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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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    Just wanted to share that today is hubs and my 53rd anniversary! Thought it was worth sharing!
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    Here's one I made specifically for the occasion:
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    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
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    David Safford cautions that heroes shouldn't come too strong out of the gate. https://thewritepractice.com/call-to-adventure/
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    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.)
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    Great quotes! I like to keep it simple:
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    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.
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    I guess that a phere of God is the beginning of all literary wisdom.?
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    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 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..."
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    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
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    You know you're a writer when you get writers block for all your books.
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    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.
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    I understand that 4t July is an important day in USA - So from across the pond - Happy Independence Day 😁
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    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!!
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    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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    I'm so sorry, Becky. Sometimes life throws so much at us that it's difficult to even breathe. Praying the Lord will bless you all with whatever you need, including peace and comfort. 🧡
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    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.
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    I do hope you will seek out a Christian counselor or pastor. You need to talk with someone who can see you through this. Sharing your heart with another will lessen the burden. But, and you know this, the Lord carries that burden for you but you have to let Him. Lord, please show Writer that You are constantly with her, that You will carry her burden, that You are her peace and comfort, and that You are working things out for Your purpose and in Your timing. Bless her with all she needs. In Jesus' name, amen! 🧡
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    Thank you! You all have been so helpful. I can't wait to write now!
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    I know You don't enjoy seeing Your children in pain To You it's not all the same You love us far beyond any fire or flame We face in this war against the one who is to blame That's why Job's suffering wasn't in vain It brought about a savior we can now call by name In the midst of any suffering that the evil one has dispensed I know, Your love endures far beyond whatever I am set up against Your plan has always been for what's for my best Only You know the story of what comes next So, it's You I'll trust until my days come to rest
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    I can also finish a book in an hour ... Oh wait, those are the "Magic Tree House" books ...
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    I saw this the other day, and your picture made me think of it! 🙂
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    I have missed a few, but don;t stop. I learn a lot and this one makes perfect sense to me. Just FYI; I'm NOT going to ask for his real ID, he's already proven it for me.
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    Interesting. You could turn this into a story. Why would someone put that message in a bottle? Unless something else is in the bottle, something that will come out?
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    As someone who has published five novels, sorry, but I would have to disagree. First of all, let's clear something up. Self-publishing is free. Yes, free! It costs nothing to open an Amazon (Kindle Direct Publishing) account and upload eBooks for sale. It also costs nothing to upload and produce a POD print book (through KDP). You can even arrange a profit share agreement through ACX and create an audio book for no cost. The real question is how much does it cost to produce a quality book? Can it cost a lot? Sure. You can easily spend thousands per book. Vanity publishers make that far too easy. But even if you managed it all yourself, you could hire editors, cover designers, marketing expertise, and enroll in a multitude of how-to courses, and it could end up costing as much (or more) as a vanity publisher. Or you could educate yourself, learn what aspects you should hire out (and what it should cost), what you can handle yourself, and save major dollars while producing quality material. There's no shortage of people offering their "expertise" for a price. The self-publishing industry has exploded with such offerings. But it doesn't have to cost you major dollars. Spend the time and educate yourself.
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    I'm curious about the writing schedules of individuals on this site? Do you have a set schedule for when you write, or is it more haphazard in nature? Do you wait for inspiration, or do you keep moving forward regardless? Do you have a "prime" time for writing, or do you simply write when you have time? Any discussion on this would be helpful. Thanks, everyone!
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    Sigh! Thumb twiddle. Sigh. Thumb twiddle. Oh, wait! I could use the time to work on my WIP!
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    So glad I'm not the only one who suffers with this!!!
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    Hello Christian writers, My name is Lisa Renee and I write Christian women's fiction. I'm keen to join the critique group and meet like minded people. See you there soon.
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    Wow, check out those stylin' youngsters in the photo! 😎 Congratulations to you and your hubby, Lynn. 53 years is quite an accomplishment! ❤️
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    There is a lot of topic to discuss but I will foremost like to get along with members here. Thank you. Victor Jeremiah of berevivednow.wordpress.com
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    There's a couple coming to our church (and putting in lots of work in the kitchen renovations) who has been dealing with legal matters for some time now. I'm sorry to say I can't give many details, but please pray the courts will rule in their favor.
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    Have you ever caught yourself praying, and the words catch you as a strange thing to say to God? I wouldn't mind if you told some of them too, because I just laughed in mid-sentence. This is what I was praying: "Thank you, Lord, that John slept last night. If you don't mind..." "If you don't mind?" Would God do anything he does mind? What? Is he sitting there just thinking about stuff willy nilly like we do here, and I'm asking for a whim he hadn't thought of before? Did this just go down on his Honey-Do-List? Another one that catches me sometimes. "O Lord." I do get the ones who wrote the Bible wrote those words too, (or linguistically-equal words.) But I've never "O'd" anyone in my life, other then the Lord. O Husband. O Dad. O doctor. O plumber. If I ever did, I'd get some strange looks. Anyone else ever notice some strange things you've said to God? (Please, please, because I don't want to be the only person who does this. )
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    Have a great trip, Sarah. Thanks for letting us know. May you have a safe and enjoyable time.
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    Ewww, being dehydrated can make you feel weird. Praying for you! 🧡
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    Went to a Christian writing convention yesterday. I talked to several people and found that: most know only how to write a book most don't know how to edit their books most don't know anything about a writer's platform. Of everyone I talked to, none of them were on Twitter or any other platform as a writer. Several had takeaways, but one committed the mistake of not putting contact information on one of the pages. Almost all were self published, and none had sold more than a few copies one person had written 14 books in 4 years. Not one person considered me competition, but a fellow Christian author which was good There was really good smelling mexican food there and I had no money. There was a guy there named Nikolas.
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    Welcome to the forums CelticLady! We're happy to have you here!
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