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I mentioned that I wrote a blog post and would post it when I was on Buddy’s Writing show the other day. Sorry for the delay, but sleep wouldn’t allow me to put it off any longer. So, without further adu, the Grasshopper Method: ****** People often ask:…
I mentioned that I wrote a blog post and would post it when I was on Buddy's Writing show the other day. Sorry for the delay, but sleep wouldn't allow me to put it off any longer. So, without furth...
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Buddy's Writing show starting in 15!
 
After a brief hiatus, BUDDY'S WRITING SHOW returns with author +Crissy Moss. She has a brand new novel out called WITCH'S SACRIFICE and there's at least a small chance we'll be talking about that. :-) Crissy is awesome, so please tune in LIVE at 10PM EST on Sunday to watch. Thanks!
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EXCELLENT ARTICLE!

"I think it’s time for those of us who are addicted to reading to be a bit more vocal in our love of the best form of it possible: Digital books. Better for the environment. Larger type for the visually challenged. Text-to-speech for the blind. Lighter weight for the arthritic. Better access for the rural and the impoverished (ebooks can be read on existing devices, like phones. And even with a $49 e-reader, this is paid for in just a few purchases, or by going to Gutenberg.org).

Ereading is simply superior for those of us who love to read. You finish a book, and you can purchase and start another in minutes. You can go on vacation stocked up with new reads. You won’t even feel guilty if you don’t finish them all. And the more you read digital, the more you’ll wind up reading self-published works, which means more money going to artists and their freelance helpers, and less going to wasteful real estate in New York, to corporate suits, to lawyers, all of which leaves a pittance for the people whose works you enjoy.

This is why publishers need to rage against digital adoption. It’s why they need the support of those who equate a dated medium with the beautiful words that medium holds. Their lives depend on it. Their lives depend on the destruction of 30 million trees a year. But our reading habits don’t.

If you are an avid reader, I humbly suggest that you do yourself a favor and try an ereader. Check out the thousands of classics at Gutenberg.org that you can download and enjoy for free. Legally! These books are in the public domain. You could read classics for the rest of your life if you want. Or you can start checking out the many diverse voices that don’t make it into bookstores. Minority voices. Gay voices. Female science fiction authors and male romance writers. And all those who write in genres that readers love but that publishers think have been played out.

If you have a reader in your life, get them a Kindle. They start at a mere $69. It will change their lives. I’ve given most of the readers in my family Kindles over the last few Christmases. But it doesn’t have to be a special occasion. The challenge is to read a few great ebooks so that the same thrill we feel when we pick up a paperback is felt when we pick up our e-readers. It does happen, whether you believe it or not. It’s the stories we love. It’s the non-fiction we learn from. It’s the authors, not the imprints. Support them. Save the environment. Increase the amount you read, rather than the amount of books you display.

Publishers will fight this transition, but the rest of us should take a stand. And we should be honest, as authors, about why we are doing it. It’s not just good for readers, and good for the environment, and more democratic, with more diverse voices . . . it supports the lives of authors. And editors. And cover artists. And so many more. That 12.5% pittance becomes a 70% liveable wage. That difference has changed thousands of lives. It will keep changing lives, and changing the way we read, and we can help hasten that. We shouldn’t want to go backwards. And every indication is that we won’t.

More on that, and some very shocking results in the next AuthorEarnings report, due out soon. You’ll see what avid readers are doing to change lives. Until then, keep it up. Be proud. Brag about reading. Write reviews. Recommend ebooks to friends and family. Make a tree happy today."
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If you've read the snippets from "Witch's Sacrifice" (which use to be mermaid's curse) you might remember that Salvia is a woman. In this chapter from "Witch's Curse", book 2 in the series, she infiltrates an island where only men are allowed to go. 


Salvia rubbed her chin, the new stubble grating against her softer hands. The beard and mustache would take some getting use to, but it was for a worthy cause. The plain brown robes, and breaches were easier to deal with. Breaches were her preferred clothing most of the time, but it was her first time having facial hair. Thankfully the spell had been easy enough to decipher, and the effects were temporary. She hoped.

The men around her leaned against the rail of the ship, watching as the island appeared on the horizon.

“How much longer till we make port?” Salvia asked, her deeper voice almost startling her.

“We’ll get there mid day,” the tall man beside her said. He wore the colorful clothes of a trader, his deep wrinkles and weather warn face evidence that he probably knew more than anyone on the ship. “Looking forward to taking your vows?”

“I wasn’t planning on taking vows, just visiting.”

“Visiting? There aren’t a lot that visit this isle, young man. Are you a scholar or do you have family out there?”

“Scholar,” she said. Lies were easier if they were masked in truth. It would be difficult enough to hide her gender on an island were women were forbidden. Best to keep her intentions on the island true. Scholars, male scholars, were often welcomed on The Island of the Brotherhood so there little reason to hide it.

“Fewer and fewer scholars seek out the Library of the Brotherhood,” the merchant said. “Which means fewer new books added to the collection. A pity. Eventually only the ancient text will be left, and then one day the words will have faded away as well.”

“Don’t the brothers copy them to keep them from fading away?”

