Giving Feedback To Lancer Authors

For the second time in a month, an author has pulled their stories from the archive because they are getting no feedback from their readers. Their stories are being read – we can see that from the statistics the website software collects, and those statistics show that this particular author’s entire series was being read in sequence, so readers are evidently enjoying it. Nor is this author alone in having her stories read regularly. But – and it’s a big but – readers don’t seem to be telling the authors that they’re enjoying the stories, not giving back any comments or encouragement.

One of the beautiful things about the Gateway is that so many stories written through the years that honor this show and its characters are available for everyone to read. Membership is not required and the site is easily found on the internet. Perhaps lost fans of this series stumble upon the site and relive their first love or crush through the eyes of the writers who share their stories. Many readers go back time after time to relish their favorite stories and authors or stumble upon a new favorite.

To the readers of these wonderful stories, there are ways you can show your appreciation to the writers. Respond to them via the e-mail link provided at the end of every story. Hit the ‘like’ button on the bottom of the last page. It is important that readers acknowledge the stories they enjoy so the writers will continue to write and post, and, most important, that Lancer remains as vital and alive as it was over 50 years ago. If you like reading Lancer stories and want to continue to see new ones, do encourage the authors by telling them how much you like their work. Whether it’s a new story or an old favorite, if you’re reading it, take a moment to email the author and tell them that their work has given you pleasure.

Thank you to the writers who love these characters so much that you go to the effort of struggling with each paragraph, sentence and word. Writing is indeed an act of love and, whether acknowledged or not, it is appreciated. It is disheartening to lose any writer because they do not feel they are being read due to lack of feedback. But please understand that this site is rather like a library. Although you do not have the capability of seeing who ‘checks out’ your book, know that every day people are going to the site and reading your stories. So, please, do not become discouraged. You are being read.

In order to encourage writers to continue to write and post, we will post the statistics for both LancerLovers and the Lancer FanFiction site with the monthly update, to show how many visitors and page views we’re getting. And to encourage more feedback, we’re looking into ways of making it easier for readers, too.

It is amazing how many friendships have been formed over the years just by readers communicating with writers through this passageway and other avenues that bring people together who loved this show and its characters. So please, writers continue to write and keep your stories catalogued here, and readers, show appreciation with a like or a post directly to your favorite writer. Before any of these stories are lost, we urge you to help save them.

Thank you.

Ronnie (Ronnie)
Gateway Archive Team

Sorry, everyone!

The archive team is testing some of the bells and whistles on the site, to see what we can use to make it function better. Obviously, that wasn’t a bell we should be ringing! We hadn’t realised that it would create posts that would be sent out to our subscription list.

So sorry that you got a few silly emails! We’ll try to make sure it doesn’t happen again.


Anna

September 2020 Update

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~Authors please note and follow the advice on formatting in the
submissions guidance.~

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New Stories

LancerLovers Archive

Affectio (Latin Series #6) by Shallowz

Behold A Pale Horse by Lacy

Contentus (Latin Series #5) by Shallowz

Dear Mrs. Sinclair by Cobalt Jan  

Drabbles by Cobalt Jan  

Dust by Cobalt Jan  

Emilia by Olley

(The) Falcon’s Apprentice—The First Lesson (Delgardo Legacy #2) by M.E.

(The) Falcon’s Apprentice—The Last Lesson (Delgardo Legacy #3) by M.E

Frater (Latin Series #7) by Shallowz

(The) Judgement Seat: Episode Tag- The Rivals  by Cobalt Jan 

Hettie Series by Olley
(A) Stranger Until You Become A Friend
Reputations
The Storyteller

Keeping Warm by Christine

Kindred Spirits by BeckyW

(A) Lancer AU (To be read in order) by Lynne
Lessons in Love and Trust
Adjusting To Life At Lancer
And So To School
Love Is Blind
Summer Mischief
Summer Holiday
Love Comes To Lancer
Getting Ready For Christmas
The Accident
Compassion is Colour Blind
Support Your Sibling
Another Stray for Lancer
From Lancer to Madrid

