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Added by SHARON ANNE SHIPLEY on March 31, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
If you like to include old images in your books, you've found that captions often wash out after they're scanned. Here's an easy fix: I use Photoshop, but packages like Gimp will work as well. Do you know about "burning" and "dodging"? They're old, old techniques, left over from the days when photographers developed and printed their images from film. "Burning" is used to darken overexposed portions of an image. "Dodging" is just the opposite. Either or both were done during printing. You…Continue
Added by Steve Gabany on March 31, 2017 at 6:11am — No Comments
One day, Giraffe wants to have a party for his friend, Chimpanzee.
He thinks and thinks but can't think of a place to have the party.
He asks the three other friends he's playing with if they know of a place.…Continue
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Here's the link if our efforts to get to the red planet intrigue you.…
Added by Clayton Graham (Graham Clayton) on March 28, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments
Eyes aglow like hot coals in a fire
A heart fully filled with burning desire
A soul with a wish finally be free
To live out her dreams completely
But trapped in a cage rusted and old
In brief conversation, not worthy she’s told
Just enough oxygen to keep her alive
Too little fuel for her fire to thrive
She’s heard it so…Continue
Added by Ken Maxon on March 26, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
We are delighted to bring Phoenix (Revised Edition) to life.
'You're only a prisoner if you believe you…Continue
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Did your parents ever tell you “Honesty is the best policy?” But maybe you disagreed. Perhaps you thought that would only cause more trouble. Let’s say one of the three of us broke our mom’s favorite vase. Naturally, our dad would ask which of the three of us broke it. He’d promise if we told the truth, we would not be punished. Our dad would scold us and remind us to be more careful. In the end, we were glad to understand the importance of being honest. My kid’s books highlight things like…Continue
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I want to say something else on writing.
People ask me, do I make money with my writings. And I say, yes I do. I get a w-2 each year for filing taxes on what I have sold. Remember people are fickle when it comes to spending their money on a book, ebook, or short story. There are million to billions of published material out here, that is published every year, and half of all this stuff is free.
Everyone is not going to buy what you write, not…Continue
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March 11th. 2017
They say there are two things certain in life: death and taxes. There’s something else too: when you’re an indie writer, whatever you’ve tried with regard to promotion and marketing, it’s been done before by most of the others, and all with the same results — it inevitably ends up back at the drawing board.
I read a post from an author during the week about her attempts at whatever is ‘flavour of the month’. I found myself reading, nodding my head…Continue
Added by Michael Parker on March 11, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
Hi, Everyone. I was interviewed on BlogTalk Radio tonight, March 10, 2017! it was an excellent show detailing my life and some of my books. If you'd care to listen to the show, here is the link:
Hope you enjoy it!
Ann B. Keller