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Hey guys, I won an award for best unpublished novel at a Welsh festival. The award is £5000 plus publishing the novel.

 

You can watch a video of the ceremony and an interview here. I'm the second clip along at the moment, the guy sitting down on a chair. It's in Welsh but it's fun to watch. :)

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Nice job. I suppose you'll get royalties too so that'll turn out to be a pretty good prize (5000 pounds aint shabby).

 

 

 

Might make it easier to get another published too eh? Wow, compared to Terry Prachett too.


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I just sent the book in to see what the judges thought and it was a real surprise when I won. There's a tradition of writing quite serious realism in Wales so it's nice to get some comedic fantasy out there!

 

Here's a pic of me looking really smug. You get a medal and a hardback copy of the book too.

 

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Hey guys, I won an award for best unpublished novel at a Welsh festival. The award is £5000 plus publishing the novel.

 

You can watch a video of the ceremony and an interview here. I'm the second clip along at the moment, the guy sitting down on a chair. It's in Welsh but it's fun to watch. :)

 

Wow, Welsh is fun! At first I though "heh, which idiot installed the 'Garble Words to Strings of Random Letters kshaCgIel Extension" on my Firefox, but then I realized, it is just Welsh :D

 

And congrats, looking forward to your novel!

 

The only way I would ever get a prize for my writings would be in the "The Best Unwritten Novel" contest...


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That is EXTREMELY good news Macsen! Wow!!! I'm quite impressed and I hope this is the start of a very nice and successful writing career! That's serious money that you could live on well if the book takes off enough.

 

Don't care what I say, but I suggest getting serious and writing a second book right now (if you haven't already) and have it ready to publish within a year of the first. If the first sells even just decently, the publisher is quite likely to "bet on a sure thing" with you again at that future time.


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If the first sells even just decently, the publisher is quite likely to "bet on a sure thing" with you again at that future time.

Well the publisher told me that having won the award I'm in a good position to get a grant to take time off to write another novel, another £5000 or so. But I don't really want to take time off work, I enjoy being a journalist and creative writing is just a hobby really.

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Congrats Macsen!

 

I'm trying to watch the video, but get what I believe is an error when clicking Play. Error = Nid yw'r cynnwys hwm ar gael ar hyn o bryd


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This is fun news. Congratulations, Macsen.

A Prachett comparison must feel nice.

 

It's sort of cool that you'd be rewarded for a fantasy novel. I don't really know the facts on it, but I'd imagine that books like this would appeal to people that would otherwise feel overwhelmed by so much serious realism everywhere in Welsh lit, and would get turned off reading Welsh books, at least recreationally to relax, although they would want to if more books were there.

 

See if you can get your own cult following of trendy Welsh fantasy fanatics... ^_^

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Cool beans!

 

I'm getting the same message as Vadrosaul. Firefox 2.0.0.16 on Linux (Ubuntu 7.04), if it matters.


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I'm trying to watch the video, but get what I believe is an error when clicking Play. Error = Nid yw'r cynnwys hwm ar gael ar hyn o bryd

Strange, it still works OK for me. Maybe the BBC blocks people from outside the UK? Try this direct link.

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CONGRATS SIR!


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Neat. You can be TDM's official druid representative. :D


My games | Public Service Announcement: TDM is not set in the Thief universe. The city in which it takes place is not the City from Thief. The player character is not called Garrett. Any person who contradicts these facts will be subjected to disapproving stares.

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Neat. You can be TDM's official druid representative. :D

 

Pagan! :D


"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

 

"Remember: If the game lets you do it, it's not cheating." -- Xarax

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If you live in the UK you can watch an English documentary on the Eisteddfod here. I'm in it about two minutes in.

 

Druid out. :ph34r:

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If you live in the UK you can watch an English documentary on the Eisteddfod here. I'm in it about two minutes in.

 

Emphasis mine. That DRM crap gets so on my nerves!


"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

 

"Remember: If the game lets you do it, it's not cheating." -- Xarax

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