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  1. 10 points
    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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    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.
  3. 8 points
    Happy Thanksgiving. May your Thanksgiving forecast be as favorable:
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    Some advice for you given in the spirit of well-wishing: Let go of all your negative feelings and just write, or hang on to all your negative feelings and still just write to burn off all your negative feelings. It doesn't matter what fuels you- just write and write and write til you get better at it.
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    I was once a little girl So very long ago Skating on the lakes thin ice Dancing in the snow Provoked to play on Crystal Ponds By friends I held so dear Oh the memories I now cherish As the end of life grows near Oh that I was young again What angels I'd create Laying in whitened mounds of snow Back in my childhood days
  7. 7 points
    I can't decide if these are really funny or just plain sad...or both!
  8. 7 points
    The hardest one for me is the sundial. Can't afford to move the house.
  9. 7 points
    Thought this was an interesting word for those of you who are world builders. Refugium: an area where special environmental circumstances have enabled a species or a community of species to survive after extinction in surrounding areas.
  10. 7 points
    Just wanted to share that today is hubs and my 53rd anniversary! Thought it was worth sharing!
  11. 7 points
    Here's one I made specifically for the occasion:
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    Someone's mother is creative, and has a sense of humor! Post your food funnies!
  13. 6 points
    Evening all, I've finally done it. I've finally stopped running from the Lord and recognized that I need to be obedient in writing the stories he created my mind to tell. I am currently working on a few novels, some children's books, a number of essays and a screen play. I have a horrible habit of adding projects to the docket and not completing the older ones. Whether out of fear or laziness, I am not sure. I am hoping to learn as much as possible from the folks on this site and some day pass on some useful information. I look forward to sharing!
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    Thank you all so much for praying. I was notified what was to be the hour before and have been on standby since- The past 48 hours have not been the greatest. I'm just thanking God I didn't get called in to testify after all. Now just trying to recover!
  16. 6 points
    My understanding is what happens in The Incredibles. The family of superheroes faces down their arch enemy Syndrome and the Omnidroid. The Omnidroid knocks Syndrome out, and the Incredibles and Frozone battle and finally defeat the Omnidroid. Everyone's relieved and celebrating their victory, so it seems like this is the end. But this is actually a false ending. The family gets back home to find Syndrome is not only still alive, but he's kidnapped baby Jack Jack. Stuff happens, and Syndrome comes to a final and very sticky end. Another example is Fatal Attraction. I don't remember their names in the movie, but Michael Douglas drowns Glenn Close in the bath, and it looks like it's all over. This is a false ending. Glenn Close comes screaming back to life, going for him with the knife until the wife stops her with a bullet. The false ending leaves you feeling relieved after the huge climactic confrontation. You think the bad guys are beaten. But then the villain pops back, surprising both audience and the good guys, and there's immense drama and danger before the bad guy is finally defeated.
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    Would you all please pray for our family? We have a rather desperate situation that needs to be resolved quickly. Thank you all so much for your precious prayers. 🧡
  20. 6 points
    Sorry if I'm repeating what I posted in the other topic, and not trying to brag , but yes, someone left this in a review for one of my novels: I was on cloud nine for a while after reading that.
  21. 6 points
    So should I be asking my car for forgiveness? I backed into a high curb last week and poked a hole in the muffler, I bumped a fence and put scratches on the bumper. I need forgiveness. LOL
  22. 6 points
    I don't want to get into details, but my daughter and son-in-law are being bombarded from seemingly all directions. it has been a horrible and tragic year and they really need a break. also, my daughter is in desperate need of medical attention, but they are too poor to afford it. I've been helping as best I can, but I don't have the money to get her medical needs. this state is trying to expand soonercare ( a state program helping children get their medical needs) to cover more poor folks. it would help so many people--hopefully including my daughter. i'm also really concerned about their faith in God. they've gone through so much all their lives that neither have any confidence in God taking care of them. they are Christians, but have no hope that anything good will ever happen. their lives would put soap operas to shame. also, my other daughter is in desperate need of full time job. she is a sub, but because of certain state rules and her math dyslexia she lost her teaching certificate. she worked so hard to get it and taught for a few years before moving to another state where her dream was smashed. and last, a relative of mine is having heart surgery. could you please pray in that direction, too. thank you
  23. 6 points
    David Safford cautions that heroes shouldn't come too strong out of the gate. https://thewritepractice.com/call-to-adventure/
  24. 6 points
    I don't worry if I lose an argument with "Dr. Harker." He's a champion debater! (Which means he says all the things I only think of after the arguments are over.)