“Oh, yes, of course. But there are only so many hands, so much time. They have thousands of books, scrolls, tablets, and hides. It would take an army of men years to copy everything over just once.”

“You would think more scholars would jump at the chance to study at such a great library.”

“Indeed,” he said, rubbing his chin. “It seems fewer and fewer men want to risk the crossing. Fear of the kraken riled up the last dozen years. Fear of the acolytes in their zealousness for sacrifice.”

“Fear is a powerful deterrent,” she said, giving the man a known look. “I can see why.”

“It’s no matter to me,” he said, ruffling his cloak, the lacy edge brushing the deck. “Fear is good business. The more they stay home, the more money I can charge them to bring them the items they crave.”

“And what is on the island of the brotherhood worth taking to other places?”

“It’s not what’s on it, it’s what they want. They want information. They crave knowledge, and books. Tales from far afield. And I can provide that. In exchange they give me wine, dried herbs and spices, and any number of hand crafted trinkets. All very small, and each worth a pretty copper coin at the markets. I have the connections to sell them, and they don’t leave the island.”

“A perfect match, it would seem.”

“Quite true. And you, would you care to turn a copper?”

She gave him a shrewd look from under the wide brim of her hat.

“In what way?” she asked.

“Oh come now, you are a scholar, are you not? You must know the value of good information.”

“And you think I can find you some?”

“I think that if you do and you choose to sell it to me then we both profit. If you find nothing then I’ve lost nothing.”

“A fair assessment. Are you looking for anything in particular?”

“Oh, no, dear boy. If I knew what to look for I could find it myself, couldn’t I then?”
She laughed, a deep rolling laugh from the pit of her stomach. It shocked her how masculine she sounded, even knowing the spell she used.
“You have a point,” she said. “I’ll keep an eye open for anything that could be… useful.”

“Thank you, and if you need anything while we’re on the island feel free to ask. Perhaps I can point you in the right direction.”

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If you are interested in the series you can find the first book on Amazon. 
http://www.amazon.com/Witchs-Sacrifice-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00WUMGLRC
and most other book dealer sites.

#fantasy   #witch   #magic   #saturdayscenes  
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+Roland Boykin yep, this is taken from the middle of the chapter (to keep it short). But I often find u have to go back through when I'm done writing and add discoloring of the surroundings. I'm terrible that way. 
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And yet Kim Possible was allowed to be the lead.
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+Paul Vincent Exactly. Black Widow and Hawk Eye really aren't big parts in the movie, even though Black Widow is kind of awesome in her deadlyness. I'd love to know her backstory, etc. 

Kim Possible is a fun show my kids watched a few years ago. It was better then most of the other things on tv at that time, and featured one Kim Possible as a the smart sassy lead lady, and her derpy side kick, Ron. 
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UPDATE: i went live a lot faster than expected. You can find it here. I just pushed publish on “Witch’s Sacrifice” for all the different stores. I even added it to draft2digital to try and get it on nook and itunes. Hopefully that works since I’ve never…
UPDATE: i went live a lot faster than expected. You can find it here. I just pushed publish on "Witch's Sacrifice" for all the different stores. I even added it to draft2digital to try and get it o...
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I don't know who shared this, but if you are a #writer or a #reader and you have an #instagram you might be interested in this. 
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Is love to make a story about anubis since day. He is an imposing figure.
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He is a dude for sure. Loved him in Stargate SG1. 
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Come join us. I hear there is a floor show. By that I mean I'll show you my floor. It's mostly carpet.
 
After a brief hiatus, BUDDY'S WRITING SHOW returns with author +Crissy Moss. She has a brand new novel out called WITCH'S SACRIFICE and there's at least a small chance we'll be talking about that. :-) Crissy is awesome, so please tune in LIVE at 10PM EST on Sunday to watch. Thanks!
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The sections of Witch's Sacrifice +Crissy Moss posted in #SaturdayScenes have been most enjoyable, so I suggest giving the whole book a try.
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This is the first time that I’ve actually put a book up on ALL the platforms. Paperback on createspace, kindle, itunes, B&N, then Draft2Digital also had Inktera and Scribd. (The kobo version is still being processed.) Is it useful? I’m not sure yet. I’ve…
This is the first time that I've actually put a book up on ALL the platforms. Paperback on createspace, kindle, itunes, B&N, then Draft2Digital also had Inktera and Scribd. (The kobo version is...
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I am an avid writer and reader. I enjoy everything from horror, steam punk, and fantasy, to hard science fiction, and non fiction books.

I write horror, science fiction, fantasy, and a little paranormal romance.

The easiest way to follow me is to check out my website, http://fangsandlasers.wordpress.com/, where you can get the latest updates. 
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The staff isn't all that interested in customers. Have had better service and selection elsewhere. Only important thing seems to be the Emerald City Comic Con which this store is a big part of, otherwise not worth it.
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This is a little shop, but with a nice selection of current titles. Cheerful and helpful staff who seems to know about the comic book industry. He also mentioned "sidewalk sales" for back issues, and was quick to help me order any in stock comics that I wanted.
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