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  1. Got tagged on this image. Had to share!
    13 points
  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.
    11 points
  5. My husband is not allowed to die before I do. If he does, I'll divorce him.
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  6. 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
    10 points
  7. Yes, one. Just one, but it makes me quite ridiculously happy. I hope whoever bought it really enjoys it.
    10 points
  8. I came across this today!
    10 points
  9. 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.”
    9 points
  10. LOL Love those! Thanks, Accord!
    9 points
  11. Just thought 54 years of marriage was something to celebrate!
    9 points
  12. This is so clever. If you can't read it (from let to right), make your screen view a little bigger...
    9 points
  13. 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.
    8 points
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. May this year, though fraught with chaos and uncertainty, bring you a very special CHRISTmas filled with blessings!
    8 points
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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.
    8 points
  21. 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
  22. A Blessed Good Friday to Everyone
    8 points
  23. 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
  24. "It's really pretty simple..."
    8 points
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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.
    7 points
  28. Isn't that what bad guys do? That and kick puppies?
    7 points
  29. At this point, 1) to clean up my blog and have it acceptable to my mentor 2) to see the end of this virus and move beyond it 3) to get my penguin stories into print (magazines will do) 4) to keep those pounds ... oh, you meant writing 5) to finish at least one of my book projects 2021 is going to have to be pretty long, I think.
    7 points
  30. Hello All! I'm pleased to announce that Love Costs, the third book in the Shards of Sevia series, is released today! Check it out here: https://books2read.com/u/m0wxBA Or here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55880429-love-costs Thanks to @WanderingTiger @RockyMtn Gal @Jared Williams @suspensewriter @Rene @Sarah Daffy @lynnmosher @Shamrock @dlodes and everybody else who helped make this idea a reality! The good ideas are yours; the mistakes are all mine.
    7 points
  31. It's those characters. They rattle around between my ears, getting chased up trees by bears, trees that get cut down and burned. Bears with sharp teeth too. They don't let up until I write it down. And then another bear comes along. I could write 'til the cows come home (chased by bears, of course).
    7 points
  32. Hey, I just thought I'd mention that anyone who wants to have a mention or a review of a book they've published mentioned on my blog, just give me a shout out on this post, or message me.
    7 points
  33. This one is good for writers at least
    7 points
  34. Today I finished another novel, my 18th. And my fifth since my stroke! I just thought I would share the good news with you all since you've been so supportive of me since I had my stroke. I feel that I can really and truly write again!!
    7 points
  35. Not quarantine related, but funny!
    7 points
  36. Though we should write to our audience, I too believe there has been a dumbing down over the years. I once heard a story about a professor at a law school who required all of his college students to read "The Federalist Papers" and inevitably each year some of the students would come to him and complain about how difficult it was to read "The Federalist Papers". His only response to them would be something along the lines of: "The Federalist Papers were written to the laymen of New York - the common person off the street. Hopefully, one day you will be able to attain to their academic prowess.
    7 points
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