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Title: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: MosesSiregarIII on August 02, 2010, 12:43:35 PM
Nathan Bransford's procrastination subforum has a popular thread (http://forums.nathanbransford.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=842) just like this. It's a friendly place where your spam can be cherished and celebrated.

Today, I blogged about how to write a great author bio, and your favorite gay boys from In Living Color's 'Men on Film' made a guest appearance:

Let's Talk About Bios, Baby. Let's Talk About You and Me. (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/lets-talk-about-bios-baby-lets-talk-about-you-and-me/)

Okay, your turn.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: farrellclaire on August 02, 2010, 12:53:44 PM
Today, I posted about a blog carnival in August for indies.

http://claire-farrell.blogspot.com/2010/08/indie-author-blog-carnival-sign-up-now.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: foreverjuly on August 02, 2010, 12:55:52 PM
See signature. Hit Girl is the love of my life.
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Post by: gone on August 02, 2010, 12:56:06 PM
I'd have to have a blog first. Still trying to decide what to blog about.
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Post by: Victorine on August 02, 2010, 12:57:42 PM
I posted yesterday, another Hook Victorine Challenge.  I'm waiting for the go-ahead on my next one.  :D

Vicki
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Post by: Chris J. Randolph on August 02, 2010, 12:59:01 PM
I posted on Friday about my new cover. (http://oktopods.wordpress.com)  I really need to start adding more personal stuff, I think.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: farrellclaire on August 02, 2010, 12:59:30 PM
I posted yesterday, another Hook Victorine Challenge.  I'm waiting for the go-ahead on my next one.  :D

Vicki

I really enjoy those posts.  *Hint - keep doing them.*  ;D
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: BP Myers on August 02, 2010, 01:01:54 PM
Most recent post talks about my summer doldrums, and my thoughts on Stephen King's "Under the Dome."

http://bpmyers.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Debra L Martin on August 02, 2010, 01:06:24 PM
I have author interviews lined up for most days this week.
twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com (http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: MosesSiregarIII on August 02, 2010, 01:15:09 PM
Today, I posted about a blog carnival in August for indies.

http://claire-farrell.blogspot.com/2010/08/indie-author-blog-carnival-sign-up-now.html

Tres cool.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: MariaESchneider on August 02, 2010, 01:59:36 PM
Well goodness.   All I posted about was...what I had for breakfast!  But then, you'll find that I post quite frequently about food...
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Post by: LCEvans on August 02, 2010, 03:54:20 PM
Hanging head in shame: I haven't posted to my blog since March.
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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on August 02, 2010, 03:55:12 PM
My most recent post was about a memorial to New Zealand's suffragists. It's high time I posted again - thanks for the nudge. :)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: MosesSiregarIII on August 02, 2010, 03:55:35 PM
Hanging head in shame: I haven't posted to my blog since March.

Today is the first day of the rest of your blog's life.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: daringnovelist on August 02, 2010, 03:58:12 PM
Last night's post was about adding a little weight to a comic mystery. (My blog is about progress updates on my ongoing writing - so it's about issues that I'm dealing with as I go.)

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/08/weight-of-story.html

Camille
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Victorine on August 02, 2010, 04:04:06 PM
I really enjoy those posts.  *Hint - keep doing them.*  ;D

Thanks, Claire!  :D  You made my day!

Oh, and I just posted about a free ebook giveaway, if anyone is interested.  My blog is in my sig line.  ;D

Vicki
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Post by: Sean Sweeney on August 02, 2010, 04:15:30 PM
I posted yesterday, and I think I'll post again tomorrow or Wednesday. And I have to write a blog for Variance Publishing, too.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: daringnovelist on August 02, 2010, 05:15:26 PM
I posted yesterday, and I think I'll post again tomorrow or Wednesday. And I have to write a blog for Variance Publishing, too.

So.... are you going to tell us what you posted about?
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Post by: Sean Sweeney on August 02, 2010, 06:20:55 PM
http://johnfitchv.livejournal.com/22358.html (http://johnfitchv.livejournal.com/22358.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: David Derrico on August 02, 2010, 07:27:21 PM
I just posted about Amazon's e-book sales figures (they announced today that they own 70-80% of the market), who I think is exaggerating their share (I won't say who, but it rhymes with Snapple), and give my own sales data, which backs up Amazon's numbers.

http://www.davidderrico.com/e-book-market-share-amazon-at-75/


My "Always Write" Blog generally covers e-books, writing, publishing, & the future of the written word. All recent posts can be found here:

http://www.davidderrico.com/blog
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: daringnovelist on August 02, 2010, 07:49:40 PM
I just posted about Amazon's e-book sales figures (they announced today that they own 70-80% of the market), who I think is exaggerating their share (I won't say who, but it rhymes with Snapple), and give my own sales data, which backs up Amazon's numbers.

http://www.davidderrico.com/e-book-market-share-amazon-at-75/

My "Always Write" Blog generally covers e-books, writing, publishing, & the future of the written word. All recent posts can be found here:

http://www.davidderrico.com/blog

Good post!  (Although I did have to comment some disagreements with some of your points.  But that's what an opinion post like that is for, right?)

Camille
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: David Derrico on August 02, 2010, 08:32:03 PM
Good post!  (Although I did have to comment some disagreements with some of your points.  But that's what an opinion post like that is for, right?)

Camille

Absolutely, I'm always open to fair conversation or disagreement about any topic. I never get upset at anyone expressing a different opinion, so long as everyone is respectful to each other (which you certainly were!).
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: WilliamEsmont on August 02, 2010, 09:12:00 PM
I posted a few days ago about my new cover design. And I'm supposed to post tonight (about something), but I still have two chapters left to revise, so it's looking less and less likely the longer I spend on KB :)

On a positive note, according to Google Analytics, my blog traffic is quite diverse. I've had readers from as far away as Turkey and even one in Morocco. That was cool to see. I don't think the traffic is helping my Kindle sales yet, but it's cool to know that people around the world are coming to my site, even if it is just to hear me whine about writing...

Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Carolyn Kephart on August 02, 2010, 09:24:07 PM
It's been glacial ages. Ever since May I've been in transit (far East, Rockies, Europe), and only got home for good a week ago. Once I get used to not living out of a suitcase and finally sort out my memories and photos, I'll dust off Wysardessence and reflect upon my travels a bit. I use my blog mostly for random musings semi-related to writing.

CK
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Post by: justadumbauthor on August 03, 2010, 02:26:20 AM
You can check out my muttering and mumbling here...http://charlotte-castle.blogspot.com/2010/07/this-month-charlotte-doesnt-hate.html#comments

Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: foreverjuly on August 03, 2010, 02:49:55 AM
You can check out my muttering and mumbling here...http://charlotte-castle.blogspot.com/2010/07/this-month-charlotte-doesnt-hate.html#comments



Aww, why did you choose that for your screen name? That makes me sad.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: justadumbauthor on August 03, 2010, 03:09:45 AM
I was hoping people might be a bit more forgiving if I mentioned I'd written a book. I got tarred and feathered over on the Kindle Store forum for having the audacity to mention that the people might be interested in my novel. By the time I found this forum I was feeling a little insecure.  :-\ :D
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: LCEvans on August 03, 2010, 06:10:49 AM
Okay, you all have inspired me. I will post to my blog really soon. I will not let all the demands on my time stop me from tending my blog. After I checked out the blogs of my fellow authors, I'm even going to redo my own blog to make it look nicer. I will let you know when it's ready for prime time.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Louann Carroll on August 03, 2010, 11:11:34 AM
Even though my book, Gemini Rising, is a post-apocalyptic/science fiction romance, I've been blogging on the oil spill. By doing so, I've connected with some really great people that are working the gulf to bring help and assistance to the populace.

If you have time, please take a look at my blog and visit the websites included. They just need to know someone still cares, now that the news media is no longer reporting on the oil spill. If you want, feel free to link back to it from your blog to help me get the word out.

Thanks for taking a look.

www.LouannCarrollBooks.weebly.com

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Post by: philvan on August 03, 2010, 11:23:46 AM
Well, naturally I forgot to post that Victorine had my first 400 words of 'Eland Dances' on her blog, as part of her 'Hook Victorine Challenge'
I am glad to report that
 1) she says she was 'hooked'
2) I posted about that on my blog - a few minute ago, after reading this thread
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: MosesSiregarIII on August 03, 2010, 12:00:18 PM
Why Doubting Yourself Can Kill You

http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/why-doubting-yourself-can-kill-you/ (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/why-doubting-yourself-can-kill-you/)

I posted some excerpts from a brilliant blog post by Devon Monk, and then riffed on it:
Quote
As writers, we have to be able to edit ourselves and to read our own work from the point of view of someone who doesn’t know us, or even like us. We have to try to be objective. We have to be humble. We have to have high standards for ourselves and strive for continual improvement.

But if you don’t love your work, if you aren’t enthusiastic about it, if you’re not having the time of your life when you write it, if you can’t focus on the things you’re doing well and feel good about those things, then maybe no one else will either.

See the good in you.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: MosesSiregarIII on August 04, 2010, 01:02:49 PM
I posted my first book description for Amazon on my blog today:

http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/my-novellas-amazon-description-happy-birthday-me-what-do-you-think/ (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/my-novellas-amazon-description-happy-birthday-me-what-do-you-think/)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on August 04, 2010, 02:18:36 PM
I posted about my visit to Jane Austen's house on my blog, Bibliophilic Blather.

Here's the link.
http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Karen

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Post by: MosesSiregarIII on August 09, 2010, 08:59:58 PM
I Can Haz Original Artwork. I Haz it! I Haz it!

http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/i-can-haz-original-artwork-i-haz-it-i-haz-it/ (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/i-can-haz-original-artwork-i-haz-it-i-haz-it/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: P.A. Woodburn on August 09, 2010, 09:34:13 PM
I regret, I do not have my blog set up yet--comming soon.

Ann
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Post by: NickSpalding on August 10, 2010, 06:29:34 AM
I post a new book from one of the good people here on the forums each and every day!
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Post by: Debra L Martin on August 10, 2010, 08:05:36 AM
I have a review up for Peace Warrior by Steven L Hawk on my blog:
twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com (http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com)
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Post by: MosesSiregarIII on August 13, 2010, 09:39:26 AM
I've got a new gig as the news manager over at AdventuresInSciFiPublishing.com (http://AdventuresInSciFiPublishing.com) and here's my first news roundup, posted to my blog (it's on the original site, too):

http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/sci-fi-and-fantasy-news-from-aisfp-aug1110/ (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/sci-fi-and-fantasy-news-from-aisfp-aug1110/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Cliff Ball on August 13, 2010, 10:23:33 AM
I posted what I'm writing next, a 4th and 5th novel. One a sequel to Don't Mess With Earth, which I'm considering re-writing after some very good constructive feedback from some who think it's dry as toast and how the timeline doesn't work for them, but I'm not sure, maybe I ought to just leave it alone. Anyway, you'd just have to go take a looksee.... http://cliffball.blogspot.com
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Thea J on August 13, 2010, 10:36:55 AM
My blog has been so sparsely used that it still has that "new blog" smell. But I've started a short story, a mini-prequel to A Shunned Man, in response to a reader's suggestion. So I'm posting pieces of that story as I write them, probably about twice a week.

https://theajnilsson.wordpress.com/

I'm also trying to decide how to use the blog to promote indie authors, but nothing definite has come to me yet.
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Post by: MariaESchneider on August 13, 2010, 10:38:46 AM
Yup, today we have cute pictures--of a spider.

 ;D

www.BearMountainBooks.com
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Post by: AJB on August 13, 2010, 10:50:40 AM
Just posted a few thoughts about ebooks and literacy (http://hawleylodge.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/instant-gratification-and-literacy/) on my blog, following on from thoughts sparked by a discussion here a week or so ago and a great blog post by Kent Anderson at the Scholarly Kitchen blog.

Amanda
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Post by: Lafittewriter on August 13, 2010, 11:44:50 AM
Started a thread today to help each blog get more fans and exposure.
Here's the link to the thread:

http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,32414.msg585260.html
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Post by: Chris J. Randolph on August 13, 2010, 11:45:47 AM
Just posted to gab about my sales in August so far, (http://oktopods.wordpress.com/) which are best described as abysmal. :)

I've also posted a short story (http://oktopods.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/webfiction-the-shocking-death-of-some-guy-named-bill/) or two. (http://oktopods.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/webfiction-elsewhere-bound/)  You should drop by and check it out!
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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on August 13, 2010, 12:41:58 PM
I posted about the shocking real-life story of the Winton Baby-Farmer; a story that plays a small part in my fiction. http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/
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Post by: pdallen on August 13, 2010, 12:57:00 PM
Losing my laptop & flash drive with the files for all of my novels has slowed me down at posting to my site. I was moving right along with the serialization of Fiddlesticks. Now I'm typing like crazy, using the last proofing copy as my reference. Only 50,000 words to go. But I have limited access to this decrepit computer.

Oh well, I hope to start posting installments in the series again next week. And yes, it looks like I will be able to post kindle versions as well.

http://pdallen.com (http://pdallen.com)
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Post by: Sean Sweeney on August 13, 2010, 01:08:07 PM
I haven't posted to my blog in a week. I should do that soon.
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Post by: Linda Ash on August 13, 2010, 01:16:56 PM
I sometimes post about books I've just read and really liked and tag them as recommended books. Yesterday I posted about Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls. I also put up a new banner photo which I took (and is awesome, if I say so myself). It's of a stormy, late-July, evening sky over Petrified Forest National Park, AZ. Here's my blog: The Inconsequential Blogger (http://inconsequentialblogger.blogspot.com/)

If you want to see a short video clip of the storm off on the desert horizon at sunset, go here (http://inconsequentialblogger.blogspot.com/2010/08/last-of-vacation-pics-hurrah.html), scroll to the end of the post, and click play on the little video clip window.
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Post by: Chris J. Randolph on August 13, 2010, 01:30:54 PM
That's a really lovely photo, Linda.
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Post by: Linda Ash on August 13, 2010, 01:34:03 PM
Thanks, Spectre-7  :)
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Post by: jbh13md on August 13, 2010, 01:39:53 PM
I blog about indie writing, among other things, here: minotaurdreams.blogspot.com. Also, I'm running a poll right now and I'm very interested in getting a lot of opinions: "Who Would Win in a Fight Between Steampunk Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer?" I post as much as I can and I'm hoping to be even more prolific in the future.
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Post by: Linda Ash on August 13, 2010, 01:44:38 PM
Hi jbh13md,

Do you have a link to your blog? The poll sounds fun!
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Post by: jbh13md on August 13, 2010, 01:54:15 PM
Hi jbh13md,

Do you have a link to your blog? The poll sounds fun!

http://minotaurdreams.blogspot.com/ (http://minotaurdreams.blogspot.com/)

I'm actually thinking of posting a sort of fanfic story on the blog depending on who gets voted the winner. There's still 5 days left to vote so I'm hoping to get a lot more people to weigh in.
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Post by: D. Nathan Hilliard on August 13, 2010, 02:15:52 PM
I post once a day at  A Dark and Stormy Blog (http://adarkandstormyblog.blogspot.com/).

The end result of posting so often is it becomes both a writers blog and a personal blog, keeping up with both my projects...and my adventures and misadventures as a househusband.

And I like doing odd things on it from time to time, such as setting a link through google maps so you can walk  the ancient streets of Pompeii (http://adarkandstormyblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/fun-places-to-go-with-google-maps.html)
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Post by: N. Gemini Sasson on August 13, 2010, 02:18:10 PM
My latest is 'What the reader brings to the story':

http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-reader-brings-to-story.html (http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-reader-brings-to-story.html)

Because sometimes I have to remind myself why everybody doesn't love the same books I do.  ::)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Barbara Morgenroth on August 13, 2010, 02:27:38 PM
Sure, nearly every day.  I rebuilt my book trailer because I renamed my novel.  Now it's Paige, Turning.  Youtube seems to believe this music is in public domain so that's always good.  The last music they didn't believe--or Sony put up a fuss.  You can still see it if you're in the Virgin Islands, though.  Today I posted some news about color screens for readers that will be available by the end of the year and a William Powell tribute slide show--he's so iconic, so debonair, so handsome-- and I hope Youtube again believes the music is in public domain.  To the best of my knowledge it is.

I post quite a bit about covers.  I'm not sure any writer needs or wants particularly to hear what I think about writing in general.  I sure don't want to hear myself talk about it.  But the mechanics of creating cover images interests me so I go there.  It's also good to see what the artwork looks like out of Photoshop.  Gives me a better idea what it'll look like on Kindle.  And yet, even that isn't always accurate.  Sometimes things are much darker on the Amazon site.

Robin
www.robinoneillebooks.blogspot.com
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Post by: jbh13md on August 13, 2010, 02:33:48 PM
I was going to post something about not having enough blogspot pages to follow earlier, but then I saw this thread. Good stuff guys. Some of the blogs here look really cool.
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Post by: HelenSmith on August 14, 2010, 07:55:19 AM
Thanks for posting these. I have been blogging for three and a half years and I love blogging and subscribe to lots of blogs.

I post once or twice a week - sometimes less, sometimes more - about whatever comes into my head. The most recent post was acknowledging the launch of a new book by a friend of mine who is a bestselling author. Before that I mentioned that my books are now in the Kindle UK store. Before that, there were a few general posts about life in London, my dog, a friend's award-winning short film, and so on.

Come and have a look and follow/subscribe/comment:  http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com)

If you follow, I'll follow back.

Have a good weekend, everyone.
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Post by: Edward C. Patterson on August 14, 2010, 02:30:10 PM
I've revamped my blog and symdicated it to Amazon.

http://writerslife4me.blogspot.com/2010/08/readers-guide-to-authors-jargon-1.html

Ed Patterson
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Post by: Maria Romana on August 14, 2010, 03:44:23 PM
I made a shameless self-promotional post about being named a finalist in a book contest.  Okay, it was a little bitty contest, but it made my day: http://contemporary-romance-books.com/637/news/readers-favorite-award-finalist/ (http://contemporary-romance-books.com/637/news/readers-favorite-award-finalist/).
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Post by: Chris J. Randolph on August 18, 2010, 09:26:29 AM
Just posted an excerpt from my upcoming novel yesterday, and posted a really super helpful guide to fundraising today.  Check 'em out over here. (http://oktopods.wordpress.com)

So, what have you posted recently?
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Post by: Carolyn Kephart on August 18, 2010, 09:52:29 AM
My blog is where I take a break from overt promotion, because I like to show readers that I have more than one side to me. My latest entry is about my recent 3-week stay in Taiwan, illustrated with a lot of photos I took while there. First part is about food; next part will be about sightseeing.

CK
http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/
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Post by: MosesSiregarIII on August 18, 2010, 11:19:38 AM
Here's my in-depth interview with fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan. We talked about being with a small press, publishing, and making a living as a writer.

http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/michael-j-sullivan-interview-author-of-the-riyria-revelations-series/ (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/michael-j-sullivan-interview-author-of-the-riyria-revelations-series/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: HelenSmith on August 19, 2010, 09:46:37 AM
CK - I loved your latest post about your visit to Taiwan, especially the photos. I couldn't see where to leave a comment to say so on the blog (presumably you have comments disabled - but I may not have looked properly). Looking forward to more posts!

I blogged about (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com) an unusual use for a page from the March issue of the London Review of Books.
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Post by: MosesSiregarIII on August 19, 2010, 12:39:55 PM
Why I'm Indie Publishing (for now)

http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/why-im-indie-publishing-for-now/ (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/why-im-indie-publishing-for-now/)
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Post by: David Derrico on August 19, 2010, 03:35:43 PM
I had a productive week of blogging, I think I hit on some interesting topics for e-book experts and newcomers alike, and a little something for everyone:

This week, over on my "Always Write" Blog (http://www.davidderrico.com/blog/)…

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Post by: Carolyn Kephart on August 19, 2010, 07:43:29 PM
CK - I loved your latest post about your visit to Taiwan, especially the photos. I couldn't see where to leave a comment to say so on the blog (presumably you have comments disabled - but I may not have looked properly). Looking forward to more posts!

I blogged about (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com) an unusual use for a page from the March issue of the London Review of Books.

Helen, thanks for the kind words! I thought I had Comments enabled, but I went back and re-set the function; hopefully it'll work now.

You seem quite the seasoned blogger. 100 followers! Maybe it's because of your wicked sense of humor... :D

CK

Wysardessence: A Fantasist's Reality (http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: Chris J. Randolph on August 20, 2010, 04:12:55 PM
Posted another update today, this time with a full chapter from my upcoming book.  It's a single scene with the protagonist and the woman he wants to marry, set at the moment the world begins to end.  You can read it here. (http://oktopods.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/weekly-excerpt-call-to-action/)
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Post by: HelenSmith on August 22, 2010, 12:10:59 PM
Thanks, Carolyn!

I'll check back and leave a comment next time you post.

I have posted a couple more times on my blog (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com) in recent days. It's always great to have visitors from the kindle boards so please come and say hello.
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Post by: MosesSiregarIII on August 23, 2010, 09:43:34 PM
My Journey to Publishing on Amazon: How and Why?

http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/my-journey-to-publishing-on-amazon-how-and-why/ (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/my-journey-to-publishing-on-amazon-how-and-why/)
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Post by: Chris J. Randolph on August 24, 2010, 12:13:27 AM
Let's Talk About Terrorism (http://oktopods.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/lets-talk-about-terrorism/) - A short article discussing some of the central themes in my upcoming novel, Stars Rain Down.
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Post by: Sean Sweeney on August 24, 2010, 12:14:33 AM
I've posted twice in the past two days. I may post again today or tomorrow.
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Post by: HelenSmith on August 25, 2010, 05:08:54 AM
I posted about getting my first royalty payment for a short play published online at a new site called Bushgreen run by The Bush Theatre in London.

http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com)
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Post by: Daniel Pyle on August 25, 2010, 06:38:35 AM
Until just recently, I hadn't posted to my blog in a long time.  I decided to try to revive things by interviewing Scott Nicholson.  You can read the interview here (http://www.danielpyle.com/Daniel_Pyle/Blog/Entries/2010/8/11_An_Interview_with_Scott_Nicholson.html).
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Post by: rudykerkhoven on August 25, 2010, 08:28:11 AM
I've only started by blog a few days ago, but I'm planning on updating it very regularly with info on sales and they are affected by changes in price, etc.  It should in interesting information for anyone who's thinking of epublishing, or anyone else new to this.  

Check it out:

http://kerkhoven.wordpress.com/

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Post by: MosesSiregarIII on September 01, 2010, 10:31:53 AM
My letter to adverbs, in which I discuss the possibility that we might still have casual sex ...

http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/dear-adverbs/ (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/dear-adverbs/)
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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on September 01, 2010, 12:51:49 PM
Celebrating spring, with daffodils, lambs and calves: http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2010/08/celebrating-spring.html Includes a snippet from my work-in-progress.
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Post by: NoahMullette-Gillman on September 01, 2010, 01:36:04 PM
I blogged today about the genesis of The White Hairs:

https://sites.google.com/site/noahkmullettegillman/home/noah-s-blog/itbeganinmymindwithanimage
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Post by: David Derrico on September 02, 2010, 12:05:28 AM
A couple of posts today, on the new Sony E-Readers and the new Apple iPods.

http://www.davidderrico.com/blog
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Post by: Chris J. Randolph on September 02, 2010, 02:38:18 AM
Just posted Titles and Origins (http://oktopods.wordpress.com/) the day before yesterday, talking about the history of my upcoming novel, from first brainstorm to finished product.
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Post by: traceya on September 02, 2010, 05:15:10 AM
I hadn't actually blogged since I finished Uni but recently started again.  It's related to my non-fiction WIP and I'm actually finding that it's helping to clarify my thoughts and get all my notes into something that will eventually become, hopefully, a readable book.

http://traceyalley-whitehorse.blogspot.com/

It's about the history/development of Christianity and an examination of Christian prophecy so not for everyone but I'm really enjoying it. 

Cheers,
Trace
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Post by: rudykerkhoven on September 02, 2010, 08:25:51 AM
I've been blogging for the last few weeks about self publishing my first ebook, detailing sales (or lack there of) as I try different marketing strategies.  Still early, but check it out:

Anyone Can Write (a Blog): Indie / Self Publishing with Amazon's Kindle
http://kerkhoven.wordpress.com/
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Post by: Budo von Stahl on September 02, 2010, 08:39:54 AM
I have a discussion thread on my Facebook page, but I can't get a link to take my posts.  One last try: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Budo-von-Stahl/132083946835754?v=wall#  grr.
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Post by: Carolyn Kephart on September 10, 2010, 06:00:40 PM
Revving this thread:

The other day I posted the second part of 'Visions Of The Mystic East' on Wysardessence: A Fantasist's Reality (http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/). The first part dealt with Taiwan's eclectic cuisine; this one features temples. Click the link for a little armchair vacation.

Namaste,

CK
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Post by: jbh13md on September 10, 2010, 07:05:56 PM
I posted today. J.B's Amazon Fantasy/Sci-fi Recommendation Roundup. It's this thing I do. Also, I'm running a contest on my bog. If you can answer this water buffaloes 3 questions about fantasy literature I'll send you an e-book copy of "The Seven Sisters" for free. I'm not gonna lie. It's pretty strange stuff these days. Fun perhaps, but very strange. http://minotaurdreams.blogspot.com/ (http://minotaurdreams.blogspot.com/)

Cheers,
JB

P.S. I really don't want that water buffalo to win. Won't you help?
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Post by: HelenSmith on September 11, 2010, 03:46:06 AM
I have posted a few times recently. I'm also hosting a giveaway on my blog (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com). Please stop by and say hello.
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Post by: FrankZubek on September 11, 2010, 04:13:23 AM
Posted something early this morning actually
I hope everyone has a good weekend (as well as a sale or two)

http://whatbrickwall.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on September 13, 2010, 02:52:07 PM
Change is in the air at Bibliophilic Blather.

Coming soon to my blog will be "Editing for Grammarphobes" on Mondays and Wednesdays, where I will offer tips on proper grammar, punctuation, usage and spelling, and "Flash Fiction Fridays," where I will showcase the work of various authors.

Flash fiction is short, very short, in my case, 500 words maximum, but that tells an entire story within that tiny parameter. It is a lot of fun.

If you would like to participate, October's theme is "Horror." Submissions are due 9/29. Next month's theme is another scary thing--family gatherings-- just in time for Thanksgiving. Those are due 11/1.

All I ask is that you become a follower of my blog. No biggie, right?

Please e-mail your story and a bio to me at karen@karenberner.com and put "Flash Fiction Fridays" in the subject line.

It will be a blast!

Karen
http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: HelenSmith on September 14, 2010, 08:49:30 AM
Sounds interesting - good luck with it, Karen.

----
I have updated my blog (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com) a couple of times in the last few days. There's a video showing how I chose the winners in a recent content to win signed copies of my books, and a post wondering what you need to do to write the best book in the world.

Feel free to come and comment.
Helen
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Post by: daringnovelist on September 14, 2010, 09:04:23 AM
I post every day on my blog.  (It's an ongoing novel dare.  I have to.)

I was posting a lot of writing "think pieces" but I finally got back to posting writing progress again - although with this I almost always talk about writing issues and theory with the updates as well.

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/ (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/)

Camille
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Post by: SidneyW on September 14, 2010, 01:40:26 PM
I'm trying to get back to more frequent posting on my blog: http://sidneywilliams.blogspot.com  (http://sidneywilliams.blogspot.com)

I slacked off while working on my MFA. One of my most popular posts is a Steampunk iPhone wallpaper I did.
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Post by: HelenSmith on September 15, 2010, 03:43:35 AM
I couldn't see the Steampunk iPhone wallpaper post, Sidney. The more I looked, the more desperate I become to have a look at this popular post - and I don't even have an iPhone. I do like Steampunk, though.
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Post by: LKRigel on September 15, 2010, 08:44:29 AM
I posted that I'm reading at The Spinning Wheel Cafe (http://www.lkrigel.com/2010/09/the-spinning-wheel-cafe/) today.

I posted it today. And I'm reading today.
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Post by: rudykerkhoven on September 18, 2010, 08:56:33 AM
I posted a review of my first month in this self-publishing game, with what I found that worked, and what didn't.

http://kerkhoven.wordpress.com/

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Post by: LKRigel on September 18, 2010, 09:00:17 AM
I posted about a contest I'm running for a $100 Oberon gift certificate.

http://www.lkrigel.com/2010/09/win-a-100-oberon-gift-certificate/
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Post by: David Derrico on September 22, 2010, 01:03:57 AM
I like to track, graph, and analyze e-book sales data (monthly industry sales statistics, as well as the market share of Amazon and the other e-book retailers). July's e-book sales numbers are in, and they're HUGE -- so I have a new post today:

http://www.davidderrico.com/tag/sales/
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Post by: LKRigel on September 22, 2010, 09:47:43 AM
My post today is part of my launch activities for Space Junque. It refers to an interview with my editor (http://www.lkrigel.com/2010/09/my-interview-with-anne-frasier-theresa-weir/), Anne Frasier (Theresa Weir).
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on September 22, 2010, 09:48:19 AM
Today on "Bibliophilic Blather"...

"Editing for Grammarphobes, part 2: Commonly misused word pairings."


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on September 22, 2010, 06:30:56 PM
A pub near us got shoved forty metres up the road! I blogged about it: http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2010/09/moving-rob-roy-hotel.html
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Post by: traceya on September 22, 2010, 07:27:49 PM
This thread got me so interested in blogging again that I'm now running two  :o

Still doing White Horse and enjoying that immensely even if I may end up being tarred and feathered for some of my beliefs  ;D

But I'm also blogging over at Goodreads - just every day stuff, almost like an online journal [duh that's what they were supposed to be  :P ]  but I'm also really enjoying that.  I only blog every couple of days as I'm knee deep in many writing projects at the moment as well but still -
Wanted to say thanks for giving me the little push I needed  :D
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Post by: The Oblong One on September 22, 2010, 11:33:08 PM
Tomorrow I'll be posting about my time as a female thriller author. You think I'm joking?

http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/

Ryne
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Post by: J Dean on September 23, 2010, 06:44:35 AM
I hope to get a blog entry done today.  http://enterthevein.blogspot.com
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on September 24, 2010, 06:47:07 AM
Today on Bibliophilic Blather--Flash Fiction Fridays begin.

First up, a great story by Karen Cantwell, author of "Take the Monkeys and Run: A Barbara Marr Murder Mystery."


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

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Post by: Debra L Martin on September 24, 2010, 06:49:34 AM
Today's post is an interview with Steve Symes, author of "Shadow House"
twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com (http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com)

On Saturday, my review of "Before Her Eyes" by Rebecca Forster
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Post by: The Oblong One on September 24, 2010, 09:15:04 AM
Today my post is about the origin of my irrational animosity toward John Grisham. http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on September 24, 2010, 10:04:18 AM
Today my post is about the origin of my irrational animosity toward John Grisham. http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/



Loved your post. I hope you get plenty of fan mail exclusively about you now.  :)
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Post by: The Oblong One on September 24, 2010, 09:31:09 PM

Loved your post. I hope you get plenty of fan mail exclusively about you now.  :)

Thanks. I do hope that convict doesn't hold a grudge, though.
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Post by: The Oblong One on September 25, 2010, 09:25:52 AM
New post up at: http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/9/25/you-are-not-you.html

I would subtitle it, 'How I learned To Stop Being Me And To Love The F-Bomb.'
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on September 27, 2010, 08:13:34 AM
Today on Bibliophilic Blather...

Punctuating Decades: Where Does the Apostrophe Go?
http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

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Post by: The Oblong One on September 27, 2010, 08:25:02 AM
A brief swipe at Literature Nazis today. http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/
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Post by: HelenSmith on September 28, 2010, 06:37:29 AM
Several trips to the theatre and some book recommendations: http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com)

Please come and visit and join in the fun.
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Post by: The Oblong One on September 28, 2010, 08:20:26 AM
A new post, Fun Times In Writer Town, at my site: http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/
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Post by: daringnovelist on September 28, 2010, 10:30:08 PM
I was inspired by the long discussion on Konrath's latest blog post to make a longer post myself. 

"Legitimacy is Overrated"
http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/09/legitimacy-is-overrated-konrath.html

Camille
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Post by: D. Nathan Hilliard on September 29, 2010, 01:00:33 AM
Recently I made a blog post about publishers, anthologies, and short stories at my blog. (http://adarkandstormyblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/things-we-talk-about-on-writers-night.html)
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Post by: AnnetteL on September 29, 2010, 08:26:39 AM
Wednesdays are Word Nerd Wednesday on my blog. Up today: #11-20 of the top words high-school grads should know, according to Houghton Mifflin, and my take on them.

http://blog.annettelyon.com/2010/09/wnw-top-words-for-hs-grads-11-20.html
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on September 29, 2010, 09:39:10 AM
Today on "Editing for Grammarphobes" -- Tackling Commas.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

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Post by: bobavey on September 29, 2010, 10:07:38 AM
I have blog ... somewhere. I'm thinking about creating a new one. I, too, have experienced the -- I don't know what to blog about syndrome.
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Post by: HelenSmith on September 30, 2010, 02:04:58 AM
I'm still posting favourite books, and also details of some literary events that I will be attending in London: http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com)
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Post by: The Oblong One on September 30, 2010, 08:16:36 AM
New post today on the most interesting person I've even met. Hint--not the Dos Equis guy. http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/9/30/most-interesting-person-ive-ever-met.html
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Post by: David Derrico on September 30, 2010, 12:58:32 PM
I wrote a long and what I found very interesting post in response to a couple of articles talking about how e-books affect authors: how authors (with tradpub contracts) earn less from e-book sales than from hardcover sales … and an agent even said readers should feel "guilty" about buying an e-book instead of a hardcover.

But I break down the numbers and the costs and explain why I still think e-books are the best thing for authors (and readers) in a long time. I talk about printing costs, where the reader's money is going, and whether or not paying authors 17.5% of e-book royalties is fair...

http://www.davidderrico.com/blog/
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Post by: Victorine on September 30, 2010, 03:05:56 PM
I blogged about my 99 cent price experiment, and how much I have to sell to break even or make more than I was selling before I switched my price.

http://victorinewrites.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-99-experiment.html (http://victorinewrites.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-99-experiment.html)

Vicki
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Post by: Debra L Martin on October 01, 2010, 06:54:48 AM
Started a panel discussion feature on my blog with some of my fellow KB authors.

Panel Question:  Plot or Character, Which Comes First?
http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/2010/09/discussion-panel-plot-or-character.html (http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/2010/09/discussion-panel-plot-or-character.html)
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Post by: Debra L Martin on October 01, 2010, 07:03:07 AM
Awesome! I love it!

Thanks!  Am making it a regular feature - have 7 panel questions so far!  I love finding out how my fellow authors think about things.
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 01, 2010, 08:03:54 AM
Horror Month begins for Flash Fiction Fridays today on Bibliophilic Blather.

First up, a creepy tale from Robin Morris, "I Imagine."

Here's the link.
http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)



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Post by: LCEvans on October 01, 2010, 08:19:27 AM
I posted an article called Two Men In A Suit Walked Into The Room.


http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/

I'm trying to post regularly and I'm working on figuring out how to post links to other authors' blogs. Still puzzled, but something may come in.

Linda
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Post by: John Hartness on October 01, 2010, 08:22:11 AM
Since I have a short story in Zombiepalooza tomorrow, I posted a quick update with an excerpt from my new vampire novel.
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Post by: The Oblong One on October 01, 2010, 08:28:52 AM
Today a post not specifically about writing, but about inspiration, with a video that a friend pointed me to yesterday. Way cool.http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/
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Post by: harpwriter on October 01, 2010, 04:01:15 PM
My curent blogs are a guest post on medieval weapons from Jeri Westerson, author of the Crispin Guest series, at www.bluebellstrilogy.com/blog and a post on my book being made available at bookshare (a service to provide books to the vision-impaired) at http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com

(Actually, the two blogs have very different looks, but the same content, I'm just lagging way behind in transferring posts to the blogspot blog.)
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Post by: Carolyn Kephart on October 02, 2010, 11:20:00 PM
I redecorated my blog Wysardessence today, and posted the third and last installment about my recent three weeks in Taiwan, Visions Of The Mystic East, featuring lots of my photography.

http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/ (http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/)

Enjoy,

CK
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Post by: Harry Shannon on October 04, 2010, 05:46:25 AM
Gave up on blogging years ago, stick to Facebook and posts here once in a while. So little time, so many forums...
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Post by: The Oblong One on October 04, 2010, 07:26:24 AM
A brief remembrance on the tech used to write and sell my first novel http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/4/how-things-have-changed.html
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 04, 2010, 09:27:46 AM
Today on Bibliophilic Blather--

"Editing for Grammarphobes: Commas, Part Two."

Here's the link.
http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

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Post by: SuzanneTyrpak on October 04, 2010, 10:18:36 AM
Thanks for the editing tips!

I recently posted a ghost story on my blog, Ghost Plane, previously published in CrimeSpree. Read it here:
http://ghostplanestory.blogspot.com/ (http://ghostplanestory.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: farrellclaire on October 04, 2010, 10:21:32 AM
I wrote about a dream I had.   ::)   I swear it's the first (and only) time.  LOL 

Yesterday I mentioned the KB book of the Day and tomorrow I'm doing something else writerly and link loverly but today I woke up and it was all a dream.
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Post by: ellenoc on October 04, 2010, 01:22:55 PM
Last night I wrote about Schara, the cover girl on Rottweiler Rescue.
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Post by: terryr on October 04, 2010, 03:37:34 PM
I've been... but I didn't know we were supposed to announce them here.

In that case, only today I blogged that I decided to release six short tails--er, tales of my misguided sporting youth. Written a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, and in the tradition of one of my favorite writers, Patrick F. McManus, these stories are absolutely, positively 99 44/100th percent true. (With some reservations.) Deer, horses, fish, raccoons, camping with Mom...and mad Dutchmen with Lugers. Read a bit more about it here: http://tmroy.teryvisions.com/?p=216
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Post by: Chicki on October 05, 2010, 04:45:41 AM
I posted to my blog on Friday about October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month and how that ties into my book.

http://chicki663.webs.com/apps/blog/

Chicki Brown
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Post by: J Dean on October 05, 2010, 04:54:58 AM
I finally had to change my blog site.  My original one is blocked at work for some reason

Now, it's HERE (http://enterthevein.wordpress.com)

BTW, while Brady deserves credit, the Dolphins basically gave that game away last night.
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Post by: Jon King on October 05, 2010, 06:34:35 AM
Ooh, can I get in on this? 

Yesterday I posted my latest Monday Microfiction installment.  So far, all stories have been written by me, but I'm always looking for contributors!

http://jonslineofsight.blogspot.com/2010/10/monday-microfiction-10410.html
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Post by: The Oblong One on October 05, 2010, 07:55:17 AM
Today I describe The Magic Groove. http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/5/the-magic-groove.html
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Post by: HelenSmith on October 05, 2010, 12:07:42 PM
A video of a draw for a signed copy of one of my books, removing exposition from a script - and an experiment in signing ebooks: http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com)
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Post by: The Oblong One on October 06, 2010, 08:09:30 AM
An interview I stumbled upon with Oscar winner William Goldman, where he illustrates the payoff for defying expectations, even when no one wants you to. http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/6/make-john-wayne-run-away.html
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 06, 2010, 08:23:38 AM
Today on Bibliophilic Blather: What's the difference between "affect" and "effect?" Also, is "irregardless" a word?

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks for reading.
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 08, 2010, 08:49:44 AM
It's Flash Fiction Fridays on Bibliophilic Blather.

Today, Horror Month continues with a story by A.F. Stewart.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

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Post by: The Oblong One on October 08, 2010, 12:39:48 PM
Today I've posted a video of Stephen King talking about the demise of short fiction. http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/8/stephen-king-on-short-stories.html
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 08, 2010, 01:17:17 PM
Today I've posted a video of Stephen King talking about the demise of short fiction. http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/8/stephen-king-on-short-stories.html

Great find, Ryne.

You would think it would be the opposite of what King says; as people's attention spans decrease, the short story should be the perfect length. Too bad it is not.

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: The Oblong One on October 08, 2010, 02:14:34 PM
Great find, Ryne.

You would think it would be the opposite of what King says; as people's attention spans decrease, the short story should be the perfect length. Too bad it is not.

Thanks,
Karen

Interesting, isn't it?
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Post by: Victorine on October 08, 2010, 02:31:16 PM
I posted more sales numbers since I lowered my price to 99 cents.  Things seem to be slowing down a little lately, but I'm still very happy with the numbers.

http://victorinewrites.blogspot.com/ (http://victorinewrites.blogspot.com/)

Vicki
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Post by: williammeikle on October 08, 2010, 03:19:15 PM
A short blog about a return to an old love - the ghost story

http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/10/back-to-old-love-ghost-story.html

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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on October 08, 2010, 04:26:35 PM
Some musings on spring, with pictures and birdsong: http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2010/10/spring.html
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Post by: The Oblong One on October 09, 2010, 08:35:39 AM
What my writing day looks like: http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/9/my-writing-day.html
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Post by: Jon King on October 09, 2010, 04:43:39 PM
Hey everyone!  I posted my fall movie preview to Jon's Line of Sight.

http://jonslineofsight.blogspot.com/2010/10/movies-to-see-this-fall-according-to-me.html
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Post by: Carolyn J. Rose, Mystery Writer on October 09, 2010, 04:52:13 PM
Blog? LOL. I'm like that friend from college who shows up and crashes on your sofa. I don't have a blog of my own, but I guest blog several times a month. Sylvia Dickey Smith will host me Monday and I'll write about coping with Scatterbrain syndrome.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: traceya on October 09, 2010, 09:08:16 PM
I actually have two blogs now that I post to fairly regularly and I'm surprised and pleased at the number of hits I'm getting on them both.  The Christian history one is averaging almost a hundred people a post now which I was stunned by so hopefully when the book is released, mid next year hopefully, I'll already have an audience for potential sales.  ;)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: williammeikle on October 10, 2010, 11:21:40 AM
Musing on stuff I'd like to write

http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/10/stuff-id-like-to-write-revisited.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: John Hamilton on October 10, 2010, 12:30:52 PM
Writers using mythology to make sense of our world.
www.johnchamilton.com (http://www.johnchamilton.com)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Cliff Ball on October 10, 2010, 02:31:58 PM
I just wrote about my casting about for the perfect blurb for The Usurper, and showed the main 3 or 4 that I've used. It's on My blog (http://cliff1974.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/the-perfect-blurb-for-the-usurper/), and I'm asking what the best one is, or if there's a better blurb out there that I haven't thought of.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: The Oblong One on October 10, 2010, 02:53:34 PM
Today I've linked to a WGA interview with legendary screenwriter John Milius: http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/10/the-smell-of-napalm-on-the-page.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: ReflexiveFire on October 10, 2010, 08:55:42 PM
Posted some cover design mock ups I did today.  Needless to say I'm still learning how to use photo shop.

http://reflexivefire.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/something-like-this/ (http://reflexivefire.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/something-like-this/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 11, 2010, 07:50:59 AM
Today, "Editing for Grammarphobes" discusses homophones, word sets that sound the same, but have different meanings.

Here's the link.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Hope you stop by.
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Post by: The Oblong One on October 11, 2010, 08:30:44 AM
The Weird On My Shelves. Twisted things I read for research. http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/11/the-weird-on-my-shelves.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: The Oblong One on October 11, 2010, 12:24:42 PM
An insightful and quite poignant older interview with Ray Bradbury: http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/11/beautiful-ray-bradbury-interview.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: HelenSmith on October 11, 2010, 03:18:04 PM
I went to a friend's book launch at a private members' club in Mayfair, London. We drank passionfruit martinis at her publisher's expense: http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com)
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Post by: FrankZubek on October 11, 2010, 07:36:06 PM
I posted today begging people to buy my book
Maybe i'll make a sale or two
http://whatbrickwall.blogspot.com/

Meantime i just realized that I had spent most of the day surfing (some of it was research but the time just slipped away and it's suddenly after ten !

Better spend the next couple of days writing to make up
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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on October 12, 2010, 03:27:37 AM
On the anniversary of New Zealand's darkest day, during the Battle of Passchendaele: http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2010/10/passchendaele.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: The Oblong One on October 13, 2010, 09:04:15 AM
Isaac Asimov talks about the golden age of science fiction: http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/13/asimov-on-science-fictions-golden-age.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 13, 2010, 09:07:21 AM
More commonly misused words in "Editing for Grammarphobes" today on Bibliophilic Blather.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

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Post by: The Oblong One on October 14, 2010, 09:08:20 AM
Stephen King talks about whether creative writing can be taught: http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/14/can-creative-writing-be-taught.html

I love finding these writer interview snippets. Hope you enjoy watching them.

Ryne
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Post by: David Derrico on October 14, 2010, 01:36:10 PM
I posted something today that's a bit out of the ordinary for me, ruminating on the idea of "enhanced" e-books (with video, pics, links, etc.), and whether they're a good idea for fiction novels in particular. I'm really interested in hearing other readers' thoughts on the matter:

http://www.davidderrico.com/enhanced-e-books-do-books-need-video/
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: The Oblong One on October 15, 2010, 08:06:49 AM
A video today of Ray Bradbury discussing the genesis of his writing career, and his love of libraries: http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/15/ray-bradbury-on-his-beginnings.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: harpwriter on October 15, 2010, 08:47:45 AM
I posted late yesterday about my virtual tour stops this past week and about medieval Berwick, in Scotland (specifically, Berwick during the Wars of Independence.)

http://www.bluebellstrilogy.com/blog
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: J Dean on October 15, 2010, 10:49:52 AM
Posted today about upcoming novel (See HERE (http://enterthevein.wordpress.com))
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: The Oblong One on October 16, 2010, 09:04:21 AM
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas talks about Sitzfleisch. You'll see what he means. It's good advice. Watch his interview HERE (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/16/screenwriter-joe-eszterhas-sitzfleisch.html).
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: williammeikle on October 16, 2010, 09:15:08 AM
Some things for new writers to think about... six of them in fact, http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/10/five-things-new-writers-should-avoid.html (http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/10/five-things-new-writers-should-avoid.html)
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Post by: MosesSiregarIII on October 16, 2010, 12:38:23 PM
My blog post about ...

Kevin J Anderson's Secret to Being a Prolific Writer (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/kevin-j-andersons-secret-how-to-being-a-prolific-writer/)

http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/kevin-j-andersons-secret-how-to-being-a-prolific-writer/ (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/kevin-j-andersons-secret-how-to-being-a-prolific-writer/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: williammeikle on October 17, 2010, 11:24:12 AM
Ten Stock Characters to Avoid
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/10/ten-stock-characters-to-avoid.html (http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/10/ten-stock-characters-to-avoid.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Carolyn Kephart on October 17, 2010, 05:32:53 PM
As usual lately, I talk about anything but writing on my current post at Wysardessence: A Fantasist's Reality (http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/). This time it's about paper and unreasoning needs, with photographs of my obsessions.

CK
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: The Oblong One on October 18, 2010, 08:04:30 AM
A personal post today about my biggest fan. You can read it HERE (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/).
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Aris Whittier on October 18, 2010, 08:27:16 AM
I just posted on writng a novel in 30 days .... http://awhittier.blogspot.com/ (http://awhittier.blogspot.com/)

Is anyone here participating in NaNoWriMo?

Have a great Monday!  ;D
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 18, 2010, 09:18:50 AM
I discuss the difference between "that" and "which" today on Bibliophilic Blather.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Carolyn Kephart on October 18, 2010, 10:11:40 AM
Wow. I've never clicked the Stats tab on my Blogger account before, but just did a minute ago and learned that I had 463 hits last month! I'd expected, optimistically, a tenth of that. 

Most popular have been my recent Visions Of The Mystic East, Catching The Glow (probably on account of the photograph), Twig By Twig, and Terry and the Bumrolls (which describes meeting Terry Pratchett at WorldCon some years ago).

Even if it doesn't translate into book sales, it's sweet to be read. :)

CK

Wysardessence: A Fantasist's Reality (http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: daringnovelist on October 18, 2010, 08:51:20 PM
I've been posting a series on Heinlein's wonderful Rules of Writing on my blog this week. 

Today I talked about his most controversial rule: Rule #3 - You must refrain from rewriting except to editorial order!

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/10/heinleins-rule-number-3-you-must.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/10/heinleins-rule-number-3-you-must.html)

(Which, due to a bad day, I refrained from rewriting.  I still think it's  pretty good posting.)

Camille
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Post by: Author Eyes on October 19, 2010, 04:02:40 AM
I recently posted about public speaking: http://shelleystout.librifiles.com/2010/09/11/corralling-the-butterflies/ (http://shelleystout.librifiles.com/2010/09/11/corralling-the-butterflies/)
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Post by: The Oblong One on October 19, 2010, 09:09:55 AM
I post about the various software I use to write, and to protect my writing. The Nuts and Bolts (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/19/nuts-and-bolts.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Shayne Parkinson on October 19, 2010, 09:46:59 PM
Showing off my lovely, shiny new netbook: http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2010/10/new-toy.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Sean Sweeney on October 19, 2010, 09:50:47 PM
I did within the past 20 minutes:

http://johnfitchv.livejournal.com/25060.html (http://johnfitchv.livejournal.com/25060.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 20, 2010, 05:39:40 AM
I just posted. "Editing for Grammarphobes" discusses using "who" or "whom" today.



http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: The Oblong One on October 20, 2010, 11:25:25 AM
A truly wonderful interview I found with writer Tobias Wolff: HERE (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/20/extensive-interview-with-tobias-wolff.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Greenkeeper on October 20, 2010, 12:02:56 PM
I posted a new short story and a Smashwords promotional code recently: http://sdbest.blogspot.com (http://sdbest.blogspot.com)
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Post by: williammeikle on October 20, 2010, 03:25:59 PM
A Successful Query Letter

http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/10/successful-query-letter.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Jon King on October 20, 2010, 04:52:27 PM
A review of Guardian of the Mountain, by KB's own David Dalglish...

http://jonslineofsight.blogspot.com/2010/10/book-review-guardian-of-mountain-david.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: daringnovelist on October 20, 2010, 07:22:53 PM
I just finished up my series on Heinlein's Rules of Writing tonight with Rule 5 - You Must Keep It On The Market Until Sold (with a short bit about how this applies to Indies as much as to writers going for traditional publication - hint: Winston Churchill explains it best.)

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/10/heinleins-rule-number-5-you-must-keep.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/10/heinleins-rule-number-5-you-must-keep.html)

This is the first year anniversary of my blog, btw.  I have written 395 posts in this past year.  I may have missed one or two days, but it appears I have made up for it with some double posts.  I didn't get the book done in time, but heck, I discovered Indie Publishing in February and that was darned distracting. The blog has kept me pretty well on track most of the time.

Camille
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Post by: DavidRM on October 20, 2010, 08:01:20 PM
I just posted a quick outline of why I think writing short stories is the key to becoming a better writer:

Writing Short Stories Considered Useful
 (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=906)

-David
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: The Oblong One on October 21, 2010, 10:37:13 AM
'Full Frontal Sci-Fi'. A post at my site today remembering Omni magazine: Full Frontal Sci-Fi (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/21/full-frontal-sci-fi.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: iamstoryteller on October 21, 2010, 12:10:20 PM
Yes I did! And I am so stoked! I posted to the Red Room : http://www.redroom.com/ last week and just this morning found the post is now listed as one of the favourites of the theme for that week: http://www.redroom.com/blog-keywords/my+favorite+garden+blog

Just posted a new one there (and as always, to my own blog): http://www.redroom.com/blog/shazza/i-went-get-a-facial-and-came-out

It is these little steps that encourage me to put in the hours for promotion and marketing of my book. 

ps. can someone please point this obvious Luddite to how to put in a hyperlink here instead of the full monty. Keep in mind I know nada about HTML. thanks.
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Post by: LCEvans on October 21, 2010, 12:48:53 PM
Yep. Mine is not about writing, but about Going Green.

http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/

Linda
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Post by: WPotocki on October 22, 2010, 08:34:03 AM

Yes, I posted a little ditty entitled Writing: The voice of gods, goddesses and that elusive muse.

It juxtapositions and analyzes Julian Jaynes' theory about the bicameral mind with the process of writing.

http://bicameralwriting.wordpress.com/

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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 22, 2010, 01:01:42 PM
Flash Fiction Fridays continues with Horror Month. Today, a story by M.R. Mathias.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)


Thanks for reading.

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Post by: The Oblong One on October 22, 2010, 01:24:11 PM
Today I look at the battle of the iPhone apps--Kindle vs. Nook (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/22/kindle-vs-nook-on-the-iphone.html). You might be surprised who wins.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: The Oblong One on October 23, 2010, 08:42:16 AM
An interview I found with true crime author Ann Rule that I've titled 'Born without a vagina.' (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/23/born-without-a-vagina-the-ann-rule-story.html) Watch it and you'll understand. ;)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Author Eyes on October 23, 2010, 12:18:26 PM
I just posted about my big event next week: my book signing in Ottawa, Illinois, to raise funds for the Radium Girls memorial. http://shelleystout.librifiles.com/ (http://shelleystout.librifiles.com/)

Also, see this recent article about it in their local paper: http://mywebtimes.com/archives/ottawa/display.php?id=416302 (http://mywebtimes.com/archives/ottawa/display.php?id=416302)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 25, 2010, 08:16:53 AM
I just posted a piece on the difference between can and may in "Editing for Grammarphobes." Surprisingly, they are not interchangeable.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: The Oblong One on October 25, 2010, 10:08:55 AM
Last week it was iPhone apps. This week it's Kindle vs Nook vs iBooks on the iPad. Who has the best reading app? (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/25/kindle-vs-nook-vs-ibooks-on-the-ipad.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: JennaAnderson on October 25, 2010, 10:19:00 AM


Swing on by and let me know what your ideas are to end the indie vs. traditional publishing debate:

http://www.one-mystake-at-a-tyme.blogspot.com/

Jenna
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Post by: williammeikle on October 25, 2010, 12:41:41 PM
Ten Short Story Beginnings to Avoid
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/10/ten-short-story-beginnings-to-avoid.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Judi Coltman on October 25, 2010, 01:17:45 PM
I posted to my blog last Saturday.  Not my usual faire.  We lost a local boy in Afghanistan and for a community of 3600, it has been deeply disturbing.  Normally, I'm really funny.  Seriously.www.jcoltman.blogspot.com (http://www.jcoltman.blogspot.com)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: JennaAnderson on October 25, 2010, 01:30:32 PM
I posted to my blog last Saturday.  Not my usual faire.  We lost a local boy in Afghanistan and for a community of 3600, it has been deeply disturbing.  Normally, I'm really funny.  Seriously.www.jcoltman.blogspot.com (http://www.jcoltman.blogspot.com)

I'm so sorry to hear that. Very sad. I grew up in a small town and know how connected everyone is.
I'm sorry for your loss.

Jenna
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 25, 2010, 03:34:05 PM
I posted to my blog last Saturday.  Not my usual faire.  We lost a local boy in Afghanistan and for a community of 3600, it has been deeply disturbing.  Normally, I'm really funny.  Seriously.www.jcoltman.blogspot.com (http://www.jcoltman.blogspot.com)


I'm sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Judi Coltman on October 25, 2010, 03:43:00 PM
Thanks for your kind thoughts.  You have no idea how much that means!
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: HelenSmith on October 26, 2010, 12:05:02 PM
Betsala - I'm sorry to hear it. It must be very affecting as the young man graduated from the same class as your youngest child.

---
I'm still updating my blog. I have started doing podcasts about plans for a new novel. And I just came back from giving a talk to creative writing students at Middlesex University: http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: DavidRM on October 26, 2010, 01:01:10 PM
"Indie" is Not a Brand (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=921)

-David
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Post by: williammeikle on October 26, 2010, 01:59:31 PM
About running a wee monthly competition over at my Facebook page.
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/10/win-free-ebook-of-amulet.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: 4dprefect on October 26, 2010, 03:34:33 PM
My most recent blog post was this, today, to my Evil blog:

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/free-e-shirt/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/free-e-shirt/)

If it helps, I have also been known to post serious (ish) posts too :-)

SAF
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Post by: williammeikle on October 26, 2010, 05:12:31 PM
And I've been guest blogging again... this time exploring my inner hippie
http://sdhintz.com/william-meikle-guest-blogs-exploring-his-inner-hippie/
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 27, 2010, 07:52:57 AM
I blog about Halloween today; could not help myself.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)


Boo.
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Post by: The Oblong One on October 27, 2010, 08:04:06 AM
An interview I found with John Irving, discussing whether he considers himself a craftsman or an artist. (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/27/john-irving-a-craftsman-not-an-artist.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: LCEvans on October 27, 2010, 08:40:58 AM
Here's a post to a new blog I'm proud to be a part of, though this isn't my post--I'm one of the 4 contributors.

http://amoosewalkedintoabar.blogspot.com/
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Post by: harpwriter on October 27, 2010, 09:35:27 AM
Kindleboard authors Travis Haselton and Consuelo Saah Baehr were both featured on my blogs this week!

http://www.bluebellstrilogy.com/blog and http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com
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Post by: Consuelo Saah Baehr on October 27, 2010, 11:53:13 AM
Today I posted about marketing:  posting on venues where I can legitimately contribute a thought and still sneak in a plug for my books.  Maybe I'm transparent and only think I'm opaque.  I love blogging.  Blogging let's me empty my mind.  It's like going to confession but with no penance.
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Post by: John Hartness on October 27, 2010, 01:58:59 PM
Today's post was a brief October update with a pic of my new (to me) truck! Come on by and check out the Bubbamobile!
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: The Oblong One on October 27, 2010, 08:37:37 PM
A tongue-on-nose post. (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/27/why-we-love-dogs.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: SpearsII on October 27, 2010, 08:46:34 PM
My wife blogged about bathing, I hope she is not trying to tell me something.
http://rosannelortz.blogspot.com/ (http://rosannelortz.blogspot.com/)
 
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Post by: The Oblong One on October 28, 2010, 09:17:34 AM
Today a post about the differences in the hats I wear. Screenplays and Novels: Mechanic vs Maestro. (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/28/screenplays-and-novels-mechanic-vs-maestro.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: DavidRM on October 28, 2010, 02:09:35 PM
"Indie" is Not a Genre (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=922)

-David
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on October 29, 2010, 06:00:31 AM
Award-winning authors Daniel Pyle and Julie Ann Weinstein on Flash Fiction Fridays today as Horror Month wraps up. Please stop by for some great stories.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)


Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: The Oblong One on October 29, 2010, 09:18:09 AM
A post that's not what you'll think by the title. Teen Horror. (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/29/teen-horror.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: The Oblong One on October 30, 2010, 10:44:19 AM
Stephen King talks about short stories and being rejected by The New Yorker. Recently. Watch it HERE (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/10/30/stephen-king-on-short-stories.html).
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: John Hamilton on October 30, 2010, 03:03:50 PM
"Why Write Horror?" http://bit.ly/anWNxx (http://bit.ly/anWNxx)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: rudykerkhoven on October 31, 2010, 11:12:26 AM
Ten Weeks in Review: What Worked, What Didn't

http://kerkhoven.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/ten-weeks-in-review-what-worked-what-didnt/
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: MJWare on October 31, 2010, 12:23:39 PM
I just posted a little flash piece about a game of Bloody Mary gone wrong: http://themissingword.blogspot.com/2010/10/bloody-marcy-halloween-flash-fiction.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: HelenSmith on October 31, 2010, 05:00:55 PM
One of the writers I mentor has had a story published in The Survivor magazine and I just posted another episode of my podcast about plans for a new novel: http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com)
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Post by: 4dprefect on November 01, 2010, 03:58:22 AM
My latest Evil blog post is up. It's - different.

http://4devil.wordpress.com/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/)

 :)

SAF
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on November 01, 2010, 09:19:28 AM
I write about the differences between to, two and too on today's "Editing for Grammarphobes."



http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks,
Karen

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Post by: Valmore Daniels on November 02, 2010, 09:05:49 AM
I wrote a guest blog for Beyond The Books:

http://beyondthebooks.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/recipe-for-writing-a-great-science-fiction-novel-by-valmore-daniels/
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Post by: williammeikle on November 02, 2010, 09:31:11 AM
I have a guest blogger from these boards today Simon A Forward - On writing Doctor Who Fiction
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/11/guest-blog-simon-forward-on-writing.html
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Post by: 4dprefect on November 03, 2010, 04:05:14 AM
Returning the favour. William Meikle guests on my blog, speaking about his love of pulp fiction.

http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/2010/11/for-those-of-you-who-thought-this-blog.html (http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/2010/11/for-those-of-you-who-thought-this-blog.html)


Enjoy!

SAF
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Post by: alevine513 on November 03, 2010, 05:24:24 AM
I recently posted on my blog that I had an interview about my novel, Johnny oops at Soooz
http://sooozsaysstuff.blogspot.com/

Regards,

Arthur Levine
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Post by: JennaAnderson on November 03, 2010, 04:56:23 PM


25 Tips for New Authors:

http://one-mystake-at-a-tyme.blogspot.com/2010/11/quick-hit-list-for-new-authors.html

Swing by and leave #26, 27, and 28. Feel free to comment on the first 25.
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Post by: Author Eyes on November 03, 2010, 05:40:01 PM
Just added three new events to my "2010 Events" page, including an appearance on Blog-Talk Radio in February. http://shelleystout.librifiles.com/book-signing-events/ (http://shelleystout.librifiles.com/book-signing-events/)
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Post by: DavidRM on November 03, 2010, 08:37:16 PM
A quick pic of My How-to-Write Library (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=938). 51 books on two shelves.

(http://www.gunsandmagic.com/images/2010/11/tj201011031333-1.jpg) (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/images/rms-how-to-write-library.jpg)

Never counted 'em before today...

-David
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Post by: The Oblong One on November 04, 2010, 10:26:38 AM
Peach Pie Or Cash? Choosing What To Write (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/11/4/peach-pie-or-cash-choosing-what-to-write.html) is the topic today at my site. And now I'm hungry.
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Post by: Debra L Martin on November 04, 2010, 12:42:29 PM
I am hosting a book giveaway contest - 2 hard copy books from Joel Arnold.  It's easy to enter:
http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-giveaway-bedtime-stories-by-joel.html (http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-giveaway-bedtime-stories-by-joel.html)
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Post by: 4dprefect on November 05, 2010, 03:04:19 AM
A quick pic of My How-to-Write Library (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=938). 51 books on two shelves.


Never counted 'em before today...

-David

My god. I've never known a writer with so many How-To-Write books!


Anyway, I notice you're from Tulsa, OK. My in-laws - and my wife - hail from Edmond, OKC. Small(ish) world :)

SAF
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on November 05, 2010, 07:43:32 AM
Families and parties and drama...Oh My!

It is November, so time to dial down the creepy and pump up the drama, as family gatherings month begins on Flash Fiction Fridays.

First up, writer/editor Michelle Byrne Walsh.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: williammeikle on November 05, 2010, 08:15:47 AM
November News
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/11/november-news.html
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Post by: The Oblong One on November 05, 2010, 08:33:00 AM
Today some thoughts on What Comes After NaNoWriMo (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/11/5/nanowriday.html).
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Post by: Valmore Daniels on November 05, 2010, 03:28:32 PM
Guest Blog at Writing Daze - Five Fun Facts about Forbidden The Stars:

http://rebeccasnotebook.blogspot.com/2010/11/writing-daze-friday-five-five-fun.html
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Post by: 4dprefect on November 06, 2010, 05:40:17 AM
And this time the guest spot on my blog goes to Debra L Martin:

http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/2010/11/we-are-not-alone-said-tag-line-for.html (http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/2010/11/we-are-not-alone-said-tag-line-for.html)


SAF
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Post by: Author Eyes on November 06, 2010, 08:02:49 AM
http://shelleystout.librifiles.com/ (http://shelleystout.librifiles.com/)

Please check out my recent post about the fundraiser I attended for the Radium Girls Memorial.
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Post by: The Oblong One on November 06, 2010, 09:25:05 AM
How movies actually get made. A 'humorous' look. Not real. No industry would operate like this. Trust me. Pinkberry: The Movie (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/11/6/how-does-hollywood-operate.html)
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Post by: Jon King on November 06, 2010, 10:23:43 AM
Kids' TV doesn't have to bore you to death...

http://jonslineofsight.blogspot.com/2010/11/kids-shows-that-dont-suck.html
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Post by: The Oblong One on November 08, 2010, 08:22:02 AM
The late Michael Crichton looks to the future from a 1999 interview. How accurate was he? SEE HERE (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/11/8/the-late-michael-crichton-looks-to-the-future.html).
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Post by: Joel Arnold on November 08, 2010, 08:47:21 AM
In which I talk about my recent jumping on to the Twitter bandwagon:

http://joelarnold.livejournal.com/51057.html (http://joelarnold.livejournal.com/51057.html)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on November 08, 2010, 09:44:38 AM
I posted today on semicolons and when to use them. I also asked readers to submit their grammar questions, and I will answer them as part of our "Editing for Grammarphobes" sessions. Please feel free to ask away.  :)


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

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Post by: daringnovelist on November 08, 2010, 09:12:43 PM
Tonight's post was about physics, bad movies, and why writers (indies in particular) should chill out and stop worrying about promotion.

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/11/marketing-and-physics-of-water.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/11/marketing-and-physics-of-water.html)

Camille
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Post by: DavidRM on November 08, 2010, 09:34:55 PM
My god. I've never known a writer with so many How-To-Write books!


Anyway, I notice you're from Tulsa, OK. My in-laws - and my wife - hail from Edmond, OKC. Small(ish) world :)

SAF

No one at all? Hmm...maybe if I call myself a "collector" it doesn't seem so bad... ;-)

Speaking of small world: Over on mobilereads, I bumped into someone linking to an article written by a personal friend of mine (who also lives in Tulsa). That was unexpected.