(The) Line That Divides by Buckskin

Memories of A Gunfighter by ZoeyT

National Vegetable Day by Lynne

(The) Other Side of the River by Christine

Pretending and Promises by ZoeyT

Pullin Back The Reins (Pre-Lancer 4) by Doc

Quo Vadis? by Cobalt Jan 

Rebirth by Cobalt Jan  

Scott’s Journal by Laurie
A Game of Circles
Shelf-Worn
Minnows on a Biscuit

Silver Bells by Christine

(A) Small Ripple by Cobalt Jan

Some Nice People  by Cobalt Jan    

(The) Storm King by Christine

This Special Day by Cobalt Jan

Tiempo Descubre Verdad  by Cobalt Jan    

Transcendental Revelations by Skyehyker

Wash Your Sins Away by Christine

What An Hour Of His Time Buys by Olley

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External Archive Links (AO3, FFN, WWB, etc..)
for existing LancerLover and Lancer FanFiction authors:

(A) Bird in Hand by Cobalt Jan

(The) Best Friend by Deborah

Calling the Turn by Cobalt Jan

(The) Cookie Monster  by Geraldine

Catalyst by Cobalt Jan

(The) Day After Easter FU:The Easter Bunny and JM by d.b.brisbin

(The) Days of the Dead by Maddie

(The) Fall by Kitty

(The) Fortress by Geraldine

Grey Skies for Scott Lancer by gemspegasus

(The) Journal of Nathan Pruitt by JEB

(The) Lancer Dynasty by Deborah

(The) Little Angels by Geraldine

(The) Soaped Window Escapade And Its Consequences by JEB

(The) Vet  by Geraldine

Almost Alone by Linda B (Kona)

Broken by Molly

Broken Promises  by Linda B (Kona)

Do We Call This a Christmas Miracle?  by Maddie

Evergreen   by Geraldine

Melody   by Geraldine

Missing by Wendy

Once Upon a Time: A Bedtime Story by Cobalt Jan

One Good Deed by Molly

Shootout   by Geraldine

Sin Most Deadly by Cobalt Jan

Someone to Watch Over Me by Linda B (Kona)

(A)Special Little Group by Cobalt Jan

Through the Eyes of Fate 2? by Molly

Through the Eyes of Teresa O’Brian by Linda B (Kona)

Vengeance Is Mine  by Linda B (Kona)

What Comes Next by Cadillac Red

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New Authors

Christine

Lynne

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Updated Specialist Collection Title Lists

Artwork

AU/AR Stories

Crossovers With Other Westerns

Drabbles

Episode Tags

For Specific Lancer Fans

Holiday-Related Stories

Lancer Writers 10th Anniversary Awards

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Fandom News

A reminder that Charlene has started a Fandom Wiki on Lancer, and will be very happy to have fans visit it, use it, and contribute to it. There is scope for a great deal of information to be added – background data, episode lists, episode reviews and commentaries, guest star lists, scripts, etc. The Wiki is here: https://lancer.fandom.com/wiki/Lancer_Wiki

Do take a look. If you’d like to be involved with developing the Wiki, please email Charlene

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Lancer Gateway Team
September 2020

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Contact us about this update by leaving a comment below the post.

Contact the archive teams directly:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT : THE LANCER ARCHIVES

As of today, there are 2 major changes to the way we’ll be archiving Lancer fanfiction, that involve:

1. the old Peter Brown site; and

2. the creation of a new Lancer Fiction Gateway (www.lancerfictiongateway.com)

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1.    The Lancer FanFiction site, aka the Peter Brown site – back in business!

As most of you know, Karen hasn’t been able to update the Peter Brown site (the P-B site) since March 2017. An added problem is that the P-B site is owned by a third party and Karen has no control over it. In effect, it could disappear tomorrow, without warning – something that has worried Karen for some time. And while most Lancer authors are also archived with the LancerLovers archive, not everyone is. If P-B was lost, 29 authors and 365 individual titles could have disappeared.

