Topic Plagiarism alert
16 Nov 2014 06:14
I commented on her Facebook post with a link to your Lushstories poem asking her to explain the date discrepancy, she couldn't and has now deleted the whole thing from her timeline.
Read into that what you will.
Yeah, pretty obvious...she deleted my comments from her page as well, and then blocked me...she got a bit upset about me posting in all the erotic groups over on Facebook about what a thieving pig she is...she sent me a message over on FB about it...here's the message, I had to do four screen shots...and yeah, first she claims that she wrote it in '09, and then the poem goes back to 2012...she also implied something on her own FB page that it was about performing sex on a man, which it clearly is not, unless she failed anatomy...don't know if you caught that bit...
But yeah...here's the PM's we had going on over on FB...you could tell I was a little annoyed...
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https://upload.lushstories.com/387534360-La Red 2.jpg
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Topic Plagiarism alert
16 Nov 2014 02:31
Here's another "author" selling plagiarized work on Amazon and other places...
Amazon.com - LaRedeaux
My poem "Going Down Slow" which is here on this fine site, is in this book on pages 90 and 91...
One Man's Desire Paperback – March 8, 2013
I sent a note to Amazon...it came up in a search I did earlier for that poem...here's the link where it showed up btw...it is titled "Honey's Kiss" in this book...
Chances are if they plagiarize one thing, there's probably tons more...as we all know by now...
Topic Put one of yours here...
12 Nov 2014 17:26
Wrote this one up for a Halloween event over on Facebook. sponsored by NY author and poet Fran Ayers...
All Hallow's Eve
It’s All Hallow’s Eve and there’s little sound,
Except for a few goblins dancing around,
An old witch creates another evil spell,
Summoning demons from down in Hell.
The old hag stirs her boiling stew,
Adds eye of a newt, and another shrew,
The cauldron bubbles over the roaring fire,
The smoke rising up, higher and higher.
A black cat watches and suddenly screams,
It’s enough to haunt anyone’s dreams,
The old woman smiles an evil grin,
Her wart covered face personifies sin.
Looking around the spooky room,
Perched in the corner is a wooden broom,
Later she’ll get on it, and will take flight,
As she rides off on All Hallow’s Night.
Somewhere another victim will await,
Helpless to control their coming fate,
Another body that will soon be cold,
Another life that will never grow old.
Just another night’s work for an evil crone,
It’s what you do when you’re bad to the bone,
For another year, she will take leave,
And be back again next All Hallow’s Eve.
https://upload.lushstories.com/1648336008-All Hallow's Eve.jpg
Topic Interesting article on young author's success with erotic fan fiction novel...
06 Nov 2014 10:14
This is interesting, for a number of reason...not the least of which is that the book is still available for free on Wattpad, in spite of Paramount Pictures acquiring the screen rights and what not...not the usual move from a publisher, me thinks...not to mention it's erotic fan-fiction...
Harry Styles of One Direction Stars in Anna Todd’s Novel
Topic It's All About The Books...No Trouble...
05 Nov 2014 06:32
You may have heard that hit song on the radio "It's All About The Bass"...
You may not have heard The Nashville Library's neat version here...yes, it's All About The Books my Lush friends...no trouble...
Topic What's for dinner tonight?
26 Oct 2014 16:54
Probably just eat something quick tonight...creamed possum is always tasty...
Topic Today in Pictures (post a picture representing your mood)
24 Oct 2014 16:33
Hopefully they'll be a liquor store nearby just in case we run out...
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 email@example.com.
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...
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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...