-David
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Post by: farrellclaire on November 09, 2010, 02:42:12 AM
Today I blogged to encourage people to buy PA Woodburn's book, Cries in the Dark, because she spoke about trying to raise money for her rescue dog's operation.

http://claire-farrell.blogspot.com/2010/11/calling-all-dog-lovers.html
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Post by: The Oblong One on November 09, 2010, 08:33:47 AM
Is there weather that's conducive to writing? I propose a mostly absurd physiological theory. Writerthermia (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/11/9/writerthermia.html).
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Post by: harpwriter on November 09, 2010, 10:44:19 AM
Shelley Stout from kindleboards (Radium Halos) is on my blogs today! http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2010/11/author-shelley-stout-on-researching.html and www.bluebellstrilogy.com/blog
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Post by: williammeikle on November 09, 2010, 01:39:36 PM
My writing year so far
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/11/year-so-far.html
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Post by: Author Eyes on November 09, 2010, 03:27:32 PM
Shelley Stout from kindleboards (Radium Halos) is on my blogs today! http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2010/11/author-shelley-stout-on-researching.html and www.bluebellstrilogy.com/blog

Thank you so much!
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Post by: MosesSiregarIII on November 09, 2010, 03:54:38 PM
Free Conference Call with Kevin J Anderson on Techniques for Writing Productivity, Sponsored by David Farland (tomorrow night--Wednesday 11/10)

http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/?p=1478 (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/?p=1478)
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Post by: LCEvans on November 10, 2010, 07:23:34 AM
Guns Don't Shoot Things, Ellroy Does


http://amoosewalkedintoabar.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Brendan Carroll on November 10, 2010, 08:35:04 AM
I reposted a very nice blog that I wrote for the Bluebells of Scotland Trilogy (God I hope I got that write right) on my Facebook notes page on my Assassin Chronicles Page.  At least I think it's nice, but what do I know?

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Red-Cross-of-Gold-Assassin-Chronicles/116868838327249 (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Red-Cross-of-Gold-Assassin-Chronicles/116868838327249)
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Post by: The Oblong One on November 10, 2010, 01:32:27 PM
Today I discuss writing, uh, crap. Hope that's okay to say. SEE HERE (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/11/10/the-post-where-i-reference-crap-a-lot.html)
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Post by: Debra L Martin on November 10, 2010, 02:14:39 PM
This week David Dalglish and I are teaming up for a book giveaway on my blog.  David is offering all 4 Half Orcs books in digital form.  It's easy to enter.  Here's the link.
http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-giveaway-half-orc-series-by-david.html (http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-giveaway-half-orc-series-by-david.html)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on November 12, 2010, 07:23:43 AM
A beautiful story by Sharon Cupp Pennington is on Flash Fiction Fridays today.

Please stop by and read it at:


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)


Thanks,
Karen


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Post by: D. Nathan Hilliard on November 12, 2010, 09:20:05 AM
I actually managed to have a useful thought or two about an angle on writing without spraining anything. I'm proud of myself :P

http://adarkandstormyblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/bad-guys-can-be-good-starts.html
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Post by: The Oblong One on November 12, 2010, 09:30:40 AM
Yesterday I posted about my father, and his service in WW II. Read it HERE (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/11/11/my-father.html).
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Post by: D. Nathan Hilliard on November 12, 2010, 11:50:16 PM
In this update I try my hand at movie reviews when I review Skyline (http://adarkandstormyblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/skyline-review.html).
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Post by: Gabriela Popa on November 13, 2010, 06:27:26 AM
I posted a nice personal message I receive from a nook owner regarding Kafka's House here http://therighttopublish.blogspot.com/2010/11/thank-you-april.html (http://therighttopublish.blogspot.com/2010/11/thank-you-april.html)
Gabriela
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Post by: harpwriter on November 15, 2010, 09:27:18 AM
I reposted a very nice blog that I wrote for the Bluebells of Scotland Trilogy (God I hope I got that write right) on my Facebook notes page on my Assassin Chronicles Page.  At least I think it's nice, but what do I know?

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Red-Cross-of-Gold-Assassin-Chronicles/116868838327249 (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Red-Cross-of-Gold-Assassin-Chronicles/116868838327249)

I haven't forgotten you! I'm still running a mile a minute trying to take care of everything to do with my signing this Friday, and keep up with a dozen other things.  I've got some great posts coming up from kindleboards authors, that I'm excited to get out.
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Post by: Debra L Martin on November 15, 2010, 09:51:35 AM
This week I'm hosting a book contest for Rob Duperre's book, The Rift.  He's giving away a paperback copy.  If you've been eyeing that book, here's a chance to win it.
http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-giveaway-rift-by-robert-j-duperre.html (http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-giveaway-rift-by-robert-j-duperre.html)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on November 15, 2010, 10:04:06 AM
I decided to write about various phrases that people get wrong while talking or writing.

Check it out at:

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks,
Karen

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Post by: harpwriter on November 15, 2010, 10:41:24 AM
On the works of John Stanton, versatile: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2010/11/john-stanton-versatility-personified.html  He writes everything from 19th century missionaries in the world of non-fiction to space aliens (that would be fiction!)
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Post by: The Oblong One on November 15, 2010, 11:45:46 AM
Today a sneak peek at the cover and blurb for my newest book, Confessions (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/11/15/sneak-peek-at-cover-for-my-new-book.html).
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Post by: Jon King on November 15, 2010, 06:09:38 PM
I posted a review of William Capbell's Dead Forever: Awakening

"Immortality is a well-worn theme in fantasy and sci-fi.  It’s in a neck-and-neck tie with “world domination” as the most popular goal for villains in all sorts of stories, driving the ambitions of everyone from Voldemort to Emperor Palpatine.  It is also in heavy rotation currently with the numberless volumes that have been written on vampires, zombies, and other monstrous denizens traditionally associated with everlasting life.  In these examples immortality is ultimately given a negative connotation, with nearly every story becoming a warning about the dangers and pitfalls of living long past your allotted time. 

William Campbell’s Dead Forever novel series takes a different approach..."

http://jonslineofsight.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-review-of-dead-forever-awakening.html#more
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Post by: karencantwell on November 16, 2010, 04:20:37 AM
I don't know why I never thought to use this thread before - I feature KB authors quite frequently on my blog! 

Okay, no time like the present to start:

Yesterday I posted Chapter One of Not What She Seems by Victorine Lieske.  Wednesday we'll be running a giveaway contest of her paperback and Friday I'll be posting her book trailer!  It's Victorine Week at Fiction for Dessert!   ;D
http://fictionfordessert.blogspot.com (http://fictionfordessert.blogspot.com)

I hope you'll stop by!

Karen
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Post by: The Oblong One on November 16, 2010, 11:24:01 AM
An video interview featuring writer Richard Matheson. He Is Legend (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/11/16/he-is-legend-writer-richard-matheson-on-his-career.html).
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Post by: harpwriter on November 17, 2010, 06:55:40 AM
John Stanton's Q&A on writing: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2010/11/john-stanton-on-writing.html
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on November 17, 2010, 08:18:23 AM
More sports funny: Tom Brady and Peyton Manning 2010: A Head To Head Comparison (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/520054-tom-brady-and-peyton-manning-2010-a-head-to-head-comparison)

You forgot one category: "Who is the biggest scum?" That would have to be Brady for the reasons you seem to think he is so smart -- dumping his pregnant girlfriend for a supermodel.

At least Manning seems like a decent guy.

I enjoyed your post, though.
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on November 17, 2010, 08:19:56 AM
"I before E except after C." You remember the rule, but do you know the exceptions?


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

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Post by: farrellclaire on November 17, 2010, 08:23:31 AM
Posted about a new writing challenge in 2011.

http://claire-farrell.blogspot.com/2010/11/round-of-words-in-80-days.html
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Post by: The Oblong One on November 17, 2010, 10:06:04 AM
A very interesting Rod Serling interview/discussion on originality. HERE (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/11/17/multiple-originality-rod-serling-the-chekhov-connection.html)
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Post by: DavidRM on November 17, 2010, 09:55:12 PM
It's Simple Math (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1007)

My speculation on why Amazon chose $2.99 as the minimum price point for the 70% royalty.

-David
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Post by: HelenSmith on November 18, 2010, 11:39:37 AM
I posted another podcast to my blog (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com). The response has been phenomenal. I was expecting to start slowly with about 30-40 listeners and slowly build it up but I have had more than 2,500 downloads.
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Post by: SpearsII on November 19, 2010, 12:28:52 AM
My wife has two interesting challenges to overcome for her writing time.  ;)  http://rosannelortz.blogspot.com/ (http://rosannelortz.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: theaatkinson on November 19, 2010, 05:25:15 AM
wow. so many blogs. so little time to read them. grin

I posted about an interview on Kindle author.

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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on November 19, 2010, 06:42:34 AM
I posted another podcast to my blog (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com). The response has been phenomenal. I was expecting to start slowly with about 30-40 listeners and slowly build it up but I have had more than 2,500 downloads.

Go Helen! Fantastic!

Today, I feature a great piece by Lee Libro, author of Swimming with Wings, on Flash Fiction Fridays.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: AJB on November 19, 2010, 08:56:12 AM
I wrote a slightly rambling post (http://hawleylodge.com/2010/11/19/inspiration/) about the moment I got the inspiration for my first novel. But the guy who left the first comment did a much better job...

Amanda
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Post by: Author Eyes on November 19, 2010, 08:59:04 AM
...Not a new post, exactly. I went back to some old posts and added tags. http://shelleystout.librifiles.com/ (http://shelleystout.librifiles.com/)
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Post by: John Hartness on November 19, 2010, 09:11:09 AM
I just posted pics from the NC ComiCon of hot girls in spandex holding copies of my books.

I win.  8)

www.johnhartness.com
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Post by: Judi Coltman on November 19, 2010, 12:00:43 PM
Yes! Yes I have. Now you can stop mocking me every time I sign on to the Kindle Boards!
www.jcoltman.blogspot.com
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Post by: N. Gemini Sasson on November 19, 2010, 12:39:37 PM
In reverse order of appearance:

Fighting the winter doldrums: http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/11/fighting-hibernation.html (http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/11/fighting-hibernation.html)
Remembering a four-legged friend who once saved me: http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/11/karma-wears-fur.html (http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/11/karma-wears-fur.html)

A review of Ruth Francisco's The Pigtailed Heart: http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/10/pigtailed-heart.html (http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/10/pigtailed-heart.html)
And Ruth Francisco's Kindle Primer (how to publish on Kindle and promote), Parts I, II and III:
http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/10/ruth-franciscos-kindle-primer-part-iii.html (http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/10/ruth-franciscos-kindle-primer-part-iii.html)
http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/10/ruth-franciscos-kindle-primer-part-ii.html (http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/10/ruth-franciscos-kindle-primer-part-ii.html)
http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/10/ruth-franciscos-kindle-primer-part-i.html (http://ngeminisasson.blogspot.com/2010/10/ruth-franciscos-kindle-primer-part-i.html)
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Post by: Gabriela Popa on November 20, 2010, 10:43:43 AM
Check out here http://therighttopublish.blogspot.com/2010/11/most-agreeable-of-executioners-steve.html (http://therighttopublish.blogspot.com/2010/11/most-agreeable-of-executioners-steve.html) an interview with our own Kindle Boards fellow Steve Silkin on his young years in Paris and his discussions with the remarkable Emil Cioran.  

To give you a quick idea on Cioran, here is advice for writers, Cioran-style: "Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone."

Gabriela
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Post by: Travis haselton on November 20, 2010, 10:44:40 AM
http://haseltonsword.blogspot.com/2010/11/fnp-40-5-star-pistol-at-3-star-price.html

I am shootin for one a day.
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Post by: Steve Silkin on November 20, 2010, 05:46:10 PM
here is advice for writers, Cioran-style: "Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone."

oh, if i had remembered that it would have been the epigraph to 'forbidden stories'!!! in fact, i think i'll have to add it.  8)
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Post by: Gabriela Popa on November 20, 2010, 06:59:47 PM
oh, if i had remembered that it would have been the epigraph to 'forbidden stories'!!! in fact, i think i'll have to add it.  8)

--- that's the beauty of e-books, you can always add, cut out ---
the evergreen text
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Post by: D. Nathan Hilliard on November 21, 2010, 11:09:03 PM
I realize the true horror of Thanksgiving Week http://adarkandstormyblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/truth-sinks-in.html (http://adarkandstormyblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/truth-sinks-in.html)
I do my second stab as a movie critic and review Megamind http://adarkandstormyblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/megamind-review.html (http://adarkandstormyblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/megamind-review.html)
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Post by: Valmore Daniels on November 22, 2010, 06:23:35 AM
I have a guest blog about the Starseed Theory at The Book Connection today:

http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2010/11/guest-blogger-starseed-theory-by.html
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on November 22, 2010, 07:50:15 AM
Seeing as I will be in the kitchen or grocery shopping most of this Thanksgiving week, I did a blog on my Thanksgiving wish for you.

Check it out, if you would like, at:


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: RachelHowzell on November 22, 2010, 03:47:49 PM
Yes, I have, thanks for askin'! Today's post features a drafty-draft of my new WIP. I will take interested readers through the life of this one chapter -- sharing my writing process one version at a time. Please check it out if you're interested at http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com.

Thanks!
Rachel Howzell
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6190wom47tL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BA52W6/?tag=kbpst-20)
The View from Here (http://www.amazon.com/The-View-from-Here-ebook/dp/B004BA52W6%3FSubscriptionId%3D191QQXMKQHK0QVM06SG2%26tag%3Dkbpst-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB004BA52W6)
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Post by: Cliff Ball on November 22, 2010, 03:51:21 PM
I put up posts about being the featured author on The Indie Spotlight and other blogs, plus stuff about my writing.
http://cliff1974.wordpress.com
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Post by: harpwriter on November 23, 2010, 06:01:34 PM
Bruce and the Templars: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2010/11/knights-templar-and-blue-bells.html
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Post by: DavidRM on November 23, 2010, 09:59:31 PM
Enjoy Your Freedom (To Write Whatever You Want) While Ye May
 (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1045)

Embrace your obscurity. =)

-David
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Post by: David Derrico on November 24, 2010, 12:27:01 AM
I just spent WAY too much time putting together a big Holiday / Black Friday E-Reader Buying Guide. I covered the difference between e-Ink and LCD, summarized the different e-reader choices out there, linked to more info, included all the Black Friday deals on each one, and gave my recommendations. I hope some people find it helpful!!

http://www.davidderrico.com/holiday-black-friday-e-reader-buying-guide/
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Post by: harpwriter on November 24, 2010, 07:55:35 AM
Brendan Carroll's guest blog on the Templars  http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2010/11/faith-fire-and-fiction-by-brendan.html

(Could someone tell me how to do a hyperlink here? I can do it on any other site, but this one doesn't seem to work quite the same way.)
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Post by: 4dprefect on November 24, 2010, 11:32:58 AM
My most recent blog post is, er, different. But celebrates the Kindle with some originality, I think...

http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/2010/11/kindle-in-wind.html (http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/2010/11/kindle-in-wind.html)

Now I just need to set it to music and have someone sing it. :)


SAF
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Post by: LCEvans on November 24, 2010, 01:59:51 PM
Would Be Counterfeiter: Age 10

http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Amyshojai on November 24, 2010, 02:08:45 PM
I'm awful about keeping up with my blog. But this week, posted twice! Well, it's cuz I'm doing a blog tour/guest blogs. The latest today is here: http://www.redroom.com/blog/amy-d-shojai/blogging-pets-old-fogies
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: theaatkinson on November 24, 2010, 03:55:27 PM
I just spent WAY too much time putting together a big Holiday / Black Friday E-Reader Buying Guide. I covered the difference between e-Ink and LCD, summarized the different e-reader choices out there, linked to more info, included all the Black Friday deals on each one, and gave my recommendations. I hope some people find it helpful!!

http://www.davidderrico.com/holiday-black-friday-e-reader-buying-guide/

I did!
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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on November 24, 2010, 06:11:23 PM
I just spent WAY too much time putting together a big Holiday / Black Friday E-Reader Buying Guide. I covered the difference between e-Ink and LCD, summarized the different e-reader choices out there, linked to more info, included all the Black Friday deals on each one, and gave my recommendations. I hope some people find it helpful!!

http://www.davidderrico.com/holiday-black-friday-e-reader-buying-guide/

That's excellent, David! Well done, and thank you!
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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on November 24, 2010, 06:13:07 PM
I blogged about fabulous fan mail (and photos!): http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2010/11/readers-are-such-wonderful-motivation.html (http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2010/11/readers-are-such-wonderful-motivation.html)
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Post by: The Oblong One on November 24, 2010, 06:52:10 PM
A Cheap And Easy Way To Help Authors (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/11/24/want-to-help-an-author-it-costs-just-two-cents.html)
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Post by: JennaAnderson on November 24, 2010, 07:18:45 PM

Not for the overly sensitive - Short Story: TSA New Employee Training.

http://one-mystake-at-a-tyme.blogspot.com/2010/11/tsa-new-employee-training-day-five.html

Warning: foul language, stereotyped characters, and a serious topic being made fun of. I wrote it a while ago but pulled it off my jump drive this morning.

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Post by: David Derrico on November 24, 2010, 07:44:16 PM
That's excellent, David! Well done, and thank you!

You're quite welcome, I'm glad you found it useful!
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Post by: Travis haselton on November 24, 2010, 08:56:47 PM
http://haseltonsword.blogspot.com/  just made another post but it is not even about books.
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Post by: DavidRM on November 26, 2010, 10:33:02 AM
How I Built The Summoning Fire (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1051)

An author's confession of an odd approach to storybuilding.

(http://www.gunsandmagic.com/images/2010/11/tj201011261220-1.jpg) (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1051)

-David
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Post by: harpwriter on November 26, 2010, 01:31:23 PM
http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2010/11/time-travel-and-mozart-with-author.html

(Interview with Brendan Carroll)
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Post by: Budo von Stahl on November 26, 2010, 02:19:41 PM
I've posted on mine recently, Moses, but have YOU posted on mine recently?  ;D ;D ;D

BTW, any authors (and readers!) here who use FB please send me a friend request so we can keep up with each others' updates!
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Post by: JMcGhee on November 26, 2010, 02:42:08 PM
Just posted on mine for the first time in forever. Well, since August, which really seems to be forever.  I need to start getting up to date with that--and coming up with some interesting things to blog about. =)
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Post by: Cathymw on November 26, 2010, 04:01:25 PM
I posted to our Zapstone (our publishing company) blog today, for the first time in a while.

Zapstone Gives Thanks. (http://zapstone.com/wordpress/2010/11/26/zapstone-gives-thanks/)
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Post by: Author Eyes on November 26, 2010, 04:07:05 PM
Guest blogger!!

I posted a Q&A from an up-and-coming writer, Linda Sienkiewicz. http://shelleystout.librifiles.com/
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Post by: LKRigel on November 26, 2010, 04:50:18 PM
I posted a recipe for the best chocolate shortbread cookies evah! (http://www.lkrigel.com/2010/11/chocolate-shortbread-cookies-omg/)
(http://www.saturacakes.com/hawaii/image.php?productid=16150)
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Post by: Peter Salisbury on November 27, 2010, 09:52:13 AM
I only just started my blog, so I've got a couple of recent posts and yesterday I added a page with a few of my favourite films listed (not necessarily in order). Hope you like them too!

http://petersalisburyauthor.blogspot.com (http://petersalisburyauthor.blogspot.com)

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Post by: The Oblong One on November 28, 2010, 08:17:45 AM
From a few days ago: No Bacon Was Harmed--Deep Frying A Turkey (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/11/27/no-bacon-was-harmed-deep-frying-a-turkey.html).
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Post by: Jon King on November 28, 2010, 09:29:04 AM
Going back to writing tiny bits of fiction after about a month away.

http://jonslineofsight.blogspot.com/2010/11/microfiction-112810-reunion.html
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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on November 28, 2010, 07:10:47 PM
I just posted about a night at the Opera House: http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2010/11/night-at-oamaru-opera-house.html (http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2010/11/night-at-oamaru-opera-house.html).
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Post by: HelenSmith on November 29, 2010, 06:15:58 AM
I posted about swimming, knitting, dancing and writing: http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on November 29, 2010, 09:05:35 AM
Happy CyberMonday.

I posted about seeking submissions for holiday flash fiction, encouraged people to gift ebooks and solved the case of the missing Ds in some phrases.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks for reading,
Karen
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Post by: harpwriter on November 29, 2010, 09:48:20 AM
My review of Brendan Carroll's Tempo Rubato: Stolen Time:
http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2010/11/tempo-rubato-by-brendan-carroll.html
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Post by: farrellclaire on November 29, 2010, 01:04:13 PM
I posted a Smashwords coupon code for a free copy of a novella.

http://claire-farrell.blogspot.com/2010/11/free-paranormal-novella.html

Too busy for much blogging lately.   :(
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Post by: daringnovelist on November 29, 2010, 01:10:02 PM
Just started a series of posts on the uses and abuses of tropes and archetypes - and creating anticipation out of expectations.

First post;  http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/11/what-makes-old-tropes-work.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/11/what-makes-old-tropes-work.html)

Camille
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Post by: Bards and Sages (Julie) on November 29, 2010, 01:43:05 PM
Some general snarkiness from yours truly about fake reviews, thin-skinned divas, and fake controversies in publishing.

Tales of the Sith Witch (http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2010/11/29/critical-thinking-or-deconstructing-a-fake-review-%e2%80%9cwar%e2%80%9d/)
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Post by: The Oblong One on November 29, 2010, 02:35:09 PM
How I was caught up in the WikiLeaks Scandal (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/11/29/wikileaks-nailed-me.html).
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Post by: theaatkinson on November 29, 2010, 04:53:05 PM
Some general snarkiness from yours truly about fake reviews, thin-skinned divas, and fake controversies in publishing.

Tales of the Sith Witch (http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2010/11/29/critical-thinking-or-deconstructing-a-fake-review-%e2%80%9cwar%e2%80%9d/)


YEA!!! Loved it!

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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on November 30, 2010, 03:57:56 AM
My celebration at reaching the 50k of words for NaNoWriMo, and my tips for being successful with NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo Success! (http://www.jasonga.com/nanowrimo-success-17.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: MegHarris on December 01, 2010, 05:54:11 AM
I blog about books and 78s:

http://ellenfisherjournal.blogspot.com/2010/12/of-books-and-78s.html
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Post by: karencantwell on December 01, 2010, 06:20:41 AM
I posted today on the funny blog, A MOOSE WALKED INTO A BAR.  Today's post: "All I Want for Christmas."
http://amoosewalkedintoabar.blogspot.com (http://amoosewalkedintoabar.blogspot.com)

Karen
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on December 01, 2010, 09:03:42 AM
I begin a series on punctuating dialogue today on Bibliophilic Blather.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks for reading,
Karen
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Post by: JennaAnderson on December 01, 2010, 10:19:08 AM

I've posted a short blog series where authors can give advice to new self-pubbing people. Feel free to stop by and leave a pointer or two. You can also add a book link or website URL to your signature.

Www.one-mystake-at-a-tyme.blogspot.com

Jenna
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Post by: DavidRM on December 01, 2010, 11:07:29 AM
I respond to a question from a friend of mine, telling him:

Vision First, Then Audience (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1080)

-David
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Post by: JennaAnderson on December 01, 2010, 11:11:42 AM
I respond to a question from a friend of mine, telling him:

Vision First, Then Audience (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1080)

-David

Great post. I wish I were better at #2 on your list.

Jenna
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Post by: The Oblong One on December 01, 2010, 12:25:26 PM
Some thoughts on what happens with a 'dead' genre. The Girl Who Kicked The Lonesome Dove (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/12/1/the-girl-who-kicked-the-lonesome-dove.html)
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Post by: DavidRM on December 01, 2010, 01:21:05 PM
Great post. I wish I were better at #2 on your list.

Jenna

Thanks! My personal struggle moves up and down the list... =)

-David
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Post by: JennaAnderson on December 01, 2010, 02:22:00 PM
Thanks! My personal struggle moves up and down the list... =)

-David

But if you finish a WIP it allows for other problems.  :D
No finished work = no problems and that is NOT good.
See, I'm on KB once again not working on any of my stories.
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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on December 01, 2010, 04:04:00 PM
I posted about Wordle, a really fun little site that you can paste a text document in (or point it to a web site), and it creates a picture of words based on how frequently you use them.

Wordle – Turn Your Novel Into A Picture (http://www.jasonga.com/wordle-turn-your-novel-into-a-picture-21.html)
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Post by: 4dprefect on December 02, 2010, 11:40:58 AM
An interview with me on E-marketing, E-books and E-vil:

http://www.brightideas-uk.com/marketing-in-chichester/evil-marketing/ (http://www.brightideas-uk.com/marketing-in-chichester/evil-marketing/)

Also a lil promotional competition we're running over on my blog:

http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/ (http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/)

where anyone can win a signed copy of my most recent Merlin novelisation.


SAF
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Post by: LCEvans on December 02, 2010, 12:24:31 PM
I Name Inanimate Objects

http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/

Also, there's a link at my blog to enter to win an autographed copy of We Interrupt This Date over at Goodreads.
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Post by: williammeikle on December 02, 2010, 12:26:17 PM
Posted about a change of publisher, and changed the template as I was bored with the other one

http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Cliff Ball on December 02, 2010, 01:21:38 PM
I have six versions of one cover I had done for me, and I'd like some opinions on what's the most eye catching....
http://cliff1974.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/vote-on-which-cover-works/

Thanks!
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Post by: Jon King on December 02, 2010, 05:38:02 PM
A little holiday cheer, from me!

http://jonslineofsight.blogspot.com/2010/12/6-inescapable-christmas-songs-that-make.html
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Post by: xandy3 on December 02, 2010, 09:21:23 PM
About writing in general, brainstorms and "aha!" moments.

http://klcrumley.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/flash-back-scenes-and-brainstorms/

 ;D
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Post by: daringnovelist on December 02, 2010, 11:05:52 PM
I continued my series on Tropes, Archetypes and Reader Expectations:

The other day was  about Turning Expectations into Anticipation: http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/11/turning-expectation-into-anticipation.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/11/turning-expectation-into-anticipation.html)

Today was How Tropes Can Trip You Up http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-tropes-can-trip-you-up-part-1.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-tropes-can-trip-you-up-part-1.html)

Camille

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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on December 03, 2010, 07:48:47 AM
Today is a sweet Old West Christmas story by Travis Haselton on Flash Fiction Fridays.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: DavidRM on December 03, 2010, 03:13:07 PM
One of the Reasons I Wrote The Girl Who Ran With Horses (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1085)

Sometimes, you just have to write SOMETHING DIFFERENT...

-David
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Post by: AnnetteL on December 03, 2010, 04:04:26 PM
What writers wish customers/readers knew when coming across an author signing books; a reader's guide to book signings:

http://blog.annettelyon.com/2010/11/readers-guide-to-book-signings.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: LCEvans on December 04, 2010, 07:55:54 AM
Very useful post, Annette. Thanks. Funny how invisible an author can feel at a book signing when people hurry by as if you've got the plague.
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Post by: zstopper on December 04, 2010, 01:22:32 PM
Posted Jersey Shore Writers Retreat a satirical article meant to express
some of the frustration over Snooki's book deal with S&S. It's the first post
to my new blog.

http://zombiestop.wordpress.com/
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Post by: M.S. Verish on December 05, 2010, 08:54:09 AM
Here's is Matthew's new blog: Gray Thursday (http://secramore.blogspot.com/2010/12/gray-thursday.html)
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Post by: daringnovelist on December 05, 2010, 09:16:12 AM
Just posted the goals for the next leg of my ongoing Novel Dare.

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/december-2010-dare-goals.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/december-2010-dare-goals.html)

Camille
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Post by: The Oblong One on December 05, 2010, 10:03:44 AM
A post today about Books I Treasure (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/12/5/treasured-books.html) and why.
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Post by: Mark Adair on December 05, 2010, 10:44:15 AM
After a few years of traditional my-life blogging, last year I began a serialzied novel blog. ZAP is the story of a pub owner, Scott MacDonald, whose quiet life takes a sharp left turn at crazy when an english gentlemen strolls into his bar and demands 25,000 pounds to protect Scotty's female employee from being ZAPped. I updated a few weeks ago. The story begins at http://markadairzap.blogspot.com/2009/05/chapter-1.html.
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on December 06, 2010, 08:10:26 AM
I posted a list of common misspellings on Editing for Grammarphobes.

Hope you stop by.

Thanks,
Karen
http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

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Post by: Debra L Martin on December 06, 2010, 08:15:57 AM
I am hosting bestselling author Victorine Lieske today in a Book Giveaway contest.  She is giving away a digital copy of her book, NOT WHAT SHE SEEMS.  It's easy to enter.  Just put your email in the comments section and click "follow this blog" if you're not already.  Everyone is eligible to win.  Here's the link:'
http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-giveaway-not-what-she-seems-by.html (http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-giveaway-not-what-she-seems-by.html)
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Post by: Aris Whittier on December 06, 2010, 09:35:29 AM
I blogged about Christmas Traditions in my family

http://awhittier.blogspot.com/
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Post by: 4dprefect on December 06, 2010, 09:48:36 AM
The first in our 12 Days Of Christmas Evil promotion.

On the First Day Of Christmas, Evil gave to me...

The Gang in a bunch of cartoons!

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-1/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-1/)

Early concept 'art' for the main characters in Evil UnLtd.

More good stuff to come over the next eleven days!

SAF
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Post by: harpwriter on December 06, 2010, 10:56:49 AM
A week off and look what I miss!

I posted Suzanne Tyrpak's guest post today about researching ancient Rome for her soon to be published novel Vestal Virgin.

http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2010/12/vestal-virgin-by-suzanne-tyrpak.html
http://bluebellstrilogy.com/blog/2010/12/vestal-virgin-by-suzanne-tyrpak/

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Post by: Sean Sweeney on December 06, 2010, 11:09:38 AM
I posted what I thought about the Nook Color last night.
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Post by: terryr on December 06, 2010, 03:04:07 PM
Well, the last post I made on mine was about my new short outdoor humor collection, No Turn Unstoned... No Bait Unhooked. (http://tmroy.teryvisions.com/ :D)

But the corker is that while I was doing laundry, Apple the Parrot found a file I had open in Photoshop and redesigned the cover for Cathy Wiley's Dead to Writes. Check out the Apple the Parrot Special Edition, and his sort of review, at his blog Psittacine on your Ass. (http://appletheparrot.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: theaatkinson on December 07, 2010, 04:10:37 AM
This thread goads me every morning and so I eventually give in and write something on my blog, and then I send up a prayer of thanks that the thread pops up and then promptly set aside my procrastination habits for another day revelling in the sense that I've been a good girl.

(pretty run on, but that's ok)

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Post by: 4dprefect on December 07, 2010, 06:35:15 AM
Next in our 12 Days Of Christmas Evil promotion.

On the Second Day Of Christmas, Evil gave to me...

Two paperbacks!

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-2/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-2/)

A prize draw for two signed paper copies of Evil UnLtd Vol 1, due out early next year.

More good stuff to come over the next ten days!

SAF
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Post by: jbh13md on December 07, 2010, 10:11:37 AM
In case you forgot, IFWU (Indie Fantasy Writers Unlimited) is still featuring authors and their indie fantasy books. Check it out! The index is growing and now represents more than a dozen books including several series: http://indiefantasywritersunlimited.blogspot.com/ (http://indiefantasywritersunlimited.blogspot.com/).

The indie fantasy community grows stronger and stronger! Thanks to everyone who has sent in submissions and is following the site. Authors, if you want to submit, check out the first post on the site archive for guidelines and then send your e-mail to hendricksj13@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you. Goblins, dragons, thieves of magic rings, chosen ones, and eternal champions are more than welcome!  :D :D :D   
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Post by: Blodwyn on December 07, 2010, 10:16:01 AM
I posted a review of Glenn Bullion's Demonspawn - my third review. http://elizabethswigar.wordpress.com/author/elizabethswigar/ (http://elizabethswigar.wordpress.com/author/elizabethswigar/)

Coming this weekend is Firefly Island.
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Post by: RachelHowzell on December 07, 2010, 10:32:26 AM
I posted an essay by novelist Sean Patrick Reardon and my own piece about writing about what you don't know with off-the-beaten-path reference sites for writers. Please stop by http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com).

Rachel

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6190wom47tL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BA52W6/?tag=kbpst-20)
The View from Here (http://www.amazon.com/The-View-from-Here-ebook/dp/B004BA52W6%3FSubscriptionId%3D191QQXMKQHK0QVM06SG2%26tag%3Dkbpst-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB004BA52W6)
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Post by: NoahMullette-Gillman on December 07, 2010, 10:59:26 AM
I just posted a short blog about the real locations in Sullivan County New York that I used as the backdrop for Luminous and Ominous.

https://sites.google.com/site/noahkmullettegillman/home/noah-s-blog/realplaces-
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Post by: daringnovelist on December 08, 2010, 12:09:16 AM
Posted more on my ongoing adventure in adapting a screenplay to fiction, as I begin to deal with a very cinematic scene:

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/dare-day-4-can-fiction-have-cinematic.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/dare-day-4-can-fiction-have-cinematic.html)

Camille
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Post by: farrellclaire on December 08, 2010, 06:57:35 AM
Posted about some of my favourite indie books this year.  Driving me mad because I know I'm forgetting some. 

http://claire-farrell.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-indie-picks-2010.html
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Post by: Bards and Sages (Julie) on December 08, 2010, 07:51:38 AM
Tag, you're it (or not) (http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2010/12/08/tag-youre-it-or-not/) A blog piece about tagging.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: harpwriter on December 08, 2010, 08:19:50 AM
About my writers' group's activities the past and coming weeks, with lots of pictures:

http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2010/12/night-writers-out-and-about.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Brendan Carroll on December 08, 2010, 08:24:05 AM
Posted at Blogspot yesterday and the strange thing was that I actually typed some it while asleep and had to edit it AFTER I posted it because I didn't realize I had typed words after falling asleep at the keyboard.  Weird!! And I never got the "A" in the right place.

http://redcrossofgold.blogspot.com/?zx=29848c4ba2444886 (http://redcrossofgold.blogspot.com/?zx=29848c4ba2444886)
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Post by: 4dprefect on December 08, 2010, 09:36:17 AM
Next in our 12 Days Of Christmas Evil promotion.

On the Third Day Of Christmas, Evil gave to me...

Three Daft Songs!

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-3/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-3/)

A trio of Evil Christmas Carols to get you all in the festive spirit. Sing along!

More good stuff to come over the next nine days!

SAF
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Post by: 4dprefect on December 09, 2010, 10:11:50 AM
Over on my author blog, we have bestselling author, Miranda Dickinson, guesting for an interview:


http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/2010/12/miranda-writes.html (http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/2010/12/miranda-writes.html)

She talks about her three-book deal with HarperCollins, the writing process and her latest book, Welcome To My World, which was released this November. Highly recommended.


SAF
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: 4dprefect on December 09, 2010, 03:12:19 PM
Next in our 12 Days Of Christmas Evil promotion.

On the Fourth Day Of Christmas, Evil gave to me...

4... dprefect sings!

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-4/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-4/)

Kindle In The Wind, The Video.

More good stuff to come over the next eight days!


(I'd say better late than never today, except once you've seen the video you'll say, no, never please. :) )

SAF
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Post by: NickSpalding on December 09, 2010, 03:23:00 PM
Spalding's Racket is still going strong folks.

Now 141 books and counting :)

Link in sig below.
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Post by: HelenSmith on December 09, 2010, 03:48:27 PM
I'm doing some giveaways on my blog starting tomorrow, 10 December: http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com)

Come and check it out.

Thanks
Helen
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on December 10, 2010, 08:40:36 AM
I am featuring another great holiday story for Flash Fiction Fridays. It's called "Mission Santa Claus," by Richard Bon.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks for reading,
Karen
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Post by: 4dprefect on December 10, 2010, 09:48:04 AM
Next in our 12 Days Of Christmas Evil promotion.

On the Fifth Day Of Christmas, Evil gave to me...

5 Gift Ideas!

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-5/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-5/)

Some super Christmas shopping ideas for everyone!

More good stuff to come over the next seven days!


SAF
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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on December 10, 2010, 06:02:10 PM
I posted about several contests and giveaways Kindleboard members are running. If anyone else has a contest/giveaway in progress, please feel free to mention it in the comments for the post and I'll add it to the body of the post.

http://www.jasonga.com/christmas-2010-giveaways-36.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: 4dprefect on December 11, 2010, 01:37:57 AM
Next in our 12 Days Of Christmas Evil promotion.

On the Sixth Day Of Christmas, Evil gave to me...

Six Minutes Reading!

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-6/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-6/)

Our first instalment of Evilnory, giving a reading of Evil UnLtd, with celebrity guest reader...

Stephen Hawking!

More good stuff to come over the next six days!


SAF
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Post by: theaatkinson on December 11, 2010, 09:06:42 AM
Not onlyI post to my blog, I learned how to import it into FB. great day for me; I feel so productive.
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Post by: 4dprefect on December 12, 2010, 03:45:47 AM
Next in our 12 Days Of Christmas Evil promotion.

On the Seventh Day Of Christmas, Evil gave to me...

Seven Mini Profiles!

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-7/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-7/)

Brief character profiles of all the main Evil players.


More good stuff to come over the next five days!


SAF
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: theaatkinson on December 12, 2010, 03:53:37 AM
Next in our 12 Days Of Christmas Evil promotion.

On the Seventh Day Of Christmas, Evil gave to me...

Seven Mini Profiles!

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-7/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-7/)

Brief character profiles of all the main Evil players.


More good stuff to come over the next five days!


SAF

awesome! I love these. what a unique idea
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Post by: LCEvans on December 12, 2010, 07:53:08 AM
Sample Sunday for Jobless Recovery

http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/
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Post by: The Oblong One on December 12, 2010, 09:15:20 AM
The Most Difficult Decision Of My Life (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/12/12/most-difficult-decision-of-my-life.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: par2323 on December 12, 2010, 09:34:23 AM
I post fairly regularly on my two blogs.  Today, on Subjective Soup I uploaded the prologue to my next cozy mystery for #SampleSunday on Twitter.  On my other blog Communication Exchange, I have a notice about a price drop in my cozy mystery "Sounds of Murder" and an essay about audio books.

Patricia Rockwell
http://subjectivesoup.blogspot.com
http://communicationexchange.blogspot.com

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kxCQHejaL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Sounds-Murder-Patricia-Rockwell/dp/0984479503%3FSubscriptionId%3D191QQXMKQHK0QVM06SG2%26tag%3Dkbpst-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0984479503)
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Post by: Cliff Ball on December 12, 2010, 11:24:04 AM
Sample Sunday - Chapter 4 of The Usurper (http://cliff1974.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/sample-sunday-chapter-4-of-the-usurper/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: HelenSmith on December 12, 2010, 11:26:53 AM
I'm doing some giveaways on my blog: 105 copies of 31 books by 18 authors. I am posting different books each day. Today readers can win copies of Portal, A Chance for Charity and Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: RachelHowzell on December 12, 2010, 12:19:36 PM
Why, yes! Thanks for asking. Please visit http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com) to read essays about the benefits of working while writing and from novelist D.E. Sievers.

Rachel
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6190wom47tL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BA52W6/?tag=kbpst-20)
The View from Here (http://www.amazon.com/The-View-from-Here-ebook/dp/B004BA52W6%3FSubscriptionId%3D191QQXMKQHK0QVM06SG2%26tag%3Dkbpst-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB004BA52W6)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: xandy3 on December 12, 2010, 01:17:07 PM
My two #SampleSunday contributions.  One excerpt from Wishful Thinking and my poem His Angel.

http://klcrumley.wordpress.com/
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Post by: DavidRM on December 12, 2010, 01:26:36 PM
Why I Choose to be an Indie Author (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1119)

-David
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: zstopper on December 12, 2010, 01:31:18 PM
More Jersey Shore Satire

http://www.zombiestop.wordpress.com (http://www.zombiestop.wordpress.com)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Scott Neumyer on December 12, 2010, 01:59:25 PM
Yup!

Just posted about all the giveaways currently going on for my book! :)
http://www.scottwrites.com/ (http://www.scottwrites.com/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Jon King on December 12, 2010, 04:22:11 PM
I posted a new piece of microfiction that I'm pretty excited about...lots of potential hiding there...

http://jonslineofsight.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Jason G. Anderson on December 13, 2010, 04:55:25 AM
I just posted my review of Lessons (and Other Morbid Drabbles) by Michael Crane.

Book Review: Lessons by Michael Crane (http://www.jasonga.com/book-review-lessons-by-michael-crane-38.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: 4dprefect on December 13, 2010, 09:55:28 AM
Next in our 12 Days Of Christmas Evil promotion.

On the Eighth Day Of Christmas, Evil gave to me...

Eight Colour Portraits!

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-8/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-8/)

All-new colour pics of the main characters in Evil UnLtd Vol 1.


More good stuff to come over the next four days!


SAF
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Post by: 4dprefect on December 13, 2010, 09:56:15 AM
awesome! I love these. what a unique idea

Thank you so much for saying so!

SAF
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Post by: harpwriter on December 13, 2010, 05:02:53 PM
I posted a feature and guest blog about time travel by Ian Weaver, and announced an amazon gift card giveaway from now until December 23. http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2010/12/weaving-magic.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Shayne Parkinson on December 14, 2010, 12:16:36 AM
Steampunk! http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2010/12/steampunk.html (http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2010/12/steampunk.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: 4dprefect on December 14, 2010, 05:22:30 AM
Next in our 12 Days Of Christmas Evil promotion.

On the Ninth Day Of Christmas, Evil gave to me...

Nine Dexterous Smiles!

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/twelve-days-of-christmas-9/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/twelve-days-of-christmas-9/)

Collecting together nine of the best smiles from main character, Dexter Snide, in order to see what that tells us about the fellow...


More good stuff to come over the next three days!

:)


SAF
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Post by: Debra L Martin on December 14, 2010, 05:38:08 AM
This week on Two Ends of the Pen http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/ (http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/) I am hosting a book giveaway for CAMEO THE ASSASSIN by Dawn McCullough White.  It's easy to enter, just leave your email in the comments section.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: FrankZubek on December 14, 2010, 06:52:54 AM
http://whatbrickwall.blogspot.com/

I'm in the middle of writing my stuff so while I have nothing much to say on writing, I have noticed that some people who follow my blog have kept looking at the few threads I posted on my love of movies. Especially the making of and behind the scenes type of stuff more than just reviewing a film.

So I have a few new things on my blog as long you aren't expecting alot of writing oriented material
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: 4dprefect on December 15, 2010, 01:22:56 AM
Next in our 12 Days Of Christmas Evil promotion.

On the Tenth Day Of Christmas, Evil gave to me...

Ten Ebook Coupons!

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/twelve-days-of-christmas-10/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/twelve-days-of-christmas-10/)

Lemme hear your Evil laughs!


More good stuff to come over the next two days!

:)


SAF
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Post by: karencantwell on December 15, 2010, 07:16:06 AM
Today I'm offering a Giveaway of Maria E. Schneider's newest book, Under Witch Moon.

http://fictionfordessert.blogspot.com/2010/12/giveaway-wednesday-under-witch-moon.html (http://fictionfordessert.blogspot.com/2010/12/giveaway-wednesday-under-witch-moon.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: RachelHowzell on December 15, 2010, 07:26:35 AM
Yes, yes, yes.

If you want to see what other writers want for Christmas, please pop on over at my blog, http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com. There are also two other new posts: the life of a chapter in my WIP and an essay about being in Submission Hell.

Rachel

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6190wom47tL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BA52W6/?tag=kbpst-20)
The View from Here (http://www.amazon.com/The-View-from-Here-ebook/dp/B004BA52W6%3FSubscriptionId%3D191QQXMKQHK0QVM06SG2%26tag%3Dkbpst-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB004BA52W6)
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Post by: JennaAnderson on December 15, 2010, 11:41:35 AM
Good one Rachel - submission hell. Been there, done that.

I am looking for some authors who may be willing to donate a copy of their book for a contest I am having.

Thanks for considering.

http://one-mystake-at-a-tyme.blogspot.com/2010/12/authors-im-looking-for-few-books-for.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on December 15, 2010, 12:15:31 PM
What's the one mistake that brings out the Grammar Grinch in you?

Follow the link and see mine.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: 4dprefect on December 15, 2010, 02:39:14 PM
BTW Have extended my current blog offer (Free Ebooks) to midnight (GMT)


http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/twelve-days-of-christmas-10/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/twelve-days-of-christmas-10/)

Limited numbers left, first come first served. Good luck and Happy Christmas!

SAF
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Post by: cherylktardif on December 15, 2010, 02:55:14 PM
Today I blogged about my interview by writer, director and producer David Wisehart  at:
http://cherylktardif.blogspot.com/2010/12/writer-director-and-producer-david.html (http://cherylktardif.blogspot.com/2010/12/writer-director-and-producer-david.html)

I also blogged about my $0.99 Kindle ebook sale featured on Kindle Nation Daily at:
http://cherylktardif.blogspot.com/2010/12/kindle-nation-daily-features-099-ebook.html (http://cherylktardif.blogspot.com/2010/12/kindle-nation-daily-features-099-ebook.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: kae on December 15, 2010, 03:22:17 PM
I often have posts dealing with language and word usage. Most recent entry concerns compound words?
Learn more at Get It Together (http://g-t-i-productions/2010/12/compound-wrods.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: 4dprefect on December 15, 2010, 04:27:58 PM
Next in our 12 Days Of Christmas Evil promotion.

On the Eleventh Day Of Christmas, Evil gave to me...

Eleven Evil Extras!

For a limited time only...

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-11/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/twelve-days-of-christmas-evil-11/)


Evil McNuggets.
Includes special preview of Evil Vol 2

More to come over the next, er, one day!

:)


SAF
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Post by: John Hartness on December 15, 2010, 07:49:11 PM
I began the multi-part trip report from my vacation last week in Las Vegas. Has nothing to do with writing, but there arer some funny stories. You know what they say - What happens in Vegas, ends up in a blog! Http://www.johnhartness.com
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on December 16, 2010, 07:12:41 AM
Sounds like fun, John.

Since today is Jane Austen's birthday, I re-posted the blog I wrote soon after I returned from my visit to her home in Chawton and her burial site.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

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Post by: LCEvans on December 16, 2010, 08:04:07 AM
The Little Book That Couldn't

http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/

Jobless Recovery
"Remember Modern Times and Grapes of Wrath - Jobless Recovery, An Updated Thriller" Yale R. Jaffe, Author of Advantage Disadvantage

It's fiction. I blogged about that.
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Post by: WestofMars on December 16, 2010, 08:19:49 AM
I put up something from the always-popular Roadie Poet (yep, he's exactly what you think he is). It's a tie-in to my Musical Hanukkah Celebration; this year, I'm donating part of my royalties this month to charity.

At any rate, stop in and get to know RP. He rules.

http://westofmars.com/2010/12/16/roadie-poet-handy/
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Post by: 4dprefect on December 16, 2010, 03:36:27 PM
Guest posting on the blog of the brilliant Paul Magrs:

http://paulmagrs.com/blogs/?p=1206
 (http://paulmagrs.com/blogs/?p=1206)
Talking about Doctor Who and the Genesis of Evil.

SAF
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: theaatkinson on December 16, 2010, 04:05:59 PM
yes. i have. yay me.

This evening I set up a 'taste test' contest. I still have to email one author to double check that it's ok to have her on my contest, but I don't think she'll mind.

http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com

I hope to make it a regular feature. If you check it out and like the idea and want to be included, just msg me
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Post by: xandy3 on December 16, 2010, 04:50:29 PM
When trolls attack!  http://wp.me/pIJeA-2e
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: 4dprefect on December 17, 2010, 05:24:18 AM
Next in our 12 Days Of Christmas Evil promotion.

On the Twelfth Day Of Christmas, Evil gave to me...

Twelve More Mins Reading!

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/twelve-days-of-christmas-12/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/twelve-days-of-christmas-12/)

We round off our Evilnory storytelling pre-Christmas with this continuation of Evil UnLtd Vol 1. Direct from my kitchen. :)


More good stuff to come in the New Year. But alas - sniff - our Twelve Days of Christmas Evil journey draws to a close today.

We hope you've enjoyed the (sleigh) ride. And here's to a Happy Christmas and a Great New Year to all of you!



SAF
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Post by: The Oblong One on December 17, 2010, 08:35:09 AM
Some thoughts on those in popular culture who have Gone Too Soon (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/12/17/gone-too-soon.html).
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Post by: NickSpalding on December 17, 2010, 09:15:54 AM
Afternoon folks,

Started a new feature on Spalding's Racket. Finally succumbed to the temptation to start blogging myself and here's the first post:

http://spaldings-racket.blogspot.com/2010/12/tao-of-spalding.html (http://spaldings-racket.blogspot.com/2010/12/tao-of-spalding.html)

Enjoy

Nick
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Post by: harpwriter on December 17, 2010, 12:14:13 PM
I posted very short post yesterday about the New Blog Hop, and what I like about book blogging, and a post today about being on Stacey Cochran's radio program tonight at 9 p.m. http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: chris.truscott on December 17, 2010, 11:49:30 PM
I try to post a little on the blog most days. Nothing too deep. On Friday I did "First Kindle Book I Read."
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/first-kindle-book-i-read.html

Generally I keep it light and quick. I give away chapters from my first book and only once have I really sat down and wrote something that required more than a few minutes of time. My goal is to keep the site fresh, but not allow it to become a time-suck -- taking away from my day-to-day writing.

Here's the giveaway page I update each Sunday and Wednesday:
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/stumbling-forward-free-samples.html

And here's one where I talk a little about the process. I'll do more things like this as time permits:
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/life-of-itstheir-own.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Judi Coltman on December 18, 2010, 07:00:32 AM
If an angel appeared before me and told me I would be carrying God's child (even though I am 49) - I think I would be up to it. . . with a few conditions.  Read on!
www.jcoltman.blogspot.com (http://www.jcoltman.blogspot.com)
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Post by: williammeikle on December 18, 2010, 10:04:02 AM
Why I wrote THE INVASION
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/12/why-i-wrote-invasion.html (http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/12/why-i-wrote-invasion.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: 4dprefect on December 18, 2010, 01:48:05 PM
And now for something completely different, as Monty Python used to say...

A charity Christmas single.

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/evil-unltd-charity-christmas-single/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/evil-unltd-charity-christmas-single/)


Please give generously.

SAF
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Post by: David Greene on December 18, 2010, 03:15:56 PM
On the occasion of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," I'd posted to my blog at Open Salon to acknowledge the work of author and Army veteran Edward C. Patterson, who started Operation eBook Drop, which provides free eBooks for service members around the world.

http://open.salon.com/blog/davidjgreene/2010/12/18/operation_ebook_drop
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: daringnovelist on December 18, 2010, 09:38:21 PM
I posted a Christmas.... er I mean a Cat-mas Carol for Sample Sunday.

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/cat-mas-carol-we-three-cats.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/cat-mas-carol-we-three-cats.html)

Camille
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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on December 18, 2010, 09:42:24 PM
How to make Elderflower Fizz :) http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2010/12/elderflower-fizz.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: chris.truscott on December 18, 2010, 10:36:43 PM
Just did as part of #samplesunday:

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/stumbling-forward-chapters-7-9.html

Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Gerald on December 19, 2010, 05:19:02 AM
I've just partaken in my first #SampleSunday, with a slightly reworked short from a couple of years ago http://geraldhornsby.wordpress.com/2010/12/19/sample-sunday/
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: farrellclaire on December 19, 2010, 10:28:52 AM
Posted about my new short story collection along with a free coupon code for Smashwords.

http://claire-farrell.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-short-story-collection-free-copy.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Spinneyhead on December 19, 2010, 11:00:21 AM
I post most days, but usually about stuff other than my writing.  Though today's posts do include one about Amazon.

http://www.spinneyhead.co.uk/ (http://www.spinneyhead.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: HelenSmith on December 19, 2010, 11:26:43 AM
Ian, I love those snow photos on your blog.

I have been giving away books all week (mine and other people's) but now it's back to the usual fare on my blog, which is sometimes about writing, sometimes about life in London, often about nothing much at all. Today I posted about my plans to stay in and write while London freezes.

http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com)
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Post by: harpwriter on December 19, 2010, 11:55:52 AM
I just posted Steven Hawk's article about writing time travel fiction! http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com
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Post by: xandy3 on December 19, 2010, 01:19:17 PM
My short story Karma which, of course, is my contribution to #SampleSunday! :)

http://wp.me/pIJeA-2l
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Post by: Cliff Ball on December 19, 2010, 02:04:54 PM
I did my Sample Sunday post, which is just a re-post from last week, but, this time with links included: http://cliff1974.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/sample-sunday-chapter-4-of-the-usurper/
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Post by: Linda Acaster on December 19, 2010, 02:26:42 PM
I've done a #SampleSunday post today http://lindaacaster.blogspot.com/2010/12/samplesunday-2-torc-of-moonlight-se.html (http://lindaacaster.blogspot.com/2010/12/samplesunday-2-torc-of-moonlight-se.html), and revamped my header (!) It is a test for making a banner for Kindleboards.

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Post by: LCEvans on December 19, 2010, 02:27:13 PM
For Sample Sunday I used We Interrupt This Date.

The post is called: I Can Take a Hint

http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/
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Post by: xandy3 on December 19, 2010, 03:27:15 PM
 a special memorial post for a friend that passed away recently :(
http://wp.me/pIJeA-2o
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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on December 19, 2010, 06:37:51 PM
My goal for taking part in A Round of Words in 80 Days, round #1.

http://www.jasonga.com/a-round-of-words-in-80-days-41.html
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Post by: TiffanyTurner on December 19, 2010, 08:45:27 PM
I just blogged about the Holiday culture and our need to believe at this time of year. I think I've been watching too many Christmas specials.  ;D
http://open.salon.com/blog/tiffany_turner/2010/12/19/our_need_to_believe
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Post by: RachelHowzell on December 20, 2010, 08:16:05 AM
I posted an essay about writing by Steve Emmett on my blog Writing in my Car (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com)).

Come on by!

Rachel
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Post by: daringnovelist on December 22, 2010, 11:05:22 AM
I just did a series of posts about ebook pricing.  (I was probably a little hard on the low end pricing, but if you read the whole thing, I settle in just above the lower end.)

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/about-ebook-prices-part-1.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/about-ebook-prices-part-1.html)
http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/about-ebook-prices-part-2.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/about-ebook-prices-part-2.html)
http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/about-ebook-prices-part-3.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/about-ebook-prices-part-3.html)

I'll probably do a fourth one in the series about pricing in terms of genre and branding, and other strategies.

Camille
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Post by: The Oblong One on December 22, 2010, 06:46:59 PM
My Imaginary Writer Boot Camp (http://www.rynedouglaspearson.com/stuff/2010/12/22/my-imaginary-writer-boot-camp.html).
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Post by: WestofMars on December 22, 2010, 07:54:29 PM
A friend featured Trevor's Song in her Tuesday Teaser, and some of the comments that were left intrigued me. So, I wrote about them.

http://westofmars.com/2010/12/22/susans-inside-writing-tease/
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Post by: LCEvans on December 23, 2010, 06:57:49 AM
Surprise!

http://amoosewalkedintoabar.blogspot.com/

If you are a follower of the Moose blog, please go here. Then send in your email for your surprise gift.
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Post by: LCEvans on December 23, 2010, 06:58:37 AM
The Adventures of Green Camo

http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/
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Post by: williammeikle on December 23, 2010, 08:47:57 AM
Why I wrote THE VALLEY
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/12/why-i-wrote-valley.html (http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2010/12/why-i-wrote-valley.html)
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Post by: Sean Sweeney on December 23, 2010, 08:57:05 AM
Just posted this: http://johnfitchv.livejournal.com/28687.html
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Post by: Bards and Sages (Julie) on December 23, 2010, 11:26:44 AM
http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2010/12/23/happy-e-mails-for-a-change/ (http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2010/12/23/happy-e-mails-for-a-change/)

With all of my ranting about the psychos I deal with on a regular basis, it was really nice to open up my inbox today to some wonderful news and messages.  I was almost in tears over one in particular.
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Post by: Mark Adair on December 23, 2010, 01:25:23 PM
Added a short blog entry entitled "Ornamental Chaos" on my On the Way blog - http://markadairblog.blogspot.com.

Cheers,

Mark
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Post by: 4dprefect on December 24, 2010, 03:16:34 AM
Wrote a charity Christmas single:

http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/evil-unltd-charity-christmas-single/ (http://4devil.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/evil-unltd-charity-christmas-single/)


And posted a Christmas cartoon:

http://4dprefect.wordpress.com/
 (http://4dprefect.wordpress.com/)

Enjoy! And have yourselves a Merry Little Christmas... and a Stonking Great Big Happy New Year. :)

SAF
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Post by: harpwriter on December 24, 2010, 10:17:04 AM
I've posted a couple of guest blogs, by Sandra Edwards on time travel, and by Paul Clayton on researching historical fiction.  http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com
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Post by: terryr on December 24, 2010, 12:19:14 PM
Yesterday, I gave some thoughts on typography being the most important element of a cover at my blog: http://tmroy.teryvisions.com

Funny (and sad) how the element that makes or breaks a cover, is one of the most effective, and also one of the least expensive components (everyone has a font that can be made to work), is so often disregarded.
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Post by: xandy3 on December 24, 2010, 06:49:22 PM
Merry Christmas/year end post

http://klcrumley.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/merry-christmas/

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Post by: theaatkinson on December 26, 2010, 06:44:46 AM
I posted the winner of my taste test. Dawn Judd's novel reining in got gifted to a reader.

thanks for letting us post and for the great reminder when we log in.

t
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Post by: WestofMars on December 26, 2010, 07:01:49 AM
I posted the last of my Musical Hanukkah Celebration pieces. Springer the hapless fan gets a confidence boost.

http://westofmars.com/2010/12/26/springer-fiction-roadie/
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Post by: LCEvans on December 26, 2010, 08:35:16 AM
I posted Jobless Recovery for @SampleSunday  I've made some changes to my cover so people will realize it's fiction. The new cover isn't up yet--you know it can take a few days.

Linda
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Post by: lisamaliga on December 26, 2010, 09:42:20 AM
Yes, I now post every Monday and Thursday. Monday's blog goes back to being humorous again.
http://leavingnadir.blogspot.com/ (http://leavingnadir.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: xandy3 on December 26, 2010, 12:21:48 PM
My #SampleSunday contribution for the week:  A sneak peek at my work in progress Charmed Lives.

http://wp.me/pIJeA-2s
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Post by: chris.truscott on December 26, 2010, 01:17:31 PM
I went with #samplesunday today.

Stuff I like on #samplesunday
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/stuff-i-like-on-samplesunday.html

Stumbling Forward: Chapters 13-15
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/stumbling-forward-chapters-13-15.html
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Post by: John Hartness on December 27, 2010, 12:17:00 PM
Yes, but it was the depressing Christmas tale of my brother's house burning to the ground on Christmas Eve. Made for a muted holiday celebration, to say the least.

http://johnhartness.com/2010/12/26/this-is-not-the-christmas-recap-i-thought-id-be-posting/ (http://johnhartness.com/2010/12/26/this-is-not-the-christmas-recap-i-thought-id-be-posting/)
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Post by: RachelHowzell on December 27, 2010, 02:23:27 PM
Yes, I did post: there's an essay from novelist Thea Atkinson and a post from me about writing sympathetic villains. Please visit http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com. (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com.)

Rachel
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Post by: Jon King on December 28, 2010, 06:32:57 AM
A look at seemingly insignificant movie lines that actually make their movies better.

http://jonslineofsight.blogspot.com/2010/12/5-one-off-lines-that-make-movies-better.html
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Post by: ClickNextPage on December 28, 2010, 07:01:36 AM
Tooting my horn about an interview on Syria Says.

http://mariemcc.wordpress.com/ (http://mariemcc.wordpress.com/)

http://ghanatravels.wordpress.com/ (http://ghanatravels.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: chris.truscott on December 28, 2010, 10:22:24 PM
My Wednesday sample:

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/stumbling-forward-chapters-16-18.html
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Post by: theaatkinson on December 29, 2010, 06:16:26 AM
Yes, I did post: there's an essay from novelist Thea Atkinson and a post from me about writing sympathetic villains. Please visit http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com. (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com.)

Rachel

I like this. I didn't realize you were on here, Rachel. Many thanks for posting me.
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Post by: KerylR on December 29, 2010, 06:32:09 AM
Indie Book Review post up yesterday.  topublishornotto.blogspot.com (http://topublishornotto.blogspot.com)

Interview with MeiLin Miranda sometime today. 
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Post by: LCEvans on December 29, 2010, 06:49:23 AM
Leigh McRae Has Body-Discovery Experience

http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/
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Post by: kae on December 29, 2010, 06:57:03 AM
The Get It Together Productions blog has the third of a series (http://g-i-t-productions.blogspot.com/2010/12/good-start-for-2011-3.html) "Good Start for 2011". Some interesting tips that authors here can hopefully add to.
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Post by: RachelHowzell on December 29, 2010, 09:19:27 AM
I posted new excerpts from The View from Here on my blog as well as a post on my Wacky Wednesdays interview with Phillip Thomas Duck. Please stop on by: http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com. (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com.)
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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on December 29, 2010, 02:34:45 PM
I nailed down my goals for round one of Round of Words in 80 Days.

http://www.jasonga.com/row80-my-round-one-goals-updated-59.html
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Post by: chris.truscott on December 30, 2010, 03:39:41 PM
Review for "Uncivil Liberties."

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/gordon-ryan-is-producing-great-series.html
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Post by: David Derrico on December 31, 2010, 04:47:23 PM
I just posted a big "2010 Year In Review" post, where I tried to cover all the developments in e-books, e-readers, publishing, and writing over the past year. Lots of links to other posts with more info on all the different topics I mention as well. I hope you like it!

http://www.davidderrico.com/2010-year-in-review/
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Post by: rudykerkhoven on December 31, 2010, 05:47:34 PM
I posted a graph detailing the sales of my first book, "The Adventures of Whatley Tupper," since being released in August...

http://kerkhoven.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/whatley-in-2010/

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Post by: daringnovelist on December 31, 2010, 09:38:30 PM
Given the changes that happened in 2010, and what seems to be up for 2011, I riffed on the very first lines spoken in a movie: "You ain't heard nuthin' yet!"

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/publishing-2011-you-aint-heard-nuthin.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2010/12/publishing-2011-you-aint-heard-nuthin.html)

Camille
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Post by: FrankZubek on January 01, 2011, 04:25:08 AM
http://whatbrickwall.blogspot.com/

I put up two excerpted short stories from a collection I'm offering for free to anyone who e-mails me their email address (details on blog)   The two stories will stay up all of January in an effort to drum up business for my two Crowell books

To which: I also have links for on the blog


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Post by: Saffina Desforges on January 01, 2011, 04:36:15 AM
Mine's quite simple really...

http://sapphicscribe.wordpress.com/

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Post by: 4dprefect on January 01, 2011, 08:42:12 AM
Absolutely nothing to do with writing, this one, but just looking back on one of my personal highlights from 2010. Shakira warming up a wintry London at the 02 in December.

http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/2011/01/snowkira.html (http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/2011/01/snowkira.html)

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and may 2011 be full of lots of similar highlights for you all!

SAF
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Post by: WestofMars on January 01, 2011, 08:50:30 AM
My look back at what I read in 2010.

http://westofmars.com/2011/01/01/susans-book-talk-2010-in-review/
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Post by: theaatkinson on January 01, 2011, 12:06:52 PM
I posted the January taste test on the Rate me some page of my blog. Voters welcome

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Post by: WestofMars on January 01, 2011, 01:20:07 PM
I posted the January taste test on the Rate me some page of my blog. Voters welcome



Link, Thea! Link!

And can I encourage everyone to vote for the one about that Trevor dude????  ;D  (We totally need a smiley with a halo...)
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Post by: M.S. Verish on January 01, 2011, 02:21:05 PM
Stefanie has a new post for the New Year. Enjoy!

A New Year, A new Story (http://secramore.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-year-new-story.html)
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Post by: Sean Sweeney on January 01, 2011, 05:00:42 PM
Just posted a new blog regarding "Pay for The Mastermind, or DL it for free"

http://johnfitchv.livejournal.com/29300.html (http://johnfitchv.livejournal.com/29300.html)
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 01, 2011, 10:56:01 PM
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/stumbling-forward-chapters-19-21.html

#samplesunday -- love it!
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Post by: xandy3 on January 02, 2011, 02:02:11 PM
My #SampleSunday contribution:

Page 99 of Wishful Thinking
http://klcrumley.wordpress.com/2011/01/02/samplesunday-page-99-of-wishful-thinking/
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Post by: LCEvans on January 02, 2011, 02:07:17 PM
#Sample Sunday  http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 03, 2011, 12:07:39 AM
Lived up to the Hype (Fifth Avenue review)
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/lived-up-to-hype.html

What I Read on Kindle (reading list updated)
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/what-i-read-on-kindle.html

Stumbling Forward: A Few Chapters at a Time (samples of my novel)
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/stumbling-forward-free-samples.html
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Post by: Free books for Kindle on January 03, 2011, 12:25:31 AM
Posted a giveaway of J.M. Pierce's book, Failing Test, as well an interview with J.M.

http://ereader-freebies.blogspot.com/2011/01/kindle-book-giveaway-3-copies-of.html
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 03, 2011, 09:05:27 AM
Bibliophilic Blather is up and running after taking a few weeks off for holiday merriment.

Today's topic: Outlining the new year.

Submissions are open for new Flash Fiction Friday contributions. Can you write a story in 500 words or less? January's theme is Anything Goes! There is romance in the air for February, as we focus on the month of love.

Please see Bibliophilic Blather for details.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)


As always, thanks for reading.

Karen
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Post by: williammeikle on January 03, 2011, 02:58:03 PM
A guest blog - A Conversation with Harry Shannon By Joe McKinney (http://"http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/01/conversation-with-harry-shannon-by-joe.html")
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Post by: Cliff Ball on January 03, 2011, 03:01:00 PM
http://cliff1974.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/moment-with-mystee-interview/

This was an interview I did with a blogger whose site is A Moment with Mystee.
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Post by: brianspaeth on January 03, 2011, 03:41:35 PM
I blog pretty much every week day (http://brian23.com) - it helps that my blog has absolutely no agenda or main topic. lol
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Post by: RachelHowzell on January 04, 2011, 08:08:05 AM
Today, I posted an essay by Deborah Brodie about inspiration and how it guides her writing. Please visit me at http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com)

Rachel
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Post by: Cathymw on January 04, 2011, 11:42:00 AM
My New Year's resolution is more blogging.

