Topic Book Publishing And Book Design Articles - The Book Designer
14 Oct 2014 21:23
Here's a neat little resource page full of articles about just what it says...book publishing and design...
Book Publishing And Book Design Articles - The Book Designer
Topic Beautiful Faces of Women & Handsome Faces of Men
06 Oct 2014 01:14
Topic When you write CRAP!!!!!
26 Sep 2014 19:05
Of course I have know other men of my kind, and it troubles me to say that I have know none as utterly fascinating as Lucius Ammaticus.
I believe that should be "known" instead of "know"...
(This IS actually the Literary Equivalent of strumming idly upon a guitar as one waits for inspiration... Fun, but not work, in fairness...)
I agree with you about needing inspiration to write, and fortunately for me there are other things I can if I don't feel inspired...actually, I didn't really think what you wrote was that bad...but, it was really a few short paragraphs out of context, and I really couldn't tell without reading the whole thing...which reminds me, I don't think I've ever read one of your stories...I'll have to remember to give it a shot one day...
Topic Quotation styles with comma and colon
24 Sep 2014 07:18
Speaking of commas...this could be a problem right here...
Topic The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows...
14 Sep 2014 23:18
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is basically a dictionary of made up words designed to "fill a hole in the English language" as it says...here's the link...and I found reading the various selections, with the videos tossed in, to be rather thought inspiring...and I would tend to think my fellow writers will too...
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
Here's a bit more on the subject...taken from the Facebook page actually...
The Upper Midwest's third-largest compendium of the outer spatters of the emotional palette. Our mission is to harpoon, bag and tag wild sorrows then release them back into the subconscious.
Our mission is to harpoon, bag and tag wild sorrows then release them back into the subconscious.
“If we do not develop adequate images we will die out like the dinosaurs.” —Werner Herzog
Each definition is original and handcrafted by John Koenig with his right thumb. Give feedback, tell us about your day or suggest a new obscure sorrow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The author, John Koenig, is a freelance creative serf based in St. Paul, MN where he attended Macalester College in the early part of the century. He enjoys piano jazz, deep image poetry, wines of indeterminate type, canyons and nostalgia.
Topic One of my worst nightmares come true...my 9/11 poem being used for commercial purposes...
14 Sep 2014 09:17
Well...it looks like the thieving bastards lied to me...came across this last night, while doing a search for my 9/11 poem...
Assena Calender - September 2014
My next step is to contact the Attorney General's office in Canada, since that's where the parties responsible are located...and I believe it could be a criminal matter as well...
On a more happy note, while searching...I did find some more nice stuff...like my poem being read at a 9/11 ceremony sponsored by New York state Sen. Marty Golden, so that was rather nice, especially since it is in NYC...note the correction at the bottom...they originally had me as "Frank Jankowski"...but after a comment, tweet, message to the site, and a phone call...they finally fixed that...
Hundreds gather on 69th St. pier to remember 9/11 victims
It was read at a junior college in West Texas...
SWTJC - 9/11 Ceremony
At a women's club in Connecticut...
Woman’s Club of Greenwich Honor Those Who Sacrificed on 9/11
It got Tweeted by a Human Rights organization to over 21k followers...which I thought was pretty cool...note the cool picture...
Human Rights - We Shall Never Forget
And a lot of little stuff...including one politician running for senate down in North Carolina...
Krawiec NC Senate - We Shall Never Forget
A ton of people using it, or parts of it, on Facebook and the like without giving proper credit...including an Army Base for a wreath laying ceremony...but, what ya gonna do?
http://upload.storiesspace.com/706904289-Actions Taken Without Regret 9-11-2001 Tribute on FB..jpg
http://upload.storiesspace.com/1263645974-Human Rights 09-10-14 Twitter.jpg
Topic Today in Pictures (post a picture representing your mood)
08 Sep 2014 05:56
I think this one fits how I feel at the moment, pretty well actually...
Topic Free online writing course starting the month of September...
