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Smaug
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My new post What am I writing today? is up and running.
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My latest Prosers post is up. How I find ideas, with a special shoutout to Hatrack for the awesome story challenges.
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The last post (finally!) in the series about romantic subplots. http://theprosers.blogspot.com/2012/02/romantic-subplots-part-5.html
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Added A WotF Winner

and Thus

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How to work through novel induced weight gain, while keeping you butt-in-chair.

http://theprosers.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-to-lose-weightwithout-even-trying.html

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New post on Prosers Learning to think like a writer
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New post. Something interesting when I posted my zombie short story on Smashwords.

http://www.guyantibes.com/2012/02/28/interest-in-freebie-spikes-downloads-at-smashwords/

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Why aren't my comments on the Prosers visible? It's the second one I can't find. Also, I don't get the Add Comment choice until I hit Reply to a single post.
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MAP
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Martin, I have no idea. We'll have to look into that.

It has worked for you before. Has anything changed since then?

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Maybe my Mozilla got updated to a more buggy version. I can send screenshots if that will help.
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Some great writing advice from Dr. Seuss
here.

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MartinV--I spent a long, long time trying to find an invisible comment last week on Prosers. I wonder if it was yours. How funny! What did you say?
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I've finally gotten around to having a website with a blog in it.
It is here:
A.A. Leil

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Osiris nice web site even though that slideshow goes by pretty fast. I don't know if you can allow each section to show longer or not but please do. I know there's only two but it's still hard to read that longer description.

The rest of it looked good,

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There was one comment about science and fiction having similarities and differences. I think I put the comment on the love lambda in a reply instead of a comment.
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quote:
Originally posted by LDWriter2:
that slideshow goes by pretty fast. I don't know if you can allow each section to show longer or not but please do.

Thanks LD, consider it done! Let me know how the new speed works for you.
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Why Middle Grade is Important.

http://theprosers.blogspot.com/2012/03/why-middle-grade-is-important.html

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Osiris Still took me two tries to read the blurb on the zombie story and my reading speed isn't slow. I don't know if anyone else would be bothered by that, most interneters might be used to higher speeds.

But I don't what else you might up if you want only sells on the slideshow but I think it would look better with three or four items.

But at the same time you may not have to wait long for the number to grow anyway.

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New post on Prosers. Logic versus intuition
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Been blogging a lot lately. And it looks like I may have lost a follower instead of getting more. I say may have because on the on the main page it now says one number but when I go to the page I can work on the blog it shows the another number.

Not sure if this is a repeat or not
Stone within

Music

The last one and this next one is me taking a break from writing about writing. Both posts are about music. A new album and a very interesting song I found by accident, one another group does. I love the way the other group does it, this group's version is interesting.

Music Two

This next one deals with Khoury's novel and a bit about what I'm going to be doing.
Their debut and

[ March 06, 2012, 11:05 PM: Message edited by: LDWriter2 ]

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I have a new blog post about the moral implications of feeding children 'pink slime':

'Soylent Pink' is Pet Food!


quote:
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Osiris Still took me two tries to read the blurb on the zombie story and my reading speed isn't slow.

Okay, I might slow it down a bit more. It isn't obvious (and I'm not sure how to make it without putting up some text that tells you), but if you hover the mouse pointer over the blurb, it stops the slideshow. You can also click the 'read more' button, the Stupefying Stories logo, or the title of the post to go to the post itself.
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Sort of an important announcement...

Me Blog

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Niiice Martin but don't forget to thaw it out first, don;t want to freeze your muse.
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Good one, LD.

As to my muse, she was raised north of the Wall in Westeros so she's used of the cold. In fact, a freezer might be warm to her. [Wink]

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Everything you've ever wondered about me, including my favorite weapon and my plans for the zombie apocalypse. PLUS an opportunity to play blog tag. Don't miss out!

http://theprosers.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-tag-melanie-edition.html

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My new post on creating emotional resonance
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My (not quite formed) opinion about holding books marketed to young adults to a different standard than books marketed to adults:

http://theprosers.blogspot.com/2012/03/marketing-to-young-adults.html

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Finally got around to listing some new posts.

Not sure if number one is a repeat or not:

Spiders-snowboards


I update my reading and writing lists.
Number Two:

Another Update Thing

More on Suzanne Mcleod
And lastly:
McLeod

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New post on The Prosers, Antagonists: Depths and Motives
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Two new posts introducing a couple of writing advice columns I've started on my blog:

The Ragged Road
Everything I Know About Writing I Learned From...