In today's posting, I blog about my visit to Baltimore City (http://cathyreality.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/visiting-the-homicide-department/) police department's homicide division.  (And no, I wasn't arrested).
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 04, 2011, 11:44:59 AM
Looks Like Another Good One
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/looks-like-another-good-one.html
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Post by: John Hartness on January 04, 2011, 11:57:05 AM
I whined about how much my legs hurt after starting my exercise regimen for the new year, and started a Kindle 3 giveaway! http://johnhartness.com (http://johnhartness.com)
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Post by: iamstoryteller on January 04, 2011, 12:17:06 PM
Posted a bunch of stuff over Christmas that was rather off-topic and more personal than usual: http://www.storytellerauthor.com/author-blog.html

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Post by: Joel Arnold on January 04, 2011, 02:31:21 PM
A post about the genesis of one of my novels - and why persistence is important:

http://joelarnold.livejournal.com/64355.html (http://joelarnold.livejournal.com/64355.html)
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Post by: R. Doug on January 04, 2011, 03:21:28 PM
Okay.  I finally did.  Started a blog.

Now what do I do with it?  http://rdougwicker.com/ (http://rdougwicker.com/)
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Post by: RachelHowzell on January 04, 2011, 07:19:04 PM
I was inspired to add a new feature to my blog: You Can't Make This Stuff Up. Real stories that are strange and shocking. Stories that fly beneath the radar....

The first story up: the politician in the Philippines who was assassinated -- and caught the murderer on camera moments before his death.

http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com).
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Post by: daringnovelist on January 04, 2011, 09:46:56 PM
I just posted about marketing, and why books are not commodities -- they're pastrami sandwiches!

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/books-are-not-commodities-theyre.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/books-are-not-commodities-theyre.html)

Camille
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Post by: daringnovelist on January 04, 2011, 09:49:19 PM
Okay.  I finally did.  Started a blog.

Now what do I do with it?  http://rdougwicker.com/ (http://rdougwicker.com/)

Very nice, R. Doug.  And you know, you have some wonderful material for postings in all the travel elements.  Talk about the real locations, and post pictures.  (Also about how small things there may have inspired elements of your novels.)

Camille
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 04, 2011, 10:08:24 PM
Always posting.  ;D

Stumbling Forward: Chapters 22-24

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/stumbling-forward-chapters-22-24_05.html
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Post by: williammeikle on January 05, 2011, 04:37:40 AM
The first stagger on my Blog Crawl takes me to a favorite old haunt over at THE OCCULT DETECTIVE, so pull up an armchair, fill your glass and light your pipe, for I have a tale to tell.

http://authorbobfreeman.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/meet-carnacki-ghostfinder-by-william-meikle
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Post by: williammeikle on January 05, 2011, 07:45:09 AM
And staggering on, some musings of an old fart over at a new favorite haunt
http://simonmarshalljones.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/guest-blogwillie-meikle/
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Post by: R. Doug on January 05, 2011, 08:40:09 AM
Thanks, Camille.  That's a great idea.  I may jot something down and post it today.
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 05, 2011, 10:20:52 AM
I posted on "Apostrophes Gone Wild" today on "Editing for Grammarphobes."

Check it out, if you would like, at:

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: LCEvans on January 05, 2011, 10:25:21 AM
Oh, yes, I've been busy blogging:  Who Says Summer Camp Has to be Boring?  http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/

And now Jobless Recovery has its very own blog:  Dave Can't Manage on a Moneyless Paycheck   http://joblessrecoverynews.blogspot.com/
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Post by: iamstoryteller on January 05, 2011, 03:13:35 PM
I just posted about marketing, and why books are not commodities -- they're pastrami sandwiches!

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/books-are-not-commodities-theyre.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/books-are-not-commodities-theyre.html)

Camille

I posted earlier and it went into cyber space. No doubt it was a masterpiece too, LOL.

Camille, your blog was fabulous. Where oh where oh where would one find such a thoughtful and entertaining post except from a true Artisan. I took the liberty of sending the link to two friends, one an author the other trying to make a living from blogging.

Doug your website looks great! That's a terrific start. I agree with Camille, blog about your travels, with great pix.

Willie, I plan to pull out the old armchair... just as soon as I get this darn pipe lit.

Keep up the good work everyone!

Sharon
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Post by: R. Doug on January 05, 2011, 04:06:37 PM
Thank you so much, Sharon.  Very kind of you.

And to everyone:  I posted today my first true, post-introductory entry into the blog.  In the words on my Facebook Fan Page: 
Quote
New entry in my blog. Drop by with a cup of coffee for a hair-raising yet true tale of government ineptitude that will endanger you for a decade to come.

http://rdougwicker.com/ (http://rdougwicker.com/)

Yeah . . . I got a bit carried away.  So sue me.  It needed to be said.
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 06, 2011, 04:51:29 AM
Congratulations, R.Doug, and welcome to the blogging world.

Camille, great post. It helped me to remember why I am a writer. I left a comment.
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Post by: Judi Coltman on January 06, 2011, 05:58:55 AM
I just posted to my blog about the Book Giveaway Contest I held.  In it, I explain the lengthy process of how winners were chosen and announce who they are.  One winner is even a frequent contributor here!  www.jcoltman.blogspot.com (http://www.jcoltma.blogspot.com)
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Post by: williammeikle on January 06, 2011, 06:49:26 AM
My blog crawl is well underway, hitting spots more at less at random across this interwebz thingy

5th JAN: Bob Freeman: Carnacki: Ghostfinder 
http://authorbobfreeman.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/meet-carnacki-ghostfinder-by-william-meikle

5th JAN: Simon Marshall Jones: Musings of an old fart
http://simonmarshalljones.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/guest-blogwillie-meikle/

6th JAN: Keith Blackmore: WHY I CREATED AUGUSTUS SETON
http://keithcblackmore.com/guest-blogger-author-william-meikle/

6th JAN - Sarah Barnard: WHY I WROTE CRUSTACEANS
http://www.sarahbarnard.co.uk/blog/2011/01/06/why-willie-meikle-wrote-crustaceans/
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Post by: R. Doug on January 06, 2011, 08:57:09 AM
Thanks, Karen.

I'm really surprised at how these things take off.  Two hits on Monday, 10 on Tuesday, 61 yesterday, and fourteen so far this morning.

Hasn't increased my sales figures as of yet, however.
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Post by: HelenSmith on January 06, 2011, 09:17:27 AM
How to write a bestseller: http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com (http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 06, 2011, 09:49:41 AM
Thanks, Karen.

I'm really surprised at how these things take off.  Two hits on Monday, 10 on Tuesday, 61 yesterday, and fourteen so far this morning.

Hasn't increased my sales figures as of yet, however.

It might take awhile, but the more material you put out there, the more name recognition you will begin to receive. The sales will follow. Enjoy the journey.
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Post by: brianspaeth on January 06, 2011, 12:04:13 PM
Consistent posting is the most important thing. Don't get hung up on every post being gold, because they won't be. I'm not saying write crap just to have something out, but it's far more important that people get in the habit of expecting something from your blog on a given interval (be it daily or whenever).

Once they start to feel the familiarity of your writing voice, they come to find some value even in those posts you may not be in love with.
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Post by: williammeikle on January 06, 2011, 12:08:06 PM
Guesting on John Hartness' blog with my favorite short story collections
http://johnhartness.com/2011/01/06/guest-post-william-meikle-short-story-collections/
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Post by: zstopper on January 06, 2011, 12:10:55 PM
I'm celebrating the release of twit-lit author Snooki's novel, Shore Thing, with
a spoof called Jersey Shore Book Tours at:

http://zombiestop.wordpress.com

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Post by: John Hartness on January 06, 2011, 12:24:07 PM
Guesting on John Hartness' blog with my favorite short story collections
http://johnhartness.com/2011/01/06/guest-post-william-meikle-short-story-collections/


Heh, was just coming over here to say that I haven't posted today, but William has a guest post up! Too slow again, man I gotta get this exercise regimen going so I can speed up.  ;D
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Post by: R. Doug on January 06, 2011, 01:57:11 PM
Thanks for the tips, everyone.  Right now I'm planning new entries on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
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Post by: kae on January 06, 2011, 02:53:36 PM
I just posted about marketing, and why books are not commodities -- they're pastrami sandwiches!

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/books-are-not-commodities-theyre.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/books-are-not-commodities-theyre.html)

Camille

Great post, Camile. I can see why it's being linked to by many. Thanks.
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Post by: daringnovelist on January 06, 2011, 04:12:22 PM
Thanks, Sharon, Karen and Kai --

What's interesting is that I'm not only getting a lot of writer hits, but I'm getting a bunch of hits from Zingerman's themselves.  (At first mostly the same IP, but different computers.  Now it's people from all around that region clicking from the Zingerman's mailserver.)

And then today I blogged some tips on proofreading yourself.  (Tonight, I'll probably say something about writing 1000 words a day.)

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/

Camille
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Post by: FrankZubek on January 06, 2011, 04:33:00 PM
I just posted the 99 cent book link so if anyone from around the world drops by my blog this week- maybe they'll explore it and catch your book!

http://whatbrickwall.blogspot.com/
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Post by: theaatkinson on January 06, 2011, 06:22:20 PM
Link, Thea! Link!

And can I encourage everyone to vote for the one about that Trevor dude????  ;D  (We totally need a smiley with a halo...)

It does seem to be getting a lot of votes!

hmm. link


http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com/rate-me-some/
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 07, 2011, 07:33:18 AM
Flash Fiction Fridays is up on Bibliophilic Blather. Today, a noir piece by Jeanette Fratto.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)


Thanks for reading,
Karen
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Post by: JennaAnderson on January 07, 2011, 09:13:19 AM

Do you have writing goals for the weekend? Swing on by and leave them on my blog. I am encouraging writers to come up with a prize if they meet their goal. What will you reward yourself with?

Read what I will buy if I hit 6000 words by Sunday at 5:00 pm. I've already written 1100 words sooo.... yippeee! I'm on my way.

http://one-mystake-at-a-tyme.blogspot.com/2011/01/goals-and-incentives-what-are-yours.html
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Post by: williammeikle on January 07, 2011, 10:50:18 AM
My latest wanderings have taken me to the blog of David Wood, thriller author, for some musings about cliche in crime fiction

http://davidwoodonline.blogspot.com/2011/01/guest-post-ten-crime-cliches-to-avoid.html

Remember, if you post a comment on this post between now and the end of February you'll be entered in a draw to win a free Kindle loaded with all the books I have published with Generation Next Publications
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Post by: bobavey on January 07, 2011, 10:54:03 AM
I'm trying to get my computer friend to help me set up a new website that has blog capabilities.
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Post by: WestofMars on January 07, 2011, 11:21:10 AM
It does seem to be getting a lot of votes!

hmm. link


http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com/rate-me-some/

I can have a big mouth when I want to.  ;D

Also, my Friday Flash is up, so come on by and meet Trevor for yourself. This isn't his finest form, but it's him being complex. Which people often think Trevor isn't.

http://westofmars.com/2011/01/07/shapeshifter-fiction-signs-of-the-apocalypse/
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Post by: williammeikle on January 07, 2011, 12:44:26 PM
Time for a swift shandy with my mate Stuart Neild, where I expound on the Origins of the Midnight Eye, Derek Adams
http://stuartneild.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/guest-blog-from-william-meikle/
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 07, 2011, 01:03:35 PM
$4 Shopping Spree in Amazon Kindle Store
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/4-shopping-spree-in-amazon-kindle-store.html

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Post by: Victorine on January 07, 2011, 01:10:56 PM
I just posted my sales numbers, and what it earned me.  I think people trying to decide if self-publishing is for them need to know the potential.

http://victorinewrites.blogspot.com/2011/01/december-sales-numbers.html

Vicki
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Post by: R. Doug on January 07, 2011, 02:19:42 PM
Friday's blog entry is titled:  eReaders Are NOT The Future

http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/07/ereaders-are-not-the-future/ (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/07/ereaders-are-not-the-future/)
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 07, 2011, 06:06:07 PM
False Refuge: A Great Story That Someone Needed to Tell
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/false-refuge-great-story-that-someone.html
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Post by: Jon King on January 08, 2011, 09:13:07 AM
My review of William Meikle's Eldren: The Book of the Dark.

http://jonslineofsight.blogspot.com/2011/01/book-review-of-eldren-book-of-dark.html
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Post by: LCEvans on January 08, 2011, 09:40:22 AM
Laughs and Fun: A Kindle Bargain  http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/

I review Barbara Silkstone's The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three Quarters. Alice is going on sale soon for a bargain price.

and:

Would You Dance For Chippendale's?  http://joblessrecoverynews.blogspot.com/

Joe Tremaine, a lead character from my novel Jobless Recovery, guest posts and asks readers a tough question and invites comments.
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Post by: williammeikle on January 08, 2011, 10:55:37 AM
Today's blog crawl stop is at Kindle In The Wind, with some love for THE INVASION

http://kindleinthewind.blogspot.com/2011/01/title-invasion-author-william-meikle.html
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Post by: Judi Coltman on January 08, 2011, 12:20:03 PM
I'm not proud of this, by any means, but I just posted part 1 of The $2000 Fish - in which I wreck my car to save a Betta with a bad comb over condition.
http://jcoltman.blogspot.com/2011/01/2000-fish-part-1.html
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Post by: Mark Adair on January 08, 2011, 01:16:24 PM
I just posted my sales numbers, and what it earned me.  I think people trying to decide if self-publishing is for them need to know the potential.

http://victorinewrites.blogspot.com/2011/01/december-sales-numbers.html

Vicki

Thanks Vicki. Very helpful, as usual. Sure seems like .99 is the sweet spot for indie published novels. Who'd a thought 5 years ago we'd be buying books for .99! And that an author could actually make a living of sorts off of it!

Cheers,

Mark
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Post by: Mark Adair on January 08, 2011, 01:18:00 PM
Just posted a new entry to my On the Way blog - 2010 in the Rearview Mirror.

Mark
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Post by: Cliff Ball on January 08, 2011, 01:19:21 PM
An Interview,  done by Syria Says, of the antagonist in my novel, The Usurper, which I copied and pasted from Syria Says
http://cliff1974.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/character-interview-from-the-usurper/
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Post by: Learnmegood on January 08, 2011, 04:37:04 PM
Today's post is a blog tour stop for Debra Martin and her Crystal Facade. Earlier in the week, I wrote a pretty funny post about how the new HVAC unit in my classroom nearly killed me.

http://www.learnmegood.com

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Post by: Iwritelotsofbooks on January 08, 2011, 04:48:37 PM
I just started a new blog called Work Confessions.  It's meant to provide juicy insights and other insider info on various professions.

http://workplaceconfessions.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Gerald on January 08, 2011, 05:42:53 PM
I've just posted my #SampleSunday for today. It's a 680 word piece of flash fiction, together with some 5 X 5 efforts (five sentences, each of 5 words).

Hope you like them.
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Post by: williammeikle on January 09, 2011, 09:21:18 AM
The Origins of THE MIDNIGHT EYE
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/01/origins-of-derek-adams-midnight-eye.html
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Post by: R. Doug on January 09, 2011, 06:15:13 PM
Special Sunday Blog Announcement (and, yeah, I'm, like, REALLY excited):  http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/09/its-not-a-blog-day-but/ (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/09/its-not-a-blog-day-but/)
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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on January 09, 2011, 06:57:36 PM
I just posted a review of Dark and Darker by Ryne Douglas Pearson.

http://www.jasonga.com/book-review-dark-and-darker-74.html
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Post by: Carolyn Kephart on January 09, 2011, 08:53:00 PM
I haven't blogged since November, but finally managed a post today about one of my favorite films, Jean Cocteau's 1946 La Belle et La Bête.

CK

Wysardessence: A Fantasist's Reality at http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/ (http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: williammeikle on January 10, 2011, 06:20:54 AM
Looking in on Jon Merz today to discuss vampires http://jonfmerz.net/2011/01/10/guest...willie-meikle/

If you post a comment on this post between now and the end of February you'll be entered in a draw to win a free Kindle loaded with all the books I have published with Generation Next Publications
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 10, 2011, 08:16:02 AM
Do you have some words that look wrong, even after spellchecker assures you they are correct?

I write about some today on "Editing for Grammarphobes."


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: williammeikle on January 10, 2011, 08:46:56 AM
Our own Tracy Falbe is kindly hosting my wafflings today
http://www.herladyshipsquest.com/2011/01/william-meikle-recalls-joys-of-writing.html
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Post by: Cliff Ball on January 10, 2011, 09:36:21 AM
I have put my novels on sale for $.99 for the rest of January
http://cliff1974.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/99-sale-for-my-novels/
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Post by: R. Doug on January 10, 2011, 11:53:19 AM
Photo Lesson:  Having trouble getting your snow to come out white instead of dull gray?

Feel free to drop by for a lesson on exposure compensation entitled, "Honey, why is the snow so gray and your face so dark?" at: http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/10/honey-why-is-the-snow-so-gray/ (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/10/honey-why-is-the-snow-so-gray/)
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 10, 2011, 01:03:34 PM
From the Author: Four Years from Home

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/from-author-four-years-from-home.html
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Post by: G. Henkel on January 10, 2011, 02:24:27 PM
I just made a quick post today about my impressions from this year's CES in Las Vegas
http://guidohenkel.com/?p=218
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 10, 2011, 05:28:29 PM
Relentlessly....

Stumbling Forward Free with Coupon
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/stumbling-forward-free-with-coupon.html
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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on January 11, 2011, 01:56:29 AM
Today is a guest post from William Meikle - comment on the post for a chance to win a Kindle!

Guest Post: Six Fantasy Cliches To Avoid (http://www.jasonga.com/guest-post-six-fantasy-cliches-to-avoid-81.html)
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Post by: parKb5 on January 11, 2011, 02:29:37 AM
I just started a blog yesterday.

http://gregoryhoffman.blogspot.com/
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 11, 2011, 03:24:26 AM
From the Author: The Crystal Facade
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/from-author-crystal-facade.html
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 11, 2011, 03:26:10 AM
I just started a blog yesterday.

http://gregoryhoffman.blogspot.com/


This is the only reason I created a blog:
http://kindle-author.blogspot.com/2010/12/what-is-samplesunday.html

It's been a lot of fun. Something worth considering.
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Post by: williammeikle on January 11, 2011, 05:18:48 AM
Guest blogging with Jason Anderson today, talking about fantasy cliches
http://www.jasonga.com/guest-post-six-fantasy-cliches-to-avoid-81.html
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Post by: williammeikle on January 11, 2011, 07:26:15 AM
Guest blogging with Jason Anderson today, talking about fantasy cliches
http://www.jasonga.com/guest-post-six-fantasy-cliches-to-avoid-81.html

And it made the Newfoundland papers online :-)
http://paper.li/newfoundland  -- scroll down and Jason gets a name-check. Cool!
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Post by: R. Doug on January 11, 2011, 08:52:41 AM
Nice blog (http://kindle-author.blogspot.com/ (http://kindle-author.blogspot.com/)), Chris.  I like how you keep it separate from your other one (http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/ (http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/)).

Two blogs for two purposes.  Nicely done.
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Post by: 4dprefect on January 11, 2011, 08:55:59 AM
No.*

But I have posted to the Harper Collins authonomy blog:

http://blog.authonomy.com/2011/01/authonomy-without-h.html (http://blog.authonomy.com/2011/01/authonomy-without-h.html)

Just a short piece on authonomy as a training ground for the wider world of publication (indie and otherwise).


SAF
*in answer to the subject header! :)
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Post by: harpwriter on January 11, 2011, 09:08:42 AM
I have been scrambling for time lately, so I'm mentioning here my last two posts:

http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/01/looking-for-more-exposure.html about Giveawayscout.com which helps blogs promote their giveaways and about my January giveaway for a free electronic copy of Blue Bells of Scotland.

and

http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/01/looking-for-more-exposure.html about my new blog feature, posting pictures of Scotland in my sidebar, with a little background in a post.  My plan is to put this on my calendar and have a new one each week.  I have 1500, so I think they ought to last me a good long while! 
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Post by: AnnetteL on January 11, 2011, 09:39:02 AM
My latest: Featuring one of my biggest peeves, the declaration that "I don't have time to read."

Preaching to the choir here, I know--some ways to squeeze in books:

http://blog.annettelyon.com/2011/01/reading-who-can-find-time.html
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Post by: RachelHowzell on January 11, 2011, 07:43:13 PM
New posts up today. First, an essay by novelist Kevin Klehr.

Also, a new post in You Can't Make This Stuff Up: how do you communicate with a deaf, illiterate man who doesn't know sign language but is being prosecuted as a drug mule?

Please visit http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com).

Rachel
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 11, 2011, 11:58:25 PM
Nice blog (http://kindle-author.blogspot.com/ (http://kindle-author.blogspot.com/)), Chris.  I like how you keep it separate from your other one (http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/ (http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/)).

Two blogs for two purposes.  Nicely done.

Kindle Author is our good friend David Wisehart. Wish I could take credit for it.  8)
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 12, 2011, 12:03:45 AM
A few more in the early morning hours....


http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/from-author-kinshield-legacy.html

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/cemetery-vote-we-need-more-books-like.html

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/stumbling-forward-chapters-25-27.html
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Post by: williammeikle on January 12, 2011, 08:12:39 AM
More reflections on Berserker - my Vikings vs Yeti novel
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/01/berserker-vikings-vs-yeti.html

If you post a comment on the post between now and the end of February you'll be entered in a draw to win a free Kindle loaded with all the books I have published with Generation Next Publications
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Post by: John Hartness on January 12, 2011, 08:30:58 AM
My Monday check-in on my ROW80 goals - http://johnhartness.com/2011/01/12/row80-check-in/ (http://johnhartness.com/2011/01/12/row80-check-in/)
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Post by: harpwriter on January 12, 2011, 08:56:06 AM
Because apparently I don't have enough to do, I got back to my Gaelic Word a Day blog(s) last night.  For several reasons, I'm keeping essentially the same blog at both wordpress and blogspot.

http://gaelicwordaday.blogspot.com/
http://gaelicwordaday.wordpress.com/

If anyone would be willing to 'follow' the blogspot one, I'd be thrilled!  And if you know anyone who actually has an interest in the language, please direct them to one of the blogs.  Thank you!
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Post by: daringnovelist on January 12, 2011, 09:01:08 AM
I started a series on productivity and setting goals:

Intro post was about how "Quantity vs Quality" is a false dicotomy
http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/productivity-how-much-can-you-write.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/productivity-how-much-can-you-write.html)

Then one about equipping yourself for a writing session:
http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/equipping-yourself-to-write.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/equipping-yourself-to-write.html)

And today, a question: How much can you write in a half-hour?
http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/productivity-how-much-can-you-write.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/productivity-how-much-can-you-write.html)

Camille

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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 12, 2011, 09:03:40 AM
Laura -- great idea! I signed up to follow. Good luck with it.

I address the issue of citing TV shows, movies, video games, songs and books in our writing today on Bibliophilic Blather.

Stop on by, if you would like.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: harpwriter on January 12, 2011, 09:21:50 AM
Thank you, Karen!  It's exciting to have a visible follower!  I noticed my wordpress site is still getting nearly daily visits, and I have no idea how anyone is finding it, but decided I better make the time to start updating again.  I already have about 30 more lessons hopefully in bite-size pieces, in a notebook.  I followed your blog, too. 
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Post by: altworld on January 12, 2011, 09:27:04 AM
I try to update daily, with life, reviews, thoughts, opinions and other silliness... Oh and occasionally I talk about my books too! Check out my alt-world blog at http://www.alt-world.com

Do blog spotlights, and link exchanges too.
Arigato,
Nick Davis
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 12, 2011, 09:33:16 AM
Thank you, Karen!  It's exciting to have a visible follower!  I noticed my wordpress site is still getting nearly daily visits, and I have no idea how anyone is finding it, but decided I better make the time to start updating again.  I already have about 30 more lessons hopefully in bite-size pieces, in a notebook.  I followed your blog, too.  

Thanks so much! You are the 80th follower--fantastic! I feel like you should win a door prize, but, alas, I really have nothing...
 
:) Thanks again, Laura.
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Post by: harpwriter on January 12, 2011, 09:40:03 AM
Thanks so much! You are the 80th follower--fantastic! I feel like you should win a door prize, but, alas, I really have nothing...
 

As I tell my kids, I've won the pride of a job well done!  Or something like that!  :) 
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Post by: Mike Dennis on January 12, 2011, 11:02:40 AM
Today I posted a notice that Vicki Hendricks, the High Priestess of Noir, has blurbed my new novel, The Take. And this past Sunday, I posted a review of Mickey Spillane's great 1950 novel, My Gun Is Quick. This review received a reply from Max Allan Collins, who wrote the introduction to the recently-released edition of Spillane's work.
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Post by: Consuelo Saah Baehr on January 12, 2011, 12:35:23 PM
Last week I blogged on Concierges and Destination - two words that have been wrangled by ad writers and are now suspect.


http://www.setthiswriterfree.blogspot.com/
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Post by: R. Doug on January 12, 2011, 12:46:14 PM
Today it's a lesson on wine:  http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/12/bordeaux-style-wines-and-how-to-pair-them/ (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/12/bordeaux-style-wines-and-how-to-pair-them/)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 13, 2011, 07:26:28 AM
Thanks for the Bourdeaux primer, Doug. I read your blog right away after I found out it was about wine. All this writing stuff...yeah, whatever...but wine? Now you're talking!  :D
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Post by: R. Doug on January 13, 2011, 09:41:01 AM
Glad you enjoyed the article, Karen.  Unfortunately, that blog had the fewest number of hits of any of them so far.  I don't know if it's the subject or the length, but I may not be doing too many wine blogs in the future.  Too bad, too, because I was really looking forward to doing some more of them.

Tomorrow it's back to travel and photography, two apparently popular topics combined into one.  I'll be sharing some of my experiences and photographs of Istanbul.
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Post by: LaFlamme on January 13, 2011, 09:52:15 AM
Blog, blog. I know I have one, but forget where I left it.
I used to be a two posts a day kind of blogger. These days, I have to be reminded to do it. Of course, there is the growing opinion that newsletters and ezines are more effective ways to reach out to potential readers these days. Not sure what to make of that.
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Post by: G. Henkel on January 13, 2011, 10:15:29 AM
The latest installment in my "Take pride in your eBook formatting" series is now live on my blog

http://guidohenkel.com/?p=240
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Post by: WestofMars on January 13, 2011, 01:54:45 PM
Don't tell Trevor, but some people like Roadie Poet better.

I certainly love this piece.

http://westofmars.com/2011/01/12/roadie-poet-moist/
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Post by: williammeikle on January 13, 2011, 02:59:17 PM
An interview with Kindleboard's own Keith Blackmore
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/01/author-interview-keith-c-blackmore.html
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Post by: CraigInOregon on January 13, 2011, 11:09:09 PM
I blogged about my favorite Johnny Cash tunes:

http://www.craig-hansen.com/2011/01/12/top-10-johnny-cash-songs-at-the-moment/
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Post by: williammeikle on January 14, 2011, 04:34:10 AM
Guest blogging with the vamp community today, (and some young ladies in corsets) 
http://fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com/2011/01/guest-blog-and-giveaway-with-author.html
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Post by: Daniel Pyle on January 14, 2011, 04:36:19 AM
Willie Meikle is also guest posting on my blog today.  Stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win a Kindle and all of his Generation Next books.

http://www.danielpyle.com/Daniel_Pyle/Blog/Entries/2011/1/14_Guest_Post—William_Meikle.html (http://www.danielpyle.com/Daniel_Pyle/Blog/Entries/2011/1/14_Guest_Post—William_Meikle.html)
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Post by: williammeikle on January 14, 2011, 05:06:02 AM
Willie Meikle is also guest posting on my blog today.  Stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win a Kindle and all of his Generation Next books.

http://www.danielpyle.com/Daniel_Pyle/Blog/Entries/2011/1/14_Guest_Post—William_Meikle.html (http://www.danielpyle.com/Daniel_Pyle/Blog/Entries/2011/1/14_Guest_Post—William_Meikle.html)

Thanks for having me Daniel - it's been tweeted and Facebooked to thousands so hopefully some traffic will come of it for you
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Post by: Jon King on January 14, 2011, 05:43:59 AM
Just for fun, my early review of The Green Hornet.

http://jonslineofsight.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-sawthe-green-hornet.html
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Post by: R. Doug on January 14, 2011, 10:06:03 AM
How to pack for a long trip, and leave room for the booze on the return vacation pictures included):  http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/14/take-twice-the-cash-and-pack-half-as-much/ (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/14/take-twice-the-cash-and-pack-half-as-much/)
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Post by: harpwriter on January 14, 2011, 10:38:17 AM
My Picture in the Sidebar this week is Castle Finlairig, a little-known, but fascinating (IMHO!) place off the beaten track in Scotland: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/01/finlairig-in-sidebar.html

(Anyone who would be willing to take a couple of minutes to click follow, I would very much appreciate it, and will return the favor.  Also, I'm doing a drawing from among all followers for an electronic giveaway of my book at the end of January.)

ETA:  I also posted at http://gaelicwordaday.blogspot.com/ on the wonderful world of adjectives.  If you need to say you want red cheese in Scottish Gaelic, now's your chance to learn!  ;)
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Post by: R. Doug on January 14, 2011, 10:48:05 AM
Clicked through AND left a comment, HarpWriter.  Great Photo!
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Post by: J Dean on January 14, 2011, 10:54:36 AM
Did one today.  I'm trying to put in one post a week at my blog.
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Post by: R. Doug on January 14, 2011, 11:42:34 AM
Laura, thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.
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Post by: harpwriter on January 14, 2011, 11:54:35 AM
Clicked through AND left a comment, HarpWriter.  Great Photo!

Thank you!  Finlairig was one of my favorite parts of the trip.  (Although, of course, I'd say that about Urquhart, Linlithgow, and Tioram, too!)
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Post by: WestofMars on January 14, 2011, 01:03:37 PM
My fictional characters, Trevor and Eric, are actually making nice with Intrepid Journalist Kermit Ladd to talk to another entirely online character, Isabelle.

http://westofmars.com/2011/01/14/an-interview-with-isabelle/

If you've ever wanted to take some revenge on a nasty reviewer, you want to be part of the Nestor Maronski saga. C'mon by and see what I mean... I suspect you guys will dig Nestor. Or... what happens to him, anyway. No one in their right mind likes Nestor.
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Post by: BarbaraSilkstone on January 14, 2011, 03:50:18 PM
Yup. I sure have. Just posted to Barb's Wire - eBooks & More.
It's another Author Bumping column. I have a tendency to bump into authors in the strangest ways. One time I went sliding into Robert B. Parker's belly. Another time I "shushed" Stephen King during Blade Runner.

Today's post is called Author Bumping - Horror in Pink.
Enjoy!

Barbara Silkstone
The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 15, 2011, 01:00:38 PM
Just Gave My First One-Star Review
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/just-dished-out-one-star-review.html
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Post by: Learnmegood on January 15, 2011, 01:12:15 PM
This morning, I posted an excerpt from Indie author Judi Coltman's novel, Is It Just Me, or is Everyone a Little Nuts! 

http://www.learnmegood.com
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Post by: R. Doug on January 15, 2011, 01:13:51 PM
Wow.  A one-star review for a book you didn't purchase/read?  I can see passing it by because of poor marketing, perhaps even leaving a comment as to why, but a "review"?
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Post by: Tracy Falbe on January 15, 2011, 01:43:58 PM
Today I revisited my "Musical Saturdays" category and selected a video of a spectacular performance of Carl Orff's Oh Fortuna. It's amazing, and you can see how moved the audience is as well.

http://www.herladyshipsquest.com/2011/01/musical-saturday-o-fortuna-from-carmina.html
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Post by: Bleekness on January 15, 2011, 02:04:26 PM
Just did.

Regarding my new covers.
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 15, 2011, 02:09:18 PM
Wow.  A one-star review for a book you didn't purchase/read?  I can see passing it by because of poor marketing, perhaps even leaving a comment as to why, but a "review"?

It borders on dishonest -- or gives the impression of that. I never click one star. Heck, I've only done a three-star once. In 26 books I've read on Kindle over the last few months, not a stinker yet.  :-\
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 15, 2011, 02:10:44 PM
Wow.  A one-star review for a book you didn't purchase/read?  I can see passing it by because of poor marketing, perhaps even leaving a comment as to why, but a "review"?

I rarely even find a need for free previews. I just buy and read...
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Post by: AnnetteL on January 15, 2011, 03:57:01 PM
This one's for Jane Austen fans and literary nerds:

http://blog.annettelyon.com/2011/01/jane-austen-my-inner-english-major-nerd.html
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Post by: Reiki Nurse on January 15, 2011, 04:25:19 PM
I try to blog every day, but most days I'm just too tired after work.

Then other days I post 3 things: pics, things on my mind, dreams...

I blog to help me write. Do blogs sell books?
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 15, 2011, 07:52:40 PM
Do blogs sell books?

I think that might depend on how you use the blog, but I'm no expert.  ;D
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Post by: harpwriter on January 15, 2011, 08:21:02 PM
http://gaelicwordaday.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-eat.html  How to talk about what you're eating in Gaelic! 

Or

http://gaelicwordaday.wordpress.com/  Some places you might want to walk in Gaelic.

I have to get back to my writing/ Scottish history blog. 
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Post by: daringnovelist on January 15, 2011, 09:13:03 PM
Tonight I blogged about not keeping secrets from yourself (or in other words, taking better notes about your novel in case you've been away from it for a while).

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/there-is-no-reason-to-keep-secrets-from.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/there-is-no-reason-to-keep-secrets-from.html)

And, for Sample Sunday, here are the opening pages of my new novella, Harsh Climate:

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/harsh-climate-opening-pages-of-thriller.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/harsh-climate-opening-pages-of-thriller.html)

Camille
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Post by: Carolyn Kephart on January 16, 2011, 01:47:14 AM
I had a sudden flare of inspiration just now and wrote a post entitled 'Imperial Opulence,' describing the lavish garments worn by Almancarian nobility in The Ryel Saga. Gorgeous photos accompany the text.

Wysardessence: A Fantasist's Reality at http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/

CK

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Post by: Free books for Kindle on January 16, 2011, 02:16:56 AM
Here's my latest:

It's a giveaway which includes the chance to get a message to a loved one included in a book
http://ereader-freebies.blogspot.com/2011/01/kindle-book-giveaway-get-your.html
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Post by: Lafittewriter on January 16, 2011, 08:12:09 AM
I've got a poll out on my blog for fun. See if you know which pirates are real and which are fictional. Answer on blog in 3 days.

http://lafittesblackbox.blogspot.com/
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Post by: williammeikle on January 16, 2011, 08:19:52 AM
Today's blog crawl stop sees me, along with 6 others, pondering on the appeal of Apocalyptic fiction
https://sites.google.com/site/noahkmullettegillman/home/noahan-author/noahan-author-issue-14---post-apocapalooza
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Post by: M.S. Verish on January 16, 2011, 01:34:03 PM
Here is Matt's latest blog: Bits and Pieces (http://secramore.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: harpwriter on January 16, 2011, 07:16:42 PM
The fascinating and mysterious events of Scotland's St. Columba: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/01/friend-of-mine-once-said-she-loved-her.html
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Post by: harpwriter on January 16, 2011, 07:19:24 PM
I've got a poll out on my blog for fun. See if you know which pirates are real and which are fictional. Answer on blog in 3 days.

http://lafittesblackbox.blogspot.com/

Fun poll! 
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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on January 16, 2011, 08:24:45 PM
I just posted a review of Decisions, by R. Doug Wicker.

http://www.jasonga.com/book-review-decisions-97-97.html
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 16, 2011, 09:40:53 PM
Quick review for Four Years from Home:
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/four-years-from-home-great-story.html?spref=tw
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 16, 2011, 09:43:13 PM
I just posted a review of Decisions, by R. Doug Wicker.

http://www.jasonga.com/book-review-decisions-97-97.html

Great review. I'm starting Decisions tomorrow. Loved this line:

I do have a few niggles with the book however. The main character is not particularly likable early on. He has his moments, but he comes across as an [Uranus] quite strongly at the start. On the plus side he gets much more likable as the story progresses, but there were still a few times I wished I could reach into the story and slap him around a bit for the way he was acting.

I like watching rough characters grow, so I look forward to this angle.
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Post by: R. Doug on January 16, 2011, 10:46:22 PM
Jason, many thanks for the wonderful review.  I really appreciate it.  Glad you enjoyed the book.

Chris, thanks for the purchase.  I hope you enjoy it at least as much as Jason apparently did.
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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on January 16, 2011, 11:41:46 PM
Jason, many thanks for the wonderful review.  I really appreciate it.  Glad you enjoyed the book.

No problem! It was a really good book, and I'll happily do what I can to help indie authors who write good books :)

I'll put the review up on Amazon in a few days, once Google recognises that it was on my site first.

Edit to ask: Are you planning on doing any sequals with Grant & Kelly? I'm sure life around a vineyard can generate murders. Hell, just look at how many murders the town where Jessica Fletcher lived seemed to have :)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 17, 2011, 06:02:17 AM
Today, it is all about Dr. Martin Luther King and his writing skills.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: FrankZubek on January 17, 2011, 07:07:16 AM
http://whatbrickwall.blogspot.com/

I posted an update on my next Crowell novella
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Post by: R. Doug on January 17, 2011, 08:42:51 AM
I'll put the review up on Amazon in a few days, once Google recognises that it was on my site first.

Immediately upon seeing your review I posted two links to your blog on my Blog; one two your home page under Sites for Book Reviews and another pointing directly to the Decisions review under Reviews, Ads, and Mentions.  Additionally, I'll be publicly thanking you and pointing people to your review and blog at the end of today's blog entry.  Hope that generates some traffic for you.

Edit to ask: Are you planning on doing any sequals with Grant & Kelly? I'm sure life around a vineyard can generate murders. Hell, just look at how many murders the town where Jessica Fletcher lived seemed to have :)

Believe it or not, I actually started a sequel several years ago, but got sidetracked with a nonfiction piece I was writing.  The storyline takes place a year later.  Don runs Kelly's restaurant in Napa and oversees her winery operation.  Don's former brother-in-law Peter is the restaurant's head chef.  The winery's vintner is also the sommelier for the restaurant, and he has a very dark and mysterious past.  Thrown together in a locked cellar with a former Scotland Yard Inspector, where people start dropping from poisonings, Don and Kelly solve the  twenty-five-year-old political assassination of Georgi Markov.

I really need to get back to that one, but first I have finish my current project and get out on Kindle three past works.
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Post by: Brendan Carroll on January 17, 2011, 09:39:49 AM
Mark Ramsay, Knight of Death, wrote a note on my Facebook Fan Page in honor of Dragon Appreciation Day yesterday.  I was surprised.  He doesn't usually come out of his lab on rainy days.

http://tinyurl.com/4rxhacq (http://tinyurl.com/4rxhacq)
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Post by: RachelHowzell on January 17, 2011, 09:54:37 AM
Yes! Posted an essay on being an introvert and writer by YA horror novelist Adam Santo.

Please visit www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com).

Rachel
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Post by: harpwriter on January 17, 2011, 10:23:17 AM
Saffina Desforges is featured today at http://bluebellstrilogy.com/blog/2011/01/sugar-and-spice-by-saffina-desforges/ and http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/01/sugar-and-spice-by-saffina-desforges.html (The blogspot site takes comments.  Until I figure out how to deal with the spam problem at wordpress, I've closed comments there.  I just don't have time to wade through a hundred or two hundred a day.  :( )

I posted a Gaelic proverb, along with explanations of words and grammar at http:gaelicwordadayblogspot.com and http://gaelicwordaday.wordpress.com 
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 17, 2011, 01:47:46 PM
Normally I don't post two of these in a day, but I made an exception today.

From the Author: Pandora’s Succession
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/from-author-pandoras-succession.html

From the Author: Hiding in His Dreams
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/from-author-hiding-in-his-dreams.html

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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on January 17, 2011, 03:00:34 PM
Immediately upon seeing your review I posted two links to your blog on my Blog; one two your home page under Sites for Book Reviews and another pointing directly to the Decisions review under Reviews, Ads, and Mentions.  Additionally, I'll be publicly thanking you and pointing people to your review and blog at the end of today's blog entry.

Thank you for the links and mention - I appreciate you doing that. You should probably remove my link from the "Site for Book Reviews" section though - I don't want people thinking that I accept books for review. I prefer to only review books that I bought and liked.

I really need to get back to that one, but first I have finish my current project and get out on Kindle three past works.

I look forward to the sequel when you're able to get back to it :)
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Post by: R. Doug on January 17, 2011, 05:14:39 PM
Thank you for the links and mention - I appreciate you doing that. You should probably remove my link from the "Site for Book Reviews" section though - I don't want people thinking that I accept books for review. I prefer to only review books that I bought and liked.

I'll take it down post haste, Jonathan.  Thanks again.
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Post by: R. Doug on January 17, 2011, 05:18:56 PM
Today a movie review:  http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/17/larnacoeur-movie-review/ (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/17/larnacoeur-movie-review/)

Also mentioned:  A thank you to Jonathan for his review of Decisions.  A thank you for an upcoming mention of Decisions in Linda Prather's blog.  A reminder that tomorrow Decisions will be featured on DailyCheapReads.

I'm having, like, a really cool week.  Thanks, all.
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Post by: Mark Adair on January 17, 2011, 05:20:13 PM
Just posted a quick entry to my On the Way blog about some rather revealing 2010 blog stats regarding location of visitors to my blogs -  http://markadairblog.blogspot.com.

Cheers. 
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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on January 17, 2011, 06:30:57 PM
Also mentioned:  A thank you to Jonathan for his review of Decisions.

*cough* Jason *cough*

 ;)
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Post by: John Hartness on January 17, 2011, 06:32:49 PM
Today's post was a guest post from Keith Blackmore - http://johnhartness.com/2011/01/17/indie-interview-keith-c-blackmore/ (http://johnhartness.com/2011/01/17/indie-interview-keith-c-blackmore/)
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Post by: R. Doug on January 17, 2011, 06:58:16 PM
*cough* Jason *cough*

GAWD!  How EMBARRASSING!  It's fixed, Jason.  My apologies.
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Post by: GoblinWriter on January 17, 2011, 07:16:31 PM
If you've been wondering what the heck people are talking about when it comes to search engine optimization and keywords, this post is for you:

What Are "Keywords" and Should You Care? (http://www.lindsayburoker.com/promoting-your-book-through-blogging/what-are-keywords-and-should-you-care/)

It's not the most scintillating topic, but it might be good for you. Like Brussels sprouts! :D



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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on January 17, 2011, 07:26:08 PM
GAWD!  How EMBARRASSING!  It's fixed, Jason.  My apologies.

LOL. Honestly, don't worry about it. I've had others call me Jonathan in the past for some reason, so obviously I give off a Jonathan vibe :) And the old crossing guard lady at my high school called me Darren for almost the entire time I went there (she got my name right the first few weeks, but after she misremembered it I didn't have the heart to correct her).
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Post by: RJ Keller on January 18, 2011, 07:16:08 AM
I'm feeling very discouraged this morning about yet another LGBT suicide (http://ksax.com/article/stories/s1928689.shtml), yet another bullying case. It made me think of a flash fiction piece I wrote a few years ago.

We need to be better (http://rjkeller.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/we-need-to-be-better-than-this/).

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Post by: Carolyn J. Rose, Mystery Writer on January 18, 2011, 07:28:01 AM
I'm blogging about distractions for The Dames of Dialogue.  http://damesofdialogue.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/distractions-%E2%80%93-frustrations-or-fuel-for-fiction-by-carolyn-rose/ (http://damesofdialogue.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/distractions-%E2%80%93-frustrations-or-fuel-for-fiction-by-carolyn-rose/)
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 18, 2011, 07:52:16 PM
Decisions: Thrilling Until the Very End

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/decisions-thrilling-until-very-end.html

(And it's borrow enabled, so let me know if you're interested!)
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Post by: daringnovelist on January 18, 2011, 08:47:24 PM
Today I posted about character voice, and the trouble of editing a chatty but lyrical character.

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/day-2-update-plain-and-fancy-speakin.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/day-2-update-plain-and-fancy-speakin.html)

And I also discussed my new book giveaway strategy a little:

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/free-book-experiment.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/free-book-experiment.html)

Camille
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Post by: R. Doug on January 18, 2011, 10:44:53 PM
Decisions: Thrilling Until the Very End

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/decisions-thrilling-until-very-end.html

(And it's borrow enabled, so let me know if you're interested!)

oooOOOooo . . . and I made your blog as well.  Thanks for the great review and the five stars on Amazon, Chris.  Really appreciate you taking the time to do that.
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 19, 2011, 01:26:30 AM
Stumbling Forward: Chapters 28-30
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/stumbling-forward-chapters-28-30.html

From the Author: Ask the Dead
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/from-author-ask-dead.html
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 19, 2011, 01:27:07 AM
oooOOOooo . . . and I made your blog as well.  Thanks for the great review and the five stars on Amazon, Chris.  Really appreciate you taking the time to do that.

No problem. I really loved it!
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Post by: LCEvans on January 19, 2011, 05:57:33 AM
Get Back Here, You Filthy Little Hairball

http://amoosewalkedintoabar.blogspot.com/
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Post by: harpwriter on January 19, 2011, 06:34:42 AM
"Announcements"-- sale, book of the day, upcoming review of a time travel novel: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/01/kb-book-of-day-sale-giveaway-upcoming.html

And I'm off to post greetings in Scottish Gaelic: http://gaelicwordaday.wordpress.com
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Post by: Gerald on January 19, 2011, 06:39:24 AM
I've just updated my blog, with a statement about why I self-publish. And no, it's not for the money. And some (to me) shocking news about a debut trad-pub author.

Oops - forgot to post a link: http://geraldhornsby.wordpress.com/ (http://geraldhornsby.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: John Twipnook on January 19, 2011, 08:28:29 AM
My post today features a cute picture of some baby bats in swaddling cloth.

Proud?  Who, me?  I don't know that word. 

http://johncerdos.wordpress.com/
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 19, 2011, 08:52:35 AM
You know, Buford, those bats were too cute. I am a sucker (no pun intended) for creatures of the night.

I posted a piece on dashes today on "Editing for Grammarphobes," using all examples written about my beloved Chicago Bears as they get ready to face the packers on Sunday.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: John Twipnook on January 19, 2011, 10:59:44 AM
You know, Buford, those bats were too cute. I am a sucker (no pun intended) for creatures of the night.

I posted a piece on dashes today on "Editing for Grammarphobes," using all examples written about my beloved Chicago Bears as they get ready to face the packers on Sunday.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks Karen.  I like dashes, too...  Though after reading your post, I'm scared I'll won't use them correctly, ha.  :)
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Post by: John Hartness on January 19, 2011, 11:25:55 AM
I just posted a piece on writer's block that may be unpopular with some folks, but it's my blog, so I get to say whatever I like.  ;D ;D

http://johnhartness.com/2011/01/19/writers-block/ (http://johnhartness.com/2011/01/19/writers-block/)
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Post by: R. Doug on January 19, 2011, 01:48:16 PM
Another photograph blog (because the last received the most hits yet): http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/19/the-rule-of-thirds-its-not-just-a-rule-its-the-law/ (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/19/the-rule-of-thirds-its-not-just-a-rule-its-the-law/)
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Post by: MegHarris on January 20, 2011, 04:13:28 AM
Last night I blogged about my dog, the inaccurately named Hero:

http://ellenfisherjournal.blogspot.com/2011/01/inaccurately-named-hero.html
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Post by: xandy3 on January 20, 2011, 07:02:13 AM
 Guest posted at Her Ladyship's Quest: http://www.herladyshipsquest.com/2011/01/fantasy-fiction-writing-believable.html

Feel free to visit! :)
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Post by: R. Doug on January 20, 2011, 08:55:27 AM
I'm still playing around trying to figure what topics get the most hits.  Well, I think I've found one for sure.  My previous record was sixty-seven hits on the first blog I did featuring photographic hints.  Yesterday, on the day I blogged a photographic hint, I smashed that record and set a new one with ninety-three hits in a  single day, and I've had nineteen so far this morning.  Runner-up was a blog I did on aviation safety, so I'm going to try another one of those tomorrow.  The least number of hits was on my primer on Bordeaux-style wines, which is too bad because I enjoy talking about wine, food, and how to pair them.  Guess I may have to limit that topic to perhaps only once or twice a month.  Also doing poorly was my first movie review this past Monday.

So far my blog has had 556 views, and this is only the third week on operation.  Not half bad.

Anybody else picking up trends yet?
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Post by: Learnmegood on January 20, 2011, 05:57:54 PM
Just posted about misused/abused words overheard at my school.

http://learnmegood2.blogspot.com/2011/01/that-word-you-keep-using-i-do-not-think.html
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Post by: John Twipnook on January 20, 2011, 06:35:25 PM

So far my blog has had 556 views, and this is only the third week on operation.  Not half bad.


Wow.  This is my first week and today I had, um, four hits.  Any tips?  Thanks, John
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Post by: R. Doug on January 20, 2011, 10:29:45 PM
Well, John, I'm trying to maintain a pace of three blogs a week, and I have those linked directly to both my personal and community facebook pages as well as my Amazon Author Central page.
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Post by: John Twipnook on January 21, 2011, 04:24:12 AM
Well, John, I'm trying to maintain a pace of three blogs a week, and I have those linked directly to both my personal and community facebook pages as well as my Amazon Author Central page.

I see, it's a network of sorts.  Got it.  Thanks!
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Post by: williammeikle on January 21, 2011, 05:09:21 AM
Over at Bookhounds Den today, blogging about my influences http://bookhoundsden.blogspot.com/2011/01/william-meikles-blog-crawl-interview.html
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Post by: John Twipnook on January 21, 2011, 05:36:19 AM
If anybody likes cartoons, I'm ruminating on the late B. Kliban today.  He influenced Gary Larson:

(http://johncerdos.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/kliban-mammoth-v2.jpg?w=500&h=326)

My blog's at

http://johncerdos.wordpress.com/ (http://johncerdos.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: karencantwell on January 21, 2011, 05:49:30 AM
Readers can get a taste of Michael Crane's DRABBLES from his collections Lessons and Lessons II today at Fiction for Dessert.  He was kind enough to participate in a fun interview too!

http://fictionfordessert.blogspot.com/2011/01/author-interview-drabble-and-short.html (http://fictionfordessert.blogspot.com/2011/01/author-interview-drabble-and-short.html)

Karen
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 21, 2011, 08:22:37 AM
Karen, Michael's interview was great. I enjoyed reading his Drabbles. As you know, I am a fan of short fiction.

And speaking of micro-fiction, I have a wonderful piece by Sharon Cupp Pennington on today's Flash Fiction Fridays.

Please stop by and check it out.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks and have a great weekend.

P.S. GO BEARS!


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Post by: R. Doug on January 21, 2011, 03:07:57 PM
Istanbul in words and pictures:  http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/21/istanbul-in-words-and-pictures/ (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/21/istanbul-in-words-and-pictures/)
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Post by: Judi Coltman on January 21, 2011, 03:47:33 PM
My Life in a Nutshell - there is comic genius all around me.  Seriously, you can't make this stuff up! www.jcoltman.blogspot.com (http://www.jcoltman.blogspot.com)
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Post by: MegHarris on January 21, 2011, 06:31:14 PM
The tale of my embarrassingly bad first novel:

http://ellenfisherjournal.blogspot.com/2011/01/long-and-rambling-tale-of-my-first.html
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Post by: williammeikle on January 22, 2011, 11:12:09 AM
A bit of short nonsense today on the blog tour, at Learnmegood
http://learnmegood2.blogspot.com/2011/01/next-stop-in-william-meikle-blog-stop.html

If you post a comment on this blog post between now and the end of February you'll be entered in a draw to win a free Kindle loaded with all the books I have published with Generation Next Publications
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Post by: daringnovelist on January 22, 2011, 11:30:00 AM
Given the discussions everywhere about Lee Goldberg's post at Joe's blog -- and in particular the question of how much crap is being published and how Indies can learn not to write crap...

I posted a little exercise in reading slush.  I learned more being a script reader and judge in competitions than I have in any class or from any mentor. (Of course, it was a mentor who recommended it.)  With or without the help of gatekeepers, you too can set and raise your standards by making a practice of reading, analyzing and choosing among samples:

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/day-5-update-and-exercise-in-reading.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/day-5-update-and-exercise-in-reading.html)

Camille
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 23, 2011, 04:05:41 PM
#samplesunday today
5th and 6th chapters of my second novel (May 2011 release)
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/referendum-on-conscience-chapters-5-6.html

Also includes a Smashwords code to get the first for free.  ;D
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Post by: John Hartness on January 23, 2011, 07:12:11 PM
I did a feature on Michael Sullivan's The Crown Conspiracy, which I loved! http://www.johnhartness.com (http://www.johnhartness.com)
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Post by: KathyBell on January 23, 2011, 07:17:22 PM
I actually had to go through all my posts to make sure there was no reference to a court case I'm going through (stalker, long story, will blog after the hearings wrap up. Spent 6 hours on the stand testifying Friday). I try to post every once in a while, and my most recent post was providing some background on a concept I used in Evolussion.

Behind Evolussion: White Buffalo Woman, 2012, and Apocalypse
 (http://kathybellauthor.wordpress.com/)

I occasionally do posts that offer useful tools for authors, but also blog about my bulldogs, teaching, and life in general.



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Post by: harpwriter on January 23, 2011, 10:17:48 PM
My book is being featured this week at Nan Hawthorne's Radio De Danann! She does a "Same Difference" playlist on a new song each week, where she plays multiple versions of the same piece.  This week's song is Blue Bells of Scotland, with a nice write-up about my book!

 http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/01/so-what-is-this-blue-bells-of-scotland.html 
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Post by: G. Henkel on January 23, 2011, 10:21:17 PM
I guest blogged on "Self-Publishing Review" today, talking about the importance of book covers

http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/blog/2011/01/23/make-an-entrance-with-a-great-cover/
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Post by: daringnovelist on January 23, 2011, 10:23:02 PM
I posted a discussion of my sample sunday story (about showing and telling and ironic or psychological twists)

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/about-yesterdays-story-showing-and.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/about-yesterdays-story-showing-and.html)

Camille
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Post by: Free books for Kindle on January 23, 2011, 10:57:23 PM
Giveaway and interview with Michelle Richmond, author of The Year of Fog:
http://ereader-freebies.blogspot.com/2011/01/kindle-book-giveaway-25-copies-of.html
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 24, 2011, 08:31:01 AM
It's a grammar quickie on "Editing for Grammarphobes."

Biannual versus biennial: Do you know the difference?

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: Joel Arnold on January 24, 2011, 08:46:45 AM
Author Paul Tremblay (The Little Sleep, No Sleep Till Wonderland) contributed a guest post to my blog today. I hope you'll come on over and check it out!

http://joelarnold.livejournal.com/66725.html (http://joelarnold.livejournal.com/66725.html)
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Post by: R. Doug on January 24, 2011, 01:53:35 PM
A story of heroism in government:  http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/24/time-for-a-little-hero-worship-here-comes-vinnie/ (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/24/time-for-a-little-hero-worship-here-comes-vinnie/)
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Post by: Travis haselton on January 24, 2011, 02:02:43 PM
http://haseltonsword.blogspot.com/  not so much about books but I wrote about a new wind generator technology and many other products
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 24, 2011, 02:50:04 PM
Just posted a quick review of The Patriot Paradox:

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/amazoncom-review-patriot-paradox.html
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Post by: williammeikle on January 25, 2011, 05:46:41 AM
Two blog stops for my birthday

On writing Berserker
http://kindleinthewind.blogspot.com/2011/01/william-meikle-on-writing-berserker.html

On Selling Berserker
http://kindleinthewind.blogspot.comhttp://kindleinthewind.blogspot.com/2011/01/berserker-by-william-meikle_25.html

Go on, get me a birthday present :-)

Willie
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Post by: Bards and Sages (Julie) on January 25, 2011, 07:20:04 AM
http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2011/01/25/a-room-and-time-of-my-own/

Today is National Room of One's Own Day, celebrating Virginia Woolf and the luxury of having one's own space to write.
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 25, 2011, 07:34:23 AM
http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2011/01/25/a-room-and-time-of-my-own/

Today is National Room of One's Own Day, celebrating Virginia Woolf and the luxury of having one's own space to write.

Great post, Julie. I left a comment.

Karen
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Post by: JennaAnderson on January 25, 2011, 07:38:18 AM

Good morning everyone. We seem to have a lot of conversations on KB about covers. I decided to pull a few of my favorites and post them on my blog. Swing by and vote for your favorite - or - write in one that I may have missed.

There will also be a giveaway.  ;D  I'll be gifting a $5 ebook to one commenter.

http://one-mystake-at-a-tyme.blogspot.com/2011/01/cover-wars-plus-giveaway.html

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Post by: J Dean on January 25, 2011, 08:47:29 AM
I posted that I'm in the middle of reading Joe Hill's HEART SHAPED BOX and plan to write a review of it on Amazon.
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Post by: RachelHowzell on January 25, 2011, 08:49:20 AM
J Dean, I loved Heart-Shaped Box. Look forward to your review!

I just posted an essay by Patricia Sands on writing at my blog Writing in my Car at www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com). Please visit!

Rachel
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Post by: Spinneyhead on January 25, 2011, 09:51:08 AM
I spent a while this morning putting together a post on the bike ride I went on on Saturday, examining a huge piece of nineteenth century civil engineering which is only a few miles away from me http://www.spinneyhead.co.uk/archives/2011/01/25/a-little-wander-along-the-manchester-ship-canal/ (http://www.spinneyhead.co.uk/archives/2011/01/25/a-little-wander-along-the-manchester-ship-canal/)

I post stuff most days, and some of it is fed to my Kindle blog.  I haven't been doing enough larger posts lately, though, I'm trying to turn that around.
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Post by: Carolyn Kephart on January 25, 2011, 02:28:28 PM
In my ongoing attempt to take the gray out of winter, I blogged about my newest favorite site, Kaleidoscope Painter (http://www.permadi.com/kaleidoscope-painter/). Enjoy!

Wysardessence: A Fantasist's Reality (http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/)

CK
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 25, 2011, 10:42:27 PM
A couple more sample chapters of my book. (There are 64 total. I'm probably going to post them all. Readership's more important at this point.  ;D)

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/stumbling-forward-chapters-31-33.html
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Post by: ZombieEater on January 25, 2011, 10:48:16 PM
I've been posting quite a bit of content from my film shoots. I'll get around to talking books/writing one of these days!

http://www.jasonthewriter.com/
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Post by: Michael Crane on January 26, 2011, 04:01:36 AM
Yesterday, I blogged about being featured on Karen Cantwell's blog over the weekend, and also on Indie Books Blog.

http://authormichaelcrane.blogspot.com/2011/01/updates-and-interviews-ahoy.html
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 26, 2011, 08:20:26 AM
I have an interesting list of homonyms, words that sound the same, but have different spellings and meanings, including one even I did not know. Shocking, right?  :o

Check it out at:

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks for reading,
Karen
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Post by: harpwriter on January 26, 2011, 09:27:28 AM
http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/01/picture-in-sidebar-standing-stones.html

On my visit to the standing stones near Killin, Scotland
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Post by: Bards and Sages (Julie) on January 26, 2011, 09:38:22 AM
I'm in a bit of a foul mood today. >:(

http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2011/01/26/the-hubris-of-self-publishers/ (http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2011/01/26/the-hubris-of-self-publishers/)
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Post by: R. Doug on January 26, 2011, 09:52:50 AM
I'm in a bit of a foul mood today. >:(

http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2011/01/26/the-hubris-of-self-publishers/ (http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2011/01/26/the-hubris-of-self-publishers/)

Considering all the vitriol being thrown at agents daring to ask for exclusivity in another thread, I can see why.  Loved today's blog entry, and couldn't agree more.
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Post by: R. Doug on January 26, 2011, 01:03:31 PM
Today's blog is some Hideously Commercial Self-Promotion (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/26/time-to-pay-the-bills/)
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Post by: chris.truscott on January 26, 2011, 10:37:00 PM
From the Author: Crime Beat
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/01/from-author-crime-beat.html
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Post by: marshacanham on January 27, 2011, 11:21:49 AM
I was in a pithy mood.

Covers and other Pithy thoughts (http://marshacanham.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/covers-and-other-pithy-thoughts/)
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Post by: AnnetteL on January 27, 2011, 11:56:02 AM
Readers submitted homophones that they mix up. A handy list with definitions to clarify them:

http://blog.annettelyon.com/2011/01/wnw-homophones-edition.html
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Post by: theaatkinson on January 27, 2011, 12:11:31 PM
reorganizing and revamping my blog. the taste test is going great. (any authors interested let me know) and starting up a round of guest blogs that will join my FB page.

I feel good about it and can now move onto editing for a day or so.
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Post by: Judi Coltman on January 27, 2011, 01:35:36 PM
I am taking an intrepid step into reviewing along with my normal blog fare.  Today I review a recipe from Rocco Di Spirito's new book Now Eat This with surprising results.
http://www.jcoltman.blogspot.com (http://www.jcoltman.blogspot.com)
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Post by: daringnovelist on January 27, 2011, 11:09:54 PM
I wrote about something that was the opposite of what I planned to write.  I've been thinking about all the arguments about writing quality in self-publishing, and I wanted to write some things about how we can raise our individual standards and improve our writing....

But I realized I needed to step back and point out that what constitutes quality is changing rapidly.  And frankly, I think that in traditional publishing, we have been getting a little too dependent on tricks to prove our sophistication lately -- we've come to see those tricks as marks of quality.

So I wrote about how Sophistication Ain't Everything.

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/sophistication-aint-everything.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/sophistication-aint-everything.html)

Camille
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 28, 2011, 08:20:31 AM
Anything Goes January wraps up on Flash Fiction Fridays today with a bonus two-story post, including my first attempt at writing flash fiction, as well as a great piece from Kae Cheatham. Please stop by and let me know what you think.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)


Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: J Dean on January 28, 2011, 08:37:16 AM
Posted today, on an upset in College Basketball (GO BLUE!) and on reading Joe Hill's book.  Haven't gotten through it as fast as I'd like to  :(
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Post by: LCEvans on January 28, 2011, 11:21:31 AM
There Is No Such Thing As An Amateur Sleuth



http://bit.ly/fJ85MB
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Post by: John Hartness on January 28, 2011, 02:02:09 PM
I posted my "Where were you when?" moment about the Challenger.

http://www.johnhartness.com (http://www.johnhartness.com)
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Post by: Joe Chiappetta on January 28, 2011, 02:11:19 PM
This week I posted another webcomic http://joechiappetta.blogspot.com/2011/01/world-without-science-fiction.html (http://joechiappetta.blogspot.com/2011/01/world-without-science-fiction.html) about what the world would be like without science fiction.
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Post by: matt youngmark on January 28, 2011, 02:31:19 PM
I'm in a bit of a foul mood today. >:(
http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2011/01/26/the-hubris-of-self-publishers/ (http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2011/01/26/the-hubris-of-self-publishers/)

I've actually spent quite a bit of time in POD self-publishing circles arguing this very point (that publishing in general isn't the Evil Empire, that is, not that you're in a foul mood today). From what I've seen, much of the talk about self-publishing being a "revolution" just looks like sour grapes from people who take their form rejections (traditional publishing's chief export) a little too personally. And I'd rather try to learn something from companies that have spent decades figuring out how to sell books than cast them as my own personal Lex Luthor.

All sorts of exciting new opportunities are opening up, but whatever comes next is going to have a place in it for some version traditional publishing. And if you're trying to sell your own books, look very carefully at what small presses are already doing -- they were carving out niches for themselves long before all these new technologies started changing the rules.
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Post by: matt youngmark on January 28, 2011, 02:34:27 PM
Oh, and also -- my blog post today is about how I finally bought a Kindle and -- who knew? -- turns out its kind of great.

http://chooseomaticbooks.com/2011/01/27/kindleous-kindleful-kindlicious/ (http://chooseomaticbooks.com/2011/01/27/kindleous-kindleful-kindlicious/)
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Post by: R. Doug on January 28, 2011, 03:01:31 PM
Breaking the Law . . . and Getting Away With It! (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/28/breaking-the-law-and-getting-away-with-it/)
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Post by: Gerald on January 28, 2011, 05:35:57 PM
I've just put a little piece along the same lines as Joe a few weeks ago. It's called "Why do we Write?" and it's an attempt to get me out of price discussions and into my word processor.

http://geraldhornsby.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/why-do-we-write/ (http://geraldhornsby.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/why-do-we-write/)
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Post by: daringnovelist on January 28, 2011, 10:25:08 PM
Wrote about how being in a hurry can hurt you, "If you want to speed up, try slowing down."

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/to-speed-up-try-slowing-down.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/to-speed-up-try-slowing-down.html)

Camille
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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on January 29, 2011, 05:01:10 AM
I've got a guest post today from Tammie Clarke Gibbs titled "Excuses Excuses Excuses". It talks about how authors can be their own worst enemies.

http://www.jasonga.com/guest-post-excuses-excuses-excuses-107.html
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Post by: John Twipnook on January 29, 2011, 09:21:28 AM
I just posted about a guy who's uploading 1940s books for Kindle sale.  I'm impressed.  He doesn't have to write nothin', and he sells books!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZjtbL1avL._SS500_.jpg)

Read all about it--for free!

http://johncerdos.wordpress.com/ (http://johncerdos.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: R. Doug on January 29, 2011, 09:49:10 AM
I'm wondering how he obtained the copyrights.
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Post by: daringnovelist on January 29, 2011, 11:17:23 AM
I just posted about a guy who's uploading 1940s books for Kindle sale.  I'm impressed.  He doesn't have to write nothin', and he sells books!

Read all about it--for free!

http://johncerdos.wordpress.com/ (http://johncerdos.wordpress.com/)

Might be a good idea to do research, though -- Doan and Carstairs are definitely NOT in the public domain.  The publisher will have bought the rights, or maybe agenting for those who have the rights.

