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Writers' Cafe / Re: Have time to beta read a 12,000 word story
« on: October 11, 2013, 10:18:29 pm »
I have family visiting until the 19th but will get it done between the 20th & 23rd if you send it to me. My email is public on my profile.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Passive Voice and the Word Was
« on: October 11, 2013, 10:11:01 pm »
Loved the Zombie test!  If you don't like Zombies, you could always substitute Ghosts or Vampires. Any of them would work. 

Writers' Cafe / Re: Differentiation: self-published vs indie authors?
« on: October 11, 2013, 09:23:11 pm »
What is in a label?

It reminds me of all the labels we start putting on individuals starting when they are very young children.  If a child takes longer to catch on to an idea, the current trend it label the child 'Developmentally Delayed' and order special services for the child. Now the child is labeled different and has that label to overcome besides being slower than his/her peers in understanding an idea. First and most important the child is a child. I had those labels in the early grades & didn't really learn to read until 7th grade or so when reading became interesting. Every single of my more than 80 graduate level college credits are A's, so I ask again, "What's in a label?" I am of the opinion those that want to see individual have difficulty develop labels to hold them back.

Just one opinion from an individual that hates labels.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: How to get rid of hiccups (hicoughs)
« on: October 11, 2013, 04:07:03 pm »
Our family has used this method for years to get rid of hiccups. The kids calls it drinking water 'up-side-down' that sounds more fun to them.  The theory is to force you to drink very small amounts of water slowly for a period of time to interrupt the contractions of the diaphragm where hiccups start.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: 25 Random Things About You
« on: October 11, 2013, 04:01:57 pm »
Here is my 25 ~ I like to play games like this.

1.  I have 21 grandchildren, from 2 stepchildren. In the 21, 8 are surrogate children that my daughter had for others that could not have them.
2.  I have held teaching credentials in 4 states, still have one in the state where I live.
3.  My driver's license is a Class A, license & I can drive a truck with 18-wheels & have worked driving the lower 48 & Canada.
4.  I was the first woman to earn certification to inspect carpet and hard goods floor covering for problems by a group set up by the carpet mills in the carpet installation industry that certifies inspectors.
5.  One of the rivers I have rafted is the 318 miles through the Grand Canyon in March-April & I wanted to carry the raft to the top of Lava Falls & do the rapids again. My first river was a class 4 off Mt. Denali in Alaska. I lost track of how many rivers we have rafted over the year.
6.  I grew up on a street named for the city where I was born ~ Des Moines Street in Des Moines, IA. 
7.  My Dad grew up in the same house & was born in his Grandma's house on the next street over.
8.  My mom & my husband's mom were both born in rural Minnesota on the same road; we met & married and found out that our grandparents knew each others year before. (We met in California.) It is a small world.
9.  My first teaching job was teaching outdoor camping skills to children at a Camp Fire Girls camp back when they were just Camp Fire Girls.
10. One of the jobs I worked was at the State Fair selling Wonder Bars to earn money for college ~ on commission & it paid good.
11. I watched students led by OTHERS burn down the Bank of America in the town area next to UCSB during the student riots in the early '70's.
12. On three trips to Alaska, I have toured large areas of the state, spent two weeks mining gold north of Nome & toured the inside passage on a 104 ft. ship & they let me drive it on the second week on-board.
13. My favorite band for all time is The Yardbirds, with my favorite song of the group is Still I'm Sad.
14. I have no use for cell phones & don't use one except when the car breaks down, if I remember to keep it charged.
15. I like collecting rocks, mining gold and crystals.
16. I design bead jewelry & one of my goals is to be published in one of the two leading beading magazines some time.
17. Dark chocolate & red hots candy are my two favorite type of candies.
18. Diet soda is yuck, only real Pepsi for me, please. I have never drank coffee & don't want to start in my mid-60's. Another yuck in my opinion.
19. My dream car since I was 5 was a Thunderbird; I drive a 2004 T-Bird in metallic baby blue ~ still my favorite car. (It took me 60 years to get my dream car.)
20. One of my granddaughters is teaching in Thailand.
21. The latest miracle in my life is cataract surgery where they put in a new lens inside each eye to correct my vision & I can see better than I have in 30 years or so. The coolest part is that the put the lens into the eye from a tiny cut above the iris & it is folded in thirds when it goes in and they open it in your eye & place it so your can see so much better with no pain involved in the entire procedure. I no longer need glasses except to see small print.
22. I tried writing short stories but found I can edit far better than write myself.
23. At age 21, our daughter told us as parents that we sure had learned a lot since she was fourteen (in other words she now understood what it meant to be a parent & why we took our responsibilities seriously.)
24. My favorite movies are American Dreamer, Sweet Home Alabama & Baby's Day Out.
25. I have visited 46 of the 50 United States (unlike some public figures I do know how many we have), Canada and Mexico.  I have missed Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont & Hawaii.

This was fun but harder than I thought it would be, to me I sound so boring. LOL

Introductions & Welcomes / Re: Editor/Author
« on: October 11, 2013, 02:26:13 pm »

Thank you all for the welcome to KB!

More Later ~ Lilith Kyper

Writers' Cafe / Re: Editor Credit Alongside Author on Amazon
« on: October 11, 2013, 12:14:11 pm »
As an editor, I only want to see a thanks inside the book in either the acknowledgements or a brief referral to me as an editor at the end of the manuscript, but not in an Amazon field on the cover.  I don't want credit for anything I didn't write & sometimes when the author refuses to fix the grammar, I request that my name not be mentioned anywhere on the manuscript.

Introductions & Welcomes / Editor/Author
« on: June 04, 2013, 06:38:39 pm »
Hi Everyone!

I am an editor and author of ebooks and want to make connections to others editors and authors.

Looking forward to hearing from some of you soon

Most of the time I am an editor, but I do write short stories using the pen name Jane Flowers.  I just sent my list to you email & I thank you for including them in your list.

Introductions & Welcomes / Re: New and clueless author
« on: June 04, 2013, 05:41:40 pm »
Hi Grace (New & Clueless Author) from a new and somewhat clueless editor. 

I have been editing ebooks for authors and publishers for a little over a year. I also have six short stories that I have e-published on both Amazon and Smashwords.

One thing that I found out is that Amazon will allow you three pen names and I think that includes your own name if you use it.  As you were considering the two types of books, I thought that might be a bit of info to help.

Good luck with your first e-publish.

Lilith Kyper

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