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  1. Got tagged on this image. Had to share!
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  2. 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 biblic
    12 points
  3. I received probably the most hilarious spam email I've never opened. It's (allegedly) from Amazon, and the title reads: You got (1) package pending for delivery - Use your code to track and receive it on 6/1/1990. Wow!! That must be one special code. I can get this package delivered 30 years ago!
    11 points
  4. It's been a while since we've done this, so I thought I'd try to bring it back. Post something funny you've seen recently. We all need a laugh.
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  5. My husband is not allowed to die before I do. If he does, I'll divorce him.
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  6. Am I cheating if I say, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Okay here is a first line from a book I enjoyed reading “Far Out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.”
    10 points
  7. Hey all! Guess what? I signed a contract and my first book will hopefully be out this fall :)) I can't believe I actually typed those words, lol Please check out my website www.hallielee.com and here's the link to my first newsletter -> https://www.hallielee.com/extra Please share Just want to say, finding this group has been a blessing. I've learned so much - you guys are a generous and wise bunch - thanks for being patient with me. Hallie
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  8. Yes, one. Just one, but it makes me quite ridiculously happy. I hope whoever bought it really enjoys it.
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  9. I came across this today!
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  10. Karen Woodward says all you need to do is a question. https://blog.karenwoodward.org/2021/01/how-to-write-genre-story-conflict.html
    9 points
  11. It was a dark and stormy night... Kidding KIDDING KIDDING!!!! Actually, though I've never read the book, I am always intrigued by: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
    9 points
  12. LOL Love those! Thanks, Accord!
    9 points
  13. Just thought 54 years of marriage was something to celebrate!
    9 points
  14. This is so clever. If you can't read it (from let to right), make your screen view a little bigger...
    9 points
  15. This was by a "Chris Laveen" on Baroque Music Collection-Vivaldi, Bach, Corelli, Telemann... on YouTube. Just paid my rent and electricity.........now I'm Bach to being baroque. No money left to go grocery Chopin and Haydn from bill collectors. Not sure I can Handel anymore of this....
    8 points
  16. Well, it's Saturday, and you know what that means... Time for another guessing game! (If I hadn't repeatedly told myself yesterday that it was Friday and not Saturday, you would've gotten it a bit earlier. ) I didn't any requests for me to guess on anyone in particular; so I'm going to pick four that I haven't really been around much or have been around but haven't really paid a good deal of attention to. The hardness level has increased.. The candidates are @Alley, @RockyMtn Gal, @Sophie, and @paulchernoch! Alley--Hmm...You have young kids, so I'm going to
    8 points
  17. At the moment, my biggest writing struggle is .... writing. I have the story in my head; I want to write, but I don't. I'm not sure what is holding me back. Maybe it is motivation, maybe something else, I'm not sure, but it's just not happening. The thing is, I know I can write and that I can write a compelling story, so I don't think it's that. But it might be the writing process itself, which is what I find hard because of my visual disabilities. Whatever it is, I guess it is something I'll have to continue pushing through in order to write my book.
    8 points
  18. Hum, been through this too many times, so I'm about to apply what I've learned: My 2021 goal is to write one entirely new sentence in my WIP. Not a rewrite, or an edit - entirely new material. I'm sure to crush that goal...
    8 points
  19. May this year, though fraught with chaos and uncertainty, bring you a very special CHRISTmas filled with blessings!
    8 points
  20. Wow! Thanks! First, cookies for everyone. And I hereby decree that cookie calories consumed on Accord64 day do not count. Second, we'll have a legendary fireworks display. Protective glasses and fire resistant clothing strongly recommended. And there will be some thrilling aerial demonstrations. Hearing protection strongly recommended. Have a happy and safe Accord64 day!!
