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October 2013 Blog Posts (20)

Small Press Woes?

My views about small press and indie houses have drastically changed over the last seven years. I was trashed the first time out (2006, just returning to the Internet) with two books to the same publisher. They took 26 other authors down with me and closed their doors. The other four publishers (over the years to the present) resulted in lack-luster sales, no concerted promotion/marketing other than a few listings, editorial mishaps and what not. Granted,…

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Added by Chris Stevenson on October 27, 2013 at 5:40am — 2 Comments

Being Polite Showing Manners

Being Polite Showing Manners

Some of us really do know how to be grateful,

loving and kind to those who shows…

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Added by Shirley Ann Long on October 27, 2013 at 3:18am — No Comments

The Pyramid Home Book

http://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Home-Book-Dennis-Hayes-ebook/dp/B00G4T2GKS/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1382635634&sr=8-7&keywords=The+Pyramid+Home+Book

I have published my second book as a kindle e-book on Amazon.com.

Is a comprehensive examination of the pyramid form as applied to…

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Added by Dennis Eugene Hayes on October 24, 2013 at 7:37pm — No Comments

"Spice and Me" together for a little longer!

         People love their pets and I am one of those crazy animal lovers.          

      On this October Tuesday, the day dawned cloudy, with a cool mist washing my face.…

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Added by JE Thompson on October 23, 2013 at 3:39am — No Comments

Thompson On...Do You Have a Mobile Website?

Today, you can’t walk down a street in any small town or major city in the United States without observing a person with a mobile device, whether it’s a…

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Added by JE Thompson on October 21, 2013 at 3:11am — No Comments

Captured (Part Three)

Written By:  Pierce Gates and Dana Gerous

 

                PIERCE GATES SPEAKS:  First of all, let me apologize for “dragging out” my answer to F.

 

John Surells “Capturings.” When I said I’d respond to that well-written piece, I had no idea my retort

 

would necessitate three submissions. And, probably I could, and perhaps should have posted it as

 

four. Nevertheless, I wish to end with three,…

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Added by RF Husnik on October 20, 2013 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Around the Globe with JOHN LEONARD

It's a cold October day here in Iowa, but I'm heading south, specifically Georgia, more specifically Savannah, even more specifically, just outside Savannah, with this week's featured author. All I said to him was I wanted warmth, and music and good food.

Soon, we're enjoying reggae music, waves on the beach,…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on October 20, 2013 at 3:33am — No Comments

NO MASTER! NO GOD! - Isms, Religion and Atheism

Atheism is in.

“They have purely and simply finished with God!” — Friedrich Engels.

More than an ism, it is…

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Added by Fakeer Ishavardas on October 15, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Thompson On...A Hard Look at my Web Marketing Habit!

    My evenings are designated times I reserve for writing chapters in my fifth novel, Chasing The Wind While Riding A Greyhound.…

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Added by JE Thompson on October 14, 2013 at 4:42am — No Comments

ITIN Numbers for non US nationals

Hi everyone just a quick note if your a non-US national (I'm Irish and live in Ireland) and you're wanting to get your book published through an American publishing house then you will need an ITIN number.

My nearest American Embassy IRS walk in place was London Grosvner Square. Now what you need is: 

1) Your in date passport,

2) The completed W-7 form (You get it on the IRS website and its surprisingly easy to fill out they also have…

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Added by April Hollingworth on October 12, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

ITIN Numbers for non US nationals

Hi everyone just a quick note if your a non-US national (I'm Irish and live in Ireland) and you're wanting to get your book published through an American publishing house then you will need an ITIN number.

My nearest American Embassy IRS walk in place was London Grosvner Square. Now what you need is: 

1) Your in date passport,

2) The completed W-7 form (You get it on the IRS website and its surprisingly easy to fill out they also have…

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Added by April Hollingworth on October 12, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Reviews and Awards

Santa Claus and Little Sister - The Novel, The Song, and The Screenplay

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Added by Dr. Brian G Snow on October 11, 2013 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Around the globe with ROBERT BONELLI

As October rolls on...wait just a second. Today is October 11. You fans know someone celebrating a birthday today. Not that I'm looking for gobs of well wishes (but any presents you want to send will be…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on October 11, 2013 at 11:25pm — No Comments

The Writer's Progression

When I first started writing I used to wonder where I would get my ideas: they never seemed to come at the proper time. I would site at the kitchen table at 4am in the morning and wait for inspiration to strike.



Needless to say I was sorely disappointed.



It wasn't until I began just letting go that the ideas began coming to me. Those early days were fun and exciting: sending out manuscripts by (gasp!) the United States…

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Added by Tim Ouellette on October 10, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments

New Edition of Peace on Earth has come out

Glory hallelujah, lift a glass/teacup/slice of cake and celebrate that the new edition of Peace on Earth is back in print as of this very morning - the e-book came out last month.  It's very slightly different from the first version, but only in minor detail.  I've been using my limited resources on getting all three of the current books in the series newly or once again before the paying public, so haven't had much thought for blogging, I'm afraid.  The first in the series and last to come…

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Added by Jane McCaa on October 9, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

The Boring Passive Voice

“Your writing bores me.” “I am bored by your writing.”

Not only do these two sentences demonstrate the difference between the active and passive voice but also they communicate a central reason for avoiding the passive voice.

In the active voice, the subject of the sentence does the action described by the main verb. Thus, the subject is active. In the passive voice, the action is done to the subject. Thus, the subject is passive. Passive voice is a problem for direct writing…

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Added by David Bowman on October 8, 2013 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Be More Active with Your Writing

Active and Passive Voice: When you are active, you do something. When you are passive, things happen to you. This is the same concept as the active and passive voice in sentences.

In the active voice, the subject performs the action described by the main verb. In the passive voice, the action described by the main verb is done to the subject.

Example D.1a, active voice: “The service…

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Added by David Bowman on October 8, 2013 at 1:11am — No Comments

Around the Globe with LARRY WINEBRENNER

It's October and I'm holding on to as many warm days as possible. A little rain yesterday and hot temps expected today. However, that's all back in Iowa. Where am I today? A fine eatery in an ancient city on the Sea of Galilee. The water is beautiful with fishing boats bobbing and though modernity has changed…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on October 4, 2013 at 7:34am — No Comments

Captured (Part Two)

 

                                       Written By: Pierce Gates

 

 

            In the first installment of this posting, I promised I’d return and tell, as they say, “the rest of

 

the story.” Well, here it is, though I fear not many will believe it. Some may think I’m simply

 

expressing “every man’s dream” here, while others, and especially my ex-wife, may be angered and

 

embarrassed by this disclosure. And…

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Added by RF Husnik on October 3, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

WAS JESUS A CHRISTIAN? - Metaphysics of Jesus

What does a Christian believe?

A present day, as also of the past, Christian has been made to believe the myth that Jesus…

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Added by Fakeer Ishavardas on October 3, 2013 at 4:01am — No Comments

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