Sunday, January 3, 2010


We've heard from both winners, so it's official now. Congratulations (commiserations? lol) to Dave Shaw and Jill Stone! We look forward to seeing your pages and working with you!

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. We have a long list of nominated posts which we're pondering now. Really long. We take that as a good sign!

Alicia and Theresa


Jami Gold said...

Dave and Jill,

Congratulations! If you decide to wimp out though (yeah, I know, never gonna happen...), keep me in mind for your surrogate. :)

Jami G.

Anonymous said...

Well done, Dave and Jill!

What an exciting boon, working with Alicia and Theresa. Enjoy :)

Dave Shaw said...

Thanks. I'm still in shock. And I've got "I'm an Edit Torrent wiener" playing in my head. Oy! (If you're not old enough to remember the Oscar Mayer Wiener song, count your blessings.)

Jami Gold said...


You are an evil, evil man. Now I'm going to have that stuck in my head too, but I'm not even a winner!

Jami G.

Riley Murphy said...


Hi-five - from me - to you!

Murphy :D

Deb Salisbury, Magic Seeker and Mantua-Maker said...

Congrats to Jill and Dave! I'm sooooo envious!

Alicia and Theresa, I have an unrelated question. Could you tell us about subtext: what it really is, and how to use it?


Edittorrent said...

Ooh, great topic, Deb. Alicia, remember that great conversation we had about text and subtext and Atonement when it first came out?


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jill and Dave! What a wonderful way to start the new year off. May it bring fresh inspiration and determination.


Dave Shaw said...


Sorry. I ended up listening to the Divinyls over and over again to get rid of it. Of course, I had to watch the videos, too. Now my tongue's all dry... >;-)

Alicia said...

Deb, here's an article I wrote about how to do subtext. Start looking for it in books and films-- it's fun. :)


Sylvia said...

Congratulations, both of you! How exciting!

Anonymous said...

Alicia, that is a great article!

I never knew I need subtext in the books I read, but that is what makes a great book for me, figuring out the subtext. I'm enlightened - again. Thank you :)

Dave Shaw said...


The first time I read that article, I wasn't ready for it, and I couldn't see how to apply it. This time it makes perfect sense (unless I'm fooling myself - grin). Thanks for the reminder!

Leona said...


And Dave? Thanks for the stuck song UGH

Anna Kashina said...

Congrats, Dave and Jill!