I'd love to do that, if I had enough money to go track down rights owners and buy the rights -- but that's a lot more work than just writing my own books.

Camille
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Post by: daringnovelist on January 29, 2011, 09:07:59 PM
Tonight I posted a new story for Sample Sunday:  "When Good Stories Go Bad" a fairytale for writers.  (Because, you know, if you neglect them and mistreat them, stories do go bad....)

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/when-good-stories-go-bad-fairytale-for.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/when-good-stories-go-bad-fairytale-for.html)

Camille
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on January 29, 2011, 09:09:42 PM
I just wrote a piece about an indie film I co-wrote: The Fellows Hip: The Rise of the Gamers. It's a buddy comedy about a group of high school gaming geeks desperate to make it to the LOTR online gaming convention. It's currently in final picture lock and just needs color correction and final mix before it's done. Thankfully, I only wrote the script and was not involved in shooting it. I'm so done with live production. It's a great way to go grey fast. Anyway, I also wrote one of the songs for the soundtrack, and I put up the scratch version on my blog as well.

http://christopherbunn.com/?p=80

...and, yeah, we did get the Saul Zaentz Company to sign off on the project.
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Post by: John Hartness on January 29, 2011, 09:35:19 PM
I just did this week's Sunday Spotlight - Hollowland. Hollowland was one of my favorite books of 2010, and I give it a little bloggy love this week.

http://johnhartness.com (http://johnhartness.com)
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Post by: R. Doug on January 29, 2011, 10:33:17 PM
Just made a second blog entry today, this time to help Frugal eReader (http://www.thefrugalereader.com/) advertise their New Kindle WiFi Giveaway (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/29/frugal-ereader-contest/).
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Post by: AJB on January 30, 2011, 08:54:33 AM
Just added a short post (http://hawleylodge.com/2011/01/30/e-editing/) about how having an ereader has changed the way I write, as well as the way I read.

Amanda
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Post by: williammeikle on January 30, 2011, 03:28:04 PM
The Origins of Derek Adams - The Midnight Eye
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/01/origins-of-derek-adams-midnight-eye_30.html
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Post by: daringnovelist on January 30, 2011, 11:17:40 PM
Tonight I post and "About the story" post for my sample sunday story (featuring a complaint about that rat, Little Jackie Paper, as well as a mini-rant on modern copyright laws).

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/story-notes-for-when-good-stories-go.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/story-notes-for-when-good-stories-go.html)

Camille
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Post by: Free books for Kindle on January 31, 2011, 03:33:04 AM
Running a giveaway for Consuelo Saah Baehr's book: Nothing to Lose:

http://ereader-freebies.blogspot.com/2011/01/kindle-book-giveaway-1-copy-of-nothing.html
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Post by: williammeikle on January 31, 2011, 05:54:14 AM
A Canadian stop on my Amazon Kindle giveaway blog crawl, rambling about writing, monsters and Scotsmen http://themaneatingbookworm.blogspot.com/2011/01/william-meikle-interview.html
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on January 31, 2011, 07:51:12 AM
Today is all about split infinitives on "Editing for Grammarphobes," one of the few gray areas in grammar.

Stop on by, if you would like.

Thanks,
Karen
http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: matt youngmark on January 31, 2011, 08:46:46 AM
My post today is about the Kindle Lending Club. http://chooseomaticbooks.com/2011/01/31/kindle-lending-club-looks-kind-of-great/
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Post by: Ursula Grey on January 31, 2011, 09:38:13 AM
Here's my latest post...Thanks for this thread!

"Kiki Howell spins a wonderful tale of passion, magic, betrayal, and a love that conquers all. Enjoy."  ~NY Times Bestselling Author, Hannah Howell

Stop over and read Kiki's interview at http://ursulagrey.wordpress.com/ (http://ursulagrey.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: R. Doug on January 31, 2011, 01:48:26 PM
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, A Red for All Reasons (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/01/31/chateauneuf-du-pape-a-red-for-all-reasons/)
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Post by: theaatkinson on January 31, 2011, 01:51:22 PM
YES! posted a guest blog by susan gottfried. feel free to check it out and comment.
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Post by: Katie Salidas on January 31, 2011, 01:58:03 PM
Author spotlight on Daryl Sedore - Chapter excerpt on his book The Precog.

http://myimmortalstories.blogspot.com/2011/01/precog-by-daryl-sedore-chapter-excerpt.html (http://myimmortalstories.blogspot.com/2011/01/precog-by-daryl-sedore-chapter-excerpt.html)
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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on January 31, 2011, 07:12:50 PM
I reviewed Michael Crane's book Lessons II: Another Morbid Drabble Collection.

http://www.jasonga.com/book-review-lessons-ii-by-michael-crane-121.html

(condensed version - it's good, go buy it! :) )
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Post by: daringnovelist on February 01, 2011, 09:14:16 AM
I rambled a little on distractions, day jobs, snow days and wondering what can be done.

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/quitting-day-job-what-could-you-do-if.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/01/quitting-day-job-what-could-you-do-if.html)

Camille
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Post by: RJ Keller on February 01, 2011, 10:04:06 AM
My blog post from yesterday was picked up by the Official Princess Bride site!

http://www.princessbrideforever.com/everything-i-need-to-know-i-learned-from-the-princess-bride/
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 01, 2011, 02:09:17 PM
My blog post from yesterday was picked up by the Official Princess Bride site!

http://www.princessbrideforever.com/everything-i-need-to-know-i-learned-from-the-princess-bride/

Cool.  :)
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Post by: Katie Salidas on February 01, 2011, 02:11:01 PM
My blog post from yesterday was picked up by the Official Princess Bride site!

http://www.princessbrideforever.com/everything-i-need-to-know-i-learned-from-the-princess-bride/

Awesome!!!
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Post by: Learnmegood on February 01, 2011, 05:11:11 PM
Yes, I posted a rough draft sneak peek chapter of my sequel to Learn Me Good!

http://www.learnmegood.com
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Post by: daringnovelist on February 01, 2011, 09:16:51 PM
A review of my progress in January, complete with excuses and a look forward to what to do on a Snow Day,

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-did-january-go.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-did-january-go.html)

Camille
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Post by: R. Doug on February 01, 2011, 10:26:03 PM
A new social networking tool, The QR Code (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/01/qr-does-not-stand-for/).
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Post by: chris.truscott on February 01, 2011, 10:35:45 PM
Stumbling Forward: Chapters 34-36
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/02/stumbling-forward-chapters-34-36.html
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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on February 02, 2011, 01:05:54 AM
A visit to an old-fashioned Agricultural Show: http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2011/02/a-p-show.html
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Post by: KatieKlein on February 02, 2011, 05:56:35 AM
My journey as an indie YA author: http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/02/can-ya-writer-make-it-as-indie.html
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on February 02, 2011, 05:59:05 AM
I posted today about the joy of "discovering" a new character that wants to be written about: Parlez-Moi Blog (http://www.parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: RachelHowzell on February 02, 2011, 08:30:41 AM
Yes, I did. I posted the next installment of A Life in a Chapter, in which I share progress on a chapter of my work-in-progress. I also posted an essay by novelist SL Danielson. Please visit me at http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com).

Thanks!
Rachel
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 02, 2011, 09:25:08 AM
I posted about using the correct words when referring to Islam and Muslims.

I keep hearing people getting it wrong.

Please stop by and check it out.

Also, I am looking for anyone interested in contributing 500-word flash fiction pieces for next month's Comedy theme. See the blog for details.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks for reading,
Karen
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Post by: R. Doug on February 02, 2011, 11:03:27 AM
Thanks for that post, Karen.  I'm glad somebody pointed it out.
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 03, 2011, 06:28:08 AM
Thanks for that post, Karen.  I'm glad somebody pointed it out.

Thanks for reading, R. Doug. It was starting to drive me crazy.
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Post by: Budo von Stahl on February 03, 2011, 06:34:20 AM
My FB fan page is my blog, so ya.  Lots of people visit it, but not many say anything back.  :(
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Post by: R. Doug on February 03, 2011, 10:35:08 PM
Reflecting on Photography (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/03/reflecting-on-photography/).
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on February 03, 2011, 10:40:12 PM
Yep. Just posted two interviews with two indie ebook authors. Brian Kittrell and Jason Matthews. Also, I just put up an mp3 of a song I wrote called The LA Lights.
http://christopherbunn.com/
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Post by: KatieKlein on February 04, 2011, 06:40:40 AM
Indie Authors Don't Count: http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/02/ebooks-dont-count.html

(A post about the new NYT ebook Bestseller List)
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Post by: JL Bryan on February 04, 2011, 06:43:31 AM
The Haunted E-book Blog Tour continues with my Top 6 Ghosts from TV & Movies (http://www.theunreadreader.com/2011/02/haunted-e-book-blog-tour-jl-bryan-guest.html).  Why 6?  Because 10 would have been too long...
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 04, 2011, 07:35:55 AM
Reflecting on Photography (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/03/reflecting-on-photography/).

Nice post. You know, the Rule of Thirds can apply loosely to writing as well. It does provide a certain symmetry, doesn't it?

Love the photos.

Oh, I almost forgot. I was so caught up in R. Doug's photos, I forgot the reason I came here.

Romance Month starts today on Flash Fiction Fridays. First up, a story by Jeanette Fratto.

Check it out at:

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks for reading,
Karen
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Post by: JMelzer on February 04, 2011, 07:38:48 AM
I posted A Few Friendly Reminders (http://jamesmelzer.net/2011/02/a-few-friendly-reminders/) for my fans to check out, because you know, sometimes people forget  :D
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Post by: R. Doug on February 04, 2011, 07:54:21 AM
Thank you, Karen.  Glad you enjoyed them.
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Post by: Jennybeanses on February 04, 2011, 08:03:24 AM
I have a guest blog today from John Mierau (http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/04/guest-blog-john-miera-dipping-into-the-stream/), who talks about dipping into the indy stream.
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Post by: Katie Salidas on February 04, 2011, 10:07:37 AM
I'm posting up a random series of notes from my writing class. They are a basic refresher but sometimes we need the reminder.
Notes from writing class - Comma Splices. (http://myimmortalstories.blogspot.com/2011/02/notes-from-writing-class-comma-splices.html)
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Post by: chris.truscott on February 04, 2011, 09:34:32 PM
Amazon.com Review: Least Wanted
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/02/amazoncom-review-least-wanted.html
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Post by: GoblinWriter on February 04, 2011, 09:38:38 PM
Book Trailers for Promotion, Yay or Nay? (http://www.lindsayburoker.com/videos-podcasts/book-trailers-for-promotion-yay-or-nay/)

Come by and chime in with your thoughts!

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Post by: Bleekness on February 04, 2011, 11:47:44 PM
I post every week, have some guest indies, and at the end of the month sum up what's been sold and accomplished in promotions.

Nothing too serious.

http://keithcblackmore.com/blog/ (http://keithcblackmore.com/blog/)
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Post by: daringnovelist on February 05, 2011, 05:55:42 PM
For the 500th post on my blog -- which also coincides with #samplesunday, AND the first weekend in Chinese New Year -- I posted the very first story I ever sold to a professional market (or any market). 

The Hot Bun Man, a story of food and generosity (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/hot-bun-man-story-about-food-and.html)

Camille
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Post by: KerylR on February 05, 2011, 06:05:59 PM
I unleashed my inner Bourdain on Outskirts Press today.

I'm sure most of the authors on this board already know they price way beyond the pale, but with any luck some novice out there just crossed them off their 'possible publishers' list.

http://topublishornotto.blogspot.com/ (http://topublishornotto.blogspot.com/)  If you'd like to check it out. 
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on February 05, 2011, 10:10:24 PM
I put up a brief about a farm well. 600 feet plus. 1000-1500 gallons a minute. They cost about 250k-350k to drill new these days. Think on that, the next time you buy a head of lettuce or a bag of salad. Farm Well (http://christopherbunn.com/?p=118)

I also put up a song I wrote and recorded called The LA Lights (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=92).
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Post by: chris.truscott on February 05, 2011, 11:46:59 PM
#samplesunday for my work in progress (editing now; May 2011 publication):
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/02/referendum-on-conscience-chapters-9-10.html

Reading List updated:
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/what-i-read-on-kindle.html

Review of "Identity Crisis":
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/02/amazoncom-review-identity-crisis.html
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Post by: williammeikle on February 06, 2011, 06:37:55 AM
Guest blogger Steven Lockley talks about collaborations
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/02/guest-blogger-steven-lockley-on.html
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Post by: M.S. Verish on February 06, 2011, 09:27:18 AM
Stefanie Verish discusses the Value of a Snow Day. (http://secramore.blogspot.com/2011/02/value-of-snow-day.html)
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Post by: williammeikle on February 06, 2011, 10:12:20 AM
Why I like apocalyptic fiction
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/02/why-i-like-apocalyptic-fiction.html
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Post by: Mark Adair on February 06, 2011, 10:45:50 AM
Just posted my latest entry to On the Way (http://www.markadairblog.blogspot.com). If you've ever struggled with self-promo you will appreciate this post.

Cheers!
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Post by: harpwriter on February 06, 2011, 02:24:02 PM
I've been struggling with time to fit everything in the last couple of weeks, with a few extra things on my plate, so I've been posting, but not updating here.

Today's post is a review of Island of Secrets.  http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/02/island-of-secrets.html

Before that, Tammie Clarke Gibbs on writing time travel: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/02/tammie-clarke-gibbs-on-writing-time.html

And before that, an announcement of the winner in my giveaway, and a video of the art gallery where I recently played, with my harp music in the background. http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/02/we-have-winner.html
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Post by: John Hartness on February 06, 2011, 02:49:28 PM
This week's Sunday Spotlight is Jenny Pox by JL Bryan - AWESOME BOOK!

sorry for the yells...

http://johnhartness.com/2011/02/06/sunday-spotlight-jenny-pox/ (http://johnhartness.com/2011/02/06/sunday-spotlight-jenny-pox/)
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Post by: Jennybeanses on February 07, 2011, 04:37:46 AM
Today on The Inner Bean: Guest Post: Kathleen Valentine--If I Can Do It for Others...

http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/07/guest-blog-kathleen-valentine-if-i-can-do-it-for-others/
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Post by: Carolyn J. Rose, Mystery Writer on February 07, 2011, 09:10:17 AM
We just started a blog but our dogs took over before we could post.
http://deadlyduoduhblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/bark-counter-bark.html (http://deadlyduoduhblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/bark-counter-bark.html)
Obviously we need to get that dog trainer back in here.
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Post by: daringnovelist on February 07, 2011, 09:20:12 AM
Some notes about yesterday's #samplesunday story "The Hot Bun Man", and a few more thoughts about making the leap from the lion's mouth....

http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/story-notes-for-hot-bun-man.html (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/story-notes-for-hot-bun-man.html)

Camille
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 07, 2011, 09:21:24 AM
It's all about commonly misused words today on Bibliophilic Blather.

Please stop by @


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: bobavey on February 07, 2011, 10:37:17 AM
I posted yesterday, another Hook Victorine Challenge.  I'm waiting for the go-ahead on my next one.  :D

Vicki

I hear ya.
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Post by: R. Doug on February 07, 2011, 12:12:36 PM
A Dip Recipe to Make Your Tongue Scream Both for More & Mercy (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/07/a-dip-recipe-to-make-your-tongue-scream-both-for-more-mercy/)
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Post by: Sarah Woodbury on February 07, 2011, 12:34:13 PM
I post every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday about Dark Age and Medieval Wales (and Britain).  Pretty obscure, I admit!  Come check it out :)

www.sarahwoodbury.com
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Post by: Judi Coltman on February 08, 2011, 04:58:08 AM
I usually post a humor piece but have decided that I am expanding my fare and including reviews of indie books I have read and recipes I have tried from a cookbook that promises low cal/lowfat versions of my favorite comfort foods.

Yesterday I posted my first indie book review - Four Years From Home by Larry Enright.  www.jcoltman.blogspot.com (http://www.jcoltman.blogspot.com)
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Post by: Jennybeanses on February 08, 2011, 05:00:05 AM
Today on The Inner Bean I've got a guest post from Keith C. Blackmore on his decision to Go Indie. (http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/08/guest-blog-keith-c-blackmore-why-did-i-go-indie/)
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Post by: williammeikle on February 08, 2011, 06:27:34 AM
Guest blogging at THE MONSTER FACTORY today. Why #vampires? http://www.khkoehler.com/?p=176

If you post a comment on this post between now and the end of February you'll be entered in a draw to win a free Kindle loaded with all the books I have published with Generation Next Publications

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Post by: R. Doug on February 08, 2011, 09:02:17 AM
Read and commented, Willie.
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Post by: harpwriter on February 08, 2011, 11:42:04 AM
Harps Then and Now  http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/02/harps-then-and-now.html
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Post by: chris.truscott on February 08, 2011, 01:14:13 PM
I updated the info page for my novel:
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/stumbling-forward-free-samples.html

Posted a review of The Take (it's awesome!):
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/02/amazoncom-review-definitely-noir.html

And updated my reading list:
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/what-i-read-on-kindle.html
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Post by: Jon King on February 08, 2011, 06:50:35 PM
Lots of stuff lately that hasn't made it here.  My review of McAfee's Saying Goodbye to the Sun, a rumination on my favorite zombie movie ever, a new microfiction anthology I'm tentatively embarking on...check it out.

http://jonslineofsight.blogspot.com
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Post by: Brendan Carroll on February 08, 2011, 07:13:39 PM
Posted a note to my facebook page today at: http://tinyurl.com/4c7wb33 (http://tinyurl.com/4c7wb33)
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Post by: Jennybeanses on February 08, 2011, 07:20:24 PM
New on The Inner Bean from me: Quality Vs Quantity in Indie Publishing  (http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/08/quality-vs-quantity-in-indie-publishing/)(in which I talk about Amanda Hocking and Charlaine Harris...)
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Post by: sibelhodge on February 09, 2011, 12:56:56 AM
Posted about the I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge http://www.sibelhodge.com/my-blog/i-heart-indie-books-reading-challenge-2011

And why not snuggle up with a romantic comedy this Valentine's http://www.sibelhodge.com/my-blog/v
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Post by: Jennybeanses on February 09, 2011, 05:02:17 AM
Another awesome guest blog on The Inner Bean: Jake Bible--Podcasting My Novel (http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/09/guest-blog-jake-bible-podcasting-my-novel/)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 09, 2011, 10:33:46 AM
Do you know the difference between anti-social and asocial? Which one is usually correct?

Go to http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com) for the answer.

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: Free books for Kindle on February 09, 2011, 10:46:53 AM
Latest giveaway: Nicola Baird's Coconut Wireless
http://ereader-freebies.blogspot.com/2011/02/kindle-book-giveaway-5-copies-of.html
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Post by: bobavey on February 09, 2011, 10:52:38 AM
I once had a blog. It got lost. I'm thinking about creating a new one. :)
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Post by: R. Doug on February 09, 2011, 12:27:36 PM
A Tale of Woe and Misfortune Unlike Any Other (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/09/a-tell-of-woe-and-misfortune-unlike-any-other/)
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Post by: Gerald on February 09, 2011, 05:44:10 PM
A new blog post on procrastination. There some great featured blog posts too.

http://geraldhornsby.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/procrastinating-prevaricating-postpone-put-off-prorogue-yes-it-is-a-word-and-other-things-beginning-with-p/ (http://geraldhornsby.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/procrastinating-prevaricating-postpone-put-off-prorogue-yes-it-is-a-word-and-other-things-beginning-with-p/)
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Post by: R. Doug on February 09, 2011, 11:10:36 PM
Now here's a real kick.  My old agent, Christina J. Brady of the old Anita Diamant Literary Agency, read my blog about her attempts to sell my second novel (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/09/a-tell-of-woe-and-misfortune-unlike-any-other/) and left a comment.  How cool is that?
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Post by: Jennybeanses on February 10, 2011, 07:38:31 AM
Today on The Inner Bean: Isaac Sweeney--This Isn't the Wrong Dream (http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/10/guest-blog-isaac-sweeney-this-isnt-the-wrong-dream/)
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Post by: AnnetteL on February 10, 2011, 08:29:13 AM
Interview with Joanna Penn, author of the new thriller, Pentecost (available on Kindle) and the woman behind The Creative Penn, a great resource for writers: http://blog.annettelyon.com/2011/02/author-interview-joanna-penn.html
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Post by: isaacsweeney on February 10, 2011, 08:49:07 AM
Today on The Inner Bean: Isaac Sweeney--This Isn't the Wrong Dream (http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/10/guest-blog-isaac-sweeney-this-isnt-the-wrong-dream/)

Yay me! Thanks!  ;)
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Post by: KatieKlein on February 10, 2011, 10:45:50 AM
My first review is in! http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-review-as-indie.html
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on February 10, 2011, 10:51:12 AM
I'm continuing my series on advice to indie authors from indie authors: http://www.parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/ (http://www.parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: harpwriter on February 10, 2011, 07:49:55 PM
I don't have the exact address handy, but I was excited to have Sarah Woodbury guest post about the Scottish-Welsh connection, as her books and mine are set in very close to the same time and place, and the histories of both countries at the time greatly affected by Edward I (Longshanks) of England.  http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on February 10, 2011, 07:52:08 PM
Just posted about my goody two shoes daughter, and how we need to work on building her street cred.

http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/02/caution-rule-follower.html
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Post by: CaitLondon on February 10, 2011, 07:58:10 PM
I need to update more, but did one for Valentine's Day. I run 3, but basically just keep up this one.

http://caitlondon.blogspot.com/2011/02/early-valentines-day.html
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Post by: R. Doug on February 10, 2011, 11:09:05 PM
The Photo Clinic is Open (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/10/the-photo-clinic-is-open/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: sibelhodge on February 10, 2011, 11:40:36 PM
http://www.sibelhodge.com/my-blog/valentine-s-day-giveaway-win-a-copy-of-fourteen-days-later-
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Chris Northern on February 11, 2011, 01:03:10 AM
Yes. At least, now the answer is yes.

I put up a short piece for anyone who drops buy at forwardviewmirror.blogspot.com - I don't post often and when I do it's a mishmash of stuff. This is the first time I mention my writing, in fact, and then only to say "Sorry, next book not ready yet, working on it," and give a piece of short fiction instead. Even that piece is just a kind of note to myself; more a memory aid for an idea I may explore later.
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Post by: ToniL on February 11, 2011, 03:26:29 AM
My cat posts Monday-Friday to his blog ;)

www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com

Rocco pontificates on a number of subjects so you are welcome to come check him out! (Just dont' post that he's handsome...please...his head is swollen up enough!)
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Post by: tim290280 on February 11, 2011, 05:35:50 AM
I've just started my blog for my pseudonym that I'll be writing under:
http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/

Only a couple of posts so far, basically an introduction to my blog and author pseudonym.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Kathleen Valentine on February 11, 2011, 05:50:50 AM
Today's advice for indie authors comes from Michael Wallace: http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/forfrom-indie-authors-michael-wallace.html (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/forfrom-indie-authors-michael-wallace.html)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 11, 2011, 08:24:13 AM
It's a bonus TWO romance flash fiction stories on Bibliophilic Blather.

Stop by for some great quick reads.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: matt youngmark on February 11, 2011, 09:06:10 AM
In addition to my author blog, I also blog over at favoritethingever.com -- today's post combines two of my favorite subjects: They Might Be Giants and SCIENCE. http://www.favoritethingever.com/2011/02/they-might-be-teaching-your-children/ (http://www.favoritethingever.com/2011/02/they-might-be-teaching-your-children/)
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on February 11, 2011, 09:15:17 AM
Just posted an interview with Brian Drake (http://christopherbunn.com/), thriller writer and salmon cake aficionado.
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Post by: daringnovelist on February 12, 2011, 09:15:17 PM
I posted about "trunk stories" and the value of going through them once in a while.  Also a fluffy romantic/crime flash story for Sample Sunday.

What have you got in your trunk? (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/what-have-you-got-in-your-trunk.html)

Balancing Act (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/seeing-as-its-close-to-valentines-day-i.html) a gal, a guy and a jewel theft.

Camille

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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on February 12, 2011, 09:37:27 PM
I've got an interview with author Helen Smith.

http://www.jasonga.com/interview-helen-smith-131.html

Helen is also offering a number of free copies of her new novella, The Three Sisters - details on how to enter the draw are at the end of the interview.
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Post by: Alain Gomez on February 13, 2011, 01:50:22 AM
I just started a blog!  I'm quite excited.  The latest post is on impatience when selling:  http://bookbrouhaha.blogspot.com/2011/02/curse-of-impatience.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Kathleen Valentine on February 13, 2011, 09:13:17 AM
In honor of Valentine's Day, I posted a Valentine to my readers: http://networkedblogs.com/eerYX (http://networkedblogs.com/eerYX)
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Post by: M.S. Verish on February 13, 2011, 02:32:01 PM
Matthew has posted a blog about the new HBO series: A Game of Thrones

Fantasy T.V. (http://secramore.blogspot.com/2011/02/fantasy-tv.html)
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Post by: Aidan on February 13, 2011, 02:38:53 PM
overhauled the blog today - for anyone that's interested there's a blog post about book covers.

http://neonandnapalm.blogspot.com/ (http://neonandnapalm.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on February 13, 2011, 06:22:35 PM
I wrote the About me and my booklist for my blog today. Quite proud as I really suck at thinking of things to write about myself...

http://kiasreading.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on February 13, 2011, 08:38:23 PM
Yep. Just posted an interview (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=181) I did with Nell Gavin, author of Threads: The Reincarnation of Anne Boleyn.
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Post by: harpwriter on February 13, 2011, 08:38:57 PM
I posted tomorrow's Valentine's Day tribute to the Good Sir James, who was fighting the battle of Skaithmuir in the Borders region of Scotland against a force twice the size of his own, on Valentine's Day of 1316.  http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/02/happy-valentines-day-to-good-sir-james.html
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Post by: isaacsweeney on February 14, 2011, 03:42:28 AM
My pub blog announcing distribution of The Betrayal of Times of Peace and Prosperity.

http://gonedogpress.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/the-betrayal-coming-soon-to-major-online-bookstores/
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 14, 2011, 07:54:29 AM
Who cares about hearts and flowers? This Valentine's Day, I'm focusing on what I really love -- BOOKS.

Join me in a discussion of our favorite books and the chance to win a Kindle copy of A Whisper to a Scream as my Valentine to you at my blog, Bibliophilic Blather.

Here's the link:

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

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Post by: JRTomlin on February 14, 2011, 08:22:18 AM
I posted tomorrow's Valentine's Day tribute to the Good Sir James, who was fighting the battle of Skaithmuir in the Borders region of Scotland against a force twice the size of his own, on Valentine's Day of 1316.  http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/02/happy-valentines-day-to-good-sir-james.html (http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/02/happy-valentines-day-to-good-sir-james.html)

Yay. Reading about Sir James! I'm so there!

I made your address into a clickie and put you on my follow list. :)

Edit: And I did post on my blog today about whether or not to use a pseudonym.


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Post by: R. Doug on February 14, 2011, 01:14:31 PM
Movie review of The Social Network (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/14/the-social-network-movie-review/).
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on February 14, 2011, 06:17:13 PM
http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/02/10-pounds-of-apathy.html
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Post by: daringnovelist on February 14, 2011, 10:09:37 PM
I posted something about the value of reading to a writer -- in particular it's use as a Primo Procrastination Tool (that destroys other distractions) (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/benefits-of-reading-primo.html).

A book will always help you snap out of reality.

Camille
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Post by: MosesSiregarIII on February 15, 2011, 10:41:20 AM
I haven't blogged in ages, but maybe I'm getting back on the horse. Yesterday, I posted a blog with David Farland's Daily Kick on "The Dangers of Self-Publishing." He was kind enough to mention me out of the blue as a positive example:

http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/david-farland-on-the-dangers-of-self-publishing-in-which-he-mentions-me-as-a-positive-example/ (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/david-farland-on-the-dangers-of-self-publishing-in-which-he-mentions-me-as-a-positive-example/)
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on February 15, 2011, 11:08:18 AM
I wrote a blog about ebooks, ereaders and epublishers but decided to split it in two parts because of the length.
here is part 1 (http://kiasreading.blogspot.com/2011/02/ebooks-ereaders-and-epublishing-part-1.html)
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Post by: AnnetteL on February 15, 2011, 11:09:13 AM
Up today: why literacy skills are more important than ever for kids.

http://bit.ly/efL7Ev
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Post by: Aris Whittier on February 15, 2011, 07:23:32 PM
I just posted about this awesome painting I found at the thrift store for $10 bucks…check it out and let me know if you think it was a good deal… ???

http://awhittier.blogspot.com/
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Post by: daringnovelist on February 15, 2011, 10:40:27 PM
Still musing on reading and the value it has for the writer -- tonights episode:

Reading Dorothy L. Sayers, and Some Thoughts on Old-Fashioned Modernism (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/reading-dorothy-sayers-some-thoughts-on.html).

Camille
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Post by: AlexSeverin on February 15, 2011, 11:22:02 PM
My recent blog post is a short article, followed by a vignette, both on the subject of Black Dahlia Murder, one of my obsessions.

You can read it here -

http://vampire-erotica-stories.blogspot.com (http://vampire-erotica-stories.blogspot.com)

- Alex.
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Post by: LCEvans on February 16, 2011, 06:03:01 AM
Distress Call. New post to A Moose Walked Into A Bar. http://amoosewalkedintoabar.blogspot.com/

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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on February 16, 2011, 06:09:51 AM
Keryl Raist is the featured author on today's blog: http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/forfrom-indie-authors-keryl-raist.html (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/forfrom-indie-authors-keryl-raist.html)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 16, 2011, 08:34:04 AM
I explore some vocabulary words today on "Editing for Grammarphobes."

Please stop by. Here's the link.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks for reading,
Karen
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Post by: R. Doug on February 16, 2011, 12:41:45 PM
The View From Atop Diamond Head (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/16/the-view-from-atop-diamond-head-2/)
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Post by: theraven on February 16, 2011, 12:57:38 PM
I blogged about having confidence enough to submit and the West Virginia's Writers contest.

http://theselfrescueprincess.wordpress.com/
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on February 16, 2011, 10:23:11 PM
I just posted a pretty interesting interview with Andre Jute (http://christopherbunn.com/?p=231).
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Post by: tim290280 on February 17, 2011, 12:29:52 AM
I've added a couple of posts. One is a review of James Rollins' book The Doomsday Book (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/02/book-reviews-doomsday-key-by-james.html), the review is also on Goodreads. The other post is a few satirical comments I have about e-books: E-books - A New Hope (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/02/e-book-new-hope.html).

Please leave any comments you have about either. I'd like to hear what others think.

Also I have a short story that I'll publish there when I get a chance to edit it. It would be good to hear what people think of that, so stay tuned.
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Post by: Katie Salidas on February 17, 2011, 01:46:55 AM
Today's post is all about Self-Publishing & Marketing Advice - What I've learned this past year (http://myimmortalstories.blogspot.com/2011/02/self-publishing-marketing-advice-what.html).
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on February 17, 2011, 02:32:27 AM
Today's post is all about Self-Publishing & Marketing Advice - What I've learned this past year (http://myimmortalstories.blogspot.com/2011/02/self-publishing-marketing-advice-what.html).

Everyone should read your blog post.  Great info for us beginners (especially those of us with limited time due to day jobs).  Thanks!
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on February 17, 2011, 05:45:58 AM
My Advice for Indie Authors series continue with Christopher Truscott: http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/forfrom-indie-authors-christopher.html (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/forfrom-indie-authors-christopher.html)
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Post by: AnneKAlbert on February 17, 2011, 08:31:32 AM
I asked (and answered) the question WHY BLOG? at http://piedmont-island-trilogy.blogspot.com/2011/02/why-blog.html (http://piedmont-island-trilogy.blogspot.com/2011/02/why-blog.html)
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Post by: Joel Arnold on February 17, 2011, 08:47:48 AM
Today, my blog features a guest post by mystery writer Michael Allan Mallory. Come and take a look!

http://joelarnold.livejournal.com/69914.html (http://joelarnold.livejournal.com/69914.html)
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Post by: Thundergeoff on February 17, 2011, 11:22:19 AM
I just posted to my blog this morning after a several month delay.
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Post by: A.R. Williams on February 17, 2011, 04:19:14 PM
Why I Will Self Publish (http://a-r-williams.livejournal.com/103255.html)
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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on February 17, 2011, 04:27:04 PM
On what might be the collapse of New Zealand's oldest bookstore: http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-zealands-oldest-bookstore-in-strife.html
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Post by: daringnovelist on February 17, 2011, 08:21:30 PM
Tonight's post:  Dialog Tags - "Fear Them Not" Said She (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/dailog-tags-fear-them-not-said-she.html).

Camille
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Post by: Katie Salidas on February 17, 2011, 08:36:54 PM
Everyone should read your blog post.  Great info for us beginners (especially those of us with limited time due to day jobs).  Thanks!

Thanks Mark. I really hope it helps others out.
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Post by: R. Doug on February 17, 2011, 11:25:16 PM
Where writers get their ideas in Playing "What If...?" With History (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/18/playing-what-if-with-history/).
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on February 18, 2011, 06:59:52 AM
My blog post today is The times they are "e"-changing! http://networkedblogs.com/esoRV (http://networkedblogs.com/esoRV)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 18, 2011, 07:19:34 AM
KB's own Margaret Lake, aka Gertie Kindle, is featured on Flash Fiction Fridays today. It is a lovely story. You won't want to miss it.

Please stop by Bibliophilic Blather to check it out.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)


As always, thanks for reading.

Karen
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on February 18, 2011, 01:14:52 PM
New post about the toys of childhood!

http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/02/dog-giraffe-and-32-naked-barbies.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Christopher Bunn on February 18, 2011, 04:36:47 PM
Ja wohl. Ken. Si. Oui. Yes.

An interview with a Texan (http://christopherbunn.com/). Dang. I forgot to ask him if he was in favor of secession from the Union.
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Post by: Justin Jordan on February 18, 2011, 04:43:20 PM
Yep!

In fact, this is the 42nd day in a row that I've updated my fiction blog, where all of my first draft prose stuff dwells.

I'm actually pretty pleased with that, as consistancy tends to be a problem of mine, so string together that many days is a small but significant accomplishment for me. I'm still not hitting the numbers I want, but I've completed four short stories and twelve thousand words of a novel this year, which is pretty good.

Especially since one alledgedly short story ended up being eleven thousand words.

You can have a look here: http://hyperpulp5000.blogspot.com/ (http://hyperpulp5000.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: zstopper on February 18, 2011, 05:16:40 PM
New post about the derivation of the phrase "gang of spielers."

http://zombiestop.wordpress.com

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Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on February 18, 2011, 06:06:35 PM
My 2011 resolution for my blog was to post at least twice a week. Sometimes I'm hitting it more than that. There used to be days where I had no visitors. That is no longer the case. I even have other blogs now that link to mine. It's the little things in life that make me so happy. I'll probably post tomorrow. I'm thinking that the post is going to be about how hard it has been for me to define the genre of Belvoir. Any thoughts on that one, somebody let know. Multiple genre personality disorder at peelingcheek.wordpress.com. I've already picked out the title.
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Post by: Andre Jute on February 19, 2011, 01:14:31 AM
Eva Gabrielsson starts her Church of St Stieg Larsson of the Millennium with a goat sacrifice http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/559

Yesterday
The missing Swiss bank code: being interviewed by Christopher Bunn
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/548

Older
Bennett Cerf & Eliding Ellipsis, dancing mistress of Time -- a review of a novel about the poet Emily Dickinson's life by indie author Patricia Sierra
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/523

I also appeared on another blog:
http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=204
Extract:
However, what about the grand exit? What would you like to be known for when you leave this little planet?
I have a statue in front of my old school already for political activities. At nine feet it is under life size. I would like them to make it bigger, and to bulge more realistically at the crotch.

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Post by: tim290280 on February 19, 2011, 04:38:32 AM
I posted another book review last night for Steven L Hawk's first novel.
Read it here. (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/02/book-reviews-peace-warrior-by-steven-l.html)

There was an inner need to redress some of the points raised in a media article about the fate of Borders and Angus and Robertson in Australia. So I wrote a post on it (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/02/going-for-broke.html). My favourite part is the basic maths fail that people have.

I've also just finished Lee Goldberg's new book and will have a review for it soon. Suffice to say for now that I enjoyed it and am looking forward to more in the series.
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Post by: Brendan Carroll on February 19, 2011, 05:56:42 AM
http://networkedblogs.com/euKGo (http://networkedblogs.com/euKGo)  See raw chicken in the nude!
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Post by: Marian Allen on February 19, 2011, 07:40:59 AM
Every. Single. Day.

Today, I posted about how much fun I'm having on this forum and the one for Echelon Press authors.

I also posted how to add a PubIt button to your blog that links to all your books rather than just one. The permalink, should you care to use it, is http://www.marianallen.com/2011/02/saturday-with-fora/ (http://www.marianallen.com/2011/02/saturday-with-fora/).
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Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on February 19, 2011, 07:47:33 AM
Every. Single. Day.

Today, I posted about how much fun I'm having on this forum and the one for Echelon Press authors.

I also posted how to add a PubIt button to your blog that links to all your books rather than just one. The permalink, should you care to use it, is http://www.marianallen.com/2011/02/saturday-with-fora/ (http://www.marianallen.com/2011/02/saturday-with-fora/).

Thanks for sharing that link Marian. My book is not yet on Barnes and Noble. Hopefully soon, though. I don't post every day. So congrats to you. But my 2011 resolution was to post at least twice a week. I usually get in at least 2-3 posts a week now. Today's post is about multiple genre personality (dis)order.
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Post by: JMelzer on February 19, 2011, 07:56:48 AM
I did some Saturday Morning Number Crunching (http://jamesmelzer.net/2011/02/saturday-morning-number-crunching/) over on my blog, talking about my eBook sales and whatnot.
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Post by: KerylR on February 19, 2011, 08:02:45 AM
Posted my review of our very own Bards and Sages' The Doom Guardian today. 

And am now researching for my next post on self publishing with Lightning Source.

www.topublishornotto.blogspot.com (http://www.topublishornotto.blogspot.com) 
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Post by: Marian Allen on February 19, 2011, 10:30:42 AM
Shelia, I loved your post on multiple genre disorder! I have the same problem. If I have to choose one label for a book or story collection, I go all Sophie's Choice and dither my brains out.

Thanks for the Quiet link. It's lovely!

MA
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Post by: daringnovelist on February 19, 2011, 09:15:27 PM
I just posted an excerpt from my screenplay for Sample Sunday.

The Scenic Route (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/for-sample-sunday-this-week-im-posting.html).

Camille
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on February 20, 2011, 08:49:42 AM
My Advice for Indie Authors series continues with Alain Gomez: http://networkedblogs.com/ex2Ew (http://networkedblogs.com/ex2Ew)

Yesterday author Anne Rice talked about this series on her Facebook page and posted a link. The blog got HUNDREDS of hits from her post. She wrote:
"Here's a link to her very impressive blog. She's talking about self publishing. Should be of interest to all of us. It is quite a wonderful site, and there is some invaluable info here offered to authors who are contemplating going independent. Kathleen's posts on other topics on our page here are always excellent, substantive and responsible and enlightening."
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Post by: Marian Allen on February 20, 2011, 09:45:18 AM
I just posted a response to a challenge. My result is a flash fiction story featuring penguins, a cantina, the Scotch recently found under the floorboards of Ernest Shackleton's shack in Antarctica and true love. It's called http://www.marianallen.com/2011/02/sample-sunday-for-a-few-bottles-more/ For A Few Bottles More. (http://www.marianallen.com/2011/02/sample-sunday-for-a-few-bottles-more/ For A Few Bottles More.)
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Post by: OliviaD on February 20, 2011, 09:47:41 AM
I just posted a sample Sunday post to Blogger.  I'm hoping to have more time to post real blogs in the near future and looking forward to reading some of my fellow authors' blogs.  Olivia Darnell's Doodles @  http://oddoliviadarnelldoodles.blogspot.com/ (http://oddoliviadarnelldoodles.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: rudykerkhoven on February 20, 2011, 10:29:04 AM
It's been 6 months to the day since my first ebook went live, and here are my thoughts and sales...


http://kerkhoven.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/six-months-to-the-day/
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Post by: Andre Jute on February 20, 2011, 05:48:41 PM
My Advice for Indie Authors series continues with Alain Gomez: http://networkedblogs.com/ex2Ew (http://networkedblogs.com/ex2Ew)

Yesterday author Anne Rice talked about this series on her Facebook page and posted a link. The blog got HUNDREDS of hits from her post. She wrote:
"Here's a link to her very impressive blog. She's talking about self publishing. Should be of interest to all of us. It is quite a wonderful site, and there is some invaluable info here offered to authors who are contemplating going independent. Kathleen's posts on other topics on our page here are always excellent, substantive and responsible and enlightening."

Yo, Kathleen, I posted your two samples to my Facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001991786309&sk=wall
I'm a bit new to this, so tell me if that is not what the Facebook button is for, if you want your material taken down.
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Post by: tim290280 on February 20, 2011, 06:05:01 PM
Last night I posted a review of The Dead Man: Face of Evil by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/02/book-reviews-dead-man-face-of-evil-by.html). I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this novella that comes out today. I really enjoyed it.
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on February 21, 2011, 06:47:12 AM
I took a break from all the writing blogs and posted pictures of some phenomenal icebergs in Lake Michigan: http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/icebergs-in-lake-michigan.html (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/icebergs-in-lake-michigan.html)
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Post by: Jennybeanses on February 21, 2011, 07:02:02 AM
I have a guest blog today by A.M. Harte on Being Indie. 

More than an Author: On Being Indie by A.M. Harte (http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/21/guest-blog-a-m-harte-more-than-an-author-on-being-indie/)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 21, 2011, 07:17:43 AM
Political words and their definitions is the blog topic today.

Check it out at :
http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: Marian Allen on February 21, 2011, 07:19:46 AM
I posted a great writing exercise at my blog, http://www.marianallen.com/2011/02/writers-tools-what-dont-you-know/ and another, similar but different one at http://writetype.blogspot.com/2011/02/all-purpose-exercise.html
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Post by: Carolyn J. Rose, Mystery Writer on February 21, 2011, 07:57:38 AM
My husband is on our blog today posting about "lying" to the Census. It's funny stuff and you get to see him with bed hair.
http://deadlyduoduhblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/lying-to-us-census-bureau.html (http://deadlyduoduhblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/lying-to-us-census-bureau.html)
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Post by: MrPLD on February 21, 2011, 07:59:20 AM
Mmm... I see I'm going to have to work on our (Elita and myself) blog, now that the new website is running :)
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Post by: JMelzer on February 21, 2011, 08:03:54 AM
I have a guest post today on my blog from Jake Bible, who stops by to talk about eBooks and publishing.

Jake Bible - I Am My Own Man (http://jamesmelzer.net/2011/02/guest-post-jake-bible-im-my-own-man/)

 ;D

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Post by: JRMurdock on February 21, 2011, 08:10:09 AM
I posted on my blog about quitting the darn facebook games. http://jrmurdock.com/2011/02/20/i-will-no-longer-contribute-to-the-noise/

Now, I'm back to writing in my spare time vs wasting my time :)
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Post by: Michelle Muto on February 21, 2011, 08:15:16 AM
I'm not great at updating, but I posted a true short story: Thief of Hearts, (http://wp.me/psaSI-9f (http://wp.me/psaSI-9f)) which is the story of how we adopted a dog we rescued.
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Post by: R. Doug on February 21, 2011, 01:31:45 PM
My (soon to be) World Famous Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe:  To Quote Homer:  "Pizza?  DOH?" (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/21/to-quote-homer-pizza-doh/)
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on February 21, 2011, 09:23:11 PM
Just posted a new one about the advance of television and what it means to my perceived health status and sense of well-being.  Titled "Just Ask Your Gyneopthacologist."

http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/02/just-ask-your-gyneopthacologist.html
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Post by: Marian Allen on February 22, 2011, 08:00:15 AM
Mystery author Geraldine Evans (http://www.marianallen.com/2011/02/a-deadly-reunion-with-geraldine-evans/) is at my blog today, talking about how she made video trailers for her books. I think it's something even I can do!

MA
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on February 22, 2011, 08:21:02 AM
Just posted an interview with paranormal comedy writer Jennifer Rainey (http://www.christopherbunn.com). She also likes maple-glazed chicken (important point for me). Yum. Oh, and if you click through to her band's Myspace page, that's her singing Powderfinger.
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Post by: Jennybeanses on February 22, 2011, 08:28:00 AM
I've got a guest blog today on The Inner Bean with our very own Karly Kirkpatrick. http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/22/guest-blog-karly-kirkpatrick-staking-my-claim/
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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on February 22, 2011, 03:09:12 PM
I posted an interview with Michael Crane, author of (among other things) Lessons and Other Morbid Drabbles.

http://www.jasonga.com/author-interview-michael-crane-193.html
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Post by: JRTomlin on February 22, 2011, 03:38:08 PM
And Jennybeanses is on MY blog (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com/) today talking about being a control freak (which I don't believe  ;) ).
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Post by: Tonya on February 22, 2011, 06:16:30 PM
Every day is a great blog day about indie publishing!! http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/ We post real numbers of indie vs using a publisher.
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on February 23, 2011, 05:48:54 AM
My blog today is about Marketing & Promotion: http://networkedblogs.com/eEoUH (http://networkedblogs.com/eEoUH)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 23, 2011, 07:39:24 AM
Did you know that the word is memento, not momento?

I blog about a few of these in "Editing for Grammarphobes" today.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: JRTomlin on February 23, 2011, 07:41:30 AM
I have a post today on KB author Jenny Hudock's blog on how to co-autho (http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/23/guest-blog-j-r-tomlin-on-co-authoring/)r (or how I do it anyway :) ).

Thanks Jennybeanses.
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Post by: Jennybeanses on February 23, 2011, 07:42:38 AM
I was just posting my link to J.R. Tomlin's great post on co-authoring, but she beat me to it! ^^^^
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Post by: Amanda Brice on February 23, 2011, 07:57:11 AM
I interviewed indie author Miriam Wenger-Landis today at the Fictionistas blog. Miriam is a former professional ballerina who then worked as an assistant editor at Hyperion and now works in the books department at Amazon.

And now she has a fabulous self-published YA novel about life in a ballet boarding school.

http://www.fictionistas.blogspot.com
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Post by: RachelHowzell on February 23, 2011, 08:46:44 AM
The next installment of The Life of a Chapter is up!! And if you are a geek and you like robots and live performances and live in Los Angeles, I know a cool place you can go. Stop on by: http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com (http://www.writinginmycar.blogspot.com).

Rachel
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Post by: JRTomlin on February 23, 2011, 08:49:12 AM
I was just posting my link to J.R. Tomlin's great post on co-authoring, but she beat me to it! ^^^^

*grin* I'm occasionally efficient, Jenny. Thanks for the opportunity to guest blog!


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Post by: spiritualtramp on February 23, 2011, 08:59:29 AM
I have a post today on KB author Jenny Hudock's blog on how to co-autho (http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/23/guest-blog-j-r-tomlin-on-co-authoring/)r (or how I do it anyway :) ).

Thanks Jennybeanses.

Very good post. My latest (non pre-sale related) post was a review. http://www.scottroche.com/thoughts/2011/02/15/review-peace-lord-of-the-red-planet/
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Post by: R. Doug on February 23, 2011, 10:43:27 AM
People who never visit the sites in their respective local areas (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/23/and-you-havent-checked-out-the-local-sites-because/).
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Post by: MosesSiregarIII on February 23, 2011, 11:39:36 AM
Some Things I've Learned from Superstars. (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/some-things-i%E2%80%99ve-learned-from-superstars/)
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Post by: KatieKlein on February 23, 2011, 12:34:05 PM
Met my sales goal for the month! http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/02/quick-sales-update.html
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Post by: Talia Jager on February 23, 2011, 01:58:39 PM
I decided to start a new blog. My regular one was both for writing and personal stuff, that had to go. Now, I have a just writing one and a just personal one :)
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Post by: Alice Y. Yeh on February 23, 2011, 02:03:14 PM
Hi everyone! I posted this last night but had to fix some of the formatting today:

E-book giveaway for The Right Path by Debra Smith and David Small (http://www.stimulatedoutlet.com/)
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Post by: David Derrico on February 23, 2011, 02:07:22 PM
I was in one of "those" moods yesterday, so I did a bit of a funny, off-topic post: a humorous "Grammar Guide" in Q&A format, covering several of my grammatical pet peeves!

http://www.davidderrico.com/grammar-guide/
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Post by: ReflexiveFire on February 23, 2011, 02:12:04 PM
Yesterday I posted a blog about mortar systems along with pictures of myself firing them in Afghanistan.  I'm building up a decent backlog of posts about weapons, tactics, camouflage, ect, that thriller writers might find of some use. 

http://reflexivefire.wordpress.com/
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Post by: TheSFReader on February 24, 2011, 07:52:01 AM
Beeing for once an author (of a few hundred words tale though), I profit to tell about it here ;-)
Is Amazon a new Gatekeeper ? (http://"http://readingandraytracing.blogspot.com/2011/02/is-amazon-new-gatekeeper.html")


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Post by: Carolyn Kephart on February 24, 2011, 08:30:26 AM
The other day I wrote about changes big and small at Wysardessence: A Fantasist's Reality (http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/), and posted an image of the new cover design for The Ryel Saga.

CK
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Post by: lstrange on February 24, 2011, 08:36:09 AM
I have a great bit up from my wonderful editor (and great writer in her own right) Nerine Dorman.
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Post by: Alice Y. Yeh on February 24, 2011, 05:20:58 PM
BOOK REVIEW: The Losing Role by Steve Anderson (http://www.stimulatedoutlet.com/2011/02/losing-role-steve-anderson.html)
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Post by: MrPLD on February 24, 2011, 05:25:30 PM
I'm trying to be the blogger on our WWW site - but often it's a bit tedious wondering what to write about, yet strangely I'll scratch down a few thousand words a day with ease around the forums, usually full of opinion, spite and drama.
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Post by: HelenSmith on February 24, 2011, 06:12:49 PM
I wrote about my experiments with format and pricing (http://bit.ly/authorhelensmith).
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Post by: Brianna Lee McKenzie on February 24, 2011, 06:15:59 PM
I started a new blog that lists books for sale on Kindle.  I've had lots of traffic so I'm happy for my friends who listed their books.
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Post by: Sharlow on February 24, 2011, 06:21:17 PM
I just blogged about my first year of sale results. http://targoun.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/a-year-in-review/ (http://targoun.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/a-year-in-review/)

It's been an interesting year as an Indy.
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Post by: Jon King on February 24, 2011, 07:33:51 PM
My first-ever Oscar picks.  Feel free to complain in the comments if you feel differently!

http://jonslineofsight.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-oscar-picks-2011.html
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Post by: Jennybeanses on February 24, 2011, 07:45:05 PM
Today I had two posts go live. One, a guest blog from Jen Bluekissed on Writing Erotica (http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/24/guest-blog-jen-bluekissed-on-writing-erotica/)

and just now, some thoughts from me on why I think I might need a deadline (http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/24/i-think-i-need-a-deadline/).
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Post by: xandy3 on February 24, 2011, 09:10:41 PM
Posted my book Trailer on my blog!

http://wp.me/pIJeA-3D
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Post by: Katie Salidas on February 24, 2011, 09:17:50 PM
Still running my series on "Writing" This weeks topic has been punctuation.

A primer on punctuation (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/02/notes-from-writing-class-primer-on.html)

The Comma (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/02/notes-from-writing-class-comma.html)

The Apostrophe  (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/02/notes-from-writing-class-apostrophe.html)
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Post by: daringnovelist on February 24, 2011, 09:52:23 PM
I wrote about The Fuel That Drives A Story (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/fuel-that-drives-story.html).

Camille
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Post by: R. Doug on February 24, 2011, 10:17:27 PM
One of the times I flew on a Shuttle Training Mission (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/24/flying-on-a-shuttle-training-mission/) with pictures.
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Post by: Katie Salidas on February 25, 2011, 12:26:20 AM
A small rant about my hatred for CAPTCHA and a suggestion to those using Blogger.

CAPTCHA, Oh, how I hate you!! (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/02/captcha-oh-how-i-hate-you.html)
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Post by: Skate on February 25, 2011, 01:34:18 AM
I have a blog in the form of a diary, written by one of my characters. Today is 'Day 8'.

http://treespeaker.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-8.html
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Post by: JMelzer on February 25, 2011, 05:33:30 AM
I posted a blog this morning about a promotion I'm doing for my upcoming novel, Escape. Folks can get a free eBook of original, previously unpublished stories from 6 great authors when they pre-order a copy.

The Mother Load Is Here (http://jamesmelzer.net/2011/02/the-mother-load-is-here/)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 25, 2011, 07:34:00 AM
Romance month draws to a close today on Flash Fiction Fridays with two interesting tales.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

If anyone is interested in contributing in the upcoming months, here are the themes and deadlines.


FLASH FICTION FRIDAYS

Themes and Deadlines

March 2011, Comedy, Due 2/28

April 2011, Spring Fever, Due 3/28

May 2011, Parenthood, Due 5/2

June 2011, Escape, Due 5/30

July 2011, Summer, Due 6/27

August 2011, Pets, Due 8/1

September 2011, Getting Schooled, Due 8/29

October 2011, Nightmares, Due 10/3

November 2011, Travel, Due 11/1

December 2011, Winter, Due 11/28

Remember, 500 words or less. Send your submissions to karen@karenberner.com. Put "Flash Fiction Fridays" in the subject line and include a short bio with your story. Please sign up to follow Bibliophilic Blather, so we can build our online writing community.

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on February 25, 2011, 08:45:39 AM
Just posted an interview with author Borislava Borissova (http://christopherbunn.com/), all the way from Bulgaria. No, I didn't travel there to do the interview. There are these things called the internet and email, which I used to my advantage. Though, I would like to visit that country. The Black Sea area is supposed to be quite beautiful.
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Post by: bnapier on February 25, 2011, 09:01:54 AM
I always value new readers and TRY to post at least every other day.  There's quite a bit of miscellany on mine, but it's manly about my experiences with the writing world...it often gets rather crazy.  For instance, today's entry discussed the pomotion of my self pubbed book, the approaching release of another book through a small press, and my lengthy venture towards finally releasing my comic book.

Swing by and say hi, why don't ya?

Ghosts in Parentheses (http://www.barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com)
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Post by: Jennybeanses on February 26, 2011, 06:37:02 AM
Are you taking yourself just a little too seriously? Inquiring minds wanna know...I wanna know.

Why So Serious? (http://jennybeans.net/2011/02/26/why-so-serious/)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on February 26, 2011, 06:42:37 AM
Cruising right along with the For/From Indie Authors Series we have Tammie Clarke Gibbs today: http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/forfrom-indie-authors-tammie-clarke.html (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/forfrom-indie-authors-tammie-clarke.html)
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on February 26, 2011, 08:09:49 AM
Made a post about what I have been reading in the week I didn't show my face and put up a small review of Pretty Little Liars which I finished last night.

http://kiasreading.blogspot.com/
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Post by: MegHarris on February 26, 2011, 08:47:35 AM
A short post, "Writing is a business": http://ellenfisherjournal.blogspot.com/2011/02/writing-is-business.html
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Post by: VFurnas on February 26, 2011, 06:15:29 PM
Life for me by me, is my blog.  It is the poetry, essays and random thoughts I have for the day. 

This week was a tough birthday, 36...made me think back to life changing moments. 
http://life4mebyme.blogspot.com/2011/02/lions-god-and-turning-40.html
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Post by: Brianna Lee McKenzie on February 26, 2011, 07:29:13 PM
I'm still working on mine.  I added a form for authors and readers to fill out.  I don't know if it will work or not.  It was my first time at adding HTML stuff to a page.  I'm new at it...

http://thecozycornerreadingroom.blogspot.com
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Post by: harpwriter on February 26, 2011, 07:48:36 PM
Yay. Reading about Sir James! I'm so there!

I made your address into a clickie and put you on my follow list. :)

Edit: And I did post on my blog today about whether or not to use a pseudonym.

Thank you!  (Sorry, I've been trying to stick to more writing these last couple weeks, and didn't see this.)

Today's post is about Castle Tioram, with my Picture in the Sidebar feature.  I also put up a new poll about which Scottish castles you'd liek to visit.  As there are about 3,000, I didn't list them all, but feel free to leave a comment if you'd like to visit one of the 2,995 I didn't list!
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Post by: daringnovelist on February 26, 2011, 07:56:55 PM
I posted an excerpt from my YA swashbuckler/horse story The Adventure of Anna the Great - "The Royal Stableboy (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/royal-stableboy-excerpt-from-adventure.html)"

Camille
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Post by: Marian Allen on February 27, 2011, 06:13:33 AM
Today is Sample Sunday but, instead of a sample, I posted a flash fiction piece that was originally published on the label of cans of Story House Coffee. Here's the link to it: Burning Ambition (http://www.marianallen.com/2011/02/sample-sunday-burning-ambition/).

Mondays are usually about the writing process or writing life.
Tuesdays are often guests but sometimes miscellaneous, and I post every Tuesday at Fatal Foodies. (http://fatalfoodies.blogspot.com)
Wednesdays are usually about food.
Thursdays are miscellaneous.
Fridays are usually recommendations of web sites, movies, books or what-have-you.
Saturdays are usually miscellaneous. Yesterday was a link to the responders to Chuck Wendig's flash fiction challenge at Terrible Minds (http://www.marianallen.com/2011/02/pilar-and-pehuen-and-terrible-minds/)

MA
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on February 27, 2011, 10:13:25 AM
I made a second blog today, one about games and other stuff I like to do beside reading :P first one is about a game coming out next week that I'm really exited for!
http://kiasotherstuff.blogspot.com/

btw, anyone who sees any errors in the pieces please correct me.
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Post by: Carolyn J. Rose, Mystery Writer on February 27, 2011, 03:35:05 PM
Haven't posted to my own blog this week, but my husband and I are being hosted in the UK. Ta, Nigel.
http://nigelpbird.blogspot.com/2011/02/dancing-together-mike-nettleton-and.html (http://nigelpbird.blogspot.com/2011/02/dancing-together-mike-nettleton-and.html)
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Post by: daringnovelist on February 27, 2011, 08:18:17 PM
I just posted the "Story Notes" for my sample sunday excerpt. (I always do an "about the story" post for the next day.)

Story Notes - Becoming an Autonomous, Moral Grown Up (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/story-notes-becoming-autonomous-moral.html).

Camille
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Post by: JRTomlin on February 27, 2011, 08:24:46 PM
Posted a "Sunday Sample" from Wings of Evil. :)

http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com/

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Post by: Mark Feggeler on February 27, 2011, 09:01:51 PM
Posted about not having enough time to write.

Negative Blockage: http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/02/negative-blockage.html (http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/02/negative-blockage.html)
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Post by: R. Doug on February 27, 2011, 10:24:03 PM
White balancing for sunny versus shady photography:  'Tween Sun and Shade—Outdoor White Balancing (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/02/27/tween-sun-and-shade%E2%80%94outdoor-color-balancing/)
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Post by: Katie Salidas on February 28, 2011, 12:55:24 AM
This week on my Self-Editing series, I'm focusing on Dialogue.

The first post is already up, subsequent posts will be on Wednesday and Friday.

Notes from Writing Class - Dialogue Tagging. (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/02/notes-from-writing-class-dialogue.html)
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Post by: garryg on February 28, 2011, 01:05:45 AM
I’ve only recently started blogging, my latest post was last Wednesday, Expectations of free ebooks (http://g2writing.blogspot.com/2011/02/expectations-of-free-ebooks.html), but I'm hoping to update it today!

I’m not sure I’ve quite got the hang of it yet  ???
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Post by: bnapier on February 28, 2011, 05:34:09 AM
I just wanted to give a quick thanks to those of you that have wndered over to my blog, having discovered it here on the Kindleboards.  I appreciate not only the new traffic, but the comments as well.

Thanks!

www.barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com - Ghosts in Parentheses
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Post by: tim290280 on February 28, 2011, 06:28:55 AM
I was inspired by Shane's blog posts The Grand Conversation (http://jiraiya.com.au/?tag=grand-conversation) and had to write a post:

http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/02/e-books-publishers-strike-back.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/02/e-books-publishers-strike-back.html)
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Post by: williammeikle on February 28, 2011, 07:34:38 AM
Last chance to win a kindle preloaded with my ebooks. Comment on any post in my blogcrawl to enter http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on February 28, 2011, 08:23:00 AM
I blogged about how all of us can learn a great lesson from Oscar winner David Seidler, the writer of "The King's Speech," today on "Editing for Grammarphobes."

Check it out at:

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks for reading,
Karen
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on February 28, 2011, 09:38:20 AM
Just posted a song I wrote called The Wintercold (http://christopherbunn.com/). You can snag the audio file if you want, so feel free to grab it. When it comes to my music, I'm all free.
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Post by: Brendan Carroll on February 28, 2011, 09:56:05 AM
I got all political on my blog this morning.  Sometimes, enough is enough!

http://redcrossofgold.blogspot.com/
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Post by: KerylR on February 28, 2011, 10:02:43 AM
Book review of the Magpie's Secret is up over at my blog.

www.http://topublishornotto.blogspot.com (http://www.http://topublishornotto.blogspot.com)
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Post by: bnapier on February 28, 2011, 10:37:54 AM
Today's post actually deals with my slow decision-making process to self publish and some views on the state of self publishing itself.

http://barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/inevitability/
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Post by: Judi Coltman on March 01, 2011, 06:10:35 AM
New post today where I ponder and pontificate on the value of a Wedge Salad.  www.jcoltman.blogspot.com (http://www.jcoltman.blogspot.com)
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Post by: Bleekness on March 01, 2011, 06:19:56 AM
Jennifer Huddock, owner and operator of The Inner Beanhttp://jennybeans.net/ (http://jennybeans.net/) is featured on
 
http://keithcblackmore.com/guest-author-jennifer-hudock/ (http://keithcblackmore.com/guest-author-jennifer-hudock/)

and talks about not fighting what you write.
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Post by: Marian Allen on March 01, 2011, 06:27:13 AM
The wonderful Joseph Robert Lewis is guesting at my blog today, talking about the world he built and why he built it that way. Lewis is an indie author of great talent. I invite you to drop by and see what he has to say about his series-of-series. I've read and loved his sf stand-alone, HEIRS OF MARS, and I'm currently reading and loving his steampunk The Burning Sky, part of his Halcyon series. I call his post Fun With Gasbags. (http://www.marianallen.com/2011/03/fun-with-gasbags/)

MA
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Post by: williammeikle on March 01, 2011, 07:22:21 AM
Posted details and reviews of my vampire trilogy in print and ebook
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-vampire-trilogy-in-print-and-ebook.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Craig on March 01, 2011, 07:54:29 AM
Yes, I have. Book giveaway begins today!
http://stcelibartpress.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: chris.truscott on March 01, 2011, 02:33:30 PM
Nearly Done!
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/03/nearly-done.html

Included some really cruddy photos taken with my BlackBerry, too.  ;D

Post outlines final few steps before I publish my second novel.
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Post by: Brianna Lee McKenzie on March 01, 2011, 04:39:57 PM
Yes, I did today...

http://thecozycornerreadingroom.blogspot.com

                     and

http://briannaleemckenzie.blogspot.com
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on March 02, 2011, 09:21:13 AM
Passed or Past? Do you know the difference?

I explore this topic on "Editing for Grammarphobes" today at my blog, Bibliophilic Blather.

Please stop by.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: JRTomlin on March 02, 2011, 09:46:31 AM
I posted a blog entry on "What is a good Ebook cover?" (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com) on my blog last night. It is something that is important but less discussed than it should be. What is it that makes a good ebook cover?

I'd love comments on this topic.
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Post by: AnnetteL on March 02, 2011, 10:02:04 AM
For those confused on all the genre jargon, a genre primer:

http://blog.annettelyon.com/2011/02/genre-primer.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: J Dean on March 02, 2011, 10:21:06 AM
Posted twice yesterday.  Talked about starting a short non-fiction book.
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Post by: R. Doug on March 02, 2011, 10:22:14 AM
In the Shadow of an Active Volcano (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/02/in-the-shadow-of-an-active-volcano/), with pictures.
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Post by: DDScott on March 02, 2011, 10:35:13 AM
I posted today on Your Time is Your Money - vital questions every writer/author needs to ask themselves - on my WG2E (http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/epublishing-news-round-up-your-time-is-your-money) site (The Writers Guide to Epublishing).

Also posted a fabulous tribute and thought provoking discussion on It's All About The Readers - why authors should focus more on their readers than the traditional publishing industry - at The Naked Hero (http://thenakedhero.com/its-all-about-the-readers)

Happy Commenting!!!
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Post by: williammeikle on March 02, 2011, 10:44:22 AM
Are my vampires too much like vampires?
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/03/are-my-vampires-too-much-like-vampires.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Christopher Bunn on March 02, 2011, 11:22:41 AM
Just posted an interview with indie author Sandee Watkins (http://christopherbunn.com/). She's from Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. I must say, the name of that county is pure poetry. Makes me want to write a song.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Brianna Lee McKenzie on March 02, 2011, 05:21:44 PM
I'm needing some authors to answer my interview questions so I can post them on my blog.  Also a feature author would be good too!  And guest blogs, and poetry and book links...Any takers?

 http://thecozycornerreadingroom.blogspot.com
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Post by: DDScott on March 03, 2011, 05:50:13 AM

I'm needing some authors to answer my interview questions so I can post them on my blog.  Also a feature author would be good too!  And guest blogs, and poetry and book links...Any takers?

 http://thecozycornerreadingroom.blogspot.com


I'd be more than happy to help fill your interview spots, feature author slots, or whatever you'd like me to do.  Just message me here on the Boards, and I'll help you!!!

