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All the Write Questions / Re: Where To Go ?
« on: April 27, 2018, 11:47:38 AM »
Thanks so much, S.J.
Very good information!

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All the Write Questions / Where To Go ?
« on: April 09, 2018, 12:22:48 AM »
Folks

I have a couple short-story ideas.

What has been your experience as to the best way to find publishers (websites or hard copy) willing to read/buy them?

I’m also thinking about creating a webpage or blog page to post the stories, but need help in getting traffic to those sites.

Any guidance is appreciated.

russ


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The Coffee Shop / Re: Life
« on: April 13, 2012, 02:15:23 PM »
Been there, done that. It truely sucks. Hang in there!

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All the Write Questions / Re: Which sentence is better?
« on: February 03, 2012, 09:24:59 AM »
Thanks for the feedback. That sentence appears early in the story so the reader doesn't understand why he's "sun baked". I was hoping to use that as one of the clues.

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All the Write Questions / Re: Which sentence is better?
« on: February 02, 2012, 07:27:00 PM »
You're right, a chin can't taste. Thanks to you both.

...russ

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All the Write Questions / Which sentence is better?
« on: February 02, 2012, 06:34:13 PM »
Which sentence is preferred, and why?

#1
He used his sun baked hand to wipe away the foul aftertaste from his mouth and chin.

#2
Using his sun baked hand; he wiped his mouth and chin of the foul aftertaste.

...thanks, russ





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The Coffee Shop / Re: Recycling
« on: February 01, 2011, 09:22:55 AM »
Hi vienna

My Wife and I recycle as much as we can. The Southern California city where we live provides 3 big bins (2 are for recycling). One recycle bin is for yard waste (grass and tree clippings etc). The second recycle bin is for any other household recycleable (tin cans, cardboard, newspaper etc). The third is for other trash that they won't except. Our household recycle bin is almost full each week. Where as our "other trash" bin is about 1/4 full.

Every few months our city hosts a "hazardous waste" (old paint, batteries etc) roundup, where we can take such items to them and they'll dispose of them properly.

We also have recently installed Solar Panels. It was expensive, but the State of California had an incentive plan to help pay part of the cost for those who do install it. It should pay for itself in about 6 or 7 years. It's supposed to last about 30 years. Our electric bill was about $250 per month (varies based on time of year). Now our electric bill is $1.85 (which is simply a processing fee that the Electric company charges everyone).

Water is also in short supply, so we're only supposed to water our grass, trees etc 3 times a week. Most people break this rule, too. I see a lot of waste where water goes following down the street.

Conservation or recycling starts with the individual. If each person does their part, then it adds up to something BIG.

...russ


"Be the change you want to see in the world."
...Mahatma Gandhi

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All the Write Questions / Re: When to query your non reply?
« on: January 04, 2011, 10:18:16 AM »
The disappointment I think lies in the fact that if they don`t accept unagented stories then it would be good of then to state, that would be all that would be required, but they didn`t state that.

I agree in this regard and believe it to be good manners, too.

Perhaps this “rule” is assumed?

IMHO, the sad fact is “you need them” more than they need you. So if we want to play in their sandbox, we have to play by their rules and tolerate such things.

...russ


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Welcome Board - START HERE! / Re: Who the Heck Are You?
« on: January 03, 2011, 05:33:21 PM »
Welcome back, Wolfe

This is a nice surprise!

...russ

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hi Skip. I can picture you sitting in your easy chair with a lantern burning as you jot down this intro, after your grandson has hit the sack. I like your stuff and this kept me reading, too.

Do you have ideas on this story's conclusion or is it writing itself as you go?

...russ

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Review My Work / Re: Prologue --
« on: December 29, 2010, 08:36:05 AM »
I agree. The first paragraph can go. The "real" story starts in the second paragraph as it grabs the Reader.

Good start.

...russ

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All the Write Questions / Re: Gun Sound
« on: December 16, 2010, 03:54:39 PM »
Thank you all so much. pffft sounds good.   ;D

...russ

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All the Write Questions / Re: Gun Sound
« on: December 16, 2010, 11:28:51 AM »
Thanks, WB, I appreciate it.

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All the Write Questions / Re: Gun Sound
« on: December 16, 2010, 10:26:25 AM »
Thanks to all of you and your replies! Much to think about.

For background: The Antagonist is firing a .22 rifle in the woods.

...russ


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All the Write Questions / Re: Gun Sound
« on: December 15, 2010, 04:20:19 PM »
Thanks for the information, Dude. That helps!

...russ

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