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Wow.
 
We asked three strangers to silently eat food for two straight hours. You'll never believe what happens: http://bit.ly/1SNAFSm
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I've got a 64gb wireless stick at home, it's nice, but doesn't get used much. 
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STOP THROWING YOUR SEXUALITY IN MY FACE
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LMAO
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The below is some information I wanted to keep, reposted here by permission of +Ryan Toxopeus, to whom I greatly apologise for hijacking his thread.

In my experience (take that for whatever it's worth), the first draft is to get the rough ideas down. Everyone does it differently, but no one ever publishes a first draft. :)

I've worked out what works best for me after doing two books, and it might still change...

1) First draft
2) Two passes re-reading and self-editing
3) I want to try an alpha reader
4) Developmental editing
5) Beta readers
6) Line editing
7) Proof-reading

There are a lot of steps between the first draft and finished product. Even still, errors get through.

But it's important to remember that there's no such thing as a perfect book. Look at any book in history, and there will be a spectrum of readers from those who loved it to those who hated it.

All you can do is try, and hope you can find your audience. At this point in my writing, the writing/editing is the easy part. Marketing is the killer.
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:) I hope it helps. Good luck!
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I've been toying with the idea of doing some short stories once I'm done with this trilogy, and these suggestions for formatting will come in handy if I do!
This chapter will only be of interest if you're planning to submit your manuscript to someone else for publication, either a short fiction outlet of some kind or a traditional novel publisher. If you're exclusively self-pub, move along; nothing to see here. Before you go, though, ...
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Gonna clip some of that to Evernote, nice stuff. Also I would have thought short story magazines and anthologies kinda died out by the time I was born outside of the comic book business :/.
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This post is an attempt to get to the basic emotions. Regular readers of this blog will readily appreciate when I claim that there are eight basic emotions and that they follow a developmental/evol...
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I'm a reviewer. I read a lot of books. 

I'm a former professional copy editor for Hodders. I notice errors in those books--often the same errors. (In traditionally-published books as well as indie ones, because quality comes from the author, and the editor can only do so much.)

I'm also a former technical writer, so I thought, "What if the problem is that people don't know that these are errors, or don't know how to do it right? What if a book that went through a clear, straightforward presentation of the basics would help? What if I wrote that book?"

So I did, and it's available here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010RJOAYA

If you write fiction, you're likely to find at least two useful things in this book that you didn't know before. If you need to sample first, I drafted some of it on this blog: http://csidemedia.com/wellpresentedms. It isn't just the blog turned into a book, though. It's extensively rewritten, and I've added a lot more material.

Give it a try. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010RJOAYA.
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On February 5, 1981

Watching a video thanks to +James Laws​.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S0TRfmbbik

#TorontoBathHouseRaids   #History   #Canada   #Toronto  
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I know, right?
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+Matthew Inman sheds some light on the often (and often unfairly) maligned semicolon.
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Whoa, that's creepy! :D
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My name is Brian M. Workman, I'm a homosexual enthusiast living in Toronto, ON, Canada.

I am the Lead Developer for ThresholdRPG

I used to be about as unpolitical as they come, but lately I've found that I'm really incensed by all the hatred out there. Hatred for LGBTQ (I still don't get the Q part), hatred for people, for humanity. Guys, we all live here, get along already.

Also, I like Coke Zero. But I've switched to club soda. Yum.

I like sexy dudes, but just to pretend I'm not that shallow, I also like to write. I want to write a real novel some day, but for now I pretend to be a writer by vomiting out short fiction that nobody will ever care about.
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