    8 points
  21. My name is Jim Shaver, I have been married for over thirty years. I have two grown children, and three granddaughters. I am a playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and author. My wife and I have been attending the same church in Oceanside, CA for over thirty years. We have served in many areas over the years, but primarily I oversee the theater arts ministry where I have written, and staged many sketches and plays. They have been in different genres such as spoof (A Christmas Cliche), Mystery (Diamonds, Moths, & Rust), Fantasy (Less Than Charming), and Science Fiction (a la Poursuite de Rou
    8 points
  22. Here's a video from Derek Doepker on the importance of identifying your purpose for writing. (Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to insert the video, so here's the link instead). Toward the end, he issues the challenge of sharing a little of your why, and this is something I'd like to do here (once I've figured it out). Anyone else keen to join this challenge?
    8 points
  23. As grocery stores in my area are slowly returning to normal, and my mood lately has been rather perturbed, I saw the potential in the picture below even before I read the caption.
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  24. 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
    8 points
  25. A Blessed Good Friday to Everyone
    8 points
  26. 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:
    8 points
  27. I'm back home now, just barely. I'm on Oxygen therapy at home, and working towards a recovery. A bad ordeal with my recovery sort of promoted it - I won't go into it. I'm just glad that after 7 days...I finally got a shower. I have so many cannisters of O2 in my house, I feel like it's a scene from the movie Alien. I have to watch my Blood / Oxygen levels like a hawk. I have a therapist and a nurse showing up tomorrow to get me started on getting off of supplemental Oxygen. I feet WAY better than I did a week ago this time. God pretty much answered all
    7 points
  28. Not pleased with the outcome of the stolen election. I have decided to change what I can in my state and local governments. I am running for governor in my state in 2022 with the No More Career Politicians platform, along with a few other things that will attempt to bring back what is good in the Constitution of my state. I realize I may be censored or even picked up by the Gestapo but I will nonetheless continue to fight for what God gave us and laid our for our Founding Fathers to give birth to. Censorship is real. I've been shut down many times by social media. I have pray
    7 points
  29. Hello family! Many of you must have felt in the past that you didn't have anything good enough to tell, or being a writer it's just not for you. "Quitting" is a word that frequently comes into your mind and you feel that you are just wasting your time. The passion that once was there it's now gone. I felt like this for the past 2 years, while working on my book. I frequently asked myself "Why are you doing this? What is the point?". English is not my primary language. I am shy. I am surrounded by people with incredible writing and thinking skills, way better than me.
    7 points
  30. Actually finish a book!
    7 points
  31. @Amosathar, you are so normal that there's even a name for what you're feeling - Imposter Syndrome. Your first book is going to be hard. But so will your second, third, fourth, etc. books, in different ways. Writing is not easy. But, if God has called you to write, then THAT is what matters, and nothing else. He knows what He made you for. I understand your concern of not having enough experience with stories to forsee possible plot options, and feeling as though everything you try comes out cliche. I know you said you can't read many books ... have you tried audiobook
    7 points
  32. All I can say is... WELCOME TO THE CLUB! It's much bigger than you think. I can't say if your book is something people want to read or not. That's something every author has to come to terms with. But if you ever reach a point that you're absolutely sure it's something that everyone would LOVE to read, then watch out. You're probably trapped in some sort of delusion. Learn, write, edit. Then learn more, write more (or rewrite), and edit more. That's generally how it's worked for me. And one parting truth...
    7 points
  33. Oh, Amosathar, you are soooo normal! Alley beat me to saying the most of I was going to say. We all go through this. It may be a little more of a struggle for you but you can do it. As Alley said, "Don't let the doubts overtake you. You got this, and God's got you." Don't give up on yourself. We haven't!
    7 points
  34. Anyone up for creating a silly writing memes/jokes thread? Thought it would be fun in today's rather upside-down world. Here's a couple:
    7 points
  35. Update: I just heard that he is improving! He was able to drink water, eat some applesauce, and tried to get out of bed. He smiled when the nurses blew bubbles. I'm told these are all very encouraging signs. He is still hospitalized and still has a ways to full recovery, so continued prayers are greatly appreciated. Thank you all so much for your support and prayers! They mean more than you know. God bless you all.
    7 points
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