To ensure the stories on her archive are safe, Karen, Sandy Sharp (SandySha) and I have joined forces to create a backup site for those authors not already at LancerLovers on a new platform that has been built, like the new LancerLovers, on WordPress. Essentially, Karen has moved her archive to a new platform that is a far more secure option than any privately owned domain. The old Peter Brown site is unaffected – it’s still there and all the stories can be read on it — but should we lose it in the future, then all the P-B authors are safely archived on either this new site or LancerLovers. Sandy will support Karen on archiving duties, but the new site is a quite separate entity from LancerLovers and will remain so.

The new Lancer FanFiction site is at https://lancerfanfictionsite.wordpress.com/ The front page carries a joint statement from Karen and me, outlining why we’ve joined forces. Do go and take a look!

This new site has reopened to submissions.

If you’re a P-B author*** not archived on LancerLovers, and want to archive a story, please send it to Sandy at lancerfanfictionarchive@gmail.com

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2.    Introducing the Lancer Fiction Gateway

At the moment, the bulk of Lancer fanfiction is spread over several open platforms – the new Lancer Fan Fiction site (aka the ‘new old P-B site’), LancerLovers, Fanfiction.net and Archive Of Our Own (AO3). There are probably more on closed groups on Facebook.

As of today, the ‘front end’ of the LancerLovers site – that is, the author and title lists, the resources pages etc – will be known as the Lancer Fiction Gateway. It will be a means to access all available stories through one portal.

It is not in itself an archive. It’s a way to find every Lancer story we can get a link for, and to have the most comprehensive list of stories we can gather all in one place. It will also store all the resources fans have gathered to help writers.

It’s still a work in progress. At the moment, we list only the stories from Lancer FanFiction authors (the 29 on Karen’s new site) and authors on LancerLovers – that’s a total of 187 authors and over 2,750 stories. The goal of the Gateway is to bring links to all the Lancer writers and stories into one place, so over the next few months we’ll add links to those stories on Fanfiction. net and AO3 that we don’t already have listed. By the end of the year, we hope to have the definitive list of Lancer fanfiction – which is pretty exciting!

So, please make a note of the link – www.lancerfictiongateway.com – and prepare to find thousands of Lancer stories all from a single list of authors and titles.

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Anna

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****P-B authors listed on Karen’s new Lancer FanFiction site:
Annie S

Becky S

Belinda

Boonie

Cat

Chris

Deb B

Debbie Pack

Desert Sun

Elaynmarie

Fraz

Geraldine

JEB

Jo Butler

Judi

Justine

Karen and Nancy

Karen Campbell

Kit

NCT

Patti H.

S.

Sammi

SilverWolf

S.K.Y.

Sue

Taffey

Theresa

Wendy

August 2020 Update

~Authors please note and follow the advice on formatting in the submissions guidance.~

SITE ANNOUNCEMENT

On 16 August, the very last story was transferred from the old Lancerlovers site, to the new one.

Co-Admin SandySha has calculated that since the archive team started this on 26 May (first story saved was one of Adriana’s) and finished 16 August with PaulaR’s pages, we have transferred 156 authors and saved 2,095 stories. Add to that the dozens of pages in our Resources section, and that is a lot of words saved! And this doesn’t count those authors whose stories we linked to here, but who store their stories on their own site. A lot of work, believe me.

This is a wonderful achievement due to the dedication and sheer bloody-minded tenacity of a group of Lancer fans, who have worked so hard since May. So please, everyone, give your plaudits and thanks to:
SandySha – the best, most organised co-admin I could have ever hoped to ask for. Sandy has been stellar. Not only did she organise and coach the team, she took on a great many of the more complicated and prolific authors herself. Our success is due in no small part to her drive and… well, see above for sheer bloody mindedness!
And our team of archivists:  Ronnie, Margaret P, and Margaret Smith. Though not one of them was used to working on online websites they worked hard to learn new skills and did so under the pressure we all felt to get the stories saved.

I’m so proud to have worked with them. Please make sure they know how much you appreciate them – go and read their stories, leave them some feedback and love.

