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  1. Similar series to A Song of Ice and Fire?

    *Edited And Couldn't Delete*
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  2. Freckles

    For the longest time I found freckles to be one of the oddest skin conditions ever. In school, I'd occasionally stare at the freckles on my arms and imagine them comparable to the stars in the sky then traces erratic constellations. The only reason why I bring this up is because I've been kicking around the idea of freckles being a poignant part of a culture in one my stories... I mean that they would do the same sort of thing but tattoo them and that the tattoos would have some great significant ...
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  3. Book on sale for limited time

    Just found out my book is on sale on line at the publisher's site for a limited time...$6.99 US

    Go to http://www.publishamerica.com/shopping & typr in The Slingshot Saga.
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  4. Hello World

    As I said in the introduce yourself thread, my name's Geoff and I found this place accidentally.

    I write scifi, crime, comics, fantasy.

    I've written a bunch of Star Trek stuff, including a novel, and I hope to write more.

    I'll be around a lot, now that I know the place is here.
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  5. Eureka moment

    Swine Flu; this is beginning to affect me at work, new instructions re-working in the tipping halls, transfer stations and landfills. Drivers and crews of lorries, and staff working there to wear face masks. Also a couple of cases at work, strangely upstairs where senior management live.

    A eureka moment.

    Does anyone else have this happen in their writing? A single moment when you find a character or plot line that is the one element that will draw all the strands ...

    Updated July 18th, 2009 at 03:23 PM by Holbrook

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  6. Excerpt from Chapter 12 of The Slingshot Saga Vol. 1

    With amazing speed the Giant flicked the net in their direction and would have easily engulfed all three had not Gal Ron impulsively taken a step back. Thus the net just grazed Gal Ron’s chest as it encircled and trapped Sam and Baf Ron under its weight. Gal Ron instinctively turned and ran. The Giant calmly gathered the net around the two captives and then laid his club across the net to ensure no escape was possible. He then picked up a rock that Sam estimated to be about a foot in diameter ...
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  7. Blending ideas.

    At the moment effort one is in the blending stage.

    First Ingredient;

    Love story, two characters meet, circumstances drive them a part. Reunited five years later, with all the baggage that goes with their relationship and while sorting out their romance solve the main plot line.

    Second Ingredient;

    Villian; his deal with the devil so to speak to get what he wants, how it affects all those around him. How this plays a part in parting the lovers. ...
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  8. How to make an idiot of yourself without even trying.

    As I had only had two short story submissions out I thought I would send a couple more out.

    I chose the mags carefully, followed the submission rules, and sent the stories off. I didn't realise the major c...up I had made with one until today.

    In the submission instructions there were two email addresses, one, editor@, one, queries@. One was for submissions, the other for queries about submissions, or outstanding submissions. Guess which one I sent my story to... "sigh" ...
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  9. Excerpt from Chapter 6 of The Slingshot Saga Vol. 1

    They were about to start in the direction of the wall when Sam grabbed Derek by the arm and said, “Do you hear something?”

    Derek listened for a moment and replied, “No…what did you hear?”

    “I dunno sounded like something howling…maybe my imagination…let’s go.”

    Unconsciously the boys walked a little faster in the direction of the wall.

    The wall was now in sight by the naked eye but unfortunately this time both boys heard howling and ...
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  10. Excerpt from prologue of The Slingshot Saga -vol. 1

    He watched from behind a large stand of trees fifty feet away as the two men stood in the river shallows spear fishing.

    He wanted to capture both alive as earlier he had stalked two others and had to kill one of the two that had tried to escape. The corpse lay on top of his wagon and would be a meal for his “pets” when he returned home.

    The other was secured inside his wagon.

    As he watched, he worked out a plan of attack. If he moved ten feet to the ...
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  11. Moved the Blog

    I have moved my blog over to www.briandclay.com
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  12. Healthcare

    Now that the debate about how to fix the US healthcare system is beginning to take center stage, I feel like putting down a thought I have had for sometime now. I tell this to anyone that brings up the subject around me. Yes, I know there are diverse reasons for our problems with healthcare, but I feel there is one part of the solution that is being over looked, paperwork.

    Everyone wants to focus on the mechanics of the actual treatment and payment of healthcare costs. My idea ...

    Updated July 8th, 2009 at 04:38 PM by Gkarlives

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  13. Progress.

    Well, the story sent to Black Static has been rejected.

    So that leaves two short story submissions out there. Sent a reminder to one, as it was submitted back in February. If not reply by the end of August I will consider this one dead.

    The other story is with an e-zine that has a 60 day turn round, so another month yet to go before I nudge.

    Effort one is plodding on, 5,000 words done, and a good handle got on two main characters, though I am going back ...

    Updated July 12th, 2009 at 05:15 PM by Holbrook

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  14. Recent 15 minute slot on Strategic Talk Radio

    The links to the written interview and live show for my recent 15 minutes on blog talk radio are attached:


    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Strateg...ernate-History

    http://www.StrategicTalkRadio.blogspot.com.


    Cheers

    Updated July 14th, 2009 at 03:57 AM by David Scholes

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  15. Getting a 15 minute time slot on US Strategic Radio

    I'm getting a 15 minute timeslot on US Strategic Radio at 3pm US Pacific Time on Monday 6 July. To discuss my new book and a few other things.

    That's a respectable 8am Tuesday 7 July here in Canberra, Australia (AEST).

    The link to the Strategic Radio site is:

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Strateg...nate-History-1


    Cheers

    Updated July 4th, 2009 at 12:40 AM by David Scholes (My author site was already shown on an earlier blog.)

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