Very nice blog, btw!
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Post by: J Dean on March 03, 2011, 07:35:04 AM
I've just put up a review of Joe Hill's Heart Shaped Box HERE (http://enterthevein.wordpress.com)
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on March 03, 2011, 08:36:26 AM
I just posted a song I wrote and recorded called "Overboard." (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=347)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Julia March on March 03, 2011, 08:47:52 AM
I just wrote a post about indie publishing now compared with indie music in 1990 & indie computing in 2000.  http://www.juliamarch.com/?p=152 (http://www.juliamarch.com/?p=152)

Julia
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Mark Feggeler on March 03, 2011, 09:15:32 AM
I just posted a new entry to my blog in which I express my deep-rooted longing for a lost love.

http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/03/baby-come-back.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Brianna Lee McKenzie on March 03, 2011, 09:33:18 AM
I'd be more than happy to help fill your interview spots, feature author slots, or whatever you'd like me to do.  Just message me here on the Boards, and I'll help you!!!

Very nice blog, btw!

Thanks so much, DD!  I just sent a you message.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Jennybeanses on March 03, 2011, 09:37:03 AM
I posted this morning about my struggle against Smashwords premium catalog forcing my hand against pricing.

http://jennybeans.net/2011/03/03/the-goblin-market-99-it-is-then/
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Marian Allen on March 03, 2011, 11:55:23 AM
I'm sorry for your trouble, Jennybeanses, but I'm happy for me--I did snag a copy of Goblin Market at $.99!
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Jennybeanses on March 03, 2011, 12:13:44 PM
I'm sorry for your trouble, Jennybeanses, but I'm happy for me--I did snag a copy of Goblin Market at $.99!

I'm so glad you got one, Marian. :) Thank you. As for the trouble, I figure everything happens for a reason.
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on March 03, 2011, 03:57:58 PM
Yeah, I just posted an old rock song I wrote and recorded called Camera (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=354).
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Post by: Alice Y. Yeh on March 03, 2011, 05:43:35 PM
Two posts in two days:

Book Review: The Marlowe Conspiracy (http://www.stimulatedoutlet.com/2011/03/marlowe-conspiracy-mg-scarsbrook.html)
Author Interview: CE Grundler (http://www.stimulatedoutlet.com/2011/03/author-interview-ce-grundler.html) (Last Exit In New Jersey)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: R. Doug on March 03, 2011, 11:31:52 PM
Blame it on Rio (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/04/blame-it-on-rio-or/), Pyrat's of the Caribbean, and Sex on the Beach.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 04, 2011, 05:31:07 AM
Jason W. Chan is the Indie Author of the Day on my blog today: http://networkedblogs.com/f1LgM (http://networkedblogs.com/f1LgM)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Bleekness on March 04, 2011, 06:03:29 AM
Sarah Woodbury pops on and talks...

http://keithcblackmore.com/guest-author-sarah-woodbury/
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Post by: J Dean on March 04, 2011, 06:18:52 AM
Wow!  I don't know what caused it, but I had a big spike in blog views yesterday and today!

Quite cool!
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: KatieKlein on March 04, 2011, 06:24:48 AM
Posted the cover of my newest ebook at http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/cover-reveal.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/cover-reveal.html).
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on March 04, 2011, 07:21:54 AM
Comedy Month begins on Flash Fiction Fridays today with a great piece from KB author L.C. Evans.

Check it out at:

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Everyone needs a chuckle every now and then, right?

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: Jack Wallen on March 04, 2011, 09:27:24 AM
Just posted an article I wrote about the ebook price "wars". http://monkeypantz.net/?p=219 (http://monkeypantz.net/?p=219)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: J Dean on March 04, 2011, 10:46:49 AM
Threw on another blog post today for Kindle Ebook week, for the purpose of letting people know that the first book in my series will be free that week.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: bnapier on March 04, 2011, 12:43:37 PM
New post up today...a link to my newest poem, published in Sea Giraffe Magazine, and some insights iinto EVERYTHING from Neil deGrasse Tyson:

http://barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: bnapier on March 04, 2011, 12:46:00 PM
I'm needing some authors to answer my interview questions so I can post them on my blog.  Also a feature author would be good too!  And guest blogs, and poetry and book links...Any takers?

 http://thecozycornerreadingroom.blogspot.com

I'd love to take part.  Just message me on here.  I'm a published poet and am always looking for a way to get more people interested in the craft!
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Katie Salidas on March 04, 2011, 12:52:00 PM
Continuing my self-editing series. Today's topic, Names & Dialogue.
http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/03/notes-from-writing-class-names-dialogue.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Philip Chen on March 04, 2011, 01:00:33 PM
I just posted all the reviews I have received on non-Amazon US platforms on my blog at http://fallingstar1970.wordpress.com
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Post by: Andre Jute on March 04, 2011, 01:59:58 PM
Published a song lyric from my screenplay for composers to work with and several other pieces:
Music & lyrics
Pride & Recruitment
Respect for what? Part duh.
Respect for what? Part ego.
Supersoundbites: Faking It — Accounts of the General Genetics Corporation by Keith Brooke
Eva Gabrielsson starts her Church of St Stieg Larsson of the Millennium Trini— er, Trilogy with a goat sacrifice

See them all at http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/ (http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: thejosh86 on March 04, 2011, 04:08:39 PM
I just stared a blog (http://captainrescue.blogspot.com/) AND did a post. I am multitasker.

Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: JRTomlin on March 04, 2011, 05:01:26 PM
A few days ago someone posted a comment on my blog asking why I thought reviews, especially Amazon reviews, were important. Today I made a post answering that question: Reviews--why they are important (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com/).

For a writer it tends to be a "duh, of course they're important" but looking at it from the point of view of a reader, I don't think it's always obvious why they should put themselves out there -- rising someone saying they're stupid or don't know what they're talking about.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: theraven on March 04, 2011, 08:35:31 PM
I decided to start doing reviews and on Wednesday posted my first 'specialized' review. The first review is on We Interrupt This Date.

I included a note to explain my method. Disclaimer: The reviews I post on The Self Rescue Princess won’t be the usual style of book review that talks about all the points and elements of a novel. My intention is to focus on heroines that I believe exemplify the spirit and character of a self-rescuing princess or are on their way to achieving that status.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 05, 2011, 07:13:43 AM
My For/From Indie Authors seris continues with Lindsay Buroker: http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/forfrom-indie-authors-lindsay-buroker.html (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/forfrom-indie-authors-lindsay-buroker.html)
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Post by: Cheryl Shireman on March 05, 2011, 10:15:20 AM
Just wrote this article today...
Independent authors are the new pioneers. Go West Young Man became the mantra for the Nineteenth Century migration. Adventurous and bold men and women packed all of their belongings into a wagon and headed west with dreams of a better life. The mantra for the Twenty-First Century might well be - Go Independent Young Man.  Only now that mantra applies to both young and old, both men and women. The world of Independent Publishing is full of pioneers breaking trails and bushwhacking their way through the wilderness of eBooks and eBook promotion.

Amazon is selling more eBooks than traditional books. Amazon, one of the largest retailers of books, reports since mid-year 2010 they have consistently been selling more eBooks than printed books. While industry analysts predicted that Amazon was likely to sell 2 to 3 million Kindle eBook readers in the year 2010, actual numbers are reported to be over 8 million.

Amazon’s list of Kindle bestsellers is full of Independent Authors. Amazon’s “Bestsellers in the Kindle Store” which lists the top 100 titles (and is updated hourly) is full of independent authors. As of this writing, Amanda Hocking, 26-year-old Indie Author (as Independent Authors are often referred to) has a staggering 5 novels in this top 100 list (#37, #44, #57, #58, #60). Right now, one of her novels    To see the rest of it go to http://cherylshireman.com/781/independent-publishing-the-wild-wild-west/ (http://cherylshireman.com/781/independent-publishing-the-wild-wild-west/)
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Post by: Alice Y. Yeh on March 05, 2011, 11:49:49 AM
Book Review: The Discovery of Socket Greeny (http://nblo.gs/f4m21)
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Post by: DavidRM on March 05, 2011, 12:32:40 PM
Publishing Seemed Less Work When I Didn’t Know Any Better (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1335)

-David
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Post by: Mary Pat Hyland on March 05, 2011, 01:07:08 PM
Launched a new blog on Thursday.
The Hylander Diner   (http://www.marypathyland.com/thehylander/) has posts by me on writing, plus all sorts of ways for fellow writers to promote their work: A Writer's Inspiration, Coffee Break author Q&A, Two Sents weekly dialogue fun, listing of your 99¢ eBook, book Trailer du Jour, etc. Come have a peek. If you'd like to participate, message me here.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Christopher Bunn on March 05, 2011, 04:05:35 PM
Mais, oui. Ici (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=366). Les livres du Chris Redding.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: daringnovelist on March 05, 2011, 08:33:18 PM
I got a week's worth of posts or more since the last time I posted here....

Tonight I posted my sample sunday excerpt from The Wife of Freedom (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/wife-of-freedom-excerpt.html), a melodrama about a woman who is what she is, no matter how hard she tries not to be.

Earlier this I did a couple of posts on a "power brainstorming" method:

The Magic of 100: part 1 Finding Great Ideas (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/magic-of-100-finding-great-ideas.html) and part 2 A Practical Guide (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/magic-of-100-practical-guide.html).

Camille
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Post by: williammeikle on March 06, 2011, 06:19:44 PM
My publisher is having a giveaway of my newest publication, the ebook of THE MIDNIGHT EYE FILES: THE SKIN GAME. A free copy to anyone who subscribes to their newsletter and emails them.
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/03/get-free-ebook-of-skin-game.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: harpwriter on March 06, 2011, 06:24:14 PM
Advice from Phlilip Thomas Duck to new writers: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/03/advice-from-phillip-thomas-duck.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Andre Jute on March 06, 2011, 06:41:18 PM
The entry "Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race – now on!' http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/702 contains a link
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Iditarod-a-novel-of-The-Greatest-Race-on-Earth/193084334057961
which is a special page for my book where sports lovers can follow with me the progress of the real race against which my novel is set. Come along, have a look, maybe you like the sport.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: tim290280 on March 07, 2011, 02:10:50 AM
I've offered up some thoughts on the Perth Writers Festival that I attended this weekend just past on my blog.
http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/perth-writers-festival.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/perth-writers-festival.html)

And what is it about writers hating editors? I don't get it?
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Marian Allen on March 07, 2011, 05:36:49 AM
Yesterday, I posted a flash fiction piece called "A Journey of a Thousand Miles" and today I have an announcement of a price reduction on Joseph Robert Lewis' eBooks. Visit my web site to read the story and the announcement. (http://MarianAllen.com)

MA
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Post by: Jennybeanses on March 07, 2011, 06:15:11 AM
Today I have a guest blog from Adam Graham on Getting in the indie game (http://jennybeans.net/2011/03/07/guest-blog-adam-graham-getting-in-the-game/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on March 07, 2011, 06:57:55 AM
There is some business to attend to for Bibliophilic Blather readers today.

Check out the agenda at:

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

As always, thanks for reading,
Karen
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Post by: R. Doug on March 07, 2011, 07:47:32 AM
Rio Day One (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/07/rio-day-one/), with pictures.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 07, 2011, 08:18:11 AM
A Defense of Characters & What They Offer (http://networkedblogs.com/f86EE)
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Post by: DDScott on March 07, 2011, 11:33:09 AM
The 99 Cent Price Point: Volume vs. Royalty (http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/the-99-cent-price-point-volume-vs-royalty)

I have to sell 6X as many books at a 99 Cent Price Point – where the royalty is 35% or basically 35 Cents per book – than I do at the 70% royalty of a $2.99 book which is an approximate $2.04 profit per book, following the delivery fee deduction.

The real question then is…since I haven’t been selling that many at the $2.99 price, and I need the exposure that the 99 Cent price offers, can the increased volume coming from the 99 Cent books make-up for the higher individual sale point profit of the $2.99 books?

The answer…oh boy does it!!!

And I've got all the Real Sales Number for you today at The WG2E  (http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com) (The Writers Guide to Epublishing)!
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: JRTomlin on March 07, 2011, 11:41:20 AM
I just posted a blog on yet another possible complication of publishing a novel: Permission to use a quote in an epigram. An Epigram and The Corries (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com/2011/03/epigram-and-corries.html)

It includes some links to music which most of you have probably never heard-Scottish folk music and, no, that doesn't mean bagpipes. :)
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Post by: Alice Y. Yeh on March 07, 2011, 03:06:17 PM
Author Interview: Steve Anderson (http://bit.ly/hbGbOL) (The Losing Role)
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Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on March 07, 2011, 03:39:10 PM
I posted on my blog today: http://www.peelingcheek.wordpress.com

It was mostly about how technology increases the expectation about how fast we should expect results. For me this meant...it took six days for B&N to display the cover for my novel, Belvoir. I would rather the book and its cover been available at the same time.

The post prior to that was about the TED advertising awards which included the Chrysler video. That particular post got a surprising number of hits. Must have been more interesting than I thought it was going to be.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Christopher Bunn on March 07, 2011, 04:12:28 PM
I just posted an interview with Jack Wallen (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=387). He had absolutely shocking things to say about the Queen of England, as well as the recent free trade agreement that Finland signed with Zimbabwe. Fascinating stuff. Oh, wait. That was the other interview. Carry on, folks. Nothing to see here.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Ben Burnett on March 07, 2011, 09:37:19 PM
http://beniswriting.blogspot.com/ (http://beniswriting.blogspot.com/)

I posted in my blog today a follow up to the post I made yesterday. Essentially I was commenting that no matter how much pre-planning that you do, you know better how things will fit together once you actually are writing. Today I corrected that and said you know best once it's written.

My blog is a sort of chronicling of my journey as I attempt to write my first book.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 08, 2011, 05:19:43 AM
For/From Indie Authors: Sibelle Hodge (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/forfrom-indie-authors-sibelle-hodge.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Jennybeanses on March 08, 2011, 05:30:51 AM
I have a great guest blog with some dos and don'ts from Ed Parrot (E.G. Talbot) this morning.

http://jennybeans.net/2011/03/08/guest-blog-ed-parrot-edward-g-talbot-sounding-off/
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: R. Doug on March 08, 2011, 08:29:03 AM
Rio Day Two—Carnival (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/08/rio-day-two%E2%80%94carnival/), with Photographs.
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Michelle Muto on March 08, 2011, 09:01:27 AM
Yes!! I just announced that my book if finally up on Amazon!
http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/ (http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: BiancaSommerland on March 08, 2011, 09:19:22 AM
I'm doing a guest post at Some Write it Hot http://somewriteithot2.blogspot.com/2011/03/rapunzel-rapunzel-let-down-your-hair_08.html (http://somewriteithot2.blogspot.com/2011/03/rapunzel-rapunzel-let-down-your-hair_08.html) Does that counts?

As for my blog, my last post was this http://imnoangelauthorsblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/unsung-heroes/ (http://imnoangelauthorsblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/unsung-heroes/) A post to thank cover artists and show off my brand new cover! :)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Elise Artez on March 08, 2011, 09:34:12 AM
Congratulations, Michelle!

Still toiling away with editing, but had a fire lit under my bum by one of Kathleen Valentine's posts, and decided to create a topic on Stupidity vs. Vulnerability in the Romance Genre (http://carsonkeene.blogspot.com/2011/03/stupidity-vs-vulnerability-in-romance.html). Come by and join the discussion if you read or write romance!
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: DDScott on March 08, 2011, 10:29:56 AM
The fabulous Traditionally Pubbed Author...now Indie Epubbed Author...Beth Orsoff is our guest today at The Writers Guide to Epublishing!!!

My Journey From Failed Mid-Lister to Successful Author (http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/my-journey-from-failed-mid-lister-to-successful-author-by-beth-orsoff)

***Hint: It didn't happen by waiting around for New York to say Yes
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 08, 2011, 11:14:03 AM
Still toiling away with editing, but had a fire lit under my bum by one of Kathleen Valentine's posts, and decided to create a topic on Stupidity vs. Vulnerability in the Romance Genre (http://carsonkeene.blogspot.com/2011/03/stupidity-vs-vulnerability-in-romance.html). Come by and join the discussion if you read or write romance!

It's an interesting discussion...
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: E.J. Stevens on March 08, 2011, 11:29:58 AM
Revealed card designs for Spirit Guide series Romance Trading Cards (RTCs) today at From the Shadows (http://www.fromtheshadows.info/2011/03/spirit-guide-series-romance-trading.html?tag=kbpst-20) (my paranormal blog) and am being interviewed at Star Shadow Blog (http://www.starshadowblog.com/2011/03/interview-swag-packs-ej-stevens.html?tag=kbpst-20).
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Post by: Katie Salidas on March 08, 2011, 12:01:39 PM
I've been busy around the blogosphere.

Notes from Writing class - Passive Voice (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/03/notes-from-writing-class-passive-voice.html)

Let's talk about book trailers (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/03/lets-talk-about-book-trailers.html)

And a guest post

 Balancing life and writing, aka sleeping on the couch.  (http://raevanswrites.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/katie-salidas-guest-post-balancing-the-writer-within-against-being-a-mom-and-wife/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Glen Krisch on March 08, 2011, 12:22:07 PM
I enjoy reading about the writing process and about the decisions that writers make.  Here's a link to a blog entry about my decision to self-publish.  Come have a look, and if you're so inclined, leave a comment or tell your story.

Going Indie, my story:
http://glenkrisch.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/going-indie-my-story/
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Post by: Alan Ryker on March 08, 2011, 01:24:21 PM
My wife said something ingenious yesterday: "If they don't leave you wanting more, they leave you wanting less."

I thought about that in terms of writing and this was the result: More or Less (http://www.alanryker.com/2011/03/more-or-less.html)

I'm just getting started in the self-pub biz, so the blog is new and I haven't even gotten my books out yet. But I'm eager to join the big discussion, so check it out puh-leeeeeeeeeeeez!
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Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on March 08, 2011, 05:18:49 PM
Just posted the cover for my next book, Faded. Check it out at http://www.peelingcheek.wordpress.com. It has some good and bad things about it but I'd be interested in hearing what people think.
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Post by: Tonya on March 08, 2011, 05:21:41 PM
The fabulous Traditionally Pubbed Author...now Indie Epubbed Author...Beth Orsoff is our guest today at The Writers Guide to Epublishing!!!

My Journey From Failed Mid-Lister to Successful Author (http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/my-journey-from-failed-mid-lister-to-successful-author-by-beth-orsoff)

***Hint: It didn't happen by waiting around for New York to say Yes
D.D. and I had a great post today hosting the most FABULOUS Indie author Beth Orsoff!! http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/
If you haven't read her story~come by! You will be inspired!
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Post by: Mark Adair on March 08, 2011, 05:21:56 PM
Many of my writer friends have been discussing technology in light of our own neuroses, so I posted an entry in my On the Way blog about just that.

http://markadairblog.blogspot.com
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on March 08, 2011, 05:23:09 PM
I just posted a song I wrote and recorded called Life Has Come Undone (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=419).
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Post by: R. Doug on March 08, 2011, 05:24:53 PM
Churrascaria dining (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/08/rio-day-three%E2%80%94porcao-churrascaria/) in Brazil, complete with photographs.
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Post by: thejosh86 on March 08, 2011, 06:08:46 PM
I just did a post about whether or not I want to rename my haphazardly named hero, and I wouldn't mind input, if anyone has any.

http://captainrescue.blogspot.com/2011/03/whats-in-name.html (http://captainrescue.blogspot.com/2011/03/whats-in-name.html)
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on March 08, 2011, 07:16:51 PM
Just posted about air travel, and the different joys it can bring.

http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/03/dear-travel-going.html
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Post by: Rex Jameson on March 08, 2011, 08:13:46 PM
I've been trying to post to mine every day or so. Sometimes I just link to others to try to share links to places I'm reading about (these forums, for instance). Also have some chapters and queries posted that I would love to get feedback on :D!

The Rex Files (http://therexfiles.blogspot.com) - My writing blog
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Post by: Katie Salidas on March 09, 2011, 12:45:20 AM
Today I'm talking about Book Signings. I had one this weekend and was talking about it on twitter. One of the comments I read (from an indie author) said "I can't have a signing yet, I don't have any fans."

That really struck a chord with me because as an indie, we have to work harder to build fans. Signings aren't just for us to see people line up for our books (as much as we wish that were the case). So rather than look at them in that light, we should refocus and look at them as opportunities to make fans not to be seen by them.

Book Signings, Illusion, Reality, & Ideas  (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/03/book-signings-illusion-reality-ideas.html)
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Post by: Jennybeanses on March 09, 2011, 05:07:22 AM
I have a guest blog from Dee Ernst this morning: The Long Journey to Indie Road (http://jennybeans.net/2011/03/09/guest-blog-dee-ernst-the-long-journey-to-indie-road/)
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Post by: Bards and Sages (Julie) on March 09, 2011, 08:02:01 AM
Just posted an article on Book Buyer Behavior (http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2011/03/09/book-buyer-behavior/) based on a study from the American Booksellers Association.
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Post by: bnapier on March 09, 2011, 09:40:39 AM
Yup...a post today about prepping for my next Kindle project, a neat little novelette that was previously published as a chapbook.  Swing by and let me know what you think!

http://barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com/
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 09, 2011, 09:57:41 AM
I'm asking for it with this one: My Big Snit Over Mandatory HEA or Lady Gaga's "Bad (Genre-)Romance" (http://"http://networkedblogs.com/fdkma")  ;D
 
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on March 09, 2011, 10:42:33 AM
Indie author, literary legend and all-around genius Virginia Woolf on "Editing for Grammarphobes."

karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Please stop by and let me know what you think. Thanks!
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Post by: DDScott on March 09, 2011, 11:00:58 AM
It's Epublishing News Round-Up at The WG2E (The Writers Guide to Epublishing) today:

What are Traditional Publishers Thinking? (http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/epublishing-news-round-up-what-are-traditional-publishers-thinking)
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Post by: Lynn Mixon on March 09, 2011, 06:03:56 PM
I've finally gotten my author page up and running with an inaugural set of blog posts! I figured the best place to start a blog was to tell a bit about myself and what I'm up to. Please, come check it out.

http://LynnMixon.com

P.S. Yes, I did use the same free template that Guido Henkel uses. Apologies to him, but I love it. :)
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Post by: modwitch on March 09, 2011, 06:08:48 PM
Just got mine up and running, and trying to figure out how to keep twitter under control.  I work online, so normally I don't feel this tech-dumb :).

Books from this forum up in my first batch: 

Goblin Market
A Dance of Cloaks
The Color of Heaven
Out of Time
In the Mood
The Sex Club
Have Gun, Will Play
Quarter Share
We Interrupt this Date
The Venom of Vipers
The Walk

And probably somebody I missed  :D.
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on March 09, 2011, 06:12:37 PM
Post about what I'm up to reading wise (http://kiasreading.blogspot.com/2011/03/what-am-i-reading-10-march-2011.html)
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Post by: Brianna Lee McKenzie on March 09, 2011, 06:29:48 PM
Just got mine up and running, and trying to figure out how to keep twitter under control.  I work online, so normally I don't feel this tech-dumb :).

Books from this forum up in my first batch: 

Goblin Market
A Dance of Cloaks
The Color of Heaven
Out of Time
In the Mood
The Sex Club
Have Gun, Will Play
Quarter Share
We Interrupt this Date
The Venom of Vipers
The Walk

And probably somebody I missed  :D.


Awesome! I've been adding books to mine too! http://thecozycornerreadingroom.blogspot.com
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Post by: Rick Chesler on March 09, 2011, 06:34:05 PM
Added this to my blog tonight, review of my brand new thriller, kiDNApped:

http://knightofswords.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/review-kidnapped-by-rick-chesler/ (http://knightofswords.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/review-kidnapped-by-rick-chesler/)
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Post by: R. Doug on March 10, 2011, 05:44:52 AM
Rio Day Four, the Star Princess (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/10/rio-day-four%E2%80%94the-star-princess/).
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 10, 2011, 05:55:22 AM
For/From Indie Authors: Jennifer Hudock (http://"http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/forfrom-indie-authors-jennifer-hudock.html")
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on March 10, 2011, 05:59:32 AM
After about a week of playing, what do I think of the new MMORPG RIFT? (http://kiasotherstuff.blogspot.com/2011/03/rift-my-first-week-of-playing.html)
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Post by: williammeikle on March 10, 2011, 09:41:26 AM
Aiming for the gold ring.
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/03/aiming-for-gold-ring.html
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Post by: DDScott on March 10, 2011, 09:41:46 AM
Check out my new 5 K's Kindle Mantra (oh, and Alice and Wonderland too):

Me and My Kindle Mantra & Alice in Wonderland Too! (http://ddscottauthor.blogspot.com/2011/03/me-and-my-kindle-mantra-alice-in.html)
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Post by: xtine on March 10, 2011, 09:46:21 AM
The other day, some jerk parked in front of my driveway.

I had his sorry ass towed.

Read all about it.

flippcity.blogspot.com
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Post by: theraven on March 10, 2011, 09:48:06 AM
I wrote and posted a pic of our March snowfall yesterday. http://theselfrescueprincess.wordpress.com/
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Post by: bnapier on March 10, 2011, 09:49:03 AM
Yes indeed...

It is actually a retraction of yesterday's post that explains why you should not be in any hurry to get your books out there...

www.barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com
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Post by: Jarrett Rush on March 10, 2011, 10:15:51 AM
Just posted today asking for a critique of my cover. Would love to hear others' thoughts.

http://jarrettwrites.blogspot.com (http://jarrettwrites.blogspot.com)
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Post by: Katie Salidas on March 10, 2011, 10:48:04 AM
In Medias Res (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/03/notes-from-writing-class-in-medias-res.html). Start your book where the excitement is, not with page upon page of backstory.
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Post by: JRTomlin on March 10, 2011, 11:14:22 AM
Yes! Coming Soon: Freedom's Sword (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com/).
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on March 10, 2011, 07:05:22 PM
Just posted about my disenchantment with HBO.

http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/03/hb-oh-forget-it.html
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Post by: John Dax on March 10, 2011, 07:48:37 PM
I just featured Heinlein's STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND at Judging a Book by Its Cover (http://www.judgingabookbyitscover.com).

I really should be embarrassed.
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Post by: Katie Salidas on March 11, 2011, 01:47:28 AM
A funny Friday post.
A Day...er...Night in the life of a writer. (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/03/dayernight-in-life-of-writer.html)
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Post by: Marian Allen on March 11, 2011, 06:32:17 AM
Kathleen, this link "I'm asking for it with this one: My Big Snit Over Mandatory HEA" is incorrect. When I try to link directly to it because I want to recommend it, I go to your pro site rather than the post. It's one of the best posts on the subject I've ever read, btw. LOVE IT!

MA
 
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 11, 2011, 06:36:37 AM
Today's blog is a tribute to my latest literary mentor:  Loving Laurie Colwin (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/loving-laurie-colwin.html)

Kathleen, this link "I'm asking for it with this one: My Big Snit Over Mandatory HEA" is incorrect. When I try to link directly to it because I want to recommend it, I go to your pro site rather than the post. It's one of the best posts on the subject I've ever read, btw. LOVE IT!
 

Thanks, Marian! This should work: http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-big-snit-over-mandatory-hea-or-lady.html (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-big-snit-over-mandatory-hea-or-lady.html)
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Post by: KatieKlein on March 11, 2011, 06:53:39 AM
Today's YA Indie Spotlight features Michelle Muto, author of The Book of Lost Souls.

I hope you'll stop by to say "Hi!"

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/ya-indie-spotlight-michelle-muto.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/ya-indie-spotlight-michelle-muto.html)

KK

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Post by: Marian Allen on March 11, 2011, 06:56:53 AM
Today's post is my weekly Friday Recommends (http://www.marianallen.com/2011/03/friday-recommends-8/). Among my recommendations today are Kathleen's post on mandatory HEA, Brianna's Cozy Corner Reading Room and Katie's post on book trailers.

Thanks, guys, for making my Friday Recommends so easy! :)

MA
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Post by: Jennybeanses on March 11, 2011, 07:02:15 AM
I have a great guest blog today from the lovely Katie Salidas on her decision to go indie.

http://jennybeans.net/2011/03/11/guest-blog-katie-salidas-not-an-easy-decision/
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Post by: Alan Ryker on March 11, 2011, 07:10:50 AM
I've always been an artistic person, but my outlet hasn't always been writing fiction.  Here's a post about another phase I went through: Hardcore Gangster Rap (http://www.alanryker.com/2011/03/hardcore-gangster-rap.html)

And you should definitely be afraid.
You’re gettin flayed, and frayed,
And portrayed in an unsavory way.
You’re gonna eat some of this handgrenade.
Receive no medical aide,
And you’ll be very dismayed.
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on March 11, 2011, 07:33:30 AM
My blog, Bibliophilic Blather, hosts "Flash Fiction Fridays," in which authors of various genres write fiction in 500 words or less on various monthly themes.

Today, KB author Karen Cantwell offers up a great piece for Comedy Month. Please stop by and check it out.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: 4dprefect on March 11, 2011, 08:49:31 AM
Most recently, a blog post announcing Evil UnLtd 's journey from Kindle to paperback. Just another step in this bold indie publishing venture of mine.

http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/2011/03/paper-view.html (http://prefectjournal.blogspot.com/2011/03/paper-view.html)


SAF
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Post by: G. Henkel on March 11, 2011, 10:10:51 AM
I have a blog post up today, covering some aspects of the Border's store closings and why I feel bad buying discounted books there...

http://guidohenkel.com/2011/03/the-bad-thing-about-the-borders-discounts/
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Post by: Harris Channing on March 11, 2011, 11:01:17 AM
Yes, just yesterday, as a matter of fact!  I'm hosting a giveaway of my NON-EROTIC paranormal romance THE DEMON IS IN THE DETAILS.  Why not check it out!



http://harrischanningauthor.blogspot.com/2011/03/giveaway.html?zx=56a79917d5af7e87

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Harris.
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Post by: bnapier on March 11, 2011, 11:17:24 AM
New post up today...see the inner workings of a feeble mind as I try to construct (or deconstruct, depending on how you look at it) the plot lines for a planned series.

www.barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com
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Post by: Bob Mayer on March 11, 2011, 11:19:30 AM
Yes-- an apropo post for these boards:  I Was Wrong; Konrath Was Right
http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/ (http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: DavidRM on March 11, 2011, 12:57:27 PM
Short Story Ebook Covers (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1345)

Ponderings on the costs of ebook covers for short stories.

-David
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Post by: Brianna Lee McKenzie on March 11, 2011, 04:11:11 PM
I've posted lots of books from fellow authors, several author interviews and this week's Featured Author is L. R. Giles, author of "Live Again"


   http://thecozycornerreadingroom.blogspot.com
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Post by: daringnovelist on March 11, 2011, 10:27:59 PM
I've been posting about short fiction lately (and probably will continue to post on it for a while).

First I posted on how I was going to start emphasizing shorter works for now, and why with Fired Up About Short Fiction (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/fired-up-about-short-fiction.html).

Then I posted about how covers get to be a problem when you start writing more short works, in The Problem With Self-publishing Short Fiction (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/problem-with-self-publishing-short.html).  (Which I'm proud to say was referenced in the article DavidRM mentions two posts up.)

And tonight I posted something about what makes a story a story -- especially when you get to very short flash and micro fiction stories.  I'll probably write more on this.  The Essence of Story, Part 1 (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/essence-of-story-micro-and-flash.html).

Camille
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Post by: garryg on March 12, 2011, 04:27:13 AM
I recently posted on 'The future of the traditional book-shop'

http://g2writing.blogspot.com/2011/03/future-of-traditional-book-shop.html
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Post by: xandy3 on March 12, 2011, 07:00:52 AM
Cover art observations: http://wp.me/pIJeA-3T

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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 12, 2011, 07:27:59 AM
I'm continuing my indie author series. Today's author is Lexie Revellian. http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/forfrom-indie-authors-lexie-revellian.html (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/forfrom-indie-authors-lexie-revellian.html)
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Post by: Alan Ryker on March 12, 2011, 08:29:50 AM
I'm very edgy!

Read It or Don't Write It - Short Fiction (http://www.alanryker.com/2011/03/read-it-or-dont-write-it-short-fiction.html)
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Post by: R. Doug on March 12, 2011, 10:26:00 AM
Today it's two blogs, with photographs:

Departing Rio by Sea (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/12/705/)

Salvador, Brazil (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/12/salvador-brazil/)
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on March 12, 2011, 10:30:38 AM
I just posted an interview I did with KB author Kenneth Coon (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=434), and I also just posted a blurb about an interview of me (http://christopherbunn.com/?p=443) on Cookie's Book Club.
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Post by: drewes202 on March 12, 2011, 10:34:58 AM
I've been posting a pretty good amount in the last couple of days! Take a look!

http://coledrewes.com/

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Post by: Mark Feggeler on March 12, 2011, 03:50:31 PM
http://paleramblings.blogspot.com

A new blog post about my poor poodle, who once was fixed but now is broken.
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Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on March 12, 2011, 05:06:32 PM
I announced general information about my giveaway, not an ebook, though...instead, an opportunity to buy ebooks. The giveaway will be for an Amazon gift card in celebration of my first thirty days of Belvoir being released. Follow along at http://www.peelingcheek.wordpress.com.

Just think of how many ebooks you could buy, and there is no purchase to win.
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Post by: thejosh86 on March 12, 2011, 05:08:34 PM
I posted a blog about Bioware & Dragon Age 2, because well, I'm a nerd.

http://captainrescue.blogspot.com/2011/03/dragon-age-2-or-dragon-age-poo.html (http://captainrescue.blogspot.com/2011/03/dragon-age-2-or-dragon-age-poo.html)
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Post by: KerylR on March 12, 2011, 05:20:51 PM
Wrote a review of Layton Green's The Summoner.  www.topublishornotto.blogspot.com. (http://www.topublishornotto.blogspot.com.)

I'm expecting next week's post will be on self publishing with Lightning Source.
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Post by: Marian Allen on March 13, 2011, 09:42:41 AM
Sample Sunday – Foxing Uncle Phineas (http://nblo.gs/fmtSN) -- An excerpt from EEL'S REVERENCE, in which a farm family hides protagonist Aunt Libby from antagonist Uncle Phineas.

MA
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Post by: pixichick on March 13, 2011, 09:54:48 AM
I post to mine 2-3 a week or more and try to have a topic going for the month.  This month my focus is on self-publishing since it's on everyone's minds :)
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Post by: EverythingIndie on March 13, 2011, 10:14:51 AM
I started my new blog, An Author's Journey (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com) today, and uploaded my first post: Who do you write for? (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/who-do-you-write-for.html)
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Post by: Alice Y. Yeh on March 13, 2011, 01:37:25 PM
Hi guys!

Book Review: Vestal Virgin (http://www.stimulatedoutlet.com/2011/03/vestal-virgin-suzanne-tyrpak.html)
Giveaway: The Miracle Inspector (http://www.stimulatedoutlet.com/2011/03/giveaway-miracle-inspector-helen-smith.html)
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Post by: JRTomlin on March 13, 2011, 01:49:07 PM
I posted part of Chapter Two of Freedom's Sword for Sample Sunday.

Freedom's Sword - Chapter Two (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com)
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Post by: Ursula Grey on March 13, 2011, 01:58:05 PM
I've updated my post: "So, you want to write erotica?"  to add additional publishers. http://bit.ly/9aJYVR (http://bit.ly/9aJYVR)
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Post by: daringnovelist on March 13, 2011, 02:19:26 PM
In continuing the discussion on my blog of "what constitutes a story" I posted three free microfiction stories (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/microfiction-three-tiny-stories.html) -- two classics and one of my own.

(This is also by way of my #samplesunday fiction posting.)

Camille
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Post by: twilighttimes on March 13, 2011, 02:41:48 PM
I wrote an article about "How three of our titles made the Amazon Kindle Free top ten list this week."
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979136132 (http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979136132)

Before and after stats included in the article.

Lida E. Quillen, Publisher
Twilight Times Books

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lirhetzxL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1606191497/?tag=kbpst-20)
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Post by: Aris Whittier on March 13, 2011, 02:43:30 PM
I just blogged about my new release....

http://awhittier.blogspot.com/
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Post by: DavidRM on March 13, 2011, 03:26:33 PM
Short Story Ebook Economics (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1367)

-David
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Post by: BethRaymond on March 13, 2011, 03:27:24 PM
I just created a blog--right now, it is there primarily to catalog my progress toward my first book, but I hope that in the future it will be a place to learn about all my books!  ;D

http://bethraymond.blogspot.com/
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Post by: tim290280 on March 13, 2011, 06:45:53 PM
Hi All. I have been meaning to post a short story, a satire piece and a comment about written communication but instead I've been sidetracked. Couple of book reviews ended up getting posted instead:
Dexter is Delicious: http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review-dexter-is-delicious-jeff.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review-dexter-is-delicious-jeff.html)
Judgement and Wrath: http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review-judgement-and-wrath-matt.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review-judgement-and-wrath-matt.html)

Also friend me on Goodreads to see my what else I've read and reviewed. http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4968342-tyson-adams (http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4968342-tyson-adams)
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Post by: Carolyn Kephart on March 13, 2011, 06:52:37 PM
Since the troubles in Japan are very much on my mind lately, I posted some photos I took during my visit to Kyoto and Tokyo back in 2008. They're pictures of temples and other sacred places, meant to recall past serenity and provide a note of hope in a terrible time.

CK

http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/ (http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: daringnovelist on March 13, 2011, 10:19:27 PM
And continuing with Microfiction Week, I posted today A Sacrilegious Post About Hemingway's Microfiction (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/story-notes-1-sacrilegious-post-about.html).

Camille
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 14, 2011, 07:01:38 AM
For/From Indie Authors: Helen Smith (http://networkedblogs.com/foIhI)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on March 14, 2011, 08:16:18 AM
Do you know where the word "vandalize" comes from? How about "throwing down the gauntlet?"

The answers are on Bibliophilic Blather today.


http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: aaronpolson on March 14, 2011, 08:37:25 AM
I talk about what I learned at my first book signing:

http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/03/how-to-hold-book-signing-if-youve-never.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/03/how-to-hold-book-signing-if-youve-never.html)

It was...fun.   ???
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Post by: JRTomlin on March 14, 2011, 12:40:10 PM
Today I have a guest post by KB Author Sarah Woodbury (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com) discussing her novels set in Wales and their historic background.
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Post by: EverythingIndie on March 14, 2011, 02:48:33 PM
Today on An Author's Journey (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com) I ran a Featured Author spot on Sandra Balzo, author of Bean There, Done That. You can read it here (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/bean-there-done-that-by-sandra-balzo.html)!

I also ran a blip on my novella, Progenitor, which launched today. That can be read here (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/blip-progenitor-is-now-available-on.html).
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Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on March 14, 2011, 05:03:20 PM
Yesterday I posted about my Easy As Pie Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. Think of how many ebooks you could buy with $25 if you won. No purchase necessary. Just read my sample and email me. Check it out at http://www.peelingcheek.wordpress.com.
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Post by: Bob Mayer on March 14, 2011, 05:24:58 PM
This morning-- heading to Area 51 tomorrow to film with Ancient Artifacts from SyFy Channel on Thursday.
http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/ (http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on March 14, 2011, 05:26:48 PM
http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/03/lesson-in-anatomy.html

A new blog post about my unplanned and failed effort to teach my daughter an anatomy lesson.
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Post by: SJHanson on March 14, 2011, 05:34:26 PM
Review of Monique Martin's "Out of Time" - http://sjhansonwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/writing-didnt-happen-this-weekend.html
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Post by: alexisleno on March 14, 2011, 05:36:13 PM
I posted a new blog post today as well regarding a new release, plus a nice Amazon review.

I also still have a giveaway up on there.

koshermuffin.wordpress.com (http://koshermuffin.wordpress.com)
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Post by: Brianna Lee McKenzie on March 14, 2011, 07:03:15 PM
I added a Smashwords page where authors can post their coupons and I added some books for St. Patrick's Day.


http://thecozycornerreadingroom.blogspot.com
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Post by: theraven on March 14, 2011, 07:07:56 PM
I posted a SRP Review of Girls to the Rescue Book 1 edited by Bruce Lansky. It's more of a specialized review as I only focus on the heroine(s) in a book. http://theselfrescueprincess.wordpress.com/
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Post by: Angela Carlie on March 14, 2011, 07:40:57 PM
I posted an announcement about a fellow DarkSide Publishing author's recent release of her debut YA novel, The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching. Check it out and find out how you may be able to win a copy of the novel.

http://angelacarlie.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on March 14, 2011, 07:45:30 PM
I posted about a neat little app that has helped me focus my writing time.

http://www.jasonga.com/focusing-writing-time-221.html
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Post by: harpwriter on March 14, 2011, 08:17:17 PM
A brief blog announcing a Dynamic Story Writing Contest: http://solittletimeheresmine.blogspot.com/2011/03/dynamic-story-writing-contest.html?spref=fb

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand...a very exciting post at my Gaelic Word a Day giving examples of leniting with b, c, g, m, and p!  http://gaelicwordaday.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/203/  Go on, I KNOW you want to look!  :P
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Post by: Ben Burnett on March 15, 2011, 05:58:15 AM
http://beniswriting.blogspot.com/2011/03/spontaneous-genius.html (http://beniswriting.blogspot.com/2011/03/spontaneous-genius.html)

I write to my blog every day after I finish my daily writing. Today I talked about how your creative mind will come up with things while you're writing that you never could have forecasted in your outline.
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 15, 2011, 06:04:54 AM
I spout off about miz-romance: Oh No! Miz-Romance: A Literary Dilemma
  (http://networkedblogs.com/frfjG)
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Post by: EverythingIndie on March 15, 2011, 06:23:49 AM
I just uploaded a post all about endings and outlining, called Do you know your ending before you start? It's available here (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/do-you-know-your-ending-before-you.html).
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Post by: tim290280 on March 15, 2011, 09:10:58 AM
Nic, you were clearly inspired by something......

I've just written a post about some of the TV shows that have inspired my, but also take the form of novels. http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspiration-tv-that-is-actually-worth.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspiration-tv-that-is-actually-worth.html)

The main reason I wrote it was that I came across a fascinating interview with David Simon, the creator of The Wire, that I felt the need to share with others.
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Post by: Marian Allen on March 15, 2011, 11:38:01 AM
I posted about a neat little app that has helped me focus my writing time.

http://www.jasonga.com/focusing-writing-time-221.html

Thanks! I'm going to download this to my laptop. Wish they had one for Linux, too.

MA
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Post by: Judi Coltman on March 15, 2011, 11:47:43 AM
Living in a house oozing with testosterone, I have lost touch with my inner girl.  Now, I have a kid getting married and need a crash course of estrogen and how to use it!  I am the Mother of the Groom www.jcoltman.blogspot.com (http://www.jcoltman.blogspot.com)
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Post by: Jasmine Giacomo, Author on March 15, 2011, 11:49:47 AM
Just a quick note to mention my surprise that Amazon had knocked 30% off my print book prices. http://worldsofjasmine.blogspot.com/2011/03/amazon-has-discounted-oathen.html Anyone know why they do that or how long it will last?
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Post by: DavidRM on March 15, 2011, 03:33:28 PM
Writing First, Then Publishing (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1381)

That's been my mantra this week: Writing first, then publishing.

Because publishing is distracting. Very distracting...

-David
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Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on March 15, 2011, 04:10:49 PM
Mine was set on auto-pilot today. I wrote the post Sunday and scheduled it to post today. I wrote about blurring the line between fact and fiction in my novel, Belvoir. Real place. Some fake events. Some real events. All set near the end of the Civil War.

Tomorrow I think I'll post about my gift card giveaway again.
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Post by: EverythingIndie on March 16, 2011, 06:52:24 AM
Today I featured indie author John D. Baskett and highlighted 4 of his ebooks available at only 99c until the end of March. The post is available here[url]. (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/four-99c-ebooks-by-john-d-basket.html)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 16, 2011, 07:14:55 AM
Samantha Fury is my Indie Author of the day today: For/From Indie Authors: Samantha Fury (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/forfrom-indie-authors-samantha-fury.html)
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on March 16, 2011, 11:01:08 AM
Just posted a shocking interview with JR Tomlin. Here. (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=445)
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Post by: SJHanson on March 16, 2011, 12:24:23 PM
I have a new post with a link to a great article I found about some of the most common writing mistakes http://tinyurl.com/4kaqgs4
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Post by: JRTomlin on March 16, 2011, 07:31:49 PM
I took my whining about Amazon not selling Freedom's Sword onto my blog AND discussed my "Amazon Hates Me" Giveaway (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com) that is going on for one week.

Please check it out. :)

 
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Post by: Elijah Joon on March 16, 2011, 07:36:52 PM
I actually just started a blog: http://www.elijahjoon.wordpress.com

I think a future entry I'm definitely going to do is about how hard it is for newbies to get their first few readers and build word of mouth.
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on March 17, 2011, 05:31:32 AM
New Blog Post about my Obsessive Love of Progressive Rock:


http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/03/mini-proggers.html
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on March 17, 2011, 06:05:06 AM
I posted the link, to Jerry Hanel's interview of me!  :-)

http://jerryandcheryl.net/writing/2011/03/16/author-interview-morgan-gallagher-author-of-changeling/
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 17, 2011, 06:35:08 AM
Today's blog is a tribute to the day: In honor of St. Patrick's Day... (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/in-honor-of-st-patricks-day.html)
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Post by: J Dean on March 17, 2011, 07:00:34 AM
Talked about Orson Scott Card, Frank Herbert, and my conference coming up, HERE (http://enterthevein.wordpress.com)
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Post by: EverythingIndie on March 17, 2011, 07:02:42 AM
More to come, but just now I posted a blip on my feature post over at the Hylander Diner - find it here (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/blip-writers-inspiration.html).
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Post by: Mel Comley on March 17, 2011, 07:31:43 AM
I posted my latest five star review for my second book.  ;D
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Post by: Grace Elliot on March 17, 2011, 07:42:15 AM
My, my, this is a popular thread. I must look back and see how long ago it was started (out of curiosity)

Yes, I posted twice a week and the latest offering was about 'Wife Selling.' -

"In 1553, clergyman Thomas Snowdell sold his wife to a butcher. After a decree by Queen Mary I, that any clergy who married during the brief period of Protestantism during the preceding reign, would be put out of their living, it was a straight choice for Thomas, in which his wife lost.
Indeed since a wife was her husband’s property and there were no laws against selling a spouse, it was not an uncommon occurrence (as described in Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge.’)
One shilling was an average price for a wife….
http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2011/03/wife-selling-in-18th-century.html
 ???

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Post by: aaronpolson on March 17, 2011, 07:58:07 AM
Today's post is about green beans, a thinly veiled allegory for e-book prices. 

(And I dyed my blog green in honor of the day)

http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/03/green-beans-allegory.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/03/green-beans-allegory.html)
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Post by: EverythingIndie on March 17, 2011, 08:06:06 AM
Read The test of time (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/test-of-time.html) over at my blog here - a post all about how you feel looking at your early attempts at writing!
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Post by: JRTomlin on March 17, 2011, 09:03:32 AM
Jennifer Hudock guest blogging today on the Dreaded Novel Description (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com). Great post.
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Post by: xandy3 on March 17, 2011, 09:16:37 AM
Cover art!  The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Plus giveaway! http://wp.me/pIJeA-3e
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Post by: Alan Ryker on March 17, 2011, 10:16:23 AM
I made a post about the response time of lit journals and magazines. It's not quite as dry of a read as it sounds like.
http://www.alanryker.com/2011/03/acceptance-tercies-final-waltz.html
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Post by: Raybrite on March 17, 2011, 05:32:49 PM
I just brought mine up to date. I mentioned what I have been doing all week.
www.kennethjcoonauthor.wordpress.com .
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Post by: JRTomlin on March 17, 2011, 05:39:37 PM
Author David H. Burton posted an interview I did with him today on his blog at Random Musings (http://davidhburton.com/?p=5424).
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Post by: Ursula Grey on March 17, 2011, 06:26:54 PM
Wrote about some good news re: my book: http://bit.ly/hymGGw (http://bit.ly/hymGGw) & a contest:-). btw, interesting post, Alan. Also, congrats on your sale:-).
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Post by: Carolyn Kephart on March 17, 2011, 08:55:42 PM
At the request of several friends I blogged about my favorite chocolate cake and how to make it. The recipe is Italian, exceptionally easy, and no-fail. If you've never ever made a cake from scratch before, this is the place to start.
http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/ (http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com/)

Happy eating,

CK
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Post by: CraigInOregon on March 18, 2011, 01:20:02 AM
Latest progress report on MOST LIKELY...

http://www.craig-hansen.com/2011/03/18/progress-on-day-2/
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Post by: Rex Jameson on March 18, 2011, 02:47:26 AM
@Craig, having problems commenting on your blog. Sorry if I sent you 2 comments. It didn't say anything about the comment being accepted, under review, or anything. Very weird.
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on March 18, 2011, 03:42:13 AM
Just posted on my blog, http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/03/interview-with-me_18.html

The link to the interview with me on Sibil Hodge's!  Thanks Sibil!  :-)


http://www.sibelhodge.com/my-blog/indie-intros-an-interview-with-morgan-gallagher
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Post by: KatieKlein on March 18, 2011, 06:20:51 AM
Today's YA Indie Spotlight features Ben White. I hope you'll stop by to say "Hi!"

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/ya-indie-spotlight-ben-white.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/ya-indie-spotlight-ben-white.html)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 18, 2011, 06:33:13 AM
K.C. May is the featured Indie Author today: For/From Indie Authors: K.C. May (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/forfrom-indie-authors-kc-may.html)
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Post by: Harper Alibeck on March 18, 2011, 06:38:41 AM
Yes. My book comes out in early May, and I just wrote a blog post with my blurb. I'd LOVE to get your opinions!

http://aromanceofthebody.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-blurb-for-legs.html

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Post by: Alan Ryker on March 18, 2011, 08:14:23 AM
I spoil The Sixth Sense!
A Tale of Two Twists (http://www.alanryker.com/2011/03/tale-of-two-twists.html)
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Post by: harpwriter on March 18, 2011, 09:00:03 AM
The Irish-Scottish Connection: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/03/st-patricks-day-blog-hop-and-scottish.html  Also, an announcement of a blog hop covering nearly 200 blogs, all giving away prizes!
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Post by: aaronpolson on March 18, 2011, 09:58:30 AM
Five Question Friday with author Mike Murray:

http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/03/five-question-friday-mark-murray.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/03/five-question-friday-mark-murray.html)
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Post by: G. Henkel on March 18, 2011, 10:10:07 AM
I'm doing sort of a public focus group on my blog today - http://guidohenkel.com/2011/03/et-tu-brute/
Feel free to stop by and post your own comments.
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on March 18, 2011, 10:37:13 AM
http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/03/dont-trust-that-cookie.html

A new blog post about the wisdom of fortune cookies.
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Post by: MosesSiregarIII on March 18, 2011, 12:04:30 PM
Welcome to the slush pile, Suvudu! (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/welcome-to-the-slush-pile-suvudu/)
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Post by: SJHanson on March 18, 2011, 12:37:26 PM
New blog post this morning about some of the wonderful benefits of running :) http://sjhansonwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/are-you-runner.html
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Post by: CraigInOregon on March 18, 2011, 01:05:02 PM
@Craig, having problems commenting on your blog. Sorry if I sent you 2 comments. It didn't say anything about the comment being accepted, under review, or anything. Very weird.

Sorry if there's problems.

I use some very standard tools... WordPress as the blogging solution, plus the Akimet plug-in to weed out spam. And my comments are fully moderated, meaning they don't appear until I approve them.

I have a couple other plug-ins as well, one called CommentLUV, which attempts to identify you by your email and insert a link to YOUR latest blog post, as a nice "thanks for commenting" type of thing.

I'll look into my blog and see what the issue is, and if it's fixable/what I need to do to fix it.

Also, I have noticed WordPress itself is having some troubles lately... esp. with Stats, but it might be affecting comments as well.

EDIT: Both your comments are now approved and live. I suspect the issue has been either the problems WordPress has been going through this last week or so, or maybe there's an option I need to click in Akimet to generate a "Your comment is pending approval" sort of message.

Akimet sometimes categorizes legit comments as spam, even though I can overrule it and rescue them easily. Something about getting a "hashcash value of '0" which is something I don't even pretend to understand.

But here's why I use Akimet: my author's blog is only a few months old, and I've received something like 36 or 38 legitimate comments. Love every one of those!

In the same amount of time, it's blocked over 200 spam comments, most of which are nonsense and/or links to porn sites.

My older blogs have it worse... one that is about five years old has a ratio of 21 legitimate comments to about 36,386 blocked spam comments... almost all of which, again, linked to porn sites.

So that's why I use the Akimet plug-in...
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Post by: LCEvans on March 18, 2011, 02:02:31 PM
A Moose Walked Into A Bar

http://amoosewalkedintoabar.blogspot.com/

Gas? Oil? Pest Control?

Read about a road trip, a bug, and a saint.
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Post by: Raybrite on March 18, 2011, 03:39:59 PM
Up since 3A.M. Came up with an idea and filled out my tax return (2009).
Posted this morning.(Not the return)
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Post by: DonnaFCrow on March 18, 2011, 05:15:42 PM
Because I write Clerical Mysteries I was more thrilled than I can tell you to interview Kate Charles, the Queen of Clerical Mysteries for my blog "Deeds of Darkness; Deeds of Light."  http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/articles.php?id=63
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Post by: theraven on March 18, 2011, 08:08:43 PM
I posted about learning what I was doing wrong when it came to backstory. The post is in two parts as it got long as I used an example from a work in progress to show the issue and then my fix which will be posted tomorrow.
http://theselfrescueprincess.wordpress.com/
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Post by: daringnovelist on March 18, 2011, 08:11:03 PM
A couple more "Story Notes" posts on those microfiction stories I posted on Sunday, analyzing what makes a joke work as microfiction (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/story-notes-so-whos-protagonist.html), and the problems with a lot of horror microfiction (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/story-notes-darker-microfiction.html) (by way of analyzing my own darker microfiction).

(Also warming up to announce my own microfiction contest tomorrow -- I have decided to offer an Amazon gift certificate as a prize.)

Camille


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Post by: Jason G. Anderson on March 19, 2011, 04:07:25 AM
I posted a mini-interview with Keith C. Blackmore about his new novella, The Bear That Fell From The Stars.

Aliens vs Ninja (in a fun way) (http://www.jasonga.com/aliens-vs-ninja-in-a-fun-way-226.html)
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Post by: tim290280 on March 19, 2011, 07:26:07 AM
I've just posted about being a Beta Reader for Steven L Hawk's new novel Peace Army. It is a bit of a comment upon how history is repeating.
http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/being-beta-reader-peace-army-by-steven.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/being-beta-reader-peace-army-by-steven.html)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 19, 2011, 08:06:14 AM
In which I rhapsodize about being compared to my literary heroine: Ultimate Compliment: You Remind Me of Daphne DuMaurier (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/ultimate-compliment-you-remind-me-of.html)
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on March 19, 2011, 09:18:58 AM
In which I rhapsodize about being compared to my literary heroine: Ultimate Compliment: You Remind Me of Daphne DuMaurier (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/ultimate-compliment-you-remind-me-of.html)

Wow, praise indeed!  I'd write that out in molten chocolate and eat it!  :-)
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Post by: Iwritelotsofbooks on March 19, 2011, 09:22:31 AM
KB Author E.V. Mitchell's book excerpt is featured today on our blog:

http://nookbookexcerpts.blogspot.com
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 19, 2011, 09:34:19 AM
Wow, praise indeed!  I'd write that out in molten chocolate and eat it!  :-)


Oooooooooooo I like that better than bronzing the email!!!
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Post by: R. Doug on March 19, 2011, 12:58:25 PM
Here's the blogs posted since I last posted here:

Salvador (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/12/salvador-brazil/)

Fortaleza, it’s No Recife (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/16/fortaleza-it%E2%80%99s-no-recife/)

Trattoria Sabatini (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/14/trattoria-sabatini%E2%80%94a-17-course-meal/)

Barbados and The World  (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/19/barbados-and-the-world/)
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Post by: EverythingIndie on March 19, 2011, 01:10:15 PM
Two blips on articles I've written where I'm featured elsewhere online - one on believable characters (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/blip-believable-characters.html), one on novel writing struggles (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/blip-fighting-middle.html) - and a featured post on a book by Stephanie Void (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/running-from-secrets-by-stephanie-void.html).
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Post by: DavidRM on March 19, 2011, 02:10:33 PM
Short Story Ebook Tip (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1409)

If you want your short story ebook sample to be useful, move the bulk of the "front matter" from the front of the ebook, to the back...

-David
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Post by: Andre Jute on March 19, 2011, 07:11:15 PM
Guest piece at Kissing the Blarney by Keith Brooke on the origins of his "infinity plus" publishing house. Keith was an indie before indie was even a word.
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/676
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Post by: Andre Jute on March 19, 2011, 07:12:39 PM
Went off on holiday to the endurance races against which I set a book and picked up 3300 fans who made about 125,000 views of my posts, simply for name recognition.
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/702
You are also welcome to visit the Facebook page I used for the work:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Iditarod-a-novel-of-The-Greatest-Race-on-Earth/193084334057961
and the page on my publisher's netsite where my readers will be able to relive the race with me:
http://coolmainpress.com/iditarod1012011.html
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Post by: Andre Jute on March 19, 2011, 07:13:24 PM
Three pieces about plot and character, the first courtesy of Kathleen Valentine, the second about a frog's leg by me, the third about a 600 pound gorilla by a novelist I met at the races.
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/723
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Post by: Rex Jameson on March 20, 2011, 12:13:53 AM
In science and engineering fields, having another engineer review your work is considered helpful. Pointing out errors, logical problems, etc. in a scientific paper is encouraged, and part of being a research engineer is understanding that these reviewers are trying to help you. That doesn't mean that arguments aren't had, but at the end of the day, you realize that the peer review process is there to help you towards your goal of not only publication but also conveying all of your research to your target audience in a way that is legible and fit for dissemination.

The vast majority of indie authors, on the other hand, appear to be so focused on publication and getting their work appreciated, that they don't realize that their work is not ready to be published and their books might benefit from a peer review process. Because of bad experiences with conveying constructive criticism to other authors, many authors appear to have given up on constructive criticism entirely.

Today's post is about what I perceive as the broken peer review system in fiction.

http://therexfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/broken-peer-review-process-in-fiction.html
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Post by: Bleekness on March 20, 2011, 05:22:40 AM
Jason G Anderson talks about his post-apocalyptic short story, "The Outsider" today and for the next few...

http://keithcblackmore.com/guest-author-jason-a-anderson-and-the-outsider/ (http://keithcblackmore.com/guest-author-jason-a-anderson-and-the-outsider/)
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Post by: Marian Allen on March 20, 2011, 06:42:02 AM
Today on Sample Sunday, I posted an excerpt from "Undivided" (http://wp.me/pM9R6-Fc), my story in Marion Zimmer Bradley's SWORD AND SORCERESS XXIII.

Enjoy!

MA
EEL'S REVERENCE - not about eels
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Post by: Alan Ryker on March 20, 2011, 06:51:35 AM
Indie Author as Little Dog (http://www.alanryker.com/2011/03/indie-author-as-little-dog.html)

The pictures of my pughuameranian are adorable! The writing... Meh.
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Post by: daringnovelist on March 20, 2011, 08:54:42 AM
I announced my flash fiction writing contest (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/first-daring-microfiction-blogfest-and.html).

Camille
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Post by: EverythingIndie on March 20, 2011, 09:13:07 AM
I've got a big post up, and four blips.

Writing and experise (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/writing-and-expertise.html)

Blip: Author Editing Services (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/blip-author-editing-services.html)
Blip: Regarding the Hive, official website of Nicholas J. Ambrose launches (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/blip-regarding-hive-official-website-of.html)
Blip: #SampleSunday Progenitor, Chapter One: Suicide Mission (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/blip.html)
Blip: Young author launches first ever book on Kindle (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/blip-young-author-launches-first-ever.html)

Busy day!
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Post by: ChadMck on March 20, 2011, 09:49:50 AM
Yeppppah. I write a humorous word of the day blog where I tell stories and generally make fun of things. I've been picking up a lot of steam lately and for some reason I just tripled my subscribers in one day. I hae no idea how or why that happened but pretty cool nonetheless! The website is http://wordsyoushouldknow.blogspot.com/
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EFJ18M6pL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00475BMGK/?tag=kbpst-20)
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Post by: Grace Elliot on March 20, 2011, 01:14:23 PM
My latest blog post looks at the history of kissing!

How to Kiss and Other Musings.

“A lover should not hold his bride by the ears in kissing her...”   
Henry Theophilus Finck. 1887

http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-to-kissand-other-musings.html

I update twice a week...pop over and take a look. My blog is a blend of history, romance and cats....

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Post by: DavidRM on March 20, 2011, 09:11:42 PM
You Might be Pricing Your Ebooks at $.99 for the Wrong Reason(s) (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1414)

-David
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Post by: daringnovelist on March 20, 2011, 09:33:50 PM
Just an update and a short review of RANGO (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/update-post-and-rango-movie-review.html) today.
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Post by: tim290280 on March 20, 2011, 11:50:27 PM
Just made a quick post about a hilarious find on Amazon: http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/define-irony.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/define-irony.html)
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Post by: CraigInOregon on March 21, 2011, 01:16:05 AM
My most productive week of writing in years... first as an unemployed fellow (full-time writer): http://www.craig-hansen.com/2011/03/21/penultimate-row80-check-in/
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 21, 2011, 06:28:56 AM
A departure from my blogs about writing: The Super Moon from Around the Web (http://networkedblogs.com/fFJz3)
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Post by: bnapier on March 21, 2011, 06:58:07 AM
New post up about poetry and why I personally don't feel it should be self-published: http://barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com/
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Post by: Jennybeanses on March 21, 2011, 07:04:05 AM
I've got a great guest blog today from Michelle Muto on why she writes YA fiction

http://jennybeans.net/2011/03/21/guest-blog-michelle-muto-why-i-write-young-adult-fiction/
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Post by: Marian Allen on March 21, 2011, 07:20:07 AM
I'm guest-posting at The Write Type today about log lines (http://writetype.blogspot.com/2011/03/log-lines-another-use.html) and why I had to come up with one for EEL'S REVERENCE.

MA
EEL'S REVERENCE - The Eel is a place. The reverence is ... complicated.
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Post by: Harper Alibeck on March 21, 2011, 07:52:08 AM
My latest: a review of Gretchen Galway's Quick Study (http://aromanceofthebody.blogspot.com/) and a contest.
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on March 21, 2011, 07:55:23 AM
It's a discussion of plurals today on Bibliophilic Blather.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)


Thanks for reading,
Karen
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Post by: xandy3 on March 21, 2011, 09:22:45 AM
My thoughts on releasing an ebook of poetry: http://wp.me/pIJeA-4b
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Post by: EGranfors on March 21, 2011, 09:47:51 AM
I blog twice a week on other people's books and try to update my own book's web site at least once per week.
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on March 21, 2011, 10:14:30 AM
http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/03/thinner-by-strand.html

A new Pale Rambler blog post all about a failed attempt at pre-vacation weight loss.
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Post by: R. Doug on March 21, 2011, 10:35:09 AM
Today I posted a travelogue and photographs of our tour yesterday of Antigua (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/21/antigua-and-cruise-critic/).

We're currently in St. Thomas, so expect a travelogue and photos of that on Wednesday's blog (http://rdougwicker.com/).
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Post by: harpwriter on March 21, 2011, 10:38:59 AM
I posted my picture in the sidebar feature today, with a picture of the halls of Linlithgow Palace: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/03/picture-in-sidebar-linlithgow.html  Also, you can sign up here for my Lucky Leprechaun giveaway by becoming a follower, and go from here to all the other (nearly 200) participating blogs!
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Post by: Joshua Rigley on March 21, 2011, 10:39:08 AM
The Dread Chronicles Now Accepting Guest Posts! (http://dreadchronicles.com/the-dread-chronicles-now-accepting-guest-posts)

Need I say more? ;)
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Post by: JFHilborne on March 21, 2011, 11:23:16 AM
Short review for a fantastic novel I just read: http://www.jfhilborne.wordpress.com
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Post by: Travis haselton on March 21, 2011, 12:02:36 PM
http://haseltonsword.blogspot.com/ (http://haseltonsword.blogspot.com/) put up a peice on self defence and a teaser trailer.
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Post by: EverythingIndie on March 21, 2011, 01:22:59 PM
Two pieces today - firstly a featured post about Sarah Dalton and her new ebook, The Strange Case of Miss Strong and Hamster Girl (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/strange-case-of-miss-strong-and-hamster.html). There's also a blip (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/blip-new-services-available-from-author.html) about the new formatting services I'm offering over at Author Editing Services.
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Post by: SJHanson on March 21, 2011, 01:48:38 PM
New blog post about my race on Saturday.  If interested, you can find it here http://sjhansonwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/shamrock-scramble-5k-and-rest-of-my.html
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Post by: Zefiris on March 21, 2011, 01:58:57 PM
Today I blog about superpowers! XD

http://stellastargirlblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/superpowers/

(Tis an in-character blog from the pov of the main character of my latest novel)

Hope you enjoy it!
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Post by: GayleC on March 21, 2011, 02:14:12 PM
I try to post fairly often to my blog (http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com (http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com)). Yesterday I posted about my book trailer being on Mary Pat's Hylander Diner blog. Oh, and a friend of mine gave me one of those Blogger Awards that's kind of like a chain-letter-cyber-hazing where you have to do stuff. Fun.
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Post by: Joshua Rigley on March 21, 2011, 03:17:03 PM
I posted a review copy of what I've written so far at http://dreadchronicles.com/the-dread-chronicles-now-available-for-download. Would love to hear your thoughts on it.
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Post by: Leighton on March 21, 2011, 04:35:57 PM
I posted today about The Twins.
Not the baseball team from Minneapolis.
The graffiti artists from Brazil.
Check it out here: http://murderiseverywhere.blogspot.com/2011/03/twins.html
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Post by: Chris J. Randolph on March 21, 2011, 04:42:50 PM
Posted Saturday, with the first few details of my new project. (http://oktopods.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/universalis-first-details-emerge/) I'm not revealing a whole lot just yet, but you should get a feel for the direction I'm heading in, at least.
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Post by: LCEvans on March 21, 2011, 04:46:29 PM
Foxy's Tale

http://lcevansauthor.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on March 21, 2011, 05:27:48 PM
I created a third blog >.< This one is simply for my Main Story so people can keep track of it if they want to since they aren't always willing to create accounts on the places I normally update and this is easier to keep track of for me.