Anna (Starry Diadem)

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New Stories

2005 Souvenir Fanzine

2006 Souvenir Fanzine

After The Pirates by RonD

The Great Room Bookshelf Vol. I (Spring 2005)

The Great Room Bookshelf Vol. II (Spring 2006)

The Great Room Bookshelf Vol. III (Spring 2006)

(The) Last Memory by Marilyn

Sawdust – WHN Jelly by Skyehyker

Scott’s Journal Entries
. The Blast of a Trumpet by Laurie
. The Bang of a Drum by Laurie

This Father Thing by Barbara V.

Toy Horses Series by MaryB
Toy Horses Part 1
Toy Horses Part 2

Vendetta by Buckskin

Who Am I? by Marilyn

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New Authors

Heather and Sue

Great Room Bookshelves

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New Pages

We’ve created a new special collections page : Drabbles

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Specialist Collection Title Lists

Artwork

AU/AR Stories

Crossovers With Other Westerns

Drabbles

Episode Tags

For Specific Lancer Fans

Holiday-Related Stories

Lancer Writers 10th Anniversary Awards

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Fandom News

Charlene has started a Fandom Wiki on Lancer, and will be very happy to have fans visit it, use it, and contribute to it. There is scope for a great deal of information to be added – background data, episode lists, episode reviews and commentaries, guest star lists, scripts, etc.

The Wiki is here: https://lancer.fandom.com/wiki/Lancer_Wiki

Do take a look. If you’d like to be involved with developing the Wiki, please email Charlene

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Lancer Archive Team

Contact us at lancerloversarchive@gmail.com

July 2020 Update

Authors please note and follow the advice on formatting in the submissions guidance.

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New Stories

Boots and Bandits (Johnny Madrid Series #4) by Margaret P.

Beyond Redemption by Mary B

Burden – WHN Chase a Wild Horse by Skyehyker

Chico  by  MaryB

(The) Gypsy Fortune Teller by LisaA

Johnnie and The Bath by goldieasj

Legacy – Missing Scene by Skyehyker

(A) Lifetime Ago by Buckskin

Murdoch’s Kid  by Charlene

Out Of The Past by Buckskin

(The) Right To Choose  by  MaryB

(The) Rosewood Casket by Barbara V.

Scott’s Eyes by RonD

Talking With Her by Sherry

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New Authors

Laurie

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New Pages

Artwork – a new page under Titles (there isn’t anywhere else to put it!) as a new ‘specialist collection’ page.
If you have Lancer artwork you’d like to share, send it along!

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Existing Author news

Author pages and stories for the following authors have been copied to this new archive from the old Lancerlovers:

Barbara V.

Becks

BeckyW

Bosco11

Buttercup

CC

C J

Carole P

Caroline

Charlene

Chaz

Cheryl

Clementine

Coop

Darla M. Poulos

D’Artag-NOT

Diana

Doc

Eileen

EJ

Em

FlissB

fozrulz

Gemspegasus

Gilda

Heather

Holly

J M McClure

Kayla R

Lacy

Lady Di

Linda B (Kona)

LisaA

Margaret P.

Mary B

Molly

OpalGirl

Ronnie

Ruth

Shallowz

Shelley

Vickie N

Viviane R and Rita H

White Wolf

Winj

Winnie

ZoeyT

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Specialist Collection Title Lists

Artwork

AU/AR Stories

Crossovers

Episode Tags

For Specific Lancer Fans

Holiday-Related Stories

Lancer Writers 10th Anniversary Awards

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Site News

All authors whose names begin with ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘E’, ‘F’, ‘G’ and ‘H’ have had their stories transferred from the old site.

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Lancer Archive Team

Contact us at lancerloversarchive@gmail.com

June 2020 Update

Authors please note that the submissions guidance for the archive has been updated. Please follow the advice on formatting and submission.

