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Anybody have any words about this? So far, I've booked fiive shows, done one and had two cancel. One didn't tell me until 45 minutes before the show and the other didn't bother to let me know at all.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Isiah Hurts Oct 23, 2011.

Book trailers

I'd like to create a book trailer for the upcoming book, but my computer is not compatible with the software I want. There was a site out there that allows you to create one right on the site, but I…Continue

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I've visited the blogtalk radio site a few times and am confused as to how it works. I'd like to be a guest on someone's show, do an interview, talk about the upcoming book, my previous book, etc.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lawrence Brayton Aug 9, 2011.

 

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Research Rejection, Part III

I posted the idea for this blog on Facebook wanting some comments and asking if other authors had experienced rejection. My thanks to David Schlosser and Bob Dunbar who responded with an example each. I can't make up this stuff so I'll let them tell their short stories in their own words:David Schlosser: I once wrote a scene in…See More
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Research Rejection, Part II

My first rejection came from a rude secretary in the Quad Cities when I was driving the route Mallory took in Beta. I stopped at a plant that processed meat gelatin. (Yeah, sounds disgusting to me, too) When I asked the secretary if there was a PR person available she told me one didn't exist. When I asked her who might help me, she said he wasn't available. I gave her my name and contact information and I think…See More
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Research Rejection, Part I

I thought about this topic several weeks ago when outlining a chapter to put at the beginning of Mallory Petersen's next adventure, Delta. In the story she meets a classmate about halfway through the story. When I wrote the first draft, I thought the scene worked, but after reading it to a critique group, and discussing it with a friend, I decided I needed to introduce the classmate earlier in the book. The…See More
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Review Regrets

I wanted to write this on one of the reviews I've done on my other blog, braytonsbookbuzz.wordpress.com but decided instead to write this up as a regular blog. One of the reasons I chose to do it here instead of there is because I initially thought I'd write this at the beginning of one review and it might seem like I was lambasting the author, which, essentially, I am. I could have written up a separate blog type post…See More
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Fitness Writing, Part VII

One day in August of 1991, I was uptown and saw the local taekwondo club had a special offer of two weeks' free classes. I'd always been interested in martial arts, so I thought this sounded like a good deal and started classes.I'd been in Oskaloosa less than a year and soon after starting my job at the radio station I joined the local community theatre group. I had been acting in plays since high school and enjoyed…See More
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Fitness Writing, Part VI

I really enjoy the forms of the American Taekwondo Association. The white belt form has 18 moves and you work yourself up to 81 moves for the first degree black belt form. White belt starts with some very basic moves, punch, front and side kicks, low, high, and middle blocks, and a knifehand strike (karate chop). Each form thereafter introduces a new move or combination move with some extra turns, and so on.I'm certainly…See More
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Around the Globe with Carolyn Niethammer

It's a warm and humid Friday morning and I'm all ready to post part three of the recently popular series of blogs regarding fitness and writing. As mentioned last week, I suspected that an author might intrude upon this series and I was proven correct when the door burst open, the cat raced under the bed and this woman…See More
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Chapters - I

NOTE: So, I should point out here at the beginning that I've decided to go with the title Chapters for this series of blog posts. I suppose nearly any of the stand alone posts could fit under this category, but I think I'll try to keep these with where there is a humorous complaint or comment. Searching the web I've discovered several other sites to tap when this current crop, originally listed back on 4/25, is depleted.…See More
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Courage

CourageI tend to think of the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz when I see this word. It is all he wanted. He thought he could rule the jungle but lacked the nerve. He thought he didn't have that inner strength to face the fears around him.Fear. I have seen this word as an acronym. F.E.A.R. False Evidence Against Reality.Basically, what scenario you think might happen, probably won't. Let me give you a personal…See More
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I'm a Fifth Degree Black Belt in taekwondo. I'm a writer, have done some editing and have two blog sites. One features author interviews and various writing posts and the other features book reviews. Thanks for visiting.
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Research Rejection, Part III

rejection 3 I posted the idea for this blog on Facebook wanting some comments and asking if other authors had experienced rejection. My thanks to David Schlosser and Bob Dunbar who responded with an example each. I can't make up this stuff so I'll let them tell their short stories in their own words:…



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Posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:04pm

Research Rejection, Part II

rejection 2 My first rejection came from a rude secretary in the Quad Cities when I was driving the route Mallory took in Beta. I stopped at a plant that processed meat gelatin. (Yeah, sounds disgusting to me, too) When I asked the secretary if there was a PR person available she told me one didn't exist. When I asked her who might help me, she said he wasn't available. I gave her my name and contact…

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Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:22am

Research Rejection, Part I

rejection 1 I thought about this topic several weeks ago when outlining a chapter to put at the beginning of Mallory Petersen's next adventure, Delta. In the story she meets a classmate about halfway through the story. When I wrote the first draft, I thought the scene worked, but after reading it to a critique group, and discussing it with a friend, I decided I needed to introduce the classmate earlier…

Continue

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:39am

Review Regrets

regrets I wanted to write this on one of the reviews I've done on my other blog, braytonsbookbuzz.wordpress.com but decided instead to write this up as a regular blog. One of the reasons I chose to do it here instead of there is because I initially thought I'd write this at the beginning of one review and it might seem like I was lambasting the author, which, essentially, I am. I could have written up a separate…

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Posted on October 3, 2014 at 1:52am

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At 6:34pm on October 8, 2010, Kate Lindsay said…
Welcome! I just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com

There is always a giveaway going on at The Book Buff, click on the book title for more info:

The Aristobrats by best selling author Jennifer Solow (YA)
The Island (audiobook) by New York Times best seller Elin Hilderbrand (Women's Contemporary Fiction)
Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant (Christian Fiction/Romance)

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At 12:55am on October 8, 2010, Kate Evangelista said…
Hi Stephen,

Welcome to Book Blogs! When you have the time, please come and visit me at: http://kateevangelistarandr.blogspot.com/

Hope to see you there,
Kate
 
 
 

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