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August 2010 Blog Posts (16)

Post Free Clinic: Immunity Effect

Hey all.

With advent of Free Clinic's publication, to print in the next two weeks, I humbly submit for your perusal the first bits of the second book in the Free Clinic Trilogy: Immunity Effect. This draft so far has been well recieved by my editor and publisher, but still has a way to go. The third book, Kiss The Sky, is in purely outline now, though I have written some parts of it. I hope that those of you who have read the Free Clinic teasers that I have posted have saved them to…

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Added by Mark A. Santomieri on August 29, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

"The Starving Man: First Encounter" and REVOLUTIONARIES by JACK BLADE (when 2 books collide!)

My book, "The Starving Man: First Encounter" is available at lulu.com for purchase and download.

It takes you on a journey in the mind of a bipolar schizophrenic who is fueled by self hate & self loathing, while barely holding onto the hope of someone loving them one day.

the url is:…

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Added by Sharee Givens on August 29, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments

Top 5 Strategies to Improve Your Writing



When I teach writing classes, give book talks, or generally discuss strategies for improving written communication, I often get this question: “What are the best strategies for writing well?”…

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Added by David Bowman on August 28, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Words




Words conceal as much as they reveal
I f not more
As the mind tries to sift
The half-said
Into unsaid meaningfuls
And read between the lines
Only to shy away from
And evade
The innuendos and implications
The inverse revelations...
In the crack,d mirror
Of memories and realities...

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Added by Sabena Siddiqui on August 23, 2010 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Fetching the Water.

I woke in a fright, sweat beading my forehead. It was that dream again. That recurring dream of death and destruction. I looked at the clock, midnight. Time I was up. I raked the fire till the embers glowed, laying kindling and a slice of peat on top.

I lived deep down under Farmer O'Connell's chicken coop in a burrow. At first it was just going to be somewhere to sleep; somewhere…

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Added by Irene Rose Jones on August 18, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Thirteen Dogs and Nine Horses

Remember that my Mama takes care of all these animals. The story Thirteen Dogs and Nine Horses is from the book Biscuits With Archie. The book is available online everywhere. Look for it today!!

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Added by Chris Allen Clark on August 17, 2010 at 10:17pm — No Comments

In the Streets

In the streets
I'm left there to wonder
to think of the many possibilities
that the shadows give
Not knowing where these cold pavements guide me
I just know I am going
Hoping
Believing
that everything will be okay
my choices will be good
even though they may bring tears and fears
I'll never regret
In the streets
Where I'm left to wonder
Forever thinking of the possibilities

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Added by Viviana Arteaga on August 13, 2010 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

The Day I Walked Away

Like an old grandma on her chair,
I became wiser.
Like a small rat against a snake,
I became a fighter.
Like a child on his birthday,
I became happier.
But most importantly;
Like a soothing breeze,
waving gently above the sea,
the day I walked away,
I became free.

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Added by Ale Mahogany on August 12, 2010 at 3:35am — 4 Comments

Moving On

I wrote your name on the sand;
tears rolling down my face.
I wrote your name on the sand;
a salty breeze giving way.

I wrote the date we met on the sand;
for that I will always remember.
I wrote the date we met on the sand;
that cold and old December.

An innocent wave erased your name.
An innocent wave erased our date.
I secretly smiled inside,
and silently walked away.

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Added by Ale Mahogany on August 12, 2010 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Living Underground.



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Added by Irene Rose Jones on August 11, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Summer Love



I wish this time could last forever.

And I wish for the days to last just a little longer.

I promise I'll never forget you.

Even when the wind starts blowing,

or when the leaves start falling,

or when turkeys become everyone's menu.

Even in the snow,

or when the cold overwhelmes me,

or when every house is lighted by tiny-little stars.

Even in the middle of the blossoming flowers,

or when the green starts appearing everywhere,

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Added by Ale Mahogany on August 8, 2010 at 12:14am — 1 Comment

The Pictures You Sent (i)

I. Memory (of Dried Marsh at Merauke)



of the pictures you sent,

my heart is torn before

scattered spinifex in the desert



at night it shows an endless landscape

of silvery peace reaching horizon.

Moonlight envelopes it. The stars

fades out, leaves only the brightest

sparkling



during the day it reveals my house

standing lonely amongst nests of snakes,

you can see it beyond the…
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Added by era fiyantiningrum on August 7, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Live Terror

The car sped past
The glittering neon signs
Flickering lights
Of an evil city.


The walking wounded
Crowded busy streets
Empty eyes
Empty laughter.


Running from random bullets
They scattered fast
Buying bangles
Buying shoes.


Today is here
Tomorrow might never be
So hurry on
Roll up the…
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Added by Sabena Siddiqui on August 6, 2010 at 5:56pm — 4 Comments

Chaghi Hills

What is the price
Of a nation,s dreams
Tangled in barbed wire


Dreams in mushroom clouds
Fly past
Mountains that turn into ashes.


Turn white ,disintegrate
As the earth rumbles
Leaves wither


We have hands on triggers
Self-destruct
Or destroy


Masses of beings
Into burnt cotton wool…
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Added by Sabena Siddiqui on August 6, 2010 at 5:52pm — 2 Comments

Lazy Loralai

Trees laden with golden peaches
The bronzed amber of autumn
And reckless butterflies
In lazy Loralai.


Damp grassy hillocks
And somnolent valleys
The jewel-like sparkle
Of the lake of a thousand fairy tales.


Let it be ours forever
Yours and mine
The undulating vibrance
And fragrant love...


I t can never…
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Added by Sabena Siddiqui on August 6, 2010 at 5:49pm — 2 Comments

"Free" Publishing Scan Exposed

Here is a scenario with many POD publishers.





Your upfront fee to publish could be as low as $14! However, PODs rarely offer the author free copies of their book. Also, your book (as an electronic file) remains with the

publisher. POD means print-on-demand. The publisher gets to keep a file of your

book and prints the books as needed. It is a fast and easy method…

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Added by Olive Peart on August 5, 2010 at 4:21am — No Comments

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