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  1. A Chatroom Affair (synopsis)

    Hi everybody,

    I've written a science fiction novel titled 'A chatroom affair'. I'm presenting its first chapter for everyone to read and comment.

    Have you ever thought that although ‘wheel’ per se, has never been shown in good light in Hindu mythology with ultimate aim of every pious Hindu is to get out of chakra of life and death, Sudarshan Chakra being the ultimate weapon of destruction and pious and virtuous Abhimanyu getting killed after being caught in Chakra ...
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  2. Rodeo Revisited

    by , August 2nd, 2009 at 09:56 PM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    I am finally nearing completion of a project that I have been working on since the conception of my story titled "Rodeo". I have been working on a painting depicting the scene of the sinful soul riding the fiery bull in Hell. My goal was to make the painting along with the story (framed together) as a gift for a friend.

    Since then, my idea has grown larger and I have decided to keep the original and make a professional print for my friend instead. Once I have all the ...
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  3. Similar series to A Song of Ice and Fire?

    *Edited And Couldn't Delete*
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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 02:23 PM by Holbrook

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Moved the Blog

    I have moved my blog over to www.briandclay.com
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  14. 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 03:38 PM by Gkarlives

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  15. 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 04:15 PM by Holbrook

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