22 Aug 2014 10:22
How Writers Write Fiction is a free online writing course open to anybody who wants to learn the techniques of effective fiction writing. The six-week course, sponsored by the University of Iowa’s “Open Courses” initiative at WritingUniversity.org, will be taught and led by both Christopher Merrill, WP Director and University of Iowa Professor of English, and R. Clifton Spargo, author of Beautiful Fools and Professor of Creative Writing at Wittenberg University. The professors, along with other successful authors, will deliver a variety of information, discussions and feedback on how writers create and hone the ongoing perfection of their skill. The course runs from Monday, September 29th to Monday, November 10th. Participants can access the course online at their convenience, at any time and from any location. Each week the moderators will spur new discussions, provide live feedback, organize live video fiction workshops, and offer skill-building exercises.
How Writers Write Fiction
Topic Rowanvale books
21 Aug 2014 07:40
Btw...if you ever have a question about the legitimacy of a publisher, check this site...they're sort of a writer "watch dog" group, or something...
I just did a search for "Rowanvale" and nothing came up...so, that's a good thing...
There's another group like Writer Beware, I just can't of the name at the moment...it's still early here, I believe I need more coffee...
Topic Six Easy Tips for Self-Editing Your Fiction...
21 Aug 2014 07:34
My friend Kristen Lamb is almost always full of great advice, probably why she has over 37k followers...and this little blog post may be of interest to quite a few writer friends here...
Six Easy Tips for Self-Editing Your Fiction
Topic The mother of all links to Style Guides...
20 Aug 2014 17:37
This is the mother of guides to online style guides, citation guides, and other useful tools from universities and other websites
around the world. It has dozens of links to style guides, reference guides, formatting information and more. Huge!
informED - Style Guides: MLA, APA, CSE, Chicago
Topic A list of resources concerning plagiarism...
20 Aug 2014 17:05
I know this is always a concern for authors, here and elsewhere...and believe me, I've been a victim many a time myself...
Lots of good resources on understanding, preventing, avoiding, and detecting plagiarism...
informED - Plagiarism
Topic Stealing content
07 Aug 2014 16:09
For you guys: https://www.lushstories.com/forum/yaf_postst39208_Plagiarism-Advice-Stealing-and-Publishing-your-Work.aspx
Sorry I don't have time to do more. I used to, until it thoroughly depressed me as to how rife it is, and impossible to contain .
Yep...I'm sure I've said it before, since this topic has come up quite a number of times...my own attitude that I've adopted, being someone with quite a number of stories and poems out there on the net over the last few year is that I don't bother to do anything if someone steals something of mine and posts it on a free site...
If they're using something of mine to make money...ie: publishing it in a book or whatever...then I do something, and take whatever actions required...
Otherwise, you really can find yourself spending a lot of time on this stuff, along with the aggravation that goes along with it...and frankly, it's not worth it...there are better things you can be doing with your time as an author as far as promoting your work...or, God forbid, actually writing for that matter...
And trust me on this...you'll see this stuff just coming up more and more the longer you're a writer with stuff out there on the net...
Topic Stealing content
06 Aug 2014 13:39
(my words weren't "kind" BTW - they were pissed)
Just talking about that over in a Facebook group...if you do a search of that e-mail, you'll find that it's this person...
Here's her mug shot, or whatever...
**Image removed by moderator.**
Topic The Blue Site (Stories Space)!
05 Aug 2014 18:44
I only recently found out about Stories Space and now there seems to be this Spanish Lush. So I was wondering how many variations on Lush there are and what does the family tree look like. Which was the first site? When did it start? And so on.
I can probably answer that...
1. Lush Stories...December, 2006
2. Historias Lush - Spanish language erotica...February, 2010
3. Stories Space - Non-erotic written stuff...July, 2010
4. Lush Publishing - Quality erotic eBooks, reasonably priced...August, 2012 I believe...
That's all I know about anyway, though I believe that's it...if Nic has anything else going on, she hasn't told me anyway...hope that helps...
Topic The Blue Site (Stories Space)!
04 Aug 2014 23:17
Yeah, I've been over there a while as well...and believe it or not, I actually work there...though admittedly it's hard to tell as of late...
And yeah, we'll take most anything that might not fit over here, and a few things that do, like love poems, for instance...anyway, if you can remember my name here, you can probably find me easy enough over there...
