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    Some guidelines for anyone moving their clocks back tonight... 😂
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    Got tagged on this image. Had to share!
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    I just spotted a review on one of my books (I don't have very many, about 10 total) that does a better job of describing and explaining it than I can. This is for my book called Blessings and Trials (I'm giving it away FREE next week as part of my school's summer reading program): "As a fan of Peretti's "Darkness" duology and others in the same vein like Hudson's "On the Edge" and Beale's "War in Heaven", but also a fan of Tolkien, Sanderson, Eddings, and Salvatore, among others, when I stumbled on this I was immediately excited to see a genre mash-up that took a biblical worldview that included vivid imagery of spiritual warfare and weaved it into an epic fantasy setting, with plausible reasons for the existence & use of magic-like abilities & powers. The moral compass here is strong, the bad guys are clearly bad, and well-personified; the good guys are clearly good, and well-differentiated from each other; there are arcs of repentance & redemption as well. I just finished book 2 and had to come back here and re-review the first one since it had been re-published with a new cover & date. Can't wait for book 3!" I literally have chills from reading that guy/gal's opinion of my book. I'm floored. I can just say wow. I'm on the verge of tears. Somebody totes gets me and that book! I just wanted to share this moment of authorial excitement and triumph with my fellow Christian writers here. There are people out there that want to see Godly stories. Well, at least a couple. Don't give up! Never surrender!
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    Yes, one. Just one, but it makes me quite ridiculously happy. I hope whoever bought it really enjoys it.
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    I came across this today!
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    Just finished my first draft at 83'000 words. This is the most words I've managed to string together for a story. Now comes the hard work of edits and rewrites.
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    I think I've done this one before but doing it again...
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    I have this God i believe in. promised to never leave me nor forsake me, he is for me and not against me. When i am wounded or broken he is the one that heals me. When i feel i am alone or in fear he reminds me that he is with me. Though i go astray and find myself lost he comes to me, though i’m fed with the bread of sorrows and adversity and drink of the water of affliction, though i walk through this wilderness, though i be tried i have this faith that is precious in his eyes. I have this God i believe in.
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    I have an HDMI connection to a BG (Beta/Gamma) Wave Reader. I simply place a wire lead over each temple and relax into a meditative state. The congestive interpretation software then extracts the story in my mind, and converts it into a MS Word file. The entire process takes less than an hour! I end up with a 85,000 word manuscript that's perfectly edited and ready for publication. Then I wake up from my dream, look at my laptop, and yell: **Sigh** I simply peck away at a keyboard and hope it forms coherent sentences.
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    This is so clever. If you can't read it (from let to right), make your screen view a little bigger...
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    Two men were sitting under a tree. One was reading a book. The other was writing a book. A lion came by and ate the man reading the book. Why? Answer: Everyone knows that readers digest and writers cramp.
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    It takes me a couple of days to decorate our tree so kind of tree decorating I could go for!
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    Hi everyone, I am Paula from Jamaica. I am new to this website and I'm also a new author. I'm happy to locate this community because there is so much to learn and I'm ready to experience this new knowledge. I am a Christian for many years. I'm currently working on my second book which I'm hoping will not go thru the mistakes I have made with the first.
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    Great ones, Alley. I usually post one of these nearby when I write:
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    I've been reading a slender volume that I read before my stroke, entitled, "Write Like the Masters," by William Cane. I forgot all of its teachings when I had my stroke, but I came upon this book in my shelves and I thought I would read it again, because today, like any other day, is a great day for learning. It is a compilation of writings on how to use the rhetorical device of imitation to improve out writing, going through in detail the writing of twenty diverse writers and their style. He has sampled such extremes as Balzac all the way to Edgar Rice Burroughs, Edith Wharton to Margaret Mitchell- truly a wonderful book, and I thought I'd share it to help you in your writing career.
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    A Blessed Good Friday to Everyone
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    One positive thing I've discovered during our COVID-19 lockdown is how it brings out the cleverness in people. No shortage of funny memes out there:
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    "It's really pretty simple..."
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    May your New Year overflow with blessings!
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    So last week I came up with a beginning sentence and paragraph which works (after nineteen failed attempts), and this morning I came up with a hard Twist ending which also works. This is the very last thing that happens in the novel in the Resolution section, the very last thing the reader experiences before wondering if there will be a sequel. I dreamt the idea this morning and it's been kicking around in my head as I puttered around house in the beginning of my Christmas break. As you may know, Linda isn't a reader and doesn't care for genre stories as a general rule, so getting any kind of feedback from her is an accomplishment. Most of what I get is disinterest, and that's fine. It makes getting a genuine response all the sweeter. Linda got home this afternoon and I told her this ending. She's guarded when I talk to her about the novel these days - she just wants it to be done - but when I told her this ending, her jaw dropped Wide Open for a good four seconds. Her eyes were wide and I haven't seen her this astonished in forever. "Oh, that's GOOD. Yeah, that works," my little hostile witness said. I will remember that look for the rest of my life. So, yeah, making headway, still aiming to get the novel out to Beta readers in time for Christmas.
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    Happy Thanksgiving. May your Thanksgiving forecast be as favorable:
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    This came up in memories on Facebook. And I thought I'd share it with you all. Maybe you're struggling with your writing today. If you'll notice, there's a keyboard in the background.
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    LOL For sure on the car radio! 🤣
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    It's been a while since we've done one of these. Because laughter is good medicine... and with no co-payment! And finally, inspiration for mystery writers.
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    For those of us with varying degrees of OCD:
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    Hi everyone, thank you for your prayers. Little Penelope was losing ground while in her mother's womb. So it is a blessing that they took the twins when they did. Her sister was stronger because she was taking all nourishment from Penelope. For the last week Penelope had been unresponsive to her care. She had barely moved and never opened her eyes. My coworker/friend is a preacher and had gotten permission to go to the hospital and anoint her on Saturday. After he did she opened her eyes and started to move. When he was telling me this, he and I both had the same thought--that she is going to "out do her sister". We sincerely believe that and that she is going to make it through this with flying colors. She had also been give a pink blanket that had been prayed over by a number of people. MY friend told her parents that every time they take her out, wrap her in the blanket so she will always be wrapped in prayer. :D Thank you so much on behalf of her and her family.
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    I don't think I can come up with anything succinct enough to enter! Great job actually doing it, Claire! Will just throw this into the ring. I think it's fairly cliche though! "Run."
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    Think you're having a bad day? At least you're not the guy in the red convertible...
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    Posted today from Steve Laube. https://stevelaube.com/dealing-with-bad-publishing-news/
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    When you are half way leading a service and God drops a solution to a writing problem you have been tussling with or a brill idea. Serious - it has happened.😁
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    ...when you have a permanent bruise on your forehead from banging it against your computer!!!
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    Farewell, everyone! I'm going out of town for two weeks, so don't be alarmed if I disappear. I'll try to check in if I get a chance. Have a great summer, everyone!
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    You don't happen to like Dragon do you? I could only use it after small children went to bed. Otherwise, it would look something like: They crept through the woods, listening for, Don't hit your brother! I don't care why I said don't. The men hunting them. They prayed they, No, you may not spray paint the dog orange. ?
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