  25. 6 points
    Sorry about taking so long to introduce myself. I live in Los Angeles CA USA and we just went through a few thousand earthquakes and the emotional toll on my friends was necessary. When I signed up, I read something about the number of words and I thought I was close to being done with my book (Burning Baby) but I am only half way. Which was GREAT! I got a renewed passion for my book and writing again (I am only so so now but each book I get better!) I have a few books on Amazon and one my pastor is reading. For this book (Burning Baby) I will be looking for an agent and I have received a lot of great info here and links to more info. Which will bring me to a question that I have added to the forum - 'Followers, how do I track them'
  26. 6 points
    Great quotes! I like to keep it simple:
  27. 6 points
    Hello community of fellow Christian writers! How I've longed for fellowship with other people who identify themselves as Christians first, and writers second. Although my vocation requires that I am consistent in pushing others toward achieving their goals, I am a huge procrastinator when it comes to my own creative goals, which is why I chose the name, 180Turtle, because as someone who has moved much to slow, I'm working toward turning things around, and utilizing the talent God has given me that I've allowed to lay dormant for far too long. I look forward to both giving and receiving feedback and fellowship, and I hope all of you have a blessed rest of your week! Take great care! 180Turtle
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    Please join me in welcoming @Johne (formerly known as Phy) as the newest moderator of our ChristianWriters.com team! Johne is from Southern Wisconsin, husband to Linda, father to two grown children, grandfather to three. He's been a Technical Writer for 18 years, has run his own Space Opera e-zine, and writes SF/F fiction in his free time. He's sold a dozen short stories to zines which are no longer in publication and has written three unpublished novels. Johne is working on his debut novel right now, a Fantasy Noir which will be out sometime in 2019. He likes God, Film Noir, Space Opera, and the Green Bay Packers. Johne has been at ChristianWriters.com since 2005 and considers these forums his favorite writing site on the internet.
  29. 6 points
    Maybe a bit irreverent, but funny none the less:
  30. 6 points
    I guess that a phere of God is the beginning of all literary wisdom.?
  31. 6 points
    As the Lord wills,...publish two more books that just need editing and design,...and finish writing the second book in my series,... ?
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    I always ask the Lord what He wants me to write, to share. Then again, I write devotionals and inspirational stories/parables. If I don't ask what the Lord wants me to share, then someone is not getting the message He knows they need to read.
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    Horses, cats, sheep all want to be fed. They don't care that I had to change the clock this morning. The chickens aren't so picky. They'll eat whenever I feed them. And then there is my stomach! Sorry, it says, but I'm hungry NOW!
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    Yep, that's funny, Z. And that was brilliant PenName!
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    Unpopular truth #1 - most writers think they are pants'ers, because that's the image we are presented in movies and TV. They are not. They are planners. Take away from this truth? You're probably a planner. unpopular truth #2 - If you are truly a pants'er, you'd have written six novels in the last 24 months, with little or no planning. Unpopular truth #3 - I've met only one true pants'er in the last 6 years. I have never met a pants'er who is signed to a publisher. Unpopular truth #4 - cooling off after eating jalapenos is better done with milk than water. So just bear with the pain, because jalapeno flavored milk is yucky. Take away truth? You're probably a planner. If you are not churning out novels like a factory, you're not a pants'er. Plan your work, work your plan. Proper planning prevents poor performance. Fail to plan, plan to fail. That is all.
  38. 5 points
    I would say get a brief outline as to what you want to write and then write it. Don't worry about spelling or grammatical errors, just get the first draft down and then go back and edit.
  39. 5 points
    This is basically show, don't tell. Took me a little longer, ten seconds.
  40. 5 points
    Oy. As @Nicholas Reicher said, leaf them alone - they're bushed, for pete's sake!
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    Well, it appears I somehow missed Alley's birthday in April!!! I hope one day she'll forgive me! Happiest of days, sweet Alley!!! Outrageous blessings to you! 🧡
  43. 5 points
    Thanks, @Ragamuffin_John! I am currently caring for family members with dementia, and this is something to think about for later on. As for your situation, my advice is to have an open conversation with your family member about what you both want when you pass away. I have helped to plan a few funerals with people who knew they did not have much longer left, and while it can be uncomfortable for some at first, it is easier as you go along. For many, it is a great relief to know that their wishes will be carried out. And don't make my mistake! Eulogies were something I never thought about for the first funeral I planned, and then everyone wanted to get up and talk. That can be a problem if you have a lot of people.
  44. 5 points
    I like this one, Alley: "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." Or, for brevity's sake: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Or: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son..."
  45. 5 points
    Need a book cover? Here's a website link for a friend who has been working in book covers for a lot longer than me. I make them, too, but here's one friend's website. ruthiemadison.com
  46. 5 points
    My dad took off the beginning of July for our annual vacation, and, sure enough, we'd go to a lake in Ontario to fish. No one celebrates the 4th in Canada. They celebrate the first. So, our traditional Independence Day celebration was an emergency road flare thrown into the lake. (It still burns under water like a sparkler, so worked great for kids. lol) If you have a road flare and a lake... (Oh, come on. Tell me I didn't get you to smile at least. Better yet, a little chuckle.) And, if you just want a little sense of American patriotism in Canada, see if this video doesn't make you proud to be an American.
  47. 5 points
    Found out I was dehydrated so am going to have some electrolytes before seeing if going to the doctors is necessary. Thanks again for your prayers!!
  48. 5 points
    It's a provocative title but I see where Robert McKee is going - it's the 'kill your darlings' mantra on a grand scale in pursuit of your very best writing.
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    Test the waters of traditional publishing with a Christmas book. My MG first draft is done, finish the first rewrite. Begin more serious research for my next book. Stumble through the editing/ghost writing for a friend who needs mega help.
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