My work up until this point, total of 25 chapters (http://kiaswriting.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: KerylR on March 21, 2011, 05:35:32 PM
Just reviewed Jerry Hannel's Death Has A Name.  It (the book) was lovely.  You should all go read it!

www.topublishornotto.blogspot.com (http://www.topublishornotto.blogspot.com)
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Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on March 21, 2011, 06:54:27 PM
I just posted to my blog. I'm changing my bio based on what Barry Eisler said in his post today with J.A. Konrath. Check out the post titled, I Find Dead People at http://www.peelingcheek.wordpress.com.
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Post by: Elijah Joon on March 21, 2011, 07:47:09 PM
I posted that it was World Poetry Day, but nobody outside of published poets, Poets & Writers magazine, and PEN America seem to care. LOL
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Post by: DeAngelo on March 21, 2011, 08:13:10 PM
I made a post earlier detailing that I'll be donating half of my book sales to aid the tsunami victims. You can find the post here: http://e-s-deangelo.blogspot.com/2011/03/half-of-my-book-sales-will-go-to-japan.html
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Post by: JRTomlin on March 21, 2011, 08:18:28 PM
I posted about a new review Freedom's Sword received on BookPumper. LOL  ::)

Writing and More Blog (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com)
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Post by: ChadMck on March 21, 2011, 08:30:25 PM
Sure did! I've been keeping a fairly steady word of the day blog. It's a nice, simple format that allows me to inject a little humor into the language. Oh, and I got my first review as well! All in all it was a very good day, except for the part where my car broke down and I found out I owe $700 in taxes this year.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hP0OhFZdL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00475BMGK/?tag=kbpst-20)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419p26bqsVL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YL4FOE/?tag=kbpst-20)
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Post by: Krista D. Ball on March 21, 2011, 08:44:47 PM
I do a weekly thing called "Six Sunday" so that's on my blog right now (you post 6 sentences from a WIP or a published item...it's a good mix of folks...check out their website if you want to get in on the action). Also, bits about my summer blog tour and details for those interested. http://kristadball.com/blog/archives/589

Nothing too earth shattering lol

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Post by: J Dean on March 22, 2011, 06:00:26 AM
I posted the first chapter of my next novel.  It's there for all to see :D
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Post by: EverythingIndie on March 22, 2011, 06:01:38 AM
Are you a silent writer, or do you need noise? (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/are-you-silent-writer-or-do-you-need.html)
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Post by: Jennybeanses on March 22, 2011, 06:03:10 AM
And speaking of Sir Ambrose, he wrote a wonderful guest blog for The Inner Bean that went live today: http://jennybeans.net/2011/03/22/guest-blog-nicholas-j-ambrose-genre-writing-and-widening-the-niche/
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 22, 2011, 06:26:32 AM
Kate Harper is my guest blogger today: For/From Indie Authors: Kate Harper (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/forfrom-indie-authors-kate-harper.html)
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Post by: Bards and Sages (Julie) on March 22, 2011, 11:13:52 AM
A bit of waxing philosophical as to whether or not the war between ebooks and print is actually real (http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2011/03/22/are-we-giving-ebooks-too-much-credit-or-not-enough/). 
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Post by: daringnovelist on March 22, 2011, 11:19:11 AM
I posted a, uh, controversial topic: "Mary Sue - Bane of Fan Fic or Literary Genius? (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/mary-sue-bane-of-fanfic-or-literary.html)" (Caution, not kind to literary writers, though that wasn't the point....)

Camille
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Post by: Katie Salidas on March 22, 2011, 11:39:19 AM
Three quick proofing tips (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/03/notes-from-writing-class-proof-your.html). Always best to make sure that final draft is as clean as it can be.
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Post by: Gwen Mayo on March 22, 2011, 12:52:09 PM
My last post was a book review for a mystery suspense collection http://gwenmayo.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review-mystery-suspense-collection.html
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Post by: theraven on March 22, 2011, 12:55:46 PM
I have both parts up about writing backstory.
http://theselfrescueprincess.wordpress.com/
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on March 22, 2011, 12:59:00 PM
This is what I do when I'm not reading, writing or Gaming (http://kiasotherstuff.blogspot.com/2011/03/no-games-this-time-but-my-other-hobbies.html)
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Post by: JRTomlin on March 22, 2011, 01:05:11 PM
I just wrote a blog post on the First Rule of Writing Historical Fiction (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com) (and had a Scottish friend -- old grump that he is) show up to argue with me.  :D
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Post by: Bob Mayer on March 22, 2011, 01:49:34 PM
Just posted:  Jeff Davis was almost kicked out of West Point for partying 
http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/ (http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 23, 2011, 07:50:27 AM
In which I ponder the possibility of a new promotional venue for romantic books: What to do with Heart Throb Books? (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/what-to-do-with-heart-throb-books.html)
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Post by: EverythingIndie on March 23, 2011, 08:01:16 AM
Featured post on Doctor Fleischer, by Alain Gomez. http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/doctor-fleischer-by-alain-gomez.html
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Post by: Katie Salidas on March 23, 2011, 08:15:19 AM
Avoiding the echo effect in writing (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/03/notes-from-writing-class-echo.html). Repeating words, using the same or similar sounding words in consecutive sentences, and falling into the "he, he, he, he" trap.
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Post by: DDScott on March 23, 2011, 09:49:32 AM
I'm hosting superfab Kindle Author Extraordinaire Barbara Silkstone today at The WG2E

Here's the link:

http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/welcome-to-the-wg2e-barbara-silkstone

She's the first guest in our new "Writers Making a Choice" Series...we're taking a look at the choices today's writers/authors must make in their writing-for-publication career paths.

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Post by: Bob Mayer on March 23, 2011, 10:03:45 AM
Doing a new post every day up until the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and book release:
Today:  Pilot Peak, Kit Carson, the Donner Party and Conquering California
http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/ (http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on March 23, 2011, 11:05:11 AM
Interesting idea, Bob.

Kind of along the same lines, you can read about the woman who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, a novel that galvanized the United States, on my blog today. This is part two of my series on influential women writers for Women's History Month.

Here's the link.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks for reading,
Karen
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Post by: SJHanson on March 23, 2011, 11:10:05 AM
I have a guest post today from Nicholas J. Ambrose, check it out http://sjhansonwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-first-guest-post.html
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Post by: Grace Elliot on March 23, 2011, 12:16:01 PM
Yes, here is my midweek blog post - do pop over and say hello!

A Fashion for Bad Language

I don’t know about you, but I find women swearing somehow much more offensive than men. Perhaps it’s because women are the gentler sex and discouraged from testosterone driven competitiveness, but surprisingly, in the 18th Century it seems bad language was tolerated from women.
As one observer in the 1700’s wrote;
“Good round oaths are often heard from the lips of gentlewomen, who are quite familiar with the slang of the sportsmen and the stable.”
TO READ THE FULL POST VISIT:
http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com
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Post by: Zefiris on March 23, 2011, 12:22:57 PM
World famous superhero Stella Stargirl interviews Valeska, a half-vampire from Elise VanCise's novel, 'Half' today!

http://stellastargirlblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/stella-stargirl-inteviews-valeska-gorstef/

('Tis an in character blog and if anyone wants their character interviewing, just send me a pm)
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Post by: Jenni on March 23, 2011, 01:21:00 PM
My friend and fellow author Anna DeStefano are posting every Wednesday on our writing process. We have covered Character motivation and Plotting charts so far. Next we're talking about revision. Her blog is www.annawrites.com/blog and mine is www.jenniholbrooktalty.wordpress.com.

Also, for WDWPUB Bob just posted about his upcoming release Duty, Honor Country at Write It Forward (www.writeitforward.wordpress.com) and will be blogging every day on a different topic at www.westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com

There are my blogs for the week!
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Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on March 23, 2011, 03:56:20 PM
I posted about Smashwords and Createspace today, where I am with my novel, Belvoir, on those. I won't regurgitate it all here. I also mentioned my Amazon gift card giveaway. You can read about it all at http://www.peelingcheek.wordpress.com.
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Post by: Cliff Ball on March 23, 2011, 04:10:43 PM
I posted about three new reviews I've received for two of my novels: http://cliff1974.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/more-reader-reviews/
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Post by: M.S. Verish on March 23, 2011, 05:25:59 PM
Matthew just posted a blog about the Omnibus.

Blog of Secramore (http://secramore.blogspot.com/2011/03/omnibus.html)
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Post by: theaatkinson on March 23, 2011, 05:33:25 PM
I posted about my upcoming blog 'streak' if anyone's interested. I'm still in the market for some blogs to host a piece of flash fiction for a day....

http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com
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Post by: GayleC on March 23, 2011, 07:13:25 PM
I posted about my upcoming blog 'streak' if anyone's interested. I'm still in the market for some blogs to host a piece of flash fiction for a day....

http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com

Oddly enough, my recent blog post is about flash fiction. If you're in the market to do a guest-blog trade, I'm looking for new friends to cross-pollinate blogs. http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com/2011/03/nouvelle-post.html (http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com/2011/03/nouvelle-post.html)
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Post by: JRTomlin on March 23, 2011, 07:52:08 PM
Yep. I posted Rule Two in my Rules of Writing Historical Fiction (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com) series.
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Post by: Rex Jameson on March 24, 2011, 01:23:26 AM
I posted my thoughts on writing dialog.

http://therexfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/he-said-she-said-but-i-shouted.html

There appear to be two major camps:

1.) Use said/asked as the main backbone and only deviate when appropriate to dialog context
2.) Feel free to use action words liberally

I've opted for option 1 in my current books, but I've heard arguments on both sides. How do you guys feel about the issue?
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Post by: antares on March 24, 2011, 01:59:27 AM
Yes.  Just yesterday.  Should do another post tonight . . . or maybe tomorrow morning. 
http://thelogoftheantares.blogspot.com/ (http://thelogoftheantares.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 24, 2011, 06:29:50 AM
Well, since the novel I am working on now is about a football player and one of my current favorite football players, the Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, is on Dancing With The Stars, I blogged about that: Hines Gets His Flirt On (http://networkedblogs.com/fO1aX)
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Post by: R. Doug on March 24, 2011, 08:57:12 AM
A review of the Crown Grill (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/24/the-crown-grill-on-the-star-princess/) aboard the Star Princess, with photographs.
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Post by: Katie Salidas on March 24, 2011, 01:01:14 PM
Do you know how to use the articles A & The? It can sometimes be tricky.

Writing Notes- the articles A & The (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/03/writing-notes-articles-the.html)
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Post by: DavidRM on March 24, 2011, 03:27:15 PM
If a Million Indies Self-Publish a Million Really Bad Novels… (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1422)

More of a snarky comment than a real post...but I had fun for a couple minutes. :)

-David
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on March 24, 2011, 03:35:34 PM
http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/03/why-write.html

A new blog post talking about why I write.
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Post by: ChadMck on March 24, 2011, 03:40:28 PM
Just posted another word of the day with a humor slant to it at http://wordsyoushouldknow.blogspot.com. I try to make people laugh. It recently received its first 5 star review! Super excited :)
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Post by: DDScott on March 24, 2011, 04:47:19 PM
Here are some fabulous Facebook Pages and Groups where you can find fantabulous readers...

http://ddscottauthor.blogspot.com/2011/03/finding-fabulous-readers.html
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Post by: Brianna Lee McKenzie on March 24, 2011, 06:53:56 PM
This week's Featured Author is Sean Bridges, author of "Roll of the Die"

http://thecozycornerreadingroom.blogspot.com
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Post by: Debra Lee on March 24, 2011, 10:02:16 PM
Yes, I have some excerpts of my books I posted recently.

http://debralee.blogspot.com

Debra
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Post by: Mainak Dhar on March 24, 2011, 11:07:07 PM
My blog just went up yesterday, and today I posted the second entry:

The Lust of the Mohicans….and other scribbles on editing

Check it at http://www.mainakdhar.blogspot.com (http://www.mainakdhar.blogspot.com)

cheers
Mainak
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Post by: Val2 on March 24, 2011, 11:15:11 PM
Just started to build my first blog on Blogger should be up in a few years! Writing the book is the easiest !
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Post by: KatieKlein on March 25, 2011, 06:30:23 AM
Talia Jager is featured on today's YA Indie Spotlight. :)

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/ya-indie-spotlight-talia-jager.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/ya-indie-spotlight-talia-jager.html)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on March 25, 2011, 06:40:00 AM
KBer Barbara Silkstone offers a hilarious view of temping today on Bibliophilic Blather's "Flash Fiction Fridays."

Check it out at:

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: garryg on March 25, 2011, 06:46:04 AM
I posted this today: So what exactly is an e-book reader? (http://g2writing.blogspot.com/2011/03/so-what-exactly-is-e-book-reader.html)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 25, 2011, 07:05:23 AM
Larry Enright is my Indie Author of the day today on my blog: For/From Indie Authors: Larry Enright (http://networkedblogs.com/fQZJ0)
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Post by: tim290280 on March 25, 2011, 09:00:32 AM
If none of you have heard of Leah Giarratano then I highly recommend you read the book I reviewed in this blog post:
http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review-watch-world-burn-leah.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review-watch-world-burn-leah.html)

Leah is a psychologist and crime thriller author. I really enjoyed this book and hope that she gets more of a profile outside of Australia.
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Post by: Maria Staal on March 25, 2011, 09:06:28 AM
Today I posted about if I should reprint my book or not, and how to pay for it all.

http://www.mariastaal.com/2011/03/25/to-reprint-or-not-to-reprint/
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Post by: DDScott on March 25, 2011, 09:46:50 AM
It's all-things-Amanda Hocking today at The WG2E!

http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/the-amazing-amanda-hocking
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Post by: Debra Burroughs on March 25, 2011, 10:02:35 AM
I posted the first chapter of my newly enhanced book, CHICANA (second edition which will be out soon). I'd love it if someone would check it out and give me some feedback.

http://www.debraburroughsbooks.com
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Post by: J Dean on March 25, 2011, 10:12:34 AM
Posted the results of the RedAdept twists contests.  I got a mention :D
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Post by: Bards and Sages (Julie) on March 25, 2011, 10:15:37 AM
Before you join your friend's facebook petition to prevent Republicans from redefining Pi, read here. (http://bardsandsages.com/blog/)
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Post by: SJHanson on March 25, 2011, 12:21:14 PM
New post on my blog with a review for Gods Tomorrow by Aaron Pogue you can check it out at http://tinyurl.com/4q8yqp2
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on March 25, 2011, 02:02:14 PM
I just posted a shocking interview with Jason Krumbine (or, the Krumbinovich, as he's known in Russia). You can probably read it  here (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=496), unless the CIA takes the site down first.
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Post by: EverythingIndie on March 25, 2011, 02:05:23 PM
I've got two posts up today. One is just a blip on my new ebook and print formatting prices (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/blip-ebook-and-print-formatting-now.html), dropped to $60 or bundled together for $100. The other is a guest post by Rebecca Blain on critiquing (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/03/guest-post-by-rebecca-blain.html).
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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on March 25, 2011, 02:52:48 PM
On Charlotte Brontë's New Zealand connection: http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2011/03/charlotte-brontes-new-zealand.html
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Post by: Philip Chen on March 25, 2011, 02:57:13 PM
I am rather derelict with my blog duties, but I had to post the great review I got from BigAl today.

http://fallingstar1970.wordpress.com (http://fallingstar1970.wordpress.com)
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Post by: GayleC on March 25, 2011, 03:37:27 PM
Dear fellow Bloggers Who Have Blogged Recently,

Would anyone care to cross-pollinate by guest blogging on my site and have me guest on yours? I promise I am a good and proper hostess, use the fine linens and the good china, and I know the rules of being a good guest. I offer help, clean up my own messes and do not over-stay my welcome.

Please message me if you're interested.
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Post by: Sarah Woodbury on March 25, 2011, 04:12:26 PM
Hi everyone! I'm over at Suzanne Tyrpak's site, blogging about the role of Women in Celtic Society.  And Daughter of Time, my new time travel romance novel (available at Amazon and Amazon UK:http://tinyurl.com/48sdloq)

Come check it out!   http://ghostplanestory.blogspot.com/

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Post by: theaatkinson on March 26, 2011, 05:50:51 AM
I posted the new ogle me some pic. and am working on a blog streak. if you need content for your blog for a day, I'm doing a blog streak where I post a piece of flash fiction on 30 blogs and ask those bloggers to provide a link from and to the next one in the line. course, I promo it like hell and hopefully it gains some new readers. if you're interested, pm me.

http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com
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Post by: Jenni on March 26, 2011, 06:19:58 AM
Bob Mayer is posting everyday at the West Point Civil War Blog (http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/did-you-know-ulysses-s-grant-was-a-horse-whisperer). Lots of interesting tidbits, like Did you know that Ulysses S. Grant was a horse whisper and that Ulysses S. Grant isn't his real name?
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Post by: Marian Allen on March 26, 2011, 07:34:34 AM
Posted about book tagging - what it is and how to do it.
 (http://www.marianallen.com/2011/03/book-tagging-what-it-is-and-how-to-do-it/)
I'm in the tagging thread here on Kindleboards. It's a lot of fun, doesn't take long, once you're caught up, and exposes me to entirely too many books I then buy!

MA
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Post by: JRTomlin on March 26, 2011, 11:08:33 AM
Yep. I just posted on why I think writing about [urlhttp://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com/2011/03/why-battles-are-like-sex.html]Sex and Battles Are the Same[/url].

 :D
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Post by: daringnovelist on March 26, 2011, 09:54:07 PM
A number of posts in the past few days:

Tonight I posted a short story for Sample Sunday, which had been previously published in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine:
 "Away He Run" (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/away-he-run-family-tale-of-modern-magic.html) a family tale of modern magic.

Yesterday I finally finished up my Mary Sue series with:  In Praise of Gary Stu, or If Wishes Were Horses (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/in-praise-of-gary-stu-or-if-wishes-were.html)....

See the earlier posts in the series with:
Mary Sue, Bane of Fan Fiction or Literary Genius? (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/mary-sue-bane-of-fanfic-or-literary.html)
In Praise of Mary Sue pt1 - Learning to See Stories from the Inside (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/in-praise-of-mary-sue-learning-to-see.html)
In Praise of Mary Sue pt2 - Mary Sue Goes to College (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/in-praise-of-mary-sue-2-mary-sue-goes.html)

Camille
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Post by: JRTomlin on March 26, 2011, 11:24:00 PM
For Sample Sunday I posted a bit of Freedom's Sword -- chapter four in which Caitrina and her friend Donnchadh are fleeing the English (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com/).

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Post by: tim290280 on March 27, 2011, 02:18:05 AM
Another book review, this time for Shaun Jeffrey's book that I discovered via this forum.

I also added a little comment in about quality in indie and self-published books.

http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review-dead-mans-eye-shaun-jeffrey.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review-dead-mans-eye-shaun-jeffrey.html)
(http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1296919055l/9369354.jpg)
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Post by: Grace Elliot on March 27, 2011, 02:02:58 PM
My weekend blog post is titled :

Toilets and timid women.
Now as you might have gathered, I’m a fan of the Regency. However…and it’s a big but…I wouldn’t want to live there. The reason (or one of them…) the lack of flushing plumbing! I couldn’t be doing with chamber pots, closed stools and ceespits…give me u-bends and toilets every time.

I suspect I’m not alone in this, and neither, so it seems, am I alone in the confusion over what to call a toilet. Apparently there is a world wide reticence to come out with it and say the word ‘toilet’ or ‘lavatory’ in public.

I love this story of an English lady in the 1930’s, who was accosted at a party by a drunken man, wanting to know where the toilet was. Her icy reply was;

‘On the left of the entrance hall you will find a door marked ‘Gentlemen’. Disregard the warning, go right in and you’ll find what you want.’

http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2011/03/toilets-and-timid-women.html

 

(Please follow the link for the full post. G x)

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Post by: xandy3 on March 27, 2011, 03:15:39 PM
Time wasters and writer's block http://wp.me/pIJeA-4e
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Post by: sarahdalton on March 28, 2011, 02:19:39 AM
I've just posted a rather nice thank you for fellow authors and internet pals http://sarahdaltonbooks.com/blog/ I think it needs to be said now and then!
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Post by: rsullivan9597 on March 28, 2011, 03:21:22 AM
Two posts this weekend:

Robin Goes Hollywood (http://write2publish.blogspot.com/2011/03/robin-goes-hollywood.html) - About being interviewed by Andy Lewis of the Hollywood Reporter about the recent deals in the industry and the changing face of publishing.

03/19/2010 Amazon Top 100 (http://write2publish.blogspot.com/2011/03/amazon-100-3192011.html) - Analysis of the Top 100 on the Amazon list.
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Post by: Raybrite on March 28, 2011, 04:05:53 AM
About 20 minutes ago. About the new book I just published.
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Post by: Harper Alibeck on March 28, 2011, 06:05:41 AM
Yes - it's my Monday Review Contest post, and today I've reviewed Rose Gordon's Intentions of the Earl (http://aromanceofthebody.blogspot.com/2011/03/monday-review-contest-intentions-of.html). Come read my review and enter the contest to win a free copy of her beautiful book!
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 28, 2011, 06:32:04 AM
Joseph Robert Lewis is my Indie Author of the Day today: For/From Indie Authors: Joseph Robert Lewis (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/forfrom-indie-authors-joseph-robert.html)
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Post by: Jennybeanses on March 28, 2011, 06:35:09 AM
Today I have an interview with the lovely, yet elusive Elita Daniels, author of Tree of Life. http://jennybeans.net/2011/03/28/author-interview-elita-daniels/
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Post by: aaronpolson on March 28, 2011, 06:35:44 AM
I blab (briefly) about traditional publishing and big box stores: The Indignity of the Remainder Table (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/03/indignity-of-remainder-table.html)
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Post by: Debra Burroughs on March 28, 2011, 07:15:40 AM
Two posts this weekend:

Robin Goes Hollywood (http://write2publish.blogspot.com/2011/03/robin-goes-hollywood.html) - About being interviewed by Andy Lewis of the Hollywood Reporter about the recent deals in the industry and the changing face of publishing.

03/19/2010 Amazon Top 100 (http://write2publish.blogspot.com/2011/03/amazon-100-3192011.html) - Analysis of the Top 100 on the Amazon list.
Congratulations, Robin, on the Hollywood Reporter interview!
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Post by: R. Doug on March 28, 2011, 07:44:13 AM
Warning, not for the faint of flight:  Falling Asleep at the Switch . . . or in the Control Tower (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/28/asleep-at-the-switch-or-in-the-control-tower/).
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Post by: GayleC on March 28, 2011, 07:45:42 AM
Paranormal romance author Regan Black is my guest today, talking about writing PARAnormally. http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com (http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com).
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Post by: williammeikle on March 28, 2011, 08:32:13 AM
Thoughts on short story writing
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/03/thoughts-on-short-story-writing.html
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on March 28, 2011, 09:20:10 AM
I blogged about possessives today on "Editing for Grammarphobes," as well as announced the May Flash Fiction theme--parenthood.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: Bob Mayer on March 28, 2011, 09:21:32 AM
As part of build up to next book coming out 12 April, I'm blogging daily about historical events in the story:

George Pickett leading the most successful charge—of the Mexican War
http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/ (http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: R. Doug on March 28, 2011, 10:22:46 AM
As part of build up to next book coming out 12 April, I'm blogging daily about historical events in the story:

George Pickett leading the most successful charge—of the Mexican War
http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/ (http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/)

Nice blog entry, Bob.
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Post by: lstrange on March 28, 2011, 10:39:57 AM
Hi-

My latest is a guest blog from the wonderful Stacy Kennedy. Do pop over and have a peek:http://www.lizstrange.com/apps/blog/
Best!

Liz

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Post by: Edward W. Robertson on March 28, 2011, 11:19:57 AM
After putting a new novella up on Amazon, I explore the limited markets for publishing longer stories, especially those in the 25-40K-word range:

http://edwardwrobertson.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-on-amazon-zombies-of-hobbiton.html (http://edwardwrobertson.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-on-amazon-zombies-of-hobbiton.html)
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Post by: DavidRM on March 28, 2011, 12:48:55 PM
I Count Words (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1438)

-David
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Post by: Iain Rowan on March 28, 2011, 02:54:45 PM
I've only recently started my blog.

The first post, Sailing Paper Boats Down The Amazon (http://www.iainrowan.com/2011/sailing-paper-boats-down-the-amazon/) is some thoughts about the experiment of publishing electronically, and about some of the opportunities and pitfalls that I think e-publishing has for authors.

I discuss those opportunities and dangers in a little more depth in a Q&A posted on Al Guthrie's new blog about crime e-books, Criminal-E (http://criminal-e.blogspot.com/2011/03/iain-rowan-interview-nowhere-to-go.html).
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Post by: tim290280 on March 29, 2011, 03:24:02 AM
Something new for your Kindle ;D :

http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/enhance-your-e-reader.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/03/enhance-your-e-reader.html)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 29, 2011, 06:10:57 AM
A blog about my interview on Jerome Parisse's Alive with Words Blog (http://networkedblogs.com/fZSeD)
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Post by: KatieKlein on March 29, 2011, 07:38:51 AM
A few comments on Jacqueline Howett, negative reviews, and the importance of sampling before you buy: http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/few-thoughts.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/03/few-thoughts.html)
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Post by: bnapier on March 29, 2011, 07:53:51 AM
Why yes I have.  I give a little inside peek at the freshly available 13 Broken Nightlights, my new collection of short fiction.

www.barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com
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Post by: Alan Ryker on March 29, 2011, 11:28:51 AM
The 3 Best Reasons to Price Your eBook 99 Cents (http://www.alanryker.com/2011/03/3-best-reasons-to-price-your-ebook-99.html)

I enter the fray with GUSTO.
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Post by: GayleC on March 29, 2011, 11:36:22 AM
If you've got a moment, check out Regan Black's blog http://www.reganblack.com (http://www.reganblack.com). Today, I am her guest, talking about humor writing, but she's always got something interesting to talk about.
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Post by: JodyWallace on March 29, 2011, 11:37:20 AM
Yesterday Meankitty and I interviewed author Mysti Parker: http://blog.jodywallace.com/2011/03/meankitty-wants-to-know-mysti-parker.html (http://blog.jodywallace.com/2011/03/meankitty-wants-to-know-mysti-parker.html)

Today, more importantly, we interviewed her cat Poncho: http://blog.jodywallace.com/2011/03/meankitty-wants-to-know-just-poncho.html (http://blog.jodywallace.com/2011/03/meankitty-wants-to-know-just-poncho.html)

Jody W.
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Post by: daringnovelist on March 29, 2011, 11:40:40 AM
Story Notes for my samplesunday story - How I came to write "Away He Run." (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/story-notes-away-he-run.html)

Camille
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Post by: chris.truscott on March 29, 2011, 11:44:33 AM
I've been so bad about blogging the last couple months, but the other day I did "victory lap" posts upon the completion/publication of my second novel.

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com
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Post by: deanfromaustralia on March 29, 2011, 12:27:29 PM
Today - http://www.deanfromaustralia.com
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Post by: Jennybeanses on March 29, 2011, 12:48:19 PM
Today I've got a guest blog from Cole Drewes--http://jennybeans.net/?p=2316
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Post by: JRTomlin on March 29, 2011, 01:48:55 PM
Today I posted Rule 3 of Writing Historical Novels -- DO Sweat the Small Stuff  (http://jeannetomlin.blog.com)
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Post by: theraven on March 29, 2011, 04:48:18 PM
I posted some pictures of our first spring flowers.
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Post by: Shayne Parkinson on March 29, 2011, 07:14:17 PM
I posted today about illicit listings of my book on Amazon under another person's name: http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2011/03/beware-of-illicit-book-listings.html
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Post by: Bailey Bristol on March 29, 2011, 07:32:08 PM
I was privileged to guest blog on The Writer's Guide to ePublishing blog http://www.thewritersguidetoepublishing.com (http://www.thewritersguidetoepublishing.com) today. What fun!!
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Post by: iamstoryteller on March 29, 2011, 08:35:06 PM
I posted about a trip I was privileged to take with my recently widowed brother, to the Red Room, Boomers & Books, and http://www.storytellerauthor.com/author-blog.html (http://www.storytellerauthor.com/author-blog.html)
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Post by: Steven R. Drennon on March 29, 2011, 09:23:36 PM
I have updated my site with a Shameless Book Plug for Vestal Virgin, by Suzanne Tyrpak. She has graciously provided us all with a nice sample from the book, so drop by and check it out! If you would like to have an interview or book plug featured on my site, just drop me a line!

sdrennon@satx.rr.com

http://www.drennon.com/blog/2011/03/30/vestal-virgin-by-suzanne-tyrpak/

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Post by: daringnovelist on March 29, 2011, 09:38:15 PM
For those of you who may not have heard -- Farley Granger died today.  I wrote a small think piece about him, and about his approach to his life and craft: something we could all benefit from: 

Farley Granger and Paying Your Dues (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/03/farley-granger-and-paying-your-dues.html)

Camille
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Post by: DeAngelo on March 29, 2011, 09:40:58 PM
Just posted a blog about the Random Movie Challenge. Every week I'll be picking a movie at random, watching it (regardless of how horrifyingly bad it may be) and writing a review. I'm asking anyone interested to come and do the same. Details on my blog http://e-s-deangelo.blogspot.com/2011/03/random-movie-challenge.html
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Post by: R. Doug on March 29, 2011, 09:41:50 PM
Touching tribute to Farley Granger.  Loved him in both his Hitchcock films.
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Post by: R. Doug on March 29, 2011, 11:07:05 PM
Available light photography without a tripod (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/03/29/available-light-photography-without-a-tripod/).
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Post by: Katie Salidas on March 30, 2011, 12:06:30 AM
I just finished a two-month long series on self-editing. Today I'm starting my series on self-publishing.

http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/03/deciding-to-self-publish.html (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/03/deciding-to-self-publish.html)
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Post by: wyndwitch on March 30, 2011, 04:34:58 AM
http://kristina-jackson.blogspot.com/2011/03/meet-debbie-bennet-hamelins-child.html
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Post by: theaatkinson on March 30, 2011, 04:44:42 AM
Just posted my weekly writing exercise

http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com

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Post by: garryg on March 30, 2011, 06:03:22 AM
I just posted Is popular fiction bad? (http://g2writing.blogspot.com/2011/03/so-why-is-popular-fiction-bad.html)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 30, 2011, 06:25:49 AM
In which I rattle on about reviews and plug The Inner Bean and Big Al's Books and Pals: Oh, Those Tough-To-Take Reviews! (http://networkedblogs.com/g2v1w)
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Post by: aaronpolson on March 30, 2011, 06:42:23 AM
I posted the "new" afterword to my first self/indie published book, The Bottom Feeders, today:

WIP Wednesday: The Lost Afterword (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/03/wip-wednesday-lost-afterword.html)
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Post by: Alexandra Sokoloff on March 30, 2011, 06:50:32 AM
I posted a greatly expanded Story Elements Checklist on http://ScreenwritingTricks.com (http://ScreenwritingTricks.com) working through each of the three (four) acts, listing what key elements generally appear in each, with questions to help writers brainstorm on these elements.

Alexandra Sokoloff
Screenwriting Tricks For Authors

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51q7xiXjDHL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032JSJ9U/?tag=kbpst-20)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on March 30, 2011, 08:00:57 AM
Wrapping up Women's History Month, I posted ten fun facts about Jane Austen on Bibliophilic Blather today.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: J Dean on March 30, 2011, 09:45:09 AM
I am now officially a Twitterhead!  My name on Twitter is JDeanAuthor.

So..... there.
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Post by: Steven R. Drennon on March 30, 2011, 09:34:49 PM
I just updated my site with an interview with Megan Jones.

http://www.drennon.com/blog/2011/03/30/interview-with-megan-jones/

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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on March 31, 2011, 06:57:29 AM
Kathy Carmichael is my Indie Author of the Day today: For'From Indie Authors: Kathy Carmichael (http://networkedblogs.com/g5r7m)
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Post by: aaronpolson on March 31, 2011, 07:10:42 AM
I posted a little something about Dario Argento's Opera as well as a way to get my latest novella, We are the Monsters, for FREE. 

http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/03/at-opera.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/03/at-opera.html)
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Post by: bnapier on March 31, 2011, 08:43:23 AM
I posted a nice little post about how I need to motivate myself to finish current projects rather than spending my writing time on marketing existing books.  Check it out at www.barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com
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Post by: Joshua Rigley on March 31, 2011, 11:40:57 AM
Here's a chance to get your website listed on my blog forever: http://dreadchronicles.com/become-a-sponsor
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Post by: Dana Taylor on March 31, 2011, 11:45:55 AM
I've been a horrible mother to my first-born e-book.  I wrote an apology today.

http://theprincessrobinblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/letter-to-princess-robin-from-mom.html

Dana Taylor
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Post by: DavidRM on March 31, 2011, 12:02:20 PM
The Patience to Do Nothing (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1449)

When you plant a tree, or, hell, most plants, the worst thing you can do is hover over the poor thing and try to rush its growth...

-David
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Post by: Selene Coulter on March 31, 2011, 12:21:02 PM
"When you mock a book, you mock a person's soul..." http://bit.ly/gTtPyN

Not quite as dramatic as it sounds.
Honest.
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Post by: chris.truscott on March 31, 2011, 09:12:15 PM
Read and reviewed Jefferson's Road...

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/03/amazoncom-review-jeffersons-road.html
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Post by: KatieKlein on April 01, 2011, 07:02:16 AM
The YA Indie Spotlight is featuring V. J. Chambers, today!

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-v-j-chambers.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-v-j-chambers.html)
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Post by: R. Doug on April 01, 2011, 07:49:51 AM
My latest wine blog is on Zinfandel (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/04/01/zinfandel%E2%80%94californias-secret-weapon/).
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Post by: julieannfelicity on April 01, 2011, 07:52:11 AM
Yesterday I posted my feelings about the term 'Literary Fiction', thanks to a KB thread.

http://authorjatitus.weebly.com/bloggitty-blog-blog-blog.html (http://authorjatitus.weebly.com/bloggitty-blog-blog-blog.html)
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Post by: wyndwitch on April 01, 2011, 08:15:37 AM
Today I have Al Boudreau on my blog http://kristina-jackson.blogspot.com/2011/03/al-boudreau-in-memory-of-greed.html
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 01, 2011, 08:39:29 AM
Guest Blogging The Inner Bean (http://networkedblogs.com/g8zGI)
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Post by: aaronpolson on April 01, 2011, 08:51:56 AM
Michelle Muto tackles five questions today: http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/five-question-friday-michelle-muto.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/five-question-friday-michelle-muto.html)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on April 01, 2011, 11:23:28 AM
Jason G. Anderson (jasonga on KB) starts off Flash Fiction Fridays' Spring Fever theme.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: chris.truscott on April 01, 2011, 12:18:29 PM
Just read and reviewed Takedown by Anna Murray.

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/04/amazoncom-review-takedown.html

Spoiler Alert: I loved it.
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Post by: Brianna Lee McKenzie on April 01, 2011, 06:46:12 PM
This week's Featured Author is Lia Fairchild, author of "In Search of Lucy"

http://thecozycornerreadingroom.blogspot.com
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Post by: GayleC on April 02, 2011, 09:26:07 AM
First of all, please visit my friend Michele Scott's blog, http://adventuresnwriting.blogspot.com (http://adventuresnwriting.blogspot.com). I'm a guest over there today, but check out her other posts. She's got a lot of interesting things to say about writing and the publishing business - and recipes. I'm a sucker for recipes, which is odd, because I rarely cook.

Second, I need your help on my blog, http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com (http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com). I'm choosing between two covers of my soon-to-be-published mystery, and I'm torn. I'd like some other opinions. Seriously, how often do you get ASKED for your opinion? I'm begging you, folks. Tell me what you think.
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Post by: tim290280 on April 02, 2011, 09:52:32 AM
The Sydney Writers' Festival program has been announced and I've made a little post about it:
http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/sydney-writers-festival.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/sydney-writers-festival.html)

I'm wondering if any other Aussie's (or non-Aussies) will be there?
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Post by: theaatkinson on April 02, 2011, 12:57:31 PM
First of all, please visit my friend Michele Scott's blog, http://adventuresnwriting.blogspot.com (http://adventuresnwriting.blogspot.com). I'm a guest over there today, but check out her other posts. She's got a lot of interesting things to say about writing and the publishing business - and recipes. I'm a sucker for recipes, which is odd, because I rarely cook.

Second, I need your help on my blog, http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com (http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com). I'm choosing between two covers of my soon-to-be-published mystery, and I'm torn. I'd like some other opinions. Seriously, how often do you get ASKED for your opinion? I'm begging you, folks. Tell me what you think.

tweeted it for ya. hope it helps
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Post by: theaatkinson on April 02, 2011, 12:58:12 PM
I'm having tons of fun with my blogstreak and hearing from the hosts that they are getting lots of hits.

http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 02, 2011, 01:35:28 PM
My review of Sena Jeter Naslund's Ahab's Wife (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/praise-for-ahabs-wife-by-sena-jeter.html)
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 02, 2011, 02:27:42 PM
Posted the entire chapter 3 of my novel, Changeling, for Sample Sunday.

One week to go, and I'm terrified!

http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/04/chapter-3-changeling-sample-sunday.html
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Post by: Steven R. Drennon on April 02, 2011, 08:18:44 PM
A new book blurb featuring Robert Collins is now available on my blog, Adventures in Writing.

http://www.drennon.com/blog/2011/04/02/expert-assistance-by-robert-collins/


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Post by: theraven on April 02, 2011, 08:21:22 PM
I posted a Self-Rescue Princess specialized review of Full Mortalilty. (a Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel 2010) http://theselfrescueprincess.wordpress.com/
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 02, 2011, 08:45:54 PM
I posted my entry in my Hemingway's Baby Shoes Blogfest (obviously not in the contest because I'm not eligible, being the judge and all):

"The Real Unexpurgated Story of the Baby Shoes Which Were Sold Unused" (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/real-unexpurgated-story-of-baby-shoes.html)

It's not quite short enough to be a flash story (2000 words) but still short enough for a blog story.

Camille
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Post by: csdorsey1984 on April 02, 2011, 09:00:26 PM
My first book review on Amazon!!!

 http://csdorsey.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review.html
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 02, 2011, 09:03:05 PM
My first book review on Amazon!!!

 http://csdorsey.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review.html

Congratulations!
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Post by: CraigInOregon on April 02, 2011, 10:32:40 PM
A Round of Words In 80 Days, Round 2 goals:

http://www.craig-hansen.com/2011/04/03/row-80-round-2-goals/
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 03, 2011, 07:44:07 AM
On my blog, just posted the link to David H Burton's interview of me:

http://davidhburton.com/?p=5525

http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-me.html
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Post by: R. Doug on April 03, 2011, 08:07:57 AM
Well, I don't have it up yet, but this week I'm running a three-part series entitled Why Southwest's Boeings Keep Coming Apart Above 30,000 Feet.  I presaged these events in my book The Tombstone Agency, which nobody in New York wanted to take a chance on, so I'm sanitizing names from two chapters in the book and posting those two chapters starting tomorrow.
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Post by: E.J. Stevens on April 03, 2011, 08:17:04 AM
Exciting news on my blog.

Spirit Guide series Romance Trading Cards are here!

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx208/EJStevensAuthor/RTCs2small.jpg) (http://www.fromtheshadows.info/2011/04/spirit-guide-series-romance-trading.html)

Want FREE cards?  For a limited time I will be mailing out sets of She Smells the Dead and Spirit Storm romance trading cards (US only). Collect them all! Visit my blog From the Shadows here (http://www.fromtheshadows.info/2011/04/spirit-guide-series-romance-trading.html) to sign up.
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Post by: BRWoods on April 03, 2011, 09:09:50 AM
Both girls that are on my blog have been called by me personally today. Does that count?












New Epic Fantasy Novella, only $.99
http://www.amazon.com/Davi-Tales-of-Suruale-ebook/dp/B004USP8ZU/
Humans and dwarfs have been at odds for generations. When human
blacksmith Davi is sent to the Dwarven King to reopen the local trade
routes, he finds himself more at home with his enemies than he ever
did with his own kind.
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on April 03, 2011, 10:42:44 AM
I did a bi-langual tutorial on my blog today. Odd count peyote beading, the simple way (http://kiasotherstuff.blogspot.com/2011/04/odd-count-peyote-oneven-peyote.html)
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on April 03, 2011, 12:22:15 PM
Put a review of Bone Machines by John Dodds on my weblog. http://kiasreading.blogspot.com/2011/04/horror-bone-machines-john-dodds.html
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Post by: theaatkinson on April 03, 2011, 12:23:05 PM
I posted about my next installment for my blogstreak where I'm flashing Sarah Barnard today.

http://www.sarahbarnard.co.uk/blog/2011/04/02/blog-streak-thea-atkinson/#more-596
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Post by: ChadMck on April 03, 2011, 12:49:23 PM
I just finished my last post for this coming week on my word of the day blog. It's humor based and seems to be picking up some steam and a following on the kindle. Feel free to check it out if you need a laugh :)

http://wordsyoushouldknow.blogspot.com/
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Post by: R. Doug on April 03, 2011, 10:49:09 PM
Part I of a three-part series for the week:  Why Southwest’s Boeings Keep Coming Apart Above 30,000 Feet (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/04/03/why-southwests-boeings-keep-coming-apart-above-30000-feet%E2%80%94part-i/)
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on April 04, 2011, 05:13:03 AM
Updated my main story on my weblog http://kiaswriting.blogspot.com/2011/04/black-sheep-part-2-chapter-6.html
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Post by: KatieKlein on April 04, 2011, 06:13:44 AM
I just posted my March sales numbers. :)

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/march-sales-numbers.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/march-sales-numbers.html)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 04, 2011, 06:45:53 AM
My Indie Author of the day today is Phillip Duck: For/From Indie Authors: Phillip Thomas Duck (http://networkedblogs.com/gelEb)
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Post by: Alan Ryker on April 04, 2011, 07:40:00 AM
First: E.J., those cards are rad.

Over at my blog, kindleboards's's's own Jennifer Rainey, author of These Hellish Happenings, discusses her take on vampires. Her irreverent post might just shock your delicate, vampiric sensibilities! http://www.alanryker.com/2011/04/guest-post-jennifer-rainey-author-of.html
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 04, 2011, 07:54:15 AM
Today I posted the story notes for "The Real Unexpurgated Story of the Baby Shoes Which Were Sold Unused."  In which I mostly talked about O. Henry, shaggy dogs, and storytelling (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/story-notes-for-unexpergated-baby-shoes.html).

Camille
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on April 04, 2011, 07:57:40 AM
Just posted an interview I did with indie author Noah Mullette-Gillman. You can read it here (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=539). Apparently, he sometimes lives underground, which makes sense, as he used to live down under.
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Post by: Lisa J. Yarde on April 04, 2011, 08:11:15 AM
I posted on my recent trip to Lisbon. A lot of the information I gathered on the trip will be put to good use in a pirate novel I'm working on: http://thebrooklynscribbler.blogspot.com/2011/04/lisbon-city-by-tagus.html  (http://thebrooklynscribbler.blogspot.com/2011/04/lisbon-city-by-tagus.html)
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Post by: williammeikle on April 04, 2011, 08:16:40 AM
Finalized details with my publisher for a print short story collection
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/04/whispers-from-darkside-paperback.html
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on April 04, 2011, 08:37:48 AM
Exciting news on my blog.

Spirit Guide series Romance Trading Cards are here!

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx208/EJStevensAuthor/RTCs2small.jpg) (http://www.fromtheshadows.info/2011/04/spirit-guide-series-romance-trading.html)

Want FREE cards?  For a limited time I will be mailing out sets of She Smells the Dead and Spirit Storm romance trading cards (US only). Collect them all! Visit my blog From the Shadows here (http://www.fromtheshadows.info/2011/04/spirit-guide-series-romance-trading.html) to sign up.


Very cool. Great marketing idea and love the artwork. Hope they work well for you.

"Editing for Grammarphobes" is all about proper nouns and possessives today. The rules might surprise you.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: Spinneyhead on April 04, 2011, 08:51:53 AM
I just did a post with a bundle of Kindle book reviews in it (http://www.spinneyhead.co.uk/archives/2011/04/04/kindle-book-review-indie-rock-n-roll/).  Two of them are of indies which were recommended by kindleboarders, two are mainstream books I picked up when they were on offer and one is a short business/self help book.
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Post by: GayleC on April 04, 2011, 08:54:09 AM
Steve Drennon and I cross-pollinated today on our blogs. I don't know about him, but it was good for me. Links are here:

http://www.drennon.com (http://www.drennon.com)
http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com  (http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com)
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Post by: EverythingIndie on April 04, 2011, 09:14:27 AM
I haven't posted in here lately, so quite a few I haven't mentioned. I'll only catch you up with today's, however; Which writers inspire you? (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/which-writers-inspire-you.html) and a Q&A with Helen Smith about her book, THREE SISTERS (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/q-session-about-three-sisters-by-helen.html). Now I'm back from my holiday, I hope to be posting more often again!
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Post by: BiancaSommerland on April 04, 2011, 12:36:29 PM
I finally blogged about all the craziness I got myself into. Keeps me busy, but it also means my readers can win tons of prizes...http://imnoangelauthorsblog.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/april-is-all-about-winning-stuff/

And I made this cute picture to go with it! :)

(http://imnoangelauthorsblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/prize-button.png?w=300&h=225)
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Post by: SJHanson on April 04, 2011, 01:10:09 PM
Blog post today with a review for A Land Of Ash, by several of our kindleboard authors, can be found here http://tinyurl.com/4xbd2bp
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 04, 2011, 04:09:10 PM
A really nice review of my book.  :-)

http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/04/second-review.html
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Post by: theaatkinson on April 04, 2011, 04:23:12 PM
A really nice review of my book.  :-)

http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/04/second-review.html

that is a nice review. well done!

I'm still posting about my blogstreak. I'm pleased to hear back from the hosts that they are receiving comments and hits. feel free to check out the concept. I'd love for someone else to try it and I'd definitely host someone

http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 04, 2011, 04:28:19 PM
that is a nice review. well done!

I'm still posting about my blogstreak. I'm pleased to hear back from the hosts that they are receiving comments and hits. feel free to check out the concept. I'd love for someone else to try it and I'd definitely host someone

http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com


Thank You!

I was home edding all day, and couldn't follow your streak.  Hope you had fun!
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Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on April 04, 2011, 05:56:03 PM
I just posted an update of my sales. Check it out at http://www.peelingcheek.wordpress.com.
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 04, 2011, 09:27:18 PM
Tonight's post is a glimpse into process.  Not necessarily my usual process but a common one -- it's about using images to spawn imagination (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/pictures-and-thousands-of-words.html).

Camille
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Post by: theaatkinson on April 05, 2011, 04:27:50 AM
Thank You!

I was home edding all day, and couldn't follow your streak.  Hope you had fun!


i'm actually streaking all month but I'll not post every day here. just every few. grin
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 05, 2011, 04:48:51 AM
i'm actually streaking all month but I'll not post every day here. just every few. grin

Mu gawd, you'll be exhausted!  I'll see if I can catch you up!  :-)
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Post by: naomi_jay on April 05, 2011, 04:56:22 AM
I've been looking at the (many, many) old blog entries I made whilst writing my next Kindle release, Wild, and reposting them with my thoughts now.

http://naomijay.blogspot.com/

It's kind of sad/funny how many of these entries end with "and soon I will finish revising this book!"
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on April 05, 2011, 05:44:20 AM
New post about our recent trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.

http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/04/king-kong-all-over-again.html
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 05, 2011, 05:51:50 AM
I wrote a farewell to my friend, and fellow-writer, Peter Prybot who died on Sunday after his leg became entangled in a trawl line while he was setting back lobster pots aboard his boat, October Sky: Fare Thee Well To a Lobsterman, Writer and Friend (http://networkedblogs.com/gh6It)
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Post by: EverythingIndie on April 05, 2011, 11:05:03 AM
I wrote the first in a new series of micro-tips for writers. This one is all about naming characters (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/micro-tips-for-writers-naming.html).
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Post by: Julia March on April 05, 2011, 11:22:19 AM
I'm writing a series of posts on what a hero is.

http://www.juliamarch.com/2011/04/02/what-is-a-hero-part-1/
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Post by: SPBreit on April 05, 2011, 11:27:50 AM
Posted a poll regarding the design for my cover illustration.
http://warreview.blogspot.com/2011/03/design-question-poll.html
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Post by: Bob Mayer on April 05, 2011, 01:28:01 PM
For Civil War book coming out next Tuesday on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
The first clash of ironclads: The USS Monitor vs the CSS Virginia
http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/ (http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: R. H. Watson on April 05, 2011, 02:12:38 PM
Never Let Me Go, the Movie (http://www.rharryw.com/2011/04/never-let-me-go-the-movie/)
Part 1 Dealing with a movie that has such an emotional effect on me, I was actually a little concerned I might have a heart attack.
Part 2 will be about the book.
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Post by: R. Doug on April 05, 2011, 03:13:10 PM
Bob—I am just loving some of your Civil War blogs.  That's some great stuff you have there.
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Post by: DDScott on April 05, 2011, 04:40:22 PM
Sometimes Being An Author Makes You...Faint!

I know...I've been there, done that...as of last Friday, thanks to Bufo Calvin and his fantabulous I Love My Kindle Blog.

Here's the scoop:

http://ddscottauthor.blogspot.com/2011/04/sometimes-being-author-makes-youfaint.html
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Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on April 05, 2011, 05:46:31 PM
I want to take a moment to thank Moses for starting this thread. It pushes me to post more often than I probably would. Yesterday I posted my sales for March. Today I posted AMC's personality test for what role you'd play in a crime thriller. You can read about it at: http://www.peelingcheek.wordpress.com.
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Post by: R. Doug on April 05, 2011, 05:48:06 PM
D.D., I think you might want to change the link title from, ""Author Sells 12 Times as many books at $0.00," to show $0.99 instead.
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Post by: Katie Salidas on April 05, 2011, 06:12:46 PM
Today's post in my Self-Publishing series.
Self-Publishing - Basic Cost to Consider (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/04/self-publishing-basic-production-costs.html)
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Post by: Steven R. Drennon on April 05, 2011, 06:15:14 PM
I have a new book plug featured on my site, this one from Cheryl Shireman. I hope you'll drop by and check it out!

http://www.drennon.com/blog/2011/04/05/life-is-but-a-dream-with-cheryl-shireman/


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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on April 05, 2011, 06:45:13 PM
How to read more for less (http://kiasreading.blogspot.com/2011/04/ideas-on-cheaper-reading.html) Or how I think about people not looking around for other options of buying books now that there is a whole world of cheaper books out there (and ofcourse help out indies :) )
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Post by: SM Johnson on April 05, 2011, 07:38:51 PM
I hate my blog. Mostly because no one reads it, so I feel like I'm babbling into a void. I've decided that it shall forever be an "Author Info Blog."

But... If anyone wants a guest blogger, I'd be happy to oblige. Contact me at devante9901@aol.com


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Post by: tim290280 on April 05, 2011, 08:55:49 PM
Today's post in my Self-Publishing series.
Self-Publishing - Basic Cost to Consider (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/04/self-publishing-basic-production-costs.html)
I've been loving this series of posts.


My post today was of course about reviewing reviewers:
http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/comment-on-comments-review-of-reviews.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/comment-on-comments-review-of-reviews.html)

It was either that or self-pub vs. traditional pub, or of course spend more time on my book. ::)
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Post by: Katie Salidas on April 05, 2011, 08:57:27 PM
I've been loving this series of posts.


My post today was of course about reviewing reviewers:
http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/comment-on-comments-review-of-reviews.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/comment-on-comments-review-of-reviews.html)

It was either that or self-pub vs. traditional pub, or of course spend more time on my book. ::)

Thanks for reading mine. I'll pop over and have a look at yours too!
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Post by: Patty Jansen on April 05, 2011, 08:59:23 PM
People may be interested in this project:

http://pattyjansen.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/catch-22-announcing-a-new-project/
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Post by: R. Doug on April 05, 2011, 11:04:41 PM
Part I of my three-part series shattered all previous records for my blog.  Today I'm running Part II of Why Southwest’s Boeings Keep Coming Apart Above 30,000 Feet (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/04/06/why-southwests-boeings-keep-coming-apart-above-30000-feet%E2%80%94part-ii/)
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Post by: theaatkinson on April 06, 2011, 03:58:01 AM
Mu gawd, you'll be exhausted!  I'll see if I can catch you up!  :-)

Not exhausted yet, although I must admit the fantasy I had to write for Sarah Barnard and Daniel Arenson nearly wiped me out.

http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com

feel free to check it out. I'm pretty pleased with the concept and it seems to be getting the hosts some exposure, which is why I started it. it has a twitter hashtag #blogstreak
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Post by: garryg on April 06, 2011, 04:03:23 AM
Today I posted My personal list of editing do’s and don’ts  (http://g2writing.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-personal-list-of-editing-dos-and.html)
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Post by: Katie Salidas on April 06, 2011, 04:16:41 AM
Today's Topic. Don't forget to budget for Marketing cost when Self-Publishing. (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/04/self-publishing-marketing-dont-forget.html)
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Post by: victoriaallman on April 06, 2011, 07:24:07 AM
I post every Monday to my blog. It is a travel/food blog where I write about the places I have been and the food I discovered as a chef on a yacht. There is always a recipe included.
This week, the yacht was in Santorini, Greece and I ate the most luscious salad of silky soft eggplant.

The story and recipe are posted at:
www.victoriaallman.com/blog (http://www.victoriaallman.com/blog)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 06, 2011, 07:37:01 AM
My indie author of the day is Judi Coltman: For/From Indie Authors: Judi Coltman (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/forfrom-indie-authors-judi-coltman.html)
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Post by: Alan Ryker on April 06, 2011, 07:55:34 AM
Our own Katie Salidas explains how she chose which aspects of the vampire mythos to keep when she created the vampires for her Immortalis series, in her guest post Combining Old Mythology and Imagination (http://www.alanryker.com/2011/04/guest-post-katie-salidas-combining-old.html).
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on April 06, 2011, 08:27:59 AM
Today, I blogged about my take on the defining literary fiction thread in the Writers' Cafe, which has given me a huge headache.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

I hope you will stop by and check it out.

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 06, 2011, 09:10:04 AM
Riffing a little more on what I'm working on right now -- last night I posted about The Promise to the Reader, and how the promise is different for a standalone, a series or a serial (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/promises-promises.html).

Camille
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Post by: Harper Alibeck on April 06, 2011, 09:50:46 AM
I'm having a free eBook giveway - one reader wins a copy of House of Skin by Kiana Davenpor (http://aromanceofthebody.blogspot.com/2011/04/monday-review-contest-house-of-skin-by.html)t, which I just reviewed.

I also talk about the Romance Writers of America and guns (http://aromanceofthebody.blogspot.com/2011/04/romance-writers-of-america-joining-and.html). No - really. Read it and learn more.
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Post by: xandy3 on April 06, 2011, 10:27:31 AM
Things indie authors are not allowed to say, according to some folk http://wp.me/pIJeA-4i

Warning: cranky rant!
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on April 06, 2011, 11:01:02 AM
New blog post about driving long distances with children.

http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/04/life-in-yahtzee-cup.html
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Post by: JRTomlin on April 06, 2011, 11:05:15 AM
I posted the prologue to my next novel at http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com
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Post by: DDScott on April 06, 2011, 11:35:25 AM
Superfab Indie Epub Kindle Author L. C. Evans of WE INTERRUPT THIS DATE  (http://www.amazon.com/We-Interrupt-This-Date-ebook/dp/B002CQU14U/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1302114862&sr=8-4) is my guest today at The WG2E, and wow does she have a heckuva "Writers Making Choices" journey to share with y'all...


http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/welcome-to-the-wg2e-l-c-evans
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Post by: williammeikle on April 06, 2011, 11:42:40 AM
New anthologies containing my stories - four of them
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-anthologies-containing-my-stories.html
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Post by: DDScott on April 06, 2011, 11:43:34 AM
And, at today's The Naked Hero, we're talkin' all-things-Protector Hero...

Think Chance as in HUMAN TARGET's Christopher Chance...

Where it's all about a hero protecting the heroine he loves and his friends as well, perhaps even strangers too...no matter what the costs and no matter who or what stands in that hero's way.

http://thenakedhero.com/the-protector-christopher-chance-meet-roman-bellesconi

At The Naked Hero, we're "stripping down characters to their skivvies in books, movies and pop culture".
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Post by: R. Doug on April 06, 2011, 02:07:07 PM
Think Chance as in HUMAN TARGET's Christopher Chance...

Love that show, and not just because he frequently uses one of my favorite concealed carry weapon—Walther P99.
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Post by: EverythingIndie on April 06, 2011, 03:40:11 PM
Three posts today! An extended discussion on naming characters (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/naming-characters-extended.html), a look at Phobia, by Elizabeth Parker (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/phobia-by.html), and a blip on my latest ebook launch (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/blip-excursions-launches-today-for.html)!
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Post by: Coral Moore on April 06, 2011, 06:49:29 PM
Guest Post by Alan Ryker on my blog about some of the science behind his version of the vampire in Burden Kansas: http://www.chaosandinsanity.com/?p=629 (http://www.chaosandinsanity.com/?p=629) First guest blogger every, I'm so excited! :)
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Post by: Steven R. Drennon on April 06, 2011, 08:36:09 PM
I have a new author interview featuring Kathleen Valentine. Stop by and see what she's currently working on. It sounds like a winner!

http://www.drennon.com/blog/2011/04/06/interview-with-kathleen-valentine/

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Post by: Katie Salidas on April 06, 2011, 09:28:03 PM
Our own Katie Salidas explains how she chose which aspects of the vampire mythos to keep when she created the vampires for her Immortalis series, in her guest post Combining Old Mythology and Imagination (http://www.alanryker.com/2011/04/guest-post-katie-salidas-combining-old.html).

Thanks so much for having me on your blog today!! I enjoyed writing that post!
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Post by: Miss_Fletcher on April 06, 2011, 10:37:18 PM
An interview with Romance Author Rose Gordon :)
http://fictionfierce.blogspot.com/2011/04/author-interview-with-rose-gordon.html
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 07, 2011, 05:44:41 AM
My review of Hemingway's On Paris: In Love with Hemingway's Paris (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-love-with-hemingways-paris.html)
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Post by: Grace Elliot on April 07, 2011, 05:46:06 AM
Indeed I have! The latest post is:
Gathered by Virgins.
There’s something about a good cup of tea that lubricates thought and helps the day go more smoothly. My parents drink tea by the bucket full, whereas I mainly drink it at work. There are cultural differences to; I believe tea is much less popular in America than it is here in the UK, but strangely the Portuguese and Dutch are big tea drinkers. Anyhow, when tea was first introduced to Britain in the mid 17th century, wild claims about its health benefits ensured its popularity.
In 1657 Thomas Garway, proprietor of a coffee house in Exchange Alley in London claimed tea was “gathered by virgins” and “makes a body active and lusty”. This miracle elixir also; “preserves perfect health until extreme old age”, “vanquishes nightmares” and “dispenses with the need for sleep.”

TO READ THE FULL POST VISIT:

http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2011/04/gathered-by-virgins.html
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 07, 2011, 09:17:05 AM
I've just posted a review of Alan Ryker's novella, Burden Kansas.



http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/04/burden-kansas-review.html
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Post by: deanfromaustralia on April 07, 2011, 09:59:39 AM
Just posted my review of "The Clearing" by Anne Riley (http://www.deanfromaustralia.com/2011/04/in-review-clearing-by-anne-riley.html)
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Post by: MosesSiregarIII on April 07, 2011, 12:50:18 PM
Chillin' with Patrick Rothfuss. (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/chillin-with-patrick-rothfuss-podcast-interview/).
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Post by: SJHanson on April 07, 2011, 12:52:08 PM
New blog post with review of "Baby Huey: A Cautionary Tale of Addiction" by James Henderson, an amazing book, check it out at http://sjhansonwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/great-book.html
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Post by: MiaHeart on April 07, 2011, 01:18:09 PM
I blogged today about the problems I am having finding review sites for my type of work. I may have just been pouting.  ;D And also about a contest I am having.  I have 0 followers so every day I am talking to myself.  ::)
http://authormiaheart.blogspot.com/
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Post by: deanfromaustralia on April 07, 2011, 01:45:30 PM
I just posted a review of a book I've just finished called "The Clearing" by Anne Riley.

Dean from Australia (http://www.deanfromaustralia.com/2011/04/in-review-clearing-by-anne-riley.html)
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Post by: Ash Stirling on April 07, 2011, 02:23:56 PM
I made an addition to my blog with the second of my very short free stories helping to flesh out the setting I write in.

http://ashstirling.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/curiosity-a-braeden-wolf-short-story/
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 07, 2011, 10:10:53 PM
With tonight's and tomorrow's posts I am writing with out a net, you could say. 

I wrote something vague on yesterday's post about how I was sorting out the pacing and choices on the current story, and someone asked me to explain more fully.... so I am doing a full disclosure on the choices that are going into the first couple chapters of my old movie serial story.

My Real Live Choices, Beat by Beat, as I Write (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-live-real-choices-beat-by-beat-as-i.html).

It may be fun, or it may be boring.  Who knows.....

Camille
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Post by: R. Doug on April 07, 2011, 10:34:42 PM
The third and final installment of my record-breaking blog series on Why Southwest's Boeings Keep Falling Apart (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/04/07/why-southwests-boeings-keep-coming-apart%E2%80%94part-iii/).  Prepare to be shocked at the level of corruption and how far up the FAA chain of command that corruption reached.
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Post by: judd.exley on April 08, 2011, 12:26:22 AM
I was remiss for a long time, then I got back into it with the impetus of a newly-arriving baby and finishing my first novel (which I'm preparing to publish soon!).

Ripping off the Band-Aid (http://www.juddexley.com/the-number-nine/ripping-off-the-band-aid/) - About me revamping my business and preparing for Baby Leave.

Can Somebody Please Name This Baby? (http://www.juddexley.com/lotso-pics/can-somebody-please-name-this-baby/) - He's here in just under 2 weeks (planned C-section) and he doesn't have a name yet!  HELP!
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 08, 2011, 05:34:09 AM
Edward G. Talbot is my Indie Author of the Day: For/from Indie Authors: Edward G. Talbot (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/forfrom-indie-authors-edward-g-talbot.html)
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Post by: D.R. Erickson on April 08, 2011, 06:27:08 AM
Today's Blog Post: "Who You Callin' "Secondary"? DavidRossErickson.blogspot.com (http://DavidRossErickson.blogspot.com)
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Post by: KatieKlein on April 08, 2011, 06:28:48 AM
I'm featuring Sarah Woodbury as my YA Indie Spotlight of the week. :)

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-sarah-woodbury.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-sarah-woodbury.html)
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Post by: Beth Groundwater on April 08, 2011, 06:43:49 AM
I'm a guest on The Stiletto Gang today, talking about the subgenre of outdoor-oriented mysteries and how my Deadly Currents fits within it:
http://www.thestilettogang.blogspot.com/ (http://www.thestilettogang.blogspot.com/)

On my own blog, recent posts include good news about Deadly Currents making it into Gelati's Scoop Top 20 list for the first quarter of 2011, a 4-star review on Once Upon a Romance, and photos from the Mountain of Authors program put on by the Pikes Peak Library, among other news:
http://bethgroundwater.blogspot.com/ (http://bethgroundwater.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on April 08, 2011, 06:45:14 AM
KB favorite Sean Sweeney, aka John Fitch V, offers his take on Spring Fever today on Flash Fiction Fridays. Can you guess what it has to do with?

Please stop by for a fun read.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: Andre Jute on April 08, 2011, 10:57:58 AM
The Use and Abuse of Literature: Will Strunk become the new standard of skunkliness?
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/907

Which small, lazy words do you hate most?
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/902

Cookie’s Book Club: The moral centre
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/896

The Last Bookman
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/872

etc, more.
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Post by: bnapier on April 08, 2011, 11:29:16 AM
A few new posts, actually...

Today I posted an interview I conducted with Robert Swartwood, the editor of the Norton Hint Fiction anthology and author of Spooky Nook and The Calling.

Before that there was a bit about poetry, particularly National poetry Month and a Sandra Beasley reading I was fortunate enough to attend.

All of it can be found at www.barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com
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Post by: GayleC on April 08, 2011, 02:31:31 PM
I need some help in my blog today. I'm preparing my second mystery book for sale (Kindle and paperback), and I'm having trouble with the blurb. Can you come over and give me your opinion? I'd be so grateful!

http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com (http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com)
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Post by: DDScott on April 08, 2011, 03:33:18 PM
Sooo thrilled to be hosting Superstar Indie Epub Author Sibel Hodge (http://www.sibelhodge.com), author of THE FASHION POLICE  (http://www.amazon.com/Fashion-Police-Murder-Mystery-ebook/dp/B003B3NYS8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1302301775&sr=1-3) (The Amber Fox Murder Mysteries), at The WG2E (http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/welcome-to-the-wg2e-sibel-hodge)!

Sibel has one amazing "Writers Making Choices" story on all the scoop behind her decision to go the Amazon Kindle Indie Epub route!
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Post by: LadaRay on April 08, 2011, 04:04:29 PM
A few posts, actually, on my new blog, including:

Humbled and Inspired &
A Destiny to Self-Publish?

http://ladaray.blogspot.com/
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Post by: R. Doug on April 08, 2011, 11:08:57 PM
Another Controller Falls Asleep (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/04/09/another-controller-falls-asleep/).
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 08, 2011, 11:49:23 PM
Continuing to Blog My Process: Hero Vs Victim (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/blogging-my-process-hero-vs-victim.html). (This is the second in a short series in which I talk in detail about the issues I wrestle with in making choices and developing a story.  You might want to start with the first post (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-live-real-choices-beat-by-beat-as-i.html), if you didn't read it yesterday.)

Camille
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Post by: theaatkinson on April 09, 2011, 03:51:50 AM
I posted my next streak spot: which is over a Glenn Bullion's blog.

http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com
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Post by: aaronpolson on April 09, 2011, 04:13:39 AM
I've just posted about a contest I'm holding in conjunction with a forthcoming short story collection: http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/saints-are-dead.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/saints-are-dead.html). 

