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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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You've seen one seal, you've seen them all. ;) But each book is a whole new world!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Where Do You Read? at Word Wenches
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No one can read aloud as fast as I read to myself, so I get irritated at audio. It's just too slow. But reading in the car is one of my very favorite places!
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Yessssss, she says--which is why my e-reader is so handy to slip into a purse!
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Aren't Susan's images fabulous? That's her art background showing. She has a family gig today but the rest of us are in and out all weekend. I need to learn to read in bed but never really have. A recliner is my favorite place. By the time I hit the pillows, my eyes are closed!
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I'm still searching for a better word than "magic." But it is inexplicable in terms of science.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Doodle-bugging! at Word Wenches
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I know I've read about them frequently but everything I read online says they only get it right about 50% of the time. As usual, I'm torn between logic and wanting to believe in magic!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Doodle-bugging! at Word Wenches
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Cool, thanks for the info! I'm not exactly certain how I'll end up using my dowsers, but I love exploring the possibilities!
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I know its hard to see in our own lives, although your examples are great. But its fun to stretch our minds a little to consider possibilities! Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2017 on Doodle-bugging! at Word Wenches
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I am fascinated! How do you know for certain there is someone down there? Digging up my mountain would take a lot of time unless results are certain. And I think youre right that some people are more in touch with these abilities than others! Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2017 on Doodle-bugging! at Word Wenches
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Love is definitely a mystery, but its a bit hard to portray that wonder sometimes. Hmm, maybe I should have sparkles! Sent from my iPad
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Ohhhh you are a dangerous person! Im sitting at the airport with an iPad. How much trouble can I get in? 😀 Sent from my iPad
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Looks like I need to identify my heroines abilities more specifically! Im messing with earth magic, and no, I cant say how it works! Sent from my iPad
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thank you, glad you enjoyed it!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2017 on Doodle-bugging! at Word Wenches
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But I can't call books "Unexplained Phenomena" or I'm writing science fiction. It's an annoyance that we don't have enough words for those things we can't explain.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2017 on Doodle-bugging! at Word Wenches
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yes, I usually try to stick to esper "magic" but I've been wondering if I can push my limits with this new series I'm toying with. And magic powers really do need a downside or they're just too convenient!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2017 on Doodle-bugging! at Word Wenches
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We should start a Cynics Club! I hadn't thought about magic that hurts others but now I'm pondering magic that fixes money, hmmm!
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Dowsing rods are generally pronged sticks used to detect elements under the ground and have been around since at least the 1500s. Continue reading
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Exactly. One assumes American writers have a larger audience to pull from, but its a constant struggle for most to pay the bills. Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2017 on The Price of Creativity at Word Wenches
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Having just run my very first free book ad and seen the result, I totally understand why authors put first book in a series at 99c. I cannot quibble with their decision, especially for authors who haven't made a name for themselves in traditional publishing. But even well known authors use this tactic as a promotional tool. It's a sales tactic that NY would do well to learn.
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2017 on The Price of Creativity at Word Wenches
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DRM is one of the reasons many of us have turned to indie pubbing. There is no excuse for DRM any longer, except to punish honest readers. There is software free online that can strip the DRM from your old books in a minute, if you're willing to spend the time. It shouldn't be illegal to do so, but because of the prevalence of pirates (most of them in foreign countries), we have few alternatives for protecting copyright. DRM no longer works but publishers keep hoping.
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2017 on The Price of Creativity at Word Wenches
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So maybe we need this discussion more often and more publicly, to make us see where our priorities lie! I spend hundreds a month on books, plus borrowing from the library, so I'm not feeling too guilty about the bird seed. ;) And I spend probably the same amount on theater tickets, so I probably shouldn't feel guilty about the pottery either. Guess I'll head over to the Sawdust Festival this week!
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Oh, man, you know how to raise my blood pressure! Look at the cost of sports tickets!!! Look at the fortunes spent on sports memorabilia! And we complain about $11.99 for an entire year of work... OK, I need a cuppa tea now. ;)
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which really emphasizes Andrea's point--most of our images come from copyright-free sources, which we attribute when we can figure out how to do so. ;) But the internet is full of stolen images for which the creators are never paid. At some point, as Quantum says above, we need to come up with a better system of paying creatives.
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Oh, Sue, as usual, you strike right to our writerly hearts! I am utterly appalled at the bad formatting and editing of publisher-controlled e-books. It's as if those books and readers aren't important, just a nice gravy train to keep the company going another year. Having seen some of the e-ARCs wench publishers have sent,we've complained fiercely, but publishers really don't understand (or pretend they don't) what we're complaining about. And then the publishers complain when their e-sales are down!
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one hopes, in the long run, this is what the majority of readers will do, so thank you for being smart about your book buying! It will take a while before readers recognize which authors are worth reading and which can keep their books even at 99c. But until readers start resisting the DNF authors (and in KU, there is a building library of piracy) and paying the good authors so they can afford to keep working, the whole industry must struggle along as best we can.
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