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The plot thickens. Here is the latest in Crossed Wires.
Carl and Sandy Meet Their Mystery Man
Sandy drove them from Roanoke at a high rate of speed, hitting the I-81. Carl was wishing that he could have been behind the wheel, because he wanted to go faster. His brain itched, his back itched and just about everything else itched too. He was having a very itchy kind of day.
About an hour and a half out, Sandy…
Added by Mark A. Santomieri on April 26, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Here is the latest off of my desk. I got this story in a dream, of all the places. I've worked it out in outline and have started to generate the copy. I'm uncertain as to whether or not this will be a novella or a full blown novel.
But here is the first bit for your perusal. Suggestions, as always, much welcomed.
I was raised in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, and have many short works set there.
Added by Mark A. Santomieri on April 20, 2010 at 6:09pm —
I work for a company that does sales and marketing for Costco Wholesale. My parent company is Daymon Worldwide, another giant marketing company. May is the month which Coscto raises funds for The Chidlren's Miracle Network, also the charity I donate part of my profits to. This was the press release that was printed in all of our April newsletters. So far, it has helped me sell 150 more copies of "Sensitivity 101 for the Heterosexual Male...Lessons Learned from the Fairer Sex." Hoping it will… Continue
Added by Philip Nork on April 19, 2010 at 12:34am —
The main attraction of Panagsama is its people. They are warm and friendly and always finding a way to make every stranger comfortable and feel at home.
Panagsama is originally known as Basdiot meaning "Little Sand"
It is one of the 13 barrios in the municipality of Moalboal, well-known also as the place called "Divers Paradise".
The village chief whom was, is and will always be loved by the people is a man who has the most beautiful smile. His name is Mauro or… Continue
Added by Myrna Abenido-Alvarez on April 16, 2010 at 10:00am —
I own literary books like The Clock Winder
by Anne Tyler and The Moor’s Last Sigh
by Salman Rushdie.
Do I own those books or not? This is not clear. The problem is the word like
Many writers use the word like
when they mean such as
, and this causes confusion. When we’re editing client’s documents, we help improve clarity, i.e., we help the writer communicate what he or she means. As a result, we fix problems with like
and such… Continue
Added by David Bowman on April 14, 2010 at 9:21pm —
Panagsama is a Cebuano dialect here in my country, the Philippines, meaning "Brotherhood", and it is a name of the village that I am calling "My Home Sweet Home ". It is located in the southern part of Cebu, also known as "The Queen City of the South ", and has the most magnificent sunset that mesmerizes my whole being.
My heart belongs to Panagsama and Panagsama belongs to my heart. To each and everyone in this wonderful world of Authors.Com., "Discover The Splendor… Continue
Added by Myrna Abenido-Alvarez on April 14, 2010 at 11:00am —
Just wanted to say 'hello' to my fellow scribes. I have been on another free authors web site since 2000, and I have communicated with writers from all over the world on it.
As for myself, I am a degreed journalist who has worked as a reporter, have been issued a teacher's certificate, am working on my Masters in Education, and have decided to go with PublishAmerica on the republication of the new version of my critically-acclaimed science fiction novel.
[Now, if I can only figure out… Continue
Added by William John Neven on April 14, 2010 at 8:44am —
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I have something a little different this time.
Free Clinic will be in print by Christmas, and Crossed Wires is in the final stages of the writing process, i.e., still working on it.
But here's the rub: getting it out there.
With the advent of the e-book and other self publishing venues, the major houses are getting a little skittish.
Submit your work professionally. Get an agent of not ill repute and contract them. Be careful.
Intellectual property is still…
Added by Mark A. Santomieri on April 8, 2010 at 8:46am —
Wow I havent be on for a long time but heres something I made at work.
Smile, my love, right now,
because next time laughter comes into our relationship
I don't think one of us will be able to get up.
So smile my darling, Smile!
I wrote this on a napkin with a lil drawing of a girl looking sad but still smiling.
One of my co workers liked it and kept it and said she would frame and put on her wall when she goes to prison.
Haha so I tried to… Continue
Added by Viviana Arteaga on April 7, 2010 at 11:37pm —
Linda, look at Lulu.com. They publish all my books and only charge when a title sells. I think it's the best deal available.
Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on April 4, 2010 at 4:52am —
Hi! My name is Linda. I have recently been published by Publish America and I am finding it difficult to market my book.Even though they published my book for free they are a print on demand company. I have already bought many copies of my book but since they don't give discounts to book stores I am at a loss as to what I should do.Yes many of my friends have bought my book but I am now running out of family and friends. Anyone have any suggestions. Writing is a hobby for me and right now I am… Continue
Added by Linda McGovern on April 4, 2010 at 2:14am —
NPR just broadcast a very interesting program about the "future" of book publishing. Of course, this means the Internet. Look at us...we're here making things happen. The program mentioned Lulu.com prominently. That's where I have my books posted. So, I'm off to the gym for my workout basking in my identity as a "cutting edge" author!
Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on April 3, 2010 at 3:36pm —
I'm an exercise junkie. I just finished a HARD workout...and it hurts so good! There's a very clear reason for this, however. If I can make it happen, next summer I would like to climb ALL (54) 14,000' mountains in Colorado. And I would like to bicycle from Michigan to Colorado carrying all my gear! (Hey, why not?)
I honestly don't know if I can make this happen, but I'm going to train for it anyway. That way, if I can pull it off, I'll be ready. And if I can't, I'm certain my training… Continue
Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on April 3, 2010 at 1:41am —
I have seen Mama's dog Archie in such countries as Japan and Australia. Undoubtedly, he loves to travel. Next, I may find him on the love boat. I wish I could see him on the Titanic. Archie eats Won Tons in Japan. If you would like to see more of Archie, then check out my latest entitled Biscuits With Archie: The Poetry and Stories of C.H. Allen Clark available at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com . Also, visit my site at outskirtspress.com/biscuitswitharchie .
Added by Chris Allen Clark on April 2, 2010 at 6:09pm —
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all-
Oscar Wilde Continue
Added by erika on April 2, 2010 at 12:15am —
I just renewed my Mensa
membership. Yeah, I know...how pretentious! But not really. I've been an
on and off member for a long time, and it's always been fun. Some time
ago, I coordinated the Mensa motorcycle special interest group. That was
I've met any number of remarkable people at various meetings, etc.
Sure, there are a few - very few - who pose and posture, but most are
just folks, like you and me in… Continue
Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on March 31, 2010 at 2:05pm —
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to read the "World's 100 best novels." And now I am! (I got the list - and there are many variations - from my local librarian.)
I just finished Butler's THE WAY OF ALL FLESH. One problem...how did this make the list?
It has a certain charm, but the language turns from splendid to turgid, sometimes in the same sentence. And the plot drags on and on and on and on...in today's rapid fire world, this whole book could be reduced to a Twitter… Continue
Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on March 31, 2010 at 1:18am —
We'll see about that. But it's a bit warmer today and that is most welcome!
I am very fortunate that, even at my advanced age, my body works very well. In fact, I'm making plans to test my physicality next summer by climbing all the 14,000' mountains in Colorado (54 all together). I've been up a number of them - and there's no such thing as an easy mountain - but doing the whole list in, say two months sounds really satisfying.
And to top that, I'm thinking about riding my… Continue
Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on March 31, 2010 at 1:14am —
Here's some more, folks. Enjoy.
MarkJoe Decides to Go Pro, Just before Calling Carl and Sandy
When Dave left Joe at the Motel Six in Strasburg, Joe started feeling sad. He had all of his gear, most of his money and his booze and wasn’t feeling all that tweaked. But with Dave driving off in his big space-ship rig, headed east to find Joe’s hurt brother, Joe found himself alone again. When he walked into the little, generic hotel room that… Continue
Added by Mark A. Santomieri on March 27, 2010 at 8:17pm —
Say Hello to Sister Stephanie
Sister Stephanie McAllister was an unusual nun for a couple of reasons. Primarily, she was odd because she actually had a direct line with the entity she believed to be God and had had that line since she could remember. Secondly and perhaps most unusually, was that Sister Stephanie was very specifically tasked by Him on many occasions. Even though she didn’t much care for His methods here on planet Earth, she followed His will well enough and understood… Continue
Added by Mark A. Santomieri on March 27, 2010 at 7:53pm —