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    Yup, that’s me! 😁 Glad to hear you’re inspired by Joseph. He’s got an amazing story.
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    Remembering the " New Wave" upheaval in the science fiction world, it's useful to maintain a sense of perspective. SFWA is all the stronger for it; Harlan Ellison and Samuel Delaney became respected elders; and subgenre fragmentation is rife. It was cyberpunk for the innovators and complex world-building for the traditionalists that ended the controversy, or maybe the realization that the written word competes with cinema and television for entertainment dollars and consumer attention. No one ever imagined that the pie would get so big!
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    Reading is subjective. My dad loves Moby Dick. I hated it! I like Charles Dickens; he hates his works. 😄 Go figure! 😋
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    I have only read Romeo and Juliet. I thought it was horrible when I read it as a teen, and I still feel the same way!
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    I try to not bring it up, but now I have to. I admit it. I strongly dislike Shakespeare. 😬🤣
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    I have a publisher interested, but they haven’t committed yet. It’s in God’s hands! 🙏🏻 And @Jared Williams - if God is calling you to write something, write it!
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    An update? Is it for sale?
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    In all seriousness as well, thank you for sharing @EBraten. I heard this news a few days ago. I hope he knew Jesus as his father seemed to. JRR Tolkien’s letters showed a deep love for God and he was the man who led CS Lewis to faith in Christ. Christopher Tolkien was a very faithful steward for his father’s work and I am so thankful for everything they both did to bring us the most beautiful (in my opinion) fantasy legendarium we have. Westu hal. Ferðu, Christopher Tolkien.
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    Sorry for slow response. Some days I have time. Other days I don't. Much of what you said comes under, "Ohhhhh, did not know that." So, I'm listening, and don't think this is all argument. But in your numbered responses -- 1. I thought the complaint was by an author who partnershipped with another author to publish romance. Doesn't that make her both -- writer and publisher? 2. Whereas I do get convicting her without anything from her is wrong, I thought that's how they did things. (Also thought that was the dumbest idea I've heard in a long time.) But, she was given ten days to appeal, (although that ten days included Christmas/New Years, so I'd be on her side fully for pulling that one, except she used the time to Twitter by the hours, so she did have the time.) Has she appealed yet? and What do you do when the person in charge of the ethic committee is the one being charged for lack of ethics? Yeah. I think it's unethical to curse out another writer's writing -- even if it does have racially inaccuracies -- step-by-step on social media. Milan has the same problem Trump and I have -- lack of self-control when it comes with what comes out of the mouth. Not a good personality trait for someone in charge of an ethics committee. Personally, I'd have her out of the ethics committee, (with assumption of talking to her to make sure I'm getting the facts right), but no other action with her in RWA. She acted like a normal member of RWA, except she isn't. And truthfully? So much stuff has "come to light," since this started, it feels much like "Russian collusion." We can't tell which is truth and which isn't until the dust has settled, and by now might not even know when the dust has been cleared away. I believe about 25% of what I read on Twitter, and I can't tell you which 25% that is. 🤔
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    I've never read it either... but please don't tell them
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    I just published Silvyn's Tale, which is the first novel in my series, The Legend of Kiwaft. Silvyn is a gold-tailed merman with a devil-may-care attitude, and his life collides with that of a land-dwelling woman named Graiceyl, who is far more than she at first seems. This story is not an allegory, but there are aspects that are definitely allegorical, for those of you who like finding deeper meanings. *SPOILER ALERT* (Highlight the following sentence to read it.) My sequel to this story is going to be very much an allegory for Jesus's life on earth, and that particular character gets introduced at the end of this story. For those who don't like searching for deeper meanings, this is a fun read with plenty of humor - Graiceyl is sassy! The first chapter can be read through Amazon's "Look Inside" feature. Also, I created the book cover. Please let me know what you think! Here is the link and the description from the back cover: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083Z3X319 Kiwaft is a forbidden land full of wonder, magic, and danger. Surrounding Kiwaft is the Nevaltasha Ocean, home to a mighty race of merpeople, the Coralaens. Of those gifted with the ability to transform from legs to tail and back, Silvyn with the golden tail is average in many ways. He loves his fun and just a bit of mischief, especially at the expense of the tail-less land-dwellers. But sometimes a bit of mischief is all it takes to turn a world upside down. Graiceyl, of the purple eyes, is not your average land-dweller woman. When her path and Silvyn's collide, the ripples quiver across land and sea, swelling into a storm that will reshape the lives of many and put both in danger. But this is just the beginning. Soon the tides will change, the Wistaor Mountains will shake, and the Legend of Kiwaft will enter the shrouded lands, as it was long ago foretold. (Btw Silvyn's Tale is available only on Kindle ebook currently, but the paperback version should be available within the next two weeks! I'll post a reply when it's available.) For a look at my other books, you can check out my website here: https://www.saranicole2612.com/
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    Shhhhh! 🤫 @Rebecca or @PenName might hear you. 😬 (Don't tell them I never read it.)