Stories Space - DirtyMartini
Btw, there are quite a few members on both sites, as well as a few members here on all three Lush sites...so, if you have a favorite writer over here you can't get enough of, try doing a search over on the blue site for their name...you just never know...some of the more popular authors here, Rachel Spriteness, Pete Piquet, Ashleigh, and a bunch others are most definitely over there...
And btw...I'm still under the old name on the other red site, which is Spanish language erotica for anyone interested, and they have a cool forum even if you don't speak the language, and this page may or may not bring back memories for some here...looks like my page when I started here five years ago, pretty much anyway...
Historias Lush - Exakta66
Damn...I've been on Historias so long my story Recuperacion Sexual is actually the first love story posted on the site...
Lisa did a search one time, and noted that there were four people on the site longer than me...and one of them was Gav...anyway, yeah...check that one out too when you get a chance...
Topic Bacon how do you like it?
19 Jul 2014 01:09
This sounds a bit kinky, if you ask me...just sayin'
Topic A YouTube channel, and site about Grammar than might be of interest to some here...
15 Jul 2014 14:49
A YouTube channel about Grammar than might be of interest to some here...appropriately enough called GrammarREVOLUTION ...
Check it out my grammar loving friends...
YouTube - GrammarREVOLUTION
They also have a Facebook page, with daily grammar type hints and stuff...
English Grammar REVOLUTION
And actually they have a website, and a bunch of other stuff...
English Grammar REVOLUTION - Learning Grammar Can Be Fun
Topic Plagiarism alert
15 Jul 2014 10:28
Alright, somebody was talking about plagiarism the other day, and I mentioned that I usually don't bother unless someone uses one of my pieces for commercial purposes...one idiot has been sort of annoying me the last few years, using my poem "We Started As Friends" on his "being a good Mormon" site...he has ignored my requests, so I decided to fill out all the crap that Wordpress requires...let's see how this goes...this is what I got back from them earlier...and yeah, it's a lot of work...they make you fill out a fairly lengthy electronic form, and cite the copyright Nos. and the like...this is what it looks like...but, the poem is down from the offending site now, so yeah...progress...
12:10 PM (1 hour ago)
> Email Address: Exakta66@gmail.com
> First Name: Alan
> Last Name: Jankowski
> Company Name: n/a
> Phone Number: 8484671425
> Address: 169 N. Stevens Ave. #6
> City: South Amboy
> Country: n/a
> State: New Jersey
> Copyright holder you represent (if other than yourself): Exakta66@gmail.com
> Offending URLs:
> Original materials:
> I believe that's what I just did above...
> The poem appears in my book btw...LOC: 1-813775133
> Copyright holder:
> Description of original materials:
> It is my poem "We Started As Friends" with the title changed...everything else he kept the same, as you can see...here is a link to my poem on a poetry site, you can see it was added by me months before he posted it...
> The poem appears in my book btw...LOC: 1-813775133
> Third party links:
> Signature (legally binding): Alan W. Jankowski
> Signed on this date: 2014-07-13 19:30:42
Your DMCA Notice has been received and reviewed for completeness.
In accordance with the requirements set forth by the DMCA, we have disabled access to the allegedly infringing material. Please note that we have notified the user who uploaded the material to provide them an opportunity to formally challenge this removal. We will notify you immediately If the user submits a counter-notice.
Topic FAIL Thread
15 Jul 2014 01:23
They definitely need something anyway...
Topic Yeah you look ok... but your collarbones are too high
10 Jul 2014 18:00
Oh god, now I have to worry about collarbone placement, too?? WTF???
I wouldn't exactly lose sleep over it if I were you...just sayin'
Topic Being Bi Polar
10 Jul 2014 17:49
Not sure it's any consolation, but I know quite a few people who are bi-polar...and writers tend to be notorious for suffering multiple mental illnesses, to the point where you might think it's a requirement...and a number of my bi-polar friends freely admit to not wanting to be medicated, because they enjoy the manic phases so much...nobody particularly cares for the come down though...
And how do you not realize that you broke your back, if I may ask? Just curious...
Topic How many women out there practice Kegel exercises daily, hourly?
10 Jul 2014 17:39
Kegels are good for men too.
Yes...and I don't realize there were people who thought otherwise...
Mayo Clinic - Kegel exercises for men: Understand the benefits