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MDJ

Mc helps granfather gather supplies hides in secret valley with access though barn.
Thank you in advance

limab
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Bow Valley by Barbe Blanche? I'm not sure and don't have time to reread. Note it is unfinished and premier membership only - he died.

Replies:   samuelmichaels
samuelmichaels

@limab

Bow Valley by Barbe Blanche? I'm not sure and don't have time to reread. Note it is unfinished and premier membership only - she died.

While Barbe Blanche's death appears quite likely based on the last blog, do you know of it for a fact?

I always prefer to think of other explanations for a long silence -- Writer's Block, Real Life, or success in commercial publishing.

Replies:   limab  Crumbly Writer
limab

@samuelmichaels

In a different thread by Crumbly Writer

Sadly, that's not "abandoned", instead the author died midway through the story (after being rendered unable to work due to chemo-brain). Having worked together, I briefly considered trying to finish it for him (unauthorized), but I don't have the indepth knowledge of London and it's waterways, and could never do it justice. :(


So "Yes" from someone who would know. I too would like to think alternate reasons :shrug:

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@samuelmichaels

While Barbe Blanche's death appears quite likely based on the last blog, do you know of it for a fact?

I do. We both started writing at the same time and discovered that we had very similar writing styles, so we'd bounce ideas off of one another.

He was sick for a long time, so sick that his writing suffered, so he posted a few stories he didn't want to attach his name to.

I never saw the official death notice, but there was little doubt he wasn't going to make it, so it didn't take long to figure out he'd bought the big one.

Crumbly Writer

@limab

So "Yes" from someone who would know. I too would like to think alternate reasons :shrug:

Sadly, we seem to get more elderly people writing for the first time than other sites (like Wattpad, which is mostly comprised of young people fresh out of school), so you'll find that we have a LOT of 'passed-on' authors, given the amount of time the site has been here (i.e. few 'lifetime members').

Replies:   Obliterous
Obliterous

@Crumbly Writer

Sadly, we seem to get more elderly people writing for the first time than other sites (like Wattpad, which is mostly comprised of young people fresh out of school), so you'll find that we have a LOT of 'passed-on' authors, given the amount of time the site has been here (i.e. few 'lifetime members').


An unfortunate side effect, is that the archive policy that Laz has implemented results in all of the classic greats being unavailable to new/free members.

LonelyDad

@Obliterous

An unfortunate side effect, is that the archive policy that Laz has implemented results in all of the classic greats being unavailable to new/free members.

While I'm sure Laz would love to run this site so everyone could access all the stories, he does have expenses to keep the site going. Just as an off the wall guess, I would say that there probably weren't enough premium members to meet those expenses, or that the trend was that way, and this is his way to encourage paying members. I have no basis for this other than a SWAG, so don't everyone pile on all at once. :-)

Replies:   JohnBobMead
JohnBobMead

@LonelyDad

Just as an off the wall guess, I would say that there probably weren't enough premium members to meet those expenses, or that the trend was that way, and this is his way to encourage paying members.

When I got a premium membership to help support the site, there were very few premier only stories I was all that interested in. While not deductible, I considered it just another of my charitable contributions. That has definitely changed as stories got archived behind the pay wall.

Replies:   LonelyDad
LonelyDad

@JohnBobMead

When I got a premium membership to help support the site, there were very few premier only stories I was all that interested in. While not deductible, I considered it just another of my charitable contributions. That has definitely changed as stories got archived behind the pay wall.

My sentiments as well. Just off the top of my head, not counting the recent archiving, I don't believe that there are that many more premium only stories now than there were several years ago. I just wanted to do my part to keep SOL around because it had become my primary reading source, as opposed to others like ASSTR, etc. [And please, don't go to the trouble to dig out any statistics on whether or not what I said is true. It's not worth the effort, and really makes no difference in my reasons.]

Crumbly Writer

@Obliterous

An unfortunate side effect, is that the archive policy that Laz has implemented results in all of the classic greats being unavailable to new/free members.

You've just got to save your favorite stories before the author dies. That way, you'll have it forever.

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