How Authors Can Successfully Self-Publish (Webcast Notes)

There is a great Youtube video that is part of the National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org).  Nanowrimo is website that encourages people to write and their pitch is that is it a website where someone can commit themselves to writing 50,000 words in 30 days of November.  I created a profile today and on their main page there is a link which takes you to Youtube webcast video titled: How Authors Can Successfully Self-Publish. I decided to take a few...

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Eavesdropper

A man wearing swimming shorts, a dark coat, baseball cap, and sunglasses is sitting at a coffee house table.  He seems nervous while sipping on his latte. "Try not to cause a scene for God's sake!" he demands of a woman accompanying him at the table. "Tell me exactly what happened" the woman replies. "Well it's like I said Shirley, I was just minding my business.  I was just closing up shop and getting ready to head home for the...

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The Portal Stones

Today helolite gave Dana and I a writing prompt: The woods were deep, but the moonlight was bright tonight. You could feel it in this place. The magic. It was under every fallen branch, sitting upon every mushroom, breathing out of every tree. Dana, Claude, and helolite approached the spot by the river that lived in legends and story tales. They had traveled a long way to get here.  Together they stepped into the stream.  Like a glimmer at first, then a...

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I love Autumn!!!!

I step outdoors into the sudden coolness and feel my skin tingle with excitement and anticipation. I can hear the rustle of the wind blowing through the dry leaves that still cling to their branches and feel the chilled air on my face. My feet crunch on the dead leaves that have already fallen and slide across the half dried patches of mud. I feel revitalized as I inhale the damp scent of moist dirt and grass and wet bark...

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What should I read?

My name is helolite and I have an addiction. I buy books. I have to. I visit bookstores. I roam the isles. I freeze in the Fiction section. So many selections, I can hear Angels sing. So many volumes, they would all look so great on my shelf at home. I flip through amazing paperbacks, hard covers, magazines, comics, and bulky art books. Yes, I smell the pages. I place orders on-line and wait impatiently for my glorious books to...

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