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  1. 3 points
    Riders hoo of dis lax yeah kin youse spee chew tex pro grams too right when day can't spiel.
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    Did you not hear me, screaming, "Where do I sign up?"
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    That's the million dollar question many authors have asked. That's basically what I've done, making sure all my books are properly linked to it (in all formats). Beyond that? Tread carefully. You could join some GR communities and engage as a reader in various subjects, not unlike what we all do here (with the chance others will check your profile out). I used their giveaway program, back when it was free. It worked nicely for a while, then it became crowed with too many "members" entering only to get a free copy to resell on eBay. Now it's a pricey program - mainly due to Amazon's involvement. Overall, I think it's part of a larger effort to get yourself out there. It's not just GR, it's a combination of a lot of different places - like Amazon author central, LibraryThing, Bookbub profile, etc.
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    I've heard scary reports of Goodreads as well. But does anyone know whether the same negativity is apparent for Christian fiction? In any case, I'm very hesitant to be active on there, but I do think it's important at the minimum to create an author page in order to stake out that little bit of Internet real estate. That's on my to-do list for next month. Here's a Goodreads author guide from Dave Chesson. He addresses the trollery, but says that despite that, it's still important to have a presence. I'll be creating an author page there for my pen name sometime next month and I completely understand your trepidation, @PenName!
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    Well, this is what you get from a language that is an amalgamation of different languages.
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    Well, its really just a matter of keeping the story I have that's currently in one piece from fragmenting before it's done... I'm a very novice fiction writer, and this will be practically my first attempt to do a story with backflashes and more than one point of view.
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    I heard this one the other day, and the 90's came back to me:
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    Off and on tinnitus. And because God's strength is made perfect in human frailty, I made it a character's superpower, where it gets louder when he goes the wrong way! Mine is more like the chiming music from the original "Lost in Space" tv show that signalled the approach of an alien monster.
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    I have been listening to classical when driving, it really helps my mood when in traffic jams and people keep cutting me off because I leave a safe stopping distance. When I am on the highway or feel the need for faster stuff I listen to the Red Hot Chili Pipers.
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    Never tried lip syncing, but I do enjoy singing karaoke. Unfortunately, that is with my own voice😄
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    If you have, then watch these two lip sync from The Greatest Showman. It's hilarious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K19fqhzKIcw
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    The Bible is clear that God is male.
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    "Our Father" specifally points to God being a male.
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    To me the issue is that there would be no struggle between good and evil to stop something from happening. We see in the Biblical book of Job that Satan must ask permission of God to affect Job's Iife. I imagine any event affecting any person who has given their life to Christ is similar. I think my issue would be that anything that portrays Satan or evil as "winning out" over God's plan for the world is not Biblical. When God decides it's the apocalypse, it's the apocalypse. I have not heard this take before. While it is thought-provoking, I cannot agree. Jesus was asked to show his disciples how to pray, and He began with "Our Father". I think He would be the one to clarify if that was not the accurate form of address. Also, since Jesus is fully God and fully man (male), we see that this is a part of God's nature. The Angel of the Lord (Jesus as he appears in the Old Testament) and the being with whom Jacob wrestled (God) were both male. Also, "all scripture is given by inspiration of God" (2 Timothy 3: 16-17) and the Bible consistently uses male pronouns for God, including in the earliest parts of the Old Testament, when "Our Father" was not yet a form of address towards God. Now, do I believe we have any hope of understanding how God is male? No. He is certainly not like any male on earth. Indeed, both males and females on earth are in fact, somehow, made in His image (Genesis 1:37). But I fully believe that it is who He is. All thoughts given respectfully. 😊
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    I entered with this: Your servant RRRecardoe Emperor Octavian As our ships passed, you saw me throw these bottles Send all warships next new moon Marc Antony and Cleopatra are overconfident
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    Making God be female isn't questing God's existence?! Scripture is VERY clear: our FATHER in heaven
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    I’m about 240 pages into an autobiography. I have a vast experience in military and commercial aviation, and I’m writing about the faith an perseverance it took to get me through it all. It was crazy ride. Lots of stops/starts, crushing failures, and some surprising victories. I need advice on editing and publishing. Thanks in advance.
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    Greetings, My name is Ryan: I have been working on and off for several years on a novel entitled The Herd of Philosophizing Walruses, thoughts and criticisms of which are my main motivation for joining this forum. My Christian perspective I would describe as something like charasmatic anabaptist. I am an entomologist by education and thoroughly enjoy a romp through field and forest, net in hand and insects afoot. I look forward to learning from you all and contributing what I can when I am able.
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    Happy birthday, William! Hope you have a special day. Abundant blessings to you!
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    I know this is a random question, but have any of you ever taken a song you have memorized or know the lyrics to and lip synced it, getting it on video?
