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November 2011 Blog Posts (201)

Chapter 2: The Wizard of Odd

Chapter 2: The Wizard of Odd

The next day was a Saturday, and indeed, started off as if the previous night had never happened. My father was jovial, mentioning no deities, while my mom breathed a sigh of relief. In a conspiratorial tone she suggested we take a bike ride. This is the last unabashedly positive recollection I have of my dad. He was so good a rider that he could sail beside me and playfully kick gravel at my wheels in a hard gray snowball fight…

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Added by Jesse Ellsbury on November 30, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Contest Finalist

Hey!  I'm a finalist for a blog writing contest for November.  I'd appreciate it if you go to the site, read the 3 stories, and vote for the one you like most.  You might also check out the story stipulations she gave us; it was a nice challenge!

Lastly, voting ends at midnight on December 3rd, so please don't delay!  Thanks!

Here's the link...…

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Added by J.E. Lowder on November 30, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments

What is Expected of You is Not Who You Are

Welcome to Brenda's Blog …





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Added by Brenda Joyce Hoffman on November 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

'Tis the Season

My guess is that you either love this time of year or hate it.  Despite the busyness and madness involved with shopping, I'll admit that I love it.  Yeah, you can call me sentimental (I am) or a born romantic (guilty as charged) but I find my heart softening (for which my family is thankful!) and my generosity increasing (for which certain charities are thankful!)

Which brings me back to why I'm posting today.  Yesterday, while cooking homemade soup ("oh, geez, here it comes!") and…

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Added by J.E. Lowder on November 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Far more information than you ever cared to know

Far more information than you ever cared to know about Max Elliot Anderson on Spunky Seniors…
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Added by Max Elliot Anderson on November 30, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Starting Tomorrow a NEW FEATURE on the Trestle Press Website!

Starting tomorrow each and every day there will be at least two guest posts by Trestle Press authors on the Trestle Press website Monday through Sunday. The only off day in December will be Christmas Day. Plan to read plenty of insightful and interesting content. Get to see a different side of the authors: their…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 30, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Question: How important is a You Tube video to the sale of a story?

I need to ask you as a reader, is: ”A You Tube video important to you? Does it help in your purchasing decision?”, How much does it sway you to push that button to make the purchase?”

Trestle Press has not been using its You Tube page much to this point. Some of the authors have been making videos lately in the…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 30, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Sacrifices made

It’s raining today. Drops slide down my window like translucent

snails. Water puddles in the street. Worms

tunnel up from drowning liquid and sprawl across the sidewalk. And here I sit

in front of my computer belting out another novel. I forget who said it, but I

remember a quote that summed up the writing life completely. The quote went

simply; being a writer is like having homework every day for the rest of your

life. And that’s true for the serious, passionate…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on November 29, 2011 at 12:51pm — No Comments

THE WORD ON SELF-PUBLISHING / PRINT ON DEMAND - ADDED 11-29-2011

BMN - Of course, I forgot to add the cost of an agent, if you go that way - and this is a big expense.  And, too - you pay tax on your earnings.  Finally, I doubt that you'll get 40% of what's sold.  That's obsolete, also.  Maybe you'll get 12% - 15%.  The book publishing industry is set up as any capitalist enterprise, to maximize profits and part of doing so is to cut the cost of their material, and that's YOU,…

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Added by T. R. Catanzarite on November 29, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments

Authors sought to answer quick interview questions by The Flaneur indie art site

The Flaneur is an indie arts and culture site. We are looking for authors to answer some interview questions. We'll include links to your book in the interview. If you are interested please check them out here:

http://flaneur.me.uk/11/authors-self-interview-yourself-for-the-flaneur/

Thanks

 

Added by Jonathan on November 29, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments

Riding to Texas part Two

DAY 4-8

Had a nice visit with family in Frisco and among other things took in a major league baseball game and viewed a high school football game from the press box. High School football on a Friday night in Texas! Hooah!



DAY 9: The Trip Back

I left Frisco about 0800 or so heading east on the Dallas tollroad to pick up Interstate 635 which would lead me to US 80 and then on to Interstate 20 east. Riding directly into the sun makes it almost impossible to read the road…

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Added by Robert (Bob) Stockton on November 29, 2011 at 8:44am — No Comments

Here We Go Again

The dynamic duo of Sant & Lang has struck again. Trestle Press presents:





Severed - Volume 2 - Myths and Legends…





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Added by Sam Lang on November 29, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Children of Paranoia

Children of Paranoia

 

By Trevor Shane

http://www.amazon.com/Children-Paranoia-Trevor-Shane/dp/0525952373

 

You read about death every day, see the reports on television. Some are called ‘accidents.’ The…

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Added by Stephen L. Brayton on November 29, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Power of Words

     Words have power. They can make someone’s day. (“You have beautiful eyes.”) Or, they can break someone’s heart. (“I don’t love you anymore.”) We writers know about proper sentence structure and how to place our carefully chosen words within a sentence to create the effect we want. And we strive to do that in our novels.…
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Added by Patricia Gligor on November 29, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Interviewing Writers

Interviewing Writers

I have been trying to help out some writers by doing interviews on my blog.  I really thought that many people and other writers would take some interest and leave a comment or two of encouragement.  In spite of my efforts announcing the up and coming interviews each week on many social groups, I have been quite disappointed in the lack of support. 

Perhaps I…

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Added by Dee Owen on November 29, 2011 at 5:10am — No Comments

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Added by SevenHouse Press on November 29, 2011 at 4:34am — No Comments

Blog Post: Shameless

Blog Post: Shameless: http://ihath.com/?p=1126

Added by Elen Ghulam on November 29, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Word on Self-Publishing / Print on Demand

I thought it wasn't long ago that John K. complained that there was not enough material on BMN that stimulated discussion. With a cursory search, though, I have not found anything relevant. Nevertheless, I will upload an item below, - and if, in reply, I get only offers to buy insurance, blogs telling me how much emotional support someone derives from his/her religion, and photos of his/her children and grandchildren - I might withdraw from BMN.

THE…

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Added by T. R. Catanzarite on November 28, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Today on The G-ZONE: Mark Cooper, author of “Infection”, “Blood” and “How I Met Your Mother” digital shorts

Today at 5pm EST, I get the opportunity to interview Mark Cooper for the first time. It should be fun. Here is a little about him and today’s link:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gelatisscoop/2011/11/28/mark-cooper-starts-off-a-busy-week-here-at-the-g-zone

“Mark Cooper is a 37 year old civil servant, father of three and life-long lover of the strange and…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

My Kindle Christmas eBook Available on Amazon!

I'd like to introduce my Kindle ebook-"Over Coffee" published by Astraea Press and available on Amazon. If you enjoy heartwarming Christmas stories, "Over Coffee" is meant for you. Priced at $1.99 for your reading pleasure! Happy…

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Added by Barbara Briggs Ward on November 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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