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  1. Moved the Blog

    I have moved my blog over to www.briandclay.com
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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 02:57 AM by David Scholes

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  5. 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 3rd, 2009 at 11:40 PM by David Scholes (My author site was already shown on an earlier blog.)

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  6. The world turns.

    A good friend died today. Known her for 35 years, She was just a year older than me. She fought cancer for over 12 months, in the end it won.

    Of all of us she took care of herself, watched her weight, did the keep fit, ate well, yet the big C took hold. Does not seem fair at all.

    The world turns, and there is one less light out there.
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  7. Spammers

    If there's something I hate it's spammers and all their tricky ways of doing just that. We try as best we can to be on top of things, but a returning problem has been someone signing up and then spamming people through the Private Messaging system. Finally I think I have fixed that problem once and for all .

    Updated July 1st, 2009 at 12:48 AM by daigoro

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  8. THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman

    I've recently finished an advance copy of THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman and loved it.

    THe book follows the adventures of Quentin Coldwater, a high school senior who is obsessed with Christopher Plover’s series of fantasy novels set in the magical land of Fillory, only to discover that Fillory really exists!

    To go along with the book, they've created some amazing viral websites that I think you'll enjoy exploring:

    • You can explore Fillory here: www.emberstomb.com ...
  9. On the DGLA...

    Been a little while, so an update.

    In case you haven't read on the Forums, I REALLY enjoyed the inaugural David Gemmell Legend Awards in London on Friday. I've written pretty much all I wanted to say there, but simply lots of great people there, a nicely done ceremony and a fabulous venue.

    I do think that it's going to continue onwards and upwards. I hope David would've enjoyed it, I rather think he would.

    Afterwards there's been some interesting comments. ...
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  10. Yikes, cursed again.

    I blog about getting started on my new work and the old curse strikes again.

    My ongoing heath problem has flared up. (Lympodeama) So I feel like crap, and am on antibiotics so strong that I feel I have had one over the eight!

    Not touched either story since Wednesday, or was it Thursday? I am totally out of it lol...

    Anyway going to make the effort today, as well as read some of the flash fiction entries. Mine has bombed, expected it would. Lately I don't ...
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  11. Philip K. Dick: Gnostic? Prophet? Saint?

    Looking back at my husband's life and work 27 years after his death, I wonder what he would think of this world. Is it anything like the future that he predicted? Not really.

    Perhaps Phil's dystopic visions helped us to make changes that prevented the rise of the police state, at lest to some extent. But we are headed int he direction of cities swarming with homeless people, thieves and murderers, much like the major European cities of the Middle Ages, but with modern technology. ...
  12. The Slingshot Saga Volume 1

    If you liked the Chronicles of Narnia and the Lord of the Rings then read The Slingshot Saga.

    The story’s main characters, Derek and Sam, are teenage cousins who love adventure and plan to spend the summer working on Sam’s family farm and hanging out.

    However, a mysterious scroll with unusual directions leads them to a strange land fraught with danger and unique, deadly creatures.

    They are befriended by a primitive life style people who turn out to be ...
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  13. At it again.

    When I wrote Hand of Glory. I started a thread about the work. This time I am somewhat limited, as I can't openly talk of my work in progress, or rather my two works. So I thought I would blog my general thoughts on the process as the work progresses

    I will call the two stories.

    Effort One and Effort Two, very original I know, lol...

    Effort one has been in my mind for a long time, thought about, outlined in some detail, changed, re-outlined, mulled over ...

    Updated June 19th, 2009 at 01:06 AM by Holbrook

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  14. Ophiuchus: Last Days of 2012 by David Powell

    “Ophiuchus: Last Days of 2012” written by David L. Powell III centers on the title character in her effort to create a measure of chaos for “the righteous.” Incorporating a conception of spiritual faith, the narrative explores relatively complex notions of loyalty, power, and belief. The author’s portrayal also take into account an understanding of certain contemporary political and social conditions to implicitly consider the way the twenty-first century may unfold. With elements of suspense and ...
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  15. Jatia Gods Era(1)

    Writer's Words
    Well,I am not English native speaker.If I make some mistkes in my first novel,please help me find it out.Thank you very much.
    Prelude
    Desire,wars,conspiracies,death.
    When all things become the past,I am still here.
    I am waiting for you.
    Wait for your rebirth,wait for the day I meet you again.
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