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New Stories

Closure by Styzgal

El Espírotu de la Abuela by Buckskin

Emerson Was Right: A Collaboration of Lancer Writers by Round Robin

Father’s Day – Val (Surrogate Fathers series #2) by Olley

Harmony by goldieasj

Irreplaceable by Styzgal

Is This My Day To Die? by Buckskin

Locked Down by Sherry

Man’s Gotta Do by RonD

Meeting Destiny : A Collaboration of Lancer Writers by Round Robin

Quarantined: Lancer Style by SandySha

Riding With Him by Sherry

Shadows of Another Time Series
Gunfighters and Schoolrooms: At Shadows Edge by Sandysha

Sitting With Him by Sherry

(The) Sacramento Bee by Olley

Tempting Fate by Buckskin

What Would Pappy Do? by Buckskin

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New Authors

Skyehyker

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Existing Author news

Author pages and stories for the following authors have been copied to this new archive from the old Lancerlovers:

AJ

Ally

Amber

Anne

Arrenall

Barb

Barb and Shallowz

Buckskin

Cadillac Red

Cara

Christy

Fay

goldieasj

Olley

Sherry

Starry Diadem

Styzgal

Trinidad

Whistle

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Specialist Collection Title Lists Updated

AU/AR Stories

Crossovers

Episode Tags

For Specific Lancer Fans

Holiday-Related Stories

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Site News: Resources Section

The following pages have been added to the Resources section:

Boston Directories and Street Maps

Spanish Glossary

Spanish Naming System

Useful Reference Books

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Site News: Titles Pages

All the Titles pages – the main page and the four sub-pages (Titles A-F, H-M, N-S and T-Z) now have A-Z navigational panels that will allow you to search across all the pages for the stories you’re looking for. No matter which Title page you’re on, if you want all our titles starting with S, click on S in the navigation panel and you’ll be taken to the list of S stories.

The Titles page is the main place to go to find our special collections lists – Holiday stories, AU stories, Crossovers etc. These pages too, where needed, have navigation panels to help you find stories to suit. So if you’re looking for Christmas stories (in June?!) then open the Holiday stories page, and you’ll find a clickable list of holidays at the top to help you navigate.

The Authors list page also has an A-Z panel that means clicking on the letter P, for example, will whizz you straight to all the authors whose names begin with that letter.

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Lancer Archive Team

Contact us at lancerloversarchive@gmail.com

May 2020 Update

At this archive:

Another Sort of Conversation by Adriana

Because of a Galloping Horse by RonD

Christmas, Finally by Adriana

I’m In His Hands by Adriana

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Updated Crossovers Stories List

Updated Holiday-related Stories List

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At the old LancerLovers Archive

This is the final update I was able to make at the old archive. This is cut and pasted from the Update page there, so sorry about the odd tabular format.

 
Because Of A Galloping Horse by RonD NB This is now at this archive too35,750
  
Dotting That I by Charlene990
  
Emerson Was Right A collaboration by Adriana, Buckskin, DarlaMPoulos, Doc, Flynnie, KathyP, M.E, Ronnie, SandySha, Sherry, VickieLNelson and Christine Jensen.4,935
  
Forever and Always series by Buckskin 
 Grace’s Legacy1,505
  
Home Again Series by Raian 
 Waiting On (downloadble pdf)22,400
 Odds and Ends (downloadble pdf)2,930
 Song Sung Blue (downloadble pdf)6,430
 Timbre (downloadble pdf)6,210
 Unbeliveable (downloadble pdf)1,795
 Bearded (downloadble pdf)5,740
  
Indomitable series by Barb 
 Victress1,115
  
Johnnie by goldieasj9,480
  
Luke 10:37 by Buckskin4,705
  
Widow series by Doc 
 Regrets1,545
  
Staying Alive by Buckskin13,385
  
  
The following stories have been reactivated and moved from the defunct Mags account to that of BarbA:
All Others Pay Cash2,725
Answering The Call1,860
Contra Spem Spero1,610
Crow2,220
Curiouser and Curiouser15,985
Drawing Lines In The Grey5,110
Git Along, Little Doggies645
Hyde N’Shriek5,825
(The) Incident1,580
Just A Dollar2,575
Level, Sight, Cock, Shoot1,695
Lineage370
Measured Up Series
 Measured Up970
 Letting It Stand1,601
Mending Walls6,475
Ponyception – A Lancer Crack!fic990
Spice of Life – A Lancer Crack!fic625
  
  
Author page for RonD created. 
Updated Authors list 
Updated Crossovers list 
Updated Episode Tag pages : Tags in series order and Tags-alphabetical by episode title
Updated Round Robins page





Anna
27 May 2020