Prizes include books made out of paper.  Shocking.  ;)
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Post by: Kelvin on April 09, 2011, 04:43:19 AM
Hiya:

I just added pages to my blog site. I really love what blogger.com are doing in terms of designing and structuring blogs. My facebook widget is on my site, my twitter button is there as well. Also, I have added a book giveaway on my site and a page with my writing style for readers to check out.

Link:http://icire.blogspot.com/ (http://icire.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: Miss_Fletcher on April 09, 2011, 04:56:30 AM
http://fictionfierce.blogspot.com/2011/04/110000-downloads-eyeballs-writing.html

Celebrating passing 100,000 downloads ... and other random writers stuff, like my Interviews with Indie Authors, and updates on my next book release :)
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Post by: JenniferS. on April 09, 2011, 05:44:33 AM
I just recently created my first blog and posted my second post yesterday. http://jennifersnydersblog.blogspot.com.   ;D

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Post by: tim290280 on April 09, 2011, 06:50:27 AM
I've finished a couple of great books this week. I've blogged about them here:
(http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1286498607l/9472994.jpg)
http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-review-line-of-sight-by-david.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-review-line-of-sight-by-david.html)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HoxBPMP-5PY/TaBQ2-cSL0I/AAAAAAAAABI/wtPNvtk7ENY/s320/LEEGOLDBERGWILLIAMRABKIN_TheDeadMan_RingOfKnives_FINAL.jpg)
http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-review-dead-man-ring-of-knives-by.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-review-dead-man-ring-of-knives-by.html)
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Post by: JRainey on April 09, 2011, 11:33:03 AM
I just posted a great interview with Monique Martin, author of Out of Time, on Independent Paranormal: http://independentparanormal.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-monique-martin-author-of.html ;D
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Post by: JoanReeves on April 09, 2011, 11:51:49 AM
Hi! Blog writing. Now that's something I know since I have 2 and have ghostwritten several. *g* I usually post every day though I haven't yet today.

Yesterday's post was: American Authors on XinXii. It was about, the European Digital Publishing Platform (think Kindle euro-style). Can't remember if my blog url shows up here. Anyway, it's SlingWords.blogspot.com.
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 09, 2011, 12:12:23 PM
http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/

Have just posted chapter 4 of my novel, for #SampleSunday tomorrow.  I've also edited the blog to reflect that Changeling is now live...
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Post by: EverythingIndie on April 09, 2011, 12:45:48 PM
Two posts over at my blog today. One is a post on cast size (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/whats-your-largest-and-smallest-cast.html), the other is a blip about updates to my official site (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/blip-regarding-hive-updated-with.html).
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 09, 2011, 12:57:06 PM
I decided to forget about writing today and posted the recipe for my gluten-free, no-bake Chocolate Fruitcake: My Belated Fruitcake: A Recipe- sort of... (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-belated-chocolate-fruitcake-recipe.html)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xEDhNcQUxt4/TaC4J4prIJI/AAAAAAAACEA/xL1cKjoJ8XY/s1600/fruitcake.jpg)
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Post by: A. S. Warwick on April 09, 2011, 02:43:26 PM
Did a post today in which I admit to being a pulp writer (http://mistandshadows.com/2011/04/10/yes-i-am-a-pulp-writer/) - and preferring it, plus what I mean to do with it.
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Post by: JRTomlin on April 09, 2011, 05:32:08 PM
I decided to forget about writing today and posted the recipe for my gluten-free, no-bake Chocolate Fruitcake: My Belated Fruitcake: A Recipe- sort of... (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-belated-chocolate-fruitcake-recipe.html)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xEDhNcQUxt4/TaC4J4prIJI/AAAAAAAACEA/xL1cKjoJ8XY/s1600/fruitcake.jpg)

Ok, that looks yummy and anything gluten free I have to check out.

Today I posted the last in my series on rules of writing historical fiction.
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 09, 2011, 05:46:50 PM
Today I finished up the "Blogging my Process" experiment with some thoughts on how you must turn a string of incidents into a unit by compounding the problem, and not just stringing them like a bunch of separate beads. 

Blogging My Process: A Character In a Setting With A Plan (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/blogging-my-process-character-in.html).

(The three part series begins here (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-live-real-choices-beat-by-beat-as-i.html).)

Camille
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Post by: theaatkinson on April 10, 2011, 04:05:27 AM
I decided to forget about writing today and posted the recipe for my gluten-free, no-bake Chocolate Fruitcake: My Belated Fruitcake: A Recipe- sort of... (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-belated-chocolate-fruitcake-recipe.html)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xEDhNcQUxt4/TaC4J4prIJI/AAAAAAAACEA/xL1cKjoJ8XY/s1600/fruitcake.jpg)


can I just say it looks yum. I gotta check it out as hubby is off wheat
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 10, 2011, 06:21:38 AM
Thanks for the comments about my fruitcake. It is DELICIOUS! Enjoy.

I blogged today about a new book being born: Morgan Gallagher's Changeling (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/changeling-by-morgan-gallagher-new-book.html)
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Post by: Skate on April 10, 2011, 06:26:39 AM
I just announced my intention to e-publish and asked for help in choosing a cover...http://kates-scribbles.blogspot.com/ (http://kates-scribbles.blogspot.com/)

I also posted the first chapter of my book as an appetiser here - http://treespeaker.blogspot.com/ (http://treespeaker.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: Michelle Muto on April 10, 2011, 07:53:21 AM
I'm honored to say that I've just posted an interview with our very own Dean Mayes, author of Hambledown Dream. It's a moving story and an equally heartwarming interview. I hope you'll stop by to say hello to Dean.
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Post by: Bob Mayer on April 10, 2011, 08:51:30 AM
Two blogs, two posts:
How Does Your Protagonist Change?  http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/ (http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/)

Civil War:  A destitute US Grant frees his only slave  http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/ (http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 10, 2011, 09:18:00 AM
I posted another excerpt from The Adventure of Anna The Great this morning for #samplesunday.  While the overall story is a mystery and swashbuckler, there is no denying that this is also majorly a horse story.

So this is one of the horsey bits -- the stableman thinks he can punish Anna by assigning her to exercise the orneriest horse in the stable.  Silly stableman.

Excerpt from Chapter 10 - Sea Sprite (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/sea-sprite-excerpt-from-adventure-of.html)

Camille
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 10, 2011, 09:41:55 AM
I'm posting a list of the interviews I've got going out today.  One more to do today, one more tomorrow.  But i'm doing it all in this one post, so as not to spam people out. 
 :)

http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/04/launch-interviews-somesuch-things.html
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Post by: Steven R. Drennon on April 10, 2011, 12:27:42 PM
I have a new Kindle Book Review on my site.

http://www.drennon.com/blog/2011/04/10/blue-valley-by-christine-rice/

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Post by: Krista D. Ball on April 10, 2011, 12:38:58 PM
I participate in "Six Sunday". I usually do an intro to the scene, but didn't feel like it this week. The paragraph works on its own. (link in signature)
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Post by: Carolyn J. Rose, Mystery Writer on April 10, 2011, 01:23:33 PM
I'm blogging about marriage and the annual migration of geese - yeah, somehow they're connected.
http://deadlyduoduhblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/migration-or-stragglation.html (http://deadlyduoduhblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/migration-or-stragglation.html)
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Post by: Miss_Fletcher on April 10, 2011, 02:05:02 PM
An interview with Jess C Scott on writing  ;D
http://fictionfierce.blogspot.com/2011/04/author-interview-with-jess-c-scott.html
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 10, 2011, 09:26:55 PM
Tonight I posted my Story Notes for yesterday's excerpt:

A Horse As An Important Supporting Character (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/story-notes-horse-as-important.html)

Camille
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Post by: Beth Barany on April 10, 2011, 09:39:21 PM
I post everyday on my blog at Writer's Fun Zone. Today I posted my weekly Sunday video -- I don't want to write a post 7 days a week  ;). The video is an inspirational pep talk by Al Pacino from the movie Any Given Sunday. Let me know what you think!
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 11, 2011, 02:56:42 AM
Posted details of  book giveaway over at Fangtastic.

http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-me_11.html
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Post by: Raybrite on April 11, 2011, 03:32:43 AM
Today I posted about my new book. It is out today. My First Novellette.
It seems my books are getting a little longer each time. Maybe I am learning how to do this.
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 11, 2011, 06:43:50 AM
Sarah Woodbury is my Indie Author of the Day today: For/From Indie Authors: Sarah Woodbury (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/forfrom-indie-authors-sarah-woodbury.html)


Yesterday my blog post about Morgan Gallagher's new book got picked up by USA Today for their web site. Hope it did some good for her.
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Post by: aaronpolson on April 11, 2011, 06:46:19 AM
I posted about the "death" of my publisher and the rebirth of my YA/Paranormal novel, The House Eaters: http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/what-to-do-when-your-publisher-dies.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/what-to-do-when-your-publisher-dies.html). 

I love the 21st century.
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Post by: R. Doug on April 11, 2011, 07:29:46 AM
Today I tried a little experiment, a double movie review comparing two films to each other:  127 Hours versus Nordwand (North Face) (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/04/11/127-hours-vs-nordwand-movie-reviews/).
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Post by: williammeikle on April 11, 2011, 07:30:03 AM
Why I write about vampires: Guest Blogging today
http://www.alanryker.com/2011/04/guest-post-william-meikle-why-i-write.html
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on April 11, 2011, 08:15:24 AM
Loose versus lose. Which one means "not tight fitting?"

Also, I am looking for a few flash fiction pieces for next month. If you are interested, please consult Bibliophilic Blather.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on April 11, 2011, 11:21:45 AM
Here's a new blog about the wonders of an organized wife -- "Mom Helped"

http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/04/mom-helped.html
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Post by: theaatkinson on April 11, 2011, 11:31:04 AM
I posted on Al Boudreau's blog, actually, for my 11th day of blogstreaking. Feel free to visit him and let him know you were there. He has an awesome lil blog that I really enjoy reading.

http://networkedblogs.com/gwpJg
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Post by: oliewankanobe on April 11, 2011, 11:34:07 AM
Top Ten Rules for Writing Fiction link and further discussion-- from some amazing names, too!

http://christineolinger.blogspot.com/2011/04/rules-for-writers-what-are-yours.html
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Post by: M.S. Verish on April 11, 2011, 04:55:11 PM
Matt's most recent blog is up today! Check it out.

SEXramore? (http://secramore.blogspot.com/2011/04/sexramore.html)
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Post by: deanfromaustralia on April 11, 2011, 09:41:05 PM
This week I review kindleboarder Michelle Muto's novel "The Book Of Lost Souls"

http://www.deanfromaustralia.com
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 12, 2011, 05:47:36 AM
It's finished! The first draft of my third novel is now finished and resting awaiting the first round of editing: “It was the kind of murder that drove the tabloids wild.”
 (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/it-was-kind-of-murder-that-drove.html)
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Post by: JRainey on April 12, 2011, 06:13:04 AM
Just posted a great interview with Todd Russell, author of Mental Shrillness on Independent Paranormal. Read it here: http://independentparanormal.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-todd-russell-author-of.html :)
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Post by: KatieKlein on April 12, 2011, 06:17:14 AM
David Michael (The Girl Who Ran with Horses) is today's featured YA Indie Spotlight. :)

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-david-michael.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-david-michael.html)
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Post by: Miss_Fletcher on April 12, 2011, 07:01:47 AM
Just posted a great interview with Todd Russell, author of Mental Shrillness on Independent Paranormal. Read it here: http://independentparanormal.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-todd-russell-author-of.html :)

Snap.

Interview with Todd Russell on my blog;
http://fictionfierce.blogspot.com/2011/04/author-interview-with-todd-russell.html
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Post by: SPBreit on April 12, 2011, 07:20:13 AM
Posted an "Open Thread" for all kinds of questions and comments.
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Post by: deanfromaustralia on April 12, 2011, 08:15:17 AM
Just uploaded a piece titled "The Ethical Geek" (http://www.deanfromaustralia.com/2011/04/ethical-geek.html) to my blog. It's a piece that examines the working conditions in one of the world's largest consumer technology manufacturers and it has particular relevance to us as Kindle Authors. I'd appreciate your comments
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Post by: aaronpolson on April 12, 2011, 08:18:23 AM
I pick my top five Frankenstein's Monsters: http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/top-five-frankensteins-monsters.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/top-five-frankensteins-monsters.html)
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Post by: MosesSiregarIII on April 12, 2011, 09:30:37 AM
Terry Brooks on his Contract with his Readers (Inspiring): http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/terry-brooks-on-his-contract-with-readers-inspiring/ (http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net/terry-brooks-on-his-contract-with-readers-inspiring/)
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Post by: R. Doug on April 12, 2011, 09:34:58 AM
Just did a special non-blog-day blog on the upcoming, ad-sponsored, $114 Kindle 3 WiFi. (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/04/12/coming-in-may%E2%80%94the-114-kindle-3/)
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on April 12, 2011, 12:59:56 PM
Wrote a review for Bitten by Sean Michael you can find it here: review (http://kiasreading.blogspot.com/2011/04/gay-bitten-sean-michael.html)
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Post by: Steven R. Drennon on April 12, 2011, 09:15:06 PM
I have a new book plug with Megan Jones on my site.

http://www.drennon.com/blog/2011/04/12/two-books-by-megan-jones/

There are also a couple of new Kindle Book reviews on the site as well, so check them out while you're there!
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Post by: ChristinePope on April 12, 2011, 09:46:27 PM
Actually, since I'm new to all this, I posted about my decision to try indie publishing:

http://christinepope.com/blog1/2011/04/12/my-decision-to-go-indie/ (http://christinepope.com/blog1/2011/04/12/my-decision-to-go-indie/)
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 12, 2011, 09:50:57 PM
Today I posted an interview with our own Ellen O'Connell - about a secondary character in her western romance, Sing My Name.

Character Wednesdays: Ellen O'Connell (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/character-wednesday-ellen-oconnell.html)

Camille
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Post by: R. Doug on April 12, 2011, 11:05:53 PM
Megapixels play only a small part in choosing your next camera:  Don't Be a Casualty of the Great Megapixel War (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/04/13/dont-be-a-casualty-of-the-great-megapixel-war/).
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Post by: Chris Strange on April 13, 2011, 01:09:39 AM
Just started a new visual writing prompt series on my blog called Writing Prompt Wednesday (http://crhindmarsh.blogspot.com/2011/04/writing-prompt-wednesday.html) (original, I know).
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 13, 2011, 03:14:40 AM
http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-me_13.html

Posted a link to Alan Ryker's interview of me today.  Alan writes extremely intelligent, thoughtful writerly questions, on technique and process, so you might want to check it out and see if he'll interview you.  (He reads your book first, in order to research the questions.)

I also comment on his calling me out in a blood feud last night.  It was a clever way to get some promo for the interview, and great fun.  So be careful if you do work with Alan, he might stab you in the back!  (If you are very lucky.)  :)
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Post by: MrPLD on April 13, 2011, 03:18:50 AM
Been blogging mindless trash to mine lately - probably something I'm better at than putting together 'insightful' pieces.

http://elitadaniels.com/techblog
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Post by: theaatkinson on April 13, 2011, 03:20:22 AM
Paul: your mindless trash is a reader's treasure

I'm still streaking. If you want to know what that means, check out

http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com

I'm having a lot of fun and stretching my writer's muscles.
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Post by: pentalpha on April 13, 2011, 03:34:00 AM
I've only been blogging a short time - since my erotic short stories came out a month ago.
 
Yesterday, I put a little excerpt from one on my bloghttp://barbiescotterotica.blogspot.com (http://barbiescotterotica.blogspot.com) - and I've done that a couple of times before.

Last week I guest blogged about writing erotica at The ABC Writer's Checklist  http://thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com/ (http://thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com/) - you'll find good general writing advice there as well.

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Post by: SPBreit on April 13, 2011, 04:08:36 AM
The Last Gasps of Revenge (http://warreview.blogspot.com/2011/04/last-gasps-of-revenge.html). How contemporary Germany deals with the last war crime trials of WW2.
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Post by: garryg on April 13, 2011, 04:12:28 AM
Today I posted: Smashing Words... (http://g2writing.blogspot.com/2011/04/smashing-words.html)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 13, 2011, 07:07:00 AM
Jack Wallen is my indie author of the day today: For/From Indie Authors: Jack Wallen (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/forfrom-indie-authors-jack-wallen.html)
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Post by: Alan Ryker on April 13, 2011, 07:40:57 AM
Sparks flew between Morgan Gallagher and me at both my blog (http://www.alanryker.com/2011/04/on-writing-what-you-know.html) and hers, (http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/04/cheeky-sod.html) culminating in this interview about her new novel, Changeling (http://www.alanryker.com/2011/04/interview-morgan-gallagher-of.html)!
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Post by: garryg on April 13, 2011, 07:43:37 AM
I recently posted this: Free stuff in May! (http://g2writing.blogspot.com/2011/04/free-stuff-in-may.html)

Hopefully it's a bit better than terrible  :-X
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Post by: williammeikle on April 13, 2011, 08:16:53 AM
Posted about a free HD download of a short film based on my script and short story
http://williammeikle.blogspot.com/2011/04/dancers-short-film-free-hi-def-download.html
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Post by: LCEvans on April 13, 2011, 10:03:53 AM
Pipe Bomb on A Moose Walked Into a Bar

http://amoosewalkedintoabar.blogspot.com/

Plus the site has gotten a brand new facelift. Come by to check it out and enjoy some laughs with us.
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on April 13, 2011, 10:44:34 AM
I posted a list of my favorite blogs today on Bibliophilic Blather.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: GayleC on April 13, 2011, 12:06:50 PM
A friend of mine has a new book out today. I'm blogging about it. Because I'm a giver.

http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com (http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com)
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Post by: ellenoc on April 13, 2011, 04:06:19 PM
I actually made blog posts only 2 days apart - on the 10th to announce my new free short story based on the character in my western historical romance, Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold (unless you're wickedly extravagant and want to pay $.99 for it on Amazon), and on the 12th to mention Camille's interview with me on her blog, which she posted today.

IMO Camille's idea of interviewing some of us about secondary characters is an interesting one, and I thought her questions particularly good. The idea that came across for me was less about my particular secondary character than about the purpose and development of secondaries in general.
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Post by: Bob Mayer on April 13, 2011, 04:45:11 PM
Yep--announcing new book release on Write It Forward blog
http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/ (http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/)
and a post a day on my Civil War blog
http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/ (http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: bnapier on April 13, 2011, 06:12:22 PM
Yup...I did the WIP Wednesday thing and realized that I am either insane or a glutton for punishment.  Or maybe both...

www.barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 13, 2011, 09:13:28 PM
Today I posted a little about why I spent so much extra time on the cover of a 99 cent novelette:

Is a Picture Really Worth (Several) Thousand Words? (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-covers-is-picture-really-worth.html)

IMO Camille's idea of interviewing some of us about secondary characters is an interesting one, and I thought her questions particularly good. The idea that came across for me was less about my particular secondary character than about the purpose and development of secondaries in general.

Thanks, Ellen.  You really did kick off the series well, and I'm really excited about doing more.

(And here's that url again too: Character Wednesdays: Ellen O'Connell (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/character-wednesday-ellen-oconnell.html))

Camille
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Post by: CraigInOregon on April 14, 2011, 12:58:59 AM
Yup:

http://www.craig-hansen.com/2011/04/14/trading-betas/
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Post by: Kelvin on April 14, 2011, 01:37:00 AM
Today. I posted a video trailer for my new book that I made personally. I had been contemplating on doing so, but eventually pulled it of. Yay me. Glad that is done with.

You can check out the trailer and while you do, please follow my blog and leave a comment with your blogsite's url and I'll return the favour. Also, feel free to enter the giveaway competition.

Link: http://icire.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-trailer-out.html

Kelvin
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Post by: theaatkinson on April 14, 2011, 03:16:30 AM
the blog streak continues!
http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com
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Post by: JRainey on April 14, 2011, 06:30:57 AM
Just posted a fabulous interview with Tiffany S. DeBrosse, author of Jeremy Chikalto and The Hazy Souls on Independent Paranormal. Check it out: http://independentparanormal.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-tiffany-s-debrosse.html
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 14, 2011, 07:23:16 AM
Blogging about one of my favorite subjects -- dancing football players: Hines Ward's Paso Doble (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/dwts-week-4-hines-wards-paso-doble.html)
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Post by: AnneMarie Novark on April 14, 2011, 07:32:22 AM
Check out my new post: HOW TO FORMAT EBOOKS FOR THE TECHNO-CHALLENGED.

http://justwritewithannemarienovark.blogspot.com/ (http://justwritewithannemarienovark.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: J Dean on April 14, 2011, 07:35:49 AM
Keeping writers updated on the status of my unfinished works, and also planning to write a review of Orson Scott Card's "Lost Boys" (If you don't want to wait for the review, you can PM me and ask what I thought).
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Post by: EverythingIndie on April 14, 2011, 08:05:16 AM
Couldn't find this to post yesterday - but just to catch up, I wrote an article on the ad-supported Kindle (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/ad-supported-kindle.html) and opened a discussion (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-long-do-you-spend-between-projects.html) asking how long writers spend between their projects.
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Post by: Lisa J. Yarde on April 14, 2011, 08:41:11 AM
Just blogged about the cost of e-books and the 99-cents race to the bottom http://thebrooklynscribbler.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-is-it-worth-to-you.html  (http://thebrooklynscribbler.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-is-it-worth-to-you.html)
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Post by: dgaughran on April 14, 2011, 08:59:00 AM
I just started a new blog last week on Digital Publishing.

It covers general topics about writing and the publishing industry, as well as a step-by-step guide to getting your stories on sale for the Kindle, blogging as I go, as I learn.

As a bonus, you will get the odd haiku of questionable merit.

Enjoy: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com

Dave
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Post by: kae on April 14, 2011, 01:01:15 PM
(http://www.poets.org/images/NPM_LOGO_2008_final.gif) April is National Poetry Month, and I'm putting up a few posts pertaining to that. You can find them at my Mental Geysers blog (http://www.blogger.com/posts.g?blogID=4201440078452890601&searchType=ALL&txtKeywords=&label=national+poetry+month) along with some poems I've written.
This week (10 - 16 April) is National Library Week, and I've made a few comments about that, too. I post book reviews several times each month.
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 14, 2011, 03:18:35 PM
Just updated the blurbs for book 2 and book 3, now book 1 is out, and I can say a bit more.

Would appreciate some feedback.  I'm rather new at blurb....

http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/04/lucifers-stepdaughter-moonchild-update.html
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Post by: Bob Mayer on April 14, 2011, 03:21:26 PM
New daily Civil War post:
The Routine of Beast Barracks at West Point circa 1860
http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/ (http://westpointcivilwar.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: MeloniePhillips on April 14, 2011, 03:52:03 PM
Well I just started my blog, as in today. I am not even sure where I am going to go with it yet. I have started out with three posts on me who I am, then on what I have available, and what I am working on now. I have kept blogs in the past mainly, my thoughts my feelings mainly on myspace, facebook etc. I have to think hard on where I want to go with this one.

http://authormeloniephillips.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 14, 2011, 03:56:25 PM
Well I just started my blog, as in today. I am not even sure where I am going to go with it yet. I have started out with three posts on me who I am, then on what I have available, and what I am working on now. I have kept blogs in the past mainly, my thoughts my feelings mainly on myspace, facebook etc. I have to think hard on where I want to go with this one.

http://authormeloniephillips.blogspot.com/

It is hard Melonie.  Took me weeks to sort of get my head around it all.  It is a steep learning curve, but you will find your own voice.  :-)  Just keep swimming.... 
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Post by: MeloniePhillips on April 14, 2011, 04:24:16 PM
It is hard Melonie.  Took me weeks to sort of get my head around it all.  It is a steep learning curve, but you will find your own voice.  :-)  Just keep swimming.... 
Thanks Morgan I think I followed you I went through a few in this thread to find some to follow.
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 14, 2011, 09:08:19 PM
Some definitions for the confused: [urlhttp://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/novella-novelette-page-count-and-word.html]Novellas, Novelettes, Page-Count and Word-Count[/url].

Camille
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Post by: R. Doug on April 14, 2011, 11:34:17 PM
Heads are finally starting to roll at the Federal Aviation Administration in:  Hank Krakowski Takes the Fall for Sleeping Controllers (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/04/15/hank-krakowski-takes-the-fall-for-sleeping-controllers/)
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 15, 2011, 03:43:23 AM
http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-me_15.html

Posted a link to Tracey Alley's interview of me, on her rather excellent blog.

http://traceyalley.weebly.com/4/post/2011/04/morgan-gallagers-debut-novel-changeling-the-dreyfuss-trilogy.html
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 15, 2011, 06:31:39 AM
My review of Megan Chance's novel, The Spiritualist: Gothic Deliciousness (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/gothic-deliciousness-megan-chances.html)
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Post by: KatieKlein on April 15, 2011, 06:58:55 AM
Laura Lond is today's YA Indie Spotlight!

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-laura-lond.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-laura-lond.html)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on April 15, 2011, 07:22:04 AM
Why, yes, yes I have posted on my blog today. It's Friday, so you know what that means--another great piece of flash fiction for your enjoyment.

Up today is award-winning writer Sharon Cupp Pennington.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

As always, thanks for reading.

Karen
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Post by: Bards and Sages (Julie) on April 15, 2011, 09:48:48 AM
More fun with Julie's inbox of weirdness.  Today's letter comes from a reader who seems to believe my vampire has a secret Muslim Socialist agenda. (http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2011/04/15/my-vampire-is-a-muslim-socialist-apologist/) 
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 15, 2011, 10:03:37 AM
More fun with Julie's inbox of weirdness.  Today's letter comes from a reader who seems to believe my vampire has a secret Muslim Socialist agenda. (http://bardsandsages.com/blog/2011/04/15/my-vampire-is-a-muslim-socialist-apologist/) 

Hah!  He caught you good.  I took the other track, and took the fifth letter out of every fifth word, and found your real message.

I've sent it to the FBI.  When they go a knockin' on your door, remember you won't escape, go quietly now.   :D 
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Post by: Bards and Sages (Julie) on April 15, 2011, 10:05:57 AM
Hah!  He caught you good.  I took the other track, and took the fifth letter out of every fifth word, and found your real message.

I've sent it to the FBI.  When they go a knockin' on your door, remember you won't escape, go quietly now.   :D 

I'm not worried about the FBI.  They still can't find Obama's birth certificate.  They won't be able to find me.  Both I and my Muslim Socialist president are safe from you!  :D :D :D
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 15, 2011, 10:21:28 AM
I'm not worried about the FBI.  They still can't find Obama's birth certificate.  They won't be able to find me.  Both I and my Muslim Socialist president are safe from you!  :D :D :D

Glad you see you're thinking the way we want you to...   ;)
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Post by: julieannfelicity on April 15, 2011, 10:26:03 AM
Know what today is??

Well ... of course we all know it's Friday (I think my aussie friends are still in Friday - right??)!

It's BLOG HOP FRIDAY!

Today I decided to join a blog hop group. It's kind of neat. Every Friday there's a question that one featured author answers, and then you answer the question on your blog and follow those that followed the hop. Then each week you do it all over again and you could even be the featured author.

Anyways ... if you want to see what I'm talking about, feel free to check it out: http://authorjatitus.weebly.com/bloggitty-blog-blog-blog.html (http://authorjatitus.weebly.com/bloggitty-blog-blog-blog.html)
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Post by: Cheryl Shireman on April 15, 2011, 11:37:07 AM
This is going to be a short entry. For, you see, it is very difficult to write (or even see) when you are alternately crying and laughing.....

http://cherylshireman.com/888/east-of-eden-and-me-or-99-in-literary-fiction-what/
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on April 15, 2011, 01:55:58 PM
http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/04/letting-go-or-giving-up.html

A quick blog post about community involvement.  "Letting Go or Giving Up?"
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Post by: Jack Wallen on April 15, 2011, 02:33:00 PM
Today I got brave and interviewed one of the zombies from my upcoming book "I Zombie I". http://monkeypantz.net/?p=343 (http://monkeypantz.net/?p=343)
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Post by: Coral Moore on April 15, 2011, 05:08:13 PM
Wherein I rant about the New York Times review of HBO's Game of Thrones series which basically amounted to: chicks don't read this stuff. So very disappointed. (http://bit.ly/feVNEE)
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Post by: R. Doug on April 15, 2011, 05:15:38 PM
That was really cool, Cheryl.  I'm really happy for you.  Following immediately behind East of Eden can never be a bad thing.
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 15, 2011, 09:22:25 PM
I just posted links to the First Two entries to the Hemingway's Baby Shoes Microfiction Blogfest and Competition (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/first-entries-in-hemingways-babyshoes.html). 

Take a minute to check out these two stories -- one light, one heavy -- and maybe consider entering yourself. 

Camille
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Post by: Courtney Cantrell on April 15, 2011, 10:39:11 PM
I post on my blog every Tuesday and Thursday.  This past Thursday's post was about how the universe hit me in the head (and also finding courage to speak the gritty, vulnerable truth) (http://courtcan.com/creativity/remarkablogger-and-el-edwards).
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 16, 2011, 08:17:58 AM
C.J. Archer is my Indie Author of the Day today: For/From Indie Authors: C.J. Archer (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/forfrom-indie-authors-cj-archer.html)
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Post by: xandy3 on April 16, 2011, 09:08:00 AM
Anouncement about charity projects coming up:  http://wp.me/pIJeA-4u
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Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on April 16, 2011, 09:55:38 AM
I posted today about my interview on BookTalk. Kory French was very interesting. I'm afraid I may have sounded like I was on something...too much caffeine maybe.

Tomorrow I'll be posting the winner of the Amazon gift card. I haven't written this one yet. But I have written Monday's post about how my dreams are creeping me out. I can't wait to share that one. I hope to get a couple more posts written this weekend and schedule them for next week. Yay, me. Trying to stay ahead of the game.
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Post by: Elizabeth Black on April 16, 2011, 09:57:16 AM
Thursday, I posted about a very naughty, fake holiday. The title of this holiday has a naughty word in it so I doubt I can post it here.  ;D  Go to my blog/web site to learn what it is, and have a good laugh. Here's the link to the main page: http://elizabethablack.blogspot.com (http://elizabethablack.blogspot.com).

Today I posted a blurb, buy links, and an excerpt from the book Women on the Edge of Space (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004WF3JPW/?tag=kbpst-20). My short story "Unfolding Her Wings" appears in this book.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-MBBATVnL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004WF3JPW/?tag=kbpst-20)

Here's the blog/web site link: http://elizabethablack.blogspot.com/2011/04/unfolding-her-wings-from-women-on-edge.html (http://elizabethablack.blogspot.com/2011/04/unfolding-her-wings-from-women-on-edge.html)

Here's the blurb. The excerpt is way too long to post here so go to my blog/web site to read it.

In these four stories, women explore the uncharted trails of human desire as they rocket through space and transcend time and place. They inspire fear and hope in the face of danger and uncertainty, and the thrills of satiating a hunger for intimacy in a strange new world. Women on the Edge of Space features stories by Elizabeth Black, Shanna Germain, Kaysee Renee Robichaud, and Laurel Waterford.

Space is a place that is full of mystery. Traveling through outer space is a journey unlike any other, letting go of the usual sense of place and time and opening up to new possibilities. Just as one may never find the edge of the universe, one can never truly know why she falls in love with certain people; she can only embrace her feelings, or deny them. To map out the course of a human’s sexuality, as making a complete chart of the universe, is futile, for like space, the capacity for love and desire is infinite.

Space is also a place of escape, where one can let go of all her earthly worries and inhibitions and just drift away, allowing the forces of a more mysterious nature overcome. The space opera combines the improbability of science fiction and the impossibility of fantasy, and when the erotic is added to the mix, our desires can find a place even within the farthest reaches of nothingness. Outside of the earthly limitations of prejudice and discrimination, women can claim space for their own, living how they want and loving whomever they choose, exploring their sexuality in ways they never thought possible.
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 16, 2011, 09:04:24 PM
A new flash story up on my blog for Story Sunday: The Burglar's Dilemma, a crime comedy (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/burglars-dilemma-short-crime-comedy.html).

Camille
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Post by: tim290280 on April 17, 2011, 03:09:21 AM
I reviewed Michael Hicks' Season of the Harvest and also had a few things to say about fiction vs reality.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515RCZlRfmL.jpg)
http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-review-season-of-harvest-michael-r.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-review-season-of-harvest-michael-r.html)
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Post by: MrPLD on April 17, 2011, 03:10:46 AM
Posted a short item on my blog today about the importance of doing reviews (to readers).

http://elitadaniels.com/techblog
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Post by: dgaughran on April 17, 2011, 04:10:21 AM
Hi all,

I started a new blog last week that will be following me as I make my first steps into digital publishing.  I also cover the big stories as well as general writing news.

Yesterday's blog post was about the unsung heroes of the publishing business: editors. I took a look at one of the most famous short stories, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and show how Raymond Carver's prose was shaped by Gordon Lish's editing. I wrapped up by considering the future for editors in a digital world.

You can read it here: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-editing/

Enjoy,

David Gaughran
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Post by: dgaughran on April 17, 2011, 07:26:51 AM
Today's post is the third in what will be a continuing series called INDIE PUBLISHING FOR INTERNATIONAL WRITERS, a step-by-step guide for getting your stories into (digital) print. I’ll be doing each step with you, learning as you do, because I’ve never done this before either.

STEP 3: EDIT YOUR STORY

Now that your cover has attracted readers inside to sample your writing, you better make sure your book is professionally-edited.

If your book is not professionally-edited, your sales will be affected. Most readers these days sample a work first. On Amazon, you can download a chunk of most books for free to see if you like it. The size of the sample is set by the author, but it’s usually around 25%.

Continue reading at my blog: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on April 17, 2011, 02:26:01 PM
On my blog, posted the link to the permalink of a radio interview with me, on launch day.  Hear my Scottish accent.  :-)

http://unbridlededitor.com/interview-with-morgan-gallagher.html

http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/04/radio-blog-interview.html
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Post by: DDScott on April 17, 2011, 02:47:50 PM
What a week for BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS!!!

A big 'ole Bootscootin' Thank U too to all my new readers and fans who've helped me reach my highest rank ever this week at #600...with a #31 spot too on the Bestseller List for Humorous Books, right behind #29 Chelsea Handler and #30 Shirley MacLaine! 

What a hoot and then some to be paired-up with those sassy chicks!!!  And here's all the super-fun skivvy on that

http://ddscottauthor.blogspot.com/2011/04/super-fun-amazon-kindle-rankings-for.html
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Post by: Jenni on April 17, 2011, 04:04:24 PM
Just posted on Write It Forward http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-a-major-indie-release-duty-honor-country-a-novel-of-west-point-to-the-civil-war/ (http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-a-major-indie-release-duty-honor-country-a-novel-of-west-point-to-the-civil-war/): A behind the scenes look at a major indie release: DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY A Novel of West Point to The Civil War by Bob Mayer.
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Post by: D.R. Erickson on April 17, 2011, 04:27:06 PM
Just blogged about the historical underpinnings of my fantasy writing: http://davidrosserickson.blogspot.com/2011/04/blood-gate-thats-ancient-history.html (http://davidrosserickson.blogspot.com/2011/04/blood-gate-thats-ancient-history.html)
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Post by: Ben Dobson on April 17, 2011, 09:12:16 PM
I just started blogging, and have no idea what to post ever, so I've got some random stuff up there: some stupid comics I did once, a review of a movie I saw, some other rambling thoughts about some stuff, and an excerpt from the book I'm writing.

So if anyone's interested in any of that, check it out: http://bendobson.blogspot.com/ (http://bendobson.blogspot.com/)

I'd just find it novel to actually have someone read something I put on the internet.
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 17, 2011, 10:21:24 PM
Posted the Story Notes for "The Burglar's Dilemma" (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/story-notes-burglars-dilemma.html) - and how you sometimes discover the core of a story when as you write it.

Camille
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Post by: CaedemMarquez on April 17, 2011, 10:55:23 PM
This weekend I posted on my blog about two author's and their books as well as the funny stories they shared.

Thanks to Eileen Granfors and Bryan Healey for sharing!

http://caedemmarquez.com
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Post by: R. Doug on April 17, 2011, 11:14:08 PM
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Sleeping Controllers (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/04/18/u-s-secretary-of-transportation-ray-lahood-on-sleeping-controllers/).
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Post by: vhfolland on April 18, 2011, 01:34:18 AM
Updated it yesterday, following up from the book launch on Saturday, and a charity offer from the publisher. Once I've got my thoughts together I'll update with what worked publicity-wise and what didn't, which might be useful for others trying the same route.

http://vhfolland.blogspot.com (http://vhfolland.blogspot.com)
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Post by: dgaughran on April 18, 2011, 06:30:47 AM
Over the last ten days or so, we have tried to piece together a picture of the rapidly changing digital landscape, looking at the challenges facing the traditional houses, the rise of the digital tide, how the price of a book breaks out, piracy, and the sudden ascension of the e-book to being the #1 selling format in the U.S.

Today we talk about The 800 Pound Gorilla: Amazon - http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com

Enjoy,

Dave
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Post by: EverythingIndie on April 18, 2011, 06:48:07 AM
Got a couple of posts that went up today, plus one from a couple of days ago that I think I forgot to post.

 Today's: What's the worst book you've ever read? (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/whats-worst-book-youve-ever-read.html) and a blip about my new interior graphics service (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/blip-interior-graphics-now-available.html).

 From a couple of days back: Page breaks in ebooks: yes or no? (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/page-breaks-in-ebooks-yes-or-no.html)
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Post by: ReflexiveFire on April 18, 2011, 06:54:53 AM
I did a blog post regarding my facebook fan page.  I am trying to gauge interest, how many people would be interested in a how-to post about how to make a quality landing page on your facebook fan page?  If there is sufficient interest I will write a basic how-to guide and re-post it here as well.  My landing page now looks like this:

(http://reflexivefire.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/resizefbpage11.jpg)

Not perfect, but leaps and bounds from where it was a day ago.

http://reflexivefire.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/author-fan-page-on-facebook/ (http://reflexivefire.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/author-fan-page-on-facebook/)
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on April 18, 2011, 07:47:13 AM
New review for a book from one of my fav writers (http://kiasreading.blogspot.com/2011/04/gay-caged-sean-michael.html)
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Post by: R. Doug on April 18, 2011, 07:52:18 AM
Jack, can you post a link to your Facebook Fan Page so that we may take a look?
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on April 18, 2011, 08:07:27 AM
I posted about pruning your writing today on "Editing for Grammarphobes."

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)


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Post by: ReflexiveFire on April 18, 2011, 08:22:44 AM
Here it is Doug:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-Murphy/200108460020639 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-Murphy/200108460020639)

Notice that the first page is basically my pitch, when you press the like button a new image appears giving to directions on how to navigate the fan page and gives some more information about my short story. 
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Post by: R. Doug on April 18, 2011, 08:40:58 AM
Cool page, Jack.  Thanks.
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Post by: deanfromaustralia on April 18, 2011, 10:23:19 AM
I've just uploaded a preview of my current work in progress.

Gifts Of The Peramangk WIP Preview No.1 (http://www.deanfromaustralia.com/2011/04/gifts-of-peramangk-wip-preview-no1.html)
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Post by: garryg on April 19, 2011, 05:15:56 AM
Today I blogged this: Writing In Tongues (http://g2writing.blogspot.com/2011/04/writing-in-tongues.html)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 19, 2011, 06:11:29 AM
Beth Orsoff is my Indie Author of the Day today: For/From Indie Authors: Beth Orsoff (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/forfrom-indie-authors-beth-orsoff.html)
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Post by: JRainey on April 19, 2011, 06:54:08 AM
There's a guest blog post/contest by Alan Ryker, author of Burden Kansas, on Independent Paranormal today: http://independentparanormal.blogspot.com/2011/04/alan-ryker-burden-kansas-guest.html

Comment and let us know what you think about vampire hunters!
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Post by: KatieKlein on April 19, 2011, 07:45:11 AM
Holly Hook is today's YA Indie Spotlight!

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-holly-hook.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-holly-hook.html)
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Post by: Katie Salidas on April 19, 2011, 11:56:05 AM
Common misconceptions of self-publishing (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/04/common-misconceptions-of-self.html)
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 19, 2011, 09:20:59 PM
On my second Character Wednesday, where interview of writers on their favorite secondary characters, we hear from Laura Lond about an unusual court jester in her fantasy series.

Character Wednesday: Laura Lond (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/character-wednesday-laura-lond.html)

Camille
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 20, 2011, 06:22:03 AM
Hold Your Tongue...er...Fingers! (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/hold-your-tongueerfingers.html)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on April 20, 2011, 07:30:47 AM
Part two of Spring Cleaning for your writing today on "Editing for Grammarphobes" focuses on redundancy.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: SheaMacLeod on April 20, 2011, 07:38:40 AM
Why Writers Are Way Cool
http://sheamacleod.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-writers-are-way-cool.html (http://sheamacleod.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-writers-are-way-cool.html)
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Post by: Alan Ryker on April 20, 2011, 08:56:52 AM
Donna Burgess's Darklands has been described as "not your typical vampire story." She explains why in a guest post! (http://www.alanryker.com/2011/04/guest-post-donna-burgess-of-darklands.html) Check it!
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Post by: Ursula_Bauer on April 20, 2011, 10:39:23 AM
Self editing tip and update on book. - Tips from the trenches : Cooling down self editing hell

http://museunplugged.blogspot.com/2011/04/tip-from-trenches-cooling-down-self.html
 (http://museunplugged.blogspot.com/2011/04/tip-from-trenches-cooling-down-self.html)
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Post by: CaedemMarquez on April 20, 2011, 10:42:30 AM
Freedom’s Sword by J. R. Tomlin was posted on my blog today at http://caedemmarquez.com

J.R. was also gracious enough to share the following story about one nasty editor that responded to one of his queries in a not so nice way. Here's to hoping J.R. makes it big and the editor learns what it is to be nice on day!

"Back in the day (a couple of years ago) when I was still writing and pitching a lot of fantasy, I submitted a short story to a FANTASY publication I’ll choose not to name. I got back rejection from the editor which stated:
Stories like this are why I stopped reading fantasy.
*boggle*
Rejections like that may be why I stopped writing fantasy."
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Post by: DDScott on April 20, 2011, 12:01:40 PM
Got three super-fun and informative posts to share with ya today:

Do You Want To Be The Snickers Bar of Ebooks?  I Do! (http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/do-you-want-to-be-the-snickers-bar-of-ebooks-i-do)

Show & Tell Us About Your Short-Shorts, Shorts & Novellas (http://thenakedhero.com/show-tell-us-about-your-short-shorts-shorts-novellas)

Writing Realistic Crime Scenes: Death By Pepper Spray...and Cocaine? (http://ddscottauthor.blogspot.com/2011/04/writing-realistic-crime-scenes-death-by.html)
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Post by: CraigInOregon on April 20, 2011, 02:51:27 PM
All about my latest distractions: http://www.craig-hansen.com/2011/04/20/busy-without-being-busy/
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on April 20, 2011, 04:06:24 PM
Yep. I just posted dual interviews with Morgan Gallagher and Ed Parrot.
http://christopherbunn.com/
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 20, 2011, 09:19:48 PM
Tonight's post: I miss rejection slips! (and why) (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-miss-rejection-slips.html).

Camille
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Post by: MrPLD on April 21, 2011, 01:58:36 AM
New tech-rant post: Tonight, hatred of Windows, AV, DRM, Pirates and noisy things. - http://elitadaniels.com/techblog
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Post by: JRainey on April 21, 2011, 06:23:27 AM
Just posted a wonderful interview with Shari Richardson, author of Mourning Sun! http://independentparanormal.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-shari-richardson-author.html
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Post by: stephaniejenkins on April 21, 2011, 06:27:01 AM
Today I blogged about Lady Gaga and Pushing Boundaries.

http://stephanieloveswriting.blogspot.com/

I'm such a fangirl.  :D
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 21, 2011, 06:41:29 AM
Jeanne Tomlin is my Indie Author of the Day today: For/From Indie Authors: Jeanne Tomlin (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/forfrom-indie-authors-jeanne-tomlin.html)
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Post by: J Dean on April 21, 2011, 07:44:41 AM
Just posted a link to my review of Orson Scott Card's book "Lost Boys."  Go HERE (http://enterthevein.wordpress.com) for more details.
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Post by: Carol (was Dara) on April 21, 2011, 08:22:23 AM
Just posted about making it into Amazon's Top 100 list and about my ongoing experience with indie publishing: http://curiouslytwisted.wordpress.com/ (http://curiouslytwisted.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: DDScott on April 21, 2011, 12:13:05 PM
What a day!  And what a treat for all of you here on Kindle Boards...

Today, at The WG2E, we're hosting the one and only, Kindle Superstar Author John Locke!!!

http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/welcome-to-the-wg2e-john-locke

And John is with us all day fielding all your questions and comments!


C'mon by and chat with us!!!
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 22, 2011, 06:14:07 AM
I posted a follow-up to the "I Miss Rejection Slips" post with a post on how to start your very own rejection slip collection:

How to find markets for your short works (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-to-find-other-places-to-publish.html).

Camille
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Post by: SheaMacLeod on April 22, 2011, 06:14:50 AM
Just blogged about my Hot Mess of a writing process:
http://bit.ly/dSAkNu
 ;D
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Post by: Brianna Lee McKenzie on April 22, 2011, 06:49:40 AM
I just posted that my book, "Catch a Shooting Star" is ranked # 19,137 sold in the Kindle Store!  http://briannaleemckenzie.blogspot.com/


Now it is ranked at #12,206! 
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Post by: Patty Jansen on April 22, 2011, 06:52:37 AM
I wrote a fun post about ethics and the science fiction writer: http://pattyjansen.wordpress.com/2011/04/21/ethical-questions-in-sf/
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Post by: JaimeRae on April 22, 2011, 06:53:25 AM
I try to post to my blog at least weekly. I just started it earlier this month in anticipation of the launch of my first novel, "Perpetual Love"  as a ebook. This week I've posted an excerpt. I am slim on the followers so far, but I know lots of folks are looking at it and my blog isn't even a month old. You can find it at: http://jamiesalisburyauthor.blogspot.com
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 22, 2011, 07:10:00 AM
I blogged about Tradition Meets Technology (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/tradition-meets-technology.html) discussing how releasing knitting patterns for Kindle and other e-readers has increased my pattern sales.
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Post by: KatieKlein on April 22, 2011, 07:20:26 AM
Amy Jones is today's YA Indie Spotlight!

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-amy-jones.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-amy-jones.html)
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Post by: Lisa J. Yarde on April 22, 2011, 08:23:12 AM
Today, Kindleboards member Pearson Moore is talking about the elements of great storytelling on my blog: http://thebrooklynscribbler.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-voices-pearson-moore.html (http://thebrooklynscribbler.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-voices-pearson-moore.html)
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Post by: Michelle Muto on April 22, 2011, 09:14:10 AM
Posted an update for the week. I'm on several other people's blogs, and I've put the links to each in the post.
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Post by: CaedemMarquez on April 22, 2011, 09:49:03 AM
Posted another hilarious thread by an author friend of ours at http://caedemmarquez.com
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Post by: dgaughran on April 22, 2011, 12:23:19 PM
Will 99-Cent E-Books Destroy The World As We Know It?

In today's post I look at Amanda Hocking, John Locke, and the rise of the 99 cent e-book. I cover criticisms that this is a race to the bottom that will ultimately devalue books in readers' eyes, and I finish by outlining strategies to succeed at higher price points.

http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/will-99-cent-e-books-destroy-the-world-as-we-know-it/
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Post by: R. Doug on April 22, 2011, 04:08:27 PM
Today I blogged on the upcoming new Kindle feature of Library Lending . . . along with a little shameless promotion to boot.

Does that make me a bad person.   ;D
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Post by: David Kazzie on April 22, 2011, 08:11:59 PM
For NFL fans out there, I posted an interview I did with the ESPN.com columnist who writes the NFC North blog for ESPN's website.

http://wahoocorner.blogspot.com/2011/04/hes-fleeing-interview.html
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Post by: A. S. Warwick on April 23, 2011, 04:39:25 AM
Just scribbled up a short post about how my latest project came about - and how quickly it happened.

http://mistandshadows.com/2011/04/23/peregrine-and-blade/
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Post by: JRainey on April 23, 2011, 06:42:31 AM
I just posted a really fun interview with Maggie James, author of Love Bleeds, on Independent Paranormal. http://independentparanormal.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-maggie-james-author-of.html :)
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Post by: vhfolland on April 23, 2011, 06:43:48 AM
Added a very quick post about a promotional offer from the publisher for Fire Season on Kindle.
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Post by: Mark Adair on April 23, 2011, 07:59:48 AM
You might appreciate the latest entry to my blog, On the Way. It's called Confessions of a Kindleholic. :)http://markadairblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/confessions-of-kindleholic.html
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Post by: Kelvin on April 23, 2011, 08:08:08 AM
I just posted a blog on a new up and coming writer. It's really interesting. I interviewed her on her book, and`it went really well. Do check it out.

Kelvin

Link: http://icire.blogspot.com/2011/04/special-post-featuring-author-of.html (http://icire.blogspot.com/2011/04/special-post-featuring-author-of.html)
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Post by: dgaughran on April 23, 2011, 08:24:26 AM
People write for all sorts of reasons, but today I talk about how to make money out of your stories. Whether you write short stories or novels, or anything in between, there are a number of different markets out there. If you are aiming to make a living from your stories, or at least supplement your income, you should be aware of all of them.

I cover short story markets both online and offline. I explain how you can find the right magazines to sell your stories to, where you can sell reprints of that same story, how to get into anthologies, the realities of a trade publisher accepting a short story collection, as well as how and, most importantly, when you should self-publish short stories to maximise your income.

Making Money From Writing, Part 1: Short Story Markets - http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/making-money-from-writing-part-1-short-story-markets/
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Post by: DDScott on April 23, 2011, 09:27:26 AM
Today, at The WG2E...we're goin' Under The Covers - As In Ebook Covers!

Here's the link:

http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/under-the-covers-as-in-ebook-covers
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 23, 2011, 09:33:47 AM
I did something totally silly. Here in Gloucester we have a series of huge boulders carved with inspirational messages that are quite revered. They are called the Babson Boulders and if you Google them you'll find lots of information. So today, just for fun, I "invented" a new Babson Boulder on my blog: Hark! A New Babson Boulder Is Discovered! (http://networkedblogs.com/h16Fb)

The marketing ploys never end.
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Post by: theaatkinson on April 23, 2011, 11:27:35 AM
the blog streak continues. Today, I'm flashing a piece inspired by the bard himself.

http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com

and I'm running a quick promo opp. visit my creep me some. pick a blog. visit and comment, then come back to tell me who and I'll link to ya. hopefully the chain will build and some traffic will get spread around
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Post by: Michele Scott on April 23, 2011, 12:09:02 PM
I actually posted a Vlog (video blog) on writing and why I love it, what it means to me, etcetras. http://michelescott.com/category/michele-scott-blog/

Hope you will check it out. It's on my new website.

Cheers,
Michele

http://www.michelescott.com
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Post by: aaronpolson on April 23, 2011, 12:24:42 PM
I posted a "from the heart" essay about indie / self-publishing. 

You can guess my feelings from the title: "What I Should Have Done Six Months Ago" (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/what-i-should-have-done-six-months-ago.html)
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Post by: Dan Holloway on April 23, 2011, 01:09:05 PM
Last night a piece of mine was posted on words With Jam's (the writers' mag) blog on "The Large Middle" - on who the real author beneficiaries of ebooks are

http://quinnpublications.blogspot.com/2011/04/large-middle-by-dan-holloway.html (http://quinnpublications.blogspot.com/2011/04/large-middle-by-dan-holloway.html)
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Post by: *DrDLN* (dr.s.dhillon) on April 23, 2011, 01:21:05 PM
I am still trying to understand how is blog different than webpage.  I have webpages but no blog..
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Post by: chris.truscott on April 23, 2011, 01:36:01 PM
Amazon.com Review: To Faithfully Execute
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/04/amazoncom-review-to-faithfully-execute.html

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ON8XSALOL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004XNKF1E/?tag=kbpst-20)

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Post by: chris.truscott on April 23, 2011, 01:49:18 PM
Updated my "What I Read on Kindle" list today, as well.

http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/what-i-read-on-kindle.html
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Post by: SPBreit on April 23, 2011, 02:12:26 PM
Posted a link (http://warreview.blogspot.com/2011/04/writing-update-final-chapter-13.html) to the first third of the final WIP chapter.
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 23, 2011, 08:10:12 PM
Tonight I posted another flash story for Story Sunday: 

Alphabet Soup - A Fable for Writers (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/alphabet-soup-little-fable-for-writers.html)

(I'm sure many of you suspect this is what really goes on with your books when you're not looking.  It does explain a few things.)

I am still trying to understand how is blog different than webpage.  I have webpages but no blog..

A blog is a Web Log -- a specialized kind of website for publishing a journal on the web. It not only posts the new material, but keeps the old as a running column.  You can install a package like WordPress on an existing website to add a blog to it, or you can use a service like Google's Blogspot to just let the site manage all the trouble.  A regular website is designed to be static.  You can change the contents, but it doesn't keep a running log of entries.

Camille
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Post by: dgaughran on April 24, 2011, 05:16:26 AM
Making Money From Writing, Part 2: Novels

Yesterday we surveyed the short story market, where you can find the right magazines for your stories, how you can sell the same story again as a reprint and to an anthology, why short story collections are such a hard-sell to publishing houses, and how and when you should self-publish them.

Today we are going to talk about novels.  There are only two real ways to sell your novel, and the choices are, for the most part, mutually exclusive, so you have a big decision to make.  The first way is to a trade publishing house (both large presses and small, independent presses), and the second is to self-publish.

Read the rest of this post here: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/making-money-from-writing-part-2-novels/
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Post by: Grace Elliot on April 24, 2011, 12:56:20 PM
Bayeux Tapestry – a stitch in time.

   In 1066 the Normans invaded England and defeated the English Kind Harold at the Battle of Hastings. [Actually the battle took place 6 miles away at Santlache or Sandy Stream. The winning French punned the name to Sanguelac or Blood Lake… but that’s another story.] The English King Harold was killed, supposedly with an arrow to his eye, and William the Conqueror seized power….the rest, as they say, is history.
   These historic events were commerated in the Bayeux Tapestry – still studied by every English primary school child to the present day. The official story behind the tapestry is that William’s anxious wife waited at home in France, frantically stitching scenes as the latest news of the invasion was brought to her.
   The truth, however, is less clear cut.

Made in England.
For a start the embroidery style, colours of thread and use of Latin script indicate the work is of English, rather than French, origin. It seems likely that the tapestry was actually commissioned by William’s half brother, Bishop Odo, as a propaganda piece to justify the invasion.
http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2011/04/bayeux-tapestry-stitch-in-time.html

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Post by: chris.truscott on April 24, 2011, 01:38:13 PM
Totally loved These Hellish Happenings:
http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/2011/04/amazoncom-review-these-hellish.html

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61wlIz8DgUL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004K1F8KM/?tag=kbpst-20)
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Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on April 24, 2011, 02:17:36 PM
I posted to my blog today, yeah. Great news, too, my first B&N sale. I also talked about current sales as they are divided among the three distributors I've uploaded Belvoir to. I only wish I knew how many samples people were downloading from Amazon and B&N.

I also scheduled posts for the next three days. I am on a roll.
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Post by: Katie Salidas on April 24, 2011, 07:40:00 PM
Replaying a post on the common misconceptions in Self-Publsihing. (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/04/common-misconceptions-of-self.html)
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Post by: rayhensley on April 24, 2011, 09:34:38 PM
Yup. Here's an awesome review for my book Filipino Vampire  :)

http://raymundhensley.blogspot.com/2011/04/filipino-vampire-awesome-review.html (http://raymundhensley.blogspot.com/2011/04/filipino-vampire-awesome-review.html)
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Post by: Patty Jansen on April 25, 2011, 12:20:26 AM
For those interested in the stuff behind the fiction, I did a post on why SF books talk about terraforming Mars, but never Venus:

http://pattyjansen.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/terraforming-mars-or-venus/
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Post by: KatieKlein on April 25, 2011, 06:13:08 AM
Weekend Update! http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/weekend-update_25.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/weekend-update_25.html)
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Post by: FrankZubek on April 25, 2011, 06:55:33 AM
http://whatbrickwall.blogspot.com/

I have full length short story excerpts, a look at Stephen King's next book cover (a Time Traveling tale with Kennedy's Assassination as the backdrop!)-- all kinds of cool stuff

And that's JUST the front page!




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Post by: R. Doug on April 25, 2011, 08:00:13 AM
Brief travelogue and photographs of our road trip through the majestic Colorado Rockies (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/04/25/a-road-trip-through-the-canadian-rockies/).
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on April 25, 2011, 08:55:11 AM
Those are nice photos, R. Doug. Looks like you had a great time.  :)

Bibliophilic Blather received a Stylish Blogger Award. Come and see to whom I decided to pass it along.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: aaronpolson on April 25, 2011, 09:14:56 AM
I posted about one of my favorite books, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/great-books-of-mice-and-men.html)

(and speculate Steinbeck may have self-published today)
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Post by: Madeline Freeman on April 25, 2011, 10:13:54 AM
Just blogged about my current conundrum: Should a character stay or go?

http://girlsgottawrite.blogspot.com
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on April 25, 2011, 10:59:15 AM
New post on Ramblings of a Very Pale Man blog -- "Send Money Instead"

http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/04/send-money-instead.html
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Post by: daveconifer on April 25, 2011, 11:47:19 AM
I just posted on my blog about the three different kinds of 'outlandish.'  My conclusion is that Wrecker is the right kind ;)

http://daveconifer.blogspot.com/2011/04/outlandish-outlandish-you-say.html
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Post by: EverythingIndie on April 25, 2011, 11:52:03 AM
Today on my blog I'd like to know what the best book you've ever read is (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/whats-best-book-youve-ever-read.html)! And after that, I'd like to invite y'all to check out a couple of tips, both in 140 characters or less (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-25-2011-140-characters-or-less.html).
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Post by: Katie Salidas on April 25, 2011, 12:29:25 PM
Today's topic - Self Publishing and printing options (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/04/self-publishing-printing-methods.html).
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Post by: theaatkinson on April 25, 2011, 01:10:03 PM
the blogstreak has only a few days left, but I'm still having fun.

http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com

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Post by: R. Doug on April 25, 2011, 01:11:05 PM
Thank you, Karen.  Congratulations on that great award.
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Post by: DavidRM on April 25, 2011, 02:16:47 PM
I Always Wanted to be Elvis Costello (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1502)

-David
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Post by: Kia Zi Shiru on April 25, 2011, 02:53:07 PM
New review up on my blog, Life from Scratch by Melissa Ford (http://kiasreading.blogspot.com/2011/04/womanlife-from-scratch-melissa-ford.html)
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Post by: dgaughran on April 25, 2011, 03:21:10 PM
Making Money From Writing, Part Three: Sales Channels

For the last two days we looked at the various markets where you can sell your short stories and novels.

Yesterday we covered the reasons why you should be cautious before you self-publish your work.

Today we are going to look at the various sales channels where you can sell you self-published stories: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, Apple, Diesel, and Xinxii.

Read the rest here: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/making-money-from-writing-part-3-sales-channels/
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Post by: Andre Jute on April 25, 2011, 05:22:21 PM
Why I keep a hedgehog as my pet
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1140

Couple of film reviews:

Featuring Jeff Bridges twice: “TRON, the legacy”
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1125

Not even Venice can save “The Tourist”
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1124

Emotional overload
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1096

The mature perfection of a 13 year-old reviewer’s work
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1074

Invitation for intelligent readers and writers who miss the frisson of excitement
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1062

Etc.
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Post by: AnnetteL on April 25, 2011, 07:50:55 PM
Tips on Getting Kid Psyched to Read:

http://blog.annettelyon.com/2011/04/getting-kids-psyched-about-books.html
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Post by: Andre Jute on April 25, 2011, 07:51:30 PM
Review of
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part one
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1152
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Post by: cidneyswanson on April 25, 2011, 08:55:10 PM
I had to post to toast Shakespeare's birthday!  Can't remember etiquette of posting web addy. . . PM me if you have to read re. Will S. :)
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Post by: Carol (was Dara) on April 25, 2011, 08:58:32 PM
5 Steps to Affordable Indie E-Publishing at: http://curiouslytwisted.wordpress.com/
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 25, 2011, 09:46:32 PM
I finally write my "Story Notes" post for my writer's fable from Sunday.

Story Notes for "Alphabet Soup" - writing the "me" story (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/story-notes-alphabet-soup.html)

Camille
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Post by: Katie Salidas on April 26, 2011, 12:56:33 AM
Today... Getting run over by a bike...aka...Truth is stranger than fiction. (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/04/getting-run-over-by-bicycle-aka-truth.html)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 26, 2011, 05:31:41 AM
My Indie Author of the Day is Joel Arnold: For/From Indie Authors: Joel Arnold (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/forfrom-indie-authors-joel-arnold.html)
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Post by: KatieKlein on April 26, 2011, 05:50:01 AM
Today's YA Indie Spotlight features Sybil Nelson!

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-sybil-nelson.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-sybil-nelson.html)
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Post by: JRainey on April 26, 2011, 06:10:56 AM
I just interviewed K.C. Blake, author of Vampires Rule, on Indie Paranormal: http://independentparanormal.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-kc-blake-author-of.html
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Post by: EverythingIndie on April 26, 2011, 06:52:33 AM
I will have another one up shortly, with today's tips from writers on Twitter - but in the meantime, let me whet your appetite with Tips for Writers - Paragraph length (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/tips-for-writers-paragraph-length.html).

edit: Today's 140 Characters or Less (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/140-characters-or-less-april-26-2011.html) is now live.
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Post by: Javier Gimenez Sasieta on April 26, 2011, 09:02:08 AM
I´ve updated my blog with an article that appeared in a Magazine.

http://www.elacontecimiento.net/blog/
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Post by: Julia March on April 26, 2011, 09:09:20 AM
I've begun a series of posts on the archetype of the wizard (http://www.juliamarch.com/2011/04/26/wizards/).
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Post by: GayleC on April 26, 2011, 09:16:38 AM
I could use some help, dear Kindlings, even though it is only loosely connected to the Kindle, in that it concerns my soon-to-be released book. I'm also releasing a paperback version, via Createspace, and thought it looked good - until I got the proof. Could any of you spare the time to wander over to my blog and give me your opinion on whether I need to re-do the back cover?

http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com/2011/04/proof-that-im-not-yet-jedi-master.html (http://gaylecarline.blogspot.com/2011/04/proof-that-im-not-yet-jedi-master.html)

Thanks! I SO appreciate you!
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Post by: dgaughran on April 26, 2011, 09:22:36 AM
Do You Prefer Print Books? Enjoy Them While You Can

When people say – as a lot of my friends do – that they have no interest in e-books, and can’t imagine ever using an e-reader, I get it. People have an emotional attachment to print books.

Books are beautiful things. I have a strong attachment to them myself. I don’t want a future where there are no bookstores and where printed books are a rarity. Unfortunately, I have very little say in what the future is actually going to be like.

Read the rest at: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/do-you-prefer-print-books-enjoy-them-while-you-can/
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Post by: Jame on April 26, 2011, 10:30:03 AM
Review and giveaway of an indie urban fantasy novel:

http://coffeemugged.net/2011/04/26/six-moon-summer-by-sm-reine/
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Post by: aaronpolson on April 26, 2011, 10:31:51 AM
I blog about bringing my YA novel, The House Eaters, back from the "dead"

It's Alive! (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/its-alive-house-eaters.html)
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Post by: *DrDLN* (dr.s.dhillon) on April 26, 2011, 10:41:49 AM
A blog is a Web Log -- a specialized kind of website for publishing a journal on the web. It not only posts the new material, but keeps the old as a running column.  You can install a package like WordPress on an existing website to add a blog to it, or you can use a service like Google's Blogspot to just let the site manage all the trouble.  A regular website is designed to be static.  You can change the contents, but it doesn't keep a running log of entries.
Camille
I do appreciate your response, Camille. I will download from wordpress, but need to figure out how to install on my web site. Thanks.
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Post by: Andre Jute on April 26, 2011, 12:09:26 PM
I will download from wordpress, but need to figure out how to install on my web site. Thanks.

Go to the shell your netspace provider gives you, the control panel or whatever it is called. They're bound to give you a subshell to install services into the MySQL pigeonholes. Look in the first place for Fantastico de Luxe, which is the most common shell within a shell. Basically, it installs services for you, of which one is a blog. It already is connected to a copy of Wordpress which it will install for you, though if you choose any but the most common template (Twenty-Twenty), you might have to make a mini-installation (I chose the austere but flexible Pilcrow, as my blog is for readers, not soundbiters). Fantastico de Luxe worked fantastically (truly, not a pun) for me when I knew nil, zilch, nothing about blogs, an hour from being a blog-neddie to writing my first post, and most of that hour spent reading background information on Wordpress and writing to Kindleboards to ask opinions on the best blog.
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Post by: DavidRM on April 26, 2011, 12:28:51 PM
Story Storming; or How I Wrote My Latest Short Story
 (http://www.gunsandmagic.com/?p=1505)

-David
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Post by: deanfromaustralia on April 26, 2011, 12:36:47 PM
I've just uploaded the second of my WIP preview pieces.

Gifts of the Peramangk - WIP Preview No.2 (http://www.deanfromaustralia.com/2011/04/gifts-of-peramangk-wip-preview-no2.html)

Would love feedback of all stripes.
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Post by: Robert Clear on April 26, 2011, 01:00:50 PM
'What, no encore?' A defence of singing in public... badly:

www.the-cambridge-list.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-no-encore.html
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Post by: Alice Y. Yeh on April 26, 2011, 05:23:56 PM
Here's an interview that I recently did with Suzanne Tyrpak. She must be around this board somewhere...

