Who? How did that go? A number of folks have been picked up for trad publishing on here. 

 

Yes, Authonomy was run by HarperCollins. Although they said the purpose of the site was to find new writers, they hadn't published anything from there for the past eighteen months. Now they've pulled the plug on it. Their loss, in my opinion, considering that a lot of talented writers are moving from there to here.

 

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