Lots more in the works, too. I should have some posts in the coming weeks that link to the Scientific American Guest Blog articles I've written. It all depends on when the editor can post them.

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quote:
Originally posted by Osiris:
I should have some posts in the coming weeks that link to the Scientific American Guest Blog articles I've written. It all depends on when the editor can post them.

Well, I hope you do more than post those links on your blog. Please also post here when those Guest Blog articles go up.
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I wrote a book (with the critiquing help of a lot of you) several years ago. This is my post about polishing it up for publication:

http://theprosers.blogspot.com/2012/03/write-what-you-love.html

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Alas, the perils of self-publishing is coming back to bite me. After running out of the gate with some good sales, the market has turned its back on Guy Antibes (me).

Here is my lament and what I'm doing about it and another post on my personal trials with editing.

http://www.guyantibes.com

Edting, Editing, Editing

Frowny Face :-( Book Sales

[ March 24, 2012, 03:37 PM: Message edited by: Owasm ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Kathleen Dalton Woodbury:
quote:
Originally posted by Osiris:
I should have some posts in the coming weeks that link to the Scientific American Guest Blog articles I've written. It all depends on when the editor can post them.

Well, I hope you do more than post those links on your blog. Please also post here when those Guest Blog articles go up.
Ask and ye shall receive, oh She Who Must Be Obeyed! [Smile]

Deep Thought is Dead, Long Live Deep Thought

I also have a short blurb on my own blog about how I met Bora, the editor of the guest blog. It is a nice little lesson on how reaching out to people on the internet can have some unexpected results.

The Scientific American Guest Blog

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Thank you, Osiris!
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quote:
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Thank you, Osiris!

And thank you for what you do for all the writers around here, myself included.
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So last week, I wrote about how some stories can be special to you, even though they don't win any awards, and talked about one of my favorite books, The Obnoxious Jerks, by Stephen Maynes.

http://theprosers.blogspot.com/2012/03/one-prosers-treasure.html

And then this week I write about what to do when your favorite author comments about your commenting...

Squee!

http://theprosers.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-to-do-when-your-imaginary-friends.html

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New post on Prosers, Strong Female Characters or Strong Characters that are Female
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Finally listing my updates but there's a few of them here:

Mine

Around six or seven--- yes I'm behind.
But there are from WotF Q1 down to Follower.

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Hi, my blog is called Shadows in Mind. I attempt to post at least monthly. The topics vary.

My two most recent posts were "Reading Review – Winter of Women" and "Regarding Twilight". Neither of these were written to provide direct advice or to share my writing experiences. Mainly, I'm hoping for feedback from various people.

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Today on my blog:

Walking The Tightrope - How I found a balanced attitude to literary critique.

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Not late this time.

April's Plans

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What YouTube taught me about Self-Publishing.

http://theprosers.blogspot.com/2012/04/what-youtube-taught-me-about-self.html

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FYI, for those of you who use Wordpress.

Wordpress has two "flavors" for blogs. The first kind is for wordpress.com blogs on which all of the security (spam-blocking) and updates and so forth are taken care of by the wordpress people.

The second kind is for those who want to set up a wordpress blog on their own websites or servers, and those are wordpress.org blogs. The blog owner has to take care of all of the details, including spam-blocking and updates and so on.

I mention this because William Schmidt (of the Hatrack Novel Support groups) has talked about setting up a wordpress blog on his website, hence, he is using a wordpress.org blog and would need to do all of the things for it that are done automatically for those with wordpress.com blogs.

I hope this makes sense.

I just wanted to alert you all about the difference between the two Wordpress "flavors" so if you choose to do-it-yourself, you'll know that you really do have to do it all yourself.

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My new post on The Prosers Awesome Covers
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And yet another one-- kinda fun one.

Star Trek ship

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I'm kind of ridiculous when it comes to the whole blogging thing (several starts and stops)... I'm just going to keep one now without trying to keep a schedule -- gotta leave time for novel writing and enjoying my family.

With that being said, here's my latest.
http://oddengine.wordpress.com/

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A quick, fun post. If you've heard of the Lucky 7 Game, you'll know what I mean when I say I've been 'tagged'. If you don't know, or want to consider yourself tagged so you can play, check out my blog post below:

Tagged: The Lucky 7 Game!

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Here's a link to my new contest: Name My Book!
Come and check it out.

http://theprosers.blogspot.com/2012/04/melanies-first-annual-name-my-book.html

By the way, I really enjoy looking at everyone's blog posts each week. I usually hit most of them, so keep posting!

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New post The Power of Stories
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