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    182 short fiction publishers free download
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    I think there's a few things going on there. I think it's less of a problem if the name is really common. For example, John is a common enough name that readers probably won't think the author is writing himself into the novel, but if the name is unique, readers will think the author is trying to insert himself into the world of his characters. As for writing yourself into fiction, readers respond to that in different ways. Usually, it doesn't really bother me--especially if the character is a minor one, but I recently read a novel in which the main character was a writer who wrote all the books the author of the novel had written. (She didn't share the author's name, just her bibliography.) It was highly distracting, especially since other characters were often praising the main character for her well-written books. It felt a bit self-indulgent to me--as if the author was telling readers what to think of her past novels. I think that's the danger of writing yourself into a novel--it distracts readers from the actual story and puts the focus on the author instead of the characters.
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    What I intend to do is create my author profile with a well-presented bio. I honestly don't know if I'll have time to do much else beyond that.
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    @Accord64 and @EBraten I'm hearing get a page, but do not engage. So... Um... I'm confused. What do I do on there?
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    Air guitar contest winner here! (No video; it was the late seventies.) My song was "Show Me the Way" by Peter Frampton, which included a talkbox section, a tube that allowed a guitarist to "sing" words with electric guitar notes. I have to add that, as an introvert, I was under the influence or I would have been paralyzed with stage fright.
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    Hello, welcome to Christianwriters Jim! It is great to meet you, and have you here!
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    No, but I could see it being pretty hilarious
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    She said to never use your real name for your character. presumably because the agent/publisher wont like it and it's not professional. I'd like to specifically know why?
  33. 1 point
    Because if Z writes about character Z being an ax-wielding serial killer, we might get worried! 😳😱😵💀
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    Welcome aboard, but leave your cockroaches behind, please, unless they're in print.
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    I know and understand what she said, but why can't you use your name for a character? Really?
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    Wow, this is some freebie, Lynn! Thanks!
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    Hi, Jim! Nice to meet you
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    Welcome, Jim! It's nice to meet you!
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    Welcome to the flock
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    Hello, Jim! Welcome to Christian Writers. Best wishes and blessings on your writing!
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    I engage in healthy habits and avoid unhealthy ones. To begin with, I have never smoked any tobacco products, or used any illegal ones. I hardly ever drink alcohol, except on special occasions, like birthday celebrations, like I would today, if I was visiting my sister. I walk about an hour a day, every day, at a vigorous pace. I think that's the key. I also have a monthly chiropractor's visit, when he pushes and pulls things back into place. I figure that when all your parts are in the right place, everything should work better. I'm also on a high fiber diet. This morning for breakfast I had Fiber One Cereal 55%, along with pitted prunes and coffee. At midday I had a full lunch of chicken strips, with red kidney beans, mushrooms and spinach (Popeye was right!) Along with a dessert of cranberry raisins. I also use nutritional supplements. I use Focus Formula which provides "1-Improve Focus & Concentration. 2-Supports Memory & Recall. 3-Boosts Energy & Attention. 4-Promotes Blood Flow." That's right. "Smarter Pills". I also use probiotics to help with a digestive problem, of which I will avoid all revolting descriptions. The one I'm using now contains "20 billion live probiotic cultures". Imagine that. 20 billion of anything in two capsules this (----------) size? I wonder, how do they know the number? Is some guy sitting at a microscope counting? "One. Two. Three. Four. Hey there! Everybody get in line!" Then I also take Azo tablets for help with a bladder problem. The label says "1 serving= 1 glass of cranberry juice." That's why I buy the tablets. They're a lot less expensive, and much lighter and easier to carry than who knows how many jars of juice. I consider all medications and nutritional supplements, when taken correctly, as prescribed, to be blessings from the Lord. It's when they are abused that what was intended as a blessing, becomes a devil's curse. Another thing. In the mornings, I have one cup of coffee with breakfast. Then when I go out, I stop for another coffee at a local eatery. Then in the evening, I have a cup of tea. The highlights of my day. I've got to get a life!
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    Happy birthday, dude! At my last checkup, my PA told me I had the body of a nineteen-year-old athlete. She also said I should give it back because I was getting it all stretched-out and wrinkly.
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    I’m interested! Shoot me a link or whatever...
  47. 1 point
    Okay. I mentioned before that writing by hand works best. But not only by hand. When we're in the car for longer than, say, ten-fifteen minutes. Tomorrow we'll be in the car for more than an hour going to a place where we hold our English church services (don't ask, it's complicated), and then the same amount of time back so we can make it back for our French evening service (told you it's complicated). That'll give me a bit of time for handwriting tomorrow.
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    Thank you everyone. Today I am 74 years old, and in very good shape for a man my age. I know I'm in much better shape than my father was at this age. I think that's a good way to measure yourself when it comes to your general health. A year ago on this day, I was living in a rented room in a private home. When I got up in the morning, and stepped out of my room, my landlord's girlfriend was there. She said, "Happy Birthday." I told her what I've just written, about me being in good shape for a man my age. She said, "You're in very good shape for a man of any age." Now that's what you call a compliment! The woman is also a professional nurse. She works at a local hospital, so she knows what she's talking about! That makes it an even better compliment. It made my whole day. It's actually made my whole year!
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    ^ This. The game that Satan plays is not to forestall the end, but take as many down with him as he can.
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    I've got a steady G note in my ears, ringing 24-7.
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