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Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Reply #18450 on: September 28, 2017, 06:51:36 AM »
someone moved my post to the gigantic blog post thread. Okayyyy.

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« Reply #18451 on: September 28, 2017, 10:24:00 AM »
What Tarot card should I choose next? A rundown and link to a survey to see what Tarot card I should focus on in my next Fortunes of Fate story!  ;D

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« Reply #18452 on: September 30, 2017, 07:47:56 AM »
Posted an excerpt from my Lean Media book, a blog post titled "What is a Lean Media pivot?". It also tackled the issue of tech pivots in Silicon Valley (as written about in Lean Startup and elsewhere), and gives some examples, ranging from Axl Rose to Twitter. And, Nintendo:

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... It should be noted that pivots have been part of the technology landscape for many years. One of my favorite examples of a company repeatedly pivoting is Nintendo, a Japanese company that dominated a large segment of the global video game industry for more than three decades. It started out as a manufacturer of Japanese playing cards in the late 1800s, pivoted into toys and food in the 1960s, and pivoted once again into video games in the late 1970s. It is now known for iconic games and gaming platforms, including Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., Pokmon, and the NES, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Switch gaming consoles. ... 

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« Reply #18453 on: September 30, 2017, 09:31:05 AM »
A nostalgia trip, talking about my favourite childhood books: When I Was Three, I Ate Mud. http://www.samkates.co.uk/when-i-was-three-i-ate-mud/
    
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« Reply #18454 on: September 30, 2017, 09:39:31 AM »
A short piece about fantasy novels using non-human characters.

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« Reply #18455 on: September 30, 2017, 07:43:40 PM »

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« Reply #18456 on: September 30, 2017, 10:16:50 PM »
I've posted the first chapter of "Bounty" book 2 of the Crazed Trilogy.

http://ryallon.blogspot.com/2017/09/bounty-book-2-of-crazed-trilogy-chapter.html
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« Reply #18459 on: October 01, 2017, 06:26:36 PM »
Hi everyone,

On my blog this week, "The Competition for Time, Attention, and Dollars" https://debrapurdykong.wordpress.com/

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« Reply #18460 on: October 03, 2017, 02:06:40 PM »
I wrote an experimental post about how some principles of building tension in writing can be transferred from painting:


https://www.mybookplanpro.com/bookplan-blog/2017/9/29/a-painters-eye-contrast-in-storytelling

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« Reply #18461 on: October 03, 2017, 08:30:35 PM »
Digitz (superhero flash fiction/short story)

Woo-hoo! I did my 37 stories (actually 38, but a computer crash cost me three of them, and I only had the patience to rewrite two). I'm not sure if I'll publish them all. I kind of want to show off my accomplishment, but I'd have to post the 12 remaining ones tomorrow, which is day 37.

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« Reply #18462 on: October 04, 2017, 10:13:38 AM »
Sympathy or empathy? What's the difference?

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« Reply #18463 on: October 04, 2017, 10:46:33 PM »
Got a bunch of downloads of Clouds of Venus on Tuesday.

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« Reply #18464 on: October 05, 2017, 05:40:32 AM »
Just posted about how my two Excel guides are in this year's NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle: https://mlhumphrey.com/2017/10/05/the-nanowrimo-writing-tools-bundle-is-here-and-im-in-it/


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« Reply #18465 on: October 05, 2017, 08:12:54 AM »
How The Dark Tower series influenced my writing (the books - not the movie, which I have yet to see... because reasons).  :D

http://blog.alexagrave.com/2017/10/the-dark-tower-how-it-influenced-my.html
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« Reply #18466 on: October 05, 2017, 09:29:04 AM »
One man's struggle with promotion: Marketing for Muppets - Part 2.

http://www.samkates.co.uk/marketing-for-muppets-part-2/

Now going to read Alexa's post about the Dark Tower.
    
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« Reply #18467 on: October 06, 2017, 03:13:22 PM »
For those who don't read science fiction because of tedious language and techno-babble, never fear!  I write at about a fifth-grade level.   ;D

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« Reply #18468 on: October 08, 2017, 03:20:08 PM »
A friend of mine was talking about making maps and I told him about how much work I'd done over the years on mine.  Going back to my blog, I realized I hadn't updated since 2013, so here is a post with the current version of the map of Ryallon.  I've posted the first version I scanned in back in 2010 to show how far it's come.

http://ryallon.blogspot.com/2017/10/maps-of-ryallon-updated-2017.html
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« Reply #18469 on: October 10, 2017, 03:16:31 PM »
From my blog:
A year or three ago John Saxon, a chum from the Thorn cycling forum, published a photo of the backyard of his friends from just over the mountain where I was born, the mountain separating the two towns strikingly prominent in his photo. I promised to paint the scene but, when eventually I finished the painting, it was wretched, not fit for consumption by man or beast. If you think I'm joking, even my cat sneered at it. I've earned my living in the arts for too long to be sensitive to the vagaries of critics and, having been a critic myself, am only too familiar with the constant struggle to keep criticism pure from contamination by external considerations. But my cat keeps my knees warm in the winter, which no critic has yet offered to do, so I pay close attention to her opinion. Between my cat and I we buried that painting.

All the same, not wanting to offer John an explanation that starts, "My cat and I..." in the tones of Her Majesty's Yule tidings from herself and her Corgis, I was glad when he published another inspiring photograph, albeit from another hemisphere and a different continent.

John's first photo and my discarded painting are of the Karroo at Prince Albert in South Africa, the Karroo being a semi-desert area though John's friends live in a charming green spot on a river. John's second photograph is of the Bay of Quinte in Ontario, Canada, an entirely different milieu. Not that either painting is representational, because I can't be bothered with those when a superior camera fits in your shirt pocket and adds only a few grammes to your cycling paraphernalia.

As you can see, it's the inspiration that counts, with the two images serendipitously influencing the final outcome.


Andre Jute: Early morning mist over Bay of Quinte, watercolour and gouache on grey Ingres paper, A4, 2017

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« Reply #18470 on: October 10, 2017, 03:51:02 PM »
Hi everyone,

On my blog this week, "From the Other Side of the Table"  https://debrapurdykong.wordpress.com/

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« Reply #18471 on: October 11, 2017, 04:30:37 AM »
A bizarre experience using Google Adwords to promote my latest book:

Google Adwords bans my ad, citing "Revisionist Concepts" and "Anti Content"

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« Reply #18472 on: October 11, 2017, 01:06:53 PM »
Me and I are not interchangeable. More info on Editing for Grammarphobes this week.
https://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com/2017/10/avoid-common-grammar-mistakes.html


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« Reply #18473 on: October 12, 2017, 05:42:01 PM »
Lots of weird stuff out there...

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« Reply #18474 on: October 12, 2017, 07:09:21 PM »
I posted this on Ryn Shell's blog. It starts underneath one of her wonderful paintings.

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