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    It's a balmy 15 degrees outside and I'm staying toasty-warm while watching an episode of The Expanse (an enthralling Sci-Fi series). The phone rings and the screen ID says it's ReadersMagnet. Nomorobo fails to kill the call after the first ring, so I let it go voicemail - because Nomorobo sometimes misses spam calls. But that name, ReadersMagnet, made me curious enough to pause the episode and listen to the message. What luck! After an awkward pause that left me listening to a busy telemarketing background, a ReadersMagnet operator explained (read) how one of my books was recommended to them by a "book scout." This caused them great joy to contact me in order to line up a coveted spot at the upcoming Tucson book fair. He sounded so excited over the opportunity that he could hardly complete a sentence without tripping over his broken English. So now I'm floating on high hopes as I reach for my phone to call them back. Somebody important noticed me! They think my book is good! I've finally arrived as a best-selling author because I'm going sell millions of copies! Okay, that was a wee bit sarcasm, in case you couldn't tell. 😉 But beware, these types of scams are all over the place. Some are easier to identify than others. Typically, if someone contacts you out of the blue, it's usually too good to be true.
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    PenName! I follow her on other sites because she help me understand the elaborate subterfuge that Joseph put his brothers through. Don't let that discourage you. I'm doing a science fiction story based on the Jonah story. Has it ever been done? Probably. But it's never been none by me!
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    It's @PenName. Editing to add there's no reason why a story can't be told by several writers. We have four gospels, don't we?
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    I like this idea! Joseph's story really encouraged me this week.
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    So glad we didn't stop at Shakespeare! 😑 That would have been a tragedy! 😳😱☠
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    Actually, one of our writers has written such a book and posted pieces of it here. I'm trying to remember who it is. But just because someone else has written a book doesn't mean that a different author can't present a different viewpoint. Otherwise, there would only be one or two romance novels.
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    You've got some competition, but a lot of people like that kind of book. I should also add I just beta-read one in this topic, and you need to Bible fact check the living daylights out of it!
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    The eleven days are the ‘lost’ 11 days of September 1752, skipped when Britain changed over from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, bringing us into line with most of Europe. There remained the problem of aligning the calendar in use in England with that in use in Europe. It was necessary to correct it by 11 days: the ‘lost days’. It was decided that Wednesday 2nd September 1752 would be followed by Thursday 14th September 1752. There were claims of civil unrest and rioters demanding “Give us our eleven days”
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    Reminds me of something I read a long time ago. Something with malfunction of the calendar during September of 1700 something. Something like two weeks went missing and half of the population was asleep for two weeks. (You’ll have to google it. This is in no terms correct)
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    So, Google, Wikipedia, and astronomy are having an argument, and I just started the beginning of as really bad joke. 😜😋
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    🤔 I also considered just placing the name. Bob... George... Winklesten... Pickles... Heffalumps and woozles... Wait, that was Winnie the Pooh.
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    From the Tolkien Society: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/2020/01/christopher-tolkien-has-died/?fbclid=IwAR1LETFwoDlvV1YRPVdy24E-3Qwr74e8m4YLBQIX6AnqBTIgXDyt1ythyEc
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