Author Interview: Suzanne Tyrpak (http://www.stimulatedoutlet.com/2011/04/author-interview-suzanne-tyrpak.html)
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Post by: Courtney Cantrell on April 26, 2011, 10:35:09 PM
My mind and heart have been picking at the idea that I need to be more genuine, more me in my posts. Here's my latest one: 5 How-Tos for Blogging Vision into Reality (http://courtcan.com/writing/5-how-tos-blogging-visio/).
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Post by: R. Doug on April 26, 2011, 11:07:08 PM
Pictures of a road trip we took through the Pacific Northwest (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/04/27/the-pacific-northwest/).
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Post by: SPBreit on April 27, 2011, 01:08:48 AM
"Nuclear Winter" Is Bunk (http://warreview.blogspot.com/2011/04/nuclear-winter-is-bunk.html)

A repost from a no longer existant message board I used to co-mod. It's written by a professional USAF Strategic Air Command targeteer and debunks the whole popular theory of "Nuclear Winter" happening after a nuclear war.
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 27, 2011, 07:10:24 AM
Today I posted my review of indie author Jane Ward's The Mosaic Artist which she published through CreateSpace: Indie Author Jane Ward's: The Mosaic Artist (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/indie-author-jane-wards-mosaic-artist.html)
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Post by: dgaughran on April 27, 2011, 07:43:00 AM
In my first post on piracy, I covered how the measures the publishing industry has undertaken to combat piracy have only served to alienate their paying customers, but today I want to look at piracy from a different perspective: its benefits. While I don’t condone piracy, I think it’s an issue where authors need to challenge their assumptions.

Read the rest at: Could Piracy Be Good For You? - http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/could-piracy-be-good-for-you/
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Post by: EverythingIndie on April 27, 2011, 07:46:38 AM
Another two for today! Chatting firstly about redrafting (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/redrafting.html) - then, after that, ingest another couple of rather bitesize tips with today's 140 Characters or Less (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-27-2011-140-characters-or-less.html).
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Post by: Katie Salidas on April 27, 2011, 08:03:09 AM
Today I'm talking about Self Publishing - Printing and distribution. (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/04/self-publishing-printing-distribution.html)

Unless you plan on going door to door with a stack of books, you want a printer who can distribute to the big guys.
The two major players in the self-publishing realm for printing and distribution are Createspace & Lightning Source.... (contd)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on April 27, 2011, 08:24:46 AM
My head is spinning and I lack focus today, so "Editing for Grammarphobes" is a bout three nonrelated grammar issues that, nonetheless, are worthy of our attention.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: Grace Elliot on April 27, 2011, 08:47:32 AM
Marital Miscellany.

With the royal wedding at the end of this week, my latest blog post reviews some historical trivia to do with marriage.

Was it better to see a toad or a monk on the way to the church?

How much did it cost to buy a bride?

Please follow the link for more:

http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2011/04/marital-miscellany-some-historical.html

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Post by: Christopher Bunn on April 27, 2011, 08:50:04 AM
I just posted an interview with indie horror, etc writer J. Dean. You'll be happy to know that he hasn't stolen radioactive material from Russia. You can read all about it here (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=633).
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Post by: AnnaM on April 27, 2011, 08:50:30 AM
The past couple days I've been posting about genre mashing and how it is pushing the traditional publishing industry.

http://www.annamurrayauthor.blogspot.com/

Anna
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on April 27, 2011, 09:34:43 AM
I just posted an interview with indie horror, etc writer J. Dean. You'll be happy to know that he hasn't stolen radioactive material from Russia. You can read all about it here (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=633).
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Post by: aaronpolson on April 27, 2011, 09:34:57 AM
It's WIP Wednesday at my blog: http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/wip-wednesday-tales-of-wips-past.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/wip-wednesday-tales-of-wips-past.html) in which I write about a great short story review and talk up my next book.  
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Post by: jabeard on April 27, 2011, 09:41:59 AM
I post about my approach to character development and how it can be similar in approach to handling historical detail: http://riftwatcher.blogspot.com/2011/04/character-development-7525.html

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Post by: J Dean on April 27, 2011, 10:25:18 AM
Posted about an interview I did and that I'm getting ready to start into the world of DUNE.

http://enterthevein.wordpress.com
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Post by: John Hartness on April 27, 2011, 10:31:09 AM
Posted the first blurb of a Work in Progress - very different from the stuff I've published so far. At least I think it is...http://www.johnhartness.com (http://www.johnhartness.com)
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Post by: DDScott on April 27, 2011, 12:12:04 PM
We're venturing into one hot, hot Indie Epublishing Topic today at The WG2E:

What Is The Agent's Role in Indie Epublishing? (http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/what-is-the-agents-role-in-indie-epublishing)


And...on my grog The Naked Hero, we're talkin'...

Gifting Ebooks:  Find a Great Ebook?  Gift It! (http://thenakedhero.com/gifting-books-find-a-great-book-gift-it)
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Post by: CraigInOregon on April 27, 2011, 12:27:14 PM
Sure have:

http://www.craig-hansen.com/2011/04/27/slower-progress-but-still-going-strong/
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Post by: JoanReeves on April 27, 2011, 01:46:53 PM
I posted about a Mixed Genre Writing Class taught by my friend Elaine Chase. http://slingwords.blogspot.com (http://slingwords.blogspot.com)
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Post by: EliRey on April 27, 2011, 01:52:37 PM
I don't update my blog as often as I should so I thought I'd mention my latest post which was actually a few days ago.

The Moreno Brothers update. www.ElizabethReyes.com (http://www.ElizabethReyes.com)
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Post by: Dan Holloway on April 27, 2011, 01:59:20 PM
I was thrilled to be asked to write a piece for Mark Edwards' Indie IQ on "How to Write a Pitch for Kindle"

http://indieiq.com/2011/04/24/writing-kindle-blurb/ (http://indieiq.com/2011/04/24/writing-kindle-blurb/)
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Post by: Patty Jansen on April 27, 2011, 10:28:29 PM
I've posted about Watcher's Web, a book some of you here will recognise, which I have just submitted to both Amazon and Smashwords for processing about an hour ago. Since the Smashwords queue is getting really long, I wonder where it will be up first.
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Post by: dgaughran on April 28, 2011, 03:17:08 AM
This is the fourth post in what will be a continuing series called INDIE PUBLISHING FOR INTERNATIONAL WRITERS, a step-by-step guide for getting your stories into (digital) print. I’ll be doing each step with you, learning as you do, because I’ve never done this before either.

Step Four: Format Your Story

All those different e-readers and devices use different software to display e-books, but there are a few industry standard file formats. What we are going to learn today is the digital equivalent of typesetting, known as formatting.

While you are waiting for your final edits or your cover, I recommend that you start learning how to format. You won’t be able to begin on your e-book until you have everything ready, but it’s good to get some practice in now.

Continue Reading: Step 4: Format Your Story - http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/indie-publishing-for-international-writers-step-one-write-your-story/
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Post by: garryg on April 28, 2011, 05:39:52 AM
I recently posted: Writing is Stat-tastic (http://g2writing.blogspot.com/2011/04/writing-is-stat-tastic.html)
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Post by: JRainey on April 28, 2011, 06:03:21 AM
Just posted a great interview with RJ Clark at Indie Paranormal: http://independentparanormal.blogspot.com/2011/04/interview-with-rj-clark-author-of-rift.html
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Post by: SPBreit on April 28, 2011, 07:35:58 AM
*snip*
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Post by: KatieKlein on April 28, 2011, 07:48:43 AM
I'm discussing Amazon Algorithms today, and the trend I saw with Cross My Heart sales in April. I have no clue what I'm talking about, only that breaking 10,000 is a very good thing. :)

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/amazon-algorithmsranking-matters.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/amazon-algorithmsranking-matters.html)
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Post by: tim290280 on April 28, 2011, 08:03:58 AM
I'm on holidays and I decided to discuss what I've been up to and how much I've written:
http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/things-to-do-on-holidays.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/things-to-do-on-holidays.html)
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Post by: cidneyswanson on April 28, 2011, 08:33:48 AM
As per Cheryl Kline's challenge to writers:
http://cynthiaswanson.blogspot.com/
(What are your rules for writing?)
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Post by: aaronpolson on April 28, 2011, 09:35:48 AM
I talk about the value of failure today:http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/value-of-failure-by-numbers.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/value-of-failure-by-numbers.html)

Yes, I believe failure is an absolute necessity.
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Post by: bnapier on April 28, 2011, 10:04:33 AM
Today's post gives you a glimpse as to why I am always so frazzled...many WIPs in the making, including the comic book that goes live VERY soon.

http://barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/thus-spake-the-recluse/
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Post by: Julia March on April 28, 2011, 10:47:30 AM
The wizard as the wanderer here (http://www.juliamarch.com/2011/04/28/the-wizard-as-the-wanderer/) continuing the series on the archetype of the wizard.
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Post by: EverythingIndie on April 28, 2011, 12:09:12 PM
Two today - the basics of Kindle formatting - files and filetypes (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/basics-of-kindle-formatting-files-and.html), plus today's 140 Characters or Less (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-28-2011-140-characters-or-less.html).
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Post by: CaedemMarquez on April 28, 2011, 02:15:09 PM
The book, What Would Erma Do? Confessions of a First Time Humor Columnist by Gayle Carline was posted on my blog.

Gayle was kind enough to share a hilarious and funny story about the intersection of her work as a columnist and her home life so be sure to check it out!

http://caedemmarquez.com
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 28, 2011, 05:57:51 PM
I posted a tutorial on how to sell e-books directly from your web site or blog using Paypal: Tutorial: Selling eBooks Directly from Your Blog or Web Site (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/tutorial-selling-ebooks-directly-from.html)
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Post by: JeanneM on April 28, 2011, 07:52:15 PM
I just started a blog and am still a bit confused as to how it all is supposed to be used.  I just posted a blog called: Your First Pet Psychic Reading.  This is the world I know and I'm not sure how to get this coordinated with my writing.  Maybe I should do two blogs?  I did promote my book in my first blog though.  I find it all a bit overwhelming and am not sure if I should continue or not.  I only have four followers.  I think they will live if I don't blog..LOL

http://jeannemiller.blogspot.com/
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 28, 2011, 10:43:19 PM
A look back at my not-all-that-spectacular first year in indie publishing.

eBook Experiment Update: Better Than a Poke With a Sharp Stick. (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/ebook-experiment-update-better-than.html)

Camille
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Post by: Andre Jute on April 29, 2011, 12:54:04 AM
I posted a tutorial on how to sell e-books directly from your web site or blog using Paypal: Tutorial: Selling eBooks Directly from Your Blog or Web Site (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/tutorial-selling-ebooks-directly-from.html)

Kathleen, you are truly Value Added Woman!

Thank you ever so much for saving me from having to work that out for myself.
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Post by: SPBreit on April 29, 2011, 01:53:48 AM
The Nuclear Game - An Essay on Nuclear Policy Making (http://warreview.blogspot.com/2011/04/nuclear-game-essay-on-nuclear-policy.html)
Continuing with a repost of a series of articles by author and former Strategic Air Command targeteer Stuart Slade.
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Post by: garryg on April 29, 2011, 03:26:37 AM
Today I posted: Kidlit for Grownups (http://g2writing.blogspot.com/2011/04/kidlit-for-grownups.html)
and
Children’s authors that had an aversion to children.  (http://g2writing.blogspot.com/2011/04/childrens-authors-that-had-aversion-to.html)
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Post by: CaitLondon on April 29, 2011, 03:31:57 AM
While behind on 2 of my blogs, I am trying to keep up with my author's Daily or Not. Last was a discussion of Epub Format, Friend or Foe.

Nadia Lee's CSS formatting for html was a big help to me, prior to her book now available on Kindle, so I gave her a plug in the post. It's important to give-back to those who help you, and that is something that we sometimes forget.

http://caitlondon.blogspot.com/2011/04/epub-format-friend-or-foe.html
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on April 29, 2011, 05:50:07 AM
Kathleen, you are truly Value Added Woman!

Thank you ever so much for saving me from having to work that out for myself.

Thank you, Andre. Let me know if you have any problems!
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Post by: KatieKlein on April 29, 2011, 06:30:21 AM
Today's YA Indie Spotlight features Debi Faulkner!

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-debi-faulkner.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-indie-spotlight-debi-faulkner.html)
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Post by: EverythingIndie on April 29, 2011, 07:06:07 AM
A brand new 140 Characters or Less (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-29-2011-140-characters-or-less.html) again today!

Update: Just posted another one with the launch of Takeover (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/04/takeover-launches-today-on-amazon.html), the third part of my serialised novel. It's available on Kindle now :D
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Post by: Robert Clear on April 29, 2011, 07:42:46 AM
The trouble with tweeting:

www.the-cambridge-list.blogspot.com/2011/04/twitter.html
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Post by: Lisa J. Yarde on April 29, 2011, 08:14:45 AM
Today, I'm hosting Tessa Stokes as she talks about the joys and pitfalls of writing http://thebrooklynscribbler.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-voices-tessa-stokes.html (http://thebrooklynscribbler.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-voices-tessa-stokes.html)
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Post by: aaronpolson on April 29, 2011, 08:23:41 AM
Five question Friday with J.M. Zambrano http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/five-question-friday-jm-zambrano.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/04/five-question-friday-jm-zambrano.html)
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Post by: dgaughran on April 29, 2011, 09:12:10 AM
I updated my blog with some exciting news: davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/04/29/exciting-news-great-early-reviews-the-short-story-america-anthology-volume-1/
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Post by: CaedemMarquez on April 29, 2011, 12:23:49 PM
The book, Vimana: Return of the Gods by Mainak Dhar was posted on my blog today.

Mainak Dhar was great to share a hilarious story about how sometimes writing can affect family life!

http://CaedemMarquez.com
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Post by: R. Doug on April 29, 2011, 07:33:54 PM
After I finish and send off to my agent my current work, I'll be going back into my archives of unpublished novels and readying them for Kindle and Nook.  So, today, I posted Chapter One of my very first novel (admittedly not my best effort) An On-Time Departure (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/04/29/book-preview%E2%80%94an-on-time-departure/).

Haven't had many hits on it so far today.  Hopefully that's because everyone was up early watching The Royal Train Wreck on BBC America.
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on April 29, 2011, 08:00:56 PM
http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-got-nothing.html

New blog post about allowing myself the opportunity to stop worrying about perfection and get about the task of writing things that really suck.
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Post by: momilp on April 29, 2011, 08:21:03 PM
lately I have been posting about my novel's covers. I have a friend who is a graphic artist, and he is working on a series of  layouts. Today he sent me a rendering with a new male model.

http://monicalaporta.com/2011/04/29/looking-for-new-faces/ (http://monicalaporta.com/2011/04/29/looking-for-new-faces/)
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Post by: Coral Moore on April 29, 2011, 10:27:25 PM
I posted a bit about revising history to suit my current WIP here: http://www.chaosandinsanity.com/?p=758

I'd be interested to hear about if you've done this in the past too.
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Post by: dgaughran on April 30, 2011, 04:55:48 AM
Today I posted the fifth step in my guide to getting your stories into (digital) print.

So you have written your story, added your cover design, had your work edited, gone through the pain of formatting for the first time, and now everything is uploaded and available on all the various sales channels. Only problem is, nobody’s buying it.

I am going to give you an overview of your free marketing options beginning with websites & blogs.

Step 5: Market Your Story Part 1, Websites & Blogs: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/indie-publishing-for-international-writers-step-5-market-your-story-part-1-websites-and-blogs/
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Post by: Patty Jansen on April 30, 2011, 05:14:47 AM
Actually, I just posted something. I was kinda bored so I wrote things to consider if you have people trying to grow crops on Mars.

http://pattyjansen.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/farming-on-mars/

Because--like--that's just SO an everyday problem ;-)
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Post by: MrPLD on April 30, 2011, 06:36:39 AM
Talking today about my results with the Kindleboards banner advertising - http://elitadaniels.com/techblog
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Post by: jabeard on April 30, 2011, 07:35:44 PM
I posted a snippet from one of my WIPs for Six Sentence Sunday: http://riftwatcher.blogspot.com/2011/04/six-sentence-sunday-4-be-careful-where.html (http://riftwatcher.blogspot.com/2011/04/six-sentence-sunday-4-be-careful-where.html)
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Post by: daringnovelist on April 30, 2011, 09:31:08 PM
I posted a short excerpt from my latest Mick and Casey Mystery novelette:

The Curse of Scattershale Gulch, Chapter 2 (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/04/curse-of-scattershale-gulch-excerpt.html)

Camille
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Post by: theaatkinson on May 01, 2011, 10:44:03 AM
my blogstreak is over, but I"m challenging 7 authors to do their own.
http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com
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Post by: SPBreit on May 01, 2011, 10:45:46 AM
Awesome "Game of Thrones" Intro Cover (http://warreview.blogspot.com/2011/05/awesome-game-of-thrones-opening-cover.html)

A really cool version of the new HBO series "A Game of Thrones" intro cover made by whitenoiselab.
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Post by: dgaughran on May 01, 2011, 11:34:26 AM
Stop Fighting It, E-book Dominance Is Inevitable

Last night I gave a sneak preview of the cover of my first e-book release, which should be available to download in a day or two. See it here: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/sneak-preview-of-my-first-e-book-if-you-go-into-the-woods/

Today I return to the e-book market and look at why print is doomed, and e-book dominance is inevitable. I cover how hardback in the US has more than halved since 2007, and how paperbacks are heading the same way. I tackle the e-book skeptics, who think the market is approaching saturation, and will soon plateau. And I explain why e-books success is feeding itself, caught in a "virtuous circle" while print is caught in a death-spiral. I conclude with explaining why exploding e-book growth may force e-readers into the hands of those that don't want them.

To read the post, click here: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/stop-fighting-it-e-book-dominance-is-inevitable/
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Post by: samanthawarren on May 01, 2011, 11:58:34 AM
I posted a short story that I wrote at a dash yesterday. Please Proceed with Alacrity (http://mariytasmusings.blogspot.com/2011/04/please-proceed-with-alacrity.html)

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Post by: Carolyn Kephart on May 01, 2011, 02:57:49 PM
In honor of May Day I just posted a new entry at http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com (http://carolynkephart.blogspot.com) that gathers together Sir Thomas Malory, Andrew Marvell, Guinevere, and a painting better viewed than described.

CK
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Post by: daringnovelist on May 01, 2011, 10:01:22 PM
In my story notes on yesteryday's excerpt, I mainly talk about the problems with Combining a Mystery with a Ghost Story (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/05/story-notes-curse-of-scattershale-gulch.html).

Camille
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Post by: Patty Jansen on May 01, 2011, 10:15:03 PM
I posted a sample chapter of my latest SF/romance novel Watcher's Web:

http://pattyjansen.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/watchers-web-sample-chapter/
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on May 02, 2011, 06:37:45 AM
http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/05/that-christmas-smell.html

Just posted about body wash and dead bunnies.
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Post by: SPBreit on May 02, 2011, 06:55:54 AM
Killing Hitler - The Outside Perspective (http://warreview.blogspot.com/2011/05/killing-hitler-outside-perspective.html)

Posted a scene of the second draft of "Wolf Hunt's" final chapter.
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Post by: R. Doug on May 02, 2011, 07:13:02 AM
Another in my series on wines and food pairings.  This time it's Malbec—An Argentine Masterpiece (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/05/02/malbec%E2%80%94an-argentine-masterpiece/).
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Post by: EverythingIndie on May 02, 2011, 07:14:43 AM
Three today! A rather monstrous post discussing samples and their drawbacks (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/drawbacks-of-sample.html), followed by a rather smaller one with today's tips culled from Twitter, in new features 140 Characters or Less (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-2-2011-140-characters-or-less.html).

In more minor news, I also informed readers of a problem with the comments on the blog - and the fact that it is now fixed (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/blip-comments-problem-fixed.html).
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Post by: Julia March on May 02, 2011, 07:15:13 AM
Women as wizards (http://www.juliamarch.com/2011/05/02/women-as-wizards/), part of a series of posts about wizards. Nimue, Circe, Lyra Belacqua.
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Post by: aaronpolson on May 02, 2011, 07:23:17 AM
I write a little about Edgar Allan Poe (and a local cemetery) today:

http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/05/great-stories-fall-of-house-of-usher-by.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/05/great-stories-fall-of-house-of-usher-by.html)
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Post by: Marcin Wrona on May 02, 2011, 07:28:35 AM
Here (http://marcinwrona.ca/wordpress/?p=106), I wrote a bit about fantasy tropes, tongue firmly in cheek, and the difference between Bilbo and Conan.
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Post by: Katie Salidas on May 02, 2011, 07:33:17 AM
Today I'm talking about Cover Art for self-publishers. Part One - Working with an artist.

http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/05/self-publishing-cover-art-part-one.html

Tomorrow, I'll be talking about DIY cover art.
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Post by: Anna_DeStefano on May 02, 2011, 07:38:14 AM
The Psychic Realm Post Today: Dream Theory and Psychic Talents Revealed!

http://annawrites.com/blog/2011/05/02/the-psychic-realm-the-temple-twins-gifts-revealed/
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: KatieKlein on May 02, 2011, 07:52:07 AM
I just posted my April Sales Numbers!

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/05/april-sales-numbers.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/05/april-sales-numbers.html)
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Post by: MrPLD on May 02, 2011, 07:55:53 AM
An entry about what fonts to try avoid on your covers - including some samples, of both good and bad :)

http://elitadaniels.com/?v=105
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Post by: Andre Jute on May 02, 2011, 08:13:59 AM
Free tutorials on designing books and covers:

INTERIOR design step-by-step tutorial for a Createspace paperback I published earlier.
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1197

COVER design step-by-step tutorial for a Createspace paperback, already updated too with a QR barcode at the suggestion of a librarian who's buying copies in both electronic and print formats.
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1203
This article is also on Kindleboards
http://www.kboards.com/index.php?topic=45771.new;topicseen#new
but I can't update it without falling foul of the rule about promoting my own book.


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Post by: Andre Jute on May 02, 2011, 08:24:31 AM
The usual high quality FILM REVIEWS:

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1152

ATLAS SHRUGGED
Guest review by Keryl Raist -- explains what all the kerfuffle is about:
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1171
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Post by: Andre Jute on May 02, 2011, 08:28:33 AM
Er, stuff turns over on my blog so fast, I can't remember if I mentioned this humorous piece. If I have, please forgive me. It is about my the snootiness of Borzoi, the infelicity of old girlfriends, moral blackmail by hairdressers, and my pet hedgehog, all in the space of about 350 words.

Why I keep a hedgehog as my pet
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1140
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Post by: momilp on May 02, 2011, 10:58:26 AM
Just posted about my graphic designer's efforts to make me happy with The Priest's cover:

http://monicalaporta.com/2011/05/02/found-new-face-the-cover-journey-iv/ (http://monicalaporta.com/2011/05/02/found-new-face-the-cover-journey-iv/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Robert Clear on May 02, 2011, 11:09:52 AM
Snow in the summer?
www.the-cambridge-list.blogspot.com/2011/05/danger-of-trees.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on May 02, 2011, 11:10:24 AM
I was inspired by a performance of The Madness of George III I saw on Saturday, so I wrote about what novelists can learn from the theater.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: deanfromaustralia on May 02, 2011, 11:42:20 AM
Have just announced a giveaway in conjunction with the review site "The Minding Spot" who gave my novel a five star review.

Dean from Australia. (http://www.deanfromaustralia.com)

Entries open until midnight Wednesday.
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Post by: samanthawarren on May 02, 2011, 12:55:40 PM
My post today announces the opening of my May short story contest. The winner receives a signed paperback copy of my debut novel Blood of the Dragon and a $10 Amazon gift card. Check it out! (http://mariytasmusings.blogspot.com/2011/05/win-free-signed-copy-of-blood-of-dragon.html)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Tamara Rose Blodgett on May 02, 2011, 01:48:43 PM
I try to post at least 2x's per wk. But soon will begin to post book reviews in both the newspaper I work for and also in my blog (after May 15th). Looking for great YA paranormal possibles to review. Thanks, TR
http://tamararoseblodgett.blogspot.com/ (http://tamararoseblodgett.blogspot.com/)

The newspaper gets 1500 hits per wk.
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Post by: JRTomlin on May 02, 2011, 06:13:14 PM
Since I write a lot about Scotland I just blogged about a couple of my Scottish granny's recipes that I used to have in her kitchen in Edinburgh where I visited them every year. http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com

Check out the Forfar Bridies and Scottish Shortbread.
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Post by: CaedemMarquez on May 02, 2011, 09:24:39 PM
Rogue Hunter: Quest of the Hunter by Kevis Hendrickson was featured on my blog today.

Kevis also shared a funny story about writing an action scene and acting it out to get it just right!

Thanks for sharing Kevis.

Read about it at http://CaedemMarquez.com
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Post by: daringnovelist on May 02, 2011, 10:07:51 PM
Tonight I posted the Winner of the Hemingway's Baby Shoes Blogfest and Microfiction Competition (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/05/winner-of-hemingways-baby-shoes.html). 

We had four interesting stories, all more in the upper flash range than actually microfiction.  Come check them out!

Camille
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Post by: dgaughran on May 03, 2011, 05:36:59 AM
E-Book Sales Explode In The UK – Up 300% in 2010, Children’s Up 500%

In today's blog post, I look at the UK e-book market again. Latest figures show the gap with the US may be closing. The Publishers Association (PA) has revealed staggering e-book growth in 2010. In figures just released this morning, UK e-book sales – across all categories – have grown to over £16m ($26m), growing by over 300% on 2009 levels. By end of December 2010, they had captured 6% of the market.

They didn’t release a full breakdown of the figures, but did say that both fiction and non-fiction grew by around 300% and, bucking the trend we have seen in the US, children’s/YA grew faster – by over 500%.

Read the rest here: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/e-book-sales-explode-in-the-uk-up-300-in-2010-childrens-up-500/
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Post by: JRainey on May 03, 2011, 05:53:11 AM
I just posted an interview with Cleo Wolfe, author of The Case Files of Thomas Carney on Indie Paranormal! http://independentparanormal.blogspot.com/2011/05/interview-with-cleo-wolfe-author-of.html
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Post by: Marcin Wrona on May 03, 2011, 06:04:16 AM
I wrote a quick bit on how I think the born-not-made chosen-one heroes of fantasy came to be, what's right and wrong with that theme, and how to use it well.
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Post by: Katie Salidas on May 03, 2011, 07:36:32 AM
Today's topic is a continuation of Yesterday's discussion on cover art. Tips for DIY cover design.

http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/05/self-publishing-cover-art-part-two.html

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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on May 03, 2011, 07:43:08 AM
Katie Salidas is the featured author on my blog today: For/From Indie Authors: Katie Salidas (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/forfrom-indie-authors-katie-salidas.html)
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Post by: KatieKlein on May 03, 2011, 07:46:37 AM
The latest YA Indie Spotlight is up!

http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/05/ya-indie-spotlight-jeanne-tomlin-and.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/05/ya-indie-spotlight-jeanne-tomlin-and.html)

I'm also a guest on Michelle Muto's blog today. :)

http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/katie-klein-indie-success/ (http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/katie-klein-indie-success/)
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Post by: EverythingIndie on May 03, 2011, 08:02:58 AM
Tips for Writers: Editing your book (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/after-completing-my-first-real-book.html) and 140 Characters or Less (May 3rd) (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-3-2011-140-characters-or-less.html).
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Post by: EGranfors on May 03, 2011, 11:03:21 AM
Today! I blog twice per week.  Today I uploaded a promo video for flash fiction anthology that won't be out for a week or so and reviewed someone else's book.  I always post a poem and a word history too, for the fun of it.
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Post by: Masha du Toit on May 03, 2011, 11:07:30 AM
I'm taking part in an exhibition of visual artists who work with story telling, called "COMIX".  I wrote about the process of creating work for the show, as written stories, dolls, and drawings.  You can see some of my work in progress here:

http://mashadutoit.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/antjie-donder-comes-visiting/ (http://mashadutoit.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/antjie-donder-comes-visiting/)
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Post by: Grace Elliot on May 03, 2011, 01:59:54 PM
http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2011/05/sue-perkins-and-her-latest-book-blitz.html

Sue Perkins, visits and chats about her latest novel, Blitz.
For a chance to win an eBook copy leave a comment!

Good luck,
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Post by: Coral Moore on May 03, 2011, 03:03:37 PM
Made a blog post about pseudonyms prompted by the high-school-erotic-writer story from last week: http://www.chaosandinsanity.com/?p=771
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Post by: tim290280 on May 03, 2011, 09:26:59 PM
The new Dead Man book is out and I had the privilege of an advanced copy.
http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-review-dead-man-ring-of-knives-by.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-review-dead-man-ring-of-knives-by.html)

Summary: Read this series if you are a fan of horror/thriller.
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Post by: Robert Clear on May 04, 2011, 01:28:45 AM
Post-Easter scenes of apocalypse:
http://the-cambridge-list.blogspot.com/2011/05/walking-on-eggshells.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: SheaMacLeod on May 04, 2011, 04:07:55 AM
Witness Protection: http://sheamacleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/changing-identity.html

About changing my character's name.  With gratiuitous shot of hot man.  ;D
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: DDScott on May 04, 2011, 05:47:47 AM
I've got an interesting observation to share with you...and here's a hint...

Our local Target superstore no longer has a huge print book section right as you walk in the door. Here's the scoop...

http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/interesting-observation-target-moves-print-books-to-back-of-store

What do u think that means?

*******************

So that begs the question...

Where Do You Buy Your Books and Ebooks?

I've created this poll today at The Naked Hero, and can't wait to find out...

http://thenakedhero.com/reader-poll-where-do-you-buy-your-books-and-ebooks

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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on May 04, 2011, 07:57:30 AM
Would You Like Fries With That Book? (http://networkedblogs.com/hrEQ0)
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Post by: EverythingIndie on May 04, 2011, 08:09:02 AM
Another two today - one asking writers about their experience self-publishing (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/what-are-your-experiences-with-self.html), and the usual 140 Characters or Less (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-4-2011-140-characters-or-less.html).
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on May 04, 2011, 08:34:01 AM
Just did two interviews with two authors. Rory Miller (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=644) and Glen Krisch (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=684). Glen's giving away free books as part of his interview, so head on over and snag one.
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Post by: R. Doug on May 04, 2011, 08:35:13 AM
Sorry, photo-tip fans.  It's been a while since I posted a tip because of other things happening in the news involving my former profession.  Anyway, this week I'm presenting a two-part tip on shooting photographs in raw vs JPEG.  Part 1 of Taking Pictures in the Raw or Putting on JPEG Pants (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/05/04/taking-pictures-in-the-raw-or-putting-on-jpeg-pants%E2%80%94part-i/) is up today.  Part II goes up Friday.
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Post by: R. Doug on May 04, 2011, 08:39:15 AM
Some really great blogs going on here.  Kathleen, love the look and feel of your site.  Where in the heck is the location of that great twin lighthouse shot you're using for a background?  I'd love to visit that spot.
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Post by: aaronpolson on May 04, 2011, 08:42:10 AM
I discuss the importance of cover font choice (with links):

http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/05/wip-wednesday-lost-in-font-forest.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/05/wip-wednesday-lost-in-font-forest.html)
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Post by: Julia March on May 04, 2011, 09:59:40 AM
Dark wizards (http://bit.ly/mdDVRn). Darth Vader, Voldemort, Saruman, Hecate.
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Post by: Brianna Lee McKenzie on May 04, 2011, 02:27:34 PM
This week's featured author is D.D. Scott on my author promotion website: http://thecozycornerreadingroom.blogspot.com

On my blog, I write about my journey as an author and this week, I am having a contest for a free copy of "Catch a Shooting Star".  http://briannaleemckenzie.blogspot.com/
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Post by: jabeard on May 04, 2011, 03:36:35 PM
I talk about four sites that I think people seeking traditional following should be following and four sites people planning to self-publish should be following (though one of the four is kindle boards). (http://riftwatcher.blogspot.com/2011/05/lets-link-to-interesting-eight.html)

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Post by: JRTomlin on May 04, 2011, 09:06:40 PM
I did just now about writing large battle scenes, something that many people find difficult. I discuss my theories of how to do it at J. R. Tomlin on Writing and More (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: tim290280 on May 05, 2011, 02:21:51 AM
I've posted a couple of things on my blog today and last night. The first is a book review for Unleashed by Emily Kimelman, a mystery that is well worth reading. The second is a discussion about loving books in all their forms.

http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-review-unleashed-emily-kimelman.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-review-unleashed-emily-kimelman.html)

http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/05/some-light-reading.html (http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/2011/05/some-light-reading.html)
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Post by: CraigInOregon on May 05, 2011, 02:32:38 AM
Yup! Because I finished my beta-revisions! Yay!

http://www.craig-hansen.com/2011/05/05/beta-revisions-done/
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Post by: Marian Allen on May 05, 2011, 06:08:25 AM
I've been doing the April A-to-Z Blog Challenge. I don't know why I'm so relieved that it's over, since I post every day anyway. lol!

One of my characters is interviewed on Killer Characters today. It's Uncle Phineas (http://www.killercharacters.com/2011/05/hypocrisy-and-priesthood.html), one of the antagonists. That was fun to do! :)

MA
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Post by: JRainey on May 05, 2011, 06:17:25 AM
Just posted an interview with author Frank Zubek on Indie Paranormal. http://independentparanormal.blogspot.com/2011/05/interview-with-frank-zubek-author-of.html :)
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Post by: athanos on May 05, 2011, 06:18:55 AM
I post every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday.

It's a post I do under the alter-ego of Adam Paleologos, my book's main character.

I had an inspiration a few months ago to do this because he's obsessed with most
media & entertainment, as am I, as are most people, so I thought it would be cool
to give him an outlet besides his biography in Mad Gods.

Adam, i.e. I comment on most anything and everything that strikes our fancy
@ http://www.mad-gods.com/blog
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Post by: dgaughran on May 05, 2011, 06:25:13 AM
My Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Sales, Bestseller Charts & Mistakes

Yesterday I officially launched my first e-book: If You Go Into The Woods. If you haven’t heard already, you can read more about that here: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/if-you-go-into-the-woods-on-sale-now-for-99-cent/

In today's post I cover my fifteen minutes of fame, how I raced up the bestseller charts on my first day, leapfrogging other unknown writers like Stephen King, Virginia Woolf, and some guy called William Shakespeare.

I also explain some of the mistakes that I made, and how you can avoid them, and finished with a little teaser for my next release.

Read the whole post here: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/my-fifteen-minutes-of-fame-sales-bestseller-charts-mistakes/

Goodbye fame, I never really knew you,

Dave
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on May 05, 2011, 07:44:31 AM
Stacy Juba is my Indie Author of the Day on my blog: For/From Indie Authors: Stacy Juba (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/forfrom-indie-authors-stacy-juba.html)
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Post by: garryg on May 05, 2011, 07:51:28 AM
I posted this today: Wheels within wheels: linking your way through the internet. (http://g2writing.blogspot.com/2011/05/wheels-within-wheels-linking-your-way.html)
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Post by: J Dean on May 05, 2011, 08:15:34 AM
I'll be posting later on today that my first novel has dropped a few bucks in price if you get it from createspace.com
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Post by: R. Doug on May 05, 2011, 11:02:40 AM
I got so mad listening to one of those radio talking heads today that I simply had to violate my "no politics" rule for once.  I'll have to watch that in the future, because that can really turn off people.  Anyway, here's A Brief Missive on Political "Talking Heads" and Outright Lying (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/05/05/a-brief-missive-on-political-talking-heads-and-outright-lying/)
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Post by: JeanneM on May 05, 2011, 11:06:30 AM
I posted the other day.  "Ten Things They Don't Tell You in Psychic School."  It is about some of the things that happen to you as you are developing psychically. http://jeannemiller.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Bleekness on May 05, 2011, 11:08:58 AM
I posted the other day too. April was a good month for me. I think I might have turned a corner....
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Post by: aaronpolson on May 05, 2011, 11:11:28 AM
Today's post is about an experiment in ebook "packaging":

http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/05/monsters-among-us.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/05/monsters-among-us.html)
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Post by: RebeccaKnight on May 05, 2011, 01:02:16 PM
Blogged the other day about how patience is a b*tchy thing to get a handle on for us writers  ;).

http://rebeccaknightbooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/patience-is-real-b*tch.html

I love this thread!  I've been looking for indie author blogs to follow.
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Post by: EverythingIndie on May 05, 2011, 01:13:23 PM
The basics of Kindle formatting - Preparing your file (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/basics-of-kindle-formatting-preparing_05.html)

Today's 140 Characters or Less (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-5-2011-140-characters-or-less.html)
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Post by: momilp on May 05, 2011, 03:33:02 PM
Today I blogged about my (hopefully) final decision about The Priest's cover, and I am kind of happy :)

http://monicalaporta.com/2011/05/05/the-final-countdown-the-cover-journey-v/ (http://monicalaporta.com/2011/05/05/the-final-countdown-the-cover-journey-v/)
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Post by: Robert Clear on May 05, 2011, 03:43:10 PM
Democracy in action:
www.the-cambridge-list.blogspot.com/2011/05/too-much-of-good-thing.html
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Post by: Gregory Ashe on May 05, 2011, 03:54:11 PM
I actually posted a bit about kindleboards (as a jumping off point), interestingly enough. Nice thread--I like to see what other people are thinking and posting about.

http://www.gregoryashe.com/2011/05/writing-advice.html
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Post by: Anna Elliott on May 05, 2011, 06:05:59 PM
I just blogged about Jane Austen and Punctuation, looking at the interesting question of how much Jane Austen's books were edited after they left her hands.
http://annaelliottbooks.com/wp/2011/05/jane-austen-and-punctuation/
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: ReflexiveFire on May 05, 2011, 06:31:25 PM
Bin Laden Raid accidentally exposed super-secret Stealth Helicopter?

Pictures and commentary, fascinating stuff to say the least...

http://reflexivefire.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/bin-laden-raid-accidently-exposed-super-secret-stealth-helicopter/ (http://reflexivefire.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/bin-laden-raid-accidently-exposed-super-secret-stealth-helicopter/)
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Shayne Parkinson on May 05, 2011, 09:02:39 PM
On chivalry among sheep. :) http://shayneparkinson.blogspot.com/2011/05/chivalry-of-ovine-kind.html
Title: Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
Post by: Al Schneider on May 05, 2011, 09:31:58 PM
I try to post a blog entry (article) every day or so. Thankfully, the authors submit a lot of them, which takes the load off me :)

There was a really good one the other day chronicling how a writer was able to create and list a book in a week.

http://www.indiebooklounge.com/ArticleViewer.aspx?AID=9d9b8e09-345f-44d6-b1fb-28e4bd46e491
 
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Post by: KatieKlein on May 06, 2011, 05:47:41 AM
Today's YA Indie Spotlight features A. J. Braithwaite!
http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/05/ya-indie-spotlight-j-braithwaite.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/05/ya-indie-spotlight-j-braithwaite.html)
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Post by: Robert Clear on May 06, 2011, 06:58:44 AM
Russian roulette:
www.the-cambridge-list.blogspot.com/2011/05/russian-roulette.html
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Post by: R. Doug on May 06, 2011, 07:07:53 AM
Part II of Taking Pictures in the Raw or Putting on JPEG Pants (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/05/06/taking-pictures-in-the-raw-or-putting-on-jpeg-pants%E2%80%94part-ii/) is up.
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Post by: aaronpolson on May 06, 2011, 07:22:24 AM
Today's Five Question Friday interview is with Helen Hanson, author of 3 Lies. 

http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/05/five-question-friday-helen-hanson.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/05/five-question-friday-helen-hanson.html)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on May 06, 2011, 07:39:40 AM
Today begins Parenthood month for "Flash Fiction Fridays." Up first is Jules Carey, who offers up a brief moment in which everything can change just that quickly.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: CaitLondon on May 06, 2011, 07:50:33 AM
Just did that this a.m., in preparation for Mother's Day. http://tiny.cc/yypg3
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Post by: samanthawarren on May 06, 2011, 08:33:45 AM
Just posted an update (http://mariytasmusings.blogspot.com/2011/05/update-on-jane3.html) on my upcoming novella in the Jane series. It's gonna be good!
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Post by: altworld on May 06, 2011, 08:36:27 AM
Posted an update about 32 minutes ago, the blog is updated almost daily at http://www.alt-world.com
Arigato,
Nick Davis
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Post by: Mark Feggeler on May 06, 2011, 09:36:59 AM
http://paleramblings.blogspot.com/2011/05/happy-mothers-day.html

A post in honor of Mother's Day!
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Post by: Lisa J. Yarde on May 06, 2011, 10:43:06 AM
My latest guest post is from Kindleboards' member Romi Moondi, with a great take on writing what you know, even if it isn't the good side of life http://thebrooklynscribbler.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-voices-romi-moondi.html (http://thebrooklynscribbler.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-voices-romi-moondi.html)
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Post by: dmburnett on May 06, 2011, 10:49:21 AM
I post at least once a week to my author blog.  Sometimes it's about what's going on with my current project, other times it's just off the wall stuff.  If your new and thinking about blogging, you can check out mine at http:www.danamichelleburnett.com (http://http:www.danamichelleburnett.com).  I also post about my blog entries on Facebook and Twitter.
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Post by: Morgan Gallagher on May 06, 2011, 11:07:57 AM
Something that may have happened to others here.  You launch a major work that you've spent years on, and a new novel pops into your brain in ten minutes flat.

http://thedreyfusstrilogy.blogspot.com/2011/05/bedlam-maternity-sample-sunday-may-8th.html

First chapter of my 'new',. as in "Muse, you have to be joking... " novel.

It was an interesting ten minutes. 
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on May 06, 2011, 02:57:23 PM
In which I answer that timeless question: How much sex is enough? (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-much-sex-is-enough.html)
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Post by: deanfromaustralia on May 06, 2011, 09:15:21 PM
I've just announced what is surely to be the competition of the year. Blog, promo, twitter The Hambledown Dream & go into the draw to win the Ultimate Pamper package which includes a trio of organic skincare products from Janesce in South Australia, A CD by Slava Grigoryan & a signed print copy of The Hambledown Dream by Dean Mayes. Check out the site for details & enter!

http://www.deanfromaustralia.com/2011/05/competition-promote-hambledown-dream.html
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Post by: Remi Michaud on May 06, 2011, 09:17:51 PM
I have. Mostly random thoughts still (I'm still getting the hang of blogging) but not that long ago, I released a short story.

Should be releasing another one within a few days too.
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Post by: JRTomlin on May 06, 2011, 09:30:44 PM
Yep, I posted a review of Laura Vosika's Blue Bells of Scotland on my blog (http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com).
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Post by: MrPLD on May 06, 2011, 09:37:35 PM
Latest publishing tech blog - http://elitadaniels.com/?v=117  "Smashwords needs to accept HTML or ePub directly"
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on May 07, 2011, 06:31:52 AM
My book, Each Angel Burns, received an amazingly generous review from author Maureen Gill of the Pragmatic Progressive Forum. I blogged about it here: Thank You, Ms Gill (http://networkedblogs.com/hzn8V)
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Post by: mmgurung on May 07, 2011, 06:58:39 AM
Hello! My blog is pretty young. :) I've been logging my writing each day and talking about inspiration and challenges of writing. I hope to do some author interviews sometime this summer. If you're new to epublishing like me you may find it iteresting because I'll be adding links and posts about this topic.

Hope you follow me! http://www.writersharvest.blogspot.com

- Michelle
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Post by: Alice Y. Yeh on May 07, 2011, 12:44:09 PM
Hi all! Here's my latest book review:

Book Review: RACE by Mobashar Qureshi (http://www.stimulatedoutlet.com/2011/05/race-mobashar-qureshi.html)
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Post by: TiffanyTurner on May 07, 2011, 07:27:48 PM
Just had a good blog about the question if libraries will remain free?
Will they?
Check out my blog at:
http://crystalkeeper.wordpress.com/

I also have a blog on Open Salon.
Some of the formating is different and the image.
If you are trying to choose a blogging format, you can compare.
http://open.salon.com/blog/tiffany_turner

-Tiff  ;D
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Post by: jabeard on May 07, 2011, 10:58:21 PM
Six Sentence Sunday: There's mean girls and then there's strange girls (http://riftwatcher.blogspot.com/2011/05/six-sunday-5-theres-mean-girls-and-then.html)
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Post by: daringnovelist on May 08, 2011, 12:23:55 AM
I posted two VERY short flash stories for my Sunday Story.

"Motivational Speaker" and "The Coroner's Line" (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/05/two-very-short-flash-stories.html)

Still on something of a blog break, but I hope to get back to the Character Interview Wednesdays this week.

Camille
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Post by: SPBreit on May 08, 2011, 03:05:32 AM
Why I Do Not Celebrate VE-Day (http://warreview.blogspot.com/2011/05/why-i-dont-celebrate-ve-day.html)

Some thoughts on "Victory in Europe"-Day (8 May 1945) and why I can't bring myself to celebrate it.
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Post by: Marcin Wrona on May 08, 2011, 05:06:38 AM
I blogged about writing fantasy for adults (http://marcinwrona.ca/wordpress/?p=123), what's mildly silly about that idea, and the iron thews of sword and sorcery.

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Post by: Decon on May 08, 2011, 05:50:35 AM
I'm taking a weekends rest from my blog. Bombed out after the blog went mad with hits after the 'How not to sell 10,000 eBooks in a month', article.
Next week It will be down to business again with an author interview page added.



http://declanconner.com
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Post by: dgaughran on May 08, 2011, 07:58:16 AM
In today's post I explain why the rise in self-publishing is good for all writers, even those that are published with a trade house and have no interest in ever self-publishing.

Read the post here: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/05/08/why-the-rise-of-self-publishing-is-good-for-all-writers/
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Post by: Miss_Fletcher on May 08, 2011, 09:03:53 AM
On my video review blog. I reviewed An Apple for Zoe by Thomas Amo. Great book. http://indiebookreview.blogspot.com/2011/05/apple-for-zoe-by-thomas-amo.html
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Post by: Al Schneider on May 08, 2011, 09:41:20 AM
I added a great article by Francis W. Porretto on how to write descriptive narratives.
Description and the telling detail (http://www.indiebooklounge.com/ArticleViewer.aspx?AID=1d4c5019-d9ff-4b33-b7fc-8e4b87344db8&Title=Description+and+the+Telling+Detail)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on May 08, 2011, 11:49:17 AM
I posted two book reviews including one of The Size of the Universe by indie author Joseph Cardinale: Exquisite Prose, Hypnotic Landscapes: Two Reviews (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/exquisite-prose-hypnotic-landscapes-two.html)
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Post by: Alain Gomez on May 08, 2011, 12:06:08 PM
I'm a daily blog poster.  Recently, I have some featured flash fiction up by George Bard (it's quite good) and a review of John McDonnell's flash fiction collection.

Check it out! 

http://bookbrouhaha.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Grace Elliot on May 08, 2011, 12:16:45 PM
SHORTER BY A HEAD - some guillotine trivia.

For Mother’s Day I was lucky enough to be receive The Tudors DVD box set (and I didn’t even hint that hard!) So this morning you would have found me ironing along to Season Two…with tears streaming down my face. Anne Boleyn was executed. Say no more. An extremely moving episode, which is perhaps why, when it came time to write my blog post, my mind turned to thoughts of beheading… and the guillotine.

Where was the guillotine invented?
 
a)   18th century Revolutionary France
b)   Medieval Halifax in Yorkshire, England.
c)   Medieval Scotland.

The correct answer (although all options have some merit- read on) is B) – Halifax.

TO READ THE FULL POST VISIT:

http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2011/05/shorter-by-head-some-guillotine-trivia.html
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Post by: Michelle Muto on May 08, 2011, 01:49:03 PM
I have an interview with our very own Mark Edwards, author of the successful book, Killing Cupid.

http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/ (http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: Christopher Bunn on May 08, 2011, 08:54:41 PM
Just did an interview with author Mike Dennis (http://christopherbunn.com/?page_id=706). He's an accomplished musician in addition to being a writer. I'm always fascinated by creative types who are artistic in several art forms. Da Vinci, of course, broke the mold on that one...
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Post by: daringnovelist on May 08, 2011, 10:57:46 PM
I am getting close to done on a mystery novel, The Man Who Did Too Much.  (Light, contemporary small town, cozy-ish whodunnit, with elements of comic suspense.)

I think it would keep me motivated to get this done if I had some beta readers lined up, so I posted a

CALL FOR BETA READERS (http://daringnovelist.blogspot.com/2011/05/call-for-beta-readers.html)

The post includes the kind of feedback I'm looking for, and what I can give in return (including free autographed copies of the print version when it comes out in the fall, or full coverage report, or my patented "what I'm thinking as I read" reader-response crit.

Camille
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on May 09, 2011, 06:33:21 AM
Dee Ernest is my Indie Author of the day today: For/From Indie Authors: Dee Ernst (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/for-indie-authorsfrom-indie-authors-dee.html)
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Post by: Alex Sinclair on May 09, 2011, 06:44:17 AM
I have just started the book of the month on, Sinclair Books. We have 20 Authors blogging in 20 days. We are expecting between 10,000 to 20,000 hits this month. It is a great chance for authors to promote to a wider audience and it is a great chance for book fans to get their hands on a free read from some of kindles top authors. Today Author Ardienne Wilder kick starts the first of 20 Author Blogs.

 http://sinclairbooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-of-month-adrienne-wilder.html
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Post by: EverythingIndie on May 09, 2011, 07:50:28 AM
3 today, though nothing hugely bulky just yet!

Firstly, a blip (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/blip-regular-service-resumed.html) to explain the radio silence on Friday when there's normally a post made.

Secondly, full details on a giveaway of 10 copies of my upcoming SF release, What Happened on the Sanctity Architect, which you can take a look at (and have a chance at winning!) here (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaway-what-happened-on-sanctity.html).

And last, but not least: today's 140 Characters or Less (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-9-2011-140-characters-or-less.html) (which is technically Friday's but problems detailed in the blip mentioned above prevented me from making it go live.
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Post by: R. Doug on May 09, 2011, 08:01:56 AM
My (soon to be) world famous nut-encrusted rack of lamb recipe (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/05/09/1282/) with wine tasting tips.
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Post by: CrystalJigsaw on May 09, 2011, 08:02:35 AM
I post about many different things on my blog and today was a couple of photos taken of me in 1997. Nothing to do with writing of course, but I like to keep my blogging varied.

Crystal Jigsaw (http://Crystal Jigsaw)
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Post by: aaronpolson on May 09, 2011, 08:26:30 AM
I have another "Great Books" post today: Lord of the Flies 

http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/05/great-books-lord-of-flies.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/05/great-books-lord-of-flies.html)
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on May 09, 2011, 08:52:21 AM
I have not read "Lord of the Flies" in many years. Interesting. I will have to check out your post, Aaron.

I blogged about how to cite academic degrees since we have started graduation season.

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)
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Post by: momilp on May 09, 2011, 10:51:55 AM
I have just received the latest layout for my novel's cover, and my editor finished correcting it :)
http://monicalaporta.com/2011/05/09/the-last-touches-the-cover-journey-vi/ (http://monicalaporta.com/2011/05/09/the-last-touches-the-cover-journey-vi/)
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Post by: CraigInOregon on May 09, 2011, 11:09:59 AM
Here's my latest update:

http://www.craig-hansen.com/2011/05/09/catching-up-on-side-duties/
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Post by: D Girard Watson on May 09, 2011, 11:13:28 AM
I just posted to my blog about differences between writing and speech.  Mistakes in speech (saying "uh" and "um) can actually help listeners follow a conversation. 

http://dgirardwatson.com/journal/2011/5/9/uhs-ums-and-ers.html
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Post by: deanfromaustralia on May 09, 2011, 11:27:05 AM
My competition is live now at my site.

Blog, promo, twitter my novel The Hambledown Dream & go into the draw to win the Ultimate Pamper package which includes a trio of organic skincare products from Janesce in South Australia, A CD by Slava Grigoryan & a signed print copy of The Hambledown Dream by me - Dean Mayes. Check out the site for details & enter!

http://www.deanfromaustralia.com/2011/05/competition-promote-hambledown-dream.html
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Post by: Marian Allen on May 09, 2011, 01:36:58 PM
I post every day, but Monday is Writerly Stuff Day. Today I posted on VOICE (http://www.marianallen.com/2011/05/writers-tools-voice/).

MA
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Post by: samanthawarren on May 09, 2011, 03:20:39 PM
Two new short stories up on my blog! http://mariytasmusings.blogspot.com
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Post by: JeanneM on May 09, 2011, 07:36:53 PM
I posted Communicating with your Pet.   http://jeannemiller.blogspot.com/2011/05/communicating-with-your-pet.html
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Post by: Chris Strange on May 09, 2011, 08:27:54 PM
I just posted an introduction to my new site, where I will be putting the draft of my WIP fantasy novel FALSE GODS up as a serial.

http://crhindmarsh.blogspot.com/2011/05/false-gods-now-nutritious-serial.html
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Post by: AnnaM on May 09, 2011, 08:47:55 PM
What is a Bestseller?

http://www.annamurrayauthor.blogspot.com (http://www.annamurrayauthor.blogspot.com)
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Post by: TheSFReader on May 10, 2011, 12:44:56 AM
Do ebooks increase readership ?.
http://readingandraytracing.blogspot.com/2011/05/do-ebooks-increase-readership.html
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Post by: opuscroakus on May 10, 2011, 12:55:52 AM
The Saga of Howard and Mona, the two weirdest people I knew.

http://carlarene.blogspot.com/2011/05/howard-and-mona.html
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Post by: Robert Clear on May 10, 2011, 01:27:02 AM
The many incarnations of Mr Fat Head:
www.the-cambridge-list.blogspot.com/2011/05/many-incarnations-of-mr-fat-head.html
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Post by: opuscroakus on May 10, 2011, 01:42:30 AM
The many incarnations of Mr Fat Head:
www.the-cambridge-list.blogspot.com/2011/05/many-incarnations-of-mr-fat-head.html

You've got this book on Authonomy, don't you?  I remember it because it's been on my WL forever.  ;D
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Post by: JenniferS. on May 10, 2011, 05:28:14 AM
I created a page on my blog for my soon to be out novel Shattered Soul and put up the first chapter. http://jennifersnydersblog.blogspot.com
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Post by: KatieKlein on May 10, 2011, 05:57:47 AM
Today's YA Indie Spotlight features Sam Havens!
http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/05/ya-indie-spotlight-sam-havens.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/05/ya-indie-spotlight-sam-havens.html)
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Post by: SheaMacLeod on May 10, 2011, 06:03:11 AM
I've updated one of my blog pages with the revised first chapter (pre-professional edit): http://sheamacleod.blogspot.com/p/kissed-by-darkness-sunwalker-saga.html

And my latest post: http://sheamacleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/and-im-feeling-good.html
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Post by: CrystalJigsaw on May 10, 2011, 06:24:29 AM
I wrote about The Agony of Blogging today! Have been reading one or two posts and tweets about b*tching in the blogging world and thought I'd add my two-pennies worth.

http://www.crystaljigsaw.blogspot.com (http://www.crystaljigsaw.blogspot.com)

Kathryn
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Post by: kimandjenn on May 10, 2011, 06:34:44 AM
Just blogged yesterday. Added a few photos to the blog for the first time and that was fun. We blog at least once a week with a 'thought for the week.'

http://kimandjenn.blogspot.com (http://kimandjenn.blogspot.com)
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Post by: aaronpolson on May 10, 2011, 06:56:08 AM
I posted some thoughts on e-book pricing for Indie writers today: http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/05/going-price-for-lawn-service-and-e.html (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/05/going-price-for-lawn-service-and-e.html)

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Post by: garryg on May 10, 2011, 07:30:25 AM
Just a quick update on what I’ve been up to over on facebook. (http://g2writing.blogspot.com/2011/05/just-quick-update-on-what-ive-been-up.html)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on May 10, 2011, 07:41:23 AM
In which I babble on about my next volume in the Knit Your Tail Off series: Five Lacy Pieces (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/five-lacy-pieces.html).
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Post by: samanthawarren on May 10, 2011, 08:55:12 AM
A rant about my biggest pet peeve!
http://mariytasmusings.blogspot.com/2011/05/warning-rant-session-incoming.html
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Post by: Alex Sinclair on May 10, 2011, 10:54:30 AM
Hi everyone, I am two days into my twenty authors, twenty days, book of the month. So far we have had over 1500 hits in 2 days with special guest blog apperances from Author's Adrienne Wilder & Suzanne Rock. We have a giveaway tomorrow and several more over the next three weeks. Stop by and check it out.

http://sinclairbooks.blogspot.com/
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Post by: EverythingIndie on May 10, 2011, 01:14:51 PM
Of course I've released some blog posts today ;) What kind of person would I be if I hadn't?

140 Characters or Less (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-10-2011-140-characters-or-less.html)
Tips for Writers: Use of description (http://an-authors-journey.blogspot.com/2011/05/tips-for-writers-use-of-description.html)
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Post by: momilp on May 10, 2011, 06:36:58 PM
My cover designer has already started the cover for my second novel, but he still has time to fix minor problems on the first one.

http://monicalaporta.com/2011/05/10/cover-frenzy-the-cover-journey-viii/ (http://monicalaporta.com/2011/05/10/cover-frenzy-the-cover-journey-viii/)
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Post by: JRTomlin on May 10, 2011, 06:43:25 PM
I didn't post to mine, but I want to thank Sarah Woodbury for letting me post to hers about writing the book of my heart.

http://www.sarahwoodbury.com/?p=2677
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Post by: kae on May 11, 2011, 06:26:13 AM
I often post book reviews on my blog, "Mental Geysers." A list of them can be found here (http://www.blogger.com/posts.g?blogID=4201440078452890601&searchType=ALL&txtKeywords=&label=book+review)

I have recently posted two excerpts from my Daughter of the Stone SF book.
excerpt 1 (http://mentalgeysers.blogspot.com/2011/05/daughter-of-the-stone-excerpt-1.html)
and 2 (http://mentalgeysers.blogspot.com/2011/05/daughter-of-the-stone-2.html)


Daughter of the Stone is $.99 for the month of May.
(http://i53.tinypic.com/29zennc.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003LSTEGY)
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Post by: Tmarchini on May 11, 2011, 06:43:08 AM
I'm the Indie Spotlight of the Week (http://autumndickinson.blogspot.com/p/indie-spotlight-of-week.html) over at Autumn Dickinson's blog -- huzzah! :)
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Post by: R. Doug on May 11, 2011, 06:56:33 AM
Examples of unprocessed raw images compared to raw files converted with Google's free Picasa 3 software and the raw conversion software that comes with Canon cameras:  Processing Raw Files (and with FREE Software) (http://rdougwicker.com/2011/05/11/processing-raw-files-and-with-free-software/)
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Post by: DDScott on May 11, 2011, 07:01:37 AM
THUG GUARD - Book One of my new, Cozy Cash Mysteries - is here!!!

And here's all the scoop:

http://ddscottauthor.blogspot.com/2011/05/thug-guard-book-one-of-cozy-cash.html



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515fwO50K%2BL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00507FTQS/?tag=kbpst-20)

Happy Reading!!!
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Post by: Karen Wojcik Berner on May 11, 2011, 07:04:46 AM
^^Congratulations, DD!^^

On another note: It's "good" versus "well" on today's "Editing for Grammarphobes." Do you know the difference?

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)

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Post by: Tess St John on May 11, 2011, 07:05:21 AM
I'm hosting ebook author Victoria Gray on my blog...she's blogging about a fascinating Civil War heroine!

http://tessstjohn.blogspot.com/ (http://tessstjohn.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: dgaughran on May 11, 2011, 07:11:21 AM
Today I cover the news that everyone in the UK is talking about: Ed Victor, one of the leading UK agents, has just launched his own publishing company.

What makes this particularly newsworthy is that he won't just be publishing his authors' backlists, he will be looking for the stars of the future.

I analyse the author/publisher split he is proposing, and find it wanting. I cast a critical eye on some of the other agent/author hybrids out there, and find some their e-books to have very poor production levels.

I conclude with an examination of the conflict of interest that an agent becoming a publisher creates.

Read the full post here: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/top-uk-agent-announces-publishing-imprint/
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Post by: DDScott on May 11, 2011, 07:17:00 AM
If you have Ebook Formatting Questions, you're in for a treat today...

I've brought my Go-To Kindle Format Guy - Rob Siders of 52 Novels - to my WG2E site!!!

You've got all day to ask him questions...

Here's the link:

http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/welcome-to-the-wg2e-rob-siders-of-52-novels-my-go-to-ebook-format-guy
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Post by: R. Doug on May 11, 2011, 07:20:26 AM
^^Congratulations, DD!^^

On another note: It's "good" versus "well" on today's "Editing for Grammarphobes." Do you know the difference?

http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com (http://karenwojcikberner.blogspot.com)



Reminds me of the old Hawaiian joke about the early missionaries to the Islands who later became plantation owners:  "They came to do good and wound up doing very well."

Good blog, by the way.
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Post by: D Girard Watson on May 11, 2011, 07:24:21 AM
I just posted the secret to writing a novel in 3 months (hint: caffeine)

http://dgirardwatson.com/journal/2011/5/11/how-do-you-write-a-novel-in-3-months.html

 ;D
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Post by: Al Schneider on May 11, 2011, 07:33:19 AM
Monday's Indie Book Lounge article was by Christopher John Chater and talked about creating your own eBook cover art (cheap)! (http://www.indiebooklounge.com/ArticleViewer.aspx?AID=d14ada4f-323a-4a34-81fd-2f9455035afd&Title=Get+%27er+done%3a+Doing+your+own+ebook+cover+art.)
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Post by: Katie Salidas on May 11, 2011, 07:33:46 AM
I wanted to pop in real quick this morning and let you know about a giveaway being hosted on my blog.

Today, BK Walker, from the Virtual Book Tour Cafe (http://www.virtualbooktourcafe.com/index.html) is stopping by my blog to talk about marketing. She will award one FREE 10-stop tour to a lucky author. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment answering the question.
"What are you doing to market your work."
Stop by and enter to win. (http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/05/tips-to-successfully-market-your-book.html)

http://www.katiesalidas.com/2011/05/tips-to-successfully-market-your-book.html
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Post by: aaronpolson on May 11, 2011, 08:02:13 AM
A couple of blog goodies including the weekly WIP Wednesday:

WIP Wednesday: You're a Writer, So Write (http://www.aaronpolson.net/2011/05/wip-wednesday-youre-writer-so-write.html)

and the first chapter of Borrowed Saints:

Chapter 1: Smoke and Mirrors (http://borrowedsaints.blogspot.com/2011/05/chapter-1-smoke-and-mirrors.html)

I plan to release a chapter a week until you can read the book online for free. Crazy but true. ;)
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Post by: KatieKlein on May 11, 2011, 11:10:23 AM
I'm the featured author this week on The Cozy Corner Reading Room! :)
Links on the blog: http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/05/interview-with-katie-klein.html (http://katiekleinwrites.blogspot.com/2011/05/interview-with-katie-klein.html)
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Post by: Grace Elliot on May 11, 2011, 11:12:43 AM
"Exit Napoleon Pursued by Rabbits."
My latest blog post tells the Monty Python-esque story of the Emeperor Napoleon and 30,000 rabbits.

Find it at
http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com

Enjoy this blend of animals, history and trivia.
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Post by: Beth Groundwater on May 11, 2011, 01:58:02 PM
I've posted lots of photos on my blog from my 9-events-in-10-days east coast book tour, including ones from the Malice Domestic conference and the festival of mystery and of me poised with hammer in hand about to crack into a plate of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs. Yum! Also, author Dorothy St. James will be guest-posting tomorrow. Please stop by!

http://bethgroundwater.blogspot.com/
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Post by: CraigInOregon on May 11, 2011, 02:42:45 PM
Here's my newest post:

http://www.craig-hansen.com/2011/05/11/lots-of-busy-work/
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Post by: Alex Sinclair on May 11, 2011, 04:20:02 PM
http://sinclairbooks.blogspot.com/ - Author Dawne Prochilo is giving away a free copy of her book at sinclair books. Stop by and enter the giveaway.
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Post by: momilp on May 11, 2011, 04:28:10 PM
The cover for my first novel is a working project that is taking longer than I thought to realize, but I think  it is worth getting it right before I pubblish :)

http://monicalaporta.com/2011/05/11/the-priest-the-cover-journey-ix/ (http://monicalaporta.com/2011/05/11/the-priest-the-cover-journey-ix/)
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Post by: Kathleen Valentine on May 11, 2011, 05:42:27 PM
In which I brag shamelessly about my latest review on a book blog: Author Jane Ward calls EAB "Gothic" in the DuMaurier Tradition (http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/author-jane-ward-calls-eab-gothic-in.html)
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Post by: Andre Jute on May 11, 2011, 05:50:32 PM
If you're fainthearted, give this a miss.
"How many novels will be published this year? No matter, precisely, it will be too many."
http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1218 (http://coolmainpress.com/ajwriting/archives/1218)
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Post by: Al Schneider on May 11, 2011, 05:56:43 PM
Some basic Google ranking tactics to keep in mind when building your blog / website
Google's Keyword Ranking Formula Tips (http://www.indiebooklounge.com/ArticleViewer.aspx?AID=b262b76b-267d-495e-b8e5-24fe2d1d8166&Title=Google%27s+Keyword+Ranking+Formula+Tips)
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Post by: CaedemMarquez on May 11, 2011, 09:07:51 PM
Extreme Couponing - http://CaedemMarquez.com
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Post by: CraigInOregon on May 12, 2011, 12:49:32 AM
Big new page added to my Web site, for the pending release of MOST LIKELY:

http://www.craig-hansen.com/most-likely/
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Post by: Robert Clear on May 12, 2011, 04:10:12 AM

EMPTY YOUR POCKETS OR THE CUTE LITTLE WHALE GETS IT!

www.the-cambridge-list.blogspot.com/2011/05/empty-your-pockets-or-cute-little-whale.html
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Post by: Charliegirl on May 12, 2011, 05:16:39 AM
How to Schedule Word press blog post http://playground51.com/
While I was learning myself I figured I'd make a blog post about it ^_^ It's pretty informative though, with screen caps and everything.


I'm looking for link exchanges, so add me to your blog and I'll add you (I have a contact form on my blog, it's there under the "Paged" link list on the side)

If you have a blogger page I'll add yo