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Sep.17.2013
I have a new free ebook available.  It's called Book Marketing 101.  It's my attempt to explain a few basic marketing concepts to authors and writers. To download a copy go to: http://strangeworldsonline.com/wp/?page_id=563
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Sep.16.2013
Author Hank Quense has released Marketing Plans for Self-published Books, the second title in his Self-publishing Guides.  The Marketing Plan book is available on all major ebook seller sites including Smashwords and Kindle now and it will be on Istores, B & N, Sony and...
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Sep.12.2013
The Last Dragonslayer is labeled YA.  Adults should ignore this YA label because the book is an enjoyable story for everyone. Jennifer Strange is the protagonist and she is sixteen (almost).  She runs a company that rents out wizards.  She runs the company because the man in charge...
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Sep.09.2013
 I’ll be presenting my lecture on Story Design on September 22, 8:00 PM to 10 PM EDTThis lecture will introduce new writers to the elements of fiction writing. It will be hosted by the Savvy Authors website.  Registration is required. Prospectus: Story Design Description:...
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Sep.02.2013
I'm holding a chat on self-publishing and book marketing on Goodreads.  The chat will last from 9/1/13 to 9/15/13.  Stop by and join in or just lurk. If you have questions or concerns on these topics (and what writer doesn't) post a message.  If I can't answer it, perhaps someone...
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Aug.24.2013
This is a great recipe but chili paste is quite potent.  Be careful how much you add!   Ingredients: 1 lb. large shrimp shelled and deveined 1½ teaspoons cornstarch 2 cups oil for deep-frying ¼ cup onions chopped fine 2 scallions chopped fine 2 tablespoons ginger chopped fine ¼ cup...
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Aug.21.2013
This is a great recipe but chili paste is quite potent.  Be careful how much you add!   Ingredients: 1 lb. large shrimp shelled and deveined 1½ teaspoons cornstarch 2 cups oil for deep-frying ¼ cup onions chopped fine 2 scallions chopped fine 2 tablespoons ginger chopped fine ¼ cup...
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Aug.11.2013
FNN political reporter Stacy Conundrum confirmed today that the National Rifle Association (NRA) this Fall will put on new TV game show called The Caliber is Right. Similar to other game shows, contestants picked at random from the audience will guess at a correct answer for a displayed product....
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Aug.11.2013
FNN political reporter Stacy Conundrum confirmed today that the National Rifle Association (NRA) this Fall will put on new TV game show called The Caliber is Right. Similar to other game shows, contestants picked at random from the audience will guess at a correct answer for a displayed product....
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Jul.31.2013
Wotan’s Dilemma, since its release earlier in the year, has been praised by a number of readers.Book Blurb: Warning: You don’t have know anything about opera to enjoy this parody. What would happen if you took the story that Richard Wagner used for his Ring Cycle of Operas and moved it from the...
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Jul.28.2013
FNN crime reporter Giuseppe "Joey the Nose" Linguini filed this report about a fast breaking story in Central New Jersey where the FBI has launched yet another search for Hoffa.  Joey reports from a FNN helicopter flying over the NJ Parkway near milestone 90. Linguini: Today, drivers were...
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Jul.19.2013
    FNN travel reporter, Gina Vagabond, recently cruised to Bermuda on the brand new NCL Breakaway that sailed from New York City.  She filed this report about her voyage. What an exciting week!  This new ship is gorgeous and filled with activities, great restaurants and tiny...
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Jul.04.2013
  Writing VoiceStories come from the melding of three different creative processes; story ideas, story design and story-telling.  The ideas have to come from the mind of the writer.  Story design and story-telling are techniques that focus the writer's creativity on developing the...
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Jun.28.2013
  A spokesperson for the House Republican leadership at a press conference this morning announced that the House was tired of waiting for the Administration and the Senate to take the lead and propose important legislative initiatives.
Therefore, the House today filed legislation to...
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Jun.17.2013
Faux News Network proudly presents its internationally renowned Cultural Reporter, Marcia Hammerhead, with another exclusive interview. Today, Marcia will talk with Falstaff, Shakespeare's most popular character and the star of the new hit novel, Falstaff's Big Gamble Marcia Hammerhead: I...
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