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  • I definitely know what you mean when you say the world crea...a sticking point, that's when I'll go into research mode. I've found it useful to use...the India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir as a rough model, and have each country claim...
  • The author, needs to get her basic facts right before running off about "piracy." This article was not only error ridden, it was chock full of FUD (fear, uncertainty a...
  • Yes, blogging is a form of self-publishing. These days I often get confused when people talk about publishing because there are so many ways to do it. While publishin...
  • Hi Pamela - 1. Yes I am writing a memoir (but maybe holding somethings back) 2. Publication - very soon of the first of two books, poetry prose which reaches into the...
  • Since you're working in fiction, Marcia, I would base the sections on actual documents, but I would fictionalize them. By which I mean, take the essence of the letters...
  • I do agree, but I do think that it is about how long the story is. There are some short stories that you will read where, in order for it to be called Erotica, they ju...
  • Thank you Stacey for such a thoughtful post.   Yes, as I said in the post I put up here the other day, it's amazing how fruitful it can be to simply watch and wait to...
  • er ... hi again - both your posts magically appeared just as I sent mine.   Candy, I would not be at all nervous about her intentions as she is doing her own homework....
  • I agree. As writers we are hardly organized as one unit. It's a cut throat business and there are so many people who want to be writers they are willing to cross that...
  • I also had a message from Pascalina today. I'll see if I can simply delete.