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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 04 Sep 2017, 12:23

Thanks Dinah! 8) You have another 30 weeks to find out! ;-)
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Tony Summerfield » 04 Sep 2017, 14:53

A slightly larger image of Rob's artwork for the new serial!

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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 04 Sep 2017, 15:02

I wondered if you'd drawn the banner, Rob, very nice.

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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 04 Sep 2017, 15:04

An attractive and vibrant piece of artwork, conveying a flavour of the story without giving anything away. I was sorry to see how small the picture was on the serial banner so I'm glad Tony has put up a much larger version.
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 04 Sep 2017, 15:09

I'm not clever enough to do a banner for the serial I'm doing at the moment. So I'm sure Tony will find me something as he usually does. :lol:

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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 04 Sep 2017, 15:59

I'm sure you could, Julie! :-D I just do a banner to decorate the first page of my serial when I submit it to Tony. Its a shame they have to be reproduced so small, but I know this is how they have to be.

Incidentally, I like how it's described on the banner as 'A Robert Houghton novel' - made me feel quite famous! :lol: :lol:

Thanks for posting the full-size banner, Tony - I'm pleased people can see it at the proper size! :-D

And thank you for the kind comments. :D :D
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Moonraker » 04 Sep 2017, 17:19

Rob Houghton wrote:The only problem with writing the serial is - I miss reading someone else's new chapter every week! :(


I've never had that problem as I have to wait (in your case) 30 weeks! :|
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 04 Sep 2017, 17:44

:twisted: :twisted:
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 04 Sep 2017, 18:08

Rob Houghton wrote:Incidentally, I like how it's described on the banner as 'A Robert Houghton novel' - made me feel quite famous! :lol: :lol:


Favouritism!
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Daisy » 04 Sep 2017, 18:45

Maybe that makes up for "The Mystery of the Disappearing Tramp" which isn't credited to anyone! :?
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 04 Sep 2017, 18:48

I know! :-( I did ask last year if it could be credited to me, but I think it was too late to change it! :-(

At least I have the distinction of being the only writer of a serial NOT credited!! :lol:
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 04 Sep 2017, 18:58

Your name is on there when you go into the story, Robert. So people who are reading it, know who wrote it.

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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 04 Sep 2017, 19:59

Yes - you're right - but it is the only one with no credit on the banner. Not that I really mind - it was ages ago! :-D

But if someone wanted to look to see what stories I'd written on here, they'd only see two instead of three! :?
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Moonraker » 05 Sep 2017, 10:53

Maybe it is a case of The Mystery of the Vanishing Author....
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Kate Mary » 06 Sep 2017, 14:05

I've just been catching up with the weekly serial. Thanks to Ilsa, I liked the Secret Seven story very much, and I have also started Rob's new serial, terrific beginning, I'm intrigued already and looking forward to future episodes.
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